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2016 Pre-Season Testing

Postby Lawrence on Mon Feb 22, 2016 1:13 pm

Well, we actually have something to talk about. Morning times for first pre-season test at Barcelona:

Times
1 Vettel Ferrari 1:24.939 36 laps
2 Hamilton Mercedes 1:25.409 66 laps
3 Bottas Williams 1:26.091 43 laps
4 Ricciardo Red Bull 1:26.704 20 laps
5 Sainz Toro Rosso 1:27.180 35 laps
6 Button McLaren 1:27.691 35 laps
7 Ericsson Sauber 1:28.165 36 laps
8 Grosjean Haas 1:28.399 13 laps
9 Celis Force India 1:29.406 21 laps
10 Palmer Renault 1:31.351 15 laps
11 Wehrlein Manor 1:33.455 8 laps

Pole time for the race last season was 1:24.681
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Re: 2016 Pre-Season Testing

Postby Lawrence on Mon Feb 22, 2016 7:18 pm

Final times for day one:

Times
1 Vettel Ferrari 1:24.939 69 laps
2 Hamilton Mercedes 1:25.409 156 laps
3 Ricciardo Red Bull 1:26.044 86 laps
4 Bottas Williams 1:26.091 79 laps
5 Celis Force India 1:26.298 57 laps soft
6 Button McLaren 1:26.735 83 laps soft
7 Sainz Toro Rosso 1:27.180 55 laps
8 Ericsson Sauber 1:27.555 88 laps
9 Wehrlein Mano 1:28.292 54 laps
10 Grosjean Haas 1:28.399 31 laps
11 Palmer Renault 1:29.356 37 laps
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Re: 2016 Pre-Season Testing

Postby Paolo 2 on Tue Feb 23, 2016 12:07 pm

Vettel did 1.22.8 this morning, not bad considering what was the pole time last year
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Re: 2016 Pre-Season Testing

Postby Lawrence on Tue Feb 23, 2016 4:00 pm

Well, the pole time in 2013 was 1:20.718.....so they are getting down there (it was 1:19.995 in 2010).
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Re: 2016 Pre-Season Testing

Postby Lawrence on Tue Feb 23, 2016 4:02 pm

Morning times:

Times
1 Vettel Ferrari 1:22.810 45 laps
2 Ricciardo Red Bull 1:23.525 58 laps
3 Rosberg Mercedes 1:24.867 81 laps
4 Perez Force India 1:25.692 48 laps
5 Ericsson Sauber 1:25.734 49 laps
6 Bottas Williams 1:5.872 56 laps
7 Wehrlein Manor 1:25.925 36 laps
8 Palmer Renault 1:26.189 41 laps
9 Gutierrez Haas 1:26.931 32 laps
10 Alonso McLaren 1:27.198 71 laps
11 Verstappen Toro Rosso 1:27.346 59 laps
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Re: 2016 Pre-Season Testing

Postby Paolo 2 on Tue Feb 23, 2016 5:06 pm

so basically everyone improved with the exception of McLaren :confused: I wonder if it's true that they are using last year's engine. Anyway I am very suprised by their poor performance, I thought that they would have made a massive improvement, they certainly know how to build a winning racing car.

Also I must say that I'm quite surprised by Haas and Manor, is McLaren going to be dead last this season? What about Renault? It doesn't look very promising either
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Re: 2016 Pre-Season Testing

Postby Lawrence on Tue Feb 23, 2016 5:34 pm

Times for day 2

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1 Vettel Ferrari 1:22.810 126 laps
2 Ricciardo Red Bull 1:23.525 112 laps
3 Perez Force India 1:23.650 101 laps
4 Rosberg Mercedes 1:24.867 172 laps
5 Ericsson Sauber 1:25.237 108 laps
6 Gutierrez Haas 1:25.524 79 laps
7 Bottas Williams 1:25.648 134 laps
8 Wehrlein Manor 1:25.925 71 laps
9 Alonso McLaren 1:26.082 119 laps
10 Palmer Renault 1:26.189 42 laps
11 VerstappenToro Rosso 1:26.539 121 laps
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Re: 2016 Pre-Season Testing

Postby Lawrence on Tue Feb 23, 2016 5:39 pm

Paolo 2 wrote:Also I must say that I'm quite surprised by Haas and Manor, is McLaren going to be dead last this season? What about Renault? It doesn't look very promising either


Well, this is the first couple of days of the first test session of the season....but yea, so far its does not look good for McLaren or Renault. I expected from the pre-season rumors that Haas and Manor would be better than the usual season backmarkers, and that does seem to be the case, making McLaren and Renault look even worse.
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Re: 2016 Pre-Season Testing

Postby Sakae on Wed Feb 24, 2016 12:14 pm

I am afraid that Ferrari deserves little of criticism after this 3rd test morning, which has been spend in its totality in the garage. Had the car returned to pits after an installation lap, I would think of bad luck with reliability, which can happen to any team, but in this case, first out was only after 12, and that rather implies poor preparation for the test. I am hoping there will be forthcoming a plausible explanation. New man, J. Clear is now responsible for track related operations, and I hope he will take a notice of this incident and address whatever addressed needs to be with persons responsible. What is not clear whether fuel flow related anomaly is related to track stoppage Vettel experienced yesterday, and if it was, why it was not fixed overnight? (I am assuming teams are allowed to work on cars at any hours they desire).
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Re: 2016 Pre-Season Testing

Postby Paolo 2 on Wed Feb 24, 2016 1:47 pm

Sakae wrote:I am hoping there will be forthcoming a plausible explanation.


they said that they had issues with the fuel pump
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Re: 2016 Pre-Season Testing

Postby Lawrence on Wed Feb 24, 2016 2:12 pm

Morning times...day 3. Nothing particularly fast (considering the bar has already been raised to 1:22.810).

Times
1 Hulkenberg Force India 1:25.286 37 laps
2 Magnussen Renault 1:26.014 63 laps
3 Rosberg Mercedes 1:26.084 74 laps
4 Sainz Toro Rosso 1:26.239 66 laps
5 Kvyat Red Bull 1:26.497 29 laps
6 Massa Williams 1:26.712 57 laps
7 Nasr Sauber 1:26.840 61 laps
8 Button McLaren 1:26.919 45 laps
9 Grosjean Haas 1:26.955 54 laps
10 Haryanto Manor 1:29.808 25 laps
11 Raikkonen Ferrari No time 3 laps
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Re: 2016 Pre-Season Testing

Postby Lawrence on Wed Feb 24, 2016 5:37 pm

Day 3 times (nothing particularly meaningful):

Times
1 Hulkenberg Force India 1:23.110 99 laps
2 Grosjean Haas 1:25.874 82 laps
3 Raikkonen Ferrari 1:25.977 77 laps
4 Magnussen Renault 1:26.014 110 laps
5 Rosberg Mercedes 1:26.084 74 laps
6 Sainz Toro Rosso 1:26.239 161 laps
7 Nasr Sauber 1:26.392 115 laps
8 Hamilton Mercedes 1:26.421 87 laps
9 Kvyat Red Bull 1:26.497 74 laps
10 Massa Williams 1:26.712 109 laps
11 Button McLaren 1:26.919 71 laps
12 Haryanto Manor 1:28.249 77 laps
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