30 September


Bridgestone Motorsport Japanese Grand Prix Preview


30 Sep. 2009
Bridgestone will bring the hard and soft compound Potenza tyres for Formula One’s return to the superb motor sport facility of Suzuka after two years’ absence for the Japanese Grand Prix on October 2-4.

The past two Japanese Grands Prix were held at Mount Fuji so this will be the first time that all of the current teams will race at this track exclusively on Bridgestone Potenza tyres.
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2009 Japanese Grand Prix Preview


The Renault F1 Team prepares for this weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix at the classic Suzuka circuit.
Fernando Alonso: “The team can be very proud of this result”
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Fernando Alonso to Ferrari.com: "Very happy and very proud "


Maranello, 30 September 2009 - Fernando Alonso, just announced as the new official Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro driver, who will drive next to Felipe Massa as of the 2010 season, spoke to Ferrari.com: "I’m very happy and very proud to become a Ferrari driver. Driving a single-seater from the Prancing Horse is everybody’s dream in this sport and today I have the opportunity to make this dream come true. Above all I want to thank Ferrari Chairman Luca di Montezemolo, who really wanted this 3-year contract. We already had an agreement this summer starting in 2011, but then, the last days, the picture changed and we decided to anticipate my arrival in Maranello by one year.
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Domenicali: "Alonso, the right choice for the future"


Maranello, 30 September 2009 – As of 2010 Fernando Alonso will be an official Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro driver as it has been confirmed by today’s press release from Maranello. We spoke to Stefano Domenicali about the choice.

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Press Release


Maranello, 30th September 2009 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro announces that it has reached an agreement with the driver Fernando Alonso. The agreement covers three racing seasons, starting in 2010.

The Scuderia’s driver line-up next season will therefore be made up of Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso, with Giancarlo Fisichella in the role of reserve driver.
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BMW Sauber F1 Team - Japanese Grand Prix - Preview


27.09.2009
2nd – 4th October 2009
15th of 17 World Championship races

Munich/Hinwil, 27th September 2009. The mere mention of Suzuka sets drivers’ pulses racing. This fabulous race track offers every type of corner in the book – from the spectacular esses after the start, to the challenging Spoon curve and the tight hairpin, all the way to the high-speed 130R. For three years almost to the day, drivers have had to forego the unique thrills of this circuit while Formula One was hosted by Fuji. 2009 sees the Japanese Grand Prix return to Suzuka this coming Sunday, 4th October.
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2009 JAPANESE GRAND PRIX - PREVIEW


SUZUKA, 2-4 OCTOBER
Just one week after racing around the floodlit streets of Singapore, Round 15 of the 2009 Formula One World Championship takes the Brawn GP team over 5000kms north-east to Suzuka for the Japanese Grand Prix.
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Japanese Grand Prix Preview


2 - 4 October 2009
Just one week after the Singapore round of the FIA Formula One World Championship the Force India Formula One Team will be back in action, this time at the Japanese Grand Prix, held from 2 - 4 October at the legendary Suzuka track.
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29 September


SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX REVIEW


TUESDAY 29 SEPTEMBER, 2009
SUMMARY
 P1 P2 P3 QUAL RESULT POINTS, C’SHIP STOPS, LAP FASTEST LAP
N ROSBERG 1:52.427 (11th) 1:49.333 7th) 1:48.332 (3rd) 1:48.348 (3rd) 11 0, 30.5 3 (18, 27, 34) 1:48.352 (3rd)
K NAKAJIMA 1:51.089 (10th) 1:50.023 (15th) 1:48.831 (11th) 1:47.013 (11th) * 9 0, 0 2 (21, 46) 1:49.371 (13th)
* started P10
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Singapore Grand Prix Debrief - Q+A with Timo Glock

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Congratulations on second place. How did it feel?
It was a fantastic result and in particular it was great for the whole team who have worked so hard all year. We have fought as hard as possible and the guys have given everything so I was really happy for them to get back on the podium.
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28 September


2009 JAPANESE GRAND PRIX PREVIEW


Lewis Hamilton
“It feels like I’ve been waiting my whole life to race at Suzuka – so, as you can imagine, I’ll be really excited when practice starts there on Friday morning. Ever since I was a kid, I’ve raced Suzuka on computer games – and while it kind of gives you an idea of how the circuit goes, nothing can beat the real thing. It looks like a real driver’s circuit – the first sector esses look very demanding and the higher speed corners towards the end of the lap will probably require real precision and a good car set-up.
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Japanese Grand Prix - Preview


Monday 28 September 2009
Date: Sunday, 4 October, 7am CET
Round: 15 of 17
Venue: Suzuka Circuit
Distance: 5.807km (53 laps)
Lap record: 1min 31.540s (2005)
History: Suzuka hosted the first Japanese Grand Prix in 1963 but the event arrived on the Formula 1 World Championship calendar at Fuji Speedway in 1976 and 1977. Formula 1 returned to Japan in 1987 at Suzuka, which hosted 20 consecutive events before Fuji Speedway returned in 2007 and 2008.
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27 September


Singapore GP - Race


27th September 2009
K. Raikkonen: 10th 1:57.05.229 + 58.892, 61 laps, Chassis 279
G. Fisichella: 13th 1:57.26.227 + 79.890, 61 laps, Chassis 280

Weather: air temperature 32/30 °C, track temperature 34/32°C, covered skies.
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Bridgestone Motorsport’s Singapore Grand Prix Report


27 Sep. 2009
Lewis Hamilton (Vodafone McLaren Mercedes) used a soft – soft – super soft Bridgestone tyre strategy to slingshot away from his rivals in a scintillating and gruelling Singapore Grand Prix. Hamilton won Formula One’s only night race from pole by just under ten seconds from Panasonic Toyota Racing driver Timo Glock with Renault F1 Team driver Fernando Alonso finishing third. Most drivers used the same tyre strategy as Hamilton.
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Singapore GP - A tough time at night


Singapore GP, 27th September 2009 - Kimi Raikkonen finished the Singapore Grand Prix in tenth place, while his Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro team-mate, Giancarlo Fisichella came home in thirteenth place. Having qualified in 12th and 17th places respectively, there was never a realistic chance of a great result on a street circuit, where overtaking is virtually impossible. Even the inevitable intervention of a Safety Car did nothing to improve the Scuderia duo’s situation.
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2009 Singapore Grand Prix Sunday


27/09/2009
Fernando Alonso claimed his first podium of the season today as he delivered a strong drive to take third place in the Singapore Grand Prix. Teammate Romain Grosjean retired in the early stages with brake problems.
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GP Singapore: Result


27 | 09 | 09
Sebastian finished fourth, ahead of our Brawn rivals (Button 5th, Barrichello 6th) after a hard-fought race under the Singapore floodlights. Mark crashed out on lap 45, ending his evening early.
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SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX - RACE


SUNDAY 27 SEPTEMBER, 2009
Having secured P3 on the starting grid and wrestling another position off the start line at the beginning of the race, Nico Rosberg was well set for a repeat of his second place finish at last year’s Singapore Grand Prix when a transgression relegated him to the rear of the field. Jumping the kerb at the pitlane exit, he was unable to recover the car into the pitlane before the white line that drivers must observe before rejoining the race. That unfortunately earned him a mandatory drive-through penalty, which coincided with a safety car period. This sequence of events consigned him to an unrecoverable position towards the rear of the field. Despite the disappointment, Nico’s pace in Q2 as well as in the race itself was encouragement for the team to take forward to next weekend’s race in Japan.
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2009 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX - RACE


MARINA BAY STREET CIRCUIT
27 SEPTEMBER
Brawn GP extended the team's lead in the Constructors' Championship at the Singapore Grand Prix this evening with Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello bringing their Brawn-Mercedes cars home in fifth and sixth positions respectively.

Both drivers had good first laps to set up the points-scoring opportunity with Rubens gaining two places to be running in seventh position and Jenson making up one place to tenth position. Rubens pitted first on lap 19, gaining a place over Mark Webber, whilst Jenson was held up behind Heikki Kovalainen before pitting earlier than planned when the safety car came out on lap 21.
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2009 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX - RACE


Marina Bay circuit, Sunday September 27
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“You won’t be surprised to hear me describe what Lewis did this weekend as ‘a fantastic job’.
After a slightly troubled Friday, the team worked tremendously hard throughout Friday night and Saturday morning to rebuild Lewis’s car completely – and the result, combined with a brilliant pole lap from the man himself, was that we were able to approach today with a win firmly in our sights.
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2009 Singapore Grand Prix Race Report


Adrian Sutil (car 20, VJM02/01):
DNF Accident Lap 23
Tonio Liuzzi (car 21, VJM02/04):
14th +93.502secs

27 September 2009 - Tonio Liuzzi has secured his first race finish for the Force India Formula One Team in today's Singapore Grand Prix. The Italian raced from 19th on the grid to 14th at the chequered flag after a race-long battle with former team-mate Giancarlo Fisichella. Tonio used a two stop strategy and stayed with the Ferrari, matching Giancarlo's lap times, until his third and final stop for supersoft tyres. This final set of tyres produced excessive graining in the closing stages of the race and Tonio dropped back a little but he nevertheless pushed until the final corner to achieve his first race finish for the team.
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Singapore Grand Prix - Race Round-Up


Sunday 27 September 2009
Jarno Trulli (Car 9, Chassis TF109-06)
Grid: 14th
Race Classification: 12th (+1m 13.009s)
Pit Stop Laps: 21, 51
Timo Glock (Car 10, Chassis TF109-05)
Grid: 6th
Race Classification: 2nd (+9.634s)
Pit Stop Laps: 19, 45
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BMW Sauber F1 Team - Singapore Grand Prix - Race


