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Malaysia 2011 - Free Practice 1 // Ninety minutes of practice running should give our first clue to performance

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Hispania get ready for Free Practice in Malaysia
Hispania get ready for Free Practice in MalaysiaCredit: Hispania Racing

From Australia, we're moving on to Malaysia - where things are about to get tough. For the second race of the 2011 season, the humid conditions will be quite a challenge for the drivers, and today will be their first chance of getting some track time.

Red Bull were super fast throughout the whole weekend in Melbourne, with McLaren close behind, and then Ferrari and Mercedes somewhat further back. There will be more updates to many of the cars and plenty to keep an eye on.

Formula One has returned and it is to Melbourne that we turn our attention for this first Free Practice session of the year. With brand new tyres to test out, no real knowledge of who is fast and who is slow, plus one team who have not managed to test their 2011 car at all, anything could happen over the next couple of days.

Free Practice 1 will begin at 3:00am GMT+1 and this post is for the dedicated amongst you who will be up to watch.

Statistics

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Sepang International Circuit, Friday

31℃

  • Low 25℃
  • Humidity 96%

Sunny

2010 Session Results
PosDriverTeamTimeLaps
1L HamiltonMcLaren1:34.92119
2N RosbergMercedes1:35.10619
3J ButtonMcLaren1:35.20725
4M SchumacherMercedes1:35.22514
5R KubicaRenault1:35.40222

One to Watch

The team that needs more track time than anyone else is Hispania, so keep your eye on them and if they can make it out of the garage. Tonio Liuzzi seems to be the lead driver, as his car was prepared for first during the Melbourne weekend, so it will be interesting to see whether they can get some decent times on the board.

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From Australia, we're moving on to Malaysia - where things are about to get tough. For the second race of the 2011 season, the humid conditions will be quite a challenge for the drivers, and today will be their first chance of getting some track time.
Hispania Racing

Event start

03:00GMT +01:00

8 April 2011