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    Quote Originally Posted by jgonzalesm6 View Post
    [AutoBild] Honda hits a snag with its engine development for 2019 already. It has terminated its partnership with AVL(simulation and testing company). Apparently there is a disagreement with AVL and Honda engineers. Ferrari also uses AVL. This has and will prevent Honda from running its PU at full capacity.
    Honda respond to claims of partner split

    Honda have issued a statement saying there has been a “misunderstanding” over a reported split with a technical partner.

    Auto Bild recently reported that Red Bull’s motorsport advisor, Dr Helmut Marko, was also quoted by the German publication saying that the situation has been “resolved”.

    However, Honda have said that the resolution has played out differently to what was initially reported and did not end their contract with AVL because there was not even a deal in place.

    “It is not a fact that we cancelled our partner contract with AVL because we have not signed a partner agreement with AVL in the first place,” a Honda spokesperson told Auto Sport Web.

    “It is true that Honda was talking to work together with AVL, but there is a gap between what Honda is seeking and what they can do and we have not concluded.

    “There must have been a misunderstanding.”

    The buzz around Red Bull-Honda continues to build after Marko also recently revealed that the Japanese manufacturers will be giving Red Bull a ‘party mode’ to play with in Q3 sessions.

    https://www.planetf1.com/news/honda-...partner-split/
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    Quote Originally Posted by jgonzalesm6 View Post
    CFD data. Images(pic 1) looks to be the bottom of the car due to the wooden plank.

    This is how the flow around the car will change with the new 2019 regulations of the Front Wing. The flow around the front wheel will be dirtier and will influence the rear part of the vehicle.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dvr6S3mX4AUPRvc.jpg


    front view. Y250 vortex looks less pronounced in 2019 vs 2018.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dvr6S3kXcAAn-Ny.jpg


    rear view. Don't know how far back this is. Rear diffuser looks minimal in 2019 vs. 2018. IMO, this just looks like a repeat of what to expect with the outwash from the lead car.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dvr6S3zWwAIBGHS.jpg

    Pat Symonds says overtaking in F1 "would only have got worse" without rule changes being made for 2019, but he has warned fans not to expect a "transformational" effect this season.

    https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/14...-worse-in-2019
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    R Bull was in category B compared with Merc and Ferrari, with Renault's 2018 engine lacking as much as 70 HP ! They came in 2nd in points ; second 1/2 of the season anyway ! With Honda power @ R Bull; we fans can hope for a 3 team fight to watch for this coming season. Hopefully no more Sunday drives up front for Lewis!

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    I think red bull using honda engines was a mistake for them and it will take 2 to 3 seasons for them to add to their reliability. We should be in good position as they wont bother us for points hopefully.

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    Toro rosso didn't collect any points in 11 races and ended up with 33 for the season so I'm really not sure where they will get the other 400 or so to challenge for the titles. If they make up that many points this season like I said before someone in the FIA helped them!! Because they have been real sure of them selves and now say they will have party mode!!! I think they will need to drag around a rubish bin to pick up all the bits of their exploded power unit

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    THE 2019 RACE CALENDAR

    Mar 17 Australia Melbourne
    Mar 31 Bahrain Sakhir
    Apr 14 China Shanghai
    Apr 28 Azerbaijan Baku
    May 12 Spain Barcelona
    May 26 Monaco Monaco
    Jun 9 Canada Montreal
    Jun 23 France Le Castellet
    Jun 30 Austria Spielberg
    Jul 14 Great Britain Silverstone
    Jul 28 Germany Hockenheim
    Aug 4 Hungary Budapest
    Sep 1 Belgium Spa
    Sep 8 Italy Monza
    Sep 22 Singapore Singapore
    Sep 29 Russia Sochi
    Oct 13 Japan Suzuka
    Oct 27 Mexico Mexico City
    Nov 3 USA Austin
    Nov 17 Brazil Sao Paulo
    Dec 1 Abu Dhabi Yas Island

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    https://it.motorsport.com/f1/news/il...cedes/4323720/

    surprise surprise! New 2019 rake rules favour Mercs

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    Any idea if we are bringing out an all new engine for this season ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bondilad View Post
    Any idea if we are bringing out an all new engine for this season ?
    Mercedes sure are as they ran into some issues but it is said the new engine will have a +12bhp excluding the fact that this year teams will be able to run 5kg of fuel more = more aggressive maps.

    From Ferrari's end all is silent so far but I have some HOT news:

    https://it.motorsport.com/f1/news/es...rossa/4323778/

    We might see Mick Schumacher shaking down our cars during testing :)

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    Thanks.
    By this time every year we hear a lot rumours about our car, both good and bad. So far this year almost nothing. Let's hope it's for the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WRX202 View Post
    https://it.motorsport.com/f1/news/il...cedes/4323720/

    surprise surprise! New 2019 rake rules favour Mercs
    The article explains it pretty clear. They say that it will favor Mercedes and will increase the overall cost of the car. Wasn't the actual point of the rules to bunch up the field and reduce cost? Wonder what Brown was thinking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WRX202 View Post
    https://it.motorsport.com/f1/news/il...cedes/4323720/

    surprise surprise! New 2019 rake rules favour Mercs
    hockenheim 2018 / China 2018 : Never forget how quick Ferrari can lose it all, be humble.
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    "Newey is in the final year of his contract at Red Bull."

    https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/14...vigorate-newey
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Harley View Post
    "Newey is in the final year of his contract at Red Bull."

    https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/14...vigorate-newey
    As much as we would like to see him design a Red car for us he said many times that he wouldn't move to Italy. Being far from Maranello won't work :/ There have been previous attempts in the past to lure him to Ferrari and hefty cash offers too even during the Alonso / Ferrari era.

