Rubens Barrichello fastest in rain-swept Brazilian Grand Prix qualifying
17 October 2009

Rubens Barrichello claimed pole position for the Brazilain Grand Prix as both his title rivals had disasters in a wet and near three hour long qualifying session.

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World championship leader Jenson Button will start only 14th having stayed out too long on full wets as the track improved in Q2. Meanwhile, Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel qualified an even worse 16th. He needs at least second place tomorrow to stay in the title hunt heading to Abu Dhabi.

Mark Webber joins Barrichello on the front row in the second Red Bull, ahead of another great qualifying effort from Force India's Adrian Sutil in third.

1 Barrichello Brawn-Mercedes 1:19.5762 Webber Red Bull-Renault 1:19.6683 Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1:19.9124 Trulli Toyota 1:20.0975 Raikkonen Ferrari 1:20.1686 Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:20.2507 Rosberg Williams-Toyota 1:20.3268 Kubica BMW-Sauber 1:20.6319 Nakajima Williams-Toyota 1:20.67410 Alonso Renault 1:21.42211 Kobayashi Toyota 1:21.960 12 Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:22.231 13 Grosjean Renault 1:22.477 14 Button Brawn-Mercedes 1:22.504 15 Liuzzi Force India-Mercedes 1:24.645 16 Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1:25.00917 Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes 1:25.05218 Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:25.19219 Heidfeld BMW-Sauber 1:25.51520 Fisichella Ferrari 1:40.703

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