Six races into 2010 we’ve got a reasonably clear picture of which drivers are doing the best job of the all-important qualifying sessions. So far two drivers in particular stand out for bring significantly faster than their team mates over a single lap: Robert Kubica and Adrian Sutil.
It was a disastrous race for Williams as both drivers crashed out. Rubens Barrichello suffered a rear suspension failure while Nico H?â??lkenberg had a front wing failure in the tunnel after colliding with one of the HRTs.
The Monaco Grand Prix was shaped by two important developments: the speed with which Fernando Alonso passed the slower cars, and McLaren reacting to it by pitting Lewis Hamilton.
Rank Driver Car Fastest lap Deficit to fastest lap 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1’15.192 2 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1’15.318 0.126 3 Robert Kubica Renault 1’15.353 0.161 4 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1’15.503 0.311 5 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1’15.580 0.388 6 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1’15.905 0.713 7 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1’15.959 0.767 8 Adrian Sutil … Continue reading Monaco Grand Prix fastest laps
Mark Webber scored his second win in a row, leading every lap around the streets of Monte-Carlo. Take a look back at the race in pictures below.
Mark Webber led every lap of the Monaco Grand Prix and led Red Bull to a one-two victory in the principality. The race was interrupted by four safety car periods after a series of crashes, but Webber stayed cool and re-built his lead every time. He survived a late scare when two backmarkers collided in … Continue reading Webber dominates Monaco Grand Prix
Drivers championship Position Driver Points 1 Mark Webber 78 2 Sebastian Vettel 78 3 Fernando Alonso 75 4 Jenson Button 70 5 Felipe Massa 61 6 Robert Kubica 59 7 Lewis Hamilton 59 8 Nico Rosberg 56 9 Michael Schumacher 22 10 Adrian Sutil 20 11 Vitantonio Liuzzi 10 12 Rubens Barrichello 7 13 Vitaly … Continue reading Red Bull duo take joint championship lead – points in full after Monaco
Pos Num Driver Car Laps Gap Difference Grid 1 6 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 78 1 2 5 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 78 0.448 0.448 3 3 11 Robert Kubica Renault 78 1.675 1.227 2 4 7 Felipe Massa Ferrari 78 2.666 0.991 4 5 2 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 78 4.363 1.697 5 6 8 … Continue reading Monaco Grand Prix result
Despite starting four places behind team mate Nico H?â??lkenberg, Rubens Barrichello caught and passed his team mate on the first lap of the race. From there F1’s longest-serving driver used all his experience to bring the FW32 home in the points.
If you tuned into an F1 race for the first time this year you wouldn’t suspect the blue-and-white cars mired in the midfield once were the sport’s most feared competitors. Williams have known slumps in their time but it’s now six years since they won a race and you have to wonder if they can … Continue reading The rise and fall of Williams
Nico Hulkenberg lapped the Nurburgring Nordschleife in a Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid. The car uses F1-derived KERS technology supplied by Williams Hybrid Power.
Another weekend to forget for Williams who failed to score in Shanghai. Rubens Barrichello Nico H?â??lkenberg Qualifying position 11 16 Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’35.748 (-0.899) 1’36.647 Race position 12 15 Average race lap 1’55.461 (-2.385) 1’57.846 Laps 56/56 55/56 Pit stops 4 6 Rubens Barrichello Nearly made it into Q3 at the expense of … Continue reading Chinese GP team-by-team: Williams
Fifth and seventh on the grid turned into tenth and 12th at the flag in a disappointing weekend for Williams. Rubens Barrichello Nico H?â??lkenberg Qualifying position 7 5 Qualifying time comparison (Q3) 1’51.511 (+0.51) 1’51.001 Race position 12 10 Average race lap 1’43.096 (+1.278) 1’41.818 Laps 55/56 56/56 Pit stops 2 1 Rubens Barrichello A … Continue reading Malaysian GP team-by-team: Williams
The likes of Michael Schumacher, Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton are always going to command the most attention in F1. But we shouldn’t overlook the rookie field of 2010, which is one of the most promising we’ve seen in years. And it includes the return of a name which is even more famous than those … Continue reading F1 2010 season preview: The rookies
With rivals Toyota gone and big changes at Renault and Sauber, Williams should at least be at the front of the midfield pack in 2010. But can they raise their game and finally get back among the front runners this year?
Bridgestone’s new intermediate tyres are proving a challenge for F1 drivers who are reporting high levels of wear on the wet-weather rubber. Nico H?â??lkenberg said the tyres were wearing out quickly in yesterday’s wet session at Jerez: Even though we were picking up a lot of water on the track they still seemed too soft. … Continue reading Drivers report high wear on intermediates
New Williams team mates Rubens Barrichello and Nico H?â??lkenberg have appeared in their 2010 team kit – and it looks like they’ve been practising their moody gazes…
His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al-Thani of Qatar became the first Qatari to drive an F1 car in a publicity event for Williams at Losail International Circuit. He drove five laps of the circuit in a 2009-specification FW31 and enthused about the experience afterwards: The Williams FW31 is a remarkable vehicle, unlike any other … Continue reading First Qatari drives for Williams at Losail
Nico H?â??lkenberg gets a head-start on his 2010 F1 rivals today as he makes his first testing appearance for Williams since being confirmed as a Grand Prix driver next year. The F1 rookies will be back on track in Jerez today with several new faces joining them including Mirko Bortolotti and Lucas di Grassi.
The in-season testing ban may have caused some problems but it has given us one thing to look forward to: tomorrow a three-day F1 test session exclusively for rookie drivers begins at Jerez. Already most of the teams have announced their drivers which include a host of champions plus several drivers from nations not currently … Continue reading F1 rookies test: Guide to the drivers