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2009 Great Britain Thoughts

THE BIG PICTURE: Perhaps it's fitting at a track which Bernie just can't help himself from criticizing, F1 may have blown up in his face.

EVENT: While Bernie continuously slams Silverstone, the track continues to pull in ~100,000 spectators per day. And it would be more if they didn't limit the tickets. While Turkey couldn't get a third of that for the whole weekend, and most of those fans were foreigners because quite frankly, the Turks don't give a crap about their event.

TRACK: Speed. It's all about speed.

QUALIFYING: Red Bull had more fuel than anyone else in Q3. This was no contest.

RACE: Once it was learned that Red Bull had the most fuel amongst the top ten to start the race, barring a dumb error or ridiculous mechanical failure, this race was over before it started.

START: Even the start was as uncompetitive as they come.

RED BULL: It took longer than we thought, but Red Bull has caught up to Brawn. Now, it gets interesting.

VETTEL: Finally wins in the dry. Complete domination by a potential greater phenom than Lewis Hamilton. And a lot more likeable.

WEBBER: Bridesmaid again. Come on Mark, win one!

NEWEY The master is back to his old tricks.

BARRICHELLO: Always does well at Silverstone. This was no exception.

BUTTON: Still his championship to lose, but now we see how Jenson handles pressure.

BRAWN: Your move now, Ross.

MASSA: Best British GP finish in the year Ferrari is slow.

FERRARI: First Italy has to endure a pathetic year for their national racing team. Then, their national soccer team losses to Egypt. Egypt! The whole country of Italy is on suicide watch.

ROSBERG: Every time Nico is all set to look at other rides, Williams gives him a decent car.

TRULLI: Wonder how Jarno would do in a Brawn or a Red Bull. Sure, we can say that for a lot of drivers, but we really wonder how good Jarno could be.

PIQUET: Finished ahead of Fernando for once. Qualified poorly (what else is new?), but ran quite a decent race.

HAMILTON: Lapped. Again.

BOURDAIS: Sebastien outpaced Sebastien all weekend, but a dumb error cost him a chance to outplace his teammate.

MOSLEY: Eventually, all dictators are overthrown.

WORD OF THE WEEKEND: Egos.

STAT OF THE WEEKEND: 8 -- The number of teams prepared to breakaway from the F1 championship and form their own series.

HISTORICAL STAT OF THE WEEKEND: Silverstone has hosted 43 British Grands Prix. Alain Prost won the most with five victories.

QUOTE OF THE WEEKEND: Bernie Ecclestone stating the obvious about the FOTA breakaway, "It's about power."

QUOTE OF THE WEEKEND RUNNERUP: Bobby Rahal observing from afar, "They haven't seen the movie, have they, about when you split something up, what happens when you do that despite the best intentions or whatever."

SCHEDULE: Off to another classic location which Bernie will probably find a way to replace with a venue that can attract a few hundred penguins.

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RACE RESULTS
  Driver Laps
1. Vettel 60
2. Webber 60
3. Barrichello 60
4. Massa 60
5. Rosberg 60
6. Button 60
7. Trulli 60
8. Raikkonen 60
9. Glock 60
10. Fisichella 60
11. Nakajima 60
12. Piquet 59
13. Kubica 59
14. Alonso 59
15. Heidfeld 59
16. Hamilton 59
17. Sutil 59
18. Buemi(R) 59
R Bourdais 37
R Kovalainen 36

Time of Race
1:22:49.328

Margin of Victory
15.188 sec.

Safety Car
None

Lead Changes
2 among 2 drivers

Lap Leaders
Sebastian Vettel, Mark Webber

Fastest Race Lap
Sebastian Vettel

Pole Position
Sebastian Vettel

CURRENT STANDINGS
  Driver Pts.
1. Button 64
2. Barrichello 41
3. Vettel 39
4. Webber 35.5
5. Trulli 21.5
6. Massa 16
7. Rosberg 15.5
8. Glock 13
9. Alonso 11
10. Raikkonen 10
11. Hamilton 9
12. Heidfeld 6
13. Kovalainen 4
14. Buemi(R) 3
15. Bourdais 2
  Kubica 2

  Team Pts.
1. Brawn GP 105
2. Red Bull 74.5
3. Toyota 34.5
4. Ferrari 26
5. Williams 15.5
6. McLaren 13
7. Renault 11
8. Sauber 8
9. Toro Rosso 5
10. Force India 0
 
 

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Japan Brazil Abu Dhabi


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