• Mar 12th 2010 at 11:01AM
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The Red Bull F1 team prepares for the Bahrain GP – Click above to watch video after the jump

The Formula One season begins this weekend at what is expected to be a scorchingly hot circuit in Bahrain.

As we've been discussing for months, this has the potential to be one of the best seasons in more than a decade, with no less four World Champion drivers in the strongest cockpits. Even better, four teams are acknowledged to be at the top, and according to Mercedes test driver Nick Heidfeld, the Red Bull could be the class of the field. Follow the jump to hear Sebastian Vettel talk about the team's new racer and see it in action.

[Source: Red Bulletin]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      No finns to follow sadly for this season... well there is Kovalainen, but with Lotus he have absolutely no change of anything. One thing special for this season is too that there is two REALLY slow teams that at least seem to be really far away from others(HRT-Cosworth, Lotus and i guess you can add USF1 if they get their car ready).

      With no finns to cheer i think i will be hoping great things for Nico Rosberg! Never really liked Ferrari not even when Raikkonen was driving, but now with Alonso i seriously hope they fail. It seems like Ferrari will have good season thought.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I was just thinking... carrying all that fuel, if a wreck happens early on in the race that could be disastrous! they'd have to have a ballistic fuel tank similar to jet aircraft or something of similar nature.... but im guessing they do..?
        • 5 Years Ago
        They also fill the fuel cells with a foam that sorta absorbs the gas. So if there was a big wreck, and the tank got ruptured, there is less of a chance of fuel spraying everywhere and igniting.

        Of course, fire is one of the risks of motor racing, just as it has always been. No real way to completely prevent it, and that is what makes the sport exciting.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Your guess is correct :) I believe the fuel cell is made from some type of carbon composite material, and I'm sure it would be just fine in preventing fuel leaks, but never say never right?
      • 5 Years Ago
      SO FREAKING EXCITING. I'm struggling to find the words to explain the excitement now that the season is here.

      I wish more Autobloggers watched F1.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I'm a big F1 fan and I also watched this morning's practice session. Big spread in times among all the cars. It will be interesting to see if it creates traffic issues for tomorrow's qualifying.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Top times in practice 2:

      Cars look great, and the majority of the cars are competitive...should be a great season !
      • 5 Years Ago
      This season is going to be awesome Sunday cant come soon enough!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Gonna be a good season! Forza Ferrari!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Mercedes, Ferrari, Red Bull, & McLaren all look like they can win races. After watching practice on Speed this morning it's plain to see that whoever can manage their tires best will win. This plays into Jensen Button's style. Driver's were reporting that their tires were going off after as few as 4 laps. David Hobbs was commenting on the amount of "klag" (marbles, balled up rubber for the uninitiated) that had already built up offline from a couple practice sessions was already more than what they would usually have after the entire practice, qualifying, and race. Couple tire wear with the fact that the top ten qualifiers have to start the race on the same tires they qualified on, and we should see some interesting strategy. Will it be better to qualify 11th and start on new tires? I guess we'll see in less than 48 hours.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Man would i love a job in almost any part of that. Be it from the actually driving to the pit crew or even just maintaining that car i would be in friggin car heaven!
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