Why Kubica probably wouldn’t have won (Australian Grand Prix analysis)

After Robert Kubica and Sebastian Vettel’s controversial crash in the dying stages of the Australian Grand Prix, Mario Theissen claimed Robert Kubica would have won had he got past Vettel cleanly and been able to chase after leader Jenson Button. But the lap times don’t seem to support what Mario Theissen says. Here’s a look […]

F1 links: Abu Dhabi denies delay

Abu Dhabi denies track building delay "Abu Dhabi Grand Prix officials have denied suggestions that the circuit will not be ready in time for this year's inaugural race." Toyota and the FIA "The Trulli incident has pointed out a serious weakness in the safety period regulation; in failing to cover the possibility of cars leaving […]

What?s the point of Formula 1?

Tomorrow I?m being interviewed by BBC Radio 4 for a programme called ??What?s the point of Formula 1??? They?re keen to hear opinions from passionate F1 fans about the state of the sport. So let?s have them!

BBC F1 coverage: your verdict

A big talking point on the live blogs during the Australian Grand Prix weekend was how BBC did with their F1 coverage. I thought they did a great job – but reading around some other sites I’ve noticed a few complaints. What did you think of the BBC’s return as an F1 broadcaster?

Malaysian Grand Prix weather forecast

Early forecasts indicate the Malaysian Grand Prix this weekend is likely to be affected by rain. Over on the F1 Fanatic Forum ccolanto has been checking out the weather forecasts for Kuala Lumpur and thunderstorms are predicted throughout the weekend. The chance of precipitation is rated around 60% for Friday and Saturday, rising to around […]

F1 links: Brawn job cuts

Brawn march on at the double "It’s very likely that [Brawn GP] will dominate again in Malaysia, although the heat there will test the reliability of this car, which has still not done a huge mileage in testing. They have a good 8/10ths advantage over the Ferrari and more than a second over the McLaren." […]

2009 Australian Grand Prix facts and stats

A new F1 team wins on its debut, an all-Mercedes podium, and rotten luck for a driver on his 200th start. Here’s a round-up of the stats and facts from the Australian Grand Prix.

Australian Grand Prix pictures: race


The late afternoon start for this year’s Australian Grand Prix gave a lovely colour to photographs from the race. Here’s a selection of pictures including home hero Mark Webber waving to the crowd from a fire truck before the race, the first-lap pile-up, and the jubilant scenes among the Brawn team after the race.

Button wins for Brawn in spectacular start to season (Australian Grand Prix)

After months of anticipation the first race of 2009 was a contest to savour and a result to remember. Jenson Button may have led every lap but Sebastian Vettel kept him honest throughout the race – before a controversial late clash with Robert Kubica. Rubens Barrichello completed Brawn GP’s joy by taking second place, while […]

Sebastien Buemi scores on debut

Almost lost amid the many story lines coming out of today’s Australian Grand Prix was Sebastien Buemi’s fine driver to eighth place. That became seventh after Jarno Trulli’s penalty. Buemi, the only rookie in the field, began the weekend well by out-qualifying team mate Sebastien Bourdais. He avoided the opening lap fracas, ran as high […]

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