Michael Schumacher has put Mercedes GP on top of the timesheets today after a few qualifying laps saw him top Alonso by more than 0.3 seconds. Nico Rosberg also confirmed the improvements in Mercedes' updates aero package as he ended the day in third.
It is wet and cold and only four of eight cars are on track. I reckon we will not see serious track action before noon. Then the times will become faster as it gets warmer. Teams will probably go for race simulations mainly.
Formula One's fundamental ethos is about success coming to those with the most ingenious engineering and best ..............................organization, not to those with the biggest budget. (Dave Richards)
It's being discussed in the MP4-26 thread. It appears to be a device for measuring front wing loads and / or deflection. RedBull used something similar when they were developing the flexible front wing system last year.