But compatriot Lewis Hamilton crashes out
23 May 2009

Jenson Button took his fourth pole position of the season in a hectic qualifying session for the Monaco Grand Prix.

The championship leader charged to the top of the timesheets in his Brawn GP car on his final lap, deposing Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen.

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His fortunes contrasted with those of reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton, who crashed in Q1 and will start 16th.

Button's team-mate Rubens Barrichello will start third, with Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari's Felipe Massa fourth and fifth respectively.

Q31. Button (Brawn-Mercedes) 1:14.9022. Raikkonen (Ferrari) 1:14.9273. Barrichello (Brawn-Mercedes) 1:15.0774. Vettel (Red Bull-Renault) 1:15.2715. Massa (Ferrari) 1:15.4376. Rosberg (Williams-Toyota) 1:15.4557. Kovalainen (McLaren-Mercedes) 1:15.5168. Webber (Red Bull-Renault) 1:15.6539. Alonso (Renault) :16.00910. Nakajima (Williams-Toyota) 1:17.344

Q211. Buemi (Toro Rosso-Ferrari) 1:15.83312. Piquet (Renault) 1:15.83713. Fisichella (Force India-Mercedes) 1:16.14614. Bourdais (Toro Rosso-Ferrari) 1:16.28115. Sutil (Force India-Mercedes) 1:16.545

Q116. Hamilton (McLaren-Mercedes) 1:16.26417. Heidfeld (BMW-Sauber) 1:16.26418. Kubica (BMW-Sauber) 1:16.40519. Trulli (Toyota) 1:16.54820. Glock (Toyota) 1:16.788

All timing unofficial

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