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F1weekly podcast # 479

Podcast number 479

“Happy New Years from the F1Weekly crew”

Special end of year interview: Ralf Schumacher.

Fernando Alonso insists he’s not afraid of Vettel.

“I’m not afraid at all of Vettel, Should he come to Ferrari one day it won’t be a problem, I have nothing to say on that.

“But I’m not afraid to face any team-mate, because I’ve never feared them. None of my team-mates have ever done a single point more than I have, so I don’t see why I should be afraid of anyone.”

Samantha Rhodes shares her Top 50 Formula One Blogs”



F1weekly podcast # 453

Podcast number 453

Mark Webber on top in final practice!

Adrian Sutil putting his Force India in second.

Spa Francorchamps could yield yet another surprise.

Red Bull passes yet another FIA front wing test.

FIA to increase testing on so called flexi floors at Monza.

Motorsports Mondial with Nasir Hameed and…

This weeks interviews: Bob Bondurant and Hiro Matsushita.

Pos Driver             Team                  Time       Gap    Laps
 1. Mark Webber        Red Bull-Renault      1m46.106s           10
 2. Lewis Hamilton     McLaren-Mercedes      1m46.223s  +0.117   17
 3. Sebastian Vettel   Red Bull-Renault      1m46.396s  +0.290   12
 4. Jenson Button      McLaren-Mercedes      1m46.397s  +0.291   17
 5. Robert Kubica      Renault               1m46.492s  +0.386   17
 6. Fernando Alonso    Ferrari               1m46.627s  +0.521   11
 7. Felipe Massa       Ferrari               1m46.962s  +0.856   10
 8. Adrian Sutil       Force India-Mercedes  1m47.064s  +0.958   15
 9. Nico Hülkenberg    Williams-Cosworth     1m47.160s  +1.054   16
10. Kamui Kobayashi    Sauber-Ferrari        1m47.296s  +1.190   17
11. Pedro de la Rosa   Sauber-Ferrari        1m47.388s  +1.282   15
12. Vitaly Petrov      Renault               1m47.406s  +1.300   15
13. R.Barrichello      Williams-Cosworth     1m47.512s  +1.406   14
14. M.Schumacher       Mercedes              1m47.695s  +1.589   16
15. Nico Rosberg       Mercedes              1m47.837s  +1.731    9
16. Sébastien Buemi    Toro Rosso-Ferrari    1m47.905s  +1.799   20
17. J.Alguersuari      Toro Rosso-Ferrari    1m47.981s  +1.875   18
18. Vitantonio Liuzzi  Force India-Mercedes  1m48.692s  +2.586    8
19. Jarno Trulli       Lotus-Cosworth        1m50.600s  +4.494   14
20. Bruno Senna        HRT-Cosworth          1m51.133s  +5.027    9
21. H.Kovalainen       Lotus-Cosworth        1m51.384s  +5.278   14
22. Lucas Di Grassi    Virgin-Cosworth       1m51.517s  +5.411   13
23. Timo Glock         Virgin-Cosworth       1m51.669s  +5.563   10
24. Sakon Yamamoto     HRT-Cosworth          1m52.001s  +5.895   13

Sunday snapshot

Sunday Snapshot

Motorsport Mondial Presentation


Forza Felipe, baby! F1weekly would like to wish Ferrari star driver, Felipe Massa, a full and speedy recovery. The Brazilian driver was on Saturday when a piece of spring from Rubens Barrichello’s car hit him on the helmet. Massa is now being treated in a Budapest hospital.


Rain And-rea Shine: Italian rider Andrea Dovizioso scored his first Moto GP win in the final British Grand Prix at Donington Park. The series moves to Silverstone next year. The Honda rider finished ahead of Colin Edwards from Texas, second, on a Yamaha and Randy de Puniet, third, of France also riding a Honda.


Perfect Ten: The 2008 World Champion, Lewis Hamilton, scored his first win of the season on Sunday in the Hungarian Grand Prix. Win # 10 of his career. This is McLaren’s third consecutive and ninth victory at the Hungaroring. Kimi Raikkonen was second for Ferrari with Mark Webber third for Red Bull.


Smile of success: Three wins in a row for Nico Hulkenberg in Saturday’s GP2 feature race at Hungaroring. Young German from Emmerich currently leads the championship and is also test driver for Williams. Managed by Wili Weber of Schumacher fame. Shades of yesterday. And a bright future.


Bowling Green to Spa Green: Chevrolet Corvette triumphs over Maserati and Audi to win the classic Total 24 Hours of Spa. Winning car was driven by Kurt Mollekens, Mike Hezemans, Anthony Kumpen and Jos Meneten. Jacques Villeneuve, the 1996 F1 World Champion, crashed out earlier in the rain.