27.09.2009
Weather: dry, 29-31°C Air, 29-33°C Track, Humidity 66-76%
Singapore (SG). In the second night race in the history of Formula One Robert Kubica finished eighth and scored one point for the BMW Sauber F1 Team at the end of an action packed Singapore Grand Prix. Nick Heidfeld retired on lap 20 when another car crashed into his. This incident ended an impressive run for Heidfeld, as for the past 34 races without a break he has taken the chequered flag, and has been classified as a finisher 42 times in a row. He holds the record for both of these statistics.
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GP Singapore: Result


27 | 09 | 09
It was a tough race for both our drivers in the heat and humidity under the Singapore floodlights. Mechanical problems affected both Jaime (brakes)and Sébastien (gearbox) forcing them both to retire on lap 48.
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Race Classification


after 61 Laps - 309.316 Kms
2009 FORMULA 1 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX - Singapore

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME GAP KPH
1 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:56:06.337 159.845
2 T. GLOCK GER Panasonic Toyota Racing 1:56:15.971 +9.634 159.624
3 F. ALONSO ESP Renault F1 Team 1:56:22.961 +16.624 159.464
4 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:56:26.598 +20.261 159.381
5 J. BUTTON GBR Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 1:56:36.352 +30.015 159.159
6 R. BARRICHELLO BRA Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 1:56:38.195 +31.858 159.117
7 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:56:42.494 +36.157 159.020
8 R. KUBICA POL BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:57:01.391 +55.054 158.592
9 K. NAKAJIMA JPN AT&T Williams 1:57:02.391 +56.054 158.569
10 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:57:05.229 +58.892 158.505
11 N. ROSBERG GER AT&T Williams 1:57:06.114 +59.777 158.485
12 J. TRULLI ITA Panasonic Toyota Racing 1:57:19.346 +73.009 158.187
13 G. FISICHELLA ITA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:57:26.227 +79.890 158.033
14 V. LIUZZI ITA Force India F1 Team 1:57:39.839 +93.502 157.728

NOT CLASSIFIED
J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 47 1:32:25.568 DNF 154.692
S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 47 1:32:38.995 DNF 154.318
M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 45 1:27:37.639 DNF 156.217
A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 23 47:16.694 DNF 147.901
N. HEIDFELD GER BMW Sauber F1 Team 19 36:20.909 DNF 158.878
R. GROSJEAN FRA Renault F1 Team 3 6:21.047 DNF 142.489
FASTEST LAP
7 F. ALONSO ESP Renault F1 Team 1:48.240 on lap 53 168.725
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26 September


GP Singapore: Qualifying


26 | 09 | 09
Sébastien got through the first session – ending the evening 14th fastest during Q2. Jaime will start three places behind him after recording the 17th quickest time.
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GP Singapore: Qualifying


26 | 09 | 09
Seb will start in second in tomorrow night’s Singapore Grand Prix. Mark was fourth quickest in a Q3 which was red-flagged after Barrichello hit the wall in the final few seconds.
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2009 Singapore Grand Prix Saturday


26/09/2009
Today’s qualifying session for the Singapore Grand Prix saw Fernando Alonso qualify in 6th place, but he will start from 5th following a grid penalty for Rubens Barrichello. Teammate Romain Grosjean will start the race from 19th.
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Singapore GP - Reliability, luck and Safety Cars


Singapore, 26 September 2009 – Life is getting tougher for Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro, as all design and development energies back in Maranello are being focussed on the 2010 car, leaving the F60 exposed to attack from other cars from teams that are still pursuing 2009 targets and bringing more updates to this final quartet of races.
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Singapore GP - Qualifying session


Singapore, 26th September 2009
Qualifying session
K. Raikkonen: 13° 1.47.177 6 laps
G. Fisichella: 18° 1.48.350 11 laps
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Bridgestone Motorsport’s Saturday Update


26 Sep. 2009
Bridgestone’s super soft tyre carried Vodafone McLaren Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton to his third pole position of the season in the only night-time qualifying session of the year.
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2009 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX - QUALIFYING


MARINA BAY STREET CIRCUIT, 26 SEPTEMBER
A tough evening for Brawn GP at the Marina Bay Street Circuit saw Rubens Barrichello qualify in fifth position for tomorrow's Singapore Grand Prix with team-mate Jenson Button qualifying in twelfth position.
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BMW Sauber F1 Team - Singapore Grand Prix - Qualifying


26.09.2009
Weather: dry, 30-31°C Air, 29-35°C Track, Humidity 58-79%
Singapore (SG). After a promising third practice session with the BMW Sauber F1 Team drivers coming fifth and sixth, qualifying also got underway very well. Nick Heidfeld and Robert Kubica both made it into qualifying’s top ten with the significantly developed F1.09. However, they could not get an advantage from the softer tyres because the session was red flagged when both had just started their final attempts.
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2009 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING


Marina Bay circuit, Saturday September 26
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“Although today’s qualifying ended slightly anticlimactically, owing to an accident that befell Rubens [Barrichello] and triggered a red flag that prevented the session from running its full allocated hour, Lewis thoroughly deserved his pole position. Other drivers were also pushing hard at the end, and undoubtedly it would therefore have been close, but we feel relatively confident that Lewis would have remained unbeaten.
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SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX - QUALIFYING


SATURDAY 26 SEPTEMBER, 2009
Nico Rosberg matched his career-best qualifying result of P3 recorded in Malaysia in 2006 in a scintillating performance in Singapore tonight. Having set the fastest low fuel lap in Q2, he secured the third best time despite only having the benefit of one run in final qualifying and was midway through an improving lap when a red flag incident concluded the session. Team-mate Kazuki Nakajima was close to his fourth appearance in the top ten shoot-out this season and held P10 until the dying seconds of the second qualifying session when he was edged out by just under two tenths of a second. He has, however, freedom on his fuel strategy for tomorrow’s night race.
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2009 Singapore Grand Prix Qualifying and Final Free Practice Report


26 September 2009 - The Force India Formula One Team endured a disappointing qualifying under the lights of Singapore's Marina Bay circuit as neither Adrian Sutil nor Tonio Liuzzi made the cut for Q2. Hopes had been high for the team to enter into the second segment following the outstanding results of Spa and Monza, however a combination of traffic and the tricky high downforce configuration saw this ambition confounded.

Adrian will start from 16th position and Tonio from 20th for tomorrow's 61 lap race.
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Singapore Grand Prix - Qualifying Round-Up


Saturday 26 September 2009
Jarno Trulli (Car 9, Chassis TF109-06)
3rd Practice: 10th, 1m 48.757s (+1.125s), 12 laps
1st Qualifying: 13th, 1m 47.690s (+0.713s), 7 laps
2nd Qualifying: 15th, 1m 47.413s (+1.216s), 6 laps
Timo Glock (Car 10, Chassis TF109-05)
3rd Practice: 8th, 1m 48.673s (+1.041s), 17 laps
1st Qualifying: 15th, 1m 47.770s (+0.793s), 7 laps
2nd Qualifying: 5th, 1m 46.707s (+0.510s), 6 laps
3rd Qualifying: 7th*, 1m 49.180s (+1.289), 5 laps
*6th on provisional grid
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Qualifying Session Classification


2009 FORMULA 1 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX - Singapore

POS NAME NAT ENTRANT Q1 Q2 Q3

1 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:46.977 1:46.657 1:47.891
2 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:47.541 1:46.362 1:48.204
3 N. ROSBERG GER AT&T Williams 1:47.390 1:46.197 1:48.348
4 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:47.646 1:46.328 1:48.722
5 R. BARRICHELLO BRA Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 1:47.397 1:46.787 1:48.828
6 F. ALONSO ESP Renault F1 Team 1:47.757 1:46.767 1:49.054
7 T. GLOCK GER Panasonic Toyota Racing 1:47.770 1:46.707 1:49.180
8 N. HEIDFELD GER BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:47.347 1:46.832 1:49.307
9 R. KUBICA POL BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:47.615 1:46.813 1:49.514
10 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:47.542 1:46.842 1:49.778
11 K. NAKAJIMA JPN AT&T Williams 1:47.637 1:47.013
12 J. BUTTON GBR Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 1:47.180 1:47.141
13 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:47.293 1:47.177
14 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:47.677 1:47.369
15 J. TRULLI ITA Panasonic Toyota Racing 1:47.690 1:47.413
16 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:48.231
17 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:48.340
18 G. FISICHELLA ITA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:48.350
19 R. GROSJEAN FRA Renault F1 Team 1:48.544
20 V. LIUZZI ITA Force India F1 Team 1:48.792
POLE POSITION LAP
L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:47.891 169.270 KPH
FASTEST LAP OVERALL
N. ROSBERG GER AT&T Williams 1:46.197 171.970 KPH

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Third Practice Session Classification

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2009 FORMULA 1 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX - Singapore

