26 June


FOTA PRESS CONFERENCE - TRANSCRIPT


Bologna – 25 June 2009
Luca di Montezemolo: All of us have been really surprised by the enthusiasm that we have received from spectators, fans, in the FOTA side, the team side, the web side and in the press side from the public.
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25 June


FOTA Press Conference: working for more spectacular Grands Prix


Maranello, 25th June 2009 - "A very positive and constructive result for all the involved parties, which allows us to move on in a good and calm way.” Luca di Montezemolo, leaving the meeting of the eight FOTA teams today at Bologna, was satisfied with the agreement reached yesterday during the meeting with the FIA World Council in Paris.
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BMW Motorsport Director Mario Theissen on the current situation in Formula One.


25.06.2009
“In the discussions about the future direction of Formula One, a breakthrough was achieved yesterday regarding the regulations and governance of Formula One. This is a very good basis for also using the next stage to reach a long-term agreement on the commercial issues that remain open – which we aim to do in the coming days. In this we have a clear vision for a strong Formula One in the interests of all those involved.”
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24 June


World Motor Sport Council


24/06/2009
The World Motor Sport Council met in Paris on 24 June 2009. The following decisions were taken:
FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
All currently competing teams have committed to the FIA Formula One World Championship.
There will be no alternative series or championship and the rules for 2010 onwards will be the 2009 regulations as well as further regulations agreed prior to 29 April 2009.
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22 June


BRITISH GRAND PRIX REVIEW


MONDAY 22 JUNE, 2009
SYNOPSIS
Nico Rosberg’s second fifth place in two races enabled the AT&T Williams team to move up another place in the Constructors’ Championship for the third successive Grand Prix and into the top half of the table.
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2009 British Grand Prix Sunday


21/06/2009
It was a disappointing afternoon for the ING Renault F1 Team at Silverstone as Nelson Piquet and Fernando Alonso finished in 12th and 14th places respectively.
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21 June


British GP - Race


Silverstone, 21st June 2009
F. Massa: 4th 1:23.34.371, + 45.043, Laps 60,Chassis 277
K. Raikkonen: 8th 1:23.58.950, + 1.09.823, Laps 60, Chassis 279
Weather: air temperature 17 °C, track temperature 25/23 °C, cloudy.
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British GP - Better than expected


Silverstone 21st June 2009 - Felipe Massa put in a fantastic drive at Silverstone to finish the British Grand Prix in fourth place, quite an achievement from eleventh on the starting grid. His Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro team-mate, Kimi Raikkonen, picked up the final point for eighth place, having started ninth. Possibly because of the slightly warmer conditions today, the F60 performed better than yesterday and better than expected. On the podium, it was the Red Bull Renaults that dominated the event, securing a one-two courtesy of Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber. On the last step of the rostrum was Rubens Barrichello for Brawn McLaren.
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Victory and Second At Silverstone!


21 | 06 | 09
Sebastian Vettel won his second race for Red Bull Racing this afternoon with Mark Webber right behind him in second.
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2009 BRITISH GRAND PRIX - RACE


SILVERSTONE, 20 JUNE
Brawn GP's Rubens Barrichello drove an assured race at Silverstone today to bring his Brawn-Mercedes car home in third position at the team's home Grand Prix. Team-mate Jenson Button secured sixth position to score a valuable three points.
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Bridgestone Motorsport’s British Grand Prix Report


21 Jun. 2009
Red Bull Racing driver Sebastian Vettel scored his second race win of the season after he used a two stop, soft – soft – hard tyre strategy to win a fast-paced British Grand Prix in cool and cloudy conditions at Silverstone.
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2009 British Grand Prix Race Report


21 June 2009 - Force India's Giancarlo Fisichella put in a faultless drive to tenth position in today's British Grand Prix. An impressive early stint, bold overtaking moves and an aggressive pit stop strategy moved the Italian six places from his starting position to end the race under two seconds from a points-scoring eighth position.
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BMW Sauber F1 Team - British Grand Prix - Race


21.06.2009
Weather: overcast and dry, 16°C Air, 26-30°C Track
Silverstone (GB). The BMW Sauber F1 Team took away nothing from the British Grand Prix in Silverstone. Robert Kubica was 13th on Sunday, his team mate Nick Heidfeld was 15th.
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British Grand Prix - Race Round-Up


Sunday 21 June 2009
Panasonic Toyota Racing left Silverstone with two points after a frustrating British Grand Prix at Silverstone today. Hopes were high for a podium challenge after an extremely competitive qualifying performance but on another chilly Silverstone afternoon they turned to disappointment when the red lights went out to signify the start of the race. Jarno Trulli started on the second row but a launch issue saw him lose ground off the line to leave him seventh at the end of the first lap.
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2009 SANTANDER BRITISH GRAND PRIX


Silverstone, Sunday June 21
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“This weekend has been a very difficult one for everyone at Vodafone McLaren Mercedes. No-one in our team likes not winning, and it goes without saying that we all remain utterly determined to return to our winning ways. That may not be a realistic prospect for this season – although significant improvements are in the pipeline – but the team is doing a huge amount of work in an effort to gain a full understanding of the performance issues our car is currently facing, with a view to developing next year’s car as well as improving this year’s car. Sometimes you have to go backwards before you can begin going forwards – and, painful as it was for all of us, this weekend was an example of that.”
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BRITISH GRAND PRIX RACE


SUNDAY 21 JUNE, 2009
Today’s British Grand Prix at Silverstone delivered another points-scoring finish for the AT&T Williams team in front of a home crowd. Nico Rosberg claimed a second successive fifth place finish, his four points promoting the team into the top half of the Constructors’ Championship to fifth place. Despite gaining track position in the first lap and running in fourth up until his first stop, Kazuki Nakajima was unable to convert the competitive pace he’s demonstrated all weekend and dropped down the order to end the race in P11.
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The Title Fight Starts Here


21 | 06 | 09
A fantastic one-two for Red Bull Racing in the British Grand Prix means that as the championship moves into its second half, we can really begin to think about taking on the Brawn team in the title fight.
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British Grand Prix Result


21 | 06 | 09
Sébastien Buemi finished 18th for Toro Rosso this afternoon at Silverstone, while Bourdais was forced to end his race after a collisiosn with McLaren's Kovalainen on lap 24.
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Race Classification


after 60 Laps - 308.355 Kms
2009 FORMULA 1 SANTANDER BRITISH GRAND PRIX - Silverstone

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME GAP KPH
1 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:22:49.328 223.385
2 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:23:04.516 +15.188 222.705
3 R. BARRICHELLO BRA Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 1:23:30.503 +41.175 221.550
4 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:23:34.371 +45.043 221.379
5 N. ROSBERG GER AT&T Williams 1:23:35.243 +45.915 221.340
6 J. BUTTON GBR Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 1:23:35.613 +46.285 221.324
7 J. TRULLI ITA Panasonic Toyota Racing 1:23:57.635 +68.307 220.356
8 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:23:58.950 +69.622 220.299
9 T. GLOCK GER Panasonic Toyota Racing 1:23:59.151 +69.823 220.290
10 G. FISICHELLA ITA Force India F1 Team 1:24:00.850 +71.522 220.216
11 K. NAKAJIMA JPN AT&T Williams 1:24:03.351 +74.023 220.107
12 N. PIQUET BRA ING Renault F1 Team 1:23:00.929 +1 LAP 219.149
13 R. KUBICA POL BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:23:01.760 +1 LAP 219.113
14 F. ALONSO ESP ING Renault F1 Team 1:23:02.225 +1 LAP 219.092
15 N. HEIDFELD GER BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:23:25.425 +1 LAP 218.077
16 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:23:52.322 +1 LAP 216.911
17 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:23:53.434 +1 LAP 216.863
18 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:23:56.002 +1 LAP 216.753
NOT CLASSIFIED
S. BOURDAIS FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 53:51.477 DNF 211.792
H. KOVALAINEN FIN Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 52:14.722 DNF 212.425
FASTEST LAP
S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:20.735 on lap 16 229.238

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2009 British Grand Prix


From The FIA Stewards of the Meeting
To The Team Manager BMW Sauber F1 Team
Document 20
Date 20 June 2009 Time 14:35
The Stewards, having received a report from the Race Director, have considered the following matter, determine a breach of the regulations has been commited by the competitor named below and impose the penalty referred to.
No / Driver 6 - Nick Heidfeld
Team BMW Sauber F1 Team
Time 13:44:00
Session Qualifying
Fact Pit lane speeding - 105km/h
Offence Breach of Article 30.12 of the 2009 FIA Formula One Sporting Regulations
Penalty Fine 1,000 EUROS
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20 June


Bridgestone Motorsport’s Saturday Update


20 Jun. 2009
Bridgestone’s soft tyre provided the grip for Red Bull Racing driver Sebastian Vettel to qualify on his third pole position of the season for tomorrow’s British Grand Prix at Silverstone.
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British Grand Prix - Qualifying


20 | 06 | 09
Bourdais 17th 1:19.898;
Buemi 20th 1:20.236
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British GP - POLE!


