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Brazilian Grand Prix in pictures

Button and Kobayashi went wheel-to-wheel several times
Button and Kobayashi went wheel-to-wheel several times

From the explosive start to the jubilant scenes as Felipe Massa waved the chequered flag at the new world champion Jenson Button, the Brazilian Grand Prix was a spectacular race.

Take a look back at some of the highlights with this collection of pictures. Continue reading

Brazilian Grand Prix fastest laps analysis

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 0.62 39
8 Nico Rosberg 74.37 0.637 17
9 Kimi Raikkonen 74.558 0.825 35
10 Sebastien Buemi 74.563 0.83 49
11 Kamui Kobayashi 74.676 0.943 35
12 Romain Grosjean 74.789 1.056 25
13 Jaime Alguersuari 74.861 1.128 25
14 Giancarlo Fisichella 74.931 1.198 23
15 Nick Heidfeld 74.988 1.255 11
16 Vitantonio Liuzzi 74.99 1.257 27
17 Kazuki Nakajima 75.073 1.34 18
Jarno Trulli No time No time No time
Adrian Sutil No time No time No time
Fernando Alonso No time No time No time

Top 50 fastest laps

Rank Driver Lap time Lap
1 Mark Webber 73.733 25
2 Mark Webber 73.875 24
3 Sebastian Vettel 73.89 59
4 Sebastian Vettel 73.944 36
5 Rubens Barrichello 73.95 20
6 Sebastian Vettel 73.954 35
7 Mark Webber 74.012 22
8 Rubens Barrichello 74.027 65
9 Rubens Barrichello 74.048 19
10 Mark Webber 74.05 21
11 Mark Webber 74.101 19
12 Rubens Barrichello 74.118 18
13 Sebastian Vettel 74.119 34
14 Mark Webber 74.128 20
15 Robert Kubica 74.155 38
16 Robert Kubica 74.164 22
17 Rubens Barrichello 74.179 17
18 Mark Webber 74.199 45
19 Robert Kubica 74.201 44
20 Robert Kubica 74.201 45
21 Rubens Barrichello 74.243 67
22 Mark Webber 74.245 62
23 Sebastian Vettel 74.259 70
24 Rubens Barrichello 74.262 66
25 Sebastian Vettel 74.286 61
26 Robert Kubica 74.287 19
27 Sebastian Vettel 74.289 55
28 Rubens Barrichello 74.293 16
29 Sebastian Vettel 74.301 67
30 Heikki Kovalainen 74.303 68
31 Mark Webber 74.315 46
32 Robert Kubica 74.316 18
33 Robert Kubica 74.317 43
34 Sebastian Vettel 74.324 48
35 Heikki Kovalainen 74.337 62
36 Sebastian Vettel 74.341 71
37 Robert Kubica 74.342 21
38 Robert Kubica 74.344 37
39 Lewis Hamilton 74.345 59
40 Sebastian Vettel 74.349 58
41 Mark Webber 74.35 63
42 Mark Webber 74.352 18
43 Jenson Button 74.353 46
44 Robert Kubica 74.358 17
45 Sebastian Vettel 74.358 68
46 Nico Rosberg 74.37 16
47 Mark Webber 74.371 11
48 Robert Kubica 74.377 60
49 Sebastian Vettel 74.377 69
50 Nico Rosberg 74.378 22

Championship standings after Brazil

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 17
14 Nick Heidfeld 15
15 Giancarlo Fisichella 8
16 Adrian Sutil 5
17 Sebastien Buemi 5
18 Sebastien Bourdais 2
19 Kamui Kobayashi 0
20 Vitantonio Liuzzi 0
21 Kazuki Nakajima 0
22 Nelson Piquet Jnr 0
23 Romain Grosjean 0
24 Luca Badoer 0
25 Jaime Alguersuari 0

Constructors’ championship

Driver Points
1 Brawn 161
2 Red Bull 135.5
3 McLaren 71
4 Ferrari 70
5 Toyota 54.5
6 Williams 34.5
7 BMW 32
8 Renault 26
9 Force India 13
10 Toro Rosso 7

Early pit stop could compromise Barrichello (Brazilian GP fuel strategies)

Rubens Barrichello has gambled on a slightly shorter first stint
Rubens Barrichello has gambled on a slightly shorter first stint

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: Continue reading

Brazilian Grand Prix qualifying in pictures

Sebastian Vettel swims out of the pit lane at Interlagos
Sebastian Vettel swims out of the pit lane at Interlagos

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. Continue reading

Rubens Barrichello starts 13 places ahead of Jenson Button

Barrichello on pole at home as Button slumps to 14th

Rubens Barrichello starts 13 places ahead of Jenson Button
Rubens Barrichello starts 13 places ahead of Jenson Button

Rubens Barrichello has a precious opportunity to slash Jenson Button’s championship lead in tomorrow’s Brazilian Grand Prix.

