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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The #F1 Circus Is Back In Town...

Most of you can't fail to have noticed that the Formula 1 circus is about to start it's annual tour, and the build up this year has been of monstrous proportions.

The first race is in Bahrain; so we'll soon see the teams in action during practice and qualifying, before the race itself on Sunday.

This year is the first time in 42 years that two previous British World Champions (Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton) are racing in the same team - McLaren.

There is the move from Renault to Ferrari, of Fernando Alonso, and then the biggest news that Michael Schumacher has returned to the cockpit, for the newly names Brawn team - Mercedes GP.

That's FOUR World Champions in one season.  Not to mention the arrival of new teams as well; in the form of Virgin Racing, Lotus and HRT

Once again, Formula One Management are staging the races as close to European time as possible, to make sure they capture the largest audience.  When the circus moves to Australia, this means they'll be racing in the evening, so we don't have to get up too early.
Personally, I think this is a shame, since this was part of the attraction of the race calendar - the early starts!!  Maybe it's just me!

I'm doubly excited, because this year I hope to be 'live blogging' on one of the leading F1 websites, F1 Fanatic.  This, essentially, means I'll be acting as a 'producer', choosing comments made by others, to add to the blog, as the race unfolds.
I'm not sure how it will work out, but it will make the watching of the race all the more interactive.

In fact, all the links in this post have been linked back to F1 Fanatic; so you can see the amount of work and effort that has been put into a most informative website.

If Formula 1 is not your cup of tea; I promise that I will write about other subjects too, during the season, but please forgive me for cheering on Jenson and Lewis, in their quest to retain (or regain) their World Championship crown.
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