July 02, 2016
|3||Force India Mercedes||1:07.385||1:07.257||1:09.285|
|7||Red Bull Racing TAG Heuer||1:07.500||1:06.840||1:09.980|
|9||Red Bull Racing TAG Heuer||1:07.131||1:06.866||1:11.153|
|15||Toro Rosso Ferrari||1:07.618||No Time
|16||Force India Mercedes||1:07.657||No Time
|20||Toro Rosso Ferrari||1:08.409|
Well, okay you say, big deal, just another Merc 1 - 2, hey? Well not so fast there, Binkey! Both Nico Rosberg and Seb Vettel had to change gearboxes meaning they take five-grid-spot penalties... which ALSO means that Force India's Nico Hulkenberg will be starting second, and Jenson Button's McLaren will be third!
As the late great Mel Allen used to say, "How about that?" (oops, got distracted again)
Down towards the bottom, we find Carlos Sainz, Sergio Perez and Kid Kvyat, all three of whom snapped their suspensions like dry twigs running over the... shall we say "aggressive"?... curbs at the Red Bull Ring. There's been a lot of that this weekend... Rosberg's gearbox change is a result of his left-rear suspension breaking, and I know it happened to a few drivers in Practice 1 as well.
That's Rosberg's suspension at the point of failure. Pretty clean snappage right there... and that's the thing about carbon fiber: it's remarkably strong right up to the moment it isn't anymore, at which point it breaks like a dry saltine. Metal may be heavier, but it usually bends before it breaks... which is probably why suspensions were the last thing to change to carbon fiber in a F1 car design.
Well, it should be a race tomorrow. There's even a chance of rain, which'll throw the ducks amongst the rye bread, that's for sure. See you then, maybe!
If I remember.
Hulk starting in second place? Awesome! (I've got a soft spot in my heart for Force India; I want them to do well.)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at July 03, 2016 01:01 AM (+rSRq)
Posted by: GreyDuck at July 03, 2016 09:04 AM (rKFiU)
The zuppa toscana though... nom
Posted by: Wonderduck at July 03, 2016 11:23 AM (Hdexn)
Posted by: David at July 04, 2016 02:08 AM (YHSti)
It isn't working. Those sticks are just gritty and doughy now.
I mean, go ahead and laugh at my lamenting the loss of OG bread sticks as a tasty treat, but dammit.
Posted by: GreyDuck at July 04, 2016 01:49 PM (rKFiU)
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