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

1 22 Jenson Button Brawn/Mercedes 1:20.527
2 15 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull/Renault 1:20.660 0.133
3 23 R.Barrichello Brawn/Mercedes 1:20.762 0.235
4 3 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:20.934 0.407
5 14 Mark Webber Red Bull/Renault 1:21.049 0.522
6 10 Timo Glock Toyota 1:21.247 0.720
7 9 Jarno Trulli Toyota 1:21.254 0.727
8 7 Fernando Alonso Renault 1:21.392 0.865
9 16 Nico Rosberg Williams/Toyota 1:22.558 2.031
10 5 Robert Kubica BMW Sauber 1:22.685 2.158
11 17 Kazuki Nakajima Williams/Toyota 1:20.531 0.004
12 8 Nelson Piquet Jr. Renault 1:20.604 0.077
13 6 Nick Heidfeld BMW Sauber 1:20.676 0.149
14 1 Lewis Hamilton McLaren/Mercedes 1:20.805 0.278
15 12 Sébastien Buemi Toro Rosso/Ferrari 1:21.067 0.540
16 4 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1:21.291 0.764
17 11 S.Bourdais Toro Rosso/Ferrari 1:21.300 0.773
18 2 H.Kovalainen McLaren/Mercedes 1:21.675 1.148
19 20 Adrian Sutil Force India/Mercedes 1:21.742 1.215
20 21 G.Fisichella Force India/Mercedes 1:22.204 1.677

RACE RESULTS

1 22 Jenson Button Brawn/Mercedes 66 1:37:19.202
2 23 R.Barrichello Brawn/Mercedes 66 1:37:32.258 13.056
3 14 Mark Webber Red Bull/Renault 66 1:37:33.126 13.924
4 15 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull/Renault 66 1:37:38.143 18.941
5 7 Fernando Alonso Renault 66 1:38:02.368 43.166
6 3 Felipe Massa Ferrari 66 1:38:10.029 50.827
7 6 Nick Heidfeld BMW Sauber 66 1:38:11.514 52.312
8 16 Nico Rosberg Williams/Toyota 66 1:38:24.413 1:05.211
9 1 Lewis Hamilton McLaren/Mercedes 65 1:37:20.216 1 lap
10 10 Timo Glock Toyota 65 1:37:20.990 1 lap
11 5 Robert Kubica BMW Sauber 65 1:37:23.811 1 lap
12 8 Nelson Piquet Jr. Renault 65 1:37:26.107 1 lap
13 17 Kazuki Nakajima Williams/Toyota 65 1:37:37.113 1 lap
14 21 G.Fisichella Force India/Mercedes 65 1:37:50.740 1 lap
(10) 4 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 17 28:17.924 Hydraulics
(16) 2 H.Kovalainen McLaren/Mercedes 7 14:57.995 Gearbox
9 Jarno Trulli Toyota 0 Collision
12 Sébastien Buemi Toro Rosso/Ferrari 0 Collision
11 S.Bourdais Toro Rosso/Ferrari 0 Collision
20 Adrian Sutil Force India/Mercedes 0 Collision

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

DRIVERS’ CHAMPIONSHIP AFTER 5/17 RACES

1 Jenson Button 41 10 5 6 10 10
2 Rubens Barrichello 27 8 2 5 4 8
3 Sebastian Vettel 23 10 8 5
4 Mark Webber 15.5 1.5 8 6
5 Jarno Trulli 14.5 6 2.5 6
6 Timo Glock 12 5 3 2 2
7 Lewis Hamilton 9 1 3 5
8 Fernando Alonso 9 4 1 4
9 Nick Heidfeld 6 4 2
10 Nico Rosberg 4.5 3 0.5 1
11 Heikki Kovalainen 4 4
12 Felipe Massa 3 3
13 Kimi Räikkönen 3 3
14 Sébastien Buemi 3 2 1
15 Sébastien Bourdais 1 1
16 Adrian Sutil 0
17 Nelson Piquet Jr. 0
18 Robert Kubica 0
19 Giancarlo Fisichella 0
20 Kazuki Nakajima 0

CONSTRUCTORS’ CHAMPIONSHIP

1 Brawn/Mercedes 68 18 7 11 14 18
2 Red Bull/Renault 38.5 1.5 18 8 11
3 Toyota 26.5 11 5.5 2 8
4 McLaren/Mercedes 13 1 7 5
5 Renault 9 4 1 4
6 BMW Sauber/BMW 6 4 2
7 Ferrari 6 3 3
8 Williams/Toyota 4.5 3 0.5 1
9 Toro Rosso/Ferrari 4 3 1
10 Force India/Mercedes 0
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