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2010 F1 GUIDE

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Bahrain GP 14 March 1 Jenson Button (gb) McLaren-Mercedes the race winner for
Australian GP 28 March 2 Lewis Hamilton (gb) McLaren-Mercedes will now receive 25 2010
Malaysian GP 4 April 3 Michael Schumacher (dEU) Mercedes points, continuing
Chinese GP 18 April 4 Nico rosberg (dEU) Mercedes with 18, 15, 12, 10, 8,
Spanish GP 9 May 5 Sebastian vettel (dEU) Red bull-Renault 6, 4, 2 and 1 for 10th place.
Monaco GP 16 May 6 Mark Webber (AUS) Red bull-Renault the move should encourage
Turkish GP 30 May 7 Felipe Massa (bRA) Ferrari those further down the field to
Canadian GP 13 June 8 Fernando Alonso (ESp) Ferrari improve their position, as well
European GP (Valencia) 27 June 9 rubens Barrichello (bRA) Williams-Cosworth as offering a greater reward
British GP 11 July 10 Nico Hülkenberg (dEU) Williams-Cosworth for winning.
German GP 25 July 11 robert Kubica (pOL) Renault
Hungarian GP 1 August 12 vitaly Petrov (RUS) Renault rEFuELLING BAN
14 Adrian Sutil (dEU) Force India-Mercedes Refuelling during races has
Belgian GP 29 August
15 vitantonio Liuzzi (ItA) Force India-Mercedes been banned, leaving tyre
Italian GP 12 September
16 Sébastien Buemi (ChE) toro Rosso-Ferrari changes as the only limiting
Singapore GP 26 September
17 Jaime Alguersuari (ESp) toro Rosso-Ferrari factor during a stop. So expect
Japanese GP 10 October
18 Jarno Trulli (ItA) Lotus-Cosworth to see sub-three second stops.
Korean GP 24 October
19 Heikki Kovalainen (FIN) Lotus-Cosworth
Brazilian GP 7 November 20 Karun Chandhok (INd) hRt-Cosworth KorEA
Abu Dhabi GP 14 November 21 Bruno Senna (bRA) hRt-Cosworth the F1 circus will arrive in
22 Pedro de la rosa (ESp) bMW Sauber-Ferrari Korea for the first time in
23 Kamui Kobayashi (JpN) bMW Sauber-Ferrari October, so long as the track
24 Timo Glock (dEU) Virgin-Cosworth is finished.
25 Luca di Grassi (bRA) Virgin-Cosworth

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2010 F1 GUIDE ROUND 1

Bahrain Grand Prix 14 march


Bahrain International Circuit,
Sakhir

Lap length 3.914 miles


race laps 49 (191.642 miles)
one to watch: Fernando Alonso Qualifying date and time
there have only ever been four winners at bahrain — two victories each for Alonso 13 March, 1100 (gMt)
and Massa and one apiece for Schumacher and button. Ferrari has looked strong race date and time
in testing, so expect to see Alonso and Massa at the front. they’re racing at a track 14 March, 1200 (gMt)
where they’ve been strong in the past, and they’ll want early-season bragging rights. 2009 winner Jenson button

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2010 F1 GUIDE ROUND 2

australian Grand Prix 28 march


Albert Park, Melbourne

Lap length 3.295 miles


race laps 58 (191.110 miles)
one to watch: Jenson Button Qualifying date and time
button will be nicely settled in at McLaren by the time the F1 circus rolls into 27 March, 0600 (gMt)
Melbourne. he’ll also be pleased to be back the track where his F1 career began in race date and time
earnest with his fairytale win for brawn in 2009. Expect to see plenty of action late in 28 March, 0700 (bSt)
the race thanks to fading light, reduced fuel loads and degrading tyres. 2009 winner Jenson button

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2010 F1 GUIDE ROUND 3

Malaysian Grand Prix 4 april


Sepang

Lap length 3.444 miles


race laps 56 (192.887 miles)
one to watch: Michael Schumacher Qualifying date and time
Of the 11 Malaysian gps, Michael Schumacher has stood atop the podium three times. 3 April, 0700 (bSt)
he made the Sepang track his own in its early days and will be fully up to speed with race date and time
the demands of F1 in 2010 by round three. throw in the constant threat of a 4 April, 0900 (bSt)
Schuey-approved monsoon come race day and who would bet against a fourth win? 2009 winner Jenson button

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2010 F1 GUIDE ROUND 4

Chinese Grand Prix 18 april


Shanghai International Circuit

Lap length 3.387 miles


race laps 56 (189.568 miles)
one to watch: rubens Barrichello Qualifying date and time
Six different drivers have won the six races held in Shanghai. Rubens barrichello won 17 April, 0700 (bSt)
the first race there in 2004, his last victory for Ferrari; he wouldn’t stand on top of race date and time
the podium again for more than five years. Now at Williams, the reborn Rubens will 18 April, 0800 (bSt)
be hopeful of more success for his new team at a track where he’s got previous. 2009 winner Sebastian Vettel

