31 October


2009 ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX - QUALIFYING


YAS MARINA, 31 OCTOBER
Brawn GP's Rubens Barrichello and Jenson Button qualified in fourth and fifth positions respectively today for the inaugural Abu Dhabi Grand Prix which takes place at the Yas Marina Circuit on Sunday.
The action began in daylight with darkness rapidly falling over the course of the qualifying hour and the floodlights coming on to illuminate the track. Rubens and Jenson ran consistently in the top ten for the first two sessions, favouring the harder prime tyre, and progressing easily through to the final qualifying session.
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2009 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Qualifying and Final Free Practice Report


Adrian Sutil (car 20, VJM02/01):
FP3: 9th 1:41.372 (22 laps)
Q1: 18th 1:41.863 (10 laps)
Tonio Liuzzi (car 21, VJM02/04):
FP3: 14th 1:41.675 (20 laps)
Q1: 17th 1:41.701 (10 laps)
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ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX - QUALIFYING


SATURDAY 31 OCTOBER, 2009
AT&T Williams’ qualifying performance in Abu Dhabi this evening was solid if not to the team’s best measure this season. Nico Rosberg’s p9 grid slot provides the prospect of a points finish tomorrow afternoon, but the team will be looking to find sufficient pace on the Yas Marina circuit to defend its slender championship advantage over its nearest rivals. Kazuki Nakajima finished the day in p14, but has kept close company with his team-mate all weekend, and despite a poorer starting position, will be looking to make a contribution to the championship conclusion tomorrow.
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Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Qualifying Round-Up


Saturday 31 October 2009
Panasonic Toyota Racing completed Formula 1's first-ever twilight qualifying session today, for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at the stunning new Yas Marina Circuit. Jarno Trulli earned his ninth top-six start of the year while Kamui Kobayashi, in just his second Grand Prix, again performed admirably.
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2009 ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING


Yas Marina circuit, Saturday October 31
MARTIN WHITMARSH Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“Lewis did a brilliant job, demonstrating prodigious speed, to secure pole position in dominant fashion in Abu Dhabi this evening. We were relatively aggressive in terms of his fuel strategy, but we’ve certainly been more aggressive in a few other qualifying sessions this year and there’s therefore no doubt that his pace here is very genuine.
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BMW Sauber F1 Team - Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Qualifying


31.10.2009
Weather: dry, 33°C Air, 46°C Track
Abu Dhabi (UAE). For the third time this season the BMW Sauber F1 Team progressed on its own merit with both cars into the top ten session for the grid. Robert Kubica qualified seventh for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Nick Heidfeld was eighth. Therefore the team, with at least one car, has taken part in the top ten qualifying session in ten out of this season’s 17.
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Qualifying Session Official Classification


2009 FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX - Yas Marina

POS NO NAME NAT ENTRANT Q1 Q2 Q3
1 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone Mclaren Mercedes 1:39.873 1:39.695 1:40.948
2 S.VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:40.666 1:39.984 1:41.615
3 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:40.667 1:40.272 1:41.726
4 R. BARRICHELLO BRA Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 1:40.574 1:40.421 1:41.786
5 J. BUTTON GBR Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 1:40.378 1:40.148 1:41.892
6 J. TRULLI ITA Panasonic Toyota Racing 1:40.517 1:40.373 1:41.897
7 R. KUBICA POl BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:40.520 1:40.545 1:41.992
8 N. HEIDFELD GER BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:40.558 1:40.635 1:42.343
9 N. ROSBERG GER AT&T Williams 1:40.842 1:40.661 1:42.583
10 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:40.908 1:40.430 1:42.713
11 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:41.100 1:40.726
12 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Panasonic Toyota Racing 1:41.035 1:40.777
13 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Vodafone Mclaren Mercedes 1:40.808 1:40.983
14 K. NAKAJIMA JPN AT&T Williams 1:41.096 1:41.148
15 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:41.503 1:41.689
16 F. ALONSO ESP Renault F1 Team 1:41.667
17 V. LIUZZI ITA Force India F1 Team 1:41.701
18 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:41.863
19 R. GROSJEAN FRA Renault F1 Team 1:41.950
20 G. FISICHELLA ITA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:42.184
POLE POSITION LAP
L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone Mclaren Mercedes 1:40.948 198.066 KPH
FASTEST LAP OVERALL
L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone Mclaren Mercedes 1:39.695 200.555 KPH

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Third Practice Session Classification


2009 FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX - Yas Marina

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME [LAPS] GAP KPH
1 J. BUTTON GBR Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 1:40.625 [21] 198.702
2 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:40.627 [18] +0.002 198.698
3 R. BARRICHELLO BRA Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 1:40.907 [20] +0.282 198.146
4 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:40.934 [22] +0.309 198.093
5 N. HEIDFELD GER BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:41.241 [18] +0.616 197.493
6 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:41.263 [20] +0.638 197.450
7 J. TRULLI ITA Panasonic Toyota Racing 1:41.310 [23] +0.685 197.358
8 R. KUBICA POL BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:41.322 [20] +0.697 197.335
9 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:41.372 [22] +0.747 197.237
10 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:41.373 [23] +0.748 197.235
11 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:41.403 [19] +0.778 197.177
12 N. ROSBERG GER AT&T Williams 1:41.478 [22] +0.853 197.031
13 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Panasonic Toyota Racing 1:41.499 [24] +0.874 196.991
14 V. LIUZZI ITA Force India F1 Team 1:41.675 [20 +1.050 196.650
15 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:41.682 [15] +1.057 196.636
16 F. ALONSO ESP Renault F1 Team 1:41.897 [19] +1.272 196.221
17 K. NAKAJIMA JPN AT&T Williams 1:42.156 [21] +1.531 195.724
18 R. GROSJEAN FRA Renault F1 Team 1:42.213 [19] +1.588 195.615
19 G. FISICHELLA ITA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:42.351 [23] +1.726 195.351

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Bridgestone Motorsport’s Friday Update


30 Oct. 2009
Bridgestone’s soft tyre took Vodafone McLaren Mercedes driver Heikki Kovalainen to the fastest time of the first ever day of Formula One cars running at the spectacular Yas Marina Circuit for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Kovalainen set a time of 1m 41.307secs in the later of the two afternoon practice sessions. His teammate Lewis Hamilton was fastest in the first practice session, using the medium compound Bridgestone Potenza.
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30 October


2009 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Free Practice Report


Adrian Sutil (car 20, VJM02/01):
FP1: 7th 1:44.688 (14 laps)
FP2: 11th 1:42.180 (28 laps)
Tonio Liuzzi (car 21, VJM02/04):
FP1: 17th 1:46.239 (22 laps)
FP2: 15th 1:42.530 (33 laps)
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Abu Dhabi GP - Free practice


First Session
K. Raikkonen: 15° 1.45.704, 27 laps, chassis 279
G. Fisichella: 18° 1.46.267, 26 laps, chassis 280
Second Session
K. Raikkonen: 10° 1.41.987, 39 laps, chassis 279
G. Fisichella: 17° 1.42.932, 37 laps, chassis 280
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The Drivers On... Friday Practice


30 | 10 | 09
Here's what Séb and Jaime had to say after their first day's driving around the Yas Marina circuit...
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The Drivers On... Friday Practice


30 | 10 | 09
Here's what Mark and Seb though of their first day on the new circuit:
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2009 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Friday


The Renault F1 Team completed a busy day of practice at the Yas Marina circuit in preparation for this weekend’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
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2009 ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX - PRACTICE


YAS MARINA, 30 OCTOBER
The first on-track action for the inaugural Abu Dhabi Grand Prix got underway today at the impressive new Yas Marina Circuit.
With the final race of the season due to be Formula One's first day/night race, today's first practice session began at 1300 with the second session taking place from 1700, the same time as the race will start on Sunday.
Brawn GP's Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello completed 59 laps and 61 laps respectively of the 5.554km circuit over the course of the two ninety-minute sessions ending the day in third and eighth positions on the timesheets.
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2009 ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX - FREE PRACTICE


Yas Marina circuit, Friday October 30

HEIKKI KOVALAINEN
MP4-24-03
P1 programme 20 laps 1m45.123s (10th)
P2 programme 35 laps 1m41.307s (1st)
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BMW Sauber F1 Team - Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Free Practice


30.10.2009
Weather: dry, 30-37°C Air, 31-50°C Track
Abu Dhabi (UAE). BMW Sauber F1 Team driver Nick Heidfeld was able to complete the normal Friday programme with tyre evaluation and set-up work on the spectacular new YAS Marina Circuit. However, his team mate Robert Kubica didn’t have the opportunity to drive in the dark under floodlights as, due to an engine failure, he retired just before sunset in the second free practice session.
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ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX - PRACTICE


FRIDAY 30 OCTOBER, 2009
Objectives P1
• Mechanical, aero and fuel systems checks
Objectives P2
• Long runs for race balance, brake wear analysis, tyre compares, starts
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Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Free Practice Round-Up


Friday 30 October 2009
Jarno Trulli (Car 9, Chassis TF109-06)
1st Practice: 10th, 1m 44.958s (+1.019s), 25 laps
2nd Practice: 14th, 1m 42.409s (+1.102s), 30 laps
Kamui Kobayashi (Car 10, Chassis TF109-04)
1st Practice: 19th, 1m 46.364s (+2.425s), 28 laps
2nd Practice: 5th, 1m 41.636s (+0.329s), 34 laps
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Second Practice Session Classification


2009 FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX - Yas Marina

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME [LAPS] GAP KPH
1 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:41.307 [35] 197.364
2 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:41.504 [34] +0.197 196.981
3 J. BUTTON GBR Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 1:41.541 [39] +0.234 196.909
4 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:41.591 [37] +0.284 196.812
5 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Panasonic Toyota Racing 1:41.636 [34] +0.329 196.725
6 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:41.683 [37] +0.376 196.634
7 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:41.684 [34] +0.377 196.632
8 R. BARRICHELLO BRA Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 1:41.831 [38] +0.524 196.348
9 N. ROSBERG GER AT&T Williams 1:41.931 [39] +0.624 196.156
10 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:41.987 [39] +0.680 196.048
11 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:42.180 [28] +0.873 195.678
12 K. NAKAJIMA JPN AT&T Williams 1:42.245 [36] +0.938 195.553
13 N. HEIDFELD GER BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:42.278 [36] +0.971 195.490
14 J. TRULLI ITA Panasonic Toyota Racing 1:42.409 [30] +1.102 195.240
15 V. LIUZZI ITA Force India F1 Team 1:42.530 [33] +1.223 195.010
16 F. ALONSO ESP Renault F1 Team 1:42.782 [29] +1.475 194.532
17 G. FISICHELLA ITA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:42.932 [37] +1.625 194.248
18 R. GROSJEAN FRA Renault F1 Team 1:43.021 [37] +1.714 194.080
19 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:43.022 [39] +1.715 194.078
20 R. KUBICA POL BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:43.708 [13] +2.401 192.795

