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Covalent wrote:
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Caserole of Nonsense wrote: As with most years in melbourne, dont take too much notice of this weekend. Its not a barometer for the season. hamilton was 7 tenths quicker then the ferraris in quali last year. its a funny track. when you look at the ease in which vettel and leclerc were able to do their fastest testing laps i would be very very suprised if ferrari dont fundamentally have the quickest car this year. of course merc wont be far off and it will probably swing around like last year though.
That was actually traced back to Ferrari having a faulty floor.
Link to this?
You like your links and your sources. :lol:

I think it's generally well known, I might be able to find what you desire?
Googling Ferrari floor Australia didn't lead to anything relevant and I don't think I've heard of this so I just wanted to read a bit more in depth about this.
Fair enough if you tried looking for it, I can't remember were I read it but I believe Lotus49 said he had also heard about it?

I believe that Vettel said this weekend that Ferrari went into Australia last year with problems with the car?
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FormulaFun wrote:Autosport looking real frickin dumb right now after all the videos they posted trashing Merc for having a disasterous preseason

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Well obviously Ferrari are not showing their hand yet unless you think that Leclerc is really the 9th fastest?
This is irrelevant to what I'm saying. The point is autosport have been endlessly pushing the narrative that Ferrari are about 0.7seconds faster than Merc at least and Merc have been floundering and they now look like total idiots

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Bentrovato wrote:Not sure if Mercedes are going to sandbag at all this weekend because .... damn they look even better than last year!

Seems like a 2018 repeat. Ferrari strongest in pre-season, maybe they'll even win in Australia but after watching most of FP2, the Merc looks the best by a good enough margin.
Logically, they could turn the engine up enough to lock out the front row and then control the race from the front at as little pace as they can get away with.
They seem to talk a lot about how closely competitive it is, so i don't think they are interested in doing more than they have to.

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https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/arti ... w0IyW.html

This is the only floor-based article I can find for Ferrari. Can we drop that particular line of the debate unless hard evidence is provided please? Let's focus on this season.

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FormulaFun wrote:
pokerman wrote:
FormulaFun wrote:Autosport looking real frickin dumb right now after all the videos they posted trashing Merc for having a disasterous preseason

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Well obviously Ferrari are not showing their hand yet unless you think that Leclerc is really the 9th fastest?
This is irrelevant to what I'm saying. The point is autosport have been endlessly pushing the narrative that Ferrari are about 0.7 seconds faster than Merc at least and Merc have been floundering and they now look like total idiots
I watched a few Autosport vids on You Tube and they do seem to pick an agenda, discuss the points that support the agenda and ignore or try to mitigate issues that go against their view. Scott Mitchell in particular seems to be agenda driven for whatever reason.

Maybe it's just me being selective with what I take notice of.
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FormulaFun wrote:This is irrelevant to what I'm saying. The point is autosport have been endlessly pushing the narrative that Ferrari are about 0.7seconds faster than Merc at least and Merc have been floundering and they now look like total idiots
In all fairness, if Ferrari is on pole by 0.7 seconds tomorrow they won't look like idiots. It's too soon to call that one way or the other.
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Exediron wrote:
FormulaFun wrote:This is irrelevant to what I'm saying. The point is autosport have been endlessly pushing the narrative that Ferrari are about 0.7seconds faster than Merc at least and Merc have been floundering and they now look like total idiots
In all fairness, if Ferrari is on pole by 0.7 seconds tomorrow they won't look like idiots. It's too soon to call that one way or the other.
I believe it was 0.4 or 0.5 seconds. They used those numbers several times. I haven't heard anyone suggest 0.7.

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F1 is back but so is 1 stops and a track which is so hard to overtake.
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F1_Ernie wrote:F1 is back but so is 1 stops and a track which is so hard to overtake.
I've long felt that the use of Australia as the opening round and Abu Dhabi as the final round are both incredibly poor choices. You need an exciting track that generates some action to open and close a season. Outside of Monaco, Melbourne is literally the hardest track to overtake on.

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Times shifting back and forth. Hamilton 2 tenths up on FP3. Ferrari finally showing some of that pace. No telling what qualifying is going to bring.

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Before qualifying, do you guys think we'll see the outright lap record broken? I think it's a 1.21.1 something. I think it's going to be close.

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whitewolfarctic wrote:Before qualifying, do you guys think we'll see the outright lap record broken? I think it's a 1.21.1 something. I think it's going to be close.
I think they'll break into the 1:20s - last years FP3 was rain affected so I can't compare the times, but in 2017 they went about 1.5s faster from FP3 to Q3.

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Here we go!

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sandman1347 wrote:
F1_Ernie wrote:F1 is back but so is 1 stops and a track which is so hard to overtake.
I've long felt that the use of Australia as the opening round and Abu Dhabi as the final round are both incredibly poor choices. You need an exciting track that generates some action to open and close a season. Outside of Monaco, Melbourne is literally the hardest track to overtake on.
Melbourne has produced a lot of good races.

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Fingers crossed for leclerc, hope he smashes it

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It's go time! Got a few drinks with me as well (left overs from St Paddy's party wifey and friends of ours).
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Looks like Mercedes and Ferrari will still be a cut above Red Bull.

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Gio 3rd? What!?

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Poor Kubica :(. Struggling hard out there.

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Except for Williams the entire midfield is super tight

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Sainz bounced while Norris finishes P8.

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Stroll will argue but I think that wasn't blocking (and I'm a stroll fan).

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Norris looking solid!

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sandman1347 wrote:Sainz bounced while Norris finishes P8.
Yeah but only Norris only 0.287 from also getting bounced, very tight

P.s. not slagging off Norris just using as an example
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Tassadar wrote:It's go time! Got a few drinks with me as well (left overs from St Paddy's party wifey and friends of ours).
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Both Toro Rossos ahead of Verstappen. The redbull looks like a midfield car at the moment.

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mcdo wrote:
Tassadar wrote:It's go time! Got a few drinks with me as well (left overs from St Paddy's party wifey and friends of ours).
That's your final warning
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mcdo wrote:
Tassadar wrote:It's go time! Got a few drinks with me as well (left overs from St Paddy's party wifey and friends of ours).
That's your final warning
Edited! *cheers*. Sorry, eh?

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kleefton wrote:Both Toro Rossos ahead of Verstappen. The redbull looks like a midfield car at the moment.
And ironically, the chassis seems to be the culprit.

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Traffic a nightmare for Hamilton in Q2.
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That mercedes is the fastest.

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sandman1347 wrote:
kleefton wrote:Both Toro Rossos ahead of Verstappen. The redbull looks like a midfield car at the moment.
And ironically, the chassis seems to be the culprit.

Yeah, can't blame the PU anymore lol

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Mercedes has about 4 tenths in the pocket.

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Yep, think that Bottas lap shows the difference

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Embarrassing performance from Gasly.

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Didn't even notice that gasly went out in Q1

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FormulaFun wrote:Didn't even notice that gasly went out in Q1
Not a great debut, especially after some mild criticism in the winter.

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I think they need to get Chandock in the commentary box. I think the 3 lads would make an excellent team.

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