It all went wrong for Mark Webber but Jarno Trulli and Toyota celebrated their first pole position in four years. Here’s a selection of pictures from qualifying for the Bahrain Grand Prix.
Jarno Trulli leads the first ever one-two for Toyota with Timo Glock in second place. Chinese Grand Prix winner Sebastian Vettel edged Jenson Button for third by 0.03s. But Vettel’s team mate Mark Webber will start on the last row of the grid after being held up by Adrian Sutil.
F1 Fanatic guest writer Journeyer looks back on the brief history of the Bahrain Grand Prix. Like the previous round in China, Bahrain joined the Formula 1 calendar in 2004. Thanks to the efforts of Crown Prince Sheikh al Khalifa, Bernie Ecclestone, and even Sir Jackie Stewart, the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir hosted the … Continue reading Bahrain Grand Prix history (Video)
Four races in five weeks ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ the 2009 F1 season is off to a hectic start. Bahrain is the last of the opening series of ?óÔé¼?£flyaway?óÔé¼Ôäó races and, after two rain-affected Grands Prix, we?óÔé¼Ôäóre likely to see a much more normal race at the desert circuit. Can Red Bull repeat their form from Shanghai in … Continue reading Expect a Brawn resurgence at Bahrain (Bahrain Grand Prix preview)
With the 2009 F1 season almost upon us fans will be sorting out their plans to go to a Grand Prix. So how do you go about picking which race to go to? Here are ten ways to help make up your mind.
Ferrari, BMW and Toyota bring eight days of testing at Bahrain to an end today. The last few days have seen some of the teams hit by reliability problems. But the other defining feature of this test has been how close the laptimes are between the trio. Will today see one of them suddenly pull … Continue reading 2009 F1 testing: February 19th (Update: pictures added)
Ferrari, Toyota and BMW head into their penultimate day of testing at Bahrain. There wasn’t much to choose between them yesterday, with the trio covered by just 0.4s. Felipe Massa takes over from Kimi Raikkonen at Ferrari today. Meanwhile back in Europe the remaining teams seem to have dropped their plans to test at Barcelona … Continue reading 2009 F1 testing: February 18th (update: pictures added)
After looking at the 2009 F1 cars from various angles many people have remarked on how different many of the designs are. But if we take a look at the circuits alongside one another it seems F1 tracks are becoming increasingly similar.
Ferrari, BMW and Toyota continue testing at Bahrain today and we’ll be following their progress below.
Ferrari, Toyota and BMW remain in Bahrain this week, continuing their preparations for the 2009 F1 season and no doubt hoping to avoid any more sandstorms. Follow the developments in today’s F1 testing below.
Testing continues at Bahrain and Jerez today with eight teams putting more miles on their 2009 cars. Among the many things to keep an eye on today is the planned return of Mark Webber to the cockpit, 82 days after breaking a leg in a cycling accident. He was seen limping during the Red Bull … Continue reading 2009 F1 testing: February 11th (Update: pictures added)
Now the run-up to the 2009 F1 season really gets under way, with major tests on three of the next four weeks. After the launch of Red Bull’s RB5 yesterday there are now seven new F1 cars in action. The first of those starts today with F1 teams running in Jerez and Bahrain. Follow today’s … Continue reading 2009 F1 testing: February 10th (Update: video and pictures added)
Has Hermann Tilke ruined the F1 calendar? Let’s take a look at what he’s done for F1 track design in the last 14 years.
Did you visit a Grand Prix in 2008? If so, please take a moment to share your opinions about the experience with other fans who’ve been to the same venues:
2009 F1 testing is under way and we’ve already seen most of the F1 teams in action. Here’s a summary of the known dates for 2009 testing, along with maps of the tracks they will be visiting.
The FIA has published an updated 2009 F1 calendar. The Chinese Grand Prix is now the third round instead of the 15th, and will be held in April. This means F1 will have visited the circuit twice within seven months, and next year’s Grand Prix may see different climactic conditions to what we have been … Continue reading 2009 F1 calendar shortened
The official 2009 F1 calendar has been published with the Canadian Grand Prix mysteriously absent. That?óÔé¼Ôäós not the only change for next year, with Abu Dhabi arriving on the calendar as the new season finale. Has the FIA and Bernie Ecclestone done a better job with the 2009 F1 calendar than the 2008 schedule? Compare … Continue reading 2009 F1 calendar: better than ’08? (Poll)
The first details of the 2009 F1 calendar were published today with the F1 schedule set to return to 19 races ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ a high it has only reached once before, in 2005. As was expected the French Grand Prix is remaining at Magny-Cours. The Australian Grand Prix also appears as a provisional fixture. However there … Continue reading Provisional 2009 F1 calendar has good news for France, bad for America
A provisional 2009 F1 calendar is expected to be announced tomorrow by Bernie Ecclestone according to Nigel Roebuck. Among the changes for 2009 will be the first Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, announced last year. And on Sunday rumours came to light that Magny-Cours, host of the French Grand Prix, will get a second stay of … Continue reading 2009 F1 calendar expected tomorrow with French round at Magny-Cours
Did Felipe Massa’s less stressed engine help him beat Kimi Raikkonen? Why did the Ferraris have much higher top speeds than the opposition? Did wing failure cause Lewis Hamilton’s collision with Fernando Alonso? Here’s my round-up of the stories from the Bahrain Grand Prix.