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:47.632 15 169.678
2 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:47.909 17 +0.277 169.242
3 N. ROSBERG GER AT&T Williams 1:48.332 18 +0.700 168.581
4 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:48.420 14 +0.788 168.444
5 R. KUBICA POL BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:48.501 16 +0.869 168.319
6 N. HEIDFELD GER BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:48.526 13 +0.894 168.280
7 R. BARRICHELLO BRA Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 1:48.551 16 +0.919 168.241
8 T. GLOCK GER Panasonic Toyota Racing 1:48.673 17 +1.041 168.052
9 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:48.754 17 +1.122 167.927
10 J. TRULLI ITA Panasonic Toyota Racing 1:48.757 12 +1.125 167.922
11 K. NAKAJIMA JPN AT&T Williams 1:48.831 17 +1.199 167.808
12 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:48.864 16 +1.232 167.757
13 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:48.876 15 +1.244 167.739
14 J. BUTTON GBR Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 1:48.921 17 +1.289 167.670
15 F. ALONSO ESP Renault F1 Team 1:49.032 15 +1.400 167.499
16 V. LIUZZI ITA Force India F1 Team 1:49.055 16 +1.423 167.464
17 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:49.122 17 +1.490 167.361
18 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:49.399 17 +1.767 166.937
19 R. GROSJEAN FRA Renault F1 Team 1:49.641 16 +2.009 166.569
20 G. FISICHELLA ITA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:50.039 21 +2.407 165.966

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25 September


GP Singapore: Friday Practice


25 | 09 | 09
Sebastian was fastest in the second practice session in Singapore with Mark sixth. In first practice Mark was third fastest and Seb fifth.
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GP Singapore: Friday Practice


25 | 09 | 09
In the second practice session in Singapore, Séb was 17th quickest and Jaime 20th. In first practice Séb was 13th and Jaime 19th.
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Singapore GP - “Difficult”


Singapore, 25 September 2009 – “Difficult” was a word that featured more than once in today’s official Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro team press release, after Kimi Raikkonen ended FP2 fourteenth, with Giancarlo Fisichella two places behind his team-mate. In this final phase of the season, the pecking order among the ten teams seems to depend on which of them is keen to pursue development of their 2009 cars and which have opted to concentrate on next year. We fit into the latter group. Nevertheless, Friday times are not an accurate guide to performance and that is especially true at circuits where the track surface is very “green.” As a once-a-year track, the Marina circuit will take time to give some grip for the tyres to work with, so tomorrow should see an improvement when the final free practice session gets underway at seven in the evening.
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Singapore GP - Free Practice


Grand Prix of Singapore – 25th September 2009
First Session
K. Raikkonen: 9° 1.50.865 19 Laps
G. Fisichella: 17° 1.52.390 24 Laps
Second session
K. Raikkonen: 14° 1.49.941 29 Laps, Chassis 279
G. Fisichella: 16° 1.50.253 31 Laps, Chassis 280
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BMW Sauber F1 Team - Singapore Grand Prix - Free Practice


25.09.2009
Weather: dry, 30-31°C Air, 29-34°C Track, Humidity 63-69%
Singapore (SG). In the heat of the tropical night the first two free practice sessions for the Singapore Grand Prix took place. The BMW Sauber F1 Team is competing with the biggest development package of the season for the F1.09.

The mechanics on both cars had a busy day when they had to change the gearbox on Nick Heidfeld’s car during the first session and a failing gearbox sensor on Robert Kubica’s car at the beginning of the second session.
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Bridgestone Motorsport’s Friday Update


25 Sep. 2009
Bridgestone’s super soft tyre proved to be the fastest rubber for the first running at night of the 2009 Formula One season as Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull Racing) topped the timesheets at the Marina Bay street course in Singapore.
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SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX - PRACTICE


Objectives P1
• Aero and mechanical set-up, performance evaluation of new aero components
Objectives P2
• Tyre test, evaluation of aero and mechanical set-up
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2009 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX FREE PRACTICE


Marina Bay circuit, Friday September 25
MARTIN WHITMARSH
Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“Like most street circuits, the track surface is invariably not in great shape on the opening day of practice – and today was no exception. The heavy traffic and red flag stoppages in each session didn’t help our progress through the day.
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2009 Singapore Grand Prix Free Practice Report


25 September 2009 - The lights of Singapore's Marina Bay circuit were flicked into action today for the opening day of practice ahead of Sunday's Grand Prix.
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2009 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX - PRACTICE


MARINA BAY STREET CIRCUIT, 25 SEPTEMBER
Brawn GP's Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello took to the track under the floodlights of the Marina Bay Street Circuit in Singapore this evening for the first of the practice sessions ahead of Sunday's Singapore Grand Prix.
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Singapore Grand Prix - Free Practice Round-Up


Friday 25 September 2009
Jarno Trulli (Car 9, Chassis TF109-06)
1st Practice: 16th, 1m 52.135s, (+1.956s) 20 laps
2nd Practice: 13th, 1m 49.795s (+1.145s), 29 laps
Timo Glock (Car 10, Chassis TF109-05)
1st Practice: 15th, 1m 52.083s (+1.904s), 20 laps
2nd Practice: 8th, 1m 49.342s (+0.692s), 30 laps
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Second Practice Session Classification


2009 FORMULA 1 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX - Singapore

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME [LAPS] GAP KPH
1 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:48.650 [31] 168.088
2 F. ALONSO ESP Renault F1 Team 1:48.924 [27] +0.274 167.665
3 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:48.952 [30] +0.302 167.622
4 N. HEIDFELD GER BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:49.098 [31] +0.448 167.398
5 J. BUTTON GBR Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 1:49.311 [34] +0.661 167.071
6 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:49.317 [14] +0.667 167.062
7 N. ROSBERG GER AT&T Williams 1:49.333 [33] +0.683 167.038
8 T. GLOCK GER Panasonic Toyota Racing 1:49.342 [30] +0.692 167.024
9 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:49.358 [28] +0.708 167.000
10 R. KUBICA POL BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:49.609 [24] +0.959 166.617
11 R. BARRICHELLO BRA Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 1:49.616 [30] +0.966 166.607
12 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:49.710 [31] +1.060 166.464
13 J. TRULLI ITA Panasonic Toyota Racing 1:49.795 [29] +1.145 166.335
14 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:49.941 [29] +1.291 166.114
15 K. NAKAJIMA JPN AT&T Williams 1:50.023 [34] +1.373 165.990
16 G. FISICHELLA ITA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:50.253 [31] +1.603 165.644
17 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:50.527 [29] +1.877 165.233
18 V. LIUZZI ITA Force India F1 Team 1:50.605 [28] +1.955 165.117
19 R. GROSJEAN FRA Renault F1 Team 1:50.972 [17] +2.322 164.571
20 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:51.423 [31] +2.773 163.905

© 2009 Formula One Administration Ltd, 6 Princes Gate, London, SW7 1QJ, England
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Interview with Jean-François Caubet, interim Managing Director of the Renault F1 Team

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25/09/2009
The Renault F1 Team looks to the long term according to its interim Managing Director.
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Jarno Trulli takes Abruzzo fund to Euro650,000


Friday 25 September 2009
Panasonic Toyota Racing driver Jarno Trulli hosted a second charity auction for his Abruzzo nel Cuore appeal, raising a further 400,000 Singapore dollars (Euro 200,000) in Singapore to take the total to Euro 650,000.
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First Practice Session Classification


2009 FORMULA 1 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX - Singapore

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME [LAPS] GAP KPH
1 R. BARRICHELLO BRA Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 1:50.179 [19] 165.755
2 J. BUTTON GBR Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 1:50.356 [22] +0.177 165.489
3 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:50.416 [21] +0.237 165.399
4 F. ALONSO ESP Renault F1 Team 1:50.567 [16] +0.388 165.174
5 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:50.614 [16] +0.435 165.103
6 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:50.699 [21] +0.520 164.977
7 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:50.715 [17] +0.536 164.953
8 R. KUBICA POL BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:50.815 [15] +0.636 164.804
9 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:50.865 [19] +0.686 164.730
10 K. NAKAJIMA JPN AT&T Williams 1:51.089 [25] +0.910 164.397
11 N. ROSBERG GER AT&T Williams 1:51.427 [23] +1.248 163.899
12 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:51.544 [14] +1.365 163.727
13 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:51.643 [28] +1.464 163.582
14 N. HEIDFELD GER BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:51.656 [15] +1.477 163.563
15 T. GLOCK GER Panasonic Toyota Racing 1:52.083 [20] +1.904 162.939
16 J. TRULLI ITA Panasonic Toyota Racing 1:52.135 [20] +1.956 162.864
17 G. FISICHELLA ITA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:52.390 [24] +2.211 162.494
18 V. LIUZZI ITA Force India F1 Team 1:52.905 [23] +2.726 161.753
19 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:53.232 [25] +3.053 161.286
20 R. GROSJEAN FRA Renault F1 Team 1:53.458 [9] +3.279 160.965

© 2009 Formula One Administration Ltd, 6 Princes Gate, London, SW7 1QJ, England
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24 September


Mutua Madrilena terminated its sponsorship with the Renault F1 team after the decision of the FIA


Madrid, 24 September 2009.
Mutua Madrilena has advised Renault F1 Team Limited early termination of its sponsorship contract with the team, once aware of the resolution of September 21, the International Automobile Federation / World Motor Sport Council (FIA) which concludes that members of the Renault F1 Team deliberately caused a car accident in Singapore Grand Prix 2008 and states accountable for it to Renault F1 Team.
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ING to terminate contract with Renault F1 with immediate effect


Amsterdam, 24 September 2009
ING announced today that in light of the verdict of the World Motor Sport Council of 21 September 2009 concerning the events that occurred at the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix, ING will terminate the contract with Renault Formula 1 with immediate effect.

ING is deeply disappointed at this turn of events, especially in the context of an otherwise successful sponsorship. As announced on 16 February of this year, ING decided not to renew the three year sponsorship (2007-2009) contract with Renault F1 and to end its presence in Formula 1 after the 2009 season.
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Raikkonen: Night driving – “fit a dark visor!”


