Who would have thought a Brawn one two at Melbourne was possible.
Jenson Button drove an almost faultless drive, with just a slight hiccup near the end when he selected second gear instead of first at his final pit stop. The small delay had us all on the edge of our seats wondering if he would get back out in the lead.
Rubens Barrichello had a very eventful race in contrast, with bumps at the front and rear.
Hitting the anti stall button at the start meant that he was slow away and well down in the field following the now usual first corner comings together. During the first part of the race he struggled with a disintegrating front wing tip until the first pit stop. He struggled back through the field into fourth and was then gifted second when Sebastian Vettel and Robert Kubica forced each other out in the closing laps.
Jarno Trulli’s stunning third place after starting in the pit lane may be in dispute after Lewis Hamilton passed him when he spun off behind the final safety car and was obliged to finish fourth after letting Trulli back passed.
They were followed in by Timo Glock, Fernando Alonso, Nico Robserg and the final point goes to Sebastien Buemi in his first F1 race.
Now it is the big pack up and move on to Malaysia.
Will Brawn be able to do it again next weekend?