After Honda displayed my name on Jenson Button’s car without me making the donation even, comes Red Bull, but i think they only display faces for donation. Thats right folks, the people at Red Bull formula one team have created a unique model for raising money for their charity ‘Wings for Life’. Fans would be asked to make donations on their website and upload potrait photos of themselves or their loved ones. They will be able to choose spots where they would like their face and during the British GP weekend, the car’s blue livery shall be replaced by the fan car livery(see image) where in their faces shall be painted upon the car’s body.
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Red Bull is all set to burn the track in Catalunya with a new clutch system. They will be using a seamless gearbox with double clutch transmission and now join the top teams to be using this technology. Also the RB3 has undergone extensive bodywork(read :aerodynamic) changes.
“Right from the beginning we decided for logistical reasons to target the Barcelona test for the introduction of our transmission development and happily the testing was successful in this respect,” said technical director Mark Smith.
The Red Bull team looks all set to take the challenge to the competitors at Spain.
Ferrari’s Felipe Massa won the formula one Bahrain Grand Prix 2007, cleanly for a change.Sakhir was as hot and sandy as ever, but that couldnt deter Massa’s Ferrari. After being heavily criticised for being tricked by rookie Briton Lewis Hamilton in the last race (not to mention being made fun of), today it seemed that Felipe Massa was a man on a mission. He was careful not to commit mistakes, and held off Lewis Hamilton quite nicely near the dying stages of the race. Massa was delighted after the race
“The results in the first two races were not what I expected,” said the Ferrari Driver.
“Something was missing. But this time we put everything together. I’m really pleased.”
Kimi Raikkonen , scored a good third place, but he must have wanted to shut out Massa for good. Ferrari is known for favouritism and i dare say, 2-3 more races of Massa disaster and Kimi might even have become the no.1 driver of the Ferrari F1 Team.
McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton finished in second place, this rookie will definitely go places. He now holds the record for the best formula one debut, being the first ever driver in formula one history to score three successive podium finishes. Lewis Hamilton was delighted after the race
“I think this weekend we have definitely closed the gap on Ferrari and I couldn’t ask for more,” he said.
“It is one more step for me and in Barcelona we will push again.
“Unfortunately I didn’t get as good as start as Felipe, he did very well on the first corner and I just had to make sure I stayed as close to him as possible.”
Teammate Fernando Alonso was fifth at the end of the race.
The Renault’s performance was lacklustre again, they failed to get a good finish, with Giancarlo Fisichella and Heiki Kovalainen getting 8th and 9th places respectively. The world champions team definitely needs to pull up their socks and do much better.
The surprise package was David Coulthard, starting from the last row on the grid, he made his way upto seventh place, but had to retire unfortunately due to a mechanical failure.
Briton Jenson Button and American Scott Speed’s campaign had ended on the very first lap after Speed clipped the back of Jenson’s Honda.
And here is a really nice photo of Kimi Raikkonen at the post race press confrence.
The driver’s championship is already up for grabs, the top three drivers are tied with the same points . Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen each has 22 points. Today’s race winner Felipe Massa follows with 17 points.
BMW’s excellent form continued, Nick Heidfeld outraced and outpaced Fernando Alonso to grab fourth place. Robert Kubice was sixth. BMW Sauber are now third in the constructor’s championship points table.
2007 FIA Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix result:
1 F Massa (Br) Ferrari 1:33.27.515
2 L Hamilton (GB) McLaren 1:33:29.515
3 K Raikkonen (Fin) Ferrari 1:33:37.523
4 N Heidfeld (Ger) BMW Sauber 1:33:41.315
5 F Alonso (Sp) McLaren 1:33:41.519
6 R Kubica (Pol) BMW Sauber 1:34:12.520
7 J Trulli (Ita) Toyota 1:34:48.518
8 G Fisichella (Ita) Renault 1:34:49.215
9 H Kovalainen (Fin) Renault 1:34:56.915
10 N Rosberg (Ger) Williams 1:34:56.524
11 A Wurz (Aut) Williams @ 1 Lap
12 R Schumacher (Ger) Toyota @ 1 Lap
13 R Barrichello (Brz) Honda @ 1 Lap
14 C Albers (Ned) Spyker @ 2 Laps
15 A Sutil (Ger) Spyker @ 4 Laps
16 A Davidson (GB) Super Aguri @ 6 Laps
17 M Webber (Aus) Red Bull @ 16 Laps
18 D Coulthard (GB) Red Bull @ 21 Laps
19 T Sato (Jpn) Super Aguri @ 23 Laps
20 V Liuzzi (Ita) Scuderia Toro Rosso @ 31 Laps
21 J Button (GB) Honda @ 56 Laps
22 S Speed (USA) Scuderia Toro Rosso @ 56 Laps
Fastest Lap of Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix 2007: Felipe Massa
Next up is the European leg of f1 racing , with the Spanish Grand Prix (Circuit de Catalunya) on the 13th of May 2007. Smack in the middle of my exams.
‘It was a hot-hot day in Bahrain, but Felipe Massa was as cool as a cucumber,a cucumber thats been left in the deep freezer’ My Friend
Bahrain Formula One 2007 Grand Prix Qualifying Review
Telecast Time is 5pm on ESPN India IST
That familiar Marlboro was back on the Ferrari rear wings and so was the confidence. Felipe Massa once again got pole position, pipping Lewis Hamilton by a very small gap. Kimi Raikkonen snatched third place while Fernando Alonso of McLaren was fourth.
