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    Qatar practice & qualifying thread.

    Charles did the best he could to-day. The Mercs & McLaren's are looking a threat.


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    Car was horrible to drive…. Somehow Charles managed to keep it on track especially in S1.

    Looks like we are 5th fastest team here. Really this car is unpredictable.

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    What a waste it has been, considering how good the F1-75 was. Even after the TD39, it still performed great in corners. And after more than a year of "development", this is what we get, an understeery mess that losses the rear in mid-croner where high speed is involved and downforce is most needed.

    Thank you Binotto you ******* clown.

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    Leclerc to P5, Piastri lap time deleted.

    Mercs P2 & P3… seems like they are good on go green tracks with not much grip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nani_s23 View Post
    Leclerc to P5, Piastri lap time deleted.

    Mercs P2 & P3… seems like they are good on go green tracks with not much grip.
    The Merc has a very strong front end and it has always been good in high speed corners. They were very good in Spain, Silverstone and Hungary, tracks where high-medium speed downforce matters.

    The Merc is also quite good at looking after its tyres. So overall, Qatar is well-suited for them.

    Expecting the Mercs to finish P2 and P3. Charles can hope for P4 but keeping the Mclarens behind will be almost impossible.

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    next year everything changes because both Ferrari and Mercedes are going to adopt the suspension concept that Red Bull And McLaren have

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    Quote Originally Posted by tifosi1993 View Post
    What a waste it has been, considering how good the F1-75 was. Even after the TD39, it still performed great in corners. And after more than a year of "development", this is what we get, an understeery mess that losses the rear in mid-croner where high speed is involved and downforce is most needed.

    Thank you Binotto you ******* clown.
    the binotto bashing is a bit unnecessary, even Merc didn't change concepts. and that's what it is going to take to make this car competitive. And who knows, without TD39, maybe it would have been possible to continue with this concept.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cavallino View Post
    the binotto bashing is a bit unnecessary, even Merc didn't change concepts. and that's what it is going to take to make this car competitive. And who knows, without TD39, maybe it would have been possible to continue with this concept.
    2019 engine saga & we were handicapped in 2020/2021.
    Come 2022 we started well but there was no development on that car. Look at RB, how they started & where they ended. SF-23 too was designed under Mattia’s leadership.

    5 years we were not able to produce a good car to fight for championship.

    2017/2018 was a good base to build a strong car

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    Quote Originally Posted by tifosi1993 View Post
    The Merc has a very strong front end and it has always been good in high speed corners. They were very good in Spain, Silverstone and Hungary, tracks where high-medium speed downforce matters.

    The Merc is also quite good at looking after its tyres. So overall, Qatar is well-suited for them.

    Expecting the Mercs to finish P2 and P3. Charles can hope for P4 but keeping the Mclarens behind will be almost impossible.
    Yeah damage limitation weekend. Hope both ferrari cars score points.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cavallino View Post
    next year everything changes because both Ferrari and Mercedes are going to adopt the suspension concept that Red Bull And McLaren have
    Copying is one thing & making it work is another task.

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    Battle of the rest.Red bull as we know by now are untouchable this year.Max will win N3 title this week way way to good this year.As for Sergio perez who knows what the future holds with red bull is his car the same as verstappens who knows that is open for debate and the truth will never be known,Perez probably has a gag order on him and can't talk.Best of the rest enjoy the final races and may the better team win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nani_s23 View Post
    Copying is one thing & making it work is another task.
    that's true

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    vegas looks like a track with some potential for Ferrari this season, straights and 90 degree corners

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    Good job by Mclaren. Nowhere in Bahrain and now the 2nd fastest car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cavallino View Post
    vegas looks like a track with some potential for Ferrari this season, straights and 90 degree corners
    Mclaren are a serious threat next season. Might give tough time to RB in WCC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tifosi1993 View Post
    Good job by Mclaren. Nowhere in Bahrain and now the 2nd fastest car.
    That’s how progress can be made. Everyone saying finding the lap time under this budget cap isn’t possible.

    They gave the time for this year & getting the benefits now.

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    5th and 6th for the sprint race is probably the best we could expect. Those McLarens are a real threat now and it doesn't bode well for next year unless our time has come and we have a mighty car.


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    If somehow next year we find the pace and RB somehow struggling then it could be the classic Ferrari vs McLaren from old days haha
    Look like a dream team is coming

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    McLaren just shows everyone how it's done. Next time anyone says something is impossible, it's just an excuse.

    "If he can't do it with Ferrari, well, he can't do it." - John Surtees

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyss4k View Post
    McLaren just shows everyone how it's done. Next time anyone says something is impossible, it's just an excuse.
    Yup…!! I was expecting the same from Mattia-Ferrari in 2022
    When we gave up 2020 & 2021 development years. It’s completely failed.

    Ferrari should come out ego/politics & try to copy RB design & build it from there.

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    Sprint quali lap time deletions and tyre issues turned it into a farce, and those Mclarens have shocked everyone, shows it can be done. The SF23 and wind don't mix, that's for sure.

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    Maclaren can win this one.Max content in wrapping up championship.Ferrari to focus on mercedes scrap.Next year will be a new ball game so for now focus on what's in front of you and rhat is the next few races that remain.

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    5th/6th is the best we can do. This track and conditions really highlight the frailties with the SF23.

    Not looking forward to the remaining races as just feel like we will be highly Inferior to Mercedes and McLaren. Might fare better in Vegas but that's about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patrese86 View Post
    5th/6th is the best we can do. This track and conditions really highlight the frailties with the SF23.

    Not looking forward to the remaining races as just feel like we will be highly Inferior to Mercedes and McLaren. Might fare better in Vegas but that's about it.
    I share your feelings, it must be so frustrating for our drivers with one hand tied behind their backs, and particularly with a car that doesn't suit Charles' driving style.

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    I wander, why VB wife is not telling him that with those mustaches and and awful haircut he looks like.... I don't have a decent word!

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    Good start! Important safety car as well because we are on softs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyss4k View Post
    McLaren just shows everyone how it's done. Next time anyone says something is impossible, it's just an excuse.
    good point Kyss4k!

    it's not like they had nothing to lose, more development budget and time, and completely copied Red Bull's concept!

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    Something is wrong with CS car

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    Is it possible that tires are already gone?!?!?!?!?

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    If I ware Red Bull I would say thank you to SP

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