HRT’s home race was not a happy affair as Bruno Senna crashed on the first lap and Karun Chandhok was taken out by Jaime Alguersuari. Karun Chandhok Bruno Senna Qualifying position 24 21 Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 1’26.750 (-0.372) 1’27.122 Race position Average race lap 1’34.141 Laps 27/66 0/66 Pit stops 1 0 Karun Chandhok … Continue reading Spanish Grand Prix team-by-team: HRT
Virgin got both their cars to the finish for the first time in 2010. The team ran one revised VR-01 for Timo Glock while Lucas di Grassi remains in the old car until Istanbul. Timo Glock Lucas di Grassi Qualifying position 22 23 Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 1’25.475 (-0.081) 1’25.556 Race position 18 19 Average … Continue reading Spanish Grand Prix team-by-team: Virgin
With two laps to go in Spain McLaren looked on course to increase their lead in the constructors’ championship and have both drivers on top in the drivers’ standings. But a shock failure on Lewis Hamilton’s car, which still hasn’t been explained, dashed those hopes.
Second place for Fernando Alonso in his home race helped him cut the gap to championship leader Jenson Button. But Felipe Massa struggled for pace in the Spanish Grand Prix and said afterwards he issn’t able to get the most out of the car on combination of soft and hard tyres used since Melbourne.
Despite starting four places behind team mate Nico H?â??lkenberg, Rubens Barrichello caught and passed his team mate on the first lap of the race. From there F1’s longest-serving driver used all his experience to bring the FW32 home in the points.
More Spanish Grand Prix analysis and reaction coming up on the site later today. Here’s the Monday round-up: Links F1 young driver test set for Abu Dhabi (Adam Cooper) F1 finally cottoning on to the idea of holding tests immediately after races to save money? Good riddance to you, Flavio! (The Sun) Jenson Button: “It … Continue reading F1 Fanatic round-up: 10/5/2010
With a longer-wheelbase car and a radical new airbox this weekend Mercedes reckoned they made progress at the Spanish Grand Prix. But a look at the data suggests they might have done nothing more than transfer the weight of their problems from Michael Schumacher’s side of the garage to Nico Rosberg’s.
The Spanish Grand Prix was short on racing highlights but Jaime Alguersuari’s excellent start and Michael Schumacher’s ruthless defence from Jenson Button stood out. Here’s the analysis of the Spanish Grand Prix.