2019 Spanish Grand Prix - Catalunya, May 10-12

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Phil wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 11:24 am
Is anyone watching the FP1 session live or something? Is Hamilton struggling or what? Bottas seems to be on fire, pushing like a madman while Lewis is... I don't know. Really hard to judge by the Autosport feed today, not much intel there. Not even sure on which tires which times were set and how representative they are... (and yes, I know it's only FP1).
Heaps of oversteer. Looks like setup, probably overheating the tyres by S3. Sadly, I foresee a Mercedes 1-2 again this weekend.

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Phil wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 11:24 am
Is anyone watching the FP1 session live or something? Is Hamilton struggling or what? Bottas seems to be on fire, pushing like a madman while Lewis is... I don't know. Really hard to judge by the Autosport feed today, not much intel there. Not even sure on which tires which times were set and how representative they are... (and yes, I know it's only FP1).
I watched it, don't know what exactly happened to Hamilton's fast lap, he went a bit off at turns 7-8 but still he was quite slow.
His 8-lap stint though was really good.

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Juzh wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 11:15 am
Vettel flat in T9 (campsa) - min speed 259kmh

last year's pole for comparison wasn't flat but had min speed 261 kmh.
Telemetry?

Ferrari never lacked downforce in 2019 like Nico Rosberg suggested. They've been neck & neck with Mercedes in high speed corners.

Expect 2019 pole to be 0.2-0.3s faster than 2018, but that's it. Spanish GP will be no more from next year. Such a shame because Barcelona is such an awesome and demanding track that makes you appreciate the aero aspect of Formula1.

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Let's not forget that Ferrari is running the spec-1 engine for today.

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Bill_Kar wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 11:57 am
Let's not forget that Ferrari is running the spec-1 engine for today.
Sure? I think it would make sense to try spec 2 today instead of tomorrow.

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Does anyone know what happened with Verstappen's car? I heard an oil leak?

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MtthsMlw wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 11:59 am
Bill_Kar wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 11:57 am
Let's not forget that Ferrari is running the spec-1 engine for today.
Sure? I think it would make sense to try spec 2 today instead of tomorrow.
https://mobile.twitter.com/andrewbenson ... 8687013888
This is what Benson says

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yelistener wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 11:50 am
Juzh wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 11:15 am
Vettel flat in T9 (campsa) - min speed 259kmh

last year's pole for comparison wasn't flat but had min speed 261 kmh.
Telemetry?

Ferrari never lacked downforce in 2019 like Nico Rosberg suggested. They've been neck & neck with Mercedes in high speed corners.

Expect 2019 pole to be 0.2-0.3s faster than 2018, but that's it. Spanish GP will be no more from next year. Such a shame because Barcelona is such an awesome and demanding track that makes you appreciate the aero aspect of Formula1.
Not gonna do any laps from fp1, too eary.
Ferrari DF levels are quite good I agree, but they're still simply bad in low speed corners (as is tradition by now).

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I am very much enjoying seeing Bottas 2.0 be fast right off the bat. Bodes well for the championship.

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Juzh wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 12:03 pm
yelistener wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 11:50 am
Juzh wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 11:15 am
Vettel flat in T9 (campsa) - min speed 259kmh

last year's pole for comparison wasn't flat but had min speed 261 kmh.
Telemetry?

Ferrari never lacked downforce in 2019 like Nico Rosberg suggested. They've been neck & neck with Mercedes in high speed corners.

Expect 2019 pole to be 0.2-0.3s faster than 2018, but that's it. Spanish GP will be no more from next year. Such a shame because Barcelona is such an awesome and demanding track that makes you appreciate the aero aspect of Formula1.
Not gonna do any laps from fp1, too eary.
Ferrari DF levels are quite good I agree, but they're still simply bad in low speed corners (as is tradition by now).

https://i.imgur.com/naCR3rd.jpg
They've been losing it ever since they chose to go for a longer wheelbase since 2018.

It's ridiculous that they were so superior in low speed corners just a year before. Monaco, Hungary, Singpore, all 2017 poles by Ferrari.

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When a 5 time world champion, a legend of the sport says no one understands the tyres it really tells us how poor a supplier we are stuck with in a sport loaded with riches. Pirelli is the absolute sh!tt!est thing to have happened to F1.
"Sebastian there's very, you're a member of a very select few.. Stewart, Lauda, Piquet, Senna, Prost, Schumacher, Fangio.. VETTEL!"

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Artur Craft wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 11:44 pm
mclaren111 wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 12:23 pm
I'm hoping Mclaren will improve enough to challenge RB... [-o< [-o<
:lol:
At least no one can accuse you of not having far-fetched enough hopes

Yip... Ever the Optimist... 8) 8)

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Hopefully new Ferraris PU true pace emerges beyond Mercedes current PU.....or we're in for another very boring Mercedes WDC and WCC once again.

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Mach wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 12:48 pm
Hopefully new Ferraris PU true pace emerges beyond Mercedes current PU.....or we're in for another very boring Mercedes WDC and WCC once again.
How many more comments of this sort are we gonna read? Funny thing is that most of them come from obvious Mercedes fans who, I guess, don’t actually hope Ferrari to get on top of their problems and seriously challenge Mercedes.
Always makes me smile, though. :)

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It's great Ferrari introduced an upgraded PU - but as an armchair novice I would like to point out that's not where their problem lies. I was honestly expecting a bigger update from Ferrari in terms of aero but especially front suspension to bring the challenge to Mercedes.