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Italy 2010 - Free Practice 3 // The sun is set to shine over Monza as the Saturday action begins

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Pedro de la Rosa ponders the live timing whilst sitting in the Sauber garage
Credit: BMW Sauber

So far we have had one McLaren and one Red Bull take the honours at Monza, and I can sense the crowd are hoping for a bit of glory from their home team. Either that or Liuzzi. Or even Trulli! Stranger things have happened. Anyway, we have one final hour of practice before qualifying gets underway, and it is the last chance to bolt on any changes before the laps really matter.

Weather update

clear

Autodromo Nationale Monza, Friday

14℃

  • Low 24℃
  • Humidity 59%

Sunny

It's forecast to be sunny for the entire of Saturday. We've already heard from Amy that you can blink and get sunburned without even noticing. There is no rain on the horizon for the rest of the weekend, so we are going to have to rely on a mixup in the order to try and spice up the racing.

One to watch

The HRT drivers only managed 8 laps between them in FP2 yesterday, so they will need to do a lot more work this morning to get anywhere near ready for qualifying. Team Principal Colin Kolles explains some of the problems they had:

In the morning session, Sakon Yamamoto did some aero testings in order to find the optimal adjustment for the race here in Monza. Later in practice two, he had to stop due to a gearbox failure. Bruno Senna had a problem with the fuel system and we changed some relevant parts between both sessions. Unfortunately, the same problem appeared again in the afternoon and now we have to define it exactly as it was not possible to do because of the short time between the sessions.

- Colin Kolles

So they thought they had fixed Senna's problem but they hadn't, meanwhile they are relying on Yamamoto to provide some of the answers they need to complete the weekend. This doesn't sound like an ideal setup to me!

Predictions please

Who will end up P1 during this session? Will it reflect the qualifying outcome? Will the Ferrari boys be able to please the home crowd? Will the sun shine throughout? Will Amy continue to get sunburned?

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So far we have had one McLaren and one Red Bull take the honours at Monza, and I can sense the crowd are hoping for a bit of glory from their home team. Either that or Liuzzi. Or even Trulli! Stranger things have happened. Anyway, we have one final hour of practice before qualifying gets underway, and it is the last chance to bolt on any changes before the laps really matter.
BMW Sauber

Event start

10:00GMT +01:00

11 September 2010