After a couple of days spent working in a hotel room in Dubai – doing some real old-fashioned research for an historical piece for next week’s GP+ – it was off to the airport this morning for the short hop to Bahrain, not much more than a climb after take-off to 26,000 ft followed by an immediate descent into Manama. Fifty-five minutes, if we can get out of Dubai without getting held up by air traffic control. There’s not much happening in F1 circles today apart from the fallout from some April 1 jokes!
Looking forward to getting more answers to more F1 questions in the dry heat of the desert.
The plane has a bunch of F1 and GP2 folk onboard: I can throw things from my seat and hit Marussia bosses John Booth and Graham Lowdon (and might!). Max Chilton just arrived and Mitch Evans stopped for a chat and confessed that he’s really excited about the GP2 season ahead. Also had a chat on the bus to the plane (yuck!) with Joan Villadelprat, who is working this year with Spanish TV.
The bloke sitting next to me (not an F1 person) wanted to chat.
“There are worse places than Bahrain ,” he said.
Couldn’t agree more.