20 | 06 | 09
It's Sebastian on pole and Mark on the second row for tomorrow's race.
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British GP - Qualifying session


Silverstone, 20th June 2009
Qualifying session
Felipe Massa: 11° 1.18.927 9 Laps
Kimi Raikkonen: 9° 1.20.715 7 Laps
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British Gp - No grip


Silverstone, 20 June 2009 – A tough season has not got any easier for Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro this weekend: Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa will start what could be the last British Grand Prix to be held at Silverstone, from the fifth and sixth rows of the grid, with Kimi Raikkonen lining up ninth, directly ahead of team-mate Felipe Massa in eleventh place.
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2009 British Grand Prix Saturday


20/06/2009
Today’s qualifying session saw Fernando Alonso and Nelson Piquet qualify in 10th and 14th places respectively for tomorrow’s British Grand Prix at Silverstone.
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2009 British Grand Prix Qualifying and Final Free Practice Report


20 June 2009 - The Force India Formula One Team had a dramatic and disappointing qualifying session today at Silverstone Circuit, UK. Adrian Sutil's car developed a brake problem in the final minutes of Q1 going through the ultra-fast Becketts complex, pitching Adrian into a backwards spin off the track and into the tyre barriers. As a precautionary measure Adrian was taken to the circuit's medical centre and was soon cleared for release with no injuries. The team's spare chassis will now be prepared for tomorrow's race.
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BMW Sauber F1 Team - British Grand Prix - Qualifying


20.06.2009
Weather: dry and overcast, 13-16°C Air, 15-26°C Track
Silverstone (GB). The BMW Sauber F1 Team drivers Robert Kubica and Nick Heidfeld qualified only 12th and 15th for the British Grand Prix in Silverstone.
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2009 BRITISH GRAND PRIX - QUALIFYING


SILVERSTONE, 20 JUNE
Brawn GP's Rubens Barrichello delivered an excellent performance in qualifying for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone today to put his Brawn-Mercedes car on the front of the grid for the race tomorrow. Team-mate Jenson Button brought his car home in sixth position and will start his home race from the third row of the grid after struggling with the balance of his car.
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2009 SANTANDER BRITISH GRAND PRIX – QUALIFYING ANALYSIS


Silverstone, Saturday June 20
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“While a starting position of 13th for tomorrow’s race might not sound like a spectacular result, I think Heikki can be pleased with his efforts given the circumstances. Lewis was a little unlucky to have his final quick-lap cut short by Sutil’s accident. Today’s result is not a surprise, but it demonstrates that we still have work to do to address MP4-24’s weaknesses in high-speed corners. Nonetheless, we’re already fully focused on the race tomorrow and mindful that we could still produce a strong result in front of the many thousands of passionate fans who will be cheering us on.”
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BRITISH GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING


SATURDAY 20 JUNE, 2009
In front of a home crowd at Silverstone, both AT&T Williams drivers eased through Q1 and Q2 of this afternoon’s qualifying session to earn a place in the top ten shoot out. Kazuki Nakajima went on to claim the highest qualifying position of his career to date with the fifth fastest time and will take to row three on the grid for Sunday’s British Grand Prix. Team mate, Nico Rosberg, will line up just behind Kazuki on row four in seventh place.
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British Grand Prix - Qualifying Round-Up


Saturday 20 June 2009
Panasonic Toyota Racing continued its strong recent form in qualifying for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone today with Jarno Trulli taking a second-row starting spot as Timo Glock joined him in the top eight. The cool weather continued at Silverstone, where air temperatures could only reach 16°C and track temperatures 25°C, although the rain stayed away despite dark clouds overhead. Jarno was one of the quickest cars throughout qualifying and only needed one run on hard Bridgestone Potenza tyres to progress beyond the first session in fourth while Timo used the softer compound to also ease through. Both drivers used the soft compound for second qualifying with Jarno again in fine form before the decisive final session. Again the drivers used the softer tyre and Jarno secured his fifth top-six qualifying result of the season while Timo is in the top eight for the fourth time.
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Qualifying Session Classification


2009 FORMULA 1 SANTANDER BRITISH GRAND PRIX - Silverstone

POS NAME NAT ENTRANT Q1 Q2 Q3
1 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:18.685 1:18.119 1:19.509
2 R. BARRICHELLO BRA Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 1:19.325 1:18.335 1:19.856
3 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:18.674 1:18.209 1:19.868
4 J. TRULLI ITA Panasonic Toyota Racing 1:18.886 1:18.240 1:20.091
5 K. NAKAJIMA JPN AT&T Williams 1:18.530 1:18.575 1:20.216
6 J. BUTTON GBR Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 1:18.957 1:18.663 1:20.289
7 N. ROSBERG GER AT&T Williams 1:19.228 1:18.591 1:20.361
8 T. GLOCK GER Panasonic Toyota Racing 1:19.198 1:18.791 1:20.490
9 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:19.010 1:18.566 1:20.715
10 F. ALONSO ESP ING Renault F1 Team 1:19.167 1:18.761 1:20.741
11 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:19.148 1:18.927
12 R. KUBICA POL BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:19.730 1:19.308
13 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:19.732 1:19.353
14 N. PIQUET BRA ING Renault F1 Team 1:19.555 1:19.392
15 N. HEIDFELD GER BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:19.559 1:19.448
16 G. FISICHELLA ITA Force India F1 Team 1:19.802
17 S. BOURDAIS FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:19.898
18 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:19.909
19 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:19.917
20 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:20.236
POLE POSITION LAP
S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:19.509 232.773 KPH
FASTEST LAP OVERALL
S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:18.119 236.915 KPH

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Third Practice Session Classification


2009 FORMULA 1 SANTANDER BRITISH GRAND PRIX - Silverstone

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME GAP KPH
1 N. ROSBERG GER AT&T Williams 1:18.899 234.573
2 K. NAKAJIMA JPN AT&T Williams 1:19.102 +0.203 233.971
3 J. TRULLI ITA Panasonic Toyota Racing 1:19.125 +0.226 233.903
4 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:19.371 +0.472 233.178
5 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:19.596 +0.697 232.519
6 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:19.855 +0.956 231.765
7 T. GLOCK GER Panasonic Toyota Racing 1:19.868 +0.969 231.727
8 F. ALONSO ESP ING Renault F1 Team 1:19.917 +1.018 231.585
9 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:19.946 +1.047 231.501
10 R. BARRICHELLO BRA Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 1:20.028 +1.129 231.264
11 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:20.048 +1.149 231.206
12 J. BUTTON GBR Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 1:20.157 +1.258 230.891
13 N. PIQUET BRA ING Renault F1 Team 1:20.232 +1.333 230.676
14 S. BOURDAIS FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:20.459 +1.560 230.025
15 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:20.548 +1.649 229.771
16 G. FISICHELLA ITA Force India F1 Team 1:20.572 +1.673 229.702
17 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:20.638 +1.739 229.514
18 N. HEIDFELD GER BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:20.696 +1.797 229.349
19 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:21.024 +2.125 228.421
20 R. KUBICA POL BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:21.039 +2.140 228.378

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19 June


Bridgestone Motorsport’s Friday Update


19 Jun. 2009
Bridgestone’s hard tyre proved to be the fastest rubber on the harsh surface of the Silverstone circuit for the first day of the British Grand Prix. In cloudy and windy conditions, Sebastian Vettel set the day’s fastest lap time, a 1min 19.400secs, in his Red Bull Racing car during the morning practice session.
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SPECIAL BRITISH HELMET DESIGN FOR JENSON AT SILVERSTONE


Jenson will continue his tradition of wearing a specially designed helmet for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone following a design competition on JensonButton.com

The competition was launched at the start of the 2009 season to give Jenson’s fans the opportunity to design a one-off helmet, incorporating a British theme, for Jenson’s home Grand Prix.
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GP of Great Britain - Free practices


19th June 2009
First Session
F. Massa: 6th, 1.20.471, 23 Laps, chassis 277
K. Raikkonen: 14th, 1.21.179, 27 Laps, chassis 279
Second Session
F. Massa: 17th, 1.21.005, 37 Laps, chassis 277
K. Raikkonen: 18th, 1.21.132, 38 Laps, chassis 279
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Great Britain GP - Plenty of miles, not enough speed


Silverstone, 19 June 2009 - The first day of track action for the British Grand Prix went almost unnoticed as the political side of the sport took centre stage, but for the drivers, engineers and mechanics at Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro, it was business as usual.
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Press release


Maranello, 19th June 2009 - Ferrari does not intend to comment on the Press Release put out this afternoon by the FIA. However, Ferrari wishes to make it clear that on the 15th June last, it already Instigated arbitration against the FIA to protect its contractual rights in its dealings with the Federation, including those relative to the respecting of procedures as regards the adoption of regulations and the right to veto.
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2009 British Grand Prix Free Practice Report


19 June 2009 - The Force India Formula One Team had a promising start to preparations for its 'home' Grand Prix at Silverstone, UK, today. Both Giancarlo Fisichella and Adrian Sutil put in a productive day's work, with the 10th and 11th fastest times respectively in the morning, and 19th and 3rd quickest in the afternoon. Adrian's afternoon position is the team's highest-placed Friday classification so far this season.
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BMW Sauber F1 Team - British Grand Prix - Practice


19.06.2009 Weather: dry, overcast, 14-17°C Air, 20-34°C Track
Silverstone (GB). Mixed feelings for the BMW Sauber F1 Team on the first day of the British Grand Prix in Silverstone. While Nick Heidfeld was able to complete his programme as planned in both sessions and test the new front wing, Robert Kubica suffered from technical problems. In the second session he was only able to do little mileage. After an evident loss of engine power the team ordered him to pit and in 35 minutes replaced the engine, which had almost reached the end of its scheduled life circle.
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BMW Motorsport Director Mario Theissen on the current situation in Formula One.


