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Updated at 3:22 a.m., Sunday, April 5, 2009

Autos: Button wins rain-shortened Malaysian GP

Associated Press

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia Brawn GP's Jenson Button has won the rain-shortened Malaysian Formula One Grand Prix, curtailed after a tropical storm hit the Sepang circuit.

BMW's Nick Heidfeld was second Sunday and Toyota's Timo Glock finished third.

Drivers and teams only receive half the normal allocated of points, as the race ended before three-quarters of the scheduled laps were completed. It was scheduled for 56 laps, and red-flagged after 32.

A restart was considered for some 50 minutes before the race director ruled it out.