Here are a couple of pictures of Eddie Jordan in Mykita where he was commentating for BBC1 at The Bahrain Grand Prix. Eddie Jordan is wearing Mykita model: James in shiny silver with varifocal lenses.
Eddie Jordan in his Mykita Glasses
Brawn GP driver Jenson Button, left, overtakes Lewis Hamilton of McLaren Mercedes during the opening lap of the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix. (Hassan Ammar/Associated Press)Jenson Button won the 2009 Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday afternoon in Sakhir.
The current points leader, driving for Brawn-Mercedes, won by 7.187 seconds over Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel. Jarno Trulli of Toyota was third.
Button, who has now won three of the first four races, led this one almost exclusively from lap 12.
“I came out of the last corner in third on the first lap and from then on it was a tough race, but very enjoyable,” Button said.
He switched to hard tires on lap 38 on the second and final pit stop, and two laps later pulled ahead of Vettel as the Red Bull driver went in himself.
Vettel’s second-place finish moves him up to third in the driver’s standings with 18 points.
“This was a very good result for us,” the Red Bull star said. “[It] was a difficult race. I got stuck behind Lewis [Hamilton] and it’s quite difficult to [pass] here.
“Once I was finally able to pass him, I had to [fend] him off over the last couple of laps.”
Trulli won the pole on Saturday, but quickly lost the lead when Toyota teammate Timo Glock passed him on the opening lap.
Glock led until the 12th lap before pitting, and couldn’t catch up to the leaders again after suffering brake problems.
The German ended the day in seventh position, well ahead of Fernando Alonso, in a Renault, who finished in eighth.
The opening lap saw a lot of jostling for position, with last year’s points champion Hamilton jumping from fifth to second before going wide into a turn and falling back to fourth, being passed by Trulli and Button.
Hamilton, driving for McLaren, ended the race in fourth for his highest finish of the year. Button’s teammate, Rubens Barrichello, came in fifth, and Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen picked up the sixth position.
Felipe Massa, the 2008 Bahrain winner for Ferrari, struggled all afternoon and finished in 14th place after starting eighth.
The race was completed in very dry conditions, under a clear and sunny sky. This left the drivers debating between using hard and soft tires, with most choosing to finish the race on the firmer ones.
With the win, Button takes a 12-point lead over Barrichello in the drivers’ championship.
Dream of last year’s finish
Formula One now takes a week off before heading to Europe for the May 8-10 weekend. Spain will host the first race on the continent at the track in Catalunya.
Last year’s Spanish Grand Prix saw a 1-2 Ferrari finish, with Raikkonen and Massa taking the top two spots respectively.
This year, Ferrari can only dream of having a finish like that, picking up only seven points in four races this season.
Meanwhile, Brawn-Mercedes has been the dominant team this year, bumping up their constructor’s point total to 50.
RBR-Renault and Toyota are well back, at 27.5 and 26.5 points respectively, in a season where the old guard has made way for new teams and drivers to break through.