Sunday, March 14, 2010

2010 F1 - Bahrain GP season opener

Excellent start to the 2010 season. Congratulations to Ferrari for making a dream debut by securing a strong 1-2. A complete reversal of fortune compared to last year.

Fernanda proved that he would deliver given the right car and Massa showed everyone that he's back on form after the disastrous and to a lesser man, possibly a career ending accident last year.

Congratulations to Schumi for securing the 6th place, though at times it seemed like he was threatened a bit by the current WDC Jenson Button. Nevertheless, he managed to hold Button at bay.

Nico showed that he has what it takes to take on Schumi by consistently being faster than him over the race weekend. It's no mean feat considering that you are up against a 7 times WDC.

Lady luck seemed to have deserted Vettel again as his engine lost significant power during the closing stages of the race, allowing Fernando, Massa and Hamilton to pass him. He deserved to at least be on the podium after a great qualifying plus strong race pace. But then, as it's been proven time and time again, there can never be certainty in racing.

Special congratulations to Kovalainen who managed to bring Lotus home - the only car out of all the new comers that managed to do so. Hope Lotus as a team can keep it up and ensure that Virgin Racing will always finish behind them. I'm sure all of us are rooting to see Sir Richard Branson serving on the Air Asia flight after the end of the season. That would be quite a spectacle ;)

All in all, an explosive beginning of a long season set to become more exciting in the coming races. Can't wait for Melbourne GP to start!

Visit the official Formula 1 website for the full results.

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