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The 2016 Malaysian GP Thread

Post by cmlean » Sat Oct 01, 2016 5:38 am

This is the place to discuss everything related to the second round of the 2016 season taking place in Malaysia between the 30th of September and the 2nd of October.

To submit your 10 'n' Pole Picks for Malaysia click here, to register in the competition click here

Picks for Malaysia close at the start of Saturday practice

The event timetable for the Malaysian Grand Prix.

Friday
1st Practice 10:00 local time - 02:00 GMT
2nd Practice 14:00 local time - 06:00 GMT

Saturday
Practice 14:00 local time - 06:00 GMT
Qualifying 17:00 local time - 09:00 GMT

Sunday
Race 15:00 local time - 07:00 GMT

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Re: The 2016 Malaysian GP Thread

Post by cmlean » Sat Oct 01, 2016 5:50 am

FP1 Results

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Pos	Time	  Driver			     Car
1	 01:35.2	Nico Rosberg	     Mercedes
2	 01:35.7	Lewis Hamilton	   Mercedes
3	 01:36.3	Kimi Räikkönen	   Ferrari
4	 01:36.3	Sebastian Vettel	 Ferrari
5	 01:36.5	Fernando Alonso	  McLaren
6	 01:36.8	Daniel Ricciardo	 Red Bull Racing
7	 01:37.0	Max Verstappen	   Red Bull Racing
8	 01:37.5	Nico Hulkenberg	  Force India
9	 01:37.6	Sergio Perez	     Force India
10	01:37.6	Jenson Button	    McLaren
11	01:37.8	Daniil Kvyat	     Toro Rosso
12	01:37.9	Valtteri Bottas	  Williams
13	01:37.9	Romain Grosjean	  Haas
14	01:37.9	Esteban Gutierrez   Haas
15	01:38.1	Carlos Sainz	     Toro Rosso
16	01:38.2	Felipe Nasr	      Sauber
17	01:38.3	Marcus Ericsson	  Sauber
18	01:38.3	Felipe Massa	     Williams
19	01:39.1	Jolyon Palmer	    Renault
20	01:40.0	Esteban Ocon	     Manor Racing Team
21	01:40.6	Pascal Wehrlein	  Manor Racing Team
22	No Time	Kevin Magnussen	  Renault

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Re: The 2016 Malaysian GP Thread

Post by cmlean » Sat Oct 01, 2016 5:58 am

FP2 Results

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Pos	Time	  Driver			      Car
1	 01:34.9	Lewis Hamilton	    Mercedes
2	 01:35.2	Nico Rosberg	      Mercedes
3	 01:35.6	Sebastian Vettel	  Ferrari
4	 01:35.8	Kimi Räikkönen	    Ferrari
5	 01:36.0	Max Verstappen	    Red Bull Racing
6	 01:36.3	Sergio Perez	      Force India
7	 01:36.3	Fernando Alonso	   McLaren Honda
8	 01:36.3	Daniel Ricciardo	  Red Bull Racing
9	 01:36.4	Nico Hulkenberg	   Force India
10	01:36.7	Jenson Button	     McLaren Honda
11	01:36.8	Carlos Sainz	      Toro Rosso
12	01:36.9	Jolyon Palmer	     Renault
13	01:37.0	Valtteri Bottas	   Williams
14	01:37.0	Esteban Gutierrez 	Haas
15	01:37.1	Felipe Massa	      Williams
16	01:37.3	Daniil Kvyat	      Toro Rosso
17	01:37.4	Marcus Ericsson	   Sauber
18	01:37.5	Felipe Nasr	       Sauber
19	01:37.7	Kevin Magnussen	   Renault
20	01:37.8	Romain Grosjean	   Haas
21	01:37.9	Pascal Wehrlein	   Manor Racing Team
22	01:38.0	Esteban Ocon	      Manor Racing Team

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Re: The 2016 Malaysian GP Thread

Post by cmlean » Sat Oct 01, 2016 1:19 pm

Well. Magnussen and Renault are some lucky campers.
Coming in after a sighting lap in Free Practice 1, all hell breaks loose. It seems that the fuel tank pressurized and started pushing fuel out of the breather behind the roll hoop. This then continually ignited, probably from the heat from the headers.

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Some magnificent work by the Renault crew had the car out on track during FP2.

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Re: The 2016 Malaysian GP Thread

Post by Thaddeus » Thu Oct 06, 2016 7:43 pm

Went for Ricciardo as driver of the day. He did very well to keep beyond Verstappen, when the latter was on clearly superior tyres. Reminded me a bit of Bahrain 2014.

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