Singapore, 24 September 2009 - Kimi Raikkonen took part in the FIA press conference this evening, as darkness fell on the Singapore track, and the first question related to driving at night. In his usual laid-back way, the Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro driver didn’t think it was a problem. “It’s fine driving under floodlights at night, not much different to any other circuit and it’s just like driving in daytime really,” he said. “And if you feel it’s too bright, you can always fit a dark visor!”
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Fisichella: “more confident, more relaxed”


Singapore, 24 September 2009 – With life taking place with a European clock here for the only night race on the calendar, at the time when one would usually be leaving the track, Giancarlo Fisichella sat down to meet the media on the eve of the Singapore Grand Prix.
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Bridgestone Motorsport Singapore Grand Prix Preview


24 Sep. 2009
Bridgestone will bring its soft and super soft Potenza tyres for the only night race of the 2009 FIA Formula One season, the Singapore Grand Prix, which takes place on September 25-27.
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Vettel's A Top Man


24 | 09 | 09
The garages were crowded with media this afternoon... all thanks to some special guests from Texas.
©Red Bull/Getty Images
ZZ Top, the blues trio famous for hits such as Gimme All Your Lovin’ and Legs, were filming for part of F1 Rocks, the concert series which launches in Singapore this weekend.
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Singapore Grand Prix 2009 Preview


The ING Renault F1 Team looks forward to round fourteen of the season, the Singapore Grand Prix.

Fernando Alonso: “I believe we can be competitive in Singapore”
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23 September


Bridgestone Motorsport Feature – Round 14, Singapore Grand Prix


23 Sep. 2009
The Journey of an F1 tyre
The journey of Bridgestone’s Potenza Formula One tyres from the motorsport tyre production facility in Japan to the race circuits visited on the F1 calendar is one which takes the tyres all around the world.
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Renault F1 Team Statement


23.09.09
Following the unfortunate recent events, the Renault F1 Team has reacted swiftly by implementing a new temporary management team structure, which will be in place from today until the end of the 2009 season.
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22 September


2009 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX


MARINA BAY STREET CIRCUIT
25-27 SEPTEMBER
PREVIEW
Round 14 of the 2009 FIA Formula One World Championship takes Brawn GP to the Far East for this weekend's Singapore Grand Prix, the first of two back-to-back races with the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka following just one week later.
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Singapore GP - Rain, unknown factor


Maranello, 22nd September 2009 - Having bid farewell to the European season with yet another podium at its home race in Monza, Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro now embarks on this year’s final quartet of races, starting with the second running of the Singapore Grand Prix. The 2008 event was not only the first time that the Formula 1 World Championship had staged a race here, but it was also the first ever night race for motor sport’s premier series.
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Raikkonen looking for perfection


Maranello, 22nd September 2009 - I’m glad we’re going to Singapore. It’s a fantastic city, I like the food and I don’t mind that we race in the evening. Furthermore it’s another city circuit and the slower the circuits are this year the better we were, just look at Valencia and Monaco: there’s no reason, why it shouldn’t be the same in Singapore.
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TECH TALK WITH SAM MICHAEL: AT&T WILLIAMS’ EUROPEAN SEASON ROUND-UP


Q: AT&T Williams scored points in all but one of the European races. How satisfied were you with the team’s performance?
SM: We were quite good in terms of consistency and pulled in a lot of points. The only exception was Monza, where the car was uncompetitive, but we expected that because we hadn’t put a lot of effort into our low drag aerodynamic configuration. We chose to focus our development on the high downforce tracks that make up 90 percent of the calendar and that decision cost us last time out, but we didn’t lose any ground to our nearest rivals in the championship.
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Singapore Grand Prix Preview Q+A - Pascal Vasselon


Were there any surprises last year in Singapore with Formula 1's first night race?
We took it very seriously and we had very solid preparation for this night race, including illuminated pit boards, additional lighting around the garage and other precautions like changing the team schedule. In the end the event ran smoothly without any particular problems associated with the timing. The only point to mention is something that both drivers commented on after the race; it was more tiring for them to drive under the lights because of the visual effect of driving so quickly underneath hundreds of lighting units.
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21 September


ING Renault F1 Team Statement – 21 September 2009


21 SEP 2009
Following the decision of the World Motor Sport Council concerning the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix, Renault F1 Team president Bernard Rey issued the following statement to the media gathered in Paris:
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SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX PREVIEW


Singapore
The sport’s only floodlit event suffers, like other street circuits, from a shortage of overtaking opportunities, although Nico Rosberg proved that it can be done with the right blend of confidence and bravado at last year’s event. The venue also has perhaps the most demanding combination of environmental and physical factors for the drivers to contend with; the threat of rain, high humidity levels and potentially blinding smog hovering over the city caused by the recent deforestation fires in neighbouring Indonesia. Combine the elements with a high downforce track consisting of 23 low speed corners and you have one of the most demanding races of the season.
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Singapore Grand Prix Preview


25 - 27 September 2009
The Singapore Grand Prix from 25 - 27 September will be the next stop on the F1 calendar for the Force India Formula One Team and the first in a sequence of four flyaway races that culminates with the season finale in Abu Dhabi. The team heads to this event eager to add to its points total following on from its first podium finish in Spa and a fourth place finish at the Italian Grand Prix two weeks ago.
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Singapore Grand Prix - Preview


Monday 21 September 2009

Date: Sunday, 27 September, 2pm CET
Round: 14 of 17
Venue: Marina Bay Street Circuit
Distance: 5.067km (61 laps)
Lap record: 1min 45.599s (2008)
History: Last year marked the first time the Singapore Grand Prix had been part of the Formula 1 World Championship, but a Formula Libre race with that title ran from 1966-73.
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World Motor Sport Council - 2010 Calendar


21/09/2009
An extraordinary meeting of the World Motor Sport Council was held in Paris on 21 September 2009. The following decisions were taken:
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World Motor Sport Council - Renault Verdict


21/09/2009
At an extraordinary meeting of the World Motor Sport Council held in Paris on 21 September 2009, the ING Renault F1 team (“Renault F1”) admitted that the team had conspired with its driver Nelson Piquet Jr. to cause a deliberate crash at the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix, in breach of the International Sporting Code and F1 Sporting Regulations.
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19 September


SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX PREVIEW


Lewis Hamilton
“Last year’s inaugural Singapore Grand Prix was a real example of how to host a new Formula 1 race – fantastic facilities, slick organisation and a unique and interesting track that was not only fun and demanding but also really forced you to push to the limit and take a few risks to get the best from the car. I remember my race in Singapore last year was all about damage limitation – I was driving with one eye on the world championship and wasn’t going to take too many risks. I was happy to finish on the podium. This year, it’s very different – I know I’m out of the title hunt and I want to attack these last four races, pushing for as many victories as I can.”
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17 September


BMW Sauber F1 Team - Singapore Grand Prix - Preview


Munich/Hinwil, 17th September 2009. A year ago the first floodlit race in the history of Formula One turned the teams and spectators into creatures of the night. This extraordinary experience has generated a huge amount of anticipation ahead of the second Singapore Grand Prix, which will get underway at 20.00 hrs local time on 27th September 2009.

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BRAWN GP CONFIRMS PARTNERSHIP WITH CANON FOR SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX


BRACKLEY, 17 SEPTEMBER 2009
Brawn GP is pleased to announce a new partnership with Canon Singapore Pte Ltd for the Singapore Grand Prix, Round 14 of the 2009 FIA Formula One World Championship, which will be held under the floodlights of the Marina Bay Street Circuit on Sunday 27 September.
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16 September


ING Renault F1 Team Statement – 16 September 2009


16/09/2009
The ING Renault F1 Team will not dispute the recent allegations made by the FIA concerning the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix.

It also wishes to state that its managing director, Flavio Briatore and its executive director of engineering, Pat Symonds, have left the team.

Before attending the hearing before the FIA World Motor Sport Council in Paris on 21 September 2009, the team will not make any further comment.
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15 September


Italian Grand Prix Debrief - Q+A with Jarno Trulli


Did the Italian Grand Prix weekend go as expected for you?
In the end it was the kind of tough weekend we were expecting. We knew our car was not particularly suited to Monza so we didn't expect to repeat our form in Spa, when I was on the front row of the grid. Obviously it was disappointing not to score points because that was our target and if things had gone differently that was possible.
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BMW Sauber F1 Team statement on today's FIA press release


15.09.2009
“We are pleased to confirm that the FIA has indicated that we may have a place in the 2010 Formula One World Championship. The team expects to line up on the grid for the first race of the 2010 season.”
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2010 FIA Formula One World Championship - New Entries


15/09/2009
Following an intensive selection and due diligence process, the FIA has awarded the 13th entry in the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship to the Lotus F1 Team.

The FIA also received an impressive application from the BMW Sauber Team. However, given that BMW has announced it will withdraw its support in 2010, there are still uncertainties regarding the future ownership of the team.
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BMW AG reaches agreement with investor on sale of the BMW Sauber F1 Team.

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15.09.2009
Munich/Hinwil, 15th September 2009. BMW AG, based in Munich, Germany, is pleased to announce today that Qadbak Investments Ltd, a Swiss-based foundation which represents the interests of certain Middle East and European based families, has agreed to purchase the BMW Sauber F1 Team, based in Hinwil, Switzerland. The contract was signed today (Tuesday).

A strong investor has therefore been found for the Hinwil-based team. Qadbak´s interest in the team will be represented by Lionel Fischer, a Swiss national.

