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F1weekly podcast # 332

str_4_profile_9602Charge of the Red Bull: Stampede of the Adrian Newey-designed cars is set to commence in land down under at the end of this month. Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne is the season opener. German wunderkind, Sebastian Vettel, fresh from his victory in Monza last year with Toro Rosso, has now been promoted to the flagship Red Bull team. This makes teammate Webber a Mark-ed man. The Australian made his Grand Prix debut in home country in 2002 and is still searching for that elusive maiden win. The team is powered by Renault engines.

Junior team Toro Rosso pranced away with Ferrari power plant to an historic win and several impressive showings last year, mainly due to the efforts of Vettel. He leaves his name behind on both Toro Rosso race cars for the 2009 season. His replacement is Sebastien Buemi, the Swiss racer has been a Red Bull Driver for some years now and last year raced in GP2. His teammate is Sebastien Bourdais, who continues with the team for a second year.

Flins-Les Mureaux, north east of Paris given the nod as the French authorities’ preferred option for the return of the Grand Prix de France by 2011

Rubens Barrichello tops the times sheets in the new BGP001

Fernando Alonso says Renault have more work to do.

Charlie Whiting taking a close look at the diffusers in question.

Motorsports Mondial with Nasir Hameed

Special interview with F1weekly listener and Kart racer Carlos Calderon.

Final day of testing times:

Pos Driver Team Time Laps
1. Barrichello Brawn-Mercedes (B) 1:18.926 110 two legged
2. Rosberg Williams-Toyota (B) 1:19.774 120
3. Glock Toyota (B) 1:20.091 128
4. Vettel Red Bull-Renault (B) 1:20.576 83
5. Alonso Renault (B) 1:20.664 64
6. Massa Ferrari (B) 1:20.677 92
7. Kubica BMW-Sauber (B) 1:20.740 134
8. Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes (B) 1:20.869 70
9. Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari (B) 1:21.013 62
10. Fisichella Force India-Mercedes (B) 1:21.045 141
11. Bourdais Toro Rosso-Ferrari (B) 1:21.629 27



Toyota will be at the front in 2009…Trulli



Jarno Trulli believes the TF109 is the best car Toyota have produced.

Brawn GP may leave Force India in the dust.

McLaren’ new floor causing concern through out the paddock.

Nick Heidfeld reaches his lowest weight ever!

Today’s times:

1. Raikkonen Ferrari (B) 1:20.314 55
2. Nakajima Williams-Toyota (B) 1:20.907 66
3. Barrichello Brawn-Mercedes (B) 1:20.966 111
4. Trulli Toyota (B) 1:21.182 121
5. Webber Red Bull-Renault (B) 1:21.347 66
6. Heidfeld BMW-Sauber (B) 1:21.615 127
7. Sutil Force India-Mercedes (B) 1:21.834 82
8. Alonso Renault (B) 1:21.937 111
9. Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes (B) 1:21.991 88
10. Bourdais Toro Rosso-Ferrari (B) 1:23.039 14
11. Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari (B) no time 6