Hungarian GP 2008

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Looking foward an odd winner as some past years have showed :P
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it is looking very cloudy.. so we will just have to see what magic the weather plays this time

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mclaren so far lead 1-2
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Those dumbo winglets on the McLaren seem to have done the trick. Of course we don't know fuel loads, but Ferrari don't have an answer as it stands now.

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alonso is on p3 with soft tyres

and i don't think it is the ears it is the package on the whole

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chasefreak wrote:alonso is on p3 with soft tyres

and i don't think it is the ears it is the package on the whole
Of course one part alone cannot claim to be a silver bullet. But the car this afternoon with the winglets is quite a bit quicker than the morning session. If the track stays dry and the rubber isn't washed away, then it looks good for McLaren.

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Piquet Jnr has spun at turn 1 - 3mins to go but ends up 2nd fastest!

Hamilton fastest 1.20.554 on prime tyres.. +0.6 on option

Alonso is 4th, after being a bit ragged, wringing the neck of the Renault..

Button is 17th... The Honda is running a shark fin engine cover..

Vettel is slowest by over 2 seconds due to fault on his car i think
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What is interesting to me is that in the first practice, both Ferraris set quickest times. Yet in the second practice, they fell behind McLaren and Renault. MY opinion is that Ferrari have the pace, and spent the second session working on the details, like tire evaluation, etc. So we'll just have to wait until qualifying, but I expect Ferrari to be right up there, possibly a pole.
And while BMW seem to have not found pace, the Renaults displayed strength. Hmm, going to be an interesting race.
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DaveKillens wrote:What is interesting to me is that in the first practice, both Ferraris set quickest times. Yet in the second practice, they fell behind McLaren and Renault. MY opinion is that Ferrari have the pace, and spent the second session working on the details, like tire evaluation, etc. So we'll just have to wait until qualifying, but I expect Ferrari to be right up there, possibly a pole.
That may be. One thing I also thought of is that maybe it has something to do with more mechanical grip of McLaren that worked better when track got cleaner. However, Ferrari were slower than P1...

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Well Mclaren were running the Dumbo-wings in FP2 but not in FP1 -- something to do with the performance difference?
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Scotracer wrote:Well Mclaren were running the Dumbo-wings in FP2 but not in FP1 -- something to do with the performance difference?
Althuogh the others went fast too as the track has improved a lot.

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I hope you're right, DaveKillens. It does seem that Ferrari is NOT QUITE keeping up in the development race with McLaren. One more Hamilton runaway and we might have to consider Ferrari #1A, with McLaren a clear #1. Early days, I know.

Certainly McL are making more visible developments in the aero area, and are certainly VERY strong in the "no visible change" areas like engine and mech grip.
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was going through all the pics from fridays practice...
i did notice that both the mclarens changed quite a bit of front wing configuration from 1FP to the 2FP

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in the 2FP it can be clearly seen the elephant ears and extra slit on the 4th profile of the front wing ..... they seem to be fine tuning the aero department alot

in fact there has been quite a lot of change in the front wing for FP2
i really don't know most of the technical terms but i see the outer part of the fron wing also changed . the one that has a small speedBREAKER like thingi

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is Honda running their extra long exhaust pipes??

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when did force india started using front rim shields :?:
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