Button: Sepang pole better than Melbourne

Jenson Button was delighted with his second consecutive pole of the season in Sepang describing it as being even more significant than his P1 slot in Melbourne.

The British driver clocked an impressive 1m 35.181 around the Sepang International Circuit, re-affirming the pace of the new Brawn GP team, and putting him comfortably clear of Jarno Trulli and Sebastian Vettel for Toyota and Red Bull.

“This one is more special than Melbourne,” Button said. “It’s not easy to get pole, but to get two on the trot – I’ve never achieved that in my Formula One career. It’s a great feeling.”

“The car clearly works well on different types of circuit. I expected the competition to be tough here but qualifying showed the car was ok.

“Yesterday I was really struggling with the balance of the car. We changed the setup overnight and its improved a lot. I’m feeling pretty comfortable and excited for tomorrow.”