Don’t write off the season just yet

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Brawn’s rivals headed to Barcelona with high hopes of pegging back the flying BGP001s. Instead Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello motored serenely to a straightforward one-two. Button now has four wins from five starts. But I don’t think we should give up hope of seeing a close battle for the championship just yet.

Dougie takes the lead in the F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship

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The third round of the F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship saw Dougie take a narrow five-point lead in the standings. Brouard21 and Pankit are close behind on 80 apiece. Lots of people predicted Button would continue his pole position and victory streak – but no-one named the top three correctly last weekend. Here’s the standings so … Continue reading Dougie takes the lead in the F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship

F1 links: Red Bull join 2010 quit threat

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Red Bull will not enter two-tier F1 Red Bull owner Dietrich Mateschitz: "If the proposed rules for 2010 remain unchanged, we will not enter next year's championship." Don’t believe the conspiracy theories… Jenson won fair and square! "Rubens’ comments immediately afterwards were those of a disappointed and possibly angry man, but, if anyone’s reading anything … Continue reading F1 links: Red Bull join 2010 quit threat

Spanish Grand Prix facts and stats

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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

F1 links: Racism investigation for Spanish GP

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FIA launches racism investigation “Motorsport’s governing body says it is investigating after a member of the crowd with a blacked-up face was filmed at the Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona. The pictures showed a man with a blacked-up face, arms and hands, wearing a McLaren T-shirt and holding a Formula 1-style steering wheel. […] An … Continue reading F1 links: Racism investigation for Spanish GP

Did Brawn deliberately give Barrichello a poor strategy to let Button win?

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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?

Championship standings after Spanish GP

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Drivers’ championship Jenson Button 41 Rubens Barrichello 27 Sebastian Vettel 23 Mark Webber 15.5 Jarno Trulli 14.5 Timo Glock 12 Fernando Alonso 9 Lewis Hamilton 9 Nick Heidfeld 6 Nico Rosberg 4.5 Heikki Kovalainen 4 Sebastien Buemi 3 Felipe Massa 3 Kimi Raikkonen 3 Sebastien Bourdais 1 Constructors’ championship Brawn 68 Red Bull 38.5 Toyota … Continue reading Championship standings after Spanish GP

Spanish Grand Prix result

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1. Jenson Button, Brawn-Mercedes 2. Rubens Barrichello, Brawn-Mercedes 3. Mark Webber, Red Bull-Renault 4. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull-Renault 5. Fernando Alonso, Renault 6. Felipe Massa, Ferrari 7. Nick Heidfeld, BMW 8. Nico Rosberg, Williams-Toyota 9. Lewis Hamilton, McLaren-Mercedes 10. Timo Glock, Toyota 11. Robert Kubica, BMW 12. Nelson Piquet Jnr, Renault 13. Kazuki Nakajima, Williams-Toyota … Continue reading Spanish Grand Prix result

Button and Vettel will watch their mirrors for Massa (Spanish GP start analysis)

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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)

Last-second lap puts Button on pole

2019 Spanish Grand Prix qualifying

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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

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