It’s the 22nd October 2010, and this is F1Minute.
We finally got to see the first laps on the Korean International Circuit today, and it was much less troublesome than we had imagined. The track surface itself seemed to hold up pretty well, although it’s still not clear how well it will manage if any rain makes an appearance. There was plenty of dust though, and the drivers found sticking to the track, let alone the racing line, a bit tricky.
In Free Practice 1,the early times were well over two minutes, but improved rapidly, and it was Lewis Hamilton who set the first benchmark. Senna was the first casualty, as a suspension failure cut short his running. He also had to sit out much of Free Practice 2, which means the HRT team are lacking on laps at the moment. FP2 was a lot faster than the first, and seemed reminiscent of a typical session. Webber was fastest, with Alonso just behind him, so the top teams are still dominant, even with so much unknown.
We don’t know what kind of racing the track will produce, but it seems more likely incidents will spice up the weekend.
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