Mark Webber scored his second win in a row, leading every lap around the streets of Monte-Carlo. Take a look back at the race in pictures below.
Mark Webber led every lap of the Monaco Grand Prix and led Red Bull to a one-two victory in the principality. The race was interrupted by four safety car periods after a series of crashes, but Webber stayed cool and re-built his lead every time. He survived a late scare when two backmarkers collided in … Continue reading Webber dominates Monaco Grand Prix
Drivers championship Position Driver Points 1 Mark Webber 78 2 Sebastian Vettel 78 3 Fernando Alonso 75 4 Jenson Button 70 5 Felipe Massa 61 6 Robert Kubica 59 7 Lewis Hamilton 59 8 Nico Rosberg 56 9 Michael Schumacher 22 10 Adrian Sutil 20 11 Vitantonio Liuzzi 10 12 Rubens Barrichello 7 13 Vitaly … Continue reading Red Bull duo take joint championship lead – points in full after Monaco
Pos Num Driver Car Laps Gap Difference Grid 1 6 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 78 1 2 5 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 78 0.448 0.448 3 3 11 Robert Kubica Renault 78 1.675 1.227 2 4 7 Felipe Massa Ferrari 78 2.666 0.991 4 5 2 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 78 4.363 1.697 5 6 8 … Continue reading Monaco Grand Prix result
The drivers ran on the super-soft tyres for the first time this weekend in the second practice session – and discovered they may struggle with them in Sunday’s race. Take a look at the second practice times in detail with the interactive chart below.
Fernando Alonso topped the times in the second practice session at Monaco – just as he did in the first. A few spots of rain towards the end of second practice and the usual traffic problems made life especially tricky for the drivers.
Robert Kubica gave Renault some encouragement with the third-fastest time in practice at Monaco this morning, less than one tenth of a second slower than Fernando Alonso in the Ferrari. Practice times are especially difficult to interpret at Monaco due to traffic and the ever-improving track surface. Take a closer look at who did what … Continue reading Kubica shows Renault potential in Monaco (Practice one interactive chart)
Fernando Alonso put Ferrari on top in the first practice session ahead of the Monaco Grand Prix. But Red Bull showed they aren’t far off the pace, with Sebastian Vettel lapping within one tenth of a second of Alonso’s time.
I had a look at the revised Virgin VR-01 being driven by Timo Glock this weekend, which includes a larger fuel tank which should allow him to reach the end of the race without having to slow down to save fuel. Enlarging the fuel tank has meant lengthening the wheelbase of the car, leading to … Continue reading Updated VR-01 ‘Limo’ gets triple diffuser
Lucas di Grassi believes Virgin can find much more performance in the VR-01 and expects to catch the midfield teams by the end of the year. In an exclusive interview with F1 Fanatic he also explained why he thinks tracks need to have more quick corners and how he’s improved as a driver since making … Continue reading Lucas di Grassi says Virgin can catch the midfield teams (Interview)
Timo Glock will be the only Virgin driver to drive the revised VR-01 chassis at this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix, which features a larger fuel tank. Team mate Lucas di Grassi will continue to use the original version of the VR-01. The team blamed the delay in getting back from Shanghai due to the ash … Continue reading Di Grassi won’t get modified VR-01 in Spain
Virgin once again demonstrated the best one-lap pace of the new teams but also the worst reliability. Timo Glock Lucas di Grassi Qualifying position 19 22 Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 1’39.278 (-0.505) 1’39.783 Race position Average race lap 3’55.358 Laps 0/56 8/56 Pit stops 0 0 Timo Glock Took ‘new team pole position’ with a … Continue reading Chinese GP team-by-team: Virgin
The Chinese Grand Prix saw McLaren score their first one-two finish since Fernando Alonso drove for them. It was also the first British one-two in 11 years and Russia became the 33rd country to score points in F1. Read on for all the stats and facts from China.
Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso owed their large points hauls in Shanghai at least partly thanks to the second appearance of the safety car. The erased the huge amount of time they had lost with extra pit stops at the start of the race and, in Alonso’s case, a penalty for jumping the start. But … Continue reading Safety car spares Hamilton and Alonso’s blushes (Chinese Grand Prix analysis)
Rank Driver Car Fastest lap Deficit to fastest lap 1 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1’42.061 2 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1’42.358 0.297 3 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1’42.609 0.548 4 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1’42.886 0.825 5 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1’43.245 1.184 6 Robert Kubica Renault 1’43.630 1.569 7 Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’43.755 1.694 8 Vitaly … Continue reading Chinese Grand Prix fastest laps
A sprinkling of rain produced action and overtaking galore in Shanghai. Have a look at these pictures from the Chinese Grand Prix.
Drivers championship standings Position Driver Points 1 Jenson Button 60 2 Nico Rosberg 50 3 Fernando Alonso 49 4 Lewis Hamilton 49 5 Sebastian Vettel 45 6 Felipe Massa 41 7 Robert Kubica 40 8 Mark Webber 28 9 Adrian Sutil 10 10 Michael Schumacher 10 11 Vitantonio Liuzzi 8 12 Vitaly Petrov 6 13 … Continue reading Button takes lead in title race – full points standings after China
Pos Num Driver Car Laps Gap Difference Grid 1 1 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 56 2 2 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 56 1.530 1.530 3 4 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 56 9.484 7.954 4 8 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 56 11.869 2.385 5 11 Robert Kubica Renault 56 22.213 10.344 6 5 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 56 33.310 11.097 … Continue reading Chinese Grand Prix result
Sebastian Vettel has the best possible starting position for the Chinese Grand Prix. But with his team mate out for revenge, a string of quick rivals behind him and rain threatening, he may not have things all his own way in the race.
Chinese GP racepreparation in pictures Virgin hope they have solved the fuel pick-up problems which have dogged their car in the opening races. The fuel system has been a bane of the VR-01, particularly the fuel tank whose small size means they have to conserve fuel to complete a race distance. They will not have … Continue reading Virgin still working on fuel problems