F1weekly podcast # 384

button eyes

Eyes wide open. Jenson Button is aiming to become the ninth British driver to be crowned world champion this weekend. Season’s penultimate round takes place in Sao Paulo at the Jose Carlos Pace circuit at Interlagos. Rain is expected for the whole weekend. Rain last year in the closing laps of the race resulted in a dramatic and thrilling finish for the championship. Lewis Hamilton’s last lap pass of Timo Glock on approach to the final turn snatched the title from race winner and local darling Felipe Massa, who for fleeting fifteen seconds was world champion.

Button leads the championship by 14 points over Brawn teammate Rubens Barrichello. Further two points behind is Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull team.

Mike Hawthorn was the first British world champion in 1958 with Ferrari. He was followed by Graham Hill, 1962/68, Jim Clark, 1963/65, John Surtees, 1964, Jackie Stewart, 1969/71/73, James Hunt, 1976, Nigel Mansell, 1992, Damon Hill, 1996, and in 2008 Lewis Hamilton became the youngest ever world champion.

Photo: www.timesonline.co.uk

Podcast number 384.

Motorsports Mondial with Nasir Hameed and…

Special Interview with Formula Atlantics Champion John Edwards.

Fernando Alonso tops the time sheets in second practice.

Pos  Driver       Team                       Time              Laps
 1.  Alonso       Renault               (B)  1:12.314            27
 2.  Buemi        Toro Rosso-Ferrari    (B)  1:12.357  + 0.043   45
 3.  Barrichello  Brawn-Mercedes        (B)  1:12.459  + 0.145   38
 4.  Webber       Red Bull-Renault      (B)  1:12.514  + 0.200   41
 5.  Button       Brawn-Mercedes        (B)  1:12.523  + 0.209   45
 6.  Trulli       Toyota                (B)  1:12.605  + 0.291   37
 7.  Vettel       Red Bull-Renault      (B)  1:12.611  + 0.297   45
 8.  Rosberg      Williams-Toyota       (B)  1:12.633  + 0.319   42
 9.  Sutil        Force India-Mercedes  (B)  1:12.720  + 0.406   35
10.  Hamilton     McLaren-Mercedes      (B)  1:12.749  + 0.435   39
11.  Grosjean     Renault               (B)  1:12.806  + 0.492   27
12.  Kubica       BMW-Sauber            (B)  1:12.862  + 0.548   39
13.  Kobayashi    Toyota                (B)  1:12.869  + 0.555   40
14.  Nakajima     Williams-Toyota       (B)  1:12.929  + 0.615   41
15.  Heidfeld     BMW-Sauber            (B)  1:12.948  + 0.634   38
16.  Liuzzi       Force India-Mercedes  (B)  1:12.950  + 0.636   36
17.  Kovalainen   McLaren-Mercedes      (B)  1:12.992  + 0.678   39
18.  Raikkonen    Ferrari               (B)  1:13.026  + 0.712   42
19.  Alguersuari  Toro Rosso-Ferrari    (B)  1:13.041  + 0.727   40
20.  Fisichella   Ferrari               (B)  1:13.275  + 0.961   38

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