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2010 F1 GUIDE ROUND 5

spanish Grand Prix 9 may


Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona

Lap length 2.892 miles


race laps 66 (190.825 miles)
one to watch: Lewis Hamilton Qualifying date and time
Lewis has never managed more than a second in barcelona in three attempts. the 8 May, 1300 (bSt)
European season kicks off at the circuit more suited to testing than racing, but given race date and time
Lewis’s impressive pre-season pace here, few would bet against him topping his first 9 May, 1300 (bSt)
Spanish podium. Although six-time winner Michael Schumacher may disagree. 2009 winner Jenson button

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2010 F1 GUIDE ROUND 6

Monaco Grand Prix 16 may


Monte Carlo

Lap length 2.075 miles


race laps 78 (161.887 miles)
one to watch: Jenson Button Qualifying date and time
Jenson’s stunning qualifying lap at Monaco last year was the stuff F1 legends are 15 May, 1300 (bSt)
made of. he followed it up with his most dominant and impressive win of the season race date and time
and even found time for a gentle jog around Rascasse on his way to the podium 16 May, 1300 (bSt)
ceremony. Jenson’s proved his ability here in the past; expect him to do it again. 2009 winner Jenson button

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2010 F1 GUIDE ROUND 7

Turkish Grand Prix 30 may


Istanbul Park

Lap length 3.317 miles


race laps 58 (192.250 miles)
one to watch: Felipe Massa Qualifying date and time
by the time F1 rolls into the usually deserted Istanbul park circuit, Felipe Massa is 29 May, 1200 (gMt)
likely to have long forgotten last year’s life-threatening head injury. the popular race date and time
brazilian will be hard to beat at a track where he took three dominant wins on the 30 May, 1300 (bSt)
spin for Ferrari. he’s particularly mighty through the four-apex turn 8. 2009 winner Jenson button

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2010 F1 GUIDE ROUND 8

Canadian Grand Prix 13 June


Circuit Gilles villeneuve,
Montreal

Lap length 2.709 miles


race laps 70 (189.694 miles)
one to watch: robert Kubica Qualifying date and time
the return of F1 to North America is good news for the sport and even better for 12 June, 1800 (bSt)
Michael Schumacher, who has won here seven times. but expect Robert Kubica to be race date and time
building in confidence all the time for Renault by this stage of the season and he’ll be 13 June, 1700 (bSt)
confident of a good result at the circuit where he took his debut F1 victory. 2008 winner Robert Kubica

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2010 F1 GUIDE ROUND 9

European Grand Prix 27 June


valencia Street Circuit

Lap length 3.367 miles


race laps 57 (191.919 miles)
one to watch: Jarno Trulli Qualifying date and time
Qualifying is crucial at Valencia, because passing is almost impossible come race day. 26 June, 1300 (bSt)
With this in mind, this could be the race where Lotus sneaks a point or two. Jarno race date and time
trulli is proven as one of the best qualifiers in the business and the new team should 27 June, 1300 (bSt)
have ironed out early-season teething problems by this point. 2009 winner Rubens barrichello

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2010 F1 GUIDE ROUND 10

British Grand Prix 11 July


Silverstone

Lap length 3.666 miles


race laps 52 (190.612 miles)
one to watch: Sebastian vettel Qualifying date and time
Few drives last year were as dominant as Vettel’s at Silverstone. the young Red bull 10 July, 1300 (bSt)
star is rightly expecting to challenge for the title this year, and will be confident of race date and time
more success at the new-look Silverstone in 2010. Watch out for hRt F1’s bruno Senna 11 July, 1300 (bSt)
here, too; Ayrton’s nephew won here in the F1-supporting gp2 series in 2008. 2009 winner Sebastian Vettel

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2010 F1 GUIDE ROUND 11

German Grand Prix 25 July


Hockenheim

Lap length 2.842 miles


race laps 67 (190.433 miles)
one to watch: Mark Webber Qualifying date and time
One of F1’s most experienced drivers finally tasted the winner’s champagne for the 24 July, 1300 (bSt)
first time in germany in 2009, although Mark Webber’s win came at the Nürburgring race date and time
rather than this year’s venue, hockenheim. Mercedes will be demanding success at its 25 July, 1300 (bSt)
home race, mind you — so expect a strong showing from Michael Schumacher. 2009 winner Mark Webber

