Sebastian Vettel should be able to pit one lap later than Jarno Trulli and Lewis Hamilton at the start of the Japanese Grand Prix. But will he be able to keep Hamilton behind at the start of the race? Here are the fuel weights in full.
Sebastian Vettel is on pole position for the fourth time this season after leading the field in a chaotic qualifying session at Suzuka. Three crashes forced the session to be stopped at different points, including a particularly worrying accident for Timo Glock. And Brawn duo Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello could face penalties after improving … Continue reading Sebastian Vettel takes pole in crash-hit session (Japanese Grand Prix qualifying)
Full grid and starting order for the 2009 Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka including any grid penalties that have been applied.
Drivers’ championship standings Driver Points 1 Jenson Button 84 2 Rubens Barrichello 69 3 Sebastian Vettel 59 4 Mark Webber 51.5 5 Kimi Raikkonen 40 6 Lewis Hamilton 37 7 Nico Rosberg 30.5 8 Fernando Alonso 26 9 Timo Glock 24 10 Jarno Trulli 22.5 11 Felipe Massa 22 12 Heikki Kovalainen 22 13 Nick … Continue reading Championship standings after Singapore
Position Driver Laps Delay Gap 1 Lewis Hamilton 61 2 Timo Glock 61 9.634 9.634 3 Fernando Alonso 61 16.624 6.99 4 Sebastian Vettel 61 20.261 3.637 5 Jenson Button 61 30.015 9.754 6 Rubens Barrichello 61 31.858 1.843 7 Heikki Kovalainen 61 36.157 4.299 8 Robert Kubica 61 55.054 18.897 9 Kazuki Nakajima 61 … Continue reading Singapore Grand Prix result
Lewis Hamilton is in a strong position heading into tomorrow’s Singapore Grand Prix as he is fuelled more heavily than the cars behind him. Nico Rosberg will pit later than Sebastian Vettel, but both of them as well as Mark Webber will make their first pit stops sooner than Hamilton. Here are the drivers’ fuel … Continue reading Hamilton heavier than the Red Bulls (Singapore Grand Prix fuel strategies)
A crash decided the Singapore Grand Prix last year, and a crash decided Singapore Grand Prix qualifying this year. Rubens Barrichello’s shunt in the dying moments of qualifying may have been entirely innocent, but it handed Lewis Hamilton pole position for the second Singapore Grand Prix. Championship leader Jenson Button, meanwhile, will start from outside … Continue reading Barrichello crash gives Hamilton pole (Singapore Grand Prix qualifying)
1. Lewis Hamilton, McLaren-Mercedes – 1’47.891 2. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull-Renault – 1’48.204 3. Nico Rosberg, Williams-Toyota – 1’48.348 4. Mark Webber, Red Bull-Renault – 1’48.722 5. Fernando Alonso, Renault – 1’49.054 6. Timo Glock, Toyota – 1’49.180 7. Robert Kubica, BMW – 1’49.514 8. Heikki Kovalainen, McLaren-Mercedes – 1’49.778 9. Rubens Barrichello, Brawn-Mercedes – … Continue reading Singapore Grand Prix grid
Yesterday’s race was the 80th running of the Italian Grand Prix, and the 60th time it has been a world championship event. So it was fitting that the ‘temple of speed’ served up another of the fastest races of all time – and it was won by the sport’s oldest practitioner. Here are the facts … Continue reading 2009 Italian Grand Prix stats and facts
The rain stayed away and in the Italian Grand Prix we saw Monza in all its glory: soft September sunlight and twitchy race cars with tea-tray rear wings lapping at stunning speed on a circuit steeped in history. And best of all, the place was packed to capacity with some of the most passionate F1 … Continue reading Italian Grand Prix in pictures
Smart strategy and rock-solid pace won the Italian Grand Prix for Rubens Barrichello who led home team mate Jenson Button as Lewis Hamilton crashed out.
1. Rubens Barrichello, Brawn-Mercedes 2. Jenson Button, Brawn-Mercedes 3. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari 4. Adrian Sutil, Force India-Mercedes 5. Fernando Alonso, Renault 6. Heikki Kovalainen, McLaren-Mercedes 7. Nick Heidfeld, BMW 8. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull-Renault 9. Giancarlo Fisichella, Ferrari 10. Kazuki Nakajima, Williams-Toyota 11. Timo Glock, Toyota 12. Lewis Hamilton, McLaren-Mercedes 13. Sebastien Buemi, Toro Rosso-Ferrari … Continue reading Italian Grand Prix result
Drivers’ championship Driver Points 1 Jenson Button 80 2 Rubens Barrichello 66 3 Sebastian Vettel 54 4 Mark Webber 51.5 5 Kimi Raikkonen 40 6 Nico Rosberg 30.5 7 Lewis Hamilton 27 8 Jarno Trulli 22.5 9 Felipe Massa 22 10 Heikki Kovalainen 20 11 Fernando Alonso 20 12 Timo Glock 16 13 Nick Heidfeld … Continue reading Championship standings after Italy
The Monza parkland in autumn sunlight is one of F1’s finest sights. Anyone who didn’t see this afternoon’s GP2 race might find it hard to believe that, shortly after F1 qualifying finished, the sunlight and mid-30s temperatures gave way to dark skies and pouring rain. We may get more rain tomorrow, but in the meantime … Continue reading Italian Grand Prix qualifying in pictures
Adrian Sutil will be able to go one lap longer than Lewis Hamilton at the start of the Italian Grand Prix. But Heikki Kovalainen could be the man to watch as he’s fuelled to make his pit stop much later than the three drivers in front of him. Here’s the fuel weights in full.
Lewis Hamilton and Adrian Sutil will share the front row of a grid for the Italian Grand Prix tomorrow. It’s the first time they’ve done so since 2005 at Zandvoort – when the pair were team mates in the F3 Euroseries. A last-gap effort from Hamilton seized pole position from the Force India driver. Sutil … Continue reading Lewis Hamilton beats Adrian Sutil to pole (Italian Grand Prix qualifying)
1. Lewis Hamilton, McLaren-Mercedes – 1’24.066 2. Adrian Sutil, Force India-Mercedes – 1’24.261 3. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari – 1’24.523 4. Heikki Kovalainen, McLaren-Mercedes – 1’24.845 5. Rubens Barrichello, Brawn-Mercedes – 1’25.015 6. Jenson Button, Brawn-Mercedes – 1’25.030 7. Vitantonio Liuzzi, Force India-Mercedes – 1’25.043 8. Fernando Alonso, Renault – 1’25.072 9. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull-Renault … Continue reading 2009 Italian Grand Prix grid
There must’ve been some hasty revisions to the Italian Grand Prix programme as a new home driver was added to the entry list at the expense of another, As Giancarlo Fisichella moved over to Ferrari, Vitantonio Liuzzi took his place at Force India. Here’s the first pictures of them in action for their new teams … Continue reading Fisichella makes Ferrari debut and Liuzzi returns for Force India (pictures)
F1 Fanatic guest writer Journeyer turns his historical eye to Ferrari’s new star Giancarlo Fisichella. Giancarlo Fisichella finally had his dream come true: this weekend at Mona he will race for Ferrari. Fisichella has taken a circuitous route to F1’s most famous outfit, changing teams eight times in 14 seasons. In this two-part series we’ll … Continue reading Giancarlo Fisichella’s career in video (P1)
Ferrari have confirmed Banco Santander as a major sponsor for the 2010 F1 season. The deal has been rumoured since last year, and is soon expected to be followed by confirmation that Fernando Alonso will race for them next year.