31 March


Track Talk with Robert Kubica


31 march 2010
Robert talks us through the challenge of Sepang.
Sepang is a unique track with a mix of corners: some are seriously quick, but others are slow. The track has a bit of everything, which is why it demands a lot from the car.
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Malaysian Grand Prix Preview - 2 - 4 April 2010


31 March 2010 - The Malaysian Grand Prix, the third round of the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship, takes place just one week after the thrilling Australian Grand Prix. The Force India F1 Team is looking forward to this race after another positive weekend of racing action: for the second consecutive event the team made the grade for Q3 and converted the form to points in the race when Tonio Liuzzi picked up seventh position. Adrian Sutil was unfortunate not to finish when he retired with an electrical problem early on, but will be looking to open his points account in Malaysia. Test and reserve driver Paul di Resta will also be back in action in FP1 on Friday, this time replacing Tonio Liuzzi for the 90 minute session.
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30 March


Coping with the heat


Malaysia is a tough place to go racing. It's hot, humid and there's always the risk of a late afternoon thunderstorm to spice things up. The extreme climate has led the Malaysian Grand Prix to be dubbed the ‘toughest race of the year' for the drivers who will endure cockpit temperatures above 40°C and lose around three kilos in weight. And it's just as tough for the pit crew in their fireproof suits, boots and helmets.
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LOTUS RACING COMES HOME


Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 30th March 2010
Lotus Racing is looking forward to another solid performance at the Petronas Malaysian GP in Sepang this weekend said its Deputy Team Principal SM Nasarudin SM Nasimuddin. After Heikki Kovalainen finished the Melbourne Grand Prix in 13th place, the team is confident it can build on its strong start to the season at the third round of the 2010 Formula One™ World Championship, Lotus Racing’s first race at home in Malaysia. “We expect the race in Sepang this weekend to be another exciting outing for Lotus Racing. Heikki’s finish, just three places away from earning our first point in Melbourne, gives us a good boost for the coming race in Sepang,” SM Nasarudin said.
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2010 Malaysian Grand Prix preview


Jenson Button
“It was a tremendous achievement to score our first win of the season in Melbourne last week, and it’s given every single member of the team even greater enthusiasm for this weekend. Even so, I think we travel to Sepang mindful that the characteristics of the circuit probably won’t suit our car as well as it will suit some of the others – but I’m confident that, once again, we’ll be fighting at or near the front.
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HRT F1 confident of adding to first finish in Malaysia


Murcia (Spain), Sunday, 28 March 2010 - Hispania Racing Team (HRT F1 Team), the newest F1 team in the paddock, acquired by Jose Ramon Carabante in February and led by team principal
Dr Colin Kolles heads to Malaysia, its third ever Grand Prix. The next challenge comes just one week after the team achieved its goal of completing an entire race in just its second attempt at Melbourne, Australia.
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AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX - REVIEW


TUESDAY 30 MARCH, 2010
Q&A WITH SAM MICHAEL, TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

Q: It was a pretty chaotic Australian Grand Prix. What are your thoughts on Rubens’ eighth place?
SM: It was good to get some more points on the board, but we still have a lot of work to do to improve in all areas.
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Ferrari is ready for the Grand Prix on the Sepang circuit


Sepang, 30 March - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro is already hard at work at the Sepang circuit, outside the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur, preparing for the third round of the world championship, which it currently leads in both the Drivers' and Constructors' categories.
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29 March


Malaysian Grand Prix: The Toro Rosso Guide


After Australia, Formula One moves to Malaysia and the race at Sepang certainly has no problem living up to its billing as the year’s hottest race.
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Robert Kubica: “Melbourne was pretty much the perfect race”


Robert, after the disappointment of Bahrain you must have been delighted to finish second in Melbourne.
It was pretty much the perfect race and a great result for the whole team. My start was good and I took things quite easy in the first corner to avoid a repeat of what happened in Bahrain. Then I made up some positions with the early pit stop and I have to say a big thank you to my mechanics for the great job they did in the pits. The rest of the race was all about being consistent and not making mistakes, which was tough with the changing track conditions and the degradation of the soft tyres. I had to do 50 laps on the soft compound tyres and it wasn't easy to keep the quicker cars behind me.
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Steve Nielsen: “The result in Melbourne is a great reward for the team”


Steve, Robert scored Renault's first podium of the year in Melbourne - just what the team needed to kickstart its season…
It was a super result and to be honest it was quite unexpected considering where we qualified. There's no denying there was a slice of luck involved, but I'm happy to take this result after the bad luck we had at the start of the race in Bahrain. It's a great reward for the whole team who have put in long hours at the track and back at the factory.
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Vitaly Petrov: “My target is to finish the race and continue learning”


Vitaly, your race in Melbourne ended early, but what did you think of your first F1 street race?
I liked the circuit and it was quite bumpy and challenging, just like most street circuits. The wet weather also made it interesting and I really enjoyed the first few laps of the race in the damp. I was a shame to retire so early because I think I could have challenged for points in the race. Although I'm disappointed, I still take a lot of positives from the weekend because it's clear that we have a competitive car with a lot of potential, and my aim to get the maximum from it in Malaysia.
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Malaysian GP - Preview


After a spectacular race in Australia the third round of the FIA Formula One World Championship is just a few days away. The teams continue their journey to Kuala Lumpur for the Malaysian Grand Prix on April 4.
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28 March


Bridgestone Motorsport’s Australian Grand Prix Report


28 Mar. 2010
Vodafone McLaren Mercedes driver Jenson Button scored a fine victory in the Australian Grand Prix with a superb illustration of his tyre management skills by using one set of Bridgestone’s soft compound tyre for all but the first six laps of the 58 lap race.
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Good result for Ferrari in Melbourne


Driver Position Time Gap Laps Chassis
F. Massa 3° 1:33.51.019 + 14.488 58 281
F. Alonso 4° 1:33.52.835 + 16.304 58 283
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Australian GP - Difficult, but positive race


Felipe Massa on the podium in third place and Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro team-mate, Fernando Alonso, right behind him in fourth, to ensure that the team and its drivers continue to lead both the Drivers’ and Constructors’ World Championships after the second round in the series, the Australian Grand Prix. Albert Park often delivers thrilling races and this was no exception, aided by the rain that fell just before the start and a first lap collision that brought out the very traditional Melbourne Safety Car. The race was action packed from start to finish and proved that Ferrari Team Principal, Stefano Domenicali was right to advise caution, when others started talking about rule changes following a rather processional opening race in Bahrain.
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Round 2 - Australian Grand Prix - The Race


28 March 2010
Virgin Racing experienced a tumultuous race in today’s Australian Grand Prix, one which ultimately ended in retirement for both Timo Glock and Lucas di Grassi.
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2010 AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX


Albert Park, Sunday March 28
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“This afternoon’s race was an absolutely perfect showcase for Formula 1, and amply demonstrates that this sport will always surprise, thrill and enthral us in many, many ways.
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2010 AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX - RACE


MELBOURNE, 28 MARCH
An eventful race at Albert Park for the Australian Grand Prix saw Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher bring their MGP W01 cars home in the points for a second successive race with Nico in fifth position and Michael in 10th place.
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Australian GP – Race


Sunday, 28.03.2010
Weather: Drizzle after the start, dry later, 25-26°C air, 22-23°C track
Following Kamui Kobayashi’s retirement after a crash on lap one, it looked good for Pedro de la Rosa to score the team’s first points. But in the end his tyres degraded too much and he had nothing left for defending.
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First HRT F1 Team race finish


Qantas’s Australian Grand Prix – HRT F1 Team, Hispania Racing Team
Melbourne - Albert Park, Sunday, March 28, 2010
Weather: overcast/ wet by intermittence - air 27°, track 27°
Driver (Chassis) Race
Karun Chandhok F110-01 #20 14
Bruno Senna F110-02 #21 DNF
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AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX RACE


SUNDAY 28 MARCH, 2010
Aided by the forecasted rain, Melbourne’s Albert Park delivered a thrilling afternoon of racing today.
Starting on the fourth row of the grid, Rubens Barrichello again scored points for the team in his second race for AT&T Williams, finishing in eighth place. Nico Hulkenberg’s debut Australian Grand Prix ended before it began as he fell victim to Kobayashi’s turn six incident on the first lap. The team now pack up and travel straight to Kuala Lumpur for the Malaysian Grand Prix next Sunday.
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2010 Australian Grand Prix Report


Adrian Sutil (car 14, VJM03/03): DNF (Mechanical - Lap 9)
Tonio Liuzzi (car 15, VJM03/01): 7th (58 laps)

28 March 2010 - The Force India F1 Team has secured its second consecutive points' finish of 2010 in today's Australian Grand Prix. Tonio Liuzzi drove the VJM03 home to seventh position overall, bringing his and the team's season tally to eight points.
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The Coulthard Commentary


"The race weekend so far has been a bit embarrassing for Lewis Hamilton, getting caught doing burnouts in his Mercedes car and for some bizarre reason being filmed sitting in his car with his trainer, covering his face, looking like he’s been caught doing something really, really bad.
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GP Australia: The Red Bull Reaction


After a rather dull race in Bahrain, Melbourne and its weather provided an action-packed F1 race. Here’s what the team had to say…
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The Melbourne Curse Strikes Red Bull Racing Again


The Australian Grand Prix again proved a frustrating race after Sebastian Vettel was robbed of a win and Mark Webber finished ninth after a collision with Lewis Hamilton.

