2016 Grand Prix of Mexico - Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, 28-30 October

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Re: 2016 Grand Prix of Mexico - Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, 28-30 October

Post by basti313 » Sat Oct 29, 2016 2:59 pm

PhillipM wrote:Force India have been getting faster and faster through the year, I hope it's not at the expense of next years car.
Well, everybody is improving as there are many parts which will be the same next year. It would be stupid not to bring these improvements for the 2016 car. I think the opposite is true: If they would fall behind now, this would not be a good sign for next year.

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Re: 2016 Grand Prix of Mexico - Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, 28-30 October

Post by PhillipM » Sat Oct 29, 2016 3:47 pm

Well, unfortunately for them the nose won't have much carry-over given the extra length next year, but they do seem to be on the up, lets hope they don't have any more first lap incidents tommorow and show their true pace at last!

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Re: 2016 Grand Prix of Mexico - Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, 28-30 October

Post by basti313 » Sat Oct 29, 2016 4:20 pm

PhillipM wrote:Well, unfortunately for them the nose won't have much carry-over given the extra length next year, but they do seem to be on the up, lets hope they don't have any more first lap incidents tommorow and show their true pace at last!
No, the nose tip is the difficulty due to the crash test, the extra length will not change this. So if they get an aerodynamically better nose through the crash test this year, this will be a direct benefit for next year.

Soft seems to be much better than yesterday. So Q2 on Softs for the Mercs and the possibility for a 1-Stop?

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Re: 2016 Grand Prix of Mexico - Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, 28-30 October

Post by PhillipM » Sat Oct 29, 2016 4:41 pm

The extra nose length and car width will massively decrease the benefit of the nostril nose, so yes, it will change it.

Soft-Medium for the Merc I think on race day, they do seem to be able to switch those Mediums on better than anyone.


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Re: 2016 Grand Prix of Mexico - Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, 28-30 October

Post by ChrisDanger » Sat Oct 29, 2016 5:14 pm

No tyre data? :cry:

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Re: 2016 Grand Prix of Mexico - Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, 28-30 October

Post by Juzh » Sat Oct 29, 2016 5:15 pm

Tire info wasn't working it seems.

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Re: 2016 Grand Prix of Mexico - Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, 28-30 October

Post by Vasconia » Sat Oct 29, 2016 5:31 pm

Rosberg seems to be clearly behind Lewis but it has been a weird FP3 with so much traffic. He could have problems with RB and Ferrari so he needs to improve his performance.

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Re: 2016 Grand Prix of Mexico - Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, 28-30 October

Post by turbof1 » Sat Oct 29, 2016 5:44 pm

Vasconia wrote:Rosberg seems to be clearly behind Lewis but it has been a weird FP3 with so much traffic. He could have problems with RB and Ferrari so he needs to improve his performance.
Or you know, he has a terrible weekend, finishes 6th tomorrow and we have a tight championship battle again #wishfulthinking
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Re: 2016 Grand Prix of Mexico - Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, 28-30 October

Post by basti313 » Sat Oct 29, 2016 6:29 pm

turbof1 wrote:
Vasconia wrote:Rosberg seems to be clearly behind Lewis but it has been a weird FP3 with so much traffic. He could have problems with RB and Ferrari so he needs to improve his performance.
Or you know, he has a terrible weekend, finishes 6th tomorrow and we have a tight championship battle again #wishfulthinking
Do you call this a battle if we see such a poor performance of Rosberg? You can have them fighting for 1/2 now and in two weeks and a battle for the championship if Ham wins this weekend. Not more. But you can also have much less if either of the two falls behind in Q or at the start, then you have one race of boredom in regard to the championship, because the other one will just cruise to the win.

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Re: 2016 Grand Prix of Mexico - Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, 28-30 October

Post by PlatinumZealot » Sat Oct 29, 2016 6:41 pm

It is a long run down to the first corner... And Rosberg has been complaining about his clutch engagement since yesterday... I smell blood.
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Re: 2016 Grand Prix of Mexico - Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, 28-30 October

Post by GoranF1 » Sat Oct 29, 2016 7:28 pm

Not looking good for Rosberg.
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Re: 2016 Grand Prix of Mexico - Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, 28-30 October

Post by tonmeister » Sat Oct 29, 2016 7:50 pm

Vettel clearly blocking Hamilton on Q2. Oh the irony, who´s the idiot now? (refering to Vettel´s insult to Alonso on free practice) Not looking good for Rosberg...

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Re: 2016 Grand Prix of Mexico - Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, 28-30 October

Post by Juzh » Sat Oct 29, 2016 8:09 pm

tonmeister wrote:Vettel clearly blocking Hamilton on Q2. Oh the irony, who´s the idiot now? (refering to Vettel´s insult to Alonso on free practice) Not looking good for Rosberg...
Alonso did it intentionally and vettel didn't. That's the difference.

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Re: 2016 Grand Prix of Mexico - Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, 28-30 October

Post by Silent Storm » Sat Oct 29, 2016 8:12 pm

Engine problems for Kimi on his final run.
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