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Valencia

Mercedes-Benz GP unveil its W01 in the Valencia pit lane on Monday morning.

Rosberg will be given the honour of turning the first laps in the car during the morning session at Valencia, with Schumacher taking over during the afternoon.

Toro Rosso has launched its 2010 F1 car ahead of the start of  testing in Valencia.

“2010 is a landmark year for Scuderia Toro Rosso as the new regulations demand that we go it alone in terms of designing and building our car in-house. After four years of working in collaboration with Red Bull Technology, the STR5 is the first car that is 100 per cent down to our own endeavours.

Spanish domination.

 

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Lime away: A greasy win it may have been but Jenson Button is now looking well dressed for the 2009 World Championship. The British driver took win # 4 in round 5 at Barcelona on Sunday. Teammate Rubens Barrichello is feeling the squeeze after mid-race strategy change from three to two pit stops allowed Button to grab the lead while the Brazilian had to settle for second. Memories of Maranello at Montmelo!

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Where have all the power gone? The Battle of Britons, Button vs Hamilton, is being fought with German power, Mercedes-Benz. While Button is having the season of his career, Hamilton, the defending world champion, finds himself diffused and confused. McLaren’s child prodigy is hopeful that he will have a competitive package by the time of his home Grand Prix—if there is one.

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Running on empty: Scuderia Ferrari is an uneasy stable this season. In qualifying Kimi Raikkonen aired issues with the team and in the late stages of the race Felipe Massa, above, took his time in heeding to team’s instructions to “let it go” and finish the race as not enough fuel went into his car during his final pit stop.

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Making his Mark: Exactly fifty years to the day after Jack Brabham became the first Australian to win a Formula 1 Grand Prix in Monte-Carlo, Mark Webber equaled his career best finish by taking the final podium spot in Montmelo. Finishing ahead of teammate Sebastian Vettel must have given Webber a boomerang feeling

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Car ahead and behind is a Toyota: The Trulli Train was de-railed on the opening lap. Teammate Timo Glock ran behind schedule and completed the journey pointless, a lap down in tenth. The Japanese giant is now threatening to pull out over FIA’s proposed new technical regulations.

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Lion that roared: Local lad Fernando Alonso delighted fellow hombres when he passed the Ferrari of Felipe Massa late in the race to grab fifth place. Caught out by the new regulations like McLaren, days of thunder and podium prancing are now a painful and distant memory.

 

 

Button on top

 

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Le Mans. Loneliness of long distance runner. The Le Mans 24-hour race is one of the greatest racing events. Legends of motorsport have raced in this classic event, from Nuvolari and Fangio to Ickx and Kristensen.

The Bentley boys, Ford GT40, blue Matra, turbo Renault, Porsche 917 and in recent years turbo-diesel Audi have all made their marks at Le Mans.

Dane Tom Kristensen is the most successful driver and local Henri Pescarolo won the race three times in a row for Matra. American winners include the late Phill Hill, Dan Gurney and AJ Foyt among others.

F1weekly will have a reporter on the scene at Mulsanne to cover this event in June.

 

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Bottoms up! Champagne was Mumm and so was the competition after Sunday’s dominating performance by Sebastian Vettel. The German wunderkind gave Adrian Newey-designed Red Bull car their first Grand Prix victory since the Austrian billionaire, Dietrich Mateschitz, bought the former Jaguar F1 team.

Last September at Monza, in a similar command performance and also in the wet, Vettel scored his first Grand Prix victory which was also the maiden win for Red Bull sister team Toro Rosso.

Jenson Button still leads the championship from his Brawn teammate Rubens Barrichello.
The Mercedes-powered cars finished third and fourth in Shanghai with Button on the podium for the third time in three races so far this season.

Lewis Hamilton and Felipe Massa have now joined Kimi Raikkonen in the ‘where are they now’ club. Both Ferrari drivers have yet to open their score in this year’s championship.

Hamilton finished on the podium in the season opener in Australia. His own words came back like a boomerang to haunt him and he was booted from the results.

The show moves to the sands of Arabia in Bahrain this weekend.

 

Bridgestone planning to introduce narrower and lower profile front tyre.

Tost is surprised by rookie Sebastien Buemi’s early-season form.

David Coulthard believes Ferrari needs Fernando Alonso more than ever.

Racing car manufacturer Lola is considering re-entering Formula 1 in 2010. 

 

 

 

The new Toro Rosso STR4

 

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Scuderia Toro Rosso STR4 launches at Barcelona.

Ascanelli : team’s new STR4 is not a rebadged Red Bull Racing RB5.

Greg Mansell will compete in the World Series by Renault.

All ten F1 Teams testing today at circuit de Catalunya.

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Today’s times:

Pos Driver Team Time Laps
1. Heidfeld BMW-Sauber (B) 1:20.339 92
2. Raikkonen Ferrari (B) 1:20.908 80
3. Trulli Toyota (B) 1:20.937 118
4. Button Brawn-Mercedes (B) 1:21.140 82
5. Piquet Renault (B) 1:21.662 124
6. Bourdais Toro Rosso-Ferrari (B) 1:22.158 96
7. Webber Red Bull-Renault (B) 1:22.246 115
8. Sutil Force India-Mercedes (B) 1:22.452 127
9. Nakajima Williams-Toyota (B) 1:22.813 111
10. Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes (B) 1:22.948 87