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Mark Webber (AUS) moves into second place in the Formula 1 Drivers Championship

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Mark Webber (AUS) moves into second place in the Formula 1 Drivers Championship

Comments for: Mark Webber (AUS) moves into second place in the Formula 1 Drivers Championship
GAK67 Report This Comment
Date: July 28, 2009 06:33PM

Yes, but given that the two dominant teams in F1 in recent years (and the two with probably the biggest budgets) have now found form Red Bull and Brawn will probably be fighting over the minor placings where there is only 1 point between placings, so the chances of him catching Button are slim. Likewise though, the only person likely to challenge his second position is his team mate, Vettel (I know Barrichello could, but I don't think the Brawn team has the development potential to catch up to Red Bull who are obviously faster than the Brawn's now).
pulse Report This Comment
Date: July 30, 2009 09:00PM

I think Brawn's heyday is over. They're off the pace in a big way compared to earlier in the season. I see Button's points as being an easy reach.

Vettel is Webber's biggest threat to the championship IMO.

There's 7 races left and only 18 points between them.. so even scrapping over minor placings (which they won't, Hungary and Valencia are very KERS friendly tracks, it's no coincidence that the KERS cars won) you only need to come 5th to get 4 points, won't take long if Button is only getting 1 or 2.

It's easily doable.

But as I said, I think Ferrari and McLaren still have a VERY long way to go, it's just the last track (and the next) suited their cars. The rest of the circuits won't.

I think it'll be Webber and Vettel 1 & 2 in the drivers championship, and Red Bull Racing will win the constructors. The only question is will it be Webber or Vettel in the #1 position?
fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: July 30, 2009 09:11PM

"Dk's images"...first position

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GAK67 Report This Comment
Date: September 14, 2009 01:05AM

Well pulse, it looks as though we were wrong - Brawn have come back. (*facepalm*) I now think Button will take it out and that the championship will finish, barring deliberate accidents to bring out safety cars, etc., with the top 4 in the same positions they are now. Webber may catch Vettel, but I think Vettel is the better driver. I think it's great that we are guaranteed that the winner of this year's drivers championship is going to be from outside of last year's top 7 drivers. thumbs

I am glad McLaren performed well at Monza - a non KERS track (I know they only got 3 points, but they were at the front of the grid and even Kovalainen was on the second row, plus Lewis was pushing for 2nd and if he hadn't crashed they would have gotten 8, possibly 10, points for the day). Given that next year's rules are virtually the same as this year's, it could be an exciting season next year with at least 4 manufacturers competing at the front of the grid (Brawn, Red Bull, McLaren and Ferarri). smiling
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Although I will follow the remaining races, the real interest for me now is who will drive for which team next year (Ferarri may have 4 drivers - Raikonnen, Massa, Fisichella and Alonso - and 2 test drivers under contract clown), what engines each of the teams will have (McLaren may not be Merc powered next year! totally
lost), and who, if anybody, is going to be running BMW Sauber.