19.06.2009
“The FOTA teams endeavoured to the very end to reach an agreement, but regrettably the FIA refused to back down from its rigid position, insisting that the teams must first sign up before there could be any negotiations on the rules. This was unacceptable to us.
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2009 British Grand Prix Friday


19/06/2009
The ING Renault F1 Team completed a busy day of practice at Silverstone today in preparation for this weekend’s British Grand Prix.
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Friday Practice


19 | 06 | 09
It was a good start to the weekend with a Vettel-Webber 1-2 in both practice sessions at Silverstone today.
Morning session:
Vettel 1st 1:19.400 20 laps;
Webber 2nd 1:19.682 (+ 0.282) 19 laps.
Afternoon session:
Vettel 1st 1:19.456 39 laps;
Webber 2nd 1:19.597 (+ 0.141) 35 laps.
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Friday Practice


19 | 06 | 09
Morning session:
Bourdais (15th) 1:21.384 23 laps;
Buemi (19th) 1:21.590 37 laps;
afternoon session:
Bourdais (16th) 1:20.945 36 laps;
Buemi (20) 1:21.668 37 laps.
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2009 BRITISH GRAND PRIX - PRACTICE


SILVERSTONE, 19 JUNE
Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello began Brawn GP's on-track preparations for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone today.
With both cars affected by the strong breezes around the circuit, the afternoon session provided more valuable data as the drivers worked through a series of aerodynamic and set-up evaluations with the latest upgrades for the BGP 001 car.
A busy programme saw Rubens completing 55 laps over the course of the day with Jenson completing 48 laps.
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BRITISH GRAND PRIX PRACTICE


Conclusions - Sam Michael, Technical Director
“That was a good Friday session. We ran through lots of checks with the new parts we‘ve brought here for this race. We’ll go through the data tonight, but everything is working well. We also completed our usual tyre evaluations and cooling checks.”
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2009 SANTANDER BRITISH GRAND PRIX – FREE PRACTICE ANALYSIS


Silverstone, Friday June 19
In order to explore the performance of MP4-24 to a fuller extent, the team has chosen to pursue differing paths for Lewis and Heikki over the course of the Silverstone weekend. Today’s practice was the most divergent of the season so far: on a track where the benefits of using KERS are less pronounced, Heikki’s engineers chose to continue running the system while Lewis’s team decided to focus on developing the most effective balance without it.
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British Grand Prix - Free Practice Round-Up


Friday 19 June 2009

Jarno Trulli (Car 9, Chassis TF109-06)
1st Practice: 7th, 1m 20.585s (+1.185s), 32 laps
2nd Practice: 8th, 1m 20.458s (+1.002s), 40 laps

Timo Glock (Car 10, Chassis TF109-05)
1st Practice: 16th, 1m 21.386s (+1.986s), 32 laps
2nd Practice: 13th, 1m 20.762s (+1.306s), 37 laps
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Second Practice Session Classification


2009 FORMULA 1 SANTANDER BRITISH GRAND PRIX - Silverstone

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME GAP KPH
1 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:19.456 232.928
2 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:19.597 +0.141 232.516
3 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:20.141 +0.685 230.937
4 K. NAKAJIMA JPN AT&T Williams 1:20.209 +0.753 230.742
5 F. ALONSO ESP ING Renault F1 Team 1:20.237 +0.781 230.661
6 R. BARRICHELLO BRA Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 1:20.244 +0.788 230.641
7 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:20.417 +0.961 230.145
8 J. TRULLI ITA Panasonic Toyota Racing 1:20.458 +1.002 230.028
9 N. ROSBERG GER AT&T Williams 1:20.468 +1.012 229.999
10 N. PIQUET BRA ING Renault F1 Team 1:20.608 +1.152 229.600
11 R. KUBICA POL BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:20.622 +1.166 229.560
12 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:20.733 +1.277 229.244
13 T. GLOCK GER Panasonic Toyota Racing 1:20.762 +1.306 229.162
14 J. BUTTON GBR Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 1:20.767 +1.311 229.148
15 N. HEIDFELD GER BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:20.932 +1.476 228.680
16 S. BOURDAIS FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:20.945 +1.489 228.644
17 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:21.005 +1.549 228.474
18 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:21.132 +1.676 228.117
19 G. FISICHELLA ITA Force India F1 Team 1:21.413 +1.957 227.329
20 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:21.668 +2.212 226.619

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The FIA and FOTA


19/06/2009
The FIA’s lawyers have now examined the FOTA threat to begin a breakaway series. The actions of FOTA as a whole, and Ferrari in particular, amount to serious violations of law including wilful interference with contractual relations, direct breaches of Ferrari's legal obligations and a grave violation of competition law. The FIA will be issuing legal proceedings without delay.

Preparations for the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship continue but publication of the final 2010 entry list will be put on hold while the FIA asserts its legal rights.

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First Practice Session Classification


2009 FORMULA 1 SANTANDER BRITISH GRAND PRIX - Silverstone

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME GAP KPH
1 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:19.400 233.093
2 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:19.682 +0.282 232.268
3 J. BUTTON GBR Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 1:20.227 +0.827 230.690
4 R. BARRICHELLO BRA Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 1:20.242 +0.842 230.647
5 F. ALONSO ESP ING Renault F1 Team 1:20.458 +1.058 230.028
6 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:20.471 +1.071 229.990
7 J. TRULLI ITA Panasonic Toyota Racing 1:20.585 +1.185 229.665
8 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:20.650 +1.250 229.480
9 N. ROSBERG GER AT&T Williams 1:20.815 +1.415 229.011
10 G. FISICHELLA ITA Force India F1 Team 1:20.838 +1.438 228.946
11 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:20.913 +1.513 228.734
12 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:21.029 +1.629 228.407
13 N. HEIDFELD GER BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:21.103 +1.703 228.198
14 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:21.179 +1.779 227.985
15 S. BOURDAIS FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:21.384 +1.984 227.410
16 T. GLOCK GER Panasonic Toyota Racing 1:21.386 +1.986 227.405
17 K. NAKAJIMA JPN AT&T Williams 1:21.489 +2.089 227.117
18 N. PIQUET BRA ING Renault F1 Team 1:21.525 +2.125 227.017
19 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:21.590 +2.190 226.836
20 R. KUBICA POL BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:21.801 +2.401 226.251

© 2009 Formula One Administration Ltd, 6 Princes Gate, London, SW7 1QJ, England
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BRAWN GP ANNOUNCES NEW TEAM PARTNERSHIP WITH GRAHAM-LONDON


SILVERSTONE, 19 JUNE 2009
On the eve of the British Grand Prix, Round eight of the 2009 Formula One World Championship, current Championship leaders Brawn GP are pleased to confirm a new partnership with the iconic British watch marque Graham-London.
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2010 FIA Formula One World Championship


19/06/2009
The FIA has noted the latest press statement from FOTA.

The FIA is disappointed but not surprised by FOTA’s inability to reach a compromise in the best interests of the sport. It is clear that elements within FOTA have sought this outcome throughout the prolonged period of negotiation and have not engaged in the discussions in good faith.

