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Re: Formula 1 Racing
« Reply #580 on: April 27, 2009, 05:33:13 PM »
After great performance from Jenson Button as he won the Bahrain GP and his 3rd race out of 4 this season :yahoo: 2nd was Vettel who won last weeks GP in China, 3rd was pole sitter Jarno Trulli, while a great drive from Lewis Hamilton earned him a well deserved 4th place :applause: Ferrari finally picked up their first points with a 6th place finish from Raikkonen.

I find it hard to like Mr Button, even though he's British, I have always found him an arrogant twit (another word is more up my street, change the i to an a  ;-() ), I simply cannot warm to him, sadly  :)

But pleased his fans are happy

I've never really seen that with Jenson, Alison- but your explanation was very funny of him  :rofl_2: After his years in F1 and almost not having a team this year I'm just really happy to see him doing well and would love to see him become our next British Champion :)

I must admit I did feel a small (very small) bit of sympathy about that, must have been tough for him, but I am very hard to please and I have always found him smug and not a nice person (imo)...like I stated I simply cannot warm to him  :)
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Re: Formula 1 Racing
« Reply #581 on: April 30, 2009, 04:40:26 AM »
Hamilton, despite his poor results, is really showing his ability here: one of the slowest cars in the field, nowhere in qualifying, and he's come 4th, 7th and 6th in 3 races.

If it was really one of the "slowest cards in the field" than his teammate Heikki Kovalainen who is a mediocre driver would not even be 9th in points.

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Re: Formula 1 Racing
« Reply #582 on: May 09, 2009, 03:17:42 PM »
Jenson snatched a fantastic pole for the Spanish GP today with a brilliant last gasp lap :grind dance: Vettel continued his excellent start to the season with 2nd, with Barrichello in 3rd place, Massa 4th and Webber 5th. McLaren still struggling enormously as Lewis was only 14th. Raikkonen was 16th.
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Re: Formula 1 Racing
« Reply #583 on: May 10, 2009, 02:39:29 PM »
Button wins as Brawn GP dominate :yahoo: :grind dance: 4 wins from 5 races now for Jenson- amazing start!!

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Jenson Button's superb season continued as he grabbed his fourth 2009 race win out of five at a tactical Spanish Grand Prix which Brawn GP totally dominated.

Team-mate Rubens Barrichello got past pole-sitter Button with a great start - but a strategy change benefited the Englishman, who pushed him into second.

Red Bull's Mark Webber was third ahead of team-mate Sebastian Vettel, who passed Felipe Massa's Ferrari late on.

McLaren's world champion Lewis Hamilton finished outside the points in ninth.

Massa ran third for much of the race, holding up Vettel's faster Red Bull, but the Brazilian lost the place to Webber at the second pit stops thanks to clever strategy from Red Bull.

Massa then slipped down to sixth behind Vettel and Renault's Fernando Alonso in the closing laps when the Brazilian was forced to go into fuel-saving mode when a problem at his pit stop meant not enough fuel was put into his car.
 
BMW Sauber's Nick Heidfeld and Williams's Nico Rosberg finished seventh and eighth in the final points positions.

With a win that never looked in doubt after he had built up more than 11 seconds between his car and the rest of the field half-way through the race, Button has further stretched his lead at the top of the drivers' championship and now sits 14 points ahead of Barrichello.

The Brazilian veteran, the oldest man on the grid, could have recorded a first race victory in five years after his superb start.

But the introduction of the safety car after a first-lap collision - for just the fifth time in 18 years at the Circuit de Catalunya - meant Brawn changed Button's race strategy from doing three pit stops to two and he drove superbly to make the switch pay off.

Team boss Ross Brawn said that three stops was theoretically a quicker strategy but that Barrichello had been too slow in his third stint to make it work.

The Brazilian blamed a problem with his tyres in that part of the race for his slow pace.

"Three stops was the quicker strategy we thought [initially]," said Button.

"I wasn't sure about it [changing to two] and when we put the fuel on board it felt very heavy.

"I didn't think I'd come out ahead of Massa and Vettel [after his first pit stop], but I did and I could just get my head down.

"It's a good feeling and gives me a lot of confidence for the rest of the season."

Red Bull felt they had a car fast enough to beat the Brawns but had to be satisfied with consolidating their second position in the constructors' championship after a race defined by Massa's Ferrari.

Using his energy storage and boost system (Kers), Massa bravely edged past Vettel into third place off the start despite the German's best efforts to block him.

That meant the Red Bull pair, led by Vettel, were forced to follow the slower Brazilian until the first pit stops.

Vettel ended up stuck there throughout the race - he and Massa made both their pit stops on the same lap as each other and the German could not hide his frustration after the race.

"I think the car was very quick and we definitely could have fought the Brawns," Vettel said.

