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Re: Winter Testing 2012

Post by iceman1 » 08 Feb 2012, 07:33

phil1993 wrote:Been out all day, what happened :p

It was a normal day. Nothing has happened.

Day 2 after 30 minutes?

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Re: Winter Testing 2012

Post by Mar » 08 Feb 2012, 07:48

Yes.
I'm already at the circuit and waiting for the session to start.

As yesterday, all teams will have their media sessions at the same time :<>:

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Re: Winter Testing 2012

Post by phil1993 » 08 Feb 2012, 07:49

Go to HRT then, you'll get a 1-1 interview :p

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Re: Winter Testing 2012

Post by eleanor » 08 Feb 2012, 07:53

guess you can get an 1-1 interview to any other team than lotus :)

Mar wrote:As yesterday, all teams will have their media sessions at the same time :<>:

why are they doing it like this?
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Re: Winter Testing 2012

Post by iceman1 » 08 Feb 2012, 07:54

phil1993 wrote:Go to HRT then, you'll get a 1-1 interview :p

:lol:

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Re: Winter Testing 2012

Post by Mar » 08 Feb 2012, 08:06

phil1993 wrote:Go to HRT then, you'll get a 1-1 interview :p


That was the great thing about the media session with Vergne yesterday. We were maybe 8 people or so because they did it in the middle of the morning.

As a matter of fact, it was the British press who spoiled it (don't take it personally), when they begun to ask about how he intended to beat Ricciardo or not, or how he wanted Webber's seat or not :roll::

eleanor wrote:guess you can get an 1-1 interview to any other team than lotus :)

Mar wrote:As yesterday, all teams will have their media sessions at the same time :<>:

why are they doing it like this?

They don't communicate, that's clear.

Yesterday it was all at the same time. If I wanted to be by Räikkönen's, I hat to miss the others. Add to that, that Räikkönen came late (he was talking very long with the engineers) and there was no chance.

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Re: Winter Testing 2012

Post by iceman1 » 08 Feb 2012, 08:06

@MarGarciaGP: Raikkonen was the first on track for his instalation lap. He was followed Ricciardo, Kovalainen, Bianchi, Maldonado and Martínez de la Rosa.

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Re: Winter Testing 2012

Post by iceman1 » 08 Feb 2012, 08:21



It's the first time that Caterham will use Kers system on their cars.

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Re: Winter Testing 2012

Post by Mar » 08 Feb 2012, 08:37

BTW, Whiting is in the circuit. I saw him

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Re: Winter Testing 2012

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Mar wrote:BTW, Whiting is in the circuit. I saw him

I read he went there to check the legality of some cars.

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Re: Winter Testing 2012

Post by Mar » 08 Feb 2012, 08:44

iceman1 wrote:
Mar wrote:BTW, Whiting is in the circuit. I saw him

I read he went there to check the legality of some cars.

Yes, those were the rumours.
I talked yesterday 2 minutes with a Lotus guy (he is a PR guys, so I don't know how trustable he is) and he told me that Lotus had been absolutely conservative in that sense, sticking to the rules in order not to get in trouble at all, but that he was not so sure it was also the case with some other teams (which he didn't name)

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Re: Winter Testing 2012

Post by iceman1 » 08 Feb 2012, 09:42

Nicolas Todt says Massa will be different this year. Didn't he say the same thing last year :p ?

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Re: Winter Testing 2012

Post by iceman1 » 08 Feb 2012, 10:10

Raikonen was the fastest yesterday. Today, so far he's the slowest on the track.

He managed to do 5 laps only - same as de la Rosa. Do they have a problem? or something? Because yesterday if i remember correctly they did 75 laps.

Edit: de la Rosa did completed 8 laps now.

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Re: Winter Testing 2012

Post by Mar » 08 Feb 2012, 10:14

iceman1 wrote:Raikonen was the fastest yesterday. Today, so far he's the slowest on the track.

He managed to do 5 laps only - same as de la Rosa. Do they have a problem? or something? Because yesterday if i remember correctly they did 75 laps.

Edit: de la Rosa did completed 8 laps now.

Yes, Kimi damaged the lower part of the car when he went too hard on a kerb. They have to change it and so on. They expect to have the car ready again at 11:30 (in 18 minutes). Source: Auto, Motor und Sport guys, personal communication :p

Kimi was the reason for the first red flag. When he took that kerb, he was for a moment out of track and brought a good bunch of stones with him. They had to stop the test to clean the tarmac.

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Re: Winter Testing 2012

Post by iceman1 » 08 Feb 2012, 10:51

Mar wrote:
iceman1 wrote:Raikonen was the fastest yesterday. Today, so far he's the slowest on the track.

He managed to do 5 laps only - same as de la Rosa. Do they have a problem? or something? Because yesterday if i remember correctly they did 75 laps.

Edit: de la Rosa did completed 8 laps now.

Yes, Kimi damaged the lower part of the car when he went too hard on a kerb. They have to change it and so on. They expect to have the car ready again at 11:30 (in 18 minutes). Source: Auto, Motor und Sport guys, personal communication :p

Kimi was the reason for the first red flag. When he took that kerb, he was for a moment out of track and brought a good bunch of stones with him. They had to stop the test to clean the tarmac.

Thanks a lot Mar.

I found this picture of him going off:
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He's back on track now.

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