We’ve already discussed Rubens Barrichello’s strategy at length but there was much more going on in the Spanish Grand Prix. Here’s how Mark Webber bagged third, why Nico Rosberg had a poor race, and how Giancarlo Fisichella set a faster lap than Lewis Hamilton.
The wins continue to pile up for Jenson Button and Brawn GP – and Nick Heidfeld continues to grind out astonishing, if unspectacular, consistency. It was also a landmark race for Mark Webber, who matched three-times champion Sir Jack Brabham as the Australian driver to have started the most races. Here’s the facts and stats … Continue reading Spanish Grand Prix facts and stats
Brawn may have scored a one-two in the Spanish Grand Prix but did the chasing pack reduce their advantage? F1 Fanatic guest writer James Bolton takes a look at the qualifying data. Many F1 teams brought upgrades for the Spanish Grand Prix with the intention of closing the gap between themselves and champinoship leaders Brawn. … Continue reading Renault and Ferrari cut gap to Brawn (Spanish Grand Prix analysis)
Take a look back at the Spanish Grand Prix with this collection of pictures from the race. More F1 pictures
Rubens Barrichello made an excellent start to take the lead of the Spanish Grand Prix from third on the grid. With more fuel on board than second-placed Jenson Button, and overtaking very difficult at the Circuit de Catalunya, he should have been very hard to beat. But a strange strategy call left Barrichello second behind … Continue reading Did Brawn deliberately give Barrichello a poor strategy to let Button win?
Earlier this week we discussed whether the new rules would make for better racing at the Circuit de Catalunta. So what did you think of the Spanish Grand Prix? Rate it and leave a comment below.
Jarno Trulli’s spinning Toyota sparked a destructive four car collision at the start of the Spanish Grand Prix.
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The championship-leading trio of Jenson Button, Sebastian Vettel and Rubens Barrichello have taken the top three spots on the grid for tomorrow’s Spanish Grand Prix. But keep an eye on the man in fourth: Felipe Massa in the newly-upgraded Ferrari could use his KERS to disrupt the leaders at the start. Here’s a look at … Continue reading Button and Vettel will watch their mirrors for Massa (Spanish GP start analysis)
Fernando Alonso is cheered to the rafters by the not-quite-as-massive-as-usual-but still-huge home crowd. Kimi Raikkonen’s session comes to an embarrassing early end. And Jenson Button grabs pole position in the dying moments of the session. Here’s collection of pictures of today’s qualifying action.
Jenson Button may be on pole position but he’ll have to pull away quickly at the start as four cars behind him on the grid are all carrying more fuel. Sebastian Vettel looks set to stop two laps later and Felipe Massa has around four more laps of fuel on board.
1. Jenson Button, Brawn-Mercedes, 1’20.527 2. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull-Renault, 1’20.660 3. Rubens Barrichello, Brawn-Mercedes, 1’20.762 4. Felipe Massa, Ferrari, 1’20.934 5. Mark Webber, Red Bull-Renault, 1’21.049 6. Timo Glock, Toyota, 1’21.247 7. Jarno Trulli, Toyota, 1’21.254 8. Fernando Alonso, Renault, 1’21.392 9. Nico Rosberg, Williams-Toyota, 1’22.558 10. Robert Kubica, BMW, 1’22.685 11. Kazuki Nakajima, … Continue reading Spanish Grand Prix grid
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BMW and Ferrari have revealed substantial upgrades to their cars as F1’s ‘ground war’ in Europe begins. Several other teams have brought upgrades as well – including the ones they’re all trying to catch, Brawn.
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The Circuit de Catalunya will test more than just the drivers’ abilities this weekend – it will also give F1’s new ‘overtaking friendly’ cars their sternest challenge yet. Much of the aerodynamic changes made to this year’s cars were made to make overtaking easier. So far it seems we’ve seen more wheel-to-wheels racing than in … Continue reading Now we’ll find out if they can overtake…
Many F1 teams are expecting a boost in performance at the Spanish Grand Prix as the return to Europe gives them a chance to bring a host of news parts. Several of them are likely to introduce their versions of the ‘double decker diffusers’ that were confirmed legal last month. But with Brawn bringing updated … Continue reading Teams bringing new parts to catch Brawn (Spanish Grand Prix preview)
Weather conditions for the Spanish Grand Prix this weekend are set to be warm and dry – but not scorching. After a rain-hit start to the season the Spanish Grand Prix is likely to be free of precipitation. However rain is expected in the Montmelo region on Saturday night. This could have an effect on … Continue reading Spanish Grand Prix weather forecast