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The rest of the field continue to play catch up to the day glo Brawn’s.

Button hits out at Flavio Briatore after the Italian criticised Brawn GP.

McLaren showing good pace with new interim diffuser design.

BMW cars are both running KERS this weekend yet still struggling for pace.

Ferrari have dropped their KERS device do to reliability issues.

Renault’s Fernando Alonso still believes his team can be competitive.

Nico Rosberg is convinced Williams will fight for wins this season.

Second practice times:

Pos Driver Team Time Laps
1. Button Brawn-Mercedes (B) 1:35.679 35
2. Rosberg Williams-Toyota (B) 1:35.704 + 0.025 36
3. Barrichello Brawn-Mercedes (B) 1:35.881 + 0.202 35
4. Webber Red Bull-Renault (B) 1:36.105 + 0.426 32
5. Vettel Red Bull-Renault (B) 1:36.167 + 0.488 22
6. Trulli Toyota (B) 1:36.217 + 0.538 42
7. Nakajima Williams-Toyota (B) 1:36.377 + 0.698 32
8. Glock Toyota (B) 1:36.548 + 0.869 40
9. Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes (B) 1:36.674 + 0.995 34
10. Bourdais Toro Rosso-Ferrari (B) 1:36.800 + 1.121 34
11. Sutil Force India-Mercedes (B) 1:36.829 + 1.150 30
12. Massa Ferrari (B) 1:36.847 + 1.168 34
13. Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes (B) 1:36.941 + 1.262 28
14. Raikkonen Ferrari (B) 1:37.054 + 1.375 33
15. Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari (B) 1:37.219 + 1.540 34
16. Piquet Renault (B) 1:37.273 + 1.594 36
17. Kubica BMW-Sauber (B) 1:37.491 + 1.812 34
18. Heidfeld BMW-Sauber (B) 1:37.544 + 1.865 28
19. Alonso Renault (B) 1:37.638 + 1.959 28
20. Fisichella Force India-Mercedes (B) 1:37.750 + 2.071 31

Shanghai International Grand Prix Circuit is reputed to be Asia’s most advanced Grand Prix Circuit. Having completed its’ inaugural year, in September 2004, the Chinese Grand Prix is poised to be the major Grand Prix of the F1 Circuit.

The grandstand of the racing field is designed to have 200 thousand seats, 50 thousand of which are on the main and sub grandstands, and the remaining seats are temporary seats on the slopes. The main architecture and other main buildings of the racing field cover 150 thousand square metres, including the main and sub grandstands, direct center, news centre, race team living zone, and pit stops, etc. The architectures combined the modern design concept with traditional Chinese culture.

Shanghai International Circuit is located on northeast of Anting Township in the Jiading District of Shanghai, an old county with a kind folkway, neighbouring the world famous Shanghai International Auto City, 30 km from the centre of Shanghai city and 20 km to Hongqiao International airport. It is surrounded by high grade highways of Jiajin(A5), Jiasong, and A30, etc., and the planned mass transit line R3 will reach the racing field directly.

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Can Brawn GP win it all


Two Heads Up: Season opener in Melbourne on Sunday saw an historic one-two finish for team formerly known as Honda F1 Racing. The Brackley based team almost joined the ranks of Lotus, Brabham and Arrows. A last minute management buy-out led by Ross Brawn saved the team from extinction. The dramatic debut win in the Australian Grand Prix is not, in true F1 tradition, without controversy. The Diffuser-gate hearing in April may close the unfair advantage other teams are claiming Brawn GP enjoys in the design of their diffuser.

Jenson Button scored his second career win ahead of teammate Rubens Barrichello, who is now in his 17th. year at the top tier of professional motor racing. Defending world champion Lewis Hamilton was classified third.

The 2009 season is off to a steamy start. More of the same in the simmering heat and humidity in round two this weekend at Sepang–the Malaysian Grand Prix.

Vijay Mallya has his eye on Bruno Senna.

Ferrari may not be competitive until mid season.

Nico Rosberg believes Formula 1’s twilight races are dangerous.

Scuderia Toro Rosso extremely happy with Buemi performance.





Button takes Brawn GP to victory

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Dramatic Debut: Reims 1954, Buenos Aires 1977 and now Albert Park 2009. The Maestro Juan Manuel Fangio gave Mercedes-Benz victory in the French Grand Prix upon their return to Grand Prix racing after the war. Jody Scheckter gave Canadian oil man Walter Wolf debut win in Argentina. Jenson Button joined this elite group on Sunday with a dominant win for Brawn GP from pole position in Australia, opening round of the 2009 Formula 1 World Championship.

Teammate Rubens Barrichello was second and Toyota of Jarno Trulli third, thanks to late race coming together of Robert Kubica and Sebastian Vettel. World Champion Lewis Hamilton, relegated to the back of the grid following a gearbox change, was fourth ahead of the second Toyota of Timo Glock. Alonso, Rosberg and Sebastien Buemi, making his F1 debut with Toro Rosso, finished in the remaining points paying positions.

