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Pre-Season 2017 Testing, Car Launches & Chat

Discussion in 'Formula One Discussion' started by Greenlantern101, Nov 28, 2016.

  1. Rutherford

    Rutherford Rookie

    That's another Honda engine for the scrap heap. :D
    Oh dear, at this rate they are going to need a new engine after every session.
     
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  3. FB

    FB Not my cup of cake Valued Member

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    McLaren were going to hold a joint press conference with Honda later today but it has been cancelled. Make of this what you will.
     
  4. Incubus

    Incubus Champion Elect

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    They've all been hara-kiried?...
     
  5. Road of Bones

    Road of Bones MTC Mole Premium Contributor

    McLaren should "do a Brawn" and shoe-horn in a Merc lump instead of the hopeless Honda at the 11th hour...we all know how well that went, don't we?;)
     
  6. Greenlantern101

    Greenlantern101 Super Hero And All Round Good Guy Contributor

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    Pole last year in Spain 1:22.00
    Fastest lap 1:26.94

    Seb has just done a 1:19.024 and he won't be running on fumes. That 5 seconds faster looks possible.
     
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  7. F1Brits_90

    F1Brits_90 Pole Sitter

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    I am expecting this season for Vandoorne to really push Alonso. Because the last time i saw a guy this good in lower formula was Nico Hulkenberg.In his 2 yr spell in he Broke nearly every Gp2 record

    - Most wins (11)
    - most poles (8)
    - most podiums (26)
    - highest win % (25.6%)
    - Most points (570.5)
    - most points won in a season
    - he won his debut which was rare in pirelli era
    - when he won the GP2 title, he had realistically won it by july when he left hungary 80pts clear
     
  8. Olivier

    Olivier Race Winner

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  9. olegg

    olegg Podium Finisher

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  10. teabagyokel

    teabagyokel In the zone. Valued Member

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    Then again, the ultrasoft is most certainly unused at Catalunya in Grand Prix weekends.
     
  11. FB

    FB Not my cup of cake Valued Member

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    Most of the reports I read suggested that Vettel backed off in the last third of the lap so there may be better to come.
     
  12. sobriety

    sobriety Podium Finisher

    Has Mclaren Broken Down?

    LOL

    But also, a little:bawl:
     
  13. Bill Boddy

    Bill Boddy Professional layabout Premium Contributor

    It sounds as though Vettel has not done a single fast flying lap in one go FB.

    I can remember other drivers doing this in free practice, slow second section, fast final section, fast first section, fast second section then slow third section. I don't think that it kids the other teams though.
     
  14. Bill Boddy

    Bill Boddy Professional layabout Premium Contributor

    Blast you, that is what I came in to post sobriety !
     
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  15. ramilas1

    ramilas1 Podium Finisher

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    From memory, reading the Motorsport live text yesterday, they said Hamilton did a flyer on the SuperSofts, a few minutes after Vettel's fastest on the Ultras, and was about 4 tenths quicker in the final sector...
    .... which is where, I guess, his comment about Ferrari sand-bagging came from.
    Naughty Sebastian :spank: you know that's what RBR and the Mercs are there to do!
     
  16. ramilas1

    ramilas1 Podium Finisher

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    12:07
    Kimi has just done a 1:19.267 on the Standard Softs.
    Guess they don't have sandbags in Finland? LOL
    12:24
    Then a 19.019 on Supers
    12:38
    Allegedly, still only on a new set of Supers 1:18.634

    Ferrari run out of bags to put sand in, or is Kimi in 'leave me alone, I know what I'm doing' mode?
     
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  17. F1Brits_90

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    Always going to happen ROFL

    Im looking forward to the 1st few races

    HasMclarenFinishedYet

    DoesAlonsoStillDriveForMclaren

    HasBouillerDeckedHondaChiefYet

    HowLongHasButtonBeenAvoidingBouillersCalls
     
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  18. F1Brits_90

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    Doesn't surprise me because when he has pushed he been on step or 2 harder tyres & still only been 4/5tenths off mercedes. Like i think lewis did a late 19 on super softs & vettel had 20.3 on softs (Obviously fuel levels are unknown)
     
  19. olegg

    olegg Podium Finisher

    Pre-season testing in Barcelona 2017: drivers laps stats
    Driver - Laps
    Bottas - 628
    Vettel - 591
    Hamilton - 467
    Ericsson - 440
    Massa - 414
    Stroll - 386
    Magnussen - 369
    Ocon - 365
    Raikkonen - 364
    Perez - 349
    Verstappen - 347
    Grosjean - 341
    Ricciardo - 336
    Hulkenberg - 314
    Sainz - 307
    Palmer - 283
    Kvyat - 276
    Vandoorne - 234
    Wehrlein - 192
    Alonso - 190
    Giovinazzi - 151
    Celis - 66
     
  20. olegg

    olegg Podium Finisher

    Pre-season testing in Barcelona 2017: teams laps stat
    Team - Laps
    Mercedes - 1095
    Ferrari - 955
    Williams - 800
    Sauber - 783
    Force India - 780
    Haas - 710
    Red Bull - 683
    Renault - 597
    Toro Rosso - 583
    McLaren - 424
     
  21. olegg

    olegg Podium Finisher

    Pre-season testing in Barcelona 2017: engines laps stat
    Engine - Laps
    Mercedes - 2675
    Ferrari - 2448
    Renault - 1863
    Honda - 424
     

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