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F1weekly podcast # 346

 

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Podcast number 346 Clark and Steve give you the Barcelona review.

Brawn GP continue their domination of the 2009 season with Button taking the checkered flag.

Rubens Barrichello surprised to have not taken the victory in Barcelona.

Red Bull’s Mark Webber with great pit stop strategy takes the final podium position.

Ferrari telling Felipe to conserve fuel allows Vettel and Alonso through for fourth and fifth.

More trouble for Max Mosley as more teams join the budget cap protest.

Rubens Barrichello on Sunday made clear I’m not playing number two again.

 

The Spanish Grand Prix
Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain;
66 laps; 307.104km;


Classified:

Pos Driver Team Time
1. Button Brawn GP-Mercedes (B) 1h37:19.202
2. Barrichello Brawn GP-Mercedes (B) + 13.056
3. Webber Red Bull-Renault (B) + 13.924
4. Vettel Red Bull-Renault (B) + 18.941
5. Alonso Renault (B) + 43.166
6. Massa Ferrari (B) + 50.827
7. Heidfeld BMW Sauber (B) + 52.312
8. Rosberg Williams-Toyota (B) + 1:05.211
9. Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes (B) + 1 lap
10. Glock Toyota (B) + 1 lap
11. Kubica BMW Sauber (B) + 1 lap
12. Piquet Renault (B) + 1 lap
13. Nakajima Williams-Toyota (B) + 1 lap
14. Fisichella Force India-Mercedes (B) + 1 lap

Fastest lap: Barrichello, 1:22.762

Not classified/retirements:

Driver Team On lap
Raikkonen Ferrari (B) 18
Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes (B) 8
Trulli Toyota (B) 1
Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari (B) 1
Bourdais Toro Rosso-Ferrari (B) 1
Sutil Force India-Mercedes (B) 1

Brawn GP on pole.

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Jenson Button with a second remaining takes pole with a terrific final lap.

Sebastian Vettel continues to pressure Jenson with a front row start.

Rubens Barrichello keeps the Brawn domination alive with P3.

Kimi Raikkonen out in Q1 due to more Ferrari mistakes.

Toyota leaning towards leaving Formula One in 2010.

Lewis clearly not happy with McLaren upgrades for Barcelona.

 

Pos Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3
1. Button Brawn-Mercedes (B) 1:20.707 1:20.192 1:20.527
2. Vettel Red Bull-Renault (B) 1:20.715 1:20.220 1:20.660
3. Barrichello Brawn-Mercedes (B) 1:20.808 1:19.954 1:20.762
4. Massa Ferrari (B) 1:20.484 1:20.149 1:20.934
5. Webber Red Bull-Renault (B) 1:20.689 1:20.007 1:21.049
6. Glock Toyota (B) 1:20.877 1:20.107 1:21.247
7. Trulli Toyota (B) 1:21.189 1:20.420 1:21.254
8. Alonso Renault (B) 1:21.186 1:20.509 1:21.392
9. Rosberg Williams-Toyota (B) 1:20.745 1:20.256 1:22.558
10. Kubica BMW-Sauber (B) 1:20.931 1:20.408 1:22.685
11. Nakajima Williams-Toyota (B) 1:20.818 1:20.531
12. Piquet Renault (B) 1:21.128 1:20.604
13. Heidfeld BMW-Sauber (B) 1:21.095 1:20.676
14. Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes (B) 1:20.991 1:20.805
15. Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari (B) 1:21.033 1:21.067
16. Raikkonen Ferrari (B) 1:21.291
17. Bourdais Toro Rosso-Ferrari (B) 1:21.300
18. Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes (B) 1:21.675
19. Sutil Force India-Mercedes (B) 1:21.742
20. Fisichella Force India-Mercedes (B) 1:22.204

 

 Pos Driver Team Weight (kg)
1. Jenson Button Brawn Mercedes 646.0
2. Sebastian Vettel RBR Renault 651.5
3. Rubens Barrichello Brawn Mercedes 649.5
4. Felipe Massa Ferrari 655.0
5. Mark Webber RBR Renault 651.5
6. Timo Glock Toyota 646.5
7. Jarno Trulli Toyota 655.5
8. Fernando Alonso Renault 645.0
9. Nico Rosberg Williams Toyota 668.0
10. Robert Kubica BMW Sauber 660.0
11. Kazuki Nakajima Williams Toyota 676.6*
12. Nelson Piquet Renault 677.4*
13. Nick Heidfeld BMW Sauber 676.3*
14. Lewis Hamilton McLaren Mercedes 683.0*
15. Sébastien Buemi STR Ferrari 678.0*
16. Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 673.0*
17. Sébastien Bourdais STR Ferrari 669.0*
18. Heikki Kovalainen McLaren Mercedes 657.0*
19. Adrian Sutil Force India Mercedes 675.0*
20. Giancarlo Fisichella Force India Mercedes 656.0*

