German Grand Prix grid

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1. Mark Webber, Red Bull-Renault – 1’32.230 2. Rubens Barrichello, Brawn-Mercedes – 1’32.357 3. Jenson Button, Brawn-Mercedes – 1’32.473 4. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull-Renault – 1’32.480 5. Lewis Hamilton, McLaren-Mercedes – 1’32.616 6. Heikki Kovalainen, McLaren-Mercedes – 1’33.859 7. Adrian Sutil, Force India-Mercedes – 1’34.316 8. Felipe Massa, Ferrari – 1’34.574 9. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari … Continue reading German Grand Prix grid

Ferrari, fuel, and hospitality

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As at last year’s British Grand Prix I was fortunate to receive an invitation to visit Shell’s fuel laboratory for Ferrari last weekend. I was treated to hospitality at the corporate suite overlooking Copse corner, and was able to visit the Ferrari garage between Saturday practice and qualifying. Both of which provided food for thought.

Upgrade works for Red Bull and McLaren ditch KERS (British Grand Prix round-up)

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An aerodynamic upgrade for Red Bull helped wing the performance advantage their way – while cool temperatures at Silverstone left championship leader Jenson Button flummoxed. Meanwhile yet another team abandoned KERS leaving Ferrari the only team still using the energy recovery devices – although Felipe Massa reckoned it paid dividends for him at the start … Continue reading Upgrade works for Red Bull and McLaren ditch KERS (British Grand Prix round-up)

Championship points after Britain

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Drivers? championship Jenson Button 64 Rubens Barrichello 41 Sebastian Vettel 39 Mark Webber 35.5 Jarno Trulli 21.5 Felipe Massa 16 Nico Rosberg 15.5 Timo Glock 13 Fernando Alonso 11 Kimi Raikkonen 10 Lewis Hamilton 9 Nick Heidfeld 6 Heikki Kovalainen 4 Sebastien Buemi 3 Sebastien Bourdais 2 Robert Kubica 2 Constructors? championship Brawn 105 Red … Continue reading Championship points after Britain

British Grand Prix result

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1. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull-Renault 2. Mark Webber, Red Bull-Renault 3. Rubens Barrichello, Brawn-Mercedes 4. Felipe Massa, Ferrari 5. Nico Rosberg, Williams-Toyota 6. Jenson Button, Brawn-Mercedes 7. Jarno Trulli, Toyota 8. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari 9. Timo Glock, Toyota 10. Giancarlo Fisichella, Force India-Mercedes 11. Kazuki Nakajima, Williams-Toyota 12. Nelson Piquet Jnr, Renault 13. Robert Kubica, … Continue reading British Grand Prix result

Pole for Vettel as Button struggles to sixth (British Grand Prix qualifying)

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Sebastian Vettel will start from pole position for a second race in a row as Red Bull’s excellent British Grand Prix performance continued. The team looked likely to lock out the front row but Mark Webber was delayed on his final qualifying attempt, leaving him third. Vettel and fellow front row starter Rubens Barrichello have … Continue reading Pole for Vettel as Button struggles to sixth (British Grand Prix qualifying)

British Grand Prix grid

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1. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull-Renault – 1’19.509 2. Rubens Barrichello, Brawn-Mercedes – 1’19.856 3. Mark Webber, Red Bull-Renault – 1’19.868 4. Jarno Trulli, Toyota – 1’20.091 5. Kazuki Nakajima, Williams-Toyota – 1’20.216 6. Jenson Button, Brawn-Mercedes – 1’20.289 7. Nico Rosberg, Williams-Toyota – 1’20.361 8. Timo Glock, Toyota – 1’20.490 9. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari – … Continue reading British Grand Prix grid

FIA and FOTA remain deadlocked on F1 governance and budget cap

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Now the dust has settled following a day of remarkable developments we can understand why the two sides in the FIA-FOTA row remain deadlocked. The two sides have moved closer together on the matter of how deep cost cuts must be. But FOTA’s demand for reform of how F1 is governed has received no recognition … Continue reading FIA and FOTA remain deadlocked on F1 governance and budget cap

Renault and Ferrari re-state their threat not to compete in 2010

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We’ve been getting slightly mixed messages from both camps in the FIA-FOTA battle in recent days which could be read as signs of an impending truce. But today Ferrari and Renault took steps to highlight the seriousness of their threat not to compete in F1 next year if FOTA’s demands are not met. A letter … Continue reading Renault and Ferrari re-state their threat not to compete in 2010

Turkish Grand Prix result

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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

Turkish Grand Prix grid

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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

FOTA teams offer three-year F1 deal but will Max Mosley accept it?

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The news that the nine remaining FOTA-aligned teams (Williams excluded) have submitted applications to contest the 2010 F1 championship ahead of the May 29th deadline has been given a warm reception. But this is not a white flag from FOTA. They are demanding that their teams can compete “on an identical regulatory basis” in 2010 … Continue reading FOTA teams offer three-year F1 deal but will Max Mosley accept it?

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