turbof1 wrote:Renault says they'll have everything sorted before Oz:
Personally, I think they still will be at an disadvantage. If they can't run on full power full race distances during the upcoming test, they'll miss out on invaluable data. In that case even if they get their reliability on acceptable levels in Oz, it'll still mean they will miss out on finetuning.
Also the fastest Time of Whole Bahrain Test for Renault engine previous was 38.9 by kvyatBlanchimont wrote:AMUS reports that Rosberg just did a 14 laps stint, starting with 1:37,7. The times then increased gradually to 1:40,5 in the end.
Red Bull seems to have a good start for today, already 17 laps and the best time is a 1:38,642, the fastest time of the whole Bahrain test for Red Bull so far.
That isn't good news if true.... but doesn't Ferrari have the fastest top speed across all the test. Being down on 75hp, which is quite a bit, yet having the fastest top speed doesn't really make sense to me.the EDGE wrote:From BBC's live blog this morning... it's news to me
BBC Sport’s chief F1 writer Andrew Benson
"Ferrari's form has been difficult to read so far. They have periodically popped up at the top of the times. And a race run done by Fernando Alonso at the first Bahrain test looked reasonably competitive compared to a simultaneous one by Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg, as far as it was possible to tell. But a senior Ferrari figure revealed this week that the team believe their engine is about 75bhp down on the Mercedes, and they don't understand how their rivals are getting so much power while staying within the fuel restriction introduced this year. Which does not paint too pretty a picture for Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen.