2019 Spanish Grand Prix - Catalunya, May 10-12

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fp2 - looking close at the top /s

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Carl Mccoy wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 3:28 pm
Ferrari since Singapore Gp hopeless in slow turns. Nearly half a second in 3rd sector. No mechanical grip? power delivery?
I think even Ferrari want to know that.
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Mercedes has a huge advantage in the third sector. Even Red Bull is very far away.

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When is Alonso coming back to Ferrari then?
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Carl Mccoy wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 3:41 pm
Mercedes has a huge advantage in the third sector. Even Red Bull is very far away.
.3 in one sector alone. Although we don't know what they're doing. Long run pace how are things looking?
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Juzh wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 3:32 pm
fp2 - looking close at the top /s

https://i.imgur.com/VaBJs0o.jpg
Ferrari is as fast as RBR in S3 which means that they're not particularly slow there. It's just that Mercedes is significantly faster than anyone else.

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Schuttelberg wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 2:59 pm

I am of genuine belief that there's not much broken with the sport. Change the supplier of tyres, lose DRS and take care of wealth distribution.
I think DRS now is a necessary evil and can be fine tuned (DRS zone distance) to make a fair tool. The other two I think need to be approached ASAP. That and maybe bring in 1/2 independent engine suppliers so the championship doesn't revolve around the 4 work teams.

As for this GP, even if it looks like merc domination I hope we still get great fights in the middle like we are always getting this year. I also would enjoy more if FOM would show us all these great battles that are happening and focus less on the front runner when nothing is happening. I hate when there is a last lap battle and they cut to show the winnir doing the last full lap alone at slow pace.

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godlameroso wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 3:55 pm
Long run pace how are things looking?
Both Merc drivers where 2 to 3 tenths per lap up on the Ferraris!
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Mercedes is going to get another 1-2 by the looks of it, although fuel load can easily explain the gap.

I see the whole field less than 2 seconds apart. Qualifying and track position will be key.

Some cars seem to be faster than others depending on fuel load. The Haas may be faster as the fuel burns off but has bad balance on heavy fuel. This may be because the cars are so close that tiny differences become magnified.
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Big Mangalhit wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 3:57 pm
Schuttelberg wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 2:59 pm

I am of genuine belief that there's not much broken with the sport. Change the supplier of tyres, lose DRS and take care of wealth distribution.
I think DRS now is a necessary evil and can be fine tuned (DRS zone distance) to make a fair tool. The other two I think need to be approached ASAP. That and maybe bring in 1/2 independent engine suppliers so the championship doesn't revolve around the 4 work teams.

As for this GP, even if it looks like merc domination I hope we still get great fights in the middle like we are always getting this year. I also would enjoy more if FOM would show us all these great battles that are happening and focus less on the front runner when nothing is happening. I hate when there is a last lap battle and they cut to show the winnir doing the last full lap alone at slow pace.
I'm quite fed up of the midfield battles to console myself and not having a non Mercedes fight at the front regularly. I don't mind Lewis winning again as long as it's not in a Mercedes. Just anything for something not as stale as the last 5-6 years please. People like me will always tune in, but when one team endlessly wins, fans switch off. I would not mind bringing the rule changes forward from 2021 to 2020. It's getting exhausting!
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Did ferrari use new spec engine or is it the old one?

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wickedz50 wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 4:38 pm
Did ferrari use new spec engine or is it the old one?
They used the old spec.

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dans79 wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 4:01 pm
godlameroso wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 3:55 pm
Long run pace how are things looking?
Both Merc drivers where 2 to 3 tenths per lap up on the Ferraris!
It looks like another 1-2 for them, man, this season is becoming truly predictable. Ahhhh and we were expecting a 3 team battle. #-o

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Time to switch off TV. Another 2016. Who cares about midfield :-)

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LM10 wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 4:45 pm
wickedz50 wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 4:38 pm
Did ferrari use new spec engine or is it the old one?
They used the old spec.
Nop, the new one