BMW wishes Qadbak and the Sauber Team every success for the 2010 season and beyond.
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14 September


ITALIAN GRAND PRIX REVIEW


MONDAY 14 SEPTEMBER, 2009
SYNOPSIS
The low drag problem bedevilled the AT&T Williams team again in Monza this weekend. The team anticipated a difficult weekend a fortnight earlier and spent the intervening period since first practice at Spa earlier in the month working on aerodynamic revisions in the wind tunnel and testing the changes at an aero test day before the Monza meeting. However, it proved insufficient to provide the team with enough pace to claim reasonable grid positions, and the race outcome was compromised by Saturday’s qualifying result.
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Settlement of commercial dispute between Grand Prix F1 du Canada Inc. and Formula One Administration

Montreal, September 14, 2009-Grand Prix F1 du Canada Inc. today announced that the commercial dispute between it and Formula One Administration (FOA), which had been ongoing since last fall and led to the cancellation of the 2009 edition of the Canadian Grand Prix, has now been settled.
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SANTANDER EXTENDS PARTNERSHIP WITH VODAFONE McLAREN MERCEDES


Monday 14th September, Woking, UK: The Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Formula 1 team is delighted to announce an extension to its Corporate Partnership with Santander, with the high-profile Santander branding present on all four Vodafone McLaren Mercedes drivers.
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13 September


Italian GP - Race


13th September 2009
Kimi Raikkonen: Position 3° Time 1:16.52.370 Gap +30.664 Laps 53 Chassis 279
Giancarlo Fisichella: Position 9° Time 1:17.48.562 Gap +86.856 Laps 53 Chassis 280
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Italian GP - Last minute podium


Monza, 13th September 2009 - Kimi Raikkonen finished the 53 lap Italian Grand Prix, in third place, but his appearance on the podium at the Prancing Horse’s home race was in doubt until the very last lap. His Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro team-mate Giancarlo Fisichella just missed out on a points place crossing the line ninth. The race was dominated by the Brawn team, who finished first and second, Rubens Barrichello, taking his second win of the year, ahead of Jenson Button. With four races remaining, Ferrari is still third in the Constructors’ classification, with 15 points in hand over McLaren.
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2009 ITALIAN GRAND PRIX - RACE


MONZA, 13 SEPTEMBER
Brawn GP's Rubens Barrichello won the Italian Grand Prix in Monza this afternoon to score his second victory of the season and his eleventh Formula One win. Team-mate Jenson Button came home in second position in his Brawn-Mercedes car to complete a fantastic weekend which sees the team's eighth victory and fourth one-two finish of the 2009 season.
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Bridgestone Motorsport’s Italian Grand Prix Report


13 Sep. 2009
Rubens Barrichello (Brawn GP Formula 1 Team) used a medium - soft tyre strategy to score his second race win of the season after a thrilling and tactical high speed Italian Grand Prix at Monza.
Barrichello finished over two seconds ahead of team-mate Jenson Button who used a soft - medium strategy. Kimi Raikkonen (Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro) finished third with a two stop strategy, soft – soft – medium.
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2009 SANTANDER ITALIAN GRAND PRIX


Monza, Sunday September 13
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“A disappointing result – there’s no point my denying that we’d expected to achieve a lot more here at Monza than a sixth place and a DNF.
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2009 Italian Grand Prix Sunday


13/09/2009
The ING Renault F1 Team came away with four points from Monza as Fernando Alonso finished in fifth place in the Italian Grand Prix.
Teammate Romain Grosjean completed the race in 15th.
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GP Italy: Result


13 | 09 | 09
Séb finished his debut Italian Grand Prix in 13th place. A gearbox fault forced Jaime to retire after 19 laps.
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GP Italy: Result


13 | 09 | 09
Sebastian secured a point at Monza, finishing eighth. He moved into the points after Lewis Hamilton crashed out on the final lap. Mark's afternoon ended on lap one after a collision forced a premature end to his race.
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ITALIAN GRAND PRIX - RACE


SUNDAY 13 SEPTEMBER, 2009
The AT&T Williams team compromised start towards the rear of the grid for the Italian GP today presented limited opportunities and indeed plenty of potential threats. In the event, Kazuki Nakajima and Nico Rosberg made contact in the early stages of the race, resulting in damage to the bodywork of Kazuki’s car, the debris from which became lodged in his team-mate’s FW31. Nico Rosberg as a consequence made two unscheduled stops, the first for a suspected puncture which in fact transpired to be an aerodynamic problem caused by debris, and the second due to damage sustained to the front right wheel which required a precautionary check to ensure the wheel nut locking mechanism had engaged properly. The time loss relegated Nico to a P16 finish, while Kazuki Nakajima, despite carrying an additional technical problem, managed to climb up the order to finish in the top ten.
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BMW Sauber F1 Team - Italian Grand Prix - Race


13.09.2009
Weather: sunny and dry, 27°C Air, 38-39°C Track
Monza (IT). While Nick Heidfeld came seventh after starting 15th in the Italian Grand Prix, his team mate, Robert Kubica, retired after 15 laps due to a gear box oil leak. After a disappointing qualifying the BMW Sauber F1 Team scored two more championship points.
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Italian Grand Prix - Race Round-Up


Sunday 13 September 2009
Jarno Trulli (Car 9, Chassis TF109-06)
Grid: 11th
Race Classification: 14th (+1 lap)
Pit Stop Laps: 35

Timo Glock (Car 10, Chassis TF109-05)
Grid: 16th
Race Classification: 11th (+2m 43.925s)
Pit Stop Laps: 38
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Race Classification


after 53 Laps - 306.720 Kms
FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO SANTANDER D'ITALIA 2009 - Monza
POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT LAPS TIME GAP KPH
1 R. BARRICHELLO BRA Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 53 1:16:21.706 241.000
2 J. BUTTON GBR Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 53 1:16:24.572 +2.866 240.849
3 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 53 1:16:52.370 +30.664 239.397
4 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 53 1:16:52.837 +31.131 239.373
5 F. ALONSO ESP ING Renault F1 Team 53 1:17:20.888 +59.182 237.926
6 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 53 1:17:22.399 +60.693 237.849
7 N. HEIDFELD GER BMW Sauber F1 Team 53 1:17:44.118 +82.412 236.741
8 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 53 1:17:47.113 +85.407 236.589
9 G. FISICHELLA ITA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 53 1:17:48.562 +86.856 236.516
10 K. NAKAJIMA JPN AT&T Williams 53 1:19:03.869 +162.163 232.761
11 T. GLOCK GER Panasonic Toyota Racing 53 1:19:05.631 +163.925 232.675
12 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 52 1:14:59.622 DNF 240.761
13 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 52 1:16:18.421 DNF 236.618
14 J. TRULLI ITA Panasonic Toyota Racing 52 1:16:27.945 +1 LAP 236.126
15 R. GROSJEAN FRA ING Renault F1 Team 52 1:16:59.720 +1 LAP 234.502
16 N. ROSBERG GER AT&T Williams 51 1:17:07.169 +2 LAPS 229.618
NOT CLASSIFIED
V. LIUZZI ITA Force India F1 Team 22 DNF 238.448
J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 19 DNF 232.035
R. KUBICA POL BMW Sauber F1 Team 15 DNF 227.725
M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 0 DNF
FASTEST LAP
A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:24.739 on lap 36 246.106
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Jarno Trulli charity auction brings in Euro300,000


Sunday 13 September 2009
Jarno Trulli hosted a charity auction in the town of Monza last night, raising Euro300,000 for his Abruzzo nel Cuore appeal.
Jarno has spent the past six months raising funds to help the victims of April's earthquake in the Italian region of Abruzzo, Jarno's birthplace. Through the website www.abruzzonelcuore.net and a charity football game, he had already raised around Euro150,000.
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12 September


Italian Grand Prix: Qualifying


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Sébastien will start in 19th place and Jaime in 20th in tomorrow's race at Monza.
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Italian Grand Prix: Qualifying


12 | 09 | 09
Sebastian will start in ninth and Mark in ninth for tomorrow's race in Monza.
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2009 Italian Grand Prix Saturday


Today’s qualifying session in Monza saw Fernando Alonso and Romain Grosjean qualify in 8th and 12th places respectively for tomorrow’s Italian Grand Prix.
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Bridgestone Motorsport’s Saturday Update


12 Sep. 2009
Bridgestone’s soft tyre carried Lewis Hamilton (Vodafone McLaren Mercedes) to his second pole position of the season for tomorrow’s Italian Grand Prix at Monza.

