The official 2010 F1 teams list published today by the FIA has confirmed long-standing rumours the new Manor entry will be branded by former Brawn sponsors Virgin. The FIA has also noted the absence of an entry from Toyota and has not yet substituted it with another team – including new BMW owners Sauber.
Drivers’ championship Driver Points 1 Jenson Button 95 2 Sebastian Vettel 84 3 Rubens Barrichello 77 4 Mark Webber 69.5 5 Lewis Hamilton 49 6 Kimi Raikkonen 48 7 Nico Rosberg 34.5 8 Jarno Trulli 32.5 9 Fernando Alonso 26 10 Timo Glock 24 11 Felipe Massa 22 12 Heikki Kovalainen 22 13 Nick Heidfeld … Continue reading Final 2009 F1 championship standings
Position Driver Laps Delay Gap 1 Sebastian Vettel 55 2 Mark Webber 55 17.857 17.857 3 Jenson Button 55 18.467 0.61 4 Rubens Barrichello 55 22.735 4.268 5 Nick Heidfeld 55 26.253 3.518 6 Kamui Kobayashi 55 28.343 2.09 7 Jarno Trulli 55 34.366 6.023 8 Sebastien Buemi 55 41.294 6.928 9 Nico Rosberg 55 … Continue reading Abu Dhabi Grand Prix result
The remarkable story of Brawn has generated many column inches since the team won both championships on Sunday. But the flip side to the story is whether Honda’s decision to sell the team ten months ago must now be considered one of F1’s greatest blunders.
I’ve been updating the information for the ten 2009 F1 teams and you can find links to each of their pages below. As well as basic information on each team there’s also a run-down of key members of staff, maps of where their team headquarters are, and more. Here’s the pages for each of the … Continue reading 2009 F1 teams information
The last full group test ahead of the new season finished yesterday. Two weeks from today, the 2009 F1 cars will be driven in anger for the first time in practice for the Australian Grand Prix. Based on what we?óÔé¼Ôäóve seen so far, how accurately can we predict the form of each of the teams … Continue reading Who looks good for ’09? Rank the teams
It’s the final official test day at the Circuit de Catalunya before the 2009 F1 season gets started in Australia. There’s a huge amount of speculation about what’s going on at McLaren. Compiling all the best times from the Barcelona test sees the MP4-24 down in 16th and 19th. But what about the other teams? … Continue reading 2009 F1 testing: March 12th (update: pictures and video added)
It’s all change at Barcelona today as most of the teams swap their drivers around for the last two days of official testing before the 2009 season gets started. Lewis Hamilton, Felipe Massa and Robert Kubica are among those joining the test today.
BMW flexed their muscles in testing yesterday with Nick Heidfeld half a second faster around the Circuit de Catalunya than anyone else. They almost certainly don’t have that great an advantage over their rivals – and nor should McLaren be quite as slow as Heikki Kovalainen’s time yesterday suggests. But an impression is growing that … Continue reading 2009 F1 testing: March 10th (Updated: pictures added)
It’s beauty contest time. The 2009 F1 cars are a strange looking bunch but there’s no mistaking some are better looking than others. Which is the fairest of them all? Vote and check out pictures of each of the cars below.
As the start of the 2009 F1 season draws tantalisingly close, today sees the beginning of the final major test before the Australian Grand Prix. Scuderia Toro Rosso will reveal their STR4 which we expect to be very similar to the Red Bull RB5, but with a Ferrari engine. And we’ll have our first chance … Continue reading 2009 F1 testing: March 9th (Update: pictures and video added)
Nick Fry has told the BBC that the Honda F1 team has been saved. Fry said: “All the teams and their support have helped us preserve our team. So I, Ross [Brawn] and our 700 employees thank them.” The team is expected to field Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello in its two cars, which they … Continue reading Honda ‘saved’ says Nick Fry
Rubens Barrichello will partner Jenson Button at ‘The Team Formerly Known as Honda’, but full details of how the team is to be rescued are yet to be announced. Barrichello will extend his record as the F1 driver to have started the most races. The development is a blow to Bruno Senna, who had been … Continue reading Rubens Barrichello confirmed at ‘Honda’
The F1 world is waiting to discover whether Honda’s team will make it onto the grid next year. Becken has unearthed an interesting detail potentially revealing the name of the new team as Brawn Racing: There?óÔé¼Ôäós an interesting history regarding an internet domain registered by a lawyer named Caroline McGrory (former BAR employee!). She taken … Continue reading Brawn Racing? Surely not…
Several newspapers this morning are claiming a deal to rescue the Honda F1 team has been done. According to The Times: Sources close to the Brackley-based outfit confirmed last night that the deal is going ahead and that the team will conduct a ?óÔé¼?ôshakedown?óÔé¼?Ø test of their new car at Silverstone next Thursday, which will … Continue reading Newspapers claim Honda F1 deal done
A very surprising story on Autosport.com this evening: Despite no confirmation that a buyer has been found to secure the future of the Brackley-based outfit, autosport.com has learned that with the 2009 car now ready, team personnel have been instructed to get ready to go testing. It is not clear whether the preparations are advanced … Continue reading Ray of light for Honda as team goes testing
Virgin boss Richard Branson has discussed what he would like to see in Formula 1 racing if his company were to become involved. However he refrained from clarifying whether or not he was in discussions to take over the Honda F1 team: If we were in discussions I wouldn’t be allowed to say it because … Continue reading Branson wants clean and cheap racing
David Richards didn’t exactly say “I’m not buying Honda”, but he dropped a big hint today that he won’t be taking over the Brackley team in 2009: The cost-cutting process that has been put in place has not yet seen its full benefit, and I don’t think it will be until 2010 that you will … Continue reading David Richards says F1 costs are still too high – and he’s not buying Honda
Almost two weeks have passed since Honda made the shock announcement it was selling its F1 team. The deadline for what Honda calls a ‘credible’ buyer to be identified is a little over two weeks away. Will one be found?
Earlier this week I asked if Honda’s F1 pull-out would be a one-off or the first of many. Guest writer Ben Evans sees more manufacturer withdrawals in the near future. So Honda is F1?óÔé¼Ôäós first credit crunch victim having, in the space of 12 months, gone from two F1 teams to none. Surprising? Well not … Continue reading Why more manufacturers will follow Honda out of F1 (Ben Evans column)