Interlagos: Free Practice 1 & 2

Free Practice 1 Pirelli have allocated extra sets of developmental tyre to each team to get ready for next year. Ferrari: Lots of flo-vis paint all over Massa’s front wing. Alonso spent time on the pit wall watching the action. Massa goes out with his front wing now covered in sensors to keep an eye … Continue reading


Abu Dhabi: Free Practice 1 & 2

Free Practice 1 The teams were provided with 2 sets of development tyres, that sit between the current soft and super soft compounds. Ferrari: Massa’s front wing kicked up some spark as his runs over a kerb, but at least it wasn’t flapping about. Alonso has his rear wing changed ( has a slight bow … Continue reading

India: Free Practice 1 & 2

Free Practice 1 The session was red flagged due to a stray dog getting onto the track while Karun Chandhok is running. The track is also quite dusty from a combination of smog and construction matter. Ferrari: The team have drenched the front wing of Massa. Alonso has a tribute to both Simoncelli and Wheldon … Continue reading

Singapore: Free Practice 1 & 2

Free Practice 1 The session was red flagged and delayed by half an hour to make repairs to the track. There was damage to the kerbs at turns 3 and 14 that needed instant repairs, the session was therefore cut to a single hour. With five minutes to go the session is red flagged again … Continue reading

Monza: Free Practice 1 & 2

Free Practice 1 Ferrari: Massa is out early for an installation lap for the vast Ferrari fan filled grandstands. Massa has a higher downforce front wing, with Alonso running a Monza specific one to compare. The temperature is low this morning which should go some way in explaining their off pace results. Alonso stopped early … Continue reading

Spa-Francorchamps: Free Practice 1 & 2

Free Practice 1 Ferrari: Massa complains of something (possibly his helmet) giving him a lot of push and being heavy, he comes into the pitstop for a new front wing and returns to the track. Lots of flo-vis paints on the rear wing and a closer look at the  Ferrari shows a reprofiled windscreen, Massa … Continue reading

Hungaroring: Free Practice 1 & 2

Free Practice 1 Ferrari: The flames on Alonso’s birthday cake have had an effect on his car, when he returned to the garage fire extinguishers were deployed on the back of his car. Massa is getting to grips with a new front wing. Alonso gets into his rhythm with an hour to go and gets … Continue reading

Nürburgring: Free Practice 1 & 2

Free Practice 1 Ferrari: Pat Fry seems to be making an impact, both drivers are posting great times. Alonso particularly kept the Red Bulls at bay with some blistering times. Force India: Hulkenberg is in for di Resta and they’re running an upgraded rear wing. Sutil and Hulkenberg have a very handy session as they … Continue reading

Silverstone: Free Practice 1 & 2

Free Practice 1 Ferrari: They’ve brought a upgraded rear wing with them. Alonso spins on the Vale chicane, a snap of oversteer mid corner spins him just off track. Massa not happy with his set up as they alter the rear suspension, suggesting he’s unhappy with the rear performance. Force India: Hulkenberg is in for … Continue reading

Valencia: 1, 2, 3…Qually

Free Practice 1 Ferrari: Bringing a new front wing element for the weekend, usually features a triple but are trying out a double. Both drivers set good times, but Massa is continually bested by Alonso. Force India: Hulkenberg is in for di Resta this morning, but 20 mins in he collides with a wall and … Continue reading

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