Reigning champion unhappy with new hybrid engines
Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton laud ‘cool’ circuit
It was not protesters’ bombs or firecrackers that illuminated the Bahrain International Circuit on Friday night but an eye-dazzling array of floodlights that promise to make Sunday’s grand prix one of the most spectacular on the Formula One agenda.
"Oh my God it’s bright," Jenson Button said after practising under the coruscating illumination of 5,000 lightbulbs. "It’s going to be pretty cool. You’re going to enjoy it." Cool in more ways than one, for the lower temperature will be kinder to drivers and tyres alike.