31 May


Trofeo Bandini


31 | 05 | 09
Vettel returns to Toro Rosso
No, Sebastian Vettel hasn’t switched teams, but on Sunday he was reunited with “Julia” the name he gave to the STR3 Scuderia Toro Rosso car with which he took his historic maiden F1 win in last year’s Italian Grand Prix.
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30 May


LITESPEED FORGES AHEAD DESPITE UNCERTAINTY SURROUNDING F1 CAP RULES


Norfolk-based Litespeed F3 has today announced its intention to apply for entry to the 2010 Formula 1 season under the new FIA budget cap rules. Submitting its application under the Litespeed GP name, the team has engaged MGI Ltd, whose Managing Director is the legendary Mike Gascoyne.
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LOLA MOVES AHEAD WITH F1 PROJECT


15/05/09
Following completion of its evaluation of the technical regulations for cost-capped Formula One teams announced by the FIA World Motorsport Council on 29th April 2009, the Lola Group is pleased to announce that it will be submitting an entry for the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship™.
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Prodrive submits an entry for the FIA Formula One World Championship


29/5/2009
Prodrive has today applied to the FIA for an entry in the Formula One World Championship from the start of the 2010 season.
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29 May


All FOTA Teams have today submitted conditional entries for the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship.


Date: 29 May, 2009
FOTA confirms all its Members’ long-term commitment to be involved in the FIA Formula One World Championship and has unanimously agreed further and significant actions to substantially reduce the costs of competing in the Championship in the next three years, creating a mechanism that will preserve the technological competition and the sporting challenge and, at the same time, facilitate the entry in the F1 Championship for new Teams. These measures are in line with what has been already decided in 2009 within FOTA, achieving important savings on engines and gearboxes.
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TURKISH GRAND PRIX PREVIEW

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Lewis Hamilton
“I love racing in Turkey: it’s a real challenge because you need to attack the lap to get a good time, but you also need to be careful with your tyres – if you push too much, particularly through Turn Eight, then your tyres are going to suffer. It’s all about finding the perfect balance in practice and being disciplined in the race so you don’t overdo it. I also love the fact that it’s a new circuit that has really captured the flavour of some of the older, classic tracks – it’s got a bit of everything and is fantastic to drive. Also, as it’s anti-clockwise, it gives your neck a bit of a workout – but you just need to make sure you’ve exercised the left side of your neck a little more than usual before getting in the car.”
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BMW Sauber F1 Team - Turkish Grand Prix - Preview


Munich/Hinwil, 29th May 2009. The work continues and there’s no time for licking our wounds. After the disappointing result in Monaco, the BMW Sauber F1 Team will be turning up on the grid for the Turkish Grand Prix with a batch of further developments for the F1.09.

An initial aero update sparked a forward trend at the fifth Grand Prix in Spain, but didn’t bear fruit under the specific demands of the Monaco circuit. Meanwhile, the next package of innovations is in place for World Championship race number seven on the modern high- speed track outside the gates of Istanbul. Here the F1.09 will feature a double diffuser for the first time.
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27 May


FOTA SUSPENDS WILLIAMSF1 FROM WORKING GROUP

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Oxford, UK. 27 May, 2009. Following Monday’s confirmation that the team has submitted its formal entry for the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship, the Formula One Teams Association has today decided temporarily to suspend Williams F1 from membership of FOTA.
Frank Williams, Team Principal: “FOTA’s decision, although regrettable, is understandable. However, as a racing team and a company whose only business is Formula One, with obligations to our partners and our employees, submitting our entry to next year’s Championship was unquestionable.
In addition, we are legally obliged under our contract with FOM and the FIA to participate in the World Championship until the end of 2012.”
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26 May


Raikkonen: "The podium rewards the team"


Maranello 26th May 2009 - I wasn't too happy with the third place at the Monaco GP. For sure it was the best result in the last time, but that was nothing new to me and we knew that we could arrive on a place on the top. When the leaders in the Championship are so far ahead in the classification, in the end it's only a victory that counts. Being back on the podium is a nice reward for the whole Team. The hard work of the last weeks finally bears some fruit, which is really positive for all of us. We know that we're on the right way now: there are still some minor things to be done but sooner or later we will win. We'll show up with further improvements of the F60 in the upcoming races and we hope we can then challenge the leaders even more, in the qualifying and in the race.
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Monaco Grand Prix Debrief - Q+A with Timo Glock


How would you describe your Monaco Grand Prix?
I would say it was difficult and a little bit surprising in the end because I didn't expect to finish in the top 10 after starting from the pit lane. I had a very heavy fuel load at the start of the race and, especially at Monaco, this is hard work for a driver.
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MONACO GRAND PRIX REVIEW


TUESDAY 26 MAY, 2009
SYNOPSIS
Following Thursday’s two practice sessions, the AT&T Williams team again demonstrated competitive pace, but contrary to some commentators’ expectations, carried their form through into the tacticallycritical qualifying session on Saturday. Kazuki Nakajima matched his career-best 10th place which made it his first appearance in Q3 this season, and indeed since Singapore last year. Nico Rosberg showed strongly in his first timed laps in final qualifying and, in discussion with his engineers, confirmed that there was more in the car. It was a disappointment to him that traffic in his final pair of timed laps didn’t allow him to demonstrate his full pace. Equally, given the potential pace of the FW31, the Williams engineers had carried fuel into Q3 for a strategy that was based on a higher grid slot, which meant Nico’s race plan was somewhat compromised from the off, carrying a lighter and less-than-optimal fuel load.
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25 May


Race - Monaco GP

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Sunday ,24 May 2009
The Force India Formula One Team enjoyed its most competitive race performance to date in today’s Monaco Grand Prix. Giancarlo Fisichella finished a fighting 9th position, just 1.8secs from eighth and and one point, and the final driver to be on the lead lap at the end of the race. Adrian Sutil passed the flag in 14th place.
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24 May


Monaco GP - A first podium


Montecarlo, 24th May 2009 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro secured its first podium finish of the season, thanks to Kimi Raikkonen’s determined drive to third place and Felipe Massa finished right behind him, to give the Scuderia its best finish of the season. This solid result sees the team move up to fourth in the Constructors’ Championship. Jenson Button’s incredible season continues as the Englishman took his fifth win from six starts and his Brawn team mate, Rubens Barrichello was second.
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Monaco GP - Race


24th May 2009
Race
K. Raikkonen 3rd 1:40.57.724 + 13.442 78 Laps, Chassis 279
F. Massa 4th 1:40.59.392 + 15.110 78 Laps, Chassis 276
Weather: air temperature 25/26 °C, track temperature 42/45 °C, sunny.
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2009 MONACO GRAND PRIX - RACE


MONTE CARLO, 24 MAY
Brawn GP dominated the Monaco Grand Prix today as Jenson Button led from the front to secure his fifth win of the 2009 Formula One season with team-mate Rubens Barrichello taking second place for the team's third one-two finish of the year.

To cap a fantastic weekend for the team and engine partner Mercedes-Benz, Jenson's win today was his third victory in a row using his current Mercedes-Benz engine, a record for modern day Formula One.
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Bridgestone Motorsport’s Monaco Grand Prix Report


24 May. 2009
Brawn GP driver Jenson Button used a two stop, super soft – soft – soft tyre strategy to win a fast paced and tactical Monaco Grand Prix in hot and sunny conditions on the streets of Monte Carlo.