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AT&T Williams confirms engine partnership with Cosworth


Friday October 30, 2009, Abu Dhabi. The AT&T Williams team today confirmed that it has signed a long-term engine partnership with Cosworth Limited.
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First Practice Session Classification


2009 FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX - Yas Marina

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME [LAPS] GAP KPH
1 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:43.939 [18] 192.366
2 J. BUTTON GBR Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 1:44.035 [20] +0.096 192.189
3 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:44.153 [28] +0.214 191.971
4 R. BARRICHELLO BRA Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 1:44.207 [23] +0.268 191.871
5 N. HEIDFELD GER BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:44.667 [23] +0.728 191.028
6 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:44.687 [32] +0.748 190.992
7 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:44.688 [14] +0.749 190.990
8 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:44.805 [25] +0.866 190.777
9 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:44.955 [33] +1.016 190.504
10 J. TRULLI ITA Panasonic Toyota Racing 1:44.958 [25] +1.019 190.499
11 R. KUBICA POL BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:44.988 [22] +1.049 190.444
12 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:45.123 [20] +1.184 190.200
13 N. ROSBERG GER AT&T Williams 1:45.649 [27] +1.710 189.253
14 K. NAKAJIMA JPN AT&T Williams 1:45.679 [25] +1.740 189.199
15 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:45.704 [27] +1.765 189.154
16 F. ALONSO ESP Renault F1 Team 1:45.865 [23] +1.926 188.866
17 V. LIUZZI ITA Force India F1 Team 1:46.239 [22] +2.300 188.202
18 G. FISICHELLA ITA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:46.267 [26] +2.328 188.152
19 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Panasonic Toyota Racing 1:46.364 [28] +2.425 187.980
20 R. GROSJEAN FRA Renault F1 Team 1:46.411 [27] +2.472 187.897

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29 October


Abu Dhabi GP - Raikkonen: “a few different options”


Yas Marina, 29 October – On his last Grand Prix appearance as a Ferrari driver, Kimi Raikkonen was in the official FIA press conference this afternoon, in the huge media facility at the brand new track. Naturally, the Finn’s future was what held the most interest for the journalists. “My situation is not any different than a few races ago. I don’t have a contract anymore with Ferrari. It is the last race and we try to make a good result and we will see what happens in the future,” he began. “Basically I have a few different options and we will see what is the best one overall and then make my decision. Rallying is definitely one option, but I mean it is not just Formula One and rallying. There are other things I could do and we will see what happens. It’s definitely going to be Formula One, but it would have to be in the contract that I’m allowed to do rallying. It’s not going to hurt you. Any kind of driving is always going to give you some experience, so I don’t see what’s the issue. It’s been working well this year, so as long as it doesn’t disturb what you’re doing in Formula One or whatever you do, I don’t see that there’s any problem.”
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Abu Dhabi GP - Fisichella: “I would not turn back the clock”


Yas Marina, 29 October – The first official work day of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was a day for everyone to discover this amazing new facility and its intriguing circuit and the unusual pit lane exit that crosses the track through a tunnel was the first thing Giancarlo Fisichella was asked about when he had his usual Thursday media session at Ferrari’s hospitality. “I did a lap of the track on foot this morning with my engineers and from what I’ve seen on the simulator, the pit lane exit should be very interesting,” said the Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro driver. “Actually, you pass the point where the pit lane speed limiter comes off before you tackle the tunnel, so we will have to wait and see tomorrow if it is tricky or not.”
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Abu Dhabi Doo!


29 | 10 | 09
Wow and double wow with bells on! Welcome to the world’s classiest desert car park and oasis.
Apparently, the MD of Silverstone Circuit is coming out to visit the Yas Marina Circuit. If you don’t know what he looks like, he’ll be the man weeping in a quiet corner as this newest F1 venue shows what money can do.
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The Season From The Pitwall


29 | 10 | 09
Red Bull Racing’s team manager Jonathan Wheatley has seen the circuit at Abu Dhabi rise out of the desert this year and watched the team emerge from mid-table to 2009 contenders. We spoke to him about this track and circuit and got him to cast an eye back over a remarkable year.
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28 October


BRAWN GP & QTEL AGREE PARTNERSHIP FOR ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX


ABU DHABI
28 OCTOBER 2009
Brawn GP is pleased to confirm a one-race partnership with Qatar Telecom for the final race of the 2009 Formula One season, the inaugural Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, which takes place at the spectacular Yas Marina circuit this weekend.
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Williams F1 establishes Technical Centre at Qatar’s


Doha, Wednesday October 28, 2009. Williams F1 and the Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP) formally signed an agreement today to inaugurate the Williams Technology Centre (WTC). QSTP is a world class incubator for the research, development and commercialisation of new technologies that has attracted significant R&D investment from companies such as Shell, Microsoft and GE.
QSTP is part of the Qatar Foundation which also incorporates Education City, which hosts overseas campuses for six US universities including Carnegie Mellon and Texas A&M.
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2009 ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX PREVIEW


YAS MARINA, 30 OCTOBER - 1 NOVEMBER
The inaugural Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the final round of the 2009 Formula One season, takes place this weekend at the new Yas Marina Circuit on the eastern side of Abu Dhabi.
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27 October


A special weekend for Ferrari


Maranello, 27 October 2009 - This Sunday marks the end of a very unusual season of Formula 1 Grands Prix, characterised by significant technical regulation changes which in turn led to a new order, with the more established teams, including Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro, having to make way for new names at the top of the classifications. While both championships were decided a fortnight ago in Brazil, this still promises to be a very interesting weekend, as it takes place at the brand new Yas Marina circuit, a facility which even makes some of the more recent additions to the calendar look slightly dated.
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2009 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Preview


The Renault F1 Team prepares for this weekend’s inaugural Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the final race of the 2009 season.
Fernando Alonso: “I would love to finish the season on a high”
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Abu Dhabi Preview Q+A - Jens Marquardt, Team Manager


What are the first steps you take when preparing for a new circuit in terms of logistics?
The first thing is to try to get as much information as possible beforehand, so either you approach the circuit directly or, more often than not, they are proactive in letting us know what their status is. With Suzuka for example, the changes were made to the pit facilities. So they sent us the drawings, information about their plans and an invitation to go there on a recce to take photos, ask questions, make requests and understand what the situation is on the ground. It is useful to give our input about what we require from electricity and network connections, all that sort of thing.
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Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Preview


Tuesday 27 October 2009
Date: Sunday, 1 November, 2pm CET
Round: 17 of 17
Venue: Yas Marina Circuit
Distance: 5.554km (55 laps)
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Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Preview


30 October - 1 November 2009
The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, from 30 October - 1 November, will be the finale of the 2009 FIA Formula One World Championship. A new venue on the calendar, it's one of the most talked about events of recent years on account of the sheer scale of the work involved in constructing the state-of-the-art Yas Marina circuit.
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Kamui Kobayashi to compete in Abu Dhabi Grand Prix


Tuesday 27 October 2009
Panasonic Toyota Racing can confirm that Kamui Kobayashi will race for the team in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Kamui, 23, made his Grand Prix debut in Brazil, where he qualified 11th and finished ninth after a fighting performance.
He once again replaces Timo Glock, who suffered a cracked vertebra and cut leg in an accident during qualifying for the Japanese Grand Prix earlier this month.
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ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX PREVIEW


At a Glance
When Friday 30 October to Sunday 1 November, 2009
Where Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi
Round 17 of 17
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26 October


Bridgestone Motorsport Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Preview


26 Oct. 2009
Bridgestone heads to Yas Marina for the first ever Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on October 30 – November 1, where the medium and soft compound Potenzas will be exploring this exciting new 5.5 km circuit.
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Bridgestone Motorsport Feature – Round 17, Abu Dhabi GP


26 Oct. 2009
New track…
Bridgestone heads to the exciting new motor sport venue of Yas Marina in Abu Dhabi for the first ever Abu Dhabi Grand Prix which will crown the end of an exciting 2009 season.
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Raikkonen: "Let’s conclude the triennium in red with something nice”


Maranello, 26 October 2009 - The race in Abu Dhabi will be my last Grand Prix with Ferrari and as usual I will give it everything to gain the best possible result. We’ll try to conclude this difficult year with a good result, hoping that it will be enough to gain the third place in the Constructors’ Championship, McLaren took over in Brazil. It will be difficult, because the competition is very strong. Furthermore in Brazil the two Titles have been assigned, so maybe there are certain drivers, who will risk a little bit more, as everything has been decided already. Our direct competitors are still improving their car, while we have been using the same car since the race in Hungary at the end of July.
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Mark Looks Ahead to Abu Dhabi


26 | 10 | 09
Following his emphatic win in Sao Paulo, we asked Mark on his thoughts on the final race of the year and the new venue.
“As usual, the F1 season has been pretty long, but it’s still always good to have the chance to drive the car again, particularly when we’re in our current form. The last race of the year will be very interesting to go to, as no-one’s raced there before and it’s another street circuit – it sounds fascinating.
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23 October


Montezemolo: "Best wishes for good work to Todt"


Maranello, 23 October 2009 - Jean Todt, former Head of the Scuderia and Ferrari CEO, has been nominated FIA President today. In a press release from FOTA Ferrari Chairman Luca di Montezemolo declared: "I would like to send my best wishes to Jean Todt in his new role, as I have always appreciated his ability, dedication and commitment. I am sure that, under his guidance, the Federation will be rejuvenated and will restore a climate open to dialogue and constructive collaboration with the teams and FOTA, thus ensuring stability of the regulations and the whole environment.
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FOTA welcomes Jean Todt to the FIA Presidency


23 October, 2009
The Formula One Teams Association (FOTA) today congratulated Jean Todt on his victory in the FIA presidential election, and welcomed him to his new position.
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FIA Elects New President


23/10/2009
Jean Todt has been elected President of the FIA for a four-year term by the FIA General Assembly at its annual meeting in Paris.
The FIA membership voted as follows:
For Jean Todt: 135
For Ari Vatanen: 49
Abstentions/invalid votes: 12
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BMW Sauber F1 Team - Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Preview


23.10.2009
30th October – 1st November 2009
17th and final World Championship race
Munich/Hinwil, 23rd October 2009. The 17th and final race of the 2009 FIA Formula One World Championship will take place on 1st November with the maiden grand prix at the new Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. The whole of the Formula One community is looking forward to sampling the new venue on the calendar, as anticipation builds ahead of the debut of Formula One at the track. The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will also be the first time the drivers will have started a race in daylight and finished it after dark.
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2009 ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX PREVIEW


Lewis Hamilton

“We’ve had a fantastic second half of the season, and it would be perfect to end the year with a win – it would send us into the winter fully motivated and pumped up for the 2010 season. All the signs point to Abu Dhabi being another strong track for us – there are plenty of slow corners leading onto long straights, where KERS will be very advantageous.

