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 … Continue reading Final 2009 F1 championship standings
Position Driver Laps Delay Gap 1 Sebastian Vettel 55 2 Mark Webber 55 17.857 17.857 3 Jenson Button 55 18.467 0.61 4 Rubens Barrichello 55 22.735 4.268 5 Nick Heidfeld 55 26.253 3.518 6 Kamui Kobayashi 55 28.343 2.09 7 Jarno Trulli 55 34.366 6.023 8 Sebastien Buemi 55 41.294 6.928 9 Nico Rosberg 55 … Continue reading Abu Dhabi Grand Prix result
Sebastian Vettel led home a RedBull-one-two at Yas Island. What did you think of F1’s first race at Abu Dhabi? Rate the race out of ten below and have your say in the comments.
Review the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix live blog below.
With a spanking new multi-million pound venue and a golden sunset, F1’s photographers have outstripped themselves capturing some truly gorgeous pictures from today’s qualifying session. Here’s the pick of the bunch.
Lewis Hamilton may be carrying a couple of kilos less fuel than his rivals – but will it be enough for them to keep up with him? Here’s the fuel weights for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in full:
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.
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 – … Continue reading Abu Dhabi Grand Prix grid
Review the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix practice 3 live blog below.
We’ve seen previews and renderings of what Yas Island would look like. But only now that we’ve had our first glimpse of the cars in action on the circuit can we see such what an exceptional venue this is. Added to the impressive architecture was the rare sight of F1 cars in action at sunset … Continue reading F1 cars in action at Abu Dhabi (pictures)
Review the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix practice 1 live blog below.
The 2009 F1 season comes to a close this weekend with the inaugural Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Get ready for the race of the year with the F1 Fanatic unofficial programme.
Good news for Renault fans – the team have announced their first new sponsors since losing ING and Mutua Madrilena after the Singapore scandal. TW Steel logos will feature on the cars at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Here’s some renderings of what the R29 will look like this weekend:
We’re only one day away from finally seeing F1 cars in action of Abu Dhabi’s spectacular new track. Here’s some new pictures of the completed Yas Island facility that awaits the teams as F1 arrives for the first ever Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
The first race at a new circuit is always something special – which is just as well because F1 is turning up at the last race of the season with both the titles decided. Each new venue the world championship visits has to out-do the last for splendour. As the last newcomer was the spectacular … Continue reading Stepping into the unknown at a dazzling new venue (Abu Dhabi GP preview)
Update: The BBC have issued revised times for their F1 schedule this weekend. The timings below have been updated. It’s the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix this weekend – here’s what times you can watch the action live in Britain. Don’t forget to join us at F1 Fanatic during every session for our live blogs. If … Continue reading Abu Dhabi Grand Prix TV Times (Updated)
F1 Fanatic guest writer John Beamer takes a look at the differing approaches of Brawn and Red Bull this year, which teams had special parts at Brazil, and what to expect at Abu Dhabi. Although Brawn won the championships at a canter Red Bull were the better team over much of the season but made … Continue reading Brazilian Grand Prix technical review
Jean Todt’s victory in today’s FIA election is not likely to be greeted with a great deal of surprise. He was the preferred choice of outgoing president Max Mosley, and that clout was always going to count for a lot. Sure enough, Todt won with 135 votes to Vatanen’s 49, with 12 abstentions. The FIA … Continue reading Jean Todt is the new FIA president
The remarkable story of Brawn has generated many column inches since the team won both championships on Sunday. But the flip side to the story is whether Honda’s decision to sell the team ten months ago must now be considered one of F1’s greatest blunders.
It was a 17-race season – but Jenson Button needed only 16 of them to claim the championship crown. From the Silverstone shakedown where the Brawn GP car broke cover, to the first win in Melbourne which soon became a familiar sight, to the difficult second half of the season, take a look back at … Continue reading Button’s championship win in pictures