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


Jenson Button and McLaren hold on to day one honours as rain affects opening day of Australian Grand Prix.

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Drymaster1

March 16, 2012 7:47 AM

Interesting to note the stints of RBR vs. Mc drivers. If all 4 cars were filled to the brim at the end, as I suspect they were by the times (as opposed to 1/2 for Schumi/Hulk co.), RBRs were constantly lapping .5-.8 faster as the final times indicate. Pretty much the only possible relevant thing I got from this practice.

Dee - Unregistered

March 16, 2012 8:01 AM

Before everyone gets into the whole "(insert team name) has no hope for the season. (insert driver name) is the greatest" arguments, let's just remember this is only Friday practice, with both sessions on a dry track. McLaren 1-2 for the day, yet they were only 15th and 16th in session 2. So are they fast or not? The answer is that we don't know and we won't know until Saturday qualifying, so let's skip all the ridiculous name-calling until then, please.

Chapman - Unregistered

March 16, 2012 8:23 AM

Mclaren and Mercedes seems to be a step ahead while Red Bull at last will have to play at least a small margin catch up. Ferrari? LOL Mr. Alonzo has completely taken them to the wrong direction since joining the team.

elijah

March 16, 2012 8:28 AM

Mercedes certainly have made a jump in performance, and Michael is happy. However, Hulkenberg said, Vettel did not use the DRS at all,so the Bulls have a lot more in reserve.

Can anyone confirm that the Red Bull car looks to have poorer handling: is twitchy compared to the Mercedes or the McLarens?

Taipan

March 16, 2012 9:59 AM

Taz, If you need any confirmation of what you just said...on another thread "Firestorm" just announced that McLaren are now constructors champions elect!. Who needs 20 rounds of racing all over the World lets just have a practice session, far cheaper! lol

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