“Seeing as it’s likely to be the last race for KERS, it would be fantastic to send it off with a perfect result – that would be a very fitting farewell for all the engineers who have worked so hard to make the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes system the best in the business.”
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22 October


Raikkonen: Not much luck in Interlagos


Maranello - First of all I want to congratulate Jenson for winning the Championship: I know how he’s felling right now… He had a great start of the season, winning six out of seven races, while the second part was pretty difficult for him. But a Championship is decided by the points you gain as of March and he gained more than anybody else.
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21 October


World Motor Sport Council - 2010 Calendar


21/10/2009
The World Motor Sport Council met in Paris on 21 October 2009. The following decisions were taken:
FORMULA ONE
The Monaco Grand Prix has been moved forward one week to 16 May. The FIA has approved in principle a proposal to swap the dates of the Abu Dhabi and Brazilian grands prix, pending agreement with the promoters of both events.
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20 October


Brazilian Grand Prix Debrief - Q+A with Kamui Kobayashi


How much notice did you have that you would be racing in Brazil? Were you well prepared?
I was told almost a week before while I was in Japan for a fan event so I had a few days to prepare. That was more time than I had in Suzuka when I had less than two hours to get ready for practice! I felt quite well prepared when practice started because I had worked hard with the team to in the previous few days to confirm everything. And the experience at Suzuka was quite helpful as well because at least I had the chance to get a feel for the car as it is now, because it has changed and improved a lot since my last tests with it in February.
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19 October


BRAZILIAN GRAND PRIX -REVIEW


MONDAY 19 OCTOBER, 2009
SYNOPSIS
The AT&T Williams team returned from the penultimate round of this year’s Championship without points despite fielding a competitive car. Unfortunately race performance was compromised by the first mechanical failure of the season when the gearbox in Nico Rosberg’s FW31 failed; the gearbox, which was on its fourth race, has proven to be dependable technology and the team are confident that following a full strip and analysis in the factory tonight that the solution will be straightforward;
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2009 BRAZILIAN GRAND PRIX - RACE


INTERLAGOS, 18 OCTOBER
Brawn GP secured the 2009 FIA Formula One Constructors' Championship at the Brazilian Grand Prix in Interlagos today with Jenson Button driving a superb race from 14th position on the grid to a fifth place finish to wrap up the Drivers' Championship with one race of the season to go.
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Webber Wins, Brawn Button It Up


18 | 10 | 09
We were always confident, or as confident as you can be in Formula 1, that Mark Webber looked favourite to win this penultimate race of the season, as the RB5 was quick, very quick and fuelled longer than its closest rivals. And so it turned out.
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WEBBER WINS!


18 | 10 | 09
Mark Webber won the Brazilian Grand Prix this afternoon with Sebastian Vettel coming fourth.
Having started in second position on the grid, Webber lead from lap 25 in an incident-packed race, while Sebastian fought long and hard to come from a starting place of 15th to beat both Brawn drivers.
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From China To Brazil


18 | 10 | 09
It’s been a long time coming, but for the first time since the Chinese Grand Prix, we are back in the points again, thanks to Sébastien Buemi’s seventh place finish.
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Séb Puts Us Back In The Points


18 | 10 | 09
Sébastien Buemi put Toro Rosso back in the points in Sao Paulo finishing seventh with Jaime coming 14th.
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2009 Brazilian Grand Prix Sunday


It was a disappointing Brazilian Grand Prix for the Renault F1 Team as Fernando Alonso retired on the opening lap of the race. Teammate Romain Grosjean completed the race in 13th. Fernando Alonso, R2904, DNF
“It was a very busy first lap and unfortunately I got caught up in it. I made a good start and we had a promising strategy for the race, but unfortunately when Sutil and Trulli collided I was hit by the Force India as well. It’s a real shame because this is a special track for me; I always enjoy racing here and I think we could have scored points today.”
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Brazilian GP - One more chance


Interlagos, 18 October 2009 - Kimi Raikkonen picked up three points for finishing the Brazilian Grand Prix in sixth place and Giancarlo Fisichella brought his F60 home in eleventh spot. With Lewis Hamilton finishing third, the situation is that Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro has slipped to fourth place in the Constructors’ championship, just one point behind McLaren-Mercedes. That means there is just one more chance – at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi in a fortnight’s time, at the final race of the season, for the Scuderia to reach its long-stated aim of finishing third in the Constructors’ Championship.
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Brazilian GP - Race


Interlagos, 18 October 2009
K. Raikkonen: 6th 1:32.56.421 + 33.340, 71 laps, chassis 279
G. Fisichella: 11th 1:33.33.746 + 70.665, 71 laps Chassis 280
Weather: air temperature 27 °C, track temperature 33/37°C, partially cloudy.
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18 October


Bridgestone Motorsport’s Brazil Grand Prix Report


18 Oct. 2009
Mark Webber (Red Bull Racing) took his second race win of the season in a thrilling and exciting Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos where Jenson Button clinched this year’s FIA Formula One drivers’ championship.
Webber used a medium-medium-super soft tyre strategy in a dry race to finish ahead of Robert Kubica (BMW Sauber F1 Team) and Lewis Hamilton (Vodafone McLaren Mercedes). Pole-sitter Rubens Barrichello finished eighth.
Button’s fifth position gives him an unassailable lead in the drivers’ championship while the Brawn GP Formula 1 Team sealed the 2009 constructors’ championship.
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2009 BRAZILIAN GRAND PRIX


Interlagos, Sunday October 18
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“First of all, on behalf of all at Vodafone McLaren Mercedes, I’d like to offer our congratulations to Jenson, to Ross, to Nick and to the entire Brawn team for winning the drivers’ and constructors’ world championships this afternoon – and to Mercedes-Benz, too, who supplied their winning engines. Jenson fully deserves his success – although I’d like to make clear that both Rubens and Sebastian would also have been worthy champions, had things played out differently."
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2009 Brazilian Grand Prix Race Report


Adrian Sutil (car 20, VJM02/01):
DNF Accident Lap 1
Tonio Liuzzi (car 21, VJM02/04):
12th +71.388secs
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Brazilian Grand Prix - Race Round-Up


Sunday 18 October 2009
Jarno Trulli (Car 9, Chassis TF109-06)
Grid: 4th
Race Classification: DNF
Kamui Kobayashi (Car 10, Chassis TF109-04)
Grid: 11th
Race Classification: 10th (+1min 3.324s)
Pit Stop Laps: 30, 56
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BRAZILIAN GRAND PRIX - RACE


SUNDAY 18 OCTOBER, 2009
Competitive form shown by the AT&T Williams team this weekend went unrewarded at an incident filled Brazilian Grand Prix today as both Nico Rosberg and Kazuki Nakajima were forced into early retirements. Racing for fourth place, Nico suffered his first DNF of the 2009 season when his FW31 was paralysed by a suspected gearbox failure on lap 27. Kazuki was ousted from the race after an incident on lap 31 put him into the tyre barrier, but he fortunately suffered no injuries. Congratulations to Jenson Button and Brawn GP on their Championship victories.
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BMW Sauber F1 Team - Brazilian Grand Prix - Race


18.10.2009
Weather: dry, 25-28°C Air, 31-41°C Track
Interlagos (BR). In an electric and action packed Brazilian Grand Prix the BMW Sauber F1 Team earned its second trophy this season. Robert Kubica managed to come second in the race after starting from only eighth. Nick Heidfeld improved in his first stint from 18th to tenth, but then retired after his first pit stop because the fuel rig didn’t work and let him run dry. The eight points scored in the penultimate race of the season has put the BMW Sauber F1 Team ahead of Renault in the Constructors’ World Championship to seventh. The BMW Sauber F1 Team wants to congratulate Jenson Button and Brawn GP for the Championship titles.
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Race Official Classification


after 71 Laps -305.909 Kms
FORMULA 1 GRANDE PREMIO PETROBRAS DO BRASIL 2009 - São Paulo

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT LAPS TIME GAP KPH

1 M.WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 71 1:32:23.081 198.675
2 R. KUBICA POL BMW Sauber F1 Team 71 +7.626 198.402
3 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone Mclaren Mercedes 71 +18.944 197.998
4 S.VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 71 +19.652 197.973
5 J. BUTTON GBR Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 71 +29.005 197.640
6 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 71 +33.340 197.487
7 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 71 +35.991 197.393
8 R. BARRICHELLO BRA Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 71 +45.454 197.059
9 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Panasonic Toyola Racing 71 +63.324 196.431
10 G. FISICHELLA ITA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 71 +70.665 196.174
11 V. LIUZZI ITA Force India F1 Team 71 +71.388 196.148
12 H. KOVALAINEN* FIN Vodafone Mclaren Mercedes 71 +73.499 196.075
13 R. GROSJEAN FRA Renault F1 Team 70 +1 LAP 195.811
14 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 70 +1 LAP 195.574
NOT CLASSIFIED
K. NAKAJIMA JPN AT&T Williams 30 DNF 187.169
N. ROSBERG GER AT&T Williams 27 DNF 184.663
N. HEIDFELD GER BMW Sauber F1 Team 21 DNF 180.320
A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 0 DNF
J. TRULLI ITA Panasonic Toyola Racing 0 DNF
F. ALONSO ESP Renault F1 Team 0 DNF
FASTEST LAP
M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:13.733 on lap 25 210.386 kph

PENALTIES
Car 2 (Heikki Kovalainen) - 25 second time penalty - Unsafe release from pit stop

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2009 BRAZILIAN GRAND PRIX - QUALIFYING


INTERLAGOS, 17 OCTOBER
Brawn GP's Rubens Barrichello took pole position in the rain delayed qualifying session at the Interlagos circuit in Sao Paulo today ahead of his home race, the Brazilian Grand Prix, with team-mate Jenson Button qualifying in 14th position on the grid.
Heavy rain showers left the track deluged with water and qualifying was subject to several lengthy delays. Running on the Bridgestone Potenza wet tyres, Rubens and Jenson progressed easily through Q1 in fifth and six positions respectively.
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Brazilian GP - Qualifying session


17th October 2009
Qualifying session
Raikkonen: 5° 1.20.168, 9 laps
Fisichella: 20° 1.40.703, 3 laps
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GP Brazil: Qualifying (Best Of The Season!)


