2014 Testing - Bahrain 27 Feb - 2 Mar

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Post Tue Jan 28, 2014 9:37 am

Links to live timing :arrow: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=17757
Richard
 
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Post Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:45 am

2 days to go!
Darknight
 
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Location: Bahrain

Post Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:02 am

This will will give us a better idea on standings... hopefully :?
JimClarkFan
 
Joined: 18 Mar 2012

Post Wed Feb 26, 2014 6:11 am

In the meantime, you can vote for the best looking car of 2014 - http://www.f1technical.net/poll/index.php?dispid=267
Kiril Varbanov
 
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Post Wed Feb 26, 2014 1:23 pm

Renault says they'll have everything sorted before Oz:
http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/112656

Personally, I think they still will be at an disadvantage. If they can't run on full power full race distances during the upcoming test, they'll miss out on invaluable data. In that case even if they get their reliability on acceptable levels in Oz, it'll still mean they will miss out on finetuning.
turbof1
 
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Post Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:25 am

From BBC's live blog this morning... it's news to me


BBC Sport’s chief F1 writer Andrew Benson
"Ferrari's form has been difficult to read so far. They have periodically popped up at the top of the times. And a race run done by Fernando Alonso at the first Bahrain test looked reasonably competitive compared to a simultaneous one by Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg, as far as it was possible to tell. But a senior Ferrari figure revealed this week that the team believe their engine is about 75bhp down on the Mercedes, and they don't understand how their rivals are getting so much power while staying within the fuel restriction introduced this year. Which does not paint too pretty a picture for Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen.
the EDGE
 
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Post Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:46 am

turbof1 wrote:Renault says they'll have everything sorted before Oz:
http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/112656

Personally, I think they still will be at an disadvantage. If they can't run on full power full race distances during the upcoming test, they'll miss out on invaluable data. In that case even if they get their reliability on acceptable levels in Oz, it'll still mean they will miss out on finetuning.



Not only that but they don't get a chance to troubleshoot the inevitable problems that will appear when they give it the "full beans".
Unc1eM0nty
 
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Post Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:05 am

AMUS reports that Rosberg just did a 14 laps stint, starting with 1:37,7. The times then increased gradually to 1:40,5 in the end.

Red Bull seems to have a good start for today, already 17 laps and the best time is a 1:38,642, the fastest time of the whole Bahrain test for Red Bull so far.
"Torque * 2Pi * f" is nothing without control!
Blanchimont
 
Joined: 9 Nov 2012

Post Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:09 am

Blanchimont wrote:AMUS reports that Rosberg just did a 14 laps stint, starting with 1:37,7. The times then increased gradually to 1:40,5 in the end.

Red Bull seems to have a good start for today, already 17 laps and the best time is a 1:38,642, the fastest time of the whole Bahrain test for Red Bull so far.

Also the fastest Time of Whole Bahrain Test for Renault engine previous was 38.9 by kvyat
Harsha
 
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Post Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:22 am

Lots of banging and cutting noises from the RBR garage, according to BBC F1 feed :mrgreen:
khaliweed
 
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Post Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:35 am

khaliweed wrote:Lots of banging and cutting noises from the RBR garage, according to BBC F1 feed :mrgreen:


Same on AMuS. ^^
But the Car actually runs so far.
Thunders
 
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Location: Germany

Post Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:43 am

The times keep improving...

From the AMUS ticker:
Perez 1:36,051 (soft tyres, 4 lap stint)
Ricciardo 1:37,908 (medium tyres, 8 lap stint)

Edit:
Perez now with a 1:35,290 from a 5 lap stint on supersofts
"Torque * 2Pi * f" is nothing without control!
Blanchimont
 
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Post Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:55 am

the EDGE wrote:From BBC's live blog this morning... it's news to me


BBC Sport’s chief F1 writer Andrew Benson
"Ferrari's form has been difficult to read so far. They have periodically popped up at the top of the times. And a race run done by Fernando Alonso at the first Bahrain test looked reasonably competitive compared to a simultaneous one by Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg, as far as it was possible to tell. But a senior Ferrari figure revealed this week that the team believe their engine is about 75bhp down on the Mercedes, and they don't understand how their rivals are getting so much power while staying within the fuel restriction introduced this year. Which does not paint too pretty a picture for Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen.


That isn't good news if true.... but doesn't Ferrari have the fastest top speed across all the test. Being down on 75hp, which is quite a bit, yet having the fastest top speed doesn't really make sense to me.
JimClarkFan
 
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Post Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:59 am

Perhaps they tried to go over the fuel flow limit and set that topspeed? (perhaps to verify their suspicion that others have more power?)
I think overtaking is an art - Montoya
AnthonyG
 
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Post Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:00 am

Force India fishing for sponsors and Red Bull is fast :o .

I don't know why you even bother with times, previous thread proved beyond doubt that they are meaningless. Bahrain is not representative track (if you don't like results), not enough fast corners. If you blink at the right time they're all under 200 or something.
iotar__
 
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