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#801 pacificquay

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 07:52

Brundle has tweeted suggesting yesterday's test had echoes of 2009 for Jenson, which is massively positive!

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#802 boldhakka

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 08:05

Brundle has tweeted suggesting yesterday's test had echoes of 2009 for Jenson, which is massively positive!


Button said "hello 2009" or some such in his radio after he won the first race of 2012 as well. But this is not a negative at least.

Edited by boldhakka, 06 February 2013 - 08:05.


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Posted 06 February 2013 - 08:18

Can't wait to see Checo in the car today

#804 Dalton007

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 08:32

Watch the interview you'll know what I mean, his body language wasn't very positive, yes I know I am probably reading into it too much but I don't know, I expected a completely difference reaction after having a quick car out of the box, unless he set the time on fumes which to me McLaren just wouldn't do it, then maybe the car isn't THAT good? Who knows, maybe it was just because of the fuel pump and he was upset that he could have gone alot faster had he had more time in the car.


There's a lot of time still left in that car. He seemed cautious, but definitely not negative. It's too early to say how quick the car is compared to the others.

#805 boldhakka

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 08:42

Watch the interview you'll know what I mean, his body language wasn't very positive, yes I know I am probably reading into it too much but I don't know, I expected a completely difference reaction after having a quick car out of the box, unless he set the time on fumes which to me McLaren just wouldn't do it, then maybe the car isn't THAT good? Who knows, maybe it was just because of the fuel pump and he was upset that he could have gone alot faster had he had more time in the car.


But the car is definitely quick. He and everyone else knows that. Because it was already quick in Brazil. So unless he has magically devined that other teams have gotten more from their cars in the break, then his body language will not tell us much at all.

He may be concerned about the reliability issue, since it's the same one as before.

Edited by boldhakka, 06 February 2013 - 08:43.


#806 argiriano

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 08:59

Can't wait to see Checo in the car today

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#807 KnucklesAgain

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 09:29

That's a quick time out of the box. I really think this car is going to be the one to beat this season.


I know it's been said before, but times really mean nothing. Last year on the first day in Jerez the fastest time was a second slower, but the tyres are faster now than they were then, and it's safe to assume that all cars will be faster as well. So yeah, a good time, but signifying nothing.

Edited by KnucklesAgain, 06 February 2013 - 09:30.


#808 Gilles4Ever

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 09:57

What started as an innocent comment that was left has turned into a page about Lewis Hamilton so all posts deleted, please keep to the topic.

#809 jrg19

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 10:31

;)
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:up: Helmet look good in the car, very bright!

#810 Anonymous

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 10:35

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#811 10e10

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 10:38

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:up:

He looks good in the car

#812 Raziel

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 10:40

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:clap:

Go Jenson go Sergio! :up:

#813 jrg19

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 10:53

:up:

He looks good in the car


If Lewis cant do anything this season, I truly hope Checo can make me proud!

He doesn't look as low down as JB?

#814 JRizzle86

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 10:57

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Ah the car looks good. Checo looks good with a clear visor

Edited by JRizzle86, 06 February 2013 - 10:58.


#815 Lights

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 11:00

If Lewis cant do anything this season, I truly hope Checo can make me proud!

He doesn't look as low down as JB?

It looks strange indeed, they must prefer quite different sitting angles.

Helmet looks great btw, won't be any threads popping up here about how to distinguish the McLaren drivers this season.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 11:00

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#817 jstrains

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 12:13

Here some top view of Speedy Gonzales in his new car from AMuS

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#818 Anonymous

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 12:21

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#819 Owen

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 12:33

Sneaky rake of the day: Under floor diffuser rake just in front of the rear tyres of the McLaren.
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#820 Mark A

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 12:36

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Those rear tyres look destroyed, hope that was a long run?

#821 Anonymous

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 12:41

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#822 MirNyet

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 12:42

If Lewis cant do anything this season, I truly hope Checo can make me proud!

He doesn't look as low down as JB?


Seems quite a lot higher doesn't he. Surely compared to Button, he is messing with the airflow into the airbox?

#823 ElDictatore

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 12:47

Those rear tyres look destroyed, hope that was a long run?


They look pretty normal to me.

Edited by ElDictatore, 06 February 2013 - 12:47.


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Posted 06 February 2013 - 12:49

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My god the car looks lovely, I especially like the dark part around the exhaust which is in the shape of the McLaren logo. Looks soo good.

