Lotus Renault Korean GP - Yeongam Friday practice report

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Practice One


Bruno Senna, R31-04
No time set, installation lap only

Vitaly Petrov, R31-06
No time set, installation lap only

Lotus Renault GP began its Korean Grand Prix weekend greeted by wet conditions at the Korean International Circuit near Yeongam.

Vitaly Petrov, Lotus Renalut F1 Team
Vitaly Petrov, Lotus Renalut F1 Team

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Both Bruno and Vitaly went out for an installation lap but after that it was a waiting game in the garage to see if weather conditions would improve; they didn’t.

Both cars used Pirelli’s orange-marked wet tyre for their install.

Michael Schumacher ended the session with the fastest time of 2min 02.784secs with newly crowned champion Sebastian Vettel second fastest.

Practice Two


Bruno Senna, R31-04
P15, 1:55.187, 28 laps

Vitaly Petrov, R31-06
P11, 1:54.200, 26 laps

After a near-washout practice session this morning in Korea, Lotus Renault GP encountered brighter skies as they took to the track for Free Practice 2.

Seeking a considerable amount more lap time, Bruno and Vitaly completed their first timed laps of the day early in the session.

Running on Pirelli’s blue-marked intermediate tyres throughout the 90-minute period, Vitaly led the way after posting a session-best time of 1min 54.200secs.

Bruno’s fastest lap was completed in 1 min 55.187secs.

The times left Vitaly in P11 and Bruno in P15 as they look forward to the final practice session of the weekend tomorrow morning.

McLaren’s out-of-form driver Lewis Hamilton set the fastest time of the session in 1min 50.828secs.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Michael Schumacher , Lewis Hamilton , Sebastian Vettel , Bruno Senna , Vitaly Petrov
Teams McLaren
Tags korean gp, lotus renault, petrov, senna, yeongam