2010 Winter Testing

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Post Sun Jan 31, 2010 11:48 am

WhiteBlue wrote:Lets open the testing month with the information about the participants of the first test to begin on Monday:

Apparently Ferrari's plans have changed!


Felipe Massa will actually drive for two days, on Monday and Tuesday, with Fernando Alonso driving on Wednesday, the final day of the test. This was an option that had already been put forward on the timetable set out by the engineers over the past few weeks: it means that Felipe will be able to provide immediate and detailed feedback in terms of a comparison between the F10 and the F60.


http://www.ferrari.com/English/News/Pag ... table.aspx
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Post Sun Jan 31, 2010 2:07 pm

WhiteBlue wrote:Interesting development! It sounds as if Ferrari feel to be on the back foot. They now switch to Massa in order to evaluate the F10 compared to the F60. Alsoslow can't do that. So Massa must oblige.

I think it hae more to do with bad weather at Fiorano, where Massa was going to shake the F10 down before Valencia.

[quote]Having launched their 2010 car, the F10, it Italy on Thursday, Ferrari had intended for Massa to conduct a shakedown of the new car, coinciding with promotional filming for the Scuderia.

However, chilly weather conditions meant the Brazilian was unable to venture out on track as the Fiorano circuit was covered in a layer of ice. Plans to then conduct the shakedown on Friday were also put on hold due to the conditions.

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/f1/story/0,25552,3213_5903556,00.html
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Post Sun Jan 31, 2010 6:06 pm

Any pics from today's Virgin Racing shakedown?
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Post Sun Jan 31, 2010 7:51 pm

Virgin will shakedown their new car next Thursday, a day after their online launch.


Sunday in Valencia.

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Sorry to be so annoying, but don't we usually have a thread for each individual track where they're testing instead of a single one where its all lumped together?

And this isn't winter testing, it's Pre-Season testing.
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Post Sun Jan 31, 2010 11:12 pm

With so little time and testmiles during the pre-season tests I wonder how presentative the times will be, and if teams would spend any time sandbagging.
And if they do, would it be beneficial?
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Post Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:04 am

Is there any link to timing for the valencia test?
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Post Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:15 am

MattyT wrote:Is there any link to timing for the valencia test?


F1 Today usually carry a timings/laps & decriptive log feed for the duration of the day.
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Post Mon Feb 01, 2010 1:46 am

ever since the espn changes to that site it's now impossible to find anything!
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Post Mon Feb 01, 2010 2:00 am

Ah, the peace before the storm

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Post Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:29 am

mx_tifosi wrote:Sorry to be so annoying, but don't we usually have a thread for each individual track where they're testing instead of a single one where its all lumped together?

And this isn't winter testing, it's Pre-Season testing.


I thought about opening a thread just for the first three testing days in Valencia but then it didn't make a lot of sense. With the new FOTA agreement pretty much all teams will attend the same tests. There will not be any Bahrain or Italian tests as we saw in the past. If you don't like the name feel free to make a request for name change to the moderators, I don't mind. I just thought winter testing describes it good enough.
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Post Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:34 am

MattyT wrote:ever since the espn changes to that site it's now impossible to find anything!


quite true
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Post Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:50 am

My prediction for today is Rosberg crashes the car in an attempt to set a time MS can't beat in the afternoon.

Dont know why but I can feel it coming :)
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Post Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:19 am

Last year somebody posted a link to the site that posted lap-times info.
Anybody remember?
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Post Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:20 am

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Post Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:59 am

or better still, F1-Direct

Then throw it into here, and you've got English live timing with commentary! 8)

Edit: hmm scrub that, F1-Direct is pretty slow in updating times compared to Motor21..
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