Round 2 is next Sunday at Sepang, the Malaysian Grand Prix.

Jenson Button takes the checkered flag in Melbourne.

Rubens Barrichello recovers from a bad start to finish second.

Sebastian Vettel and Robert Kubica tangle fighting for the podium.

Ferrari’s hopes turn to disaster after Massa and then Kimi fail to finish.

Trulli given a 25-sec penalty moving him outside of the points finish.

Vettel given a 10-place grid penalty for the Malaysian Grand Prix.


The Australian Grand Prix
Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia;
58 laps; 307.574km;
Weather: Sunny.


Pos Driver Team
1. Button Brawn GP
2. Barrichello Brawn GP
3. Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes
4. Glock Toyota
5. Alonso Renault
6. Rosberg Williams-Toyota
7. Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari
8. Bourdais Toro Rosso-Ferrari
9. Sutil Force India-Mercedes
10. Heidfeld BMW Sauber
11. Fisichella Force India-Mercedes
12. Trulli Toyota
13. Webber Red Bull-Renault
14. Vettel Red Bull-Renault
15. Kubica BMW Sauber
16. Raikkonen Ferrari

Fastest lap: Rosberg, 1:27.706

Shake and brake in Formula 1



Brawny Roll: Wonder down under in qualifying for the opening round of the 2009 Formula 1 season was the performance of Brawn GP team. Jenson Button, the lost man of British motor racing after the emergence of Lewis Hamilton, put the Mercedes-Benz powered car on pole position on its debut. Fellow Brit Jackie Stewart was the last man to achieve this feat when he put Uncle Ken’s Tyrrell on pole at Mosport for the 1970 Canadian Grand Prix.

Teammate Rubens Barrichello, the lost man of Brazilian motor racing since the emergence of Felipe Massa, will share the front row with Button. Barrichello’s experience and long term relationship with Ross Brawn salvaged his career after the shock withdrawal of Honda late last year. Their decision deprived the return of Senna’s name, as in Bruno, to the Grand Prix circuit.

Third man in the photo and on the grid is Sebastian Vettel, youngest Grand Prix and pole winner, his determined looks and raw talent reminds one of another young German driver from the early 90s.


Come undone: Nelsinho Piquet is feeling the heat from the start of the new season. Poor and erratic season last year has made him a marked man. He must up his game against his teammate, no small task, or risk Romain Grosjean gearing up for a debut later in the year.

Toyota excluded from the final results of the qualifying.

Jenson Button takes the pole in Melbourne!

Rubens Barrichello completes the front row for the Brawn machine.

Sebastien Vettel holds on to third position.

Virgin may take over Brawn GP name.

Pos Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Laps

1. Button Brawn-Mercedes (B) 1:25.211 1:24.855 1:26.202 19
2. Barrichello Brawn-Mercedes (B) 1:25.006 1:24.783 1:26.505 21
3. Vettel Red Bull-Renault (B) 1:25.938 1:25.121 1:26.830 21
4. Kubica BMW-Sauber (B) 1:25.922 1:25.152 1:26.914 19
5. Rosberg Williams-Toyota (B) 1:25.846 1:25.123 1:26.973 21
6. Glock Toyota (B) 1:25.499 1:25.281 1:26.975 19
7. Massa Ferrari (B) 1:25.844 1:25.319 1:27.033 21
8. Trulli Toyota (B) 1:26.194 1:25.265 1:27.127 20
9. Raikkonen Ferrari (B) 1:25.899 1:25.380 1:27.163 21
10. Webber Red Bull-Renault (B) 1:25.427 1:25.241 1:27.246 20
11. Heidfeld BMW-Sauber (B) 1:25.827 1:25.504 14
12. Alonso Renault (B) 1:26.026 1:25.605 12
13. Nakajima Williams-Toyota (B) 1:26.074 1:25.607 16
14. Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes (B) 1:26.184 1:25.726 15
15. Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes (B) 1:26.454 no time 5
16. Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari (B) 1:26.503 10
17. Piquet Renault (B) 1:26.598 12
18. Fisichella Force India-Mercedes (B) 1:26.677 10
19. Sutil Force India-Mercedes (B) 1:26.742 9
20. Bourdais Toro Rosso-Ferrari (B) 1:26.964 10

Audi R15 on top at Sebring.



On the first day of testing at Sebring the R15 shows it’s pace.

The FIA announced the current 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 system will stay and the world champion will be the driver who wins the most races in a season.

Tyler Alexander at McLaren since 1963 announces his retirement.

The Brawn GP machines break into the 117’s this morning at Jerez.

Sebastian Vettle reveals… I fly economy class.

Today’s Jerez times

Pos Driver Team Time Laps
1. Button Brawn-Mercedes (B) 1:17.844 114
2. Rosberg Williams-Toyota (B) 1:18.071 66
3. Piquet Renault (B) 1:18.382 128
4. Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes (B) 1:19.121 118