17 | 10 | 09
Sébastien starts in sixth place tomorrow after a qualifying session delayed by bad weather.
Jaime will be in 12th position. Pole position was taken by hometown man Rubens Barrichello.
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2009 Brazilian Grand Prix Saturday


Wet weather in Sao Paulo saw a delayed qualifying session for the Brazilian Grand Prix. When conditions improved, Fernando Alonso qualified in 10th and Romain Grosjean in 13th.
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17 October


Bridgestone Motorsport’s Saturday Update


17 Oct. 2009
Bridgestone’s intermediate tyre took Rubens Barrichello (Brawn GP Formula 1 Team) to his first pole position since Brazil 2004 to delight his home crowds on a very wet day at Interlagos.
Qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix was interrupted by red flag periods and delayed due to the wet conditions. Bridgestone’s wet tyre was the only one used in Q1, but the wet and the intermediate were used in Q2 and only the intermediate in Q3 as there was less standing water.
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2009 Brazilian Grand Prix Qualifying and Final Free Practice Report


17 October 2009 - The Force India Formula One Team's Adrian Sutil will start tomorrow's Brazilian Grand Prix from third position following a dramatic wet qualifying session, which featured several stoppages and delays. Adrian's second row start is the second time he has started in the top four and his fourth top 10 start this year*.
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BMW Sauber F1 Team - Brazilian Grand Prix - Qualifying


17.10.2009
Weather: rain in practice and qualifying, 17°C Air, 18°C Track
Interlagos (BR). After a wet qualifying session lasting two hours and 42 minutes the Brazilian crowd cheered local hero Rubens Barrichello for his pole position. The BMW Sauber F1 Team was left rather unhappy. Both drivers ended up below expectations in qualifying. While Robert Kubica made it into Q3 and finished eighth, Nick Heidfeld was already out in Q1, mainly because the ride height proved to be too low for the amount of water on the track.
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GP Brazil: Qualifying


17 | 10 | 09
Mark will start in second place tomorrow, behind pole-sitter Rubens Barrichello.
Sebastian's afternoon was cut short after he failed to make it past Q1.

Vettel will start in 16th place, one place behind the other Brawn, and current championship leader, Jenson Button.
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BRAZILIAN GRAND PRIX - QUALIFYING


SATURDAY 17 OCTOBER, 2009
Torrential downpours caused chaos at Brazil’s Interlagos circuit today, severely interrupting proceedings for the penultimate qualifying session of the season. The rain drenched track caused incidents in Q1 and Q2, prompting red flags in both, while re-starts were subsequently delayed due to the conditions. Despite the rain, the AT&T Williams team had a competitive afternoon in the wet, the FW31 taking Nico Rosberg and Kazuki Nakajima through Q1 in P1 and P4 respectively, then through Q2 at the top of the time sheets. Traffic and a drying track conspired to leave the team further down the order at the end of the day, however, with Nico in P7 and Kazuki in P9 for the Brazilian GP.
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2009 BRAZILIAN GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING


Interlagos, Saturday October 17
With the set-up of both cars leaning heavily towards tomorrow’s anticipated dry conditions, and with MP4-24 lacking the overall aerodynamic grip of the cars with the highest downforce levels, neither Heikki nor Lewis were able to graduate beyond Q1 in this afternoon’s chaotic, rain-lashed qualifying session.
Heikki will start tomorrow’s Brazilian Grand Prix from 17th, while Lewis will line up 18th.
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Qualifying Session Classification


FORMULA 1 GRANDE PRÊMIO PETROBRAS DO BRASIL 2009 - São Paulo

POS NAME NAT ENTRANT Q1 Q2 Q3
1 R. BARRICHELLO BRA Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 1:24.100 1:21.659 1:19.576
2 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:24.722 1:20.803 1:19.668
3 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:24.447 1:20.753 1:19.912
4 J. TRULLI ITA Panasonic Toyota Racing 1:24.621 1:20.635 1:20.097
5 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:23.047 1:21.378 1:20.168
6 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:24.591 1:20.701 1:20.250
7 N. ROSBERG GER AT&T Williams 1:22.828 1:20.368 1:20.326
8 R. KUBICA POL BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:23.072 1:21.147 1:20.631
9 K. NAKAJIMA JPN AT&T Williams 1:23.161 1:20.427 1:20.674
10 F. ALONSO ESP Renault F1 Team 1:24.842 1:21.657 1:21.422
11 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Panasonic Toyota Racing 1:24.335 1:21.960
12 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:24.773 1:22.231
13 R. GROSJEAN FRA Renault F1 Team 1:24.394 1:22.477
14 J. BUTTON GBR Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 1:24.297 1:22.504
15 V. LIUZZI ITA Force India F1 Team 1:24.645 DNF
16 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:25.009
17 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:25.052
18 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:25.192
19 N. HEIDFELD GER BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:25.515
20 G. FISICHELLA ITA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:40.703 1
POLE POSITION LAP
R. BARRICHELLO BRA Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 1:19.576 194.938 KPH
FASTEST LAP OVERALL
R. BARRICHELLO BRA Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 1:19.576 194.938 KPH

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Third Practice Session Classification


FORMULA 1 GRANDE PRÊMIO PETROBRAS DO BRASIL 2009 - São Paulo

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME [LAPS] GAP KPH
1 N. ROSBERG GER AT&T Williams 1:23.182 [9] 186.487
2 K. NAKAJIMA JPN AT&T Williams 1:23.832 [7] +0.650 185.041
3 J. BUTTON GBR Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 1:24.122 [6] +0.940 184.403
4 F. ALONSO ESP Renault F1 Team 1:24.125 [5] +0.943 184.397
5 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:24.149 [4] +0.967 184.344
6 R. GROSJEAN FRA Renault F1 Team 1:24.389 [5] +1.207 183.820
7 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:24.443 [5] +1.261 183.702
8 J. TRULLI ITA Panasonic Toyota Racing 1:24.859 [5] +1.677 182.802
9 N. HEIDFELD GER BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:24.867 [5] +1.685 182.784
10 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:25.440 [5] +2.258 181.558
11 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:25.508 [4] +2.326 181.414
12 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:25.685 [5] +2.503 181.039
13 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:26.224 [6] +3.042 179.908
14 R. BARRICHELLO BRA Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 1:26.530 [4] +3.348 179.271
15 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:27.047 [4] +3.865 178.207
16 V. LIUZZI ITA Force India F1 Team 1:27.341 [4] +4.159 177.607
17 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:27.798 [4] +4.616 176.682
18 G. FISICHELLA ITA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:29.285 [4] +6.103 173.740
19 R. KUBICA POL BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:29.895 [3] +6.713 172.561
20 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Panasonic Toyota Racing 1:30.259 [4] +7.077 171.865

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GP Brazil: Friday Practice


16 | 10 | 09
Friday Practice:
Morning: Buemi 12th (24 laps) 1:13.503; Alguersuari 19th (38 laps) 1:14.040. Fastest lap: Mark Webber 1:12.463. Afternoon: Buemi 2nd (45 laps) 1:12.537; Alguersuari 19th (40 laps) 1:13.275.
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GP Brazil: Friday Practice


16 | 10 | 09
Friday Practice:
Morning: Webber 1st (28 laps) 1:12.463; Vettel 3rd (26 laps) 1:12.932.
Afternoon: Webber 4th (41 laps) 1:12.514; Vettel: (8th) 1:12.611.
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2009 Brazilian Grand Prix Friday

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The Renault F1 Team completed a busy day of practice in Sao Paulo in preparation for this weekend’s Brazilian Grand Prix.
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Bridgestone Motorsport’s Friday Update


16 Oct. 2009
Bridgestone’s super soft tyre proved to be the fastest rubber at the undulating anti-clockwise Interlagos circuit in Sao Paulo for the first day of the Brazilian Grand Prix as Fernando Alonso set a time of 1min 12.314secs in the afternoon practice session.

