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2010 Bahrain Thoughts

THE BIG PICTURE: A whole new Formula 1 scenario. How it plays out this year will be very interesting. We suspect there will be a lot of good and a lot of lousy stories when it is all said and done.

EVENT: Must be nice to be there, but not so much to watch.

RACE: Well, those new rule changes worked really well ... Not!

TRACK: They added half-a-mile jammed packed with nine extra turns. A classic example of subtraction by addition.

START: Slight problem with visibility...

ALONSO: A superb debut with Ferrari. A match made in racing heaven?

MASSA: Great, great return after his terrible accident last year.

FERRARI: The prancing horse is back thanks to attention to detail. And with Schumacher's help.

VETTEL: The real dominating story of the race. Sebastian may be the true title contender. But will the car and his overexuberance let him down again.

MCLAREN: Will they have to spend the early part of the season playing catch up again like last year?

HAMILTON: In the meantime, Lewis grabbed a bunch of points.

BUTTON: Sensible logic says Jenson will be no match for his teammate. However, we think that might not turn out to be the case all the time.

ROSBERG: Nico must show his stuff this year. Beating his teammate ... some guy by the name of Schumacher ... all weekend is a good start.

SCHUMACHER: Three years away is still three years away even for Michael. An heroic return should not have been expected.

MERCEDES: Remember, this used to be Brawn GP. You know, the team that won the World Championship last year. Suddenly, they are behind Red Bull, Ferrari and McLaren.

WEBBER: Got reinvigorated last year. But will still probably play second fiddle to his teammate.

RED BULL: Forget the knee-activated air inlet system of McLaren. Red Bull has the best new design gimmick -- the smokescreen feature.

BARRICHELLO: Welcome to Nico Rosberg's world.

KUBICA: Another driver who must show his stuff this year.

ALGUERSUARI: They got rid of Bourdais for this guy?

HULKENBERG: Whoops. Welcome to Formula 1, Nico.

CHANDHUK: Well, that was a short debut.

RENAULT: The best new looking paint job on the grid.

HRT F1: Campos. Hispania. HRT. Pick a name and stick to it. Oh, and HRT F1 Team is redundant, because the "T" already stands for Team! Dorks.

RAIKKONEN: Kimi, who?

USF1: Is it even worth bringing this topic up?

WORD OF THE WEEKEND: Tires.

STAT OF THE WEEKEND: 11 -- The number of seconds (well, okay 10.8) separating the pole and the worst of the new teams at the back. Eleven seconds!

HISTORICAL STAT OF THE WEEKEND: Having all but two of the living World Champions at Bahrain was great. Having them drive the cars of their eras was even better.

QUOTE OF THE WEEKEND: Mark Webber, always known for his frank opinions, slamming the rules makers after the boring debut, "Why do they keep dicking with it?"

QUOTE OF THE WEEKEND RUNNERUP: Leave it up to the Italian press to never let things rest, crowning Michael Schumacher as, "World champion of arrogance."

SCHEDULE: Now we get to go Down Under and listen to three days of whether Australia will be on the calendar next year.

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RACE RESULTS
  Driver Laps
1. Alonso 49
2. Massa 49
3. Hamilton 49
4. Vettel 49
5. Rosberg 49
6. Schumacher 49
7. Button 49
8. Webber 49
9. Liuzzi 49
10. Barrichello 49
11. Kubica 49
12. Sutil 49
13. Alguersuari 49
14. Hulkenberg(R) 48
15. Kovalainen 47
16. Buemi 46
17. Trulli 46
R de la Rosa 28
R Senna(R) 17
R Glock 16
R Petrov(R) 13
R Kobayashi 11
R di Grassi(R) 2
R Chandhok(R) 1

Time of Race
1:39:20.396

Margin of Victory
16.099 sec.

Safety Car
None

Lead Changes
1 among 2 drivers

Lap Leaders
Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso

Fastest Race Lap
Fernando Alonso

Pole Position
Sebastian Vettel

CURRENT STANDINGS
  Driver Pts.
1. Alonso 25
2. Massa 18
3. Hamilton 15
4. Vettel 12
5. Rosberg 10
6. Schumacher 8
7. Button 6
8. Webber 4
9. Liuzzi 2
10. Barrichello 1

  Team Pts.
1. Ferrari 43
2. McLaren 21
3. Mercedes 18
4. Red Bull 16
5. Force India 2
6. Williams 1
 
 

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Italy Singapore Japan South Korea
India Abu Dhabi Brazil

2010 Thoughts
Bahrain Australia Malaysia China
Spain Monaco Turkey Canada
Europe Great Britain Germany Hungary
Belgium Italy Singapore Japan
South Korea Brazil Abu Dhabi

2009 Thoughts
Australia Malaysia China Bahrain
Spain Monaco Turkey Great Britain
Germany Hungary Europe
Belgium Italy Singapore
Japan Brazil Abu Dhabi


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