JENSON BUTTON/No.22 Brawn GP won from the pole Sunday afternoon in the first late afternoon Formula One race at Albert Park in Melbourne. The only time he wasn’t leading was during his first pit stop, and he quickly recovered. The 2009 ING Australian Grand Prix was full of surprises, despite finishing under the Safety Car. This was Button’s second Grand Prix victory.
Button’s teammate, RUBENS BARRICHELLO, started and finished second, although it only turned out that way at the end when the second and third placed cars took each other out. That would be SEBASTIAN VETTEL/No.15 Red Bull and ROBERT KUBICA/No.5 BMW Sauber.
Barrichello had gotten off to a bad start and fell back. He had to work his way back up after he admittedly hit the anti-stall switch inadvertently.
JARNO TRULLI/No.9 Toyota finished third and attended the podium conference. Fourth and fifth were LEWIS HAMILTON/No.1 McLaren and TIMO GLOCK/No.10 Toyota.
However, there are rumors that Trulli’s finishing position might be relegated lower, moving Hamilton up to third. Stay tuned.