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The 2009 Malaysian Grand Prix Thread

Postby mlittle » Fri Apr 03, 2009 11:01 am

......looks like I'm starting this dance..............where's Ed? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :shock:


Round 2 of the 2009 Formula One World Championship takes us to Kuala Lumpur and the 5.5km Sepang International Circuit. Part of the grand prix world since 1999, the track features several long straights and two of the tightest hairpins this side of Monaco......... :shock: :shock:

Past Winners..................
---Eddie Irvine(Ferrari), 1999
---Michael Schumacher(Ferrari), 2000-2001 & 2004
---Ralf Schumacher(Williams-BMW), 2002
---Kimi Raikkonen(McLaren-Mercedes, 2003 & Ferrari, 2008)
---Fernando Alonso(Renault-2005, McLaren-Mercedes, 2007)
---Giancarlo Fisichella(Renault), 2006


Event Schedule....................
*Friday Practice 1, 10-11:30am, 3 April 2009(10-11:30pm 2 April US EDT)
*Friday Practice 2, 2-3:30pm, 3 April 2009(2-3:30pm 3 April, US EDT)
*Saturday Practice, 2-3pm, 4 April 2009(2-3am, 4 April 2009)
*Knockout Qualifying, 5pm, 4 April 2009(5am, 4 April 2009)
*2009 Malaysian Grand Prix, 5pm, 5 April 2009(5am, 5 April 2009)
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Postby mlittle » Fri Apr 03, 2009 12:35 pm

35 minutes into the session..........only six drivers have posted times so far:
---Raikkonen, 1:37.628
---Nakajima, 1:38.085
---Hamilton, 1:38.316
---Kovalainen, 1:38.483
---Rosberg, 1:38.721
---Massa, 1:38.897
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Postby mlittle » Fri Apr 03, 2009 12:36 pm

Trulli and Glock now post times.............
Trulli, 1:39.084
Glock, 1:39.914
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Postby mlittle » Fri Apr 03, 2009 12:39 pm

Approaching 40 minutes into the session.............top-5 at the moment,
Raikkonen, Massa, Rosberg, Hamilton, Nakajima
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Postby mlittle » Fri Apr 03, 2009 12:40 pm

Surprisingly, Alonso has yet to take a flying lap!

Massa resets fastest S1 time[25.0].......only to see Barrichello in the Brawn BGP001 knock it down by a tenth[24.9]
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Postby mlittle » Fri Apr 03, 2009 12:41 pm

Rosberg now tops on the T/S charts, w/a 1:37.265
Trulli sets fastest S2 time[32.2]
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Postby mlittle » Fri Apr 03, 2009 12:42 pm

Alonso now on his first flying lap..............


Top-5: Rosberg, Massa, Vettel, Trulli, Webber
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Postby mlittle » Fri Apr 03, 2009 12:43 pm

Barrichello now P1, 1:37.260
Approaching halfway in the session..........
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Postby mlittle » Fri Apr 03, 2009 12:44 pm

Rosberg resets fastest time in the session, dropping below 1:37 w/a 1:36.879!

Trulli moves up to 2nd w/a 1:37.255
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Postby mlittle » Fri Apr 03, 2009 12:45 pm

Webber moves Trulli out of the way; takes 2nd w/a 1:37.075.......only to see last week's Australian GP winner, Jenson Button, knock him out of 2nd w/a 1:37.044 :shock:
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Postby mlittle » Fri Apr 03, 2009 12:47 pm

Now the times are starting to fall, as Sebby V moves to 3rd on the T/S charts.........

Most laps completed.................
Rosberg, Trulli, Glock, Nakajima w/10 laps each
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Postby mlittle » Fri Apr 03, 2009 12:47 pm

Now Timo Glock joins the hit parade, moving to 2nd w/a 1:36.980
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Postby mlittle » Fri Apr 03, 2009 12:48 pm

Fisichella resets fastest S1 time[24.9]
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Postby mlittle » Fri Apr 03, 2009 12:49 pm

With 40 minutes remaining in the session, top-5 are..............
Rosberg, Glock, Button, Vettel, Webber
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Postby mlittle » Fri Apr 03, 2009 12:51 pm

Glock on a flyer; can he knock Rosberg off of 1st?,.......................no; he stays in 2nd, still 0.1 behind Rosberg
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