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#1 Ev0d3vil

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 08:05

Didnt see any, so here it goes! session now on. No one watching?



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#2 Jovanotti

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 08:10

Tyre heating up probles expected, again, according to Davidson. What a joke those Pirelli's are...



#3 HuddersfieldTerrier1986

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 08:13

Er, you do realise don't you that the track temp is barely even 20 degrees. It's hardly a shock that the tyres might struggle to heat up in those temps. It's not like it's 40+ degrees.......



#4 Ev0d3vil

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 08:14

Its FP1 now right? How come its 1 and a half hours for FP1? did anything change?


Edited by Ev0d3vil, 22 August 2014 - 08:14.


#5 HuddersfieldTerrier1986

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 08:15

Eh? It's been 1 1/2hrs for FP1 for donkeys years



#6 Ev0d3vil

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 08:15

Eau Rouge isnt flat then. Button didnt take it flat me thinks. From the sound of the engine.



#7 TomNokoe

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 08:15

Jenson didn't sound flat to me!

#8 PARAZAR

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 08:22

I was too distracted by the ongoing babble about Lewis and Nico to notice.  :well:



#9 akshay380

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 08:24

So at least both Mclarens didnt take Eau Rouge flat out.



#10 HuddersfieldTerrier1986

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 08:25

08:22 More Eau Rouge observations: "The McLarens, Mercs, Red Bulls and Williams are all flat through Eau Rouge now, but McLaren needs a bit of bravery. Others still requiring a confidence lift as they work up to it."



#11 ExFlagMan

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 08:25

Err - probably not a good idea to risk writing the car off by attempting Eau Rouge flat on hard tyre on a dirty track at the start of FP1



#12 Ev0d3vil

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 08:32

Jenson's Mac in trouble.



#13 hollowstar

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 08:33

Hamilton struggling?

#14 TomNokoe

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 08:43

Alas, the beast be flatter than a pancake.

#15 1Devil1

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 08:44

Hamilton struggling?

 

Did he make a competitive run? Spa is long enough to drive one sector just slow, for testing parts, braking points.. I wouldn't read much into FP1. Lotterer off the pace, as it seems, but who thought otherwise, he would be a genius if he would be challenge his teammate right away. 


Edited by 1Devil1, 22 August 2014 - 08:45.


#16 GoldenColt

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 08:48

 Lotterer off the pace, as it seems, but who thought otherwise, he would be a genius if he would be challenge his teammate right away. 

 

20th: LOT

21st: ERI

 

:p



#17 1Devil1

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 08:51

20th: LOT

21st: ERI

 

:p

 

or Ericsson is just bad  :D



#18 Ev0d3vil

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 08:54

Did he make a competitive run? Spa is long enough to drive one sector just slow, for testing parts, braking points.. I wouldn't read much into FP1. Lotterer off the pace, as it seems, but who thought otherwise, he would be a genius if he would be challenge his teammate right away. 

 

And he goes first.



#19 DarthWillie

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 08:54

Eh? It's been 1 1/2hrs for FP1 for donkeys years


No it used to be 90 minutes, don't know why they changed it :-)






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#20 Tenmantaylor

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 09:02

Speedtraps? Fecking crippled live timing...



#21 Jovanotti

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 09:02

Why is the TV feed cutting away from the onboard cam almost every time a car is approaching Eau Rouge, preferably to some old fart in the pits?!



#22 Lotus53B

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 09:09

'Cos the director is crap...and they are probably showing rich sponsors....



#23 dreamer

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 09:10

Problem for Kimi .... again...  :down:



#24 TomNokoe

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 09:12

Speedtraps? Fecking crippled live timing...

Would you rather the end of Kemmel speeds?

ROS 327 kph
HAM 327
ALO 329
BUT 332
RAI 329
PER 326
MAG 332
HUL 318
RIC 328
BOT 320
VET 321
KVY 323
GRO 320
MAS 313
VER 323

conclusions
McLaren v low DF atm
Red Bull not too slow
Williams holding back

Edited by TomNokoe, 22 August 2014 - 09:12.


#25 Tenmantaylor

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 09:13

Yeah Kemmel is top speed. Was expecting higher than that  :well:



#26 Yoshi

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 09:14

The ERS from Kimi is overheating according to live-ticker :|



#27 TomNokoe

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 09:15

Well Eau Rouge is flat so it's a continuous gain from La Source. They're going to get faster and faster all weekend!

