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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:17 am 
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When do Aston Martin start providing Red Bull with more than just a brand name and some cash?


When they get a rule change to the engine formula that brings the costs under control



Unfortunately, I can't see a return to normally aspirated V8s, can you?

Given the performance of the new wave of electric hyper road cars, all electric F1 might not be far away. :((


The current published plan for 2021 is to simplify the electric component drastically. Whether this plan actually makes it to the rulebook is anyone's guess


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Some say that Aston Martin will join other minor road car manufacturers (McLaren, Lamborghini?) to develop a common F1 engine, for example subcontracted to Cosworth or Oreca.


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And pigs might fly......

In the meantime a bunch of other cars have made an appearance. I won't bother posting pics as, to be honest there's not a lot to see.

Ferrari - seem to have decided to move in the direction of Mercedes - a longer wheelbase being the primary difference. Also look to have spent more time on their sidepods, and claim to have done something clever with the aero for the halo

Mercedes - appear to have increased the rake on the car, presumably in an attempt to obtain more downforce. They also have what they are describing as "pretty much an all new engine" supposedly generating near to 1,000bhp, so near to a 10% increase in power

Sauber - looks good with the Alfa branding, some design concept appears (unsuprisingly) to be shared with the Ferrari

Renault - Lots of black in the paintwork has made it hard to work out what they've done so far

McLaren to be released tomorrow, apparently with a brand new colour scheme


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OK, so the McLaren was released this morning, and the brand new colour scheme was....... the same as the old one

(To be fair, it's much closer to the famous McLaren papaya colour than last year's effort)

Interestingly, despite being a clear evolution of last year's chassis., it looks amazingly clean in terms of aero surfaces. This may be because they have lots of options for different attachments based on the track, or it may be that they've just got this thing worked out. Some estimates had last year;s effort as the best chassis on the grid, so it will be interesting to see how they go with an extra 100+ bhp (potentially) and better reliability


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Let's hope Ferrari, McLaren and Red Bull can give their drivers competitive cars. A 4 way fight for the title would be epic.


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OK, so the McLaren was released this morning, and the brand new colour scheme was....... the same as the old one

(To be fair, it's much closer to the famous McLaren papaya colour than last year's effort)

Interestingly, despite being a clear evolution of last year's chassis., it looks amazingly clean in terms of aero surfaces. This may be because they have lots of options for different attachments based on the track, or it may be that they've just got this thing worked out. Some estimates had last year;s effort as the best chassis on the grid, so it will be interesting to see how they go with an extra 100+ bhp (potentially) and better reliability



I'd take the punt that they won't be anywhere near the front again but maybe nearer the front of the middle.


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After the first morning of of first Test...

Comparable times show these car are as much as 1.5 seconds faster than last year :shock:

McLaren screw the pooch again, after 6 laps, wheel comes loose on Alonso's car and he spins damaging the car.

The Honda engine, now in the Torro Rosso, puts in 72 laps without issue and the post 5th fastest time.

Not much between the top 4, still very early doors.

Timesheet:
1 Ricciardo, Red Bull, 60 laps, Medium tyres - 1:20.179;
2 Bottas, Mercedes, 58 laps, Medium tyres - 1:20.349;
3 Raikkonen, Ferrari, 60 laps, Soft tyres - 1:20.506;
4 Hulkenberg, Renault, 73 laps, Medium tyres - 1:20.547;
5 Hartley, Toro Rosso, 72 laps, 1:22.371;
6 Stroll, Williams, 46 laps, 1:22.452;
7 Grosjean, Haas, 32 laps, Medium tyres - 1:23.092;
8 Alonso, McLaren, 10 laps, 1:24.202;
9 Ericsson, Sauber, 41 laps, 1.24.897;
10 Mazepin, Force India, 22 laps, 1:25.628

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After that very early off, there will be relief down at McLaren that not only are they back on track but Alonso has set his fastest time of the day so far without any undue bother or mechanical concern.


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A 1:21.339 from Fernando Alonso. That's a faster time than McLaren managed in the whole of winter testing a year ago...


