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Free Practice 3 from Canada // Formula 1 World Championship 2012

Published by Christine Blachford

Hamilton was fastest for both practice sessions yesterday, and seems very confident about his chances for success in Canada. Button struggled, whilst both Kovalainen and Senna hit the wall on the first day of action. All three will have some catching up to do, but the possibility of rain could hinder them. One final hour of practice, then, to get set up for qualifying in Montreal.




  • How is everybody today ?

  • Afternoon peoples :)

  • How is everybody today ?

    good, thanks. where are you today mr wolf?

  • Hi there. - doing well.

    How does the weather look out there?

  • good, thanks. where are you today mr wolf?

    Is this a variation on "What's the time, Mr Wolf?"

  • Almost 10am :-) turn 1 it is again

  • For those who are looking: www.vipbox.tv/wat…tream-online.html (I find clicking the little red cross, little grey cross, or hovering over the big blue crosses to make the little ones appear, and clicking those - should avoid any more pop-ups. Depending on which are there.)

  • Sunblock replacing rain poncho today

  • G'dafternoon

  • Tea, pork pie and iPad. I'm ready :)

  • I am studying at work and behaving very well. Doing everything I can to be disciplined. We have about 500 songs that play on a loop. 5 minutes before FP3 starts the 500:1 chance hit. I believe that if the system plays The Chain I have permission to watch

    Points for Massa for having Gilles Villeneuve's name on his helmet

  • fp3 crept up on me!! hey all.

  • If anyone is looking for a stream the pic on this is particularly good

    www.thefirstrow.e…ractice-3%5D.html

  • Hey Mr C, Steven

  • My sister brought over her husband's grandchild today and he's been sitting on my lap all afternoon watching classic f1, teaching them young is the right way!

    Sadly he's fallen asleep now, this modern f1 ain't for him I guess ;)

  • Hi Mr C. I understand how it crept up on you. It's not like we have known it was going to happen for the last 6 months

  • Bonjour

  • My sister brought over her husband's grandchild today and he's been sitting on my lap all afternoon watching classic f1, teaching them young is the right way!

    It has to be done Lukeh

  • Hamilton just waved the crowds on the way out of the pits, nice

  • Hamilton just waved the crowds on the way out of the pits, nice

    Points

  • Pastor's had a moan apparently

  • Rosberg parked

  • ROS is parked

  • Rosberg stopped on track ..,

  • That didn't take long for Nico

  • Rosberg stopped on track ..,

    T7

  • Looks like it is either stuck in gear or he has his foot jammed hard on the brake in the traditional Mansell manner

  • Problem mechanique the track radio says, stating the obvious

  • "Clutch slipping" from Rosberg's radio

  • I am studying at work and behaving very well. Doing everything I can to be disciplined. We have about 500 songs that play on a loop. 5 minutes before FP3 starts the 500:1 chance hit. I believe that if the system plays The Chain I have permission to watch

    heheheeh!

  • Hi Mr C. I understand how it crept up on you. It's not like we have known it was going to happen for the last 6 months

    it... i... was watching tennis.

  • it... i... was watching tennis.

    Who won ?

  • Who won ?

    still playing.

  • it... i... was watching tennis.

    Is that not finished yet.

    BTW are there any plans to live comment any of the Euro 2012 football championships that started yesterday. It's like the World Cup but only European teams

  • Who won ?

    Christine, by the sound of it :)

  • My sister brought over her husband's grandchild today and he's been sitting on my lap all afternoon watching classic f1, teaching them young is the right way!

    Learning your sister's husband has a grandchild has confused me immensely. I thought you were much younger than that.

  • Christine, by the sound of it :)

    :)

  • Learning your sister's husband has a grandchild has confused me immensely. I thought you were much younger than that.

    Don't believe what Lukeh tells you. He is really 45

  • BTW are there any plans to live comment any of the Euro 2012 football championships that started yesterday. It's like the World Cup but only European teams

    JW asked yesterday, we want to, but totally haven't had time to think about it. start with england's opening game maybe? see how much interest there is.

  • Learning your sister's husband has a grandchild has confused me immensely. I thought you were much younger than that.

    I'm 23, but she's a lot older than me

  • Don't believe what Lukeh tells you. He is really 45

    shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  • JW asked yesterday, we want to, but totally haven't had time to think about it. start with england's opening game maybe? see how much interest there is.

