Saturday, 22 March 2008

Malaysian Grand Prix Final Practice

BMW's Nick Heidfeld was the surprise leader on the time sheets at the end of the final Practice session before the competitive action kicks off in qualifying. His performance will doubtless have raised a few eyebrows in the Ferrari and McLaren garages, as BMW haven't really looked impressive thus far in Malaysia. They could perhaps cause an upset and get in amongst the big boys at the front.

Ferrari continued their impressive form this session while McLaren kept their qualy-pace cards close to their chest by focusing on long run set-up work. Red Bull got the all clear from the race stewards to go out on track after question marks over the apparent fragility of their car, and they impressed with P5 and P6. The other performances of note were Rosberg and Barrichello. Both did extremely limited running this session, and I wonder whether they may be conserving their engines in the heat and humidity of Sepang.

I can't really tell you what happened on track as, alas, the only stream I could find of the footage was about the size of a postage size and impossible to make out. Ho-hum. Bring on qualifying!

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