Massa shows crash helmet damage (Video)


Felipe Massa has shown Brazilian television the damage caused to his crash helmet when it was struck be a piece of Rubens Barrichello’s suspension in qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix. Kareem Shaya estimated how hard Massa was hit for us earlier this year and came to the conclusion that: Massa would have been 14 […]

Schumacher ready to return to racing

The neck injury that kept Michael Schumacher away from a shock F1 return this year has healed. Schumacher injured his neck in a bike racing accident early this year. The seven-times champion told Der Spiegel, in an interview due to be published tomorrow: From now to the end of the year, my neck injury will […]

Todt’s team accused of vote-buying

A supporter of Jean Todt has been accused of trying to buy a vote for the FIA president candidate. Surinder Thatthi, one of Todt’s seven nominees for sport vice president, is alleged to have offered to arrange payment for the FIA subscription fee for the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs in Uganda, but only if […]

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


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)


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)


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 […]

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