F1weekly podcast # 345

Gilles

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Press on regardless: Very few drivers have remained in the hearts of racing fans worldwide as Gilles Villeneuve. The French speaking Canadian was making waves in Formula Atlantic series in North America when he was noticed by a fellow competitor, James Hunt, who recommended Gilles to his team boss, Teddy Mayer.

Spins and off-track excursions, which remained the hallmark of his exciting career, marked his debut in the 1977 British Grand Prix. But what was not lost on that day at Silverstone was the fact he out qualified his teammate, McLaren’s regular number two driver Jochen Mass. Ironically, it would be the same driver who would touch his career on that tragic day at Zolder, 27 years ago today.

Gilles Villeneuve came from humble backgrounds and, in the words of famous Ferrari engineer, Mauro Forghieri, “had a rage to win”.

Villeneuve’s maiden win came in Montreal in 1978. His final victory was an epic struggle against numerous competitors in the 1981 Spanish Grand Prix at Jarama.

But nothing will ever eclipse the spirit of car # 27 and its little driver than the giant duel at Dijon in which he battled and exchanged second place position again and again with Rene Arnoux in the closing stages of the 1979 French Grand Prix.

The battle for second place even eclipsed the historic first turbo-win in Formula 1 by Arnoux’s Renault teammate Jean-Pierre Jabouille.

www.museegillesvilleneuve.com
 

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The Circuit de Catalunya: built in 1991 and is often referred to as ‘Barcelona’ in the racing community, despite the fact that it is located in Montmeló. The Circuit de Catalunya should not be confused with the Montjuïc circuit, which hosted the Spanish Grand Prix four times between 1969 and 1975 and, unlike the Circuit de Catalunya, is actually located within the city of Barcelona.

Because so much testing is done at this circuit, Formula One drivers and mechanics are extremely familiar with it. This has led to criticism that drivers and mechanics are too familiar with Catalunya, reducing the amount of on-track action.

When first used, overtaking was frequent as cars could follow closely through the last two corners and slipstream down the long straight. As aerodynamic balance became more critical, this overtaking method ceased as the cars were unable to follow each other through the fast final corner due to turbulence created by the leading car. This made it almost impossible for a car to get close enough to the car in front of it to attempt a pass at the first turn, which is the only obvious overtaking point on the circuit. The 2007 F1 Season saw the 1st of the 2 final sweepers replaced with a slow chicane in an effort to improve overtaking. However, the redisign did not noticeably increase the amount of overtaking.

Podcast number 345 in Post production.

Vettel focused on fighting for the world championship.

Brawn GP to promote the new Terminator Salvation film in Barcelona.

Rosberg and Nakajima give Williams a one-two in second free practice.

Scuderia Toro Rosso to become a full constructor in 2010.

Motorsports Mondial with Nasir Hameed.

 

Friday second practice.

Pos Driver Team Time Laps
1. Rosberg Williams-Toyota (B) 1:21.588 43
2. Nakajima Williams-Toyota (B) 1:21.740 + 0.152 40
3. Alonso Renault (B) 1:21.781 + 0.193 36
4. Barrichello Brawn-Mercedes (B) 1:21.843 + 0.255 39
5. Webber Red Bull-Renault (B) 1:22.027 + 0.439 37
6. Button Brawn-Mercedes (B) 1:22.052 + 0.464 35
7. Vettel Red Bull-Renault (B) 1:22.082 + 0.494 45
8. Piquet Renault (B) 1:22.349 + 0.761 26
9. Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari (B) 1:22.571 + 0.983 17
10. Raikkonen Ferrari (B) 1:22.599 + 1.011 40
11. Bourdais Toro Rosso-Ferrari (B) 1:22.615 + 1.027 30
12. Fisichella Force India-Mercedes (B) 1:22.670 + 1.082 32
13. Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes (B) 1:22.809 + 1.221 31
14. Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes (B) 1:22.876 + 1.288 29
15. Massa Ferrari (B) 1:22.878 + 1.290 35
16. Kubica BMW-Sauber (B) 1:22.948 + 1.360 40
17. Heidfeld BMW-Sauber (B) 1:23.173 + 1.585 39
18. Glock Toyota (B) 1:23.360 + 1.772 46
19. Trulli Toyota (B) 1:23.623 + 2.035 47
20. Sutil Force India-Mercedes (B)

 

Shake and brake in Formula 1

 

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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.