As in Bahrain, Sebastian had built a commanding lead from pole and looking certain to secure a victory, but again it wasn’t to be and on lap 27, car trouble meant he slid off into the gravel trap ending his afternoon out of the points.
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Robert Kubica: “Second place is a very special result”


Robert, congratulations on your first podium for Renault. Did you expect this result when you lined up ninth on the grid?
Before the season, I think after two tests, I called my friend and I said ‘I think in Australia it will be possible to finish on the podium.' That was around two months ago. However, as we saw yesterday, our pace was far off the podium, but with this strange race we were able to make up a lot of places and finish second.
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2010 Australian Grand Prix, Sunday


Robert Kubica, P2
Fastest lap: 1:29.570
Pitstops: one, lap 8, 24.188s (Intermediate / option)
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GP Australia: The Toro Rosso Reaction


After a rather dull race in Bahrain, Melbourne and its weather provided an action-packed F1 race. Here’s what the team had to say…
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Mixed fortunes for Scuderia Toro Rosso in Melbourne


Sebastien Buemi was KO’d on lap 1, while Jaime Alguersuari could smell a point at the Australian Grand Prix.
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Australian Grand Prix: result


Jaime Alguersuari just missed out on a championship point after a steady drive by the Toro Rosso man in the Australian Grand Prix.
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LOTUS RACING MELBOURNE GRAND PRIX


Melbourne, Australia 28th March 2010
A mixed day for Lotus Racing at the Melbourne Grand Prix saw Heikki Kovalainen finish the race in 13th place, once again ahead of the other new teams, but Jarno Trulli failed to make the start due to a hydraulics issue on the grid.
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Race Official Classification after 58 Laps -307.574 Kms


POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT LAPS TIME GAP KPH
1 J. BUTTON GBR Vodalone Mclaren Mercedes 58 1:33:36.531 197.144
2 R. KUBICA POl Renault F1 Team 58 1:33:48.565 +12.034 196.722
3 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 58 1:33:51.019 +14.488 196.636
4 F.ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 58 1:33:52.835 +16.304 196.573
5 N.ROSBERG GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 58 1:33:53.214 +16.683 196.560
6 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodalone Mclaren Mercedes 58 1:34:06.429 +29.898 196.100
7 V. LIUZZI ITA Force India F1 Team 58 1:34:36.378 +59.847 195.065
8 R. BARRICHELLO BRA AT&T VVilliams 58 1:34:37.067 +60.536 195.041
9 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 58 1:34:43.850 +67.319 194.809
10 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 58 1:34:45.922 +69.391 194.738
11 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 58 1:34:47.832 +71.301 194.672
12 P. DE LA ROSA ESP BMW Sauber F1 Team 58 1:34:50.615 +74.084 194.577
13 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Lotus Racing 56 1:34:49.139 +2 LAPS 187.916
14 K. CHANDHOK IND HRT F1 Team 53 1:33:38.174 +5 LAPS 180.096
NOT CLASSIFIED
T. GLOCK GER Virgin Racing 41 1: 11 :05.279 DNF 183.510
L. DI GRASSI BRA Virgin Racing 26 1:05:11.159 DNF 126.908
S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 25 43:39.257 DNF 182.215
A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 9 18:50.685 DNF 151.958
V. PETROV RUS Renault F1 Team 9 19:15.791 DNF 148.657
B.SENNA BRA HRT F1 Team 4 10:09.847 DNF 125.216
S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 0 DNF
N.HULKENBERG GER AT&T VVilliams 0 DNF
K. KOBAYASHI JPN BMW Sauber F1 Team 0 DNF
J. TRULLI ITA Lotus Racing 0 DNS
FASTEST LAP
M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:28.358 on lap 47 216.061
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27 March


Round 2 - Australian Grand Prix - Qualifying


27 March 2010
Virgin Racing’s Timo Glock and Lucas di Grassi ended their second qualifying session of the 2010 season in 21st and 22nd positions respectively in the timesheets.
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Round 2 - Australian Grand Prix - Free Practice 1 & 2


27 March 2010
Virgin Racing’s Australian Grand Prix weekend got underway in Melbourne today as they took part in the first of the Free Practice sessions in Albert Park.
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Bridgestone Motorsport’s Saturday Update


27 Mar. 2010
Red Bull Racing driver Sebastian Vettel powered to pole using Bridgestone’s soft compound tyre to set a new lap record pole time of 1m 23.919secs around Albert Park for the Australian Grand Prix.
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Front Row Lock-out For Red Bull At Australian GP


The two Red Bull Racing drivers locked out the front row in Qualifying in Australia with Sebastian Vettel taking his second pole of the season.
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Australian Grand Prix Saturday practice


The third and final session of the Australian Grand Prix has been completed with Mark Webber setting the fastest time of the session.
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Australian GP - Alonso pleased, Felipe less so


Australian GP - 27 March 2010
Qualifying session
Session Q3
Driver Pos. Time Laps
ALO 3rd 1.24.111 7
MAS 5th 1.24.837 6
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Australian GP - A good Qualifying


Melbourne, 27 March - For Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro, the outcome of the recently ended qualifying session was a positive one. At Melbourne's Albert Park circuit, both Ferrari men made it through to the third part of the session, taking third and fifth places on the grid.
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Australian GP - Traffic on track


Melbourne, 27 March - The third free practice session for the Australian Grand Prix, round two of the Formula 1 World Championship, finished a few moments ago at the Albert Park circuit.
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2010 Australian Grand Prix, Saturday


FREE PRACTICE 3
Robert Kubica, R30-03, P13, 1:26.184, 21 laps
Vitaly Petrov, R30-02, P16, 1:26.661, 19 laps
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The Toro Rosso Reaction to Qualifying


It was a case of moving forward for both drivers as we improved on our grid positions at the Australian Grand Prix Qualifying session. Here’s what the team had to say…
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2010 AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING


Albert Park, Saturday March 27
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“Jenson performed strongly in qualifying this afternoon, and a second-row grid position is the result. With good race pace, he ought to be able to score reasonably heavily tomorrow.
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QANTAS AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX 2010


HRT F1 Team successfully completes their second ever qualifying session
Albert Park, Saturday, March 27, 2010
Weather: Slightly overcast, dry.
Driver Morning Free practice Qualifying
Bruno Senna (11 laps) 1:34.334, 23rd (10 laps) 1.30.526 Q1 23rd
chassis F110-02 #21
Karun Chandhok (8 laps) 1:36.649s, 24th (10 laps) 1.30.613 Q1 24th
chassis F110-01 #20
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Australian GP – Qualifying


Saturday, 27.03.2010
Weather: Overcast but dry, 21-22°C air, 23-26°C track
Despite identical grid positions as in the first race in Bahrain there is some progress to report. Pedro de la Rosa and Kamui Kobayashi qualified 14th and 16th respectively for the Australian Grand Prix but the C29’s set-up has improved and both drivers are optimistic to go and fight for points in tomorrow’s race.
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2010 AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX - QUALIFYING


MELBOURNE, 27 MARCH
Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher qualified their MGP W01 cars in sixth and seventh positions today ahead of the Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park in Melbourne tomorrow.
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2010 Australian Grand Prix Qualifying and Final Free Practice Report


27 March 2010 - The Force India F1 Team will start tomorrow's Australian Grand Prix, the second race of this year's championship, from tenth with Adrian Sutil and 13th with Tonio Liuzzi. The top 10 start is the team's second consecutive Q3 entrance and the sixth career top 10 start for Adrian Sutil. Tonio Liuzzi was unfortunately unable to progress into Q3 on this occasion after his potentially quickest runs were interrupted by traffic.
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AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING


SATURDAY 27 MARCH, 2010
Rubens Barrichello improved upon his Bahrain qualifying performance at Australia’s Albert Park street circuit today as he eased into Q3 and drove his FW32 to P8 in the top ten shoot out. Nico Hulkenberg’s efforts were somewhat thwarted by traffic during his debut qualifying session for the Australian Grand Prix leaving him to line up in 15th place on the grid for tomorrow’s race.
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LOTUS RACING MELBOURNE GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING SESSION


Melbourne, Australia 27th March 2010
The rain held off for Saturday’s running in Melbourne as Lotus Racing took to the track in earnest, keen to maintain their ‘best of the new teams’ record. Throughout the 3rd Practice both cars ran well, with Italian driver Jarno Trulli finishing with a time of 1.29.800 after 16 laps and Heikki Kovalainen completing 19 laps on a best time of 1.29.539. In qualifying itself Lotus Racing successfully maintained their record of best new team, finishing with Heikki Kovalainen 19th on 1:28:797 and Jarno Trulli 20th on 1.29.111.
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Qualifying Session Classification


