2009 August 23 archive

European Grand Prix teams’ quotes 23rd August 2009, 23:01

Here’s what the teams had to say after the European Grand Prix: McLaren Lewis made a good start from pole position, and drove a strong first stint to lead the opening laps, stretching his advantage over Heikki and Rubens Barrichello in so doing. Pitting for the first time on lap 16, Lewis resumed in fourth […]

European Grand Prix in pictures

The streets of Valencia may not quite be a match for Monte-Carlo, but there was definitely a splash more colour about the place this year. Here’s a look back at the race in pictures, including Sebastien Buemi aand Timo Glock’s coming-together, Sebastian Vettel’s retirement – and a very happy Rubens Barrichello.

Rubens Barrichello grabs win from Lewis Hamilton (European Grand Prix)

Rubens Barrichello ended his F1 victory drought of nearly five years with a classy win on the streets of Valencia. A crucial mistake by McLaren on Lewis Hamilton’s final pit stop gave Barrichello the opportunity to snatch victory – but his 35-second lead over team mate Jenson Button showed how well the Brazilian had driven.

Championship standings after Valencia

Drivers’ championship Driver Points 1 Jenson Button 72 2 Rubens Barrichello 54 3 Mark Webber 51.5 4 Sebastian Vettel 47 5 Nico Rosberg 29.5 6 Lewis Hamilton 27 7 Kimi Raikkonen 24 8 Jarno Trulli 22.5 9 Felipe Massa 22 10 Timo Glock 16 11 Fernando Alonso 16 12 Heikki Kovalainen 14 13 Nick Heidfeld […]

European Grand Prix result

1. Rubens Barrichello, Brawn-Mercedes 2. Lewis Hamilton, McLaren-Mercedes 3. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari 4. Heikki Kovalainen, McLaren-Mercedes 5. Nico Rosberg, Williams-Toyota 6. Fernando Alonso, Renault 7. Jenson Button, Brawn-Mercedes 8. Robert Kubica, BMW 9. Mark Webber, Red Bull-Renault 10. Adrian Sutil, Force India-Mercedes 11. Nick Heidfeld, BMW 12. Giancarlo Fisichella, Force India-Mercedes 13. Jarno Trulli, Toyota […]

Rate the race: European Grand Prix

Last year’s European Grand Prix was rated the worst of the season. Was this year’s instalment any better? Rate the European Grand Prix out of 10 and have your say about the race below. [poll id="80"]

European Grand Prix Live Blog

Review the European Grand Prix Live Blog below.

Hamilton using short wheelbase MP4/24

Lewis Hamilton is using a short wheelbase version of the MP4/24 at Valencia this weekend. Team mate Heikki Kovalainen’s MP4/24 has the original wheelbase length. This caught my attention because of what Martin Whitmarsh told this site earlier this week: Other teams have historically run much more different cars across the garage than we have. […]

F1 links: Toyota parting with Trulli & Williams

Motor racing-Toyota cast doubt on Trulli’s future John Howett suggests Jarno Trulli won't drive for Toyota next year: "We are in negotiation and we haven't reached an agreement and there is a possibility that we won't close the gap,. At the moment the gap is reasonably large. We have to say there is a very […]