    Good idea.

    That whole championship crept up on me. I had no idea it started yesterday until I saw the result of the first game

  • That whole championship crept up on me. I had no idea it started yesterday until I saw the result of the first game

    first i knew was f1wolf saying he was off to find the game on tv!

  • first i knew was f1wolf saying he was off to find the game on tv!

    The World Cup has much better publicity

  • That whole championship crept up on me. I had no idea it started yesterday until I saw the result of the first game

    I completely forgot about euro 2012. It's strange really, used to always get really excited for football tournaments but i barely notice it now

  • Sunblock replacing rain poncho today

    looks lovely there. what a green place.

  • Really wishing I was in Montreal today...

  • Really wishing I was in Montreal today...

    snap.

  • Really wishing I was in Montreal today...

    me too. Would love to go to the canadian go

  • *gp

  • looks lovely there. what a green place.

    It is a park on the island in the middle of big mass of water. And don't forgot the heavens sent down lots of water yesterday right after practice 2.

  • It's only about a 5 hour drive for me too...

  • Seb for pole?

    twitter.com/bassa…432355328/photo/1

  • Seb for pole?

    She is German after all ...

  • I'm gonna need a bigger monitor. This window, twitter and the SpeedTV video feed are overlapping!

  • I hope BUT isn't planning to use those tires in the race.

  • Seb for pole?

    I thought she was signalling to Charles that she is still number 1

  • I'm gonna need a bigger monitor. This window, twitter and the SpeedTV video feed are overlapping!

    I have twitter on a tab behind this so I can change only when it tells me I have unreads.

  • Ohhh JB is not enjoying this car at all :(

  • I thought she was signalling to Charles that she is still number 1

    On the fly by: "That is what one is talking about"

  • I'm gonna need a bigger monitor. This window, twitter and the SpeedTV video feed are overlapping!

    I am now up to two monitors when I watch at home and I have the video on TV

  • Ohhh JB is not enjoying this car at all :(

    He's not enjoyed it all year.

  • He's not enjoyed it all year.

    McLaren favouring Lewis in order to get him to sign a new contract

    #conspiracy

  • So strange to see QPR and Chelsea on track :-) those logos as much more obvious live than on TV

  • I am now up to two monitors when I watch at home and I have the video on TV

    I'm trying to cram it all onto a 13" MacBook Air so I can watch from the screened porch. :)

  • I'm trying to cram it all onto a 13" MacBook Air so I can watch from the screened porch. :)

    You need a few more square feet of screen

  • vergne in the wall

  • McLaren favouring Lewis in order to get him to sign a new contract

    They've not been doing a good job in other respects though.

  • STR almost hit me

  • JEV in the wall

  • STR almost hit me

    was about to say, thats right in front of you!

  • STR almost hit me

    Pics? #plz

  • STR almost hit me

    what are you wearing, we can see people on tv :)

  • STR almost hit me

    Wave

  • Luckily Mr C's nifty web design reflows nicely into a narrower window and I can cut the Twitter window down to only see a couple of tweets at a time.

  • STR almost hit me

    I was going to say I love comments like this but probably not the most appropriate thing to say

  • there is a dude recording using his laptop...

  • Luckily Mr C's nifty web design reflows nicely into a narrower window and I can cut the Twitter window down to only see a couple of tweets at a time.

    yay. exactly what we designed it for :)

  • That marshall was almost through the fence before the car stopped moving. That's dedication.

  • yknow, i don't thinks has been so bad on what he's presented so far this weekend with the f1 show and stuff.

  • BUT complaining about front lock up and smoking the tires, yet he's P1 for the session

  • http://twitpic.com/9uivw2

  • Felipe is putting a lot of effort into this one = P15 - oops, maybe not.

  • http://twitpic.com/9uivw2

    That is close

  • http://twitpic.com/9uivw2

    :)

  • More Red Bull modifications - wheels this time

    www.autosport.com…ort.php/id/100230

  • what are you wearing, we can see people on tv :)

    Sunglasses :-)

  • massa up to p2

  • Sunglasses :-)

    saw a tall guy with a blue cap and a white tee, with a pass thing around his neck.

