Michael Schumacher is upbeat about returning to Spa for the Belgian Grand Prix, despite a ten-place grid penalty that will hamper his chances of a good result. ?óÔé¼?ôSpa has always been my favourite racetrack and so for that reason alone, I am really looking forward to going back and racing there,?óÔé¼?Ø said Schumacher. ?óÔé¼?ôIt has … Continue reading Schumacher upbeat despite grid penalty
There’s no shortage of books on the new world champions – as well as the official Jenson Button book we have this offering from Christopher Hilton plus another from Alan Henry (not yet reviewed). This book (and the others) hit the shelves around the same time Brawn announced it was turning into Mercedes and Button … Continue reading “The Brawn Story” (Book review)
It seemed little more than a formality but the F1 Commission has approved the new Mercedes Grand Prix team’s request to change its name from Brawn. The FIA statement reads: The team will continue to receive payments based on its historical performance. This has been granted on a one-off exceptional basis due to Mercedes-Benz?óÔé¼Ôäós long-term … Continue reading Brawn-Mercedes name change confirmed
One year ago today, Honda announced it was putting its F1 team up for sale. In the 12 months since then their successors, Brawn, stunned us by not only surviving but by dominating the first half of the season and ultimately bringing home both world titles. It may have been called a ‘fairytale’ but there … Continue reading Brawn GP: One incredible year (Video)
The official 2010 F1 teams list published today by the FIA has confirmed long-standing rumours the new Manor entry will be branded by former Brawn sponsors Virgin. The FIA has also noted the absence of an entry from Toyota and has not yet substituted it with another team – including new BMW owners Sauber.
Jenson Button has been confirmed as a McLaren driver for 2010. He will partner Lewis Hamilton at the team.
Depending on who you believe, Jenson Button may already have signed for McLaren. But many people thought the same about Kimi Raikkonen a few weeks ago. And it’s hard to believe Button would voluntarily leave the team that made him champion after sticking by them for so long. Which team will he pick for 2010?
Mercedes has announced it is taking over Brawn GP and rebranding it Mercedes Grand Prix for 2010.
F1 Fanatic reader Scott Joslin was in Brackley on Monday to join in the celebrations for Brawn GP’s world championship win. Here’s his report from the celebrations. A beaming Ross Brawn told the Brackley crowd this was the best moment of his F1 career. Certainly better than his first championship win with Benetton in 1994 … Continue reading Brackley celebrates Brawn win (Pictures)
The usual McLaren-versus-Ferrari duel was suspended in 2009 and instead all the glory went to a team we hadn’t heard of 12 months ago. F1 Fanatic’s 2009 season review kicks off with a look at how the ten F1 teams fared in 2009.
Drivers’ championship Driver Points 1 Jenson Button 95 2 Sebastian Vettel 84 3 Rubens Barrichello 77 4 Mark Webber 69.5 5 Lewis Hamilton 49 6 Kimi Raikkonen 48 7 Nico Rosberg 34.5 8 Jarno Trulli 32.5 9 Fernando Alonso 26 10 Timo Glock 24 11 Felipe Massa 22 12 Heikki Kovalainen 22 13 Nick Heidfeld … Continue reading Final 2009 F1 championship standings
Position Driver Laps Delay Gap 1 Sebastian Vettel 55 2 Mark Webber 55 17.857 17.857 3 Jenson Button 55 18.467 0.61 4 Rubens Barrichello 55 22.735 4.268 5 Nick Heidfeld 55 26.253 3.518 6 Kamui Kobayashi 55 28.343 2.09 7 Jarno Trulli 55 34.366 6.023 8 Sebastien Buemi 55 41.294 6.928 9 Nico Rosberg 55 … Continue reading Abu Dhabi Grand Prix result
F1 Fanatic guest writer John Beamer takes a look at the differing approaches of Brawn and Red Bull this year, which teams had special parts at Brazil, and what to expect at Abu Dhabi. Although Brawn won the championships at a canter Red Bull were the better team over much of the season but made … Continue reading Brazilian Grand Prix technical review