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

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

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

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

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

Canada: Free Practice 1 & 2

Free Practice 1 Ferrari: Both cars showed excellent pace, confirming that the Ferrari’s prefer the softer compounds. Massa spent a decent amount of time ahead of his team mate, but it was soon back to normal. The team have brought new front and rear wings and an updated blown diffuser, all with the intention of … Continue reading

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