F1 2020 Pre-Season Testing Thread

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Zynerji wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:54 pm
the EDGE wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:49 pm
So far, the teams I am aware of who have had their ‘film day’ shakedown are:-

Merc
Redbull
McLaren
Alfa Romeo
Alpha tauri

Anyone else find it strange Ferrari have not done so yet? Or did I just miss it?
Still have Monday and Tuesday to do so before testing.
True... but I thought they usually did this at Fiorano, I would have thought they’d be on the way to Barcelona by now

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the EDGE wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:12 pm
Zynerji wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:54 pm
the EDGE wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:49 pm
So far, the teams I am aware of who have had their ‘film day’ shakedown are:-

Merc
Redbull
McLaren
Alfa Romeo
Alpha tauri

Anyone else find it strange Ferrari have not done so yet? Or did I just miss it?
Still have Monday and Tuesday to do so before testing.
True... but I thought they usually did this at Fiorano, I would have thought they’d be on the way to Barcelona by now
I read about filming day in Barcelona 18.02

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Am I right in thinking the live timing for the tests will be the usual F1 app timing? So glad when they announced the live timing. Will make it a lot more interesting, Especially if the timing app records each drivers best sector like it does at a normal race weekend.
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NathanOlder wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:58 pm
Am I right in thinking the live timing for the tests will be the usual F1 app timing? So glad when they announced the live timing. Will make it a lot more interesting, Especially if the timing app records each drivers best sector like it does at a normal race weekend.
i'm expecting live timing to be working. And hoping Sky and various people are going to be giving us some stints

And also looking forward to various wise sages telling us it's only testing :lol:

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Is it time to unstick the 2019 testing thread?

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The one thing that I’m really looking for this year during testing will be how easy is it really to copy someone else’s car and get performance out of it...

With Alpha Tauri using RBR’s components from the RB15 and having in essence the same chassis (because of the suspension used) than the 2019 Red Bull car as well as using the same engine and Haas in a similar situation with the 2019 Ferrari... Will that propel them to the top of the midfield?

Those 2 cars (Ferrari’s and Red Bull’s) were around 1 second faster than the midfield... In theory, both teams Haas and AT should be able to copy that performance... That will be a very interesting development to watch in testing and during the season


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The teams can only buy in a selected list of components. Obviously the nature of the PUs means that entire drivetrains are included. But sidepod shapes and other aero-critical components aren't. So the aero ability of last year's RBR and Ferrari shouldn't be a simple bolt on for Haas etc. They need to do their own bodywork, wings etc., and that affects performance - if it didn't , the top three wouldn't have been constantly evolving theirs.
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Just_a_fan wrote:The teams can only buy in a selected list of components. Obviously the nature of the PUs means that entire drivetrains are included. But sidepod shapes and other aero-critical components aren't. So the aero ability of last year's RBR and Ferrari shouldn't be a simple bolt on for Haas etc. They need to do their own bodywork, wings etc., and that affects performance - if it didn't , the top three wouldn't have been constantly evolving theirs.
I agree with you, nevertheless from a Aero perspective, knowing that you will be getting the same engine and suspension components and with most of the Aero been easy to analyze during the year, you would expect them to follow what worked for the previous car... I’m not saying that’s the case and I don’t know how easy it is at the end of the day, but it will be interesting to see if that translates into a huge leap in lap times for those teams.


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Regarding Haas and AT, do the regs prohibit buying previous year's aero components. Are they exempt from that "select list of components"?

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kptaylor wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:37 pm
Regarding Haas and AT, do the regs prohibit buying previous year's aero components. Are they exempt from that "select list of components"?
Yes, the teams must design and build bodywork themselves... doesn’t stop them copying ideas however

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Confirmed testing line-ups so far
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I like Mercedes way of doing it. They would put both drivers on each day.
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PlatinumZealot wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:45 pm
I like Mercedes way of doing it. They would put both drivers on each day.
I think it was more out of necessity because the amount of laps they could do each day :P

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Yes the Merc testing strategy goes back a few years to when Lewis and Nico were team mates, they we doing so many laps each day (well over a hundred) they both complained of neck pains.

Christian Horner accused them of taking the wee wee after they rolled up the first day and did 140 laps in brand new car, everyone else was having the niggles and on track stoppages.