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Brawn GP dominate with Barcelona 1-2 - Button took his fourth win of five races, whilst Ferrari struggled

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Brawn GP dominate with Barcelona 1-2
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Today is the 10th May 2009 and this is F1Minute.

Jenson Button scored his fourth win of the season, despite losing his pole position off the line. In fact, Barrichello came from third up to first and led for a lot of the race, until Brawn GP switched Button’s strategy and that one worked out to be the better call.

A first lap incident saw two separate accidents with Trulli being pushed wide, spinning and coming back on track, Sutil getting caught up, and both Toro Rosso’s taking each other out. The safety car was out for a few laps whilst the debris was cleared, but it was soon underway again. Räikkönen pulled to a stop on the track with throttle issues, Kovalainen retired with a gearbox failure, and Massa had trouble with the fuel rig. He was shortfuelled on the last stop, which meant he had to slow enough to let both Vettel and Alonso past him, otherwise he would have run out of fuel. He made it over the line but stopped on the inlap.

The final podium was Button, Barrichello and Webber.

That’s it for today, I’ll be back tomorrow with another F1Minute.