Hamilton set a time of 1min 24.066secs in the last moments of a very close qualifying session. Force India F1 Team driver Adrian Sutil was second fastest and also earlier set the fastest time in the morning practice session, using the soft Bridgestone Potenza.
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Italian GP - Qualifying sessions


12th September 2009
Kimi Raikkonen: 3rd 1.24.523 8 Laps
Giancarlo Fisichella: 14th 1.23.901 9 Laps
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Italian GP - A busy day at home


Monza, 12th September 2009 - Qualifying for Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro’s home race ended with one F60 on the second row of the grid, through Kimi Raikkonen’s third place and the other car, with Giancarlo Fisichella at the controls, on the seventh row in fourteenth place, as our new driver failed to make it through to the final top ten shoot-out. Having spent yesterday’s free practice acclimatising to the unfamiliar surroundings of the Ferrari cockpit and experiencing the effects of KERS for the first time, today the Roman was prepared to up the pace. Unfortunately, in free practice, he lost control of the car, damaging it quite badly when he ended up in the crash barriers. There are only two hours between the end of Saturday’s free practice and the start of qualifying, but the well-drilled Ferrari mechanics got the car ready in time for Fisichella to go out in search of a grid position. Life was a bit smoother on the other side of the garage and Kimi again produced a very strong performance in all three sections of qualifying, especially the final one on race fuel.
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2009 Italian Grand Prix Qualifying and Final Free Practice Report


12 September 2009 - For the second consecutive race, the Force India Formula One Team will start from the front row of the grid as Adrian Sutil put in a superb performance to secure second position for Sunday's Italian Grand Prix. Tonio Liuzzi, racing the VJM02 for the first time this weekend, will start from an impressive seventh position, marking the first time the team has achieved a double top 10 start.
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2009 SANTANDER ITALIAN GRAND PRIX – QUALIFYING ANALYSIS


Monza, Saturday September 12
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“It may be a Formula 1 cliché, but it’s true nonetheless: our whole team did a fantastic job today – Vodafone, McLaren, Mercedes-Benz, everyone. Both our drivers drove excellent laps, aggressive yet controlled, and both of them have good strategies for tomorrow. But, however pleased we are with our overall qualifying performance, the reality is that anything can happen on race day and we never under-estimate our opposition. Nevertheless, we look forward to a great Italian Grand Prix at this majestic circuit, and we confidently expect to be able to play a highly competitive part in it.”
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2009 ITALIAN GRAND PRIX - QUALIFYING


MONZA, 12 SEPTEMBER
Brawn GP's Rubens Barrichello and Jenson Button qualified their Brawn-Mercedes cars on the third row of the grid for Sunday's Italian Prix at the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza with fifth and sixth positions respectively in today's qualifying session.
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ITALIAN GRAND PRIX - QUALIFYING


SATURDAY 12 SEPTEMBER, 2009
Despite an intensive work programme to improve aerodynamic performance in low drag configuration over the past fortnight, the AT&T Williams team was unable to find sufficient performance gain to avert an uncompetitive qualifying performance for the Italian Grand Prix today. With aero performance key, and six cars benefitting from tactically important KERS systems on the high speed Monza circuit, maintaining the team’s unbroken run of eight points scores will be a significant challenge but one that will be tackled with resolve in tomorrow’s race.
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Italian Grand Prix - Qualifying Round-Up


Saturday 12 September 2009
Panasonic Toyota Racing suffered last-minute disappointment at Monza today during qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix. Timo Glock and Jarno Trulli came within a whisker of progressing to second and third qualifying respectively, only to be denied at the very last moment. Both drivers started first qualifying on the medium compound Bridgestone Potenza tyres and steadily improved their lap times before switching to the soft options. Jarno delivered his best time on his final lap to progress but Timo missed out by just 0.022s after encountering traffic in a session where the top 19 were covered by less than a second. Jarno was therefore the only Toyota in second qualifying and he pulled out all the stops on the medium tyres to give himself a great chance of reaching the top 10. He did not improve during a last stint on soft tyres but still looked likely to reach third qualifying until the very last act of the session when he dropped down to 11th.
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BMW Sauber F1 Team - Italian Grand Prix - Qualifying


12.09.2009
Weather: sunny, dry, 24-27°C Air, 31-40°C Track
Monza (IT). After promising free practice sessions, the BMW Sauber F1 Team was disappointed in Qualifying: While both Robert Kubica and Nick Heidfeld consistently improved their lap times, both cars suddenly stopped due to engine failures. Both engines were new. Kubica has qualified 13th for tomorrow’s Italian Grand Prix in Monza, while Heidfeld, who’s engine failed first, was 15th in the session.
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Qualifying Session Preliminary Classification


FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO SANTANDER D'ITALIA 2009 - Monza
POS NAME NAT ENTRANT Q1 Q2 Q3
1 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:23.375 1:22.973 1:24.066
2 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:23.576 1:23.070 1:24.261
3 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:23.349 1:23.426 1:24.523
4 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:23.515 1:23.528 1:24.845
5 R. BARRICHELLO BRA Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 1:23.483 1:22.976 1:25.015
6 J. BUTTON GBR Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 1:23.403 1:22.955 1:25.030
7 V. LIUZZI ITA Force India F1 Team 1:23.578 1:23.207 1:25.043
8 F. ALONSO ESP ING Renault F1 Team 1:23.708 1:23.497 1:25.072
9 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:23.558 1:23.545 1:25.180
10 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:23.755 1:23.273 1:25.314
11 J. TRULLI ITA Panasonic Toyota Racing 1:24.014 1:23.611
12 R. GROSJEAN FRA ING Renault F1 Team 1:23.975 1:23.728
13 R. KUBICA POL BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:24.001 1:23.866
14 G. FISICHELLA ITA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:23.828 1:23.901
15 N. HEIDFELD GER BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:23.584 1:24.275
16 T. GLOCK GER Panasonic Toyota Racing 1:24.036
17 K. NAKAJIMA JPN AT&T Williams 1:24.074
18 N. ROSBERG GER AT&T Williams 1:24.121
19 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:24.220
20 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:24.951
POLE POSITION LAP
L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:24.066 248.076 KPH
FASTEST LAP OVERALL
J. BUTTON GBR Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 1:22.955 251.398 KPH

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Race Director's Note To Teams


2009 Italian Grand Prix
From The FIA Formula 1 Race Director
To All concerned
Document 19
Date 12 September 2009
Time 11:57

Policy regarding cars being driven behind the kerbs at turns 1, 2, 4 and 5
1) A car will be deemed to have cut or missed a chicane if all four wheels are the wrong side (the side furthest from the track) of the higher part of the relevant kerb.
2) In qualifying ,every lap during which a driver cuts or misses a chicane will be deleted.
3) Other than to avoid an accident, if a driver cuts or misses a chicane three times during the race a drive-through penalty will automatically be imposed. Three further cuttings will incur a further drive-through penalty.
4) Any individual cutting of a chicane in which a clear advantage is gained will also incur a separate drive-through penalty.
5) Any cuttings on the first lap (other than those where a clear advantage is gained) will not counttowards the cumulative total in 3) above.

Charlie Whiting
The FIA Formula 1 Race Director
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Third Practice Session Classification


FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO SANTANDER D'ITALIA 2009 - Monza

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME [LAPS] GAP KPH
1 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:23.336 [21] 250.249
2 J. BUTTON GBR Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 1:23.404 [21] +0.068 250.045
3 N. HEIDFELD GER BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:23.490 [18] +0.154 249.787
4 R. BARRICHELLO BRA Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 1:23.575 [20] +0.239 249.533
5 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:23.633 [18] +0.297 249.360
6 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:23.803 [20] +0.467 248.855
7 V. LIUZZI ITA Force India F1 Team 1:23.849 [21] +0.513 248.718
8 F. ALONSO ESP ING Renault F1 Team 1:23.915 [17] +0.579 248.522
9 T. GLOCK GER Panasonic Toyota Racing 1:23.959 [21] +0.623 248.392
10 R. KUBICA POL BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:23.996 [18] +0.660 248.283
11 R. GROSJEAN FRA ING Renault F1 Team 1:24.197 [15] +0.861 247.690
12 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:24.302 [20] +0.966 247.382
13 J. TRULLI ITA Panasonic Toyota Racing 1:24.326 [17] +0.990 247.311
14 K. NAKAJIMA JPN AT&T Williams 1:24.392 [20] +1.056 247.118
15 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:24.572 [23] +1.236 246.592
16 N. ROSBERG GER AT&T Williams 1:24.621 [21] +1.285 246.449
17 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:25.154 [13] +1.818 244.906
18 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:25.244 [16] +1.908 244.648
19 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:25.791 [10] +2.455 243.088
20 G. FISICHELLA ITA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:25.951 [9 ] +2.615 242.635

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11 September


Bridgestone Motorsport’s Friday Update


11 Sep. 2009
Bridgestone’s soft tyre proved to be the fastest rubber at the high speed and historic motor sports destination of Monza for the first day of the Italian Grand Prix. Under glorious blue skies Force India driver Adrian Sutil set a 1min 23.924secs time in the afternoon practice session.
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Monza, Friday Practice


11 | 09 | 09
First practice: Mark Webber 1:24.759 (9th) 19 laps, Sebastian Vettel 1:25.951 (18th) 8 laps.
Second practice: Mark 1:24.979 (14th) 25 laps, Sebastian 1:25.386 (18th) 27 laps.
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BMW Sauber F1 Team - Italian Grand Prix - Free Practice


11.09.2009
Weather: sunny and dry, 25-27°C Air, 28-38°C Track
Monza (IT). The BMW Sauber F1 Team enjoyed a reasonable start to the weekend of the Italian Grand Prix in Monza. Both drivers made good progress during the two 90 minute practice sessions on Friday.
The F1.09 has a modified front wing and a special rear wing to lower the drag for the high speed Monza circuit.
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Monza, Friday Practice


11 | 09 | 09
Morning practice: Séb 1:24.703 (6th) 35 laps, Jaime 1:25.742 (17th) 30 laps.
Afternoon session: Séb 1:24.884 (10th) 44 laps, Jaime 1:25.003 (15th) 34 laps.
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2009 Italian Grand Prix Friday


11 SEP 2009
The ING Renault F1 Team completed a busy day of practice in preparation for this weekend’s Italian Grand Prix.
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ING Renault F1 Team Statement