2010 FORMULA 1 QANTAS AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX - Melbourne

POS NO NAME NAT ENTRANT Q1 Q2 Q3
1 5 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:24.774 1:24.096 1:23.919
2 6 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:25.286 1:24.276 1:24.035
3 8 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:25.082 1:24.335 1:24.111
4 1 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:24.897 1:24.531 1:24.675
5 7 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:25.548 1:25.010 1:24.837
6 4 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:24.788 1:24.788 1:24.884
7 3 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:25.351 1:24.871 1:24.927
8 9 R. BARRICHELLO BRA AT&T Williams 1:25.702 1:25.085 1:25.217
9 11 R. KUBICA POL Renault F1 Team 1:25.588 1:25.122 1:25.372
10 14 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:25.504 1:25.046 1:26.036
11 2 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:25.046 1:25.184
12 16 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:26.061 1:25.638
13 15 V. LIUZZI ITA Force India F1 Team 1:26.170 1:25.743
14 22 P. DE LA ROSA ESP BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:26.089 1:25.747
15 10 N. HULKENBERG GER AT&T Williams 1:25.866 1:25.748
16 23 K. KOBAYASHI JPN BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:26.251 1:25.777
17 17 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:26.095 1:26.089
18 12 V. PETROV RUS Renault F1 Team 1:26.471
19 19 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Lotus Racing 1:28.797
20 18 J. TRULLI ITA Lotus Racing 1:29.111
21 24 T. GLOCK GER Virgin Racing 1:29.592
22 25 L. DI GRASSI BRA Virgin Racing 1:30.185
23 21 B. SENNA BRA HRT F1 Team 1:30.526
24 20 K. CHANDHOK IND HRT F1 Team 1:30.613

POLE POSITION LAP
S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:23.919 227.490 KPH
FASTEST LAP OVERALL
S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:23.919 227.490 KPH

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Third Practice Session Classification


2010 FORMULA 1 QANTAS AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX - Melbourne
POS NO DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME [LAPS] GAP KPH
1 6 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:24.719 [16] 225.342
2 8 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:24.929 [19] +0.210 224.785
3 3 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:24.963 [17] +0.244 224.695
4 5 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:25.122 [19] +0.403 224.275
5 4 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:25.366 [16] +0.647 223.634
6 1 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:25.399 [20] +0.680 223.548
7 2 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:25.505 [14] +0.786 223.271
8 14 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:25.525 [18] +0.806 223.218
9 7 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:25.549 [20] +0.830 223.156
10 15 V. LIUZZI ITA Force India F1 Team 1:25.782 [19] +1.063 222.550
11 9 R. BARRICHELLO BRA AT&T Williams 1:25.852 [17] +1.133 222.368
12 16 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:26.104 [21] +1.385 221.717
13 11 R. KUBICA POL Renault F1 Team 1:26.184 [21] +1.465 221.512
14 23 K. KOBAYASHI JPN BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:26.275 [21] +1.556 221.278
15 17 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:26.368 [17] +1.649 221.040
16 12 V. PETROV RUS Renault F1 Team 1:26.661 [19] +1.942 220.292
17 10 N. HULKENBERG GER AT&T Williams 1:26.804 [19] +2.085 219.929
18 22 P. DE LA ROSA ESP BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:26.818 [18] +2.099 219.894
19 19 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Lotus Racing 1:29.539 [19] +4.820 213.212
20 18 J. TRULLI ITA Lotus Racing 1:29.800 [16] +5.081 212.592
21 25 L. DI GRASSI BRA Virgin Racing 1:30.800 [18] +6.081 210.251
22 24 T. GLOCK GER Virgin Racing 1:31.114 [12] +6.395 209.526
23 20 K. CHANDHOK IND HRT F1 Team 1:34.334 [11] +9.615 202.374
24 21 B. SENNA BRA HRT F1 Team 1:36.649 [8] +11.930 197.527

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26 March


Rain Clouds Over Albert Park


This morning’s practice at the Australian Grand Prix started in brilliant sunshine, but by the afternoon session we were left with drizzle, a strong run from Mark and a spin-off for Sebastian.

In second practice Mark ended the day third quickest on the timesheets in Albert Park while Seb was 16th quickest after his spin towards the end of the period.
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Australian Grand Prix: Friday second practice


The second test session of the Australian Grand Prix has been completed with Mark Webber the quicker of our two drivers over the session.
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Australian Grand Prix: Friday first practice


The first test session of the Australian Grand Prix has been completed with Sebastian Vettel the quicker of our two drivers over the session.
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Australian GP – A confusing day


Melbourne, 26 March - Melbourne is known as being the most European Australian city in terms of its weather and that proved to be the case today, with the Albert Park circuit bathed in warm sunshine during the first practice session, while the second one got underway with rain falling on the track before intermittently getting dry and wet again throughout the ninety minutes. Therefore the time sheet is not the place to go to learn who might do well in qualifying and the race, because the drivers’ fastest lap times are more a reflection of when they were out on track and with what fuel load.
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Grand Prix of Australia - Free Practice, 26 March


First Session - Second Session
Driver Pos. Time Laps Pos. Time Laps Chassis
F. Alonso 6th 1.27.747 21 - 15th 1.29.025 20 283
F. Massa 4th 1.27.511 18 - 17th 1.29.591 21 281
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Bridgestone Motorsport’s Friday Update


26 Mar. 2010
Bridgestone’s soft tyre helped Vodafone McLaren Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton go fastest at Albert Park for the first day of practice for the Australian Grand Prix.
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Second Practice Session Classification


2010 FORMULA 1 QANTAS AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX - Melbourne
POS NO DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME [LAPS] GAP KPH
1 2 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:25.801 [13] 222.500
2 1 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:26.076 [16] +0.275 221.790
3 6 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:26.248 [22] +0.447 221.347
4 3 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:26.511 [16] +0.710 220.674
5 12 V. PETROV RUS Renault F1 Team 1:26.732 [26] +0.931 220.112
6 16 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:26.832 [29] +1.031 219.859
7 14 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:26.834 [22] +1.033 219.853
8 15 V. LIUZZI ITA Force India F1 Team 1:26.835 [17] +1.034 219.851
9 9 R. BARRICHELLO BRA AT&T Williams 1:26.904 [25] +1.103 219.676
10 4 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:26.956 [22] +1.155 219.545
11 11 R. KUBICA POL Renault F1 Team 1:27.108 [28] +1.307 219.162
12 22 P. DE LA ROSA ESP BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:27.108 [25] +1.307 219.162
13 23 K. KOBAYASHI JPN BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:27.455 [23] +1.654 218.292
14 10 N. HULKENBERG GER AT&T Williams 1:27.545 [25] +1.744 218.068
15 8 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:29.025 [20] +3.224 214.443
16 5 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:29.134 [19] +3.333 214.180
17 7 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:29.591 [21] +3.790 213.088
18 19 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Lotus Racing 1:29.860 [15] +4.059 212.450
19 17 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:30.510 [43] +4.709 210.924
20 18 J. TRULLI ITA Lotus Racing 1:30.695 [17] +4.894 210.494
21 24 T. GLOCK GER Virgin Racing 1:32.117 [9] +6.316 207.245
22 25 L. DI GRASSI BRA Virgin Racing [2]
23 20 K. CHANDHOK IND HRT F1 Team [1]

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First Practice Session Classification


2010 FORMULA 1 QANTAS AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX - Melbourne
POS NO DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME [LAPS] GAP KPH
1 11 R. KUBICA POL Renault F1 Team 1:26.927 [22] 219.618
2 4 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:27.126 [18] +0.199 219.117
3 1 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:27.482 [22] +0.555 218.225
4 7 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:27.511 [18] +0.584 218.153
5 5 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:27.686 [23] +0.759 217.717
6 8 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:27.747 [21] +0.820 217.566
7 2 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:27.793 [22] +0.866 217.452
8 16 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:28.014 [21] +1.087 216.906
9 12 V. PETROV RUS Renault F1 Team 1:28.114 [25] +1.187 216.660
10 15 V. LIUZZI ITA Force India F1 Team 1:28.192 [18] +1.265 216.468
11 14 P. DI RESTA GBR Force India F1 Team 1:28.537 [25] +1.610 215.625
12 3 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:28.550 [19] +1.623 215.593
13 17 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:28.572 [21] +1.645 215.539
14 6 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:28.683 [22] +1.756 215.270
15 22 P. DE LA ROSA ESP BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:29.465 [13] +2.538 213.388
16 9 R. BARRICHELLO BRA AT&T Williams 1:29.712 [18] +2.785 212.800
17 10 N. HULKENBERG GER AT&T Williams 1:30.249 [26] +3.322 211.534
18 23 K. KOBAYASHI JPN BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:31.588 [5] +4.661 208.442
19 18 J. TRULLI ITA Lotus Racing 1:31.652 [13] +4.725 208.296
20 19 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Lotus Racing 1:31.654 [26] +4.727 208.292
21 25 L. DI GRASSI BRA Virgin Racing 1:32.831 [25] +5.904 205.651
22 21 B. SENNA BRA HRT F1 Team 1:33.401 [24] +6.474 204.396
23 20 K. CHANDHOK IND HRT F1 Team 1:34.251 [19] +7.324 202.552
24 24 T. GLOCK GER Virgin Racing 1:34.925 [8] +7.998 201.114

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A statement from Lewis Hamilton


"This evening, I was driving in an over-exuberant manner and, as a result, was stopped by the police.
"What I did was silly, and I want to apologise for it."
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HRT
F1 Team, "Hispania Racing F1 Team" continues its development

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1230 – 1400 FORMULA ONE PRACTICE SESSION 1
Karun Chandhok F110-01 #20 19 laps 1.34.251
Bruno Senna F110-02 #21 24 laps 1.33.401
1630 – 1800 FORMULA ONE PRACTICE SESSION 2
Karun Chandhok F110-01 #20 1 lap
Bruno Senna F110-02 #21 -
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2010 Australian Grand Prix, Friday


