On this day in 2009 Jenson Button won the Bahrain GP starting from fourth place, beating two Toyota drivers who locked out the front row for the first time, and cemented his championship lead after first four races of the season.

In their last year in Formula 1, Toyota locked out the front row in Bahrain, only time in their F1 stint since 2002 which ended without single victory.

Toyota was already very fast in Bahrain in 2005. when Trulli qualified and finished second behind Alonso in Renault.

Trulli and Glock locked out the front row in front of Sebastian Vettel in Red Bull and Jenson Button in Brawn GP.

STARTING GRID

PosNrDriverTeamTimeGap
19Jarno TrulliToyota1:33.431
210Timo GlockToyota1:33.7120.281
315Sebastian VettelRed Bull Renault1:34.0150.584
422Jenson ButtonBrawn Mercedes1:34.0440.613
51Lewis HamiltonMcLaren Mercedes1:34.1960.765
623R.BarrichelloBrawn Mercedes1:34.2390.808
77Fernando AlonsoRenault1:34.5781.147
83Felipe MassaFerrari1:34.8181.387
916Nico RosbergWilliams Toyota1:35.1341.703
104Kimi RäikkönenFerrari1:35.3801.949
112H.KovalainenMcLaren Mercedes1:33.242-0.189
1217Kazuki NakajimaWilliams Toyota1:33.348-0.083
135Robert KubicaBMW Sauber1:33.4870.056
146Nick HeidfeldBMW Sauber1:33.5620.131
158Nelson Piquet Jr.Renault1:33.9410.510
1612Sébastien BuemiToro Rosso Ferrari1:33.7530.322
1721G.FisichellaForce India Mercedes1:33.9100.479
1814Mark WebberRed Bull Renault1:34.0380.607
1920Adrian SutilForce India Mercedes1:33.7220.291
2011S.BourdaisToro Rosso Ferrari1:34.1590.728

Timo Glock started better than his team mate Jarno Trulli, but Button celebrates from fourth on the grid. It was third win from the first four races for Button who was living his F1 dream with Brawn GP.

Jenson Button Brawn Mercedes BGP001 celebrates victory on car in parc ferme Bahrain GP F1 2009 Foto F1Fanatic

RESULTS

PosNrDriverTeamLapsTimeGap
122Jenson ButtonBrawn Mercedes571:31:48.182 
215Sebastian VettelRed Bull Renault571:31:55.3697.187
39Jarno TrulliToyota571:31:57.3529.170
41Lewis HamiltonMcLaren Mercedes571:32:10.27822.096
523R.BarrichelloBrawn Mercedes571:32:25.96137.779
64Kimi RäikkönenFerrari571:32:30.23942.057
710Timo GlockToyota571:32:31.06242.880
87Fernando AlonsoRenault571:32:40.95752.775
916Nico RosbergWilliams Toyota571:32:46.38058.198
108Nelson Piquet Jr.Renault571:32:53.3311:05.149
1114Mark WebberRed Bull Renault571:32:55.8231:07.641
122H.KovalainenMcLaren Mercedes571:33:06.0061:17.824
1311S.BourdaisToro Rosso Ferrari571:33:06.9871:18.805
143Felipe MassaFerrari561:31:55.0171 lap
1521G.FisichellaForce India Mercedes561:32:01.8931 lap
1620Adrian SutilForce India Mercedes561:32:04.3501 lap
1712Sébastien BuemiToro Rosso Ferrari561:32:05.9061 lap
185Robert KubicaBMW Sauber561:32:06.8221 lap
196Nick HeidfeldBMW Sauber561:32:12.6821 lap
 
(18)17Kazuki NakajimaWilliams Toyota481:19:09.581oil pressure

Fastest lap: Jarno Trulli – 1:34.556 (lap 10)

DRIVERS’ CHAMPIONSHIP AFTER 4/17 RACES

1Jenson Button31105610
2Rubens Barrichello198254
3Sebastian Vettel18108
4Jarno Trulli14.562.56
5Timo Glock125322
6Mark Webber9.51.58
7Lewis Hamilton9135
8Fernando Alonso541
9Nick Heidfeld44
10Heikki Kovalainen44
11Nico Rosberg3.530.5
12Kimi Räikkönen33
13Sébastien Buemi321
14Sébastien Bourdais11
15Felipe Massa0
16Adrian Sutil0
17Nelson Piquet Jr.0
18Giancarlo Fisichella0
19Kazuki Nakajima0
20Robert Kubica0

CONSTRUCTORS’ CHAMPIONSHIP

1Brawn/Mercedes501871114
2Red Bull/Renault27.51.5188
3Toyota26.5115.528
4McLaren/Mercedes13175
5Renault541
6BMW Sauber/BMW44
7Toro Rosso/Ferrari431
8Williams/Toyota3.530.5
9Ferrari33
10Force India/Mercedes0
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