Button finished 7.6 seconds ahead of team-mate Rubens Barrichello, who used the same tyre strategy. The final podium position went to Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro driver Kimi Raikkonen who used a soft – soft – super soft tyre strategy for third. His team-mate Felipe Massa used the same strategy to finish fourth, showing a return to form for the reigning constructors’ champions. Massa used the soft tyre to set the race’s fastest lap, a 1min 15.154secs, on lap 50.
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GP Monaco - Results


24 | 05 | 09
Sébastian Bourdais got more points for the team in Monaco, coming in eighth while Séastien Buemi's race was cut short after he crashed out on lap 10.
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GP Monaco - Race Result


24 | 05 | 09
Mark Webber was in the points again in Monaco coming in fifth having started eighth, while Sebastian's race was cut short after crashing out on lap 15.
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2009 Monaco Grand Prix Sunday


It was a mixed Monaco Grand Prix for the ING Renault F1 Team as Fernando Alonso finished seventh, while teammate Nelson Piquet was taken out in the early stages.
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2009 MONACO GRAND PRIX


Monte-Carlo, Sunday May 24
MARTIN WHITMARSH
Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes

“To leave Monaco without having scored world championship points is clearly disappointing, especially since our car was very competitive here: our pace in both sessions on Thursday, and on Saturday morning, demonstrated that very clearly. Even so, after Lewis's troubled qualifying, there was little he could do from the back of the grid today – Monaco is a notoriously difficult circuit on which to overtake, even with a decent performance advantage over the cars ahead. Nonetheless, Lewis drove very hard all afternoon, which is typical of his never-give-up attitude. As for Heikki, he was driving a strong race that would have netted him a very welcome points finish, when he entered the Swimming Pool just a little too fast, unloaded his car's rear-end and couldn't quite catch it. But that's Monaco: when you're pushing hard, it's very unforgiving, as Lewis also showed yesterday. Overall, then, the 2009 Monaco Grand Prix was a race that could and should have gone a lot better for us – but the reality is that both our cars showed genuine pace so there are also plenty of positives for us to take forward from here."
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MONACO GRAND PRIX RACE


SUNDAY 24 MAY, 2009
The AT&T Williams team claimed a handful of points in the blue riband Monaco Grand Prix today after Nico Rosberg claimed a creditable sixth position, in the process demonstrating some of the standout overtaking manoeuvres in the early part of the race despite the constraints of the narrow street circuit. The FW31 showed good inherent pace around the streets of the Principality, but both drivers were unable to press any advantage home and after the rounds of pitstops had played out, both drivers reverted to their original grid positions out on the track. Nico’s team-mate Kazuki Nakajima took a different direction with a long fuelled first stint that saw him hold his grid position almost to the finish, but a late accident on lap 76 concluded his Monaco race.
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Monaco Grand Prix - Race Round-Up


Sunday 24 May 2009
Panasonic Toyota Racing left the Monaco Grand Prix empty-handed despite a valiant effort from Jarno Trulli and Timo Glock. Following yesterday's disappointing qualifying session, the team fully expected a challenging race and prepared accordingly. Timo started the race from the pit lane after modifications to the set-up of his TF109 and both began on very heavy fuel loads, using the soft Bridgestone Potenza tyres. They battled hard, however overtaking on the tight Monaco streets is extremely difficult and this restricted progress. By the time of Jarno's first pit stop - for another set of soft tyres - he was 12th while Timo had easily the longest first stint of all and had reached 11th place when he came in for super soft tyres. Jarno needed a second stop for a final stint on super soft tyres, which allowed Timo to get ahead. Timo battled past Nick Heidfeld in the final laps and crossed the finish line inside the top 10 while Jarno was 13th.
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BMW Sauber F1 Team - Monaco Grand Prix - Race

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24.05.2009 Press Release Weather: dry and sunny, 25-26°C Air, 40-52°C Track
Monaco. The BMW Sauber F1 Team leaves Monaco empty handed. Nick Heidfeld finished 11th, while his team mate, Robert Kubica, retired after 29 laps because of brake problems.
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Race Classification


after 78 Laps - 260.520 Kms
FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DE MONACO 2009 - Monte-Carlo

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT LAPS TIME GAP KPH
1 J. BUTTON GBR Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 78 1:40:44.282 155.166
2 R. BARRICHELLO BRA Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 78 1:40:51.948 +7.666 154.970
3 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 78 1:40:57.724 +13.442 154.822
4 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 78 1:40:59.392 +15.110 154.779
5 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 78 1:41:00.012 +15.730 154.764
6 N. ROSBERG GER AT&T Williams 78 1:41:17.868 +33.586 154.309
7 F. ALONSO ESP ING Renault F1 Team 78 1:41:22.121 +37.839 154.201
8 S. BOURDAIS FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 78 1:41:47.424 +63.142 153.562
9 G. FISICHELLA ITA Force India F1 Team 78 1:41:49.322 +65.040 153.514
10 T. GLOCK GER Panasonic Toyota Racing 77 1:41:05.998 +1 LAP 152.629
11 N. HEIDFELD GER BMW Sauber F1 Team 77 1:41:25.243 +1 LAP 152.146
12 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 77 1:41:26.882 +1 LAP 152.105
13 J. TRULLI ITA Panasonic Toyota Racing 77 1:41:28.869 +1 LAP 152.055
14 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 77 1:41:31.730 +1 LAP 151.984
15 K. NAKAJIMA JPN AT&T Williams 76 1:39:37.442 DNF 152.878
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H. KOVALAINEN FIN Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 51 1:06:25.544 DNF 153.862
R. KUBICA POL BMW Sauber F1 Team 28 37:43.029 DNF 148.770
S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 15 20:30.236 DNF 146.605
N. PIQUET BRA ING Renault F1 Team 10 13:36.552 DNF 147.253
S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 10 13:36.683 DNF 147.229
FASTEST LAP
F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:15.154 on lap 50 159.991

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23 May


Qualifying - Monaco GP


Saturday ,23 May 2009
The Force India Formula One Team today enjoyed its best-ever qualifying performance in preparation for tomorrow’s Monaco Grand Prix. For the first time since its World Championship debut in 2008, two Force India VJM02s made the cut for Q2. Giancarlo Fisichella will start the race in 13th position - his best starting position since the 2008 Italian Grand Prix - and Adrian Sutil from 15th, his highest-ever grid slot.
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GP Monaco - Qualifying


23 | 05 | 09
Sebastian Vettel will line up in fourth place on the Monaco grid tomorrow with Mark in eighth.
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Monaco GP - That’s much better!


Monte Carlo, 23th May 2009 – For the first time this season, Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro has got a car onto the front row of the grid and it could not have come at a better race, given the huge advantage having no one in front of you in Monaco can bring. It was Kimi Raikkonen who set the second fastest time, just a couple of hundredths of a second slower than the Brawn of pole man Jenson Button, the Englishman securing his fifth first place start of the season.
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Bridgestone Motorsport’s Saturday Update


23 May. 2009
Bridgestone’s super soft tyre provided the grip for Brawn GP Formula 1 Team driver Jenson Button to qualify on his fourth pole position of the season for tomorrow’s Monaco Grand Prix on the streets of Monte Carlo.
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Monaco GP - Qualifying session


Monaco Grand Prix – 23rd May 2009
Best qualifying of the season for Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro, which results in Kimi Raikkonen starting from second place on the grid and Felipe Massa from fifth. “This is a good result and confirms the team is working well,” commented Stefano Domenicali. “There’s obviously slight regret at Kimi missing out on pole by a whisker and at the fact that Felipe hardly managed a single clean lap in Q3, which prevented him from getting a better grid position. Overall, we can be reasonably satisfied: we are in a good position for tomorrow’s race and we have confirmed that we have made progress on the performance front over these past few weeks. There is still some way to go but we’re moving in the right direction.”
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2009 Monaco Grand Prix Saturday


Today’s qualifying session saw Fernando Alonso and Nelson Piquet qualify in 9th and 12th places respectively for tomorrow’s Monaco Grand Prix.
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2009 MONACO GRAND PRIX - QUALIFYING


MONTE CARLO, 23 MAY
Brawn GP's Jenson Button secured his fourth pole of the season and his best qualifying position ever for the Monaco Grand Prix around the iconic Monte Carlo street circuit today. Team-mate Rubens Barrichello put his Brawn-Mercedes car on the second row of the grid for tomorrow's 78-lap race with an excellent third position.
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Monaco Grand Prix - Qualifying Round-Up


Saturday 23 May 2009
Panasonic Toyota Racing suffered a desperately disappointing qualifying session for the Monaco Grand Prix today. After a tough opening day of practice on Thursday, the team used the traditional 'day off' on Friday to study data and improve the set-up of the TF109s for Jarno Trulli and Timo Glock. However, the twisty Monaco streets proved to be not suited to the TF109 and, with traffic a factor, the qualifying result fell hugely short of expectations. Both drivers completed three runs during Q1, setting their fastest times on the super soft Bridgestone tyres.
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GP Monaco - Qualifying


23 | 05 | 09
Sébastien Buemi will start in 11th place on the grid tomorrow with Sébastien Bourdais lines up in 14th.
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MONACO GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING


SATURDAY 23 MAY, 2009
In a tactically critical qualifying session for the Monaco Grand Prix, the AT&T Williams team secured two top ten grid slots, with Kazuki Nakajima equalling a career-best tenth place start for tomorrow’s race. Meanwhile, team-mate Nico Rosberg professed himself less than happy by finishing the session on the third row of the provisional grid, but is nonetheless confident of a strong race performance at his home Grand Prix.
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2009 MONACO GRAND PRIX – QUALIFYING ANALYSIS


