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Smiles and scorched buttocks in Bahrain

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Apr.26 (GMM) Championship leader and Bahrain winner Jenson Button revealed a minor injury after Sunday's grand prix -- and gave key rival Sebastian Vettel another chance to display his wit.

It is well known that Brawn were concerned about how its Mercedes-powered car would cope with the scorching temperatures this weekend, amid stories that holes in the bodywork were being cut before the race.

After crossing the chequered flag first, 29-year-old Button admitted: "I've burned the top of my left buttock on a box -- there's an electrical box there."

Cheeky Vettel, who has named his Red Bull 'Kate's Dirty Sister' because it is even faster and more aggressive than his original car, leaned over during the post-race press conference and stroked his British rival's shoulder.

Button retorted: "I'll get you stroking it later, Sebastian, don't worry!"

The winner of three grands prix also gave a backhanded thanks to Anthony Davidson, when he was told his former Honda team colleague believes Bahrain was the best performance of Button's entire career.

"Thanks to the Ginger Racer, as I call him, for those nice comments," Button grinned.

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