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After that very early off, there will be relief down at McLaren that not only are they back on track but Alonso has set his fastest time of the day so far without any undue bother or mechanical concern.


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A 1:21.339 from Fernando Alonso. That's a faster time than McLaren managed in the whole of winter testing a year ago...


:thumbup:



Behind the Renault though which I reckon is their benchmark.

Looking good for 3 / 4 competing teams though.


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After that very early off, there will be relief down at McLaren that not only are they back on track but Alonso has set his fastest time of the day so far without any undue bother or mechanical concern.


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A 1:21.339 from Fernando Alonso. That's a faster time than McLaren managed in the whole of winter testing a year ago...


:thumbup:



Behind the Renault though which I reckon is their benchmark.

Looking good for 3 / 4 competing teams though.

I imagine that they;re happy to just have got the car round the track a few times without an engine failure.

Given that they signed up with Renault late last year, so they;ve had less manufacuring time than the others, I wouldn;t be expecting a lot from them for the first half of the season. For them it;s all about coming good in the second half and for the following season - and ideally picking up a title sponsor


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Saint wrote:
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After that very early off, there will be relief down at McLaren that not only are they back on track but Alonso has set his fastest time of the day so far without any undue bother or mechanical concern.


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A 1:21.339 from Fernando Alonso. That's a faster time than McLaren managed in the whole of winter testing a year ago...


:thumbup:



Behind the Renault though which I reckon is their benchmark.

Looking good for 3 / 4 competing teams though.

I imagine that they;re happy to just have got the car round the track a few times without an engine failure.

Given that they signed up with Renault late last year, so they;ve had less manufacuring time than the others, I wouldn;t be expecting a lot from them for the first half of the season. For them it;s all about coming good in the second half and for the following season - and ideally picking up a title sponsor



Thankyou.


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Day 2

Vettel spins but then goes quickest; McLaren set their fastest time using hypersoft tyres; Very limited running for Red Bull and Max Verstappen due to fuel leak; No Lewis Hamilton until tomorrow; Charles Leclerc spins off into gravel

Timesheet (1.30pm)
1. Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, 50 laps, Medium tyres - 1:20.168;
2. Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes, 54 laps, Soft tyres - 1:20.270;
3. Stoffel Vandoorne, McLaren, 37 laps, Hypersoft tyres - 1:20.325;
4. Max Verstappen, Red Bull, 24 laps, Medium tyres - 1:21.014;
5. Carlos Sainz, Renault, 34 laps, Soft tyres - 1:21.212;
6. Pierre Gasly, Toro Rosso, 59 laps, Soft Tyres - 1:21.318;
7. Sergey Sirotkin, Williams, 52 laps, Soft tyres - 1:21.822;
8. Esteban Ocon, Force India, 36 laps, Soft Tyres - 1:22.231;
9. Kevin Magnussen, Haas, 18 laps - 1:22.850;
10. Charles Leclerc, Sauber, 52 laps, Soft Tyres - 1:23.914;


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Promising signs for McLaren at least - they wern't even in the same ball-park last year


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Promising signs for McLaren at least - they wern't even in the same ball-park last year

On hypersoft tyres though...


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Promising signs for McLaren at least - they wern't even in the same ball-park last year

On hypersoft tyres though...


The track temp is so cold it's hard to tell what the tyre choice is or isn't doing; it's so far removed from what a regular F1 weekend would look like


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Promising signs for McLaren at least - they wern't even in the same ball-park last year

On hypersoft tyres though...


Yeah I know - but if they'd have run them last year they would have still been a few seconds off the pace.

