Brawn ace edges out team-mate Button; Hamilton crashes on last lap
13 September 2009

Brawn driver Rubens Barrichello made the most of a one-stop fuel strategy to edge out team-mate Jenson Button in the Italian Grand Prix.

The Brawn duo trailed Lewis Hamilton (McLaren), Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari) and Adrian Sutil (Force India) in the initial stages - but all three of the leading trio were on two-stop fuel strategies and fell back as the stops played out.

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There was added drama in the closing stages as Button, running second, was forced to fend off the attacking Hamilton.

The McLaren driver had got to within a second of Button heading in to the final laps, but never got a chance to try and pass as he crashed out midway round the lap, bringing out the safety car.

Title-challenging Red Bull has a miserable race: Mark Webber crashed out on lap one, while team-mate Sebastian Vettel scored just one point, in eighth.

Result:1. Barrichello (Brawn-Mercedes) 1h16:21.7062. Button (Brawn-Mercedes) +2.8663. Raikkonen (Ferrari) +30.6644. Sutil (Force India-Mercedes) +31.1315. Alonso (Renault) +59.1826. Kovalainen (McLaren-Mercedes) +1:00.6937. Heidfeld (BMW Sauber) +1:22.4128. Vettel (Red Bull-Renault) +1:25.4279. Fisichella(Ferrari) +1:26.85610. Nakajima (Williams-Toyota) +2:00.00011. Glock (Toyota) +2:43.92512. Hamilton (McLaren-Mercedes) +1 lap13. Buemi (Toro Rosso-Ferrari) +1 lap14. Trulli (Toyota) +1 lap15. Grosjean (Renault) +1 lap16. Rosberg (Williams-Toyota) +2 laps

Drivers points: 1. Button 802. Barrichello 663. Vettel 544. Webber 51.55. Raikkonen 406. Rosberg 30.57. Hamilton 278. Trulli 22.59. Massa 2210. Alonso 2011. Kovalainen 20 12. Glock 16 13. Heidfeld 12 14. Kubica 8 15. Fisichella 8 16. Sutil 5 17. Buemi 3 18. Bourdais 2

Constructors points:1. Brawn-Mercedes 1462. Red Bull-Renault 105.53. Ferrari 624. McLaren-Mercedes 475. Toyota 38.56. Williams-Toyota 30.57. BMW Sauber 208. Renault 20 9. Force India-Mercedes 1310. Toro Rosso-Ferrari 5

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