Spanish GP – Button Favouritism?

{ Posted on May 12 2009 by dScribe }

In most races this year I’ve bagged the performance of Rubens Barrichello in comparison to his teammate. However in Spain Rubens drove a fantastic race. I just can’t understand how he finished second. Up until Brawn changed Button from a 3 stop strategy to a 2 stop one, Rubens had the measure of Jenson. You really have to question why Brawn changed Jenson’s strategy…

Rubens Barrichello – Good qualifying (given he had a heavier car than his teammate) followed by a good race. The poor guy must be feeling like he’s at Ferrari all over again with his teammate suddenly winning when he seemed to hold all the cards.

Jenson Button – Even though the strategy change was probably the biggest factor in Jenson winning, he still had to put in fast laps to get ahead of Rubens so good job.

Mark Webber – Probably the best drive of the race if you ask me. Really nice to see some solid results (and reliability!) finally.

Sebastian Vettel – Backed Mark Webber up with another great result. Red Bull are certainly looking good for the season.

Fernando Alonso – The man just keeps collecting points. Could come in handy later in the season but unlikely he could challenge for the championship.

Ferrari – Just when you thought they were on top of things and looking fast again they go and balls it up with some BASIC errors that should never happen in F1. First with Kimi in qualifying and then not enough fuel for Felipe in the race – who does that??

First Lap Accident – Hard to tell who to blame for this one but Toro Rosso were certainly an unfortunate victim of events that neither driver started..

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