Formula 1 - Season 2019

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  1. alexander1970
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    Hello.:)

    No it´s not about the game update for Xbox/PS4/PC it´s about the season starting in exactly 1 month in australia.

    Favorits ?
    Insider Tip ?
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    Leave me alone with this crap......

    Rollouts/presentations are over,all "secrets" are revealed.:D

    I wish all F1 fans an exciting and surprising season.:grog:
     
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    Favourites have to be Mercedes.

    Ferarri and Alpha seem to have some interesting front wing designs. Maybe the others will follow suit by the time the season starts.

    Launches are generally just horrific amounts of corporate bullshit speaking. Testing starts on Monday but as ever we won't have a really clear picture until Friday at Melbourne.
     
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    Hello.:)
    Agree with you,bla bla,hot air and not more.:wacko:

    I hope because of Kimi that Sauber is getting close to the three top teams.:)
     
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    If Sauber (Alpha) get close to the top teams it'll be far more to do with all that lovely Ferarri money than it will be to do with Kimi :D
     
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    Testweek in Barcelona,all Topteams let it rock.:)
    Williams is the only team who don´t finish their homework again cancels the test....:wacko:

    Lunchhour actual in Spain...:P

    1 Vettel Ferrari 1:18.161
    2 Perez Racing Point 1:19.944
    3 Bottas Mercedes 1:20.127
    4 Räikkönen Alfa Romeo Sauber 1:20.160
    5 Verstappen Red Bull 1:20.174
    6 Sainz McLaren 1:20.430
    7 Hülkenberg Renault 1:20.980
    8 Grosjean Haas 1:21.500
    9 Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:21.732
     
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    Day 2 in Barcelona with most driver changes:

    1 Leclerc Ferrari 1:18.247
    2 Norris McLaren 1:18.553
    3 Magnussen Haas 1:19.206
    4 Albon Toro Rosso 1:19.301
    5 Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo 1:19.312
    6 Bottas Mercedes 1:19.535
    7 Gasly Red Bull 1:19.814
    8 Hülkenberg Renault 1:19.837
    9 Ricciardo Renault 1:19.886
    10 Hamilton Mercedes 1:19.928
    11 Stroll Racing Point 1:20.433
    12 Fittipaldi Haas 1:21.849
     
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    I really hope McLaren can make their way at least back into the midfield this season. It's been horrible watching them languish at the back these last few years. I hope Williams also manage to progress but they're already two days down in testing and the rumours circulating the paddock don't install any kind of confidence.
     
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    Hello.:)

    It´s a complete disaster for williams....their development curve is going down constantly since 2017,after the glorious years with Renault,then with BMW and with Renault again.Last year was to forget (i don´t think it was only Paddy Lowe´s fault....maybe their unexperienced drivers,unable to further develope a car.......:unsure:).Very gloomy to watch this team´s performance...

    For McLaren it´s more an Deja vu,they had such an lean period before (1977-1982)....someday it will be fine,i have hope for them.:)
     
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    Hello.:)

    Day 3 and finally WITH Williams.

    1 Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:17.704 137 C5
    2 Räikkönen Alfa Romeo 1:17.762 138 C5
    3 Ricciardo Renault 1:18.164 80 C4
    4 Vettel Ferrari 1:18.350 134 C3
    5 Verstappen Red Bull 1:18.787 109 C3
    6 Hülkenberg Renault 1:18.800 63 C4
    7 Grosjean Haas 1:19.060 69 C3
    8 Fittipaldi Haas 1:19.249 48 C4
    9 Sainz McLaren 1:19.354 90 C3
    10 Perez Racing Point 1:20.102 67 C3
    11 Bottas Mercedes 1:20.693 88 C3
    12 Hamilton Mercedes 1:20.818 94 C3
    13 Russell Williams 1:25.625 23 C3

    From yesterday and with the tyres they used.
     
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    Hello.:)

    Second Test week and all is about to be the same as last years.
    Ferrari is starting in week one as powerful,perfect and fast package.:)

    This week,the same procedure as last year ? as every year ? Italian´s reliable "reliability" ?
    Mechanical troubles (with cooling system) and today a crash from Vettel in case of "cannot steer the ferrari".

    As many drivers say last week: the Ferrari was not on the limit.
    Why they not using the soft(est) tyres til now ???

    Mercedes had an proverbial MONSTER (Aero)Upgrade.And it worked.
    Red Bull is by the "music" hopefully the Engine is it too.

    I have the consideration of the new Teammanagement.I hope i´ll be wrong but this year again it will not ferrari to win the DRIVERS championship.:unsure:
    Remind me on 1.December if i´m wrong i´ll write it 1000 times as penalty.:D
     
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    The LAST day on testing in Barcelona until 18:00 h MEZ.


    1 Vettel Ferrari 1:16.221
    2 Bottas Mercedes 1:16.561
    3 Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:16.898
    4 Sainz McLaren 1:16.913
    5 Grosjean Haas 1:17.076
    6 Ricciardo Renault 1:17.114
    7 Räikkönen Alfa Romeo 1:17.239
    8 Verstappen Red Bull 1:17.709
    9 Perez Racing Point 1:17.791
    10 Kubica Williams 1:18.993

    In awaiting the new season we can play good old school F1:

     
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    Williams seem to be drifting further and further away from the pack. Sad days :(
     
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    The final day is ending:


    Vettel Ferrari 1:16.221 110 C5
    2 Hamilton Mercedes 1:16.224 60 C5
    3 Bottas Mercedes 1:16.561 71 C5
    4 Hülkenberg Renault 1:16.843 51 C5
    5 Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:16.898 130 C5
    6 Sainz McLaren 1:16.913 134 C5
    7 Grosjean Haas 1:17.076 73 C5
    8 Ricciardo Renault 1:17.114 52 C5
    9 Räikkönen Alfa Romeo 1:17.239 132 C5
    10 Magnussen Haas 1:17.565 94 C5
    11 Verstappen Red Bull 1:17.709 29 C3
    12 Perez Racing Point 1:17.791 104 C5
    13 Kubica Williams 1:18.993 90 C5

    Mclaren is a surprise for me.:O

    I think thats it for Rob Smedley...:unsure:
     
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    Smedly stepped down at the end of last year already, didn't he?
     
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    Any new in rules of the cars?
     
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    He gets the job of an "technical consultant".I think he also did a bad job.:unsure:
    They are technical far from finding the connection to the mid-field.

    Main problem is in my opinion the gearbox/housing,made from Aluminium as last year.All teams uses fiber composite,williams is to stubborn and developed in their own direction with old technique.They had a chance to get the gearbox from mercedes.But maybe no money ??

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    There are many but the main alteration concerns aerodynamic in detail the front wing:

    https://www.motorsport-magazin.com/...ntfluegel-aller-teams-im-vergleich,20021.html

    and maybe the tires.:)
     
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    Sorry but the front wing(s?) just looks Mach 3 Gilette razor xD
     
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    Except Ferrari + Alfa,they use Wilkinson.:D
     
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    Haha xD
     
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