In the eight years Toyota spent in F1 there was little success and a great number of missed opportunities. Sport has many examples of teams blessed with an abundance of resources which they proceed to squander. From day one money was no object for Toyota, yet their trio of pole positions and 13 podium finishes … Continue reading How Toyota got it wrong
SaloolaS has beaten competition from over 1,000 F1 Fanatic readers to become the first ever F1 Fanatic Predictions Champion. A final score of 270 points means SaloolaS is the 2009 champion with 20 points more than closest runner-up, Dank.
Red Bull completed their strong end to the season with a third consecutive win at Abu Dhabi. But for the likes of Fernando Alonso and Kazuki Nakajima their final races with their teams didn’t go according to plan. Read on for the facts and stats from the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
You could accuse the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix of being just style over substance – but the style was certainly grand. Still when you look into the stands on some of these pictures you have to wonder why so many of the 50,000 seats they sold were empty. Here’s a gallery of spectacular pictures from … Continue reading Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in pictures
F1’s exclusive tyre supplier Bridgestone has made a surprise announcement it will quit the sport at the end of the 2010 season. This means F1 will have a new tyre supplier from 2011, but there’s no indication yet the FIA may allow the resumption of the ‘tyre war’ by letting in more than one supplier.
How did Kamui Kobayashi gain half-a-dozen places and get ahead of his team mate to finish sixth in his second race? And was Romain Grosjean’s race really as bad as it looked? The analysis of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will take a look at the answers to these questions.
Drivers’ fastest laps Rank Driver Fastest lap Deficit to fastest lap Laps within 1% of personal best 1 Sebastian Vettel 100.279 0 21 2 Sebastien Buemi 100.326 0.047 14 3 Lewis Hamilton 100.367 0.088 10 4 Rubens Barrichello 100.449 0.17 21 5 Mark Webber 100.571 0.292 26 6 Jenson Button 100.642 0.363 29 7 Nick … Continue reading Abu Dhabi Grand Prix fastest lap analysis
Sebastian Vettel took advantage of problems for Lewis Hamilton to win his fourth Grand Prix of 2009. It was a one-two for Red Bull as Mark Webber kept Jenson Button at bay to take second place in an exciting end to an otherwise predictable race.