F1 Fanatic guest writer Journeyer looks at the career of Spain’s most successful F1 driver – twice champion Fernando Alonso. When the Spanish Grand Prix opened in 1991, it struggled to make any profits with half-full stands. It stayed that way for the 1990s and the start of the 2000s. That’s all in the past … Continue reading Fernando Alonso’s career in video p1
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
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
Jarno Trulli leads the first ever one-two for Toyota with Timo Glock in second place.
One question that people who don’t follow motor racing often ask is ?σΤιΌ?τhow fit are the drivers??σΤιΌ?Ψ If F1’s not your thing, it’s easy to assume racinga Formula 1 car is no more strenuous than driving on the road. Toyota team doctor Ricardo Ceccarelli gives some extraordinary insight into the punishing forces an F1 driver … Continue reading How fit is an F1 driver?
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
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
This weekend the drivers will once again have to cope with the ?σΤιΌ?£super soft?σΤιΌΤδσ tyre. It made for interesting racing in Australia ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ but should F1 be resorting to gimmicks like forcing drivers to use un-competitive tyres?
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.
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
Here are the starting weight of each car and their projected first stint length. At Sepang the cars use fuel at a rate of approximately 2.38kg 2.64kg per lap (figures revised below accordingly). Grid Qualifying Name Weight Fuel (kg) First stint (laps) 1 1 Jenson Button 660 55 20 2 2 Jarno Trulli 656.5 51.5 … Continue reading Malaysian GP fuel weights and strategies
Jenson Button made it two pole positions in a row as he beat Jarno Trulli by less than a tenth of a second in qualifying for the Malaysian Grand Prix. But Felipe Massa will start from 16th after he and Ferrari made a disastrous mistake early in the session.