1. Lewis Hamilton, McLaren-Mercedes – 1’39.498 2. Heikki Kovalainen, McLaren-Mercedes – 1’39.532 3. Rubens Barrichello, Brawn-Mercedes – 1’39.563 4. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull-Renault – 1’39.789 5. Jenson Button, Brawn-Mercedes – 1’39.821 6. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari – 1’40.144 7. Nico Rosberg, Williams-Toyota – 1’40.185 8. Fernando Alonso, Renault – 1’40.236 9. Mark Webber, Red Bull-Renault – … Continue reading European Grand Prix grid
Rubens Barrichello has a tribute to Felipe Massa on his crash helmet at the European Grand Prix this weekend: Read more Felipe Massa crashes after being struck by debris during qualifying (Video) How hard was Massa hit?
Another race, another rookie. Last time it was Jaime Alguersuari, and at Valencia we have Romain Grosjean making his Formula 1 debut. While team mate Fernando Alonso topped the times in the final session, Grosjean was 13th, 1.3s adrift. But how close will he be tomorrow? Here’s the first pictures of Grosjean competing in an … Continue reading Romain Grosjean arrives in F1 (pictures)
Luca Badoer didn’t have the best return to F1, propping up the times sheets after the first session and only making it to 18th in the second. But the Ferrari driver insisted he was not worried about his performance – and this is, after all, only practice. Ferrari boss Stefano Domenicali said: Given his situation … Continue reading Luca Badoer’s F1 return (pictures)
F1 Fanatic guest writer Journeyer concludes his look at Sebastian Vettel’s career to date with a look at his first two full seasons in F1. Sebastian Vettel is among the favorites to win the European Grand Prix at Valencia – he had the fastest time in Q2 last year and qualified sixthon the grid. But … Continue reading Sebastian Vettel’s career in video (Part 2)
Codemasters’ F1 2009 game was seen on video for the first time yesterday – which led to lots of comments about favourite F1 games of years passed. Guest writer Gerard Hetman remembers Super Monaco GP. Produced by Sega for the Genesis/Mega Drive platform, Super Monaco GP was released in 1990 after being styled on an … Continue reading Classic F1 games: Super Monaco GP
The Spanish press is reporting that Pedro de la Rosa will return to F1 racing next year with Spanish team Campos Meta 1. His team mate, the report claims, will be GP2 driver Vitaly Petrov, who until this weekend was Romain Grosjean’s team mate at Barwa Addax. Petrov would be the first Russian to race … Continue reading F1 links: Petrov tipped for Campos
Chad Hurley, the co-founder and present CEO of YouTube, has joined USF1, following rumours that emerged two weeks ago linking him to the team. Hurley said: Getting in on the ground floor of a project of this size and scope is a tremendous opportunity, and I look forward to helping shape the USF1 vision and … Continue reading YouTube CEO Chad Hurley joins USF1
F1 cars will continue to use KERS in 2010. Despite widespread expectations that Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems would be dropped after just one year, the new F1 regulations published today includes provision for the devices. The F1 teams’ association had agreed not to use KERS next year – but I’m glad it’s staying.
Nelson Piquet’s attack on Flavio Briatore for not giving him and Fernando Alonso equal equipment has once again cast a spotlight on how teams treat their drivers. McLaren’s policy of driver equality was a subject of furious debate during the 2007 season (not least on this site), when Alonso and Lewis Hamilton fell out spectacularly. … Continue reading Whitmarsh wants Hamilton and Kovalainen to have equal equipment
F1 Fanatic guest writer Journeyer looks at how Sebastian Vettel got into F1 and what he’s done since then in the first of a two-part video guide to the young driver’s career. Michael Schumacher has decided to abort his comeback bid, but many feel that the next Schumi is already on the grid. Sebastian Vettel … Continue reading Sebastian Vettel’s career in video (Part 1)
Jenson Button has said on Twitter he thinks Michael Schumacher will race in F1 before the 2009 season is over: Who knows why Button might think that – but in Ross Brawn he has an ally who knows the workings of Michael Schumacher’s mind as well as almost anyone. This could be an ‘educated guess’. … Continue reading Button expects Schumacher return this year