26 march 2010
Robert Kubica, R30-03
Free Practice 1: P1, 22 laps, 1:26.927
Free Practice 2: P11, 28 laps, 1:27.108
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Rainy day at the Melbourne Grand Prix


“One day, four seasons,” is an often quoted phrase to describe the Melbourne weather and that was definitely the case today, as a boiling hot and sunny morning turned into an overcast and wet late afternoon, with rain affecting the second free practice session.
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Australian Grand Prix: Friday second practice


The second test session of the Australian Grand Prix has been completed with Sebastien Buemi the quicker of our two drivers over the session.
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Australian Grand Prix: Friday first practice

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The first test session of the Australian Grand Prix has been completed with Sebastien Buemi the quicker of our two drivers over the session.
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2010 AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX – FREE PRACTICE


Albert Park, Friday March 26
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“All the teams would probably have had an easier time of it if today’s sessions had been completely dry, because the rain made things rather challenging in terms of optimising learning potential. That being the case, we chose not to go out in the rain, to conserve tyres. Instead, we did heavy fuel runs to gauge tyre wear, plus a little light running too.
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Australian GP – 1st/2nd Free Practice


Friday, 26.03.2010
Weather: Mid-day sunny and dry, later rain, 26-26°C air, 21-37°C track
Because of mixed weather conditions with some rain in the second free practice session for the Australian Grand Prix it is difficult to estimate everybody’s performance. However, Pedro de la Rosa and Kamui Kobayashi had a trouble free second session and were 12th and 13th.
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2010 AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX - PRACTICE


MELBOURNE, 26 MARCH
The opening day of practice for the second race of the 2010 season, the Australian Grand Prix held at Albert Park in Melbourne, got underway today with the two practice sessions taking place in very different conditions.
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LOTUS RACING MELBOURNE GRAND PRIX FRIDAY PRACTICE 2


Melbourne, Australia 26th March 2010
The second practice session on Friday afternoon in Melbourne began under cloudy skies with light rain falling, curtailing track time for Lotus Racing throughout the afternoon session. Despite this the team ran a solid session and finished ahead of both other new teams having completed a total of 32 laps in second practice, with Jarno Trulli finishing the session 20th (17 laps / 30 laps total) with a best time of 1.30.695 and Heikki Kovalainen 18th on 1.29.860 (15 laps / 41 laps total).
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AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX PRACTICE


Sam Michael, Technical Director
“Today our programme involved working on mechanical set-up changes and testing revised aero parts for the FW32. We managed to evaluate most of the parts, but our schedule in session two was reduced by the wet weather. From the limited data we collected on the option tyre, it looks like it will be a stable tyre during the race.”
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2010 Australian Grand Prix Free Practice Report


26 March 2010 - The Force India Formula One Team's preparations for this weekend's Australian Grand Prix got underway today with two 90 minute practice sessions. Paul di Resta made his F1 event debut in FP1 as he replaced Adrian Sutil for the first of his scheduled appearances on a Grand Prix Friday. On the programme today for all three drivers was, as per usual Friday schedule, baseline running, tyre evaluation and longer runs. The notoriously fickle Melbourne weather threw in occasional rain showers however the team gathered the information required for tomorrow's running.
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LOTUS RACING MELBOURNE GRAND PRIX FRIDAY PRACTICE 1


Melbourne, Australia 26th March 2010
A sunny day in Melbourne welcomed Lotus Racing to their first practice session of round two of the 2010 Formula One™ season. Both drivers were keen to get going and test the cars on the semi-street track of Albert Park, and once again, a Lotus Cosworth was out first, Jarno Trulli being first car on track.
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LOTUS RACING POST-BAHRAIN / PRE-MELBOURNE THOUGHTS: MIKE GASCOYNE


Melbourne, Australia 26th March 2010
Mike Gascoyne, Lotus Racing Chief Technical Officer: “Since Bahrain we’ve been working very hard back in the factory, pushing further on the new package for Barcelona, so the guys have been working hard in the wind tunnel as well as focusing on the expansion of our drawing office. We’re in the process of closing down the drawing office in Cologne, which means migrating all the data as well as the ongoing work. On top of all that we’ve been looking at some of the problems we had in Bahrain and how we can fix them, so overall we’ve been very busy.
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LOTUS RACING POST-BAHRAIN / PRE-MELBOURNE THOUGHTS: JARNO TRULLI


Melbourne, Australia 26th March 2010
Jarno Trulli (Lotus Cosworth T127-03): “After Bahrain I went back to Europe and stayed in contact with the engineers to analyse the hydraulics issues we had in the race in Bahrain, try to see how we could improve the performance of the car and review the general operations of the team during the race weekend, which were really good!
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LOTUS RACING POST-BAHRAIN / PRE-MELBOURNE THOUGHTS: HEIKKI KOVALAINEN


Melbourne, Australia 26th March 2010
Heikki Kovalainen (Lotus Cosworth T127-01): “After Bahrain I decided to go back to my European home in Switzerland, and spent nearly a week there. First, obviously, I was recovering from the Bahrain Grand Prix and then I had a few good training sessions before a quick day trip to Helsinki in Finland to meet some media. Then we flew to Australia on Saturday, and have been here since then; getting used to the time zone and doing a little bit of training and playing some golf while enjoying the sunshine.
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25 March


LOTUS RACING POST-BAHRAIN / PRE-MELBOURNE THOUGHTS: TONY FERNANDES


Melbourne, Australia 26th March 2010
Lotus Racing arrived in Melbourne, Australia, set for round two of the 2010 Formula One™ World Championship. After exceeding expectations for a six month old team in Bahrain, with both Jarno Trulli and Heikki Kovalainen’s cars being classified and being the only new team to see one of its cars past the finish line, attention now turns to Albert Park’s street circuit and the challenges that it presents.
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Australian GP - Alonso: “everyone has very high expectations of our team”


Melbourne, 25 March – Fernando Alonso, the winner of the opening race of the season in Bahrain a fortnight ago was the centre of attention for the local Australian media in the Albert Park circuit this afternoon, who started by asking the double world champion how he was fitting in at Ferrari.
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Australian GP - Massa: “to be consistent at all races”


Melbourne, 25 March – The Albert Park paddock was bathed in sunshine as Felipe Massa faced the media on the lawn outside the Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro garage on his first day at the circuit.
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Ferrari and Shell together until 2015


Maranello, 25 March - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro is pleased to announce the renewal of its technical and commercial agreement with Shell for the next five years.
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Renault F1 Team commits to Make Roads Safe


25 march 2010
The Renault F1 Team today announced its full endorsement of the FIA's Make Roads Safe campaign, part of the UN Decade of Action on Road Safety that aims to save five million lives worldwide over the next decade.
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Karun Chandhok: QandA prior to Australian Grand Prix Preview


Karun Chandhok (HRT F1 Team)
Q - What is the take away of your first “minor-miracle” week-end?
We made the first big step which was to get to Bahrain. Everyone from Colin to the engineers and especially the mechanics worked so hard the whole weekend it was incredible. Now it's time to chase the next stage and get reliable for which we are pushing our hydraulics partners very hard to sort the problems from Bahrain.
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Bruno Senna: QandA prior to Australian Grand Prix Preview


Bruno Senna (HRT F1 Team)
Q - looking back at the great achievement last race in Bahrain, the Grand Prix opener?
I think we had a very successful first weekend/shakedown in Bahrain. We're learning more about the car and the team, and we will improve a lot with more miles.
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Bridgestone Motorsport Australian Grand Prix Preview


25 Mar. 2010
Bridgestone heads to Australia for the second race of the 2010 Formula One season where Bridgestone’s hard and soft compound Potenza tyres will tackle the streets of Albert Park for the Australian Grand Prix on March 26-28.
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Track Talk with Robert Kubica


Robert talks us through the demands of racing on the streets of Melbourne.
I like street circuits in general so Albert Park is one of my favourite tracks. It's also one of the best weekends of the year because the city really supports the race, which helps create a special atmosphere. I don't usually have a problem with jet lag, but I always fly out a bit earlier than I do for European races to make sure I feel totally fresh for the weekend.
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24 March


On the Up, Down Under?

