So here’s what’s happened so far. Q3 was slippery and then the rain came and Qualifying was closed until 8 pm tonight which was not broadcast live. It is being aired now and the track is wet and everyone is starting on Inters, but what it means for the race is that the track will hardly be rubbered in.
The grid looks a little bit like this-
|1||Sebastian Vettel||Red Bull Racing-Renault||1:27.407||27|
|2||Mark Webber||Red Bull Racing-Renault||1:27.827||26|
|9||Paul di Resta||Force India-Mercedes||1:29.305||23|
|12||Adrian Sutil||Force India-Mercedes||1:38.134||19|
|21||Giedo van der Garde||Caterham-Renault||1:49.519||11|
Pic is racing at the sufferance of the stewards because he was outside the 107% rule, but the field is thin this year and I’d be surprised to see it enforced ever.
I’m surprised to see Mercedes so high, and McLaren is much worse off than I thought they would be, though they’ve “redesigned much of the car to have a larger margin for development throughout the season“. Scuderia Marlboro looks exactly as bad as they did last year and Red Bull just as dominant.
I was wrong about the compounds on offer, it’s Medium and Super Soft not Soft and Super Soft. Don’t say I never acknowledge my mistakes. There’s a second a lap beween the two.
The NBC Sports site is hopeless and has nothing nearly as useful as the Speed Racecast. I was reduced to using one of my blind mailboxes to register with Formula One so I can get Timing and Scoring for the race, we’ll have to see how that works out.
So I apologize in advance. First Race, New Network, we’ll see how it goes.