Working out who was the best F1 driver is never easy – a driver typically only has one rival who has the same equipment, and even within teams two cars are not necessarily always the same. And it’s been even harder this year with the sudden emergence of Brawn and Red Bull as front runners, … Continue reading 2009 F1 driver rankings part 1: 25-16
Drivers’ championship Driver Points 1 Jenson Button 72 2 Rubens Barrichello 56 3 Sebastian Vettel 53 4 Mark Webber 51.5 5 Kimi Raikkonen 34 6 Nico Rosberg 30.5 7 Lewis Hamilton 27 8 Jarno Trulli 22.5 9 Felipe Massa 22 10 Heikki Kovalainen 17 11 Timo Glock 16 12 Fernando Alonso 16 13 Nick Heidfeld … Continue reading F1 championship points after Belgium
Drivers’ championship Jenson Button 70 Mark Webber 51.5 Sebastian Vettel 47 Rubens Barrichello 44 Nico Rosberg 25.5 Jarno Trulli 22.5 Felipe Massa 22 Lewis Hamilton 19 Kimi Raikkonen 18 Timo Glock 16 Fernando Alonso 13 Heikki Kovalainen 9 Nick Heidfeld 6 Sebastien Buemi 3 Sebastien Bourdais 2 Robert Kubica 2 Constructors’ championship Brawn 114 Red … Continue reading Championship standings after Hungary
Fernando Alonso used a very light fuel load to take pole position for the Hungarian Grand Prix. Behind him, both the Red Bulls are at least 14kg heavier and Brawn’s Jenson Button has 27kg more than the Renault driver. Here are the fuel loads in full:
Toro Rosso has confirmed Sebastien Bourdais will not race for the team at the Hungarian Grand Prix next weekend. Jaime Alguersuari is expected to take over his place. This sparked a debate here about whether the Spanish 19-year-old is ready for F1 yet. But Red Bull’s policy of getting racers from their young driver scheme … Continue reading The Red Bull driver merry-go-round
Jaime Alguersuari will join Toro Rosso for the next race at the Hungaroring, several sources are reporting this evening. We took a look at the Red Bull Junior driver’s biography last week and he’s been on the radar for some time. But the consensus in the comments was he looks promising but might be a … Continue reading Jaime Alguersuari set to take Bourdais’ place at Toro Rosso in Hungary
A day to remember at the Nurburgring as Mark Webber claimed his first victory in F1 – and the first for an Australian in 28 years. Here’s a collection of over 100 pictures from the race – including plenty of Webber and Red Bull’s celebrations.
He lost the lead at the start and was handed a drive-through penalty. But that wasn’t enough to stop Mark Webber scoring his first F1 win.
Drivers’ championship Jenson Button 68 Sebastian Vettel 47 Mark Webber 45.5 Rubens Barrichello 44 Felipe Massa 22 Jarno Trulli 21.5 Nico Rosberg 20.5 Fernando Alonso 13 Timo Glock 13 Kimi Raikkonen 10 Lewis Hamilton 9 Nick Heidfeld 6 Heikki Kovalainen 5 Sebastien Buemi 3 Sebastien Bourdais 2 Robert Kubica 2 Constructors’ championship Brawn 112 Red … Continue reading Championship standings after Germany
1. Mark Webber, Red Bull-Renault 2. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull-Renault 3. Felipe Massa, Ferrari 4. Nico Rosberg, Williams-Toyota 5. Jenson Button, Brawn-Mercedes 6. Rubens Barrichello, Brawn-Mercedes 7. Fernando Alonso, Renault 8. Heikki Kovalainen, McLaren-Mercedes 9. Timo Glock, Toyota 10. Nick Heidfeld, BMW 11. Giancarlo Fisichella, Force India-Mercedes 12. Kazuki Nakajima, Williams-Toyota 13. Nelson Piquet Jnr, … Continue reading German Grand Prix result
Mark Webber is carrying more fuel than both the Brawn cars and the same amount as team mate Sebastian Vettel – putting him in a very strong position ahead of tomorrow’s German Grand Prix. Here are the fuel weights and pit stop predictions for the German Grand Prix.
Mark Webber will start from pole position for the first time in his F1 career tomorrow after mastering tricky conditions at the Nurburgring. The Brawns of Rubens Barrichello and Jenson Button will line up behind him with Sebastian Vettel only fourth for his home race. Lewis Hamilton’s rejuvenated McLaren starts from fifth on the grid.
1. Mark Webber, Red Bull-Renault – 1’32.230 2. Rubens Barrichello, Brawn-Mercedes – 1’32.357 3. Jenson Button, Brawn-Mercedes – 1’32.473 4. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull-Renault – 1’32.480 5. Lewis Hamilton, McLaren-Mercedes – 1’32.616 6. Heikki Kovalainen, McLaren-Mercedes – 1’33.859 7. Adrian Sutil, Force India-Mercedes – 1’34.316 8. Felipe Massa, Ferrari – 1’34.574 9. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari … Continue reading German Grand Prix grid
An aerodynamic upgrade for Red Bull helped wing the performance advantage their way – while cool temperatures at Silverstone left championship leader Jenson Button flummoxed. Meanwhile yet another team abandoned KERS leaving Ferrari the only team still using the energy recovery devices – although Felipe Massa reckoned it paid dividends for him at the start … Continue reading Upgrade works for Red Bull and McLaren ditch KERS (British Grand Prix round-up)
Sebastian Vettel obliterated his rivals at Silverstone, leading team mate Mark Webber home in a one-two finish for the rampant Red Bulls. Jenson Button was unable to deliver the result the home crowd wanted – he slumped to his worst finish of the year, sixth, which was no better than where he qualified.
1. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull-Renault 2. Mark Webber, Red Bull-Renault 3. Rubens Barrichello, Brawn-Mercedes 4. Felipe Massa, Ferrari 5. Nico Rosberg, Williams-Toyota 6. Jenson Button, Brawn-Mercedes 7. Jarno Trulli, Toyota 8. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari 9. Timo Glock, Toyota 10. Giancarlo Fisichella, Force India-Mercedes 11. Kazuki Nakajima, Williams-Toyota 12. Nelson Piquet Jnr, Renault 13. Robert Kubica, … Continue reading British Grand Prix result
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)
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
Peugeot’s squad of three former F1 drivers claimed overall victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours. Alexander Wurz, David Brabham and Marc Gene led home a Peugeot one-two. The French team resisted the temptation to swap the running order of its leading cars and promote the second-placed all-French (and all-F1) car of Sebastien Bourdais, Franck … Continue reading Wurz, Brabham and Gene win the Le Mans 24 Hours for Peugeot
Senna, Mansell, Prost… the 2009 Le Mans entry list has some famous F1 names on it. Those three are, of course, ‘sons of…’ plus one ‘nephew of…’. But there are 23 other drivers racing at Le Mans this weekend who all have F1 starts to their name. Here’s a list of all of them, including … Continue reading F1 drivers in the 2009 Le Mans 24 Hours