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    Bahrain test days 18th and 19th April 2017

    Fingers crossed for a couple of productive days testing!


    This is the line-up for the first day of the in-season test in Bahrain:
    Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
    Antonio Giovinazzi (Ferrari)
    Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull Racing)
    Sergio Perez & Esteban Ocon (Force India)
    Lance Stroll & Felipe Massa (Williams)
    Sean Gelael (Scuderia Toro Rosso)
    Romain Grosjean (Haas F1 Team)
    Nico Hülkenberg (Renault)
    Marcus Ericsson (Sauber)
    Oliver Turvey (McLaren)

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    Lovely

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    This says Giovinazzi is in the car today, but the F1today live timing says both Vettel and giovinazzi have set times??

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    I think Seb is doing Pirelli tyre tests today and the car is not allowed to be updated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greig View Post
    I think Seb is doing Pirelli tyre tests today?
    Yes he is

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    Wow, good work! I've always liked Seb but I respect him more and more everyday

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    Pirelli Motorsport

    ✔@pirellisport

    Two@ScuderiaFerraricars on track today.#Seb5is testing Pirelli 2018 tyres: a blind test.@Anto_Giovinazziis doing a normal programme.

    9:21 AM - 18 Apr 2017



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    Bahrain Testing: Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes suffers early breakdown

    Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes car suffered an early stoppage on the opening morning of the two-day test at Bahrain.

    Underling the importance Mercedes, beaten to victory at the desert circuit in Sunday's grand prix, are attaching to the event, both Hamilton, who rarely runs during in-season testing, and team-mate Valtteri Bottas will participate this week.

    But Hamilton's running hit an early glitch when his car required a lift back to the pits within the opening hour.

    The cause of the breakdown isn't known but only resulted in a 30-minute delay for Hamilton before he returned to the track.

    After two hours of running, Hamilton topped the timesheets - but with a lap almost four seconds slower than Bottas' pole position on Saturday.

    Mercedes will be focused on improving their long-run form during the test, with the W08 seemingly harder on its rubber than title rivals Ferrari during the opening three races of 2017.

    Championship leader Sebastian Vettel is also in action at the test but the Ferrari driver will be testing Pirelli's 2018 tyres on Tuesday before reverting to normal testing on Wednesday.

    Oliver Turvey will be behind the wheel of the McLaren-Honda after the team rejected the opportunity to familiarise Jenson Button with their 2017 car ahead of his return at next month's Monaco GP.

    Although Honda have indicated they will be testing 'new ideas' this week, a full upgrade of their troublesome engine is not expected for another month.

    Indonesian F2 driver Sean Gelael is debuting for Toro Rosso.

    But the 20-year-old also suffered an early setback when his car crawled to a halt, triggering the second red-flag stoppage of the opening hour.

    Renault have also confirmed they will be using the test to introduce the 'first major upgrades of a season that will see a lot of progress and improvement.'


    source:http://www.skysports.com/f1/news/124...arly-breakdown

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    Good to see GIO already done more then a race distance and most laps so far

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    Merc taking Ferrari seriously as Hamilton does not usually do tests, they using both race drivers, i'm suprised they did not use Kimi over GIO so they can also sort out his set up issues

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    I think they said all the team's have to use there test driver on one of the two days.with nico retiring media was saying that will hurt merc development rate

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgonzalesm6 View Post
    Bahrain Testing: Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes suffers early breakdown

    Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes car suffered an early stoppage on the opening morning of the two-day test at Bahrain.

    Underling the importance Mercedes, beaten to victory at the desert circuit in Sunday's grand prix, are attaching to the event, both Hamilton, who rarely runs during in-season testing, and team-mate Valtteri Bottas will participate this week.

    But Hamilton's running hit an early glitch when his car required a lift back to the pits within the opening hour.

    The cause of the breakdown isn't known but only resulted in a 30-minute delay for Hamilton before he returned to the track.

    After two hours of running, Hamilton topped the timesheets - but with a lap almost four seconds slower than Bottas' pole position on Saturday.

