F1 2016 pre-season testing

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AliMadsen wrote:One of the most interesting test seasons in years is coming up.

Themes to watch:

Has McHonda managed to get their act together?
Where can we expect Haas to fit in to the grid?
How about Manor - will they still be the bottom of the field?
How about Renault - can they have a decent 2016 or is it a truck?
Toro Rosso - how do they perform with Ferrari PU?

And driver themes for the regular season:
K-Mag vs Palmer?
Can Grosjean shine @Haas?
MC Hamilton vs Britney - part IV
Will we miss Maldonado?

K-Mag is sparking a lot more generel interest in F1 in Denmark. Now even the accountant girls at my workplace are discussing F1 over the lunchtable. Maybe not tech stuff :roll: but anyway...

Answers will begin to emerge in a few weeks :D
Personal opinion - the opposite, one of the most boring and predictable. I'd reduce themes to watch to:
- Ferrari Merc gap and McL
not expecting anything spectacular, meaning Merc in front and McL behind let's say RB

- Haas - who cares, bottom three
- Palmer vs Magnussen - draw because inexperienced drivers will be indirectly blamed for development problems after 10 races, this also answers missing Maldo part ;-)
- Rosberg - Ham - have you seen '15 circus? Hopefully Ferrari will be close enough so they won't be able to play games. Although it can work the other way with 2 drivers to 1 situation that means they already won WCC but WDC can be problematic.

I see they got rid of Jerez which answers last year's question: why keep this useless test.

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Any chance of sky covering testing?
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AliMadsen wrote: K-Mag is sparking a lot more generel interest in F1 in Denmark. Now even the accountant girls at my workplace are discussing F1 over the lunchtable. Maybe not tech stuff :roll: but anyway...

Answers will begin to emerge in a few weeks :D
This is more than what Alonso has achieved during those years in my company hahahaha. :D

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djos wrote:Any chance of sky covering testing?


Yes,they have no plans to run it indoors.
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GoranF1 wrote:
djos wrote:Any chance of sky covering testing?


Yes,they have no plans to run it indoors.
*Groans*
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I really wish they would show it all. I mean they have 2 presenters there and a few camera's, id be happy with a static camera set up at turn 1 and turn 9 and just leave it live for the whole test.
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Problem is Bernie will want a LOT of money for that :oops: :cry: :cry:

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This is OT post, but I'm pissed off as we are only 12 days till the start of the pre-season testing and we've only seen one car so far .....
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mclaren111 wrote:Problem is Bernie will want a LOT of money for that :oops: :cry: :cry:
When it should be free and promoting as much as possible, even offering Channel 4 an evening highlights package for nothing just to hype up the fact that they're covering it in 2016 and get some viewer feedback.

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bauc wrote:This is OT post, but I'm pissed off as we are only 12 days till the start of the pre-season testing and we've only seen one car so far .....
yeah, zero cars essentially;
I think even the die hard fans are now reconsidering... very quiet pre-season. YAWN!
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bauc wrote:This is OT post, but I'm pissed off as we are only 12 days till the start of the pre-season testing and we've only seen one car so far .....
So that is great, now we still have something to look forward to..

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I hope there's some reasonable live timing.
I do really miss the days of e.g. http://www.f1tests.co.cc. That was amazing. The layout was very similar to one the teams use on the pitwall, IIRC. It's a shame that I haven't saved any screenshot.

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Yeah, loved watching the timing on my desktop at work all day.
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Agree about the timing, it really helped get your own sense of what people were doing, over and above what the pundits are saying.

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FrukostScones wrote:
bauc wrote:This is OT post, but I'm pissed off as we are only 12 days till the start of the pre-season testing and we've only seen one car so far .....
yeah, zero cars essentially;
I think even the die hard fans are now reconsidering... very quiet pre-season. YAWN!

What exactly are the die hard fans reconsidering?