Bahrain Grand Prix in pictures

Not a spectacular race, but at least it was dry, which brings out the cars at their best in photographs. Here’s a collection of pictures from the Bahrain Grand Prix.

How Sebastian Vettel lost the race (Bahrain Grand Prix start analysis)

Before the Bahrain Grand Prix started Sebastian Vettel was favourite to win – with 64% of us on the live blog picking him to come home first. But his chances evaporated in a frantic first lap where he slipped from third to fifth behind Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton. Here’s how the first lap unfolded:

Rate the race: Bahrain Grand Prix

Jenson Button takes his third win of 2009 from fourth on the grid. What did you think of the Bahrain Grand Prix? Rate it out of ten and have your say below.

Bahrain Grand Prix result

1. Jenson Button 2. Sebastian Vettel 3. Jarno Trulli 4. Lewis Hamilton 5. Rubens Barrichello 6. Kimi Raikkonen 7. Timo Glock 8. Fernando Alonso 9. Nico Rosberg 10. Nelson Piquet Jnr 11. Mark Webber 12. Heikki Kovalainen 13. Sebastien Bourdais 14. Felipe Massa 15. Giancarlo Fisichella 16. Adrian Sutil 17. Sebastien Buemi 18. Robert Kubica … Continue reading Bahrain Grand Prix result

Bahrain Grand Prix live blog

Join in the Bahrain Grand Prix live blog below. Here’s the starting grid and pit stop predictions. See below for the pop-out link for the live blog window. See the rolling text at the bottom of the window for video links. Live F1 video FAQ | Live F1 timing | UK radio commentary | Track … Continue reading Bahrain Grand Prix live blog

Ecclestone tops Britain’s F1 rich list but sees wealth slashed by costly divorce

Those who blame the world’s wealthiest people for the financial crisis will get a does of schadenfreude from this year’s Sunday Times Rich List, as many have had billions wiped from their fortunes. F1 tycoon Bernie Ecclestone has seen his wealth slashed for an entirely different reason – his divorce from wife Slavica. On a … Continue reading Ecclestone tops Britain’s F1 rich list but sees wealth slashed by costly divorce

Another new helmet design for Vettel

Sebastian Vettel has brought another new skid-lid for the Bahrain Grand Prix. It’s covered in diagrams of all the different F1 tracks and it looks like it was designed by a two year-old with a box of crayons…