This past Sunday Brawn GP earned their third victory and first win for Jenson Button that wasn’t behind a safety car. Following just behind Button was Sebastien Vettel and Jarno Trulli (Trulli scored the first pole position for Toyota on Saturday). For a while Vettel had a handle on the race but Jenson and his Brawn Mercedes took control. Move over Ferrari and McLaren. The new Ken and Ryu of the Formula 1 grid are now Brawn GP and Red Bull Racing.
With the Malaysian GP going down this weekend I thought this would be a cool vid to post up. Its a CGI lap of the Sepang circuit. The very circuit that all the F1 teams will be pounding on come Sunday. These videos are always fun before a race weekend.
New year same post-race drama. It was announced that Lewis Hamilton would be stripped of his thrid place victory at the Australian GP after it was given to him when Jarno Trulli was stripped of the 3rd spot when he was penalized for passing Lewis while the safety car was out. When the race was over McLaren protested Jarno’s position and was then awarded the bronze. However today in Malaysia Lewis was called before the FIA officials after they found “new evidence” in regards to the incident.
It turns out that McLaren instructed Lewis to let Jarno by while the safety car was out rather than McLaren’s story of Trulli simply taking the position away by force. The evidence in question was a review of radio transmissions between the McLaren pit and Lewis where it was heard that they indeed instructed Lewis to let Jarno by. As a result Jarno was given back his third place spot while Lewis and McLaren were stripped of their finishing position and points.
With Lewis’ teammate Hekki Kovalainen getting himself a big fat DNF at Australia this new development gives McLaren a 0 for that whole weekend, putting them in the same boat as Ferrari going into the Malaysian Grand Prix this weekend.
This is going to be an interesting Formula 1 season!