Formula One

Brains AND Brawn is What Wins at Monaco

5/24/09 in Formula One   |   richard_music   |   67 respect

Red Bull boast that they give you wings, but Brawn and his brain gives you WINS!

Once again as predicted by their pre-race fuel loads, Brawn completely dominated the Monaco GP today.

Jenson Button who was on pole never looked back as soon as the lights went out, and ran away from the opposition. Rubens Barrichello in the second Brawn easily took 2nd placed Kimi Raikonnen (Ferrari)  before the first corner at St. Devote.

Amazingly enough there were no major incidents in this years Monaco GP, and all cars made it without trouble through the first corner.
Jenson then just pulled steadily away from team mate Rubens, who started to have trouble on his super soft Bridgestones. The tyre troubles didn´t affect Jenson however, who also started on the super softs.

Much was expected of Sebastian Vettel in the Red Bull, but he eventually threw the car away  3rd distance into the race. He was also struggling with super soft tyres.

So it was a dominant 1-2 finish for the BrawnGP team for the second time in a row. It marked Jenson´s 6th career win, and the 5th in this season from only 6 races.

Michael Schumacher´s absence from the Ferrari pits was noticed as Ferrari put in a very good performance, coming home in 3rd (Raikonnen) and 4th (Massa), which gave them a major push up the championship table.

Remaining positions were taken by Mark Webber (Red Bull Racing) 5th; Nico Rosberg (Williams) 6th; Fernando Alonso (Renault F1) 7th ; and final point to Sebastién Bourdais (Torro Rosso) 8th.

It wasn´t all good news though, a disasterous race for Toyota, BMW, and McLaren. McLaren suffered a crash with Kovaleinen, Lewis Hamilton couldn´t get higher than 12th. Toyota and BMW were just out performed and now need to go back to the drawing board!

The privateer team of BrawnGP is now well in front in the constructors table, and the main Manufacturer teams lagging well behind. Jenson Button now leads the driver´s championship by 16 points from his teammate Rubens, and a massive 28 points from Vettel.

I shall now let the others report on the Indy500 which also takes place today.

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5/24/09   |   Pulu

Brawn is dominating the races and winning them at will as well....

I am shocked to see ferrari / Mclaren / Toyota not even able to get to the same pace even though they have higher budgets, better facilities and experience.......

A disappointing race for Mclaren and it hurts bad.

5/24/09   |   fI3RyBaLlS   |   44 respect

Brains & Brawns...Who's got the beauty or the beast??