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2009 Italy Thoughts

THE BIG PICTURE: Down to the stretch run, and every race is becoming exciting in its own right, while the championship is becoming a team battle. Lots of reasons to watch the remainder of the season.

EVENT: Can't beat the tifosi for enthusiasm. Remember that Bernie, when we are in Abu Dhabi for the season finale.

TRACK: Trim the wings and get rid of downforce. This is all about speed!

QUALIFYING: Once again, another entertaining, and surprising, qualifying session.

RACE: An old fashioned Ross Brawn strategy session.

START: KERS was not necessarily an advantage when it should have been.

BARRICHELLO: Rubens sure doesn't get tired of winning. Especially when it gives him a shot at the championship.

BUTTON: That sound you heard was a huge sigh of relieve from Jenson. Sure, his teammate can still catch him, but at least he knows he can get back onto the podium.

BRAWN GP: So at what point does the team allow their drivers to fight it out amongst themselves? And at what point before then do you stop them from doing that?

HAMILTON: Every now and then, Lewis makes a driving mistake that makes you scratch your head.

RAIKKONEN: A lucky podium, but Kimi was right there to grab the opportunity.

FORCE INDIA: They continue to be a force for the second race in a row...

SUTIL: ...allowing Adrian to grab his first points this year.

LIUZZI: Vintantonio looked very strong. Although it appeared he was going back to another Toro Rosso, that wasn't the case.

FISICHELLO: Well, Giancarlo did better than Badoer. He got to drive for Ferrari. But was it really worth leaving a faster car with no promise for a drive next year? Apparently.

ALONSO: A slow getaway ended Fernando's race hopes before he got up to speed.

RED BULL: Not out of it, but running out of time.

VETTEL: Sebastian got a point. Big whoop.

WEBBER: Gee, thanks Robert.

TRULLI/GLOCK: If you're not sure whether Toyota will be back next year, why not battle it out amongst yourselves, consequences be damned.

GROSJEAN: Still having trouble with that first lap there, Romain, huh.

ALGUERSUARI: Toro Rosso got rid of Bourdais for this guy?

RENAULT: What originally appeared to be nothing more than a news maker has suddenly turned out to be a potentially devastating development.

PIQUET: The role model on how to destroy a livelihood in one easy step.

WORD OF THE WEEKEND: Crashgate.

STAT OF THE WEEKEND: 1 -- The number of pitstops each of the Brawn drivers made enabling them to finish 1-2.

HISTORICAL STAT OF THE WEEKEND: Monza has held more Grands Prix than any other venue. The first Italian GP there, which was the second Italian GP held, occurred in 1922, won by Pietro Bordini in a FIAT.

QUOTE OF THE WEEKEND: Rubens Barrichello stating the obvious concerning the one-stop strategy, "It was a great decision."

QUOTE OF THE WEEKEND RUNNERUP: Jenson Button joking about his relationship with his teammate, "I've put on a brave face lately, but I absolutely hate this guy! He doesn't know his ass from his elbow when it comes to racing cars!"

SCHEDULE: Will the heat and handling of Singapore bring Brawn back to domination?

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RACE RESULTS
  Driver Laps
1. Barrichello 53
2. Button 53
3. Raikkonen 53
4. Sutil 53
5. Alonso 53
6. Kovalainen 53
7. Heidfeld 53
8. Vettel 53
9. Fisichella 53
10. Nakajima 53
11. Glock 53
12. Hamilton 52
13. Buemi(R) 52
14. Trulli 52
15. Grosjean(R) 52
16. Rosberg 51
R Liuzzi 22
R Alguersuari(R) 19
R Kubica 15
R Webber 0

Time of Race
1:16:21.706

Margin of Victory
2.866 sec.

Safety Car
None

Lead Changes
5 among 3 drivers

Lap Leaders
Rubens Barrichello, Lewis Hamilton, Kimi Raikkonen

Fastest Race Lap
Adrian Sutil

Pole Position
Lewis Hamilton

CURRENT STANDINGS
  Driver Pts.
1. Button 80
2. Barrichello 66
3. Vettel 54
4. Webber 51.5
5. Raikkonen 40
6. Rosberg 30.5
7. Hamilton 27
8. Trulli 22.5
9. Massa 22
10. Kovalainen 20
  Alonso 20
12. Glock 16
13. Heidfeld 12
14. Fisichella 8
  Kubica 8
16. Sutil 5
17. Buemi(R) 3
18. Bourdais 2

  Team Pts.
1. Brawn GP 146
2. Red Bull 105.5
3. Ferrari 62
4. McLaren 47
5. Toyota 38.5
6. Williams 30.5
7. Sauber 20
  Renault 20
9. Force India 13
10. Toro Rosso 5
 
 

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2009 Thoughts
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Spain Monaco Turkey Great Britain
Germany Hungary Europe
Belgium Italy Singapore
Japan Brazil Abu Dhabi


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