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Barrichello ends five year wait

Brawn GP's Rubens Barrichello ended his five year wait for a win when he won the European Grand Prix in Valencia.

The last win for Barrichello was five years ago at the Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai when he was driving for Ferrari.

On the podium with Barrichello was reigning champion Lewis Hamilton who started the race on pole and Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen.

I thought that Hamilton was going to win his second successive race of the season but in the end Barrichello had a strategy which was made for success.

In fourth place was a rare placing near the top for McLaren's Heikki Kovalainen who was just ahead of Williams's Nico Rosberg.

Kovalainen finishing fourth and Hamilton finishing second seems to point to the fact the McLaren's are on the way up although with six races to go they may not influence the championship that much.

In sixth place came crowd favourite Renault's Fernando Alonso and behind him was current leader Jenson Button.

The last points place went to BMW Sauber's Robert Kubica and it was good to see BMW collecting some points.

Mark Webber finished just outside the points in ninth and I hope that this was just a little blip in his season which has been very good so far.

Stand in Ferrari driver Luca Badoer finished in 17th place which was the second car from the last position.

The next race will be in a week's time at the Belgian Grand prix and I think Button must regain his form of the first few races if he is to win the championship.

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