From the explosive start to the jubilant scenes as Felipe Massa waved the chequered flag at the new world champion Jenson Button, the Brazilian Grand Prix was a spectacular race. Take a look back at some of the highlights with this collection of pictures.
Drivers’ championship Driver Points 1 Jenson Button 89 2 Sebastian Vettel 74 3 Rubens Barrichello 72 4 Mark Webber 61.5 5 Lewis Hamilton 49 6 Kimi Raikkonen 48 7 Nico Rosberg 34.5 8 Jarno Trulli 30.5 9 Fernando Alonso 26 10 Timo Glock 24 11 Heikki Kovalainen 22 12 Felipe Massa 22 13 Robert Kubica … Continue reading Championship standings after Brazil
Position Driver Laps Delay Gap 1 Mark Webber 71 2 Robert Kubica 71 7.626 7.626 3 Lewis Hamilton 71 18.944 11.318 4 Sebastian Vettel 71 19.652 0.708 5 Jenson Button 71 29.005 9.353 6 Kimi Raikkonen 71 33.34 4.335 7 Sebastien Buemi 71 35.991 2.651 8 Rubens Barrichello 71 45.454 9.463 9 Kamui Kobayashi 71 … Continue reading Brazilian Grand Prix result
Felipe Massa has shown Brazilian television the damage caused to his crash helmet when it was struck be a piece of Rubens Barrichello’s suspension in qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix. Kareem Shaya estimated how hard Massa was hit for us earlier this year and came to the conclusion that: Massa would have been 14 … Continue reading Massa shows crash helmet damage (Video)
Rubens Barrichello won’t have everything his own way tomorrow as the fuel weight for the Brazilian Grand Prix revealed he will have to stop two laps earlier than Mark Webber and Adrian Sutil. Jarno Trulli, who starts fourth, will also make his first stop later than Barrichello. Here’s the fuel weights in full:
It may have taken the best part of three hours, but qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix provided high drama and set up a fascinating grid ahead of tomorrow’s race. Here’s a selection of pictures of the drivers in action on an utterly soaked circuit at Interlagos.
Rubens Barrichello has a precious opportunity to slash Jenson Button’s championship lead in tomorrow’s Brazilian Grand Prix
1. Rubens Barrichello, Brawn-Mercedes – 1’19.576 2. Mark Webber, Red Bull-Renault – 1’19.668 3. Adrian Sutil, Force India-Mercedes – 1’19.912 4. Jarno Trulli, Toyota – 1’20.097 5. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari – 1’20.168 6. Sebastien Buemi, Toro Rosso-Ferrari – 1’20.250 7. Nico Rosberg, Williams-Toyota – 1’20.326 8. Robert Kubica, BMW – 1’20.631 9. Kazuki Nakajima, Williams-Toyota … Continue reading Brazilian Grand Prix grid (Updated)
Felipe Massa is trying to downplay comments made to Brazilian media about what role Fernando Alonso might have had in the Singapore Grand Prix scandal last year. Massa originally told the press he suspected Alonso knew of the plan for Nelson Piquet Jnr to crash in the early stages of the Grand Prix, helping Alonso … Continue reading Massa back-tracks after claiming Alonso knew about Singapore conspiracy
It’s the two titans of the sport: Ferrari and McLaren, who between them have won 374 Grands Prix and 24 constructors’ championships. But not this year. The 2009 constructors’ championship trophy is not destined for Maranello or Woking. The two teams are fighting as hard as ever – but this time it’s for third place.
Today, 79 days after his horrific crash in qualifying at the Hungaroring, Felipe Massa got back behind the wheel of a Ferrari. He said: The moment I got into the car it was exactly like before the accident, as if nothing had happened. It was important to demonstrate to the people who work with me, … Continue reading Felipe Massa makes Ferrari test return in Maranello (Pictures & video)
Unless Sebastian Vettel can ‘do a Kimi’, this year’s battle for the drivers’ championship is between the Brawn drivers. F1 being the way it is, drivers championships often end up being fought between team mates. And while Ross Brawn insists everything will be done to ensure a level playing field between Jenson Button and Rubens … Continue reading Great team mate title battles
Felipe Massa has been given permission to test a 2008-specification Ferrari using GP2 tyres. The reports in Brazilian press raise hopes he could make a surprise return to F1 before the end of the 2009 season.
Drivers’ championship standings Driver Points 1 Jenson Button 85 2 Rubens Barrichello 71 3 Sebastian Vettel 69 4 Mark Webber 51.5 5 Kimi Raikkonen 45 6 Lewis Hamilton 43 7 Nico Rosberg 34.5 8 Jarno Trulli 30.5 9 Fernando Alonso 26 10 Timo Glock 24 11 Heikki Kovalainen 22 12 Felipe Massa 22 13 Nick … Continue reading Championship points after Japan
Position Driver Laps Delay Gap 1 Sebastian Vettel 53 2 Jarno Trulli 53 4.877 4.877 3 Lewis Hamilton 53 6.472 1.595 4 Kimi Raikkonen 53 7.94 1.468 5 Nico Rosberg 53 8.793 0.853 6 Nick Heidfeld 53 9.509 0.716 7 Rubens Barrichello 53 10.641 1.132 8 Jenson Button 53 11.474 0.833 9 Robert Kubica 53 … Continue reading Japanese Grand Prix race result
Sebastian Vettel is on pole position for the fourth time this season after leading the field in a chaotic qualifying session at Suzuka. Three crashes forced the session to be stopped at different points, including a particularly worrying accident for Timo Glock. And Brawn duo Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello could face penalties after improving … Continue reading Sebastian Vettel takes pole in crash-hit session (Japanese Grand Prix qualifying)
Full grid and starting order for the 2009 Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka including any grid penalties that have been applied.
Ferrari boss Stefano Domenicali has confirmed the team’s 2010 F1 driver line-up of Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa will compete as equals. Ferrari embraced driver equality after Michael Schumacher left the team in 2006. It’s great to see that their change of driver line-up hasn’t led to a change in policy.
It seems only a matter of time before we get official word that Fernando Alonso will drive for Ferrari in 2010. Once that piece of the 2010 F1 driver line-up puzzle is in place, the rest of the picture should be assembled very quickly. Other key moves expected for 2010 include a surprise return for … Continue reading Fernando Alonso to Ferrari to kick-start 2010 F1 driver market moves
Drivers’ championship standings Driver Points 1 Jenson Button 84 2 Rubens Barrichello 69 3 Sebastian Vettel 59 4 Mark Webber 51.5 5 Kimi Raikkonen 40 6 Lewis Hamilton 37 7 Nico Rosberg 30.5 8 Fernando Alonso 26 9 Timo Glock 24 10 Jarno Trulli 22.5 11 Felipe Massa 22 12 Heikki Kovalainen 22 13 Nick … Continue reading Championship standings after Singapore