F1 » Malaysian Grand Prix, Sepang - Friday free practice (1)

Mark Webber sets early pace to leave field trailing at Sepang as FP1 shows some surprises in its finishing order.

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Mojo Jojo

April 08, 2011 4:58 AM

That gap is insane!

But then again, all the other times seem to be way out of the norm.

Anybody have a clue how the weather was down at the track? It could have been a factor and explains those discrepancies.

Wade - Unregistered

April 08, 2011 5:22 AM

Honestly, I don't think Webber's car had the KERS system onboard, hence being faster. Vettel did though, which I suppose was why he was slower.

me - Unregistered

April 08, 2011 5:35 AM

well i saw it all, the weather was perfect, no rain nothing, in the end the sun was up, vettel was using drs and kers (yes this time they had a real one thats loading). The renault cars were a mess both brake the front suspensions, and while nik was able to get the car home vitally did not. if the the problems i saw this morning will continue this will ba a crazy weekend. ferrari were doing some weird tests keeping the car steady in 6th gear and not accelerating, and hey hispania did 30 laps even the indian started his 1st lap with the engine trowing up tons of smoke, but in the end he managed 10 laps. it was fun to watch, can't wait the next one

FreeJack - Unregistered

April 08, 2011 5:38 AM

Why on earth would one RB7 have KERS onboard while the other didn't? Wild assumption, to explain Vettel's position in practice - whereas I would be more likely to chalk it up to Seb doing a little sandbagging in practice. That, or they gave him Webber's rig from Melbourne to drive...

me - Unregistered

April 08, 2011 6:09 AM

my guess is that they are testing, to see if it is any good to them and like this they can make a comparison between the cars, but is just a guess

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