The fight for this year's Formula One world title is effectively now a two-man battle after Rubens Barrichello led home world championship leader Jenson Button for a Brawn GP one-two in the Italian Grand Prix at Monza.
Giancarlo Fisichella earned Force India's first pole position in Formula One on Saturday as series leader Jenson Button and world champion Lewis Hamilton failed to make final qualifying for the Belgian Grand Prix.
German car manufacturer BMW has announced it is to pull out of Formula One at the end of the current season after a "landmark" decision to restructure the group's motorsport activities was made by the company's board in a meeting on Tuesday.
Ferrari, Red Bull and Toro Rosso have all restated their intentions to boycott the 2010 Formula One world championship because of a disagreement about the future of the sport, despite being included by the sport's world governing body on a list of official participants for the next season.
Last year's constructors' championship had a twist in its tail, with McLaren thrown out for spying on Ferrari -- who again claimed the crown. BMW Sauber were promoted to second and, after making steady gains in the winter, fancy their chances of another top finish. It should be a tight battle at the top.
Ferrari's Felipe Massa was declared the winner of the Belgian Grand Prix after McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton, who was first over the finishing line, was given a 25-second penalty for an illegal maneuver and demoted to third.
Canadian Grand Prix winner Robert Kubica remains remarkably humble after his first Formula One win, saying BMW Sauber need to find more pace to keep up with Ferrari and McLaren at the French Grand Prix.
BMW Sauber's Robert Kubica claimed his first victory in Formula One and moved to the top of the drivers' championship after a disastrous error by previous leader Lewis Hamilton at the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday.
Championship leader Lewis Hamilton has boosted his hopes of winning the world title in his rookie season by claiming pole position for Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix despite rain and foggy conditions at Fuji.
There are some circuits that are cornerstones of the Formula 1 calendar: the Monacos and Silverstones whose every twist and turn are known intimately by the drivers and engineers. Then there are the newer circuits -- Malaysia and Bahrain, for instance -- but even these have become familiar to the drivers and their backroom boffins.
The winds of change have swept across Formula One at hurricane strength for the 2007 season, which opens this weekend in Australia. Fernando Alonso, the winner of the past two world championships with Renault, has switched to McLaren-Mercedes. Kimi Raikkonen has moved into the retired Michael Schumacher's Ferrari. And a slew of technical restrictions has been instituted in hopes of placing an increased emphasis on teams and drivers.