Red Bull Racing driver Mark Webber set the fastest time in the morning practice session, using the super soft to achieve a 1min 12.463secs. Weather conditions were cool and cloudy all day with intermittent showers. In the afternoon session all drivers were separated by less than a second.
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Brazilian GP - Free Practice Session


Sao Paolo, 16 October 2009
Free practices
First Session
K. Raikkonen: 10th, 1.13.321, 24 Laps, Chassis 279
G. Fisichella: 15th, 1.13.619, 23 Laps, Chassis 280
Second Session
K. Raikkonen: 18th 1.13.026, 42 Laps, Chassis 279
G. Fisichella: 20th 1.13.275, 38 Laps Chassis 280
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BMW Sauber F1 Team - Brazilian Grand Prix - Practice


16.10.2009
Weather: Occasional light rain, 18-20°C Air, 22-27°C Track
Interlagos (BR). The first two free practice sessions for the Brazilian Grand Prix were held in inconsistent weather conditions with periods of light drizzle in both sessions. For the BMW Sauber F1 Team the day went without any technical problems. Robert Kubica and Nick Heidfeld reported progress in terms of car balance and set-up in the afternoon, but were still not happy.
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2009 BRAZILIAN GRAND PRIX - PRACTICE


INTERLAGOS, 16 OCTOBER
Brawn GP's Rubens Barrichello and Jenson Button began the team's on-track preparations for Sunday's Brazilian Grand Prix at the Interlagos circuit in the city of Sao Paulo today.
With the team's focus on maximising the set-up of the BGP 001 cars for the race, Rubens and Jenson evaluated a number of different set-up options and tyre evaluations working with the Bridgestone Potenza prime and option tyres.
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2009 Brazilian Grand Prix Free Practice Report


Adrian Sutil (car 20, VJM02/01):
FP1: 9th 1:13.232 (23 laps)
FP2: 9th 1:12.720 (35 laps)
Tonio Liuzzi (car 21, VJM02/04):
FP1: 17th 1:13.829 (26 laps)
FP2: 16th 1:12.950 (36 laps)
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Brazilian Grand Prix - Free Practice Round-Up


Friday 16 October 2009
Jarno Trulli (Car 9, Chassis TF109-06)
1st Practice: 11th, 1m 13.326s, (+0.863s) 26 laps
2nd Practice: 6th, 1m 12.605s (+0.291s), 37 laps
Kamui Kobayashi (Car 10, Chassis TF109-04)
1st Practice: 18th, 1m 14.029s (+1.566s), 27 laps
2nd Practice: 13th, 1m 12.869s (+0.555s), 40 laps
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BRAZILIAN GRAND PRIX - PRACTICE


FRIDAY 16 OCTOBER, 2009
Conclusions – Rod Nelson, Chief Operations Engineer
“As usual, we covered our standard Friday programme; looking at car balance, qualifying set-up and some longer race runs with heavier fuel. Obviously, the first session was somewhat upset by the rain. There was more rain in the morning session than we expected and then less than we had anticipated this afternoon, but it didn’t affect us too much.”
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2009 BRAZILIAN GRAND PRIX FREE PRACTICE


Interlagos, Friday October 16
MARTIN WHITMARSH
Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“Firstly, it’s a great feeling to be back in Brazil, and, in particular, here at Interlagos. This circuit holds some very happy memories for the whole team, and they came flooding back this morning once the sessions started. Interlagos hasn’t normally been a circuit where our race pace has been strong, but today’s running has certainly showed a remarkable level of consistency, which we are confident will carry over into the race on Sunday. Today’s times also show that the pace of both Red Bulls looks very strong, but we believe we’ll have a competitive racing car for this weekend.”
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Second Practice Session Classification


FORMULA 1 GRANDE PRÊMIO PETROBRAS DO BRASIL 2009 - São Paulo

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME [LAPS] GAP KPH
1 F. ALONSO ESP Renault F1 Team 1:12.314 [27] 214.514
2 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:12.357 [45] +0.043 214.386
3 R. BARRICHELLO BRA Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 1:12.459 [38] +0.145 214.085
4 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:12.514 [41] +0.200 213.922
5 J. BUTTON GBR Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 1:12.523 [45] +0.209 213.896
6 J. TRULLI ITA Panasonic Toyota Racing 1:12.605 [37] +0.291 213.654
7 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:12.611 [45] +0.297 213.637
8 N. ROSBERG GER AT&T Williams 1:12.633 [42] +0.319 213.572
9 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:12.720 [35] +0.406 213.316
10 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:12.749 [39] +0.435 213.231
11 R. GROSJEAN FRA Renault F1 Team 1:12.806 [27] +0.492 213.064
12 R. KUBICA POL BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:12.862 [39] +0.548 212.901
13 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Panasonic Toyota Racing 1:12.869 [40] +0.555 212.880
14 K. NAKAJIMA JPN AT&T Williams 1:12.929 [41] +0.615 212.705
15 N. HEIDFELD GER BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:12.948 [38] +0.634 212.650
16 V. LIUZZI ITA Force India F1 Team 1:12.950 [36] +0.636 212.644
17 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:12.992 [39] +0.678 212.521
18 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:13.026 [42] +0.712 212.422
19 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:13.041 [40] +0.727 212.379
20 G. FISICHELLA ITA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:13.275 [38] +0.961 211.701

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First Practice Session Classification


FORMULA 1 GRANDE PRÊMIO PETROBRAS DO BRASIL 2009 - São Paulo

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME [LAPS] GAP KPH
1 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:12.463 [29] 214.073
2 R. BARRICHELLO BRA Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 1:12.874 [32] +0.411 212.866
3 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:12.932 [27] +0.469 212.696
4 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:12.989 [25] +0.526 212.530
5 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:13.048 [25] +0.585 212.358
6 K. NAKAJIMA JPN AT&T Williams 1:13.067 [21] +0.604 212.303
7 J. BUTTON GBR Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 1:13.141 [29] +0.678 212.088
8 N. ROSBERG GER AT&T Williams 1:13.147 [23] +0.684 212.071
9 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:13.232 [23] +0.769 211.825
10 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:13.321 [24] +0.858 211.568
11 J. TRULLI ITA Panasonic Toyota Racing 1:13.326 [26] +0.863 211.553
12 N. HEIDFELD GER BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:13.464 [28] +1.001 211.156
13 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:13.503 [24] +1.040 211.044
14 R. KUBICA POL BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:13.563 [24] +1.100 210.872
15 G. FISICHELLA ITA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:13.619 [23] +1.156 210.711
16 F. ALONSO ESP Renault F1 Team 1:13.787 [28] +1.324 210.232
17 V. LIUZZI ITA Force India F1 Team 1:13.829 [26] +1.366 210.112
18 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Panasonic Toyota Racing 1:14.029 [27] +1.566 209.544
19 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:14.040 [38] +1.577 209.513
20 R. GROSJEAN FRA Renault F1 Team 1:14.173 [23] +1.710 209.138

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BRAWN GP AGREES PARTNERSHIP WITH MAPFRE GROUP IN BRAZIL


INTERLAGOS, 15 OCTOBER 2009
Brawn GP is pleased to confirm a one-race partnership with Spanish insurance company, the MAPFRE Group, for the Brazilian Grand Prix which takes place at the Interlagos circuit in the city of Sao Paulo this weekend.

The partnership will see MAPFRE and Banco do Brasil branding on the engine cover and front wing of Rubens Barrichello and Jenson Button's BGP 001 cars for the duration of the weekend.
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14 October


Force India announces new chief operating officer


The Force India Formula One Team's chairman and team principal Dr Vijay Mallya today confirmed at its Silverstone headquarters, in the presence of all staff members and McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh, that Otmar Szafnauer has been appointed to the position of Force India chief operating officer. Otmar will take over the role from Simon Roberts, who has now completed his one year secondment from McLaren Applied Technologies.
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LOTUS F1 RACING TAKES TO THE WINDTUNNEL

Wednesday 14 October 2009
©Lotus F1 Racing
Just one month after confirmation of its entry into the 2010 FIA Formula 1 World Championship, Lotus F1 Racing is already heading into the windtunnel with a scale model of its first Formula 1 car. The as yet undesignated model is the product of the recent collaboration between Lotus F1 Racing Chief Technical Officer Mike Gascoyne and the team's technical partners, and represents an important step in the team's preparations for next season.
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Toyota Motorsport confirms end of Williams engine supply partnership


Tuesday 13 October 2009
Toyota Motorsport confirms it has reached agreement with Williams F1 to end its engine supply contract at the end of the 2009 Formula 1 season.
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Williams F1 concludes engine partnership with Toyota


14 October, 2009, Oxford, UK. Williams F1 today confirmed that its engine partnership with Toyota will cease at the end of 2009.
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2009 BRAZILIAN GRAND PRIX - PREVIEW

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INTERLAGOS, 16-18 OCTOBER
The Brazilian Grand Prix, Round 16 of the 2009 FIA Formula One World Championship, takes place on Sunday 18 October at the Autodromo José Carlos Pace in the city of Sao Paulo.
Known as Interlagos from its location between the two man-made lakes that provide water and electricity to Sao Paulo, the track first hosted the Brazilian Grand Prix in 1973. The 4.309km circuit is the highest of the year at 800m above sea level and one of only four anti-clockwise circuits on the current Formula One calendar.
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13 October


2009 Brazilian Grand Prix Preview


The Renault F1 Team prepares for this weekend’s Brazilian Grand Prix in Sao Paulo.
Fernando Alonso: “Interlagos always has an amazing atmosphere”
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Brazilian Grand Prix Preview


16 - 18 October 2009
The Brazilian Grand Prix held from 16 - 18 October will be the penultimate race of the 2009 FIA Formula One World Championship. Held at the classic Interlagos circuit in Sao Paulo, Brazil's largest city, it usually produces a charged, scintillating race that can see championship hopes fulfilled or dashed.
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Brazilian Grand Prix Preview - Q+A with Pascal Vasselon


What are the characteristics of Interlagos?
A few years ago we used to say it was extremely bumpy and we would spend the weekend working on the suspension to absorb the bumps. But we saw in the last years that after the latest work, Interlagos is now no bumpier than most other tracks so that is no longer a feature. What we are left with is a very interesting lay-out which presents quite a challenge, with low, medium and high-speed corners as well as a long straight. This means you have to compromise in terms of downforce and drag level to get strong performance on the infield and give yourself a chance to pass at the end of the start-finish straight.
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Bridgestone Motorsport Brazilian Grand Prix Preview


13 Oct. 2009
Bridgestone heads to Sao Paulo for the Brazilian Grand Prix on October 16-18, where the medium and super soft compound Potenzas will be put to use around the undulating anti-clockwise Interlagos circuit.
This is the penultimate race of the season and the final time that this allocation will be seen. The combination of medium and super soft has been seen previously this year in Australia, China, Bahrain and Germany.
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12 October


