World championship leader Jenson Button was completely dominant at the Spanish Grand Prix Sunday.
Button led a Brawn GP one-two, with team-mate Rubens Barrichello finishing second after starting third on the grid. Red Bull’s Mark Webber finished third. Button has now triumphed in four of the five races so far this season, and appears to have an early hold on the drivers’ championship. Brawn GP also lead the constructors’ championships as the traditional teams — Ferrari and McLaren — continue to struggle. It was another ugly day for reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton, who finished well off the pace in ninth. He was clearly upset with the performance of his car following the race, telling reporters that he had been driving his “heart out” for no reward. Hamilton said he could not do anymore than he was doing, and the car was “that bad” he held little hope of retaining his title. Button, however, was beaming, saying his latest triumph gave him “a lot of confidence” as the championship moves on to Monaco.