2012 Testing - Barcelona 2: 21-24 Feb

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Post Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:30 am

CHT wrote:I was hoping Nick Heifield will be able to give some of his input this year. He was spot on with Red Bull a couple of years back.

There have been a couple of drivers such as d'Ambrosio and Buemi who have gone on trackside and had their views published.

And of course we have Mr. "He lost 50rpm due to using that different line" :lol:
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raymondu999
 
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Post Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:39 am

raymondu999 wrote:And of course we have Mr. "He lost 50rpm due to using that different line" :lol:


Are you referring to Mr. Peter Windsor?? :wink:
banibhusan
 
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Post Tue Feb 28, 2012 7:25 am

I'm referring to Mr. "All cars are fast and all drivers are the best in the world." Also known as Mr. "Drain the G load" or Mr. "only move to the braking zone 100m before the corner" :lol:
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Post Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:54 am

Ferrari and RedBull are back with the schedule on the second Barcelona testing.
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Post Tue Feb 28, 2012 3:24 pm

showcar wrote:A few shots I took at the test.
I must admit the times were not really a true representation as we all know, some funny stories with Vettel chasing Hamilton lap after lap, clearly to put him off the test.
He tried it with Alonso who promptly came into the pits and then Schumacher and Button did the same on the Thursday so full race runs were often altered due to traffic and strategic positioning of cars, thats my opinion anyway
http://www.flickr.com/photos/73092712@N08/?saved=1
Force India were mighty and the car looked very well balanced


Can you write some more about those chasings? I dont get it. Plz!
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Post Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:24 pm

So how is Rosberg doing today, do we know more about there fuel, tyres and long runs ?
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Post Sat Mar 03, 2012 1:14 pm

Nice 12 lap stint from Nico

1:22.932 (50)
1:23.602 (51)
1:24.588 (52)
1:25.418 (53)
1:25.384 (54)
1:25.750 (55)
1:25.987 (56)
1:25.893 (57)
1:26.273 (58)
1:26.384 (59)
1:26.849 (60)
1:27.094 (61)
1:27.456 (62)

But still worry performance drop after two lap
mix2mix
 
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Post Sun Mar 04, 2012 1:46 pm

LH:
1:22.888 (55)
1:25.923 (56)
1:25.732 (57)
1:25.490 (58)
1:26.824 (59)

Average 5 lap: 1:25:371

MS:
1:22.939 (50)
1:24.850 (51)
1:25.137 (52)
1:25.314 (53)
1:25.509 (54)
1:25.771 (55)
1:25.786 (56)

Average 7 lap: 1:25.072

Both were on softs.

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Post Sun Mar 04, 2012 2:44 pm

siskue2005 wrote:LH:
1:22.888 (55)
1:25.923 (56)
1:25.732 (57)
1:25.490 (58)
1:26.824 (59)

Average 5 lap: 1:25:371

MS:
1:22.939 (50)
1:24.850 (51)
1:25.137 (52)
1:25.314 (53)
1:25.509 (54)
1:25.771 (55)
1:25.786 (56)

Average 7 lap: 1:25.072

Both were on softs.

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i take it you know what fuel loads they are running
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Post Sun Mar 04, 2012 4:37 pm

15:06 Schumacher is losing about 2.5s in lap time across a 10 lap stint on a set of softs at present.

They are doing alot of laps on the soft tyres but don't know what are they doing to fix the degradation issues.
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Post Sun Mar 04, 2012 4:41 pm

Metalrulz wrote:15:06 Schumacher is losing about 2.5s in lap time across a 10 lap stint on a set of softs at present.

They are doing alot of laps on the soft tyres but don't know what are they doing to fix the degradation issues.


they are just sandbagging as its almost impossible to lose 2.5s in 10laps ots worse than last year's degradation
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Post Sun Mar 04, 2012 5:19 pm

NonNewtonic wrote:
Metalrulz wrote:15:06 Schumacher is losing about 2.5s in lap time across a 10 lap stint on a set of softs at present.

They are doing alot of laps on the soft tyres but don't know what are they doing to fix the degradation issues.


they are just sandbagging as its almost impossible to lose 2.5s in 10laps ots worse than last year's degradation


As far as I can tell Schumi has done 7 stints on softs so far. Degradation/Average LapTime was (per lap):
0.32 / 1:24.88
0.25 / 1:25.5
0.53 / 1:25.26
0.47 / 1:25.04
0.56 / 1:24.95
0.38 / 1:30.19
0.36 / 1:29.54
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Post Sun Mar 04, 2012 5:33 pm

pocketmoon wrote:
NonNewtonic wrote:
Metalrulz wrote:15:06 Schumacher is losing about 2.5s in lap time across a 10 lap stint on a set of softs at present.

They are doing alot of laps on the soft tyres but don't know what are they doing to fix the degradation issues.


they are just sandbagging as its almost impossible to lose 2.5s in 10laps ots worse than last year's degradation


As far as I can tell Schumi has done 7 stints on softs so far. Degradation/Average LapTime was (per lap):
0.32 / 1:24.88
0.25 / 1:25.5
0.53 / 1:25.26
0.47 / 1:25.04
0.56 / 1:24.95
0.38 / 1:30.19
0.36 / 1:29.54


as you can see there is drop and gain in time
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Post Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:06 pm

Raptor22 wrote:I still think they're running lighter than the other teams. Melbourne will reveal all.


i think, you are wrong, this year Merc are good. Other, except ferrari are show just average pace, but first race will show all.
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Post Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:14 pm

Raptor22 wrote:I still think they're running lighter than the other teams. Melbourne will reveal all.


They left all the ballast in Brackley.

I imagine someone was standing next to the telegraph machine in the pits at Barcelona tapping away new messages after each lap to Stuttgart to report on the good fortune they seem to be growing accustomed to.
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