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.
Jenson Button starts from pole position for the third time this year after a stunning last-gasp lap at the Circuit de Catalunya. [retrompubrawn01] Button bumped title rival Sebastian Vettel back to second place having begun his final effort with only two seconds to spare. Meanwhile it was another qualifying disaster for Ferrari as Kimi Raikkonen … Continue reading Last-second lap puts Button on pole
Review the Spanish Grand Prix Qualifying live blog below.
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The FIA has now dropped the ‘most wins’ championship system for 2010. It release a revised version of next year’s rules unannounced earlier this week. It had previously left the rule in the version of the regulations published after last week’s World Motor Sports Council Meeting.
Rosberg hails Williams’ progress Nico Rosberg: "Today was our first run with the new aero components on the car and they all seemed to work well. They're giving us a few tenths extra per lap so we've made definite progress. Spain Press Conference Press conference with Ross Brawn (Brawn GP), Aldo Costa (Ferrari), Patrick Head … Continue reading F1 links: Williams make progress
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.
The F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship is very close as we head into the Spanish Grand Prix. Who do you think will be top this weekend? Will Ferrari, BMW or one of the other teams show progress with their new parts? Or will Brawn be the team to beat again? Make your pole position and podium … Continue reading Spanish Grand Prix predictions: post yours now and win F1 prizes!
Review the Spanish Grand Prix Practice 2 live blog below.
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The cap fits for Bernie’s dream "Another man with the background who is eyeing up the switch is A1GP Team Ireland principal Mark Gallagher. His team won the A1 Championship at Brands Hatch on Sunday and Gallagher, who is loaded with experience from Jordan F1, has not ruled out a return to the grand prix … Continue reading F1 links: A1GP team for F1 bid?
As usual we’ll be running live blogs during each of the Spanish Grand Prix sessions this weekend. Here’s when they’ll be running: Friday 8th May 9.00-10.30 – First practice 13.00-14.30 – Second practice Saturday 9th May 10.00-11.00 – Third practice 12.20-14.20 – Qualifying Sunday 10th May 12.00-15.30 – Race You’ll find the live blogs at … Continue reading Spanish Grand Prix live blogs
The F1 teams’ association met in London today but the press release issued afterwards offered little indication how the talks had gone: The FOTA Executive Committee met today in Heathrow to examine the new regulations proposed by the FIA for the 2010 F1 Championship and to evaluate the progress of the negotiations with the Commercial … Continue reading All quiet from FOTA after key meeting
F1 boss Mosley’s son found dead The son of Formula One boss Max Mosley has been found dead at his home in west London. Alexander Mosley, 39, was discovered dead at a property in Notting Hill on Tuesday. Brand Health Check: Lewis Hamilton "We do not like dishonesty in our brands, whatever their strengths may … Continue reading F1 links: Max Mosley’s son found dead
Valentino Rossi is the mega star of Moto GP ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ his immense personality is only dwarfed by the scale of his talent. Few F1 drivers generate many column inches on personality alone. But Sebastian Vettel, now in his second full season of F1, could be the man to buck that trend.
F1 has raced at the Circuit de Catalunya for the last 18 years and, compared to many other circuits, the track has changed little in that time. So how have lap times at the circuit changed over the years – and when were F1 cars at their fastest?
Donington plans given extra time "North West Leicestershire District Council gave Gillett's plans the green light in January but has now made it clear that unless certain crucial agreements are signed by 30 June then the planning permission regarding the planned £100m redevelopment will be revoked." FOTA discussions ahead "The Formula One Teams' Association (FOTA) … Continue reading F1 links: Donington gets June deadline
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…
Bernie Ecclestone says budget cap is likely to go up from £40m "One possibility is that, over the next month or so, Ecclestone will intercede between Mosley and the teams and try to get the FIA president to accept a significant increase in the cap, to something like £60 million or more for next year. … Continue reading F1 links: Ecclestone suggests ?é?ú60m cap
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)