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France 2008 - Free Practice 3 // An hour of final practice with a bonus safety car test

Published by Mr. C

Saturday dawns then, and seeing as this is the home country of the FIA's preferred forecasters Météo France, you'd expect this weekends predictions to be pretty accurate. However, no-one seems to know if it's going to be a wet or dry weekend. Stuart pointed out in the comments earlier, it's clear skies and bright sunshine at the moment, so we'll go with that.

The highlight of yesterday's running was Alonso's late flyer in FP2, netting him the top spot in the timesheets. The track is supposed to get slower as the day goes on, but evidently no-one informed the Spaniard. There's no doubt that the lap was designed to keep the big Renault cheeses happy, but until we see the real pace of the top cars here, it'll be hard to tell just how fast the guy is.

Kimi also managed to put in some very quick sectors yesterday, but never managed (or tried?) to hook up a complete lap. His weekends always go well when Friday's run as planned, so his will be the times we'll be watching this morning.

Yesterday's initial safety car test is expected to be augmented by a second run this morning, although if anyone has the faintest idea what the FIA learned from the first one please do let us know.

As it's FP3, we'll be following live timing online, and as ITV don't / won't / can't cover this session, it's TVlizer streaming or TVU access for us today. More information on our F1 on the Internet page.

Yell if you've got yourself some coverage and let us know where you're watching the action from.




Saturday dawns then, and seeing as this is the home country of the FIA's preferred forecasters Météo France, you'd expect this weekends predictions to be pretty accurate.  However, no-one seems to know if it's going to be a wet or dry weekend.

Event start

10:00GMT +01:00

21 June 2008