Super-soft tyres key to Button’s win and Vettel’s disaster (Monaco GP analysis)

The Monaco Grand Prix was all about tyres: super-soft tyres, to be exact. Button mastered them, Vettel went to pieces on them, and Williams screwed up their strategy because they were spooked by them. Here’s how the Monaco Grand Prix unfolded.

Monaco Grand Prix in pictures


The Monaco Grand Prix wasn’t the most exciting race ever – but at least it looked good. Here’s a selection of pictures of all the cars in today’s race.

Button closes on ‘best start’ record

With five wins and a third place from the first six races, Jenson Button has made one of the best starts to the world championship ever seen in F1. His achievement equals Michael Schumacher’s in 2002, and is bettered only by Schumacher in 1994 and Nigel Mansell in 1992.

Jenson Button leads Brawn to third one-two (Monaco Grand Prix review)

The 67th running of the Monaco Grand Prix was not a classic. But it was another vital victory for Jenson Button who stretched his 2009 win record to five from six starts on a day when simply no-one could touch him.

Monaco Grand Prix: Rate the race

What did you think of the Monaco Grand Prix? Rate the race and leave a comment below: Read more: 2009 and 2008 Rate the Race results

Championship standings after Monaco

Drivers’ championship Jenson Button 51 Rubens Barrichello 35 Sebastian Vettel 23 Mark Webber 19.5 Jarno Trulli 14.5 Timo Glock 12 Fernando Alonso 11 Kimi Raikkonen 9 Lewis Hamilton 9 Felipe Massa 8 Nico Rosberg 7.5 Nick Heidfeld 6 Heikki Kovalainen 4 Sebastien Buemi 3 Sebastien Bourdais 2 Kazuki Nakajima 0 Giancarlo Fisichella 0 Nelson Piquet […]

Monaco Grand Prix result

1. Jenson Button, Brawn-Mercedes 2. Rubens Barrichello, Brawn-Mercedes 3. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari 4. Felipe Massa, Ferrari 5. Mark Webber, Red Bull-Renault 6. Nico Rosberg, Williams-Toyota 7. Fernando Alonso, Renault 8. Sebastien Bourdais, Toro Rosso-Ferrari 9. Giancarlo Fisichella, Force India-Mercedes 10. Timo Glock, Toyota 11. Nick Heidfeld, BMW 12. Lewis Hamilton, McLaren-Mercedes 13. Jarno Trulli, Toyota […]

F1 links: FIA and FOTA edge towards deal

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. Teams continue work on F1 agreement "Although FOTA has not revealed any details of its […]

No blocking penalties after qualifying

Jarno Trulli and Sebastian Vettel were among the drivers who complained of being blocked by rivals during yesterday’s qualifying session. A Red Bull press release criticised Kazuki Nakajima, saying: “the Williams driver messed up Sebastian?s chances of challenging for pole this afternoon.” Trulli, meanwhile, revealed Toyota were appealing against Fernando Alonso for blocking him in […]

The race is Button’s to lose (Monaco Grand Prix pre-race analysis)

Now we know the real story of qualifying was not Jenson Button taking pole position but Sebastian Vettel failing to. In recent races we’ve seen Vettel struggle after getting stuck behind KERS-equipped cars. With Kimi Raikkonen starting on the front row, can the Ferrari driver do to Button what Massa did to Vettel two weeks […]

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