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Free Practice 1 from Canada // Formula 1 World Championship 2012

Published by Christine Blachford

F1 is back in action in Montreal, with the first of two Free Practice sessions ready to get underway. With Red Bull facing the difficult task of hurriedly changing their car, there's room for the rest of the teams to close the gap once more. McLaren tend to do well around Canada, but we're also open to the idea of a seventh winner this weekend. No matter, though, it all starts now, with 90 minutes of session time open for teams to get a feel for the balance of their cars and the grip available underneath them.




  • hey y'all. no audio or video for me today. autosport live + comments it is then :)

  • and bbc live text - www.bbc.co.uk/spo…formula1/18360814

  • Allo from Montreal !

  • Allo from Montreal !

    hey sir. where are you sitting?

  • Check my last tweet :-) turn 1

  • Who are we predicting to win this weekend?

  • ferrari apparently gone mental with the flo-vis today.

  • Check my last tweet :-) turn 1

    omg. what a view! http://twitpic.com/9u4b3p

  • omg. what a view! http://twitpic.com/9u4b3p

    Yep, all the way to wall of champions :-)

  • Who are we predicting to win this weekend?

    hmmm. mercedes went well in monaco to weeks ago and also here last year. so they have to be ones to keep an eye on.

  • Who are we predicting to win this weekend?

    Kimi Schumacher will win

  • Kimi Schumacher will win

    that is one frightening love child.

  • Very decent crowd for Friday morning I must say, but TV here says the ticket sales are poor this year

  • interestingly i still appear to have access to sky sports on the ipod. pretty sure i only bought one month's access. bonus feed or stealth debits i wonder?

  • Very decent crowd for Friday morning I must say, but TV here says the ticket sales are poor this year

    did they suggest a reason?

  • that is one frightening love child.

    Especially if it's Joel Schumacher and not Michael.

  • did they suggest a reason?

    No, but as I had chance to find out everything is conveniently blamed on the students, everything

  • Raindrops start falling on my head ...

  • No, but as I had chance to find out everything is conveniently blamed on the students, everything

    Raindrops start falling on my head ...

    bloomin' students.

    ;)

  • Good afteenoon SidePodcast-people. I'll be back properly for FP2, but for the record Lewis FTW. (Going to pick him until he does!)

  • No, but as I had chance to find out everything is conveniently blamed on the students, everything

    was there any justification for cancelling thursday's walkabout?

  • Good afteenoon SidePodcast-people. I'll be back properly for FP2, but for the record Lewis FTW. (Going to pick him until he does!)

    if he never wins again, i'm blaming you ;)

  • was there any justification for cancelling thursday's walkabout?

    Lady running the place where stay said "no" and wondered what the real motivation for that was

  • Oh time for rain poncho

  • Air force out in force, two jets overhead , probably NOT because of the students :-)

  • Air force out in force, two jets overhead , probably NOT because of the students :-)

    hehe. practicing for a display on sunday?

  • And a bit off topic - this GP has the coolest looking merchandise , one of the places where you are choosing which shirt not to buy

  • hehe. practicing for a display on sunday?

    Very likely :-)

  • Rain stopped

  • if he never wins again, i'm blaming you ;)

    That has crossed my mind, but Sod's Law as soon as I change ... Plus I think he is due & deserves a win.

  • And a bit off topic - this GP has the coolest looking merchandise , one of the places where you are choosing which shirt not to buy

    :)

    did you catch joe btw?

  • That has crossed my mind, but Sod's Law as soon as I change ... Plus I think he is due & deserves a win.

    agreed. 7 out of 7 winners would be ace and he's due one.

  • did you catch joe btw?

    It is tonight , and I think tmr I may go to Buxtons tweetup

  • It is tonight , and I think tmr I may go to Buxtons tweetup

    ahh, confused by timezones. last years tweetup sounded ace. didn't realise he was doing it again.

  • Grosjean went very close to the wall of champions, wall probably does not accept GP2 champs :-)

  • ahh, confused by timezones. last years tweetup sounded ace. didn't realise he was doing it again.

    Saw a tweet from him this morning

  • Grosjean went very close to the wall of champions, wall probably does not accept GP2 champs :-)

    sky went to ads and i missed it. loving these updates from the frontline sir.

  • Fox on track :-)

  • sky went to ads and i missed it. loving these updates from the frontline sir.

    My provider has magical unlimited roaming data plan :-)

  • My provider has magical unlimited roaming data plan :-)

    i approve. any plans to visit the remaining races??

  • i approve. any plans to visit the remaining races??

