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F1 Digest 2009 - China Free Practice - Team by team reaction to the first two sessions in Shanghai

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The McLarens put on an early show of improvement during FP1 but there's no stopping the Brawn GP boys as they continue to pick up the pace in Shanghai.

Free Practice 1

A very quiet start to the morning for us, but not so for McLaren, who showed that things are looking up. Hamilton got all the new toys whilst Kovalainen was left with the old car. All eyes were on Kubica and the Ferrari boys as well, though, for the respective inclusion and exclusion of KERS.

Free Practice 2

Another quiet session leads us to believe that this weekend in China isn't going to be a particularly exciting one. However, the Brawn boys were resurgant, as was Rosberg who finished second. When will he manage to translate his Free Practice pace to something special in qualifying?

Team by Team

Two driver quotes stand out, with Vettel enjoying himself out there (when most drivers were grumbling about the tyres), and Buemi who was experiencing the circuit for the first time. Other than that, most drivers are looking forward to the track being slightly improved tomorrow.