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 Post subject: Re: 2008 Winter & Mid-season testing (Results and Pictures)
PostPosted: 14 Jan 2008, 17:14  
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The final times of the day have come out:

Pos Driver Team Time Laps
1. Raikkonen Ferrari (B) 1:19.846 59 *
2. Massa Ferrari (B) 1:20.123 42 *
3. de la Rosa McLaren-Mercedes (B) 1:20.548 54 *
4. Vettel Toro Rosso-Ferrari (B) 1:20.732 40
5. Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes (B) 1:20.936 48 *
6. Bourdais Toro Rosso-Ferrari (B) 1:20.997 47
7. Rosberg Williams-Toyota (B) 1:21.143 47
8. Trulli Toyota (B) 1:21.314 84 *
9. Piquet Renault (B) 1:21.696 41
10. Coulthard Red Bull-Renault (B) 1:21.746 49
11. Liuzzi Force India-Ferrari (B) 1:23.035 44
12. Nakajima Williams-Toyota (B) 1:23.134 42
13. Glock Toyota (B) 1:24.351 56
14. Rossiter Super Aguri-Honda (B) 1:34.862 10

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/64682

Quite promising times for Ferrari, although this is only testing.
However, it has to be said that the track never quite reached full potential, as it rained most of the morning. We should get a better idea tomorrow, when the weather is expected to be sunny most of the day.
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 Post subject: Re: 2008 Winter & Mid-season testing (Results and Pictures)
PostPosted: 14 Jan 2008, 17:22  
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and the all new BMW is gonna test tomorrow in Valencia :roll::


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 Post subject: Re: 2008 Winter & Mid-season testing (Results and Pictures)
PostPosted: 14 Jan 2008, 17:25  
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The calendar goes as the following:

2008.01.14. - 2008.01.16.
Jerez,

2008.01.22. - 2008.01.24.
Valencia,

2008.02.01. - 2008.02.03.
Barcelona,

2008.02.12. - 2008.02.14.
Jerez,

2008.02.25. - 2008.02.27.
Barcelona,

2008.04.14. - 2008.04.16.
Barcelona,

2008.05.14. - 2008.05.16.
Le Castellet,

2008.06.11. - 2008.06.13.
Barcelona,
2008.06.25. - 2008.06.27.
Silverstone,

2008.07.09. - 2008.07.11.
Hockenheim,

2008.07.23. - 2008.07.25.
Jerez,

2008.08.27. - 2008.08.29.
Monza,

2008.09.17. - 2008.09.19.
Barcelona

2008.11.18. - 2008.11.20.
Barcelona,
2008.12.11. - 2008.12.13.
Jerez,

2008.12.15. - 2008.12.17.
Jerez,

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Quite promising times for Ferrari, although this is only testing.
However, it has to be said that the track never quite reached full potential, as it rained most of the morning. We should get a better idea tomorrow, when the weather is expected to be sunny most of the day.

Massa's Ferrari stoped during his outlap with electrical failure

There were problems with James Rossiter's Super Aguri car which either called for an early end for him. He was spotted walking around in plain clothes just after lunch. Something large, no doubt.

At 16:47 Sebastian Vettel had some issue/failure in his car and retired from the testing session at the end of the pitlane in his STR.

At 16:57 Nelson Piquet Jnr caused the final red flag of the day and bringing an end to the day 3 minutes prematurely after pulling his Renault off the circuit in the final corner. Some believe Renault were testing fuel systems and deliberately ran him dry trying to get him to the S/F line before running out.
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 Post subject: Re: 2008 Winter & Mid-season testing (Results and Pictures)
PostPosted: 14 Jan 2008, 17:36  
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Thanks fo the updates, iceman.
Do you know what exactly was Massa's problem, was it the new ECU? Hopefully they will sort the reliability problems they had last year.

Wow, a lot of testing in the next weeks, it may just quench my hunger fo F1 just a little bit :cool:
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 Post subject: Re: 2008 Winter & Mid-season testing (Results and Pictures)
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Lewis did a 1:19.1 last time out.....just wondering
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 Post subject: Re: 2008 Winter & Mid-season testing (Results and Pictures)
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Lewis did a 1:19.1 last time out.....just wondering


Different track conditions, only testing...just saying. :p
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 Post subject: Re: 2008 Winter & Mid-season testing (Results and Pictures)
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Lilellatho wrote:
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Lewis did a 1:19.1 last time out.....just wondering


Different track conditions, only testing...just saying. :p


yeah.....but i think ferrari will be strong this year, another wdc for kimi and constructor's for ferrari?

