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#1 Nustang70

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 11:57

After the conclusion of the second test, the total kilometers for each team is as follows:

 

Mercedes 3072

Mclaren  2685

Ferrari  2664

Williams  2522

Sauber  2019

Force India  1798

Caterham  1705

Toro Rosso  991

Red Bull  719

Lotus  600

Marussia  288

 

 



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#2 GrumpyYoungMan

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 12:16

Totals
 

1. Mercedes             2022     10081
2. Renault              1063     5316
3. Ferrari              707      3677

Bahrain (1)
 

1. Mercedes             1147     6207
2. Renault              619      3350
3. Ferrari              556      3009

Jerez (1)
 

1. Mercedes               875                3874
2. Ferrari                444                1966
3. Renault                151                 668

Source Autosport Test Reports Round Ups Jerez and Bahain

 

What would be interesting to know is how many engines/parts of the PU the teams used to reach these...


Edited by GrumpyYoungMan, 23 February 2014 - 12:34.


#3 turssi

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 12:32

By average it gives:

Mercs (04 teams): around 2500km
Ferraris (02 teams): around 2500km
Renaults (04 teams): around 1000km

I'm not considering Marussia to underline the fact that the Mercedes works team is the absolute leader when we look at the total amount of information available.

10000km is the equivivalent of a whole season (around 20 races if we consider 250km per race).

The other (Merc&Ferrari) teams have info on just their specific car/pu combo worth of half a season.

Renault teams have done just 04 race distances so far. That's at best what one pu has to deliver this season, as we have the limit of five power units for the whole year!

#4 GrumpyYoungMan

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 12:36

Yes but the trouble is has the Mercedes PU actually done a 5 race life span, or has any component of the PU?


Edited by GrumpyYoungMan, 23 February 2014 - 12:37.


#5 HoldenRT

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 12:38

The worrying thing for other teams is that even Mercedes are concerned of reliability and finishing the first race.



#6 turssi

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 12:39

Surely not I would say, but still the others are looking at Merc and feeling the fact that one team is in a class of their own.

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 12:42

Surely not I would say, but still the others are looking at Merc and feeling the fact that one team is in a class of their own.
It is looking very good for Mercedes at the moment, but they may still have to find there hornets nest like Renault...

 

The worrying thing for other teams is that even Mercedes are concerned of reliability and finishing the first race.
But are Mercedes concerns jusified or are they just playing the game...

Edited by GrumpyYoungMan, 23 February 2014 - 12:49.


#8 turssi

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 12:43

@GrumpyYoungMan: Could one think that at the last test session the teams would love to target running 1000+ km with just one pu / component set to get a real feel on the reliability?

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 12:52

@GrumpyYoungMan: Could one think that at the last test session the teams would love to target running 1000+ km with just one pu / component set to get a real feel on the reliability?

They are getting there I am sure, but we still dont know how many if any components has been changed and how many if they were changed mid season would cause a penalty.

 

This all could swing in the favour of Renault later in the season, if the Mercedes PU later proves unreliable - not that I am saying it will... just concerned. :wave:

 

After all I am sure all the red flag stoppages caused by the Mercedes PU isnt a direct mechanical failure more them learning the fail safes and how to work around the issues...


Edited by GrumpyYoungMan, 23 February 2014 - 12:56.


#10 Buttoneer

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 14:52

Red flags are often caused when the teams simply run out of fuel, which they will do routinely in early testing, and even moreso with these new power units and the importance of fuel economy. It's not a sign that they have had a failure.

#11 GrumpyYoungMan

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 17:34

Red flags are often caused when the teams simply run out of fuel, which they will do routinely in early testing, and even moreso with these new power units and the importance of fuel economy. It's not a sign that they have had a failure.

That was kind off my point. ;) :)



#12 Raziel

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 19:35

Totals
 

1. Mercedes             2022     10081
2. Renault              1063     5316
3. Ferrari              707      3677

 

 

What? :confused:  your stats are not right...


Edited by Raziel, 23 February 2014 - 19:35.


#13 Exb

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 20:07

What? :confused:  your stats are not right...


Totals

1. Mercedes 2022 10081
2. Renault 1063 5316
3. Ferrari 707 3677

Bahrain (1)

1. Mercedes 1147 6207
2. Renault 619 3350
3. Ferrari 556 3009

Jerez (1)

1. Mercedes 875 3874
2. Ferrari 444 1966
3. Renault 151 668

Yep - total milage is incorrect. They have added the total of Ferrari from Bahrain to the total of Renault from Jerez for Ferrari.
Should be Ferrari 1000, 4975 and Renault 770, 4018

#14 Maustinsj

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 21:08

I'd just like to bump this due to the proper use of an apostrophe - my congratulations!  :kiss: