Just three weeks after finally confirming its future, let alone its entry to the 2009 F1 world championship, Brawn GP claimed pole position for its first grand prix, courtesy of Jenson Button.
Having trailed team-mate Rubens Barrichello in the first two qualifying phases, Button turned the table to claim top spot for Sunday's Australian GP by three-tenths of a second, while the Brazilian will complete an all-Brawn front row in front of new sponsor Richard Branson.
Sebastian Vettel bounced back from his disappointing Friday to claim the inside of row two, but there was less good news for Red Bull team-mate - and local favourite - Mark Webber, who had to settle for tenth place in the shoot-out and the outside of row five, although tactics may yet play a part.
Ferrari, too, failed to threaten, with Felipe Massa and Kimi Raikkonen 'only' seventh and ninth, allowing Robert Kubica and Nico Rosberg to fill the top five, and Timo Glock to claim Toyota bragging rights in sixth.
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