Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel kept alive his faint hopes of winning this year’s Formula One world title with a convincing success in Sunday’s Japan Grand Prix at Suzuka. The 22-year-old German cruised to victory from pole position, his third of the season and fourth of his career
Sebastian Vettel will begin the Japanese Grand Prix in pole position after the Red Bull driver produced the fastest lap in an action-packed qualifying session which saw Formula One Championship leader Jenson Button penalized five places. The German held his nerve in a session which saw three red flags and two drivers taken to hospital to clock a time of one minute 32.160 seconds ahead of Toyota’s Jarno Trulli, who also secured a place at the front of the grid after he got round in 1min 32.220secs
World champion Lewis Hamilton claimed pole for the Singapore Grand Prix as current title leader Jenson Button suffered a “disastrous” qualifying session to be back in 12th on the grid. Hamilton’s McLaren is well-suited to the tight Marina Bay street circuit and he took top spot with a time of one minute 47.891 seconds.
Rubens Barrichello beat teammate and Drivers’ Championship leader Jenson Button as Brawn claimed a one-two at the Italian Grand Prix held at Monza.
It was the Brawn team’s fourth one-two finish of the 2009 season.
The fight for this year’s Formula One world title is effectively now a two-man battle after Rubens Barrichello led home world championship leader Jenson Button for a Brawn GP one-two in the Italian Grand Prix at Monza.
Lewis Hamilton gave McLaren Mercedes pole position in the Italian Grand Prix at Monza with a dramatic late lap to beat Force India’s Adrian Sutil by just two-tenths of a second on Saturday. Defending world champion Hamilton took the 15th pole of his career after he clocked a last-gasp time of one minute and 24.066 seconds ahead of Sutil, who was 0.195secs behind.
Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen claimed his fourth Belgian Formula One Grand Prix victory in five years at Spa to end an astonishing run of 26 races without a win for the 2007 world champion.
Giancarlo Fisichella earned Force India’s first pole position in Formula One on Saturday as series leader Jenson Button and world champion Lewis Hamilton failed to make final qualifying for the Belgian Grand Prix.
Rubens Barrichello won the European Grand Prix in Valencia to move into second place in the world championship title race between Brawn GP teammate Jenson Button. Barrichello denied reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton a second successive victory with Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen in third place. It was Barrichello’s first grand prix victory for five years and lifted him ahead of Red Bull’s Mark Webber in the championship standings.