Also - with the track temperatures being so low, it might justify the tyre choice to a degree (although they were the only team running them)


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Timesheet (3.50pm):
1) Hamilton, Mercedes, 49 laps, Medium tyres - 1:19.333;
2) Vandoorne, McLaren, 110 laps, Hypersoft tyres - 1:19.854;
3) Magnussen, Haas, 75 laps, Supersof tyres - 1:20.640;
4)Vettel, Ferrari, 84 laps, Soft tyres - 1:20.692;
5) Alonso, McLaren, 22 laps, Supersoft tyre - 1:20.929;
6) Sainz, Renault, 30 laps, Soft tyre - 1:20.940;
7) Stroll, Williams, 34 laps, Soft tyre - 1:21.526;
8) Perez, Force India, 59 laps, Soft tyres - 1:21.973;
9) Verstappen, Red Bull, 35 laps, Soft tyres - 1:22.058;
10) Gasly, Toro Rosso, 103 laps, Supersoft tyres - 1:22.134;
11) Hulkenberg, Renault, 49 laps, Soft tyres - 1:22.507;
12) Bottas, Mercedes, 60 laps, Medium tyres - 1:22.769;
13) Leclerc, Sauber, 36 laps, Soft tyre - 1:22.808;
14) Ericsson, Sauber, 79 laps, Supersoft tyres - 1:24.093;
15) Sirotkin, Williams, 47 laps, Intermediate tyres - 1:31.979.


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Hard to really judge in testing, but that looks an ominous time from Hamilton on mediums.


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Hard to really judge in testing, but that looks an ominous time from Hamilton on mediums.




Did Bottas have the handbrake on?


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Lifted this.... times aren't so much an issue now but reliability and testing miles are,

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Total laps per team this week:
Toro Rosso 324 laps
Mercedes 306 laps
Ferrari 298 laps
Sauber 283 laps
Williams 276 laps
Renault 273 laps
McLaren 260 laps
Red Bull 209 laps
Haas 187 laps
Force India 166 laps


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Lifted this.... times aren't so much an issue now but reliability and testing miles are,

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Total laps per team this week:
Toro Rosso 324 laps
Mercedes 306 laps
Ferrari 298 laps
Sauber 283 laps
Williams 276 laps
Renault 273 laps
McLaren 260 laps
Red Bull 209 laps
Haas 187 laps
Force India 166 laps



I won't laugh at all if the Honda engine turns out to be more reliable than the Renault.


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bimboman wrote:
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Lifted this.... times aren't so much an issue now but reliability and testing miles are,

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Total laps per team this week:
Toro Rosso 324 laps
Mercedes 306 laps
Ferrari 298 laps
Sauber 283 laps
Williams 276 laps
Renault 273 laps
McLaren 260 laps
Red Bull 209 laps
Haas 187 laps
Force India 166 laps



I won't laugh at all if the Honda engine turns out to be more reliable than the Renault.

I will piss myself laughing but feel very bad about it.


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Is the Honda (relatively) quick as well as reliable? I add relative to adjust for the Toro chassis and driver being inferior to McLaren.


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It's the first hit out in very cold conditions.

Times are meaningless.


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Chips wrote:
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Hard to really judge in testing, but that looks an ominous time from Hamilton on mediums.




Did Bottas have the handbrake on?

Probably still on for the Merc and the Ferrari


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Hard to really judge in testing, but that looks an ominous time from Hamilton on mediums.




Did Bottas have the handbrake on?

Probably still on for the Merc and the Ferrari


Hamilton had the advantage of a dry track and some decent rubbering in. When Bottas started in the morning it was virtually a flood

After the last couple of seasons I wonder what odds you'd have got on McLaren managing to get through 160 laps in a single day?


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Is the Honda (relatively) quick as well as reliable? I add relative to adjust for the Toro chassis and driver being inferior to McLaren.


Torro reckon that the evolution of the Honda engine has brought it very close to where Renault were at the end of last season.

At the moment, at least Renault are supposed to be being extremely conservative with their engine mapping - they're very worried about the 3 engines per season rule


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I see Force India came prepared for the snow.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BfyqLZVHUax ... forceindia


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Carmen Jorda the past 2 days has set the evolution of women's race drivers back a couple decades...


