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Jenson Button is the 2009 Formula One Champion

Published by on Oct 20th, 2009, No Comments

A fifth place at the Brazilian Grand Prix was good enough to ensure the 29 year old Jenson Button and team Brawn-Mercedes, the 2009 Formula One Champion title. Button who started the race 14th on the grid, drove like a deserving champion although he did not manage a podium finish this time. This race also gave Brawn the constructors’ title outshining Red Bull by 9.5 points.

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A the Brazilian GP it was Mark Webber who stood first followed by Robert Kubica from BMW Sauber and Lewis Hamilton who managed a third position on the podium. RBR-Renault driver Sebastian Vettel’s fourth place ensured that he stood second in the overall tally surpassing Rubens Barrichello (who stood 8th) but even if Vettel manages to win the Abu Dhabi edition, it will still be Button who will win the title by 5 points.

Kimi Raikkonen wins the Belgian Grand Prix

Published by on Aug 31st, 2009, No Comments

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Kimster ended a 25 race drought ending first on the podium thanks to a first lap collision that saw Lewis Hamilton and the Jenson Button crash out of the race. Kimi Raikkonen did manage to win the Belgian Grand Prix but the day eventually belonged to the team that finished second on the Podium-Force India. The minnows first managed a pole finish and then Giancarlo Fisichella finished second on the podium giving Force India its first points on the table. Fisichella was a challenge all the way and he took the race down the wire with a second to choose between the two. Fisichella could have even finished first but Kimi managed to overtake the Force India Driver courtesy of the KERS-assisted technology.

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Michael Schumacher to replace the injured Massa

Published by on Jul 30th, 2009, 1 Comment

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At 40 and after hanging his helmet, who would have though that Michael Schumacher will be the replacement for Ferrari’s injured driving Felipe Massa. The loyalty of the man is worth appreciating and that is what brings him back to replace his former teammate. When he left the scene, Schumi was a legend with a record seven titles and 91 overall victories and that ended in 2006. Now three years down the lane, his competitors might say that they do not care, but in the hearts of their hearts, they would know that this man is till capable of a podium finish. It’s purely for loyalty as he is quipped that he has never repented his retirement decision. He also said that he was looking forward to the challenge as a competitor. Come August 23, all on eyes will be on Ferrari’s Car #3 and for sure Massa will know that his wheel is in the right hands.

Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro intends to put Michael Schumacher in Felipe Massa’s car untill the brazilian driver will be able to race again. Michael Schumacher said he is ready and, over the next few days, will undertake a specifc training programme at the end of which confermation will be given of his participation in the Championship with effect from the European Grand Prix on the 23rd of August.”

The 2009 F1 Season Went Off With a Real Scorching Start

Published by on Mar 30th, 2009, 1 Comment

Although many have complained (regarding the new regulations), the 2009 F1 Championship started this weekend. And it did with a huge bang, as a team that closed down last Christmas won the Australian GP. For Ross Brawn, his team and drivers Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello the first race of the season in Melbourne was a dream start which has thrown the remainder of the 2009 season wide open. The big boys are scurrying around for answers, while there are many out there who believe that Ross Brawn has found a little secret to success that no one knows about.

  1. J.BUTTON 10
  2. R.BARRICHELLO 8
  3. L.HAMILTON 6
  4. T.GLOCK 5
  5. F.ALONSO 4
  6. N.ROSBERG 3
  7. S.BUEMI 2
  8. S.BOURDAIS 1

Looks likea  good year, isn’t it?

[via F1-Live]

F1 Rules Changed, Champion Decided by Race Wins

Published by on Mar 17th, 2009, No Comments

There’s big news in the F1 world these days. Apparently the current pointing system— introduced in 2002, that gives points to drivers up to the 8th place is no longer viable because it rewards consistent driving over outright winning. And they may have a point if you consider that for the last championship Lewis Hamilton only won 5 races while Felipe Massa proved to rule for six races. With that in mind, F1 bosses decided that for 2009, he who wins the most races … becomes the king. And in case there’s a tie (we can bet our paycheck on it) the old system will decide … Do you think that will change anything? [via Autoblog]

2009 Renault R29 Revealed

Published by on Jan 19th, 2009, 1 Comment

Just like Ferrari, McLaren or Toyota, Renault took the time to unveil their new 2009 R29 car for this year’s F1 Championship. Though the financial crisis got them too, the French managed to get a new sponsor – Total, who pumped some money for a new design that only needs to proves itself on the track. At the official presentation, Flavio Briatore got Fernando Alonso and Nelson Piquet to pull the cover off of the yellow beast and to pose together. Do you think they have a chance for 2009?

McLaren Unveils 2009 MP4-24 F1 Car

Published by on Jan 16th, 2009, 1 Comment

Just a couple of day after Toyota announced their new F1 car, McLaren unveiled MP4-24, the little monster that will run the track for the 2009 F1 Championship. However, that’s not the only news we’ve heard? Apparently Ron Paul used the occasion to announce the pres that he’ll be stepping down as team principal starting March 1st, and that the new chief will be long time deputy Martin Whitmarsh. Now back to the new car features major aerodynamic changes that include a wider front wing and a more compact rear wing for better distribution, the addition of driver-adjustable front-wing flaps and a heavily revised diffuser. And did we mention that it will use the new KERS (Kinetic Enrgy Recovery System) device which harnesses the energy generated from the braking system and stores it in super-capacitor batteries for an additional 80 bhp. That definitely has to make it faster, don’t you think?

Toyota's 2009 Formula 1 Car Reveald Online

Published by on Jan 15th, 2009, 6 Comments

Toyota has balls. They’ve just released the new TF109 car for the 2009 Formula 1 Championship, online. I’m no marketing guru but isn’t it a smaller crowd to show off, rather than doing it offline with a lot of press that would write their articles in web-based magazines, too? With all the bad stuff involved with the financial crisis, rumors have it that unless the Japanese automaker won’t prove themselves (the whole team that is, including Jarno Truli, Timo Glock and Kamui Kobayashi) this could be Toyota’s last year in Formula 1. The car looks sleek, though. Isn’t it?

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