Monte Carlo, Saturday May 23
MARTIN WHITMARSH – team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“Heikki has driven with increasing commitment all weekend. Two very strong laps in Q1 and Q2 showed that he was capable of taking the fight to the leaders. And we are confident that his strategy for tomorrow will push him even closer to the front. Lewis’s accident was disappointing – he knows he made a mistake – but we all know he will not give up. That’s his nature – and as a result I feel sure he will approach tomorrow’s race with undiminished commitment.”
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BMW Sauber F1 Team - Monaco Grand Prix - Qualifying


23.05.2009 Press Release Weather: dry and sunny, 23-24°C Air, 33-45°C Track
Monaco. The BMW Sauber F1 Team drivers Nick Heidfeld and Robert Kubica ended up disappointed after finishing 17th and 18th in qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix.
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Qualifying Session Classification


FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DE MONACO 2009 - Monte-Carlo

POS NAME NAT ENTRANT Q1 Q2 Q3
1 J. BUTTON GBR Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 1:15.210 1:15.016 1:14.902
2 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:15.746 1:14.514 1:14.927
3 R. BARRICHELLO BRA Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 1:15.425 1:14.829 1:15.077
4 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:15.915 1:14.879 1:15.271
5 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:15.340 1:15.001 1:15.437
6 N. ROSBERG GER AT&T Williams 1:15.094 1:14.846 1:15.455
7 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:15.495 1:14.809 1:15.516
8 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:15.260 1:14.825 1:15.653
9 F. ALONSO ESP ING Renault F1 Team 1:15.898 1:15.200 1:16.009
10 K. NAKAJIMA JPN AT&T Williams 1:15.930 1:15.579 1:17.344
11 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:15.834 1:15.833
12 N. PIQUET BRA ING Renault F1 Team 1:16.013 1:15.837
13 G. FISICHELLA ITA Force India F1 Team 1:16.063 1:16.146
14 S. BOURDAIS FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:16.120 1:16.281
15 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:16.248 1:16.545
16 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:16.264
17 N. HEIDFELD GER BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:16.264
18 R. KUBICA POL BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:16.405
19 J. TRULLI ITA Panasonic Toyota Racing 1:16.548
20 T. GLOCK GER Panasonic Toyota Racing 1:16.788
POLE POSITION LAP
J. BUTTON GBR Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 1:14.902 160.529 KPH
FASTEST LAP OVERALL
K. RAIKKONEN FIN Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:14.514 161.365 KPH

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Third Practice Session Classification


FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DE MONACO 2009 - Monte-Carlo

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME [LAPS] GAP KPH
1 F. ALONSO ESP ING Renault F1 Team 1:15.164 [24] 159.970
2 J. BUTTON GBR Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 1:15.233 [29] +0.069 159.823
3 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:15.278 [24] +0.114 159.727
4 R. BARRICHELLO BRA Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 1:15.286 [26] +0.122 159.710
5 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:15.293 [23] +0.129 159.696
6 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:15.382 [25] +0.218 159.507
7 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:15.389 [23] +0.225 159.492
8 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:15.722 [23] +0.558 158.791
9 N. ROSBERG GER AT&T Williams 1:15.758 [23] +0.594 158.715
10 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:15.985 [24] +0.821 158.241
11 K. NAKAJIMA JPN AT&T Williams 1:16.103 [22] +0.939 157.996
12 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:16.228 [20] +1.064 157.737
13 S. BOURDAIS FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:16.301 [23] +1.137 157.586
14 G. FISICHELLA ITA Force India F1 Team 1:16.317 [29] +1.153 157.553
15 N. PIQUET BRA ING Renault F1 Team 1:16.382 [27] +1.218 157.419
16 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:16.432 [22] +1.268 157.316
17 T. GLOCK GER Panasonic Toyota Racing 1:16.527 [29] +1.363 157.121
18 R. KUBICA POL BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:16.599 [26] +1.435 156.973
19 N. HEIDFELD GER BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:16.661 [22] +1.497 156.846
20 J. TRULLI ITA Panasonic Toyota Racing 1:16.810 [26] +1.646 156.542

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22 May


Bridgestone Motorsport’s Thursday Update


21 May. 2009
Bridgestone’s super soft tyre proved to be the fastest rubber on the streets of Monte Carlo for the first day of the Monaco Grand Prix. In warm and sunny conditions overlooking the fabulous Monaco harbour, Nico Rosberg set the day’s fastest lap time, a 1min 15.243secs, in his AT&T Williams during the afternoon practice session.
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Practice - Monaco GP


Thursday ,21 May 2009
The tiny principality of Monaco nestled between the mountains and the Mediterranean was today jolted from its usual idyll with the opening day of practice in preparation for this weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix.
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21 May


GP Monaco - Thursday Practice


21 | 05 | 09
First Practice: Buemi 11 1:18.695 (+1.506) 37 laps; Bourdais 14th 1:19.255 (+2.066) 31 laps;
Second Practice: Buemi 15th 1:16.983 (+1.740) 48 laps; Bourdais (16) 1:17.052 (+1.809) 48 laps
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Monaco GP - A trouble-free start


Monte Carlo, 21th May 2009 – From every point of view – data acquisition, track assessment, driver confidence, it is vital at this unique and complicated circuit to spend as much time as possible on track during the free practice sessions.
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Monaco GP - Free practices


Monaco - 21st May 2009
It was a trouble free first practice day for Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro. The F60s of Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa completed a total of 73 laps each, finishing in the top ten in both sessions. “Our Monaco weekend has got off on the right foot, meaning we got through a lot of work without losing time because of technical problems,” commented Stefano Domenicali. “Everyone is very close and so it is difficult to assess the pecking order, but from what we have seen today, we can say that we are in good shape. As usual, qualifying will be the vital factor and, given that traffic could throw up a key variable, we will have to do a good job of managing the session as well as possible, also taking this element into consideration.”
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BMW Sauber F1 Team - Formula One congratulates MINI.


21.05.2009
The two BMW Sauber F1.09s are racing in Monaco with birthday greetings to celebrate MINI’s 50th anniversary: The engine cover is branded “Happy Birthday MINI”, the rear wing “MINI turns 50”. At the same time more than 15,000 MINI enthusiasts are celebrating the MINI United Festival 2009 in Silverstone (Great Britain).
At this event there will not only be MINI Challenge races, but also a race with historic MINI cars. In 1964, the legendary runabout won Rally Monte Carlo.
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2009 MONACO GRAND PRIX - PRACTICE


MONTE CARLO, 21 MAY
Brawn GP began the team's on-track preparations for the 2009 Monaco Grand Prix around the streets of Monte Carlo today.
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2009 MONACO GRAND PRIX – FREE PRACTICE ANALYSIS


Monte Carlo, Thursday May 21
MARTIN WHITMARSH – team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“The whole team loves the thrill and tension of the Monaco weekend and today’s performance has left us feeling encouraged that we will have another successful weekend in the principality. Both Lewis and Heikki have really dived into the challenge, both producing some excellent times and, most importantly, helping to refine our technical package ahead of Saturday’s crucial qualifying session and the race itself. We go into Saturday feeling extremely positive about getting a strong result from both drivers.”
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MONACO GRAND PRIX PRACTICE


Sam Michael, Technical Director
“Today was a typical first day in Monaco. We have spent some time looking at the two tyres in the context of a track that is changing hugely compared to a normal track. As a street circuit, all the contaminants are getting cleaned off by the F1 rubber, so it’s too early to say where the car is. All the parts we brought here seem to be working well.”
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BMW Sauber F1 Team - Monaco Grand Prix - Free Practice


21.05.2009 Weather: sunny and dry, 23-26°C Air, 32-42°C Track
Monaco. While BMW Sauber F1 Team driver Nick Heidfeld experienced a run of the mill start to the 2009 Monaco Grand Prix, with the usual tyre evaluation and set-up work in free practice, his team-mate Robert Kubica missed the entire second session due to an engine failure.
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GP Monaco - Thursday Practice


21 | 05 | 09
First Practice: 10. Webber 10th 1:18.348 (+1.159) 22 laps; Vettel 13th 1:19.233 (+2.044) 16 laps;
Second Practice: Vettel 6th 1:15.847 (+0.604) 33 laps; Webber 12th 1:16.579 (+1.336) 27 laps
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Monaco Grand Prix - Free Practice Round-Up