"It was impossible to pass Felipe [Massa], I tried many times. It was a difficult race but I'm disappointed.

"Sitting behind Massa for 63 laps, it's very frustrating. Especially when you know you can go so much quicker."

Both men ended up being leapfrogged by Webber, who took a gamble on a longer middle stint in a successful attempt to get ahead of the Ferrari.

The strategy change meant Webber made his second pit stop seven laps later than Massa and Vettel, allowing the Australian to make up enough time to emerge from his second pit stop in third place.

Webber had put himself in a position to try the strategy by brilliantly preventing Alonso snatching fifth place after the restart.

The Spaniard blasted past the Red Bull on the straight with the help of his Kers power-boost system, but Webber braked as late as he dared and fought the Renault off as they snaked through the first chicane.

The early crash which helped affect the outcome of the race did not directly involve the front-runners, occurring at the back of the pack after Jarno Trulli's Toyota drifted onto the gravel around Turn Two before coming back onto the track and into the racing line.
 
That caused both Toro Rosso cars to collide with him and Force India's Adrian Sutil was also affected - leaving all four drivers out of the race along with McLaren's Heikki Kovalainen, who retired a few laps later with what appeared to be gearbox failure.

Racing with typical aggression, Hamilton came from 14th on the grid to finish ninth but could not put in the required lap times needed to truly compete in his updated McLaren.

"What can I say, what can I do, I drove my heart out as I always do and that car is just not good - I just had no grip," he said.

"For sure at the moment, I don't have a car to win the championship.

"Everyone is wondering what's going on, but the car is that bad. I am driving the socks off it but... There's just no hope."

The sixth race of the season takes place on the street circuit of Monaco in two weeks' time on 24 May.
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Re: Formula 1 Racing
« Reply #584 on: May 10, 2009, 02:40:55 PM »
Spanish GP Results
 
1 great britain Jenson Button 22 Brawn-Mercedes 1 1:37:19.202 10 :yahoo: :grind dance:
2 brazil Rubens Barrichello 23 Brawn-Mercedes 3 1:37:32.258 8
3 australia Mark Webber 14 Red Bull-Renault 5 1:37:33.126 6
4 germany Sebastian Vettel 15 Red Bull-Renault 2 1:37:38.143 5
5 spain Fernando Alonso 7 Renault 8 1:38:02.368 4
6 brazil Felipe Massa 3 Ferrari 4 1:38:10.029 3
7 germany Nick Heidfeld 6 BMW Sauber 13 1:38:11.514 2
8 germany Nico Rosberg 16 Williams-Toyota 9 1:38:24.413 1
9 great britain Lewis Hamilton 1 McLaren-Mercedes 14 lapped 0  :(  :(
10 germany Timo Glock 10 Toyota 6 lapped 0
11 poland Robert Kubica 5 BMW Sauber 10 lapped 0
12 brazil Nelson Piquet Jr 8 Renault 12 lapped 0
13 japan Kazuki Nakajima 17 Williams-Toyota 11 lapped 0
14 italy Giancarlo Fisichella 21 Force India-Mercedes 20 lapped 0
RET  finland Kimi Raikkonen 4 Ferrari 16 retired, 17 laps 0
RET  finland Heikki Kovalainen 2 McLaren-Mercedes 18 retired, 7 laps 0
RET  italy Jarno Trulli 9 Toyota 7 crash, 0 laps 0
RET  switzerland Sebastien Buemi 12 Toro Rosso-Ferrari 15 crash, 0 laps 0
RET  france Sebastien Bourdais 11 Toro Rosso-Ferrari 17 crash, 0 laps 0
RET  germany Adrian Sutil 20 Force India-Mercedes 19 crash, 0 laps
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Re: Formula 1 Racing
« Reply #585 on: May 10, 2009, 02:43:04 PM »
Formula 1 Drivers' World Championship
 
1 Jenson Button GB Brawn-Mercedes 41 :yahoo: :grind dance:
2 Rubens Barrichello Brz Brawn-Mercedes 27
3 Sebastian Vettel Ger Red Bull-Renault 23
4 Mark Webber Aus Red Bull-Renault 15.5
5 Jarno Trulli Ita Toyota 14.5
6 Timo Glock Ger Toyota 12
7 Lewis Hamilton GB McLaren-Mercedes 9 :cheer:
8 Fernando Alonso Spa Renault 9
9 Nick Heidfeld Ger BMW Sauber 6
10 Nico Rosberg Ger Williams-Toyota 4.5
11 Heikki Kovalainen Fin McLaren-Mercedes 4
12 Felipe Massa Brz Ferrari 3
13 Kimi Raikkonen Fin Ferrari 3
14 Sebastien Buemi Swi Toro Rosso-Ferrari 3
15 Sebastien Bourdais Fra Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1
16 Adrian Sutil Ger Force India-Mercedes 0
17 Nelson Piquet Jr Brz Renault 0
18 Robert Kubica Pol BMW Sauber 0
19 Giancarlo Fisichella Ita Force India-Mercedes 0
20 Kazuki Nakajima Jpn Williams-Toyota 0
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Re: Formula 1 Racing
« Reply #586 on: May 10, 2009, 02:44:19 PM »
Formula 1 Constructors' World Championship
 