    This is probably it for the year, Oz and Can must be enough + have lots of othertraveling to do before the year is out. I will do Macau though :-)

  • Is it me, or are the 5Live team not actually covering it in 5Live?

  • Oh angry bird in the wall ...

  • Is it me, or are the 5Live team not actually covering it in 5Live?

    i don't have audio sadly. does this help?

    https://twitter.c…11099839222657024

  • Oh angry bird in the wall ...

    ooooooh, heikki.

  • totally lost the back end. smedly winces. track is showered in debris.

  • As long as the clock keeps on going, it is long way to TVs in the casino for the football :-)

  • As long as the clock keeps on going, it is long way to TVs in the casino for the football :-)

    hahahah1

  • That catetham does not cooperate with the crane very well

  • That catetham does not cooperate with the crane very well

    lost visuals due to incessant marketing clips again. was it unbalanced after he knocked most of one side off the thing?

  • lost visuals due to incessant marketing clips again. was it unbalanced after he knocked most of one side off the thing?

    Not sure but not having a trailer to place it on is not helping

  • They surely need to come up with more efficient crashed cars remover for the race ...

  • i don't have audio sadly. does this help?

    Is good :) Their Twitter claims audio might be on the web somewhere, but being on mobike means I can't be on there and here at the same time. (Not to mention that Its not even loading on here.)

  • Is good :) Their Twitter claims audio might be on the web somewhere, but being on mobike means I can't be on there and here at the same time. (Not to mention that Its not even loading on here.)

    if you can get tunein radio, that should play 5live and will run in background. otherwise, you're as silent as me :)

  • narain wasn't a fan of his round tyres so squared them off a little.

  • That was an interesting take on corners 1 2 3 by Hamilton :-)

  • if you can get tunein radio, that should play 5live and will run in background. otherwise, you're as silent as me :)

    ThY is what I usually usw when out-&-about, but no F1 - they say they're doing cricket, yet are giving us tennis.

    In orhe news, Heikki: "It's my job to push, and the mechanics job to fix it when I push it too hard". Great quote!

  • In orhe news, Heikki: "It's my job to push, and the mechanics job to fix it when I push it too hard". Great quote!

    hahahaha

  • That was an interesting take on corners 1 2 3 by Hamilton :-)

    totally unseen by us :(

  • totally unseen by us :(

    oh wait replay showed us he found a quicker way through!

  • In orhe news, Heikki: "It's my job to push, and the mechanics job to fix it when I push it too hard". Great quote!

    Angry bird talk :-)

  • That was an interesting take on corners 1 2 3 by Hamilton :-)

    As unorthodox as last year (+WEB)?

  • As unorthodox as last year (+WEB)?

    he's practicing his start.

  • These aluminium seats are really cold ...

  • These aluminium seats are really cold ...

    i blame the students...

    btw, joe mentioned some driver's have have rocked lobbed at them - joesaward.wordpre…ntures-in-canada/

  • do i see more rain on the onboard camera?

  • btw, joe mentioned some driver's have have rocked lobbed at them - joesaward.wordpre…ntures-in-canada/

    I managed to run into the middle of action yesterday, by accident , not pleasant, but looked like more police than protesters. Really hard to tell what side makes it worse ....

  • squirrel!

  • squirrel!

    I will have to go and look for some marmots :-)

  • I will have to go and look for some marmots :-)

    you will be christine's absolute favourite person ever.

  • you will be christine's absolute favourite person ever.

    Will have to take that marmot search seriously then :-)

  • big fat marmott on tv right now.

    Will have to take that marmot search seriously then :-)

    always.

  • That was an interesting take on corners 1 2 3 by Hamilton :-)

    He keeps doing it ...

  • He keeps doing it ...

    has bernie introduced shortcuts already?

  • He keeps doing it ...

    ... And obviously inspired others too

  • Ok, going to look for some football in the casino before fp2

  • Ok, going to look for some football in the casino before fp2

    laters squire. will be here for fp2. this time with audio.

  • Ok, going to look for some football in the casino before fp2

    Back in perfect time to wait for FP2. NM - Euros starting imminently. See you all in ~2hrs.

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F1 is back in action in Montreal, with the first of two Free Practice sessions ready to get underway. With Red Bull facing the difficult task of hurriedly changing their car, there's room for the rest of the teams to close the gap once more. McLaren tend to do well around Canada, but we're also open to the idea of a seventh winner this weekend. No matter, though, it all starts now, with 90 minutes of session time open for teams to get a feel for the balance of their cars and the grip available underneath them.
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8 June 2012