abril 2011

I was watching Petrov´s flight, and obviously a name come to my head. Mika Hakkinen, the flying finn.


The best point I remember from Mika, is this press conference in Canada 1999, having fun with Eddie Irvine.



FP1 objectives:
Nico – a series of aero tests on some development parts, and running the development Pirelli hard compound available today.
Adrian – concentrated on setting a baseline for the weekend, but was slightly compromised by a KERS issue which the team resolved for FP2.
FP2 objectives:
Paul – long runs on both prime/ option tyres and some balance adjustments.
Adrian – similar programme with further running on the development hard compound tyre.
FP1: overcast with very high humidity (67.1 – 84.8%), temps air: 27.0 – 29.0°C track: 28.0 – 34.0°C
FP2: dry and sunny with high humidity (47.3 – 53.4%), temps air: 31.0 – 33.0°C track: 40.0 – 49.0°C

It was a busy time for Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro, on the first day of practice for the Malaysian Grand Prix. Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa covered over one hundred laps, much of them in the morning aimed at evaluating various aerodynamic configurations, while in the afternoon, the two drivers concentrated on the more usual Friday programme at a Grand Prix.


What we learned today?
Both cars encountered problems with their front suspension uprights in the first free practice session. After careful analysis, the team identified a material defect linked to a specific batch of components. For the afternoon session, the team reverted to a different batch and ran without any issues.



Sepang, Friday April 8


he first two practice sessions for this weekend’s Malaysian Grand Prix, the home race for the team’s title partner PETRONAS, took place today in the intense heat and humidity of the Sepang International Circuit.

·       Each driver had an extra set of Pirelli development tyres available in P1 this morning
·       Michael and Nico also used the session to complete a series of aerodynamic evaluations
·       The focus for P2 was an in-depth study of the hard and soft tyre compounds available for this weekend
·       Set-up work was also completed in preparation for racing in the challenging temperature conditions

Michael completed 55 laps and finished the day in P5, while Nico completed 54 laps on his way to P7.

Objectives P1
• Evaluation of new aero components including a new front wing
• KERS testing
• Testing of Pirelli’s prototype tyres

Objectives P2
• Qualifying and race tyre evaluations
• Wet set-up test


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