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#1 niallmckiernan

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 02:14

Friday practice 1 is ongoing at the moment.

For live timing click here.

no times currently set at the moment

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#2 niallmckiernan

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 02:16

S Bourdais sets the first time - a 1:43.367

replays show him having a small but harmless slide at the pit entry

#3 niallmckiernan

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 02:43

mechanical problem for adrian sutil in the force india

#4 MichaelPM

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 02:45

Pop goes another Ferrari engine?

Just me or do atleast the Redbulls fall apart way to easily? DC's suspension didnt hold up much resistance when Massa hit him aswell...on both sides.

#5 niallmckiernan

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 02:45

DCs crashed - similar incident to that of glock's in austrailia gp

#6 Juan Kerr

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 02:47

What have they done to the cars this year ? They've made them all out of egg shells surely ?? I noticed in Oz that Coulthards car just fell apart well its just done it again.

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 02:47

Originally posted by niallmckiernan
DCs crashed - similar incident to that of glock's in austrailia gp


is there debris on the track???

#8 F1_conman

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 02:48

oops I see a red flag - what's going on?

#9 MichaelPM

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 02:48

Originally posted by F1_conman


is there debris on the track???

Not really, more like a Ferrari :p

Kimi's stopped.

#10 niallmckiernan

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 02:48

kimi raikkonen stops in a run off area in sector two. problem seems mechanical as there appears to be no damage

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 02:51

Originally posted by Juan Kerr
What have they done to the cars this year ? They've made them all out of egg shells surely ?? I noticed in Oz that Coulthards car just fell apart well its just done it again.


Yeah Coulthards car only seemed to go over a couple of kerbs and fell apart with wheels hanging off etc! Strange!

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 02:51

oh boy we're off to glamourous start to the season
engine failures, no TC, no engine breaking, hell breaks loose - but does it mean we'll see SC couple times in each race now ? maybe they overdid w/ regulations this year - thoughts?

#13 MichaelPM

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 02:52

Sounds like gearbox issue for Kimi.

#14 niallmckiernan

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 02:53

Originally posted by PiquetPete


Yeah Coulthards car only seemed to go over a couple of kerbs and fell apart with wheels hanging off etc! Strange!


a wheel actually came off. theres supposed to be some sort of rope to keep the wheel from flying away but this apears to have snapped

#15 niallmckiernan

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 02:54

Originally posted by F1_conman
oh boy we're off to glamourous start to the season
engine failures, no TC, no engine breaking, hell breaks loose - but does it mean we'll see SC couple times in each race now ? maybe they overdid w/ regulations this year - thoughts?


how about a wet race on sunday to go with all that?!!

#16 PiquetPete

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 02:55

Originally posted by F1_conman
oh boy we're off to glamourous start to the season
engine failures, no TC, no engine breaking, hell breaks loose - but does it mean we'll see SC couple times in each race now ? maybe they overdid w/ regulations this year - thoughts?


All set up for Hamilton me thinks! Mclaren seem ok with their ECU! Oh and Piquet looks to have some pace today!

#17 niallmckiernan

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 02:56

green flag! :clap:

#18 MichaelPM

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 02:59

I wonder if RB will be worrying about attacking kurbs in Monza :p

#19 F1_conman

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 03:00

Originally posted by niallmckiernan


how about a wet race on sunday to go with all that?!!


if it rains on sunday I predict only two drivers will finish the race:

1. button
2. heidfeld

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 03:03

Originally posted by Juan Kerr
What have they done to the cars this year ? They've made them all out of egg shells surely ?? I noticed in Oz that Coulthards car just fell apart well its just done it again.


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#21 niallmckiernan

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 03:07

m webber stopped at pit exit - his red bull smoking

#22 niallmckiernan

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 03:08

replays show engine failure for webber

#23 MichaelPM

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 03:09

Tragic yet impressive parking job by Webber.

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 03:10

Usually,there is a thread about every session at the RC live forum.

This session's:

http://forums.autosp...threadid=100163

#25 PiquetPete

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 03:11

It looks like Nelson can drive after all - showing good pace today! :clap:

#26 niallmckiernan

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 03:11

Originally posted by umapathypon
Usually,there is a thread about every session at the RC live forum.

This session's:

http://forums.autosp...threadid=100163


ah i see!! cheers!!

#27 512 TR

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 03:38

There's something fishy going on for sure!

One Ferrari and one team using Ferrari engines retired.

Red Bull's design looks really dangerous. That car is a death trap. :(

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 03:49

red bull running renault engines, toro rosso has the ferrari block...

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 03:51

I noticed it on Australia too during the race, the way suspensions are breaking seems so strange :o The cars are really fragile this year. seems dangerous,tbh.

The Ferraris showing again an amazing speed but reliability problems are still there, possibly the gearbox this time.

#30 Matt Hughes

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 03:52

repcobrabham: Aye, but Force India run the Ferrari and Sutil had what looked like an engine issue.

Oh, and they need to stop that Red Bull falling apart like that - it's really quite dangerous :(.

#31 shonguiz

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 03:54

Amazing how stable the F-2008 is.

#32 Cenotaph

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 03:56

The thing is Glock's car broke in the same way as Coulthard's on sunday and today, even though his accident was harder on the car, it shouldn't do that. I wonder if we are going to see more cars falling apart like that.

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 03:58

Originally posted by niallmckiernan
kimi raikkonen stops in a run off area in sector two. problem seems mechanical as there appears to be no damage


BBC 5L Sports have reported that there is nothing wrong with the car of Kimi Raikkonen and that it was a misunderstanding of the telemetary by the Pitwall, and he was told to stop.

