It would be better for us to be a driver mishap than a failure on the car.
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Kimi error for the spin or some sort of failure?
I liked the way Ferrari covered the underneath of Kimi's car while being recovered.
great pictures thank you
I liked very much that they got there quickly and covered the underside of the car. I think, with the heat sensors on to top side of the floor, and their eagerness to cover the bottom, there is definitely some trickery going on there. I think the floor Played an especially important role within the SF70H design.
Read somewhere that they are running plumbing (for engine heat management) through the floor.
From the SF70H thread, quoting an Autosport write-up:
"Ferrari cooling system
One of the more interesting - but simple - solutions on the Ferrari is this area of the floor with the temperature stickers on it.
Basically, cooling fluids have to be moved around the car - from the engine to the radiators, for instance, or from from the gearbox to a cooler buried somewhere under the bodywork. It looks like Ferrari has embedded the necessary pipework in the underfloor.
So instead of normal pipework, through which the internal fluid might pick up heat as it passes around the engine bay, this solution will offer a bit of cooling because of the airflow passing across the floor's upper and lower surfaces. This, in turn, will potentially allow Ferrari to run a smaller cooler."
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Hey Guys, So does anyone know exactly what caused Kimi's off yesterday or are there merely speculations at this stage ??
Drive it like you stole it!
Day three line-up
Here are the drivers taking to the track today.
•Mercedes - Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas
•Red Bull - Daniel Ricciardo
•Ferrari - Sebastian Vettel
•Force India - Esteban Ocon
•Williams - Felipe Massa & Lance Stroll
•McLaren - Stoffel Vandoorne
•Toro Rosso - Daniil Kvyat
•Haas - Kevin Magnussen
•Renault - Jolyon Palmer & Nico Hülkenberg
•Sauber - Pascal Wehrlein & Marcus Ericsson
I just saw the onboard of Bottas' fastest lap and the Mercedes looks very, very compliant. I counted one correction he had to make over the entire lap.
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I would like to see an onboard from our car to compare because people at the track always reporting Merc and us are very close to each other (planted)
I guess Vet had a minor incident, S2 took him almost a minute and back in the pit the front tyres show a major flat spot
Where can you see the sector times?
Hmmm.......Vettel starts his run on soft tyres, does 5 laps.
Now comes out with the medium tyres. Is there anything to be concerned about that they're not using the SS AND US tyres ?? * Just saying
Drive it like you stole it!
With you SinanOzerS, but we will have to wait until the end of the day to know more, since it is Vettels last day they will have to send him out on SS/US today.
EDIT: BTW, Vet said that they have very, very much work to do last week. Maybe Vet is completing Rai's program hence the low running yesterday and we start exploring more performance after lunch break? Just a thought.
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Ex- Formula 1 driver and a triple-time F1 World Drivers’ Champion Niki Lauda has joined fellow Mercedes stablemate Lewis Hamilton in declaring Ferrari the early favourite for 2017.
Before Kimi Raikkonen crashed the new red car on Wednesday, Mercedes team chairman and F1 legend Niki Lauda watched it from the side of the track in Barcelona.
“The Ferrari looks the fastest,” he told Auto Motor und Sport. “It is like on rails.
“Our Mercedes is a little tighter in the corners. Ferrari is at the top of my list,” Lauda insisted.
As for Red Bull, Lauda agreed that the energy drink-owned team is yet to truly impress.
“So far, they are not the big surprise,” said the Austrian.
Read more at http://www.thisisf1.com/2017/03/09/f...hOre1dB3OLr.99