2018 in-season testing thread

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NathanOlder wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:07 pm
dren wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:16 pm
I think Ferrari is going to have problems next year with Leclerc being competitive against Vettel.
Ferrari shouldn't have problems, Sebastian will be the one with the problems. Ferrari's baby is Charles
That baby used to be Jules, now it's Charles. Since both were very close with Jules, both Ferrari and Charles want to win a Championship just for Jules I reckon.

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I'm sure there are emotional ties there still, but I'd figure Ferrari just want to win a championship for Ferrari and don't care which driver pulls it off.
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That spells trouble for Vettel.

Though I think he'll be more prepared for the fight this time around than he was against Ricciardo. Got to be a system shock winning 4 titles in a row and comprehensively crushing your team mate, only to get blown away by a younger and less experienced driver new to the team.

This time at least he knows Leclerc is going to be really fast and a big challenge.

Either way I'm really looking forward to that team battle.

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It rather depends what Leclerc's contract says, I'd guess. If Leclerc's signed up to a definite, written in blood, number 2 position then Vettel won't worry. If he's not worried he'll drive better and so be able to outpace the youngster.
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Raleigh wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:17 pm
That spells trouble for Vettel.

Though I think he'll be more prepared for the fight this time around than he was against Ricciardo. Got to be a system shock winning 4 titles in a row and comprehensively crushing your team mate, only to get blown away by a younger and less experienced driver new to the team.

This time at least he knows Leclerc is going to be really fast and a big challenge.

Either way I'm really looking forward to that team battle.
If the team manages this well it will be a boost for the team.

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WaikeCU wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:18 pm
NathanOlder wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:07 pm
dren wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:16 pm
I think Ferrari is going to have problems next year with Leclerc being competitive against Vettel.
Ferrari shouldn't have problems, Sebastian will be the one with the problems. Ferrari's baby is Charles
That baby used to be Jules, now it's Charles. Since both were very close with Jules, both Ferrari and Charles want to win a Championship just for Jules I reckon.
Yeah very good point, I hadn't thought about that.
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Just_a_fan wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:28 pm
It rather depends what Leclerc's contract says, I'd guess. If Leclerc's signed up to a definite, written in blood, number 2 position then Vettel won't worry. If he's not worried he'll drive better and so be able to outpace the youngster.
I can't believe they would do that, If Charles turns out faster (very possible) then he has to give way to Seb, only for Seb to have a meltdown 3yrs running and lose another title. It would be very foolish of Ferrari, they won't do that. Kimi was pushed in to a number 2 after years of being beaten. He started each year with every chance, but after 4 races and the beginning of the European calendar, Ferrari could see it was up to Seb so they use Kimi accordingly and rightfully so.
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NathanOlder wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:24 am
Good to see Red Bull getting some laps in while they still can.
You do know the Honda STR did the most laps on both days right? :roll:

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Was kubica focusing on long runs with such a poor time

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I'd imagine he spent the day with his team working out the tyres like the rest and not doing much in terms of laptimes.
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marmer wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:53 pm
Was kubica focusing on long runs with such a poor time
Indeed he didn´t try to make fast laps as he was focusing on other things. Lap times are not important in this test. I dont think Ferrari is 1,5-2 seconds faster than Mercedes right now. :mrgreen:

I am more interestest to read driver´s impressions about the new tyres as it will be a good indicator of how performance could change in 2019.

Good to see that Sainz has done many laps without problems.

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NathanOlder wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:13 pm
Just_a_fan wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:28 pm
It rather depends what Leclerc's contract says, I'd guess. If Leclerc's signed up to a definite, written in blood, number 2 position then Vettel won't worry. If he's not worried he'll drive better and so be able to outpace the youngster.
I can't believe they would do that, If Charles turns out faster (very possible) then he has to give way to Seb, only for Seb to have a meltdown 3yrs running and lose another title. It would be very foolish of Ferrari, they won't do that. Kimi was pushed in to a number 2 after years of being beaten. He started each year with every chance, but after 4 races and the beginning of the European calendar, Ferrari could see it was up to Seb so they use Kimi accordingly and rightfully so.
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Red Bull has their Verstappen, and now Ferrari has their LeClerc.

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Chuckjr wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:12 am
Red Bull has their Verstappen, and now Ferrari has their LeClerc.
Fascinating insight into the world of F1 :lol: