2015 Formula 1 Season

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Re: 2015 Formula 1 Season

Postby Peter » Fri Jan 30, 2015 9:38 pm

I do wonder how different all the aero bits will be by the time they get to Melbourne.


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Re: 2015 Formula 1 Season

Postby Peter » Sun Feb 01, 2015 9:50 am

The Toro Rosso has broken cover.

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Re: 2015 Formula 1 Season

Postby Peter » Sun Feb 01, 2015 7:01 pm

Red Bull have unveiled their 2015 car.

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Notice in the picture above the nose of the car rises at an even angle, then look at the car below that has just gone out on track.
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Re: 2015 Formula 1 Season

Postby Goober » Sun Feb 01, 2015 9:23 pm

Peter wrote:Red Bull have unveiled their 2015 car.

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Notice in the picture above the nose of the car rises at an even angle, then look at the car below that has just gone out on track.
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wtf are they thinking


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Re: 2015 Formula 1 Season

Postby Peter » Sun Feb 01, 2015 9:33 pm

Currently second faster is practice.

Times at 11:45
1. Nico Rosberg - Mercedes - 1:23.106 - 31 laps
2. Daniel Ricciardo - Red Bull - 1:24.641 - 22 laps
3. Marcus Ericsson - Sauber - 1:24:804 - 22 laps
4. Sebastian Vettel - Ferrari - 1:25.764 - 9 laps
5. Carlos Sainz - Toro Rosso - 1:26.081 - 17 laps
6. Fernando Alonso - McLaren - 1:40.738 - 6 laps
7. Valtteri Bottas - Williams - No time - 1 lap

But that nose cone is terrible.


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Re: 2015 Formula 1 Season

Postby Peter » Sun Feb 01, 2015 10:28 pm

More updated lap times.

Times at 13:00
1. Nico Rosberg - Mercedes - 1:23.106 - 61 laps
2. Daniel Ricciardo - Red Bull - 1:24.641 - 22 laps
3. Marcus Ericsson - Sauber - 1:24:804 - 30 laps
4. Sebastian Vettel - Ferrari - 1:25.764 - 9 laps
5. Carlos Sainz - Toro Rosso - 1:26.081 - 20 laps
6. Valtteri Bottas - Williams - 1:28.479 - 5 lap
7. Fernando Alonso - McLaren - 1:40.738 - 6 laps


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Re: 2015 Formula 1 Season

Postby Aircon » Mon Feb 02, 2015 7:01 am

I wonder what Vettel and Alonso are thinking.


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Re: 2015 Formula 1 Season

Postby Peter » Mon Feb 02, 2015 9:59 am

Sebastian Vettel ended his first day behind the wheel of the SF15-T at the top of the timesheets in Jerez, while in contrast the man he replaced at Ferrari, Fernando Alonso, managed just six laps at his new team McLaren.

Vettel finished half a second quicker than Mercedes' Nico Rosberg in third, an encouraging start for Ferrari despite headline times being of limited significance in testing. Marcus Ericsson's Sauber slotted into second after a late run on the soft tyre, ahead of Rosberg, who managed to accumulate a mammoth 157 laps - over two race distances of the Jerez circuit and more than double managed by anyone else.

Rosberg had been top mid-way through the opening day of testing but Mercedes were able to focus on long runs in the afternoon and he dropped below Vettel and Ericsson in the final few hours of the day. The German's lap haulage is made all the more impressive by comparison to his rivals; Ericsson and Valtteri Bottas were the next closest with 73 each. He was beaten to the top of the chart by the 1:22.620 set by Vettel, who recovered from a slow start to record 60 laps of his own in the SF15-T.

Alonso managed just six laps before lunch and McLaren soon reported a "niggly" problem was keeping the Spaniard in the garage. With just half an hour left in the session the team fired up its engine again but the MP4-30 did not emerge before the end of the first day.

