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The Bahrain GP was eagerly awaited by a huge number of people. The fact that four former champion drivers were starting this season was enough for a lot of fans to tune in and see if the 2010 season would confirm our expectations.
Sadly, the Bahrain GP wasn’t exactly the best backdrop for the season start, with an extra section being tacked onto the circuit, making it even more difficult to overtake. The ban on mid-race refueling also made things more boring, with drivers making just one extremely short pit stop.
But let’s get to the race shall we? The Bahrain GP was dominated by Red Bull’s pole position occupant Sebastian Vettel, which proved his talent in the first few laps, attaining a considerable gap between his main followers, Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa.
After the pit stop, things seemed pretty straightforward, with Vettel still the leader despite attempts from Alonso to overtake him. Sadly, what seemed like a done deal for the German driver was foiled by a problem with the engine, and the R06 car immediately lost some of its power.
Shortly after the problem, Alonso, Massa and Hamilton all overtook an unfortunate Vettel, who still managed to occupy a fourth place, in front of Mercedes GP drivers Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher. McLaren’s Jensen Button, Red Bull’s Mark Webber, Force India’s Vitantonio Liuzzi and Williams’ Rubens Barrichello rounded up the top 10.
The group of pilots who did not finish started with HRT F1’s Karun Chandhok, followed by Virgin Racing’s Lucas di Grassi and Timo Glock, HRT F1’s Bruno Senna, Sauber’s Kamui Kobayashi and Pedro de la Rosa, Renault’s Vitaly Petrov and Toro Rosso’s Sebastien Buemi.
That’s it for the Bahrain GP. While not the most exciting of races, it still provided a rather interesting start to the 2010 F1 season. Let’s hope other races will be filled with more events.
Photo Source: Ferrari
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