BradSpeedMan

Testing Starts!!!

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some action between the Mclaren and RB

09:34 Hamilton blasts to the top with a 1m24.585s.

09:34 That's 0.6s faster than Ricciardo's previous benchmark.

09:35 But Hamilton doesn't stay there long as now Vettel does a 1m24.348s to depose him.

09:36 An instant reply from the world champion.

09:36 Hamilton improves next time past with a 1m24.468s.

09:36 It's the McLaren man's best of the morning, but it's 0.1s down on the Red Bull.

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09:37 A little preview of a potential world title battle on a chilly morning at Barcelona.

:)

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09:39 Just for comparison, Vettel and Hamilton's pace right now is just over 3s off last year's best Catalunya testing times and Spanish GP pole time, and just over 2s quicker than last year's fastest race laps at the track.

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still a long way to go....

09:41 In answer to those of you emailing [email protected] keen to know the exact best time from Catalunya testing last winter, it was a 1m21.268s from Schumacher.

09:41 Our current pacesetter Vettel is 3.2s off that pace right now

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The Mercedes looking promising...

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ferrari havin issues...AGAIN

10:40 @InsideFerrari brings news of minor trouble: "A small issue is keeping Fernando in the garage for a while... Nothing major but it takes some time to fix."

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Seems like RB is holding back their true speed although they are top at the mo.... they keep backing off

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Just look at those times!! You can tell absolutely f*ck all!!

Awesome!!

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My rule, with testing, is:

If I'm not surprised, it's probably accurate (i.e. Red Bull on top).

If I am surprised, it's probably a fluke (i.e. HRT on top), but I'll be happy anyway.

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actually you can tell abit

What do you suspect so far?

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Will Ferrari show some improvements?

Will Lotus keep the Kimi fans optimistic...

Will Red Bull show signs of dominance (yea baby yeah!!!)

Will this testing in some way satisfy Andres's hunger for some F1 action!!!!

No, no, meh, no pit-babes no satisfaction.

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So Lotus decided to pack up and leave.... DISASTER people

Definitely. Both Kimi and Romain could've used all the time they can in the car getting up to speed.

EDIT: One wonders if they will test for an extra day or two next week due to missed testing this week (much like Mercedes did on Sunday due to not testing on the final day in Jerez).

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121 laps for Charles Pic: enough money for an F1 ride, but not for a haircut.

c-gp2series-pic-charles.jpg

AS5D4737.jpg

Can this slob, bring back Toronto Bob.

(Do you suppose I might be bitter)?

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Edit - actually, it was so uninteresting, I decided to delete it.

Anyway OMG LOTUS PULL OUT OF F1 TEST!!!!!!111 This means their car sucks and they're going to be the back of the grid on the basis of highly regarded pre season testing guess-logic.

On a more serious note - that means they're missing out on a heck of a load of testing.

Should be a close fight between them and HRT... :naughty:

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121 laps for Charles Pic: enough money for an F1 ride, but not for a haircut.

c-gp2series-pic-charles.jpg

AS5D4737.jpg

Can this slob, bring back Toronto Bob.

(Do you suppose I might be bitter)?

I'm with you, F1 is no place for show ponies, how the hell did he get the drive?

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Edit - actually, it was so uninteresting, I decided to delete it.

Anyway OMG LOTUS PULL OUT OF F1 TEST!!!!!!111 This means their car sucks and they're going to be the back of the grid on the basis of highly regarded pre season testing guess-logic.

On a more serious note - that means they're missing out on a heck of a load of testing.

Should be a close fight between them and HRT... :naughty:

Aye, we have a happy bunny!

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Damn that's some bad news for Lotus, nee scratch that, Renault! I was wondering that too, by pulling out doesn't that give them 3 days of private testing under their belt now? I would imagine so. I'm sure testing at Silverstone would work since they are based in England. Maybe they are entitled to it, but won't use the days, perhaps maybe later int he year? Does anyone know anything more on the actual rules about this? It's a blow for sure, but in some sense a good call. Chasis #1 was a ripper, clearly #2 isn't. The fact they found out so quickly could mean alot of saved time down the road. As a race fan however, it's disappointing for both Grosjean and Kimi to not see them running.

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09:26 That's the fastest we've seen in this test so far

09:26 Vettel pops up with a 1m23.056s

good news Alonso is currently running 2nd! YAY!!!!!! So he's going to win the 2012 championship... he's only +1.588 off the pace!!!!

sorry Hamilton took 2nd away ...+1.399 sec off...

But don't fret, this is only 2nd day of the 2nd test..far to go!!!

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Hi!

Coming here after a long time. Good to see the usual names from before...

Go Kimi!

Good to see you here! Stick around...

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RB looking mighty...SO FAR, Vettel's time set on mediums....Force India and Sauber times done on supersofts...here's the lunch laptimes

1 Hulkenberg Force India 1m22.608s 63

2 Perez Sauber 1m22.648s +0.040 51

3 Vettel Red Bull 1m22.891s +0.283 31

4 Ricciardo Toro Rosso 1m23.639s +1.031 45

5 Alonso Ferrari 1m23.640s +1.032 52

6 Hamilton McLaren 1m24.040s +1.432 45

7 Rosberg Mercedes 1m24.555s +1.947 75

8 Bottas Williams 1m25.858s +3.250 69

9 Petrov Caterham 1m26.605s +3.997 36

10 Pic Marussia 1m28.092s +5.484 47

All timing unofficial. Updated: 12:03 GMT

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