BMW articles on F1 Fanatic archive

BMW to spend F1 money on films 24th November 2009, 20:22

It’s bad enough BMW has chosen to quit F1. But now according to Variety magazine they’re going to used the money they’ve saved putting more adverts into films: BMW stunned Hollywood six years ago when it left the entertainment biz in its rearview mirror. But BMW now wants to make a comeback, hiring Propaganda GEM […]

BMW: Ten years in F1 in 100 pictures 13th November 2009, 12:30

Pictures of BMW’s F1 campaigns with Williams and as their own team from 2000 to 2009.

F1 2009: Team-by-team 9th November 2009, 11:30

The usual McLaren-versus-Ferrari duel was suspended in 2009 and instead all the glory went to a team we hadn’t heard of 12 months ago. F1 Fanatic’s 2009 season review kicks off with a look at how the ten F1 teams fared in 2009.

Final 2009 F1 championship standings 1st November 2009, 14:49

Drivers’ championship Driver Points 1 Jenson Button 95 2 Sebastian Vettel 84 3 Rubens Barrichello 77 4 Mark Webber 69.5 5 Lewis Hamilton 49 6 Kimi Raikkonen 48 7 Nico Rosberg 34.5 8 Jarno Trulli 32.5 9 Fernando Alonso 26 10 Timo Glock 24 11 Felipe Massa 22 12 Heikki Kovalainen 22 13 Nick Heidfeld […]

Untouchable Hamilton claims Abu Dhabi pole (Abu Dhabi Grand Prix qualifying) 31st October 2009, 14:25

Lewis Hamilton dominated qualifying for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to take pole position by two-thirds of a second. The two Red Bulls will line up behind him but team mate Heikki Kovalainen was left 13th after his McLaren broke down during Q2.

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix grid

1. Lewis Hamilton, McLaren-Mercedes – 1’40.948 2. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull-Renault – 1’41.615 3. Mark Webber, Red Bull-Renault – 1’41.726 4. Rubens Barrichello, Brawn-Mercedes – 1’41.786 5. Jenson Button, Brawn-Mercedes – 1’41.892 6. Jarno Trulli, Toyota – 1’41.897 7. Robert Kubica, BMW – 1’41.992 8. Nick Heidfeld, BMW – 1’42.343 9. Nico Rosberg, Williams-Toyota – […]

Brazilian Grand Prix fastest laps analysis 19th October 2009, 9:52

Fastest laps by driver Rank Driver Fastest lap Deficit Laps within 1% of personal best 1 Mark Webber 73.733 0 24 2 Sebastian Vettel 73.89 0.157 21 3 Rubens Barrichello 73.95 0.217 23 4 Robert Kubica 74.155 0.422 40 5 Heikki Kovalainen 74.303 0.57 21 6 Lewis Hamilton 74.345 0.612 31 7 Jenson Button 74.353 […]

Championship standings after Brazil 18th October 2009, 18:53

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 […]

Early pit stop could compromise Barrichello (Brazilian GP fuel strategies) 17th October 2009, 23:19

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:

Brazilian Grand Prix qualifying in pictures

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.