GP Italy 2012: result of training 1
GP Italy 2012 (Training 1)
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Z for the first time in four races test the Formula 1 on Friday again on a dry track. After rain in Silverstone, Hockenheim, Hungary and Spa, Monza showed its sunny side with an air temperature of 24 degrees Celsius. The temperatures seemed to get some drivers to the head. The spectators got to see spectacular rides and jumps in the first chicane after the start and finish.

Flowviz color in action

The teams used the nice weather for the Preparing their programs for the race weekend on the high-speed track in Monza. The focus of the coordination work was the rear wing. Because of the many and long straights in Monza, little downforce is required. The teams have to sound out how much downforce is really necessary. This is why the neon yellow Flowviz color, which makes the currents more visible to the engineers, was particularly visible in the rear of the Red Bull, Ferrari, Marussia and Force India cars.

The fastest man in the morning was Michael Schumacher. An answer to rumors that Hamilton is replacing Schumacher at Mercedes? In any case, this story dominated the events in the paddock on Thursday. Schumi was not impressed by this and set the fastest time with 1: 25.422 minutes.

Jenson Button follows in second place in the McLaren, who still seems to have a high after his victory in Spa. The McLaren driver was 0.301 seconds short of Schumacher in the Mercedes. Overall, the Silver Arrows were in good shape. Nico Rosberg also shows a strong performance with his third place.

Fernando Alonso with engine problems

Even Ferrari, who are actually rather cautious on Friday, got involved at the top . Fernando Alonso finished the first training session in fourth place, Felipe Massa was left behind once again and came in fifth. But Alonso did not make ends meet without any problems either. A few minutes before the end, he rolled out at the end of the start and finish straight and had to start the way back on foot. Ferrari reported on Twitter that they suspect an engine problem like the one at Massa in Spa. Lewis Hamilton lined up in sixth place, half a second behind Schumacher.

Maldonado has to pass Williams

Kimi Raikkonen finished the first show in seventh position Sergio Perez in the Sauber. Red Bull stayed with the firstPositioning is rather pale. Mark Webber made it to ninth place, Sebastian Vettel did not get past eleventh place. In between, Pastor Maldonado ended up at the Williams. The Venezuelan had to park his car next to the track and get out shortly before the end. There was light smoke on the brakes.

Nico Hülkenberg was twelfth in the Force India behind Vettel and in front of Valtteri Bottas, test and reserve driver for Williams. Jerome D’Ambrosio, representing Romain Grosjean, placed 15th behind Kamui Kobayashi at his premiere in the 2012 season. There was also a newcomer at HRT: As expected, the Chinese Quang-Hua Ma finished his first Formula 1 training session in the HRT in last place, five seconds behind the leaders and two seconds behind his teammate Pedro de la Rosa.


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