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Special Edition Chinese GP Red Bull Die Cast Cars announced by Minichamps

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This was quick. Only four days passes since Red Bull’ maiden F1 win (and 1-2 finish) and Minichamps already announced special Chinese GP Die Cast editions. There are several products available to pre-order now (ready late 2009):

For Red Bull fans 1:43 Minichamps die cast model Red Bull F1 RB5 2009 2-Car Set – Sebastian Vettel & Mark Webber first win and second place for Red Bull at the Chinese GP – Limited Edition with rain tyres.

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Prodrive also considering 2010 F1 entry

Only a day after the news from Lola we have another team considering F1 entry next year – Prodrive (Aston Martin). Dave Richards:

“The initial signs coming out from the FIA and FOM are very attractive and represent the basis for a real revolution in the sport.”

“Assuming that the new rules are commercially viable and there is the potential to be fully competitive, then we are ready to press the go button.”

Richards also revealed that they are in talks with Cosworth as well as with one current F1 engine supplier about possible engine deal.

The letter from Max Mosley to teams (as revelead by Autosport yesterday) suggests that FIA plans to grant three new teams a place on the 2010 grid. That would mean increasing the maximum number of cars to 26 (from current limit 24). Autosport article also claims that as many as 8 different parties planning a move to F1 are in talks with Cosworth.

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Lola planning F1 entry in 2010 ?

There is an article on Lola Group website that among other things says this:

Lola Group has commenced a major project comprising a full technical, operational and financial evaluation aimed at developing a car to compete in the FIA Formula One World Championship™. This follows the decisions announced by the FIA World Motor Sport Council on March 17th 2009 regarding the introduction of a ‘cost capping’ option to Formula One™ in 2010.
Lola, which has a rich heritage in international motor sport since its inception in 1958, has commenced work on the project and, subject to the publication of both the technical and cost capping regulations for 2010, is in discussions with a number of parties with a view to creating a Lola-designed, manufactured and developed car for the FIA Formula One World Championship™.

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2009 Bahrain GP Preview

Massa and Raikkonen on Bahrain podium in 2008

Massa and Raikkonen on Bahrain podium in 2008

The 2009 Formula 1 season continues with Bahrain GP. Most teams plan major developments only for the Spanish Grand Prix so there should not be too many suprises this weekend. But one never knows …

With the fuel loads taken in consideration the Brawn GP cars were still the fastest ones around in China on the dry track while Red Bulls were the class of the field in wet conditions. Both teams should be fighting for the podium in Bahrain too, as well as the “diffuser gang” teams Toyota and Williams.

Toyota spent quite a lot of their winter testing time in Bahrain and that may play to their advantage. Williams have the pace to challenge for the points and podium but they will need to start making the right calls during the races if they also want to get some results before the rest of the field catches up …

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Ten to tackle – Weekly F1 Quizz Number 12 – Bahrain GP

Little bit later than usual but here is the regular Monday F1 quiz. Bahrain GP is the topic of this quiz no 12. The short history of the race made a bit difficult to come up with the questions and so this quiz is a mix of few easy and few more tricky ones.

All the answers will be revealed after you complete all 10 questions. As usual please no googling for answers :-) . And do not forget to share your result in comments ! If you missed the past quizzes you can try them too – click here.

How many different teams won Bahrain GP ?





Who started the 2008 Bahrain GP from the pole position ?





How many times in the short history of Bahrain GP did we see 1-2 finish by drivers from the same team ?





What is not part of the mixture in Warrd, the non-alcoholic drink used during podium celebrations in Bahrain ?





Who (driver) is missing on this Bahrain GP post race press conference photo ?
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How many different drivers started the Bahrain GP from the front row ?





How many drivers posted their career first fastest laps in Bahrain ?





How many turns features the Grand Prix configuration of Bahrain International Circuit ?





How many different drivers spent at least some time in the lead of Bahrain GP ?





What is the name of the airline sponsoring the Bahrain GP







2009

2009 Prediction Game Round 3 Results

The results for round 3 are in. The rather unexpected result of Chinese GP means the scores are lower than last time. But still, some people managed 15 points ! If you can’t find yourself in the results and you know you placed the prediction, let me know. Round 3 results:

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2009 Chinese GP – Race review – The winners and the losers

The Chinese GP is becoming the most likely F1 race to be affected by rain. This was the 6th Chinese GP and the third wet one … The 6th Chinese GP also produced the 6th winner after Barrichello, Alonso, Schumacher, Raikkonen and Hamilton. But let’s have a look who were the other winners and losers […]

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Red Bull Racing maiden win – Photogallery

It was a big day for Red Bull Racing in Shanghai today. Here is the photogallery, click on the thumbnails to open the photos:

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2009 Chinese GP – Race result – Vettel wins, 1-2 for Red Bull

Sebastian Vettel won the wet wet wet 2009 Chinese Grand Prix ahead of his team mate Mark Webber. This is the first ever F1 race win for Red Bull Racing. Jenson Button finished 3rd and Rubens Barrichello 4th. Sebastien Buemi contributed to the good Red Bull day with 8th place for Toro Rosso. Force India […]

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2009 Chinese GP – Car weights

FIA published the car weights at the start of 2009 Chinese Grand Prix. The numbers reveal that Fernando Alonso is very lightly fueled. The Red Bull cars have a bit more fuel on borad but still much less than Brawns or Toyotas. Likely the lightly fueled cars will start the race on super soft tyre […]

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2009 Chinese GP – Qualifying – Pole for Vettel

Sebastian Vettel in Red Bull will start the Chinese GP from the pole position, Fernando Alonso will line up next to him on the front row. Mark Webber and Rubens Barrichello form the second row ahead of Button and Trulli. It will be interesting to see the car weights later on today as the gaps […]

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2009 Chinese GP – Saturday practice – Rosberg fastest

Saturday free practice is now over. The fastest time in the final practice session belongs to Nico Rosberg, ahead of Jarno Trulli and Lewis Hamilton. The Brawn cars were probably running heavier than the others focusing more on the Q3 than on Q2 … Red Bulls did not do much running as the team did […]

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2014 Teams and Drivers

Red Bull
Sebastian VETTEL
Daniel RICCIARDO
Ferrari
Fernando ALONSO
Kimi RAIKKONEN
McLaren
Jenson BUTTON
Kevin MAGNUSSEN
Lotus
Romain GROSJEAN
Pastor MALDONADO
Mercedes
Nico ROSBERG
Lewis HAMILTON
Sauber
Adrian SUTIL
Esteban GUTIEREZ
Force India
Nico HULKENBERG
Sergio PEREZ
Williams
Felipe MASSA
Valtteri BOTTAS
Toro Rosso
Daniil KVYAT
Jean Eric VERGNE
Caterham
Marcus ERICSSON
Kamui KOBAYASHI
Marussia
Jules BIANCHI
Max CHILTON

2014 F1 Calendar

14-16 March - Australia
28-30 March - Malaysia
4-6 April - Bahrain
18-20 April - China
9-11 May - Spain
22-25 May - Monaco
6-8 June - Canada
20-22 June - Austria
4-6 July - Great Britain
18-20 July - Germany
25-27 July - Hungary
22-24 August - Belgium
5-7 September - Italy
19-21 September - Singapore
3-5 October - Japan
10-12 October - Russia
31 October-2 November - USA
7-9 November - Brazil
21-23 November - Abu Dhabi

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