After 203 starts and over 10,000 laps, Jarno Trulli finally set his first fastest lap in a Grand Prix yesterday. Plus, Nick Heidfeld is set to finally beat Michael Schumacher’s records for most consecutive race finishes if he’s still running at the end of the Spanish Grand Prix in two weeks’ time.
Jenson Button scored his third win of 2009 after fighting through from fourth on the grid.
Drivers’ championship Jenson Button 31 Rubens Barrichello 19 Sebastian Vettel 18 Jarno Trulli 14.5 Timo Glock 12 Mark Webber 9.5 Lewis Hamilton 9 Fernando Alonso 5 Heikki Kovalainen 4 Nick Heidfeld 4 Nico Rosberg 3.5 Kimi Raikkonen 3 Sebastien Buemi 3 Sebastien Bourdais 1 Nelson Piquet Jnr 0 Felipe Massa 0 Kazuki Nakajima 0 Giancarlo … Continue reading Championship standings after Bahrain
1. Jenson Button 2. Sebastian Vettel 3. Jarno Trulli 4. Lewis Hamilton 5. Rubens Barrichello 6. Kimi Raikkonen 7. Timo Glock 8. Fernando Alonso 9. Nico Rosberg 10. Nelson Piquet Jnr 11. Mark Webber 12. Heikki Kovalainen 13. Sebastien Bourdais 14. Felipe Massa 15. Giancarlo Fisichella 16. Adrian Sutil 17. Sebastien Buemi 18. Robert Kubica … Continue reading Bahrain Grand Prix result
Sebastian Vettel has brought another new skid-lid for the Bahrain Grand Prix. It’s covered in diagrams of all the different F1 tracks and it looks like it was designed by a two year-old with a box of crayons…
The fuel loads have confirmed the suspicions that the Toyotas ran with lower fuel loads than their rivals to take control of the first row of the grid. On row two we find the two drivers most likely to become our title protagonists: race winners Sebastian Vettel and Jenson Button. Which one of these is … Continue reading How Lewis Hamilton can win the race – for Toyota (Bahrain GP pre-race analysis)
Jarno Trulli may have taken pole position but Sebastian Vettel is set to stop three laps later than the Toyota driver in the Bahrain Grand Prix. Here’s the fuel weights for each of the drivers and their predicted first stint lengths.
Here is the grid for the 2009 Bahrain Grand Prix: 1. Jarno Trulli 1?σΤιΌ??33.431 2. Timo Glock 1?σΤιΌ??33.712 3. Sebastian Vettel 1?σΤιΌ??34.015 4. Jenson Button 1?σΤιΌ??34.044 5. Lewis Hamilton 1?σΤιΌ??34.196 6. Rubens Barrichello 1?σΤιΌ??34.239 7. Fernando Alonso 1?σΤιΌ??34.578 8. Felipe Massa 1?σΤιΌ??34.818 9. Nico Rosberg 1?σΤιΌ??35.134 10. Kimi Raikkonen 1?σΤιΌ??35.380 11. Heikki Kovalainen 1?σΤιΌ??33.242 12. … Continue reading Bahrain Grand Prix grid
There have been 806 rounds of the F1 world championship – and yesterday Red Bull became only the 34th team to win a race. All the stats from China below including a first for Lewis Hamilton, a career best for Mark Webber, and Nick Heidfeld on the verge of a new record.
Sebastian Vettel’s second Grand Prix win had a touch of deja vu about it – he started from pole position but the wet race started behind the safety car.
1. Sebastian Vettel 2. Mark Webber 3. Jenson Button 4. Rubens Barrichello 5. Heikki Kovalainen 6. Lewis Hamilton 7. Timo Glock 8. Sebastien Buemi 9. Fernando Alonso 10. Kimi Raikkonen 11. Sebastien Bourdais 12. Nick Heidfeld 13. Robert Kubica 14. Giancarlo Fisichella 15. Nico Rosberg 16. Nelson Piquet Jnr 17. Adrian Sutil Did not finish … Continue reading Chinese Grand Prix results
Sebastian Vettel has scored his second career win – and given Red Bull their first Formula 1 victory. Just as he did for Toro Rosso at Monza last year, Vettel gave the team their first pole position yesterday and was rarely headed in the wet race. Team mate Mark Webber took second, handing Red Bull … Continue reading Vettel scores Red Bull’s maiden win
The top six drivers on the grid for tomorrow’s Chinese Grand Prix are taking radically different approaches on strategy. The lead trio of Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso and Mark Webber are light on fuel and will probably start on the super-soft tyre. Behind them Rubens Barrichello, Jenson Button and Jarno Trulli are fuelled to go … Continue reading Chinese GP: thoughts on the start
The gigantic Shanghai International Circuit dwarfs the F1 cars and provides an unusual backdrop to the action. Here’s a selection of pictures from qualifying.
The top three qualifiers have all fuelled very lightly for tomorrow’s Chinese Grand Prix – with Fernando Alonso potentially making his first stop for fuel after just nine laps. It’s likely a ploy to get a stint on the unfavourable super-soft tyre out of the way as quickly as possible – but it could backfire … Continue reading Chinese GP fuel weights and strategies
Sebastian Vettel took the second pole position of his career – and Red Bull’s first – using just a single lap in Q2 and Q3 to deliver a perfect performance. Fernando Alonso surprised by grabbing second ahead of Mark Webber as Renault-engined cars locked out the top three – bumping back the Brawn duo of … Continue reading Super-cool Vettel takes second pole in China (Chinese Grand Prix qualifying)
Here’s the grid for the Chinese Grand Prix. The weights of each of the cars will be announced in a few hours’ time. 1. Sebastian Vettel 1’36.184 2. Fernando Alonso 1’36.381 3. Mark Webber 1’36.456 4. Rubens Barrichello 1’36.493 5. Jenson Button 1’36.532 6. Jarno Trulli 1’36.835 7. Nico Rosberg 1’37.397 8. Kimi Raikkonen 1’38.089 … Continue reading Chinese Grand Prix grid
Jenson Button made it two wins in a row for Brawn with another victory from pole position in Sepang as rain forced an early end to the Malaysian GP.
Result declared after 31 of scheduled 56 laps and half points awarded. 1. Jenson Button 2. Nick Heidfeld 3. Timo Glock 4. Jarno Trulli 5. Rubens Barrichello 6. Mark Webber 7. Lewis Hamilton 8. Nico Rosberg 9. Felipe Massa 10. Sebastian Bourdais 11. Fernando Alonso 12. Kazuki Nakajima 13. Nelson Piquet Jnr 14. Kimi Raikkonen … Continue reading Malaysian Grand Prix results
Drivers’ championship 1. Jenson Button 15 2. Rubens Barrichello 10 3. Jarno Trulli 8.5 4. Timo Glock 8 5. Fernando Alonso 4 5. Nick Heidfeld 4 7. Nico Rosberg 3.5 8. Sebastien Buemi 2 9. Mark Webber 1.5 10. Sebastian Bourdais 1 10. Lewis Hamilton 1 Constructors’ championship 1. Brawn 25 2. Toyota 16.5 3. … Continue reading Championship standings after Malaysia