Thursday 21 May 2009
Panasonic Toyota Racing made an early start to practice for the sixth round of the 2009 Formula 1 World Championship on the streets of Monte Carlo today. According to tradition, practice for the Monaco Grand Prix takes place on Thursday so Jarno Trulli and Timo Glock took to the streets on a warm and sunny day to get their first taste of the TF109 on the twisty 3.340km track. Toyota worked on getting the maximum possible downforce from the TF109 as well as fine-tuning mechanical set-up. In the afternoon session, as track temperatures hit 44°C and air temperatures 26°C, the team switched its focus to the soft and super soft compound Bridgestone tyres. Jarno and Timo both completed busy and trouble-free sessions of evaluation. They will next hit the track for third practice on Saturday morning.
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2009 Monaco Grand Prix Thursday


21 MAY 2009
The ING Renault F1 Team completed a busy day of practice in preparation for this weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix.
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Second Practice Session Classification


FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DE MONACO 2009 - Monte-Carlo

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME [LAPS] GAP KPH
1 N. ROSBERG GER AT&T Williams 1:15.243 [45] 159.802
2 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:15.445 [35] +0.202 159.374
3 R. BARRICHELLO BRA Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 1:15.590 [41] +0.347 159.068
4 J. BUTTON GBR Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 1:15.774 [36] +0.531 158.682
5 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:15.832 [42] +0.589 158.561
6 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:15.847 [33] +0.604 158.529
7 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:15.984 [45] +0.741 158.243
8 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:15.985 [43] +0.742 158.241
9 K. NAKAJIMA JPN AT&T Williams 1:16.260 [43] +1.017 157.671
10 N. PIQUET BRA ING Renault F1 Team 1:16.286 [43] +1.043 157.617
11 F. ALONSO ESP ING Renault F1 Team 1:16.552 [39] +1.309 157.069
12 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:16.579 [27] +1.336 157.014
13 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:16.675 [38] +1.432 156.817
14 J. TRULLI ITA Panasonic Toyota Racing 1:16.915 [43] +1.672 156.328
15 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:16.983 [48] +1.740 156.190
16 S. BOURDAIS FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:17.052 [48] +1.809 156.050
17 N. HEIDFELD GER BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:17.109 [40] +1.866 155.935
18 T. GLOCK GER Panasonic Toyota Racing 1:17.207 [45] +1.964 155.737
19 G. FISICHELLA ITA Force India F1 Team 1:17.504 [45] +2.261 155.140
20 R. KUBICA POL BMW Sauber F1 Team [2]


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First Practice Session Classification


FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DE MONACO 2009 - Monte-Carlo

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME [LAPS] GAP KPH
1 R. BARRICHELLO BRA Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 1:17.189 [26] 155.773
2 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:17.499 [31] +0.310 155.150
3 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:17.578 [26] +0.389 154.992
4 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:17.686 [30] +0.497 154.776
5 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:17.839 [30] +0.650 154.472
6 K. NAKAJIMA JPN AT&T Williams 1:18.000 [29] +0.811 154.153
7 N. ROSBERG GER AT&T Williams 1:18.024 [27] +0.835 154.106
8 J. BUTTON GBR Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 1:18.080 [28] +0.891 153.995
9 F. ALONSO ESP ING Renault F1 Team 1:18.283 [31] +1.094 153.596
10 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:18.348 [22] +1.159 153.469
11 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:18.695 [37] +1.506 152.792
12 N. PIQUET BRA ING Renault F1 Team 1:19.204 [36] +2.015 151.810
13 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:19.233 [16] +2.044 151.754
14 S. BOURDAIS FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:19.255 [31] +2.066 151.712
15 G. FISICHELLA ITA Force India F1 Team 1:19.534 [28] +2.345 151.180
16 R. KUBICA POL BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:19.560 [20] +2.371 151.131
17 N. HEIDFELD GER BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:19.579 [23] +2.390 151.095
18 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:19.600 [24] +2.411 151.055
19 T. GLOCK GER Panasonic Toyota Racing 1:19.698 [24] +2.509 150.869
20 J. TRULLI ITA Panasonic Toyota Racing 1:19.831 [28] +2.642 150.618


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20 May


Official Ferrari press release


Maranello, 20th May 2009- Ferrari has noted the verdict of the Tribunal de Grande Instance with regards to the request to suspend with all haste the consequences of the decision taken by the FIA World Council on 29th April.
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Massa: “I will always support my team”


Monte Carlo, 20th May – Felipe Massa did not have far to come to work today, as a Monaco resident and he joined three other drivers in today’s FIA Press Conference. With the decision from the Paris court dominating the F1 headlines, the Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro driver’s views on the circuit were not the main topic for the world’s press, although he was asked to assess the most challenging point on this famous street circuit. “It’s definitely the Casino Square, as it is quite difficult to get right and you pay the price if you get it wrong, as I did a couple of years ago when I crashed at that spot. Really, there is not one place here where you gain or lose time more than anywhere else and every corner is important in terms of getting a good lap time, so you need to be consistent and fully concentrated.”
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Raikkonen: “I am 100% behind the team”


Monaco, 20th May – With fans looking through the chain fencing separating the harbour from the motorhome paddock, Kimi Raikkonen faced the press this afternoon as, in Monaco, Wednesday is the same as a Thursday at all other races, given that practice takes place tomorrow. He began with a look back at the Spanish Grand Prix. “The car was definitely better in Spain and we certainly made a step forward,” he began. “That race was particularly disappointing as we could see the car was quick enough, but problems prevented us getting the results we wanted. We have made some silly mistakes and the important thing is that we have learned from them and hopefully that means we won’t repeat them. At least it showed we had made the first step forward, although there is a lot more to do.
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French Grand Prix?


20 | 05 | 09
OK, so it starts with an ‘M’ but Monaco is very definitely not Magny Cours, although with no French GP on the calendar this year, the Hexagone media are treating this race as their own and so, Sebastien Bourdais, the only Frenchman on the grid was called up to face the questions from the media in the official FIA press conference.
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Little Racing - Lots Of Politics


20 | 05 | 09
Sebastian Vettel was up for the grand inquisition in front of the world’s media in today’s official FIA press conference.
It took place just moments after news came through that Ferrari had lost its appeal against the FIA’s decision to run a two-tier championship next year, with technical privileges granted to those teams who agree to cap their spending.
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AT&T Williams signs with Ridge Solutions


20 May 09
The AT&T Williams team today confirmed the launch of a new partnership with Ridge Solutions.
Ridge Solutions is one of Africa’s leading private sector companies, based in Angola, with interests in real estate, agriculture and natural resources.

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19 May


Raikkonen: “KERS also at Monaco”


Maranello, 19th May 2009 - It’s always a very special week, the one of the Monaco GP. It’s a unique track where the qualifying is more important than on the other tracks and we have to try to implement it in the best possible way, learning from the lesson we were taught recently.
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Monaco GP – an exception to the Formula1 rule


Maranello, 19th May 2009 - Since the championship started in 1950, the Scuderia cannot consider the trip to Monte Carlo a truly profitable one, as the last victory for a Prancing Horse car dates back to Michael Schumacher’s win in 2001, the final one of five times that the German won here. In fact, after a victory for Gilles Villeneuve in 1981, Ferrari had to wait until Michael was first past the flag in 1997 to record another Monegasque win. When Niki Lauda took victory in an incident packed 1975 race, it was the first time the Scuderia had won since the 1955 win from Maurice Trintignant, in a race more famous for Alberto Ascari’s dive into the harbour.
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Monaco Grand Prix Preview Q+A - Jarno Trulli


Are you a fan of Monaco?
I am a big fan of Monaco and it is one of my favourite circuits, along with Spa-Francorchamps. It's a great circuit and a great challenge. There is really nothing like it and the driver probably makes more difference around Monaco than on any other track which always suits me. The atmosphere as well at Monaco is special because we are racing in the city so the fans are really close and you can feel the excitement. It is very enjoyable, although I must say I don't get many chances to experience the glamour of Monaco because it is a race weekend after all so there is lots of work to do.
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Three Cars, One Plane and 130,000 Spectators at Hungarian Show Run


18 | 05 | 09
More than 130,000 people lined the banks of the Tisza River in the town of Szeged (population: 160,000) to watch three Red Bull cars take part in a Hungarian Show Car Run.
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Preview - Monaco GP


Monday ,18 May 2009
There are 17 Grands Prix on the calendar and they all count for the same amount of points, but one race stands above all the others in terms of pure spectacle, glamour and prestige: the Monaco Grand Prix. The tiny Principality has hosted 55 F1 races since 1950 and, despite its anachronistic nature, is a real classic that is universally popular with teams and drivers.
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2009 MONACO GRAND PRIX - PREVIEW


MONTE CARLO, 21-24 MAY
The Monaco Grand Prix, Round six of the 2009 FIA Formula One World Championship, is widely considered to be the most prestigious motorsport race in the world. Set around the spectacular harbour backdrop of Monte Carlo, the race winds around the barrier-lined streets of the Principality, providing a fantastic spectacle of speed and noise for the thousands of fans who pack the grandstands and viewing areas.
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18 May


Bridgestone Motorsport Feature – Round 6, Monaco GP


18 May. 2009
The importance of qualifying…
Qualifying well is an important task for any racing driver, but at a circuit with limited overtaking opportunities such as Monaco, qualifying becomes all the more important.
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BMW Motorsport and NGK Spark Plug Co. Ltd. extend partnership.