BRAZILIAN GRAND PRIX PREVIEW


Interlagos, São Paulo, Brazil
The third anti-clockwise circuit of the campaign, after Istanbul Park and Singapore, Interlagos features a long, long uphill left-hander that places a tremendous strain on drivers’ necks – and tyres. In ordinary circumstances, this is yet another two-stop race: McLaren gambled on a three-stop strategy when trying to revive Lewis Hamilton’s title hopes in 2007 and the Englishman dropped more than half a minute to the pace-setting Ferraris. Hamilton and many others subsequently made unscheduled third stops in 2008 because of a torrential downpour, almost a daily occurrence at this time of year in São Paulo.
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Brazilian Grand Prix - Preview

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Monday 12 October 2009

Date: Sunday, 18 October, 6pm CET
Round: 16 of 17
Venue: Interlagos
Distance: 4.309km (71 laps)
Lap record: 1min 11.473 (2004)
History: The first Brazilian Grand Prix was held at Interlagos in 1972, although it was a non-championship event. Jacarepaguá in Rio de Janeiro hosted the race 10 times between 1978 and 1989 but Interlagos has been the race's permanent home since 1990.
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11 October


Felipe back on track tomorrow


Maranello, 11th October 2009 - Tomorrow morning at the Fiorano track, Felipe Massa will get back behind the wheel of a Formula 1 car. This is in no way a proper test session and looking at the stopwatch will not be on the agenda - there will be plenty of time for that in 2010, when, alongside Fernando Alonso, he will begin development work of the new single-seater. It is simply an opportunity for Felipe to renew his acquaintance with his natural environment, namely the race track. The Brazilian driver will do a few laps at the wheel of a privately owned F2007, run by staff of Ferrari's F1 Clienti department.
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Timo Glock to miss Brazilian Grand Prix


Sunday 11 October 2009
Panasonic Toyota Racing regrets to announce that Timo Glock will not participate in the Brazilian Grand Prix due to injuries he suffered in qualifying at Suzuka.

Timo was initially diagnosed with only a minor cut to his leg following his accident in qualifying for the Japanese Grand Prix, but subsequent medical checks in Germany have revealed a cracked vertebra. Doctors have therefore ruled him out of this weekend's race.
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09 October


BMW Sauber F1 Team - Brazilian Grand Prix - Preview


09.10.2009
16th – 18th October 2009, 16th of 17 World Championship races
Munich/Hinwil, 9th October 2009. The BMW Sauber F1 Team fell short of its potential at the last two Grands Prix in Asia. The Brazilian GP on 18th October takes place on the challenging Interlagos circuit and provides the next – and penultimate – chance to score a result that will do justice to the comprehensive development work carried out on the F1.09.
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Mark Looks Ahead To Brazil


09 | 10 | 09
After a cruel weekend in Suzuka, Mark is looking forward to the passionate crowd and undulating track of Interlagos… and some points on the board.
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Webber Begins His Assent Into Management


09 | 10 | 09
While Mark’s foray into team management starts next year, he says he needs to climb Everest before he thinks about running an F1 team.

Together with Christian Horner, Mark will be running new GP3 team MW Arden. Racing under an Australian licence, the team will be looking to help young drivers break into the sport giving them the support Webber needed when he began his racing career in Europe.
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2009 BRAZILIAN GRAND PRIX PREVIEW


Lewis Hamilton
“I’m really looking forward to this year’s Brazilian Grand Prix – it will be the first time I’ve travelled to Sao Paulo without being in contention for the world championship, and I’m actually looking forward to taking in a bit more of the city and relaxing and enjoying the experience of driving on one of the world’s greatest racetracks.
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08 October


BRAWN GP AND CERVEJARIA PETRÓPOLIS EXTEND AGREEMENT FOR BRAZIL

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BRACKLEY, 08 OCTOBER 2009
Brawn GP and Cervejaria Petrópolis have extended their one-race partnership for the Brazilian Grand Prix to include the Brazilian brewing company's recently launched TNT Energy Drink brand.
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07 October


BMW Sauber F1 Team - Thank you and good luck, Robert!


07.10.2009
München/Hinwil, 07. Oktober 2009. Next season Robert Kubica will be driving for Renault’s Formula One team. The 24 year old Pole and the BMW Sauber F1 Team have agreed on an early termination of their contract.
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Robert Kubica joins the Renault F1 Team in 2010


07/10/2009
The Renault F1 Team is delighted to announce that Robert Kubica will drive for the team from the 2010 season onwards.
The 24-year-old Polish driver is one of the most highly-rated young drivers in Formula One, who has proved his ability as a race-winning driver and whose aggressive and consistent racing style have seen him as a contender for last year’s drivers’ title.
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06 October


Japanese Grand Prix Debrief - Q+A with Jarno Trulli


How did it feel to stand on the podium in Panasonic Toyota Racing's home Grand Prix?
It was a fantastic feeling to stand on the podium and celebrate with all the team and our Japanese fans. My second place was a true reflection of how strong we were at Suzuka because I qualified in that position and there were no retirements at the front; we were genuinely extremely competitive. Japan is always an important race for the team and I personally love visiting the country so it was extra special from that point of view. Everyone in the team has worked so hard this season and to finish on the podium again, after Timo's second place a week ago in Singapore, was another really good reward for them.
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JAPANESE GRAND PRIX - REVIEW


TUESDAY 06 OCTOBER, 2009
SUMMARY
P1 P2 P3 QUAL RESULT POINTS, C’SHIP STOPS, LAP FASTEST LAP
N ROSBERG 1:42.188 (10th) 1:49.872 (16th) 1:32.343 (3rd) 1:31.482 (11th) * 5th 4 (34.5, 7th) 2 (22, 45) 1:33.595 (9th)
K NAKAJIMA 1:40.648 (2nd) 1:48.058 (5th) 1:32.752 (15th) 1:31.718 (17th) * 15th 0 1 (27) 1:34.783 (18th)
* NR promoted to 7th, KN to 15th following stewards’ enquiry
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04 October


Bridgestone Motorsport’s Japanese Grand Prix Report


04 Oct. 2009
Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull Racing) used a hard – hard – soft tyre strategy to score his third race win of the season after a dominant performance in the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka.

Vettel finished over four seconds ahead of Panasonic Toyota Racing driver Jarno Trulli, who used the same tyre strategy, whilst Vodafone McLaren Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton used soft – hard – soft to finish third.
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Vettel Triumphant in Suzuka


04 | 10 | 09
Sebastian Vettel lead from start to finish in the race at Suzuka to secure his third win of the year.
Seb drove a faultless grand prix from defending his line at the first corner through the Safety Car period to the final four laps of racing.
It was a less successful afternoon for Mark who had to start in the pitlane after yesterday's practice session crash and not taking part in Qualifying.
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GP Japan: Result


04 | 09 | 10
It was the second unlucky day in a row for the team with neither drivers managing to go race distance in Suzuka.

Sébastien was forced to retire on lap 11 with mechanical problems, while Jaime crashed into the barriers and out of the race on lap 45.
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2009 Japanese Grand Prix Sunday


04/10/2009
Today’s Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka saw Fernando Alonso finish in tenth place, while teammate Romain Grosjean completed the race in sixteenth.
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Japanese GP - Race


Suzuka, 4th October 2009
K. Raikkonen: 4th 1:28.28.383 + 7.940 53 laps chassis 279
G. Fisichella: 12th 1:28.35.039 +14.596 53 laps chassis 280
Weather: air temperature 28/27 °C, track temperature 43/41°C, sunny.
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BMW Sauber F1 Team - Japanese Grand Prix - Race


04.10.2009
Weather: dry, 25-26°C Air, 35-40°C Track
Suzuka (JP). The BMW Sauber F1 Team managed to score points in the fifth consecutive race, but is not happy with the result. Nick Heidfeld started from fourth, but in the Japanese Grand Prix lost two positions due to bad luck and finished sixth. Robert Kubica came from ninth on the grid to finish ninth.
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2009 JAPANESE GRAND PRIX - RACE


SUZUKA, 4 OCTOBER
Brawn GP moved a step closer to securing the 2009 Constructors' Championship at the Japanese Grand Prix in Suzuka today. Points-scoring finishes for Rubens Barrichello and Jenson Button in seventh and eighth positions sees the team requiring half a point from the remaining two races to take the title.
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JAPANESE GRAND PRIX - RACE


SUNDAY 04 OCTOBER, 2009
Nico Rosberg banked four points for the team at today’s Japanese Grand Prix with his fourth fifth place finish of the year. Driving a solid race in a field distorted by penalties, Nico held seventh position off the grid and went on to gain two places up the order before crossing the line in P5. Kazuki Nakajima’s 15th place finish, following a race beleaguered by traffic on a one stop strategy, compounded what has transpired to be a disappointing weekend in front of his home crowd.
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2009 JAPANESE GRAND PRIX


Suzuka Circuit, Sunday October 4
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“Suzuka is a terrifically exciting and challenging circuit, for drivers and engineers alike. So for us to have bagged a solid third place here isn’t something we need be too disappointed with, particularly bearing in mind where we were performance-wise on fast circuits of this nature only a few weeks ago.
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Japanese Grand Prix - Race Round-Up


Sunday 4 October 2009
Jarno Trulli (Car 9, Chassis TF109-06)
Grid: 2nd
Race Classification: 2nd (+4.877s)
Pit Stop Laps: 16, 39
Timo Glock (Car 10)
Grid: Did not start
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2009 Japanese Grand Prix Race Report


Adrian Sutil (car 20, VJM02/01):
13th +14.959secs
Tonio Liuzzi (car 21, VJM02/04):
14th +15.734secs

4 October 2009 - The Force India Formula One Team has finished the Japanese Grand Prix with Adrian Sutil in 13th position and Tonio Liuzzi just under a second behind in 14th.
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Race Classification


after 53 Laps· 307.573 Kms
2009 FORMULA 1 FUJI TELEVISION JAPANESE GRAND PRIX -Suzuka

