Fifteen and a half points are now separates the Red Bull Racing from the series leaders, Brawn GP, thanks to Mark Webber who finished third in the Hungarian Grand Prix and standed on the podium for the sixth time this season.
When you take part in a sport with two racers per team, you can’t always end up with smile all round and unfortunately, Sebastian Vettel failed to finish the 70 lap race, retiring after just 29 laps, with damaged suspension, the result of a first lap collision with Raikk
After qualifying fourth, Lewis made a good start but was able to benefit from KERS to charge down to the first turn alongside Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel. He out-braked Mark Webber to briefly hold second before losing traction at the exit and ceding the place back into Turn Two. Nonetheless, he kept up the pressure to pass the Australian around the outside of Turn Two five laps later.
LEWIS HAMILTON - MP4-24-04
Started: 4th - Finished: 1st
Fastest lap: 1m22.497s (4th) - Pitstops: two (Op-Op-Pr)
Brawn GP endured a disappointing race at the German Grand Prix today despite Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello bringing their Brawn-Mercedes cars home in points-scoring fifth and sixth positions respectively.
Both drivers were on a three-stop strategy and started the race on the softer option tyre. Rubens had a great start to be leading coming out of turn one whilst Jenson dropped to fifth position before overtaking Massa into turn one on the second lap.
Jenson stopped first on lap 13,
Mark Webber sealed his comeback from off-season injury with a battling maiden win at the Nürburgring that saw him overcome a drive-through penalty to become the first Australian since Alan Jones in 1981 to climb to the top step of the Formula One podium. Webber admitted afterwards that it had been a tough road back to F1 competition after a cycling accident during his Tasmania Challenge left him with a badly broken leg and a long recovery period.
Even up to a fortnight ago the recovery was not complete, the Red
Panasonic Toyota Racing left Silverstone with two points after a frustrating British Grand Prix at Silverstone. Hopes were high for a podium challenge after an extremely competitive qualifying performance but on another chilly Silverstone afternoon they turned to disappointment when the red lights went out to signify t
A forceful opening lap saw Lewis vault from 18th on the grid to 15th by the end of lap one. There then followed a determined tussle with Robert Kubica; Lewis briefly overtaking the Pole before being re-passed after he was forced wide onto the grass at the exit of Chapel Curve. Reporting a lack of grip, Lewis pitted from 15th position on lap 20, switched to Options and rejoined in 20th.
LEWIS HAMILTON - MP4-24-04
Started: 19th - Finished: 16th
Fastest lap: 1m22.576s (18th) - Pitstops: two (O
Brawn GP’s Rubens Barrichello drove an assured race at Silverstone today to bring his Brawn-Mercedes car home in third position at the team’s home Grand Prix. Team-mate Jenson Button secured sixth position to score a valuable three points.
Both drivers began the race on the softer option tyre and whilst Rubens had a good getaway to maintain second position off the line, Jenson was boxed in behind a slow-starting Trulli and dropped to ninth at the first corner.
Following similar two-stop strategies, Jenson pit
Sebastian Vettel claimed his second victory of the season with a dominant lights-to-flag display at Silverstone and went on to hail the circuit as “fantastic” and the kind of venue where he has always dreamed of racing.
“It is fantastic,” he said of the result. “It shows we are on the right way. I want to thank Silv
Brawn GP’s Jenson Button dominated the Turkish Grand Prix at the Istanbul Park Circuit today, taking the lead on the first lap and driving a superb race to bring his Brawn-Mercedes car home for his sixth victory of the 2009 Formula One season.
Jenson had a good start to maintain second position off the line and took the lead from Sebastian Vettel when the Red Bull driver ran wide at the chicane at turns nine and ten on the first lap. From there, Jenson drove a flawless two-stop race building up a twenty second l
Panasonic Toyota Racing delivered a determined performance to score points with both Jarno Trulli and Timo Glock in the Turkish Grand Prix at Istanbul Park, strengthening its third place in the Constructors' Championship. Jarno claimed his fourth top-four finish of the season while Timo made up six places with a fighting drive to score points for the fifth time this year. Both drivers started on the hard Bridgestone Potenza tyres and in the run to the first corner Jarno moved up to third as Timo was pushed wide and
Istanbul (TR). Robert Kubica came seventh and scored two more points at the Turkish Grand Prix to add to the BMW Sauber F1 Team’s tally. These are the first two points for the Pole in 2009. His team mate, Nick Heidfeld, came 11th in the heat of the Istanbul Park.
Robert Kubica: 7th
BMW Sauber F1.09-03 / BMW P86/9
Fastest lap 1:28.008 min on lap 58 (7th fastest overall)
“It is good to finally score points. I think I raced well today. My pace was good and I made no mistakes. The race was very hard, as nea
Starting with a heavily fuelled car, Lewis was unable to start the race aggressively and slotted into 17th. Adopting a single-stop strategy from the off, he pushed hard throughout, always maximising the car’s potential and, by virtue of passing the two-stopping cars pitting ahead of him, worked his way up to 10th before making his sole pitstop on lap 32. Switching from the Prime to the Option tyre, he rejoined in 16th, was passed by Nelson Piquet
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