Welcome to F1Minute for the 12th July 2009.
Webber did it. He managed to convert his pole position into his maiden win, despite being handed a drive through penalty after a first lap incident. Hamilton and Barrichello both made excellent starts, diving up towards the front, and Webber managed to bash into them both, before conceding the lead to the Brawn car. Hamilton suffered a puncture, ran wide, had to pit, and then settled in at the back of the pack.
Webber’s penalty didn’t put him off, he continued to push, and Barrichello suffered at the hands of a rogue fuel rig which meant his strategy was slightly off. Webber retook the lead, with teammate Vettel falling into place behind him, and Massa managed to sneak into third and take the final step on the podium. Button also managed to get ahead of his teammate, which left a frustrated Barrichello in sixth place.
After the race, he told the media that he didn’t want to talk to the team, he did everything he needed to do, and they let him down.
That’s all for today, I’ll be back tomorrow with another F1Minute.
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