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
A quick round-up of other interesting points from the Monaco Grand Prix I haven’t covered elsewhere. If you’ve spotted anything else of interest I’ve missed, please post it in the comments… McLaren Lewis Hamilton said the part of his front wing he damaged agaisnt Nick Heidfeld’s BMW was a ‘footplate’. Never heard it called that … Continue reading Monaco Grand Prix round-up
Here’s a round-up of F1 news and other interesting links I’ve found today. If you’ve spotted a hot news story, interesting new website or just something funny from the world of F1, please share your links in the comments below. Exploratory talks aiming at Canadian GP return "In the context of the global economic situation, … Continue reading F1 links: Talks on Canadian GP return
Jenson Button completes a hat-trick of wins with his triumph in the Monaco Grand Prix – the first time this has been done in three years. It was the second-fastest Monaco Grand Prix of all time and te first time a driver has won three consecutive races with the same engine. Here’s more facts and … Continue reading 2009 Monaco Grand Prix facts and stats
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?
Here’s a round-up of F1 news and other interesting linsk I’ve found today. If you’ve spotted a hot news story, interesting new website or just something funny from the world of F1, please share your links in the comments below. Theissen: BMW must improve quickly Mario theissen: "At no point was our car competitive. No … Continue reading F1 links: Doubt over BMW’s F1 future
The Monaco Grand Prix was all about tyres: super-soft tyres, to be exact. Button mastered them, Vettel went to pieces on them, and Williams screwed up their strategy because they were spooked by them. Here’s how the Monaco Grand Prix unfolded.
The Monaco Grand Prix wasn’t the most exciting race ever – but at least it looked good. Here’s a selection of pictures of all the cars in today’s race.
With five wins and a third place from the first six races, Jenson Button has made one of the best starts to the world championship ever seen in F1. His achievement equals Michael Schumacher’s in 2002, and is bettered only by Schumacher in 1994 and Nigel Mansell in 1992.
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.
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Drivers’ championship Jenson Button 51 Rubens Barrichello 35 Sebastian Vettel 23 Mark Webber 19.5 Jarno Trulli 14.5 Timo Glock 12 Fernando Alonso 11 Kimi Raikkonen 9 Lewis Hamilton 9 Felipe Massa 8 Nico Rosberg 7.5 Nick Heidfeld 6 Heikki Kovalainen 4 Sebastien Buemi 3 Sebastien Bourdais 2 Kazuki Nakajima 0 Giancarlo Fisichella 0 Nelson Piquet … Continue reading Championship standings after Monaco
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
Review the Monaco Grand Prix live blog below.
Here’s a round-up of F1 news and other interesting links I’ve found today. If you’ve spotted a hot news story, interesting new website or just something funny from the world of F1, please share your links in the comments below. Teams continue work on F1 agreement "Although FOTA has not revealed any details of its … Continue reading F1 links: FIA and FOTA edge towards deal
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?óÔé¼Ôäós 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
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)
Here’s another selection of colourful pictures from the Monaco Grand Prix – taken as the drivers hustle their cars between the buildings during qualifying.
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
A frightening accident saw Renault F1 team test driver Romain Grosjean hurtling high into the barriers at Tabac during today’s GP2 race at Monaco.