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Malaysia 2008: Free Practice 2 // Ninety more minutes of practice action in Sepang

Published by Mr. C

The first free practice session at Sepang threw up a couple of things worth keeping an eye on for the next hour and a half, and in fact for the rest of the race weekend.

Firstly Kimi suffered yet more troubles, and coupled with rumours that he simply ran out of fuel (maybe for the second time in 7 days), it may mean Ferrari are heading for another disastrous weekend. Jean Todt's on hand to calm the chaos, but wasn't in uniform when we saw him.

The second thing to keep and eye on is the Red Bull's reliability (and I'm counting Toro Rosso in this mix). While DC's car fell to pieces after what appeared to me a minor trip over the curbs, Webber pulled over in a plume of smoke, and then in the dying minutes Vettel appeared to suffer a brake failure similar to that experienced by Webber last week. As far as we can tell Bourdais is the only man capable of regularly getting the damn car back to the pits in one piece and even he didn't make it full distance during Sunday's race.

So what of now, and what of session #2? Well, it's still dry at the circuit, which isn't exciting at all and teams are preparing to head out for the final 90 minutes of Friday running. If you're going to blow an engine, now is the time to do it, so we should expect a fist full of laps from anything running Ferrari horsepower.

This really doesn't need repeating, but it's always handy to have a link nearby - live timing is available as always on F1.com. We're watching the ITV live stream in the UK, and as Nelson pointed out earlier - for the technically inclined, a UK proxy hack will get you ITV's coverage anywhere in the world. Also, you can try TVlizer if all else fails.

Yell if you're still awake, or if you slept a little and managed to wake yourself again. Or even if it's midday in your part of the world and you just fancied rubbing it in a bit.




The first free practice session at Sepang threw up a couple of things worth keeping an eye on for the next hour and a half, and in fact for the rest of the race weekend.

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21 March 2008