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    2024 Japanese Grand Prix - Practice & Qualifying Thread

    Only new suspension part this race and high DF rear wing from last year in addition in case of rain
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    Another venue that poses awkward times for the "rest of the world." Of course to be fair, the rest of the F1 calendar is awkward for them as well. Anyway, what I wanted to say is, did anyone watch FP1? Any observations to share?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ntukza View Post
    Another venue that poses awkward times for the "rest of the world." Of course to be fair, the rest of the F1 calendar is awkward for them as well. Anyway, what I wanted to say is, did anyone watch FP1? Any observations to share?
    Ferrari has tyre degradation from the start , LEC lapping faster than VER around 1 sec . LEC can't find the ultimate pace yet compare to SAI . AM and Macca is quick but worse degradation. RB is mile ahead in term of performance

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    And FP2 is useless...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aviamata View Post
    Ferrari has tyre degradation from the start , LEC lapping faster than VER around 1 sec . LEC can't find the ultimate pace yet compare to SAI . AM and Macca is quick but worse degradation. RB is mile ahead in term of performance
    Didnt get you...so we have tire deg and losing 1s/lap to Verstappen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gump1480 View Post
    Didnt get you...so we have tire deg and losing 1s/lap to Verstappen?
    It’s the cold temperatures that kills our performance. Our car like the heat to bring those tires in optimum range
    I think we’ll struggle a bit at this track…red fools yeah, they’re miles ahead of us

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aviamata View Post
    Ferrari has tyre degradation from the start , LEC lapping faster than VER around 1 sec . LEC can't find the ultimate pace yet compare to SAI . AM and Macca is quick but worse degradation. RB is mile ahead in term of performance
    Quote Originally Posted by Aviamata View Post
    And FP2 is useless...
    Thank you.
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    Marko says Leclerc's racepace amazing but he believes we were on less fuel. So let's see FP3..what it reveals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gump1480 View Post
    Didnt get you...so we have tire deg and losing 1s/lap to Verstappen?
    In long run our pace is currently better than RB , we will fully know after FP3 .But in quali lap RB is still ahead

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aviamata View Post
    In long run our pace is currently better than RB , we will fully know after FP3 .But in quali lap RB is still ahead
    Sainz says we are closer to RedBull than his expectations:

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    If we really end up closer, this must be some achievement!!

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    Some photo journo caught the RB20 straight towards them and took a nice pic of the floor head on. It appears RedBull added two "tunnels" (one on either side) closest to the keel part of the floor. Very interesting. I haven't seen anyone else post these "tunnels" underneath the car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aviamata View Post
    Ferrari has tyre degradation from the start , LEC lapping faster than VER around 1 sec . LEC can't find the ultimate pace yet compare to SAI . AM and Macca is quick but worse degradation. RB is mile ahead in term of performance
    I don't see RB being "miles ahead". I still expect RB to win this race, but it will not be a walk in the park for them.
    Reading into free practice long run pace is becoming pointless. Yes, Charles was doing faster laps, but it was only 3 laps and it was in FP1. Mclaren were doing 1'34's, so there were varying levels of fuel loads at play.

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    Carolos was talking about a 2 tenth of a second advantage that they have. But hey, all of this is great considering where Ferrari were last year at this time. I'll take it. Hopefully Ferrari can beat McLaren on Sunday and take Perez.
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    I guess Ferrari lost its one lap pace advantage over race pace or they not able get these tyres into right window as quick as RB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nani_s23 View Post
    I guess Ferrari lost its one lap pace advantage over race pace or they not able get these tyres into right window as quick as RB.
    Free practice 3 simply a screw up old habits die hard.Charles frustrated and angry with the team.Ferrari left there run far to late.The reason God only knows.

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    We went too late to get a clear track...as easy as that. Charles should learn not to get frustrated with small small things. He must also realise that we gave up our good old quali pace for much important race pace.

    Yes the current situation with the Suzuka layout is not ideal as you cant overtake here even with decent racepace advantage. Now up to the team to compromise racepace for quali or not?
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    What's wrong with our soft tyre ?

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    Wow LEC lost 0.7 just in S1
    Look like a dream team is coming

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aviamata View Post
    Wow LEC lost 0.7 just in S1
    Good point what is wrong with the soft tyres they are not warming up looks the ferrari might have the flu.

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    The deficit in sector 1 is too big

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    Quote Originally Posted by elnano14 View Post
    The deficit in sector 1 is too big
    This car can't warm up the soft tyre fast enough , while we are fast in S2 S3 but S1 is soooo terrible
    Look like a dream team is coming

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    Maybe they should try 2 warm up laps like in Saudi
    Look like a dream team is coming

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    I think P4-P7 is more realistic today

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    Hopefully our race pace gives us a chance tomorrow. We will have to get creative with the strategies though.

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    S1 still losing 0.2 to RB
    Look like a dream team is coming

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aviamata View Post
    S1 still losing 0.2 to RB
    All down to warmup issue. I've said it previously, the car struggles in low temperature.

    But it will be a very good race car tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tifosi1993 View Post
    All down to warmup issue. I've said it previously, the car struggles in low temperature.

    But it will be a very good race car tomorrow.
    I'm afraid that we will stuck behind dirty air if we don't qualify good enough
    Look like a dream team is coming

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    Quote Originally Posted by tifosi1993 View Post
    All down to warmup issue. I've said it previously, the car struggles in low temperature.

    But it will be a very good race car tomorrow.
    Is it our car is weak in High speed corners or just a tyre temp issue?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nani_s23 View Post
    Is it our car is weak in High speed corners or just a tyre temp issue?
    Clearly tyre temp issue , we're losing mainly in S1
    Look like a dream team is coming

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    Overtake on this track seems very hard
    So I hope it won't hurt us tomorrow even if we have a better race car

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