Welcome to Live Blog from Turkish GP qualifying session ! (This Live Blog session has finished, you can replay it inside this post).
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The track was officially wet but looked quite dry except few wet patches. Mark Webber finished the session at the top ahead of Alonso and Coulthard. The top 16 were separated only by 1 second. The qualifying later today should be exciting. And … there is a possibility of rain …
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Join us for Live Blogs this weekend. We start with Live Blog from Saturday Practice. The Live Blog will also return for Qualifying Session and for the Sunday Turkish GP Formula One race. (This Live Blog has finished already. You can replay it inside the post).
Images (courtesy of Honda Racing F1) of Rubens Barrichellos’ 257th race special helmet and livery.
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 .
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Now I really hope he has been misquoted or this story was made up or something. This is what Bernie Ecclestone is said to have said on demise of Super Aguri according to PA Sports: “More room. It means we have a lot more room now because the teams are expanding like crazy with their […]
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