|Charles Pic. CaterhamF1, Andrew Ferraro/LAT Photo|
How much would it add to your experience of watching F1 racing to have the same access to the multiple feeds available to fans in Europe?
For us quite a lot, we would much rather watch nat-sound onboard or hear communications between drivers and their engines on the pit wall rather than listening to three guys yammering on from a remote location. For this we would gladly pay a sizable extra, even if those extras were just streamed on the internet.
Check out for example this composite clip from today's qualifying, So much information, so many little interesting tidbits, can you pick some out?
Qualifying was interesting and again determined in part by tire choice, specifically in Q3, the timing of when to put on a fresh set of intermediates for a final push.
Interesting also how Vettel's Red Bull was pretty much a dog in the dry early sessions but blew everyone away in the final Q3, 9/10ths over P2 Massa.
Tomorrow, there's a 50% chance of rain around race time so we'll see who fortune favors and who's setup gamble pays off.
Pos Driver Team Time Gap 1. Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1m49.674s 2. Felipe Massa Ferrari 1m50.587s + 0.913s 3. Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1m50.727s + 1.053s 4. Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m51.699s + 2.025s 5. Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1m52.244s + 2.570s 6. Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m52.519s + 2.845s 7. Kimi Raikkonen Lotus-Renault 1m52.970s + 3.296s 8. Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1m53.175s + 3.501s 9. Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1m53.439s + 3.765s 10. Sergio Perez McLaren-Mercedes 1m54.136s + 4.462s Q2 cut-off time: 1m37.342s Gap ** 11. Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1m37.636s + 1.446s 12. Nico Hulkenberg Sauber-Ferrari 1m38.125s + 1.935s 13. Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m38.822s + 2.632s 14. Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 1m39.221s + 3.031s 15. Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1m44.509s + 8.319s 16. Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault no time Q1 cut-off time: 1m37.931s Gap * 17. Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m38.157s + 1.348s 18. Valtteri Bottas Williams-Renault 1m38.207s + 1.398s 19. Jules Bianchi Marussia-Cosworth 1m38.434s + 1.625s 20. Charles Pic Caterham-Renault 1m39.314s + 2.505s 21. Max Chilton Marussia-Cosworth 1m39.672s + 2.863s 22. Giedo van der Garde Caterham-Renault 1m39.932s + 3.123s 107% time: 1m43.585s
* Gap to quickest in Q1
** Gap to quickest in Q2