Don’t write off the season just yet

Brawn’s rivals headed to Barcelona with high hopes of pegging back the flying BGP001s. Instead Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello motored serenely to a straightforward one-two. Button now has four wins from five starts. But I don’t think we should give up hope of seeing a close battle for the championship just yet.

Dougie takes the lead in the F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship

The third round of the F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship saw Dougie take a narrow five-point lead in the standings. Brouard21 and Pankit are close behind on 80 apiece. Lots of people predicted Button would continue his pole position and victory streak – but no-one named the top three correctly last weekend. Here’s the standings so […]

Webber’s fine drive and Rosberg’s troubles (Spanish Grand Prix analysis)

We’ve already discussed Rubens Barrichello’s strategy at length but there was much more going on in the Spanish Grand Prix. Here’s how Mark Webber bagged third, why Nico Rosberg had a poor race, and how Giancarlo Fisichella set a faster lap than Lewis Hamilton.

F1 links: Red Bull join 2010 quit threat

Red Bull will not enter two-tier F1 Red Bull owner Dietrich Mateschitz: "If the proposed rules for 2010 remain unchanged, we will not enter next year's championship." Don’t believe the conspiracy theories… Jenson won fair and square! "Rubens’ comments immediately afterwards were those of a disappointed and possibly angry man, but, if anyone’s reading anything […]

Spanish Grand Prix facts and stats

The wins continue to pile up for Jenson Button and Brawn GP – and Nick Heidfeld continues to grind out astonishing, if unspectacular, consistency. It was also a landmark race for Mark Webber, who matched three-times champion Sir Jack Brabham as the Australian driver to have started the most races. Here’s the facts and stats […]

Renault and Ferrari cut gap to Brawn (Spanish Grand Prix analysis)

Brawn may have scored a one-two in the Spanish Grand Prix but did the chasing pack reduce their advantage? F1 Fanatic guest writer James Bolton takes a look at the qualifying data. Many F1 teams brought upgrades for the Spanish Grand Prix with the intention of closing the gap between themselves and champinoship leaders Brawn. […]

F1 links: Racism investigation for Spanish GP

FIA launches racism investigation “Motorsport’s governing body says it is investigating after a member of the crowd with a blacked-up face was filmed at the Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona. The pictures showed a man with a blacked-up face, arms and hands, wearing a McLaren T-shirt and holding a Formula 1-style steering wheel. […] An […]

Spanish Grand Prix in pictures


Take a look back at the Spanish Grand Prix with this collection of pictures from the race.

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 […]

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