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    UBS Chinese GP 2017 - practice and qualifying thread

    I hope not to soon to open the thread, I am to excited to see how Ferrari progress this week in Shanghai circuit. i hope Australia not a one off Forza Forza Ferrari.

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    Formula 1 could be in wet Chinese Grand Prix weekend with rain forecast for Friday’s practices and Sunday’s 56-lap race.

    Although one day of pre-season testing was set aside for wet running, not all the drivers have experienced this year’s machinery in the wet.

    That could change this Friday.

    Rain is forecast throughout Friday’s running at the Shanghai International circuit with a high of just 18’C.

    It will dry out on Saturday before the rain returns to the track on Sunday morning.

    With a high of only 15’C, showers are expected prior to the race but could abate before the formation lap gets underway.

    However, with more rain forecast for the early evening, the Chinese Grand Prix could yet start or finish on a wet track.

    Source: PlanetF1

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    I would still think the Mercs will lock out the front row with us taking the second row. We need to be smarter in the race like in OZ.
    If it rains though, every site is saying we have a huge advantage. Lets wait and see. Could be an exciting race.
    Would love to see Kimi show some life though.
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    Many sites saying Ferrari will struggle in china, Merc's still favőürítés.
    If it's wet race (most likely), then ferrari will have advantage in race as they have done wet track testing conducted by pirelli. Which other teams, opted to stay inside away from track.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nani_s23 View Post
    Many sites saying Ferrari will struggle in china, Merc's still favőürítés.
    If it's wet race (most likely), then ferrari will have advantage in race as they have done wet track testing conducted by pirelli. Which other teams, opted to stay inside away from track.
    why should we struggle in China?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zike View Post
    why should we struggle in China?
    i don't have answer for that. But that's my question too.
    few are suggesting based on track temp, as it's cooler conditions & others are saying track is front-end limited & fast corners, where mercs have edge over ferrari. This is what they say.

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    Rear/aft upgrades: testing, Aus. GP, then China

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    China Press conf Vettel Max Verstappen Niko Hulkenburg
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    Quote Originally Posted by zike View Post
    why should we struggle in China?
    No one in the team speaks chinese.
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    It should be the opposite, this year's car is more likely suited to the shanghai circuit rather than melbourne

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    Marko : Unfortunately, we are currently number three in all of these areas, which makes it difficult,” he said referring to ‘top performance, energy use, consumption and drivability’.
    “The Mercedes package is simply superior in all areas, only in the top performance is Ferrari close. They [Mercedes] still hit five tenths – even if Lauda says there are only three.”

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    I really hope we have a winning car on Sunday again. Aus shouldn't be just a once off. And it would be great if we had a one two if it is not to much to hope for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManFromMilan View Post
    I really hope we have a winning car on Sunday again. Aus shouldn't be just a once off. And it would be great if we had a one two if it is not to much to hope for.
    I doubt 1-2 finish if it's wet race because of Kimi's skills in wet conditions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nani_s23 View Post
    I doubt 1-2 finish if it's wet race because of Kimi's skills in wet conditions.



    Whaaaaaat?!

    The Iceman may even win on Sunday. I don't think Kimi will just roll over and play dead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nani_s23 View Post
    I doubt 1-2 finish if it's wet race because of Kimi's skills in wet conditions.
    Kimi is still Kimi, you never know with him. He tends to surprise from time to time.

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    Ouch that must have hurt for him to say that lol....
    Rest in Peace Leza, you were a true warrior...

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    maybe he have a change to drive for ferrari again should kimi retired by the end of this year...it could be we never know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johncnet View Post
    maybe he have a change to drive for ferrari again should kimi retired by the end of this year...it could be we never know.
    It could be. However i prefer Kimi staying. Don't know how much healthy it will be with Alonso and Seb in the team. Besides, i don't know if Alonso would want to come back after so much doubt in Ferrari all these years.

    By the way, any streams for FP1?

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    on with p1
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    wet tires now.
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    drizzle

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    red flag....The medical helicopter is unable to operate, seemingly because the cloud cover is very low.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgonzalesm6 View Post
    red flag
    only because of the medical chopper.
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    The FIA have just confirmed that the session will be delayed by a minimum of thirty minutes...

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    Imagine if we have a situation like this on Sunday because some stupid copter can't operate.

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