Lewis Hamilton, the rookie who conquered the world and who is now a household name in Britain, was really impressive and just almost got the pole position, missing by about 4/10th of a second. He will be going for a record three podium finishes for a rookie in his first three races.
Giancarlo Fisichella scored a seventh place for Renault, while teammate and rookie Heiki Kovalainen wasnt even able to qualify for the last session. Poor Heiki , his debut has been completely overshadowed by Lewis Hamilton.
Nick Heidfeld put in another good performance finishing in fifth place.
Bahrain Grand Prix Qualifying Times
1. Felipe Massa Brazil Ferrari-Ferrari 01:32.652
2. Lewis Hamilton Britain McLaren-Mercedes 01:32.935
3. Kimi Raikkonen Finland Ferrari-Ferrari 01:33.131
4. Fernando Alonso Spain McLaren-Mercedes 01:33.192
5. Nick Heidfeld Germany BMW Sauber 01:33.404
6. Robert Kubica Poland BMW Sauber 01:33.710
7. Giancarlo Fisichella Italy Renault-Renault 01:34.056
8. Mark Webber Australia Red Bull-Renault 01:34.106
9. Jarno Trulli Italy Toyota-Toyota 01:34.154
10. Nico Rosberg Germany Williams-Toyota 01:34.399
11. Alexander Wurz Austria Williams-Toyota 01:32.915
12. Heikki Kovalainen Finland Renault-Renault 01:32.935
13. Anthony Davidson Britain Super Aguri-Honda 01:33.082
14. Ralf Schumacher Germany Toyota-Toyota 01:33.294
15. Rubens Barrichello Brazil Honda-Honda 01:33.624
16. Jenson Button Britain Honda-Honda 01:33.731
17. Takuma Sato Japan Super Aguri-Honda 01:33.984
18. Vitantonio Liuzzi Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 01:34.024
19. Scott Speed USA Toro Rosso-Ferrari 01:34.333
20. Adrian Sutil Germany Spyker-Ferrari 01:35.280
21. David Coulthard Britain Red Bull-Renault 01:35.341
22. Christijan Albers Holland Spyker-Ferrari 01:35.533
What will happen tomorrow, will Lewis Hamilton trick Felipe Massa into a mistake again ?
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2007 Malaysian Grand Prix : Race Review and Results
A poor start by the Ferraris of Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa was all that was needed by Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton to clinch their first McLaren 1-2 of the season.
Fernando Alonso to his Pit crew after winning :
“It’s been a tough week but thank you very much. We all did it.”
Felipe Massa thoroughly blew his chances when he went wide on the fifth lap( i think) while pursuing Lewis Hamilton. Lewis Hamilton drove pretty good and is look set to prove that Australia was not a fluke. He was able to hold off a charging Kimi Raikkonen during the dying moments of the race. And the hype around this young lad is just destined to grow more and more.
But must say Ferrari must be really disappointed with this debacle, after the excellent qualifying session yesterday, this was the last thing they needed. Lewis was driving much better than Massa and outraced him. The experienced Massa was showing nerves while the rookie Lewis Hamilton looked as cool as a cucumber. Lewis Hamilton also clocked the fastest lap of the race.
Nick Heidfeld in his BMW Sauber scored fourth place ahead of Felipe Massa. Nico Rosberg was unlucky with his Williams retiring on lap 44 with smoke pouring from his Engine, he was in 8th place when this happened. Williams surely have to sort their reliability issues.
Results from the 2007 FIA Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix, Sepang:
|10.||Mark Webber||AUS||Red Bull-Renault||+1:33.556|
|11.||Rubens Barrichello||BR||Honda||-1 lap|
|12.||Jenson Button||GB||Honda||-1 lap|
|13.||Takuma Sato||J||Super Aguri-Honda||-1 lap|
|14.||Scott Speed||USA||Toro Rosso-Ferrari||-1 lap|
|15.||Ralf Schumacher||D||Toyota||-1 lap|
|16.||Anthony Davidson||GB||Super Aguri-Honda||-1 lap|
|17.||Vitantonio Liuzzi||I||Toro Rosso-Ferrari||-1 lap|
|18.||Robert Kubica||PL||BMW||-1 lap|
|DNF||Nico Rosberg||D||Williams-Toyota||on lap 44|
|DNF||David Coulthard||GB||Red Bull-Renault||on lap 37|
|DNF||Christijan Albers||NL||Spyker-Ferrari||on lap 8|
|DNF||Adrian Sutil||D||Spyker-Ferrari||on lap 1|
Fastest lap: Lewis Hamilton, 1:36.701, lap 22 (Vodafone McLaren Mercedes)
Quote of the Day – Lewis Hamilton says he tricked Felipe Massa
“Felipe had a couple of moves but fortunately I was able to trick him into outbraking himself and get my car stopped,”
McLaren’s Rookie Lewis Hamilton.
Tricked Felipe Massa eh ?, With f1 drivers having egos as big as their engines, i can already see Felipe fuming and wanting a piece of Lewis at Bahrain where we head to now for round three of the Formula One 2007 season. The Bahrain Grand Prix is on the 15th of April !