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME GAP KPH
1 S.VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:28:20.443 208.900
2 J. TRULLI ITA Panasonic Toyota Racing 1:28:25.320 +4.877 208.707
3 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:28:26.915 + 6.472 208.645
4 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:28:28.383 +7.940 208.587
5 N.ROSBERG GER AT&T Williams 1:28:29.236 +8.793 208.554
6 N. HEIDFELD GER BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:28:29.952 +9.509 208.525
7 R. BARRICHELLO BRA Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 1:28:31.084 +10.641 208.481
8 J. BUTTON GBR Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 1:28:31.917 +11.474 208.448
9 R. KUBICA POL BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:28:32.220 +11.777 208.436
10 F. ALONSO ESP Renault F1 Team 1:28:33.508 +13.065 208.386
11 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:28:34.178 +13.735 208.360
12 G. FISICHELLA ITA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:28:35.039 +14.596 208.326
13 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:28:35.402 +14.959 208.312
14 V. L1UZZI ITA Force India F1 Team 1:28:36.177 +15.734 208.281
15 K. NAKAJIMA JPN AT&TWilliams 1:28:38.416 +17.973 208.194
16 R. GROSJEAN FRA Renault F1 Team 1:28:39.798 +1 LAP 204.210
17 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:28:42.682 +2 LAPS 200.172
NOT CLASSIFIED
J. ALGUERSUARl ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 43 LAPS DNF 217.477
S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 11 LAPS DNF 210.279
FASTEST LAP
M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:32.569 on lap 50 225.833

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Timo Glock to miss the Japanese Grand Prix

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Sunday 3 October 2009
Panasonic Toyota Racing can confirm that Timo Glock will not take part in today's Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka.
Timo suffered an accident in qualifying yesterday, after which he was taken for a check up at a hospital in Yokkaichi. He sustained a 5cm cut on his lower left leg in the accident and reported back pain, although x-rays have confirmed there is no damage.
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03 October


Sebastian's Thoughts Post-Qualifying


03 | 10 | 09
Our German driver was in the top three press conference after Qualifying. Here’s what he had to say on the session, securing pole and the last time he drove at Suzuka.
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GP Japan Qualifying: POLE!

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03 | 10 | 09
Sebastian took pole position for tomorrow's Japanese Grand Prix, but Mark will have to start from the pit lane after a crash in morning practice means he needs a new chassis.

It was an incident-packed Qualifying with three accidents being severe enough to warrant a Red Flag.
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Penalties Galore


03 | 10 | 09
At 7.40pm on a dark and humid night in Suzuka, the paddock was abuzz as the Stewards finally published their findings into various indiscretions committed during Qualifying.

The short version is that Jenson Button, Rubens Barrichello, Fernando Alonso and Adrian Sutil all get a five-place penalty on tomorrow's starting grid and Sébastien Buemi gets a five-place penalty and a reprimand.

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GP Japan: Qualifying


03 | 10 | 09
Both drivers had good qualifying results today with Séb making it into Q3, and Jaime into Q2.

However, Buemi will start tomorrow's race in tenth and Alguersuari in 15th after an incident-packed Qualifying in which both our boys collided with the safety barrier, ending their respective sessions earlier than anticipated.
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2009 Japanese Grand Prix Saturday


Today’s qualifying session in Suzuka saw Fernando Alonso and Romain Grosjean qualify in 12th and 18th places respectively for tomorrow’s Japanese Grand Prix.
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Japanese GP - Suzuka starting grid mixed up


Suzuka, 3 October 2009 - The Japanese GP's starting grid will be quite different from the qualifying's outcome. Apart from the doubts about Glock's health conditions, who will start, just like Webber, from the pit lane, some drivers will be penalised, based on what happened after Buemi's accident at the end of Q2.
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Japan GP - Qualifying Session


Suzuka, 3rd October 2009
Qualifying session
Raikkonen: 8° 1.32.980, 7 Laps
Fisichella: 16° 1.31.704, 11 Laps
Chassis: G. Fisichella 280, K. Raikkonen 279
Weather: air temperature 28/27 °C, track temperature 42/39 °C.
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Japanese GP - Suzuka flexes its muscle


Suzuka, 3 October 2009 – There is a tendency to think that Formula 1 is a very safe sport, which in some ways it is, but come to a really challenging circuit like Suzuka and the slightest mistake can have frightening consequences. In today’s qualifying, in which Kimi Raikkonen qualified eighth and Gianfranco Fisichella set the sixteenth fastest time, several drivers had high speed accidents, the most serious affecting the Toyota of Timo Glock, although his injuries are not life threatening. The crashes meant the session was interrupted by no less than three red flag periods and it took almost 90 minutes to complete, rather than the more usual hour.
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Bridgestone Motorsport’s Saturday Update


03 Oct. 2009
Bridgestone’s soft tyre carried Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull Racing) to his fourth pole position of the season for tomorrow’s Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka.

Vettel set a time of 1min 32.160secs in a qualifying session which was red flagged three times. Panasonic Toyota Racing Driver Jarno Trulli set the fastest time in the morning practice session, also using the soft Bridgestone Potenza.
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2009 JAPANESE GRAND PRIX - QUALIFYING


SUZUKA, 3 OCTOBER
Brawn GP's Rubens Barrichello and Jenson Button came through a chaotic and delayed qualifying session at the Suzuka circuit today to qualify their Brawn-Mercedes cars in fifth and seventh positions respectively for tomorrow's Japanese Grand Prix.*
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2009 JAPANESE GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING


Suzuka Circuit, Saturday October 3
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes

“After very limited dry running prior to today’s qualifying session, Lewis did a great job to qualify third. As a result, starting from the clean side of the track, assisted by KERS Hybrid, he should be able to make good progress off the startline tomorrow. We weren’t happy with his car this morning, but he and his engineers worked patiently yet determinedly in the gap between today’s sessions, and the results were clear to see. Heikki ran wide at Turn Eight when pushing hard in Q3, and lost the car and the lap as a result, but these things happen when you’re really on it – and, to be fair to Heikki, he’s made very few such mistakes this year. Besides, with a carefully crafted strategy, backed up by some forceful driving on his part, he should be able to make up some places during the course of tomorrow’s race. So, in summary, having bagged a dozen world championship points in Singapore last weekend, our intention is to score heavily again here in Japan.”
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2009 Japanese Grand Prix Qualifying and Final Free Practice Report


Adrian Sutil (car 20, VJM02/01):
FP3: 6th 1:32.467 (25 laps)
Q1: 9th 1:31.386 (8 laps)
Q2: 8th 1:31.222 (6 laps)
Q3: 4th 1:32.466 (6 laps)

Tonio Liuzzi (car 21, VJM02/04):
FP3: 20th 1:33.167 (18 laps)
Q1: 19th 1:32.087 (9 laps)
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Japanese Grand Prix - Qualifying Round-Up


Saturday 3 October 2009
Jarno Trulli (Car 9, Chassis TF109-06)
3rd Practice: 1st, 1m 31.709s 24 laps
1st Qualifying: 4th, 1m 31.063s (+0.180s), 9 laps
2nd Qualifying: 3rd, 1m 30.737s (+0.396s), 6 laps
3rd Qualifying: 2nd, 1m 32.220s (+0.060s), 5 laps

Timo Glock (Car 10, Chassis TF109-05)
3rd Practice: 14th, 1m 32.749s (+1.040s), 26 laps
1st Qualifying: 14th, 1m 31.550s (+0.667s), 10 laps
2nd Qualifying: 14th, no lap time, 3 laps
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JAPANESE GRAND PRIX - QUALIFYING


SATURDAY 03 OCTOBER, 2009
Following only a minimal amount of dry running during Friday’s practice sessions, qualifying for tomorrow’s Japanese Grand Prix proved challenging for AT&T Williams today. Nico Rosberg made it into Q2 but his subsequent runs to achieve a place in the top ten were unsuccessful, while the session was also severely disrupted by two red flag incidents. Nico was ultimately forced out of Q2 in P11. Kazuki Nakajima’s debut qualifying at Suzuka in front of his home crowd ended in disappointment as he was eliminated out of Q1 with the 17th time.
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BMW Sauber F1 Team - Japanese Grand Prix - Qualifying


03.10.2009
Weather: dry, sunny, 25-26°C Air, 26-44°C Track
Suzuka (JP). The incident packed qualifying for the Japanese Grand Prix took almost 90 minutes. The second part of qualifying was red flagged twice and in the end yellow flags played an important role. Nick Heidfeld was the only driver from the BMW Sauber F1 Team to make it into the top ten qualifying. In Q3, which was interrupted by another accident, he improved to sixth. Robert Kubica was 13th fastest in the second part of qualifying.
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Qualifying Session Classification


2009 FORMULA 1 FUJI TELEVISION JAPANESE GRAND PRIX - Suzuka

POS NAME NAT ENTRANT Q1 Q2 Q3
1 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:30.883 1:30.341 1:32.160
2 J. TRULLI ITA Panasonic Toyota Racing 1:31.063 1:30.737 1:32.220
3 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:30.917 1:30.627 1:32.395
4 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:31.386 1:31.222 1:32.466
5 R. BARRICHELLO BRA Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 1:31.272 1:31.055 1:32.660
6 N. HEIDFELD GER BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:31.501 1:31.260 1:32.945
7 J. BUTTON GBR Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 1:31.041 1:30.880 1:32.962
8 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:31.228 1:31.052 1:32.980
9 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:31.499 1:31.223 DNF
10 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:31.196 1:31.103
11 N. ROSBERG GER AT&T Williams 1:31.286 1:31.482
12 F. ALONSO ESP Renault F1 Team 1:31.401 1:31.638
13 R. KUBICA POL BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:31.417 1:32.341
14 T. GLOCK GER Panasonic Toyota Racing 1:31.550 DNF
15 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:31.571 DNF
16 G. FISICHELLA ITA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:31.704
17 K. NAKAJIMA JPN AT&T Williams 1:31.718
18 R. GROSJEAN FRA Renault F1 Team 1:32.073
19 V. LIUZZI ITA Force India F1 Team 1:32.087

POLE POSITION LAP
S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:32.160 226.835 KPH
FASTEST LAP OVERALL
S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:30.341 231.403 KPH

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Third Practice Session Classification


