For the first time this season there isn’t a Red Bull driver on pole, but Lewis Hamilton got his McLaren out front during qualifying in part by gambling on the softer type of tyre – will he pay for that decision during the race?
McLaren’s Jenson Button has swapped the rough-and-tumble of the Turkey racetrack for a chance to reflect on his achievements of the last year after visiting Buckingham Palace today to receive his MBE.
Just one question is being asked among Formula One fans this morning – can Lewis Hamilton get in front of Mark Webber off the dirty side of the grid and win today’s Turkish Grand Prix for McLaren? Stick with us and find out…
Rubens Barrichello snatched pole at his home grand prix yesterday after a chaotic qualifying disrupted by long delays caused by weather so bad that the Interlagos track was too dangerous to drive.
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Well, Jense looks to have it in the bag after his superb qualifying yesterday. But – hang on a minute – who’s that on the front row next to him?
Jenson Button on pole. Sebastian Vettel on the front row looking to make up for his qualifying mistake. Barrichello and Massa on row two with something to prove. Rain forecast. No wonder the pole-sitter has predicted first-corner mayhem.
Jenson Button was so nearly the ‘nearly man’ – widely acknowledged as a technically superb driver who never managed to partner his talent with a championship-winning drive. Overtaken in the public affections by Lewis Hamilton, and saddled with a dreadful car at Honda, he looked to be in a career-defining rut. Then along came Brawn [...]
While we can probably expect good weather for today’s Bahrain Grand Prix, no-one is entirely discounting sandstorms, of the kind that wrecked testing at the circuit earlier in the year.
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