Thursday, 27 August 2009

John Howett (GBR) Toyota President in the FIA press conference. 2009 Belgian Grand Prix, Rd 12, Practice day. Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium.
John Howett keep smiling because Trulli made 2 great place place for Toyota -

Now Congratulations also to all mechanics and engineers who have worked hard to make the BMW 3-time all

Dr..Mario Theissen, BMW Sauber F1 Team BMW Motorsport Director ...congratulation to Dr Mario and did not stop smiling .... I think the BMW should not leave the Formula 1 ever ..

Rubens Barrichello, BrawnGP, Giancarlo Fisichella, Force India F1 Team

1) Pole Giancarlo Fisichella, Force India F1 Team, 2)Jarno Trulli, Toyota F1 Team 3)Nick Heidfeld, BMW Sauber F1 Team

1º - Giancarlo Fisichella (ITA) Force India-Mercedes - 1m46s308
2º - Jarno Trulli (ITA) Toyota - 1m46s395
3º - Nick Heidfeld (ALE) BMW Sauber - 1m46s500
4º - Rubens Barrichello (BRA) Brawn-Mercedes - 1m46s513
5º - Robert Kubica (POL) BMW Sauber - 1m46s586
6º - Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Ferrari - 1m46s633
7º - Timo Glock (ALE) Toyota - 1m46s677
8º - Sebastian Vettel (ALE) Red Bull-Renault - 1m46s761
9º - Mark Webber (AUS) Red Bull-Renault - 1m46s788
10º - Nico Rosberg (ALE) Williams-Toyota - 1m47s362
11º - Adrian Sutil (ALE) Force India-Mercedes - 1m45s119
12º - Lewis Hamilton (ING) McLaren-Mercedes - 1m45s122
13º - Fernando Alonso (ESP) Renault - 1m45s136
14º - Jenson Button (ING) Brawn-Mercedes - 1m45s251
15º - Heikki Kovalainen (FIN) McLaren-Mercedes - 1m45s259
16º - Sebastien Buemi (SUI) Toro Rosso-Ferrari - 1m45s951
17º - Jaime Alguersuari (ESP) Toro Rosso-Ferrari - 1m46s032
18º - Kazuki Nakajima (JAP) Williams-Toyota - 1m46s307
19º - Romain Grosjean (FRA) Renault - 1m46s359
20º - Luca Badoer (ITA) Ferrari - 1m46s957


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Belgium - Spa Francorchamps Race Report

Historic Spa-Francorchamps was once again the setting for one of the most eventful races of the season, ending in Kimi Räikkönen and Scuderia Ferrari’s first race victory of 2009. The surprise package of Giancarlo Fisichella’s Force India took second place (from pole position on the grid) and Sebastian Vettel claimed the final spot on the podium.
The only previous victor at Spa, Kimi Räikkönen lined up sixth on the grid behind the unexpected front row of Giancarlo Fisichella and Jarno Trulli. With more fuel on board and the Shell-protected KERS, Räikkönen took advantage of a slow starting Barrichello and the 80 extra horsepower to climb to second by the Les Combes chicane. After a multi-car pile-up which took out the Drivers’ Championship leader, Jenson Button, the safety car was deployed. After the restart Räikkönen powered his way past Fisichella on the Kemmel Straight to find himself in first place, a position he retained until the chequered flag, thanks to a well-executed race strategy.

Shell in SPA

Lisa Lilley, Shell Technology Manager for Ferrari, commented: "The first victory of a season is always sweet and to celebrate it here is fantastic. Kimi drove a great race and the whole team must take credit for the ten points here. Everyone knew how important a good KERS system was around Spa-Francorchamps and Shell’s bespoke fluid help Kimi to leapfrog Fisichella and take the victory.” Despite taking nothing away from Belgium, Jenson Button of Brawn GP still leads the Drivers’ Championship with 72 points, but his lead has been cut further by teammate Rubens Barrichello, now on 56 points. Sebastian Vettel overtakes his fellow Red Bull Racing driver, Mark Webber, to take third spot with 53 points. Kimi Räikkönen of Scuderia Ferrari jumps two places and is now fifth with 34 points. In the Constructors' Championship, Brawn GP increases its total to 128 points, while Red Bull Racing, in second, closes the gap on 104.5 points. Scuderia Ferrari consolidates its third place and extends its lead over fourth placed team, McLaren Mercedes, with 56 points with only five races remaining. In two weeks’ time the FIA Formula One World Championship completes the European leg of the season at the legendary Autodromo Nazionale Monza. The Tifosi will, no doubt, be out in force to cheer on the Scuderia at its home Grand Prix between the 11 and 13 September 2009.
Selected comments from Scuderia Ferrari after the race:

