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Malaysian Grand Prix – late Friday Practice

March 29, 2014


Ah well. It’s late, very late. But I got there in the end. We’ll start with the picture then move on this time. Stints are put on a race history chart, as usual. Degradation is high. Red Bull look a little better than Mercedes/Ferrari, but even so it looks like three stops might well be […]

Australian Grand Prix – Friday Practice

March 14, 2014


And we’re back. The cars look (a bit) different and sound (a lot) different, but the Formula One circus is go. So much for all the cars breaking down, and no-one going out to practice. There’s a fair bit of data, and most of it looks to be reasonably consistent. The gap from front to […]

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Friday Practice

November 2, 2013


Without looking at the data at all you would imagine that we could reasonably safely predict that Red Bull will be miles ahead, with Lotus – or perhaps Mercedes – second, followed by Ferrari. The data suggested something different in Melbourne, and it turned out not to be false hope. And in Abu Dhabi? No […]

Indian Grand Prix: Belated Friday Practice Report

October 26, 2013


Yes I know it’s late. But I’ve got there in the end. There aren’t that many surprises really. The soft tyre is not lasting long at all, and when it is more than a couple of laps old it is slow. The medium tyre is lasting for ever and the degradation is really low. I’m […]

Japanese Grand Prix: Friday Practice

October 11, 2013


OK. This is a difficult one. You could think that Rosberg was a whole second faster than the Red Bulls on the medium tyres. Or indeed, you could think that he was over two seconds slower on the hard tyres. It’s easy to dismiss this as fuel loads, wave our hands in the air and […]

Korean Grand Prix: Friday Practice

October 4, 2013


Now this is an odd one.  I’m not sure anything has been straightforward in Korea. Two years ago all we heard about was that it was going to be a five stop race, and it turned out to be a two-stopper. The next year, all signs pointed to Ferrari dominance, and Vettel walked away with […]

Singapore Grand Prix: Friday Practice

September 20, 2013


Not hard to call this one. All the headlines have Red Bull as favourites with the best part of a second advantage. And apart from a few laps from Raikkonen, the race pace picture looks even more one-sided. Behind the Red Bulls, and it looks like only they can stop themselves finishing one-two, it looks […]

Italian Grand Prix: Friday Practice

September 6, 2013


Now I’m hoping that Monza will see a return to business as usual for intelligentF1. Which means a race report as well as the Friday analysis. But first things first. A quick glance at the headline times suggests that this is a walkover for Red Bull, and analysis of Vettel’s second long run (on the […]

Belgian Grand Prix: Friday Practice

August 24, 2013


Due to the late arrival of this piece – as I write I’m hoping to have it out before qualifying – you could be forgiven for thinking that intelligentF1 was no more. But I am still here. Having returned from a great holiday, the summer break came at an ideal time as my family and […]

German Grand Prix: Friday Practice

July 6, 2013


So it’s all change for the Nurburgring then. New tyres with kevlar belts and restrictions on their use are going to shake up the competitive order and split the season into two clear halves. The sensitivities of running tyres sensitive to temperature with different heat retention properties are going to move different cars in and […]