2017 Australian Grand Prix - Melbourne, 24 - 26 March

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Re: 2017 FORMULA 1 ROLEX AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX Fri 24 – Sun 26 Mar 2017

Post by 3jawchuck » Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:19 am

Shrieker wrote:
Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:18 am
Wow, Bottas and Hamilton not really giving a sh!t about each other when they were next to each other !
Cue the talk of mind games, friction, psychological advantages and so on.
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Re: 2017 FORMULA 1 ROLEX AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX Fri 24 – Sun 26 Mar 2017

Post by FrukostScones » Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:20 am

AMG.Tzan wrote:
Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:16 am
Why on earth only 1.7 faster than 2016?? I expected 1.20s...
they have to drive on track maybe.
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Re: 2017 FORMULA 1 ROLEX AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX Fri 24 – Sun 26 Mar 2017

Post by 3jawchuck » Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:21 am

dans79 wrote:
Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:18 am
3jawchuck wrote:
Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:01 am
According to FIA document 18, Kimi took a new ES and CE before qualifying.
So does that mean a starting grid penalty?
No, I think only if they go over their 4 allowed.
This is just maybe a little odd, although probably just precautionary to ensure an event free qualifying.
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Re: 2017 FORMULA 1 ROLEX AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX Fri 24 – Sun 26 Mar 2017

Post by danielk » Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:21 am

Last season rosberg was 3.5 tenths behind in Australia.

Bott as just under 3 tenths behind.

Not as bad as people thought it would be? His gap may be more pronounced than Nicosia was though as now ferrari can jump in that gap!

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Re: 2017 FORMULA 1 ROLEX AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX Fri 24 – Sun 26 Mar 2017

Post by Sevach » Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:22 am

That was exciting, we may have a season.

Hopefully the comparisons between Hamilton and Vettel pop up quickly, i want to dissect exactly where each team is making time.
Bottas better than some FP predictions, but not close enough to challenge.
Great effort by Grosjean, the gap between the top teams and the midfield is as big as ever.
Red Bull in no mans land.
Mclaren-Honda more or less where they were last season, so "good" recovery.

Cars weren't as fast as advertised here, Hamilton's 2016 Mercedes would line up 7th here(on SS), maybe the tarmac and the harder tires, need to wait for China to see.
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Re: 2017 FORMULA 1 ROLEX AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX Fri 24 – Sun 26 Mar 2017

Post by hichamo » Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:23 am

Maybe the track isn't ruberd good enough as last year, since these tires last longer-term than last year's one's.

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Re: 2017 FORMULA 1 ROLEX AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX Fri 24 – Sun 26 Mar 2017

Post by Phil » Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:30 am

Maybe. But didnt it rain last year the day before QF?
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Re: 2017 FORMULA 1 ROLEX AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX Fri 24 – Sun 26 Mar 2017

Post by Vanja #66 » Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:31 am

Does 107% rule apply to Q1 fastest time or overall fastest time in qualy? If it applies to fastest time overall, Palmer shouldn't be allowed to start.
And they call it a stall. A STALL!

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Re: 2017 FORMULA 1 ROLEX AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX Fri 24 – Sun 26 Mar 2017

Post by NathanOlder » Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:34 am

107% of the Q1 time i believe.
If it was against Q3 time, the weather could put everyone out from Q1 and Q2 if its wet in Q1 and drying up for Q3
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Re: 2017 FORMULA 1 ROLEX AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX Fri 24 – Sun 26 Mar 2017

Post by hichamo » Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:36 am

Sure, but still on the same day , we had more rubber down than this year, it's just an opinion though.

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Re: 2017 FORMULA 1 ROLEX AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX Fri 24 – Sun 26 Mar 2017

Post by Sevach » Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:43 am

hichamo wrote:
Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:36 am
Sure, but still on the same day , we had more rubber down than this year, it's just an opinion though.
That's gonna be the case on every race this year, it might be magnified on the Melbourne tarmac, but there's no getting away from the fact that these tires are gonna leave less rubber behind.

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Re: 2017 FORMULA 1 ROLEX AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX Fri 24 – Sun 26 Mar 2017

Post by erlik » Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:43 am

I believe it will be Merc 1-2 if Vettel does not jump Hamilton on the start.

I am looking forward to see how Bottas will act in case he is in position to fight Hamilton.

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Re: 2017 FORMULA 1 ROLEX AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX Fri 24 – Sun 26 Mar 2017

Post by dans79 » Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:45 am

3jawchuck wrote:
Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:21 am
dans79 wrote:
Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:18 am
3jawchuck wrote:
Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:01 am
According to FIA document 18, Kimi took a new ES and CE before qualifying.
So does that mean a starting grid penalty?
No, I think only if they go over their 4 allowed.
This is just maybe a little odd, although probably just precautionary to ensure an event free qualifying.
Still, that does put a question mark over Ferrari's reliability.

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Re: 2017 FORMULA 1 ROLEX AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX Fri 24 – Sun 26 Mar 2017

Post by Artur Craft » Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:55 am

Bottas clearly on different aero setup as he's 2kmh faster by the start/finish mark but ends up 4kmh slower on the end of the straight