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2011 Spanish GP – Friday Practice 2 Results

Posted in Free Practice 2 Result with tags , , , , , on May 20, 2011 by Sundar Shankar

Mark Webber topped the afternoon session of practice for the Spanish GP today, picking up where he left off in FP1. This time, Lewis Hamilton split the two Red Bulls with a lap that was just 0.039s off the Aussie’s time, strongly indicating that the McLaren upgrades are working quite well. For most of the session, it appeared to be the Vettel show, with a lap that was over a second faster than anyone else at that time. But once the other drivers also bolted on the soft tyres, it appeared to evenly matched.

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2011 Malaysian GP – Friday Practice 1 Results

Posted in Free Practice 1 Result with tags , , , on April 8, 2011 by Sundar Shankar

Mark Webber emerged the fastest driver around Sepang in the first practice session on Friday, just as he had done in Australia two weeks ago,  except that this time, his margin was a whopping 1.665 seconds over second placed Lewis Hamilton in the McLaren. And Webber’s championship leading team mate? Sebastian Vettel was 17th, behind Jarno Trulli’s Lotus. Hulkenberg and Maldonado were in the top five, and Vitaly Petrov was dead last in his Renault. While that might force you to think these times are meaningless, rivals will take Webber’s laptime very seriously indeed.

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