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#1 TheWilliamzer

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 10:09

Williams, HRT & Marussia opted to run their young drivers at Silverstone rather than waiting for Abu Dhabi. The test will be held Thursday 11th in the Silverstone GP circuit and Friday 12th in the Silverstone international.

Drivers lineup:

Williams: Valtteri Bottas.

HRT: Ma Qing Hua.

Marussia: Max Chilton, Rio Haryanto.

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#2 crooky369

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 16:59

Is the circuit open at all to go and watch this?

#3 Clatter

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 17:13

I thought this test had been cancelled.

#4 TheWilliamzer

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 17:42

I thought this test had been cancelled.

The FIA gave the teams the choice between Silverstone & Yas Marina. Bouiller was crying about cancellation.

#5 TheWilliamzer

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 10:24

Ma Quing Hua in the HRT:

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#6 Anderis

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 10:56

I'm surprised how many logos are visible on HRT. :)

#7 MadYarpen

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 11:00

Is this a new livery for HRT? I don't notice them during races;)

#8 Clatter

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 11:18

Is this a new livery for HRT? I don't notice them during races;)


Funnily enough I was thinking the same when I was at Silverstone. They appear to be invisible when I've been watching on TV.

#9 TheWilliamzer

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 11:24

I'm surprised how many logos are visible on HRT. :)



Is this a new livery for HRT? I don't notice them during races;)



Funnily enough I was thinking the same when I was at Silverstone. They appear to be invisible when I've been watching on TV.


They seem to have found some sponsors finally!

PS: guys have any of you found a live timing / commentary for this test?

#10 Lukin

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 12:18

I imagine Williams were happy to get Bottas in for some good race runs and general miles at this point of the year! Bruno less so!

Edited by Lukin, 12 July 2012 - 12:26.


#11 BigCHrome

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 13:24

Did Bottas really do a 29.1? That would be the fastest lap ever around that layout.

#12 skywing

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 13:39

Did Bottas really do a 29.1? That would be the fastest lap ever around that layout.

No, his fastest time was 1m31.436s.

#13 TheWilliamzer

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 13:39

Did Bottas really do a 29.1? That would be the fastest lap ever around that layout.


1. Valtteri Bottas 1m29.179s
2. Max Chilton 1m38.596s
3. Ma Qing Hua 1m39.462s

http://www.autosport...t.php/id/101149

#14 scheivlak

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 17:08


1. Valtteri Bottas Williams-Renault 1m31.436s
2. Max Chilton Marussia-Cosworth 1m36.558s + 5.122s
3. Rio Haryanto Marussia-Cosworth 1m37.404s + 5.968s
4. Ma Qing Hua HRT-Cosworth 1m37.829s + 6.393s

That 1.29.1 seems to be corrected.

#15 cbbcisace

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 17:11


HRT won't attend tomorrow as Ma has gone over his limit needed to get his super license.

#16 MadYarpen

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 17:18

Damn these gas prices.... :rolleyes:

#17 Zava

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 17:19

1. Valtteri Bottas Williams-Renault 1m31.436s
2. Max Chilton Marussia-Cosworth 1m36.558s + 5.122s
3. Rio Haryanto Marussia-Cosworth 1m37.404s + 5.968s
4. Ma Qing Hua HRT-Cosworth 1m37.829s + 6.393s

That 1.29.1 seems to be corrected.

probably a fast lap with pitting at the end, entering the pit cuts about 1.5 seconds from S3.

#18 THE "driverider"

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 17:42

HRT won't attend tomorrow as Ma has gone over his limit needed to get his super license.

Seems a waste, I am quite interested in how well he does.

#19 cbbcisace

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 18:14

Damn these gas prices.... :rolleyes:


Your right, but it is what it is.

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#20 Clatter

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 21:07

HRT won't attend tomorrow as Ma has gone over his limit needed to get his super license.


What limit? The only limit is the teams 15,000km, and there is no way HRT have hit that.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 21:48

What limit? The only limit is the teams 15,000km, and there is no way HRT have hit that.


I think he means that Ma Qing Hua has reached the minimum distance needed to qualify for a super-license, so now HRT have no interest in giving him any extra mileage.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 21:52

I think he means that Ma Qing Hua has reached the minimum distance needed to qualify for a super-license, so now HRT have no interest in giving him any extra mileage.


Ah, OK.

#23 cbbcisace

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 21:57

Ah, OK.


Sorry yes i did mean he has hit his minimum distance to get his Super License.

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 02:37

I'm surprised how many logos are visible on HRT. :)


Most of them (other than Olympus) are big companies from China. Therefore I suppose those logo will appear only when Ma is driving.

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 03:31

Most of them (other than Olympus) are big companies from China. Therefore I suppose those logo will appear only when Ma is driving.

TATA is from India :)

#26 Anderis

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 09:54

And KH-7 is from Spain. But there is also Tag-Heuer from Switzerland and it's quite new logo on HRT, I'm sure they aren't there from the beginning of the season.

#27 Starish

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 18:58

I expect the see Ma in the car either later this year or next year.

#28 cbbcisace

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 20:31

I expect the see Ma in the car either later this year or next year.


Ma could very well get a Bottas kind of deal where he drives in nearly all FP1's for a 2014 full time drive?

#29 midgrid

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 22:29

I expect him to drive in the Chinese GP free practice at some point, but I would be very surprised to see him race. Nothing in his career thus far warrants an F1 drive, although he may be an important pioneer in the field of Chinese motorsport.

#30 4MEN

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 22:43

Most of them (other than Olympus) are big companies from China. Therefore I suppose those logo will appear only when Ma is driving.

Cristalbox and Roca are from Spain.

#31 turssi

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 23:46

Did the teams use Silverstone tests for car development?

Reading the news looks like Merc will do exactly that in France this week... FI will be there as well, but are there any other teams confirmed?

#32 RedOne

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 23:56

Did the teams use Silverstone tests for car development?

Reading the news looks like Merc will do exactly that in France this week... FI will be there as well, but are there any other teams confirmed?


Ferrari

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 00:03

Ferrari


I bet they will have the Singapore updates on the car already!