2012 Testing - Barcelona 2: 1 - 4 March

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Post Sat Mar 03, 2012 3:45 pm

would any team want to risk going out on intermediate?
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Post Sat Mar 03, 2012 3:47 pm

SchumiSutil wrote:Hang on. It's raining !
Not a good news for Raikkonen. He did only 46 laps, and 3 or 4 runs and he just have one day left.


I think he will be testing tomorrow as well.
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Post Sat Mar 03, 2012 3:58 pm

Schurcedes wrote:Either Ferrari have something remarkable up their sleeve and are doing their best to shield their drivers from giving the game away (which I severely doubt) or there is a political shitstorm of epic proportions brewing behind the scenes.
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I'd put my money on the second option too... :?
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Post Sat Mar 03, 2012 4:04 pm

Last year Perez qualified in Q2 with a 1:23.367, he already wen't almost 1 1/2 seconds faster in colder weather. Anyone else get the impression the cars might actually get faster this year even without the EBD?
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Post Sat Mar 03, 2012 4:11 pm

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Post Sat Mar 03, 2012 5:22 pm

The penultimate day of testing has made the 2012 World Test Championship look like this:

Red Bull-Renault 59
McLaren-Mercedes 49
Scuderia Ferrari 42
Mercedes AMG F1 Team 45
Lotus F1-Renault 46
Force India-Mercedes 49
Sauber-Ferrari 55
Scuderia Toro Rosso-Ferrari 53
Williams-Renault 25
Caterham F1-Renault 6
Hispania-Cosworth 0
Marussia F1-Cosworth 0
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Post Sat Mar 03, 2012 7:17 pm

Button seems quite pleased with Mac's upgrade package, despite not getting much time to play with it...

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/97826
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Post Sat Mar 03, 2012 7:27 pm

Last year the Caterham couldn't even get into the 1:23's, they might have let something out of the bag.
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Post Sat Mar 03, 2012 7:30 pm

Yeah that was a shocker - how many laps did they do in that "stint?" And on what tyres?
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Post Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:23 pm

Is Webber for real, or just playing his cards close?
@tedkravitz Webber said he couldn't feel much gain from new pkg, but new rear end has interesting ducts that look almost like a double diffuser.

@tedkravitz Red Bull expect new rear end to show a gain, but RB8 was already fastest in test 1+2 spec, so could revert if new pkg proves inconclusive.
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Post Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:52 pm

Pup wrote:Is Webber for real, or just playing his cards close?
@tedkravitz Webber said he couldn't feel much gain from new pkg, but new rear end has interesting ducts that look almost like a double diffuser.

@tedkravitz Red Bull expect new rear end to show a gain, but RB8 was already fastest in test 1+2 spec, so could revert if new pkg proves inconclusive.



Well if the past is anything to go by, Newey is a great designer...but some of his cars were "overdone" with too many concepts which proved null in void in regards to on track performance.
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Post Sun Mar 04, 2012 2:00 am

Pup wrote:Is Webber for real, or just playing his cards close?

These days Newey probably expects a lot more useful feed back by Vettel anyway. So tomorrow will be a decisive day for evaluating the package.
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Post Sun Mar 04, 2012 2:58 am

WhiteBlue wrote:
Pup wrote:Is Webber for real, or just playing his cards close?

These days Newey probably expects a lot more useful feed back by Vettel anyway. So tomorrow will be a decisive day for evaluating the package.


In worst case scenario, they will just use RB8 v1.0 for the fly away races and introduce v2.0 when they are back in Europe.
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Post Sun Mar 04, 2012 4:11 am


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Post Sun Mar 04, 2012 4:57 am

I found this Pirelli tyre data list from the same source that some of you already posted pics of Ferrari upgrade.

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@piusgasso @joseluisf1 more information about # pirelli alonso could someone who understands that gets right down ...


A better picture.

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Todos los datos vuelta de las ruedas pirelli de fernando alonso. pirelli ferrari circuitcat formulaone f2012 testf1.

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He even has picture of Sauber's telemetry.
I don't certify the authenticity of this material.
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