11 SEP 2009
"The FIA has announced that it is to hold an extraordinary meeting of the World Motor Sport Council ('WMSC') on 21 September 2009. The ING Renault F1 Team is to attend that meeting and answer allegations that members of the team conspired with Nelson Piquet Jnr to cause a deliberate accident at the 2008 Singapore GP, so that Fernando Alonso might benefit from the resulting safety car.
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Italian GP - Learning the kerbs and KERS


Monza, 11 September 2009 – The repercussions from Felipe Massa’s accident in Budapest continue to be felt at Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro, as this weekend sees another Italian making his driving debut with the Prancing Horse. For Giancarlo Fisichella, the start of this morning’s free practice was the moment he had been waiting for ever since he came second in the Belgian Grand Prix a fortnight ago, when he got the call and possibly, ever since he was a little boy!
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Italian GP - Free practice


11th September 2009
First session
G. Fisichella: 8° 1.24.732, 24 Laps, Chassis 280
K. Raikkonen: 10° 1.24.761, 26 Laps, Chassis 279
Second session
G. Fisichella: 20° 1.25.543, 36 Laps, Chassis 280
K. Raikkonen: 8° 1.24.796, 39 Laps, Chassis 279
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Schumacher and Ferrari: a family affair


Maranello, 11 September 2009 – The relationship between Michael Schumacher and Ferrari seems to be destined to last forever. After eleven years as a driver for the Scuderia, winning five Drivers’ and six Constructors titles with the team, Michael will continue working as a consultant for the Prancing Horse, which he has been doing since 2007, for another three years.
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2009 ITALIAN GRAND PRIX - PRACTICE


MONZA, 11 SEPTEMBER
The first of the practice running for Sunday's Italian Grand Prix got underway today at the Monza circuit in northern Italy.
Brawn GP's Rubens Barrichello and Jenson Button used the two ninety-minute sessions to evaluate their Brawn-Mercedes cars in the low downforce configuration required at the fastest circuit on the Formula One calendar.
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Italian Grand Prix - Free Practice Round-Up


Friday 11 September 2009
Panasonic Toyota Racing completed the first two practice sessions for the Italian Grand Prix at Monza today. This weekend's race marks the final Grand Prix in Europe in 2009 and is also a home race for Jarno Trulli. The unique demands of Monza, which is the fastest circuit on the calendar, meant both Jarno and Timo Glock had new low-downforce aerodynamic items to test today. These included circuit-specific revisions to the front and rear wings. They both completed their programmes on a sunny day, in which air temperatures reached 28°C and track temperatures 41°C. The morning session saw both drivers complete a series of set-up comparisons on the medium compound Bridgestone Potenza tyres while further set-up fine-tuning was carried out in the afternoon. During that session Jarno and Timo also tested the soft compound tyres, gathering data which will allow the team to effectively plan its strategy for the weekend.
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2009 SANTANDER ITALIAN GRAND PRIX FREE PRACTICE


Monza, Friday September 11
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“A disciplined day’s work for the team today as we evaluated our low-downforce Monza aero components and looked at tyre performance on heavier fuel loads. We’re encouraged by the results of today’s programme, but are fully aware that all teams will be making substantial changes overnight and, equally, we’ll need to further adapt our cars ahead of qualifying. Nonetheless, we’re encouraged by the direction we’ve taken and the results we’ve seen in both of today’s sessions.”
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ITALIAN GRAND PRIX - PRACTICE


Objectives P1
• Aero and mechanical set-up
Objectives P2
• Performance evaluation of the tyres. Evaluation of aero and mechanical set-up
Conclusions – Patrick Head, Director of Engineering
“We’ve been doing our homework on the tyres today. Both tyres look pretty good and we’ve gathered a lot of data today to go through to optimise our set-up for qualifying tomorrow.”
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2009 Italian Grand Prix Free Practice Report


11 September 2009 - The Force India Formula One Team today had a strong opening day of practice in advance of Sunday's Italian Grand Prix, the final race of the European season. Adrian Sutil recorded the fastest time of the day in the afternoon's second free practice session after setting an encouraging third quickest lap in the morning. His programme focussed on evaluating the VJM02 in low drag configuration, completing back to back tests of different wing levels and assessing the tyre options available this weekend.
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Second Practice Session Classification


FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO SANTANDER D'ITALIA 2009 - Monza

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME [LAPS] GAP KPH
1 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:23.924 [28] 248.496
2 R. GROSJEAN FRA ING Renault F1 Team 1:24.163 [31] +0.239 247.790
3 F. ALONSO ESP ING Renault F1 Team 1:24.297 [35] +0.373 247.396
4 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:24.482 [41] +0.558 246.854
5 R. KUBICA POL BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:24.622 [40] +0.698 246.446
6 T. GLOCK GER Panasonic Toyota Racing 1:24.634 [36] +0.710 246.411
7 N. HEIDFELD GER BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:24.693 [34] +0.769 246.239
8 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:24.796 [39] +0.872 245.940
9 K. NAKAJIMA JPN AT&T Williams 1:24.799 [36] +0.875 245.932
10 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:24.884 [44] +0.960 245.685
11 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:24.902 [32] +0.978 245.633
12 V. LIUZZI ITA Force India F1 Team 1:24.921 [39] +0.997 245.578
13 J. TRULLI ITA Panasonic Toyota Racing 1:24.967 [40] +1.043 245.445
14 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:24.979 [25] +1.055 245.411
15 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:25.003 [34] +1.079 245.341
16 R. BARRICHELLO BRA Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 1:25.140 [35] +1.216 244.947
17 N. ROSBERG GER AT&T Williams 1:25.215 [38] +1.291 244.731
18 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:25.386 [27] +1.462 244.241
19 J. BUTTON GBR Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 1:25.424 [32] +1.500 244.132
20 G. FISICHELLA ITA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:25.543 [36] +1.619 243.793

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First Practice Session Classification


FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO SANTANDER D'ITALIA 2009 - Monza

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME [LAPS GAP KPH
1 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:23.936 [26] 248.460
2 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:24.332 [27] 0.396 247.294
3 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:24.471 [24] 0.535 246.887
4 F. ALONSO ESP ING Renault F1 Team 1:24.477 [21] 0.541 246.869
5 N. HEIDFELD GER BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:24.683 [25] 0.747 246.269
6 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:24.703 [35] 0.767 246.210
7 J. BUTTON GBR Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 1:24.706 [21] 0.770 246.202
8 G. FISICHELLA ITA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:24.732 [24] 0.796 246.126
9 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:24.759 [19] 0.823 246.048
10 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:24.761 [26] 0.825 246.042
11 R. KUBICA POL BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:24.813 [20] 0.877 245.891
12 R. BARRICHELLO BRA Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 1:24.826 [24] 0.890 245.853
13 N. ROSBERG GER AT&T Williams 1:24.927 [29] 0.991 245.561
14 K. NAKAJIMA JPN AT&T Williams 1:25.150 [28] 1.214 244.918
15 R. GROSJEAN FRA ING Renault F1 Team 1:25.612 [18] 1.676 243.596
16 V. LIUZZI ITA Force India F1 Team 1:25.689 [29] 1.753 243.377
17 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:25.742 [30] 1.806 243.227
18 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:25.951 [8] 2.015 242.635
19 J. TRULLI ITA Panasonic Toyota Racing 1:26.020 [23] 2.084 242.441
20 T. GLOCK GER Panasonic Toyota Racing 1:26.325 [17] 2.389 241.584

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10 September


Fisichella: "it’s not a dream, it’s true!"


Monza, 10 September — One could sense the pride which filled Giancarlo Fisichella, as he walked into the FIA Press Conference, wearing Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro team kit for the first time. He was even relaxed enough to answer with humour, when asked what he thought about his new car for this weekend. “At this stage, I cannot tell you much about it, except that it is the colour red! But I can say that being here, for my home Grand Prix, with a new team, Ferrari, is a dream — just great and I have received so many texts and phone calls from friends congratulating me. There is a fantastic atmosphere in the team and everyone has been very nice to me. I feel as though I’m living a dream, but it’s not a dream, it’s true!”
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Raikkonen: "a nice race for the whole team"


Monza, 10 September — Although most of the media attention in the Monza Park centred on Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro’s newest driver, Giancarlo Fisichella, his team-mate Kimi Raikkonen still drew a big crowd of journalists in the Ferrari Media Motorhome this afternoon.
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Ferrari reaches agreement with the Santander Bank


Maranello, 10th September - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement with the Santander Bank, which, as from 2010, will become of the team's most important sponsors.
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Italian Grand Prix 2009 Preview


The ING Renault F1 Team looks forward to round thirteen of the season, the Italian Grand Prix at Monza.
Fernando Alonso: “I believe we can finish the year strongly”
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09 September


Italian Grand Prix Preview


10 - 13 September 2009
Following its inaugural points and podium at the Belgian Grand Prix two weeks ago, the Force India Formula One Team goes to the next round of the FIA Formula One World Championship, the Italian Grand Prix, in a buoyant mood.
The team this time out will have a different look, with Tonio Liuzzi joining Adrian Sutil in the driver line-up following Giancarlo Fisichella's switch to the Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro team.
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PRESS RELEASE


9 September, 2009
Monza
The FOTA Executive Committee, chaired by Luca di Montezemolo, today enjoyed a productive meeting in Monza.
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Raikkonen: "To Monza to remain on the podium"