Kimi Räikkönen celebrates his maiden win of 2009.
Stefano Domenicali: “We are very happy with this win, which is a reward for all the hard work that the entire team has done during such a difficult and at the same time, dramatic season. I wish to dedicate it first and foremost to President Montezemolo, who celebrates his birthday tomorrow. I don’t think he could have asked for a better present. Thanks go to our partners, first and foremost Philip Morris and Shell, who have always stood shoulder to shoulder with us, as have our fans, with their unfailing support. A thought also goes to Felipe who kept in touch from Miami, where tomorrow he undergoes a medical check. Kimi drove an amazing race today: we knew the first lap would be decisive and so it proved. He drove impeccably all race long and the team was at its very best during the two pit stops.”

Kimi Räikkönen: “A great victory for me and the team. The champagne tastes the same wherever you are on the podium, but the feeling when you win is definitely different. This track has everything a driver could want and it’s a pleasure to drive here, however, there’s no particular secret to explain why I’ve won here four times. We wanted to win at least one race and we’ve done it. At the first corner and at the end of the straight, I managed to move up to second. Behind the Safety Car, I thought mainly about keeping the tyres and brakes up to temperature to be able to attack Fisichella at the restart, and that’s how I managed to pass him quite easily.”

Shell in Spa

Highlights photos of Shell official supplier of gasoline and lubricating oils for Ferrari
Look at that beautiful picture shows where the power of Ferrari's Kimi amazing photo ..

Look at that beautiful picture shows where Kimi entering the box for fuel Shell now watch out for the fuel cap that opens automatically segungos before the car stops and closes following termination of the supply amazing photo ..

Look at that beautiful picture shows where Kimi leading the race at Spa and the tough guys of the runway several advertisements that Shell is the largest distributor of gasoline and oils for cars in the world and one of the greatest Formula 1
Result after much effort and better technology Ferrari with Shell ... VICTORY Kimi Raikkonen in SPA Franconchamps first! ! !

Winning Constructor, Stefano Domenicali, Scuderia Ferrari, Sporting Director
Giancarlo Fisichella, Force India F1 Team, Kimi Raikkonen, Scuderia Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull Racing and Stefano Domenicali, Scuderia Ferrari Sporting Director

Belgian GP : Bridgwstone qualifying report

Bridgestone's soft tyre carried Giancarlo Fisichella to Force India's first ever pole position for tomorrow's Belgian Grand Prix at Spa Francorchamps.
Fisichella completed a 1min 46.308secs lap for his first pole since the Malaysian Grand Prix in 2006 and tomorrow will see an all Italian front row after Jarno Trulli (Panasonic Toyota Racing) qualified second.
BMW Sauber F1 Team driver Nick Heidfeld used Bridgestone's medium tyre in the morning practice session to go fastest. Weather conditions were quite variable today and the performances of the Bridgestone medium and soft compounds were very close.
Q&A with Hirohide Hamashima - Bridgestone Director of Motorsport Tyre Development
What was significant about today's running?
"Today was fascinating from a tyre perspective and it was also a wonderful day for Force India and Giancarlo Fisichella for their pole position. Choosing between the two tyres here has been very temperature dependent, making it difficult for teams to decide which to use. This was particularly true in qualifying, as track temperature changed considerably. The soft compound worked very well with the lighter fuel loads of Q1 and Q2, however the heavier cars of Q3 tended towards the medium tyre."
What are the tyre strategy considerations for tomorrow's race?
"The tyres are very close together on ultimate lap time, with the soft giving better grip, but the medium giving better stability. Just like Friday, we could not find any graining today and this means that both compounds are working well. Because of the close performance of the tyres we believe there will be a wide range of strategy possibilities for tomorrow's race, and we will be interested to see what happens."


Here exelentes photos where highlights appear in the famous Bridgestone tires sponsoring all Formula 1 cars