The home hero took pole position in a wet session that took a mammoth two hours and 45 minutes to complete. Button was eliminated in Q2 and starts 14th, two places ahead of Sebastian Vettel. Continue reading

Brazilian Grand Prix grid (Updated)

1. Rubens Barrichello, Brawn-Mercedes – 1’19.576
2. Mark Webber, Red Bull-Renault – 1’19.668
3. Adrian Sutil, Force India-Mercedes – 1’19.912
4. Jarno Trulli, Toyota – 1’20.097
5. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari – 1’20.168
6. Sebastien Buemi, Toro Rosso-Ferrari – 1’20.250
7. Nico Rosberg, Williams-Toyota – 1’20.326
8. Robert Kubica, BMW – 1’20.631
9. Kazuki Nakajima, Williams-Toyota – 1’20.674
10. Fernando Alonso, Renault – 1’21.422
11. Kamui Kobayashi, Toyota – 1’21.960
12. Jaime Alguersuari, Toro Rosso-Ferrari – 1’22.231
13. Romain Grosjean, Renault – 1’22.477
14. Jenson Button, Brawn-Mercedes – 1’22.504
15. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull-Renault – 1’25.009
16. Heikki Kovalainen, McLaren-Mercedes – 1’25.052
17. Lewis Hamilton, McLaren-Mercedes – 1’25.192
18. Nick Heidfeld, BMW – 1’25.515
19. Giancarlo Fisichella, Ferrari – 1’40.703
20. Vitantonio Liuzzi, Force India-Mercedes – no time*

*Gearbox change penalty

Two points in it with two to go: It’s Ferrari vs McLaren… for third place

McLaren and Ferrari have rarely featured at the front this year
McLaren and Ferrari have rarely featured at the front this year

It’s the two titans of the sport: Ferrari and McLaren, who between them have won 374 Grands Prix and 24 constructors’ championships.

But not this year. The 2009 constructors’ championship trophy is not destined for Maranello or Woking. The two teams are fighting as hard as ever – but this time it’s for third place. Continue reading

Championship points after Japan

Drivers’ championship standings

Driver Points
1 Jenson Button 85
2 Rubens Barrichello 71
3 Sebastian Vettel 69
4 Mark Webber 51.5
5 Kimi Raikkonen 45
6 Lewis Hamilton 43
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 Nick Heidfeld 15
14 Robert Kubica 9
15 Giancarlo Fisichella 8
16 Adrian Sutil 5
17 Sebastien Buemi 3
18 Sebastien Bourdais 2
19 Vitantonio Liuzzi 0
20 Kazuki Nakajima 0
21 Nelson Piquet Jnr 0
22 Romain Grosjean 0
23 Luca Badoer 0
24 Jaime Alguersuari 0

Constructors’ championship standings

Driver Points
1 Brawn 156
2 Red Bull 120.5
3 Ferrari 67
4 McLaren 65
5 Toyota 54.5
6 Williams 34.5
7 Renault 26
8 BMW 24
9 Force India 13
10 Toro Rosso 5

Drivers’ championship battle

Drivers' championship battle (click to enlarge)
Drivers' championship battle (click to enlarge)

Japanese Grand Prix

Japanese Grand Prix race result

Position Driver Laps Delay Gap
1 Sebastian Vettel 53
2 Jarno Trulli 53 4.877 4.877
3 Lewis Hamilton 53 6.472 1.595
4 Kimi Raikkonen 53 7.94 1.468
5 Nico Rosberg 53 8.793 0.853
6 Nick Heidfeld 53 9.509 0.716
7 Rubens Barrichello 53 10.641 1.132
8 Jenson Button 53 11.474 0.833
9 Robert Kubica 53 11.777 0.303
10 Fernando Alonso 53 13.065 1.288
11 Heikki Kovalainen 53 13.735 0.67
12 Giancarlo Fisichella 53 14.596 0.861
13 Adrian Sutil 53 14.959 0.363
14 Vitantonio Liuzzi 53 15.734 0.775
15 Kazuki Nakajima 53 17.973 2.239
16 Romain Grosjean 52 -1 laps -1 laps
17 Mark Webber 51 -2 laps -1 laps
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18 Jaime Alguersuari 43 -10 laps -8 laps
19 Sebastien Buemi 11 -42 laps -32 laps
20 Timo Glock 0 -53 laps -11 laps

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Timo Glock, Toyota

Japanese Grand Prix