2009 Testing - March (Jerez & Barcelona)

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Post Wed Mar 18, 2009 11:52 pm

sure, Miguel. 1sec is probably too much, but the fact is that he has been constantly slower by perhaps 0.5s. And for sure, Macca are improving (I guess everyone was expecting them to do so with all the resources they have), but I wanted to say that 1:18.2 amyu still mean 0.5s behind Renault. Every of the previous days the best times improved: by 1sec 1->2 day, 0.5 2->3rd day
vall
 
Joined: 4 Nov 2008

Post Thu Mar 19, 2009 5:16 am

Could it not just be that the track conditions (more rubbered in) and better weather conditions are helping to flatter the improvements made by McLaren?
megz
 
Joined: 14 Mar 2007
Location: New Zealand

Post Thu Mar 19, 2009 11:35 am

11:30 h ¡1:17.494 para Nakajima! Madre mía como corra así el japonés en Melbourne...



it is getting even more interesting, isn't it?
vall
 
Joined: 4 Nov 2008

Post Thu Mar 19, 2009 11:37 am

megz wrote:Could it not just be that the track conditions (more rubbered in) and better weather conditions are helping to flatter the improvements made by McLaren?


They may be but during the first day I would have guessed that the circuit rubbered in well. I would go with more qualifying attempts and hopefully some of the fixes are working. Today both the McLaren and the Williams are fast 1:18.471 and 1:18.471 respectively. And apparently the Williams is faster according the Vall at a 1:17.494
meves
 
Joined: 22 Oct 2007

Post Thu Mar 19, 2009 11:44 am

Yep 1:17:494 according to F1today.nl.

Hee hee this is going to an excellent season (ignoring the points/medals)
- Axle
axle
 
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Location: Norfolk, UK

Post Thu Mar 19, 2009 11:47 am

this was his second attempt. I saw now that before hi did another fast lap. It looks he did 2 lap stints like Kovy yesterday. Let see what Macca will do today

11:20 h ¡1:17.644! Tiempazo de Nakajima que bate el mejor tiempo visto en estos tests de Jerez
vall
 
Joined: 4 Nov 2008

Post Thu Mar 19, 2009 11:52 am

Here's some interesting data from thef1.com. Qualifying simulations for each of the 4 drivers on the 17th put on a graph and not only is the brawn fastest but it can make the tyres work for 2 laps and get quicker! Whereas the rest cant seem to do that. McLarens especially.

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Looks like Macca are running their 4 plane front wing again today. Are they just playing pick n' mix waiting to get the winning combination?!
"I can't imagine what kind of problem Senna has. I imagine it must be some sort of grip problem" The one and only... Murray Walker
geordie racer
 
Joined: 13 Mar 2009

Post Thu Mar 19, 2009 12:22 pm

Motor 21 says they have been in the box for over an hour, the engines just started up and people are gathering to have a look at what they have been up to.
Wilfko
 
Joined: 16 Mar 2008

Post Thu Mar 19, 2009 1:02 pm

holy... Nakajima with a 1:17.494 !!

McLaren rear end looking a bit more resolved...

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mattclinch
 
Joined: 17 Nov 2008
Location: london

Post Thu Mar 19, 2009 1:45 pm

Has testing finished for today, F1today.nl shows checquered flag, and our Spanish buddies directo.thef1.es still appear to be asleep....
Roger the knife
 
Joined: 19 Jan 2009

Post Thu Mar 19, 2009 1:47 pm

Ignore last message, just tried Moto21, they are alive and kicking
Roger the knife
 
Joined: 19 Jan 2009

Post Thu Mar 19, 2009 1:51 pm

Will just be a lunch break.
Kester
 
Joined: 11 Aug 2008

Post Thu Mar 19, 2009 3:25 pm

mattclinch wrote:holy... Nakajima with a 1:17.494 !!

McLaren rear end looking a bit more resolved...

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Intersting venting under the suspension arm
meves
 
Joined: 22 Oct 2007

Post Thu Mar 19, 2009 3:34 pm

New diffuser?

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zgred
 
Joined: 16 Mar 2009

Post Thu Mar 19, 2009 3:37 pm

They've closed off the exhaust hole again as well.
myurr
 
Joined: 20 Mar 2008

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