The first race at a new circuit is always something special – which is just as well because F1 is turning up at the last race of the season with both the titles decided. Each new venue the world championship visits has to out-do the last for splendour. As the last newcomer was the spectacular … Continue reading Stepping into the unknown at a dazzling new venue (Abu Dhabi GP preview)
Update: The BBC have issued revised times for their F1 schedule this weekend. The timings below have been updated. It’s the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix this weekend – here’s what times you can watch the action live in Britain. Don’t forget to join us at F1 Fanatic during every session for our live blogs. If … Continue reading Abu Dhabi Grand Prix TV Times (Updated)
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
Remarkably, with just one race left to run the entry list for next year is far from complete. Just six drivers have their contracts officially in place for 2010 and there could be as many as 22 places left to fill. Among those yet to sign deals are newly-crowned champion Jenson Button, team mate Rubens … Continue reading 2010 F1 driver rumours: Raikkonen spurns Toyota, Renault eyes rookies
The remarkable story of Brawn has generated many column inches since the team won both championships on Sunday. But the flip side to the story is whether Honda’s decision to sell the team ten months ago must now be considered one of F1’s greatest blunders.
It was a 17-race season – but Jenson Button needed only 16 of them to claim the championship crown. From the Silverstone shakedown where the Brawn GP car broke cover, to the first win in Melbourne which soon became a familiar sight, to the difficult second half of the season, take a look back at … Continue reading Button’s championship win in pictures
Interlagos gave us another cracking Brazilian Grand Prix. Here’s F1 Fanatic’s complete coverage of the race weekend which saw Jenson Button and Brawn capture their first world championships.
Jenson Button, Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton may have been disappointed with their qualifying performances but they made up for it with impressive drives to the front in the race. Take a look at how they did it and get more insight into how the race unfolded with the Brazilian Grand Prix analysis.
From the explosive start to the jubilant scenes as Felipe Massa waved the chequered flag at the new world champion Jenson Button, the Brazilian Grand Prix was a spectacular race. Take a look back at some of the highlights with this collection of pictures.
In a remarkable coincidence the championship was won at Interlagos by a British driver who finished fifth in the number 22 car powered by a Mercedes for the second year in a row. But this time it was Jenson Button and not Lewis Hamilton. Read on for more facts and stats from the Brazilian Grand … Continue reading 2009 Brazilian Grand Prix stats & facts
Mark Webber romped away to win the Brazilian Grand Prix – and in doing so helped Jenson Button to claim the drivers’ championship.
Drivers’ championship Driver Points 1 Jenson Button 89 2 Sebastian Vettel 74 3 Rubens Barrichello 72 4 Mark Webber 61.5 5 Lewis Hamilton 49 6 Kimi Raikkonen 48 7 Nico Rosberg 34.5 8 Jarno Trulli 30.5 9 Fernando Alonso 26 10 Timo Glock 24 11 Heikki Kovalainen 22 12 Felipe Massa 22 13 Robert Kubica … Continue reading Championship standings after Brazil
Position Driver Laps Delay Gap 1 Mark Webber 71 2 Robert Kubica 71 7.626 7.626 3 Lewis Hamilton 71 18.944 11.318 4 Sebastian Vettel 71 19.652 0.708 5 Jenson Button 71 29.005 9.353 6 Kimi Raikkonen 71 33.34 4.335 7 Sebastien Buemi 71 35.991 2.651 8 Rubens Barrichello 71 45.454 9.463 9 Kamui Kobayashi 71 … Continue reading Brazilian Grand Prix result
Jenson Button has won the 2009 F1 drivers’ championship. He climbed from 14th to fifth in the Brazilian Grand Prix thanks to a combination of a crash at the start of the race and several bold passes by the Brawn driver.
Brawn have won the 2009 F1 constructors’ championship. Heading into the penultimate race it was a virtual certainty they would beat Red Bull to the crown, as their rivals needed a pair of one-twos from the final race with Brawn not scoring. Although Mark Webber won the race for Red Bull, both Brawns came home … Continue reading Brawn win 2009 F1 constructors’ title
A huge crash, a lot of overtaking – and a conclusion to the championship battle. What did you think of the Brazilian Grand Prix? Rate the race out of ten and have your say below:
Review the Brazilian Grand Prix live blog below.
Felipe Massa has shown Brazilian television the damage caused to his crash helmet when it was struck be a piece of Rubens Barrichello’s suspension in qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix. Kareem Shaya estimated how hard Massa was hit for us earlier this year and came to the conclusion that: Massa would have been 14 … Continue reading Massa shows crash helmet damage (Video)
Rubens Barrichello won’t have everything his own way tomorrow as the fuel weight for the Brazilian Grand Prix revealed he will have to stop two laps earlier than Mark Webber and Adrian Sutil. Jarno Trulli, who starts fourth, will also make his first stop later than Barrichello. Here’s the fuel weights in full:
It may have taken the best part of three hours, but qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix provided high drama and set up a fascinating grid ahead of tomorrow’s race. Here’s a selection of pictures of the drivers in action on an utterly soaked circuit at Interlagos.