F1 » Japanese Grand Prix, Suzuka - Friday free practice (1)

Jenson Button leads McLaren 1-2 in opening Japanese GP practice as Sebastian Vettel crashes late on.

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ITALIA - Unregistered

October 07, 2011 4:39 AM

Maybe for Webber 75kgs versus 64kgs makes the difference ,dont think so.

What would then Rossi have to say when for most of the time during his career he was 10/12 kgs heavier than the opposition.

And that was on 2 wheels.

Matt - Unregistered

October 07, 2011 5:16 AM

I only seen about half hour of FP1. Seb had a excellent power slide out of the last bend onto the straight.
Left two big blackies with decent distance.

3wheels - Unregistered

October 07, 2011 5:18 AM

Extra weight on a bike can be an advantage, more downforce on the side of the tyre when cornering = better mid corner traction, plus you can move your bodyweight around.
Whereas in an F1 car it's just extra ballast in a fixed location. But F1 minimum weight includes the driver, MotoGP does not.

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