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Last Updated: Sunday April 05 2009 11:40 GMT

Button wins abandoned Grand Prix

Jenson Button with his winner's trophy

British driver Jenson Button has claimed his second win of the season despite the Malaysian Grand Prix being abandoned because of torrential rain.

The drivers had completed just 31 of the 56 laps when officials decided the downpour was making it too dangerous.

Button was in the lead when the race was stopped, followed by BMW Sauber's Nick Heidfeld and Toyota's Timo Glock.

But the top eight drivers only get half points as they completed less than three-quarters of the race.

It means Button gets five points, while world champion Lewis Hamilton gets just one for coming seventh.

Rain at the Malaysian Grand Prix in Sepang
Heavy storms forced officials to stop the race in Sepang

Afterwards, Hamilton said the stormy conditions were impossible to drive in.

"We had an exciting race and we did the best we could," he said.

"It was was very, very dangerous. I think it was the most dangerous conditions I've been in."

Button said they had kept changing the tyres on his car to try to suit the conditions, but added that it was "a crazy race".

"I still haven't seen the chequered flag without a safety car in front," he said.