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F1 Digest - Europe Qualifying - Toro Rosso put on a surprisingly strong display around the streets of Valencia

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Despite all the unusual events we have seen, with drivers topping timesheets when we weren't expecting it, qualifying ended up as we might have anticipated. Still, F1 Digest rounds up all the action that got us there.

Free Practice 3

Very overcast at the beginning of the day, and poor Trulli was very much under a cloud. He only managed two laps, without setting a time. Probably better than the Renault's though who set ridiculously slow times. When will that be banned?


Although Toro Rosso looked to be amazingly strong throughout every session, they couldn't quite make it stick. Both through to Q3, but that's about it. Massa and Hamilton both outshone their team mates as well.


It seems as though one side of the grid is more favourable than the other, so Hamilton is understandably concerned about the pace Massa will show off the line. Some of the names who are more used to being at the front are also expressing worries about being in amongst the traffic. Who's money is on a safety car?