H.Lyoud wrote:For those who compare Kimi and Lewis keep on mind Kimi did soft-medium, Lewis did soft-soft.
AutosportThe Lotus driver's race simulation was among the most impressive of the day as he completed a 65-lap run on four sets of Pirelli tyres; three soft, one hard. During these stints he suffered performance drop-off of no more than 1.8s on any given set of tyres.
While his drop-off figures were the best of the race simulations, his overall pace was still shy of Lewis Hamilton's McLaren, which seemed to have a 0.2s advantage on any given lap of a stint.
Given that they went a second quicker than that yesterday, yes, it's just sandbagging.Chuckjr wrote:If Lewis was only of softs and the best he could muster was half a second behind the lotus?? Whoops. The Macca fans may be all excited over nothing. I know...it's just testing but nobody here seems to care as everyone keeps comparing times.
Interesting Ferrari continues to put up fast times throug most of the testing. We may have a situation like last year where everyone wrote off the Macca and it ended up being competitive, and now everyone writes off the Ferrari and yet Alonso may be sitting on pole in Oz. We all know he likes a pointy car that gets to speed quickly. His Ferrari does both....
Well, today I have seen drop off from Mclaren and Lotus being the same as Mercedes. So it's very tough to say. Rosberg race sim lap times were very consistent on hard tyres.JohnsonsEvilTwin wrote:Mercedes have raw pace on long runs but their tyre wear is an issue.
Changed my mind after I analysed the RB8.JohnsonsEvilTwin wrote:+1snoop1050 wrote:i'd be amazed if we asee anything like that degradation in the actual races
Barcelona is notorious for killing tyres. Its no Canada, but its still a rubber chomper.
Where you not saying the championship was over after seeing the RB8.5 yesterday?
Sorry, but I don't buy it. The trackside guys were saying that the Ferrari looked really hard to drive, but that Alonso was doing the business in it. A quick car that's throwing everyone else will look easy to drive but never put in the lap time. A slow car that's got a great driver in it will look like a dog but still seem to just about keep up on the time sheet. The ferrari does the latter.Hail22 wrote:Lets just wait til Melbourne, Ferrari seem very "weird" before the season opener almost trying to give a false sense of security to RBR and Macca.
Also it could be struggling so much that maybe its time Stefano and Fry disappear with a few people and a fresh new technical group is created?