    One thing I fear is if he joins the likes of Mercedes since they have nothing German besides Toto's accent and everything else made in Brackley... Matesich will surely top any cash offer to keep him tough.

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    Ferrari is planning to give its 2019 Formula 1 challenger its on-track debut the day before the start of pre-season testing.

    Like last year, the Italian team intends to utilise one of its two permitted promotional events to shake down its car before the first of two tests at the Barcelona circuit.

    Ferrari's 2019 car, known as the '670' internally, will be officially launched at the team's Maranello headquarters on February 15.

    The plan is to run the car for the first time on-track two days later in Spain, before the first four-day test begins at the same circuit on February 18.

    Should Ferrari face any delays to its planned promotional work on the morning of February 17, it is expected to postpone the filming day until after the first test is completed.

    Teams are allowed to conduct two promotional events per season.


    F1 regulations state that these days must take place "purely for marketing or promotional purposes", with a maximum of 100km of running and using special demonstration-specification Pirelli tyres.

    However, they are also a useful way of checking for any teething problems or potential setbacks before the start of testing that would jeapordise crucial pre-season mileage.

    https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/14...ore-first-test
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Harley View Post
    "Newey is in the final year of his contract at Red Bull."

    https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/14...vigorate-newey
    Quote Originally Posted by WRX202 View Post
    As much as we would like to see him design a Red car for us he said many times that he wouldn't move to Italy. Being far from Maranello won't work :/ There have been previous attempts in the past to lure him to Ferrari and hefty cash offers too even during the Alonso / Ferrari era.

    One thing I fear is if he joins the likes of Mercedes since they have nothing German besides Toto's accent and everything else made in Brackley... Matesich will surely top any cash offer to keep him tough.
    IF the car under performs due to the Honda PU, Max, more than likely, will "out" his contract (performance clause) and Newey might be out end of 2019. If 2020 provides the same lack luster results, RedBull will probably throw in the towel end of 2020.
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    It's not how start but how you finish.

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    I wonder if this has to do with the battery system, which the FIA put in a second sensor and now knowing development went downhill (4 months of upgrades) in the 2nd half of the seaso, which Ferrari found more "ummmphfff."

    “Autobild also found out that the 2019 Ferrari PU has improved. In particular, the driveability of the acceleration out of narrow corners has been improved. In addition SHELL has worked on a perfect fuel and oil mix” AutoBild has reported.

    We'll see how "massive" this push is along with the fuel oil mix from SHELL.

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    The Vettel qualifying benchmark Leclerc must respond to

    https://in.motorsport.com/f1/news/ve...spond/4325188/

    The first challenge for Leclerc is to match or beat Vettel in qualifying, the stats aren't too promising for Leclerc, even though he is good, it won't be easy to beat your teammate who is the king of qualifying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chinmay View Post
    The Vettel qualifying benchmark Leclerc must respond to

    https://in.motorsport.com/f1/news/ve...spond/4325188/

    The first challenge for Leclerc is to match or beat Vettel in qualifying, the stats aren't too promising for Leclerc, even though he is good, it won't be easy to beat your teammate who is the king of qualifying.
    I'm sure Vettel's quali record looked flattering when he was at Red Bull and when he had Webber as his teammate. And then he was paired with Ricciardo, you know...someone who wasn't 36+ years old and pretty much at the end of his career. I'm sure you know the rest.

    And talking about stats, they aren't too promising for Vettel, especially against Hamilton. I don't think he can afford another crash-ridden 2018.
    Last edited by tifosi1993; 17th January 2019 at 19:08. Reason: Auto-correct

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    [AMuS]

    Monte Carlo considered changing the track layout (extending the lap length) recently using roads on reclaimed land. But FIA run-off area regulations & limited space made them abandon the plans. Apparently cars would have been too quick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tifosi1993 View Post
    I'm sure Vettel's quali record looked flattering when he was at Red Bull and when he had Webber as his teammate. And then he was paired with Ricciardo, who know...someone who wasn't 36+ years old and pretty much at the end of his career. I'm sure you know the rest.

    And talking about stats, they aren't too promising for Vettel, especially against Hamilton. I don't think he can afford another crash-ridden 2018.
    The article actually takes account only for 2018 in which he was the best for both categories of data! He just needs to clean up the racing! But, he is at the top for quali skills.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chinmay View Post
    The Vettel qualifying benchmark Leclerc must respond to

    https://in.motorsport.com/f1/news/ve...spond/4325188/

    The first challenge for Leclerc is to match or beat Vettel in qualifying, the stats aren't too promising for Leclerc, even though he is good, it won't be easy to beat your teammate who is the king of qualifying.
    The king of qualifying lost WDC to Lewis and most points 2nd half to Max, 2018. I would think 83 poles makes a driver "The King " of qualifying. I hope Ferrari let's Charles qualify and race without any holding him back. Both drivers together at their best is the only way Ferrari will do WCC.

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    [Italian Motorsport] Project 670 has passed FIA crash tests.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jgonzalesm6 View Post
    [Italian Motorsport] Project 670 has passed FIA crash tests.
    A crash test ! Did they hire Max to do the testing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brembo View Post
    A crash test ! Did they hire Max to do the testing?
    Are'nt there a couple of drivers that foot that bill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brembo View Post
    A crash test ! Did they hire Max to do the testing?
    Seb can do it as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by zike View Post
    Seb can do it as well
    I heard a rumor, they did the crash test in Germany, Hockenheim to be exact. By the way, just to let you know, it was raining on that day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brembo View Post
    A crash test ! Did they hire Max to do the testing?
    lol
    hockenheim 2018 / China 2018 : Never forget how quick Ferrari can lose it all, be humble.
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