1 Brawn-Mercedes 68
2 Red Bull-Renault 38.5
3 Toyota 26.5
4 McLaren-Mercedes 13
5 Renault 9
6 Ferrari 6
7 BMW Sauber 6
8 Williams-Toyota 4.5
9 Toro Rosso-Ferrari 4
10 Force India-Mercedes 0
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Re: Formula 1 Racing
« Reply #587 on: May 10, 2009, 11:11:44 PM »
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Re: Formula 1 Racing
« Reply #588 on: May 12, 2009, 04:32:51 AM »
I didn't want to bring it up but the races are getting really boring for me... :(


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Re: Formula 1 Racing
« Reply #589 on: May 24, 2009, 04:16:42 PM »
Another fantastic drive and win for Jenson today, this time at the most special of all F1 races Monaco :yahoo: :grind dance: Crucially he got pole position yesterday as its very hard to overtake on the streets of Monte Carlo. 5 wins from 6 races now for Jenson and its really starting to look very much as if its going to be 2 British World Champions in consecutive years :yahoo:
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Re: Formula 1 Racing
« Reply #590 on: May 24, 2009, 04:24:24 PM »
honestly not big formula fan,actually I started to follow it when first time I saw Jenson,so he is the right reason of my ''acknowledge'' of formula.
Though he wasn't that good back then,and few years back,I am so glad,astonished,surprised and thrilled to see him at #1 spot ! ! Keep it up man! :thumbs-up:
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Re: Formula 1 Racing
« Reply #591 on: June 07, 2009, 02:55:30 PM »
Jenson won his 6th race out of 7 today by taking victory in the Turkish GP :yahoo: :grind dance: Webber and Vettel 2nd and 3rd for Red Bull.
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Re: Formula 1 Racing
« Reply #592 on: June 21, 2009, 01:37:16 PM »
Red Bull were in a class of their own this weekend at the British GP, Vettel 1st, Webber 2nd! Button was off the pace in 6th while Hamilton's terrible year continues as he came in at 16th!
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Re: Formula 1 Racing
« Reply #593 on: June 25, 2009, 07:11:38 PM »
Looks like there is peace at last in F1 with Max Mosley getting the heave-ho as President of the FIA.

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Re: Formula 1 Racing
« Reply #594 on: July 26, 2009, 12:53:16 PM »
Finally the McLaren car is upto standard and Lewis wins his first race of the season :yahoo: :applause:

Must also mention a big thought and hope for Massa who is in a serious condition after fracturing his skull in a freak accident in yesterday's qualifying. He had to have emergency surgery and is still in intensive care :( :( This came after a piece of Barrichello's car flew off and hit Massa full on in the helmet and in turn caused him to crash into the tyres. Here's hoping Felippe comes through this and gets back soon.
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Re: Formula 1 Racing
« Reply #595 on: July 27, 2009, 03:36:51 AM »
MASSA  :depressed: :depressed: :depressed:


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Re: Formula 1 Racing
« Reply #596 on: July 27, 2009, 05:56:29 AM »
Looks like his conditions improving: he's now communicating 'actively' and moving arms and legs. Here's hoping he'll be out of intensive care as soon as possible.

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« Reply #597 on: July 27, 2009, 06:39:44 AM »
Looks like his conditions improving: he's now communicating 'actively' and moving arms and legs. Here's hoping he'll be out of intensive care as soon as possible.

 :// Kick...I hope you are right...As much as I like Ferrari and love to see my team to win every race, I always liked the second player in massa more than i liked Kimi...I pray for his speedy recovery
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Re: Formula 1 Racing
« Reply #598 on: July 28, 2009, 12:25:05 AM »
He's out of the citical condition which is great news, but career wise it doesn't look to good as it seems he may have some long term damage to his left eye which could potentially end his career :( lets hope not.
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« Reply #599 on: July 28, 2009, 08:02:01 AM »
He's out of the citical condition which is great news, but career wise it doesn't look to good as it seems he may have some long term damage to his left eye which could potentially end his career :( lets hope not.

I geard he's out of danger but that accident was so unbearable to watch....it sends shivers down my spine when I recall that fateful incident...he I believe is not going to be on the circuit for a long long time...he's done for this year atleast...what a  shame  :(


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