Jarno Trulli leads the first ever one-two for Toyota with Timo Glock in second place.
One question that people who don’t follow motor racing often ask is ?óÔé¼?ôhow fit are the drivers??óÔé¼?Ø If F1’s not your thing, it’s easy to assume racinga Formula 1 car is no more strenuous than driving on the road. Toyota team doctor Ricardo Ceccarelli gives some extraordinary insight into the punishing forces an F1 driver … Continue reading How fit is an F1 driver?
Sebastian Vettel’s second Grand Prix win had a touch of deja vu about it – he started from pole position but the wet race started behind the safety car.
1. Sebastian Vettel 2. Mark Webber 3. Jenson Button 4. Rubens Barrichello 5. Heikki Kovalainen 6. Lewis Hamilton 7. Timo Glock 8. Sebastien Buemi 9. Fernando Alonso 10. Kimi Raikkonen 11. Sebastien Bourdais 12. Nick Heidfeld 13. Robert Kubica 14. Giancarlo Fisichella 15. Nico Rosberg 16. Nelson Piquet Jnr 17. Adrian Sutil Did not finish … Continue reading Chinese Grand Prix results
The top six drivers on the grid for tomorrow’s Chinese Grand Prix are taking radically different approaches on strategy. The lead trio of Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso and Mark Webber are light on fuel and will probably start on the super-soft tyre. Behind them Rubens Barrichello, Jenson Button and Jarno Trulli are fuelled to go … Continue reading Chinese GP: thoughts on the start
The gigantic Shanghai International Circuit dwarfs the F1 cars and provides an unusual backdrop to the action. Here’s a selection of pictures from qualifying.
The top three qualifiers have all fuelled very lightly for tomorrow’s Chinese Grand Prix – with Fernando Alonso potentially making his first stop for fuel after just nine laps. It’s likely a ploy to get a stint on the unfavourable super-soft tyre out of the way as quickly as possible – but it could backfire … Continue reading Chinese GP fuel weights and strategies
Sebastian Vettel took the second pole position of his career – and Red Bull’s first – using just a single lap in Q2 and Q3 to deliver a perfect performance. Fernando Alonso surprised by grabbing second ahead of Mark Webber as Renault-engined cars locked out the top three – bumping back the Brawn duo of … Continue reading Super-cool Vettel takes second pole in China (Chinese Grand Prix qualifying)
Here’s the grid for the Chinese Grand Prix. The weights of each of the cars will be announced in a few hours’ time. 1. Sebastian Vettel 1’36.184 2. Fernando Alonso 1’36.381 3. Mark Webber 1’36.456 4. Rubens Barrichello 1’36.493 5. Jenson Button 1’36.532 6. Jarno Trulli 1’36.835 7. Nico Rosberg 1’37.397 8. Kimi Raikkonen 1’38.089 … Continue reading Chinese Grand Prix grid
This weekend the drivers will once again have to cope with the ?óÔé¼?£super soft?óÔé¼Ôäó tyre. It made for interesting racing in Australia ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ but should F1 be resorting to gimmicks like forcing drivers to use un-competitive tyres?
Jenson Button made it two wins in a row for Brawn with another victory from pole position in Sepang as rain forced an early end to the Malaysian GP.
Drivers’ championship 1. Jenson Button 15 2. Rubens Barrichello 10 3. Jarno Trulli 8.5 4. Timo Glock 8 5. Fernando Alonso 4 5. Nick Heidfeld 4 7. Nico Rosberg 3.5 8. Sebastien Buemi 2 9. Mark Webber 1.5 10. Sebastian Bourdais 1 10. Lewis Hamilton 1 Constructors’ championship 1. Brawn 25 2. Toyota 16.5 3. … Continue reading Championship standings after Malaysia
Here are the starting weight of each car and their projected first stint length. At Sepang the cars use fuel at a rate of approximately 2.38kg 2.64kg per lap (figures revised below accordingly). Grid Qualifying Name Weight Fuel (kg) First stint (laps) 1 1 Jenson Button 660 55 20 2 2 Jarno Trulli 656.5 51.5 … Continue reading Malaysian GP fuel weights and strategies
Jenson Button made it two pole positions in a row as he beat Jarno Trulli by less than a tenth of a second in qualifying for the Malaysian Grand Prix. But Felipe Massa will start from 16th after he and Ferrari made a disastrous mistake early in the session.
Here is the Malaysian Grand Prix grid following the application of penalties. The drivers’ starting weights have been published – see here: Malaysian GP fuel weights and strategies 1. Jenson Button 1’35.181 2. Jarno Trulli 1’35.273 3. Timo Glock 1’35.690 4. Nico Rosberg 1’35.750 5. Mark Webber 1’35.797 6. Robert Kubica 1’36.106 7. Kimi Raikkonen … Continue reading Malaysian Grand Prix grid
Round two of the 2009 F1 season began today with practice for the Malaysian Grand Prix. Here’s a selection of pictures of all the teams and drivers.
After Robert Kubica and Sebastian Vettel’s controversial crash in the dying stages of the Australian Grand Prix, Mario Theissen claimed Robert Kubica would have won had he got past Vettel cleanly and been able to chase after leader Jenson Button. But the lap times don’t seem to support what Mario Theissen says. Here’s a look … Continue reading Why Kubica probably wouldn’t have won (Australian Grand Prix analysis)
The late afternoon start for this year’s Australian Grand Prix gave a striking colour to photographs from the race. Here’s a selection of pictures from the opening round of 2009. More pictures from the Australian Grand Prix Australian GP pictures: Qualifying Australian GP Pictures: Practice F1 arrives at Melbourne (pictures) More F1 pictures
1. Jenson Button 2. Rubens Barrichello 3. Jarno Trulli* 4. Timo Glock 5. Fernando Alonso 6. Nico Rosberg 7. Sebastien Buemi 8. Sebastien Bourdais 9. Adrian Sutil 10. Nick Heidfeld 11. Giancarlo Fisichella 12. Mark Webber 13. Sebastian Vettel 14. Robert Kubica 15. Kimi Raikkonen Disqualified: Lewis Hamilton** Did not finish Felipe Massa Nelson Piquet … Continue reading Australian Grand Prix result
With a new team on the front row and some fast cars at the back of the grid the 2009 F1 season looks set to get off to a thrilling start at Melbourne tomorrow. Will we see a first-corner pile-up? Will the KERS drivers have an advantage at the start? How many drivers will lose … Continue reading Australian GP: thoughts on the start