Jenson Button won for the fourth time in first five races in 2009 after leading his team mate Rubens Barrichello in another dominant display for new Brawn GP team.

The Brawn GP story is one of the most beautiful, most unusual and the most intricate in the history of Formula 1 – a team that, after Honda’s withdrawal from the sport, was close to extinction, but was saved at the last minute by Ross Brawn who secured Mercedes’ engines and pulled one, but worthy trick from his sleeve – a double diffuser.

The rest is history – their fantastic speed was initially attributed to a underweight car (which is allowed in testing), but after Button and Barrichello locked out the front row in Australia it was clear that their speed is real.

In Spain, Button entered his final Q3 lap in the last seconds and won the pole position with 0.133 seconds ahead of Vettel in Red Bull.

Barrichello leads Button Spanish GP F1 2009 FOto LAT

Button won convincingly with 13 seconds ahead of Barrichello and the main goal was accomplished – the team won a maximum 18 points, Button increased the lead in the drivers championship (41 points), Barrichello was second (27) and Vettel in Red Bull third (23).

Mark Webber finished third in Red Bull, just 0.9 seconds behind Barrichello, and fourth was Sebastian Vettel in second Red Bull.

Brawn drivers also set the fastest laps of the race – Barrichello was 0.137 seconds faster than Button.

STARTING GRID

122Jenson ButtonBrawn/Mercedes1:20.527
215Sebastian VettelRed Bull/Renault1:20.6600.133
323R.BarrichelloBrawn/Mercedes1:20.7620.235
43Felipe MassaFerrari1:20.9340.407
514Mark WebberRed Bull/Renault1:21.0490.522
610Timo GlockToyota1:21.2470.720
79Jarno TrulliToyota1:21.2540.727
87Fernando AlonsoRenault1:21.3920.865
916Nico RosbergWilliams/Toyota1:22.5582.031
105Robert KubicaBMW Sauber1:22.6852.158
1117Kazuki NakajimaWilliams/Toyota1:20.5310.004
128Nelson Piquet Jr.Renault1:20.6040.077
136Nick HeidfeldBMW Sauber1:20.6760.149
141Lewis HamiltonMcLaren/Mercedes1:20.8050.278
1512Sébastien BuemiToro Rosso/Ferrari1:21.0670.540
164Kimi RäikkönenFerrari1:21.2910.764
1711S.BourdaisToro Rosso/Ferrari1:21.3000.773
182H.KovalainenMcLaren/Mercedes1:21.6751.148
1920Adrian SutilForce India/Mercedes1:21.7421.215
2021G.FisichellaForce India/Mercedes1:22.2041.677

RACE RESULTS

122Jenson ButtonBrawn/Mercedes661:37:19.202 
223R.BarrichelloBrawn/Mercedes661:37:32.25813.056
314Mark WebberRed Bull/Renault661:37:33.12613.924
415Sebastian VettelRed Bull/Renault661:37:38.14318.941
57Fernando AlonsoRenault661:38:02.36843.166
63Felipe MassaFerrari661:38:10.02950.827
76Nick HeidfeldBMW Sauber661:38:11.51452.312
816Nico RosbergWilliams/Toyota661:38:24.4131:05.211
91Lewis HamiltonMcLaren/Mercedes651:37:20.2161 lap
1010Timo GlockToyota651:37:20.9901 lap
115Robert KubicaBMW Sauber651:37:23.8111 lap
128Nelson Piquet Jr.Renault651:37:26.1071 lap
1317Kazuki NakajimaWilliams/Toyota651:37:37.1131 lap
1421G.FisichellaForce India/Mercedes651:37:50.7401 lap
 
(10)4Kimi RäikkönenFerrari1728:17.924Hydraulics
(16)2H.KovalainenMcLaren/Mercedes714:57.995Gearbox
 9Jarno TrulliToyota0 Collision
 12Sébastien BuemiToro Rosso/Ferrari0 Collision
 11S.BourdaisToro Rosso/Ferrari0 Collision
 20Adrian SutilForce India/Mercedes0 Collision

Fastest lap: Rubens Barrichello – 1:22.763 (lap 28)

DRIVERS’ CHAMPIONSHIP AFTER 5/17 RACES

1Jenson Button4110561010
2Rubens Barrichello2782548
3Sebastian Vettel231085
4Mark Webber15.51.586
5Jarno Trulli14.562.56
6Timo Glock125322
7Lewis Hamilton9135
8Fernando Alonso9414
9Nick Heidfeld642
10Nico Rosberg4.530.51
11Heikki Kovalainen44
12Felipe Massa33
13Kimi Räikkönen33
14Sébastien Buemi321
15Sébastien Bourdais11
16Adrian Sutil0
17Nelson Piquet Jr.0
18Robert Kubica0
19Giancarlo Fisichella0
20Kazuki Nakajima0

CONSTRUCTORS’ CHAMPIONSHIP

1Brawn/Mercedes68187111418
2Red Bull/Renault38.51.518811
3Toyota26.5115.528
4McLaren/Mercedes13175
5Renault9414
6BMW Sauber/BMW642
7Ferrari633
8Williams/Toyota4.530.51
9Toro Rosso/Ferrari431
10Force India/Mercedes0
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