Button wins again with the old two-stop

2009 Spanish Grand Prix review

Surprise, surprise – the Spanish Grand Prix pole sitter went on to win the race. This time it was Jenson Button.

Did Brawn deliberately give Barrichello a poor strategy to let Button win?

Rubens Barrichello made an excellent start to take the lead of the Spanish Grand Prix from third on the grid. With more fuel on board than second-placed Jenson Button, and overtaking very difficult at the Circuit de Catalunya, he should have been very hard to beat. But a strange strategy call left Barrichello second behind […]

Championship standings after Spanish GP

Drivers’ championship Jenson Button 41 Rubens Barrichello 27 Sebastian Vettel 23 Mark Webber 15.5 Jarno Trulli 14.5 Timo Glock 12 Fernando Alonso 9 Lewis Hamilton 9 Nick Heidfeld 6 Nico Rosberg 4.5 Heikki Kovalainen 4 Sebastien Buemi 3 Felipe Massa 3 Kimi Raikkonen 3 Sebastien Bourdais 1 Constructors’ championship Brawn 68 Red Bull 38.5 Toyota […]

Rate the race: Spanish Grand Prix

Earlier this week we discussed whether the new rules would make for better racing at the Circuit de Catalunta. So what did you think of the Spanish Grand Prix? Rate it and leave a comment below.

Spanish Grand Prix result

1. Jenson Button, Brawn-Mercedes 2. Rubens Barrichello, Brawn-Mercedes 3. Mark Webber, Red Bull-Renault 4. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull-Renault 5. Fernando Alonso, Renault 6. Felipe Massa, Ferrari 7. Nick Heidfeld, BMW 8. Nico Rosberg, Williams-Toyota 9. Lewis Hamilton, McLaren-Mercedes 10. Timo Glock, Toyota 11. Robert Kubica, BMW 12. Nelson Piquet Jnr, Renault 13. Kazuki Nakajima, Williams-Toyota […]

Trulli, Sutil, Bourdais and Buemi in four-car crash at start (video)

Jarno Trulli’s spinning Toyota sparked a destructive four car collision at the start of the Spanish Grand Prix.

F1 links: Toyota threatens to quit

Toyota warns it may not lodge entry John Howett: "Under the rules as they are published, we cannot submit an entry. There are concerns about the governance process within the sport, that there are clearly prescribed areas of discussion within the sporting and technical rules and we don't feel they are being complied with." Q […]

Button and Vettel will watch their mirrors for Massa (Spanish GP start analysis)

The championship-leading trio of Jenson Button, Sebastian Vettel and Rubens Barrichello have taken the top three spots on the grid for tomorrow’s Spanish Grand Prix. But keep an eye on the man in fourth: Felipe Massa in the newly-upgraded Ferrari could use his KERS to disrupt the leaders at the start. Here’s a look at […]

Spanish Grand Prix Qualifying pictures


Fernando Alonso is cheered to the rafters by the not-quite-as-massive-as-usual-but still-huge home crowd. Kimi Raikkonen’s session comes to an embarrassing early end. And Jenson Button grabs pole position in the dying moments of the session. Here’s collection of pictures of today’s qualifying action.

Button will pit two laps before Vettel (Spanish GP fuel weights and pit stops)

Jenson Button may be on pole position but he’ll have to pull away quickly at the start as four cars behind him on the grid are all carrying more fuel. Sebastian Vettel looks set to stop two laps later and Felipe Massa has around four more laps of fuel on board.