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Brawn Reigns Supreme in Melbourne F1 Debut

Posted in Brawn GP, Diffuser, Felipe Massa, Ferrari, Formula 1, Heikki Kovalainen, Jenson Button, Kazuki Nakajima, KERS, Kimi Raikkonen, Lewis Hamilton, Robert Kubica, Rubens Barrichello, Sebastian Vettel with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 30, 2009 by autoracingpower

APTOPIX Australia Auto Racing F1 GPThe Brawn GP debut in Melbourne, Australia couldn’t have been any better. The team finished the race taking the top two spots with Rubens Barrichello finishing 2nd and Jenson Button winning the race from pole. There is still a great deal of controversy regarding the diffusers used by the Brawn GP, Williams and Toyota teams. Ferrari, Red Bull and Renault protested the use of the diffusers stating they were illegal. The race stewards dismissed these claims and decided the diffusers were acceptable according to FIA regulation. It is believed that the protesting teams will follow up with their previous complaint claiming that while the diffusers are technically legal according to the regulations, they violate the “spirit” of the rule.

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Mark Webber: Red Bull Will Be Passed by in Melbourne

Posted in Formula 1, Mark Webber, Red Bull, Sebastian Vettel with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 25, 2009 by autoracingpower

mark-webberAustralia’s only Formula 1 driver, Mark Webber, has stated the Red Bull F1 cars are not going to be competitive at this weekend’s Australian Grand Prix. He has stated that the Red Bull cars don’t feel bad, but the other team’s cars are just performing much better. Webber also said that the car setup favors the driving style of new Red Bull teammate Sebastian Vettel more than his own. The favorites to the win the Aussie Grand Prix include Williams, Ferrari, and BMW according to Webber.

Webber has also joined in on criticizing the FIA’s new scoring system which would crown the champion based on which driver wins the most amount of races as opposed to the previous points system. The FIA has since postponed this new rule due to the outcry from teams and drivers.

Source: smh.com.au

RB5 Photos – New Red Bull Formula 1 Car Released

Posted in Formula 1, Mark Webber, Red Bull, Sebastian Vettel with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on February 9, 2009 by autoracingpower

red-bull-rb5-10The Red Bull Formula 1 team has released their new challenger for the 2009 season, the RB5. This is the car Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber will be driving this season. The Red Bull team has high hopes for Vettel after last season when he became the youngest ever driver to win a Formula 1 race.

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