Maranello, 9th September - These are very intense weeks: after the two consecutive races in Valencia and Spa now there is Monza on the calendar, this year's last race in Europe. In Belgium we won and we want to go on like this in the last races, trying to stay on the podium. It's one of the most important GPs of the year, because we race in front of our fans and it would be great to give them satisfaction. The success at Spa was very important for the team: I could see the guys in front of the podium and understood how much this victory meant for them, especially in such a difficult season. It was great for me to listen to the Finnish and the Italian national anthems after such a long time. And it would be excellent to repeat it until the end of the season. Racing in Monza in front of our fans with all the Prancing Horse flags in the wind is a fantastic feeling. I've never won a race in Italy, but I always liked racing at Monza. For me there's no extra pressure, but I know how much the team wants to have a great race here.
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The home race for Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro


Maranello, 9th September - The final European event on the Formula 1 calendar is a very important one for Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro, it being the home race for the Maranello-based team. The Scuderia makes the short trip to the Royal Park of Monza in good form, after Kimi Raikkonen gave Ferrari its first win of the season, ten days ago in Belgium. However, the main talking point over the weekend is likely to be the driver of car Number 3, as Giancarlo Fisichella, another star of the Spa-Francorchamps weekend, now has the honour and indeed the responsibility of being an Italian driver in a Prancing Horse car at the historic and atmospheric Monza circuit. By his own admission, driving a Ferrari Formula 1 car has always been a dream of his. Since being released from his Force India contract, the Roman driver has had sessions in Ferrari’s static simulator to acclimatise to the F60 cockpit environment and has been extensively briefed by the engineers, to be as well prepared as possible for the weekend ahead.
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08 September


Bridgestone Motorsport Italian Grand Prix Preview


08 Sep. 2009
Bridgestone will bring the medium and soft tyres to the Italian Grand Prix on September 11-13 which takes place at the high-speed circuit of Monza, located just north of Milan.
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Italian Grand Prix Preview Q+A - Jarno Trulli

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Is it different for you to be racing in your home Grand Prix this weekend?
For me, the Italian Grand Prix is a very special occasion and I always look forward to this weekend. It's great to drive in front of your own fans and there are always a lot of people supporting me at Monza. In the past we had two Grands Prix in Italy, plus some testing, but this weekend is the only time I will be driving on my home ground this year and I only live a couple of hours or so away in St Moritz so it is really local for me.
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BRAWN GP AND ITAIPAVA TEAM UP FOR BRAZILIAN GRAND PRIX SPONSORSHIP


BRACKLEY, 08 SEPTEMBER 2009
Brawn GP is pleased to confirm the agreement of a special one-race partnership with Brazilian brewing company Cervejaria Petrópolis for the 2009 Brazilian Grand Prix to be held at the Interlagos circuit in Sao Paulo on 18 October.
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Tonio Liuzzi Q&A: 'I think we'll be straight away close to the pace'

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Force India reserve driver Tonio Liuzzi will replace Giancarlo Fisichella from this weekend's Italian GP, and thus has the chance to make his F1 comeback in his home race. We asked Tonio for his thoughts on his return.
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07 September


ITALIAN GRAND PRIX PREVIEW

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At a Glance
When Friday 11 to Sunday 13 September, 2009
Where Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, Italy
Round 13 of 17
Standings AT&T Williams 30.5pts (6th), N Rosberg 30.5pts (6th), K Nakajima 0pts -
Italy’s Hot Topics
Will KERS benefit the Renaults?
Will Liuzzi help Force India maintain their form?
Will Fisichella be the darling of the Tifosi?
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2009 ITALIAN GRAND PRIX - PREVIEW

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MONZA, 11-13 SEPTEMBER
The Italian Grand Prix, Round 13 of the 2009 FIA Formula One World Championship, will be held this weekend at the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza just outside of Milan and bring Formula One's European season to its conclusion.
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Tonio Liuzzi steps up to race for Force India

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7 September 2009 - The Force India Formula One Team is pleased to announce Vitantonio Liuzzi will assume driving duties of car number 21 from next weekend's Italian Grand Prix.

After evaluating options following Giancarlo Fisichella's switch to the Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro team, Tonio has been promoted to the race seat from Monza onwards. The 28-year-old Italian has fulfilled the team's crucial test, reserve driver and development role from the start of the 2008 season.
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Bridgestone Motorsport Feature – Round 13, Italian GP

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07 Sep. 2009
SPAcial awareness …
The twelfth round of this year’s Formula One season held at Spa served up some rather interesting results, with exceptionally close lap times and an unexpected podium line-up.
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05 September


ING Renault F1 Team and Fernando Alonso complete a spectacular Roadshow in Oviedo


05/09/2009
The ING Renault F1 Team and Fernando Alonso completed a successful Roadshow in Oviedo (northern Spain) today as Fernando drove his Formula One car on the streets of his hometown in front of 170,000 spectators.
The venue for this event was the Plaza de América in central Oviedo where a special 1.8km track was created on the city’s streets. Fernando drove his go-kart, several Renault road cars, including a Mégane Sport RS and Mégane Trophy before finally burning rubber in last year’s Renault F1 Car, the R28.
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04 September


ING Renault F1 Team Statement


04.09.09
The ING Renault F1 Team acknowledges the FIA’s request for representatives of the team to appear before the FIA World Motor Sport Council in Paris on the 21st of September 2009. Before attending the hearing, the team will not make any further comment.
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Extraordinary Meeting of the World Motor Sport Council


04/09/2009
Representatives of ING Renault F1 have been requested to appear before an extraordinary meeting of the FIA World Motor Sport Council in Paris on Monday, 21 September 2009.
The team representatives have been called to answer charges, including a breach of Article 151c of the International Sporting Code, that the team conspired with its driver, Nelson Piquet Jr, to cause a deliberate crash at the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix with the aim of causing the deployment of the safety car to the advantage of its other driver, Fernando Alonso.
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BMW Sauber F1 Team - Italian Grand Prix - Preview


04.09.2009
Munich/Hinwil, 4th September 2009. The BMW Sauber F1 Team is sensing an opportunity as the drivers and engineers prepare for the Italian Grand Prix. The revitalising effect of the team’s strong performance last time out at Spa-Francorchamps has boosted spirits ahead of the visit to Monza’s legendary high-speed circuit.
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2009 SANTANDER ITALIAN GRAND PRIX PREVIEW


Lewis Hamilton
“Since we no longer test at Monza before the Santander Italian Grand Prix, it will take the drivers a bit of acclimatisation to get used to running in low downforce at this high-speed circuit. It’s a real challenge to get the set-up right because there’s never an ideal compromise between speed along the straight and through the corners. It’s never easy to keep the car on the track because it slides all the time: at most tracks, you feel like the downforce is sticking you to the track at high speeds – but not at Monza, it’s like you are skating across the surface. But it’s a fantastic circuit – our car has traditionally gone well there so I am looking forward to another competitive weekend.”
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03 September

Montezemolo: Fischella is an expert driver and deserves Ferrari


Maranello, 3rd September - Ferrari President, Luca di Montezemolo made the following comment in the course of an interview with TG1, that goes to air tonight in the 20h00 edition: “I chose Fisichella for several reasons, starting with the fact he deserves it, that he’s on great form and that he is an expert driver. On top of that, we all wanted to have an Italian driver in our car for Monza and lastly, because it takes the long term view, as he will be our third driver.”
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Fisichella: “I’m in seventh heaven”


Maranello, 3rd September 2009 – Today is a very special day for Giancarlo Fisichella. The racing driver from Rome arrived in Maranello to meet Stefano Domenicali in the afternoon, starting immediately with his work to get ready with the Scuderia for the race in Monza on the weekend after next.
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Fisichella to drive for Ferrari


Maranello, 3rd September 2009 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro announces that it has appointed Giancarlo Fisichella to drive car number 3 from now to the end of the 2009 season. [Read More!]
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Force India release Fisichella to join Ferrari


3 September 2009 - Following extensive discussions over the past 24 hours, the Force India Formula One Team has agreed to release Giancarlo Fisichella from his contract to join the Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro team for the remainder of the 2009 season, starting with immediate effect.
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01 September


OK from Miami for Felipe


Maranello, 1st September 2009 – It was a long day yesterday for Felipe Massa, seen by doctors. The Ferrari driver flew to Miami on Sunday for some important check ups carried out by Professor Stephen Olvey, Head of the Jackson Memorial Hospital Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit.
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DC’s Guide to Monza


31 | 08 | 09
It’s one of the classic circuits, the home race for Scuderia Toro Rosso (and the other one…) and where Red Bull F1 scored its first victory last year. But, for the inside line on this infamous track we asked David Coulthard – who won here in 1997 - to take us around the Autodromo Nazionale Monza…
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Belgian Grand Prix Debrief - Q+A with Timo Glock


Was Spa as much fun with the 2009-specification car as it was in the past?
Absolutely. Spa is just a great circuit and even though the cars have changed a bit, the circuit is the same and it is still a huge challenge. Every season I look forward particularly to racing at Spa and it is a really nice feeling when practice starts and you can do your first laps. Last weekend was only my third time at Spa in a Formula 1 car but I am sure that feeling never goes away.
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BELGIAN GRAND PRIX REVIEW


TUESDAY 1 SEPTEMBER, 2009
SYNOPSIS
With low drag circuit characteristics demanding less aerodynamic focus and resource because of their relative scarcity on the calendar in 2009, it was perhaps no great surprise that the form guide in Spa would show a number of discrepancies from the usual order. However, so many leading teams appeared to be struggling on Friday and the AT&T Williams team was no exception, managing no better than P12 in an unrepresentative wet morning session.
The loss of the morning session to the weather meant that the team didn’t become fully aware of its lack of competitiveness until late on Friday, and this in itself precipitated a late night of engineering consideration to ensure some ground could be recovered in P3 and Qualifying.
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