2012 Testing - Barcelona 2: 1 - 4 March

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Post Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:55 am

So, we have less than a week to go, and (hopefully) we should see both the new Marussia and the new HRT unveiled at this test.

RBR and Ferrari are rumoured to have a major upgrade package here; it's unclear if McLaren do, or if they're turning up to the first race with it.
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Post Sun Feb 26, 2012 1:22 am

ferrari and red bull will start their tests one day later, and ferrari will have two filming days, 28. and 29. of this month in barcelona.
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Post Sun Feb 26, 2012 1:40 am

beelsebob wrote:So, we have less than a week to go, and (hopefully) we should see both the new Marussia and the new HRT unveiled at this test.

RBR and Ferrari are rumoured to have a major upgrade package here; it's unclear if McLaren do, or if they're turning up to the first race with it.

also Lotus will have major upgrade. they said that car will look very diffirent from first test in Jerez, then they missed first Barcelona test. I expect some very interesting components on car in this 4 days from them 8)
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Post Sun Feb 26, 2012 5:09 am

radosav wrote:ferrari and red bull will start their tests one day later.

And they will end one day later too - worth saying.
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Post Tue Feb 28, 2012 1:00 pm

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Tomorrow direction Barcelona! Back on track with @Lotus_F1Team !!! Last test before first race in Melbourne the 18th of March
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Post Tue Feb 28, 2012 1:52 pm

main event for this week will be Lotus. I am hoping they will be the dark horse for this season.
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Post Tue Feb 28, 2012 1:58 pm

radosav wrote:ferrari and red bull will start their tests one day later, and ferrari will have two filming days, 28. and 29. of this month in barcelona.


FIA has rejected both Ferrari and RBR request to test on Fri. They will be joining the rest of the team on Thursday. =D>
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Post Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:27 am

So one more day until the last pre season test.

Puts your final bets down, speculations, strategies here.

I will start off we will see the 2nd and 3rd variation of the Byrne Floor one (speculating) may have a double floor creating an underside diffuser (main floor with a slightly thinner curved floor creating a tunnel vortex). Finally last testing of exhaust housings, directions.

Mclaren possibly testing a new floor and two new rear wings (Monza variant and possibly a Melbourne, Canada, Malaysia style wing). Nex Exhaust housing.

Mercedes: possibly a new front wing? new exhaust housing?


Come on guys, put your bets down its exactly 1 day 5 hours and 33 minutes.
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Post Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:35 am

....

Im'm not expecting Merc to bring a new front wing seeing as how they just debuted a new one. Also, I can't see a Monza wing being tested at Barca.

What I do expect though, is a competitive Ferrari. [-o<
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Post Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:27 am

Pierce89 wrote:What I do expect though, is a competitive Ferrari. [-o<


+1
This exactly ;)
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Post Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:49 am

Anybody know what is the test plan for this week?
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Post Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:53 am

Cant be sure of this, but there where reports that Red Bull suffered alot on days 3 and 4 of the last test.

This coincided with Mercedes tipping off the FIA of a potential loophole regarding the off throttle blowing.
It will be very interesting to hear Red Bulls exhaust note in the slower corners, and also to see if if the cars attitude changes in this area.
More could have been done.
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Post Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:29 am

JohnsonsEvilTwin wrote:Cant be sure of this, but there where reports that Red Bull suffered alot on days 3 and 4 of the last test.

Suffered alot from what ?
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Post Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:33 am

blokkie wrote:
JohnsonsEvilTwin wrote:Cant be sure of this, but there where reports that Red Bull suffered alot on days 3 and 4 of the last test.

Suffered alot from what ?



Degradation on longer runs. Suffered alot more than their normal metronomic degradation.
More could have been done.
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Post Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:01 am

JohnsonsEvilTwin wrote:
blokkie wrote:
JohnsonsEvilTwin wrote:Cant be sure of this, but there where reports that Red Bull suffered alot on days 3 and 4 of the last test.

Suffered alot from what ?



Degradation on longer runs. Suffered alot more than their normal metronomic degradation.


Made a similar observation, I hope it is the case hehe :P jk...or not.

But its a shame Marussia's car will not be ready for the last test, would of been nice to see the car at Barca...oh well I will take some spy shots at Melbourne on Wednesday/Thursday for you chaps.
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