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18 June


British GP - Raikkonen: "sad to lose F1 as it is"


Silverstone, 18th June – Wearing a thick white team fleece and a cap pulled down over his head, Kimi Raikkonen strode into the Silverstone paddock looking as though he had dressed for winter, on what’s been a cold English summer day. It was straight to business facing the media to give them his expectations for the weekend. “We have some new parts on the car, but until we try them tomorrow, it’s very hard to say how they will work out,” began the Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro driver. This circuit is more high speed than many of the others we have visited so far this year, so at the moment, I really have no idea how we will compare to the others this weekend. Hopefully, the new parts will behave as we expect and then we can be closer to the front than at the last race, where the circuit was more difficult for us than the previous ones.”
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Massa: "I fully support my team"


Silverstone, 18th June – Felipe Massa has been in England for a day already, as he was in London yesterday attending an event on behalf of team partner Shell and this afternoon, it was the turn of the world’s media to hear what he had to say, starting with his assessment of Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro’s chances in Sunday’s British Grand Prix. “I am optimistic about this weekend as I believe our car can be very competitive and I don’t think our performance in Turkey reflected what we were capable of,” said the Brazilian. “We understood the problem we had there and so we can run the car better and have a better car here.” Although temperatures in London yesterday were up in the 20s, it has been a cold day at this open and windy former airfield circuit and Felipe agreed that warmer conditions would be better once the cars start running tomorrow. “If it’s cold, it will be a problem for everybody, especially getting the hard tyre to work. But despite the weather, I do like this circuit. How I feel about this being the last time we come here depends on what replaces it. If it’s a great track, then we won’t miss Silverstone so much, but if the new venue is not so good to race on, then that situation would be different. But I appreciate how important this race is for the fans here.”
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FOTA united on the future


Silverstone, 18th June 2009 - Since the formation of FOTA last September the teams have worked together and sought to engage the FIA and commercial rights holder, to develop and improve the sport.

Unprecedented worldwide financial turmoil has inevitably placed great challenges before the F1 community. FOTA is proud that it has achieved the most substantial measures to reduce costs in the history of our sport.

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17 June


Bridgestone Motorsport British Grand Prix Preview


17 Jun. 2009
Bridgestone will take its hard and soft compounds to the Silverstone race circuit for round eight of the FIA Formula One World Championship, the British Grand Prix on June 19-21, the last scheduled Grand Prix at this track.
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BRAWN GP TEAMS UP WITH GIEVES & HAWKES AHEAD OF BRITISH GRAND PRIX


BRACKLEY, 17 JUNE 2009
Brawn GP is pleased to confirm the agreement of a new team partnership with prestigious London tailors Gieves & Hawkes ahead of the team's home race, the British Grand Prix, at Silverstone this weekend.
With the iconic address of No 1 Savile Row, Gieves & Hawkes have been providing ready to wear and bespoke tailoring to its international clientele for over 200 years. The new partnership with Brawn GP reiterates the shared values of the two British companies with their focus on precision, attention to detail and innovation in design.
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Raikkonen: "a place on the podium would be a great result"


Maranello, 17 June 2009 - There’s always lots of wind at Silverstone and it often rains, even in the summer. The track conditions are changing extremely quickly so that it’s difficult to find the right set up for the car. Usually, when you’re leading in the Championship, you hope for stable weather conditions, but this year it’s different and we try to consider this variable part of the fun of racing in England. For the first time we’re racing at Silverstone without any prior test sessions.
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16 June


The FIA and FOTA


16/06/2009
What is this dispute really all about? Is it about an attempt by some teams to take over the commercial rights to Formula One? Or to take the regulatory function away from the FIA? Or even just a clash of personalities? It has elements of all of these, but the real issue is philosophical; it goes to the fundamentals of Formula One. It is about technical freedom. It is recognition by the FIA and several teams that you can have technical freedom - the freedom to innovate - or you can have freedom to spend without limit. But you cannot sustain both.
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FOTA Meeting


16/06/2009
As agreed at the meeting of 11 June, FIA financial experts met yesterday with financial experts from FOTA
Unfortunately, the FOTA representatives announced that they had no mandate to discuss the FIA's 2010 financial regulations. Indeed, they were not prepared to discuss regulation at all.
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Bridgestone Motorsport Feature – Round 8, Great Britain GP


16 Jun. 2009
Bridgestone and Silverstone…
Silverstone is the destination for this season’s next Grand Prix and it’s a place that’s very close, in many ways, to Bridgestone.
Bridgestone Motorsport has its British base in Langley, just 120 kilometres south of Silverstone, so instead of jumping on a plane from Heathrow airport, most of Bridgestone’s technicians, engineers, PR and marketing staff head up the M1 or M40 motorways for this event.
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British Grand Prix Preview


19 - 21 June 2009
The British Grand Prix from 19 - 21 June marks the halfway point in the 2009 FIA Formula One World Championship. The race is held at the historic Silverstone circuit in the heart of England, right opposite Force India's HQ. As such, the British Grand Prix is seen by many personnel as the team's 'home' race. Following a solid Turkish Grand Prix, which saw the Force India Formula One Team enter Q2 for the second consecutive round, the team will be looking to continue its progress at Silverstone with the next stage of its aero development programme.
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British Grand Prix 2009 Preview


The ING Renault F1 Team looks forward to round eight of the season, the British Grand Prix at Silverstone.
Fernando Alonso: “Silverstone is a great place to drive a Formula One car”
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BRITISH GRAND PRIXVIEW


Monday, 15 June 2009
GOODBYE SILVERSTONE GRAND PRIX
To commemorate the last Silverstone GP, we asked: What’s your favourite memory?
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2009 BRITISH GRAND PRIXVIEW HAPPY RETIREMENT SILVERSTONE!


15 June 2009
The British Grand Prix is 60 years old this year and Mr. Silverstone has decided to retire, handing the job to Mr. Donington. We look back at some of the things that have made his circuit famous:

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2009 BRITISH GRAND PRIX - PREVIEW


SILVERSTONE, 19-21 JUNE
The British Grand Prix, Round eight of the 2009 FIA Formula One World Championship, and Brawn GP's home race, takes place this weekend at the Silverstone circuit in Northamptonshire, just eight miles from the team's factory in Brackley and 20 miles from Mercedes-Benz High Performance Engines in Brixworth.
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British Grand Prix Preview Q+A - Pascal Vasselon


So, Silverstone is all about speed?
Yes that is true, however there is a kind of paradox at Silverstone because it is a circuit which requires high aerodynamic efficiency and the average speed is high but it is still all about corners; albeit very fast corners. It is not like Monza, which is high speed but all about the long straights, so it is not the case that good top speed will automatically deliver fast lap times.
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BRITISH GRAND PRIX PREVIEW


At a Glance
Friday 19 to Sunday 21 June, 2009
Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire
Round 8 of 17
Standings AT&T Williams 11.5pts (6th), N Rosberg 11.5pts (7th), K Nakajima 0pts (20th)
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Great Britain GP: new package for the F60s


Maranello, 16th June 2009 - The trip to the British Grand Prix will be tinged with nostalgia, as the 2009 version could well be the final F1 World Championship round to be staged at Silverstone, at least for the foreseeable future. In addition, there was a further element of nostalgia at the start of the week as Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro conducted a test session: admittedly this “session” was a pale imitation of what the teams would normally have been doing up to the start of this season, when at the behest of the F1 teams themselves, in order to cut costs, in-season testing was banned. [Read More!]
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Massa: "we can be more competitive this weekend"


Maranello, 16 June 2009 - “I had an unusual experience on Monday – driving a Formula 1 car away from a race weekend! With the ban on in-season testing, the time between races will usually involve quite a lot of talk with the engineers in Maranello about what is planned for the car for the following races, but no actual driving. This time however, with our test driver Marc Gene having just finished competing in and winning the Le Mans 24 Hours, I was given the job of sitting behind the wheel for an aerodynamic test at Fiorano. I say “sitting behind the wheel” rather than driving, because to be honest, it’s not the most interesting thing for a driver and you are a more like a robot, simply driving the car up and down in straight lines. But, it’s very important for the team and the development of the car, so I was more than happy to do it. Just driving up and down a straight means you cannot give the engineers much feedback as to how the car feels, but by changing front wings for example and looking at the telemetry data, you can compare it to data gathered in the wind tunnel and see if the numbers match, which means you are on the right track.
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15 June


ACEA


15/06/2009
The FIA is surprised that the European car manufacturers' association ACEA should have rejected the FIA's endeavours to reduce costs in Formula One. By contrast, the FIA strongly endorses ACEA's call for urgent measures to return the automotive sector to health.
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FOTA


15/06/2009
Last Thursday, the President of the FIA met a delegation from FOTA consisting of Ross Brawn (Brawn GP), Stefano Domenicali (Ferrari), Christian Horner (Red Bull), John Howett (Toyota) and Simone Perillo (FOTA).
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Q&A WITH WILLIAMS F1’S TECHNICAL DIRECTOR, SAM MICHAEL


MONDAY 15 JUNE, 2009
Q: Are you pleased with how the FW31 has performed at recent races?
SM: Our performance as a team is measured by our position in the Constructors’ Championship.
We’re lying in sixth at the moment but I don’t think the FW31 is the sixth fastest car; I think we’re faster than that, as we’ve proved many times in qualifying and with the positions the drivers have run in during the race. If we look at our gaps to the fastest times in qualifying, we were 0.4s off in Melbourne, 0.6s off in Malaysia, Shanghai and Bahrain, 0.3s off in Barcelona and, in Monaco, the gap was down to zero. We didn’t run at the end of Q2 in Monte Carlo but, when we were on track, we were setting the quickest times. In Turkey, the gap reverted back to 0.4s, so we’re gradually getting closer to the front.
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British Grand Prix - Preview


Monday 15 June 2009
Panasonic Toyota Racing heads across the Channel this weekend for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, the birthplace of the Formula 1 World Championship. Silverstone hosted the first World Championship Grand Prix in 1950 and also has a place in Toyota's Formula 1 history as the track where the team first led a race, in 2003. Last season's British Grand Prix was disrupted by rain but Jarno Trulli showed great determination and car control to take seventh place while Timo Glock was 12th. This year the team arrives in Great Britain with great confidence after a strong result in the Turkish Grand Prix enhanced its third place in the Constructors' Championship. As a high-speed circuit, Silverstone is expected to suit the TF109's considerable strengths so Jarno and Timo aim to fight for a podium return.
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13 June


ACEA supports FOTA


Maranello, 12th June – An important support for FOTA’s position came today from the ACEA, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association in Brussels, which represents the European car manufacturers.

