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Post by Antonov » 3 months ago

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Williams car may not be ready for early testing

Not good news from Grove as Williams try to get over last years disaster. Their car might not be ready for the start of winter testing next week. Williams has confirmed it has abandoned plans to give its 2019 Formula 1 car a shakedown in Spain this weekend prior to testing.
Williams' 2019 car might be delayed, according to Polish media sources.

Sport.pl, which is closely tracking Robert Kubica's return to F1, claims the dead-last-in-2018 British team might need to cancel a scheduled filming day on Saturday.

The report quoted an FIA-accredited engineer as saying: "I do not have good news.

"Williams is very late with the construction of the car."
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Williams forced to skip first day of Barcelona test

As suggested, Williams will miss the start of Formula 1’s pre season testing on Monday with the build of its car still running late.

Pic of the car without all the shadowing background. I dont dislike it tbh.

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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 3 months ago

Renault makes it for a shakedown at Catalunya.

Renault, who were also in doubt to be finished for Monday must have pulled a few all nighters as they made it to Barcelona, and even managed a shakedown run today.

Danny Ric at Catalunya today in the RS19. (Seems odd to see him in a seemingly white helmet not adorned with Red Bull logos. :smiley:

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I hope Alfa throws the red paint can at their car this year.
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Post by Antonov » 3 months ago

I'd be happy with that livery they used on February 14th.

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Post by Antonov » 3 months ago

Everso Biggyballies wrote:
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Renault makes it for a shakedown at Catalunya.

Renault, who were also in doubt to be finished for Monday must have pulled a few all nighters as they made it to Barcelona, and even managed a shakedown run today.

Danny Ric at Catalunya today in the RS19. (Seems odd to see him in a seemingly white helmet not adorned with Red Bull logos. :smiley:

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check that rear wing. Massive.

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check that rear wing. Massive.
100 mm wider than last year. Maybe looks more because of the increased height, brought in to raise the height of the disturbed air leaving the wing, so it doesnt affect following cars so much.

As for this years regs, for those of us who might be unsure of them, there is quite a good, brief, and easy to understand summary of all the changes and why they have been made on this link.

https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/arti ... EcwsM.html

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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 3 months ago

Testing driver lineups by day

Team - Day One - Day Two - Day Three - Day Four
Mercedes - Bottas/Hamilton - TBC - TBC - TBC
Ferrari - Sebastian Vettel - Charles Leclerc - Sebastian Vettel - Charles Leclerc
Red Bull - Max Verstappen - Pierre Gasly - Max Verstappen - Pierre Gasly
Renault - TBC TBC TBC TBC
Haas - Romain Grosjean - Kevin Magnussen - Grosjean/Fittipaldi - Fittipaldi/Magnussen
McLaren - Carlos Sainz - Lando Norris - Carlos Sainz - Lando Norris
Racing Point - Sergio Perez - Lance Stroll - Sergio Perez - Lance Stroll
Alfa Romeo - Kimi Raikkonen - Antonio Giovinazzi - Kimi Raikkonen - Antonio Giovinazzi
Toro Rosso - Daniil Kvyat - Alexander Albon - Daniil Kvyat- Alexander Albon
Williams - No programme - Russell/Latifi - Latifi/Kubica - Kubica/Russell

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Post by Antonov » 3 months ago

Williams doesn't make it for day one :-(

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LIVE: Timing and commentary from F1 testing in Barcelona

https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/arti ... s4MmB.html

Only problem is for me anyway the top two times are blocked by the graphic.

News to date: Kimi and Vettel were the first to log a spin, although Seb managed to continue. He just looped it around exiting the final chicane. He headed into the run-off to turn around, and stayed out to get his run going. Kimi ended in the kitty litter.

Tyre compounds for this season
Pirelli will take three compounds to every race, just like last season. But the colours denoting which tyre is which have changed slightly - with just a hard, medium and soft in action.

For testing, all five compounds are available to the teams - and here is how you recognise them...

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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 3 months ago

Times to date

DRIVER TEAM TIME
1 Vettel Ferrari 1m19.137s
2 Perez Racing Point 1m20.652s
3 Raikkonen Alfa Romeo 1m20.945s
4 Sainz McLaren 1m21.230s
5 Grosjean Haas 1m21.500s
6 Hulkenberg Renault 1m21.633s
7 Verstappen Red Bull 1m21.808s
8 Bottas Mercedes 1m22.500s
9 Kvyat Toro Rosso 1m22.985s

Incidentally, the Williams car seen at Barcelona is just a display car for photos.... the real thing is either still at Grove or somewhere in between.

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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 3 months ago

Just an update on Williams.... the car is still at Grove so given the transit time for the truck they will be lucky to be on track by early day 2 morning. Williams are being quiet and non committal saying it will be there when it is, but will be as soon as humanly possible.

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Trouble free running so far then?
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Their statement.
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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 3 months ago

Latest times at lunchbreak.

1 Vettel Ferrari 1m18.161s
2 Perez Racing Point 1m19.944s
3 Bottas Mercedes 1m20.127s
4 Raikkonen Alfa Romeo 1m20.160s
5 Verstappen Red Bull 1m20.174s
6 Sainz McLaren 1m20.430s
7 Hulkenberg Renault 1m20.980s
8 Grosjean Haas 1m21.500s
9 Kvyat Toro Rosso 1m21.732s

And the lap count. Haas had fuel pressure problems and stopped on track after 12 laps.

Here's a lap count for the morning/very early afternoon running:

Vettel - 72
Bottas - 69
Hulkenberg - 65
Sainz - 56
Verstappen - 52
Raikkonen - 46
Kvyat - 35
Perez - 20
Grosjean - 18

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