Pre-Season 2018-2019 Winter testing and car launches

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  1. RasputinLives

    RasputinLives CTA Best Avatar Award Winner Contributor

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    BradMan I think it could go both ways depending on which Kimi turns up. I think if he gets the hump he might just coast for most of the year.....and let's face it he's never been great with car feedback.
     
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  3. Titch

    Titch Things can only get better ..It's a lie. Premium Contributor

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    He likes ice cream though. :D
     
  4. BradMan

    BradMan Test Driver

    Every team he has raced for has stated how good he is at car feedback. Very precise yet concise, right to the point... Trust me... probably the best of the grid. That's why Ferrari kept him these last few years. That's also the reason they recruited him back. They ditched him cause he lost some of his raw speed due to age and can't keep up with Vettel. They dropped him because of his speed. Still pretty fast though.

    Also, Why do you think Alfa grabbed him up when he came calling now that they want to move forward. To win popularity contest?
     
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  5. RasputinLives

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    I've actually never heard that said about him but will take your word for it. I know he was ditched by Ferrari first time round though because they felt he wasn't doing enough to lead the team.

    Also the McLaren boost button story is always quite funny and very Kimi.
     
  6. BradMan

    BradMan Test Driver

    Yes, and interference by Michael Schumacher, who wanted to assist his protege Massa. Ferrari realized their mistake when Massa got injured by that loose spring turned projectile. Suddenly things started working but it was too late. They've already employed Alonso
     
  7. F1Brits_90

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    i think it will by F1 standards it cant be worse at some tracks looking at you catalunya. but if your expecting F2 ways of following. then you'll be disappointed. but they got rid of all the winglets. which was the main problem & disturbing majority of the airflow

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  8. Angel

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    I am hoping for, but not expecting, better racing this year. I won't get too excited about it until we actually see what we're getting as I've done that before and ended up being disappointed.
     
  9. BradMan

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    I guess they trying to slow cars down too? Using logic, those winglets are designed explicitly to create less friction and assist airflow over bodywork in motion, which in fact affect cars following behind
     
  10. BradMan

    BradMan Test Driver

    We'll have to see what happens in testing, one of the key points to look out for. Teams will just find another way to get around the problem... and leave us disappointed again
     
  11. F1Brits_90

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    no doubt thats the opening race of the season every season for me & probally why I enjoy the 2nd race more than the 1st. because every yr I naively think this is yr everything going to be great. were going to have close racing & title battle. but we end up with a terrible race like austraila last yr

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    also welcome BradMan hope you enjoy the dysfunctional family
     
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  12. BradMan

    BradMan Test Driver

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    Nothing like being abit dysfunctional. You can be whoever you want to be
    I'm going to enjoy your posts, and learn some more...U seem clued up on the tech side
     
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  13. F1Brits_90

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    thank you I try my best :goodday:

    but just try to soak up like a sponge all the technical "lessons" that brundle kravitz & drivers talk about on sky F1, but I would say their are others on here that know more than me
     
  14. BradMan

    BradMan Test Driver

    Craig is probably the one I like most... VERY technical

    Brundle and Ted more insight-driven
     
  15. vintly

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    A belated welcome BradMan, great to see new life on the forum.
     
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  16. BradMan

    BradMan Test Driver

    Thank you Vintly. I feel right at home
     
  17. Angel

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    Yes I am the same, every year I am there all full of anticipation hoping for great racing. After all these years you'd think we'd have learnt better by now wouldn't you? :snigger:

    But this year, with the new aero rules and everything, it just might be different..... I know, don't hold my breath. :unsure:
     
  18. Bill Boddy

    Bill Boddy Professional layabout Premium Contributor

    From me too. However, a warning. I am a miserable old sod; I know because I am applying to renew my passport before these blue things come in when my wife saw my photo this morning and remarked that anyone with a face like that must be a miserable old sod.
     
  19. Titch

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    Nice to have it confirmed by a higher authority Bill Boddy
     
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  20. BradMan

    BradMan Test Driver

    LOL Bill..
    Thx for the welcome
     
  21. Izumi

    Izumi Rookie

    Some things never change, so it seems. We are about to start a new season, and guess what, Australia launches investigation of - wait - of course Ferrari, who else? Nice fellows down there. Impeccable timing. So, what else is new?
     

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