2009 Australian GP – Photos from pitlane

I was lucky enough to get myself into the Paddock Club on Friday. Although my overall impression from the whole experience is rather mixed (I may write another post on that one day) the time spent in the pitlane was definitelly worth the effort to get the pass sorted out :-) . I was quite surprised how rather freely we were allowed to roam around the pitlane and how close it was possible to get to the cars and to some drivers. But no diffusers were on display… Here are the pictures, click on the thumbnails to enlarge the photos:

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  1. Superb photographs well done!

    Keith Collantines last blog post..Australian GP press conference: Friday

  2. bmwf1guyNo Gravatar says:

    Well done. All are great shots.

    bmwf1guys last blog post..Australian Grand Prix Friday Report and Quotes

  3. zblkhwkNo Gravatar says:

    Great pics, thanks for sharing. That must have been a lot of fun!

  4. KotenokNo Gravatar says:

    Ah! The Flying Ralfie managed to sneak in the Aussie GP!! :P

    Kotenoks last blog post..Marrilee Jennings is now a member of F1Wolf Club

  5. KotenokNo Gravatar says:

    In Force India they’re really cutting money spends, extreme wets doesn’t exist anymore, but what for to change the tyre warmers for just writing on them “WET”??? :D

    Kotenoks last blog post..Marrilee Jennings is now a member of F1Wolf Club

  6. kaushalNo Gravatar says:

    great pictures!!
    Thanks for sharing

    kaushals last blog post..Australian Grand Prix: Practice session wallpapers

  7. uglyNo Gravatar says:

    Narain Karthikeyan is none other than STAR Sports reporter Sanjeev Palar!

    Good spotting Milo Ping!


  8. shaggyNo Gravatar says:

    Nice work

  9. JRNo Gravatar says:

    I’m about to start watching SPEEDtv’s USA coverage of qualifying. Any of you fellas have a rundown on Saturday practice results?

    Any thoughts on whether Ferrari and McClaren will have their own super-diffusers ready for Malaysia next week?

  10. shaggyNo Gravatar says:

    Jr the results

    1 16 Nico Rosberg Williams-Toyota 1:25.808 21
    2 9 Jarno Trulli Toyota 1:25.811 0.003 19
    3 22 Jenson Button Brawn-Mercedes 1:25.981 0.173 20
    4 3 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:26.020 0.212 17
    5 17 Kazuki Nakajima Williams-Toyota 1:26.078 0.270 18
    6 23 Rubens Barrichello Brawn-Mercedes 1:26.348 0.540 19
    7 14 Mark Webber RBR-Renault 1:26.355 0.547 16
    8 10 Timo Glock Toyota 1:26.410 0.602 25
    9 5 Robert Kubica BMW Sauber 1:26.514 0.706 18
    10 6 Nick Heidfeld BMW Sauber 1:26.555 0.747 19
    11 2 Heikki Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes 1:26.652 0.844 13
    12 1 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:26.714 0.906 18
    13 15 Sebastian Vettel RBR-Renault 1:27.009 1.201 12
    14 20 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1:27.062 1.254 12
    15 11 Sebastien Bourdais STR-Ferrari 1:27.152 1.344 16
    16 12 Sebastien Buemi STR-Ferrari 1:27.192 1.384 17
    17 7 Fernando Alonso Renault 1:27.357 1.549 18
    18 21 Giancarlo Fisichella Force India-Mercedes 1:27.492 1.684 20
    19 8 Nelsinho Piquet Renault 1:27.739 1.931 22
    20 4 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1:28.801 2.993

  11. psychyNo Gravatar says:

    really nice and interesting pics :-)

  12. F1WolfNo Gravatar says:

    Thanks shaggy, Kimi had hydraulic failure early on in the session, managed only few laps in fp3

  13. JRNo Gravatar says:

    Wow! thanks shaggy!

    Is it just me or does it feel like all Christmases wrapped into one right now?

    Hey, any comments on this article?


  14. I just can’t wait for practice to begin. On the BBC as well – happy days are here again.

    Steve Robertsons last blog post..Start of the F1 Season on the Radio

  15. JRNo Gravatar says:

    I’ll take Massa after qualifying. Those Brawn cars will fold. Or their pit crews will eff something up.

    That’s not the big question.The big question. The Elephant in the room is. WTF is going on with McClaren?

    Right? You know that boys. Good. Get to work.

    • F1WolfNo Gravatar says:

      WTF is going on with McClaren?

      well, the expected, they knew they are off the pace, just did not really know how much. and Hamilton’s gearbox problems sure did not help their case. at least now they have clearer picture where they stand


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