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Team tactics force Rosberg to sit out Q3

"We had a tough qualifying session today and I cannot yet really explain why, particularly when I compare the times to what I did this morning," said Schumacher afterwards. "In practice, we were able to run similar lap times with much more fuel in the car but, for whatever reason, we were unable to get the tyres into the right working window and generate enough grip this afternoon.

"That means I am starting from quite an unpromising position tomorrow, but it also makes our tactics much simpler," he pointed out. "We have to look forward and battle hard."

Brawn added, "Michael was unfortunately unable to progress beyond Q2, and he was less comfortable with the car balance than he had been in practice this morning."




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sam - Unregistered

October 27, 2012 2:32 PM

again quali devalued for fans because of tire rules. would improve things if each driver in top 10 given one new set of soft and they have to return same set at end of q3. that way no advantage gain from saving that set of tire.

mrfill

October 27, 2012 3:20 PM

We've seen this a few times this season but is there any evidence that it has been of benefit? Starting in 10th with nice new tyres is all very well but its not much help if you get 'involved' at the first corner and lose a front wing because you started from the 5th row.



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