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 Post subject: Re: Winter Testing 2012
PostPosted: 10 Feb 2012, 17:27  
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Seems like a positive day for Ferrari

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Fourth and final day of testing for Scuderia Ferrari at the Jerez de la Frontera circuit in southern Spain.

Fernando Alonso brought the test to an end, continuing with the work of acquiring data relating to the behaviour of the F2012. Again today, a lot of laps were completed at constant speed, or to a predefined procedure, all of it aimed at gathering as much information as possible about the car, comparing various different configurations.

At the end of the day, 39 laps had been completed, the quickest in a time of 1.18.877, the best of the whole test for the Scuderia. In total, the F2012 has completed 1195.56 kilometres to date, through running 270 laps.

The Scuderia will resume testing on 21 February, at the Catalunya Circuit near Barcelona, with Fernando Alonso the first of its drivers on track
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 Post subject: Re: Winter Testing 2012
PostPosted: 10 Feb 2012, 18:29  
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@adamcooperf1: Pirelli says that the Jerez test saw a total of 3380 laps or 14,949 kms covered by its tyres. So now you know!
Interesting Pirelli facts, longest runs this week were hard 26, medium 27, soft 20... And there were 294 sets in total at the track!

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 Post subject: Re: Winter Testing 2012
PostPosted: 10 Feb 2012, 18:49  
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Pirelli tyres complete 14,949 Kilometers in 4 days of testing:

http://www.f1zone.net/news/pirelli-tyre ... ing/12239/
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PostPosted: 10 Feb 2012, 19:04  
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iceman1 wrote:
Pirelli tyres complete 14,949 Kilometers in 4 days of testing:

http://www.f1zone.net/news/pirelli-tyre ... ing/12239/

Either Kimi is too fast getting 1’18’’419 even he had already went to Baar or somebody is too Kimi fan :p
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Day 3
1. Rosberg 1’17’’631 on Soft New
2. Räikkönen 1’18’’419 on Medium New
3. Vettel 1’19’’297 on Soft New
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 Post subject: Re: Winter Testing 2012
PostPosted: 10 Feb 2012, 19:11  
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It's a press release supplied by Pirelli :zz: I won't trust them anymore :p
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 Post subject: Re: Winter Testing 2012
PostPosted: 13 Feb 2012, 02:00  
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I just checked second post of this thread and found out that last Barcelona's tests and Mugello ones are on the same day.
Is it correct? If so, each team can go wherever they want? If so, do we know which team will go to each track?
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 Post subject: Re: Winter Testing 2012
PostPosted: 13 Feb 2012, 12:09  
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Looks like Williams with Senna did a race simulation. And Ferrari a qualifying simulation.

Ferrari still doing short runs, then changing a few things then going back out again. It's painstakingly logical at least, but possibly raises the problems they had last year with calibrating the wind tunnel with on track performance.
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PostPosted: 13 Feb 2012, 14:34  
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iceman1 wrote:
It's a press release supplied by Pirelli :zz: I won't trust them anymore :p

Wonder if Pirelli makes their tyres with the same accuracy as press releases ''hmm''
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 Post subject: Re: Winter Testing 2012
PostPosted: 13 Feb 2012, 22:15  
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iceman1 wrote:
It's a press release supplied by Pirelli :zz: I won't trust them anymore :p


Why is that? Did I miss something?
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 Post subject: Re: Winter Testing 2012
PostPosted: 14 Feb 2012, 12:50  
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Pirelli tyres complete 14,949 Kilometers in 4 days of testing:

http://www.f1zone.net/news/pirelli-tyre ... ing/12239/



Distances using 2012 cars by team:

Lotus: 1.788 km
Williams: 1.647 km
Caterham: 1.585 km
Toro Rosso: 1.399 km
McLaren: 1.385 km
Force Índia: 1.363 km
Sauber: 1.319 km
Red Bull: 1.315 km
Ferrari: 1.195 km

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 Post subject: Re: Winter Testing 2012
PostPosted: 14 Feb 2012, 12:52  
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MavF1 wrote:
iceman1 wrote:
It's a press release supplied by Pirelli :zz: I won't trust them anymore :p


Why is that? Did I miss something?

Pirelli mixed Räikkönen and Grosjean and in their press release they added to Kimi's count the kilometres that Grosjean drove on Thursday.
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PostPosted: 15 Feb 2012, 10:20  
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Not sure whether to believe it, but SportBild claims that Lewis Hamilton told Heikki Kovalainen that McLaren is disappointed with the MP4-27

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 Post subject: Re: Winter Testing 2012
PostPosted: 15 Feb 2012, 10:54  
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Not sure whether to believe it, but SportBild claims that Lewis Hamilton told Heikki Kovalainen that McLaren is disappointed with the MP4-27

I rarely trust Bild.

These are Hamilton's actual comments from a few days ago:
Lewis Hamilton wrote:
"This car is definitely not predictable at the moment, being brand new. We haven't yet figured out the right set-up of the car. There are lots of different test items that we're going through. It feels like an evolution of last year's car but also there are some things that are not so good. The downforce on the rear for instance, is not as good through the high-speed corners as it was last year, but I'm sure we'll get that back. The car's better on the braking this year for some reason. Corner entry seems to be quite good."

There may be early teething problems but this is testing. I think McLaren are in a good position and the disappointment, if any, won't last long.
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 Post subject: Re: Winter Testing 2012
PostPosted: 19 Feb 2012, 17:50  
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Mercedes did a day of testing at Barcelona today. They were able to having skipped the last day of the Jerez test.

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 Post subject: Re: Winter Testing 2012
PostPosted: 19 Feb 2012, 17:52  
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Schedule for this week:

Tue - Feb 21
Red Bull - Sebastian Vettel
McLaren - Lewis Hamilton
Ferrari - Fernando Alonso
Mercedes - Michael Schumacher
Lotus - Romain Grosjean
Force India - Nico Hulkenberg
Sauber - Sergio Pérez
Toro Rosso - Jean-Éric Vergne
Williams - Bruno Senna
Marussia - Charles Pic
Caterham - TBA

Wed - Feb 22
Red Bull - Sebastian Vettel
McLaren - Lewis Hamilton
Ferrari - Fernando Alonso
Mercedes - Nico Rosberg
Lotus - Romain Grosjean
Force India - Nico Hulkenberg
Sauber - Sergio Pérez
Toro Rosso - Jean-Éric Vergne
Williams - Valtteri Bottas
Marussia - Charles Pic
Caterham - TBA

Thu - Feb 23
Red Bull - Mark Webber
McLaren - Jenson Button
Ferrari - Felipe Massa
Mercedes - Michael Schumacher
Lotus - Kimi Raikkonen
Force India - Paul di Resta
Sauber - Kamui Kobayashi
Toro Rosso - Daniel Ricciardo
Williams - Pastor Maldonado
Marussia - Timo Glock
Caterham - TBA

Fri - Feb 24
Red Bull - Mark Webber
McLaren - Jenson Button
Ferrari - Felipe Massa
Mercedes - Nico Rosberg
Lotus - Kimi Raikkonen
Force India - Paul di Resta
Sauber - Kamui Kobayashi
Toro Rosso - Daniel Ricciardo
Williams - Pastor Maldonado
Marussia - Charles Pic
Caterham - TBA

HRT isn't attending.

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