F1 » Australian GP, Melbourne - Friday free practice (combined)

Lewis Hamilton gives McLaren day one bragging rights in Australia, but programmes, rain and red flags disrupt true picture.

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Justin - Unregistered

March 26, 2010 9:12 AM

There was a few light showers throughout the second session. Made it a little more interesting, The STR's done quite a few wet laps. Was good to watch. Not too many off track excursions either.

alex - Unregistered

March 26, 2010 10:50 AM


It is not really sandbagging now, just what fuel the teams are running and when. They have to set the car up for the race as well as Quali, so can have 5kg or 155kg of fuel depending on which they are up to, or something in-between.

Having said that, I do not see it being their weekend, McLaren look quick and the weather, variable. Going on what happened in the Bahrain Snoreathon, rain could turn it into a real lottery.

F1 Novice

March 26, 2010 10:55 AM

Shame we didn't see footage of De La Rosa trying to enter pit lane at end of 2nd session - I reckon Hamilton blocked him from entering the pit lane & hung him out to dry - I love doing that to ****-heads who try to cut in late on the east bound M4 junction with M25 they hate it and it sends them all the way upto the Heathrow Spur which is normally clogged up :)

Roadrunner - Unregistered

March 26, 2010 11:22 AM

If we don't know how much fuel they were carrying, these lap times tell us pretty much nothing. With those differences between a filled up and an empty car, watching the friday practice seems even more pointless than before.

Maybe FIA should find a way to let the viewer know how much fuel they're carrying, otherwise I can't see how anyone should still watch the Friday practice sessions. I'm sick of all this secretiveness and sandbagging.

scampsuzi - Unregistered

March 26, 2010 11:39 AM

The paucity of comments so long after the end of the practice session is very telling. FI seems to have completely lost its way and I cannot see it becoming any less BORING before the end of the season. I have never in over fifty years of watching Grand Prix, been less interested in who's going to be World Champion, someone needs to get a grip and give us an exciting contest otherwise this could be the season that kills it off as a spectacle.

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