A Spanish lesson

Jenson Button showed everyone how it’s done at the Spanish Grand Prix, qualifying fastest for pole position at the last possible moment in Barcelona.

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Jenson crossed the line to start his final flyer with less than a second to go, but made it all count, putting together a stunning run to take the front position from Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel.

It had looked like his teammate Rubens Barrichello was the faster of the two all day during qualifying, Rubens posting the quickest time overall in the light fuelled round of Q2.

But Jenson showed he’s not a man to stay down for long, and Rubens looked somewhat gutted in the post quali press conference.

Vettel was his usual happy self with second, and poses a very real threat to Jenson for tomorrow’s race. It should be tight down into the first corner when the lights go out.

Felipe Massa’s Ferrari is going well, with their tech upgrades already providing some very encouraging results.

It’s just a pity Kimi Raikkonen didn’t get a chance to drive his car, being kept in the garage in Q1 when he and the team thought he’d posted a fast enough time to get into the second session.

How many times must Ferrari make these mistakes before they learn from them?

You can tell a lot about a man from the way he handles himself in adversity, and whereas Kimi put his hand up, Lewis Hamilton’s dower attitude has finally got to me.

I’m fed up with his clipped answers and grumpy demeanour, acting like a petulant child. Pull yourself together man!

The only other thing that got to me all day, was David Coulthard’s reluctance to talk about Red Bull’s new front wing, when it was sitting there in front of him, live on TV.

Surely his being employed by Red Bull and the BBC is a conflict of interest when it stops us the viewer getting what we want, due to his obligation to the team he’s still involved with? Not good BBC, not good.

Anyway, enough of that. Let us know what you thought… and here’s the full quali results:
1    Jenson Button      Brawn-Mercedes      1:20.527
2     Sebastian Vettel     Red Bull-Renault     1:20.660
3     Rubens Barrichello     Brawn-Mercedes     1:20.762
4     Felipe Massa     Ferrari     1:20.934
5     Mark Webber    Red Bull-Renault     1:21.049
6     Timo Glock     Toyota     1:21.247
7     Jarno Trulli     Toyota     1:21.254
8     Fernando Alonso    Renault     1:21.392
9     Nico Rosberg    Williams-Toyota     1:22.558
10     Robert Kubica    BMW Sauber     1:22.685
11     Kazuki Nakajima    Williams-Toyota     1:20.531
12     Nelson Piquet    Renault     1:20.604
13     Nick Heidfeld     BMW Sauber     1:20.676
14     Lewis Hamilton    McLaren-Mercedes     1:20.805
15     Sebastien Buemi     Toro Rosso-Ferrari     1:21.067
16     Kimi Raikkonen     Ferrari     1:21.291
17     Sebastien Bourdais    Toro Rosso-Ferrari     1:21.300
18     Heikki Kovalainen    McLaren-Mercedes     1:21.675
19     Adrian Sutil    Force India-Mercedes     1:21.742
20     Giancarlo Fisichella    Force India-Mercedes     1:22.204

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Go on Button!

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Didn’t Barrichello have to show Button how it was done before Button got anywhere in Spain? Button owes the win to Barrichello & his engineers. His showboating at the end is getting a bit much. Celebrate fine, but this Button clown acts like he’s a rock star.

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Rubens Barrichello really deserved to win the race i don’t understand why they did’t fuel him longer on the first stop.

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eddie jordon says that button is’t trying and that he should be replaced does he look at the standings………………..

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to the “Marcus” with post 32, we need to have a showdown for the use of the name Marcus. or agree to use our last intials!

i have a nerdy F1 reputation to uphold! ;)

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