Jenson Button wins half of the 2009 Malaysian Grand Prix points

Monday, April 6, 2009

Jenson Button (2008) Photo credit: Mark McArdle at Flickr
Sepang International Circuit

Brawn-Mercedes driver Jenson Button wins FIA Formula One 2009 Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit, Sepang, Selangor, Malaysia. The race was suspended by red flag due to heavy rain after 33 laps and later stopped after more than half an hour of waiting the track to dry up. All drivers earned only half possible points counted after 31 laps.

Nick Heidfeld on his KERS-equipped BMW Sauber car placed second from 11th place on the starting grid. Both Toyota drivers Timo Glock and Jarno Trulli ended up behind Heidfeld. Button's teammate Rubens Barrichello finished 5th. Mark Webber's Red Bull gained one place from the start, finishing 6th.

McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton finished 7th after burst from 13th place on the start.

Nico Rosberg had a fantastic start overtaking all drivers in front of his 6th place to the first corner. Still he lose this advantage throughout the race and closed the top eight with only half a point for his Williams team.

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