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Last Updated: Saturday April 04 2009 11:00 GMT

F1 joy for Jenson but Lewis loses

Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton

Jenson Button has claimed pole position for the Malaysian Grand Prix, but Lewis Hamilton's week seems to be going from bad to worse.

After being disqualified from the first race of the season for misleading race stewards, he's failed to make the top 10 on the starting grid in Malaysia.

The reigning world champion will now start in 13th place, while last year's runner-up, Felippe Massa is 16th!

Meanwhile, Toyota's Jarno Trulli will be second on the grid.

Trulli finished third in the Australian Grand Prix last Sunday, but was penalised after confusion about what happened when he overtook Hamilton while the safety car was out.

Officials later removed the penalty, putting Trulli back in third position, after deciding that Hamilton and his McLaren team had misled them.

Hamilton apologised to fans on Friday, admitting that he did lie about what happened at the Australian Grand Prix, but only because he was told to by his McLaren team.