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Last Updated: Sunday May 24 2009 14:54 GMT

Button victory extends F1 lead

Brawn GP's Rubens Barrichello and Jenson Button

Jenson Button's extended his lead in the Formula One championship to an impressive 16 points after winning the Monaco Grand Prix.

The British driver led throughout the race to finish ahead of his Brawn GP team-mate Rubens Barrichello and claim his fifth win out of six races.

Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen, who started alongside Button, ended up third, while team-mate Felipe Massa came in fourth.

And Lewis Hamilton made some progress through the pack to finish twelfth.

He'd started the race at the back of the grid after crashing out during Saturday's qualifying laps and getting a penalty for deciding to change his gearbox.

As for Button, it looks as if he can do no wrong this season - it's his first win in Monaco and even team boss Ross Brawn seems shocked by the extent of his success.

"I'm lost for words with him because he's exceeding everything I thought possible," he said. "Stunning."