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Button Surprised to Grab Pole

BAR's Jenson Button was surprised after he seized pole position for Sunday's Canadian Grand Prix in a major boost for a team yet to score a point this season

The 25-year-old Briton celebrated a surprise second career pole for what will be his 90th Formula One start.

"I was a bit surprised to be that quick. I am very happy," said Button.

"I know in the race the Renaults and McLarens and probably Ferraris are going to be very fast but this is a good start for us, it is nice to be back in this position.

"This is only qualifying, we know that as a team but we have had a tough year so far and this means a lot to us. It is a very special moment for everyone in the team and hopefully it is going to make the difference."

Although the Briton finished third in the San Marino Grand Prix in April, BAR were disqualified and suspended for the next two races after their car was found to be underweight when fully drained of fuel.

The Honda-powered team were runners-up to Ferrari in the Constructors' Championship last year.

"The car worked really well, it was reasonably easy to drive and I think we've got a good race package... we just wait and see what happens tomorrow but this is a good start," said Button.

"We've just got to hope we can keep them behind us in the first few laps of the race when it's going to be very close."

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