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Thread: 2022 Spanish Grand Prix - Buildup, Practice & Qualifying Thread

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    Should be Ferrari 1-2 easily … given car characteristics.

    Not sure about weather report.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nani_s23 View Post
    Should be Ferrari 1-2 easily … given car characteristics.

    Not sure about weather report.
    easily? I like your optimism

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    Quote Originally Posted by nani_s23 View Post
    Should be Ferrari 1-2 easily … given car characteristics.

    Not sure about weather report.
    Don’t forget that RB still is slippier car compared to Ferrari and they have best top speed.
    Also for whatever reason we seem to have lost our edge that we had in slow corners.....at least in the last 2 races...where RB seem to if not March us be right up there

    Our hope to be back on top this weekend is the BIG upgrade we’re bringing to give us good lap tome

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrarichamp View Post
    easily? I like your optimism
    Yes as ferrari fan, there is always optimism even with worse car as well.
    Now that we have strong car, expecting ferrari to bounce back after 2 races where we struggled with tyre wear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FerrariF60 View Post
    Don’t forget that RB still is slippier car compared to Ferrari and they have best top speed.
    Also for whatever reason we seem to have lost our edge that we had in slow corners.....at least in the last 2 races...where RB seem to if not March us be right up there

    Our hope to be back on top this weekend is the BIG upgrade we’re bringing to give us good lap tome
    I agree with you, no chance to beat RB kwnowing what we have seen the last races, even on Barcelona track
    But i think Ferrari can surprise us with their updates, they took time to analyse their car, their tools, and the competition. So : Go Charles!

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    Baring any mistakes from ferrari pit crew and drivers this circuit with upgrades smells like a ferrari victory.Carlos sainz must perform here nothing less is erectile.Home soil home fans and a fantastic car .

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    I'm not sure about all the talks of us being "a tenth or two slower than" Red Bull.

    Unless the live timing lies, which it isn't, the F1-75 is still faster than the RB in corners, by a significant margin. But from what I've seen so far, Charles can't maintain his pace like Max is able to. He posts a significantly quicker lap than Max, but than backs out and does couple of slow laps. Which tells me that the F1-75 is overheating it's tyres when being pushed. During the race trim we need consistent lap times, not fast-slow-slow-fast.

    But there are sill some gremlins left in the car, mainly the porpoising and the drag. If Ferrari is able to solve the porpoising or reduce the effect of porpoising by a big margin while also shedding off some drag, then I don't see any reasons for us to not win the Spanish GP and the races that are coming.

    Hopefully the upgrades will work as intended.

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    My feeling is RB and Ferrari will be evenly matched, very close pace-wise.
    I think we have a good chance of winning both Spain and Monaco.

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    Ferrari needs to win next to races!

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    It's all down to how well the upgrades work, if they give us close to half a second then we can fight the RB on the straights.

    Considering these are the first declared upgrades, I have high hopes.

    Forza Ferrari Sempre

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    Quote Originally Posted by tifosi1993 View Post
    I'm not sure about all the talks of us being "a tenth or two slower than" Red Bull.

    Unless the live timing lies, which it isn't, the F1-75 is still faster than the RB in corners, by a significant margin. But from what I've seen so far, Charles can't maintain his pace like Max is able to. He posts a significantly quicker lap than Max, but than backs out and does couple of slow laps. Which tells me that the F1-75 is overheating it's tyres when being pushed. During the race trim we need consistent lap times, not fast-slow-slow-fast.

    But there are sill some gremlins left in the car, mainly the porpoising and the drag. If Ferrari is able to solve the porpoising or reduce the effect of porpoising by a big margin while also shedding off some drag, then I don't see any reasons for us to not win the Spanish GP and the races that are coming.

    Hopefully the upgrades will work as intended.
    Rightly said.

    What I saw from Imola & Miami, Leclerc pushed hard at the start to maintain a gap. Later he was struggling with tyres & then Max was able to bounce back with overtakes.

    I haven’t seen full pace (close to Lec & max) of Sainz yet, who is better at handling tyre deg.

    So waiting to see if ferrari figured out any such issues.

