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The 2006 Italian Grand Prix

Post by Ed » Fri Sep 08, 2006 5:34 pm

This is the place to discuss everything related to the fifteenth round of the 2006 season taking place at Monza between the 8th and 10th of September.

The Italian Grand Prix Preview page is now available here
The Italian Grand Prix Main page is now available here.

To submit your 8 'n' Pole Picks for Italy click here, to register in the competition click here
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Post by Ed » Fri Sep 08, 2006 5:37 pm

The event timetable for the Italian Grand Prix.

Friday
1st Practice 11:00 local time - 09:00 GMT
2nd Practice 14:00 local time - 12:00 GMT

Saturday
Practice 11:00 local time - 09:00 GMT
Qualifying 14:00 local time - 12:00 GMT

Sunday
Race 14:00 local time - 12:00 GMT

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Post by Ed » Fri Sep 08, 2006 5:40 pm

The latest weather forecast for the Turkish Grand Prix (last updated 8 September)

Friday
1st Practice - 11:00 - 23 - Few showers
2nd Practice - 14:00 - 26 - Thunderstorms

Saturday
Practice - 11:00 - 20 - Light rain
Qualifying - 14:00 - 23 - Mostly Sunny

Sunday
Race - 15:00 - 24 - Mostly Sunny

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Post by Ed » Fri Sep 08, 2006 7:01 pm

First Friday practice session underway.

It is a bit foggy but the sun is starting to appear on some parts.

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Post by Ed » Fri Sep 08, 2006 7:03 pm

Our deepest sympathies go to the family and friends of Peter Brock, the Australian Racing legend. He was killed in a racing accident earlier today in Western Australia.

More on this tragic event on the Peter Brock thread

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Post by Ed » Fri Sep 08, 2006 7:06 pm

Just a couple of minutes into the first session and Davidson (Honda test driver) has suffered a massive engine failure. Session has stopped.

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Post by Ed » Fri Sep 08, 2006 7:11 pm

The car is being cleared.

Session should start shortly

Air temperature is 30 degrees while track temperature is at 34 degrees.

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Post by Ed » Fri Sep 08, 2006 7:13 pm

Session restarting in 2 minutes. Despite the stoppage, the session will end as scheduled.

No set times yet

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Post by Ed » Fri Sep 08, 2006 7:13 pm

The 2 Super Aguris are the first to go out as the session restarts

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Post by Ed » Fri Sep 08, 2006 7:15 pm

10 cars on the track including the 2 McLarens!

Given that the teams tested here last week, you'd expect a few cars out. It could be the fear of showers or thunderstorms later!

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Post by Ed » Fri Sep 08, 2006 7:16 pm

Montagny (Super Aguri test driver) is the first to set a time with a 1:29.139.

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Post by Ed » Fri Sep 08, 2006 7:17 pm

Jani (Toro Rosso test driver) improves on that with a 1:28.793.

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Post by Ed » Fri Sep 08, 2006 7:17 pm

Wurz (Williams test driver) fastest with a 1:26.002

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Post by Ed » Fri Sep 08, 2006 7:19 pm

Wurz improves with a 1:25.518.

Vettel (BMW Sauber test driver) moves into second with a 1:27.354

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Post by Ed » Fri Sep 08, 2006 7:20 pm

Doornbos (Red Bull test driver) now in second with a 1:26.662

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