  • slippery massa

  • saw a tall guy with a blue cap and a white tee, with a pass thing around his neck.

    No cap, grey tee, pass around the neck

  • No cap, grey tee, pass around the neck

    hope someone else crashes ;)

  • hope someone else crashes ;)

    mr c in flavio briatore impression shocka

  • hope someone else crashes ;)

    Should've grabbed the screen. #doh

  • Schumacher shares his data with his team mate. Now that is a shocker

  • Lewis with a v shakey FW

  • mr c in flavio briatore impression shocka

    Lots of Flavio and mr E talk last night :-)

  • Vergne; "I lost the car"

    It's in front of f1wolf

  • Lots of Flavio and mr E talk last night :-)

    oooh, how was it? value for money?

  • Not much damage. Just the 4 wishbones. So he damaged every corner of the car. No biggie

  • Schumacher shares his data with his team mate. Now that is a shocker

    it's true. he shared with rubens his contract details, showing him where it says he must let him win.

  • Vergne; "I lost the car"

    It's in front of f1wolf

    heheheeheh!!!!

  • oooh, how was it? value for money?

    Definitely , very interesting

  • Definitely , very interesting

    gutted that joe didn't do a pre-season UK one. Was hoping for a silverstone joe too.

  • gutted that joe didn't do a pre-season UK one. Was hoping for a silverstone joe too.

    same.

  • Sam Michael looks guilty.

  • gutted that joe didn't do a pre-season UK one. Was hoping for a silverstone joe too.

    Just copy all his blogs into a text2speech program, and press play. (Would be better with a Joe setting.)

  • Just copy all his blogs into a text2speech program, and press play. (Would be better with a Joe setting.)

    :)

    I demand windows 8 has that!

  • I demand windows 8 has that!

    If Joe does record words for something like that, I'd have a Sat-Nav please.

  • Just copy all his blogs into a text2speech program, and press play. (Would be better with a Joe setting.)

    Thing is many things he talks about he will never write ... That is the most entertaining part of the evening

  • New gearboxes

    Hulk

    Pastor

    Pic

    Type way too slow to get the engine list

  • Type way too slow to get the engine list

    we can only dream of having christine's skills

  • I think BUT is going to need the rain again if he's going to have any hope of repeating last year's victory. :(

  • On track radio says reason why nico stopped was to go get the breakfast :-)

  • On track radio says reason why nico stopped was to go get the breakfast :-)

    He has just walked through the paddock with a bowl of cereal.

  • we can only dream of having christine's skills

    ooh, must set the fbfb up for tomorrow.

  • I think BUT is going to need the rain again if he's going to have any hope of repeating last year's victory. :(

    Looks like no chance for any more rain this weekend

  • Lotus seems to like the sunny track better than the overcast yesterday ...

  • Interesting that the teams one would expect to go after every possible source of revenue have no merchandise on sale here at all - caterham, marussia, HRT , da Force ... Marketing fail ..., surprised especially with team Fernandes ...

  • Interesting that the teams one would expect to go after every possible source of revenue have no merchandise on sale here at all - caterham, marussia, HRT , da Force ... Marketing fail ..., surprised especially with team Fernandes ...

    Caterham do have gear but strange that they didn't make it available track side. They been tweeting about it

  • Interesting that the teams one would expect to go after every possible source of revenue have no merchandise on sale here at all - caterham, marussia, HRT , da Force ... Marketing fail ..., surprised especially with team Fernandes ...

    Intriguing. Definitely not a lack of interest in the likes of caterham that's for sure.

  • Interesting that the teams one would expect to go after every possible source of revenue have no merchandise on sale here at all - caterham, marussia, HRT , da Force ... Marketing fail ..., surprised especially with team Fernandes ...

    You would think every team would try to sell everything they could at each race. Especially one where there are a lot of people there who are not from a poor country

  • Caterham do have gear but strange that they didn't make it available track side. They been tweeting about it

    I was in Melbourne , they had old lotus, and 2 caterham shirts that were only available on Friday ...

  • I was in Melbourne , they had old lotus, and 2 caterham shirts that were only available on Friday ...

    tony needs to come back to f1!

  • I was in Melbourne , they had old lotus, and 2 caterham shirts that were only available on Friday ...

