Today is the 24th May 2009 and this is F1Minute.
Button converted his pole position to a win in Monaco today, with Barrichello and Räikkönen joining him on the podium, although the Ferrari had fallen back one place from its starting position.
The race played out without any major crashes – the first lap was very clean. It wasn’t until lap 10 that Buemi ran into the back of Piquet, knocking them both out. Vettel also crashed out, as did Kovalainen and Nakajima on the very last lap. Kubica retired in the pitlane following a problem with his brakes. Hamilton started from the very back of the grid after taking the opportunity to change his gearbox, and although he didn’t make enormous progress, he did end up 12th.
The day belonged to Brawn, though, with their 1-2 finish, and Ferrari who’s improvements gave them a 3-4 finish.
Very quickly, Max Mosley spoke before the race and suggested that a budget cap compromise is on the cards, perhaps in stages with the 40 million set for 2011.
That’s it for now, I’ll be back tomorrow with another F1Minute.
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