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How Lewis Hamilton can win the race – for Toyota (Bahrain GP pre-race analysis)

The fuel loads have confirmed the suspicions that the Toyotas ran with lower fuel loads than their rivals to take control of the first row of the grid. On row two we find the two drivers most likely to become our title protagonists: race winners Sebastian Vettel and Jenson Button. Which one of these is […]

Bahrain Grand Prix qualifying: Pictures


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.

Sebastian Vettel carrying more fuel than Toyotas (Bahrain GP fuel and pit stops)

Jarno Trulli may have taken pole position but Sebastian Vettel is set to stop three laps later than the Toyota driver in the Bahrain Grand Prix. Here’s the fuel weights for each of the drivers and their predicted first stint lengths.

Bahrain Grand Prix grid

Here is the grid for the 2009 Bahrain Grand Prix: 1. Jarno Trulli 1???33.431 2. Timo Glock 1???33.712 3. Sebastian Vettel 1???34.015 4. Jenson Button 1???34.044 5. Lewis Hamilton 1???34.196 6. Rubens Barrichello 1???34.239 7. Fernando Alonso 1???34.578 8. Felipe Massa 1???34.818 9. Nico Rosberg 1???35.134 10. Kimi Raikkonen 1???35.380 11. Heikki Kovalainen 1???33.242 12. […]

Jarno Trulli leads first Toyota front row lockout (Bahrain Grand Prix qualifying)

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 links: Stewart on British Grand Prix

Stewart: GP loss would be ‘irresponsible’ "We were the first to hold a world championship grand prix in 1950 and we've never missed it since. To lose that now would be irresponsible for the sport itself, maybe for the commercial rights holder and for the British government." A rare example of Jackie Stewart and Bernie […]

Donington Park has British Grand Prix deal until 2026, claims government

The transcripts from the House of Lords’ discussion on the future of the British Grand Prix makes interesting reading. According to them Donington Park’s deal to host the British Grand Prix has been extended from 10 to 17 years. The government also quoted Dutch financial institution ING saying “resources are in place” for the event […]

Predict the Bahrain Grand Prix pole sitter and podium and win cool F1 prizes

It’s time for the second round of the 2009 F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship. Don’t worry if you missed the first round at China last weekend – the mixed-up race meant the scores were fairly low. Plus we have some new prizes up for grabs – and more to come soon as well. Place your predictions […]

The F1 coverage debates: What do Asian fans think of ESPN Star Sports?

We’ve already covered the new BBC coverage in Britain and how Speed TV broadcast F1 in America. Now guest writer Jay Menon tells us about ESPN Star Sports’ Asian F1 broadcasts… For a region as big as Asia, it?s a pity its F1 fans and motor sport lovers get such poor television coverage. I am […]

F1 links: Piquet expects recovery

Piquet: My recovery starts here Nelson Piquet Jnr: "I think hopefully both cars can score points and we can start from zero here again." Actually Nelson, Fernando's got four points already, it's just you on zero… Watkins on Senna – Part II Professor Sid Watkins on Ayrton Senna's fatal crash: “When they were released from […]