German ace leads home team-mate Mark Webber in wet weather thriller
19 April 2009

Red Bull drivers Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber finished one-two in a wet Chinese Grand Prix. It is Red Bull's first win in F1.

Championship leader Jenson Button had no answer to the Red Bulls' pace and finished a distant third, ahead of his Brawn GP team-mate Rubens Barrichello.

The race started under the safety car and was enlivened when it came out again on lap 18, following a collision between the BMW Sauber of Robert Kubica and Toyota of Jarno Trulli.

However, Vettel stayed out of trouble while the chasing Webber and Button both had minor off-track scares, pulling away to a commanding win.

Ferrari's disasterous start to the season continued. Felipe Massa retired, while Kimi Raikkonen finished an anonymous tenth.

Provisional result1 Vettel (Red Bull-Renault) 1h57:43.4852 Webber (Red Bull-Renault) +10.9703 Button (Brawn GP-Mercedes) +44.9754 Barrichello (Brawn GP-Mercedes) +1:03.7045 Kovalainen (McLaren-Mercedes) +1:05.1026 Hamilton (McLaren-Mercedes) +1:11.8667 Glock (Toyota) +1:14.4768 Buemi (Toro Rosso-Ferrari) +1:16.4399 Alonso (Renault) +1:24.30910 Heidfeld (BMW Sauber) +1:31.75011 Bourdais (Toro Rosso-Ferrari) +1:34.15612 Raikkonen (Ferrari) +1:35.83413 Kubica (BMW Sauber) +1:46.85314 Fisichella (Force India-Mercedes) +1 lap15 Rosberg (Williams-Toyota) +1 lap16 Piquet (Renault) +2 laps

Not classified/retirements:Sutil (Force India-Mercedes)Nakajima (Williams-Toyota)Massa (Ferrari)Trulli (Toyota)

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