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Jenson is on Pole again

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Right, back to my yacht for drinks

Right, back to my yacht for drinks

Well the boy has made his forth Pole Position of the season.  Jenson took a fantastic flying lap to take him straight to the front of the grid.  Kimi Rakkonen looks poised for his big come-back in second place.  Ferrari, in the latest race, has a political point to prove:  F1 needs Ferrari.  Especially in a venue like Monaco, who sport more Ferrari per square mile than anywhere else on the planet.

Shit, I can't afford this.  Where did I see that gold-plated cash point again?

Shit, I can't afford this. Where did I see that gold-plated cash point again?

Indeed Brawn’s only snag is that it may be losing it’s only sponsor.  Richard Branson had not anticipated Brawn’s huge success and as a result the costs of sponsorship have sky rocketed.  Still, if Brawn cannot find another sugar-daddy in Monte Carlo there is no hope for them.

In third we have Jenson’s doggedly determined stable-mate Rubens Barrachello, closely followed by Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel.  The forth spot is filled by the other Ferrari of Felipe Massa and fifth spot by the Williams of Nico Rosberg.  It is nice to see Williams reversing their recent decline.

Monaco Track diagram

Our old mate Lewis Hamilton is way down the grid in 16th place, and he will be starting in the pit lane after a spin into the Mirabeau barrier.  The tuk-tuks of Force India took thirteeth and fifteenth place respectively.  BMW and Toyota took the final four places on the grid.

But as everybody by now knows, the real melodrama of the season will be off the track as the teams and the FIA desperately manage to reach an agreement on the budget cap.  Prince Albert looks nerviously on.  He doesn’t want to see his beloved Ferraris replaced by Prodrive or see Force India on the front row.

So the grid is as follows:

 1.  Button       Brawn-Mercedes
 2.  Raikkonen    Ferrari
 3.  Barrichello  Brawn-Mercedes
 4.  Vettel       Red Bull-Renault
 5.  Massa        Ferrari
 6.  Rosberg      Williams-Toyota
 7.  Kovalainen   McLaren-Mercedes
 8.  Webber       Red Bull-Renault
 9.  Alonso       Renault
10.  Nakajima     Williams-Toyota
11.  Buemi        Toro Rosso-Ferrari
12.  Piquet       Renault
13.  Fisichella   Force India-Mercedes
14.  Bourdais     Toro Rosso-Ferrari
15.  Sutil        Force India-Mercedes
16.  Hamilton     McLaren-Mercedes
17.  Heidfeld     BMW-Sauber
18.  Kubica       BMW-Sauber
19.  Trulli       Toyota
20.  Glock        Toyota               

So enjoy your Grand Prix, I know I will...

Apparently it is some sort of car race...

Apparently it is some sort of car race...

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Written by Nick Gilmartin

May 23, 2009 at 7:54 pm

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