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 Post subject: Re: 2009 Winter & Mid-season testing (Results and Pictures)
PostPosted: 04 Mar 2009, 09:03  
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 Post subject: Re: 2009 Winter & Mid-season testing (Results and Pictures)
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shail69 wrote:
what is the limitation for each driver..??

In 2009, regulations limited each constructor to 15,000km of testing per season(there will be no in-season testing That means no testing between seven days before the first race and 31st December of the same year) It was 30,000 Km during 2008
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What's wrong with Hamilton, he has only driven 7 laps up till now...

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 Post subject: Re: 2009 Winter & Mid-season testing (Results and Pictures)
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What's wrong with Hamilton, he has only driven 7 laps up till now...

He had an engine failure in the morning forcing him to wait the replacement of new power unit. Then he started to lap at around 1.25's (while the others were lapping in 1.22 and 1.21's) with 2008-spec rear wing. I really don't know if McLaren is really struggling or sandbagging but this is their second engine issue in one week. Not to mention low performance.
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 Post subject: Re: 2009 Winter & Mid-season testing (Results and Pictures)
PostPosted: 04 Mar 2009, 17:52  
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I hope McLaren are sandbagging.
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 Post subject: Re: 2009 Winter & Mid-season testing (Results and Pictures)
PostPosted: 04 Mar 2009, 17:56  
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even if they are, its quite nice (for more anyway) to see hamilton slower than everyone bar sutil, and a whole second behind raikkonen :)

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The times have no relevance until the qualifying in Melbourne. I'm more curious about McLaren having engine issues though since their engine reliability had been top notch during the last two seasons. Not to mention that the teams don't have many engines reserved for winter testing.

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That is worrying,Mercedes since 2007 have only had 2 or 3 engine faliures.They went through a phase when their engines lasted about as long as it takes to write this sentence but they've been excellent the last 2 seasons.This lack of pace isn't too worrying yet,but will become a concern if they don't improve by Melbourne.
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the failures could be coming from cooling issues... they seem to be shrinking the sidepod openings in the hopes of gaining an areo advantage over the rest of the teams
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Seems like they are doing race simulations :O

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 Post subject: Re: 2009 Winter & Mid-season testing (Results and Pictures)
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That is worrying,Mercedes since 2007 have only had 2 or 3 engine faliures.They went through a phase when their engines lasted about as long as it takes to write this sentence but they've been excellent the last 2 seasons.This lack of pace isn't too worrying yet,but will become a concern if they don't improve by Melbourne.

Indeed, a lot of issues going on there, worrying... :(

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better for those reliability issues to come out now rather than in the races. no one gets championship points in these tests.

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mclaren is still using 2008 rear wing:
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are they struggling? [sorry i wasn't sure how to write this word XD]

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McLaren had again an issue this morning causing a red flag. Hamilton had stopped on the track.
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