Championship standings after Bahrain

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Drivers’ championship Jenson Button 31 Rubens Barrichello 19 Sebastian Vettel 18 Jarno Trulli 14.5 Timo Glock 12 Mark Webber 9.5 Lewis Hamilton 9 Fernando Alonso 5 Heikki Kovalainen 4 Nick Heidfeld 4 Nico Rosberg 3.5 Kimi Raikkonen 3 Sebastien Buemi 3 Sebastien Bourdais 1 Nelson Piquet Jnr 0 Felipe Massa 0 Kazuki Nakajima 0 Giancarlo … Continue reading Championship standings after Bahrain

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

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

Bahrain Grand Prix grid

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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. … Continue reading Bahrain Grand Prix grid

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

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

Expect a Brawn resurgence at Bahrain (Bahrain Grand Prix preview)

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Four races in five weeks – the 2009 F1 season is off to a hectic start. Bahrain is the last of the opening series of ‘flyaway’ races and, after two rain-affected Grands Prix, we’re 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)

Is Istanbul Park the best Tilke track?

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Is Istanbul Park the best F1 track Hermann Tilke has designed? Bernie Ecclestone’s track designer of choice gets a lot of flak from fand for building dull circuits. But Istanbul’s mix of gradients, a pair of decent overtaking opportunities, and the impressive four-apex turn eight make it one of his more popular efforts. How do … Continue reading Is Istanbul Park the best Tilke track?

Video: F1 testing at Bahrain (part 4)

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Ferrari looked very quick in testing at Bahrain International Circuit last week. Here’s some video from the test and an interview with a very happy-looking Kimi Raikkonen. But it didn’t all go well for the team – there’s some footage of Felipe Massa pulling to a halt with apparent technical problems. Toyota, who were also … Continue reading Video: F1 testing at Bahrain (part 4)

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