Lewis Hamilton is in a strong position heading into tomorrow’s Singapore Grand Prix as he is fuelled more heavily than the cars behind him. Nico Rosberg will pit later than Sebastian Vettel, but both of them as well as Mark Webber will make their first pit stops sooner than Hamilton. Here are the drivers’ fuel … Continue reading Hamilton heavier than the Red Bulls (Singapore Grand Prix fuel strategies)
A crash decided the Singapore Grand Prix last year, and a crash decided Singapore Grand Prix qualifying this year. Rubens Barrichello’s shunt in the dying moments of qualifying may have been entirely innocent, but it handed Lewis Hamilton pole position for the second Singapore Grand Prix. Championship leader Jenson Button, meanwhile, will start from outside … Continue reading Barrichello crash gives Hamilton pole (Singapore Grand Prix qualifying)
1. Lewis Hamilton, McLaren-Mercedes – 1’47.891 2. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull-Renault – 1’48.204 3. Nico Rosberg, Williams-Toyota – 1’48.348 4. Mark Webber, Red Bull-Renault – 1’48.722 5. Fernando Alonso, Renault – 1’49.054 6. Timo Glock, Toyota – 1’49.180 7. Robert Kubica, BMW – 1’49.514 8. Heikki Kovalainen, McLaren-Mercedes – 1’49.778 9. Rubens Barrichello, Brawn-Mercedes – … Continue reading Singapore Grand Prix grid
Following Renault’s admission that Nelson Piquet Jnr crashed during the Singapore Grand Prix last year to help Fernando Alonso win, you have to wonder whether anything similar has happened before. In the 2006 title-decider at Interlagos, Michael Schumacher’s slim title chances were ruined when he made contact with Alonso’s then team-mate Giancarlo Fisichella. Did Flavio … Continue reading Did more foul play by Renault scupper Schumacher in the 2006 title decider?
Yesterday’s race was the 80th running of the Italian Grand Prix, and the 60th time it has been a world championship event. So it was fitting that the ‘temple of speed’ served up another of the fastest races of all time – and it was won by the sport’s oldest practitioner. Here are the facts … Continue reading 2009 Italian Grand Prix stats and facts
The rain stayed away and in the Italian Grand Prix we saw Monza in all its glory: soft September sunlight and twitchy race cars with tea-tray rear wings lapping at stunning speed on a circuit steeped in history. And best of all, the place was packed to capacity with some of the most passionate F1 … Continue reading Italian Grand Prix in pictures
Smart strategy and rock-solid pace won the Italian Grand Prix for Rubens Barrichello who led home team mate Jenson Button as Lewis Hamilton crashed out.
1. Rubens Barrichello, Brawn-Mercedes 2. Jenson Button, Brawn-Mercedes 3. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari 4. Adrian Sutil, Force India-Mercedes 5. Fernando Alonso, Renault 6. Heikki Kovalainen, McLaren-Mercedes 7. Nick Heidfeld, BMW 8. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull-Renault 9. Giancarlo Fisichella, Ferrari 10. Kazuki Nakajima, Williams-Toyota 11. Timo Glock, Toyota 12. Lewis Hamilton, McLaren-Mercedes 13. Sebastien Buemi, Toro Rosso-Ferrari … Continue reading Italian Grand Prix result
Drivers’ championship Driver Points 1 Jenson Button 80 2 Rubens Barrichello 66 3 Sebastian Vettel 54 4 Mark Webber 51.5 5 Kimi Raikkonen 40 6 Nico Rosberg 30.5 7 Lewis Hamilton 27 8 Jarno Trulli 22.5 9 Felipe Massa 22 10 Heikki Kovalainen 20 11 Fernando Alonso 20 12 Timo Glock 16 13 Nick Heidfeld … Continue reading Championship standings after Italy
Adrian Sutil will be able to go one lap longer than Lewis Hamilton at the start of the Italian Grand Prix. But Heikki Kovalainen could be the man to watch as he’s fuelled to make his pit stop much later than the three drivers in front of him. Here’s the fuel weights in full.
Lewis Hamilton and Adrian Sutil will share the front row of a grid for the Italian Grand Prix tomorrow. It’s the first time they’ve done so since 2005 at Zandvoort – when the pair were team mates in the F3 Euroseries. A last-gap effort from Hamilton seized pole position from the Force India driver. Sutil … Continue reading Lewis Hamilton beats Adrian Sutil to pole (Italian Grand Prix qualifying)
1. Lewis Hamilton, McLaren-Mercedes – 1’24.066 2. Adrian Sutil, Force India-Mercedes – 1’24.261 3. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari – 1’24.523 4. Heikki Kovalainen, McLaren-Mercedes – 1’24.845 5. Rubens Barrichello, Brawn-Mercedes – 1’25.015 6. Jenson Button, Brawn-Mercedes – 1’25.030 7. Vitantonio Liuzzi, Force India-Mercedes – 1’25.043 8. Fernando Alonso, Renault – 1’25.072 9. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull-Renault … Continue reading 2009 Italian Grand Prix grid
F1 Fanatic guest writer Journeyer concludes his look back at Giancarlo Fisichella’s racing career. Giancarlo Fisichella had a knack of being at the right team at the wrong time. He left Jordan for Benetton in 1998 just as Jordan was reaching its peak. And at the end of 2001 he left Benetton to return for … Continue reading Giancarlo Fisichella?óÔé¼Ôäós career in video (P2)
There must’ve been some hasty revisions to the Italian Grand Prix programme as a new home driver was added to the entry list at the expense of another, As Giancarlo Fisichella moved over to Ferrari, Vitantonio Liuzzi took his place at Force India. Here’s the first pictures of them in action for their new teams … Continue reading Fisichella makes Ferrari debut and Liuzzi returns for Force India (pictures)
F1 Fanatic guest writer Journeyer turns his historical eye to Ferrari’s new star Giancarlo Fisichella. Giancarlo Fisichella finally had his dream come true: this weekend at Mona he will race for Ferrari. Fisichella has taken a circuitous route to F1’s most famous outfit, changing teams eight times in 14 seasons. In this two-part series we’ll … Continue reading Giancarlo Fisichella’s career in video (P1)
Ferrari have confirmed Banco Santander as a major sponsor for the 2010 F1 season. The deal has been rumoured since last year, and is soon expected to be followed by confirmation that Fernando Alonso will race for them next year.
Ten of the best Italian drivers to race for the prancing horse.
Giancarlo Fisichella will drive for Ferrari in his home Grand Prix at Monza next weekend, the team has confirmed. He will be the first Italian to drive for Ferrari in his home Grand Prix at Monza since Ivan Capelli in 1992.
Is Vitantonio Liuzzi getting ready to take the place of Giancarlo Fisichella at Force India when his fellow Italian joins Ferrari to replace Luca Badoer at the Italian Grand Prix? Force India may have denied the rumours but there are reports Liuzzi recently had a seat fitting with the team to get ready for a … Continue reading Liuzzi called up to replace Fisichella?
The F1 driver market for 2010 is a much more unpredictable one than we’ve had recently – or maybe it just seems that way because so many drivers stayed in the same teams this year as last. There are big names looking for new berths – Robert Kubica and Kimi Raikkonen – and top teams … Continue reading 2010 F1 drivers – who goes where?