Already the title of the press release, published at the end of the meeting - "ACEA members support changes in governance of Formula One” – is very significant. Hereafter the original text of the press release:
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12 June


FOTA reaction to 2010 entry list


Geneva, 12 June 2009. In response to the erroneous statement made today by FIA, the Formula One Teams Association (FOTA) wishes to underline that the entries of all its members - excluding the temporarily suspended Force India and Williams - have been submitted to the FIA as conditional entries.
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Mercedes-Benz in the 2009 Formula 1 World Championship prior to the British GP (8th round)


- Six Wins in the first seven Grands Prix
- Jenson Button Won Four Consecutive Races with the Mercedes-Benz Formula 1 Engine
Prior to the British Grand Prix, Brawn Mercedes driver Jenson Button leads the drivers' ranking with 61 points ahead of his team mate Rubens Barrichello with 35 points; Lewis Hamilton is 11th with nine points and his Vodafone McLaren Mercedes team mate Heikki Kovalainen 13th on four points. In the Constructors' Championship, Brawn GP lead with 96 points and Vodafone McLaren Mercedes is fifth with 13 points.
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Cosworth to supply 3 teams in 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship


12/06/2009
Cosworth, the world's leading performance technology specialist, has agreed relationships with 3 teams whose entries to the 2010 Formula One World Championship have been accepted by the FIA.
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BMW Sauber F1 Team - British Grand Prix - Preview


12.06.2009
19th – 21st June 2009, 8th of 17 World Championship races
Munich/Hinwil, 12thJune 2009. Spurred on by the World Championship points collected in Turkey, the BMW Sauber F1 Team is working tirelessly on further improvements to the F1.09. The British Grand Prix at Silverstone offers another opportunity for the recently debuted double-decker diffuser to prove its mettle, along with a series of other upgrades.
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Ferrari shall not take part in the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship until the conditions of its entry are satisfied


Maranello, 12th June 2009
Following publication of the list of entries for the 2010 Formula One World Championship, which includes Ferrari as an unconditional entrant, Ferrari wishes to state the following:

• Ferrari submitted on 29 May 2009 an entry to the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship which is subject to certain conditions. As of today, these conditions have not been met;

• notwithstanding this and despite Ferrari's previous written notice to the FIA not to do so, the FIA has included Ferrari as a unconditional participant in next year's Formula One World Championship. For the avoidance of any doubt, Ferrari reaffirms that it shall not take part in the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship under the regulations adopted by the FIA in violation of Ferrari's rights under a written agreement with the FIA.

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2010 Season Entry


12 | 06 | 09
Following the FIA’s publication of the entry list for the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship, Scuderia Toro Rosso would like to make it clear that its entry was submitted as a conditional entry, consistent with those of all other FOTA members.

Scuderia Toro Rosso remains committed to FOTA and fully endorses all its principles

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2010 Season Entry


12 | 06 | 09
Following the FIA’s publication of the entry list for the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship, Red Bull Racing would like to make it clear that its entry was submitted as a conditional entry, consistent with those of all other FOTA members.

Red Bull Racing remains committed to FOTA and fully endorses all its principles

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2010 FIA Formula One World Championship - Due Diligence Q&A


12/06/2009
How are you ensuring that applicants are adequately and securely funded?

We are using professional advisors to make checks on the substance behind any funding sources on top of obtaining reviews of pertinent contracts and other relevant documentation. Bank references have been supplied in many cases.
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2010 FIA Formula One World Championship - New Entries


12/06/2009
When the FIA opened entries for the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship, it received applications from 15 potential new teams.

All of those entries underwent a stringent due diligence process to ensure that new teams have the required level of funding, resources, experience and technical expertise to compete at the highest level of motor sport. Three of those teams have been confirmed for 2010 and further due diligence is currently taking place on other potential entries.
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2010 FIA Formula One World Championship Entry List


12/06/2009
Following the completion of the applications process for teams to compete in the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship, the following teams have been confirmed.

TEAM / CONSTRUCTOR
SCUDERIA FERRARI MARLBORO / FERRARI
SCUDERIA TORO ROSSO / STR TBA
RED BULL RACING / RED BULL RACING TBA
AT&T WILLIAMS / WILLIAMS TOYOTA
FORCE INDIA F1 TEAM / FORCE INDIA MERCEDES
CAMPOS GRAND PRIX / CAMPOS COSWORTH
MANOR GRAND PRIX / MANOR COSWORTH
TEAM US F1 / TEAM US F1 COSWORTH
VODAFONE McLAREN MERCEDES* / McLAREN MERCEDES
BMW SAUBER F1 TEAM* / BMW SAUBER
RENAULT F1 TEAM* / RENAULT
PANASONIC TOYOTA RACING* / TOYOTA
BRAWN GP FORMULA ONE TEAM* / BRAWN TBA

*These five teams have submitted conditional entries.The FIA has invited them to lift those conditions following further discussions to be concluded not later than close of business on Friday 19 June.

The maximum number of cars permitted to enter the 2010 Championship has been increased to 26, two being entered by each competitor. Pending completion of the discussions referred to above, further due diligence is currently taking place on other potential entries.
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SANTANDER BRITISH GRAND PRIX PREVIEW


Lewis Hamilton
“The two greatest things about racing at Silverstone are the fans and the track itself. It’s great to see and meet people from all across the country and the world who have made the journey to Silverstone for the Santander British Grand Prix. When I’m in the car, I can actually see the fans around the circuit waving banners and cheering. It’s as if they were racing every lap with me – incredible!
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AT&T WILLIAMS TEAM 2010 ENTRY CONFIRMED


12 June 2009, Oxford, UK. The AT&T Williams team is pleased to confirm that its entry to the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship has been accepted by the FIA.
Frank Williams, Team Principal, said "2010 will be my 42nd consecutive season in Formula One. We are already designing the main elements of next year's FW32 which will build on the useful step forward taken with the FW31."

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11 June


DC’s Guide To Silverstone


11 | 06 | 09
David won at Silverstone twice – in different millennia – and has a soft spot for a circuit which he describes as a “high-speed, get stuck in, challenging race track”. Here’s Mr Coulthard’s preview to the Northamptonshire venue’s final British Grand Prix.
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Interview Vijay Mallya


Thursday ,11 June 2009
Q: Can you explain why Force India has ‘broken ranks’ with FOTA and submitted an unconditional entry for the 2010 World Championship?
Force India supports FOTA, was involved in the formation of FOTA as a member, and actually submitted a conditional entry together with the other FOTA members on Friday 29 May. But Force India needs working capital to cover those months when there is neither sponsorship income nor income from FOM and so we have normal banking facilities.
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09 June


Turkish Grand Prix Debrief - Q+A with Jarno Trulli


What is your reaction to the Turkish Grand Prix weekend?
We are back on track and it was good to be fighting at the front of the grid again. To return to the top five immediately after what happened in Monaco is great and it is a credit to the team, who have worked really hard to improve our performance. We were not far away from the fastest car; there is still a small gap which we will work to close but we are moving in the right direction.
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08 June


TURKISH GRAND PRIX REVIEW


MONDAY 8 JUNE, 2009
SYNOPSIS
The AT&T Williams team enjoyed another points scoring weekend at Turkey’s Istanbul Park courtesy of Nico’s fifth place finish, the four points promoting the team to sixth in the Constructors’ Championship.
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Race - Turkish GP


Sunday ,7 June 2009
The Force India Formula One Team’s Adrian Sutil has finished a hot and physically demanding Turkish Grand Prix in 17th position. Giancarlo Fisichella unfortunately retired on the fourth lap of the race as a result of a brake problem he had been suffering most of the weekend.
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Turkish GP - Race


Istanbul, 7th June 2009
F. Massa: 6th 1:27.04.844 + 39.996, 58 Laps, Chassis 276
K. Raikkonen: 9th 1:27.15.094 + 50.246, 58 Laps, Chassis 279
Weather: air temperature 31/30 °C, track temperature 50/47 °C, sunny
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Turkish GP - Lap 1 of 58 was the key