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24 March 2010
Sun, sea, surf, sand and Melbourne’s sensational Albert Park street circuit. What more could an F1 team ask for?
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Bridgestone Motorsport announce tyre specifications


24 Mar. 2010
Bridgestone, the Official Tyre Supplier to the FIA Formula One World Championship, is pleased to announce the compound allocations of Potenza tyres for a further four rounds of the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship.
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23 March


Renault F1 Team announces branding from RCI Banque


The Renault F1 Team today announced that the R30 race cars will carry branding from DIAC, a French subsidiary of RCI Banque, during the forthcoming rounds of the FIA Formula 1 World Championship.
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Keeping brakes cool


When the refuelling ban was first announced for 2010, one of the main concerns was how to make sure brakes could last a Grand Prix distance. A full tank of fuel adds around 150 kg of weight to the car, and it requires considerably more energy to slow down that extra weight. It seemed that the brakes would be in for a tough time in 2010.
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22 March


Robert Kubica: “I hope we can achieve the car's full potential”


22 March 2010
Robert, what more have you learned about where the team stands after the race in Bahrain?
We had a very intense winter working hard to understand and improve the car, so it was nice to finally be able to compare where we stand. I still want a couple more races to really judge the situation, because Bahrain is a slightly unusual circuit in some aspects, but I'm feeling very positive. We didn't achieve our full potential in qualifying or the race, for different reasons, but seventh position was realistic in both cases. It was disappointing not to achieve that, but encouraging to know that we had the possibility of doing it.
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Vitaly Petrov: “My goal is to get closer and closer to the top ten”


22 March 2010
Vitaly, how did you evaluate your first weekend in F1?
Apart from the final result, I was very pleased with the weekend and it was all pretty straightforward. I made one mistake in qualifying, which meant I didn't start as high up the grid as I could have done, but I made up for that at the start by climbing up to P11. The team helped me a lot over the weekend, and we did a good job with the engineers and mechanics to find the right set-up. The car felt fantastic on Sunday and that makes me very positive for the next races.
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Alan Permane: “The R30 should perform well in Melbourne”


22 March 2010
The Chief Race Engineer reflects on Bahrain and reveals his hopes for Melbourne.
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PREVIEW: AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX


When: Friday 26 to Sunday 28 March, 2010
Where: Albert Park, Melbourne
Round: 2 of 19
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21 March

HRT F1 Team confident of building on F1 debut in Australia


Murcia (Spain), 19 March 2010 - HRT F1 team, Hispania Racing team, the newest F1 team in the paddock, acquired by Jose Ramon Carabante in February and led by team principal Dr Colin Kolles is ready for its second Formula One weekend after making its debut in Bahrain.
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20 March


FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST


19/03/2010
The FIA has decided to open a new selection process to identify a candidate team to fill any vacancy that may exist in the FIA Formula One World Championship at the start of the 2011 season. The FIA may also identify one or more possible ‘reserve’ entrants to fill such vacancies.
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19 March


2010 Australian Grand Prix preview


Martin Whitmarsh, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“Coming just a fortnight after the opening race in Bahrain, there’s been only minimal time to add developments to the MP4-25. But we’ve got a number of smaller components that we expect to add to the car ahead of the race.

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2010 AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX - PREVIEW

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MELBOURNE 26 - 28 MARCH
The second race of the 2010 Formula One season will take place in Melbourne, Australia on Sunday 28 March. Albert Park, a street circuit which uses the public roads surrounding the man-made Albert Park lake just south of Melbourne city centre, hosts the Australian Grand Prix which is always one of the most atmospheric races on the calendar.
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Preview - Australian Grand Prix


2nd of 19 Championship Rounds, 26th – 28th March 2010
Hinwil, 19th March 2010 – The very unproductive opening race in Bahrain, with set-up troubles followed by failures in the race, has been analysed. At the Australian Grand Prix, held from 26th to 28th March in Melbourne, the BMW Sauber F1 Team wants to perform the way everybody expected after testing – with scoring points achievable.
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18 March


Vijay Mallya Q&A: Bahrain GP debrief


The first race of the 2010 season in Bahrain was a good one for Force India, as Adrian Sutil qualified in the top 10 and Tonio Liuzzi finished ninth. The Italian was thus in the points, beaten only by the cars from the 'big four' teams. Adrian's race was spoiled by a first corner tangle with Robert Kubica, a result of the smokescreen produced by Mark Webber. After that he put in a charging recovery drive, and set second fastest lap.
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16 March


Australian Grand Prix: Red Bull Racing Guide


The Australian race is popular for all the right reasons. As well as the sports-mad local fans, the city lends itself to everyone having a good time.

As David Coulthard says: “Melbourne is always a popular destination because you’re pretty much in the heart of the city which makes it very easy to access the facilities and really creates a party atmosphere.”
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15 March


2010 Bahrain GP, Monday Debrief: Interview with James Allison


15 March 2010
James, what was your assessment of Renault's weekend in Bahrain?
Overall, I'm disappointed that we're going home empty handed because it's not a fair reward for the effort the team has put in over the last few months or the underlying competitiveness of our car. On the flip side, I'm pleased that we've met our initial performance expectations, which is the tricky bit. Our basic competitiveness could have put us sixth or seventh in qualifying, and that's a hugely better position than at the end of last year or at the beginning. It shows that we've made a proper step up with the car.
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Round 1 - Bahrain Grand Prix - The Race 14 March 2010


15 March 2010
After a positive result in qualifying yesterday, Virgin Racing’s Grand Prix debut ended in disappointment in Bahrain after both cars were forced to retire in the early part of the race.
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BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX - REVIEW


MONDAY 15 MARCH, 2010
Q&A WITH SAM MICHAEL, TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
Q: Did the performance of the FW32 match your pre-season expectations?
SM: We had quite a few issues to sort out in the days leading up to the Grand Prix and it became apparent early on that we would have some fire-fighting to do in the build-up to the race to ensure we finished on Sunday. Because of that, we had three or four things on the FW32 in Bahrain that we couldn't change quickly. Most of those elements can be corrected over the next couple of races and that should offer a good step in performance.
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GP Bahrain: The Team Reaction


The word on everyone’s lips is disappointing. The Bahrain Grand Prix should have belonged to Red Bull Racing and Sebastian Vettel, but we still leave with 16 points. Here’s what the team had to say:
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Bridgestone Motorsport’s Bahrain Grand Prix Report


14 Mar. 2010
Fernando Alonso (Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro) won the opening round of the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship season in emphatic fashion after using a super soft - medium Bridgestone Potenza tyre strategy at the new longer configuration Sakhir circuit for the Bahrain Grand Prix.
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14 March


HRT F1 Team completes first 20 laps in race conditions


Race - Drivers started from the pitlane
Bruno Senna dnf (18 laps)
Karun Chandhok dnf (2 laps)
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Round 1 - Bahrain Grand Prix - Qualifying13 March 2010


14 March 2010
Virgin Racing emerged from their very first qualifying session as the best of the new boys in Bahrain this afternoon. Timo Glock ended the day exactly where he said he wanted to be, as the fastest new team driver of the Q1 session and just 2.7 seconds away from the established teams.
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Bahrain GP - 14 March 2010


Sakhir, 14 March
F. Alonso 1st 1:39.20.396 -, 49 Laps, Chassis 283
F. Massa 2nd 1:39.36.495 +16.099, 49 Laps, Chassis 281
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Bahrain GP - Good first one


Sakhir, 14 March Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro’s 2010 championship got off to the best possible start as it secured maximum points when, after 49 laps, Fernando Alonso marked his race debut with the team by zigzagging his F10 in salute to the pit wall, as he crossed the line to take the chequered flag, the worthy winner of the Bahrain Grand Prix. Equally happy was Felipe Massa, in a fine second place on his return to racing. It had not been as easy as it looked, because the Spaniard’s car had required a rapid engine change in the morning, and Felipe had to nurse his car through much of the race with temperature problems.
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Bahrain GP: Toro Rosso Team Reaction


It was a case of tough love for the Scuderia Toro Rosso boys as they finished 13th and 16th in the opening round of the Formula One season. Here's what the drivers and team principal had to say afterwards…
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2010 Bahrain Grand Prix Sunday


The season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix saw Robert Kubica finish in 11th position, while teammate Vitaly Petrov retired in the early stages of the race.
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LAUREUS LOGO ON MERCEDES GP PETRONAS CARS


Bahrain, 14 March 2010
The MERCEDES GP PETRONAS cars of seven-time World Champion Michael Schumacher and team-mate Nico Rosberg will carry the Laureus logo throughout the 2010 Formula One World Championship.
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2010 BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX


MARTIN WHITMARSH , Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“Both Lewis and Jenson raced very well here in Bahrain this afternoon. After the disappointment of our qualifying performance yesterday, the fact that our race pace was strong today was extremely encouraging. In fact, in the last part of the race, Lewis’s was the fastest car on the track.
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BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX RACE


SUNDAY 14 MARCH, 2010
The 2010 season opened modestly for the AT&T Williams team at the Bahrain GP, with Rubens Barrichello claiming the last point-paying position by finishing in p10. Team-mate Nico Hulkenberg sustained some early car damage which he had to carry for over 40 laps, hampering him on his debut and he ultimately finished in fourteenth spot.
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A DREAM START FOR LOTUS RACING IN BAHRAIN


Bahrain, 14th March 2010
Six months of very hard work finally came to as successful a conclusion as the team could have hoped for on Sunday afternoon in Bahrain, with both Lotus Racing cars finishing the race, Heikki in 15th and Jarno in 17th (provisional positions) in the opening round of the 2010 Formula One™ World Championship.
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2010 BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX - RACE


SAKHIR, 14 MARCH
Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher brought their MERCEDES GP PETRONAS cars home in fifth and sixth positions respectively at the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix today.
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2010 Bahrain Grand Prix Report


Adrian Sutil (car 14, VJM03/03): 12th (49 laps)
Tonio Liuzzi (car 15, VJM03/01): 9th (49 laps)

14 March 2010 - The Force India F1 Team has opened its points account at the first race of the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship, the Bahrain Grand Prix. Tonio Liuzzi drove a faultless race, matching the pace of the Red Bull, McLaren and Mercedes cars, to secure ninth position. With the implementation of a new points system this year, Tonio has chalked up two points - marking his first points since the 2007 Chinese Grand Prix and Force India's first points since the 2009 Italian Grand Prix.
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GP – Race – Sunday


14.03.2010
Weather: Sunny and dry, 35-36°C air, 36-40°C track
After a difficult qualifying the BMW Sauber F1 Team was heading for points in the opening round of the FIA Formula One World Championship, but the Bahrain Grand Prix ended in disappointment with both drivers retiring due to hydraulic failures.
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MONSTER ENERGY TEAMS UP WITH MERCEDES GP PETRONAS


