Surprise, surprise – the Spanish Grand Prix pole sitter went on to win the race. This time it was Jenson Button.
Rubens Barrichello made an excellent start to take the lead of the Spanish Grand Prix from third on the grid. With more fuel on board than second-placed Jenson Button, and overtaking very difficult at the Circuit de Catalunya, he should have been very hard to beat. But a strange strategy call left Barrichello second behind … Continue reading Did Brawn deliberately give Barrichello a poor strategy to let Button win?
Drivers’ championship Jenson Button 41 Rubens Barrichello 27 Sebastian Vettel 23 Mark Webber 15.5 Jarno Trulli 14.5 Timo Glock 12 Fernando Alonso 9 Lewis Hamilton 9 Nick Heidfeld 6 Nico Rosberg 4.5 Heikki Kovalainen 4 Sebastien Buemi 3 Felipe Massa 3 Kimi Raikkonen 3 Sebastien Bourdais 1 Constructors’ championship Brawn 68 Red Bull 38.5 Toyota … Continue reading Championship standings after Spanish GP
Earlier this week we discussed whether the new rules would make for better racing at the Circuit de Catalunta. So what did you think of the Spanish Grand Prix? Rate it and leave a comment below.
1. Jenson Button, Brawn-Mercedes 2. Rubens Barrichello, Brawn-Mercedes 3. Mark Webber, Red Bull-Renault 4. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull-Renault 5. Fernando Alonso, Renault 6. Felipe Massa, Ferrari 7. Nick Heidfeld, BMW 8. Nico Rosberg, Williams-Toyota 9. Lewis Hamilton, McLaren-Mercedes 10. Timo Glock, Toyota 11. Robert Kubica, BMW 12. Nelson Piquet Jnr, Renault 13. Kazuki Nakajima, Williams-Toyota … Continue reading Spanish Grand Prix result
Jarno Trulli’s spinning Toyota sparked a destructive four car collision at the start of the Spanish Grand Prix.
Review the Spanish Grand Prix live blog below.
Toyota warns it may not lodge entry John Howett: "Under the rules as they are published, we cannot submit an entry. There are concerns about the governance process within the sport, that there are clearly prescribed areas of discussion within the sporting and technical rules and we don't feel they are being complied with." Q … Continue reading F1 links: Toyota threatens to quit
The championship-leading trio of Jenson Button, Sebastian Vettel and Rubens Barrichello have taken the top three spots on the grid for tomorrow’s Spanish Grand Prix. But keep an eye on the man in fourth: Felipe Massa in the newly-upgraded Ferrari could use his KERS to disrupt the leaders at the start. Here’s a look at … Continue reading Button and Vettel will watch their mirrors for Massa (Spanish GP start analysis)
Fernando Alonso is cheered to the rafters by the not-quite-as-massive-as-usual-but still-huge home crowd. Kimi Raikkonen’s session comes to an embarrassing early end. And Jenson Button grabs pole position in the dying moments of the session. Here’s collection of pictures of today’s qualifying action.
Jenson Button may be on pole position but he’ll have to pull away quickly at the start as four cars behind him on the grid are all carrying more fuel. Sebastian Vettel looks set to stop two laps later and Felipe Massa has around four more laps of fuel on board.
Jenson Button starts from pole position for the third time this year after a stunning last-gasp lap at the Circuit de Catalunya. [retrompubrawn01] Button bumped title rival Sebastian Vettel back to second place having begun his final effort with only two seconds to spare. Meanwhile it was another qualifying disaster for Ferrari as Kimi Raikkonen … Continue reading Last-second lap puts Button on pole
Review the Spanish Grand Prix Qualifying live blog below.
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The FIA has now dropped the ‘most wins’ championship system for 2010. It release a revised version of next year’s rules unannounced earlier this week. It had previously left the rule in the version of the regulations published after last week’s World Motor Sports Council Meeting.
Rosberg hails Williams’ progress Nico Rosberg: "Today was our first run with the new aero components on the car and they all seemed to work well. They're giving us a few tenths extra per lap so we've made definite progress. Spain Press Conference Press conference with Ross Brawn (Brawn GP), Aldo Costa (Ferrari), Patrick Head … Continue reading F1 links: Williams make progress
BMW and Ferrari have revealed substantial upgrades to their cars as F1’s ‘ground war’ in Europe begins. Several other teams have brought upgrades as well – including the ones they’re all trying to catch, Brawn.
The F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship is very close as we head into the Spanish Grand Prix. Who do you think will be top this weekend? Will Ferrari, BMW or one of the other teams show progress with their new parts? Or will Brawn be the team to beat again? Make your pole position and podium … Continue reading Spanish Grand Prix predictions: post yours now and win F1 prizes!
Review the Spanish Grand Prix Practice 2 live blog below.
Review the Spanish Grand Prix Practice 1 live blog below.