Sunday, March 29, 2009

Trulli Penalised


25 seconds were added to Trulli's time because he passed in the safety car period. So Hamilton is classified as third now. Lucky day for him. Started from the back of the pack at position 18 and finished 3rd.

New Race Results

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Pts
1 22 Jenson Button Brawn-Mercedes 58 1:34:15.784 1 10
2 23 Rubens Barrichello Brawn-Mercedes 58 +0.8 secs 2 8
3 1 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 58 +2.9 secs 18 6
4 10 Timo Glock Toyota 58 +4.4 secs 19 5
5 7 Fernando Alonso Renault 58 +4.8 secs 10 4
6 16 Nico Rosberg Williams-Toyota 58 +5.7 secs 5 3
7 12 Sebastien Buemi STR-Ferrari 58 +6.0 secs 13 2
8 11 Sebastien Bourdais STR-Ferrari 58 +6.2 secs 17 1
9 20 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 58 +6.3 secs 16
10 6 Nick Heidfeld BMW Sauber 58 +7.0 secs 9
11 21 Giancarlo Fisichella Force India-Mercedes 58 +7.3 secs 15
12 9 Jarno Trulli Toyota 58 +26.6 secs 20
13 14 Mark Webber RBR-Renault 57 +1 Lap 8
14 15 Sebastian Vettel RBR-Renault 56 Accident 3
15 5 Robert Kubica BMW Sauber 55 Accident 4
16 4 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 55 Differential 7
Ret 3 Felipe Massa Ferrari 45 Suspension 6
Ret 8 Nelsinho Piquet Renault 24 Spin 14
Ret 17 Kazuki Nakajima Williams-Toyota 17 Accident 11
Ret 2 Heikki Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes 0 Accident damage 12

Australian Grand Prix Results


Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Pts
1 22 Jenson Button Brawn-Mercedes 58 Winner 1 10
2 23 Rubens Barrichello Brawn-Mercedes 58 +0.8 secs 2 8
3 9 Jarno Trulli Toyota 58 +1.6 secs 20 6
4 1 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 58 +2.9 secs 18 5
5 10 Timo Glock Toyota 58 +4.4 secs 19 4
6 7 Fernando Alonso Renault 58 +4.8 secs 10 3
7 16 Nico Rosberg Williams-Toyota 58 +5.7 secs 5 2
8 12 Sebastien Buemi STR-Ferrari 58 +6.0 secs 13 1
9 11 Sebastien Bourdais STR-Ferrari 58 +6.2 secs 17
10 20 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 58 +6.3 secs 16
11 6 Nick Heidfeld BMW Sauber 58 +7.0 secs 9
12 21 Giancarlo Fisichella Force India-Mercedes 58 +7.3 secs 15
13 14 Mark Webber RBR-Renault 57 +1 Lap 8
14 15 Sebastian Vettel RBR-Renault 56 +2 Laps 3
15 5 Robert Kubica BMW Sauber 55 +3 Laps 4
16 4 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 55 +3 Laps 7
Ret 3 Felipe Massa Ferrari 45 +13 Laps 6
Ret 8 Nelsinho Piquet Renault 24 +34 Laps 14
Ret 17 Kazuki Nakajima Williams-Toyota 17 +41 Laps 11
Ret 2 Heikki Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes 0 +58 Laps 12

Brawn GP Does It!!!!!!!!!!



A photo finish victory for the Ross brawn team. A team which never existed a few days back has done it in the opening round of Formula 1 2009. Jenson Button finished first followed by team mate Rubens Barrichello. It was dramatic end of the race when Kubica and Vettel collided. This gave Trulli and Hamilton an advantage and score some real good points in the opening race. Both Trulli and Hamilton had started at the back of the pack and never expected to score championship points. But this is F1 and anything is possible. Both the Ferraris didnt score any championship points. Now lets see what happens in the next round at Sepang in Malaysia.

But till then lets savor these moments for the Ross Brawn Team. Hats Off To Them!!!!

With only Virgin as their first sponsorer they really have a gret potential and will be fighting with the top teams for sure.

KERS on the other had dint add much of an advantage though. But it was interesting to see the graphs on the monitor with the extra charge of KERS. Something like nitro booster in NFS :)

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Australian GP Qualifying Results