#825 JRizzle86

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 12:50

http://www.formule1....360152518.6.jpg wallpaper material


That is definately wallpaper material :love:

#826 Anonymous

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 13:06

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#827 Gintonious

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 13:25

Is the front wing asymmetric?

#828 Pitlane

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 13:27

Is the front wing asymmetric?


yeah it looks like it

#829 the9th

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 13:33

Pretty car. Nice to see Checo at the wheel. Hopefully he'll be a star there.

#830 Anonymous

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 13:43



#831 ElDictatore

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 13:47

Is the front wing asymmetric?


It isn't. It's the angle that makes the trick. If you compare these two:

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It looks on both asymmetric but reversed.

face on: http://www.motorspor...ton/0470196.jpg

#832 Zava

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 13:50

Is the front wing asymmetric?

could be just the angle, on this one it looks like the right side has the winglets close and the left side far, and on this one you have it the other way.

that, in case you're talking about the black lotus-like winglets in front of the vodafone logo.


edit: damn you ElDictatore :p

Edited by Zava, 06 February 2013 - 13:50.


#833 Anonymous

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 13:54

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#834 argiriano

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 14:13

Is the front wing asymmetric?

Of course not it`s just the perspective.

#835 Anonymous

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 14:15

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#836 Owen

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 14:23

Flow vis is back. Hit the alarm.  ;)

#837 sheepgobba

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 14:34

That is definately wallpaper material :love:


Somehow to me it looks like the Mclaren from 2009

Edited by sheepgobba, 06 February 2013 - 15:00.


#838 Anonymous

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 14:43

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#839 MinT

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 15:17

At what point are they going to break out the invisible bodywork and aero budgie this year ?

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#840 FranDaMan

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 15:27


Interesting, very harsh engine note. Guessing it's to do with the shape of the exhausts.

#841 mclarensmps

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 16:04

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The car looks staggeringly pretty in this pic...

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#842 Anonymous

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 18:17

Test report :: Jerez day two

After yesterday’s encouraging start, today’s focus switched to preparing Sergio for his first run behind the wheel of a Vodafone McLaren Mercedes.

The morning kicked off with a continuation of yesterday’s aero calibration work, carried out across a number of shorter runs. Attention then turned towards acclimatising Sergio to his new office, running through a prescribed programme of mechanical and aerodynamic adjustments with MP4-28 to give him a greater understanding of the inherent feel of the car and the way it reacts to set-up changes.
The acclimatisation session continued throughout the afternoon, concluding in a number of longer runs. Sergio racked up 81 laps – a positive start to his Vodafone McLaren Mercedes career.

What’s next?

Jenson returns for his second and final day of Jerez testing, continuing the aero and mechanical work that has been established over the past two days.



#843 Jamiednm

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 18:18


All seems to be going swimmingly so far, performance-wise. I haven't been this confident going in to a season since 2008. I just cant see McLaren dropping the ball, they must have a competitive car so just need to complete their testing programme and also look to improve reliability.

I would back JB for a title tilt if the car is good. I think he will definitely assume number one status this year and that will support his championship bid.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 18:31

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wow, thats staggeringly beautiful. :up:

#845 mp4x

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 18:31

It isn't. It's the angle that makes the trick. If you compare these two:

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http://img3.auto-mot...c8c5-659400.jpg

It looks on both asymmetric but reversed.

face on: http://www.motorspor...ton/0470196.jpg


I was reviewing the photos posted by Anonymous yesterday and in this one I found that the double piece parts of the front wing which are in red and nearer to the nose pillar are asymmetrical and if you imagine a horizontal line above them and follow it towards the nose; you’ll see that the right side is steeper:
http://motorsport.ne...v-bonus/008.jpg

I thought that if I post this all the members say that it’s because of the angel of the photo or the reflection and illusion thing begins but I found this one:
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As you can see the right one has no steep part and has the same height of the other parts but the left one is not.
In this one the front wing is symmetrical:
http://www.motorspor...ton/0469915.jpg

And I noticed in some of the photos the measuring device was in front the floor on the right side and in some of them it was on the left side. So they have at least three configuration in mind.


#846 f1rules

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 18:52

perez on today
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#847 ApexMouse

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 19:33

So this years see through CF is asymmetric front wings! Andy must have a laugh showing this to the guys.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 19:46

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#849 f1rules

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 19:52

So this years see through CF is asymmetric front wings! Andy must have a laugh showing this to the guys.


thats for sure :)

#850 Mc_Silver

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 20:50

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It seems like he sits very high in the car. Is not this strange?

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His helmet looks very nice there :up:

Edited by Mc_Silver, 06 February 2013 - 21:03.