Not much news out of the test. Apart from some reliability issues, I'm assuming there's not a great deal of interesting things being tested?
After testing for Pirelli, a day dedicated to development
Sakhir, 19 April – This time there was no need to extend the test session: at 18h00 local time, (17h00 CET,) Seb Vettel parked the SF70H in the pits at the end of the day’s work. 67 laps were completed, the best in 1’31’”574, set on the Soft compound. Yesterday, the Bahrain GP winner had been testing for Pirelli, while today it was a normal programme of development for the season. “It would be nice to have done even more,” said Sebastian at the end of the day. “But today we had a few little problems in the morning, which is normal for testing and then, in the afternoon, we lost some time when there was an electrical black-out in our garage.” That’s not unheard of during testing, when so many sets of tyres are used that the tyre blankets can soak up quite a bit of energy. “In any case, driving this car is always a pleasure,” concluded Seb. “The times don’t mean much, given we don’t know what programmes the others are running.”
That marks the end of the first in-season test of 2017. The next one takes place in July in Hungary.
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I've never raced with less power in my life
Other areas of the business? Road cars is all propaganda, huge investment and only now turning a tiny profit. Sales figures blown up by dealers pre registering cars like a Citroen dealership and when they do sell the cars they are giving huge discounts as depreciation on their cars is awful. Saying that I can't afford the Managers Special on a 540C.
I just read that Seb drove a lot of laps with then Pirelli 2018 prototype tires. Aren't these year's tires a priority to work with or are we looking at long term stuff here?
Good strategy to get two cars on track, gives them a leg up on the 2018 tyres, and assists Pirelli in their development. Win/win/win