“Senna versus Prost” – read the review and win one of six copies

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

We’ve already had one new book on Ayrton Senna to mark the 15th anniversary of his death – and here’s another. But this one has a twist. Written after discussions with Alain Prost, “Senna versus Prost” tells the story of their infamous rivalry which dominated F1 from the moment they became team mates in 1988, … Continue reading “Senna versus Prost” – read the review and win one of six copies

Would ‘most wins’ make title race closer?

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Damon wrote an excellent comment on how the championship would look under the proposed ‘most wins’ system. He reckons the ‘most wins’ system would make Button’s championship a virtual certainty. But I’m not sure – and halfway through writing a reply of my own I decided it would be better to dedicate a post to … Continue reading Would ‘most wins’ make title race closer?

Jenson Button leads Brawn to third one-two

2009 Monaco Grand Prix reviewPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

The 67th running of the Monaco Grand Prix was not a classic. But it was another vital victory for Jenson Button who stretched his 2009 win record to five from six starts on a day when simply no-one could touch him. Drivers struggle on super-softs Any concerns Button might have had about Kimi Raikkonen passing … Continue reading Jenson Button leads Brawn to third one-two

Monaco Grand Prix result

Posted on Author Keith Collantine

1. Jenson Button, Brawn-Mercedes 2. Rubens Barrichello, Brawn-Mercedes 3. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari 4. Felipe Massa, Ferrari 5. Mark Webber, Red Bull-Renault 6. Nico Rosberg, Williams-Toyota 7. Fernando Alonso, Renault 8. Sebastien Bourdais, Toro Rosso-Ferrari 9. Giancarlo Fisichella, Force India-Mercedes 10. Timo Glock, Toyota 11. Nick Heidfeld, BMW 12. Lewis Hamilton, McLaren-Mercedes 13. Jarno Trulli, Toyota … Continue reading Monaco Grand Prix result

No blocking penalties after qualifying

Posted on Author Keith Collantine

Jarno Trulli and Sebastian Vettel were among the drivers who complained of being blocked by rivals during yesterday’s qualifying session. A Red Bull press release criticised Kazuki Nakajima, saying: “the Williams driver messed up Sebastian?s chances of challenging for pole this afternoon.” Trulli, meanwhile, revealed Toyota were appealing against Fernando Alonso for blocking him in … Continue reading No blocking penalties after qualifying

The race is Button’s to lose (Monaco Grand Prix pre-race analysis)

Posted on Author Keith Collantine

Now we know the real story of qualifying was not Jenson Button taking pole position but Sebastian Vettel failing to. In recent races we’ve seen Vettel struggle after getting stuck behind KERS-equipped cars. With Kimi Raikkonen starting on the front row, can the Ferrari driver do to Button what Massa did to Vettel two weeks … Continue reading The race is Button’s to lose (Monaco Grand Prix pre-race analysis)

Monaco GP fuel loads give no comfort to Button’s rivals – especially Vettel

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

As claimed by Ross Brawn, Jenson Button is indeed carrying more than 20 laps’ worth of fuel going into the Monaco Grand Prix. The championship leader starts with 23 laps’ worth of fuel on board – two more than Kimi Raikkonen, who starts alongside him. And, crucially, he has 16kg more fuel on board than … Continue reading Monaco GP fuel loads give no comfort to Button’s rivals – especially Vettel