Today is the 15th anniversary of Ayrton Senna’s death at the San Marino Grand Prix. I remember that weekend well – Rubens Barrichello had a serious accident in Friday qualifying and then Roland Ratzenberger died during the Saturday qualifying session, the first death in a race weekend in 13 years.
Tomorrow’s the day when McLaren will receive their punishment over lying to race officials after an incident at the Australian Grand Prix. Note: this is in addition to Lewis Hamilton being disqualified from that race for breaking the overtaking rules. It makes me laugh that they’re charged with bringing the sport into disrepute. This is […]
Following the Bahrain Grand Prix, here’s the points update: Drivers’ Championship: J Button (Brawn) 31 points R Barrichello (Brawn) 19 S Vettel (Red Bull) 18 J Trulli (Toyota) 14.5 T Glock (Toyota) 12 M Webber (Red Bull) 9.5 L Hamilton (McLaren) 9 F Alonso (Renault) 5 Constructors’ Championship: Brawn GP 50 points Red Bull – […]
Rumours of a sandstorm seem to have been blown out of proportion, which is good. However it is still hot: air temperature 36°C, track 51°C. If you’ve read my notes from yesterday’s Qualifying session, (a) thank you and (b) you’ll know that the grid looks like this: JT, TG, SV, JB, LH, RB, FA, FM, […]
Fastest in the 3 practice sessions were LH, NR and TG (1:32.605). My qualifying notes are behind this cut:
My first set of notes were wiped out when the power failed, so here’s a second attempt at a summary of the practice sessions for this weekend’s Bahrain Grand Prix, the 4th race of the 2009 season.
Following the Chinese Grand Prix, here’s the points update: Drivers’ Championship: J Button (Brawn) 21 points R Barrichello (Brawn) 15 T Glock (Toyota) 10 S Vettel (Red Bull) 10 M Webber (Red Bull) 9.5 J Trulli (Toyota) 8.5 L Hamilton (McLaren) 4 H Kovalainen (McLaren) 4 N Heidfeld (BMW) 4 F Alonso (Renault) 4 Constructors’ […]
The provisional grid looks like this: SV, FA, MW, RB, JB, JT, NR, KR, LH, SBu, NH, HK, FM, (TG*) KN, SB, NP, RK, AS, TG, GF *TG’s engine penalty drops him from P14 to P19 [My notes from Qualifying] It doesn’t look like the rumoured penalty for SV (for blocking HK during a qualifying […]
Lots of news to catch up on – the diffuser decision and a few other tidbits. Both Brawn GP drivers did well in practice, as did Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg and Jarno Trulli. (Fastest in all 3 sessions was JB @ 1:35.679)
I decided to do just one quick post to cover all three practice sessions. Friday practice 1: Lewis Hamilton in the McLaren was fastest (1:37.334) with Brawn GP cars of Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello taking 2nd and 3rd place in the timings.