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France 2008 - Free Practice 2 // Alonso has some recovery work to do as second practice gets underway

Published by Mr. C

After the worlds most uneventful first practice, we soldier straight onto FP2 in France. The weather down that way is still mild and the sun may break through shortly.

The only things worth noting from the mornings running is that Alonso made his engine go bang so close to the end of the session it almost looked to have been planned, while both McLaren driver struggled with front locking to the point that Heikki met first the gravel trap and then almost the wall.

Further back, things were business as usual although Vettel managed to punch above his weight, taking himself up to the dizzy heights of 8th, while Button languished near bottom of the order, with only the two Force India's for company.

The next 90 minute session should offer more information as to how the land lies this weekend. A quiet start to the day leaves teams with much to do, so from 1pm in the UK (2pm local) we'll be following all the action on live timing as well as watching ITV's online (and slightly unreliable) video coverage. Radio 5Live are offering us a better service this week and you can catch their commentary on Sports Extra.

Yell if you're around this afternoon. We were expecting less interest given that it's Friday and people should be working, but earlier proved that F1 fans are a damn dedicated bunch. Where are you and how are you watching?




After the worlds most uneventful first practice, we soldier straight onto FP2 in France.  The weather down that way is still mild and the sun may break through shortly.

Event start

13:00GMT +01:00

20 June 2008