Think no practices today
it's definitely going to be a very busy day tomorrow for fp3.
FIA should extend the time for fp3 since there was no fp1 and 2.
Official.....no practice 2
Its better to have quali & race on saturday, if weather forecast is same as today.
Qualifying and race for tomorrow now maybe????
I like to think about it like this....NO FP1 & NO FP2....this should level the playing field for eveyone even more.....lets see who gots what it takes...who really is in their game?
Formula 1 teams and FIA to discuss moving Chinese GP to Saturday
Formula 1 teams will meet with the FIA today to discuss bringing the Chinese Grand Prix forward to Saturday to avoid the risk of it being cancelled because of bad weather.
Track action at the Shanghai circuit on Friday was extremely limited thanks to the medical helicopter being out of action because it could not land at the FIA's designated hospital in Shanghai, with the second session being cancelled entirely.
The FIA's rules state a session cannot continue if neither a medical helicopter nor an ambulance can get to the assigned hospital within approximately 20 minutes
The preferred hospital in Shanghai is 38 kilometres away, which is too far for the ambulance to reach in that time.
An alternative medical facility is just 5km away, but even that is too difficult to reach within the allowed time because of local traffic.
Better weather is predicted for Saturday, which should allow track action to get back underway without problem, but the forecast for Sunday is poor.
The matter is set to be discussed at Friday night's drivers' briefing, which will be attended by team managers, but a change would require unanimous support from the teams.
The situation in China is further complicated because the Bahrain GP runs next weekend, which means that it cannot be delayed until Monday because the freight needs to be shipped.
sorry folks but this is changing by the hour:
Chinese GP format to be unchanged despite Shanghai weather concerns
Race scheduled to start at 7am on Sunday; Saturday's qualy hour to begin at 8am; Hamilton had called for format to be ripped up
The Chinese GP will remain in its scheduled slot on Sunday morning UK time despite Lewis Hamilton leading calls for the format to be dramatically revised, after Friday practice was grounded due to low-hanging clouds in Shanghai.
Sky F1 had been told moving the Grand Prix to Saturday was being considered following the abandonment of Practice Two on safety grounds.
But the practicalities involved in moving an event which will be watched by a television audience of millions worldwide at such short notice means the race will take place at 7am UK time on Sunday as previously advertised.
Crossing Fingers that Ferrari best Mercedes somehow, even though i feel Merc's still have the better car this season. Finally getting back into F1 like I used to back in the early 2000's. Hehe I enjoy F1 much more when Ferrari wins ^_^
Last edited by IulianFerrari; 7th April 2017 at 23:33.
Yay no leaderboard on screen again.... sigh. They need to fix this!!!
Looks promising for ferrari! I'm so excited!
I got my timings wrong, set my alarm to wake up for 6am (UK time) switched on the TV and it was the end of FP3
Anyone see how we got on with the race sims?