gilgen wrote: samstre wrote:
300KMs of testing for a single day... not that bad
Yeah, but they have nothing to compare themselves with. So they do not know how far behind the others , they are!
It doesn't matter, as it's just a first run with the new car. Systemchecks, trying to get to know the car, verifying simulation data and so on. I don't think that you compare yourself with others (regarding laptimes) on a first run.
I think it's pretty clever what they did. They tested the new tires with the old car. Saved a testday (as it probably wouldn't give them more knowledge on the tires) and used that day check the new car.
So they should arrive at Barca in a good position. They verified their basic setup and can build on that knowledge...
I'm really eager to see how fast they are. 3rd fastest would be nice... 2-4tenths off the pace would be ok i guess. but hey... i like to be surprised