Australian GP - Practice Session 2 - Mclaren made a surprise comeback

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Friday Practice Session - 2, Qantas Australian Grand Prix, Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit, Melbourne, Australia

It was Mclaren who had stolen the show in the Friday's 2nd Practice Session. Mclaren Duo made a commendable comeback after being outpaced by front runner in the Pre-Season Testing. It seems that Mclaren's last minute brush up with the exhaust paid a lot and brought them back in contention for World Championship.

Session started with the clouds above but fortunately no rain. All the teams participated except for HRT whose parts for F111 are still not ready.

Mclaren duo were in 1min 25sec as the only drivers reaching the mark. Alonso again posted the 3rd fastest lap time as looking strong for the race. Following Alonso came home the two Red Bulls followed by 7 time world champion Michael Schumacher.

Rookie driver Sergio Perez surprised all setting the 8th fastest time with 1min 27.101sec.

Paul Di Resta made his debut run of the season for the first time as replacing Nico Hulkenberg from Practice Session 1. He was just 2tenth of a second faster than his team mate Adrian Sutil.

In the end, it was Vitantonio Liuzzi out of the garage as HRT finally prepared one of there car, but did not posted the time for the Team.

Lot of incident involving cars running off-track were a common sight in the session majorly involved Timo Glock, Sebastien Buemi, Vitaly Petrov, Heikki Kovalainen, Adrian Sutil and Rubens Barrichello, but nobody did any damage.

Under the current time sheets and rule changes, If Virgin Racing and untested HRT posted the same times as of their Practice Session then they will not qualify the 107percent Rule during tomorrow's qualifying session.

Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Jenson Button Mclaren - Mercedes 1min 25.854sec 32
2 Lewis Hamilton Mclaren - Mercedes 1min 25.986sec 0.132 31
3 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1min 26.001sec 0.147 28
4 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull - Renault 1min 26.014sec 0.160 35
5 Mark Webber Red Bull - Renault 1min 26.283sec 0.429 33
6 Michael Schmacher Mercedes GP 1min 26.590sec 0.736 31
7 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1min 26.789sec 0.935 34
8 Sergio Perez Sauber - Ferrari 1min 27.101sec 1.247 39
9 Rubens Barrichello Williams - Cosworth 1min 27.280sec 1.426 34
10 Nico Rosberg Mercedes GP 1min 27.448sec 1.594 23
11 Jaime Alguersuari STR - Ferrari 1min 27.525sec 1.671 31
12 Vitaly Petrov Renault 1min 27.528sec 1.674 29
13 Nick Heidfeld Renault 1min 27.536sec 1.682 22
14 Sebastien Buemi STR - Ferrari 1min 27.697sec 1.843 30
15 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber - Ferrari 1min 28.095sec 2.241 35
16 Paul Di Resta Force India - Mercedes 1min 28.376sec 2.522 33
17 Adrian Sutil Force India - Mercedes 1min 28.583sec 2.729 31
18 Pastor Maldonado Williams - Cosworth 1min 29.386sec 3.532 29
19 Heikki Kovalainen Lotus - Renault 1min 30.829sec 4.975 22
20 Jarno Trulli Lotus - Renault 1min 30.912sec 5.058 23
21 Jerome d'Ambrosio Virgin - Cosworth 1min 32.106sec 6.252 36
22 Timo Glock Virgin - Cosworth 1min 32.135sec 6.281 30
23 Vitantonio Liuzzi HRT - Cosworth No Time 1
24 Narain Karthikeyan HRT - Cosworth No Time 0

Australian GP - Practice Session 1 - Webber leads Red Bull one two

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Friday Practice Session - 1, Qantas Australian Grand Prix, Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit, Melbourne, Australia

As the 2011 Season commences today with the first practice session of season opener Australian GP ended with flying colors from Red Bull duo topping the charts.

Again, Red Bull proved their dominance in this season with Ferrari of Fernando Alonso following the pack with gap of only 1sec. Nico Rosberg put his Mercedes on Fourth while overnight upgrades to Mclaren proved vital and reliable.

