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Spoiler Warning - Bahrain Grand Prix

Thank goodness for the customer Mercedes Benz teams! Jenson Button in his Mercedes powered BrawnGP car wins his third GP of the year. The next MB powered car was Lewis Hamilton in 4th, then Rubens Barrichello in 5th. Other MB powered cars came in 12th, 15th and 16th.

At this point, I have to believe McLaren is re-evaluating what value Kovalainen brings to the team.

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1 22 Jenson Button Brawn-Mercedes 57 Winner 4 10
2 15 Sebastian Vettel RBR-Renault 57 +7.1 secs 3 8
3 9 Jarno Trulli Toyota 57 +9.1 secs 1 6
4 1 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 57 +22.0 secs 5 5
5 23 Rubens Barrichello Brawn-Mercedes 57 +37.7 secs 6 4
6 4 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 57 +42.0 secs 10 3
7 10 Timo Glock Toyota 57 +42.8 secs 2 2
8 7 Fernando Alonso Renault 57 +52.7 secs 7 1
9 16 Nico Rosberg Williams-Toyota 57 +58.1 secs 9
10 8 Nelsinho Piquet Renault 57 +65.1 secs 15
11 14 Mark Webber RBR-Renault 57 +67.6 secs 18
12 2 Heikki Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes 57 +77.8 secs 11
13 11 Sebastien Bourdais STR-Ferrari 57 +78.8 secs 20
14 3 Felipe Massa Ferrari 56 +1 Lap 8
15 21 Giancarlo Fisichella Force India-Mercedes 56 +1 Lap 17
16 20 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 56 +1 Lap 19
17 12 Sebastien Buemi STR-Ferrari 56 +1 Lap 16
18 5 Robert Kubica BMW Sauber 56 +1 Lap 13
19 6 Nick Heidfeld BMW Sauber 56 +1 Lap 14
Ret 17 Kazuki Nakajima Williams-Toyota 48 +9 Laps 12
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HK had a terrible race, but so did BMW, not to mention PM.
Yet NP Jr. did fairly well.

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WOW, Jensen is on a roll. This new rule set has certainly leveled the playing field.

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He's been very underrated for years. He stuck with Honda when most would have moved on. Good for him.
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Now they need to come up with something to improve passing. Hobbs mentioned they're back at square one with the diffusers.
I'm a fan of Brawn and Button, good outcome!

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During the race the said some teams like Ferrari and Mercedes would have their diffusers on for the next race in Spain.
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Shame LH couldn't get onto the podium, but still the improvement is welcome.

With three wins already and so many points ahead, the championship is looking like JBs.

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After I had two endure watching the previous 2 races on RTL in Germany, to see the race on Speed TV with IMO the best commentators in the business was a welcome relief.
Good race, and congratulations to Button, Vettel, and Trulli.

In regard to the present economic climate, the tire companies which previously competed in Formula 1 must be glad not to be involved anymore.
Unfortunately a exclusive tire supplier leads to teams being forced to use an unsuitable tire, like the hard compound at the Bahrain GP.
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to see the race on Speed TV with IMO the best commentators in the business was a welcome relief.
You said it, used to be they were at the race, I miss that.

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With three wins already and so many points ahead, the championship is looking like JBs.
The winner of three of the first four races has gone on to win the championship EVERY year.

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