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McLaren improve while Ferrari gets worse

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It looks like McLaren have improved and Ferrari have taken two steps back as the Ferraris struggled and couldn't get into the top 10 in practice.

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posted Apr 17, 2009

thank goodness we have the BBC to write headlines about how LH is improving.

if it wasn't for them, i would have thought he was left languishing in 13th place after the second session.

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posted Apr 17, 2009

I wonder whether McLaren ran the option type in P2 with fuel. The times on the hard compound didn't appear that much different than with the soft.

They may be looking to run the option from the start on heavy fuel and were testing.

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comment by MP4-26 (U13920803)

posted Apr 17, 2009

guys, where do u think hamilton will finish of sunday. i think he will finish round 4th or better. dunno if u noticed, hamilton did the fastest laps on the harder tyres even in prac 2. the reason why he came 13th was cos he was struggling with the soft tyres. and seeing that there will only be 5/6 laps with the soft tyres on sunday, i think he has a chance

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comment by bogaTYR (U9292996)

posted Apr 17, 2009

LH did short 3 lap stints in FP1. so that explains his speed too.

http://pitpass.com/fes_php/pitpass_news_item.php?fes_art_id=37576

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comment by Gordon (U4246716)

posted Apr 17, 2009

Engerland, Engerland, Engerland!

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posted Apr 17, 2009

since when have Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton been "English" drivers, i always thought they were British in F1, Like DC. As if the Beeb being painfully pro Hamilton wasnt anoying enough last year, they know do there best to make me dislike Button by calling him English not British, even tho he's counted as British by the sport itself!

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posted Apr 17, 2009

"As if the Beeb being painfully pro Hamilton wasnt anoying enough last year, they know do there best to make me dislike Button by calling him English not British"


If you're so easily influenced, that your opinion can be swayed by who much an organisation supports a driver, then i worry for you, 'RHL1126'

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posted Apr 17, 2009

comment by Oapompy (U9022484)
posted 8 Hours Ago

I deplore the backbighting and cheating that has been the curse of F 1 over the last ten years or so. Lets hope this latest mess will resault in a bit more fun like we used to have in the sixties. You have to admit things look more interesting than the have for years
I guess Ferarri will have to go away and build another car but rest assured THEY WILL
Being English I love to see English drivers wining so with a bit of luck I am going to have a good year. In the long run however I fear money will have the last word as is true foe most modern sport and we will be back to a Ferrari prosesion again !Boring!

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Dpo you not think you're being a bit of a hypocrite. After all Ferrari have only won 1 world title in the last 4 years AND the dominance of Brawn GP could be called a bit processional. At least in the last few years there have been 2 r 3 teams at the front (Ferrari, Renault, McLaren, even BMW last year for half a season). This season there is only 1 team and that is a procession. Roll on Spain. I'm not a McLaren fan but have a feeling they'll be very close to Brawn given that their budget is BIGGER than Ferrari's. Then at least we'll have a couple of teams at the front. Toyota have the biggest budget of all so I'd expect their improvement to continue in Spain

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comment by Steven (U5111875)

posted Apr 18, 2009

Oh look Lewis and Jenson is English again. Until they mess up and become British again.

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