Formula 1 - 2012 Season

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  1. Lightman

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    Great work Bludd!

    So Lotus is most reliable so far and also had quite busy testing schedule plus they seem to be there or there about (3rd-5th fastest).
    Ferrari aren't slow in the end just they are not fast yet :razz:
    McLaren didn't show anything yet but that is part of their game. At least they have pretty car!
    RedBull is still one to watch it seems.
     
  2. Mendel

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    Did you check the f1 slate yet? It´s bloody brilliant!

    http://www.thef1slate.com/
    :D
     
  3. Bludd

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    Noses so far:
    [​IMG]

    Also, apparently originating from Auto und Sport magazine, Hamilton is worried of their new car, and said that his fastest lap was done on light load, here's quote from Hamilton apparently first translated from english to german, then from german to finnish and now finally from finnish to english by me:
    When I saw the other cars in the lead, it made me wonder have we made the right choices [with the car]
     
  5. Bludd

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    Lotus probably has the nicest nose of the ugly noses. Red Bull nose at the front is not pretty, very stumpy.

    But who cares, all we want is good racing and then Alonso wins! ;)
     
  6. Davros

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    wouldnt that involve someone cheating, It normally does
     
  7. Bludd

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    Oof!
     
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    Does anyone believe anything anyone is saying during testing?

    It's all misdirection.
     
  9. Dave Baumann

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    I suspect translation. He said they were "agressive" on fuel loads, but in testing you don't know if that pertains to light load or heavy load.
     
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    I remember the days when McLaren would win the Winter World Championships every year only to be handedly beaten by Ferrari during the season.

    Testing is just that, testing. The second qualify session of the first race will tell the true tale.
     
  11. Bludd

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    I can't wait for the first race.

    Testing is interesting, though. It can show reliability for instance. Remember last year, McLaren tried that octopus exhaust during winter testing and then going all Red Bull exhaust for the first race with a big metal diffuser and all. It was very impressive.
     
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    I thought F1 cars had passed the 'so ugly they can't get worse' boundary some time back in the 90s but I was wrong.

    WTF F1 rules guys???

    Time to dump the whole rule book & rebuild it so it produces something that looks like a racing car again instead of these turds.

    For the record & incase some of you guys are too young/have been too caught up in F1: a racing car looks something like this:
    [​IMG]
     
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    I miss the days when Tobacco companies were allowed to advertise and hence sponsor racing teams. :(

    I miss seeing Marlboro on racing cars.

    I think basically when tobacco companies could no longer advertise or thus sponsor F1 teams, that's when we started to see the rapid rise of controls being put into place to limit team spending.

    BTW - I hate smoking, but I'm all for personal choice.

    BTWx2 - This mini-rant isn't related to how cars look now. :) Just seeing that Marlboro insignia on the car made me remember the "good old days" of car racing.

    Regards,
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    or a f1 car looks like this, lets get rid of aero why not
    [​IMG]
     
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    I dunno, it looks kind of like a plastic toy to me...

    Then again that McLaren sure looks sweet, hope they get back to that color scheme.
     
  17. Kaotik

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    The ridicilous laws against cigarette advertising wouldn't allow that color scheme anymore ;)
     
  18. Bludd

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    First day of the first Barcelona test

    First time Mercedes ran their new car. They also have a platypus nose but it is a bit more rounded in profile.

    Lotus had a problem with their chassis (second chassis) and did very few laps. Chassis 1 which did Jerez test is being sent from Enstone and they think they will be up and running tomorrow. Second chassis needs to be examined at Enstone.

    HRT will not attend this entire test due to problems in crash testing.

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/97612

    Code:
    Team		Testing laps 2012	
    Red Bull		375	
    McLaren			425	
    Ferrari			345	
    Mercedes		 51	
    Lotus			409	
    Force India		403	
    Sauber			364	
    Toro Rosso		362	
    Williams		469	
    Caterham		389	
    HRT			  0**
    Marussia		121*
    Mercedes 2011 car	347	
    HRT 2011 car		108	
    		
    		
    * Did not attend first test Jerez		
    ** Did not attend second test Barcelona 1		
    
    
    
    
    [​IMG]
     
  19. Dave Baumann

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    They have pulled out of the rest of the test this week. They need to alter both chassis now they figured out what was wrong today.
     
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    That is a bit of a setback!

    Either they spotted something on certain drink company car they have chance copying quickly and think it's worth the risk or simply have real problem with their design. Strange though it didn't show up in Jertz :???:
     

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