High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles The 2009 European Grand
Prix (formally the LIII Telefonica Grand Prix of Europe) was a
Formula One motor race, held on August 23, 2009 at the Valencia
Street Circuit in Valencia, Spain. It was the 11th race of the 2009
Formula One season. The race was contested over 57 laps, an overall
race distance of 303.9 km (191.9 mi). The winner was Rubens
Barrichello for Brawn GP after starting from third on the grid. The
2008 world champion Lewis Hamilton finished second for
McLaren-Mercedes, while 2007 world champion Kimi Raikkonen finished
in third for Ferrari. Championship leader Jenson Button finished in
seventh for the second race in a row, but extended his lead as Red
Bull Racing's Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel both failed to
score. It was Barrichello's first Grand Prix victory since the 2004
Chinese Grand Prix while he was still driving for Ferrari. He also
marked the 100th victory for a Brazilian driver in F1. Hamilton's
second place granted him another podium, while Raikkonen's third
place was his second podium in a row.
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