Istanbul, 7th june 2009 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro finished the Turkish Grand Prix with a sixth place and 3 points for Felipe Massa and a ninth place for Kimi Raikkonen. The team remains fourth in the Constructors’ championship, 12.5 points adrift of Toyota. An incident packed opening lap is what upset the race for the two Ferrari men, followed by a race pace that was far from optimum. The race was won by Jenson Button, who has now been victorious in sixth out of seven races. It looked for a while as though the Red Bull cars might challenge him, but an early mistake from Vettel saw the German end up third, behind his team-mate Mark Webber.
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GP Turkey - Not So Prosperous Near The Bosphorus


07 | 06 | 09
Sébastien Buemi led our drivers home this afternoon in Istanbul Park coming 15th, while Sébastien Bourdais finished a few paces behind in 18th.
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GP Turkey - Result


07 | 06 | 09
Mark Webber drove to a brilliant second place in Istanbul, having started fourth, with Sebastian Vettel finishing right behind him in third for the team to come away with 14 points in total.
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2009 Turkish Grand Prix Sunday


It was a tough afternoon for the ING Renault F1 Team as Fernando Alonso and Nelson Piquet finished in 10th and 16th places respectively in the Turkish Grand Prix at Istanbul Park.
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07 June


Bridgestone Motorsport’s Turkish Grand Prix Report


07 Jun. 2009
Brawn GP driver Jenson Button used a two stop, hard – hard – soft tyre strategy to win a fast paced Turkish Grand Prix in hot and sunny conditions at the Istanbul Park circuit.
Button finished 6.7 seconds ahead of Red Bull Racing driver Mark Webber, who used the same strategy. The final podium position went to Webber’s team-mate Sebastian Vettel, who was the only driver to use a three stop strategy, using the soft tyre for only his final stint.
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2009 TURKISH GRAND PRIX - RACE


ISTANBUL PARK, 7 JUNE
Brawn GP's Jenson Button dominated the Turkish Grand Prix at the Istanbul Park Circuit today, taking the lead on the first lap and driving a superb race to bring his Brawn-Mercedes car home for his sixth victory of the 2009 Formula One season.
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BMW Sauber F1 Team - Turkish Grand Prix - Race


07.06.2009 Press Release
Weather: hot and dry, 32°C Air, 48-49°C Track
Istanbul (TR). Robert Kubica came seventh and scored two more points at the Turkish Grand Prix to add to the BMW Sauber F1 Team’s tally. These are the first two points for the Pole in 2009. His team mate, Nick Heidfeld, came 11th in the heat of the Istanbul Park.
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2009 TURKISH GRAND PRIX


Istanbul Park, Sunday June 7
MARTIN WHITMARSH,Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“In extremely frustrating circumstances, both Lewis and Heikki performed very impressively this afternoon. They both tried their hardest throughout the race, and we're grateful for their sterling efforts. Of course, it's frustrating that two such forceful drives went unrewarded in terms of world championship points, but the fact is that our car just isn't as quick as we'd like it to be.
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TURKISH GRAND PRIX RACE


SUNDAY 7 JUNE, 2009
The AT&T Williams team today enjoyed their best finish of the season to date with Nico Rosberg’s fifth place at the Turkish Grand Prix. Both drivers made strong starts, Kazuki gaining two positions off the line promoting him to P10, while Nico progressed from ninth on the grid to P5 by the end of lap one, the position in which he ended the race. Running in P7 ahead of his second and final stop, the potential for a season first points-paying place for Kazuki was removed by a sticky wheel nut. The extended pitstop put him back out in 12th where he concluded the race. Nico’s four points promotes the team to sixth in the Constructors’ Championship.
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Turkish Grand Prix - Race Round-Up


Sunday 7 June May 2009
Panasonic Toyota Racing delivered a determined performance to score points with both Jarno Trulli and Timo Glock in the Turkish Grand Prix at Istanbul Park today, strengthening its third place in the Constructors' Championship. Jarno claimed his fourth top-four finish of the season while Timo made up six places with a fighting drive to score points for the fifth time this year.
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Race Classification


after 58 Laps - 309.396 Kms
2009 FORMULA 1 ING TURKISH GRAND PRIX - Istanbul

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT LAPS TIME GAP KPH

1 J. BUTTON GBR Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 58 1:26:24.848 214.823
2 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 58 1:26:31.562 +6.714 214.545
3 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 58 1:26:32.309 +7.461 214.514
4 J. TRULLI ITA Panasonic Toyota Racing 58 1:26:52.691 +27.843 213.675
5 N. ROSBERG GER AT&T Williams 58 1:26:56.387 +31.539 213.524
6 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 58 1:27:04.844 +39.996 213.178
7 R. KUBICA POL BMW Sauber F1 Team 58 1:27:11.095 +46.247 212.923
8 T. GLOCK GER Panasonic Toyota Racing 58 1:27:11.807 +46.959 212.895
9 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 58 1:27:15.094 +50.246 212.761
10 F. ALONSO ESP ING Renault F1 Team 58 1:27:27.268 +62.420 212.267
11 N. HEIDFELD GER BMW Sauber F1 Team 58 1:27:29.175 +64.327 212.190
12 K. NAKAJIMA JPN AT&T Williams 58 1:27:31.224 +66.376 212.107
13 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 58 1:27:45.302 +80.454 211.540
14 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 57 1:26:33.885 +1 LAP 210.749
15 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 57 1:26:36.808 +1 LAP 210.630
16 N. PIQUET BRA ING Renault F1 Team 57 1:26:40.349 +1 LAP 210.487
17 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 57 1:26:46.214 +1 LAP 210.250
18 S. BOURDAIS FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 57 1:26:48.471 +1 LAP 210.159
NOT CLASSIFIED
R. BARRICHELLO BRA Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 47 1:11:26.463 DNF 210.532
G. FISICHELLA ITA Force India F1 Team 4 6:30.696 DNF 194.827
FASTEST LAP
J. BUTTON GBR Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 1:27.579 on lap 40 219.422

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06 June


Qualifying - Turkish GP


Saturday ,6 June 2009
The Force India Formula One Team secured a place in Q2 for the second consecutive event in qualifying for this weekend’s Turkish Grand Prix. Adrian Sutil will start the race from 15th position for the second time this season following a brilliant opening session. Giancarlo Fisichella was unfortunately eliminated in Q1 and will line up for the 58 lap race in 19th.
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Turkish GP - Could have been better


Istanbul Park, 6 June 2009 - It’s fair to say that Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro was hoping to do a bit better than the third and fourth rows of the grid, given the encouraging performance in Monaco a fortnight ago. But, racing is about dealing with the cards you are dealt and so, Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa still plan to aim for a good number of points tomorrow, even starting from sixth and seventh on the grid respectively. As has often been the case for our car, the main problem this afternoon was getting the most out of the tyres over one timed lap.
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Turkish GP - Qualifying session


Istanbul – 6th June 2009
Sixth and seventh places for Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro’s two F60s in qualifying for the fifth running of the Turkish Grand Prix, with Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa respectively. “This was a reasonable qualifying, even if it did not quite come up to our expectations,” commented Stefano Domenicali. “From what we saw over the course of the day, we can say that we did not get the maximum out of the potential available to us, especially in Q3. Having said that, we can expect a very tough and open race: we have a good strategy and we will try to exploit that to pick up a good result.”
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Bridgestone Motorsport’s Saturday Update


06 Jun. 2009
Bridgestone’s soft tyre provided the grip for Red Bull Racing driver Sebastian Vettel to qualify on his second pole position of the season for tomorrow’s Turkish Grand Prix at Istanbul Park.
Vettel set a time of 1min 28.316secs, a tenth faster than Brawn GP Formula 1 Team driver Jenson Button, who also used the soft Bridgestone. Rubens Barrichello (Brawn GP Formula 1 Team) went third fastest, using the hard compound.
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GP Turkey - Qualifying


06 | 06 | 09
Sébastien Buemi was the faster of our two drivers, posting a Qualifying time of 1:28.708 to start in 18th.
Bourdais is a couple of places behind him, his fastest time was 1:28.918.
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2009 Turkish Grand Prix Saturday


06/06/2009
Today’s qualifying session saw Fernando Alonso and Nelson Piquet qualify in 8th and 17th places respectively for tomorrow’s Turkish Grand Prix at Istanbul Park.
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Pole In Turkey


06 | 06 | 09
Sebastian Vettel will start from the front of the grid tomorrow after snatching pole position in Turkey. Mark will start on the second row with only the two Brawns in front.
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2009 TURKISH GRAND PRIX - QUALIFYING


ISTANBUL PARK, 6 JUNE
Brawn GP's Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello qualified their Brawn-Mercedes cars in second and third positions today ahead of Sunday's 58-lap Turkish Grand Prix at the Istanbul Park Circuit.

After working hard overnight to make significant changes to the set-up of the cars, both Jenson and Rubens were happier with the balance which reflected in their running at the front for much of Q1 and Q2 as they fine-tuned their set-up and evaluated the tyre choices for the final qualifying session.

