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Brawn takes a one-two victory at Monza

 

Rubens Barrichello picked up his second win in three races to lead Brawn GP to a 1-2 finish at the Italian Grand Prix, putting the British team in the driver's seat for the Formula One title

Brazilian Rubens Barrichello has won the Italian Grand Prix for Brawn. The victory was Barrichello's second of the season and 11th of his career.

Jenson Button came in second place, 2.8 seconds behind team mate Barrichello, and now has a slimmed down lead of 14 points with four races left.

Finland's Kimi Raikkonen came in an easy third place for Ferrari after McLaren's world champion Lewis Hamilton crashed on the last lap.

Hamilton had started on pole position but is now mathematically out of the championship chase.

Button has 80 points to Barrichello's 66 with Red Bull's German driver Sebastian Vettel and Australian Mark Webber on 54 and 51.5 respectively. Hamilton has 27.

"On the lap after the chequered flag I had no words," said Barrichello, Formula One's oldest driver at 37.

"It just feels great. I'm going to give my best. It's going to be a good and healthy fight," he said of the battle ahead.


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