Bahrain, 14 March 2010
On the day of the first race of the highly-anticipated 2010 Formula One season, the MERCEDES GP PETRONAS team is pleased to confirm a new partnership with the energy drinks brand, Monster Energy.
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Race Classification after 49 Laps - 308.405 Kms


2010 FORMULA 1 GULF AIR BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX - Sakhir

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT LAPS TIME GAP KPH

1 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 49 1:39:20.396 186.272
2 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 49 1:39:36.495 +16.099 185.770
3 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 49 1:39:43.578 +23.182 185.550
4 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 49 1:39:59.195 +38.799 185.067
5 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 49 1:40:00.609 +40.213 185.024
6 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 49 1:40:04.559 +44.163 184.902
7 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 49 1:40:05.676 +45.280 184.868
8 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 49 1:40:06.756 +46.360 184.834
9 V. LIUZZI ITA Force India F1 Team 49 1:40:13.404 +53.008 184.630
10 R. BARRICHELLO BRA AT&T Williams 49 1:40:22.885 +62.489 184.339
11 R. KUBICA POL Renault F1 Team 49 1:40:29.489 +69.093 184.137
12 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 49 1:40:43.354 +82.958 183.715
13 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 49 1:40:53.052 +92.656 183.421
14 N. HULKENBERG GER AT&T Williams 48 1:40:38.777 +1 LAP 180.099
15 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Lotus Racing 47 1:39:39.094 +2 LAPS 178.104
16 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 46 1:34:51.386 DNF 183.123
17 J. TRULLI ITA Lotus Racing 46 1:39:11.141 DNF 175.130

NOT CLASSIFIED
P. DE LA ROSA ESP BMW Sauber F1 Team 28 58:23.188 DNF 180.993
B. SENNA BRA HRT F1 Team 17 38:07.731 DNF 168.119
T. GLOCK GER Virgin Racing 16 34:43.727 DNF 173.696
V. PETROV RUS Renault F1 Team 13 27:15.943 DNF 179.656
K. KOBAYASHI JPN BMW Sauber F1 Team 11 23:09.944 DNF 178.823
L. DI GRASSI BRA Virgin Racing 2 4:28.475 DNF 165.628
K. CHANDHOK IND HRT F1 Team 1 2:34.479 DNF 141.059

FASTEST LAP
F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:58.287 on lap 45 191.706

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13 March


Qualifying: The Team’s Reaction


The mood in the camp could be described as slightly better than expected after Toro Rosso's drivers qualified 15th and 18th for tomorrow’s Bahrain Grand Prix.
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Pole Position for Vettel at Race One


March 13, 2010
Sebastian Vettel stormed to pole position this afternoon at the Bahrain Grand Prix.
With his final lap of the day, Seb went into P1 on the grid ahead of the two Ferraris. Mark will start in sixth behind Massa and Alonso, Hamilton and Rosberg after the Australian’s final lap didn’t go quite as smoothly as planned.
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Grand Prix of Bahrain – Qualifying session


13th March 2010
Q3 Session
Driver Pos. Time Laps Driver Pos. Time Laps
MAS 2nd 1.54.242 6 ALO 3rd 1.54.608 6
Chassis: F. Massa 281, F. Alonso 283
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2010 Bahrain Grand Prix Saturday


Alan Permane, Chief Race Engineer
“Vitaly had a solid qualifying session for his first Grand Prix weekend. He went comfortably through Q1, which was good. In Q2, he went into turn 9 a little bit too quick on his final timed lap, so he will start P17 tomorrow. As for Robert, he had a solid, untroubled Q1 and Q2 and then went comfortably into Q3, which was what we had hoped for. On his Q3 lap he had a bit of oversteer in turn 16, which cost him quite a bit of time. Overall, we are pleased with the performance of the R30 today and we know that the car works well with high fuel loads and has good straight-line speed. We look forward to a strong race tomorrow.”
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LOTUS RACING BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING REPORT


Bahrain, 13th March 2010
Saturday in Bahrain saw Lotus Racing compete for the first time in qualifying with a host of famous faces dropping by and watching the action from the team’s pit and hospitality suite, among them former Lotus stars Emerson Fittipaldi, Mario Andretti and Nigel Mansell. Qualifying itself was much as the team had anticipated, with Jarno Trulli finishing 20th on 1.59.852 and Heikki Kovalainen 21st on 2.00.313.
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Bridgestone Motorsport’s Saturday Update


13 Mar. 2010
Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull Racing) has used Bridgestone’s super soft compound tyre to blast to the first pole position of 2010 in racing temperatures at the Sakhir circuit for the Bahrain Grand Prix.
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BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING


SATURDAY 12 MARCH, 2010
It was a solid if unspectacular start to the AT&T Williams team 2010 season today, with both Rubens and Nico progressing into the second qualifying session, but failing to meet their ambitions to finish the day inside the top ten. Both drivers remain confident of a strong performance tomorrow in a race to be run to new and significantly different regulations.
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2010 BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING


Bahrain International Circuit, Saturday March 13
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“We had a few issues with grip and ride in qualifying today – especially in the middle sector of the lap over the bumps. That being the case, both our drivers did a fantastic job – and as a result Lewis will start tomorrow’s race from the second row and Jenson from the fourth row. It’ll be a hot and tiring Sunday afternoon for all 24 drivers, but Jenson’s and Lewis’s fitness and determination will benefit them throughout the 49 laps.”
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Qualifying Session Classification


2010 FORMULA 1 GULF AIR BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX - Sakhir

POS NAME NAT ENTRANT Q1 Q2 Q3
1 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:55.029 1:53.883 1:54.101
2 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:55.313 1:54.331 1:54.242
3 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:54.612 1:54.172 1:54.608
4 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:55.341 1:54.707 1:55.217
5 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:55.463 1:54.682 1:55.241
6 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:55.298 1:54.318 1:55.284
7 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:55.593 1:55.105 1:55.524
8 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:55.715 1:55.168 1:55.672
9 R. KUBICA POL Renault F1 Team 1:55.511 1:54.963 1:55.885
10 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:55.213 1:54.996 1:56.309
11 R. BARRICHELLO BRA AT&T Williams 1:55.969 1:55.330
12 V. LIUZZI ITA Force India F1 Team 1:55.628 1:55.653
13 N. HULKENBERG GER AT&T Williams 1:56.375 1:55.857
14 P. DE LA ROSA ESP BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:56.428 1:56.237
15 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:56.189 1:56.265
16 K. KOBAYASHI JPN BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:56.541 1:56.270
17 V. PETROV RUS Renault F1 Team 1:56.167 1:56.619
18 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:57.071
19 T. GLOCK GER Virgin Racing 1:59.728
20 J. TRULLI ITA Lotus Racing 1:59.852
21 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Lotus Racing 2:00.313
22 L. DI GRASSI BRA Virgin Racing 2:00.587
23 B. SENNA BRA HRT F1 Team 2:03.240
24 K. CHANDHOK IND HRT F1 Team 2:04.904
POLE POSITION LAP
S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:54.101 198.739 KPH
FASTEST LAP OVERALL
S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:53.883 199.120 KPH

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SAKHIR - QUALIFYING

2010 BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX

13 MARCH
Qualifying for the Bahrain Grand Prix got underway at 14:00 this afternoon to begin the competitive track action for the nineteen-race 2010 Formula One season.
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2010 Bahrain Grand Prix Qualifying and Final Free Practice Report


13 March 2010 - The Force India F1 Team will start tomorrow's season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix with both cars in the top 12. Tonio Liuzzi will start from 12th position, his best starting slot since the Italian GP 2009, while Adrian Sutil will line up in tenth after entering into Q3. With a view to the race strategy tomorrow, in which drivers starting in the top ten must start the race on the tyres on which they qualified, Adrian made his final run of the last session on the harder tyre compound, the only driver in Q3 to do so.
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Bahrain GP – Qualifying


Saturday, 13.03.2010
Weather: Sunny and dry, 31-36°C air, 41-47°C track
Both BMW Sauber F1 Team drivers made it into the second qualifying session, but neither of them moved up into the top ten qualifying. Still struggling with the car on the winding and bumpy new part of the circuit, Pedro de la Rosa qualified 14th for the first race of the season in Bahrain and Kamui Kobayashi qualified 16th.
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Third Practice Session Classification


2010 FORMULA 1 GULF AIR BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX - Sakhir
POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME [LAPS] GAP KPH
1 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:54.099 [14] 198.743
2 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:54.368 [13] +0.269 198.275
3 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:54.500 [15] +0.401 198.047
4 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:54.533 [13] +0.434 197.990
5 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:54.646 [16] +0.547 197.794
6 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:54.739 [14] +0.640 197.634
7 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:55.000 [14] +0.901 197.186
8 R. KUBICA POL Renault F1 Team 1:55.331 [15] +1.232 196.620
9 V. LIUZZI ITA Force India F1 Team 1:55.432 [11] +1.333 196.448
10 N. HULKENBERG GER AT&T Williams 1:55.461 [13] +1.362 196.398
11 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:55.521 [13] +1.422 196.296
12 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:55.860 [8] +1.761 195.722
13 P. DE LA ROSA ESP BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:56.063 [14] +1.964 195.380
14 R. BARRICHELLO BRA AT&T Williams 1:56.259 [15] +2.160 195.050
15 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:56.295 [17] +2.196 194.990
16 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:56.504 [16] +2.405 194.640
17 K. KOBAYASHI JPN BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:56.530 [14] +2.431 194.597
18 V. PETROV RUS Renault F1 Team 1:56.811 [16] +2.712 194.128
19 T. GLOCK GER Virgin Racing 1:59.173 [10] +5.074 190.281
20 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Lotus Racing 1:59.789 [15] +5.690 189.302
21 J. TRULLI ITA Lotus Racing 2:01.259 [5] +7.160 187.007
22 B. SENNA BRA HRT F1 Team 2:04.001 [11] +9.902 182.872
23 L. DI GRASSI BRA Virgin Racing [2]

