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Nervous teams to sit out Saturday practice

Television and trackside viewers face a questionable spectacle on Saturday morning at Albert Park. As ever, an hour of practice is scheduled to finish just two hours before the all-important qualifying hour. Some teams, however, may not bother to send their cars out at all on Saturday morning. That's because the newly V6-powered cars have not only proved worryingly unreliable in winter testing, but because repairing them now takes much longer than in the past. "Sometimes hours pass before a diagnosis is even made," said Auto Motor und Sport correspondent Michael Schmidt. A full engine change can now take a whopping six hours, but Force India technical boss Andy Green added:...
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