Q3 saw an intense battle at the front with Rubens switching to the prime tyre and completing one run of five laps, setting his best time on his final flying lap to take third position. Sticking to the softer option tyre, Jenson completed two runs to set provisional pole at the end of the session before being just edged out of the top spot by Sebastian Vettel.
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TURKISH GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING


SATURDAY 6 JUNE, 2009
Today’s qualifying for the Turkish Grand Prix at the purpose-built Istanbul Park circuit saw AT&T Williams’ Nico Rosberg keep up his season-long run of Q3 performances, setting the ninth fastest time of the session’s deciding round. Team mate Kazuki Nakajima secured the 12th quickest time of the afternoon and will therefore take a place on the sixth row of the grid for tomorrow’s race.
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Turkish Grand Prix - Qualifying Round-Up


Saturday 6 June 2009
Panasonic Toyota Racing will start the Turkish Grand Prix with high expectations for a strong result after qualifying at Istanbul Park today. Under clear skies, with track temperatures hitting 46°C and air temperatures 29°C, Jarno Trulli secured his fourth top-six grid spot of the season while Timo Glock missed the top 10 by a small margin. There was little to choose between the soft and hard Bridgestone Potenza tyres over one lap of Istanbul Park and in first qualifying the Toyota drivers set their fastest times on different rubber, with Jarno on hard and Timo on soft tyres. In the second session both set their fastest laps on the soft option but recorded differing results. Jarno eased through as second quickest while Timo lost a fraction of a second in the final sector and ended up 13th. That left just Jarno's TF109 in the final session and he was immediately competitive on hard tyres before setting his fastest lap on the softer rubber in the final seconds, claiming fifth place in the process.
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2009 TURKISH GRAND PRIX – QUALIFYING ANALYSIS


Istanbul Park, Saturday June 6
MARTIN WHITMARSH,Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“At the risk of stating the obvious, today's qualifying session was a pretty disappointing one for us. Having said that, we didn't allow our pace yesterday to cause us to be unduly optimistic about our prospects for today and tomorrow, simply because we’d been aware for some time that our car wouldn’t perform particularly well on the Istanbul Park circuit’s higher-speed corners. Even so, with hindsight, perhaps we should have run Option tyres for Heikki’s second run in Q2 – some drivers did so and went faster as a result. On the other hand, other drivers stayed on Primes for their second Q2 runs and posted quick times on them. The fact is that, such is the level of competitiveness all through the field in modern-day Formula 1, it’s very difficult to get into Q3 if your car is in any way sub-optimal.”
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BMW Sauber F1 Team - Turkish Grand Prix - Qualifying


06.06.2009 Press Release
Weather: dry and sunny, 26-30°C Air, 40-47°C Track
Istanbul (TR). Qualifying for the Turkish Grand Prix in Istanbul saw an obviously improved performance from the BMW Sauber F1 Team. Tenth and 11th on the grid for Robert Kubica and Nick Heidfeld is not a reason to celebrate, but nevertheless motivating as it is a move in the right direction.
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Qualifying Session Classification


2009 FORMULA 1 ING TURKISH GRAND PRIX - Istanbul

POS NAME NAT ENTRANT Q1 Q2 Q3
1 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:27.330 1:27.016 1:28.316
2 J. BUTTON GBR Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 1:27.355 1:27.230 1:28.421
3 R. BARRICHELLO BRA Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 1:27.371 1:27.418 1:28.579
4 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:27.466 1:27.416 1:28.613
5 J. TRULLI ITA Panasonic Toyota Racing 1:27.529 1:27.195 1:28.666
6 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:27.556 1:27.387 1:28.815
7 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:27.508 1:27.349 1:28.858
8 F. ALONSO ESP ING Renault F1 Team 1:27.988 1:27.473 1:29.075
9 N. ROSBERG GER AT&T Williams 1:27.517 1:27.418 1:29.191
10 R. KUBICA POL BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:27.788 1:27.455 1:29.357
11 N. HEIDFELD GER BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:27.795 1:27.521
12 K. NAKAJIMA JPN AT&T Williams 1:27.691 1:27.629
13 T. GLOCK GER Panasonic Toyota Racing 1:28.160 1:27.795
14 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:28.199 1:28.207
15 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:28.278 1:28.391
16 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:28.318
17 N. PIQUET BRA ING Renault F1 Team 1:28.582
18 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:28.708
19 G. FISICHELLA ITA Force India F1 Team 1:28.717
20 S. BOURDAIS FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:28.918
POLE POSITION LAP
S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:28.316 217.591 KPH
FASTEST LAP OVERALL
S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:27.016 220.842 KPH

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Third Practice Session Classification


2009 FORMULA 1 ING TURKISH GRAND PRIX - Istanbul

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME GAP KPH
1 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:27.983 218.414
2 J. TRULLI ITA Panasonic Toyota Racing 1:28.022 +0.039 218.318
3 T. GLOCK GER Panasonic Toyota Racing 1:28.094 +0.111 218.139
4 K. NAKAJIMA JPN AT&T Williams 1:28.122 +0.139 218.070
5 R. KUBICA POL BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:28.320 +0.337 217.581
6 R. BARRICHELLO BRA Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 1:28.332 +0.349 217.551
7 J. BUTTON GBR Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 1:28.360 +0.377 217.483
8 N. ROSBERG GER AT&T Williams 1:28.364 +0.381 217.473
9 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:28.415 +0.432 217.347
10 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:28.451 +0.468 217.259
11 N. PIQUET BRA ING Renault F1 Team 1:28.503 +0.520 217.131
12 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:28.563 +0.580 216.984
13 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:28.678 +0.695 216.703
14 N. HEIDFELD GER BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:28.715 +0.732 216.612
15 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:28.738 +0.755 216.556
16 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:29.050 +1.067 215.797
17 S. BOURDAIS FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:29.076 +1.093 215.734
18 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:29.167 +1.184 215.514
19 F. ALONSO ESP ING Renault F1 Team 1:29.261 +1.278 215.287
20 G. FISICHELLA ITA Force India F1 Team 1:29.421 +1.438 214.902

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05 June


Bridgestone Motorsport’s Friday Update


05 Jun. 2009
Bridgestone’s hard tyre proved to be the fastest rubber in the heat of Istanbul for the first day of the Turkish Grand Prix at the purpose-built Istanbul Park race track. In warm, sunny and windy conditions, Heikki Kovalainen set the day’s fastest time, a 1min 28.841secs, in his Vodafone McLaren Mercedes in the afternoon practice session.
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Turkish GP - Free practice


Istanbul, 5th June 2009
The lesson from the first day of practice for the Turkish Grand Prix is that everyone is closely matched, given that the first sixteen in the second session are all within just over seven tenths of a second. The F60s of Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa covered a total of 118 laps, without encountering any technical problems. “Today’s results are even more difficult to interpret than they usually are on Fridays,” commented Stefano Domenicali. “Apart from the normal unknowns relating to fuel loads and tyre useage, the track conditions also played a part, as they changed a lot during the two sessions. Having said that, we are reasonably happy with the work we did today, also taking into account our fuel loads. There is still work to do to improve the handling of the car, but all in all, I think we are going in the right direction.”
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Practice - Turkish GP


Friday ,5 June 2009
The Force India Formula One Team’s preparations for Sunday’s Turkish Grand Prix got underway today at the Istanbul Park Circuit, as Adrian Sutil and Giancarlo Fisichella participated in the two opening free practice sessions.
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Turkish GP - Hard to predict


Istanbul Park, 5 June 2009 - Felipe Massa and Kimi Raikkonen, who have won all previous editions of the Turkish Grand Prix, came out of the three hours of free practice for Sunday’s race in eleventh and fifteenth places respectively. The Brazilian’s best lap was just over half a second slower than the best time of the day. He completed a total of 60 laps, two more than the Finn.
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BMW Sauber F1 Team - Turkish Grand Prix - Free Practice


05.06.2009 Press Release
Weather: dry, partly cloudy, 23-27°C Air, 31-45°C Track
Istanbul (TR). The BMW Sauber F1 Team runs a new aero package including a double diffuser in Istanbul. Due to the Formula One test ban the team had to run a packed programme during the two 90 minute practice sessions on Friday.
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GP Turkey - Friday Practice


05 | 06 | 09
In this morning's session Sébastien Bourdais (19th) was the quicker of our two drivers with a best of 1:30.838 with Buemi just behind with a time of 1:30.944. In the afternoon the positions remained the same, but the times improved with Bourdais' fastest time 1:30.295 and Buemi's 1:30.629
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GP Turkey - Friday Practice


05 | 06 | 09
In Friday's first session Sebastian was fourth with a best time of 1:29:337 while Mark was 15th fastest with a time of 1:30.176. In the afternoon Seb was fifth quickest (1:29.202), while Mark was eighth with a time of 1:29.282.
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2009 Turkish Grand Prix Friday


