Driver line-up

Less than a week to go, and I’m way behind what I wanted to do before the
start of the season. Here’s the driver line-up.

McLaren: Lewis Hamilton, Heikki Kovalainen
Ferrari: Felipe Massa, Kimi Raikkonen
BMW Sauber: Robert Kubica, Nick Heidfeld
Renault: Fernando Alonso, Nelson Piquet Jr
Toyota: Janro Trulli, Timo Glock
Toro Rosso (Ferrari): Sebastien Bourdais, Sebastien Buemi
Red Bull (Renault): Mark Webber, Sebastian Vettel
Williams (Toyota): Nico Rosberg, Kazuki Nakajima
Force India: Adrian Sutil, Giancarlo Fisichella
Branw GP: Jenson Button, Rubens Barrichello

Last year’s standing will be posted later this week.

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F1 2009 Calendar

Only seven weeks to go!!!

I hope to make better use of this website for F1 this year.  Time permitting I will be posting practice times, race results, Championship standings, and whatever else will help me (and you) keep in touch with the Championship.

To start, here are the race dates for 2009.

Mar 29 Australia
Apr 5 Malaysia
Apr 19 China
Apr 26 Bahrain
May 10 Spain
May 24 Monaco
Jun 7 Turkey
Jun 21 Great Britain
Jul 12 Germany
Jul 26 Hungary
Aug 23 Europe (Valencia)
Aug 30 Belgium
Sep 13 Italy
Sep 27 Singapore
Oct 4 Japan
Oct 18 Brazil
Nov 1 Abu Dhabi

Brundle and Coulthard included in BBC F1 Team


Two posts in one day!


Not many posts about F1 lately, but I wanted to share this old news I’ve just seen.  Martin Brundle will be commentating and David Coulthard will ‘a pundit’ with Eddie Jordan and the anchorman Jake Humphrey (who?).


I must say, I don’t like the ITV-football-style sound of an anchorman and two pundits, but I’m absolutely delighted that Martin will still be commentating and that David will be involved.  David Coulthard has so much good stuff to say, and the more former drivers involved, the better.


I’m so pleased we’ve got rid of the adverts; I’ve been doing my bladder exercises already.  And talking of bladders, I’m glad we won’t have to listen to James Allen’s constant stream of irrelevant analogies.


Shame though that we’ll lose Louise Goodman.  She got off to a shaky start but was later able to get great access and(sometimes flirty) interviews with some of my favourite drivers.  Some people won’t be happy, but I’m pleased to see Ted Kravitz joining the Beeb’s line-up.  More of a worry for me is Lee McKenzie (female) who I don’t think I’ve seen, but she comes from ITV and Sky (oh oh) and is daughter of an F1 newspaper reported (oh oh again).  Hope we’re not dumbing down.


I haven’t been keeping up with the news, so I wonder if they’ll bring back the music from the old BBC Grand Prix programme, The Chain by Fleetwood Mac.  Listen to it now, and if it doesn’t bring a smile to your face, make your heart race and give you goose pimples at the end, then you’re either too young, or not an F1 fan.