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Spanish GP 2009: Button Snatches Pole In Qualifying

Jenson Button snatched pole position in the dying seconds of qualifying for the Spanish Grand Prix with an astonishing lap.

The British driver will be followed by Sebastian Vettel, and team mate Rubens Barrichello who had been markedly faster than Button throughout the sessions.

Ferrari’s Felipe Massa brought the Italian teams best qualifying result this season of 4th position, better than Raikkonen who will start 16th after an error of judgement left him out in Q1.

Home-boy Fernando Alonso will start in 8th place, and current World Champion Lewis Hamilton is down in14th.

Pos  Driver       Team                       Q1        Q2        Q3
 1.  Button       Brawn-Mercedes        (B)  1:20.707  1:20.192  1:20.527
 2.  Vettel       Red Bull-Renault      (B)  1:20.715  1:20.220  1:20.660
 3.  Barrichello  Brawn-Mercedes        (B)  1:20.808  1:19.954  1:20.762
 4.  Massa        Ferrari               (B)  1:20.484  1:20.149  1:20.934
 5.  Webber       Red Bull-Renault      (B)  1:20.689  1:20.007  1:21.049
 6.  Glock        Toyota                (B)  1:20.877  1:20.107  1:21.247
 7.  Trulli       Toyota                (B)  1:21.189  1:20.420  1:21.254
 8.  Alonso       Renault               (B)  1:21.186  1:20.509  1:21.392
 9.  Rosberg      Williams-Toyota       (B)  1:20.745  1:20.256  1:22.558
10.  Kubica       BMW-Sauber            (B)  1:20.931  1:20.408  1:22.685
11.  Nakajima     Williams-Toyota       (B)  1:20.818  1:20.531
12.  Piquet       Renault               (B)  1:21.128  1:20.604
13.  Heidfeld     BMW-Sauber            (B)  1:21.095  1:20.676
14.  Hamilton     McLaren-Mercedes      (B)  1:20.991  1:20.805
15.  Buemi        Toro Rosso-Ferrari    (B)  1:21.033  1:21.067
16.  Raikkonen    Ferrari               (B)  1:21.291
17.  Bourdais     Toro Rosso-Ferrari    (B)  1:21.300
18.  Kovalainen   McLaren-Mercedes      (B)  1:21.675
19.  Sutil        Force India-Mercedes  (B)  1:21.742
20.  Fisichella   Force India-Mercedes  (B)  1:22.204

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