5 JUN 2009
The ING Renault F1 Team completed a busy day of practice in preparation for this weekend’s Turkish Grand Prix.
Pat Symonds, Executive Director of Engineering
“It was quite a challenging day. The circuit was very slippery - as we saw from the number of cars that went off the track. Also, the tyre behaviour was not as we expected and so despite Fernando’s high position on the timesheets, we still have a lot of work to do before tomorrow.”
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2009 TURKISH GRAND PRIX - PRACTICE


ISTANBUL PARK, 5 JUNE
The opening day of practice for Sunday's Turkish Grand Prix at the Istanbul Park Circuit got underway today with Brawn GP's Rubens Barrichello and Jenson Button taking to the track two weeks after the team's one-two finish in Monaco.
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2009 TURKISH GRAND PRIX – FREE PRACTICE ANALYSIS


Istanbul Park, Friday June 5
MARTIN WHITMARSH – team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“A good effort by Heikki today, who was quickest despite having a very frustrating two sessions. This morning, he had a valve problem with his tyres so had to switch sets at the last minute, which interrupted his programme. And this afternoon, he had a problem with his brake balance sensor. Despite all this, he conducted his full programme and made reasonable progress over his long runs.
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Turkish Grand Prix - Free Practice Round-Up


Friday 5 June 2009
Jarno Trulli (Car 9, Chassis TF109-06)
1st Practice: 3rd, 1m 29.271s (+0.319s), 26 laps
2nd Practice: 6th, 1m 29.207s (+0.366s), 41 laps

Timo Glock (Car 10, Chassis TF109-05)
1st Practice: 13th, 1m 29.934s (+0.982s), 26 laps
2nd Practice: 14th, 1m 29.518s (+0.677s), 40 laps
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TURKISH GRAND PRIX PRACTICE


Objectives P1
• Aero and mechanical set-up work
• Evaluation of ride stiffness
Objectives P2
• Short and long run tyre tests
• Further mechanical set-up work
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2009 Turkish Grand Prix


From The FIA Stewards of the Meeting
To The Team Manager Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
Document 11 Date 05 June 2009 Time 15:55
The Stewards, having received a report from the Race Director, have considered the following matter, determine a breach of the regulations has been commited by the competitor named below and impose the penalty referred to.
No / Driver 2 - Heikki Kovalainen
Team Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
Time 15:34:00
Session Second free Practice
Fact Pit Lane Speeding - 61.7 km/h
Offence Breach of Article 30.12 of the 2009 FIA Formula One Sporting Regulations
Penalty 400 Euro's
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Second Practice Session Classification


2009 FORMULA 1 ING TURKISH GRAND PRIX - Istanbul

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME GAP KPH
1 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:28.841 216.305
2 F. ALONSO ESP ING Renault F1 Team 1:28.847 +0.006 216.290
3 R. KUBICA POL BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:29.056 +0.215 215.783
4 K. NAKAJIMA JPN AT&T Williams 1:29.091 +0.250 215.698
5 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:29.202 +0.361 215.430
6 J. TRULLI ITA Panasonic Toyota Racing 1:29.207 +0.366 215.418
7 N. ROSBERG GER AT&T Williams 1:29.257 +0.416 215.297
8 R. BARRICHELLO BRA Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 1:29.305 +0.464 215.181
9 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:29.383 +0.542 214.993
10 N. PIQUET BRA ING Renault F1 Team 1:29.401 +0.560 214.950
11 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:29.416 +0.575 214.914
12 J. BUTTON GBR Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 1:29.430 +0.589 214.880
13 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:29.435 +0.594 214.868
14 T. GLOCK GER Panasonic Toyota Racing 1:29.518 +0.677 214.669
15 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:29.520 +0.679 214.664
16 N. HEIDFELD GER BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:29.550 +0.709 214.592
17 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:30.081 +1.240 213.328
18 G. FISICHELLA ITA Force India F1 Team 1:30.091 +1.250 213.304
19 S. BOURDAIS FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:30.295 +1.454 212.822
20 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:30.629 +1.788 212.038

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Bridgestone Motorsport Turkish Grand Prix Preview


03 Jun. 2009
Bridgestone’s soft compound appears for the first time at the harsh proving ground of the Istanbul Park Circuit where it will partner Bridgestone’s hard compound for the trials and undulations of the Turkish Grand Prix.
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First Practice Session Classification


2009 FORMULA 1 ING TURKISH GRAND PRIX - Istanbul

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME GAP KPH
1 N. ROSBERG GER AT&T Williams 1:28.952 216.035
2 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:29.263 +0.311 215.282
3 J. TRULLI ITA Panasonic Toyota Racing 1:29.271 +0.319 215.263
4 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:29.337 +0.385 215.104
5 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:29.342 +0.390 215.092
6 K. NAKAJIMA JPN AT&T Williams 1:29.371 +0.419 215.022
7 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:29.398 +0.446 214.957
8 F. ALONSO ESP ING Renault F1 Team 1:29.422 +0.470 214.900
9 R. BARRICHELLO BRA Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 1:29.525 +0.573 214.652
10 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:29.590 +0.157 214.497
11 J. BUTTON GBR Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 1:29.747 +0.795 214.121
12 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:29.864 +0.912 213.843
13 T. GLOCK GER Panasonic Toyota Racing 1:29.934 +0.982 213.676
14 N. PIQUET BRA ING Renault F1 Team 1:30.132 +1.180 213.207
15 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:30.176 +1.224 213.103
16 R. KUBICA POL BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:30.645 +1.693 212.000
17 N. HEIDFELD GER BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:30.689 +1.737 211.897
18 G. FISICHELLA ITA Force India F1 Team 1:30.729 +1.777 211.804
19 S. BOURDAIS FRA Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:30.838 +1.886 211.550
20 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:30.944 +1.992 211.303

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03 June


ING Renault F1 Team announces partnership with MegaFon


03-06-06
The ING Renault F1 Team is delighted to announce the beginning of a new partnership with MegaFon, one of Russia’s major telecommunications companies. The agreement sees MegaFon’s branding appear on the drivers’ suits and on the carbon fibre floor (in front of the rear wheels) of the team’s cars at this weekend’s Turkish Grand Prix and at all other races this season.
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02 June


Turkish Grand Prix Preview


Tuesday ,2 June 2009
The Turkish Grand Prix, held at the Istanbul Park circuit from 5 – 7 June, will be the seventh event on the 2009 FIA Formula One World Championship calendar. The Force India Formula One Team travels to this next event in Istanbul fresh from its best-ever race weekend performance at the last round in Monaco. Giancarlo Fisichella and Adrian Sutil put both VJM02 cars through to Q2 for the first time and consolidated the result with a solid finish. Giancarlo was less than two seconds from scoring Force India’s first points in the race while Adrian came home in 14th overall.
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Turkish GP - A return to the team’s planned development programme


Maranello, 2nd June 2009 - Going into the seventh round of the world championship, Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro is in fourth place in the Constructors’ Championship, a long way behind the leading team. Nevertheless, the Scuderia arrives in Istanbul in optimistic mood, based on strong showings in the last two rounds in Barcelona and Monaco and the fact that it has a fantastic track record at the Istanbul Park circuit.
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Massa: "I have a very good record in Istanbul"


Maranello, 2nd June 2009 - It’s nice to be able to have something really positive to say for the first time this season and finishing third and fourth in the Monaco Grand Prix and setting the race fastest lap are two excellent reasons to be positive. Sure, at Ferrari we are used to not settling for anything less than a win, but given where we were at the start of the season, there is now a good reason to be optimistic for the next few races.
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Turkish Grand Prixview: Will It Be A Magic Carpet Ride?


02 | 06 | 09
We asked our drivers for their thoughts on prepartions for the weekend's race in Istanbul...
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Turkish Grand Prixview: Can Red Bull Racing Cook Up A Treat In Turkey?


02 | 06 | 09
We asked our team principal Christian Horner about preparations for the race in Istanbul, the challenges of the circuit and our objectives at the Turkish Grand Prix...
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2009 TURKISH GRAND PRIX - PREVIEW


ISTANBUL PARK, 5-7 JUNE
Round seven of the 2009 FIA Formula One World Championship takes Brawn GP to Istanbul Park for the Turkish Grand Prix.
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Turkish Grand Prix - Preview


Tuesday 2 June 2009

Date: Sunday, 7 June, 2pm CET
Round: 7 of 17
Venue: Istanbul Park
Distance: 5.338km (58 laps)
Lap record: 1min 24.770s (2005)
History: The Turkish Grand Prix has been held four times since its debut on the Formula 1 calendar in 2005, all of these races being at Istanbul Park.
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01 June


Turkish Grand Prix 2009 Preview


1 JUN 2009
The ING Renault F1 Team looks forward to round seven of the season, the Turkish Grand Prix at Istanbul Park.
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TURKISH GRAND PRIX PREVIEW


At a Glance
Friday 5 to Sunday 7 June, 2009
Istanbul Park, Turkey
Round 7 of 17
Standings AT&T Williams 7.5pts (7th), N Rosberg 7.5pts (11th), K Nakajima 0pts (20th)
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