Friday, March 23, 2012

Hamilton dominates in Malaysia

The third place in Australia was not good enough

Lewis Hamilton has launched his attack. The former world champion ran on Friday in free practice for Formula 1 Grand Prix of Malaysia in the favorite role.

The McLaren driver posted fastest time in both units, his team mate Jenson Button could in race trim but also to convince. Red Bull, meanwhile, for a difficult qualifying session.

Dominance of the bulls seems to be broken

World champion Sebastian Vettel came second place in the second session in the morning not ten out of place. The dominance of bulls from the time training seems so broken. "Right now is qualifying a certain problem," admitted Red Bull's motorsport director Helmut Marko. Last year, the Austrian-British racing team was brought in by Vettel and Mark Webber in 18 of 19 pole positions. To kick off in Australia was already standing at the front Hamilton, had to be in the race but behind Button and Vettel content with third place.
That will change on the tropical Hamilton in Sepang course. He has won not only one of the six active Formula 1 World Champion. "Front to start would be great. The car is good, but I was also a couple of times off the track, "said the Englishman. For this he was in 1:38,021 minutes more than half a second ahead of the competition. In the morning, was first runner-Vettel, in the afternoon world champion Michael Schumacher in the Mercedes immediately ahead of Button.
Vettel was not satisfied with the training. "Of course we would like to list in the period above. The potential is there, but we have to exploit it, "said the defending champion, who won the last two years in Malaysia. Webber finished in positions six and seven, but the Mercedes again presented strong. Both Schumacher and Nico Rosberg rival stables classified into two sessions in the top four.


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