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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-28-2006, 09:21 AM Thread Starter
 
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F1: Free Practise 1 & 2 Times - German GP

Free Practise 1 Times
1. Alexander Wurz Austria Williams-Cosworth 1:16.349
2. Anthony Davidson Britain Honda-Honda 1:16.523
3. Robert Kubica Poland BMW Sauber-BMW 1:17.343
4. Jenson Button Britain Honda-Honda 1:17.439
5. Robert Doornbos Holland Red Bull-Ferrari 1:17.835
6. Rubens Barrichello Brazil Honda-Honda 1:18.085
7. Fernando Alonso Spain Renault-Renault 1:18.328
8. Neel Jani Switzerland Toro Rosso-Cosworth 1:18.539*
9. Giancarlo Fisichella Italy Renault-Renault 1:18.664
10. David Coulthard Britain Red Bull-Ferrari 1:18.795
11. Markus Winkelhock Germany Midland MF1-Toyota 1:18.964
12. Jacques Villeneuve Canada BMW Sauber-BMW 1:18.972
13. Vitantonio Liuzzi Italy Toro Rosso-Cosworth 1:19.214*
14. Nick Heidfeld Germany BMW Sauber-BMW 1:19.507
15. Takuma Sato Japan Super Aguri-Honda 1:20.102
16. Christijan Albers Holland Midland MF1-Toyota 1:20.132
17. Tiago Monteiro Portugal Midland MF1-Toyota 1:20.575
18. Scott Speed USA Toro Rosso-Cosworth 1:20.950*
19. Sakon Yamamoto Japan Super Aguri-Honda 1:21.218
20. Nico Rosberg Germany Williams-Cosworth 1:34.942
21. Jarno Trulli Italy Toyota-Toyota no time
22. Ralf Schumacher Germany Toyota-Toyota no time
23. Christian Klien Austria Red Bull-Ferrari no time
24. Pedro de la Rosa Spain McLaren-Mercedes no time
25. Kimi Raikkonen Finland McLaren-Mercedes no time
26. Michael Schumacher Germany Ferrari-Ferrari no time
27. Felipe Massa Brazil Ferrari-Ferrari no time
28. Mark Webber Australia Williams-Cosworth no time

all times unofficial
* denotes restricted 3-litre V10; all others 2.4 V8

Free Practise 2 Times
1. Robert Kubica Poland BMW Sauber-BMW 1:16.225
2. Michael Schumacher Germany Ferrari-Ferrari 1:16.502
3. Robert Doornbos Holland Red Bull-Ferrari 1:16.549
4. Kimi Raikkonen Finland McLaren-Mercedes 1:17.040
5. Felipe Massa Brazil Ferrari-Ferrari 1:17.205
6. Anthony Davidson Britain Honda-Honda 1:17.294
7. Mark Webber Australia Williams-Cosworth 1:17.344
8. Pedro de la Rosa Spain McLaren-Mercedes 1:17.516
9. Rubens Barrichello Brazil Honda-Honda 1:17.519
10. Jenson Button Britain Honda-Honda 1:17.542
11. Giancarlo Fisichella Italy Renault-Renault 1:17.672
12. Jarno Trulli Italy Toyota-Toyota 1:17.844
13. Ralf Schumacher Germany Toyota-Toyota 1:17.895
14. Markus Winkelhock Germany Midland MF1-Toyota 1:17.962
15. Fernando Alonso Spain Renault-Renault 1:18.082
16. Alexander Wurz Austria Williams-Cosworth 1:18.164
17. Christian Klien Austria Red Bull-Ferrari 1:18.223
18. Vitantonio Liuzzi Italy Toro Rosso-Cosworth 1:18.366*
19. Neel Jani Switzerland Toro Rosso-Cosworth 1:18.460*
20. David Coulthard Britain Red Bull-Ferrari 1:18.616
21. Nick Heidfeld Germany BMW Sauber-BMW 1:18.636
22. Christijan Albers Holland Midland MF1-Toyota 1:18.643
23. Tiago Monteiro Portugal Midland MF1-Toyota 1:18.991
24. Jacques Villeneuve Canada BMW Sauber-BMW 1:19.113
25. Scott Speed USA Toro Rosso-Cosworth 1:19.232*
26. Takuma Sato Japan Super Aguri-Honda 1:19.365
27. Sakon Yamamoto Japan Super Aguri-Honda no time
28. Nico Rosberg Germany Williams-Cosworth no time

all times unofficial
* denotes restricted 3-litre V10; all others 2.4 V8
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-28-2006, 09:25 AM Thread Starter
 
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Kubica leads as Ferrari look menacing.

Although rain provided a new factor to proceedings in second practice for the German Grand Prix, there was a familiar sight at the top of the timesheets by the end of the hour, with Robert Kubica going fastest.

With the circuit wet early on in the session, there was inevitably little enthusiasm among the teams to work on their wet weather set-up, although Williams and MF1 took the advantage of their third driver to get some mileage in, Alex Wurz and Markus Winkelhock circulating alone for the first half.

