2010 FIA Formula 1 World Championship:Bahrain Grand PrixMarch 09, 2010 by Marc Jerbs

On March 14, the Bahrain International Circuit will host the opening race of the FIA (Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile) Formula 1 World Championship which is the Bahrain Grand Prix.

During the offseason, top-notch Formula One racing companies have invested their time and labor in building a better, faster but safer racing car. Changes were also made in the race rule book and point system used in every race.

The 2010 season drew a lot of attention during the offseason. The noise was attributed with the return of Michael Schumacher in Formula One racing. Michael decided to unretired and race under Ross Brawn for Mercedes Benz GP Limited team (formerly Brawn-Mercedes team). People taught he will be back with Ferrari but there's no driver vacancy with Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso manning the 2 red Ferrari cars.

Could the 41-year old Michael Schumacher who hasn't race for three seasons challenge the younger generation drivers? How would he fare with the likes of Jenson Button, Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg, Sebastian Vettell and many more? These questions linger throughout the season but you could get some clue during the Bahrain Grand Prix.

The handicappers have installed Fernando Alonso of the Ferrari team as the favorite to win the Bahrain Grand Prix. However, Lewis Hamilton, Sebastien Vettel, Felipe Massa and Michael Schumacher are noteworthy challengers and are primed to put some heat on Fernando Alonso. Ready, set and zoom.