Test Driver Karun Chandhok started the 2011 season with a bang by hitting the wall on turn 4 and damaging his new T128.

Rubens Barrichello demonstrated a strong Williams with fourth fastest for the session.

Seeking 8th world title, Michael Schumacher was only 8th fastest Ironically as the season 2011 commences.

Sauber of Kamui Kobayashi came home 9th with Vitaly Petrov of Renault only putting 10th fastest for the session as the team struggle after exit of Robert Kubica due severe rally crash accident in Feb.

Adrian Sutil of Force India was only 14th as he tested for Adjustable Rear wing with Nico Hulkenberg, Force India Reserve driver, testing for Pirelli Tyres.

The minnows HRT was not able to take part in the practice session as there 2011 challenger F111 was still being prepared with Rear parts still to attach. Narain Karthikeyan and Former Force Indian Tonio Liuzzi both show concerns earlier for saturday qualifying 107percent rule. It can only be cleared tomorrow whether they will be able to deliver a car to qualify for Race or not.

Indian Driver Karun chandhok after his initial accident was not able to took part in the rest of the session of Team Lotus.

Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Mark Webber Red Bull - Renault 1min 26.831sec 20
2 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull - Renault 1min 27.158sec 0.327 19
3 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1min 27.749sec 0.918 20
4 Nico Rosberg Mercedes GP 1min 28.152sec 1.321 16
5 Rubens Barrichello Williams - Cosworth 1min 28.430sec 1.599 24
6 Jenson Button Mclaren - Mercedes 1min 28.440sec 1.609 29
7 Lewis Hamilton Mclaren - Mercedes 1min 28.483sec 1.609 29
8 Michael Schmacher Mercedes GP 1min 28.690sec 1.859 14
9 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber - Ferrari 1min 28.725sec 1.894 13
10 Vitaly Petrov Renault 1min 28.765sec 1.934 15
11 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1min 28.842sec 2.011 20
12 Nick Heidfeld Renault 1min 28.928sec 2.097 14
13 Adrian Sutil Force India - Mercedes 1min 29.314sec 2.483 19
14 Sebastien Buemi STR - Ferrari 1min 29.328sec 2.497 21
15 Pastor Maldonado Williams - Cosworth 1min 29.403sec 2.572 24
16 Daniel Ricciardo STR - Ferrari 1min 29.468sec 2.637 23
17 Sergio Perez Sauber - Ferrari 1min 29.643sec 2.812 18
18 Nico Hulkenberg Force India - Mercedes 1min 31.002sec 4.171 20
19 Heikki Kovalainen Lotus - Renault 1min 32.428sec 5.597 13
20 Jerome d'Ambrosio Virgin - Cosworth 1min 35.282sec 8.451 17
21 Timo Glock Virgin - Cosworth 1min 35.289sec 8.458 15
22 Karun Chandhok Lotus - Renault No Time (Accident) 1
23 Narain Karthikeyan HRT - Cosworth No Time (Not Taken Part) 0
24 Vitantonio Liuzzi HRT - Cosworth No Time (Not Taken Part) 0

 

F1 Statistics

Brazil GRAND PRIX
23-25 November, 2012

Practice 1 : Result

Practice 2 : Result

Practice 3 : Result

Qualifying : Result

Race : Result

1 Sebastian Vettel 281
2 Fernando Alonso 278
3 Kimi Räikkönen 207
4 Lewis Hamilton 190
5 Jenson Button 188
6 Mark Webber 179
7 Felipe Massa 122
8 Romain Grosjean 96
9 Nico Rosberg 93
10 Sergio Perez 66
Full Table

1 Red Bull Racing - Renault 460
2 Ferrari 400
3 Mclaren - Mercedes 378
4 Lotus - Renault 303
5 Mercedes 142
6 Sauber - Ferrari 126
7 Force India - Mercedes 109
8 Williams - Renault 76
9 STR - Ferrari 26
10 Marussia-Cosworth 0
Full Table