Interlagos: Free Practice 3 & Qualifying

Free Practice 3: Ferrari: Alonso has an unidentified object flapping from his rear wing. It later transpires his DRS is not working, the team replaces the actuator (that part that opens the flap), and Alonso is back out on track. Massa is not having a great time at his home race. Alonso is the first … Continue reading

Abu Dhabi: Free Practice 3 & Qualifying

Free Practice 3: Ferrari: Massa gets a fast lap in quickly but it isn’t long before he has to relinquish it to a McLaren. Alonso’s car is being worked on, and Massa was out early for set up work. On the front wings, Alonso keeps his but Massa has given up on it, and has … Continue reading

Singapore: Free Practice 3 & Qualifying

Free Practice 3: Overnight repairs were made to the troublesome kerbs around the track. After the kerbs at turn 3 and 14 were removed, white lines were painted to denoted the edge of the track, however they have been warned not to stray over it too often by the FIA. Ferrari: Both drivers are late … Continue reading

Monza: Free Practice 3 & Qualifying

Free Practice 3: Ferrari: Alonso having his front wing adjusted following his installation lap. Alonso, on the primes, is taking his time getting the tyres up to temperature. On the options Alonso is seen weaving following a fast lap. Force India: Mercedes engines are thought to be strong here, but pace at the moment doesn’t … Continue reading

Spa-Francorchamps: Free Practice 3 & Qualifying

Free Practice 3: Ferrari: Despite saying they’ve shifted focus to 2012, they’ve brought several small front wing upgrades this weekend. Massa has used 2 sets of full wets and so both drivers have done limited running to preserve tyres. Force India: Di Resta had a moment at Eau Rouge and then just leaves the track … Continue reading

Hungaroring: Free Practice 3 & Qualifying

Free Practice 3: Ferrari: Massa had a scare at the chicane where he almost dumped the car into a tyre wall. The weather is playing into their hands, the track was around 35ºC which suit the Ferrari’s preference for warmer, softer tyres. Force India: di Resta’s car had balance changes made overnight and will be … Continue reading

Nürburgring: Free Practice 3 & Qualifying

Free Practice 3: Ferrari: There’s a bigger gap between the two drivers this morning, Massa hardly featuring inside the top ten. Alonso out on the options is seen trying to get some heat into the tyres. Alonso pulls into the garage having set the fastest time, but questions are raised over whether he had an … Continue reading

Silverstone: Free Practice 3 & Qualifying

Free Practice 3: Ferrari: Despite limited running Alonso puts in some decent laps and spends some time leading the pack before the rain, then concretes his position before being usurped by Vettel. Force India: Yet another practice session where di Resta goes faster than Sutil. Hispania: Liuzzi is out early and goes for a small … 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

Canada: Free Practice 3 & Qualifying

Free Practice 3: Ferrari: Both push hard and it’s plain to see that the supersoft tyres are working a treat for them. Force India: Sutil gets ahead of di Resta, who is still getting to grips with a circuit he’s never visited before. Hispania: An indication of an improvement in pace as Karthikeyan gets ahad … Continue reading

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