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The 2013 Australian Grand Prix Thread

Post by Ed » Sat Mar 16, 2013 2:17 am

This is the place to discuss everything related to the first round of the 2013 season taking place in Australia between the 15th and 17th of March.

To submit your 10 'n' Pole Picks for This is the place to discuss everything related to the second round of the 2012 season taking place in Malaysia between the 23rd and 25th of March.

To submit your 10 'n' Pole Picks for Australiaclick here, to register in the competition click here

Picks for Australia close at the start of Saturday practice

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The event timetable for the Australian Grand Prix.

Friday
1st Practice 12:30 local time - 01:30 GMT
2nd Practice 16:30 local time - 05:30 GMT

Saturday
Practice 14:00 local time - 03:00 GMT
Qualifying 17:00 local time - 06:00 GMT

Sunday
Race 17:00 local time - 06:00 GMT

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Post by Ed » Sat Mar 16, 2013 2:27 am

Vettel was quickest in the first Friday practice ahead of the two Ferraris and Hamilton in 4th ahead of Webber and Raikkonen.

Whilst not knowing fuel loads, it appears that on the medium compound, Red Bull are the team to beat with Ferrari very close behind. Mercedes and Lotus are slightly further behind. The dissapointement is McLaren as they have dropped back and are just ahead of Force India and Sauber. Williams are futher behind while Toro Rosso seem to be very close to being caught by Marussia.

Standouts: Massa, Hamilton, Sutil, Hulkenberg and Bianchi

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Post by Ed » Sat Mar 16, 2013 2:31 am

Vettel was again quickest at the end of the second Friday practice ahead of Webber and Rosberg.

With the super softs fitted, Vettel seems untouchable and the Mercedes and Lotus have a very good outright speed whilst Ferrari appeared to have struggled on them.

Behind the top 4 teams, the picture hasn't changed much from the morning session.

Mercedes however had both drivers stop on the track with problems which is a cause for concern

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