The streets of Valencia may not quite be a match for Monte-Carlo, but there was definitely a splash more colour about the place this year. Here’s a look back at the race in pictures, including Sebastien Buemi aand Timo Glock’s coming-together, Sebastian Vettel’s retirement – and a very happy Rubens Barrichello.
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Rubens Barrichello grabs win from Lewis Hamilton (European Grand Prix)Posted on
Rubens Barrichello ended his F1 victory drought of nearly five years with a classy win on the streets of Valencia. A crucial mistake by McLaren on Lewis Hamilton’s final pit stop gave Barrichello the opportunity to snatch victory – but his 35-second lead over team mate Jenson Button showed how well the Brazilian had driven.
Championship standings after ValenciaPosted on
Drivers’ championship Driver Points 1 Jenson Button 72 2 Rubens Barrichello 54 3 Mark Webber 51.5 4 Sebastian Vettel 47 5 Nico Rosberg 29.5 6 Lewis Hamilton 27 7 Kimi Raikkonen 24 8 Jarno Trulli 22.5 9 Felipe Massa 22 10 Timo Glock 16 11 Fernando Alonso 16 12 Heikki Kovalainen 14 13 Nick Heidfeld … Continue reading Championship standings after Valencia
European Grand Prix resultPosted on
1. Rubens Barrichello, Brawn-Mercedes 2. Lewis Hamilton, McLaren-Mercedes 3. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari 4. Heikki Kovalainen, McLaren-Mercedes 5. Nico Rosberg, Williams-Toyota 6. Fernando Alonso, Renault 7. Jenson Button, Brawn-Mercedes 8. Robert Kubica, BMW 9. Mark Webber, Red Bull-Renault 10. Adrian Sutil, Force India-Mercedes 11. Nick Heidfeld, BMW 12. Giancarlo Fisichella, Force India-Mercedes 13. Jarno Trulli, Toyota … Continue reading European Grand Prix result
Hamilton using short wheelbase MP4/24Posted on
Lewis Hamilton is using a short wheelbase version of the MP4/24 at Valencia this weekend. Team mate Heikki Kovalainen’s MP4/24 has the original wheelbase length. This caught my attention because of what Martin Whitmarsh told this site earlier this week: Other teams have historically run much more different cars across the garage than we have. … Continue reading Hamilton using short wheelbase MP4/24
Hamilton on pole as McLaren sweep the front row
2009 European Grand Prix qualifyingPosted on
McLaren locked out the front row of the grid for the European Grand Prix at Valencia while Ferrari newcomer Luca Badoer struggled badly.
European Grand Prix gridPosted on
1. Lewis Hamilton, McLaren-Mercedes – 1’39.498 2. Heikki Kovalainen, McLaren-Mercedes – 1’39.532 3. Rubens Barrichello, Brawn-Mercedes – 1’39.563 4. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull-Renault – 1’39.789 5. Jenson Button, Brawn-Mercedes – 1’39.821 6. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari – 1’40.144 7. Nico Rosberg, Williams-Toyota – 1’40.185 8. Fernando Alonso, Renault – 1’40.236 9. Mark Webber, Red Bull-Renault – … Continue reading European Grand Prix grid
Whitmarsh wants Hamilton and Kovalainen to have equal equipmentPosted on
Nelson Piquet’s attack on Flavio Briatore for not giving him and Fernando Alonso equal equipment has once again cast a spotlight on how teams treat their drivers. McLaren’s policy of driver equality was a subject of furious debate during the 2007 season (not least on this site), when Alonso and Lewis Hamilton fell out spectacularly. … Continue reading Whitmarsh wants Hamilton and Kovalainen to have equal equipment
2009 half-term F1 driver rankings part 2Posted on
We’ve got eight drivers left to rank: so who has been the most impressive of 2009 so far? Here’s my take on the best drivers in the first half of 2009 – share your pick of the best below.
Lewis Hamilton in Ayrton Senna’s McLaren-Honda MP4/4Posted on
Pictures of Lewis Hamilton in Ayrton Senna’s 1988 McLaren-Honda MP4/4.
Hamilton takes McLaren back to winning ways
2009 Hungarian Grand Prix reviewPosted on
Lewis Hamilton seized the lead of the Hungarian Grand Prix and never let it go as McLaren bounced back from their terrible start to 2009.
Hungarian Grand Prix resultPosted on
1. Lewis Hamilton, McLaren-Mercedes 2. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari 3. Mark Webber, Red Bull-Renault 4. Nico Rosberg, Williams-Toyota 5. Heikki Kovalainen, McLaren-Mercedes 6. Timo Glock, Toyota 7. Jenson Button, Brawn-Mercedes 8. Jarno Trulli, Toyota 9. Kazuki Nakajima, Williams-Toyota 10. Rubens Barrichello, Brawn-Mercedes 11. Nick Heidfeld, BMW 12. Nelson Piquet Jnr, Renault 13. Robert Kubica, BMW 14. … Continue reading Hungarian Grand Prix result
Championship standings after HungaryPosted on
Drivers’ championship Jenson Button 70 Mark Webber 51.5 Sebastian Vettel 47 Rubens Barrichello 44 Nico Rosberg 25.5 Jarno Trulli 22.5 Felipe Massa 22 Lewis Hamilton 19 Kimi Raikkonen 18 Timo Glock 16 Fernando Alonso 13 Heikki Kovalainen 9 Nick Heidfeld 6 Sebastien Buemi 3 Sebastien Bourdais 2 Robert Kubica 2 Constructors’ championship Brawn 114 Red … Continue reading Championship standings after Hungary
Hamilton the biggest threat to Red Bull? (Hungarian Grand Prix pre-race analysis)Posted on
We have a curious grid for the Hungarian Grand Prix and an even more curious mixture of strategies. Pole sitter Fernando Alonso is ultra-light, but the two cars best placed to take advantage of that – the Red Bulls – are in turn threatened by Lewis Hamilton’s McLaren. And that’s before we add in Jenson … Continue reading Hamilton the biggest threat to Red Bull? (Hungarian Grand Prix pre-race analysis)
Alonso very light and Button heavy with fuel (Hungarian Grand Prix fuel loads)Posted on
Fernando Alonso used a very light fuel load to take pole position for the Hungarian Grand Prix. Behind him, both the Red Bulls are at least 14kg heavier and Brawn’s Jenson Button has 27kg more than the Renault driver. Here are the fuel loads in full:
Alonso takes surprise pole after horror crash for Massa
2009 Hungarian Grand PrixPosted on
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)Posted on
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)
Hamilton and Button drive a Mercedes W25
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Both of Britain’s Mercedes-powered F1 drivers have sampled the same historic W25 in recent weeks.
German Grand Prix in picturesPosted on
A day to remember at the Nurburgring as Mark Webber claimed his first victory in F1 – and the first for an Australian in 28 years. Here’s a collection of over 100 pictures from the race – including plenty of Webber and Red Bull’s celebrations. More F1 pictures
Webber shrugs off penalty to grab maiden win
2009 German Grand Prix reviewPosted on
He lost the lead at the start and was handed a drive-through penalty. But that wasn’t enough to stop Mark Webber scoring his first F1 win.