Sunday, March 29, 2009



So, BRAWN GP did not bluff at all in the end. Brawn GP created some history with a different dominance that we have seen when as far as I remembered, over those years of watching F1 where only Ferrari and McLaren will dominated it all with sometimes Renault as well. Today, the history was created ever since in 1954 when the debutant Mercedes-Benz won a one-two finish on their first race. 55 years onward, Brawn GP which consisted of the now defunct Honda Racing Team had made it big with their possible new dominant styles.

2009 Formula One season started like usual in Melbourne, Australia. Yesterday, I wrote about the qualifying result and the finalized starting grid for the references at here. Today, I sensed a different aura as it was weird that neither Ferrari nor McLaren really did some impact over the current condition.


Jenson Button started on pole position and led much of the grand prix while keeping Sebastian Vettel at bay at second. There was not that much of overtaking yet but the new usage of the KERS electrical recovery system did some impact even right at the start of the race.

The main highlight was the two safety car period. The first was triggered by the crash by Nakajima which left bodywork debris scattered across the road. The second one occured with three laps to go and Sebastian Vettel epic battle with Robert Kubica caused both to tag on each other and spun out. The second safety car lasted until the chequered flag.

"This is a fairytale ending for the first race," said Button. "Some people may say its a pity race finished under the safety car but I don't care, i won the race and that's all I care about." Button added when quoted by BBC.

Another fairy tale ending for another debutant Sebastien Buemi when he finished eight, a single point for him.


For the second years running, Ferrari scored nil at the opening race in Melbourne. Both Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa did not finished the race - a double retirement for the World Constructor champion.

Mark Webber's home dream also came to dash following his tag into Heikki's car. The Finn retired while for most of the race, Webber was at the backfield.


In the end, the hero was Jenson Button and Ross Brawn.

Here's the full result:


Australian GP Result

(Sources: BBC at; Yahoo UK Sports, Formula One Official at

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