Jenson Button, Brawn, Istanbul, 2009

Vettel’s mistake lets Button in for another win

2009 Turkish Grand Prix review

Jenson Button added Istanbul Park to the growing roster of circuits he has conquered this year.

Vettel questions Red Bull tactics

Sebastian Vettel had doubts that Red Bull got his strategy right in the Turkish Grand Prix and made his displeasure plain in the post-race press conference. And the team trod a fine line with the rule book by issuing a covert order to Vettel late in the race preventing him from overtaking team mate Mark […]

Rate the race: Turkish Grand Prix

Jenson Button notched up his sixth win of 2009 in Turkey. What did you think of the race? Rate it out of ten and leave a comment below:

Championship standings after Turkey

Drivers’ championship Jenson Button 61 Rubens Barrichello 35 Sebastian Vettel 29 Mark Webber 27.5 Jarno Trulli 19.5 Timo Glock 13 Nico Rosberg 11.5 Felipe Massa 11 Fernando Alonso 11 Kimi Raikkonen 9 Lewis Hamilton 9 Nick Heidfeld 6 Heikki Kovalainen 4 Sebastien Buemi 3 Sebastien Bourdais 2 Robert Kubica 2 Adrian Sutil 0 Nelson Piquet […]

Turkish Grand Prix result

1. Jenson Button, Brawn-Mercedes 2. Mark Webber, Red Bull-Renault 3. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull-Renault 4. Jarno Trulli, Toyota 5. Nico Rosberg, Williams-Toyota 6. Felipe Massa, Ferrari 7. Robert Kubica, BMW 8. Timo Glock, Toyota 9. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari 10. Fernando Alonso, Renault 11. Nick Heidfeld, BMW 12. Kazuki Nakajima, Williams-Toyota 13. Lewis Hamilton, McLaren-Mercedes 14. […]

Turkish Grand Prix live blog

Review the Turkish Grand Prix live blog below.

F1 links: Lotus and Britney

Here’s a round-up of F1 news and other interesting links I’ve found today. If you’ve spotted a hot news story, interesting new website or just something funny from the world of F1, please share your links in the comments below. BMW deny Turkish GP boycott rumours “Wild rumours are circling in the paddock at Istanbul […]

Off-line start is bad news for Button (Turkish Grand Prix pre-race analysis)

We’ve got the championship leaders in the top four positions, tricky track conditions and one of F1’s best modern circuits. Can Sebastian Vettel keep the heavier-fuelled Jenson Button behind? Is Rubens Barrichello the biggest obstacle to a Button win? And how much of a problem will the soft tyres be? Let’s take a look at […]

Turkish Grand Prix qualifying pictures


One thing that leaps out at you when looking at this selection of pictures from qualifying at Istanbul today is just how few people have bothered to show up. Here’s a collection of pictures of this afternoon’s action, unfortunately set against a backdrop of largely empty grandstands.

Vettel to make first pit stop before Button (Turkish Grand Prix fuel weights)

Sebastian Vettel may be starting from pole position but Jenson Button is carrying more fuel than the Red Bull driver. Button’s Brawn is fuelled around two laps longer than Vettel and Mark Webber, fourth on the grid, is fuelled even further. Fuel weights in full below.

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