F1 links: Bahrain to begin 2010 season

Posted on Author Keith Collantine

Sneak preview: Bahrain kicks off 2010 F1 calendar

“It?s an 18 race calendar and it starts with Bahrain because Australia needs to be scheduled for a date after the clocks go forward to shorten up the time difference and make the race time in Europe later.” Bahrain first on the calendar? It wasn’t a great way to start 2006, just can’t rival Melbourne for the atmosphere.

Williams-Renault? That has a ring to it…

"If the BMW Sauber team does survive it is expected to use Ferrari engines, while potential newcomers Epsilon Euskadi is also expected to run Ferrari engines if it gets an entry."

Belgian Grand Prix: Kimi Raikkonen ponders his future at Ferrari

Kimi Raikkonen: "If for some reason I am not at Ferrari next season I know I'll have a seat at another team in the paddock. It's not a problem. Other teams want me."

Q & A with Luca Badoer

Badoer syas he didn't mean to let Grosjean past at Valencia: "The team called me on the radio. They told me: 'traffic, traffic' and it was a mistake. I was surprised. It was the first time for me , and I lifted the throttle and let him past. It was just this."

Q & A with Jarno Trulli

Janro Trulli on Toyota not deciding on its 2001 budge tuntil November: "This means that they cannot decide for anyone until then – drivers, on the engineering side or the technical side. It is not an easy thing to handle for a team. Obviously we have got a lot of people working here and it is important to keep the team alive. I'm concerned – in F1 anything can happen. We have to be ready for any kind of opportunity."

Hamilton ‘happier than expected’

Lewis Hamilton "We don't have as much downforce as some of the other teams, so we're not as quick as we'd like to be, especially in the middle sector. Fortunately, however, we have KERS and can use it to our advantage in the first and third sectors. The car didn't feel fantastic today – but we only really had one session to find a set-up so we've got some changes to make overnight. Still, this is a massive improvement compared with Turkey or Silverstone, and we look competitive, which is important, so we're not unhappy."

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