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 Post subject: Re: 2008 Winter & Mid-season testing (Results and Pictures)
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The times will surely improve in the next days, but yeah we shouldn't draw too many conclusion from these times yet. We won't see the full potential of the cars before they put in their final aero packages anyway. If McLaren and Ferrari keep being on the top, it has to mean something though. ''hmm''

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Massa at today's testing

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 Post subject: Re: 2008 Winter & Mid-season testing (Results and Pictures)
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Just came across a vid from today's test.

http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=lj-sPU927P8

Massa's off-track excursion is at the beginning of the vid, so it seems that the problem wasn't a car related one after all, it was just a mistake he made.

This seems to be confirmed by Ferrari's official release:
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First day of testing for the Scuderia at Jerez

Maranello, 14th January

Circuit: Jerez circuit - 4.423 km
Drivers: Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa
Car: F2008
Weather: air temperature 12/17°C, track temperature 12/22°C. Rain and a wet track in the morning, slightly cloudy and dry in the afternoon.

First day of testing this week for Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro, working again at the Jerez circuit, in southern Spain.

Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa began work on the development of the F2008, both at the wheel of one of the new cars. Rain slightly hampered progress in the morning, as the track remained damp up to the lunch break. In the afternoon, the weather improved to the point that it was possible to run all the time on dry tyres.

Testing ended at 17h00 with both cars having run trouble free. The day in figures is as follows: 59 laps for Kimi (best time 1.19.845) and 43 for Felipe, (1.20.123).

Testing continues at this track tomorrow, again with Massa and Raikkonen on track.
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 Post subject: Re: 2008 Winter & Mid-season testing (Results and Pictures)
PostPosted: 15 Jan 2008, 12:14  
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ooo, looks like a big impact from massa! surprised the nose stayed on the car and no fnt wing damage.

testing times are looking good, kimi 7tenths up on the mclaren ;)

lol, i know, only testing... but its still promising!

te BMW is expected to run tomorrow, im looking forward to that!

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 Post subject: Re: 2008 Winter & Mid-season testing (Results and Pictures)
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Best times at 12:30.

1. Sebastien Bourdais Toro Rosso STR2 1:20.346 26
2. Heikki Kovalainen McLaren MP4-23 1:20.391 36
3. Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari F2008 1:20.521 15
4. Felipe Massa Ferrari F2008 1:20.556 15
5. Nico Rosberg Williams FW29 1:20.931 24
6. Sebastian Vettel Toro Rosso STR2 1:21.084 26
7. Pedro de la Rosa McLaren MP4-23 1:21.083 21
8. Mark Webber Red Bull Racing RB3 1:21.310 24
9. Fernando Alonso Renault R27 1:21.396 19
10. Timo Glock Toyota TF108 1:21.813 30
11. Giancarlo Fisichella Force India F8-VII 1:22.311 38
12. Kazuki Nakajima Williams FW29 1:22.452 29
13. Kamui Kobayashi Toyota TF107 1:23.021 24

Alonso with renault in jerez

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 Post subject: Re: 2008 Winter & Mid-season testing (Results and Pictures)
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Alonso on track with Renault

Q&A with Fernando Alonso


Pics of the test

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PostPosted: 15 Jan 2008, 17:10  
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http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/64699

Pos Driver Team Time Laps
1. Alonso Renault (B) 1:19.503 70
2. De la Rosa McLaren-Mercedes (B) 1:19.650 111*
3. Raikkonen Ferrari (B) 1:19.708 90*
4. Rosberg Williams-Toyota (B) 1:19.756 81
5. Massa Ferrari (B) 1:19.772 85*
6. Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes (B) 1:19.780 130*
7. Vettel Toro Rosso-Ferrari (B) 1:20.305 86
8. Bourdais Toro Rosso-Ferrari (B) 1:20.346 76
9. Webber Red Bull-Renault (B) 1:20.392 80
10. Nakajima Williams-Toyota (B) 1:20.526 66
11. Glock Toyota (B) 1:20.598 109*
12. Fisichella Force India-Ferrari (B) 1:20.764 76
13. Kobayashi Toyota (B) 1:22.060 55


Alonso Faster today, and better than yesterday best time (kimi 1:19.846 59).
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 Post subject: Re: 2008 Winter & Mid-season testing (Results and Pictures)
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te BMW is expected to run tomorrow, im looking forward to that!


Kubica has already done a few laps in Valencia. There are photos and interviews available.
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