2007 Testing ***Jerez Sept 18th-20th***

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Post by senseni » 02 May 2007, 08:43

it is clear that ferari a way ahead of them in dry and wet conditions but fernando didnt drive first two days and when he is up we will know it better.

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Post by nelmesy16 » 02 May 2007, 09:20

yes, ferrari are on top but its only testing... this doesnt represent anything.
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Post by Chubbs » 02 May 2007, 12:06

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Williams suffers test crash setback
Wednesday, 02, May, 2007, 10:54
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Williams suffered its second major accident of this week's Barcelona test when Nico Rosberg crashed heavily this morning.

Rosberg was unhurt in the incident at Turn 10, but the front and right hand side of his car were wrecked.

The team had already been forced to work late into Monday night to repair the chassis damaged by test driver Kazuki Nakajima in a shunt on day one of the test.

Williams has now abandoned the test and will not participate in the extra session on Thursday that was added following yesterday's heavy rain.

"The bodywork is all finished and the monocoque... we are looking at it now but does not look good either," chief operations engineer Rod Nelson told autosport.com.

"It really has not been our week, but Nico is okay and we are going home now."


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Post by nelmesy16 » 02 May 2007, 13:26

it looks like nico has dumped it! it hasnt been a good weekend for them as what they think :? but im sure they come good when they need to be good :)
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Post by nelmesy16 » 02 May 2007, 16:10

i think albers will do a better lap for sure :D his time is quite slow compaired what he did last time
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Post by Super Aguri » 02 May 2007, 16:29

The Ferrari team continued to show their strong form by topping the times for the third consecutive day in testing at the Barcelona circuit.

While Kimi Raikkonen was quickest on the first two days, his teammate Felipe Massa replaced him both behind the wheel of the F2007 and on top of the times after another good session for the Italian squad.

Massa, who covered over 100 laps as Ferrari continued to work on new aerodynamic components, was three tenths of a second quicker than Red Bull's Mark Webber, second quickest in the RB3.

Jarno Trulli was third fastest for Toyota, with Renault's Heikki Kovalainen in fourth after a massive 121 laps with the R27 car.

World champion Fernando Alonso, who on Tuesday completed just one lap to the disappointment of his fans, had a more productive session, working with McLaren's new, three-plane front wing, tested on track for the first time on Monday.

Alonso posted the fifth quickest time after 73 laps.

Williams were forced to call an end to their test a day early after Nico Rosberg wrecked his car in a high-speed crash early in the morning. The German driver was unhurt but was taken to hospital as a precaution.

"Nico went off on his first run and had a crash that resulted in heavy chassis damage," said technical director Sam Michael after the crash. "Nico's fine, however the damage cannot be repaired at the circuit so the test team is now returning to the factory."

The Spyker team also finished their day early after Christijan Albers was hit by mechanical problems in the afternoon. Like Williams, the Dutch squad will not be testing tomorrow.

"We started out quite well this morning. We were working on some race set ups and I was quite happy as we improved the car's handling," said Albers. "I did a lot of laps and I tried to push really hard before trying some new tyres in the afternoon, but then unfortunately we had a failure.

"It's a shame as it took our afternoon away, but I think we can be pleased with today - overall it was a good day's work."

The session took place under clear skies, although a heavy wind in the afternoon complicated matters for the drivers.

Today's times:

Pos Driver Team Time Laps
1. Massa Ferrari (B) 1:21.506 103
2. Webber Red Bull-Renault (B) 1:21.804 95
3. Trulli Toyota (B) 1:22.309 107
4. Kovalainen Renault (B) 1:22.378 121
5. Alonso McLaren-Mercedes (B) 1:22.579 73
6. Kubica BMW Sauber (B) 1:22.653 83
7. Button Honda (B) 1:22.765 114
8. Davidson Super Aguri-Honda (B) 1:23.027 112
9. Speed Toro Rosso-Ferrari (B) 1:23.713 96
10. Albers Spyker-Ferrari (B) 1:24.870 63
11. Rosberg Williams-Toyota (B) no time 2
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Post by nelmesy16 » 02 May 2007, 16:33

more problems for albers with his car :frown: he hasnt had much luck this season so far :lol:
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Post by [FIN]SpeedFreak » 02 May 2007, 16:49

nelmesy16 wrote:more problems for albers with his car :frown: he hasnt had much luck this season so far :lol:


Well, that car is just c**p... So Albers are going to face new problems, again, and again, and again and again... :cheesy:
But it might change when they get B- version from the car... Maybe...

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Post by iceman1 » 02 May 2007, 17:20

The new Macca front wing actually brings their upper element up to about the height of the F2007 and most other cars. A benefit, or problem, from having such a low nose seems to be that they couldn't get the element as high as they wanted or needed to

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Post by nelmesy16 » 02 May 2007, 17:28

FerrariFan[FIN] wrote:
nelmesy16 wrote:more problems for albers with his car :frown: he hasnt had much luck this season so far :lol:


Well, that car is just c**p... So Albers are going to face new problems, again, and again, and again and again... :cheesy:
But it might change when they get B- version from the car... Maybe...


yea i cant want either... this car we have now is bad... but this b-spec car coming out will be much faster!
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Post by gutobr » 03 May 2007, 10:01

Dumbo has arrived: http://www.formula1.com/news/6027.html
or http://www.sutton-images.com/
And we all thought McLaren was radical...

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Post by Chubbs » 03 May 2007, 10:24

gutobr wrote:Dumbo has arrived: http://www.formula1.com/news/6027.html
or http://www.sutton-images.com/
And we all thought McLaren was radical...


sweet jesus of nazarath!! :shock:

can that car be any more ugly?

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makes the mclaren front wing look nice...

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Post by basic86 » 03 May 2007, 11:21

omg, man if Honda run that, they are gonna have a lot of crash if on of those wings bumps into another car ! And mclaren, hahaha!
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Post by nelmesy16 » 03 May 2007, 13:04

hehe... but if honda dont fix there car soon they will be at the back!
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