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David Hobbs and Steve Matchett take a look at the leaderboards after practice from Montreal. The teams had a new tire compound to contend with but Fernando Alsonso topped the leader board for this second session.
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Hello and thank you for joining us on a little roundtable discussion following free practice were on hand to. From round eight of the 2011 full normal championship. Down in Valencia. As you can see lead if he's unable to join us but we have persuaded bend it to come and join us from the -- -- -- Hello it is honestly it. Alongside me. As you can here is David -- I'm Steve matches are going to be talking about the free practice sessions David -- Qaeda issued to the teams -- -- Medium compound tire and even the guys government. Well as he did do very well as he ran they had -- hole. Wall backs against them but -- -- -- track was very very slippery in both sessions ready and have -- -- justices street circuit and Indies once years for this race. And as you said in the broadcast has also should diesel oil gasoline and general idea debris jump on it. Did he is so it's very slippery Bennett first out enough our system particularly slippery. And then it goes it got to -- it gets better as the weekend goes on a colossal time as it puts -- normal race from them. There's no question that was very sleepy I'm talking about slipping in free practice one we sort incident with Holcomb by driving the force India chassis. We we see the video and David Wells. Say it just have to pin was there's no grip that I will be I was get a little bit from the -- up the rear brakes and it just get him out billions of war. And he got both left side suspensions front and Graham because that is -- the rest. For the rest of the weekend as it -- and unfortunately goes full well pulled to rest was watching this on the video notice. Was the count is holed away. And pulled -- got very little practice time in. He has that was Holcomb books. Free practice one session divers the Friday drive. And as you send and the -- off back to the pits but a lot of work for the guys trying to get the call already we have a little bit of footage -- all the guys working. On the call for free practiced suit civil look at this series to rest as the guys are desperately trying to get the car now but. Did you set up the left -- incident didn't look like a major incidents in terms of F one accidents but. Tweak the suspension enough for those guys were working flat out eventually they did get the car out on track and to rest up for saying that he's had such little running around at David did a pretty good job. Yeah he'd joke on Friday like Nico -- they did today. He put in the time it was good enough for fourteenth on the -- did he got into the 140s which is -- What are mostly -- just a few tenths of a second. So he may agency to hit them both -- seventh again another good run to pull the rest and he's certainly a guy that I think a lot of people and pit lane Kolb watching closely. Yeah there's no question that for a young driver to get into a car on the track that is unfamiliar -- -- certainly a street circuit around yet with such little -- like he does describe. Proves his worth the other teams and -- is -- -- the other teams and certainly a lot of teams we know are already looking. Uphold dressed certainly we know them as they exited in the possibly think Connecticut come and join them in the near future. Well they would be a step up for him and he's obviously drive worth watching because just -- people know he is cousin. Of doubt they'll Frankie T sounds very like him to upset they sound just like if it's that's not exactly like it does not those lovely couple Scottish -- -- I have friend DC. -- -- the possibilities that. They have gone about wonderful this is nothing -- for a moment out of -- wonderful Scott to slim which is such a pleasure to listen to. -- -- That is a great drive is that right winning a race in Milwaukee last week almost flag to flag not quite but he had a bit of a tussle halfway through the race but it that a good result in -- And look for pulled -- do improve tomorrow in case terrain and of course is the all important qualifying which the in me movie caddy and landed eight. Yeah will be on our own ball resulted in. Other duties the Barrett Jackson Lee is gonna be away from a so with gold -- -- with -- -- it -- not decide things on qualifying tomorrow. Will that would may have been -- set we weren't I should be -- an awful lot from it now get him back to this practice session we -- down in the south of Spain so let's have a look and see how the -- back he's got on that it was really. They book ended this series really the session. How big soiree. Scooter tour also had all sorts of problems with his -- Georgia -- can only the technical director getting into very heated discussion whether it's Ferrari whether or not the problem was and you know give books related. So that was and what was happening at one end of the field. The other end of the filled with a splendid in the cub David Fernando Alonso on the Ferrari F 150 heat however I think right now. They had a wonderful day we saw a lot of blocking up from him earlier on well on that slippery track I was told about that. -- -- the end of that pizza roll all the way through -- he was right near the front end of the of the time sheets in the course. He finally -- cannot Laffey was the only got against a thirty sevens 379. But nevertheless I was good enough to put in the top of the time sheets and the the throughout -- looking better Massa is a little bit behind but I think he's like in this spot so not that far away so both draws putting a lot better. But the one the clown looking pretty good the Lewis Hamilton but a good day for one Spaniard in the terrible day for pulled out -- slotting -- really. I think this year I would say draw on his job but he might be because is certainly change NBA coming in studio tour also -- them. He needs to be on Bennett terms with his teammate Sebastien blame me really. Yeah and that's the fun of technology is so important as well that. You know as you always say you know you're as good as your last rice and there is nothing more them on Formula One. The lot of technical changes coming into this girl prix weekend that round I doubt the European grown prison titled it's really just another excuse to have to. Spun has grown -- because of the popularity of Alonso and quite frankly operas would it. There -- new. Restrictions come in and as far as the electronics on the car. Engine mapping cannot be changed from qualifying to the race. A lot of the teams saying you know was still a little bit confused about what we can and what we taunted amenities for me of one policy. I'm a philosophy for the engineers to try and push those regulations to the nth degree until the F I snapped back and -- what. -- -- -- -- A civil -- -- the -- trying to hide things as much as possible to -- they really mean local politicians. But he would look and see incidentally actually -- in and have. So yeah it's losing and Nicholas the next crown prince Sosa and come up there is a rule change -- -- is blown to fuses are supposed to be. Got rid of not that is a big change the people -- and have to work out on that I would think. He's going to be a big change because there's going to be physical change to the media all texture of the calm. Token to some of the engineers this change is gonna have a knock on effect away in advance I think. The what the FI predicting a couple of engineers -- sent to me look. These engines as a built designed to run with a very short signal system one of the biggest exceptions is possibly rent -- this year without having them from exit system on tobacco. But if all of a sudden we're not allowed to use the -- -- up. We have to re route -- -- system to push them through the back to the -- similar to. How they would resigned twenty odd years ago that is contrite excellence to the exhaust that could well have a knock on effect of the reliability of the end. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Soda club now how to going to be working on the -- I thought the visit the they'll obviously be a difference. I'm sure they'll be a difference in the years shape of the cost to to make to make up for the ground Federer gonna lose by they've blown exhaust. Yet ops is no question that but I hope comes ruled the Silverstone grown bring the British -- -- the race after this one for this race picture as the electronics we'll see how that pans out. Herald highlights of all -- -- -- -- throughout the weekend just remember that free practice three will be streaming live on speed interactive and the race itself on Sunday. Is fox race so check your local listings for that. Fullback and a full David Hobbs on Steve match it -- this is being a production of speed interactive. Extremely --