I feel grubby because I can't not watch Formula One, but I know it's wrong - the FIA is so corrupt that it's pointless for anyone other than Ferrari to race. :(
I don't know what the FIA are thinking posting a page with the headline "Ferrari out for revenge
" - what, they're annoyed at being handed the victory in Belgium? Aaaargh!
It rained earlier and the first practice session so there were lots of people going off track, and it ended with the red flags coming out a few minutes before the scheduled end. (Adrian Sutil was fastest in the Force India!)
Ferrari have announced they've signed Raikkonen until the end of the 2010 season, which means the drivers are unchanged.
It's Williams' 500th Grand Prix this weekend so they'll be looking for a better performance than they've managed lately.Practice session# 2 notes
after the cut:
15mins gone; 75mins left
Race marshal stands ready with a Wet Track sign but it seems unlikely at the moment
A couple of drivers trying dry tyres but they're off the pace
30mins gone; 60mins left
Speed TV show replays of the Hamilton/Raikkonen incident at last weekend's Belgian Grand Prix - the FIA say they'll hear the appeal before the end of the month
SB goes fastest in Sector 1 and 2 but slower in S3 and only manages P2 - he's on dry tyres
SB 1:32.082 on his second lap on dry tyres - that means the rest of the drivers will switch over
(LH goes P2 on his first lap)
45mins gone; 45mins left
SB, who was the first to put in a fast time on dry tyres (and went P1) is now P20, almost 5secs off the pace!
Speed TV just commented on SB too - they must be reading my notes :)
RK spins in Turn 1 - took a little too much kerb on the way in to the chicane?
60mins gone; 30mins left - fastest are RK, SV, FM, KR, NH, HK, LH, SB
(LH P2 - there's ~1sec gap, so RK is *fast*)
AS spins is Lesmos but recovers it
NP spins the Renault in the chicane (Turn 1) and stalls it, so the marshals have to use a crane to clear the car away under local yellow flags
(NH P2 - that makes BMW 1st and 2nd)
1min left; everyone is on track (except NP who retired earlier)
Chequered flag out
Fastest were KR, RK, NH, LH, NR, FM, HK, MW