Different fuel loads?Speaking of long runs, we're charting Bottas and Vettel at the moment. Both are on softs and are very consistent in their lap times, although Bottas is in the low 1m23s whereas Vettel's at the opposite end of that bracket.
Massa and Vettel ends up with same amount of laps 168..The highest today
Barcelona Topspeed hit list 2017 (week 1) (TRANSLATED)
Cleanest fastest, McLaren lame
The wider and aerodynamically more sophisticated cars are faster in the corners, but more slowly on the straight. So it was at least at the first Barcelona test. We have the top speed values of the ten teams.
The new Formula 1 cars have become faster in the corners. The up to two G higher centrifugal forces stress the neck muscles of the riders more than 2016th The topspeeds in the first test week of Barcelona were not on last year's level. In 2016, Pascal Wehrlein achieved a top speed of 341.5 km / h in qualifying at GP Spain in his manor. The fastest car on the first four test days of 2017 was the Sauber C36 with 332.3 km / h and the 2016 Ferrari V6 turbo in the rear. This makes a difference of over nine kilometers per hour.
Red Bull fast on the straight
The two-meter-wide cars with the new wide tires (six in front, eight centimeters in the rear) have a higher air resistance than in the previous year. This presses the topspeeds. However, the engines in the first week of testing still run on a sparger. None of the top teams have so far fired the qualifying mode. At Pirelli, it is believed that the stronger engines will compensate for the higher air resistance. However, the tire supplier does not believe that the top speeds from the previous year will be exceeded.
The new Ferrari V6 seems to be a good litter. HaasF1 roared through the light barrier in the first test week with a maximum of 331.3 km / h. The fact that Sauber comes with the previous year's engine to a better top speed, suggests that the new unit is still operated with conservative settings. In the third place of the Topspeed hit list came Red Bull with 330.2 km / h. In comparison, Max Verstappen achieved a maximum speed of 335.4 km / h in qualifying.
Measurement End of target line:
1. Clean 332.3 km / h
2. HaasF1 331.3 km / h
3. Red Bull 330.2 km / h
4. Mercedes 327.2 km / h
5. Ferrari 325.3 km / h
6. Renault 324.3 km / h
7. Williams 323.3 km / h
8. Force India 321.4 km / h
9. Toro Rosso 317.6 km / h
10. McLaren 314.8 km / h
Usually, Red Bull takes a place in the rear third of the field at the top speed. The top speed in the test runs could indicate that the Red Bull engineers have trimmed the RB13 to low air resistance. The presumption reinforces the rather simple design of the car without playful bar booms. Another explanation would be that Red Bull runs with smaller wings to compensate for the PS disadvantage.
Mercedes just faster than Ferrari
Mercedes follows at 327.2 km / h (previous year 334.9 km / h Hamilton). Before Ferrari with 325.3 km / h. In 2016 Vettel brought together a top performance of 334.2 km / h. A good indication for the performance of a drive unit is not only the absolute speed, but rather the speed gain between the finish line and the end finish line. The approximately 400-meter-long piece shows whether a motor still has enough punch at full throttle, and whether the MGU-K and MGU-H electric machines are actively supporting. Especially the MGU-H is even more important this year. Because the braking phases shorten, the MGU-K can recuperate correspondingly less energy during traction operation. So the MGU-H must collect more juice in the exhaust stream. The energy generated by the MGU-H is not limited. In contrast to the MGU-K (2 MegaJoule per round).
HaasF1 increases to 50.8 km / h on the track. This is best value and speaks for a good Ferrari drive package. Clean comes with the old Ferrari engine to 49.6 km / h, Mercedes with its new heartpiece to 48.9 km / h. On the other hand Ferrari only increases by 38.1 km / h. For this, the SF70H already hits the target at 287.2 km / h. That is the third best value behind Red Bull (291.1 km / h) and Williams (288.0 km / h).
Measurement on the target:
1. Red Bull 291.1 km / h
2. Williams 288.0 km / h
3. Ferrari 287.2 km / h
4. Renault 283.4 km / h
5. Clean 282.7 km / h
6. Toro Rosso 281.9 km / h
7. HaasF1 280.5 km / h
8. Force India 279.0 km / h
9. Mercedes 278.3 km / h
10. McLaren 276.2 km / h
The Renault-fueled teams are similarly increasing between the finish line and the top speed measurement. The factory booked an increase of 40.9 km / h, Red Bull 39.1 km / h and Toro Rosso 35.9 km / h. Still the Renault-V6 is not saddle-resistant. Toro Rosso complained on the third day of the test two engine damage. The team from Faenza came only one lap on the last day of the first week with a patched emergency unit. Red Bull complained about problems in the engine environment. Defects on a crankshaft sensor, a battery change and a broken exhaust limited the program in the first week.
McLaren-Honda is behind the topspeeds. When is it? The Japanese teamed up with motorsport coach Yusuke Hasegawa have built a new engine, but is neither stable, nor the promised performance on the track. The result: maue 276.2 km / h on the finish line and 314.8 km / h at the end of the straight.
Have we done any race sims yet?
I think so with 168 laps or always in out laps?
Hero's come and go, but legends never die!
Ricciardo thinks we and Merc are just ahead of them
Last edited by mizf1; 7th March 2017 at 19:50.
I'm holding off on any celebration, seen it before when we looked good in tests and come the races, we were struggling so I'll hold my breath and cross my fingers for melbourne.
Common doesn't mean "Come on"; "Should have" not "Should of" ;)
Lewis : Ferrari are the team to beat.
Deja vu 2016 : Wolf : Ferrari are the team to beat...
Rly sry ?
Hero's come and go, but legends never die!
11:31 Vettel's on a monster stint on these softs. His laptimes have fallen into the 1m24s, but it's no surprise – he's on his 15th lap. That's the longest we've seen on the yellow-marked Pirellis today.
Could be a typo...15 laps does not seem like a monster stint. 35 laps on softs and still in the 1m24's is pretty good.
I've said it before and I'll say it again. When Wolff and Hamilton say Ferrari is the team to beat, they're not saying it to play mind games with Ferrari. They're saying it to the viewers to try to make it look like they have real competition and that they're not just walking away with the championship. That way, it looks like they actually have to fight. The viewers know better.
Does anyone seriously think they are saying these things and hoping that Ferrari thinks, "Wow! they said we're the team to beat! That means we can take it easy for a while!" The bottom line is that all teams are scrambling to put the best package together regardless of what anyone else is saying.
Tous avec Jules #17