Sounds like they thought his car was near to failing so panicked and told him to stop then realised they read the telemetry wrong... or something like that.

#34 Matt Hughes

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 04:01

Nice to see Piquet having a good run, incidentally ;).

#35 Sarkon

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 04:02

Originally posted by ImmortaL


BBC 5L Sports have reported that there is nothing wrong with the car of Kimi Raikkonen and that it was a misunderstanding of the telemetary by the Pitwall, and he was told to stop.

Sounds like they thought his car was near to failing so panicked and told him to stop then realised they read the telemetry wrong... or something like that.


Thank you,
hope it´s true :

#36 ImmortaL

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 04:05

Originally posted by Sarkon


Thank you,
hope it´s true :


Yeah we can all hope that there's no problem for Kimi. We'll see in FP2.

#37 repcobrabham

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 04:54

Originally posted by Matt Hughes
Force India run the Ferrari and Sutil had what looked like an engine issue.


i see, thanks for clarifying :wave:

Originally posted by Matt Hughes
Oh, and they need to stop that Red Bull falling apart like that - it's really quite dangerous :(.


aye! :(

#38 noikeee

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 05:07

I'm surprised and impressed with Piquet's time. I hope he's back to his F3/A1GP/GP2 form.

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 05:36

Piqeuts done a whole days testing here previously so no excuse for not knowing the track. Nows his chance to show what hes made of.

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 07:45

So the Ferrari-McLarean head-to-head fight continues. :clap:

I hope Ferrrai won't have technical problems this time and we will finally get to see which is the stronger package.

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 07:47

Originally posted by Durant
Piqeuts done a whole days testing here previously so no excuse for not knowing the track. Nows his chance to show what hes made of.


I think he's done that although Fred had gearbox problems apparently.

Ferrari seemed to me to be in a different league to everyone here - able to routinely pop in mid 35's when everyone else is struggling to run mid '36's. I look forward to seeing the stint times but I guess we had better pray for rain on Sunday unless we want to witness the kind of domination not seen since 2004. Of course they might break down.

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 08:03

So, which drivers definately did a low-fuel run?

Button........... 1.36.037
Vettel............ 1.36.474
Fisichella........ 1.36.756

The difference between Hamilton and Kovalainen is very big, but if Hamilton really did a Q-sim, then I'd say that Ferrari have possibly got even more than half a second on them.
Edit - I think Hamilton did a Q-sim, as he could've done a 34.7(?) had he completed the lap. This also means that Ferrari's advantage is far less.

From early in first free, I've kept an eye on Renault vs BMW, and I think they're evenly matched, and Willliams aren't too far behind. Then Red Bull, but I have a feeling Webber didn't find the sweet spot set-up wise, so I think there's more speed in the RB4.

The RA108 works well here - good.

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 08:14

Here are the laptimes from the stints that contained Massa's, Raikkonen's, and Hamilton's best lap. (Doesn't include in/out laps).

Massa
20 1:35.728
21 1:36.343
22 1:43.384
23 1:35.687
24 1:40.730
25 1:35.485
26 1:39.984
27 1:35.206

Raikkonen
25 1:35.592
26 1:36.359
27 1:36.630
28 1:36.210
29 1:36.654
30 1:42.119
31 1:36.054
32 1:36.826
33 1:42.798
34 1:35.428
35 1:36.240

Hamilton
29 1:35.055
30 1:35.374
31 1:41.389

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 08:18

Originally posted by Just
Here are the laptimes from the stints that contained Massa's, Raikkonen's, and Hamilton's best lap. (Doesn't include in/out laps).

Massa
20 1:35.728
21 1:36.343
22 1:43.384
23 1:35.687
24 1:40.730
25 1:35.485
26 1:39.984
27 1:35.206

Raikkonen
25 1:35.592
26 1:36.359
27 1:36.630
28 1:36.210
29 1:36.654
30 1:42.119
31 1:36.054
32 1:36.826
33 1:42.798
34 1:35.428
35 1:36.240

Hamilton
29 1:35.055
30 1:35.374
31 1:41.389


To quote Karlth: phew!;)

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 08:19

Originally posted by Just
Here are the laptimes from the stints that contained Massa's, Raikkonen's, and Hamilton's best lap. (Doesn't include in/out laps).

Massa
20 1:35.728
21 1:36.343
22 1:43.384
23 1:35.687
24 1:40.730
25 1:35.485
26 1:39.984
27 1:35.206

Raikkonen
25 1:35.592
26 1:36.359
27 1:36.630
28 1:36.210
29 1:36.654
30 1:42.119
31 1:36.054
32 1:36.826
33 1:42.798
34 1:35.428
35 1:36.240

Hamilton
29 1:35.055
30 1:35.374
31 1:41.389


Impressive first lap form Raikkonen.

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 08:25

Originally posted by Juan Kerr
What have they done to the cars this year ? They've made them all out of egg shells surely ?? I noticed in Oz that Coulthards car just fell apart well its just done it again.


They put Adrian factor in the car.

#47 Arion

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 08:33

Autosport says FIA is investigating DC's incident

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 08:44

Originally posted by airwise


I think he's done that although Fred had gearbox problems apparently.

Ferrari seemed to me to be in a different league to everyone here - able to routinely pop in mid 35's when everyone else is struggling to run mid '36's. I look forward to seeing the stint times but I guess we had better pray for rain on Sunday unless we want to witness the kind of domination not seen since 2004. Of course they might break down.


Doesnt take much for you to lose confidence in your boy does it?

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 09:02

they have to finish a race first before they can put that speed to good use. I want reliability first and at the moment Kimi's car seems too tempermental.

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 09:04

was buttons a low fuel qualy run? in both sessions???