Munich/Ratingen, 18 May 2009. BMW Motorsport and NGK Spark Plug Co. Ltd. have extended their successful partnership in the motorsport arena. Under the terms of the new agreement - the world’s No1 spark plug manufacturer will supply spark plugs to BMW teams in Formula One, the World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) and, for the first time, also to the American Le Mans Series (ALMS).
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Monaco Grand Prix 2009 Preview


The ING Renault F1 Team prepares for round six of the season: the Monaco Grand Prix.
Fernando Alonso: “Monaco is the race that all the drivers want to win”
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MONACO GRAND PRIX PREVIEW


At a Glance
When Thursday 21 to Sunday 24 May, 2009
Where Monte Carlo, Monaco
Round 6 of 17
Standings AT&T Williams 4.5pts (8th), N Rosberg 4.5pts (10th), K Nakajima 0pts (20th)
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Monaco Grand Prix - Preview


Monday 18 May 2009

Date: Sunday 24 May, 2pm CET
Round: 6 of 17
Venue: Monaco, Monte Carlo
Distance: 3.340km (78 laps)
Lap record: 1min 14.439 (2004)
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15 May


Jarno Trulli makes L'Aquila visit to support earthquake victims


Friday 15 May 2009
Panasonic Toyota Racing driver Jarno Trulli made an emotional visit to the Abruzzo region on Italy this week as part of his efforts to help those affected by last month's earthquake there.
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BMW Sauber F1 Team - Monaco Grand Prix - Preview


15.05.2009 Press Release 21st – 24th May 2009
6th of 17 World Championship races

Munich/Hinwil, 15th May 2009. The Monaco Grand Prix is both a relic of the past and a highlight of the Formula One calendar. Guests and teams alike will be looking to put on impressive displays around the narrow streets of the principality from 21st to 24th May.
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MONACO GRAND PRIX PREVIEW


Martin Whitmarsh,Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“Everybody at Vodafone McLaren Mercedes is rightfully proud of the team’s reputation around the streets of Monte Carlo. We have won the grand prix for the past two seasons and McLaren has triumphed here an unprecedented 15 times – more than any other Formula 1 team. As a result, we go into the race with a greater degree of optimism than we went in Barcelona: both Lewis and Heikki enjoy this circuit and we feel MP4-24 will be a more competitive proposition around the streets of the principality.”
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14 May


Massa: "Ferrari never gives up"


The days after the Spanish GP I read that I've raised the white flag for this season. This is not the case and I want that to be clear. Obviously the situation in the Championship is very very difficult and it seems to be quite realistic saying that catching up seems to be almost impossible, considering our gap as far as the points are concerned. That doesn't mean that we've given up. We'll continue working on the car and will give it our all to win races and finish the Championship the best way possible. We've shown last year that we're not a team that gives up when there are negative results.
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STEINMETZ DIAMONDS GOES FOR #1 AT THE 2009 MONACO GRAND PRIX



Steinmetz, creators of the world’s finest diamonds, and Vodafone McLaren Mercedes will team up again for the Monaco Grand Prix – in one of the most exciting years yet.
Steinmetz has been a partner of the team at the Monaco Grand Prix for four years and is proud to announce the continuation of their long-running association into 2009.
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13 May


Renault and ING Renault F1 Team Statement


13/05/2009
The decision of the Federation International de l’Automobile (FIA) to introduce two sets of Formula One technical regulations for the 2010 Formula One season has caused the Renault Group to reconsider its entry in next year’s FIA Formula One World Championship.
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12 May


Ferrari Administrative Board: No F1 in 2010 if the rules don’t change


FERRARI’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS APPROVES THE FIRST QUARTER RESULTS:
TURNOVER 441 MILLION EURO
TRADING PROFIT 54 MILLION EURO

FERRARI CONFIRMS ITS OPPOSITION TO THE NEW TECHNICAL REGULATIONS ADOPTED BY THE FIA AND DOES NOT INTEND ENTERING ITS CARS IN THE 2010 F1 CHAMPIONSHIP
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DC's Guide to Monaco


12 | 05 | 09
You’d expect Mr Coulthard to know what he’s talking about when it comes to Monte Carlo. It’s been his home now for a number of years, he’s won here twice and scored Red Bull Racing’s first podium in the principality back in 2006. Here’s his take on the Monaco circuit…
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Spanish Grand Prix Debrief - Q+A with Timo Glock


How do you sum up your Spanish Grand Prix weekend?
It was a tricky weekend and in the end it was really disappointing. We all hoped for a lot more from the Spanish Grand Prix so to finish in 10th place was way below our expectations. Clearly our performance in the race did not meet the high standards we set earlier in the season but we are working flat-out to respond in the next races.
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11 May


SPANISH GRAND PRIX REVIEW


MONDAY 11 MAY, 2009
SYNOPSIS
After unrewarding races in China and Bahrain, the team brought home one point from Europe’s opening round at Barcelona at the weekend courtesy of Nico Rosberg’s 8th place finish. Kazuki Nakajima’s race was compromised from the outset after a first lap collision forced a premature first pitstop for a new nose.
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10 May


Race - Spanish GP


Sunday ,10 May 2009
The Spanish Grand Prix was a day of mixed fortunes for the Force India Formula One Team as Giancarlo Fisichella secured an encouraging 14th position while Adrian Sutil suffered the disappointment of a first lap retirement. Adrian made a good start from 19th position and had gained four positions into the first corner. Unfortunately through turn three he made contact with Jarno Trulli, who had skewed off line in his own separate incident. Adrian’s VJM02 picked up extensive damage and he retired on the spot.
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Spanish Grand Prix: Result


10 | 05 | 09
It was not a good day for the team after both drivers' race ended after only the first corner.
Bourdais and Buemi crashed out after Jano Trulli of Toyota spun off in front of them on the race's opening lap.
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RACE REPORT


MARTIN WHITMARSHTeam principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“Lewis made a great start off the line – but, after having been obstructed by another car, through no fault of his own he lost time avoiding an accident and ended up at the back of the field at the end of lap one. After that, his task was always going to be a tough one, because the Barcelona circuit is not an easy one on which to overtake.
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Spanish GP - Quick but fragile


Montmelo, 10 May 2009 - Felipe Massa finally scored points for the first time this season, picking up the three that go with sixth place in the Spanish Grand Prix. The Brazilian appeared to be heading for a fourth place finish, maybe even a podium, but he slithered down to sixth in the closing stages due to a fuelling problem, which meant he had to slow to save fuel. His team-mate Kimi Raikkonen had climbed up the order until he looked set for a points finish, but an accelerator problem forced him to retire on lap 17.
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Spanish GP - Race


Barcelona, 10th May 2009
F. Massa: 6th 1:38.10.029 + 50.827 66 laps 275 chassis
K. Raikkonen: R 28.17.924 Lap 18 17 laps 279 chassis
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BMW Sauber F1 Team - Spanish GP - Race


10.05.2009 Press Release Weather: dry and sunny, 24°C Air, 38-43°C Track
Barcelona (ES). The BMW Sauber F1 Team scored two points at the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday with Nick Heidfeld finishing seventh. While Heidfeld gained some places at the start, his team mate, Robert Kubica, lost several at this early stage and later in the race was stuck in traffic. He finished 11th. The new aero package on the F1.09 proved to be a clear improvement.
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2009 Spanish Grand Prix Sunday


The ING Renault F1 Team scored four points today as Fernando Alonso finished fifth in the Spanish Grand Prix at Barcelona. Teammate Nelson Piquet finished in 12th place.
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Podium Number 4


