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Beginning of 2009 Formula 1 season (31 pics)

Posted in Pictures   4 May 2009   / 8894 views

The 2009 Formula One World Championship season has held only 4 rounds so far (of a scheduled 17), and has experienced extremes of dry and wet weather already - heavy downpours in Malaysia and China, followed by dry desert heat of over 37 degrees C (100 F) in Bahrain.
Brawn GP team driver Jenson Button currently leads the standings, winning 3 of the first four rounds. In the meantime, I invite you to enjoy the most vivid scenes of a fantastic start to the F1 season.


1 Beginning of 2009 Formula 1 season (31 pics)

McLaren Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton drives at the Sakhir racetrack during the qualifying session of the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix on April 25, 2009 in Manama, Bahrain. Toyota's Italian driver Jarno Trulli took the pole position ahead of Toyota's German driver Timo Glock and Red Bull's German driver Sebastian Vettel. (FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images)

2 Beginning of 2009 Formula 1 season (31 pics)

The Sun sets over the Bahrain International Circuit in Sahkir, Bahrain on Thursday, April 23, 2009. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno) #

3 Beginning of 2009 Formula 1 season (31 pics)

Lewis Hamilton of McLaren Mercedes Formula One drives in the rain on his way to a seventh place finish in the Malaysia Grand Prix at the Sepang racetrack in Kuala Lumpur, Sunday, April 5, 2009. The race was halted after 32 of the scheduled 56 laps due to a violent thunderstorm. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko) #

4 Beginning of 2009 Formula 1 season (31 pics)

Lewis Hamilton of Britain is reflected in the glasses of an unidentified TV commentator in the pits during free practice ahead of the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at the Bahrain International Circuit in Sahkir, Bahrain, Saturday, April 25, 2009. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno) #

5 Beginning of 2009 Formula 1 season (31 pics)

Ferrari driver Felipe Massa of Brazil drives through rain during Formula One's Chinese Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit on April 19, 2009. Twenty-one-year-old German Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull came home triumphant ahead of his teammate Mark Webber of Australia in a one-two finish for the English-based outfit. (PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images) #

6 Beginning of 2009 Formula 1 season (31 pics)

BMW Sauber Formula One driver Nick Heidfeld of Germany walks back to his car his car in Sepang outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sunday, April 5, 2009, after the 2009 Malaysian Formula 1 Grand Prix was stopped due to heavy rain. (AP Photo/Bazuki Muhammad, Pool) #

7 Beginning of 2009 Formula 1 season (31 pics)

Williams Formula One driver Kazuki Nakajima of Japan goes off the track during the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit in Shanghai, China, Sunday April 19, 2009. (AP Photo/Greg Baker) #

8 Beginning of 2009 Formula 1 season (31 pics)

The rear of the car belonging to Williams driver Nico Rosberg of Germany during free practice ahead of the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at the Bahrain International Circuit in Sahkir, Bahrain, Friday, April 24, 2009. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar) #

9 Beginning of 2009 Formula 1 season (31 pics)

McLaren Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain drives during the Chinese F1 Grand Prix in Shanghai April 19, 2009. (REUTERS/ Jason Lee) #

10 Beginning of 2009 Formula 1 season (31 pics)

Flames escape from a flash fire at the rear BMW Sauber's driver Robert Kubica's car as he refuels in the pits of the Sakhir racetrack during the qualifying session of the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix, on April 25, 2009 in Manama. The fire was quickly extinguished. (BERTRAND GUAY/AFP/Getty Images) #

11 Beginning of 2009 Formula 1 season (31 pics)

Brawn GP Formula One driver Jenson Button of Britain leaves the pit during the second practice session of the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix in Manama April 24, 2009. (REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah) #

12 Beginning of 2009 Formula 1 season (31 pics)

Formula One cars take the third corner during the first lap of the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit, April 5, 2009. (REUTERS/David Loh) #

13 Beginning of 2009 Formula 1 season (31 pics)

Brawn GP Formula One driver Jenson Button of Britain puts on his balaclava in the pits during the third practice session for the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix in Manama April 25, 2009. (REUTERS/Steve Crisp) #

14 Beginning of 2009 Formula 1 season (31 pics)

Red Bull's German driver Sebastian Vettel sits in his car in the pits of the Sakhir racetrack, during the third practice session of the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at, on April 25, 2009 in Manama. (FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images) #

