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Post by Graham Ross » Fri Feb 18, 2005 4:26 pm

So you are watching the GAP (with great interest it seems :wink: )

I am slightly worried about McLaren's reliability and I would have thought that Montoya would do more testing in the new car than he had prior to Melbourne.

Too many West and Mercedes PR work I imagine!!

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Post by Julian Mayo » Fri Feb 18, 2005 8:39 pm

JV the only person hyping W&W was me. Go back over my threads and you will find that I have been making some serious noises about Ferrari's ongoing dominance.The rest, including my "tips" has been for fun My serious evaluation of the new rules comes from a spy in Bernies hip pocket. No one is allowed to beat Ferrari until 2007, but it must be seen to be more of a contest this year ( Schuey by 18 point) and next year ( Schuey By 14 points)
Then The Great One :furious: RETIRES! Ferrari pulls out of F1 for5 years, Bernie has his brain cryogenically frozen for the same period of time, But Stoddard pulls the plug on him, meanwhile Volvo enters F1 in partnership with SAAB & Holden, And Peter (perfect), no.2 saloon car driver in the world, Frank Gardner, Geoghans, Spencer Martin, et al eat your hearts out) Brock makes yet another come back, this time from group Austin A30, supermarket carpark racing, and wins the F1 champion ship. In second place, you. In third place, Graham Ross, In fourth Place, me because I lost time laughiing at Ferrari Fan, and bringing up the rear 3 laps down, JV ( the yin wasn't right with the yan !) :rolling: :ROTFLMAO: :up: :cheers: :up: :wtf:

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Post by JayVee » Fri Feb 18, 2005 8:51 pm

And the only person hyping M&M is Graham Ross :bouncec: (no not the choclates)

That was a :coool: post even though it was full of :bs:

But I was wondering why me in second place (I'm only come first when I finish :wtf:)

But seriously, I think you are overestimating Ferrari. Let me ask you this: Have you noticed that Ferrari are testing with the rest this year and not privately at Fiorano and Mugello ? Why ?
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Post by Julian Mayo » Fri Feb 18, 2005 9:16 pm

Who said they're not? You dont have to have an F1 Driver, and F1 body on a car to test i.e launch control :twisted:

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Post by JayVee » Fri Feb 18, 2005 9:34 pm

I never thought of that :shock: you reckon other teams should know ?


launch control ??? they have one at Ferrari too ? I thought that was in the US somewhere
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Post by Ed » Sat Feb 19, 2005 8:56 am

Final day from Barcelona - Alonso fastest, closes in on all time lap record

Driver Team Total Laps Best Lap Time
Fernando Alonso Renault 100 90 1:13.971
Giancarlo Fisichella Renault 132 71 1:14.074
Ralf Schumacher Toyota 51 38 1.16.518
Narain Karthikeyan Jordan 83 10 1:16.999
Tiago Monteiro Jordan 120 119 1:17.560
Nicky Pastorelli Jordan 29 19 1:24.731

All cars 05 spec

Test times as reported by the Barcelona circuit ... more

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Post by Ed » Sat Feb 19, 2005 9:08 am

Lap by lap timing for the top 4 drivers from Barcelona - Day 4 (stint with fastest lap only).

Alonso
Lap Time Gap Day time
89 6:23.488 + 5:04,479 16:49:22
90 1:13.971 - 5:09,517 16:50:36
91 1:36.012 >B + 22,041 16:52:12

Fisichella
Lap Time Gap Day time
70 8:27.467 + 7:06,899 12:58
71 1:14.074 - 7:13,393 12:59
72 1:18.382 >B + 4,308 13:01

R Schumacher
Lap Time Gap Day time
37 1:17.249 - 11,651 14:09
38 1:16.518 - 0,731 14:11
39 1:16.606 + 0,088 14:12
40 1:18.479 >B + 1,873 14:13

N Karthikeyan
Lap Time Gap Day time
9 41:50.280 + 40:01,826 12:00
10 1:16.999 - 40:33,281 12:01
11 1:47.000 >B + 30,001 12:03

You can access the data for each driver at the Catalunya Circuit website (select language then click on the link under F1-Tests on the right hand side.
Alternatively, we have made available a lap by lap pdf file for all the drivers here (provided by Circuit de Catalunya)

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Post by alonsofan » Sat Feb 19, 2005 1:15 pm

the results from barcelona show that alonso and renault will be the ones to beat this season, they are very quick in qualifying and race conditions. fisichella is also up to speed and that helps push alonso even more

other teams be worried :burnout:

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Post by FerrariFan#1 » Sat Feb 19, 2005 6:16 pm

Renault do look strong and so do McLaren. It will be good to see some teams get close to Ferrari!!

(But Ferrari will win of course :wink: )
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Post by Ed » Sun Feb 20, 2005 11:41 am

First day of testing at Imola - Massa fastest

Driver Team Total Laps Best Lap Time
F Massa Sauber 106 1:23.485
J Villeneuve Sauber 63 1:23.777
P Friesacher Minardi 59 1:25.883
C Albers Minardi 47 1:25.983

Minardi running 04 spec cars

Test times as reported by the Sauber team ... more

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Post by Ed » Mon Feb 21, 2005 6:15 am

Second day of testing at Imola - Bad Weather!

Driver Team Total Laps Best Lap Time
J Villeneuve Sauber 9 no time
F Massa Sauber 1 no time

As reported by the Sauber team ... more

Testing at Valencia and Silverstone starts Monday

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Post by JayVee » Mon Feb 21, 2005 10:15 am

There goes another day of the very limited testing Sauber does!
Don't really understand why Sauber are testing at Imola anyway!

All the teams test in Spain!

And they won't be running the 3rd car either.

Maybe they should sell the right to run a 3rd car to Ferrari :!:
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Post by Ed » Mon Feb 21, 2005 9:09 pm

The Sauber team decided to stop testing at Imola due to snow ... more

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Post by JayVee » Mon Feb 21, 2005 9:58 pm

2 days of crucial testing gone ... why ? because someone wise at Sauber decided to test at Imola in winter (I guess they were hoping to jump the gun on other teams and test at the track prior to San Marino)
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Post by Ed » Tue Feb 22, 2005 7:15 am

First day of testing at Valencia and Silverstone. Pedro de la Rosa fastest in MP4/19b. Testing disrupted by weather at Silverstone

Driver Team Total Laps Time
Pedro de la Rosa McLaren 125 1:09.023
Alexander Wurz McLaren 107 1:09.053
Michael Schumacher Ferrari 90 1:11.338
Mark Webber Williams 81 1:11.513
Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 84 1:11.672

Mclaren running two MP4/19B (modified '04 spec)

Test times as reported by the Valencia circuit ... more

No times from Silverstone

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