Point lost on last lap (STR race review)

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Jaime Alguersuari came close to end a point-less streak that stretched back to the Spanish Grand Prix. Team mate Sebastien Buemi endured a messy race and eventually picked up a penalty for crashing into Timo Glock. Sebastien Buemi Jaime Alguersuari Qualifying position 16 15 Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’38.594 (+0.741) 1’37.853 Race position 11 Laps … Continue reading Point lost on last lap (STR race review)

Points at last (STR race review)

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Sebastien Buemi ended the team’s six-race points drought by bring the car home in the top ten for the first time since the European Grand Prix. Sebastien Buemi Jaime Alguersuari Qualifying position 18 16 Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 1’33.568 (+0.097) 1’33.471 Race position 10 11 Average race lap 1’43.776 (-0.707) 1’44.483 Laps 53/53 52/53 Pit … Continue reading Points at last (STR race review)

No points in six races (STR race review)

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Toro Rosso’s point-less streak stretched to six races in Singapore. Sebastien Buemi Jaime Alguersuari Qualifying position 13 11 Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’48.502 (+0.836) 1’47.666 Race position 14 12 Average race lap 1’58.184 (-0.329) 1’58.513 Laps 60/61 60/61 Pit stops 3 1 You need to upgrade your Flash Player Open lap times interactive chart in … Continue reading No points in six races (STR race review)

Five other championship battles to watch

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The drivers’ championship battle is thrillingly close at the moment. But there’s plenty more going on in the championship as the season heads into its final stages. Will Michael Schumacher finish outside of the top ten on his F1 return? Who will be top rookie? And will Virgin’s all-computer-designed car be beaten by HRT’s testing-free … Continue reading Five other championship battles to watch

Team-mates collide (STR race review)

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Toro Rosso’s race was ruined when their drivers collided on the first lap. Sebastien Buemi Jaime Alguersuari Qualifying position 16 15 Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’15.974 (+0.386) 1’15.588 Race position 15 Average race lap 1’45.623 (+25.01) 1’20.613 Laps 1/67 66/67 Pit stops 0 2 You need to upgrade your Flash Player Open lap times interactive … Continue reading Team-mates collide (STR race review)

Alguersuari set to keep Toro Rosso seat

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Jaime Alguersuari is likely keep his seat at Toro Rosso according to Red Bull’s Helmut Marko. Marko told Italian site 422race.com: “It will be Alguersuari. We must still resolve some contractual details, but our choice will be him.” He denied reports the team was considering replacing Alguersuari with Mirko Bortolotti or taking Bruno Senna from … Continue reading Alguersuari set to keep Toro Rosso seat

Alguersuari wins in WSR, Raikkonen crashes out of rally (pictures and video)

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It’s always great to see F1 drivers competing in other series when they haven’t got a Grand Prix and two have been at it this weekend. Toro Rosso new boy Jaime Alguersuari scored his first win of the year on his return to the World Series by Renault. Kimi Raikkonen’s extra-curricular activity was his first … Continue reading Alguersuari wins in WSR, Raikkonen crashes out of rally (pictures and video)

Alonso takes surprise pole after horror crash for Massa

2009 Hungarian Grand Prix

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Felipe Massa’s horrific crash caused a substantial delay to qualifying at the Hungaroring – after which Fernando Alonso claimed his first pole position in almost two years. The result was even more of a surprise as the final moments of qualifying were disrupted by a total failure of the timing systems, meaning even the drivers … Continue reading Alonso takes surprise pole after horror crash for Massa

Hungarian Grand Prix grid (updated)

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1. Fernando Alonso, Renault – 1’21.569 2. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull-Renault – 1’21.607 3. Mark Webber, Red Bull-Renault – 1’21.741 4. Lewis Hamilton, McLaren-Mercedes – 1’21.839 5. Nico Rosberg, Williams-Toyota – 1’21.890 6. Heikki Kovalainen, McLaren-Mercedes – 1’22.095 7. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari – 1’22.468 8. Jenson Button, Brawn-Mercedes – 1’22.511 9. Kazuki Nakajima, Williams-Toyota – … Continue reading Hungarian Grand Prix grid (updated)