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    I see Carlos the winner @ Spain and Charles winning @ Monaco !! Ferrari is that good! Merc will keep Max and Perez back so as to get 3rd place on the podium.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brembo View Post
    I see Carlos the winner @ Spain and Charles winning @ Monaco !! Ferrari is that good! Merc will keep Max and Perez back so as to get 3rd place on the podium.
    wishful thinking mate, wishful thinking

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    Quote Originally Posted by FerrariF60 View Post
    wishful thinking mate, wishful thinking
    If Ferrari updates works well, than both cars and both Red Bulls will lap so called goat

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    Quote Originally Posted by stefa View Post
    If Ferrari updates works well, than both cars and both Red Bulls will lap so called goat
    that's NOT why i said wishful thinking, i know that if updates will work well, hopefully we'll be ahead of teh BULLS....but brembo said that one of the mercs will be on the 3rd spot on teh podium.....THAT IS WISHFUL THINKING....i'm sure red bull are much faster then Merc

    but we'll see how the weekend will unveil for US

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    F1 will not replace the RussianGP (Sochi), so instead of 23 races for the 2022 season, it will be 22 races.

    That means the budget cap POSSIBLY drops from 142,4 to 141,2 million $.....update to follow.
    It's not how start but how you finish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stefa View Post
    If Ferrari updates works well, than both cars and both Red Bulls will lap so called goat
    Only if Masi gets rehired !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FerrariF60 View Post
    that's NOT why i said wishful thinking, i know that if updates will work well, hopefully we'll be ahead of teh BULLS....but brembo said that one of the mercs will be on the 3rd spot on teh podium.....THAT IS WISHFUL THINKING....i'm sure red bull are much faster then Merc

    but we'll see how the weekend will unveil for US
    I've got you very well! I just hope we beat Ref Bull with 1-2 and embaress Mercedes and so called goat with lapping them

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    Quote Originally Posted by stefa View Post
    I've got you very well! I just hope we beat Ref Bull with 1-2 and embaress Mercedes and so called goat with lapping them
    Lapping the “SIR goat” would be sweet...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brembo View Post
    Only if Masi gets rehired !!!
    MBS is not ruling out putting Masi as a third race director.

    You might get your wish.
    It's not how start but how you finish.

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    No matter what upgrade Mercedes will bring.They know that is already over for this year.
    As for Ferrari it is important the upgrades we will bring to work well.If not we are in trouble.
    Barcelona and Monaco are races that we should aim the victory.

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    No Photos yet for any team so far.

    Wondering about Aston Martin aswell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgonzalesm6 View Post
    F1 will not replace the RussianGP (Sochi), so instead of 23 races for the 2022 season, it will be 22 races.

    That means the budget cap POSSIBLY drops from 142,4 to 141,2 million $.....update to follow.
    I am sure some teams will be crying about inflation soon, and wanting an increase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgonzalesm6 View Post
    MBS is not ruling out putting Masi as a third race director.

    You might get your wish.
    MBS might not be a big fan of Lewis either, seems to be pushing quite hard on the jewellery ban front

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    Quote Originally Posted by JacKy View Post
    No Photos yet for any team so far.

    Wondering about Aston Martin aswell.
    Attachment 8025
    From what I can see ,nothing new ,at least something big !!
    FERRARI FOR EVER !!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JacKy View Post
    No Photos yet for any team so far.

    Wondering about Aston Martin aswell.
    I've seen cars from this morning.

    Quite a few a bringing upgrades as well.
    It's not how start but how you finish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PURE PASSION View Post
    Attachment 8025
    From what I can see ,nothing new ,at least something big !!
    Aston Martin

    https://twitter.com/SmilexTech/statu...720642/photo/1
    It's not how start but how you finish.

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    Attachment 8026
    ��| The new Ferrari rear wing is flatter and no longer has a spoon profile, aiming to reduce drag.

    Significant work has also been done on the floor and there’s a tighter engine cover. https://t.co/1038yT4d2x
    Note: the new floor and engine cover are not in this picture (they haven’t been put on the car yet)
    FERRARI FOR EVER !!!!!!!

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    https://www.planetf1.com/news/merced...e-filming-day/

    Funny no one is crying, but when Ferrari test an already tested item ... Mercedes have completed a filming day with the W13 at Paul Ricard, which reportedly sported the upgrades the team were planning on introducing at Barcelona this weekend.

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