Button wins Chinese GP in McLaren 1-2

Jenson Button

Defending champion Jenson Button won the Chinese Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit in Shanghai, China on sunday ahead of his McLaren team-mate Lewis Hamilton.

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Button wins Chinese GP in McLaren 1-2
Pit crews prepare the field on the starting grid for the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit in Shanghai, China, Sunday, April 18, 2010.
General View down the grid at the start of the race with Ferrari's Fernando Alonso jumping the start of the race.
Ferrari's Fernando Alonso of Spain gets a good start to the first corner during the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit.
Fernando Alonso gets a good start to the first corner during the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit.
Fernando Alonso gets a good start at the beginning of the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix.
Nico Rosberg of Mercedes GP leads from Jenson Button of McLaren Mercedes and Robert Kubica of Renault during the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit.
Red Bull Racing's Sebastian Vettel defends himself from Force India's Adrian Sutil as team mate Mark Webber runs wide.
Fans of McLaren's Lewis Hamilton in the stands with union jack flags.
Cars come in for tyre change during the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit.
McLaren's Lewis Hamilton leads Red Bull Racing's Sebastian Vettel into the pits.
Jenson Button of McLaren Mercedes leads from Lewis Hamilton of McLaren Mercedes as they drive during the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit.
Mercedes' Michael Schumacher battles for position with McLaren's Lewis Hamilton.
McLaren's Jenson Button leads Renault's Robert Kubica.
McLaren Formula One driver Jenson Button of Britain drives during the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit.
Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull Racing drives during the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit.
Jenson Button drives on his way to winning the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit.
McLaren-Mercedes driver Jenson Button of Britain drives pass the chequered flag to win Formula One's Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai on April 18, 2010. Defending champion Jenson Button delivered a perfectly judged drive in treacherous wet conditions to win the dramatic Chinese Grand Prix ahead of his McLaren teammate Lewis Hamilton.
McLaren Formula One driver Jenson Button of Britain crosses the finish line to win the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit in Shanghai, China.
Jenson Button of Great Britain celebrates in parc ferme after winning the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit.
Jenson Button is congratulated in parc ferme by second placed team mate Lewis Hamilton after winning the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit.
McLaren Formula One driver Jenson Button of Britain celebrates on the podium after winning the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix.
McLaren-Mercedes driver Jenson Button of Britain, second-placed teammate and compatriot Lewis Hamilton and third-placed Mercedes GP driver Nico Rosberg of Germany celebrate on the podium after Button won Formula One's Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai. Button won in a time of 1h46:42.163.
McLaren's Jenson Button celebrates on the podium after winning the Chinese Grand Prix with McLaren Chief Engineer Tim Goss, teammate and second placed Lewis Hamilton and third place Mercedes' Nico Rosberg.
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The reigning world champion Jenson Button secured his second victory of the season in treacherous wet conditions, as he led a McLaren one-two ahead of Lewis Hamilton. The two Britons, champions in successive years, delivered their first one-two of the season in style.

Nico Rosberg finished third for the Mercedes team. Ferrari's Fernando Alonso who was given a drive-through penalty for jumping the start, secured fourth and Renault's Robert Kubica fifth. Seven-times champion Michael Schumacher, struggled home 10th to claim a single point.

Button now leads the drivers' standings in the 2010 Formula One world championship.
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