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

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

Post by Powerslave » 18 Mar 2009, 19:25

MP4/4#12 wrote:1. Earthdreams had no sponsors
2. Honda have been developing this car since the start of 2007


1. Ok, but there was money from Honda
2. Had no idea about that........As megasyxx said, Brawn is very experienced and talented guy, how on "earth" :p , did Honda leave, when they had those meetings trying to solve it, surely Brawn told them the car was good, so maybe the problem was the Honda engine......and now Brawn has great Mercedes engines and macca gearboxes etc.....
Still, i can`t feel they will be race winners, apart from Jordan in 1991 with a beautiful design, i`ve never seen a team coming from last to regular winners from one season to another, maybe it will be a 1st time.....



1. I agree with both of you, Brawn GP needs some sponsors quickly or after the 4th race we'll be seeing a deja-vu of Honda's last year departure.

2. As phil1993 said, Honda indeed have started developing their car much earlier then anybody else.
-The problem with last year's Honda car was the chassis, and NOT the engine! :)
-So given the speculations that Brawn GP's using also a beneficial illegal diffuser, we can't dismiss the fact the we may yet be really surprised by Brawn GP this year. :zz:

P.S. Anyhow, in Melbourne we'll see the real deal... Flag:##
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Re: 2009 Winter & Mid-season testing (Results and Pictures)

Post by MP4/4#12 » 18 Mar 2009, 19:29

So you do believe that Brawn will be a race winner ! With all the gadgets yhey received from Mclaren it will be very embaracing for Woking. If Mclaren is such a bad car, it will be a golden chance to Hamilton to show what he`s made of. We don`t need to wait to much now, i got tell ya, i wasn`t curious to see the 1st championship race in years. As always, nice chatting with you Mr. Horton

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

Post by phil1993 » 18 Mar 2009, 19:31

Who would have guessed this at Christmas when Button had finished 18th in the driver standings with just 3 points and no drive!

New system could give Button title shot

Formula 1's new points structure could help Jenson Button emerge as a serious threat for the world championship this year, reckons the sport's commercial boss Bernie Ecclestone.

With the FIA having announced that the world title will now be handed to the driver with the most wins, Ecclestone believes expected early season success for Brawn GP could put Button in contention to take the fight to the more favoured candidates.

When asked by autosport.com during a press conference hosted by Australian Grand Prix organisers about his predictions for the championship, Ecclestone said: "I suppose an awful lot will depend on these [new] regulations, but if Brawn has got it right, then there is a chance that for the first three races we could maybe see Jenson winning.

"Now that it is not points that decides the championship, if he has three races in his pocket then it is not bad - although I suppose in the end you have to look at the old timers like [Fernando] Alonso, Kimi [Raikkonen], Felipe [Massa] and Mr [Lewis] Hamilton."

Ecclestone believes that good results for Brawn GP early on, however, will not rest easy with rival teams - as he fears a potential protest about the legality of the diffuser on the BGP 001 being lodged at the season opener in Australia.

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

Post by phil1993 » 18 Mar 2009, 19:34

MP4/4#12 wrote:So you do believe that Brawn will be a race winner ! With all the gadgets yhey received from Mclaren it will be very embaracing for Woking. If Mclaren is such a bad car, it will be a golden chance to Hamilton to show what he`s made of. We don`t need to wait to much now, i got tell ya, i wasn`t curious to see the 1st championship race in years. As always, nice chatting with you Mr. Horton


Gracias :p

I think now the order of 09 seems to be:

Brawn
Renault
Ferrari
McLaren
BMW (they've been quiet over the winter)
Toyota
Red Bull
Williams
Force India
Toro Rosso

Anyway, 10 and a half days left!!!

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

Post by swca92 » 18 Mar 2009, 19:36

Renault and McLaren ain't that quick,I'd put Renault 5th in that order and McLaren 7th.Otherwise,I agree with ya.

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

Post by MP4/4#12 » 18 Mar 2009, 19:38

Gracias ?!?!?! You damm brit :<>: . As England and Portugal have the same time, do you know at what time the race will be ? Appreciated.

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

Post by MP4/4#12 » 18 Mar 2009, 19:41

swca92 wrote:Renault and McLaren ain't that quick,I'd put Renault 5th in that order and McLaren 7th.Otherwise,I agree with ya.


:blink: , i`m very surprised !! Tonight i`ll read some f1 news, cause i went out for some time.

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

Post by phil1993 » 18 Mar 2009, 19:41

sorry :( :p Quali 6-7am; Race 7am BUT we put our clocks ONE HOUR FORWARD at 2am on Sun 29 so for you it may be 6am unless you do the same

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

Post by swca92 » 18 Mar 2009, 19:43

Uh oh,that's gonna be confusing.I can imagine a few people being disappointed when they wake up,turn the tv on and realise the race is 1 hour old...

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Post by MP4/4#12 » 18 Mar 2009, 19:45

No problem lol. Yeah, we do, as all Europe does mate...i think ! Cant wait for it, thanks

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

Post by phil1993 » 18 Mar 2009, 19:47

swca92 wrote:Uh oh,that's gonna be confusing.I can imagine a few people being disappointed when they wake up,turn the tv on and realise the race is 1 hour old...


just remember


QUALIFYING AND RACE ARE AT 6AM G.M.T

so if you move the clocks forward one hour on Sunday morning at 1AM it will be at

7AM BST

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

Post by swca92 » 18 Mar 2009, 20:01

So Saturday night,put the clock an hour forward and have an alarm for just before 7.Good thing we noticed...

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

Post by JoostLamers » 18 Mar 2009, 20:28

megasyxx wrote:Circuito Permanente de Jerez - Spain 18 March 2009
Pos. Driver Team Tyres Time Laps
1 H. Kovalainen McLaren Bridgestone 01:18.202 79
2 K. Nakajima Williams Bridgestone 01:20.023 103

mclaren tops the timesheets at last!!!! Flag:## :C: !yahoo:
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Kovalainen tested a new rear wing today :) , and he's A SECOND (!) faster then Hamilton yesterday.
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Re: 2009 Winter & Mid-season testing (Results and Pictures)

Post by JoostLamers » 18 Mar 2009, 20:42

I see now that Kova even set the 3rd fastest time of the week :D
1. Button
2. Rosberg
3. Heikki
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Re: 2009 Winter & Mid-season testing (Results and Pictures)

Post by Fergie1 » 18 Mar 2009, 20:46

Still some hope then. :)

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