Brazilian Grand Prix grid (Updated)

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1. Rubens Barrichello, Brawn-Mercedes – 1’19.576 2. Mark Webber, Red Bull-Renault – 1’19.668 3. Adrian Sutil, Force India-Mercedes – 1’19.912 4. Jarno Trulli, Toyota – 1’20.097 5. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari – 1’20.168 6. Sebastien Buemi, Toro Rosso-Ferrari – 1’20.250 7. Nico Rosberg, Williams-Toyota – 1’20.326 8. Robert Kubica, BMW – 1’20.631 9. Kazuki Nakajima, Williams-Toyota … Continue reading Brazilian Grand Prix grid (Updated)

If Jenson Button doesn’t deserve the 2009 championship no-one else does

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I’ve followed the debate about whether Jenson Button deserves to win the championship this year with great interest. His lacklustre scoring rate in the second half of the season – compared to his brilliant beginning – has caused some to ask whether he really deserves to be champion. But what I’m yet to read is … Continue reading If Jenson Button doesn’t deserve the 2009 championship no-one else does

Sebastian Vettel takes pole in crash-hit session (Japanese Grand Prix qualifying)

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Sebastian Vettel is on pole position for the fourth time this season after leading the field in a chaotic qualifying session at Suzuka. Three crashes forced the session to be stopped at different points, including a particularly worrying accident for Timo Glock. And Brawn duo Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello could face penalties after improving … Continue reading Sebastian Vettel takes pole in crash-hit session (Japanese Grand Prix qualifying)

Button and Brawn can win titles in Japan

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Update: see how Button and Brawn can win the titles in Brazil. The Japanese Grand Prix this weekend could see the conclusion of either or both world championships. Drivers’ championship Jenson Button will seal the drivers’ championship if he scores at least five points more than team mate Rubens Barrichello. He can do that by: … Continue reading Button and Brawn can win titles in Japan

How Brawn can win the constructors’ title in Singapore

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The drivers’ title won’t be decided in today’s Singapore Grand Prix but Brawn could claim the constructors’ title. Brawn lead Red Bull by 40.5 points going into today’s race. If they leave Singapore with an advantage of 54 points or more, the 2009 constructors’ championship is theirs. Here’s how Brawn can win it: Finish one-two … Continue reading How Brawn can win the constructors’ title in Singapore

Hamilton heavier than the Red Bulls (Singapore Grand Prix fuel strategies)

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Lewis Hamilton is in a strong position heading into tomorrow’s Singapore Grand Prix as he is fuelled more heavily than the cars behind him. Nico Rosberg will pit later than Sebastian Vettel, but both of them as well as Mark Webber will make their first pit stops sooner than Hamilton. Here are the drivers’ fuel … Continue reading Hamilton heavier than the Red Bulls (Singapore Grand Prix fuel strategies)

Barrichello crash gives Hamilton pole (Singapore Grand Prix qualifying)

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A crash decided the Singapore Grand Prix last year, and a crash decided Singapore Grand Prix qualifying this year. Rubens Barrichello’s shunt in the dying moments of qualifying may have been entirely innocent, but it handed Lewis Hamilton pole position for the second Singapore Grand Prix. Championship leader Jenson Button, meanwhile, will start from outside … Continue reading Barrichello crash gives Hamilton pole (Singapore Grand Prix qualifying)