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#151 TomNokoe

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 06:52

Would've been nice if Pirelli gave the teams a few extra sets of tyres for the FPs, with all the developments and what not. Won't happen, and even if it did, they'd still be limited on engines :(

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#152 TF110

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 07:02

Its their new super computer. J/k

#153 Markn93

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 07:08

So, when do we expect the first photos? (I'm an impatient soul)



#154 PayasYouRace

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 07:13

Well it's not a software upgrade, I'll give you that.

 

Maybe it's on floppy disks? :p



#155 Markn93

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 07:15

Maybe it's on floppy disks? :p

I don't mind I just want photos!



#156 Thomas99

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 07:27

I can see this being a very 2 tiered race

 

Merc, Merc

 

followed by the Pair of Red Bulls, then the rest.



#157 PayasYouRace

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 07:38

I can see this being a very 2 tiered race

 

Merc, Merc

 

followed by the Pair of Red Bulls, then the rest.

 

Wouldn't that be 3 tiers then? 4 if we include Caterham and Marussia at the back.



#158 Thomas99

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 07:53

Wouldn't that be 3 tiers then? 4 if we include Caterham and Marussia at the back.

 

Yeah probably.

 

But i expect the Merc pair and Red Bull pair to be in their own league but not fighting between one another



#159 jjcale

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 08:27

Whimsical question - if today's presser features

 Fernando Alonso (Ferrari), Max Chilton (Marussia), Daniil Kvyat (Toro Rosso), Kevin Magnussen (McLaren), Pastor Maldonado (Lotus), Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull)

 

Which of MC, DK, KM, and PM will be the last front row seat along side FA and SV?



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#160 P123

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 08:30

Whimsical question - if today's presser features

 

 

 

Which of MC, DK, KM, and PM will be the last front row seat along side FA and SV?

 

I'd go for PM, based on the fact nobody will want him directly behind them.



#161 Exb

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 10:23

Finally some photos from Spain

http://www.sutton-im...ay 2014.=



#162 krapmeister

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 10:35

I'd go for PM, based on the fact nobody will want him directly behind them.


:lol:

TBH they are all in danger no matter where they are sitting... :p

#163 Fatgadget

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 11:03

The Championship is mighty close. That alone is a good enough reason to tune in :)

Indeed.That is what is fascinating about F1.Never knowing how it all pans out is the exciting factor far as Im concerned!.....Roll on Barcelona! :love:

#164 Fatgadget

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 11:10

Are you sure, have you seen the Horrible sound thread?

...Not to mention those frankly disgusting images of so called Alonso fans poking fun at Hamilton during his debut season.

#165 tifosi

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 12:18

Would've been nice if Pirelli gave the teams a few extra sets of tyres for the FPs, with all the developments and what not. Won't happen, and even if it did, they'd still be limited on engines :(

 

  Pretty sure that is not Pirelli's decision to make.



#166 slmk

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 12:35

FYI...

 

 

Tobias GrĂ¼ner F1 @tgruener Follow

#F1 I heard teams will not bring any new noses this weekend in #Barcelona. Sorry guys - and girls.



#167 Lights

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 12:52

So is the pitlane going to be full with these things after the summer?

 

Boxengasse-Formel-1-GP-Spanien-Barcelona



#168 PayasYouRace

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 13:13

I hope so. Daleks probably make great pit crews.



#169 Exb

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 13:51

Anything interesting from the press conference???

 

(apart from the seating arrangement :) http://www.sutton-im...ex=20&count=288 )



#170 Raziel

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 14:11

Anything interesting from the press conference???

 

(apart from the seating arrangement :) http://www.sutton-im...ex=20&count=288 )

 

Stupid question from stupid press. Some journalists should be banned from F1 press conference because they ask unbelievable stupid questions! :mad:



#171 ElDictatore

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 14:43

So is the pitlane going to be full with these things after the summer?

 

Boxengasse-Formel-1-GP-Spanien-Barcelona

 

May I ask what that is?



#172 akshay380

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 14:47

May I ask what that is?

+1 :smoking:



#173 ch103

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 14:49

@ElDictatore - my guess is that those structures make it easier for the driver to see their "box".



#174 Exb

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 15:04

ElDictatore Posted Today, 15:43 May I ask what that is?

 


I think it is just 'neat' housing for the cylindars that power the airguns. The black poles are what the lines run along to reach over to the other side of the car during the pit stops. sorry don't know the technical name for it.



#175 McLaren

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 15:09

May I ask what that is?

 

Probably just something that Ferrari did to be noticed (although I am sure it has some purpose), as they haven't been doing so well recently. I also found it odd that both Alonso and Kimi happened to be at the Senna Tribute last week...again... something Ferrari are doing to get their drivers and Ferrari's name in the papers. Just my guess.



#176 Richard T

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 15:15

I cant see whats so special with that pit rig. It looks cool and futuristic. Mercedes has a similar set-up



#177 Newbrray

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 15:26

Probably just something that Ferrari did to be noticed (although I am sure it has some purpose), as they haven't been doing so well recently. I also found it odd that both Alonso and Kimi happened to be at the Senna Tribute last week...again... something Ferrari are doing to get their drivers and Ferrari's name in the papers. Just my guess.

 

My guess is your guess is wrong :)



#178 Newbrray

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 16:13

for those interested,

 

Spanish GP: Power Unit elements usage till date

 

http://gptoday.com/f..._Unit_elements/



#179 Atreiu

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 18:28

This night I dreamt McLaren finally annouced a sponsorship deal... with Benetton and they immediately adopted the 1992 livery. In the meantime, Williams switched to orange and Rosberg rammed Massa out of the race. Button finished second to Hamilton.



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#180 Nonesuch

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 18:38

Nothing like almost a month between races to ruin the momentum of the season. :down:

 

But regardless, it's good to see F1 come back to Europe. It's usually a time for some significant upgrades to the cars, which adds some uncertainty to the whole circus. :)

 

I'm not sure there's much to suggest Mercedes won't simply dominate again, though. Meh. :well:



#181 Ragingjamaican

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 01:54

I remember that after 2012, when Williams was great in S3 there, someone from Red Bull said that they should be unbeatable in Monaco, but it was not the case.

 

To be fair, they had Maldonado and Bruno Senna driving that car.



#182 Requin

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 04:29

To be fair, they had Maldonado and Bruno Senna driving that car.


Over his racing career, Maldonado has been proven to be somewhat of a Monaco specialist...

#183 jonpollak

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 05:14



Jp

#184 lbennie

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 06:12

I'm seeing new front wings.

 

Only 2 though.

 

Bad luck Dan  :p



#185 Lotus53B

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 06:41

This night I dreamt McLaren finally annouced a sponsorship deal... with Benetton and they immediately adopted the 1992 livery. In the meantime, Williams switched to orange and Rosberg rammed Massa out of the race. Button finished second to Hamilton.


I'd stop having heavy meals so close to bedtime mate

Edited by Lotus53B, 09 May 2014 - 06:41.


#186 FullThrottleF1

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 07:00

I had a dream a few nights ago that Vettel won the Spanish GP ahead of the two Merc drivers.

#187 Seanspeed

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 07:14

I've never had a dream about F1, strangely enough.

#188 aray

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 07:17

i had couple of times...but everything became vague after i woke up...