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
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
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
first click on an image search!
GAK67 Report This Comment
Date: September 14, 2009 01:05AM
Well pulse, it looks as though we were wrong - Brawn have come back.
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.
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).
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
), what engines each of the teams will have (McLaren may not be
Merc powered next year!
), and who, if anybody, is going to be running BMW