Hamilton’s engineer got it wrong over Button pass, Whitmarsh admits

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McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh said the message given to Lewis Hamilton during the Turkish Grand Prix that Jenson Button would not overtake him was “wrong”. During the Grand Prix race engineer Phil Prew advised him Button would not overtake. Whitmarsh admitted that Button’s pass on Hamilton came “shortly after” that message was given. He … Continue reading Hamilton’s engineer got it wrong over Button pass, Whitmarsh admits

McLaren told Hamilton Button wouldn’t pass him during the Turkish Grand Prix

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McLaren told Lewis Hamilton that Jenson Button would not pass him during the Turkish Grand Prix. New footage of the Turkish Grand Prix posted on the official F1 website reveals Hamilton asked the team “If I back off is Jenson going to pass me or not?” He was told “No Lewis, no.” This audio clip … Continue reading McLaren told Hamilton Button wouldn’t pass him during the Turkish Grand Prix

Kobayashi: ‘Q3 means more than a point’

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Kamui Kobayashi praised his team’s effort in getting both cars to finish for the first time in 2010 last weekend. But he admitted reaching the top ten in qualifying gave him more satisfaction: Definitely qualifying means more to me because it shows my true performance. In a race you can always benefit from somebody else?s … Continue reading Kobayashi: ‘Q3 means more than a point’

A brilliant race in Turkey shows F1 is on the right track (Making F1 better)

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The Turkish Grand Prix was a fantastic race – and it didn’t need a single drop of rain to liven things up. F1 Fanatic readers rated the Turkish Grand Prix higher than any other dry race weekend since our “Rate the Race” polls began at the start of 2008. After the criticisms of ‘boring F1’ … Continue reading A brilliant race in Turkey shows F1 is on the right track (Making F1 better)

Horner blames both drivers for crash

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Red Bull have responded to criticism of their reaction to the crash between their drivers in the Turkish Grand Prix, issuing a Q&A with team boss Christian Horner in which he divides blame for the accident between both drivers. Horner also confirmed that Mark Webber had been instructed to turn his engine down before Sebastian … Continue reading Horner blames both drivers for crash

Red Bull’s Helmut Marko says “Webber should have let Vettel pass” (Video)

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Red Bull motorsport consultant Helmut Marko has reiterated his belief that Mark Webber was solely to blame for his collision with Sebastian Vettel which put both cars out of the lead of the Turkish Grand Prix. Speaking to Speed TV Marko said: Mark for whatever reason was slower. He was getting lap by lap slower, … Continue reading Red Bull’s Helmut Marko says “Webber should have let Vettel pass” (Video)

Turkish Grand Prix fastest laps

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Rank Driver Car Fastest lap Deficit to fastest lap 1 Vitaly Petrov Renault 1’29.165 2 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1’29.195 0.030 3 Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’29.535 0.370 4 Robert Kubica Renault 1’29.580 0.415 5 Sebastien Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’29.588 0.423 6 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1’29.810 0.645 7 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1’29.895 0.730 8 Adrian … Continue reading Turkish Grand Prix fastest laps

Webber takes sole championship lead – points in full after Turkey

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Drivers’ championship Position Driver Points 1 Mark Webber 93 2 Jenson Button 88 3 Lewis Hamilton 84 4 Fernando Alonso 79 5 Sebastian Vettel 78 6 Robert Kubica 67 7 Felipe Massa 67 8 Nico Rosberg 66 9 Michael Schumacher 34 10 Adrian Sutil 22 11 Vitantonio Liuzzi 10 12 Rubens Barrichello 7 13 Vitaly … Continue reading Webber takes sole championship lead – points in full after Turkey