Welcome to F1Minute for the 26th April 2009.
Brawn GP’s day got off to an excellent start when Richard Branson offered to make Virgin their title sponsor. Although negotiations are still ongoing, Branson said the popularity of the team is a big draw for the company, whilst Ross Brawn says they do want to develop a longer-term relationship.
The Bahrain GP result will have helped then, as Jenson Button took his third victory out of four races. The Toyotas were slow off the line, with Glock initially taking the lead as Trulli fell backwards. Button took the lead in the first round of pit stops, and had the pace to take the win, as Trulli managed to hold up a lot of the nearest competitors.
There was only one retiree throughout the duration of the race, and that was Kazuki Nakajima, who slunk into the pitlane and never returned. Ferrari finally managed to pick up some points as Kimi finished sixth, whilst Massa ended up 14th. Hamilton finished fourth to give McLaren something to smile about ahead of their FIA hearing this week.
That’s it for today, I’ll be back tomorrow with another F1Minute.
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