Ferrari is back with a bang with Alonso leading 1-2 finish at the start of the 2010 season with Massa finishing second and Hamilton third. Vettel who lead most part of the race slowly dropped to 4th position but held onto it thwarting Rosberg in Mercedes who finished 5th ahead of team mate Schumacher in other Mercedes. Button tried hard to take the 6th position but Schumacher kept his cool and Button finished 7th ahead of Webber in the other Red Bull. Luizzi got the points for Force India finishing 9th. Force India looks good this season and we can expect them to score more points in the coming seasons. Other Indian in F1- Chandhok didn’t seem to be on the track. So Ferrari starting off with a 1-2 finish looks like they are back to their winning ways. After snatching the lead from Vettel, Alonso cruised ahead taking a 16sec lead from Massa. Schumacher needs to get back to his winning ways but Mercedes doesn’t look that faster when compared to the Ferraris.
F1 caravan will now be moving to Australia with the Australian GP to be held from March 26-28.
Interesting- Red Bull on pole followed by the two Ferrari’s then there’s Hamilton, Mercedes’s Rosberg, Red Bull again this time its Webber and the man to watch out for- Michael Schumacher- will be starting 7th ahead of another Button. So Vettel will be under pressure from the two Red Cars- the start is going to be as usual crucial and interesting. Lets see if Schumacher will get off to a good start and snatch few places to move up. Force India’s Sutil in top 10 that’s something to cheer for Indians 🙂 Meanwhile Chandhok will be starting from the last- Hope he doesn’t become another Narain. So there’s Red Bull, Ferrari, McLaren, Mercedes, one from Renault and Force India completing the top 10 positions.Don’t know what the other teams are for- May be just to fill up the last positions. 😀
So lets see who’s going to win the opening Grand prix.
I hardly was concerned about the Race results last year, I used to just glance through the news paper for the results and read the report there. There’s wasn’t much action/competition with some Brawn dominating through out the season and with lots of technical issues, teams boycotting and all. But with the return of Michael Schumacher with his old Team Boss- Ross Brawn under whom he won his 7 driver championships and with an Indian driver- Chandhok this season is going to be interesting. Michael fans are eager to see their driver give a tough competition to the likes of Button, Hamilton, Massa, Alonso. Also Hamilton will be for the first time racing alongside Michael so its going to be something new for him 🙂 And Mercedes GP up against the likes of Ferrari, McLaren, Williams makes it even more challenging.
So watch out for the action over the weekend when F1 2010 Season kicks off with Bahrain GP.
Last Sunday i.e yesterday was the day when there were major upsets in the Sports arena- Ferrari’s Massa finishing Pointless and Ferrari having a bad day @Silverstone, India performing miserably in the Asia Cup Final, Dhoni & Co always flatter at the final hurdle :(, then there’s the epic match between Federer and Nadal, which was an edge of a seat thriller. So all in all it was a eventful Sunday. India could have surely done better than what they performed in the Asia Cup final. 273 target was chaseable and with the in-form Indian top order having Sehwag, Gambhir, Raina, Yuraj and Rohit Sharma, and not to forget our captain Dhoni, I thought that India would be the Asia Cup Champions. But there was a different story to tell. It was earlier Jayasuriya who blasted Indian bowlers all around the park and later on Mendis rocked the Indian top order to signal the end of India’s great run of form. This is not the first time Dhoni and Co have flattered in the final hurdle, they have done it on many previous occasions. I had mentioned about it in my earlier post. Continue reading →
A great qualifying for Ferrari with both their drivers locking the front row at the Monaco Grand Prix. The race here last year was dominated by McLarens but this time Ferraris have managed a better performance in the Qualifying. Massa continues his great form and performance so does Kimi Raikkonen. This was Massa’s 3rd pole position this season. The second row is filled by the McLarens with Lewis Hamilton and Kovalainen taking the 3rd and 4th grid positions respectively. Then as usual Kubica sticking to his 5th position but the other BMW Sauber Nick Heidfeld will start from 13th position- a major setback for the team which is competing with the likes of Ferrari and McLaren for the Consructors. Nico Rosberg carried his excellent practice form into the qualifying with sixth on the grid for Williams. Continue reading →
Yet another great day for Ferrari with their drivers finishing on the podium once again but this time separated by Hamilton in McLaren who finished Second ahead of Raikkonen in Ferrari. Massa took the chequered flag to put himself firmly back in championship contention. Hamilton took second place, less than a second ahead of Raikkonen. Kubica finished fourth ahead of BMW Sauber team mate Nick Heidfeld, who made up four places during the race to finish fifth. Alonso took sixth place for Renault ahead of Mark Webber for Red Bull and Nico Rosberg for Williams. Continue reading →
Felipe Massa put his Ferrari on pole for the Turkish Grand Prix on Saturday afternoon, for the third consecutive time in Istanbul Park. But the two McLarens of Heikki Kovalainen and Lewis Hamilton lined up second and third and they will be doing their best to frustrate the Brazilian’s aspirations for his hat-trick of victories. Kimi Raikkonen was fourth for Ferrari and it may be that he is running more fuel than Massa. Robert Kubica put his BMW Sauber fifth on the grid followed by Mark Webber for Red Bull, Fernando Alonso for Renault, Jarno Trulli for Toyota and Nick Heidfeld for BMW Sauberm and David Coulthard for Red Bull. Continue reading →