It wasn’t just Button that cost Vettel second (Turkish Grand Prix analysis)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Sebastian Vettel’s three-stop strategy at Istanbul left him vulnerable to team mate Mark Webber. Webber occasionally managed to match Vettel’s pace despite carrying a heavier fuel which, along with Vettel’s delay behind Button, helped Webber nab second off his team mate. Here’s an analysis of the Turkish Grand Prix including how far McLaren are off … Continue reading It wasn’t just Button that cost Vettel second (Turkish Grand Prix analysis)

Turkish Grand Prix result

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

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. … Continue reading Turkish Grand Prix result

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

Posted on Author Keith Collantine

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

Turkish Grand Prix qualifying pictures

Posted on Author Keith Collantine

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.

Turkish Grand Prix grid

Posted on Author Keith Collantine

Here is the grid for the Turkish Grand Prix. 1. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull-Renault – 1’28.316 2. Jenson Button, Brawn-Mercedes – 1’28.421 3. Rubens Barrichello, Brawn-Mercedes – 1’28.579 4. Mark Webber, Red Bull-Renault – 1’28.613 5. Jarno Trulli, Toyota – 1’28.666 6. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari – 1’28.815 7. Felipe Massa, Ferrari – 1’28.858 8. Fernando … Continue reading Turkish Grand Prix grid