Chinese GP race preparation in pictures

Ferrari practice pit stops in Shanghai

Ferrari practice pit stops in Shanghai

The teams are getting ready for the fourth round of the season which begins tomorrow.

Force India have new UB Group logos on their VJM03s, Ferrari have been practising their pit stops, and Malaysian Grand Prix winner Sebastian Vettel has been walking the track with his team.

See below for pictures of today’s pre-race preparations.

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Images (C) Ferrari spa, Getty Images/Red Bull, Force India F1 Team

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29 comments on Chinese GP race preparation in pictures

  1. Boon said on 15th April 2010, 13:36

    those red bull photos, is anyone else seeing reservoir dogs?
    ‘looking back, on the track, for a little green bag…’

  2. chris said on 15th April 2010, 14:06

    great! do you have more behind the scene fotos?

  3. johnno said on 15th April 2010, 14:22

    Does anybody know what the Red Bull mechanics were covering on the grid on Vettel’s car in Malaysia? There were 4 mechanics blocking the view of the diffuser/undertray of the car. Personally I think they were just playing with the rumours of their active suspension.

  4. sato113 said on 15th April 2010, 14:40

    what exactly do the mechanics talk about with the drivers on these grid walks?

    • Scribe said on 15th April 2010, 15:11

      lay of the land :)
      Where the grip may or may not be?

      Presumably the driver talks to the mechanics as well, the tracks lookie this we should set it up thus.

    • PeterG said on 16th April 2010, 8:41

      Duh. Women and Football. What else?

  5. F1 Outsider said on 15th April 2010, 14:50

    Check out the Renault engineer peeking at Reb Bull’s notes on pic #18.

  6. matt90 said on 15th April 2010, 15:53

    Do you mean the UB Group?

  7. Madman said on 15th April 2010, 16:07

    @keith
    i think its UB GROUPS and not UG….. in the 2nd line that starts with force india……

  8. Fer no.65 said on 15th April 2010, 19:18

    hahaha Buemi looks so scary there :P!

  9. jose said on 15th April 2010, 19:20

    looks cold, colder than the other races this year

  10. Steezy said on 15th April 2010, 20:45

    I was hoping to see the new reported Ferrari F-duct (I’m sure they’ll insist the F stands for Ferrari) but I guess that’ll be for Friday then.

    • That’s what I want to see… Developments. No offense to the photographer, but I already know what these guys look like. I could care less that Vettel needs a haircut lest he’s trying to start an Iron Maiden or Metallica tribute band; maybe Vettelica?

  11. haha said on 15th April 2010, 22:01

    It was raining today, but it will be fine for the next days.

  12. We need more close ups of the cars!

  13. varun said on 15th April 2010, 23:15

    UB is one of Vijay mallya’s companies

  14. Icthyes said on 16th April 2010, 1:15

    Caption competition: http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/vett_redb_shan_thur_2010-6.jpg

    Vettel: “If we follow the track we can only end up back where we started – so how the hell did we get lost!?”

    • Peckers96 said on 16th April 2010, 2:55

      “Francois thought his ‘confused-face’ looked just as convincing as Sebastian’s, yet the Red Bull team could still pick him for the Renault spy that he was.”

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