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Timesheet (End of Day Seven):
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1 Vettel, Ferrari, 188 laps, Hypersoft tyres - 1:17.182;
2 Magnussen, Haas, 153 laps, Supersoft tyres - 1:18.360;
3 Gasly, Toro Rosso, 169 laps, Hypersoft tyres - 1:18.373;
4 Hulkenberg, Renault, 79 laps, Hypersoft tyres - 1:18.675;
5 Sainz, Renault, 69 laps, Hypersoft tyres - 1:18.725;
6 Vandoorne, McLaren, 151 laps, Hypersoft tyres - 1:18.855;
7 Ericsson, Sauber, 148 laps, Hypersoft tyres - 1:19.244;
8 Hamilton, Mercedes, 84 laps, Medium tyres - 1:19.296;
9 Bottas, Mercedes, 97 laps, Medium tyres, 1:19.532;;
10 Kubica, Williams, 73 laps, Supersoft tyres - 1:19.629;
11 Perez, Force India, 159 laps, Hypersoft tyres - 1:19.634.
12 Verstappen, Red Bull, 187 laps, Soft tyres - 1:19.842;
13 Stroll, Williams, 67 laps, Ultrasoft tyres - 1:20.262.


Stroll even on ultrasofts still 0.6 slower than Kubica :lol:

Mercedes sandbagging with the Mediums.


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Anyone else loving how reliable the Honda engine is looking over the course of these tests?


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Anyone else loving how reliable the Honda engine is looking over the course of these tests?


Is amusing to see the toro rosso going faster than the Mclarens as well.


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Anyone else loving how reliable the Honda engine is looking over the course of these tests?


Is amusing to see the toro rosso going faster than the Mclarens as well.

Yep.


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The suspicion in the paddock is that Honda are at the very minimum dropping a new engine in every day for testing, whereas the other teams are using 2-3 across the whole 2 weeks of testing.

That's perfectly allowed under the rules, but if they are then it would be providing a very artificial picture of reliability. That's not to say that the McLaren chassis isn't without it's own issues, but that's half the point of testing - to discover the gremlins.......


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Alonso ends 2nd quickest!!


The final times...

1 Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari, hyper-soft, pictured) 1:17.221 - 157 laps
2 Fernando Alonso (McLaren, hyper-soft) 1:17.784 - 93 laps
3 Carlos Sainz (Renault, hyper-soft) 1:18.092 - 45 laps
4 Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull, super-soft) 1:18.327 - 92 laps
5 Romain Grosjean (Haas, ultra-soft) 1:18.412 - 181 laps
6 Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes, medium) 1:18.825 - 104 laps
7 Brendon Hartley (Toro Rosso, hyper-soft) 1:18.949 - 156 laps
8 Esteban Ocon (Force India, hyper-soft) 1:18.967 - 123 laps
9 Charles Leclerc (Sauber, hyper-soft) 1:19.118 - 75 laps
10 Sergey Sirotkin (Williams, soft) 1:19.189 - 105 laps
11 Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes, super-soft) 1:19.464 - 97 laps
12 Lance Stroll (Williams, soft) 1:19.954 -27 laps


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Anyone else loving how reliable the Honda engine is looking over the course of these tests?


Is amusing to see the toro rosso going faster than the Mclarens as well.


Enjoy it while you can, not that I wish anything other than Honda making this work. However,

1. It's a different engine to last year's which was slow as well as unreliable.
2. We have no idea how many engines Honda are using. One per day?
3. It's testing - at any moment in time, teams are doing different things for differing reasons.
4. I see McLaren were second fastest after Ferrari today. Mercs were slow because they were testing race pace / full fuel loads.

Roll on Aus!!! We'll get a much truer picture then.


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Good article here with some 'corrected' lap times after calculating fuel loads and tyre wear. There's a lot of information in it and it's an interesting read...
https://www.motorsportmagazine.com/opin ... n-f1-tests


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Looks like Mercedes are about 0.5 secs faster than anyone else atm.

Then Ferrari a smidgeon on red bull, with a second back to McLaren and Renault.


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Good article here with some 'corrected' lap times after calculating fuel loads and tyre wear. There's a lot of information in it and it's an interesting read...
https://www.motorsportmagazine.com/opin ... n-f1-tests


Interesting stuff. The most interesting thing about the season thou will be if any of tge top three6have made serious inroads on their weaknesses - i.e. Mercedes poor performance in slow high downforce circuits for instance. What happens there could go an awfully long way towards deciding tge championships, regardless of which car may or may not have been faster round Barcelona during testing


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