August 27, 2010

Ferrari tops the Belgian Headlines Grand Prix


Fernando Alonso dominated both Friday practice sessions, the fist one being very wet and the second being wet except for the very end. The Ferrari seemed pretty at ease in the wet but not especially in dry conditions despite the result.

Nice result for Force India with Sutil certainly looking to raise his profile in his search for a different ride next year.

Perhaps most interesting is the comparative lack of performance from the RedBull cars, I'm sure I'm not the only one wondering if the FIA stricter wing flex testing has affected them the most. Hard to say, since fuel loads are not known. and may have been concentrating more long runs.

Speaking of aero, fantastic clip from under Jenson Button's nose, the water makes the airflow clearly visible.

Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps

1. Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1m49.032s 25
2. Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1m49.157s +0.125 17
3. Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1m49.248s +0.216 14
4. Robert Kubica Renault 1m49.282s +0.250 20
5. Felipe Massa Ferrari 1m49.588s +0.556 23
6. Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1m49.689s +0.657 19
7. Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1m49.755s +0.723 20
8. Pedro de la Rosa Sauber-Ferrari 1m50.081s +1.049 27
9. Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 1m50.128s +1.096 22
10. Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1m50.200s +1.168 24
11. Vitaly Petrov Renault 1m50.251s +1.219 24
12. Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1m50.341s +1.309 23
13. Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m50.382s +1.350 21
14. Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m50.682s +1.650 25
15. Nico Hulkenberg Williams-Cosworth 1m50.831s +1.799 20
16. Vitantonio Liuzzi Force India-Mercedes 1m51.520s +2.488 17
17. Sebastien Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m51.523s +2.491 25
18. Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1m51.636s +2.604 19
19. Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Cosworth 1m53.480s +4.448 15
20. Jarno Trulli Lotus-Cosworth 1m53.639s +4.607 21
21. Lucas di Grassi Virgin-Cosworth 1m54.325s +5.293 17
22. Bruno Senna HRT-Cosworth 1m55.751s +6.719 24
23. Sakon Yamamoto HRT-Cosworth 1m56.039s +7.007 21
24. Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 2m03.179s +14.147 3


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  1. So stoked that F1 is finally back on. Seems like an eternity! I'm not reading too much into the wet times as the forecast for quali and race day are sunny. Of course, it is Spa...

  2. Yeah, McLaren is really bending the air around that wheel ... did you notice all the vanes & such mounted on the break vent?

    Would those count as a movable aero device?

  3. Qualifying isn't over buy that's still a good spot for the Force Indias right now - better than I would have expected.


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