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To cut a long story short // Williams suffer bad day for both cars in Suzuka free practice

Published by Christine

Williams suffer bad day for both cars in Suzuka free practice
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Williams had a tough day on track for Free Practice Friday at the Suzuka circuit in Japan today. In each session, the team had to call it quits early, without completing the ninety minute allotted time for both cars.

Pastor Maldonado didn't manage to make it to the end of either practice session, and his brief post-session comments tell how frustrating it is for him: "An engine problem caused me to stop early in P2. It's my first time at Suzuka so I really need some more laps. We'll have our work cut out in tomorrow's final session."

Rubens Barrichello suffered with a puncture in P1, and crashed out of the second session after spinning off track. The car left the tarmac, skidded over the run-off and bashed into the tyre barriers, leaving Rubens okay but the car less so. The team have had to reshuffle their plans for final practice on Saturday morning to try and make the most of what little practice time they have left.