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First four races to make or brake a teams title fight?


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#1 tarmac

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 22:32

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Of course it is futile to try and read too much into testing, but even the teams themselves are predicting that the opening rounds of the 2013 season are going to be wide open.

With that in mind, the teams are going to find themselves with a tough decision to make come Barcelona.

You see, Barcelona and the start of the European season is usually the time at which the teams bring their first major upgrades of the season. It’s the time when the big push towards the championship begins. But in 2013 Barcelona will also signify another, far larger juncture. This year, Barcelona will mark the cut off point at which the vast majority of teams decide that they will either keep pushing on with their 2013 programs and fight for the title, or switch the vast majority of their attention to their 2014 designs.

The point is, when we get to Barcelona we may begin to see a two tier Formula 1 of those teams who have shifted their focus onto next season and will be bringing small developments for the rest of the season, and those teams who are still throwing everything at 2013 in an attempt to take the title.

What we don’t yet know is which teams will fall into which group. But we can hazard a guess.


Hmm.. Mclaren atleast seems to be going for the broke and decided to go for new direction. 2014 could be a potential 2009 for title contenders

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#2 mattferg

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 22:42

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Hmm.. Mclaren atleast seems to be going for the broke and decided to go for new direction. 2014 could be a potential 2009 for title contenders


"Make or brake" love the pun, intentional or otherwise xD

My bet is Ferrari, RBR, Mercedes and McLaren will definitely stay in it, Lotus and Williams can depending where they are. FI, Sauber and TR will definitely switch over to 2014 and Caterham and Marussia likely already have :p

#3 David Lightman

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 22:45

Hmmm. Buxton and Benson should start blogging together, what an amazing read that would be.

#4 Atreiu

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 22:50

Cash strapped mid-fields teams can't simply turn away rom 2013, especially when a few points might mean milions once the year is over, I'd guess...

#5 charly0418

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 23:09

Cash strapped mid-fields teams can't simply turn away rom 2013, especially when a few points might mean milions once the year is over, I'd guess...


Exactly, midfield teams are dependent on what they do year to year. They'll be late for 2014 designs

#6 SR388

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 23:38

I think Merc has the resources to do both.