The 2009 Formula One season is underway as the grid hurtles down to T1 on the first lap. With the Brawns at the front it looks as though they could runaway with it. But Sebastian Vettel will be doing all he can to keep up. Both Toyotas have elected to start from the pitlane following their disqualification from qualifying. Lewis Hamilton is therefore at the back of the grid after a poor showing in qualifying and a change in gear box which resulted in a further demotion.
The full race report can be read here: Australia 2009: Jenson Button Leads Brawn One-Two.
|1.||Jenson Button Brawn||58||1h34:15.784||10pts|
|2.||Rubens Barrichello Brawn||58||+0.807||8pts|
|3.||Lewis Hamilton McLaren||58||+2.914||6pts|
|4.||Timo Glock Toyota||58||+4.435||5pts|
|5.||Fernando Alonso Renault||58||+4.879||4pts|
|6.||Nico Rosberg Williams||58||+5.722||3pts|
|7.||Sebastien Buemi Scuderia Toro Rosso||58||+6.004||2pts|
|8.||Sebastien Bourdais Scuderia Toro Rosso||58||+6.298||1pt|
|9.||Adrian Sutil Force India||58||+6.335|
|10.||Nick Heidfeld BMW||58||+7.085|
|11.||Giancarlo Fisichella Force India||58||+7.374|
|12.||Jarno Trulli Toyota||58||+1.604||Penalised|
|13.||Mark Webber Red Bull Racing||57||+1 Lap|
|14.||Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing||56||Collision|
|15.||Robert Kubica Brawn||55||Collision|
|16.||Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari||55||Mechanical|
|17.||Felipe Massa Ferrari||45||Mechanical|
|18.||Nelson Piquet Jr. Renault||24||Spun|
|19.||Kazuki Nakajima Williams||17||Accident|
|20.||Heikki Kovalainen McLaren||0||Collision|
Jarno Trulli received a 25 second penalty following the race, which demotes him from third to twelfth, and those in between up one place. Trulli loses his 6 points as a result.