10 | 05 | 09
Even Mark Webber mentioned it after the race, that we’re taking points finishes for granted now and aren’t really happy unless we’re racking up those lovely champagne drenched podiums, with English circuit announcer Bob Constanduros always trying to break his record for how long he can stretch out a shout of Champaaaaaaaagne!
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Spanish Grand Prix: Another Trophy For The Cabinet

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10 | 05 | 09
Mark Webber took his second podium of the season with a third place at this afternoon's race.
That makes it three races in a row that Red Bull Racing have collected trophies.
Sebastian Vettel had to battle behind Ferarri's Felipe Massa and with just a few laps to go overtook him to come fourth.
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2009 SPANISH GRAND PRIX - RACE


BARCELONA, 10 MAY
Brawn GP achieved the team's second one-two result of the 2009 Formula One season today with Jenson Button taking his fourth victory of the year at the Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona and team-mate Rubens Barrichello securing second position.
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Bridgestone Motorsport’s Spanish Grand Prix Report


10 May. 2009
Brawn GP driver Jenson Button used a two stop, soft – soft – hard tyre strategy to win a highly tactical Spanish Grand Prix in hot and sunny conditions at the Circuit de Catalunya near Barcelona.
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SPANISH GRAND PRIX RACE


SUNDAY 10 MAY, 2009
A closely fought Spanish Grand Prix at Barcelona today opened the European rounds of the 2009 World Championship. Starting in P11, Kazuki Nakajima became embroiled in the second corner incident which prompted a premature pitstop for a new nose and a change in strategy. Rejoining at the back of the pack, Kazuki was unable to improve any further than P13. Nico Rosberg benefited from a cleaner start, moving into P7 from a P9 grid position by the end of lap one. Inconsistency compromised a strong strategy and left Nico in P8 and with one point at race end.
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Spanish Grand Prix - Race Round-Up


Sunday 10 May 2009
Panasonic Toyota Racing suffered an extremely disappointing Spanish Grand Prix at the Circuit de Catalunya. Hopes were high for another significant points haul when Jarno Trulli and Timo Glock lined up inside the top eight on the grid but they faded on the first lap.
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Race Classification


after 66 Laps - 307.104 Kms
FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO DE ESPAÑA TELEFÓNICA 2009 - Catalunya

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT LAPS TIME GAP KPH
1 J. BUTTON GBR Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 66 1:37:19.202 189.336
2 R. BARRICHELLO BRA Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 66 1:37:32.258 +13.056 188.914
3 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 66 1:37:33.126 +13.924 188.886
4 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 66 1:37:38.143 +18.941 188.724
5 F. ALONSO ESP ING Renault F1 Team 66 1:38:02.368 +43.166 187.947
6 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 66 1:38:10.029 +50.827 187.702
7 N. HEIDFELD GER BMW Sauber F1 Team 66 1:38:11.514 +52.312 187.655
8 N. ROSBERG GER AT&T Williams 66 1:38:24.413 +65.211 187.245
9 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 65 1:37:20.216 +1 LAP 186.434
10 T. GLOCK GER Panasonic Toyota Racing 65 1:37:20.990 +1 LAP 186.409
11 R. KUBICA POL BMW Sauber F1 Team 65 1:37:23.811 +1 LAP 186.319
12 N. PIQUET BRA ING Renault F1 Team 65 1:37:26.107 +1 LAP 186.246
13 K. NAKAJIMA JPN AT&T Williams 65 1:37:37.113 +1 LAP 185.896
14 G. FISICHELLA ITA Force India F1 Team 65 1:37:50.740 +1 LAP 185.464

NOT CLASSIFIED
K. RAIKKONEN FIN Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 17 28:17.924 DNF 167.517
H. KOVALAINEN FIN Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 7 14:57.995 DNF 130.125
J. TRULLI ITA Panasonic Toyota Racing 0 DNF
S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 0 DNF
S. BOURDAIS FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 0 DNF
A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 0 DNF
FASTEST LAP
R. BARRICHELLO BRA Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 1:22.762 on lap 28 202.484

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09 May


Qualifying - Spanish GP


Saturday ,9 May 2009
The Force India Formula One Team will start tomorrow’s Spanish Grand from 19th and 20th positions following a competitive qualifying session at the Circuit de Catalunya on the outskirts of Barcelona. Adrian Sutil will line up for the 66 lap race in 19th position while team-mate Giancarlo Fisichella will start from 20th.
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Traffic And Gravel


09 | 05 | 09
“Keep going, keep going, come on keep going:” these were the words being shouted at the TV screens in our garage as Sébastien Buemi did well to just kiss the tyre wall and inch his car back on to the track to bring it back to the pits pretty much in one piece.

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Newey's Designs On Success


09 | 05 | 09
Following the success of this year’s car (so far…) our chief technical officer Adrian Newey has been much in demand by the media to discover what his secret is.
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RBS Sponsorship Extended to Green Flag


09 May 2009
RBS and the AT&T Williams team today announced that Green Flag, the rescue and recovery experts, will become part of RBS’ F1 sponsorship as the Bank seeks to widen the benefits of this association across the Group’s businesses.
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Bridgestone Motorsport’s Saturday Update


09 May. 2009
Bridgestone’s soft tyre allowed Brawn GP driver Jenson Button to qualify with his third pole position of the season for tomorrow’s Spanish Grand Prix at the Circuit de Catalunya.
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2009 Spanish Grand Prix Saturday


Today’s qualifying session saw Fernando Alonso and Nelson Piquet qualify in 8th and 12th places respectively for tomorrow’s Spanish Grand Prix.
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GP Spain: Qualifying


09 | 05 | 09
Sébastien Buemi 15th 1:21.067;
Sébastien Bourdais 17th 1:21.300
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15:00.30


09 | 05 | 09
15:00.30? That’s the time at which Sebastian Vettel found himself at the top of the time sheet in the final part of today’s qualifying for the Spanish Grand Prix.
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GP Spain: Qualifying


09 | 05 | 09
Sebastian Vettel 2nd 1:20.660; Mark Webber 5th 1:21.049
Sebastian is on the front row tomorrow, narrowly missing out on pole to Brawn's Jenson Button. Mark will start just a couple of places behind.
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Spanish GP - Qualifying session


Barcellona, 9th may 2009
Qualifying session
K. Raikkonen: 16° 1.21.291 5 laps
F. Massa: 4° 1.20.934 6 laps
Chassis: F. Massa 275, K. Raikkonen 279
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2009 SPANISH GRAND PRIX - QUALIFYING


BARCELONA, 9 MAY
Brawn GP's Jenson Button secured his third pole position of the season at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona today in qualifying for Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix. Team-mate Rubens Barrichello put his Brawn-Mercedes car on the second row of the grid after a closely-fought qualifying hour and will start from third place.
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SPANISH GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING


SATURDAY 9 MAY, 2009
In today’s qualifying session for round five of the championship, the Spanish Grand Prix at Barcelona, AT&T Williams’ Kazuki Nakajima missed out on a place in Q3 by the narrowest of margins yet achieved the best qualifying result of his season so far and will line up for tomorrow’s race in P11 with the benefit of a flexible strategy. Nico Rosberg once again made it into the top ten shoot out and will start Europe’s opening round on the clean side of the grid in 9th place.
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Spanish Grand Prix - Qualifying Round-Up


Saturday 9 May 2009
Panasonic Toyota Racing will line up with both cars inside the top eight for the Spanish Grand Prix after a closely-fought qualifying session at the Circuit de Catalunya today. Having fine-tuned the set-up of the TF109 overnight and in final practice, Jarno Trulli and Timo Glock took to the track on a sunny day with a slight breeze which saw track temperatures reach 41°C and air temperatures 21°C.
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BMW Sauber F1 Team - Spanish GP - Qualifying


09.05.2009 Press Release Weather: dry and sunny, 20-23°C Air, 28-37°C Track
Barcelona (ES). The new aerodynamic package meant an improvement to the BMW Sauber F1.09, but neither driver could get the most out of it for different reasons. Nick Heidfeld wasn’t very well prepared for qualifying after he crashed in the morning’s free practice. He came 13th. Robert Kubica made it into the top ten qualifying but couldn’t improve on his last run due to a mistake by the team when fitting the tyres. The Pole qualified tenth for the Spanish Grand Prix.
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2009 SPANISH GRAND PRIX – QUALIFYING ANALYSIS


