2012 Testing - Barcelona 2: 21-24 Feb

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Post Sat Feb 11, 2012 11:42 am

Mercedes will be here with their new car; Marussia should be here with their new car; HRT are undecided whether the F111 will come to Barcelona for this test.
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Post Sat Feb 11, 2012 11:43 am

Marussia won't be with their new car until the 2nd Barcelona Test.

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/97162/
cbbcisace
 
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Post Sat Feb 11, 2012 11:44 am

cbbcisace wrote:Marussia won't be with their new car until the 2nd Barcelona Test.

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/97162/

Good call – I had read another article which stated "second test at Barcelona" as "second test, at Barcelona"
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Post Sat Feb 11, 2012 1:55 pm

In Soviet Russia Marussia is WDC car....
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Post Sun Feb 12, 2012 6:00 am

...

sheesh.

Anyways looks as if the data collected from Jerez will show some different looking cars? (possible return of the Mclaren U side pod?).

Random however...I thought this was funny, lets do the montreal Grand Prix right now!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZcX5H8aaeU
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Post Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:00 am

In the first day little rain is expected.
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McLaren: Day 1 & Day 2 - Lewis Hamilton

Ferrari: Day 3 & Day 4 - Felipe Massa
McLaren: Day 3 & Day 4 - Jenson Button
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italian
 
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Post Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:07 pm

The question is in regards to the Barcelona test with the "rumour" of a new floor and apparently the F2012 has the design with the new side crash structure which include a flow vent going under the floor outside the pod and larger wing (internals contain two crush rods for apparent "driver safety".

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http://www.f1technical.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=299516#p299516
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Post Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:38 pm

As I understand ,HRT failed nose and Rollhoop tests and is not allowed to simply redo these tests .anyone out there to know how the proceedure is when submitted components fail crash tests ?
New enquiry with simulation /calculation proof of performance? or is there a limit on attempts for these tests?
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Post Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:14 pm

Ferrari: Day 1 & Day 2 - Fernando Alonso
McLaren: Day 1 & Day 2 - Lewis Hamilton

Ferrari: Day 3 & Day 4 - Felipe Massa
McLaren: Day 3 & Day 4 - Jenson Button

Mercedes Gp: Day 1 & Day 3 - Michael Schumacher
Mercedes Gp: Day 2 & Day 4 - Nico Rosberg
Test calendar: http://www.mediafire.com/?a9attr6esazbyad
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italian
 
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Post Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:21 pm

marcush. wrote:As I understand ,HRT failed nose and Rollhoop tests and is not allowed to simply redo these tests .anyone out there to know how the proceedure is when submitted components fail crash tests ?
New enquiry with simulation /calculation proof of performance? or is there a limit on attempts for these tests?


There is no limit on the umber of tests - but all tests must be completed on the same chassis. Therefore, even if you pass, for example, a SIS push test, but fail the roll hoop, any repairs you make to the chassis will require the team to do all tests again.

I believe this is done to ensure the monocoques are sufficient to withstand cumulative damage, including impact tests.

Hope this helps.
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Post Fri Feb 17, 2012 2:23 pm

Pretty excited about this test, think we'll see cars much closer to race spec. Times won't mean anything, but its always nice to see the new features.
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Post Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:33 pm

I actually think parts will be introduced at Barca 2 rather than Barca 1
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Post Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:43 pm

We may even see new chassis' remember that the rule this year now allows any amount of chassis so long as it passes the crash test.

So will we see a race spec car...probably not Barca 1 i still feel the launch cars will show there prototype faces...

Barca 2 however....we may see different chassis from the top teams, new floors (Ferraris wafer thin shiny floor).
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Post Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:35 am

From AutoSport.com:
Mercedes completed a private test of its new W03 at Barcelona today, ahead of the next full-field test at the track, which starts on Tuesday.

Because Mercedes only used three of the four days of the opening test at Jerez, it was able to complete 200 kilometres of private running today. Michael Schumacher drove in the morning, before Nico Rosberg took over for the afternoon...

Full story at http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/97579
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Post Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:53 am

I'm getting chills down my spine, so secret like old times.

I wonder what they will do during testing maybe make a makeshift box on rollers so other teams cannot peak at their car, I really hope this year is going to be a nail biter without Sebastiens mono line "Yes Yes thats what i'm talking about" haha xD
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