Hamilton the biggest threat to Red Bull? (Hungarian Grand Prix pre-race analysis)

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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 takes surprise pole after horror crash for Massa

2009 Hungarian Grand Prix

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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)

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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)

Championship standings after Germany

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Drivers’ championship Jenson Button 68 Sebastian Vettel 47 Mark Webber 45.5 Rubens Barrichello 44 Felipe Massa 22 Jarno Trulli 21.5 Nico Rosberg 20.5 Fernando Alonso 13 Timo Glock 13 Kimi Raikkonen 10 Lewis Hamilton 9 Nick Heidfeld 6 Heikki Kovalainen 5 Sebastien Buemi 3 Sebastien Bourdais 2 Robert Kubica 2 Constructors’ championship Brawn 112 Red … Continue reading Championship standings after Germany

German Grand Prix result

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1. Mark Webber, Red Bull-Renault 2. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull-Renault 3. Felipe Massa, Ferrari 4. Nico Rosberg, Williams-Toyota 5. Jenson Button, Brawn-Mercedes 6. Rubens Barrichello, Brawn-Mercedes 7. Fernando Alonso, Renault 8. Heikki Kovalainen, McLaren-Mercedes 9. Timo Glock, Toyota 10. Nick Heidfeld, BMW 11. Giancarlo Fisichella, Force India-Mercedes 12. Kazuki Nakajima, Williams-Toyota 13. Nelson Piquet Jnr, … Continue reading German Grand Prix result

German Grand Prix grid

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1. Mark Webber, Red Bull-Renault – 1’32.230 2. Rubens Barrichello, Brawn-Mercedes – 1’32.357 3. Jenson Button, Brawn-Mercedes – 1’32.473 4. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull-Renault – 1’32.480 5. Lewis Hamilton, McLaren-Mercedes – 1’32.616 6. Heikki Kovalainen, McLaren-Mercedes – 1’33.859 7. Adrian Sutil, Force India-Mercedes – 1’34.316 8. Felipe Massa, Ferrari – 1’34.574 9. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari … Continue reading German Grand Prix grid

Fernando Alonso to Ferrari in 2010: Is this F1’s worst-kept secret?

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Every few years in Formula 1 the silly season goes into overdrive while the teams wait for the biggest driver on the market to make his move. Top drivers and top teams pairing up always has a degree of inevitability about it: like Ayrton Senna joining Williams in 1994, and McLaren signing Kimi Raikkonen in … Continue reading Fernando Alonso to Ferrari in 2010: Is this F1’s worst-kept secret?

Upgrade works for Red Bull and McLaren ditch KERS (British Grand Prix round-up)

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An aerodynamic upgrade for Red Bull helped wing the performance advantage their way – while cool temperatures at Silverstone left championship leader Jenson Button flummoxed. Meanwhile yet another team abandoned KERS leaving Ferrari the only team still using the energy recovery devices – although Felipe Massa reckoned it paid dividends for him at the start … Continue reading Upgrade works for Red Bull and McLaren ditch KERS (British Grand Prix round-up)

Championship points after Britain

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Drivers? championship Jenson Button 64 Rubens Barrichello 41 Sebastian Vettel 39 Mark Webber 35.5 Jarno Trulli 21.5 Felipe Massa 16 Nico Rosberg 15.5 Timo Glock 13 Fernando Alonso 11 Kimi Raikkonen 10 Lewis Hamilton 9 Nick Heidfeld 6 Heikki Kovalainen 4 Sebastien Buemi 3 Sebastien Bourdais 2 Robert Kubica 2 Constructors? championship Brawn 105 Red … Continue reading Championship points after Britain

British Grand Prix result

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1. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull-Renault 2. Mark Webber, Red Bull-Renault 3. Rubens Barrichello, Brawn-Mercedes 4. Felipe Massa, Ferrari 5. Nico Rosberg, Williams-Toyota 6. Jenson Button, Brawn-Mercedes 7. Jarno Trulli, Toyota 8. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari 9. Timo Glock, Toyota 10. Giancarlo Fisichella, Force India-Mercedes 11. Kazuki Nakajima, Williams-Toyota 12. Nelson Piquet Jnr, Renault 13. Robert Kubica, … Continue reading British Grand Prix result

Pole for Vettel as Button struggles to sixth (British Grand Prix qualifying)

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Sebastian Vettel will start from pole position for a second race in a row as Red Bull’s excellent British Grand Prix performance continued. The team looked likely to lock out the front row but Mark Webber was delayed on his final qualifying attempt, leaving him third. Vettel and fellow front row starter Rubens Barrichello have … Continue reading Pole for Vettel as Button struggles to sixth (British Grand Prix qualifying)

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