Posts Tagged ‘alonso’


Barcelona day 2

February 26, 2010

Day 2 here in Barcelona has dawned with clear skies and the temperature is already up to 12c. The teams are firing up the cars after overnight work and we are expecting some low fuel runs from pretty much everybody today which will give us our first real look at the overall pace of each driver. Yesterday Mark Webber was the fastest out on track, but will Red bull be able to repeat this today? Michael Schumacher, Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso are out for Mercedes, Mclaren and Ferrari. It should be interesting to see how the three world champions compare, on this their last test day running together before Bahrain and the 2010 season starts 2 weeks from today.


The day has arrived…

February 3, 2010

Today is the day the whole of the F1 world appears to have been waiting for. The traffic is backed up out of the circuit car parks all the way to the nearby motorway, the grandstands are busier than they have been all week (and they’ve been pretty full), and the fans are cheering. The reason, Fernando Alonso takes to the track for the first time in the 2010 Ferrari. Meanwhile further down the pit lane the non Spanish media are all waiting for either Jenson Button to come out in the number 1 McLaren, or for Michael Schumacher to come out in his Mercedes.

I wouldn’t want to predict anything at this stage, but I suspect that the three of them will be trading top spot on the time sheets all day.