2009 MONACO GP: BRAWNS AS USSUAL, FERRARI WITH BEST POSITIONS

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Jenson Button continued his dream start to the 2009 season in Monaco by leading Brawn's second straight one-two sweep, beating his team-mate Rubens Barrichello again.

Ferrari enjoyed its best race of the year so far to take third and fourth with Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa, but Mark Webber's fifth place was little consolation for Brawn's usual main rival Red Bull, which saw Sebastian Vettel crash out early on.

PROVISIONAL RACE RESULTS

The Monaco Grand Prix
Monte Carlo, Monaco, Monaco;
78 laps; 260.520km;
Weather: Sunny.

Classified:

Pos Driver Team Time

1. Button Brawn GP-Mercedes (B) 1h40:44.282
2. Barrichello Brawn GP-Mercedes (B) + 7.666
3. Raikkonen Ferrari (B) + 13.443
4. Massa Ferrari (B) + 15.110
5. Webber Red Bull-Renault (B) + 15.730
6. Rosberg Williams-Toyota (B) + 33.586
7. Alonso Renault (B) + 37.839
8. Bourdais Toro Rosso-Ferrari (B) + 1:03.142
9. Fisichella Force India-Mercedes (B) + 1:05.040
10. Glock Toyota (B) + 1 lap
11. Heidfeld BMW Sauber (B) + 1 lap
12. Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes (B) + 1 lap
13. Trulli Toyota (B) + 1 lap
14. Sutil Force India-Mercedes (B) + 1 lap
15. Nakajima Williams-Toyota (B) + 2 laps

Fastest lap: Massa, 1:15.154

Not classified/retirements:

Driver Team On lap

Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes (B) 52
Kubica BMW Sauber (B) 31
Vettel Red Bull-Renault (B) 16
Piquet Renault (B) 11
Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari (B) 11