#28 PayasYouRace

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 09:16

Williams aren't looking very fast right now :(



#29 Lazy

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 09:17

Williams aren't looking very fast right now :(

Yeah, that's a surprise tbh.



#30 DrF

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 09:19

"09:10 Raikkonen heads back to the pits after a stint of battling with his Ferrari. He's currently fifth quickest, albeit more than a second slower than Alonso (who is third fastest).

09:10 Raikkonen's engineer has reported temperature problems with the ERS on the Finn's car."

Already! The other car is fine, as usual.

When is Ferrari going to sort this out?

#31 RunningMan

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 09:20

Kimi is back out on track, it didn't seem to cost him too much time relative to Alonso



#32 Ducks

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 09:21

Do Williams ever show their hand in FP1?



#33 PayasYouRace

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 09:21

I've said it before. Maybe Eau Rouge should be tightened? Nothing major, but just bring the right hander out a couple of metres at the apex. Just enough that you have to lift.



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Posted 22 August 2014 - 09:21

"09:10 Raikkonen heads back to the pits after a stint of battling with his Ferrari. He's currently fifth quickest, albeit more than a second slower than Alonso (who is third fastest).

09:10 Raikkonen's engineer has reported temperature problems with the ERS on the Finn's car."

Already! The other car is fine, as usual.

When is Ferrari going to sort this out?

 

Relax, he's already out on track again...



#35 dreamer

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 09:22

Kimi is back out on track, it didn't seem to cost him too much time relative to Alonso

 

They didn't fix the problem.


Edited by dreamer, 22 August 2014 - 09:25.


#36 GoldenColt

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 09:22

Williams aren't looking very fast right now :(

 

Williams won't get close to Mercedes. Let's face it, the only time they've been distinctly close to them is Austria, basically because it's a track full of straights and slow speed corners. Aerodynamic performance in the high speed stuff is their weakness, and that will give Mercedes a buffer at Spa.



#37 Exb

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 09:23

Vettel out with problem?



#38 dreamer

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 09:24

Vettel out with problem?

 

He reported that there was something wrong with the upshift.



#39 Ev0d3vil

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 09:24

Its depressing for Vettel with his reliability this season. Engine issues.


Edited by Ev0d3vil, 22 August 2014 - 09:24.


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#40 PayasYouRace

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 09:24

Williams won't get close to Mercedes. Let's face it, the only time they've been distinctly close to them is Austria, basically because it's a track full of straights and slow speed corners. Aerodynamic performance in the high speed stuff is their weakness, and that will give Mercedes a buffer at Spa.

 

I didn't say anything about challenging Mercedes. But 10th and 14th is not what we'd expect.



#41 RunningMan

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 09:26

THey didn't fix the problem.

 

How do you know? The BBC live feed is reporting that Kimi went out and said that the car is okay. 



#42 GoldenColt

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 09:26

I didn't say anything about challenging Mercedes. But 10th and 14th is not what we'd expect.

 

I assumed that when you said "very fast" you implied them challenging Mercedes. Sorry for the misunderstanding.  ;)



#43 Ducks

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 09:28

Williams aren't looking very fast right now :(

 

Reminds me of Silverstone and we know how that turned out :up:

 

Dont worry Bottas will deliver.



#44 TomNokoe

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 09:29

Ricciardo matching Mercs on long runs atm

Edited by TomNokoe, 22 August 2014 - 09:29.


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Posted 22 August 2014 - 09:29

He reported that there was something wrong with the upshift.

Maybe overheating problem? from Pius Gasso on twitter so no idea if correct (due to my poor translation skills - I'm going more from the pics ;))


Edited by Exb, 22 August 2014 - 09:31.


#46 F1FanAJ

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 09:31

Lottie faster as Erics! Always nice to see :cool:



#47 dreamer

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 09:32

How do you know? The BBC live feed is reporting that Kimi went out and said that the car is okay. 

 

If I understood well from sky they said they sent him out without changing or fixing anything. They just wanted to test some new parts. 



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Posted 22 August 2014 - 09:36

Maybe overheating problem? from Pius Gasso on twitter so no idea if correct (due to my poor translation skills - I'm going more from the pics ;))

 

I'm reading now that it was an exhaust problem.



#49 bourbon

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 09:36

Engine again for Sebastian.  Better now than later I guess.



#50 TF110

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 09:37

Hamilton looking supreme on long runs. Think his tire conservation will be vital if its cold on race day.