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    French GP Practice and Qualifying thread.

    Love this track, just a shame they using the chicane on the main straight.
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    Ok Mercs are using the new engine, old spec or new??
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    I have to say I like the run-offs at Paul Ricard. Unlike gravel traps, these suckers kill tyres if you go off on them. Especially the red zone. Hopefully it doesn't happen to our guys this weekend. Knock on wood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 512 TR View Post
    I have to say I like the run-offs at Paul Ricard. Unlike gravel traps, these suckers kill tyres if you go off on them. Especially the red zone. Hopefully it doesn't happen to our guys this weekend. Knock on wood.
    just hope they start enforcing track limits here. Last weekend at Le-Mans, in qualifying, few cars had their times deleted for constant abuse of track limits. If FIA/ACO can do that, why doesnt FIA do it for F1.
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    So how does it look like after FP1? I wasn't able to watch the whole session so I have no idea on what compounds the times were set on. I hope the times aren't showing the true pace because then it's like Barcelona again.

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    only managed to catch the bit where the showed the top 3 drivers at the end, Mercs 1 - 2 and then Dani ric i think

    What did ferrari end up and how much slower? any incidents?
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    Looking at the FP1 times is a bit worrying with Merc's new-spec engine, maybe Antonio Giovinazzi needs to get back on the simulator to bring us up to speed, or is it a case of the damn tyres again? Only FP1, of course, but we need to improve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wisepie View Post
    Looking at the FP1 times is a bit worrying with Merc's new-spec engine, maybe Antonio Giovinazzi needs to get back on the simulator to bring us up to speed, or is it a case of the damn tyres again? Only FP1, of course, but we need to improve.
    No worries mate, we got this in the bag.....it’s only fp1
    By fp3 the car will be fully dialed in and we’ll grab POLE
    ...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
    No worries mate, we got this in the bag.....it’s only fp1
    By fp3 the car will be fully dialed in and we’ll grab POLE
    Any news about the suspension and tyre?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob View Post
    Love this track, just a shame they using the chicane on the main straight.
    Yep, that chicane sucks IMO.

    Quote Originally Posted by roddick_andy View Post
    Ok Mercs are using the new engine, old spec or new??
    Yes (new engine, turbo's etc) on all Mercedes and their teams. No one knows for the moment if they are using the old spec or new spec setup on the PU's.

    Glad to see Ericcson is okay and the quick reaction by the marshalls to put out the fire....that looked bad and that Sauber C37 is extra crispy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 512 TR View Post
    I have to say I like the run-offs at Paul Ricard. Unlike gravel traps, these suckers kill tyres if you go off on them. Especially the red zone. Hopefully it doesn't happen to our guys this weekend. Knock on wood.
    Reminds me of Abu Dhabi-->Yaz Marina

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    Quote Originally Posted by mwk360 View Post
    only managed to catch the bit where the showed the top 3 drivers at the end, Mercs 1 - 2 and then Dani ric i think

    What did ferrari end up and how much slower? any incidents?
    Vettel was full one second slower, Mercedes had the fastest top speeds as well, their new upgrade is worth a few tenths.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chinmay View Post
    Vettel was full one second slower, Mercedes had the fastest top speeds as well, their new upgrade is worth a few tenths.
    So was grojean......

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    Quote Originally Posted by chinmay View Post
    Vettel was full one second slower, Mercedes had the fastest top speeds as well, their new upgrade is worth a few tenths.
    Happy now???!!!!
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    pretty quiet on this tread.....kind of unusual

    anydoby have any free links for FP2??

    thanks
    ...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
    pretty quiet on this tread.....kind of unusual

    anydoby have any free links for FP2??

    thanks
    https://www.batmanstream.net/motor-s...eo-2016-8.html

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    So can anyone tell me why they didn't block off where you are not supposed to go, or at least put the foam barriers like they have in Monza into turns 1 and 2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deephouse View Post
    So can anyone tell me why they didn't block off where you are not supposed to go, or at least put the foam barriers like they have in Monza into turns 1 and 2.
    I was wondering that myself. There are so many configurations on this circuit that if a drivers gets a brain fade he might actually go on to the wrong one.

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    Typical boring Friday. Ferrari is slow on Friday, just like they always are. Nothing new.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WS6TransAm01 View Post
    Typical boring Friday. Ferrari is slow on Friday, just like they always are. Nothing new.


    But what is not typical is that people over here are not panicking and moaning about how Ferrari is slow and how everything is lost and there is no point of finishing this season!


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    Quote Originally Posted by WS6TransAm01 View Post
    Typical boring Friday. Ferrari is slow on Friday, just like they always are. Nothing new.
    It’s basically Ferrari strategy to build up to quali.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WS6TransAm01 View Post
    Typical boring Friday. Ferrari is slow on Friday, just like they always are. Nothing new.
    yup, nothing new.....fp3 will be more of a clearer picture of how Ferrari stacks up
    ...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 stefa View Post


    But what is not typical is that people over here are not panicking and moaning about how Ferrari is slow and how everything is lost and there is no point of finishing this season!

    They r waiting for fp3

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    Quote Originally Posted by nani_s23 View Post
    They r waiting for fp3
    lol......u may be right
    ...the new SF71H looks amazing. Let's hope it's gonna be as FAST as it looks.


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    Bottas car is being torn apart potentially a issue with the new engine ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christopher View Post
    Bottas car is being torn apart potentially a issue with the new engine ???
    we can only hope....
    ...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 Christopher View Post
    Bottas car is being torn apart potentially a issue with the new engine ???
    Issue with cooling system

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    Maybe we are using spec 1 engine in less powered mode for the FP 1 and 2 ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Aberracus View Post
    Maybe we are using spec 1 engine in less powered mode for the FP 1 and 2 ?


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    could be, there's a whole bunch of variables....let's hope it's nothing major in terms or performance
    ...the new SF71H looks amazing. Let's hope it's gonna be as FAST as it looks.


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