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#351 StanBarrett2

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 23:38

"Yo, Antonio! We gotta pick smth up at the airport. I did think about asking one of our five truck drivers to do it, but I didn't want to bother them with this nonsense so you got the job."

yeah....funny....I think you miss a punch line or you'd be my next stand up man.......NOT

 

how low can we go ??



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#352 Yoshi

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Posted 17 February 2019 - 15:47

Julien Simon-Chautemps will be #Kimi7’s engineer at Alfa Romeo Racing

He has worked previously with Kimi at Lotus (pictured here with Mark Slade and Kimi)

https://twitter.com/...3353780225?s=21

#353 MortenF1

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Posted 17 February 2019 - 16:03

Hmm. That’s good. I seem to remember that as a positive driver-engineer-relationship, even if there may have been one or two bumps in late ‘13(?)

#354 statman

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Posted 17 February 2019 - 16:18



#355 ferrarista

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Posted 17 February 2019 - 21:33

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#356 DrF

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Posted 17 February 2019 - 23:14

Interesting to hear how positive Scarbs sounds about the FW and the car looks pretty planted in the video, although how representative that shakedown is we don't know.

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Posted 18 February 2019 - 07:36

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#358 Yoshi

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Posted 18 February 2019 - 07:38

Here is the car with the livery for the season

 

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#359 Yoshi

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Posted 18 February 2019 - 07:38

I do really like this new FW  :love:  :up:



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#360 registered

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Posted 18 February 2019 - 07:38

Since 1910...
"We're totally really Alfa Romeo, believe us!"

#361 thegforcemaybewithyou

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Posted 18 February 2019 - 07:43

So, they basically have two different front wing concepts as the studio shots show a different one. Maybe the "extreme" one is only suitable for low downforce tracks.



#362 Vesuvius

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Posted 18 February 2019 - 07:51

Nice one!

#363 messy

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Posted 18 February 2019 - 07:58

Not much different to last year - but very smart.

#364 Peat

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Posted 18 February 2019 - 08:26

So, they basically have two different front wing concepts as the studio shots show a different one. Maybe the "extreme" one is only suitable for low downforce tracks.

 

Front wings have long moved beyond being downforce generators in their own right. They are flow conditioners more than anything, with some flap adjustment for fine balance control. 

My guess is that the car in the studio shots was pictured some weeks ago. 



#365 thegforcemaybewithyou

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Posted 18 February 2019 - 08:37

We'll find out soon if the studio version is being tested on track or if they stick to the one from the shakedown.



#366 PayasYouRace

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Posted 18 February 2019 - 09:12

Even that extreme one doesn't look quite as extreme as in the shakedown shots. Perhaps more a trick of the light in the candid shots from earlier. The main feature seems more how the top flaps merge to create a large flap. They must be confident that they won't get separation in that area so they can substitute a slot for greater surface area and greater downforce.

 

Initial thought on the livery was disappointment that it's so similar to the Sauber design from last year, but still, the layers of black, white and red look smart.

 

Thread title changed too.



#367 Jovanotti

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Posted 18 February 2019 - 09:45

An effortless, good laptime out of the box and putting in the laps. Certainly not looking grim so far :up:



#368 tigerkimi

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Posted 18 February 2019 - 11:23

Is it C38 or AR1 the name of the chassis?


Edited by tigerkimi, 18 February 2019 - 11:23.


#369 PayasYouRace

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Posted 18 February 2019 - 12:15

It is C38.

https://www.autospor...scheme-unveiled

#370 dreamer

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Posted 18 February 2019 - 12:44

So far so good + the car looks nice  :up:



#371 Balnazzard

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Posted 18 February 2019 - 12:53

Interested to hear some trackside comments about how the car seems to behave compared to others. But good that aside from the early spin, there hasnt been any other issues.



#372 ensign14

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Posted 18 February 2019 - 13:38

It is C38.

 

Really ultrasoft compound.



#373 Tenmantaylor

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Posted 18 February 2019 - 14:14

Most beautiful 2019 livery IMO  :up:



#374 OSX

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Posted 18 February 2019 - 18:42

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#375 thegamer23

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Posted 18 February 2019 - 18:46

According to Leo Turrini, Raikkonen was very impressed with the car's performance today! :up:

#376 TomNokoe

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Posted 18 February 2019 - 21:24

Really good day for the team. Great lap-times and consistency.