However, with temperatures at Hockenheim soaring, as they are across Europe currently, it did not take long for the intermediate conditions to give way to slick tyre running, with the drivers piling out of the pit lane late on to claim a good time.

The best time fell to Kubica though, the Pole rapidly becoming a seasoned front runner at the end of the Friday. Indeed, the BMW Sauber driver impressed his team, and their many German supporters, by also claiming the fastest time of the day, a tenth up on what Wurz managed in the morning.

The big news that came out of session however was the relative lack of pace from Renault and the subsequent speed shown by Ferrari.

Michael Schumacher delighted his home fans, getting away with using just one set of Bridgestone's on the way to claiming the second fastest time, while Felipe Massa backed him up with fifth quickest.

Renault though could only manage 11th and 15th place, with Giancarlo Fisichella leading Fernando Alonso. Although it is likely they are not showing their true form, it should be enough to start concerning a team already beginning to look second best compared to Ferrari.

Robert Doornbos gave Red Bull a taste of their potential with an excellent third fastest, while Kimi Raikkonen claimed the fourth best time, the Finn unusually deciding not to hold his cards close to his chest as he has done on numerous times this year. Pedro de la Rosa duly followed in eighth place.

Anthony Davidson was sixth best for Honda, while Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello's ninth and tenth place times will give the team reason to be confident going into qualifying.

Mark Webber ended a troubled day for Williams in seventh place. However, he was having to do the running for two drivers after Nico Rosberg failed to make it out in the second session, with reports now suggesting that he suffered a rear-wing failure in the morning session.

Jarno Trulli celebrated the announcement of his three-year deal with Toyota to go 12th best, just ahead of Ralf Schumacher, while early runners Winkelhock and Wurz had to be content with 14th and 16th best.

With Doornbos doing the considerable running up at the front, Red Bull worked on set-up rather than speed, ending up 17th and 20th for Christian Klien and David Coulthard respectively, while Tonio Liuzzi and Neel Jani splitting them in the Scuderia Toro Rosso.

Another team clearly allowing their test driver to do all the work were BMW Sauber, who were well down in 21st and 24th places, with Nick Heidfeld ahead of Jacques Villeneuve, while MF1 Racing's difficult morning, that included Christijan Albers engine problem, led to the Dutchman heading Tiago Monteiro in 22nd and 23rd.

Propping up the rear was Takuma Sato in his new Super Aguri. However, he can take heart in the fact that he was only a tenth adrift of 25th placed Scott Speed and a further tenth off Villeneuve. Sakon Yamamoto failed to appear after engine problems.
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I like the idea of being menacing

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FPs in F1 are so overrated these days with the engine rules...
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-28-2006, 03:58 PM
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FPs in F1 are so overrated these days with the engine rules...
Yeah, I like the days of v-12's & 10's. Some real bad ass motors! At least let them use as many motors as they wish. This two race stuff is stupid.
But for FP today, go ahead and shoot me!!! I did a little bit of drinking last night, and forgot to record or get up in time to watch. Crap, I never miss any F1 coverage......... Guess will catch it tonight a 2am
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Yeah, I like the days of v-12's & 10's. Some real bad ass motors! At least let them use as many motors as they wish. This two race stuff is stupid.
But for FP today, go ahead and shoot me!!! I did a little bit of drinking last night, and forgot to record or get up in time to watch. Crap, I never miss any F1 coverage......... Guess will catch it tonight a 2am
Got the dvr set for tomorrows Q

Thanks for the "MENACING" update ffwf:
The V12 era was cool...
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Boy your not kidding.... I remember Nigel Mansell driving for Ferrari back in 89-90, there was an in car camera shot of him going down the back stretch Hockenheim(before this stadium config). 7th gear top end v-12 sounded like it was going to explode You could just hear it revving so high, then he just pushed it further.... Was like hell yeah Freaking totally insane!!!! Those days are long gone now......
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Boy your not kidding.... I remember Nigel Mansell driving for Ferrari back in 89-90, there was an in car camera shot of him going down the back stretch Hockenheim(before this stadium config). 7th gear top end v-12 sounded like it was going to explode You could just hear it revving so high, then he just pushed it further.... Was like hell yeah Freaking totally insane!!!! Those days are long gone now......
I miss Senna, especially him driving in Monaco sliding around with the V12...
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-28-2006, 04:50 PM Thread Starter
 
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Blame Max Mosley.......He and Bernie Ecclestone are killing F1.

I wish the drivers would get their paychecks out of their collective asses and tell the FIA and Bernie to go fuck themselves but of course they can't do that because then they'll get fired yadda yadda.....
Of course when F1 teams and Drivers try something that would be normal if the attempt at murdering F1 wasn't in place the battle cry of "OMG CHEATERS!!!" blah blah blah starts echoing........you know what doing what the whiners want is what actually is killing the sport. Wankers.
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I miss Senna, especially him driving in Monaco sliding around with the V12...
Senna was awesome around Monaco. What a driver!! I lost a bit of interest in F1 after his death...
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