My money's on Vettel
Sir Stirling Moss on the 2010 season
It's the start of a new season and this year I've decided to put some money down. I don't usually bet on Formula One, but this time round I thought I'd give it a go. It might not surprise you to hear that I went down to the betting shop with three drivers in my mind, Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso. Alonso is my favourite for the title but unfortunately the bookies agree, so I ended up putting my £50 on Vettel.
Mclaren lacking downforece - Lewis
Lewis Hamilton has admitted the McLaren is lacking downforce compared to his competitors and said he was "surprised" to take fourth place on the grid.
McLaren was one of the favourites heading into qualifying but Hamilton finished behind the Red Bull of Sebastian Vettel and the two Ferraris, while his team-mate Jenson Button struggled to eighth. Hamilton conceded the car was lacking aerodynamically compared to its main rivals.
Ferrari will copy Mclaren wing
Fernando Alonso has confirmed Ferrari is working on a similar air inlet and rear wing design to McLaren, now that the FIA has declared the innovation legal.
The new McLaren has a slot that the driver can open and close to increase and decrease the flow of air to the rear wing. Changing the flow can stall the rear wing and can add around 4 mph to the top speed down the straights.
Button: Something wrong with the car
Jenson Button admitted he was surprised to be lining up eighth on the grid for the Bahrain Grand Prix after revealing that his car 'felt wrong' during Q3. The world champion just scraped through Q2 into the top ten shoot-out, but then posted a time of 1m55.672s - 1.5s off pole and 0.4s slower than McLaren team-mate Lewis Hamilton - on his final run.
Kubica says seventh was possible
Robert Kubica admitted he was disappointed with his qualifying performance, as he believed he could have finished in seventh position. But the Pole, who posted the ninth fastest time, said Renault could be pleased with its start to the season after showing good potential with its car by going into Q3.
Rosberg disappointed to miss pole
Nico Rosberg admitted that he came away from Bahrain Grand Prix qualifying disappointed not to have taken pole position after showing strong pace throughout free practice. The German Mercedes driver was fastest of all in Friday and in the mix during qualifying simulation runs on Saturday morning.
Glock elated with Virgin's performance
Timo Glock was elated with the performance of his Virgin Racing team after the German qualified as the best of the newcomers. "It's great to be the best of the new teams here today and I'm very happy with what we have achieved," said Glock after qualifying in 19th position ahead of the two Lotus drivers.
Sutil proud to make it to Q3
Adrian Sutil believes Force India can be very proud of its start to the season after qualifying in the top ten ahead of tomorrow's Bahrain Grand Prix. The German driver confirmed the Silverstone-based squad's strong form as he made it to Q3, finishing with the tenth best time.
Senna: To finish will feel like a podium
Bruno Senna says finishing Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix will feel like a podium after qualifying 23rd for his Formula 1 debut with the Hispania Racing Team. The Brazilian, like his team-mate Karun Chandhok, had no opportunity to test prior to this weekend, and Senna admitted that getting to Bahrain and competing through the weekend was a major achievement in itself.
De la Rosa says better time was possible
Pedro de la Rosa says he could have been slightly faster in qualifying for the Bahrain Grand Prix, but believes it was impossible to reach Q3. The Sauber driver will start the race from 14th position, but claimed a better result could have been possible is he hadn't made mistakes during his final flying lap.
Mansell considering stewards' panel role
Nigel Mansell has revealed that he could be the third former Formula 1 world champion to agree to assist the FIA-appointed stewards at grands prix during 2010. The 1992 title-winner told the BBC that he had been in talks with the governing body following a new innovation for this year to get retired F1 drivers to give an authoritative opinion on incidents and penalties.