2018 in-season testing thread

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Re: 2018 in-season testing thread

Post by roon » Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:37 pm

Spotted near the Williams garage:

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Re: 2018 in-season testing thread

Post by LM10 » Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:54 pm

netoperek wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:26 pm
Just_a_fan wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:24 pm
So Russell has set the new unofficial track record now. Interesting that Kimi's best time is basically the same as his team mate yesterday. Did Ferrari drive to a delta or is it just a coincidence?
Or maybe they both got very close to the limit
I don’t think that Giovanizzi or Russel are faster drivers than Kimi.

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Re: 2018 in-season testing thread

Post by Just_a_fan » Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:09 pm

netoperek wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:26 pm
Just_a_fan wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:24 pm
So Russell has set the new unofficial track record now. Interesting that Kimi's best time is basically the same as his team mate yesterday. Did Ferrari drive to a delta or is it just a coincidence?
Or maybe they both got very close to the limit
Yes, that would be the coincidence.
Turbo says "Dumpster sounds so much more classy. It's the diamond of the cesspools." oh, and "The Dutch fans are drunk. Maybe"

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Re: 2018 in-season testing thread

Post by roon » Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:08 am

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Re: 2018 in-season testing thread

Post by senja » Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:19 am

netoperek wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:26 pm
Just_a_fan wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:24 pm
So Russell has set the new unofficial track record now. Interesting that Kimi's best time is basically the same as his team mate yesterday. Did Ferrari drive to a delta or is it just a coincidence?
Or maybe they both got very close to the limit
What limit? They have 1:16.1 on FP3. If qualy was on dry track, they would go faster than this testing times on ultrasoft. I don't know if this information is true, but i read on this site that Kimi set time of 1:15.8 on soft...
https://www.f1technical.net/news/21766

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Re: 2018 in-season testing thread

Post by Just_a_fan » Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:03 am

I didn't know Benetton were back in F1... :shock: :lol:
Turbo says "Dumpster sounds so much more classy. It's the diamond of the cesspools." oh, and "The Dutch fans are drunk. Maybe"

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Re: 2018 in-season testing thread

Post by Jester Maroc » Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:20 pm

Next level joke! I like it! The colour powder effect on the FW does look cool, I wonder how much the other teams can learn about the aerodynamic characteristics of their car by looking at the same picture?
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Re: 2018 in-season testing thread

Post by NYGIANTS » Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:12 pm

has the williams and force drivers said anything about following another car in front and how it feels, or where they never close to another car to feel the difference?

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Re: 2018 pre-season testing thread

Post by JordanMugen » Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:47 pm

GPR-A wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:06 am
Ideally, FIA should do more to help on the mechanical side and there is nothing we have really seen on that front.
What more can they do? They already have enormous tyres, wider especially front and even slightly wider in the rear than they were in the 1980's.

Are you suggesting a rule to require the teams to run a more optimal suspension geometry, instead of geometries compromised for aerodynamics (as they currently run)?

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Re: 2018 in-season testing thread

Post by JordanMugen » Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:50 pm

ESPImperium wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:00 pm
For instance if a driver was turning into a right hander, the left side wing would increase by 3 degrees from the base value, and its this base value the driver could change.
They already allowed cockpit adjustable front wings in 2009, but then dropped the rule as nobody was using it IIRC.

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Re: 2018 in-season testing thread

Post by nevill3 » Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:30 pm

Stroll has been confirmed as a test driver in the upcoming tests for Force India
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Re: 2018 in-season testing thread

Post by Morteza » Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:47 pm

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Re: 2018 pre-season testing thread

Post by PhillipM » Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:59 pm

JordanMugen wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:47 pm

Are you suggesting a rule to require the teams to run a more optimal suspension geometry, instead of geometries compromised for aerodynamics (as they currently run)?
Stop banning interlinked suspensions, cut back on the aero allowances, give Michelin the tyre tender too so we have a tyre war.

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Re: 2018 in-season testing thread

Post by LM10 » Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:37 pm

Is there any chance we can see which tyres were used in the whole testing by the teams?

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Re: 2018 in-season testing thread

Post by marmer » Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:03 pm

Kubica faster than Russell on the same compound sounds promising