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Button takes second win

 

Torrential rain shortened the Malaysian Grand Prix Formula 1 race, but gave time for Britain's new star to claim a back-to-back victory

It was the third career win for Brawn GP's Jenson Button and built on his victory at last weekend's season-opening Australian Grand Prix.

The race was suspended after 32 laps as a tropical storm lashed the Sepang track, making conditions impossible for drivers. With the rain and darkness, the race director elected not to attempt a restart.

Because less than three quarters of the scheduled 56 laps were completed, only half points were awarded to drivers and teams.

"It wasn't like a river, it was a lake," Button said of the track conditions when the race was stopped.

Second place went to BMW's Nick Heidfeld and third place to Toyota's Timo Glock.

Ferrari's Felipe Massa and Kimi Raikkonen finished out of the points, making it the first time since 1992 that Ferrari had been pointless after the opening two races of the season, with Lewis Hamilton in seventh.

 


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