06/07/2012

British GP - Practice One Results

Results: di Resta 23rd (No time set), Bianchi 24th (No time set).

Both Sahara Force India drivers did installation laps early on; the plan was to gather data on the exhaust system as you can see with the sensor array on the back of the car here:

(The thing that looks a bit like a wine rack is a sensor array)

On that installation lap, Paul di Resta's telemetry showed some "unusual anomalies" in the cars feedback and so much of the session was sat out as a precaution while mechanics checked everything over.

The steering column on Paul's car was changed and a few more laps were completed for him towards the end of the session - although no laptime was set.

I'm surprised how many other teams did timed laps, don't forget teams only get three sets of wet tyres for the whole weekend, and their are four more session to go - it's quite possible that all other sessions could be equally wet, if not worse. This means that Sahara Force India's limited running could be a blessing in disguise; they've saved tyre wear for later sessions.

Bianchi & Clos took part in this session in place of Hulkenberg & Karthikeyan respectively - but normal service will be resumed in FP2.

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