2009 Winter & Mid-season testing (Results and Pictures)

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2009 Winter & Mid-season testing (Results and Pictures)

Post by phil1993 » 03 Nov 2008, 18:27

Gotta have something to talk about until Oz, eh?

Testing Calendar

17 November - Circuit de Catalunya
18 November - Circuit de Catalunya
19 November - Circuit de Catalunya
8 December - Circuito Permanente de Jerez
9 December - Circuito Permanente de Jerez
10 December - Circuito Permanente de Jerez
11 December - Circuito Permanente de Jerez
15 December - Circuito Permanente de Jerez
16 December - Circuito Permanente de Jerez
17 December - Circuito Permanente de Jerez

WRC ace Loeb gets Red Bull F1 test

World Rally Championship superstar Sebastien Loeb will test Red Bull's Formula 1 car later this month as a gift to celebrate his record-breaking fifth title.


Loeb has dominated the WRC in recent years, clinching his fifth successive championship in Japan last weekend.


Now Red Bull, which became a major sponsor of Loeb's Citroen team earlier this year, is rewarding the Frenchman with an F1 test.


Loeb will get a brief run at Silverstone before participating in the first official winter test at Catalunya on 17th November.


It will be his second F1 test after an outing with Renault at Paul Ricard last year, but on that occasion he had the circuit to himself.


"I’m absolutely delighted by this present from Red Bull to celebrate my fifth World Rally Championship title," said Loeb.


"I already got the chance to test a Formula 1 car last year, but this time the circumstances will be a little different.


"I’m now going to find myself in the midst of all the regular F1 drivers during an official test.


"I just hope that I don’t make a fool of myself!


"On the other hand, it’s only for one day."


He emphasised that the test was purely for fun and that he had no F1 ambitions.


"I’d like to clear up any speculation about me possibly switching to F1... next year I’m definitely going to be driving a Citroen C4 WRC in the World Rally Championship," Loeb said.


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Re: 2009 Winter Testing

Post by Arrows_F1 » 03 Nov 2008, 18:32

thanks for the calendar, where did you get the information ?
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Post by MP4/4#12 » 03 Nov 2008, 18:33

Loeb is one of the greatest rally drivers of all time, but way to old to move to F1, this is just a "candy" from RB, it gives you wings. But i`d like to see him again at Le mans 24H.

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Re: 2009 Winter Testing

Post by phil1993 » 03 Nov 2008, 18:35

Info from gpupdate.net and itv-f1.

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Post by AzShadow » 03 Nov 2008, 18:49

Toyota to start 2009 without KERS
http://en.f1-live.com/f1/en/headlines/n ... 0022.shtml

Ferrari has also hinted that they might have to start the season without KERS which will definitely put them into a serious disadvantage.
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Post by Zack » 03 Nov 2008, 19:32

AzShadow wrote:Toyota to start 2009 without KERS
http://en.f1-live.com/f1/en/headlines/n ... 0022.shtml

Ferrari has also hinted that they might have to start the season without KERS which will definitely put them into a serious disadvantage.

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Re: 2009 Winter Testing

Post by Delonge@AvA » 03 Nov 2008, 19:44

AzShadow wrote:Toyota to start 2009 without KERS
http://en.f1-live.com/f1/en/headlines/n ... 0022.shtml

Ferrari has also hinted that they might have to start the season without KERS which will definitely put them into a serious disadvantage.


i didnt know that!
thank you for posting

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Post by swca92 » 03 Nov 2008, 20:53

I really don't like this KERS thing.It supposedly gives you sudden boosts of power,a thing you see in junior formulas.I don't like that,its artificial and a gimmick.Also its very expensive and will probably favour the manufacturer teams,two things F1 is trying to avoid.And with mechanics being given electric shocks(literally) it really is bad for F1 in my opinion.

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Re: 2009 Winter Testing

Post by shailf1 » 03 Nov 2008, 21:00

AzShadow wrote:Toyota to start 2009 without KERS
http://en.f1-live.com/f1/en/headlines/n ... 0022.shtml

Ferrari has also hinted that they might have to start the season without KERS which will definitely put them into a serious disadvantage.

Well the efficiency and reliability of a KERS system still has some question marks. Starting after everyone else doing it and learning lessons from them could turn out to be an advantage.
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Re: 2009 Winter Testing

Post by Fergie1 » 03 Nov 2008, 23:43

November 3rd - March 25th is gonna be a long time with no F1 tv coverage.

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Re: 2009 Winter Testing

Post by phil1993 » 04 Nov 2008, 17:48

Come on fergie, chin up, only 142 days until Oz race

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Re: 2009 Winter Testing

Post by Fergie1 » 04 Nov 2008, 18:53

lol only. :p

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Re: 2009 Winter Testing

Post by phil1993 » 04 Nov 2008, 18:55

It's not that bad, we have A1GP :p *starts to cry*

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Re: 2009 Winter Testing

Post by kimi and mika » 04 Nov 2008, 19:05

I have football to watch, any sports will do really, but I will miss F1 for a while...you can still watch races on the computer.
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Re: 2009 Winter Testing

Post by phil1993 » 04 Nov 2008, 19:19

I start to feel 'the drought' in early December, forget about it with loads of premier league footy over xmas (and itv season review) then get bored in jan/feb/mar and find myself wathing the new testing vids every day on utube

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