2009 FORMULA 1 FUJI TELEVISION JAPANESE GRAND PRIX - Suzuka

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME [LAPS] GAP KPH
1 J. TRULLI ITA Panasonic Toyota Racing 1:31.709 [24] 227.951
2 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:31.771 [26] +0.062 227.797
3 N. ROSBERG GER AT&T Williams 1:32.343 [28] +0.634 226.386
4 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:32.414 [19] +0.705 226.212
5 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:32.445 [26] +0.736 226.136
6 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:32.467 [25] +0.758 226.082
7 R. BARRICHELLO BRA Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 1:32.488 [24] +0.779 226.031
8 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:32.546 [22] +0.837 225.889
9 J. BUTTON GBR Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 1:32.668 [25] +0.959 225.592
10 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:32.689 [20] +0.980 225.541
11 R. GROSJEAN FRA Renault F1 Team 1:32.717 [25] +1.008 225.473
12 N. HEIDFELD GER BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:32.736 [21] +1.027 225.427
13 F. ALONSO ESP Renault F1 Team 1:32.742 [21] +1.033 225.412
14 T. GLOCK GER Panasonic Toyota Racing 1:32.749 [26] +1.040 225.395
15 17K. NAKAJIMA JPN AT&T Williams 1:32.752 [23] +1.043 225.388
16 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:32.789 [19] +1.080 225.298
17 R. KUBICA POL BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:32.848 [20] +1.139 225.155
18 G. FISICHELLA ITA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:32.878 [26] +1.169 225.082
19 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:32.930 [15] +1.221 224.956
20 V. LIUZZI ITA Force India F1 Team 1:33.167 [18] +1.458 224.384

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02 October


Bridgestone Motorsport’s Friday Update


02 Oct. 2009
Bridgestone’s intermediate tyre was the fastest rubber on Formula One’s return to the challenging and technical Suzuka Circuit as Vodafone McLaren Mercedes driver Heikki Kovalainen set the fastest lap on the first day of the Japanese Grand Prix.
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Japanese GP - Wet start


Suzuka, 2 October 2009 - Rain has traditionally played a part in the Japanese Grand Prix – remember the deluge at Fuji two years ago? – and the change of venue to Suzuka did not alter the trend. Both free practice sessions were run in the wet, although conditions were slightly better in the morning. While it might look frightening from the outside, Formula 1 drivers are a special breed and most of them seemed to enjoy the experience, as they evaluated both the Intermediate and Extreme wet weather tyres that Bridgestone has brought here, just a short trip of 322 kilometres from their Kodaira City Technical Centre.
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Japanese GP - Free practices


2nd October 2009
First session
G. Fisichella: 4th 1.40.985 27 laps
K. Raikkonen: 8th 1.41.577 25 laps
Second session
G. Fisichella: 15th 1.49.553 5 laps
K. Raikkonen: 11th 1.48.886 5 laps
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BMW Sauber F1 Team - Japanese Grand Prix - Free Practice


02.10.2009
Weather: Rain, 21-22°C Air, 21-23°C Track, Humidity 91-97%
Suzuka (JP). Due to rain of varying amounts in both free practice sessions on Friday in Suzuka there wasn’t much to learn about the car set-up. From Saturday on the weather conditions are predicted to be dry.
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2009 Japanese Grand Prix Friday


2 OCT 2009
The Renault F1 Team completed a very wet day of practice at Suzuka in preparation for this weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix.
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GP Japan: Friday Practice


02 | 10 | 09
In a rain-affected day of practice, Sebastian posted the second quickest time in this afternoon's session.
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GP Japan: Friday Practice

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02 | 10 | 09
The afternoon session was heavily affected by the wet weather here in Japan, but both our drivers put in strong performances.
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Japanese Grand Prix - Free Practice Round-Up


Friday 2 October 2009
Jarno Trulli (Car 9, Chassis TF109-06)
1st Practice: 13th, 1m 42.657s, (+2.301s) 13 laps
2nd Practice: 8th, 1m 48.737s (+1.476s), 7 laps

Kamui Kobayashi (Car 10, Chassis TF109-05)
1st Practice: 19th, 1m 43.407s (+3.051s), 16 laps
2nd Practice: 12th, 1m 49.054s (+1.793s), 7 laps
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2009 Japanese Grand Prix Free Practice Report


Adrian Sutil (car 20, VJM02/01):
FP1: 3rd 1:40.806 (14 laps)
FP2: 1st 1:47.261 (5 laps)

Tonio Liuzzi (car 21, VJM02/04):
FP1: 12th 1:42.475 (15 laps)
FP2: 3rd 1:47.931 (5 laps)
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JAPANESE GRAND PRIX - PRACTICE


FRIDAY 02 OCTOBER, 2009
Objectives P1
• Wet running and wet tyre compare
• Aero systems checks
Objectives P2
• Set-up tuning for the wet
• Grid starts
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2009 JAPANESE GRAND PRIX FREE PRACTICE


Suzuka Circuit, Friday October 1
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“Firstly, it feels fantastic to be back at Suzuka for the first time since 2006. It’s such a mighty racetrack and has clearly caught the imaginations of both our drivers. The organisers have done a fantastic job with the facility’s refurbishment, creating a world-class venue without losing any of the unique character that this place has. And although the poor weather made it difficult to appraise our speed relative to our rivals, we’re encouraged by our performance today: Lewis was immediately on the pace during every single one of his runs and Heikki finished P1, comfortably quicker than his nearest rivals. Nonetheless, with dry weather forecast for Sunday’s race, and mixed conditions still expected tomorrow, we still have a lot of work to complete to fully prepare us for what could be both an unpredictable qualifying session and a tricky and eventful race.”
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2009 JAPANESE GRAND PRIX - PRACTICE


SUZUKA. 2 OCTOBER
The first of the practice sessions for this weekend's Japanese Grand Prix got underway today with rain showers impacting on the amount of track time for all of the teams around the 5.897km Suzuka circuit.
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Second Practice Session Classification


2009 FORMULA 1 FUJI TELEVISION JAPANESE GRAND PRIX - Suzuka

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME [LAPS] GAP KPH
1 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:47.261 [5 ] 194.900
2 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:47.923 [6 ] +0.662 193.704
3 V. LIUZZI ITA Force India F1 Team 1:47.931 [5 ] +0.670 193.690
4 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:47.983 [5 ] +0.722 193.597
5 K. NAKAJIMA JPN AT&T Williams 1:48.058 [8 ] +0.797 193.462
6 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:48.691 [9 ] +1.430 192.336
7 F. ALONSO ESP Renault F1 Team 1:48.693 [5 ] +1.432 192.332
8 J. TRULLI ITA Panasonic Toyota Racing 1:48.737 [7 ] +1.476 192.254
9 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:48.802 [11] +1.541 192.139
10 R. KUBICA POL BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:48.861 [6 ] +1.600 192.035
11 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:48.886 [5 ] +1.625 191.991
12 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Panasonic Toyota Racing 1:49.054 [7 ] +1.793 191.695
13 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:49.382 [7 ] +2.121 191.121
14 R. GROSJEAN FRA Renault F1 Team 1:49.405 [6 ] +2.144 191.080
15 G. FISICHELLA ITA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:49.553 [5 ] +2.292 190.822
16 N. ROSBERG GER AT&T Williams 1:49.872 [8 ] +2.611 190.268
17 N. HEIDFELD GER BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:50.179 [10] +2.918 189.738
18 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Vodafone McLaren Mercedes no time [0]
19 J. BUTTON GBR Brawn GP Formula 1 Team no time [0]
20 R. BARRICHELLO BRA Brawn GP Formula 1 Team no time [0]

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First Practice Session Classification


2009 FORMULA 1 FUJI TELEVISION JAPANESE GRAND PRIX - Suzuka

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME [LAPS] GAP KPH
1 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:40.356 [24] 208.310
2 K. NAKAJIMA JPN AT&T Williams 1:40.648 [18] +0.292 207.706
3 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:40.806 [14] +0.450 207.380
4 G. FISICHELLA ITA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:40.985 [27] +0.629 207.012
5 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:41.421 [26] +1.065 206.122
6 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:41.443 [15] +1.087 206.078
7 F. ALONSO ESP Renault F1 Team 1:41.532 [22] +1.176 205.897
8 K. RAIKKONEN FIN Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:41.577 [25] +1.221 205.806
9 R. BARRICHELLO BRA Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 1:41.821 [19] +1.465 205.313
10 N. ROSBERG GER AT&T Williams 1:42.188 [20] +1.832 204.575
11 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:42.332 [10] +1.976 204.288
12 V. LIUZZI ITA Force India F1 Team 1:42.475 [15] +2.119 204.002
13 J. TRULLI ITA Panasonic Toyota Racing 1:42.657 [13] +2.301 203.641
14 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:42.667 [27] +2.311 203.621
15 R. KUBICA POL BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:42.833 [17] +2.477 203.292
16 N. HEIDFELD GER BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:42.977 14] +2.621 203.008
17 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:43.218 [11] +2.862 202.534
18 J. BUTTON GBR Brawn GP Formula 1 Team 1:43.318 [17] +2.962 202.338
19 K. KOBAYASHI JPN Panasonic Toyota Racing 1:43.407 [16] +3.051 202.164
20 R. GROSJEAN FRA Renault F1 Team 1:43.572 [22] +3.216 201.842

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FIA Elections


02/10/2009
Nominations for the presidency of the FIA close today.

The FIA has received applications from two candidates, Jean Todt and Ari Vatanen. Each has submitted a list of deputies and vice-presidents representing Sport and Mobility, in accordance with the FIA Statutes.
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Kamui Kobayashi to fill in for unwell Timo Glock in practice


Friday 2 October 2009
Panasonic Toyota Racing can confirm that third driver Kamui Kobayashi will take part in today's practice sessions for the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka, in place of the unwell Timo Glock.
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01 October


Interview with Fernando Alonso


01.10.2009
Fernando Alonso tells us about his feelings in an exclusive interview
Fernando, your life has been like a fast train: always at top speed and only stopping at a few stations. Have these nine years in Formula 1 gone by quickly for you?
Yes, these nine years have gone by so quickly, in my private life and as a racing driver even more so - we are always moving from place to place, we are always on the go with races, engagements, sponsor events… the truth is that it seems like I only just started yesterday.
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Toyota Motorsport GmbH and ZF Sachs Announce New Partnership


October 01, 2009
Toyota Motorsport GmbH today announced an agreement with ZF Sachs for the damping and clutch specialists to become an official supplier to the Panasonic Toyota Racing Formula 1 team from the start of the 2010 season.
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