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F1 Digest - France Qualifying - Penalties feature heavily as drivers decide their Saturday strategies

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When qualifying is preceded by a Free Practice with Piquet on top, you know you're in for a fascinating day. Listen to today's F1 Digest for details of the highs, the lows, and the many, many penalties.

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Piquet led the way today, in a session where none of the regular's made an appearance in the top four, and there was no apparent reason for it.


Knowledge of prior penalties, plus one handed out after the event spiced up the results today, and keep us all guessing over strategies.


The usual mix of optimism and disappointment. Hamilton is apologising, Bourdais is worried that it's just too competitive and Räikkönen is honoured to help Ferrari hit 200.