F1 2019 Pre-Season Testing Thread

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He probably meant 110 sets for all testing sessions of the whole season, excluding regular race weekends.

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Tzk wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:50 pm
He probably meant 110 sets for all testing sessions of the whole season, excluding regular race weekends.
OK, that would make sense...

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Is there a limit on the number of tyres used?
There isn’t a limit for testing, but teams have 110 sets of tyres to see them through a whole season, including the winter tests, so they can’t go totally crazy
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What special ‘bits’ can the teams use on their cars?
There are two main ones you’ll see during testing. The first is flow visualisation paint, better known as ‘flow-vis’, a fluorescent powder the teams mix with a light oil like paraffin, and then daub onto the car to show air flow patterns.

The second are aero rakes, a scaffold-like series of ‘pitot tube’ sensors which measure dynamic pressure and can then paint a picture of the flow structures coming off things like the front wing, the front tyres and so on.

What’s that green light you sometimes see on the back of a car?
For the drivers who just have an International A licence but don’t yet have an FIA Super Licence, their cars are required to have a green light illuminated on the back of the car during their running.

Will the fastest car in testing usually win the title that year?
Not necessarily. Firstly, Barcelona is actually a fairly unrepresentative track, requiring teams to run near-Monaco levels of downforce on their cars. That can sometimes mean that cars which aren’t actually that hooked up look good in Barcelona when they’ve had a load of downforce put on them, but will then struggle at more ‘normal’ circuits, which will highlight the car’s inherent weaknesses.

Secondly, tyres have a major impact on times, and not every team runs the softest ones. It's worth noting that Lewis Hamilton claimed his fifth championship in 2018, and yet he was Mercedes’ fastest runner across all the days of last year’s winter testing... in eighth place!
https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/arti ... saEm2.html

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I don't believe that. Barcelona is a representative circuit, the car that wins the GP is the overall fastest car of the season. It tests the whole package, some tracks favor engine power, others the chassis.
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Is it fair to say that Williams does not have their process and supply chain figured out and is basically (still?) a mess? How can you not have your car ready in time for testing? I guess it is vital to get some mileage on and analyze the data...

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It does not mean the end of the world but this situation does bear a resemblance to Force India in 2015. They could not get their 2015 car ready before the start of pre-season testing due to financial and supplier troubles. Luckily for Williams they have found a solid title sponsor and Polish financial backing which can prevent this kind of fiasco happening again in the future.

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Tzk wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:50 pm
He probably meant 110 sets for all testing sessions of the whole season, excluding regular race weekends.
Its 110 tyres for all testing including pre-season ie Barcelona and Post season ie Abu Dhabi

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Brake Horse Power wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:02 am
Is it fair to say that Williams does not have their process and supply chain figured out and is basically (still?) a mess? How can you not have your car ready in time for testing? I guess it is vital to get some mileage on and analyze the data...
How many championships did Red Bull win in a row while missing the first test or being late to it?

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wings are wider now, so I predict times to be significantly faster than last year.

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Artur Craft wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:18 am
wings are wider now, so I predict times to be significantly faster than last year.
Ferrari says; with new rules, cars go 1,5 sec slower

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etusch wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:05 am
Artur Craft wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:18 am
wings are wider now, so I predict times to be significantly faster than last year.
Ferrari says; with new rules, cars go 1,5 sec slower
Ferrari don't really set standards these days. Long gone the days with MS&Co.

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Wings are wider and so the drag probably doubled. More drag from front tyres. Expect all cars to go slower.

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Where or which website is providing live timings and update for the testing today?

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wickedz50 wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:22 am
Where or which website is providing live timings and update for the testing today?
I previously looked at F1today.net

https://www.gptoday.net/en/results/day1 ... nter-tests

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You guys ready and excited for pre-season testing?
#AeroFrodo