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 Post subject: Re: Winter Testing 2012
PostPosted: 28 Feb 2012, 20:29  
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+ It means that Lotus can't get an extra day of testing. So basically they lost 4 days of running.

Williams did a total of 825 laps while Lotus did 411 laps only. They did more laps than 2 teams only: Marrusia and HRT.

"Please try again next year" :p

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 Post subject: Re: Winter Testing 2012
PostPosted: 29 Feb 2012, 11:17  
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iceman1 wrote:
reppo wrote:
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+ It means that Lotus can't get an extra day of testing. So basically they lost 4 days of running.

Williams did a total of 825 laps while Lotus did 411 laps only. They did more laps than 2 teams only: Marrusia and HRT.

"Please try again next year" :p
You are just kidding aren't you :huh:

I am very serious :p
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 Post subject: Re: Winter Testing 2012
PostPosted: 01 Mar 2012, 07:24  
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It seems Heikki is not feeling well and it would be Petrov who drives the Caterham today
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 Post subject: Re: Winter Testing 2012
PostPosted: 01 Mar 2012, 12:17  
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Kovalainen has food poisoning. Wonder what and where has he been eating elsewhere than Lotus motor home or hotel.
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 Post subject: Re: Winter Testing 2012
PostPosted: 01 Mar 2012, 14:32  
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 Post subject: Re: Winter Testing 2012
PostPosted: 01 Mar 2012, 14:34  
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14:24 But here is a bit more info from Paul Hembery on the 'mysterious' unmarked tyres: Each team has been given two 'extra' sets of them for this test. The tyres are basically Pirelli's contingency plan if its facility in Turkey should be struck by a disaster and be unable to make tyres for a race.

They have come from an unidentified facility, and the test here is simply to make sure that they perform exactly the same as the normal tyres. They are identical in compound and structure to the normal tyres.

So, Pirelli's F1 tyres are made in Turkey.
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 Post subject: Re: Winter Testing 2012
PostPosted: 01 Mar 2012, 14:38  
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The P Zero compounds are made in Turkey.
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 Post subject: Re: Winter Testing 2012
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 Post subject: Re: Winter Testing 2012
PostPosted: 01 Mar 2012, 15:49  
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Day 1 is almost over and Lotus on top again for the 2nd time this year.

Grosjean did 1:23.252
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 Post subject: Re: Winter Testing 2012
PostPosted: 01 Mar 2012, 15:55  
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The P Zero compounds are made in Turkey.

Even that might be risky.
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http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2012/03/01/international/i014745S68.DTL

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Bombing wounds 15 policemen in Turkey

(03-01) 01:47 PST ANKARA, Turkey (AP) --

A remote-controlled bomb mounted on a motorcycle exploded in Turkey's largest city Thursday, wounding 15 police officers and one civilian, the prime minister said.

The blast occurred in an area of Istanbul close to the office of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Justice and Development Party, where one policeman had been killed in a bomb attack last year. Thursday's attack wrecked a police bus and nearby vehicles.

"We will never bow to such attacks," Erdogan told a televised news conference. "We will continue our struggle against terrorism and the culprits will be captured as soon as possible."

Gov. Huseyin Avni Mutlu of Istanbul said none of the injured are in serious condition. He said the bomb was made of plastic explosives and mounted on a motorcycle..

There was no claim of responsibility, but Kurdish rebels and Islamic militants are active in Istanbul.

The intended target of the attack appeared to be a police vehicle carrying 21 officers that was just passing the site where the blast occurred, said Police Chief Huseyin Capkin.

The bus came to a halt some 50 yards (meters) away, said one witness said. Forensic teams quickly covered it in blue nylon sheets as experts searched a cordoned-off area for fragments of the bomb.

NTV television, without citing sources, said the bomb was similar to another device that had exploded on a bicycle near a bus stop in Istanbul last year, wounding eight people, including a police officer. The government at the time said the attack resembled a Kurdish rebel operation.

In 2007, bombs mounted on bicycles exploded in the mostly Kurdish city of Diyarbakir in southeastern Turkey and in the western coastal city of Izmir. Authorities blamed Kurdish rebels for those attacks, which killed one person and wounded about 20.

Thursday's blast occurred amid escalating calls by Turkish Kurds for autonomy and other rights and a police crackdown on suspected affiliates of the Kurdish rebel group PKK.

The rebel group also had said that Turkey would face more violence, if it did not halt its military drive against the autonomy-seeking rebels.

The guerrillas took up arms in 1984, and tens of thousands of people have died in the conflict. Much of the violence centers on the predominantly Kurdish southeast of the country, with rebels resupplying and sheltering in bases across the border in northern Iraq.

Lotus is doing well with E20-01. Even Romain's lap times are not too consistent, it looks like they have solved the problem. Rosberg, di Resta and Perez looks good. Massa did a good long stint, though he was slower at the beginning of it.
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 Post subject: Re: Winter Testing 2012
PostPosted: 01 Mar 2012, 16:39  
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I wonder why Mclaren did few laps today compared to the other teams. Button managed to do 64 laps only.
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 Post subject: Re: Winter Testing 2012
PostPosted: 01 Mar 2012, 17:00  
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Button didn't do any long stints and lap times were around 1:26-27, except when he did some fast laps. Wonder what they were testing.
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 Post subject: Re: Winter Testing 2012
PostPosted: 01 Mar 2012, 17:09  
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Seems like Lotus went for a glory / reassurance run after their problem.

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 Post subject: Re: Winter Testing 2012
PostPosted: 01 Mar 2012, 17:48  
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reppo wrote:
Button didn't do any long stints and lap times were around 1:26-27, except when he did some fast laps. Wonder what they were testing.


Yeah, also only 64 laps in total. Rosberg got twice as much. Doesn't have to mean anything, of course.
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 Post subject: Re: Winter Testing 2012
PostPosted: 01 Mar 2012, 19:34  
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Is this a new version of E20 front suspension's mounting or not. Can't find a photo how did it look before. Or maybe this is an old photo.
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