Welcome to F1Minute for the 14th March 2010.
Fernando Alonso has won the first race of the year, taking a Ferrari 1-2 victory in Bahrain. Vettel had been leading from pole, but his car developed some exhaust trouble and he started drifting backwards. Both Ferraris, and Hamilton got past him to make it onto the podium, whilst Vettel himself held on to fourth place.
Further back, the Hispania cars started from the pitlane, and Chandhok was out after just one lap. He hit a kerb and spun off. Senna’s engine blew up. Both Glock and di Grassi suffered mechanical problems for Virgin Racing. Pedro de la Rosa and Kobayashi both retired for Sauber. Lotus were ecstatic to be the only new team bringing both drivers to the finish safely, although Trulli did have to nurse his car across the line.
Elsewhere, Rosberg finished ahead of Schumacher - 5th and 6th place - whilst Kubica just missed out on some points finishing 11th, whilst teammate Petrov retired from the race.
That’s all for now, I’ll be back tomorrow with another F1Minute.
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References Fernando Alonso, Manor Marussia F1 Team, Manor Racing MRT, Marussia F1 Team, Marussia Virgin Racing
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