2010 September 10 archive

Red Bull to the fore as McLaren vary set-ups (FP2 interactive data) 10th September 2010, 16:46

There may have been just five hundredths of a second between Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button’s lap times in second practice – but Hamilton’s car was almost 12kph faster in a straight line. Encouragingly, the top three teams are very evenly matched – their best ultimate laps covered by just 0.076 seconds. Here’s the data […]

Italian Grand Prix practice in pictures

The cars sported a range of different aerodynamic packages in practice today. Some used conventional shallow Monza wings, some used normal shaped wings and several experimented with whether or not to use their F-ducts. Have a look at who was trying what in the pictures from today’s practice sessions below.

Vettel fastest in second practice at Monza

Sebastian Vettel was fastest in the second practice session at Monza. He pipped Fernando Alonso by seven hundredths of a second and Felipe Massa underlined Ferrari’s pace with the third fastest time. Massa had been poised to improve his time before going off at the exit of the Parabolica at speed.

Predict the Italian Grand Prix winner to win F1 DVD boxsets, T-shirts and more

Who will come out on top in the Italian Grand Prix? We’ve got Lotus DVD boxsets and F1 T-shirts to be won this weekend so make your prediction below now. There’s tickets to the 2011 British Grand Prix, F1 paintings and Autocourse annuals to be won by this year’s overall Predictions Championship winners.

Practice 2 – Italian Grand Prix live blog

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High downforce wing works for McLaren in first session (FP1 interactive data)

The teams were testing different aerodynamic solutions in first practice at Monza and getting very different results. Those who set the fastest lap times, like McLaren and Renault, were among the slowest through the speed traps. The interactive data below shows more of what we learned from the first session.

Button fastest as practice starts at Monza

Jenson Button was fastest for McLaren in the first practice session of the weekend at Monza. He was a tenth of a second faster than Sebastian Vettel’s Red Bull with Lewis Hamilton setting third fastest time in the other McLaren.

Practice 1 – Italian Grand Prix live blog

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F1 Fanatic round-up: 10/9/2010

After two days of politics, let’s hope we get three good days of racing, starting with the first two practice sessions today. Don’t forget to join us during each session for the live blogs. Here’s today’s round-up: Links Not enough evidence to punish Ferrari – Jean Todt (BBC) “Before you say [they] are guilty you […]