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Oh yeah :nod: not long now

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i think all we will see is lots of rain

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Thanks for starting the thread! I can't wait to see some racing, err, practicing... :nod:

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Nearly time now :D Comon Kimi!

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bbc not in HD :thumbdown:

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i hear hornets

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New exhaust for Redbull.
Vettel running old exhaust setup which we saw in first winter test.
Webber running newer.

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hamilton has loads of sensors on the rear

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rife_hypocricy wrote:hamilton has loads of sensors on the rear

Looks like he drove through someones garden and ran over a rake.
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Flow viz all over Ferrari.

EDIT : New rear wing on Ferrari as well.

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merc is really low

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panis french number 2

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Minus Hulk, we have a little champions party going on in the back. (18Shu 20Vet 21Rai 22Alo 23But 24Ham)
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has grosjean even done a flying lap this season?

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rife_hypocricy wrote:has grosjean even done a flying lap this season?

Yah they just showed the last two corners of his personal best. My question is who are all of these mysterious women at Williams each GP? Seems like they have a new looker every week.

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OnAGivenDay wrote:
rife_hypocricy wrote:has grosjean even done a flying lap this season?

Yah they just showed the last two corners of his personal best. My question is who are all of these mysterious women at Williams each GP? Seems like they have a new looker every week.



that was susie wolff their new development driver :-P

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Definitely slippery out there.. You can hear the revs fly up on wheelspin as they try to put the power down everywhere.

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rife_hypocricy wrote:
OnAGivenDay wrote:
rife_hypocricy wrote:has grosjean even done a flying lap this season?

Yah they just showed the last two corners of his personal best. My question is who are all of these mysterious women at Williams each GP? Seems like they have a new looker every week.

that was susie wolff their new development driver :-P
Ah you are correct! I like their new approach to F1 ;)

Also "Ok Timo, be careful out there, no Tokyo drifting"
10 seconds later... big loss of traction :lol:
Just now... "So Timo, you need new underwear or are you alright?"

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OnAGivenDay wrote:
rife_hypocricy wrote:
OnAGivenDay wrote:
rife_hypocricy wrote:has grosjean even done a flying lap this season?

Yah they just showed the last two corners of his personal best. My question is who are all of these mysterious women at Williams each GP? Seems like they have a new looker every week.

that was susie wolff their new development driver :-P
Ah you are correct! I like their new approach to F1 ;)

Also "Ok Timo, be careful out there, no Tokyo drifting"
10 seconds later... big loss of traction :lol:
Just now... "So Timo, you need new underwear or are you alright?"

Yeah that was awesome. My wife looked at me funny when I laughed out loud both times.. :-)

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Lewis steals it at the end on a drying track!

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"That car is in the way again."

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Phamboogie wrote:"That car is in the way again."

I love hearing the radio commentary... Some of it seems "contrived", but damn its funny.

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Nico's time was on inters?! At the same time Hamilton was running fast on mediums? Ok maybe there's something to their magic wing. :lol:

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Was nice to see Webber up top for the majority of the session. Saubers did good near the end.

I wasn't really sure what the conditions were at all.
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darksides wrote:Was nice to see Webber up top for the majority of the session. Saubers did good near the end.

I wasn't really sure what the conditions were at all.

The conditions made the whole session pointless, no real data would have been gathered as most drivers were in the pits during the cross-over period due to the track being too dirty.
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I couldn't see any new components on any cars, any eagle eyes out there?

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Hey
Just got in, missed FP1, Correct me if I'm wrong but track was wet, damp and slippery to start but now is drying up for FP2? (Would explain hamiltons time)
Hope dry weather for quali and race so we can really see how these cars are doing after these upgrades.
Ps. Anybody know what the exact upgrades made to the Lotus were?

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Santuri9 wrote:Hey
Just got in, missed FP1, Correct me if I'm wrong but track was wet, damp and slippery to start but now is drying up for FP2? (Would explain hamiltons time)
Hope dry weather for quali and race so we can really see how these cars are doing after these upgrades.
Ps. Anybody know what the exact upgrades made to the Lotus were?


Ya wet most of the practice drying at the end, both Lotus(s?) had minor problems, hydraulics for Gros and DRS for Kimi. I've read Lotus updated the front wing and rear wing end plates.

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Sammydj wrote:
Santuri9 wrote:Hey
Just got in, missed FP1, Correct me if I'm wrong but track was wet, damp and slippery to start but now is drying up for FP2? (Would explain hamiltons time)
Hope dry weather for quali and race so we can really see how these cars are doing after these upgrades.
Ps. Anybody know what the exact upgrades made to the Lotus were?


Ya wet most of the practice drying at the end, both Lotus(s?) had minor problems, hydraulics for Gros and DRS for Kimi. I've read Lotus updated the front wing and rear wing end plates.


Ok. Thanks for the info!
What time exactly does p2 start? (GMT)

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Sammydj wrote:I couldn't see any new components on any cars, any eagle eyes out there?

Ferrari - Rear Wing
McLaren - Front Wing
Redbull - Exhaust (not really new but it is a change)
Lotus - Pretty much everything.
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Sammydj wrote:I couldn't see any new components on any cars, any eagle eyes out there?

New rear wing and revised version of the sauber type exhaust for Webber's car.
Old Barcelona Test type exhaust on Vettel's car
New Floor for Caterham and McLaren. Possible new diffuser for McLaren but not sure on that.
New Wings for Ferrari (Both front and back), Slightly modified Engine cover for Ferrari, possibly due to better packaging and for better airflow at the back end.
Nothing too obvious on Merc.
Force India has new Aero package, they declined to say what exactly it is.
No updates at all on Sauber (Bummer, they were still quick)

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Whitmarsh also said, amongst other things, McLaren are running a new floor on the car.

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LOL, did anyone see Bernie flipping off that female reporter?
"what stupid question is that? You are going to get stupid answer" when asked if he is going to Bahrain.
Poor reporter had nothing else to do but keep smile on the face and nod.

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funkymonkey wrote:LOL, did anyone see Bernie flipping off that female reporter?
"what stupid question is that? You are going to get stupid answer" when asked if he is going to Bahrain.
Poor reporter has nothing else to do but keep smile on the face and nod.


haha harsh. It was a fair question imo. Stupid berni acting all big, reporters are just doing their job

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di resta helmet cam :thumbup:

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There is a FIA website where you can laptimes of all drivers for all sessions...Does anyone have a link for that...

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speedster_sid wrote:There is a FIA website where you can laptimes of all drivers for all sessions...Does anyone have a link for that...


http://www.formula1.com/live_timing/

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trullifan97 wrote:
speedster_sid wrote:There is a FIA website where you can laptimes of all drivers for all sessions...Does anyone have a link for that...


http://www.formula1.com/live_timing/



Thanks but, I already know about the live timing.


There is another FIA stats website where the laptimes can be seen even after the session is over.

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speedster_sid wrote:
trullifan97 wrote:
speedster_sid wrote:There is a FIA website where you can laptimes of all drivers for all sessions...Does anyone have a link for that...


http://www.formula1.com/live_timing/



Thanks but, I already know about the live timing.


There is another FIA stats website where the laptimes can be seen even after the session is over.



Found it...Below is the link..

http://www.fia.com/en-GB/mediacentre/f1 ... iming.aspx

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Why is Kimi down so low right now? 19th?

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