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12 March


2010 BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX – FRIDAY


12/03/10
Jaime Alguersuari (STR5-03)
“A good day in which we did all the laps we could, trying many different things. I think we improved during the day, but it’s hard to know where you are with the wide range of fuel loads being used.
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Second Practice Session Classification


2010 FORMULA 1 GULF AIR BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX - Sakhir

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME LAPS GAP KPH
1 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:55.409 23 196.487
2 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:55.854 22 +0.445 195.732
3 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:55.903 23 +0.494 195.649
4 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:56.076 28 +0.667 195.358
5 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:56.459 18 +1.050 194.715
6 N. HULKENBERG GER AT&T Williams 1:56.501 26 +1.092 194.645
7 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:56.555 30 +1.146 194.555
8 V. PETROV RUS Renault F1 Team 1:56.750 26 +1.341 194.230
9 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:57.140 25 +1.731 193.583
10 P. DE LA ROSA ESP BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:57.255 24 +1.846 193.393
11 K. KOBAYASHI JPN BMW Sauber F1 Team 1:57.352 27 +1.943 193.234
12 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:57.361 29 +1.952 193.219
13 R. BARRICHELLO BRA AT&T Williams 1:57.452 21 +2.043 193.069
14 V. LIUZZI ITA Force India F1 Team 1:57.833 29 +2.424 192.445
15 R. KUBICA POL Renault F1 Team 1:58.155 29 +2.746 191.920
16 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:59.799 31 +4.390 189.287
17 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 2:00.444 12 +5.035 188.273
18 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Lotus Racing 2:00.873 23 +5.464 187.605
19 J. TRULLI ITA Lotus Racing 2:00.990 14 +5.581 187.423
20 T. GLOCK GER Virgin Racing 2:02.037 3 +6.628 185.815
21 L. DI GRASSI BRA Virgin Racing 2:02.188 21 +6.779 185.586
22 B. SENNA BRA HRT F1 Team 2:06.968 17 +11.559 178.599
23 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1

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Bahrain Grand Prix - Free Practice 1 & 2


12 March 2010
Virgin Racing’s debut Grand Prix preparations got underway in Bahrain today for the first two practice sessions for Sunday’s 2010 season opener.
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Grand Prix of Bahrain – 12 March 2010


Free practices - First Session
F. Alonso 2nd 1.56.766 18 laps 283 chassis
F. Massa 4th 1.57.055 19 laps 281 chassis
Free practice - Second Session
F. Alonso 9th 1.57.140 25 laps 283 chassis
F. Massa 7th 1.56.555 30 laps 281 chassis
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Bridgestone Motorsport’s Friday Update


12 Mar. 2010
Bridgestone’s super soft tyre took Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team driver Nico Rosberg to the fastest time as the 2010 Formula One season got underway in searing temperatures at the new configuration Sakhir circuit for the Bahrain Grand Prix.
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Bahrain Grand Prix: Friday Second Practice


The first day of the new season is now done and dusted, with testing proving, well… testing for both our drivers.
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Bahrain Grand Prix: Friday Morning


The first test session of the 2010 F1 season has been completed with Mark Webber the quicker of our two drivers over the session.
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2010 Bahrain Grand Prix Friday


Robert Kubica, R3003
Free Practice 1: 19 laps, P3, 1:57.041
Free Practice 2: 29 laps, P15, 1:58.155

Vitaly Petrov, R3002
Free Practice 1: 13 laps, P16, 1:58.880
Free Practice 2: 26 laps, P8, 1:56.750
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BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX PRACTICE


Sam Michael, Technical Director
“It was a very busy day with the usual teething problems. We lost some track time due to an electrics problem in the garage in the morning and we also had minor technical issues to resolve on the cars. We then had a much more productive afternoon looking at race set-ups and qualifying preparation. We have more work to do, but nothing that looks unachievable. It has been a marathon effort from everyone at Williams and Cosworth to get us to this stage and soon the hard work will start to pay off.
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AN HISTORIC DAY FOR LOTUS RACING


Bahrain, 12th March 2010
Friday at the Bahrain Grand Prix marked an historic day for Lotus Racing, exactly six months to the day since the team's entry into the 2010 Formula One™ World Championship was confirmed. Jarno Trulli was first car on track as the pit lane lights turned green, followed closely by Heikki Kovalainen as the team saw their incredible efforts since September 12th 2009 come to fruition in the desert heat.
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Bahrain GP – 1st/2nd Free Practice


Friday, 12.03.2010
Weather: Sunny and dry, 28-34°C air, 36-48°C track
After the first two practice sessions of the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship, on the modified and lengthened Bahrain International Circuit, neither of the BMW Sauber F1 Team drivers was completely happy with the set-up of the C29.
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2010 Bahrain Grand Prix Free Practice Report


12 March 2010 - The 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship, one of the most eagerly anticipated seasons in recent memory, finally got underway today with two 90 minute sessions at a sun-drenched Sakhir circuit in the heart of the Kingdom of Bahrain.
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2010 BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX – FREE PRACTICE


Bahrain International Circuit, Friday March 12
MARTIN WHITMARSH, Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
“After a long and incredibly busy winter, it’s fantastic to be back competing at a racetrack with all our competitors – particularly here in Bahrain, where our hosts always do so much to make every team feel so welcome. It’s a fantastic venue and the perfect place to kick off the world championship.
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2010 BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX - PRACTICE


SAKHIR, 12 MARCH
The first practice sessions for the 2010 Formula One season got underway today in the searing heat of the desert at the Bahrain International Circuit. Taking to the track in the new Silver Arrows cars, the MERCEDES GP PETRONAS pairing of Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher began their preparations for the first Grand Prix of the season.
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First Practice Session Classification


2010 FORMULA 1 GULF AIR BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX - Sakhir

POS DRIVER NAT ENTRANT TIME [LAPS] GAP KPH
1 A. SUTIL GER Force India F1 Team 1:56.583 [18] 194.508
2 F. ALONSO ESP Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:56.766 [18] +0.183 194.203
3 R. KUBICA POL Renault F1 Team 1:57.041 [19] +0.458 193.747
4 F. MASSA BRA Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro 1:57.055 [19] +0.472 193.724
5 J. BUTTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:57.068 [19] +0.485 193.702
6 L. HAMILTON GBR Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:57.163 [19] +0.580 193.545
7 V. LIUZZI ITA Force India F1 Team 1:57.194 [19] +0.611 193.494
8 N. ROSBERG GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team 1:57.199 [15] +0.616 193.486
9 M. WEBBER AUS Red Bull Racing 1:57.255 [17] +0.672 193.393
10 M. SCHUMACHER GER Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team [16] 1:57.662 +1.079 192.724
11 J. ALGUERSUARI ESP Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:57.722 [18] +1.139 192.626
12 N. HULKENBERG GER AT&T Williams 1:57.894 [20[ +1.311 192.345
13 S. VETTEL GER Red Bull Racing 1:57.943 [17] +1.360 192.265
14 S. BUEMI SUI Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:58.399 [13] +1.816 191.525
15 R. BARRICHELLO BRA AT&T Williams 1:58.782 [11] +2.199 190.907
16 V. PETROV RUS Renault F1 Team 1:58.880 [13] +2.297 190.750
17 P. DE LA ROSA ESP BMW Sauber F1 Team 2:00.250 [18] +3.667 188.577
18 K. KOBAYASHI JPN BMW Sauber F1 Team 2:01.388 [11] +4.805 186.809
19 T. GLOCK GER Virgin Racing 2:03.680 [8] +7.097 183.347
20 H. KOVALAINEN FIN Lotus Racing 2:03.848 [21] +7.265 183.098
21 J. TRULLI ITA Lotus Racing 2:03.970 [15] +7.387 182.918
22 L. DI GRASSI BRA Virgin Racing [2]
23 B. SENNA BRA HRT F1 Team [3]

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11 March


Buemi Buoyant at Bahrain GP


Toro Rosso driver, Sebastien Buemi is happy the team is going its own way this year in Formula One.
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Renault F1 Team announces HP as new Official Partner


11/03/2010
Renault F1 Team today announced a major sponsorship agreement with HP, the global technology leader, for 2010 and 2011. This new agreement will see significant HP branding appear on the Renault F1 R30 race cars from the 2010 Bahrain GP onwards.
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2010 BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX - PREVIEW


The opening round of the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship season takes place at the Bahrain International Circuit. Built on former desert, the track sits about 30 kilometres south of the island kingdom’s capital city, Manama. In 2004 Bahrain became the first Middle Eastern country to host a round of the FIA Formula One World Championship; this is the second time it has hosted the season-opening Grand Prix – the first being in 2006.
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Alonso: “very comfortable from day one”


Sakhir, 11 March - Fernando Alonso took part in his first FIA media conference as a Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro driver this afternoon, sitting alongside the man who took the Prancing Horse to so much success over the years – Michael Schumacher. “The racing… racing again,” said the Spaniard enthusiastically when asked what he was most looking forward to this weekend.
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Massa: “great to be back”


Sakhir, 11 March - Today’s FIA press conference was a star-studded affair, with the returning Michael Schumacher, both McLaren drivers and both Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro drivers sharing the podium. In a way, Felipe Massa was also “returning” since his Budapest accident last year. “It’s great to be back after eight months, back to racing again,” said the Brazilian.
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Renault F1 Team announces MOV'IT partnership


The Renault F1 Team today announced that its R30 race cars will feature branding from MOV´IT, beginning at the 2010 Bahrain Grand Prix. MOV´IT branding will be prominent on the nose cone of the R30.
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What's new with pit stops for 2010?