15 Beginning of 2009 Formula 1 season (31 pics)

McLaren Mercedes' Finnish driver Heikki Kovalainen drives the third practice session of the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at the Sakhir racetrack, on April 25, 2009 in Manama. (GUILLAUME BAPTISTE/AFP/Getty Images) #

16 Beginning of 2009 Formula 1 season (31 pics)

Jenson Button of Great Britain and Brawn GP celebrates after winning the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at the Bahrain International Circuit on April 26, 2009 in Sakhir. (Mark Thompson/Getty Images) #

17 Beginning of 2009 Formula 1 season (31 pics)

Second place German Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel follows 3rd place Italy's Jarno Trulli during the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at the Bahrain International Circuit on Sunday, April 26, 2009. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili) #

18 Beginning of 2009 Formula 1 season (31 pics)

Toyota's Italian driver Jarno Trulli celebrates in the parc ferme after the qualifying session of the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at the Sakhir racetrack, on April 25, 2009 in Manama. (FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images) #

19 Beginning of 2009 Formula 1 season (31 pics)

Brawn GP Formula One driver Rubens Barrichello of Brazil passes by during the qualifying session at the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix in Manama April 25, 2009. (REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah) #

20 Beginning of 2009 Formula 1 season (31 pics)

Mohammed Ben Sulayem drives his Renault F1 car during testing on a closed highway through a desert in Dubai, April 9, 2009. The testing was part of the Renault F1 Roadshow taking place in Dubai. (REUTERS/ Eric Vargiolu) #

21 Beginning of 2009 Formula 1 season (31 pics)

Toyota mechanics prepare for refueling in the pits of the Sakhir racetrack, during the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix, on April 26, 2009 in Manama. (FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images) #

22 Beginning of 2009 Formula 1 season (31 pics)

Renault's Brazilian Formula One driver Nelson Piquet performs in an indoor ski resort at the Mall of the Emirates during a promotional event for Renault in this picture taken April 12, 2009 in Dubai. (REUTERS/Frederic Lefloch) #

23 Beginning of 2009 Formula 1 season (31 pics)

Toyota Formula One driver Timo Glock of Germany makes the third practice session for the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix in Manama April 25, 2009. (REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah) #

24 Beginning of 2009 Formula 1 season (31 pics)

Brawn GP Formula One driver Jenson Button of Britain races in the Chinese F1 Grand Prix in Shanghai April 19, 2009. (REUTERS/ Reinhard Krause) #

25 Beginning of 2009 Formula 1 season (31 pics)

Red Bull's German driver Sebastian Vettel makes a turn during the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at the Sakhir racetrack, on April 26, 2009 in Manama. (BERTRAND GUAY/AFP/Getty Images) #

26 Beginning of 2009 Formula 1 season (31 pics)

During a pre-race performance, escape artist David Merlini holds his breath inside a transparent aquarium filled 264 Gallons (1000 liters) of water, as he attempted to break the world record for holding ones breath underwater before the start of the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix, in Sakhir, Bahrain on Sunday, April 26, 2009. Merlini did set a new record, holding his breath for 21 minutes and 29 seconds. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno) #

27 Beginning of 2009 Formula 1 season (31 pics)

Renault's Spanish driver Fernando Alonso drives during the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at the Sakhir racetrack, on April 26, 2009 in Manama. AFP PHOTO / KARIM SAHIB (KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images) #

28 Beginning of 2009 Formula 1 season (31 pics)

United Arab Emirates champion rally driver Mohammed bin Sulayem crashes a Renault Formula 1 R28 during a drag race with a Ford GT, unseen, at the Dubai autodrome, Thursday April 9, as part of ING Renault F1 team's roadshow campaign in the United Arab Emirates. (AP Photo/Frederic Le Floch/Imacom) #

29 Beginning of 2009 Formula 1 season (31 pics)

Toyota Formula One driver Timo Glock of Germany pits during the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix in Manama April 26, 2009. (REUTERS/Fred Dufour/Pool) #

30 Beginning of 2009 Formula 1 season (31 pics)

Brawn GP Formula One driver Jenson Button of Britain leaves pit lane during the third practice session for the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit in Shanghai, China, Saturday, April 18, 2009. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko) #

31 Beginning of 2009 Formula 1 season (31 pics)

Romain Grosjean (left) and Adam Khan (right) test Renault F1 cars on a closed highway in the desert in Dubai on April 9, 2009. The testing was part of the Renault F1 Roadshow taking place in Dubai. (REUTERS/ Eric Vargiolu) #


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