Rubens Barrichello

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Jenson Button seeks win at second home

Jul 9, Alonso started in pole position at Silverstone, but Webber came up trumps The British GP is always one of the most significant races each season. This has partly to do with history; the first F1 race was flagged off in Silverstone in And although Fernando Alonso started in pole position, it was Mark Webber who finished on top when the figuratively speaking dust had settled.

Webber, even after the second victory of his career, offered his congratulations to Button. “Jenson deserves the championship,” said the Australian. “He certainly drove well in the early.

Vettel, who needs only a point on Sunday to be the sport’s youngest double champion at the age of 24, made a rare error on the exit to the Degner 1 curve at the end of a warm morning practice at Suzuka. He skimmed across the gravel and ended the 90 minute session as a sweaty spectator, removing his helmet and joining marshals behind the crash barriers with his car’s nose in the tyre wall. The German, who can retain his title with four races to spare, was third fastest in both the sessions before and after lunch with Red Bull’s times masking a healthy pace in their long runs.

Button, who must win on Sunday and hope Vettel fails to score for the first time in 17 races dating back to last October, lapped the Honda-owned track with a fastest time of one minute His quickest time in the morning was 1: Team mate Lewis Hamilton completed a McLaren one-two in the first session, 0. Hamilton, the champion, was only eighth after the break. Australian Mark Webber, Vettel’s team mate who has still to win a race this year, was fifth and fourth respectively with Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso the closest to Button in the afternoon.

Vettel’s incident provided a talking point from the morning session but his pride was more dented than the car, which nudged the tyre barrier after bouncing across the gravel. Winner from pole at Suzuka for the past two years, the German has a point lead over Button with only still to be won. Brazilian Rubens Barrichello crashed halfway through the afternoon session, also at Degner, with his Williams slamming into the tyre wall backwards with far more force than the Red Bull had.

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Early life[ edit ] The paternal side of his family comes from Veneto , Italy from the town of Riese , in the province of Treviso. Barrichello won five karting titles in Brazil before going to Europe to race in the Formula Vauxhall Lotus series in In his first year, he won the championship, a feat he replicated the following year in the British Formula 3 Championship , beating David Coulthard.

“They are both great drivers,” Vettel’s retiring teammate Mark Webber said, “but I can only say that I was really happy to be fighting against Fernando in my last race.” Australian Webber, however.

This nickname has led to the formation of many memes and twitter fan accounts dedicated to his crashes. Iceman Kimi Raikkonen is popularly nicknamed as “The Iceman”. His straightforward answers and ice like expression dubbed him this nickname. Il Dito translates to the finger which happens to be Vettel trademark celebration.

The professor Alain Prost was an expert at preserving the car until the end of the race. Prost’s calculative style served him both on and off track. His knowledge of F1 politics always landed him is the best seat of the season.

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Vettel held on to take second place while his Red Bull team-mate Mark Webber compiled a stunning drive from 18th to snatch the final place on the podium from the second McLaren of Jenson Button.

He was named after his father’s Danish friend and rallycross opponent Erling Jensen , changing the “e” to an “o” to differentiate it from Jensen Motors. In , aged nine, he came first in the British Super Prix. His prize included a test in a McLaren Formula One car, which he received at the end of the following year. A vacant race seat became available at the Williams team for the season , following the departure of Alex Zanardi , and team boss Frank Williams arranged a ‘shoot-out’ test between Button and Formula racer Bruno Junqueira , with Button securing the drive.

However, he performed strongly in the race and was set to score a point before his engine failed 11 laps from the finish. Williams chose not to sell Button’s contract, keeping the right to recall him in He went to Benetton on a two-year loan. Under safety car conditions Button swerved to avoid the pack which had bunched up, and subsequently crashed into the barrier; he blamed Michael Schumacher who had been leading at the time and so controlling the pace , and Schumacher apologised for it after the race.

For , Button partnered experienced driver Giancarlo Fisichella at Benetton, which had recently been purchased by Renault. He endured a dismal season: Over the winter break, Button spent a lot of time working with his engineering team and felt there was an improved understanding between them; he described himself as “very confident” for the season.

Rubens Barrichello

Early life[ edit ] Grosjean was born in Geneva , Switzerland. He was born to a Swiss father and a French mother. He is the great-grandson of Edgar Brandt , weapon designer and founder of Brandt. Grosjean also appeared in the Formula Renault Eurocup and finished on the podium twice in Valencia.

Sep 22,  · Red Bull’s Australian Mark Webber has won four races this season, McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso three each. McLaren’s Jenson Button .

Button notches 13th win in th Grand Prix of his career Image: He stormed home at Albert Park just 2. And Lewis Hamilton started on pole only to fluff his getaway was third. For Button it was his third victory in four races here — and the first hat-trick of his career. He chalked up win number 13 in the th Grand Prix of his career.

And few can have been easier once he was in command. He got the jump off the start line from second to take the lead. GETTY And other than fend off Vettel at the re-start it was a pretty mundane affair of keeping his distance to his pursuers.

Vettel grabs pole position in Shanghai

For Webber, it marks a timely return to form. He has looked an almost forlorn figure in the early part of the season, watching Vettel storm to victory in three of the four races so far. The German would surely have made it four out of four if Red Bull had not come up with a duff tyre strategy in China, where Lewis Hamilton won.

Jenson Button and Mark Webber will this weekend lead the tributes to Dan Wheldon after the recent tragic death of their close friend. Webber has confirmed stickers bearing Wheldon’s logo, his.

Australian Mark Webber, Vettel’s teammate, will start 18th after having to go into qualifying after problems with his car’s kinetic energy recovery system KERS and then suffering a disastrous choice of tyres. The pole was the 18th of Vettel’s career, and fourth in a row dating back to last season, and left the German perfectly placed to celebrate a fifth successive victory on Sunday and become the first driver to win twice in China.

The year-old dominated the first two races of the season in Australia and Malaysia from pole and has a maximum 50 points. Webber would have made it through the first qualifyiing session had he gone out for his last attempt on the soft tyres rather than the hard rubber on a cool and overcast afternoon. Team boss Christian Horner recognised the team had got it wrong. We went again on the primes and unfortunately those tyres were not quite up to temperature and it didn’t work out.

Everything we saw this morning showed we should be able to do that. It was the team’s call. He’s just had rotten luck this weekend and I’m sure he can race very well from there. Sebastian Vettel Germany Red Bull 1: Jenson Button Britain McLaren 1: Lewis Hamilton Britain McLaren 1:

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