Circuit de Catalunya, Saturday May 9
MARTIN WHITMARSH – team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“We knew in advance that this was going to be a particularly difficult circuit for us and today proved that. Let’s not forget that only eight weeks ago we were more than 2.5s off the pace – during qualifying today, Lewis was only three tenths off second place in Q1 and eight tenths off the front in Q2. While that’s still disappointing, it’s nonetheless a significant step up from where we were back in early March – and at a track that we knew would challenge the deficiencies in our car. However, the first four races have demonstrated that we have two very determined racing drivers in our team: they have battled against the odds in the first four races and we have every faith that they will make the most of tomorrow as well.”
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Qualifying Session Classification


FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO DE ESPAÑA TELEFÓNICA 2009 - Catalunya
POS NAME NAT TEAM Q1 Q2 Q3
1 J. BUTTON GBR Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 1:20.707 1:20.192 1:20.527
2 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:20.715 1:20.220 1:20.660
3 R. BARRICHELLO BRA Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 1:20.808 1:19.954 1:20.762
4 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:20.484 1:20.149 1:20.934
5 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:20.689 1:20.007 1:21.049
6 T. GLOCK GER Panasonic Toyota Racing 1:20.877 1:20.107 1:21.247
7 J. TRULLI ITA Panasonic Toyota Racing 1:21.189 1:20.420 1:21.254
8 F. ALONSO ESP ING Renault F1 Team 1:21.186 1:20.509 1:21.392
9 N. ROSBERG GER AT&T Williams 1:20.745 1:20.256 1:22.558
10 R. KUBICA POL BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:20.931 1:20.408 1:22.685
11 K. NAKAJIMA JPN AT&T Williams 1:20.818 1:20.531
12 N. PIQUET BRA ING Renault F1 Team 1:21.128 1:20.604
13 N. HEIDFELD GER BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:21.095 1:20.676
14 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:20.991 1:20.805
15 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:21.033 1:21.067
16 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:21.291
17 S. BOURDAIS FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:21.300
18 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:21.675
19 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:21.742
20 G. FISICHELLA ITA Force India F1 Team 1:22.204
POLE POSITION LAP
J. BUTTON GBR Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 1:20.527 208.104 KPH
FASTEST LAP OVERALL
R. BARRICHELLO BRA Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 1:19.954 209.595 KPH

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Third Practice Session Classification


FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO DE ESPAÑA TELEFÓNICA 2009 - Catalunya

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME GAP KPH
1 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:20.553 208.036
2 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:20.635 +0.082 207.825
3 J. BUTTON GBR Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 1:21.050 +0.497 206.761
4 R. BARRICHELLO BRA Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 1:21.163 +0.610 206.473
5 R. KUBICA POL BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:21.239 +0.686 206.280
6 J. TRULLI ITA Panasonic Toyota Racing 1:21.256 +0.703 206.237
7 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:21.346 +0.793 206.008
8 T. GLOCK GER Panasonic Toyota Racing 1:21.377 +0.824 205.930
9 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:21.424 +0.871 205.811
10 F. ALONSO ESP ING Renault F1 Team 1:21.499 +0.946 205.622
11 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:21.519 +0.966 205.571
12 N. ROSBERG GER AT&T Williams 1:21.594 +1.041 205.382
13 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:21.629 +1.076 205.294
14 S. BOURDAIS FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:21.649 +1.096 205.244
15 N. PIQUET BRA ING Renault F1 Team 1:21.685 +1.132 205.153
16 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:21.689 +1.136 205.143
17 G. FISICHELLA ITA Force India F1 Team 1:21.909 +1.356 204.592
18 K. NAKAJIMA JPN AT&T Williams 1:22.043 +1.490 204.258
19 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:22.232 +1.679 203.789
20 N. HEIDFELD GER BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:23.457 +2.904 200.798

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Practice - Spanish GP


Saturday ,9 May 2009
The Spanish Grand Prix, the first European round of the FIA Formula One World Championship, got underway today with two 90 minute free practice sessions. With the 4.655km Circuit de Catalunya well known from the miles covered during winter testing, Force India’s programme focussed on gaining more information on the new upgrades introduced this weekend, including a driver-adjustable front wing and further developments on the diffuser, and evaluating the tyre options.
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08 May


Bridgestone Motorsport’s Friday Update


08 May. 2009
Bridgestone’s soft tyre proved to be the fastest rubber on track at the Circuit de Catalunya near Barcelona for the first day of the Spanish Grand Prix. In warm and sunny conditions, Nico Rosberg’s AT&T Williams set the fastest lap time in the afternoon practice session, a 1min 21.588secs.
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Spanish GP - Three hour test session


Montmelo, 8 May 2009 – In common with most of the teams, Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro brought a significant aerodynamic update package to Barcelona, based partly on the planned development programme, partly on lessons learned from the first four races and partly from the FIA ruling in favour of the double diffuser run by a few teams right from the start of the season.
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Spanish GP - Free Practices


Barcelona, 8th May 2009
One hundred and ten laps completed by Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro over the two Friday free practice sessions for the Spanish Grand Prix: 60 for Kimi Raikkonen and 50 for Felipe Massa. “We had a very busy day: having so many new parts on the F60, the work sheet was full and we managed to complete it in its entirety,” commented Stefano Domenicali. “It was important to be able to work without major reliability problems on an aero package which is pretty much making its track debut today. We managed it and that’s definitely a positive thing when evaluating the day. As for performance, it is always difficult to draw conclusions. We have certainly made progress, but how much when compared to the competition we will only find out as the weekend continues.”
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BMW Sauber F1 Team - Spanish GP - Practice


08.05.2009 Press Release Weather: sunny and dry, 19-25C° Air, 22-42°C Track
Barcelona (ES). Working on the new aerodynamic package of the BMW Sauber F1.09 was the main focus for the BMW Sauber F1 Team during the first two practice sessions of the Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona. The F1.09 has been modified in several areas. The front nose, the side pods and the rear wing are completely new, while the front wing, the engine cover and the diffuser have been modified. So it could concentrate totally on the work with the new aero package, the BMW Sauber F1 Team decided not to use KERS in Barcelona.
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GP Spain: Friday Practice


08 | 05 | 09
Session 1: Bourdais: 15th 1:23.088; 30 laps; Buemi: 18th 1:23.185; 31 laps;
Session 2: Bourdais: 11th 1:22.615 30 laps; Buemi: 9th, 1:22.571; 17 laps
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GP Spain: Friday Practice


08 | 05 | 09
Session 1: Webber: 12th, 1:22.934; 25 laps; 13. Vettel: 13th 1:22.959; 24 laps; Session 2: Webber: 5th 1:22.027; 37 laps; Vettel: 7th 1:22.082; 45 laps
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2009 Spanish Grand Prix Friday


The ING Renault F1 Team completed a busy day of practice in preparation for this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix.
Pat Symonds, Executive Director of Engineering
“A very normal Friday programme for us today. We had a look at both tyre compounds and there were no big surprises: the harder tyre needs a bit of warming up, but the softer looks like it is performing well. We had no particular problems with the car today, although we are not totally satisfied with the balance yet.”
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2009 SPANISH GRAND PRIX - PRACTICE


BARCELONA, 8 MAY
After the first four flyaway races, Formula One returned to Europe this week with Brawn GP commencing the team's on-track preparations for the Spanish Grand Prix at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona today.
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2009 SPANISH GRAND PRIX – FREE PRACTICE ANALYSIS


Circuit de Catalunya, Friday May 8
With both drivers equipped with new chassis, the team kicked off the European season with several key bodywork upgrades: most notably a new front wing (FW4 – essentially a finessed version of the previous front-wing iteration, first raced in Shanghai), rotating rear hubs and a new floor. Today was spent firstly evaluating the new front wing before focusing on the improvements to the floor.
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SPANISH GRAND PRIX PRACTICE


Conclusions - Sam Michael, Technical Director
“We had a normal Friday during which we carried out short runs to prepare for qualifying and long runs to prepare for the race. The tyres are much closer than we anticipated on the basis of the tests we’ve had here and the hard tyres look stronger than they have at other circuits. We should therefore expect to see more even strategies from the teams on Sunday, rather than these unbalanced strategies that we’ve seen in the first four races of the year whereby people have run very short final stints.”
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Spanish Grand Prix - Free Practice Round-Up


