Featured Grand Prix 2019 Australian Grand Prix Practice, Qualifying & Race Discussion

Discussion in 'Formula One Discussion' started by FB, Feb 23, 2019.

  1. Izumi

    Izumi Rookie

    Pre-season chatter is promissing crowded podium. Renault is now grabbing headlines how close they are to Ferrari.
    Sheezzzz... Ferrar, RBR, Mercedes, Renault ...? This is going to be fun at T1 / Jones. I could actually see Max taking straight line and not be bothered with minor details line track topography.
     
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  3. F1Brits_90

    F1Brits_90 Race Winner

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    for me the gap will shrink I believe but 1 pre season is not enough to close that gap where we consistently having teams top 3, minute ahead of the other 7. I doubt we will have the grosjean being 4th but getting lapped again. but then as long the drivers can race each other that going to be the great thing, which they feel that they can & ross brawn for all the stick he taking is about to poteinally deliver the signs are more promising than depressing headlines of 2017

    if I was going to take a punt at the running order. I would guess at
    Ferrari
    Mercedes
    Red Bull

    Haas
    Renault
    Toro Rosso
    Alfa Romeo
    Racing Point
    McLaren













    Williams
     
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  4. Angel

    Angel Pole Sitter Supporter

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    Aww, that gap between the rest and Williams is huge! Probably realistic though sadly.
     
  5. F1Brits_90

    F1Brits_90 Race Winner

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    it was sort of half joke but it is bad the only team not to break 1:18.
     
  6. cider_and_toast

    cider_and_toast Exulted Lord High Moderator of the Apex Staff Member Premium Contributor

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    I think you're a bit harsh McLaren there.
     
  7. FB

    FB Not my cup of cake Valued Member

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    Less than 2 weeks to go until we find out.
     
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  8. cider_and_toast

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    Yes indeed.
     
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  9. BradMan

    BradMan Test Driver

    You would put Alfa Romeo that low? I will place them leading midfield, but then... We don't really know
     
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  10. F1Brits_90

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    i think it was a toss up between them & racing point for that spot i had McLaren 8th. but on both last yr displays with there residual pace & mercedes engine would just see racing point edge it. also my explanation for 4th - 7th below & only 10 teams means thats where McLaren i feel slot in on process of elimination.

    its just educated guesswork & hunches. from testing analysis. but ill explain how i got to my midfield thinking

    Haas - great out of the box in 2018 & seem to repeated that feat again 2019. look quick on the tyre comparisons & "estimated" corrections

    Renault - seem good & considering the money they have. "enhanced" engine & the fact they have the 2nd best driver partnership on the grid. anything lower would be disaster for them cant have Riccardo trundeling around on a merit 13th

    Toro Rosso - have a feeling that they could surprise & have an actually decent car using the benefit of improved Honda engine & red bull tie up. testing times seems good. & have 2 talented drivers in the car

    Alfa Romeo - looked good 1st test, but once the qualifying runs started. i felt they lacked something. but i could have them higher but process of elimination & someone got to slot somewhere
     
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  11. BradMan

    BradMan Test Driver

    Yes, they have seem to have fallen back have'nt they. One is not sure is they are holding back or been more experiential. Reports from drivers are abit misty (even Kimi is unsure about potential of the car), Gio is still...uhm...learning things...

    Actually, I can't really argue with your analysis but hope that Alfa springs a surprise (Kimi for one never shows his true potential during testing). They were after all one of the teams with quite radical concepts
     
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  12. Radical F1

    Radical F1 Learner

    Out of curiosity, What is your first 3 prediction ?
     
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  13. Izumi

    Izumi Rookie

    Radical, my friend, how long we know each other? I don't do predictions. Chances of cardiac arrest is then lower. You know for whom I am cheering, but I will be happy if he survives T1 and can develop race strategy par excellence.
    - It's too close to make a call.
    - I am not sure what Whiting did to engines (closing "grey" areas Honda was complaining about).
     
  14. Angel

    Angel Pole Sitter Supporter

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    For me it's 1st Vettel, 2nd Leclerc, 3rd I'm going to say it's likely to be Hamilton, but maybe Bottas will surprise us all, including himself and his team mate.

    That's what I'm hoping for (on the top two steps at least) as much as what I expect.
     
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  15. vintly

    vintly Mostly bacon Premium Contributor

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    Verstappen to win, everyone else to DNF :D
     
  16. Izumi

    Izumi Rookie

    Verstappen? Its possible, but only because he will cut T1 in straight line, and FiA let him to finish the race. After race he will be punished for the infraction by serving 1 week of community service on beaches of Majorka.
     
  17. Angel

    Angel Pole Sitter Supporter

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    I hope he's in your Fantasy Team for Australia then in that case ;)
     
  18. vintly

    vintly Mostly bacon Premium Contributor

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    He is indeed Angel
     
  19. Radical F1

    Radical F1 Learner

    I know. I just thought I can lure you to prediction :snigger:
     
  20. Radical F1

    Radical F1 Learner

    Very sensible prediction.
     
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  21. Radical F1

    Radical F1 Learner

    Got ya Izumi ! That right up there is a prediction LOL
     

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