2008 Turkish Formula 1 GP – Friday Practice

I managed to see bits and pieces of the first practice. It started with wet track between turns 3 and 9 due to late cleaning :-) . It continued with cars sliding all over the place (and not because of the late cleaning). Felipe Massa was the fastest driver of the session but he also managed to get off the track more than once (I saw twice). He needs to make friends with Turn 8 :-) . Not sure what happened to Kimi, he did one timed lap and ended up at the tail of the order. But if the weekend continues the way it has begun, we may see some interesting action on th track. Not the best show from the Red Bull family …

Kimi Raikkonen recovered from the gearbox problems and recorded the fastest time in second practice just ahead of Hamilton and Massa. Rain affected early stages of the session only but the track seemed quite damp till the end. Cars however spent the whole session on dry tyres, at least as far as I could tell. There was not much grip and the off-track trips continued in second session too. Mark Webber crashed his car, few drivers lost the rears of their cars. How I wish there is about this much for qualifying and the race :-) .

To follow the practice, qualifying and race live, check this link for info.


Friday Practice 1 Times:

1. F. Massa – Ferrari – 1:27.323
2. H. Kovalainen – McLaren – 1:27.456
3. L. Hamilton – McLaren – 1:27.752
4. F. Alonso – Renault – 1:28.284
5. J. Button – Honda – 1:28.919
6. K. Nakajima – Williams – 1:29.002
7. N. Heidfeld – BMW Sauber – 1:29.024
8. R. Barrichello – Honda – 1:29.068
9. N. Piquet – Renault – 1:29.082
10. T. Glock – Toyota – 1:29.103
11. J. Trulli – Toyota – 1:29.329
12. R. Kubica – BMW Sauber – 1:29.330
13. N. Rosberg – Williams – 1:29.367
14. A. Sutil – Force India – 1:29.756
15. G. Fisichella – Force India – 1:29.811
16. M. Webber – Red Bull – 1:30.088
17. D. Coulthard – Red Bull – 1:30.340
18. S. Bourdais – Toro Rosso – 1:30.388
19. S. Vettel – Toro Rosso – 1:30.426
20. K. Räikkönen – Ferrari – 1:30.732

Friday Practice 2 Times:

1. K. Räikkönen – Ferrari – 1:27.543
2. L. Hamilton – McLaren – 1:27.579
3. F. Massa – Ferrari – 1:27.682
4. D. Coulthard – Red Bull – 1:27.763
5. H. Kovalainen – McLaren – 1:27.954
6. R. Kubica – BMW Sauber – 1:28.431
7. J. Trulli – Toyota – 1:28.619
8. K. Nakajima – Williams – 1:28.664
9. F. Alonso – Renault – 1:28.681
10. N. Heidfeld – BMW Sauber – 1:28.817
11. J. Button – Honda – 1:28.826
12. T. Glock – Toyota – 1:28.849
13. N. Rosberg – Williams – 1:28.907
14. G. Fisichella – Force India – 1:29.008
15. R. Barrichello – Honda – 1:29.024
16. N. Piquet – Renault – 1:29.212
17. S. Vettel – Toro Rosso – 1:29.462
18. S. Bourdais – Toro Rosso – 1:29.630
19. M. Webber – Red Bull – 1:29.633
20. A. Sutil – Force India – 1:30.832

3 Comments Post a Comment
  1. BBC reporting gearbox issues for Kimi.

    Steve Robertson’s last blog post..Turkish Grand Prix

  2. BenNo Gravatar says:

    I will miss Super Aguri thats for sure. I think more cars is better as it increases the drama and excitement in having more battle to watch. More than hoping these quotes are not right I hope those opinions are not right, but it would not surprise me I if indeed money and convenience is more important to Bernie than the racing, fans, or even doing the right thing.
    I guess the problem with sports involving so much money is that you are always likely to get people involved that cares more about the money than the sport or people.

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