Examining the race in the pit lane.
Sporting Regulation, Article 29 comes into force in Bahrain and states that ‘Cars may not be refuelled after they have left the pitlane before the race.' It means that, for the first time since the 1993 Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide, cars will start the race with enough fuel to go the distance.
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The Coulthard commentary


Mar 10, 2010
Ahead of the Bahrain Grand Prix this weekend, former Formula One driver and leading pundit David Coulthard gives us his no-nonsense appraisal of the F1 season to come.
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10 March


Bridgestone Motorsport Bahrain Grand Prix Preview


09 Mar. 2010
Bridgestone enters the final season of its contract as Official Tyre Supplier to the FIA Formula One World Championship with the commencement of the Bahrain Grand Prix on March 14 with Bridgestone’s super soft and medium 2010 specification dry slick tyres.
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ROSS BRAWN RECEIVES OBE AT BUCKINGHAM PALACE


Wednesday 10 March 2010 at 17:13MERCEDES GP PETRONAS is very proud to announce that Team Principal Ross Brawn received his Order of the British Empire from the Queen at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday.
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MERCEDES-POWERED FORMER BRAWN GP TEAM WINS LAUREUS AWARD


Wednesday 10 March 2010 at 18:03The Laureus World Sports Awards ceremony took place today at the stunning Emirates Palace hotel in Abu Dhabi. Reigning Formula One Constructors’ World Champions Brawn GP (now MERCEDES GP PETRONAS) won the Laureus Team of the Year Award, and former Brawn GP driver Jenson Button, the reigning Formula One World Champion, won in the Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year category.
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09 March


Bridgestone Motorsport Feature – Round 1, Bahrain GP


08 Mar. 2010
All change for 2010….
The return of Michael Schumacher, no more refuelling, new teams and a new width Bridgestone front tyre are all important factors for what is already one of the most talked about Formula One seasons for decades.
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PREVIEW: BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX


When: Friday 12 to Sunday 14 March, 2010
Where: Bahrain International Circuit, Bahrain
Round: 1 of 19
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08 March


Eric Boullier: “Our biggest strength is our people”


The Team Principal gives his verdict on winter testing and looks ahead to Bahrain.
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Vitaly Petrov: “My first race will be a big learning experience”


As the first Russian driver in Formula 1, Vitaly has a big weekend ahead. He sums up his emotions ahead of his Grand Prix debut.
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Robert Kubica: “Performance is always the best medicine”


Robert sums up winter testing and reveals his hopes for the year ahead.
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LOTUS RACING SET FOR BAHRAIN AND THE START OF THE 2010 FORMULA ONE™ SEASON


By 3am on Saturday morning Lotus Racing had finally finished packing up the six airfreight boxes needed for the journey to Bahrain and the beginning of the 2010 Formula One™ season. Two cars and a 60-strong team have now made their way to the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Bahrain International Circuit for the first race of much anticipated 2010 season.
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Bahrain Grand Prix Preview - 12 - 14 March 2010


8 March 2010 - 2010 marks the third year of competition in the FIA Formula One World Championship for the Force India F1 Team. After a positive finish to 2009, the team is hoping this season will be the one that firmly establishes it as a strong, competitive outfit regularly challenging for points and podiums whenever possible.
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07 March


2010 BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX PREVIEW


It’s been a busy winter… but at last the 2010 FIA Formula 1 World Championship is almost under way.
Testing has been busy but, as ever, a little inconclusive – simply because although all the teams have been working as hard as possible to get their cars to go as fast as is humanly possible in the time available, none of us really knows exactly how successful our rivals have been in that same endeavour.
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05 March


Preview - Bahrain Grand Prix


1st of 19 Championship Rounds, 12th – 14th March 2010
Hinwil, 5th March 2010 – One thing is certain: after it has slimmed down and transformed into a private team the BMW Sauber F1 Team is very happy to line up with two C29s for Pedro de la Rosa and Kamui Kobayashi at the season’s opening race. But just turning up is far from what the team is aiming for. The car’s development has been pushed forward non stop and the tests in February were on the whole positive. So to score points is what the team wants to achieve on March 14 in the Kingdom of Bahrain at the first of the 19 rounds that make up the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship.
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The most powerful Official F1™ Safety Car of all time


The new Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG takes its place at the head of the Formula-1 field
©Daimler AG
Affalterbach, Feb 26, 2010
-Gullwing model for motor racing's top flight
-Unique super sports car concept
-Two monitors for keeping a close eye on the race
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Ian Phillips to depart Force India F1 Team


The Force India Formula One Team's long-standing Director of Business Affairs, Ian Phillips, is now leaving the Silverstone-based team after 19 years with the outfit.
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The Man in Red


Maranello, 5 March – Nine days before the start of the 2010 Formula 1 Championship Fernando Alonso spoke to Pino Allievi from the “Gazzetta dello Sport” daily.
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2010 BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX - PREVIEW


SAKHIR 12 - 14 MARCH
The much-anticipated 2010 Formula One Season gets underway in Bahrain next week and marks the return of a Mercedes-Benz works team to the sport for the first time in 55 years. The MERCEDES GP PETRONAS Formula One Team go into the season with the prestige of being the current Constructors' World Champions, led by Team Principal Ross Brawn, and with one of the most exciting driver line-ups on the grid as seven-times World Champion Michael Schumacher returns to the sport to partner the talented Nico Rosberg.
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04 March


Renault F1 Team confirms partnership with Lada


The Renault F1 Team today confirmed a cooperation agreement that will see branding from Lada, Russia's leading automotive marque, feature on the chassis of the Renault F1 Team R30 race cars during the 2010 season.
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USF1 Team not in 2010


03/03/2010
The USF1 Team have indicated that they will not be in a position to participate in the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship. Having considered the various options, the FIA confirms that it is not possible for a replacement team to be entered for the Championship at this late stage.

In the coming days the FIA will announce details of a new selection process to identify candidates to fill any vacancies existing at the start of the 2011 season.
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FIA Formula One World Championship - Entry List


03/03/2010

No. Driver Team Constructor

1 Jenson BUTTON (GBR) VODAFONE McLAREN MERCEDES (GBR) McLaren Mercedes
2 Lewis HAMILTON (GBR)
3 Michael SCHUMACHER (DEU) MERCEDES GP PETRONAS FORMULA ONE TEAM (GER) Mercedes Benz GP Limited
4 Nico ROSBERG (DEU)
5 Sebastian VETTEL (DEU) RED BULL RACING (AUT) Red Bull Racing Renault
6 Mark WEBBER (AUS)
7 Felipe MASSA (BRA) SCUDERIA FERRARI MARLBORO (ITA) Ferrari
8 Fernando ALONSO (ESP)
9 Nico HÜLKENBERG (DEU) AT&T WILLIAMS (GBR) Williams Cosworth
10 Rubens BARRICHELLO (BRA)
11 Robert KUBICA (POL) RENAULT F1 TEAM (FRA) Renault
12 Vitaly PETROV (RUS)
14 Adrian SUTIL (DEU) FORCE INDIA F1 TEAM (IND) Force India Mercedes
15 Vitantonio LIUZZI (ITA)
16 Sébastien BUEMI (SUI) SCUDERIA TORO ROSSO (ITA) STR Ferrari
17 Jaime ALGUERSUARI (ESP)
18 Jarno TRULLI (ITA) LOTUS RACING (MAL) Lotus Cosworth
19 Heikki KOVALAINEN (FIN)
20 TBA
21 Bruno SENNA (BRA) HRT F1 TEAM (ESP) HRT Cosworth
22 Pedro DE LA ROSA (ESP) BMW SAUBER F1 TEAM (SUI) BMW Sauber Ferrari
23 Kamui KOBAYASHI (JPN)
24 Timo GLOCK (DEU) VIRGIN RACING (GBR) Virgin Cosworth
25 Luca DI GRASSI (BRA)


Note: The USF1 Team have indicated that they will not be in a position to participate in 2010.
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02 March


Cosworth Conclude Testing

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Cosworth concluded its pre-season testing programme at the Circuit de Catalunya in Spain on Sunday having accomplished all of its objectives ahead of the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix.
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CNN MAKES ITS FORMULA ONE ™ DEBUT WITH LOTUS RACING


Hingham, UK - 2nd March 2010
Lotus Racing and CNN International have today announced a partnership deal that sees the newest Formula One™ team entering into a long-term agreement with the world’s leading news network. CNN’s world famous logos will feature on the T127 race cars, the drivers’ overalls and on all team clothing.
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