Brawn GP confirmed their return to form with an excellent 1-2 finish at Monza today with Rubens Barrichello taking the chequered flag, followed closely by team-mate and current chamionship leader Jenson Button.

The 2009 championship has become effectively a race between teammates, after the Brawns finished one-two at Monza and their title rivals at Red Bull had a poor Italian grand prix.

"The man sat next to me here is obviously my big rival for the title now," said second placed Jenson Button, referring to his lead over winner Rubens Barrichello that shrank by 2 points to 14 on Sunday.

Red Bull's Mark Webber retired after a first lap clash, leaving his teammate Sebastian Vettel as the Brawns' closest championship rival after struggling to just eighth place.

The German's points gap to drivers' title leader Button, however, blew out to 26 points, meaning he needs to score an unlikely 7 points more than his British rival at each of the remaining four races to be champion.

Ross Brawn suggested F1 must now look within his Brackley based team to find the winner of the 2009 championship.

"All I ask from my drivers now is they compete fairly and openly, they have got to work together fairly, but they're old enough to deal with it," he smiled.

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Pts
1 23 Rubens Barrichello Brawn-Mercedes 53 1:16:21.706 5 10
2 22 Jenson Button Brawn-Mercedes 53 +2.8 secs 6 8
3 4 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 53 +30.6 secs 3 6
4 20 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 53 +31.1 secs 2 5
5 7 Fernando Alonso Renault 53 +59.1 secs 8 4
6 2 Heikki Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes 53 +60.6 secs 4 3
7 6 Nick Heidfeld BMW Sauber 53 +82.4 secs 15 2
8 15 Sebastian Vettel RBR-Renault 53 +85.4 secs 9 1
9 3 Giancarlo Fisichella Ferrari 53 +86.8 secs 14
10 17 Kazuki Nakajima Williams-Toyota 53 +162.163 secs 17
11 10 Timo Glock Toyota 53 +163.925 secs 16
12 1 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 52 Accident 1
13 12 Sebastien Buemi STR-Ferrari 52 +1 Lap 19
14 9 Jarno Trulli Toyota 52 +1 Lap 11
15 8 Romain Grosjean Renault 52 +1 Lap 12
16 16 Nico Rosberg Williams-Toyota 51 +2 Laps 18
Ret 21 Vitantonio Liuzzi Force India-Mercedes 22 +31 Laps 7
Ret 11 Jaime Alguersuari STR-Ferrari 19 +34 Laps 20
Ret 5 Robert Kubica BMW Sauber 15 +38 Laps 13
Ret 14 Mark Webber RBR-Renault 0 Accident 10

Be part of something big