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    And Kimi just went fastest 1:21.064

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    Quote Originally Posted by Super M View Post
    Yip, i'm really starting to believe this..........

    I wil say this, that's the fastest (1:24) he has been in a loooooooooong time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimlock View Post
    And Kimi just went fastest 1:21.064


    And he improves again on his next lap to become the first driver to dip into the 1 minute 20s with a 1:20.970. He beat Hamiltons time on day 1.

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    I hate all the changes they make in the off season (separate to the car, obviously) that make it impossible to quantify the cars improvement! Track resurfacing and softer tyres make it impossible to know what our improvement is over testing last year. It would be great if we had a direct comparison. Much more intriguing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgonzalesm6 View Post
    I wil say this, that's the fastest (1:24) he has been in a loooooooooong time.

    True that!!

    At least Kimi is putting in the laps.....which is good!
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    I know it’s ridiculously early to draw any conclusions... but Renault could be back on form this season?? Interesting

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    Wow...Hulk and Renault in sub 1:20's...interesting

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPBD View Post
    I know itís ridiculously early to draw any conclusions... but Renault could be back on form this season?? Interesting

    Looking good for Renault so far.........But i don't think its anything for them to get excited about. Reliability issues hurt them a bit last year. so i'm sure that's where they're focusing at the mo.

    As for Honda, they're already up to 50 laps!!.....now that's impressive!
    Drive it like you stole it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Super M View Post
    Looking good for Renault so far.........But i don't think its anything for them to get excited about. Reliability issues hurt them a bit last year. so i'm sure that's where they're focusing at the mo.

    As for Honda, they're already up to 50 laps!!.....now that's impressive!
    Mclaren must be FUUUUUUURIOUS

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPBD View Post
    Mclaren must be FUUUUUUURIOUS
    Opps!!!.. I hope for Mclaren's sake this is not a sign of things to come...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPBD View Post
    Mclaren must be FUUUUUUURIOUS

    LOL, maybe they should just ask Alonso to sit down on a chair and let his team mate continue
    Drive it like you stole it!

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    Kimi already down to 1: 20,506 and on 49 laps so far!!

    But i did notice that his changed to the soft wall tyres.......
    Drive it like you stole it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Super M View Post
    Kimi already down to 1: 20,506 and on 49 laps so far!!
    On yellows though!!!!
    FERRARI FOR EVER !!!!!!!

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    Kimi on softs already.... I wonder the reason in the morning on day 1 of testing to bother with softs? Last year I liked our strategy of just pounding around on mediums as much as possible... I can’t think of a reason to jump to softs so soon. Any suggestions?

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    Mclaren confirms a loose wheel nut was the cause of Alonso's spin.....no big deal according to Zak Brown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PURE PASSION View Post
    On yellows though!!!!

    Yaaaa.......but his handbrake was up!!
    Drive it like you stole it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPBD View Post
    Kimi on softs already.... I wonder the reason in the morning on day 1 of testing to bother with softs? Last year I liked our strategy of just pounding around on mediums as much as possible... I can’t think of a reason to jump to softs so soon. Any suggestions?
    From espn:

    Worth remembering Pirelli's compounds have all effectively moved down one this year - this year's medium is like last year's soft, due to the improvements the Italian company has made with its tyres. That has already been reflected in the headline times we are seeing next to every driver's name.

    Maybe we are testing the new allocations?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ferrari1.8t View Post
    From espn:

    Worth remembering Pirelli's compounds have all effectively moved down one this year - this year's medium is like last year's soft, due to the improvements the Italian company has made with its tyres. That has already been reflected in the headline times we are seeing next to every driver's name.
    Yeah but this essentially means he set that time on what was last years super soft. Why would we want a time on super softs this early in the programme? Iím just overly concerned Iím sure, but it smells of 2016 testing (after a relatively successful 2015) and we all know how Ď16 turned out...

    I would have thought we just need miles right now? Run the engine in, set the car up so it feels good, test aero and/or new parts. Why soft (2016 super soft) tyres? Any ideas??

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPBD View Post
    Yeah but this essentially means he set that time on what was last years super soft. Why would we want a time on super softs this early in the programme? I’m just overly concerned I’m sure, but it smells of 2016 testing (after a relatively successful 2015) and we all know how ‘16 turned out...

    I would have thought we just need miles right now? Run the engine in, set the car up so it feels good, test aero and/or new parts. Why soft (2016 super soft) tyres? Any ideas??
    These 2018 cars are capable of dropping another 2 to 4 seconds with regards to suspension setup, engine setup (track contigent), and tyres. Plus the rpm's are up this year as well.

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    Nando back in the car.

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    Because this year Pirelli offers more different compound types. Interesting to learn the behaviour of the car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Dhont View Post
    Because this year Pirelli offers more different compound types. Interesting to learn the behaviour of the car.
    Sure but I would be hunting for a consistent baseline right now by changing as few variables as possible... I have faith! Just curious

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    typical Mercedes.....on mediums

    now RedBull....DR

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgonzalesm6 View Post
    typical Mercedes.....on mediums

    now RedBull....DR
    Amd the most impressive about Rics achievement, is that he did that time on a 30+lap stint!!!!!!!
    FERRARI FOR EVER !!!!!!!

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    LUNCHTIME....

    Renault and STR with 71 and 70 laps. Impressive so far.

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    Time of the afternoon section ??
    FERRARI FOR EVER !!!!!!!

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    Its only first day of testing.We dont know fuel loads,or setup,but it doesn't look as good as last year.
    Lets wait for Sebastian...Red Bull seems strong,and Mercedes is the usual Mercedes.

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    Renault and Honda powered teams probably assessing engine modes while Ferrari and Merc running different programmes. As long as we do a good number of laps and aren't too far from the top, nothing to worry about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PURE PASSION View Post
    Time of the afternoon section ??
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DW9e2aBXcAEj5kU.jpg


    Thats one GP race mileage down.

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    I’m trying not to be dramatic, because I really disliked that about this forum last year, but I can’t shake the feeling that redbull has leapfrogged us. Their package just looks.... innovative.

    Time will tell. Trying to stay cool for the time being.

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