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2010 F1 GUIDE ROUND 12

hungarian Grand Prix 1 aug

Hungaroring, Budapest

Lap length 2.722 miles


race laps 70 (190.539 miles)
one to watch: Fernando Alonso Qualifying date and time
the hungaroring holds mixed memories for Spain’s F1 king; Fernando Alonso took his 31 July, 1300 (bSt)
maiden win here in 2003. but he then held up his McLaren team-mate Lewis hamilton race date and time
during qualifying in 2008, marking the beginning of the end of his spell with the 1 August, 1300 (bSt)
Woking team. his dynamic within Ferrari will be clear by hungary 2010. 2009 winner Lewis hamilton

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2010 F1 GUIDE ROUND 13

Belgian Grand Prix 29 aug


Spa-Francorchamps

Lap length 4.352 miles


race laps 44 (191.410 miles)
one to watch: Adrian Sutil Qualifying date and time
Force India’s car was well suited to high-speed tracks such as Spa and Monza in 2009 28 August, 1300 (bSt)
and more of the same is expected in 2010. Indeed, giancarlo Fisichella’s Force India race date and time
finished second last year, and was only denied victory by Kimi Räikkönen’s KERS- 29 August, 1300 (bSt)
equipped Ferrari. Spa 2010 could prove to be Sutil’s breakthrough moment. 2009 winner Kimi Räikkönen

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2010 F1 GUIDE ROUND 14

italian Grand Prix 12 sept


Monza

Lap length 3.6 miles


race laps 53 (190.596 miles)
one to watch: Jaime Alguersuari Qualifying date and time
toro Rosso took its first and only F1 victory at Monza in 2008, where a rising star 11 September, 1300 (bSt)
called Sebastian Vettel took a dominant maiden win. this year will be about building race date and time
experience for the Italian team, but on home soil and with two young drivers — Jaime 12 September, 1300 (bSt)
Alguersuari and Sébastien buemi — this could be its best weekend of the season. 2009 winner Rubens barrichello

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2010 F1 GUIDE ROUND 15

singapore Grand Prix 26 sept


Marina Bay

Lap length 3.152 miles


race laps 61 (192.208 miles)
one to watch: Nico rosberg Qualifying date and time
by the time F1 reaches its flagship night race in Singapore, Nico Rosberg’s reputation 25 September, 1500 (bSt)
may well have already been finalised: a Schumacher-beater or just another dutiful race date and time
support act. Still, the young german has performed strongly at the two previous races 26 September, 1300 (bSt)
at Singapore, so this could one of his best chances to outshine his team-mate. 2009 winner Lewis hamilton

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2010 F1 GUIDE ROUND 16

Japanese Grand Prix 10 Oct


Suzuka

Lap length 3.608 miles


race laps 53 (191.062 miles)
one to watch: Timo Glock Qualifying date and time
Whether F1’s first purely CFd-designed car has been a success or not will already have 9 October, 0600 (bSt)
been decided by Suzuka. but Virgin Racing’s timo glock, who flirted with success in race date and time
his two years at toyota, will want a good showing in front of the Japanese fans after 10 October, 0700 (bSt)
an accident in qualifying for last year’s race put him out of for the rest of the season. 2009 winner Sebastian Vettel

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2010 F1 GUIDE ROUND 17

Korean Grand Prix 24 Oct


Korea Auto valley, yongam
NEW
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2010

Lap length 3.492 miles


race laps 55 (192.06 miles)
one to watch: Felipa Massa Qualifying date and time
When Formula One introduces a new track on the calendar, more often than not it’s 23 October, 0600 (bSt)
a Ferrari driver that stands atop the podium; bahrain, Malaysia, Valencia and China race date and time
all proved this. Little is known of the new Korean circuit (including whether it will be 24 October, 0700 (bSt)
ready in time), but expect the prancing horse’s men to be right up there. 2009 winner na

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2010 F1 GUIDE ROUND 18

Brazilian Grand Prix 7 nOv


Interlagos

Lap length 2.677 miles


race laps 71 (190.067 miles)
one to watch: Kamui Kobayashi Qualifying date and time
Sauber’s young Japanese driver Kamui Kobayashi showed he was made of steely stuff 6 November, 1600 (gMt)
in brazil last year, dicing with Jenson button as the briton came through the field. race date and time
Changing conditions mean the result is always a lottery (2008, anyone?). Just ask 7 November, 1600 (gMt)
local hero Rubens barrichello, who’s still searching for his first home win. 2009 winner Mark Webber

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2010 F1 GUIDE ROUND 19

abu dhabi Grand Prix 14 nOv

yas Marina

Lap length 3.451 miles


race laps 55 (189.747 miles)
one to watch: Michael Schumacher Qualifying date and time
F1’s first day-night race was spectacular in 2009, but the on-track action failed to 13 November, 1300 (gMt)
match the scenery. perhaps it lacked title-battle sparkle. With that in mind, 2010’s race date and time
race at the Yas Marina should be more exciting. Schumacher is the one to watch here; 14 November, 1300 (gMt)
could Abu dhabi provide a fairytale ending to the great one’s comeback year? 2009 winner Sebastian Vettel

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