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The 2009 Australian Grand Prix Thread

Postby Ed » Fri Mar 27, 2009 11:06 am

This is the place to discuss everything related to the first round of the 2008 season taking place at Albert Park in Melbourne between the 14th and the 16th of March.

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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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Postby mlittle » Fri Mar 27, 2009 12:16 pm

Top-5 at the halfway mark of Friday's first practice.................
1} Raikkonen, 1:28.458 sec
2} Button, 1:28.641 sec
3} Massa, 1:28.959 sec
4} Heidfeld, 1:29.884 sec
5} Rosberg, 1:29.962 sec

---Raikkonen, Buemi and Rosberg have run the most laps at present, with 9 laps each
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Postby mlittle » Fri Mar 27, 2009 12:18 pm

---Massa appears to be on a flyer at the moment...unfortunately he couldn't sustain it the entire lap..........
---Rosberg now jumps up to 2nd on the charts w/a 1:28.501 sec
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Postby mlittle » Fri Mar 27, 2009 12:21 pm

40 minutes remaining in session 1
Top-5 at present: Kovalainen, Raikkonen, Rosberg, Button, Barrichello

No surprise seeing Ferrari and the Silver Arrows.............bet'ya everyone's watching the two Brawn entries at the moment, though............ :lol: :lol: :shock: :shock:
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Postby mlittle » Fri Mar 27, 2009 12:22 pm

.....and Barrichello jumps to 1st in the session!

T & S is reporting a car has stopped on-track..............looks to be the Red Bull of Sebastien Vettel; track still green, however
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Postby mlittle » Fri Mar 27, 2009 12:23 pm

2 drivers are running sub-1:28's atm............

Barrichello, 1:27.743
Kovalainen, 1:27.982
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Postby mlittle » Fri Mar 27, 2009 12:24 pm

......an even bigger surprise at present is seeing Alonso shotgun on the whole field in 20th; hasn't even run one flying lap yet......... :( :shock: :shock:
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Postby mlittle » Fri Mar 27, 2009 12:25 pm

Top-5 at the moment...............
Barrichello, Kovalainen, Glock, Raikkonen, Rosberg
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Postby mlittle » Fri Mar 27, 2009 12:27 pm

Quick bit of info..............
Fastest sector times...............

S1--Barrichello, 28.9 sec
S2--Kovalainen, 23.5 sec
S3--Barrichello, Kovalainen & Rosberg, 35.0 sec
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Postby mlittle » Fri Mar 27, 2009 12:29 pm

Approaching sixty minutes into session #1..........Barrichello still tops on the timing charts


Raikkonen resets fastest S1 time[28.8]...........fastest in S2(23.3)..................34.5 in sector 3; the Iceman takes 1st in the session!
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Postby mlittle » Fri Mar 27, 2009 12:31 pm

Looks like he's flying again; drops S1 time to 28.6....................remains 1st in the session


Top-5 at present.................
Raikkonen, Barrichello, Kovalainen, Glock, Rosberg
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Postby mlittle » Fri Mar 27, 2009 12:37 pm

In case anyone's wondering how Alonso's doing............don't worry, he's now in 7th at present w/a time of 1:28.613 sec at present(8 laps competed)
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Postby mlittle » Fri Mar 27, 2009 12:40 pm

Button now moves up to 2nd in the session w/a 1:27.467; Raikkonen still 1st w/a 1:26.750

Most laps completed................
Buemi--19 laps
Raikkonen--17 laps
Kubica--15 laps
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Postby mlittle » Fri Mar 27, 2009 12:44 pm

17 minutes remaining in the session


Top-5................
1--Raikkonen, 1:26.750 sec
2--Button, 1:27.467 sec
3--Barrichello, 1:27.743 sec
4--Rosberg, 1:27.789 sec
5--Kovalainen, 1.27.982 sec
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Postby mlittle » Fri Mar 27, 2009 12:45 pm

Rosberg jumps up to 2nd w/a 1:27.293; sets a personal best in S1 with a 29.2
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