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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

F1weekly podcast # 334

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Nico Rosberg on top in Friday practice with a flying 1.26:053

Adrian Sutil in his force India outpacing the Ferrari’s.

Motorsports Mondial with Nasir hameed.

Special Interview with John Edwards.

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John Edwards first entered organized motor racing in karts in 2003 winning the Great Lakes Sprint Series Junior Briggs Restricted Championship. In October of that same year he became the youngest ever licensed driver in U.S. open-wheel road racing.

Competing in the Skip Barber Formula Dodge Race Series on January 17, 2004, John first won at the historic Daytona International Speedway, becoming the youngest winner in open wheel road racing history. His first year in racing concluded by being selected as the sole winner of the coveted 2004 Red Bull Driver Search, a program designed to find the next American Formula One World Champion.

To begin 2005 John moved to Europe, first competing in international karting. John’s early mid-year promotion to the highly competitive Formula Renault Cup and EuroCup Series resulted in him becoming the youngest in history to hold a FIA license, and the youngest to compete in the Formula Renault series. After a first year of learning and "baptism by fire" John completed a successful campaign in 2006 with podium finishes at Spa-Franchorchamps and the Nurburgring, and his first European victory at Anderstorp. In 2007 John set another “youngest-ever” record racing in the ultra-competitive Champ Car Atlantic Championship. John recorded on podium finish, with second place at Toronto, as well as many other top-five finishes, ultimately ending 9th in the championship standings.

In 2008, John is racing in the Star Mazda Championship. Despite missing the first race of the season, John is aiming for the championship and is already a multi-race winner.

Melbourne Saturday practice times:

Pos Driver Team Time Laps
1. Rosberg Williams-Toyota (B) 1:25.808 21
2. Trulli Toyota (B) 1:25.811 + 0.003 19
3. Button Brawn GP-Mercedes (B) 1:25.981 + 0.173 20
4. Massa Ferrari (B) 1:26.020 + 0.212 17
5. Nakajima Williams-Toyota (B) 1:26.078 + 0.270 18
6. Barrichello Brawn GP-Mercedes (B) 1:26.348 + 0.540 19
7. Webber Red Bull-Renault (B) 1:26.355 + 0.547 16
8. Glock Toyota (B) 1:26.410 + 0.602 25
9. Kubica BMW Sauber (B) 1:26.514 + 0.706 18
10. Heidfeld BMW Sauber (B) 1:26.555 + 0.747 19
11. Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes (B) 1:26.652 + 0.844 13
12. Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes (B) 1:26.714 + 0.906 18
13. Vettel Red Bull-Renault (B) 1:27.009 + 1.201 12
14. Sutil Force India-Mercedes (B) 1:27.062 + 1.254 12
15. Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari (B) 1:27.152 + 1.344 16
16. Bourdais Toro Rosso-Ferrari (B) 1:27.192 + 1.384 17
17. Alonso Renault (B) 1:27.357 + 1.549 18
18. Fisichella Force India-Mercedes (B) 1:27.492 + 1.684 20
19. Piquet Renault (B) 1:27.739 + 1.931 22
20. Raikkonen Ferrari (B) 1:28.801 + 2.993 5
 

Rubens Barrichello signs on for another year.

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Rubens Barrichello has made a deal to drive for Brackley F1.

Sebastien Bourdais tests the new Toro Ross RB4 at Adria.

Piquet fully aware of 09 being the make or break season.

Lola boss Martin Birrane is upset by a number of David Richards comments.

USF1 Changes name to please Bernie and the FOM.

usf1logo-sep081Back in 2007 Formula One Licensing failed to gain exclusive control of the descriptor ‘F1’; the UK Trademark Registry ruling that the abbreviation is a generic term and therefore "not registrable as a trademark".

Jerez – 03/04/2009

1. Alonso Renault (B) 1:19.945 129
2. Raikkonen Ferrari (B) 1:20.250 104
3. Heidfeld BMW Sauber (B) 1:20.520 98
4. Trulli Toyota (B) 1:20.540 131
5. Webber Red Bull-Renault (B) 1:20.894 107
6. Nakajima Williams-Toyota (B) 1:20.948 83
7. Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes (B) 1:21.302 70
8. Sutil Force India-Mercedes (B) 1:21.411 79