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BRAWN GP Wins a One Two: A Debut Record

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Jenson Button and Rubens completed a perfect one – two for Brawn GP in their debut racing season in Melbrourne. The only other moment like this was in 1954 and ironically, it was the team Mercedes Benz’s debut. Brawn GP is running on the McLaren Mercedes Benz engines.

Both the Ferraris of Kimi and Massa did not finish, both the BMWs of Nick and Kubica were positioned at 10th and 15th position. Timo Glock who started from pit lane ended his race at 4th position followed by Alonso at 5th. The debutant 19 year old rookie Sebastian Buemi managing a respectable 7th position scoring 2 points in his debut race.

While the favorite boys Nico and Vettel failed, Nico managing to save the reputation by scoring 3 points, while Vettal finishing just before the last man Kubica.

The regining champion who started at 13th on the grid, Lewis gained positions to finish at 3rd, winning points for his team and himself.

Jenson lead from pole to finish, while Barichello’s start was not good enuf. It was fun filled and event full race with safety car appearing twice.  The following is the final point postioning.

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Pts
1 22 Jenson Button Brawn-Mercedes 58 34:15.8 1 10
2 23 Rubens Barrichello Brawn-Mercedes 58 +0.8 secs 2 8
3 9 Jarno Trulli Toyota 58 +1.6 secs 20 6
4 10 Timo Glock Toyota 58 +4.4 secs 19 5
5 7 Fernando Alonso Renault 58 +4.8 secs 10 4
6 16 Nico Rosberg Williams-Toyota 58 +5.7 secs 5 3
7 12 Sebastien Buemi STR-Ferrari 58 +6.0 secs 13 2
8 11 Sebastien Bourdais STR-Ferrari 58 +6.2 secs 17 1
9 20 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 58 +6.3 secs 16
10 6 Nick Heidfeld BMW Sauber 58 +7.0 secs 9
11 21 Giancarlo Fisichella Force India-Mercedes 58 +7.3 secs 15
13 14 Mark Webber RBR-Renault 57 +1 Lap 8
14 15 Sebastian Vettel RBR-Renault 56 Accident 3
15 5 Robert Kubica BMW Sauber 55 Accident 4
16 4 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 55 Differential 7
Ret 3 Felipe Massa Ferrari 45 Suspension 6
Ret 8 Nelsinho Piquet Renault 24 Spin 14
Ret 17 Kazuki Nakajima Williams-Toyota 17 Accident 11
Ret 2 Heikki Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes 0 Accident
damage
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DSQ 1 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 58 +2.9 secs 18
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