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New Evidence Disqualifies Hamilton from Australian GP

Posted in Formula 1, Jarno Trulli, Lewis Hamilton, McLaren Mercedes, Toyota with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 2, 2009 by autoracingpower

hamilton-australian-gpIn last Sunday’s Australian Formula 1 race, Toyota’s Jarno Trulli finished the race in the third. He was later penalized 25 seconds for an alleged illegal pass of Lewis Hamilton while the safety car was out. McLaren was responsible for filing the complaint. The Trulli’s penalty pushed Hamilton into the third position, a very impressive finish especially considering Hamilton started at 18th on the grid.

New evidence has now surfaced that is indicating Hamilton let Trulli go by intentionally. Hit the jump to continue… Continue reading

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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