#377 nemanja

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Posted 18 February 2019 - 21:36

https://www.motorspo...a-test/4340036/



#378 Trust

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Posted 18 February 2019 - 22:00

Really good day for the team. Great lap-times and consistency.

I would have liked a little bit better degradation.

 

Do we have any picture from Alfa's diffusor?


Edited by Trust, 18 February 2019 - 22:00.


#379 OSX

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Posted 18 February 2019 - 22:02

Raikkonen: Alfa Romeo F1 Team Has Made 'Big Step' from 2018
17 February 2019

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Kimi Raikkonen reckons his Alfa Romeo Formula 1 team has made a "big step" from the Sauber he drove last year, after a "very positive" start to pre-season testing.

He drove Sauber's 2018 car in the post-season Abu Dhabi test last year and said serious progress has been made after driving the C38 on the first day of '19 testing on Monday at Barcelona.

"It is very positive," said Raikkonen, who finished fifth-fastest and completed 114 laps.

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#380 sniper80

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Posted 18 February 2019 - 22:04

The team looks good, but with Ferrari resources & money behind it, they have to be best of the rest.



#381 DrF

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Posted 18 February 2019 - 22:18

Anyone know what caused the car to stop at the end of the day?

#382 Perfection

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Posted 18 February 2019 - 22:56

Goog sign  :up:  Nice words from Kimi for the car.

 

https://www.mtvuutis..._f1#gs.b42Jnt5n



#383 Starish

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Posted 18 February 2019 - 23:55

Anyone know what caused the car to stop at the end of the day?

Most likely was a staged fuel check.



#384 Vesuvius

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Posted 19 February 2019 - 00:53

Goog sign :up: Nice words from Kimi for the car.

https://www.mtvuutis..._f1#gs.b42Jnt5n


Kimi seemed really happy with the car on the tv interview (last time he has looked this happy was 2013 winter test with Lotus), Kimi said car felt really good from the start and no setup work was yet done to find performance etc.

#385 thegamer23

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Posted 19 February 2019 - 12:20

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#386 Music Lover

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Posted 19 February 2019 - 12:23

Best looking car 2019, and fast and stable in the corners.
Kimi happy
All in all, WOW 🤘🤘

#387 ConsiderAndGo

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Posted 19 February 2019 - 12:25

It sure is a very interesting car indeed!



#388 Pitlane

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Posted 19 February 2019 - 15:47

They had any trouble with the car today? Expected more laps from Giovanazzi

#389 Yoshi

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Posted 19 February 2019 - 18:37

They had any trouble with the car today? Expected more laps from Giovanazzi


Issue with hydraulic based on AMuS test report from today

Edited by Yoshi, 19 February 2019 - 18:56.


#390 thegamer23

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Posted 19 February 2019 - 22:32

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#391 DrF

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Posted 19 February 2019 - 22:37

I really wish they'd continued the scarlet all the way down the top part of the nose.

https://www.sauber-g...o-2360x1769.jpg

#392 Starish

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Posted 19 February 2019 - 22:46

I really wish they'd continued the scarlet all the way down the top part of the nose.

https://www.sauber-g...o-2360x1769.jpg

Agreed and the front wing endplates could be red also. 



#393 Jovanotti

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 11:54

The real hype train is departing from Hinwil, Switzerland this season guys.

 

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#394 lahill

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 11:59

The real hype train is departing from Hinwil, Switzerland this season guys.


I am on board.

#395 JeePee

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 12:11

I just bought a first class ticket



#396 dreamer

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 12:44

It looks good so far  :cool:



#397 DrF

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 12:48

Best of the Rest?

#398 Vesuvius

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 12:49

As was expected, the car looks strong.

#399 messy

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 12:49

It looks very good. Only day three and everything, but this Alfa really has the look of a dark horse to me.

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#400 thegamer23

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 12:50

P1 - 1'17''762

 

 

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Edited by thegamer23, 20 February 2019 - 12:51.