2018 in-season testing thread

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Re: 2018 in-season testing thread

Post by santos » Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:15 pm

marmer wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:03 pm
Kubica faster than Russell on the same compound sounds promising
Well if you read the times in same way for Force India, Stroll isn't looking so bad as many people say.

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Re: 2018 in-season testing thread

Post by marmer » Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:21 pm

santos wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:15 pm
marmer wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:03 pm
Kubica faster than Russell on the same compound sounds promising
Well if you read the times in same way for Force India, Stroll isn't looking so bad as many people say.
Only seen the top times not every lap but stroll set his time on the current hyper where Perez set his on the 19 version.

Also Perez was well beaten on one lap pace by ocon so not exactly the best benchmark even on same compound

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Re: 2018 in-season testing thread

Post by Phil » Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:23 pm

I think the difference between Perez and Ocon was actually quite small. Sure, Ocon was faster on most occasions, but to the best of my knowledge, not by much.
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Re: 2018 in-season testing thread

Post by NathanOlder » Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:24 am

Good to see Red Bull getting some laps in while they still can.
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Re: 2018 in-season testing thread

Post by marmer » Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:27 am

Anyone run a 19 spec aero package?

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Re: 2018 in-season testing thread

Post by LM10 » Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:29 am

marmer wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:27 am
Anyone run a 19 spec aero package?
Not allowed.

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Re: 2018 in-season testing thread

Post by marmer » Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:35 am

LM10 wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:29 am
marmer wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:27 am
Anyone run a 19 spec aero package?
Not allowed.
Didn't realize they had any rules to follow regarding parts do they have to match parc ferme conditions from the race or something

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Re: 2018 pre-season testing thread

Post by Mach » Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:08 am

PhillipM wrote:
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.
Not sure how exciting a tyre war can evolve if FIA continue to regulate compounds and deg rates ](*,)

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Re: 2018 in-season testing thread

Post by LM10 » Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:16 am

marmer wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:35 am
LM10 wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:29 am
marmer wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:27 am
Anyone run a 19 spec aero package?
Not allowed.
Didn't realize they had any rules to follow regarding parts do they have to match parc ferme conditions from the race or something
Exactly. That’s why Mercedes raced with the pitot tubes, for example. To be able to also use them in testing and gather information about 2019 tyres.

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Re: 2018 in-season testing thread

Post by Vasconia » Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:32 am

santos wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:15 pm
marmer wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:03 pm
Kubica faster than Russell on the same compound sounds promising
Well if you read the times in same way for Force India, Stroll isn't looking so bad as many people say.
He may be better than what we think. Or just simply because with a good car all the drivers can shine.

Goo to see Kubica doing decent lap times.

By the way, Ferrari didn´t do many laps, why?? it was the only day for Sebastian to try the new tyres and he is usually a hard worker.

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Re: 2018 in-season testing thread

Post by Morteza » Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:08 am

Vasconia wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:32 am
santos wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:15 pm
marmer wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:03 pm


Kubica faster than Russell on the same compound sounds promising
Well if you read the times in same way for Force India, Stroll isn't looking so bad as many people say.
He may be better than what we think. Or just simply because with a good car all the drivers can shine.

Goo to see Kubica doing decent lap times.

By the way, Ferrari didn´t do many laps, why?? it was the only day for Sebastian to try the new tyres and he is usually a hard worker.
They had some issues with the car [and it took some time to replace the broken parts], that's why he did only 67 laps.
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Re: 2018 in-season testing thread

Post by Vasconia » Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:27 pm

Morteza wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:08 am

They had some issues with the car [and it took some time to replace the broken parts], that's why he did only 67 laps.
Thanks Morteza!!

It seems that today they are facing some problems with the car loosing pieces, quite weird.

Leclerc has improved Vettel´s time and some people have already started to say stupid things, oh come on. :roll:

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Re: 2018 in-season testing thread

Post by dren » Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:16 pm

I think Ferrari is going to have problems next year with Leclerc being competitive against Vettel.
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Re: 2018 in-season testing thread

Post by aleshondas » Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:58 pm

Is where live??

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Re: 2018 in-season testing thread

Post by NathanOlder » Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:07 pm

dren wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:16 pm
I think Ferrari is going to have problems next year with Leclerc being competitive against Vettel.
Ferrari shouldn't have problems, Sebastian will be the one with the problems. Ferrari's baby is Charles
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