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Turkey 2011 - Free Practice 3 // Vettel has work to do after a crash on Friday in Istanbul

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Unusual weather hits practice in Turkey
Unusual weather hits practice in TurkeyCredit: Virgin Racing

It's been an unusual couple of sessions in Turkey so far, if only because Sebastian Vettel has not managed to dominate everything. After a crash in FP1 that saw him sit out the running in the afternoon, the Red Bull mechanics have had their work cut out to patch everything up.

They will need this last 60 minutes before qualifying to make sure everything is running. Meanwhile, everyone else will be hoping their extra running will help them bridge the gap to Red Bull, who so far seem to be on the back foot.

Free Practice 3 is scheduled to begin at 9am GMT+1 which translates to about 11am local time.

Statistics

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Istanbul Park Circuit, Saturday

12℃

  • Low 4℃
  • Humidity 73%

Sunny

2010 Session Results
PosDriverTeamTimeLaps
1S VettelRed Bull1:27.06618
2N RosbergMercedes1:27.35916
3L HamiltonMcLaren1:27.39614
4M WebberRed Bull1:27.55315
5R KubicaRenault1:27.78420

One to Watch

Pastor Maldonado became the second car to crash out yesterday, bringing his Williams into contact with the wall and causing just a little bit of chaos. He'll be keen on getting as much running as he can this morning as well. Yesterday he was promising good things:

When we did get out, the speed was there but on the long run I made a mistake and lost the car at the exit of T8 and crashed into the barrier damaging the front wing. However, I know this circuit and the car has improved so I'll be up there tomorrow!

- Pastor Maldonado

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It's been an unusual couple of sessions in Turkey so far, if only because Sebastian Vettel has not managed to dominate everything. After a crash in FP1 that saw him sit out the running in the afternoon, the Red Bull mechanics have had their work cut out to patch everything up.
Virgin Racing

Event start

09:00GMT +01:00

7 May 2011