Monthly Archives: June 2009

Wallpapers British Grand Prix of 2009

Here are a few wallpapers, all taken during the British Grand Prix of 2009. Click on the preferred size of a picture to see the actual wallpaper.

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FIA reveals F1 entry list for 2010

On Wednesday the FIA announced which teams have been accepted for the 2010 Formula One world Championship. A total of 13 teams will be racing in Formula 1 next season. The new teams to enter the sport are Campos, Manor and Team US F1.

The following teams have been accepted for the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship.

Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro (Ferrari-engines)
Vodafone McLaren Mercedes (Mercedes-engines)
BMW Sauber F1 Team (BMW-engines)
Renault F1 Team (Renault-engines)
Panasonic Toyota Racing (Toyota-engines)
Scuderia Toro Rosso (engines tba)
Red Bull Racing (engines tba)
AT&T Williams (Toyota-engines)
Force India F1 Team (Mercedes-engines)
Brawn GP Formula One Team (engines tba)
Campos Meta Team (Cosworth-engines)
Manor Grand Prix (Cosworth-engines)
Team US F1 (Cosworth-engines)

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FIA/FOTA compromise ends breakaway threat

FIA president Max Mosley has confirmed from Paris that there will be a unified Formula One World Championship next season after the governing body managed to complete a cost-cutting deal with the eight FOTA (Formula One Teams Association) teams which threatened to form a rival series next season.

After the teams in question (all current entrants bar Williams and Force India) announced a breakaway series last Friday, the two parties met at FIA headquarters on Wednesday for looked to be the final discussions regarding the matter.

With the FIA having previously resisted an objection to a budget cap and FOTA stressing that annual costs could not be cut to €45m, an announcement on Wednesday has brought an end to the issue, which threatened to divide the sport. “There will be no split,” Mosley confirmed. “We have agreed to a reduction of costs. There will be one F1 championship but the objective is to get back to the spending levels of the early 90’s within two years.”

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Babes British Grand Prix of 2009

Elisabetta Gregoraci, Wife of Flavio Briatore

Grid Girl

Grid Girls

Tamara and Petra Ecclestone, Daughters of Bernie Eccelestone

Jade Jagger, daughter of Mick Jagger

Pit Lane Girls

Nicole Scherzinger, Singer in the Pussycat Dolls and girlfriend of Lewis Hamilton

Force India Girls

Statistics British Grand Prix of 2009

As of today the statistics of the 8th race of 2009 (Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire, England) have been added.

Statistics British Grand Prix of 2009

Have fun while viewing this statistics.

By statistics I mean the results of the Free Practise sessions, the results of the Qualification and the results of the Race.

Results British Grand Prix of 2009

The Results of the race driven on Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire, England.

Pos. Driver Team Time
1 S. Vettel Red Bull 1:22:49.328
2 M. Webber Red Bull + 15.188
3 R. Barrichello Brawn GP + 41.175
4 F. Massa Ferrari + 45.043
5 N. Rosberg Williams + 45.915
6 J. Button Brawn GP + 1:06.285
7 J. Trulli Toyota + 1:08.307
8 K. Räikkönen Ferrari + 1:09.622
9 T. Glock Toyota + 1:09.823
10 G. Fisichella Force India F1 + 1:11.522
11 K. Nakajima Williams + 1:14.023
12 N. Piquet jr. Renault + 1 laps
13 R. Kubica BMW + 1 laps
14 F. Alonso Renault + 1 laps
15 N. Heidfeld BMW + 1 laps
16 L. Hamilton McLaren + 1 laps
17 A. Sutil Force India F1 + 1 laps
18 S. Buemi Scuderia Toro Rosso + 1 laps
Did not finish
19 S. Bourdais Scuderia Toro Rosso + 23 laps
20 H. Kovalainen McLaren + 24 laps

The results of the different sessions (FORMULA1.COM)
1st Friday Practice, 2nd Friday Practice
Saturday Practice, Saturday Qualification
Sunday Race Results

Various Links
Race Report at GrandPrix.com.

Pictures of the different days (GPUPDATE.NET)
Preparations/Thursday/Friday/Saturday/Sunday

Pictures of the different days (MOTORSPORT.COM)
Postcard/Wednesday/Thursday
Friday : Practice 1/Practice 2
Saturday : Practice/Qualifying
Sunday : Pre-Race/Race/Post-Race

A few selected pictures of the race

Podium: race winner Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull Racing), second place Mark Webber (Red Bull Racing), third place Rubens Barrichello (Brawn GP F1 Team), Adrian Newey (Red Bull Racing), Technical Operations Director

Sebastien Bourdais (Scuderia Toro Rosso, STR4), damage to his car after making contact with Heikki Kovalainen (McLaren Mercedes, MP4-24)

Heikki Kovalainen (McLaren Mercedes, MP4-24) had a puncture

Adrian Sutil (Force India F1 Team, VJM02) leads Fernando Alonso (Renault F1 Team, R29)

Nick Heidfeld (BMW Sauber F1 Team, F1.09)

Nelson A. Piquet (Renault F1 Team, R29) leads Lewis Hamilton (McLaren Mercedes, MP4-24)

Start: Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull Racing, RB5) leads the field

Qualification British Grand Prix of 2009

Comments on the Qualification

This qualifying was another big nothing for Lewis Hamilton from McLaren Mercedes. His team mate Heikki Kovalainen was not much better at 13th place. I do hope McLaren Mercedes will do something this year to regain speed. Further more I think it’s getting old that Scuderia Toro Rosso cannot make the cut to the last 15 drivers. Last year Sebastian Vettel could get a few times in the second or even the third qualification period and this year nothing Sebastien Buemi and Sebastien Bourdais do will get them anything higher than the first qualification period. Red Bull Racing is getting better and better by the race. With Sebastian Vettel on pole and Mark Webber third they have lot’s of chances to take tomorrow’s win.

Results of the third qualification

Pos. Driver Team Time
1 S. Vettel Red Bull 1:19.509
2 R. Barrichello Brawn GP 1:19.856
3 M. Webber Red Bull 1:19.868
4 J. Trulli Toyota 1:20.091
5 K. Nakajima Williams 1:20.216
6 J. Button Brawn GP 1:20.289
7 N. Rosberg Williams 1:20.361
8 T. Glock Toyota 1:20.490
9 K. Räikkönen Ferrari 1:19.010
10 F. Alonso Renault 1:20.741

Results of the second qualification

Pos. Driver Team Time
11 F. Massa Ferrari 1:18.927
12 R. Kubica BMW 1:19.308
13 H. Kovalainen McLaren 1:19.353
14 N. Piquet jr. Renault 1:19.392
15 N. Heidfeld BMW 1:19.448

Results of the first qualification

Pos. Driver Team Time
16 G. Fisichella Force India F1 1:19.802
17 S. Bourdais Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:19.898
18 A. Sutil Force India F1 1:19.909
19 L. Hamilton McLaren 1:19.917
20 S. Buemi Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:20.236

Pictures of the Saturday Qualification

Pole winner Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull Racing), second place Rubens Barrichello (Brawn GP F1 Team), third place Mark Webber (Red Bull Racing)

Timo Glock, Toyota F1 Team, TF109

Rubens Barrichello, Brawn GP F1 Team, BGP001

Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull Racing, RB5

Pictures of the Saturday Practice

Robert Kubica, BMW Sauber F1 Team, F1.09

Nelson A. Piquet, Renault F1 Team, F29

Jenson Button, Brawn GP F1 Team, BGP001

Kimi Raikkonen, Scuderia Ferrari, F60