    I remember Brawn not having any merch available until around Silverstone, but surely the circumstances are a lot different to Caterhams

  • Stepped noses are still ugly

  • Stepped noses are still ugly

    Surely stepped noses and baseball caps are a match made in heaven.

  • Stepped noses are still ugly

    always will be. onboards are just wrong this year.

  • Surely stepped noses and baseball caps are a match made in heaven.

    :)

  • Stepped noses are still ugly

    I hope McLaren don't go any more stepped than the recent revision. They had (have) the best looking car by far.

  • Close one for massa...

  • It's odd. The Speed TV video feed has no commentary by them (I assume it's just world feed) but occasionally I can hear a feint commentary by someone. Like when ALO just went to P1 I could hear someone saying "fastest in the first two sectors" over the engine noise. Anyone know which commentary team that is ?

  • McLaren changing the right rear camber angle on Lewis's car?? I wouldn't have thought there were enough left hand corners on the track for that to make any difference

  • McLaren changing the right rear camber angle on Lewis's car?? I wouldn't have thought there were enough left hand corners on the track for that to make any difference

    The chicane before the wall of champions?

  • McLaren changing the right rear camber angle on Lewis's car?? I wouldn't have thought there were enough left hand corners on the track for that to make any difference

    Maybe they are reversing the effect - rather than work on the L/rear.

  • The chicane before the wall of champions?

    Maybe. The only lefts are in chicanes. You would think there would be a lot more time to be had working on the other side of the car

  • Maybe they are reversing the effect - rather than work on the L/rear.

    Maybe

  • Cards on the table: who will post the fastest time - only 2mins remaining.

  • Cards on the table: who will post the fastest time - only 2mins remaining.

    HAM (assuming the adjustments were to his liking)

  • Cards on the table: who will post the fastest time - only 2mins remaining.

    VET to be unbeaten this session

  • Cards on the table: who will post the fastest time - only 2mins remaining.

    Vettel

    Hamilton for pole though

  • Kimi being investigated?

  • HAM for the pole

  • Kimi being investigated?

    speeding?

  • speeding?

    skipped the chicane then turned back into the pitlane, apparently

  • speeding?

    Late entry

  • Kimi being investigated?

    Line of entry I think.

  • speeding?

    They normally say that rather than Pit Lane Entry

  • speeding?

    Caption said entry into pit lane. Don't know if he cut in at the last minute or something

  • HAM for the pole

    :) Agreed

  • Caption said entry into pit lane. Don't know if he cut in at the last minute or something

    He went off and raced through some escape road and might have continued that way to pits ..,

  • Paul di resta not happy with Jenson

  • RdiR is not happy with JB - backed up at chicaine

  • See you , beer time

  • Paul di resta not happy with Jenson

    Boo Jenson

    #sorryLou

  • See you , beer time

    Bye

  • #sorryLou

    her two favourite drivers in a scuffle!

  • Later guys

  • Alo talking to smedley ? What the ..,

  • Alo talking to smedley ? What the ..,

    shenanigans!

  • Later guys

    See you all later, sometime before 6.

  • cheers for the comments all, catch you in a few hours for qualifying.

    thread is here if you spot anything in the meantime - sidepodcast.com/e…championship-2012

  • Have I said my all-important prediction this week? Kimi Räikkönen.

  • It's odd. The Speed TV video feed has no commentary by them (I assume it's just world feed) but occasionally I can hear a feint commentary by someone. Like when ALO just went to P1 I could hear someone saying "fastest in the first two sectors" over the engine noise. Anyone know which commentary team that is ?

    Maybe it was the PA

  • Maybe it was the PA

    ahh, yes!

  • Have I said my all-important prediction this week? Kimi Räikkönen.

    ooooh, I also shall go with kimi. or, for some reason, massa

  • Have I said my all-important prediction this week? Kimi Räikkönen.

    You are just looking for a French winner. Did you see Franck got a Le Mans drive?

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Hamilton was fastest for both practice sessions yesterday, and seems very confident about his chances for success in Canada. Button struggled, whilst both Kovalainen and Senna hit the wall on the first day of action. All three will have some catching up to do, but the possibility of rain could hinder them. One final hour of practice, then, to get set up for qualifying in Montreal.
Paul Gilham

Event start

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9 June 2012