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Bahrain 2009 - Free Practice 2 // The second session of practice gets underway in Sakhir

Published by Christine

Who would have thought McLaren could pull it out the bag so quickly? Okay, we're only an hour and a half into the weekend, but things are certainly looking up for them.

Weather update

It looks like it is only going to get hotter out in Bahrain, but the BBC shows the wind at it's highest today, and then dying down gradually over the weekend. Weather is such an unpredictable beast, though, it's almost impossible to tell what's going to happen.

One to watch

Turn 10 seems to be the one to watch today, with at least five of the drivers struggling to make it round in style. It's always good to see a particular corner take a while to get used to, but the chances are the drivers will have learned from their morning's efforts, and picked a sensible line into that corner.

Predictions please

Is this the beginning of something beautiful for Hamilton and McLaren? Could they finally put their early season woes to bed and at least be competitive, if not outright winners? Will Button be able to match the pace if he can shake off any reliability worries? Why are Toyota so slow?




Who would have thought McLaren could pull it out the bag so quickly? Okay, we're only an hour and a half into the weekend, but things are certainly looking up for them.

Event start

12:00GMT +01:00

24 April 2009