    Mercedes will be focused on improving their long-run form during the test, with the W08 seemingly harder on its rubber than title rivals Ferrari during the opening three races of 2017.

    Championship leader Sebastian Vettel is also in action at the test but the Ferrari driver will be testing Pirelli's 2018 tyres on Tuesday before reverting to normal testing on Wednesday.

    Oliver Turvey will be behind the wheel of the McLaren-Honda after the team rejected the opportunity to familiarise Jenson Button with their 2017 car ahead of his return at next month's Monaco GP.

    Although Honda have indicated they will be testing 'new ideas' this week, a full upgrade of their troublesome engine is not expected for another month.

    Indonesian F2 driver Sean Gelael is debuting for Toro Rosso.

    But the 20-year-old also suffered an early setback when his car crawled to a halt, triggering the second red-flag stoppage of the opening hour.

    Renault have also confirmed they will be using the test to introduce the 'first major upgrades of a season that will see a lot of progress and improvement.'


    source:http://www.skysports.com/f1/news/124...arly-breakdown
    are they panicking already?
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    Haha now they're nervous

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    PROBLEMS WITH VETTEL'S FERRARI
    Sebastian Vettel is suffering from technical problems. Pirelli has asked teams to be allowed to make up the lost time after 6pm tonight, running under lights at Bahrain International Circuit.
    Please hope it's not serious and can be fixed quickly
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    More Honda trouble after just two laps of Bahrain Formula 1 test

    Honda's troubles in the Bahrain heat continued on Tuesday when McLaren's Formula 1 testing programme was interrupted by a reliability problem after just two laps.

    It's not even funny anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fronaldo View Post
    Please hope it's not serious and can be fixed quickly
    His doing a Pirelli test, GIO is running our main programme but any data collected on Vettels car is still useful

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    Quote Originally Posted by djmorin27 View Post
    I think they said all the team's have to use there test driver on one of the two days.with nico retiring media was saying that will hurt merc development rate
    I'm sure Merc using Hamilton and Bottas who are the race drivers

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    #BahrainTest ���� | Problems for Sebastian Vettel & Gina are apparently solved, as Seb is back on track.
    FERRARI FOR EVER !!!!!!!

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    Great..Vettel back on track
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red is Best View Post
    More Honda trouble after just two laps of Bahrain Formula 1 test

    Honda's troubles in the Bahrain heat continued on Tuesday when McLaren's Formula 1 testing programme was interrupted by a reliability problem after just two laps.

    It's not even funny anymore.
    This is getting really stupid!??!

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    Man mclaren is in a ditch

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    Seb will run until 9pm Bahrain local time

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    Quote Originally Posted by mizf1 View Post
    Seb will run until 9pm Bahrain local time
    And he's gonna drive again tomorrow...... this guy is a machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bondilad View Post
    And he's gonna drive again tomorrow...... this guy is a machine.
    He wants WDC #5... he can feel it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WS6TransAm01 View Post
    He wants WDC #5... he can feel it.
    Dedication, he has the same mentality as Schumacher, MSC wanted to know everything down to the fine details. Drivers like Hamilton is not bothered on that side of things he just wants to get into a car and drive it. Example is last year Baku GP when Hamilton couldn't figure out how to sort the issue out with his car but Rosberg managed to do it quite easily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mizf1 View Post
    Dedication, he has the same mentality as Schumacher, MSC wanted to know everything down to the fine details. Drivers like Hamilton is not bothered on that side of things he just wants to get into a car and drive it. Example is last year Baku GP when Hamilton couldn't figure out how to sort the issue out with his car but Rosberg managed to do it quite easily.
    And paid of when he was in red bull and now at ferrari. Vettel

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    Just wondering whether we have enough cars for Giovannzzi testing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bondilad View Post
    And he's gonna drive again tomorrow...... this guy is a machine.
    Yep a 50 million dollar man; and we have the technology to rebuild him....
    "Okay,...Jean is smarter than you....... can you confirm you understood that message" Bernie on the phone to Max circa 2009

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