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Button wins F1's Monaco GP

india Updated: May 24, 2009 19:33 IST

Brawn GP's Jenson Button won the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday, capturing his fifth victory in six races and extending his Formula One championship lead to 16 points.

Button finished 7.6 seconds ahead of teammate Rubens Barrichello. It was the Briton's fourth start-to-finish victory of the season. Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen earned Ferrari its first top-three finish of the season by finishing third at the famed street circuit race.

Barrichello is second overall. Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull, who crashed out after 16 laps, is 28 points back in third. Defending champion Lewis Hamilton came 12th after starting last on the grid.

Brawn GP became the first team in its inaugural season to win in Monaco since Wolf's Jody Scheckter 32 years ago.