Belgian Grand Prix weather forecast

During the BBC’s coverage of the European Grand Prix there were some comments made that this weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix will be hit by rain. The track certainly has a reputation for it, but the forecast for the Ardennes region this weekend is typically uncertain. Some sites insist rain will fall on Friday, and Saturday […]

Barrichello’s win and Badoer’s struggle examined (European Grand Prix analysis)

All the signs before the race were that Rubens Barrichello had the strategy to take on the McLarens. And so it proved – but would he have won without Hamilton’s problem? Let’s take a look at how the European Grand Prix unfolded.

2009 European Grand Prix stats and facts

The European Grand Prix saw Rubens Barrichello’s first win for almost five years, and the 100th race victory for a Brazilian driver. Here’s the stats and facts round-up from the European Grand Prix.

F1 links: Badoer gets one more chance

Ferrari may replace Badoer after Spa Stefano Domenicali: "What I said exactly, to be precise, is that for us the first priority is to understand when Felipe Massa will come back. For sure it is an important race for Luca Badoer next weekend. We are expecting a big jump from him and then we will […]

European Grand Prix teams’ quotes

Here’s what the teams had to say after the European Grand Prix: McLaren Lewis made a good start from pole position, and drove a strong first stint to lead the opening laps, stretching his advantage over Heikki and Rubens Barrichello in so doing. Pitting for the first time on lap 16, Lewis resumed in fourth […]

European Grand Prix in pictures


The streets of Valencia may not quite be a match for Monte-Carlo, but there was definitely a splash more colour about the place this year. Here’s a look back at the race in pictures, including Sebastien Buemi aand Timo Glock’s coming-together, Sebastian Vettel’s retirement – and a very happy Rubens Barrichello.

Rubens Barrichello grabs win from Lewis Hamilton (European Grand Prix)

Rubens Barrichello ended his F1 victory drought of nearly five years with a classy win on the streets of Valencia. A crucial mistake by McLaren on Lewis Hamilton’s final pit stop gave Barrichello the opportunity to snatch victory – but his 35-second lead over team mate Jenson Button showed how well the Brazilian had driven.

Championship standings after Valencia

Drivers’ championship Driver Points 1 Jenson Button 72 2 Rubens Barrichello 54 3 Mark Webber 51.5 4 Sebastian Vettel 47 5 Nico Rosberg 29.5 6 Lewis Hamilton 27 7 Kimi Raikkonen 24 8 Jarno Trulli 22.5 9 Felipe Massa 22 10 Timo Glock 16 11 Fernando Alonso 16 12 Heikki Kovalainen 14 13 Nick Heidfeld […]

European Grand Prix result

1. Rubens Barrichello, Brawn-Mercedes 2. Lewis Hamilton, McLaren-Mercedes 3. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari 4. Heikki Kovalainen, McLaren-Mercedes 5. Nico Rosberg, Williams-Toyota 6. Fernando Alonso, Renault 7. Jenson Button, Brawn-Mercedes 8. Robert Kubica, BMW 9. Mark Webber, Red Bull-Renault 10. Adrian Sutil, Force India-Mercedes 11. Nick Heidfeld, BMW 12. Giancarlo Fisichella, Force India-Mercedes 13. Jarno Trulli, Toyota […]

Rate the race: European Grand Prix

Last year’s European Grand Prix was rated the worst of the season. Was this year’s instalment any better? Rate the European Grand Prix out of 10 and have your say about the race below.

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