Pos No Driver Team Q1Q2Q3 Laps
1 22 Jenson Button Brawn-Mercedes 1:25.211 1:24.855
1:26.202
19
2 23 Rubens Barrichello Brawn-Mercedes 1:25.006
1:24.783
1:26.505 21
3 15 Sebastian Vettel RBR-Renault 1:25.938 1:25.121 1:26.830 21
4 5 Robert Kubica BMW Sauber 1:25.922 1:25.152 1:26.914 19
5 16 Nico Rosberg Williams-Toyota 1:25.846 1:25.123 1:26.973 21
6 10 Timo Glock Toyota 1:25.499 1:25.281 1:26.975 19
7 3 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:25.844 1:25.319 1:27.033
21
8 9 Jarno Trulli Toyota 1:26.194 1:25.265 1:27.127 20
9 4 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1:25.899 1:25.380 1:27.163 21
10 14 Mark Webber RBR-Renault 1:25.427 1:25.241 1:27.246 20
11 6 Nick Heidfeld BMW Sauber 1:25.827 1:25.504
14
12 7 Fernando Alonso Renault 1:26.026 1:25.605
12
13 17 Kazuki Nakajima Williams-Toyota 1:26.074 1:25.607
16
14 2 Heikki Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes 1:26.184 1:25.726
15
15 1 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:26.454 no time
5
16 12 Sebastien Buemi STR-Ferrari 1:26.503

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17 8 Nelsinho Piquet Renault 1:26.598

12
18 21 Giancarlo Fisichella Force India-Mercedes 1:26.677

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19 20 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1:26.742

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20 11 Sebastien Bourdais STR-Ferrari 1:26.964

10

Monday, March 23, 2009

FIA Willing To Postpone.

The new point system which FIA had announced some days, FIA has decided to postpone it till 2010 if the teams want so. Lets see how things go now. We need to wait for the decision to come.....

Change in Points System

In 2009 the driver with most number of race wins will be awarded the World Championship Title. According to the rules earlier the driver with maximum points was given the title. But this scoring system with make the races more competitive. If there is tie with the number of race wins then the points will be taken into consideration. This is only for the World Championship Title. The drivers from 2nd place onwards will follow the old point soring system. Same goes for the Constructor Championship too. There is no change here.

Technical Freedom for Teams

For 2010, FIA has announced that teams will be allowed more technical freedom if they agree to a cost cap on 300 Million Pounds. This will be the spending limit for all the teams and they will have technical freedom.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Barrichello heads the Final Test

Rubens was heading the final round of pre-season testing at Jerez. Ross Brawn,s team was the fastest again. I personally feel Honda has become very strong this year.

Timings from Jerez:
1. Rubens Barrichello, Brawn BGP 001, 1:19.236
2. Fernando Alonso, Renault R29, 1:19.819
3. Nico Hulkenberg, Williams FW31, 1:20.015

Mclaren Falling Short

McLaren 2009 car is falling short of expectations. The challenge for victory at the Australian Grand Prix seems impossible for Mclaren. The season has not begun yet and McLaren has started facing issues already. I really dont understand what these people do of so much the money spent for testing for F1.

McLaren will be introducing new aero packages and will be fuurther developing the car. But they are confident enough that will be ready by the first grand prix because they have an additional week of testing and they have sorted out the cause for the slower pace.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Mclaren Off The Pace

McLaren were off the pace in Jerez last week. They have made number of aerodynamic changes in Barcelona.
The rear wing has previously been an apparent cause. It is understood to have led to a degradation of the rear tyres. The team introduced during lunch break, a new front wing, floor and top body, continuing a further evaluation of those parts today.

Thursday Timings

Timings for Thursday Practice:

1. Rubens Barrichello, Brawn BGP 001, 1:18.926
2. Nico Rosberg, Williams FW31, 1:19.774
3. Timo Glock, Toyota TF109, 1:20.091
4. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull RB5, 1:20.576
5. Fernando Alonso, Renault R29, 1:20.664
6. Felipe Massa, Ferrari F60, 1:20.677
7. Robert Kubica, BMW Sauber F1.09, 1:20.740
8. Lewis Hamilton, McLaren MP4-24, 1:20.869
9. Sebastien Buemi, Toro Rosso STR4, 1:21.013
10. Giancarlo Fisichella, Force India VJM02, 1:21.045
11. Sebastien Bourdais, Toro Rosso STR4, 1:21.629

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Barcelona Practice

Timings

1. Nick Heidfeld, BMW Sauber F1.09, 1:20.338
2. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari F60, 1:20.908
3. Jarno Trulli, Toyota TF109, 1:20.937
4. Jenson Button, Brawn BGP 001, 1:21.140
5. Nelson Piquet, Renault R29, 1:21.662
6. Sebastien Bourdais, Toro Rosso STR4, 1:22.158
7. Mark Webber, Red Bull RB5, 1:22.246
8. Adrian Sutil, Force India VJM02, 1:22.452
9. Kazuki Nakajima, Williams FW31, 1:22.813
10. Heikki Kovalainen, McLaren MP4-24, 1:22.948

Monday, March 9, 2009

STR4 Revealed


STR4 was revealed at the start of Barcelona Test. It was the final team to unveil its car. Race drivers Sebastien Bourdais and Sebastien Buemi were present for the launch. Like sister team Red Bull Racing’s 2009 car, the STR4’s chassis is a product of Red Bull Technology.

Constructor's Champion for Formula 1 2009 Season?

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