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Old 15th March 2012, 23:00   #16
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Friends, there is no official timing app for android for F1-2012 like previous year. Any work arounds ? else I have to pay Rs.1500
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So good to hear those engines.

F2012 looks a handful. Massa puts the car on gravel and Alonso had a few moments. Hope the Ferrari was a tanker.

The McLaren boys lead the times.

The FP1 times

1 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 127.560
2 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 127.805
3 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 128.235
4 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 128.360
5 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 128.467
6 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 128.683
7 D Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari 128.908
8 P Maldonado Williams-Renault 129.415
9 Kimi Raikkonen Renault 129.565
10 K Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 129.722
11 S Vettel Red Bull-Renault 129.790
12 N Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 129.865
13 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 129.881
14 Bruno Senna Williams-Renault 129.953
15 Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari 130.124
16 R Grosjean Renault 130.515
17 H Kovalainen Caterham-Renault 130.586
18 Felipe Massa Ferrari 130.743
19 J E Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari 131.178
20 Vitaly Petrov Caterham-Renault 131.983
21 Timo Glock Marussia-Cosworth 134.730
22 Charles Pic Marussia-Cosworth 140.256
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So good to hear those engines.

F2012 looks a handful. Massa puts the car on gravel and Alonso had a few moments. Hope the Ferrari was a tanker.

The McLaren boys lead the times.
Was P1 telecast anywhere? I can following on F1pulse.
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Was P1 telecast anywhere? I can following on F1pulse.
Here's FP2 Live: F1 Australian Grand Prix - Practice 2 Live Stream Online
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Michael goes P1 in FP2 with 1m29.183s
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Here are the results of the Free Practice 2 from the Australian GP

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The session was wet initially and most of the teams did not venture out.
The main fun started with 30 minutes left in the session.

The Star of the day was Niko Hulkenberg in the Force India , he stayed at the top of the time sheets, consistently improving his time until Schumacher piped him on his last lap by 1 tenth.

The catch of the day was by Kamui Kobayashi (who else ?? !!).
On his last lap, he went slightly wide on the exit of the last corner and then displayed some insane car control not to bang in to barriers.
I'll post a video of it as soon as i find one.

PS: Ferrari were running on the Prime tyres (Medium Compound) while everyone else were running on the options (Soft Compound)
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I just hope this is Schumacher's year. FP2 was good for him, I want to see a bit damn race and this will work in favor of Schumacher. He was on Mediums when he set the fastest time.
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Michael was on a longer run while the FI car was on a 4 lap run on the softs.

A tweet from a kid who met Michael at OZ

"I met Michael Schumacher! I broke down in tears! He blew me a kiss!!!! Happiest day of my life! "

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Here are the results of the Free Practice 2 from the Australian GP

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The session was wet initially and most of the teams did not venture out.
The main fun started with 30 minutes left in the session.

The Star of the day was Niko Hulkenberg in the Force India , he stayed at the top of the time sheets, consistently improving his time until Schumacher piped him on his last lap by 1 tenth.

The catch of the day was by Kamui Kobayashi (who else ?? !!).
On his last lap, he went slightly wide on the exit of the last corner and then displayed some insane car control not to bang in to barriers.
I'll post a video of it as soon as i find one.

PS: Ferrari were running on the Prime tyres (Medium Compound) while everyone else were running on the options (Soft Compound)
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I just hope this is Schumacher's year. FP2 was good for him, I want to see a bit damn race and this will work in favor of Schumacher. He was on Mediums when he set the fastest time.

Do i see a pattern here or is Michael Schumacher and his car are the Perfect Combo.

Are the Ferrari's and the RBR's downplaying their strengths

Most important thing to note in the whole Practice session is - Mercedes AMG cars are taking lesser laps to put a competitive timing on the charts as compared to the previous year.
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Do i see a pattern here or is Michael Schumacher and his car are the Perfect Combo.

Most important thing to note in the whole Practice session is - Mercedes AMG cars are taking lesser laps to put a competitive timing on the charts as compared to the previous year.
I feel it was the conditions which favored them. If it rains then you know whose the boss but if it doesn't then .... thats what I wanna see. Dry conditions lap times would sure be interesting.
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Mercedes DRS activated F-duct photographed.
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Brawn plays down performance advantage of Mercedes' DRS-activated F-duct - F1 news - AUTOSPORT.com

The working is quite complicated. According to Scarbsf1's Blog | Everything technical in F1, this is how it works.

When DRS opens, the area the flap initially covered is exposed (the slot in the picture above). The high pressure above the wing would force flow through the duct inside the thick endplate of the rear wing. The air is then routed through the car to the front, which stalls the front wing. So, the rear and the front wing stalls together. And when DRS closes, the duct would be closed off and the duct would stop blowing the F duct front wing, restoring both front and rear downforce.Brilliant!

If they are able to pull it off, the F1 W03 will be one quick car.

Read the full article here: Mercedes: F-Duct Front Wing operated by the Rear Wing DRS | Scarbsf1's Blog
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thanks ^^

I am getting a feeling that Mclaren is going to be the fastest in this race. Although i am ferrari fan, Lewis will probably take P1 in the qualifying. Cant wait for the qualifying and the race on sunday.

What is everyone's predictions?

In my opinion, Alonso and Hamilton are the best drivers around in F1 today and i can see them fighting it out till the end of the year. Redbull will always be in the mix though.
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Mercedes DRS activated F-duct photographed.
Attachment 903667
Brawn plays down performance advantage of Mercedes' DRS-activated F-duct - F1 news - AUTOSPORT.com

The working is quite complicated. According to Scarbsf1's Blog | Everything technical in F1, this is how it works.

When DRS opens, the area the flap initially covered is exposed (the slot in the picture above). The high pressure above the wing would force flow through the duct inside the thick endplate of the rear wing. The air is then routed through the car to the front, which stalls the front wing. So, the rear and the front wing stalls together. And when DRS closes, the duct would be closed off and the duct would stop blowing the F duct front wing, restoring both front and rear downforce.Brilliant!

If they are able to pull it off, the F1 W03 will be one quick car.

Read the full article here: Mercedes: F-Duct Front Wing operated by the Rear Wing DRS | Scarbsf1's Blog
Whatever it is, the Mercedes AMG cars are just blistering the field as of now

Just dont want to speculate, i just feel RBR's and Ferrari's are just holding their horses to play their cards right, just when needed.

Within a few hours, the Qualifying will begin... What a way to start off the season opener and those fantastic weekends for the full year ahead.
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Hope Ferrari don't let us Tifosi down this year! Vamos Fernando!!!
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Hope Ferrari don't let us Tifosi down this year! Vamos Fernando!!!
+1 Iam keen to see them in past glory, this adds excitement to watch, one sided races are boring.
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