2006 Blasts Off in Bahrain

An inside look at the Bahrain Grand Prix, which kicks off the Formula One season this weekend

Finally, the 2006 Formula One season is just about to start. Over the winter we've seen the new cars, debated the pros and cons of the V8 engine and argued if the testing times really mean anything. Many people say that the pecking order of the teams doesn't sort itself out until racing returns to Europe after the early fly-away events, but at this weekend's Bahrain Grand Prix we'll at least see who throws down the gauntlet.

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