Pole for Vettel as Button struggles to sixth (British Grand Prix qualifying)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Sebastian Vettel will start from pole position for a second race in a row as Red Bull’s excellent British Grand Prix performance continued. The team looked likely to lock out the front row but Mark Webber was delayed on his final qualifying attempt, leaving him third. Vettel and fellow front row starter Rubens Barrichello have … Continue reading Pole for Vettel as Button struggles to sixth (British Grand Prix qualifying)

British Grand Prix grid

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

1. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull-Renault – 1’19.509 2. Rubens Barrichello, Brawn-Mercedes – 1’19.856 3. Mark Webber, Red Bull-Renault – 1’19.868 4. Jarno Trulli, Toyota – 1’20.091 5. Kazuki Nakajima, Williams-Toyota – 1’20.216 6. Jenson Button, Brawn-Mercedes – 1’20.289 7. Nico Rosberg, Williams-Toyota – 1’20.361 8. Timo Glock, Toyota – 1’20.490 9. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari – … Continue reading British Grand Prix grid

It wasn’t just Button that cost Vettel second (Turkish Grand Prix analysis)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Sebastian Vettel’s three-stop strategy at Istanbul left him vulnerable to team mate Mark Webber. Webber occasionally managed to match Vettel’s pace despite carrying a heavier fuel which, along with Vettel’s delay behind Button, helped Webber nab second off his team mate. Here’s an analysis of the Turkish Grand Prix including how far McLaren are off … Continue reading It wasn’t just Button that cost Vettel second (Turkish Grand Prix analysis)

Turkish Grand Prix result

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

1. Jenson Button, Brawn-Mercedes 2. Mark Webber, Red Bull-Renault 3. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull-Renault 4. Jarno Trulli, Toyota 5. Nico Rosberg, Williams-Toyota 6. Felipe Massa, Ferrari 7. Robert Kubica, BMW 8. Timo Glock, Toyota 9. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari 10. Fernando Alonso, Renault 11. Nick Heidfeld, BMW 12. Kazuki Nakajima, Williams-Toyota 13. Lewis Hamilton, McLaren-Mercedes 14. … Continue reading Turkish Grand Prix result

Turkish Grand Prix grid

Posted on Author Keith Collantine

Here is the grid for the Turkish Grand Prix. 1. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull-Renault – 1’28.316 2. Jenson Button, Brawn-Mercedes – 1’28.421 3. Rubens Barrichello, Brawn-Mercedes – 1’28.579 4. Mark Webber, Red Bull-Renault – 1’28.613 5. Jarno Trulli, Toyota – 1’28.666 6. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari – 1’28.815 7. Felipe Massa, Ferrari – 1’28.858 8. Fernando … Continue reading Turkish Grand Prix grid

Monaco Grand Prix result

Posted on Author Keith Collantine

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

Monaco GP fuel loads give no comfort to Button’s rivals – especially Vettel

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

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

Jenson Button does it again as Ferrari hit back (Monaco Grand Prix qualifying)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Jenson Button’s rivals failed to keep him away from a crucial fourth pole position of the season at Monaco. But he’ll have to work hard to keep Kimi Raikkonen behind him – the KERS-equipped Ferrari driver lines up second on the grid. Lewis Hamilton, however, lines up 16th after throwing away his chances of a … Continue reading Jenson Button does it again as Ferrari hit back (Monaco Grand Prix qualifying)

Monaco Grand Prix grid

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Here is the grid for the Monaco Grand Prix: 1. Jenson Button, Brawn GP, 1’14.902 2. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari, 1’14.927 3. Rubens Barrichello, Brawn GP, 1’15.077 4. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, 1’15.271 5. Felipe Massa, Ferrari, 1’15.437 6. Nico Rosberg, Williams-Toyota, 1’15.455 7. Heikki Kovalainen, McLaren-Mercedes, 1’15.516 8. Mark Webber, Red Bull-Renault, 1’15.653 9. Fernando … Continue reading Monaco Grand Prix grid

Championship standings after Spanish GP

Posted on Author Keith Collantine

Drivers’ championship Jenson Button 41 Rubens Barrichello 27 Sebastian Vettel 23 Mark Webber 15.5 Jarno Trulli 14.5 Timo Glock 12 Fernando Alonso 9 Lewis Hamilton 9 Nick Heidfeld 6 Nico Rosberg 4.5 Heikki Kovalainen 4 Sebastien Buemi 3 Felipe Massa 3 Kimi Raikkonen 3 Sebastien Bourdais 1 Constructors’ championship Brawn 68 Red Bull 38.5 Toyota … Continue reading Championship standings after Spanish GP

Spanish Grand Prix result

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

1. Jenson Button, Brawn-Mercedes 2. Rubens Barrichello, Brawn-Mercedes 3. Mark Webber, Red Bull-Renault 4. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull-Renault 5. Fernando Alonso, Renault 6. Felipe Massa, Ferrari 7. Nick Heidfeld, BMW 8. Nico Rosberg, Williams-Toyota 9. Lewis Hamilton, McLaren-Mercedes 10. Timo Glock, Toyota 11. Robert Kubica, BMW 12. Nelson Piquet Jnr, Renault 13. Kazuki Nakajima, Williams-Toyota … Continue reading Spanish Grand Prix result

Last-second lap puts Button on pole (Spanish Grand Prix qualifying)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Jenson Button starts from pole position for the third time this year after a stunning last-gasp lap at the Circuit de Catalunya. Button bumped title rival Sebastian Vettel back to second place having begun his final effort with only two seconds to spare. Meanwhile it was another qualifying disaster for Ferrari as Kimi Raikkonen was … Continue reading Last-second lap puts Button on pole (Spanish Grand Prix qualifying)