It’s race day! We’ll be commenting live on the Chinese Grand Prix as it happens so join us here from one hour before the start of the race.
And as usual we’ll have loads of post-race analysis and reaction to boot. Here’s today’s round-up:
Martin Whitmarsh: “We had people coming yesterday with bits but they couldn’t fly. It was quite a miraculous story in fact as someone then jumped in a car and drove five hours to Paris to catch an 11pm flight last night. That flight was brought forward to 10pm but then took off at 9:50pm, but he made the flight and the airport was shut at 10pm. It is a great story and the parts were delivered here. We have everything we need to perform this weekend.”
Comment of the day
I think there’s been some over-reaction and, dare I say it, some whingeing in response to Red Bull’s performance in the opening races. DanThorn sums it up nicely:
I don’t understand why people are so annoyed at Red Bull and Vettel dominating qualifying – I’m not particularly a fan of either, but you’ve got to appreciate the brilliance of Adrian Newey’s RB6 and the way Vettel can deliver the goods at the critical points during a weekend. He certainly has Webber covered on a Saturday, but it’s much closer between them on race day and it pretty much depends on who can get off the line cleanest.
Happy birthday to Alan!
On this day in F1
And a happy birthday to former Super Aguri driver turned BBC F1 commentator Anthony Davidson, who is 31 today.
He has the same birthday as Jochen Rindt, who would have been 68 today.