Mar.10 (GMM) Early on Wednesday morning, Bahrain was already boasting a plethora of formula one drivers who have arrived early ahead of the 2010 season opener.
24 hours ago, we reported that Fernando Alonso, Nico Rosberg, Felipe Massa, Sebastien Buemi and Nico Hulkenberg had either already touched down or were en route to the sunny and warm island Kingdom.
HRT rookie Bruno Senna is also already in Bahrain.
“It has not been so hot, at least for now,” the Brazilian is quoted as saying by Globo, having reported that Senna visited the Sakhir circuit on Tuesday.
“It’s 25-26 in the days and about 18 at night.”
Senna revealed that he is to undergo the mandatory F1 rookies neurological test on Wednesday, which serves as a basis in the event of head injuries.
At the time of writing, Lucas di Grassi was jogging the circuit, and Heikki Kovalainen was set to travel to the track after eating breakfast.
More arrivals on Tuesday were Timo Glock and the FIA’s Charlie Whiting, and on Wednesday morning it is expected that the McLaren drivers will touch down.
Bahrain’s General Directorate of Nationality, Passport and Residence reported that about 100,000 visitors are expected in the country this weekend, up 10,000 on 2009.