Friday 8 May 2009
Panasonic Toyota Racing got the European leg of the 2009 Formula 1 season underway with practice for the Spanish Grand Prix at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona today. Air temperatures reached a high of 25°C and track temperatures 43°C as Jarno Trulli and Timo Glock completed two busy 90-minute free practice sessions.
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Second Practice Session Classification


FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO DE ESPAÑA TELEFÓNICA 2009 - Catalunya

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME GAP KPH
1 N. ROSBERG GER AT&T Williams 1:21.588 205.397
2 K. NAKAJIMA JPN AT&T Williams 1:21.740 +0.152 205.015
3 F. ALONSO ESP ING Renault F1 Team 1:21.781 +0.193 204.913
4 R. BARRICHELLO BRA Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 1:21.843 +0.255 204.757
5 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:22.027 +0.439 204.298
6 J. BUTTON GBR Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 1:22.052 +0.464 204.236
7 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:22.082 +0.494 204.161
8 N. PIQUET BRA ING Renault F1 Team 1:22.349 +0.761 203.499
9 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:22.571 +0.983 202.952
10 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:22.599 +1.011 202.883
11 S. BOURDAIS FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:22.615 +1.027 202.844
12 G. FISICHELLA ITA Force India F1 Team 1:22.670 +1.082 202.709
13 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:22.809 +1.221 202.369
14 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:22.876 +1.288 202.205
15 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:22.878 +1.290 202.200
16 R. KUBICA POL BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:22.948 +1.360 202.030
17 N. HEIDFELD GER BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:23.173 +1.585 201.483
18 T. GLOCK GER Panasonic Toyota Racing 1:23.360 +1.772 201.031
19 J. TRULLI ITA Panasonic Toyota Racing 1:23.623 +2.035 200.399

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First Practice Session Classification


FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO DE ESPAÑA TELEFÓNICA 2009 - Catalunya

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME GAP KPH
1 J. BUTTON GBR Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 1:21.799 204.868 203.982
2 J. TRULLI ITA Panasonic Toyota Racing 1:22.154 +0.355
3 R. KUBICA POL BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:22.221 +0.422 203.816
4 N. HEIDFELD GER BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:22.658 +0.859 202.738
5 K. NAKAJIMA JPN AT&T Williams 1:22.659 +0.860 202.736
6 N. ROSBERG GER AT&T Williams 1:22.667 +0.868 202.716
7 N. PIQUET BRA ING Renault F1 Team 1:22.753 +0.954 202.506
8 T. GLOCK GER Panasonic Toyota Racing 1:22.828 +1.029 202.322
9 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:22.855 +1.056 202.256
10 R. BARRICHELLO BRA Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 1:22.859 +1.060 202.247
11 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:22.873 +1.074 202.213
12 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:22.934 +1.135 202.064
13 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:22.959 +1.160 202.003
14 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:23.077 +1.278 201.716
15 S. BOURDAIS FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:23.088 +1.289 201.689
16 G. FISICHELLA ITA Force India F1 Team 1:23.089 +1.290 201.687
17 F. ALONSO ESP ING Renault F1 Team 1:23.157 +1.358 201.522
18 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:23.185 +1.386 201.454
19 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:23.522 +1.723 200.641
20 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:23.536 +1.737 200.608

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BRAWN GP PARTNER WITH TERMINATOR SALVATION AT SPANISH GRAND PRIX


8 May 2009,Barcelona
©Brawn GP

In advance of the worldwide release of the highly anticipated motion picture Terminator Salvation, Brawn GP will join Sony Pictures Releasing International to feature imagery from the film on the team's Formula One cars over the Spanish Grand Prix weekend. Terminator Salvation will be released in the US on 21 May and globally from 27 May.
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07 May


BRAWN GP CONFIRMS NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH WILLANS


BRACKLEY, 7 MAY 2009
Brawn GP is pleased to confirm that the team has agreed a new partnership with Willans, the world's leading brand of racing harnesses, who become a Team Supplier for the 2009 Formula One season.
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06 May


Kimi Raikkonen - Barcelona a year later


Maranello, 5th May 2009 - It’s a bit more than a year ago that I won my last Formula One race. At Barcelona in 2008 I had my best weekend with Ferrari: pole position, victory and fastest race lap. Since then I came very close several times – I’m thinking of Magny-Cours, Montreal and Spa – but for one reason or the other I could never make it. Having said that, a driver never looses the lust for winning and I want to have that feeling again as soon as possible.
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05 May


Bridgestone Motorsport Spanish Grand Prix Preview


05 May. 2009
Bridgestone opens the start to nine Formula One races in Europe with the hard and soft tyres at the Spanish Grand Prix, the Gran Premio de Espana Telefonica, at the Circuit de Catalunya near Barcelona, on May 8-10.
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Spanish Grand Prix Preview


8 - 10 May 2009
5 May 2009 - Following a physically demanding start to the calendar with four races in five weeks, the Spanish Grand Prix from 8 - 10 May marks the start of the more regularised European leg of the FIA Formula One World Championship. Teams will now return to a standard one race per fortnight format, shorter travel distances and the comfort of personalised hospitality units at familiar tracks. With a solid start to the year and further modifications to its VJM02 cars to come, the Force India Formula One Team is eagerly anticipating this next stage of the championship.
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New Parts, New Hopes


05 | 05 | 09
The European leg of the F1 season gets underway in Spain this weekend and marks the start of five months of racing on some of the most famous circuits on the calendar; tracks with a bit more history than the four 'flyaways' that kick-started the year.
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Spanish Grand Prix 2009 Preview


The ING Renault F1 Team looks ahead to this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix.
Fernando Alonso: “Hopefully we can qualify well and score some big points in the race”
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DC’s Guide to… Circuit de Catalunya


05 | 05 | 09
Round five: a return to Europe and to a track most of the drivers know well. Here’s David Coulthard’s Guide to the Barcelona circuit…
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Spanish Grand Prix Preview Q+A - Jens Marquardt, Team Manager


05-05-2009
What tasks do you face now you are Team Manager?
Basically my job is to ensure all practical operational aspects of the team run smoothly whilst also liaising with the FIA on sporting and logistical matters. At Grands Prix I am responsible for operations at the track so I am involved in every element of the team's work, from pit stops to driver's schedules to catering - everything. I need a complete overview of the whole team's tasks so I can make sure they have the best possible working environment, and the team members are working in the most appropriate manner. When it comes to the FIA, my task is to ensure the team complies with the regulations as well as discussing any sporting or logistical issues that arise.
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04 May


2009 SPANISH GRAND PRIX - PREVIEW


BARCELONA, 8-10 MAY
The Spanish Grand Prix, Round Five of the 2009 FIA Formula One World Championship, marks the start of Formula One's European season and the first of nine races to be held on the continent between the months of May and September.
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Spanish Grand Prix - Preview


Monday 4 May 2009
Date: Sunday 10 May, 2pm CET
Round: 5 of 17
Venue: Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona
Distance: 4.655km (66 laps)
Lap record: 1min 21.670 (2008)
History: The Spanish Grand Prix was first run in 1913 as a sports car race but made its Formula 1 World Championship debut in 1951 at the Pedralbes track in Barcelona. Since then the race has visited Jarama, Montjuich Park and Jerez. The Circuit de Catalunya hosts the race for the 19th consecutive time this weekend.
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02 May


Spanish Grand Prixview


01 | 05 | 09
The season so far...
New rules, biggest change for decades, hurray for slicks, KERS is occurring, adjustable front wing, no testing during the F1 season, money’s too tight to mention, Honda’s saved and reborn as Brawn, three Sebs and one Mark in Red Bull F1 line-up, seven good legs between them, pullrod rear suspension for Red Bull Racing and Scuderia Toro Rosso FOTA?
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Ferrari in the front line to assure the future of Formula 1


Maranello, 1st May - On the subject of the future of Formula 1, Ferrari reaffirms its strong commitment and sense of responsibility to maintaining untouched the values of this sport.
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SPANISH GRAND PRIX PREVIEW


At a Glance
When Friday May 8 to Sunday May 10, 2009
Where Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
Round 5 of 17
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01 May


World Motor Sport Council - Decision 01/05/2009


Re: Article 151(c) and 152 International Sporting Code – Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
29 April 2009

The World Motor Sport Council (“WMSC”) met on 29th April 2009 to consider a charge that Vodafone McLaren Mercedes (“McLaren”), a competitor in the FIA Formula One World Championship, had breached Article 151(c) of the International Sporting Code (“ISC”), which prohibits "any fraudulent conduct or any act prejudicial to the interests of any competition or to the interests of motor sport generally".
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