2013 Testing - Barcelona 1: 19 - 22 Feb

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Post Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:08 pm

StrikeForceF1 wrote:Correct me if I am wrong but isn't this the time for teams to be testing to their hearts content.....yet we see a whole lot of 2-3-4 lap runs....and in and out laps.....I mean to gather useful data for extrapolation I would think the more you run ie the more data you collect the more accurate your predictions/extrapolations.....I'm really confused as toteams sitting the whole morning out or doing in's and out laps..... :?


The thing is the longer you run the harder it is to reproduce what you did, than if you run three or four laps. It's all about manipulating variables, if you keep the runs short it becomes easy to conduct studies because there are less changes to account for, such as degrading tires and changing fuel load, not to mention track conditions can change. Even at change of 3 degrees track temperature can throw off your measurements.
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Post Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:14 pm

Mika1 wrote:Come on Merc solve that gearbox issue. Otherwise another day down the drain.

And Rosberg is out for a drive.. got bored sitting in the garage :D
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Post Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:15 pm

Finally Rosberg is back on track. PUSH PUSH PUSH
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Post Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:28 pm

Nico out again, better to just lose the morning than the whole day.

Better day tomorrow [-o<
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Post Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:33 pm

Rosberg Lap 21: 1:24.020!
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Post Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:47 pm

wunderkind wrote:Rosberg Lap 21: 1:24.020!


On high fuel run, i think thats a good time. 10 laps and counting.
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Post Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:54 pm

15 lap run from Nico after the 1.24 =D>
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Post Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:56 pm

gray41 wrote:15 lap run from Nico after the 1.24 =D>

Seems pretty good so far!
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Post Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:57 pm

gray41 wrote:15 lap run from Nico after the 1.24 =D>

Does someone know the compound he was on and if the DRD was used?


**he was on hard tyres, according to autosport livefeed.
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Post Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:00 pm

gray41 wrote:15 lap run from Nico after the 1.24 =D>

yes but that is it, no pace in that 15 lap run, doing 1:29 is slower then marrusia, where is the pace? those tires are for crap. from my point of view mercedes just lost one set of tires and didnt gain nothing.
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Post Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:00 pm

gray41 wrote:15 lap run from Nico after the 1.24 =D>


The fastest lap was the first lap of the 15-lap stint. After that, times settled around the 1:27-1:29.900. I think Mercedes is not looking too bad.

The times are nowhere near the Red Bull, but the Red Bull has not done any long stints today. Alonso has done a couple of long stints and his times are generally in the 1:27-1:28 region.
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Post Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:02 pm

Well, I think it's not that bad as some mr.negatives wanted to believe us.
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Post Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:07 pm

Mika1 wrote:Well, I think it's not that bad as some mr.negatives wanted to believe us.


The fact that the fastest lap of that 15-lap stint was done on the first lap when the car is at its heaviest and the tyres at its freshest gives me some optimism.
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Post Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:07 pm

Neno wrote:
gray41 wrote:15 lap run from Nico after the 1.24 =D>

yes but that is it, no pace in that 15 lap run, doing 1:29 is slower then marrusia, where is the pace? those tires are for crap. from my point of view mercedes just lost one set of tires and didnt gain nothing.


Where is this 15 lap run from the Marussia?
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Post Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:08 pm

They're saying William's exhaust is illegal

http://www.auto-motor-und-sport.de/form ... 58768.html
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