Hamilton and Button limit damage with second and fourth (McLaren race review)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

The defining moment of McLaren’s weekend came on Friday evening when they abandoned their plans to run their new exhaust-driven diffuser. After the race team principal Martin Whitmarsh admitted he’d have “ripped someone’s arm off” to ensure their second and fourth-placed finishes on a weekend when Red Bull and Ferrari were quicker.

Webber wins but team tensions hit new high (Red Bull race review)

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Red Bull began the weekend trying to put psychological pressure on McLaren’s drivers, saying the friendly relationship between Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button is purely for show. Maybe it is, but there’s no hiding the growing animosity within the Red Bull camp as the team again found themselves accused of favouring Sebastian Vettel over Mark … Continue reading Webber wins but team tensions hit new high (Red Bull race review)

How Button went from 14th to fourth (British Grand Prix analysis)

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It was an exercise in damage limitation for Jenson Button in the British Grand Prix as he rose from 14th on the grid to salvage fourth place – enough for him to hold on to second in the championship. He managed it by gaining more places than anyone else at the start, delaying his pit … Continue reading How Button went from 14th to fourth (British Grand Prix analysis)

British Grand Prix fastest laps

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Rank Driver Car Fastest lap Deficit to fastest lap 1 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1’30.874 2 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1’31.646 0.772 3 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1’31.967 1.093 4 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1’32.364 1.490 5 Vitaly Petrov Renault 1’32.484 1.610 6 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1’32.758 1.884 7 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1’32.952 2.078 8 Sebastien Buemi … Continue reading British Grand Prix fastest laps

“Lewis didn’t mean to give me puncture”

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British Grand Prix in pictures Sebastian Vettel said he doesn’t think Lewis Hamilton meant to give him the puncture that ruined his race. The pair clashed at the first corner for the second race in a row. Speaking after finishing seventh in the British Grand Prix Vettel said: There’s not much to say. I was … Continue reading “Lewis didn’t mean to give me puncture”

Hamilton increases lead – full championship points after Silverstone

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Drivers’ championship Position Driver Points 1 Lewis Hamilton 145 2 Jenson Button 133 3 Mark Webber 128 4 Sebastian Vettel 121 5 Fernando Alonso 98 6 Nico Rosberg 90 7 Robert Kubica 83 8 Felipe Massa 67 9 Michael Schumacher 36 10 Adrian Sutil 35 11 Rubens Barrichello 29 12 Kamui Kobayashi 15 13 Vitantonio … Continue reading Hamilton increases lead – full championship points after Silverstone