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

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:

Brazilian Grand Prix qualifying in pictures

Pictures

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.

Rubens Barrichello starts 13 places ahead of Jenson Button

Barrichello on pole at home as Button slumps to 14th

2009 Brazilian Grand Prix qualifying

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

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 […]

Vitantonio Liuzzi suffers huge crash as qualifying starts in heavy rain (Video)

Video

Just as in Suzuka two weeks ago, qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos was repeatedly delayed – this time due to bad weather and crashes. The session began on time but was stopped after Giancarlo Fisichella spun at the first corner. Race control originally decided to start Q2 after a delay even when […]

Brawn’s new sponsors in Brazil (pictures)

Pictures

The Brawn cars are sporting several new sponsors’ logos this weekend as Brazilian companies seek to make the most out of Rubens Barrichello’s position in the championship showdown. Itaipava beer, Banco do Brasil, Mapfre and TNT all appear on the cars this weekend. But the clashing shades of yellow don’t do much for the car’s […]

A1GP in trouble as opening race is cancelled

A1 Grand Prix has cancelled its planned season opener at Surfers’ Paradise in Australia which was supposed to take place next week. This is the second year in a row A1 has cancelled its season-opening race – last year an event at Mugello was canned at the 11th hour. Several races in the 2008/09 calendar […]

The bitterly-fought FIA presidential election is too important to ignore

With the FIA presidential election just days away the row over Max Mosley’s efforts to ensure he is succeeded by Jean Todt and not Ari Vatanen is the subject of great scrutiny. Vatanen has taken the step of appealing to a French court to ensure next week’s elections are carried out fairly, a move which […]

F1 links: Button not happy with car balance

Jenson Button is concerned about his car’s qualifying performance at Interlagos. Meanwhile Ferrari is still on damage limitation after what Felipe Massa had to say about Fernando Alonso on Thursday. Q&A with Jenson Button (Autosport) “We need to sort our balance out on the softer tyre. I think during the race the better tyre will […]

Who’s going to win the Brazilian GP? Make your podium and pole predictions

With the field covered by less than a second in practice for the Brazilian Grand Prix it’s going to be harder than ever to predict the result of this race. But that won’t stop us trying! Name who you think will be on pole position, and who will be the top three in the race, […]

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