Sorry but a Sauber doing 1:21.750 does not mean a Red Bull can do 1:19.becool70 wrote:I say this as the clear indicator was the Sauber doing 1m 21secs yesterday, the top teams have to be in the 1min 19's on race day here...
From Ferrari: "The best performance of the morning came from Michael Schumacher who did an impressive 1.21.268."becool70 wrote:I say this as the clear indicator was the Sauber doing 1m 21secs yesterday, the top teams have to be in the 1min 19's on race day here...
15:25 Button finally heads out of the pits
Alexgtt wrote:Mmm, interesting. So you guys think they're pretty much running at real potential pace today with the shorter runs? Would you say mid 1.20's is qualy pace with the super softs then? If so and if Sauber aren't pulling a fast one again, they look genuinely quick as do Mercedes.
Very worrying for McLaren. Can someone confirm if they got out again today after the engine change?
Ok, I apologize, but I wasn't baiting. What I meant was, you said "I wouldn't be worried" by Merc's pace. A slightly more neutral stance when posting wouldn't hurtbecool70 wrote:raymondu999 wrote:Worried? You sound pretty smug, and sound like Merc are the "bad guys
did I say that? I am not taking that bait buddy.. u post whatever u waant but don't call me "smug" not nice
Yeah mercedes are in better shape.JohnsonsEvilTwin wrote:We dont know what Sauber were doing yesterday. Kobayashi couldnt get within 0.5 seconds of that time, so an underweight C30 is what methinks.
Ferrari looked good again and very consistant allied with a very good one lap pace. early season contenders for sure.
Red Bull didnt do that much running today, but its clearly evident this team is quick and very consistant and are definatly the one to beat come Oz.
Renault did some qualy style laps but didnt get very impressive times. Their consitancy is ok, but maybe they are carrying more fuel to mask their perfomance a bit. All will be certain come Oz.
Mclaren are in some difficulty. Less running than any of their main rivals, it seems their design may actually give them relaibility headaches to match the speed woes. Luckily, no homologation for 2011 so Mclaren have the means to turn it around fairly quickly.
Mercedes looked very good today, fast lap times allied to some consistent mid to high fuel load times. Not Red Bull beaters, but very different from this time last year. Progress at Mercedes! It will be interesting to hear Mr Gary Andersons verdict on the car he called a heap not 2 weeks ago.