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FIA press conference schedule for Bahrain 06 Mar 2006

Scott Speed (USA) Red Bull Racing Third Driver in the FIA Press Conference.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 9, United States Grand Prix, Preparations, Indianapolis, USA, 16 June 2005 Scott Speed (USA) Red Bull Racing Third Driver in the FIA Press Conference.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 9, United States Grand Prix, Preparations, Indianapolis, USA, 16 June 2005 Michael Schumacher giving interviews Third placed Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) McLaren in the post qualifying FIA Press Conference.
Formula One World Championship, Rd19,  Chinese Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Shanghai, China, 15 October 2005 Nico Rosberg (GER), GP2 Champion.
Formula One World Championship, Rd19,  Chinese Grand Prix, Practice Day, Shanghai, China, 14 October 2005

Who faces the media at Sakhir this weekend?

A mix of youth and experience for the opening conference of the new season, with rookies Nico Rosberg and Scott Speed lining up alongside 2005 title protagonists Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen, plus the sport's elder statesman, Michael Schumacher.

Friday's conference should give an insight into the runnings of Formula One racing's newest team, courtesy of Aguri Suzuki. He will be joined by another ex-driver come team boss, Gerhard Berger, who recently took up a 50 percent stake in Toro Rosso, formerly Minardi. The weekend line-up in full:

Thursday March 9, 1500 local time (1200 GMT):
Fernando Alonso (Renault), Kimi Raikkonen (McLaren), Nico Rosberg (Williams), Michael Schumacher (Ferrari), Scott Speed (Toro Rosso).

Friday March 10, 1600 local time (1300 GMT):
Gerhard Berger (Toro Rosso), Flavio Briatore (Renault), Ron Dennis (McLaren), Aguri Suzuki (Super Aguri) and Jean Todt (Ferrari).

The qualifying and post-race conferences with the top three drivers will take place immediately after the respective sessions.

As always, formula1.com will bring you full transcripts.