10/06/2011

Canadian GP - Practice Two

Results: Di Resta 6th (1:16.089), Sutil 11th (1:16.905), Karthikeyan 23rd (1:20.311).

Once again another great effort by the Force India team! The car is looking good in the low downforce trim that Canada requires. Di Resta did a brilliant lap to secure 6th position and Sutil could have been there too if he didn't end his session early by hitting the barriers ... that's not a problem though, the car will be fixed by tomorrow and part of practice is to push the limits of the car so the crash doesn't cause a problem for us.

Karthikeyan ended up 23rd for Hispania, ahead of D'Ambrosio in the Virgin who also ended his session early with a trip into the barriers. Karthikeyan was just one tenth of a second down on teammate Liuzzi so it looks like it will be a close battle between them for the rest of the weekend.

Today has been one of the most eventful Fridays i can remember in F1 and that points towards a crazy race on Sunday. We shouldn't be that suprised though, Canada is usually a crazy race anyway! In both sessions today we have had: three red flags, four drivers into the barriers (Vettel, Sutil, Kobayashi and D'Ambrosio), off track excursions for nearly every driver, one puncture (Hamilton) and one driver change (de la Rosa in for the unwell Perez). Clearly there is every reason to be excited about FP3 and qualifying tomorrow! =)

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