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.

Last-second lap puts Button on pole (Spanish Grand Prix qualifying)

Jenson Button starts from pole position for the third time this year after a stunning last-gasp lap at the Circuit de Catalunya. Button bumped title rival Sebastian Vettel back to second place having begun his final effort with only two seconds to spare. Meanwhile it was another qualifying disaster for Ferrari as Kimi Raikkonen was […]

Spanish Grand Prix grid

1. Jenson Button, Brawn-Mercedes, 1’20.527 2. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull-Renault, 1’20.660 3. Rubens Barrichello, Brawn-Mercedes, 1’20.762 4. Felipe Massa, Ferrari, 1’20.934 5. Mark Webber, Red Bull-Renault, 1’21.049 6. Timo Glock, Toyota, 1’21.247 7. Jarno Trulli, Toyota, 1’21.254 8. Fernando Alonso, Renault, 1’21.392 9. Nico Rosberg, Williams-Toyota, 1’22.558 10. Robert Kubica, BMW, 1’22.685 11. Kazuki Nakajima, […]

This time the FIA really has dropped the ‘most wins’ rule for 2010

The FIA has now dropped the ‘most wins’ championship system for 2010. It release a revised version of next year’s rules unannounced earlier this week. It had previously left the rule in the version of the regulations published after last week’s World Motor Sports Council Meeting.

F1 links: Williams make progress

Rosberg hails Williams’ progress Nico Rosberg: "Today was our first run with the new aero components on the car and they all seemed to work well. They're giving us a few tenths extra per lap so we've made definite progress. Spain Press Conference Press conference with Ross Brawn (Brawn GP), Aldo Costa (Ferrari), Patrick Head […]

Updated cars arrive in Spain (pictures)


BMW and Ferrari have revealed substantial upgrades to their cars as F1’s ‘ground war’ in Europe begins. Several other teams have brought upgrades as well – including the ones they’re all trying to catch, Brawn.

Spanish Grand Prix predictions: post yours now and win F1 prizes!

The F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship is very close as we head into the Spanish Grand Prix. Who do you think will be top this weekend? Will Ferrari, BMW or one of the other teams show progress with their new parts? Or will Brawn be the team to beat again? Make your pole position and podium […]

Fernando Alonso’s career in video p2


F1 Fanatic guest writer Journeyer finishes his look at Fernando Alonso’s F1 career. By the end of 2004, many people acknowledged that Fernando Alonso was going to win titles. It was a matter of when, not if. But few anticipated how quickly it would happen.

F1 links: A1GP team for F1 bid?

The cap fits for Bernie’s dream "Another man with the background who is eyeing up the switch is A1GP Team Ireland principal Mark Gallagher. His team won the A1 Championship at Brands Hatch on Sunday and Gallagher, who is loaded with experience from Jordan F1, has not ruled out a return to the grand prix […]

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