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Posted 08 February 2013 - 17:44

Just back from final day of testing in Jerez .. great day! Anyone know what happened to Hamilton as he left the pits .. engine sounded terrible...whatever it was, he recovered from it


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Posted 19 February 2013 - 07:46

Williams FW35:

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The second pre-season test starts today at Barcelona.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 07:51

Two more images of the FW35:

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 09:19

Just back from final day of testing in Jerez .. great day! Anyone know what happened to Hamilton as he left the pits .. engine sounded terrible...whatever it was, he recovered from it


so you were on track in jerez, might be late now but could you share your impressions of the car behaviors with us?

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 09:26

Well I'm looking forward to it,
I'd like to see how Romain Grosjean, Pastor Maldonado and Charles Pic will fair this year.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 11:16

so you were on track in jerez, might be late now but could you share your impressions of the car behaviors with us?


Yeah - really good day out. The Force India and Caterham cars sound awful off the throttle - backfiring quite badly. The smoothest car seemed to be the McLaren (which looked stunning) - driven that day by Perez.

Hamilton's Merc looked ok, but as I said earlier, seemed to splutter out of the pits during one of the test stops - I really thought that was the end of his practice.

We managed to pickup some VIP tickets so were able to wander freely throughout the track. We stood for a long while at turn 1 where the cars were slowing down after the start/finish straight for the 90-degree right hander. They were literally metres away from us. I took my father up to see it as he hasn't seen it before. He loved the McLaren - the livery, sound and speed.

Just seen some of the times posted in Barcelona - McLaren quickest so far .. looks good. Maybe Hamilton jumped ship too early .. they do seem to have a WDC winning car on their hands.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 11:58

Even though the times tell something, they don't tell the whole story. The biggest give-away will be in Melbourne in a few weeks time.

The back of that Williams is so short, it's mental. Looking forward to seeing the pace from it this season, and seeing if they can improve over last year. If Maldonado is more reliable and drives more like his second half of 2012, he'll do well.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 12:05

They've just stopped for lunch in Barcelona. Vettel fastest on 1'23.046.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 12:06

It is going to be exciting come Melbourne. Testing is ok to see the new cars but apart from that, as we've learnt from past years. It doesn't really show the pace of a car. I think the past two years Ferrari looked good and then when it got down to actual racing, it was pants.

I hope Mercedes give Hamilton a decent car, one he can work with. It will be so depressing if we have to watch a championship where Hamilton looks average all the time. I suppose though if he is in the mid-field, we'll see some good overtakes.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 13:17

I think the past two years Ferrari looked good and then when it got down to actual racing, it was pants.



it was in 2010 and especially 2011 when they looked good, in 2012 testing they looked horrible and it was obvious for everyone.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 23:28

The headline lap time set by Rosberg looks impressive on paper but I have my suspicions that it was a low fuel run. Analysts seem to think that Red Bull and McLaren look to be the pick of the cars again but it's almost impossible to tell anything from testing these days. Bring on Melbourne!

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 14:19

Brilliant site for monitoring Barcelona testing - http://f1tests.info/2013.php?rev=on

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 10:58

ranking after testing according to blick.ch

1. Red Bull-Renault
2. Lotus-Reanult
3. McLaren-Mercedes
4. Ferrari
5. Mercedes
6. Sauber-Ferrari
7. Williams-Renault
8. Force India-Mercedes
9. Toro Rosso-Ferrari
10. Marussia-Cosworth
11. Caterham-Renault

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 15:35

The impression I've been getting is that it's going to be another Vettel and Alonso scrap. The merc is still clearly not quick enough and the noises being made by the McLaren drivers are that the car is inconsistent which is a bit troubling. I'm hoping someone will finally beat seb this year but sadly Red Bull still look strong.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 12:48

The last free cockpit has been filled: Sutil to make F1 comeback with Force India



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