2011Testing-Barcelona-Circuit de Catalunya- 8th - 12th March

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Re: Testing-Barcelona-Circuit de Catalunya- 8th - 12th March

Post Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:38 pm

Are those FOTA rules? Does anyone know where to find the FOTA testing rules, btw? Seems a bit of a mystery. Or is that it?

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Re: Testing-Barcelona-Circuit de Catalunya- 8th - 12th March

Post Mon Mar 07, 2011 10:28 pm

No, ESP just wandered off into his wishes for how testing should be. It has nothing to do with FOTA.

And the FOTA website shows no signs of any sort of regulations. As per Pirates of the Caribbean, "the code is more what you'd call "guidelines" than actual rules." :lol:
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Re: Testing-Barcelona-Circuit de Catalunya- 8th - 12th March

Post Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:34 am

Any live videos/photos floating around? Any updates to be photogrpahed?
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Re: Testing-Barcelona-Circuit de Catalunya- 8th - 12th March

Post Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:55 am

Do anyone have that link to the live timing site where the whole times over the day are being monitored?

It's not msfree.gr.

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Re: Testing-Barcelona-Circuit de Catalunya- 8th - 12th March

Post Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:10 am

http://live.autosport.com/commentary.php/id/314

http://ticker.auto-motor-und-sport.de/

http://www.msfree.gr/ms.php?id=19406

It is wet and cold and only four of eight cars are on track. I reckon we will not see serious track action before noon. Then the times will become faster as it gets warmer. Teams will probably go for race simulations mainly.
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Re: Testing-Barcelona-Circuit de Catalunya- 8th - 12th March

Post Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:43 am

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Re: Testing-Barcelona-Circuit de Catalunya- 8th - 12th March

Post Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:54 am

Thanks!

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Post Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:54 am

Anyone know what the big dome thing is on the nose of the McLaren?

Can be seen here:
http://www.formula1.com/gallery/testing/2011/608.html

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Re: Testing-Barcelona-Circuit de Catalunya- 8th - 12th March

Post Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:58 am

It's being discussed in the MP4-26 thread. It appears to be a device for measuring front wing loads and / or deflection. RedBull used something similar when they were developing the flexible front wing system last year.
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Re: Testing-Barcelona-Circuit de Catalunya- 8th - 12th March

Post Tue Mar 08, 2011 12:07 pm

live test with all the turns of each individual driver
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Re: Testing-Barcelona-Circuit de Catalunya- 8th - 12th March

Post Tue Mar 08, 2011 12:49 pm

Webber is showing colors ...as we have no supersofts this time around his time must be a bit of a concern for the opponents...

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Re: Testing-Barcelona-Circuit de Catalunya- 8th - 12th March

Post Tue Mar 08, 2011 1:26 pm

Tyre markings today?
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"According to Pirelli.... The super-soft wording will be in Red, the soft will be in white, the medium in Blue and the hard in Yellow."
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Re: Testing-Barcelona-Circuit de Catalunya- 8th - 12th March

Post Tue Mar 08, 2011 1:45 pm

I don't remember seeing the vertical slots in the bottom of the McLaren RW before, or indeed on any car. This is new isn't it, or have I just missed it before?
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Re: Testing-Barcelona-Circuit de Catalunya- 8th - 12th March

Post Tue Mar 08, 2011 1:53 pm

forty-two wrote:I don't remember seeing the vertical slots in the bottom of the McLaren RW before, or indeed on any car. This is new isn't it, or have I just missed it before?
New for Macca, not new for F1. Look into MP4-26 thread.

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Re: Testing-Barcelona-Circuit de Catalunya- 8th - 12th March

Post Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:22 pm

Very FW31/TF109/RB5/STR4 it is.

Glad to see Pirelli using the coloured wording now, makes it clearer what compound each team is on.