Mathematically, there are only four drivers who can win the world championship this year. Realistically, it’s unlikely that either of the Brawn drivers are going to be beaten. Can Rubens Barrichello overcome his 14-point deficit to Jenson Button over the final four races?
Smart strategy and rock-solid pace won the Italian Grand Prix for Rubens Barrichello who led home team mate Jenson Button as Lewis Hamilton crashed out.
1. Rubens Barrichello, Brawn-Mercedes 2. Jenson Button, Brawn-Mercedes 3. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari 4. Adrian Sutil, Force India-Mercedes 5. Fernando Alonso, Renault 6. Heikki Kovalainen, McLaren-Mercedes 7. Nick Heidfeld, BMW 8. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull-Renault 9. Giancarlo Fisichella, Ferrari 10. Kazuki Nakajima, Williams-Toyota 11. Timo Glock, Toyota 12. Lewis Hamilton, McLaren-Mercedes 13. Sebastien Buemi, Toro Rosso-Ferrari … Continue reading Italian Grand Prix result
Drivers’ championship Driver Points 1 Jenson Button 80 2 Rubens Barrichello 66 3 Sebastian Vettel 54 4 Mark Webber 51.5 5 Kimi Raikkonen 40 6 Nico Rosberg 30.5 7 Lewis Hamilton 27 8 Jarno Trulli 22.5 9 Felipe Massa 22 10 Heikki Kovalainen 20 11 Fernando Alonso 20 12 Timo Glock 16 13 Nick Heidfeld … Continue reading Championship standings after Italy
Adrian Sutil will be able to go one lap longer than Lewis Hamilton at the start of the Italian Grand Prix. But Heikki Kovalainen could be the man to watch as he’s fuelled to make his pit stop much later than the three drivers in front of him. Here’s the fuel weights in full.
Lewis Hamilton and Adrian Sutil will share the front row of a grid for the Italian Grand Prix tomorrow. It’s the first time they’ve done so since 2005 at Zandvoort – when the pair were team mates in the F3 Euroseries. A last-gap effort from Hamilton seized pole position from the Force India driver. Sutil … Continue reading Lewis Hamilton beats Adrian Sutil to pole (Italian Grand Prix qualifying)
1. Lewis Hamilton, McLaren-Mercedes – 1’24.066 2. Adrian Sutil, Force India-Mercedes – 1’24.261 3. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari – 1’24.523 4. Heikki Kovalainen, McLaren-Mercedes – 1’24.845 5. Rubens Barrichello, Brawn-Mercedes – 1’25.015 6. Jenson Button, Brawn-Mercedes – 1’25.030 7. Vitantonio Liuzzi, Force India-Mercedes – 1’25.043 8. Fernando Alonso, Renault – 1’25.072 9. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull-Renault … Continue reading 2009 Italian Grand Prix grid
The F1 driver market for 2010 is a much more unpredictable one than we’ve had recently – or maybe it just seems that way because so many drivers stayed in the same teams this year as last. There are big names looking for new berths – Robert Kubica and Kimi Raikkonen – and top teams … Continue reading 2010 F1 drivers – who goes where?
Jenson Button has gone from runaway leader of the F1 championship to man on the run. Having scored 61 points from a maximum of 65 over the first seven races, Button has only picked up four in the last three. Remarkably, he still has a reasonably healthy lead in the championship. But with his team … Continue reading Jenson Button clings to narrowing lead
OK, we all know about Force India’s first points. But which driver reached his points century at Spa? And which are the only two drivers to win more Belgian Grands Prix than Kimi Raikkonen? Here are the facts and stats from yesterday’s race.
Spa-Francorchamps proved once again why it is the king of F1 tracks. The Belgian Grand Prix had crashes, passes and a form book-defying result. Take a look back at today’s Grand Prix with this collection of pictures showing the race from start to finish.
Kimi Raikkonen ended a 26-race losing streak by winning the Belgian Grand Prix for the fourth time in his career. Surprisingly Raikkonen’s closest contender wasn’t in a Brawn or a Red Bull or even a McLaren – he was chased around every lap of Spa by Giancarlo Fisichella. The Italian, now tipped to join Raikkonen … Continue reading Kimi Raikkonen edges Giancarlo Fisichella for win (Belgian Grand Prix review)
Drivers’ championship Driver Points 1 Jenson Button 72 2 Rubens Barrichello 56 3 Sebastian Vettel 53 4 Mark Webber 51.5 5 Kimi Raikkonen 34 6 Nico Rosberg 30.5 7 Lewis Hamilton 27 8 Jarno Trulli 22.5 9 Felipe Massa 22 10 Heikki Kovalainen 17 11 Timo Glock 16 12 Fernando Alonso 16 13 Nick Heidfeld … Continue reading F1 championship points after Belgium
1. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari 2. Giancarlo Fisichella, Force India-Mercedes 3. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull-Renault 4. Robert Kubica, BMW 5. Nick Heidfeld, BMW 6. Heikki Kovalainen, McLaren-Mercedes 7. Rubens Barrichello, Brawn-Mercedes 8. Nico Rosberg, Williams-Toyota 9. Mark Webber, Red Bull-Renault 10. Timo Glock, Toyota 11. Adrian Sutil, Force India-Mercedes 12. Sebastien Buemi, Toro Rosso-Ferrari 13. Kazuki … Continue reading Belgian Grand Prix race result
Giancarlo Fisichella’s light fuel load could leave him vulnerable to attack from Jarno Trulli and Nick Heidfeld in tomorrow’s Belgian Grand Prix. Trulli is carrying 8.6kg more fuel than his fellow Italian who he shares the front row of the grid with. Here’s the fuel weight in full and a look ahead to tomorrow’s race:
Giancarlo Fisichella’s morning got off to a bad start when he hit a rabbit during practice and had to replace his front wing. But he seized his opportunity in an unpredictable qualifying session to grab his first pole posiiton in three years – and Force India’s first ever.
1. Giancarlo Fisichella, Force India-Mercedes – 1’46.308 2. Jarno Trulli, Toyota – 1’46.395 3. Nick Heidfeld, BMW – 1’46.500 4. Rubens Barrichello, Brawn-Mercedes – 1’46.513 5. Robert Kubica, BMW – 1’46.586 6. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari – 1’46.633 7. Timo Glock, Toyota – 1’46.677 8. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull-Renault – 1’46.761 9. Mark Webber, Red Bull-Renault … Continue reading Belgian Grand Prix grid
Racing on Valencia’s uninteresting point-and-squirt street circuit one weekend, and the majestic sweeps and crests of Spa-Francorchamps the next, is swapping the ridiculous for the sublime. Many driver name Spa as their favourite because it allows them to explore the limits of their machines and themselves. With the possibility of rain thrown into the mix, … Continue reading Red Bull aiming to strike back at Spa (Belgian Grand Prix preview)
In the last three races McLaren and Ferrari, the slumbering giants of F1 in 2009, have re-awoken and returned to the sharp end of the field. They might not be likely to win either of the titles this year, but how their drivers fare in the last six rounds of the championship could well decide … Continue reading McLaren and Ferrari join the title battle
Sebastian Vettel is set to become the first victim of F1’s new engine penalty rules. With six races left to run, only two of the eight units he started with are unused. As engines rarely complete more than two races, and his remaining Renaults will have to cope with the high-revving challenges of Spa and … Continue reading Red Bull face Vettel engine dilemma