Finally back home after the four “fly away” races, many of the teams have new updates for their cars. Friday Practice 1: The tyre options are the Bridgestone hard and soft compounds JB was fastest (1:21.799) followed by JT and RK. Both the McLarens and FM’s Ferrari ran with KERS, but both BMW Saubers and […]
Having caught up with my monthly roundups with my February and March updates, and having my camera back to full health, here’s my April collection: Kerri and I had a long weekend in Montreal
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.
This is a somewhat belated post – I should have written in sooner (especially as I was wearing my “I’m blogging this” T-shirt on the first day) but I was caught up dealing with Canon and other things, so this post has been evolving quite slowly. Anyway, on with the story… 🙂 We drove up […]