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    Quote Originally Posted by PURE PASSION View Post
    it looks odd to me that even though Vet started very well ,he lost 1sec inthe next 2 laps and then even more to settle inthe 1:36s witch is way to slow!!!the initual laps show we have the performance and we are the easiest on the tires so this thiny looks really strenge!!!
    Its not strange, let me tell you why, look they are all limited to use max 3 engines without penalties. So the teams on high-fuel race simulation might go for maybe 3-4 laps to see the full potential of the car (max power) but will then turn the power down and drive to the delta in every stint. That I think is the only reason for that big drop of the time, to preserve the engine, which is critical this season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aberracus View Post
    5000 penalty for Kimi unsafe release, no grid penalty, yes !
    Great news.

    and great picture mwk360

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vettel165 View Post
    Its not strange, let me tell you why, look they are all limited to use max 3 engines without penalties. So the teams on high-fuel race simulation might go for maybe 3-4 laps to see the full potential of the car (max power) but will then turn the power down and drive to the delta in every stint. That I think is the only reason for that big drop of the time, to preserve the engine, which is critical this season.
    Ouch that sound like a good explanation
    Go Ferrari, beat them all!

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    OK. It is always nice to see two Ferrari in the front row, but... How we are really standing compared to others?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stefa View Post
    OK. It is always nice to see two Ferrari in the front row, but... How we are really standing compared to others?
    Vettel set a 1:30 "death" lap time on soft tyres (then he found just 0,2 on SS, Kimi 0,8), and in theory (Pirelli said) softs should be at least 0,6 slower than the SS tyres. So we might have a lot of pace in the bag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stefa View Post
    OK. It is always nice to see two Ferrari in the front row, but... How we are really standing compared to others?
    it's only practice Stefa......supposedly the Mercs had their engines turned down (good explination of the top speed) not to stress them too much....

    but all in all we're not in too bad of a position....we'll see tomorrow in Quali how we are and most importantly on Sunday when the points get handed out
    ...the new SF71H looks amazing. Let's hope it's gonna be as FAST as it looks.


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    Quote Originally Posted by FerrariF60 View Post
    it's only practice Stefa......supposedly the Mercs had their engines turned down (good explination of the top speed) not to stress them too much....

    but all in all we're not in too bad of a position....we'll see tomorrow in Quali how we are and most importantly on Sunday when the points get handed out
    You sad it right my friend. We hope for the best!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vettel165 View Post
    Vettel set a 1:30 "death" lap time on soft tyres (then he found just 0,2 on SS, Kimi 0,8), and in theory (Pirelli said) softs should be at least 0,6 slower than the SS tyres. So we might have a lot of pace in the bag.
    VET at least had more fuel in the tank, he did 6 laps with the SS tire, everybody else did 3-4 laps only




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    so basically it's a typical Friday, nobody really knows what's going on

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vettel165 View Post
    Vettel set a 1:30 "death" lap time on soft tyres (then he found just 0,2 on SS, Kimi 0,8), and in theory (Pirelli said) softs should be at least 0,6 slower than the SS tyres. So we might have a lot of pace in the bag.
    I think it’s basically down to set-up .... Kimi & vet both on different set-up.
    Tonight they will look at the data n come up with right one in FP3 & quali.

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    Kimi lost 3kg and he's back on the pace so far so I suggest let him loose some more kg and he's WDC!!!
    Hero's come and go, but legends never die!

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    Look out the flying fin he is lean and mean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paolo lalli View Post
    Look out the flying fin he is lean and mean.
    lol......no more Magnum ice cream for him.....ha, ha...
    ...the new SF71H looks amazing. Let's hope it's gonna be as FAST as it looks.


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    5 place grid penalty for Lewis. LOL!!! :D
    Common doesn't mean "Come on"; "Should have" not "Should of" ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by FerrariSteve View Post
    5 place grid penalty for Lewis. LOL!!! :D
    what for??? is this a JOKE??
    ...the new SF71H looks amazing. Let's hope it's gonna be as FAST as it looks.


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    Quote Originally Posted by FerrariF60 View Post
    what for??? is this a JOKE??
    No, not at all, gearbox change. hahaha!
    Common doesn't mean "Come on"; "Should have" not "Should of" ;)

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    Bottas as well is changing gearbox no penalty for him though.
    Forza Ferrari

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    Quote Originally Posted by FerrariSteve View Post
    5 place grid penalty for Lewis. LOL!!! :D
    VSC last race and a grid pen this race maybe its our lucky year

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    Quote Originally Posted by FerrariSteve View Post
    No, not at all, gearbox change. hahaha!
    Hopefully he will start behind the Haas and not be able to pass.

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    We must capitalize all this potential points from the begining, starting from this sunday. We know how it turns out the second part of the season. Also, its rarely that mercedes suffer from reliability problems.

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    "A Mercedes insider confirmed that Hamilton's gearbox had suffered a hydraulic leak during the race in Australia. It was only when it was inspected in the Bahrain paddock this week, under FIA supervision, that bearing damage was discovered."
    Common doesn't mean "Come on"; "Should have" not "Should of" ;)

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    Still the gearbox penalty doesnt matter, we Ferrari have to focus on ourselves. Everything is possible for the race. Would love a win of course, but we have to go step by step. First the qualifying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greig View Post
    Bottas as well is changing gearbox no penalty for him though.
    Why is there no penalty for bottas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Otakukim View Post
    Why is there no penalty for bottas?
    yes why not?

    i haven't seen anything about BOT Gearbox change

    maybe is the Allison effect coming to Merc !

    Mercedes technical director James Allison admitted after practice that the team was not as comfortable with its performance as it had been at the Melbourne season opener.

    "Although we were untroubled by any reliability issues, and we ran through our programme as expected, it wasn't our best day from a performance point of view," he said.

    "We've got more to do overnight and in the session tomorrow to give us a car that will allow us to have a good fight in qualifying and on Sunday. The base is okay but we have not yet found the sort of edge that we had in Melbourne."
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    Go Ferrari, beat them all!

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    Fia press release on gearbox changes

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DaIAcP6W4AIvx45.jpg:large

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    A boost for Ferrari's weekend:

    https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/h...hrain-1022568/

    Its not that we like bad news for our competitors, but this is good news!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christopher View Post
    Fia press release on gearbox changes

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DaIAcP6W4AIvx45.jpg:large
    Thanks, looks like gearbox issues for MB
    Go Ferrari, beat them all!

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    FP2 Max. speeds - Gasly powered by Honda over 326kph, Alonso with Renault 6th (6kph off), RedBull opting for highest downforce believing they could win.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DaH5j6-W4AMpzp-.jpg


    FP2 Best sectors - Vettel ahead of Raikkonen, Ricciardo faster than Verstappen


    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DaH3XXKXcAU2Gnq.jpg

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    Ham set for 5 place grid penalty for gearbox change.

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    I think Ferrari is in good position to capitalise quali tmrw. Car seems to working for both drivers as they are confident in attacking the corners. Where as mercs, they are lacking grip & right balance under these conditions.

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