Daniel Ricciardo only added 13 laps to his morning total of 22 in the striking black and white testing livery revealed by Red Bull on Sunday morning. The team struggled with two issues, the first a battery issue which caused a rear brake failure through the MGU-K and another "engine-related" issue later on. However, Red Bull has already improved on last year's Jerez test where it completed just 22 laps in four days.

Williams and Valtteri Bottas managed just five laps in the morning but enjoyed a more successful afternoon. Though only finishing fifth on the timing screens, Bottas completed a flurry of runs in the final few hours and managed to extend his and the team's mileage significantly.

Ericsson's name sticks out at the top end of the timing screen but is proof headline times are of limited significance, with a late soft tyre run putting him in between Vettel and Rosberg. The Swede had triggered the first red flag of the 2015 season in the morning when he spun his Sauber on track. Toro Rosso rookie Carlos Sainz Jr caused a second in the afternoon after stopping in the middle sector, ending a day which saw him record his first 46 laps with the STR10.

Only seven teams completed a timed lap in Jerez as Lotus failed to arrive in time for the first day. It was due to arrive on Sunday afternoon so should participate in the second day of testing, while Force India is missing the entire Jerez test in order to maximise development time before the Barcelona double header at the end of the month.

Times at close:

1 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:22.620 60 laps
2 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1:22.777 73 laps
3 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:23.106 157 laps
4 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1:23.338 35 laps
5 Valtteri Bottas Williams 1:23.906 73 laps
6 Carlos Sainz Jr Toro Rosso 1:25.327 46 laps
7 Fernando Alonso McLaren 1:40.738 6 laps


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Re: 2015 Formula 1 Season

Postby Peter » Mon Feb 02, 2015 10:03 am

Aircon wrote:I wonder what Vettel and Alonso are thinking.

Vettel "How smart am I?"
Alonso "How dumb am I?"
Horner "Vettel who?"

Ferrari powered cars are 1 and 2.


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Re: 2015 Formula 1 Season

Postby Peter » Tue Feb 03, 2015 10:26 am

Day 2 testing report from ESPN F1.

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel topped the times for the second day in a row at the opening test of the season in Jerez as McLaren again struggled and world champion Lewis Hamilton had his 2015 debut cut short by a water leak.

Vettel improved on his Sunday time with a 1:20.984 before rain in the final hour ruled out any further quick laps. The Ferrari completed a total of 78 laps - another improvement on Sunday - and was lapping in the 1:23s on longer runs. His time was 0.883s clear of his nearest competitor Felipe Nasr, who continued Sauber's solid start to testing with 87 laps. Rookies Nasr and Max Verstappen in the Toro Rosso went out to get some wet weather experience in the final hour and were joined by some of their rivals as the rain eased ahead of the chequered flag.

Mercedes had already called an early end to Hamilton's day after a technical problem resulted in a water leak on the W06. Initially the team had hoped to get him back out on track quickly, but the problem proved harder to resolve than it had hoped. Nevertheless, Hamilton still registered 91 laps in total - shy of team-mate Nico Rosberg's mammoth 157 on Sunday, but still more than any other team managed on Monday.

Red Bull also hit trouble, limiting the RB11's mileage for the second day in a row. On Sunday the team had power unit related problems but on Monday it was down to driver error. On his debut with the team, Daniil Kvyat made a mistake on a cold track and nudged the barriers - skewing and damaging the front wing. With the pre-season just over a day old, Red Bull did not have a replacement at the track and had to remove the wing completely to allow him to continue to run. In total he notched up 18 laps, but was limited to practice starts at the end of the pit lane and therefore did not set a lap time. The team is having a replacement wing flown in to allow it to resume a proper test programme tomorrow.

Once again the McLaren-Honda was a rare sight on track and Jenson Button could only add six laps to match Fernando Alonso's tally from day one. The team is struggling to get the new power unit communicating with the other systems on the car and the result was a lap 33 seconds off the pace. In its current state the Honda's exhaust note is noticeably louder and throatier than its rivals, but it has yet to run smoothly or at high revs to make a fair comparison. McLaren hoped to get the car on track soon after lunch for more mileage, but despite several fire-ups it only emerged from behind the screens covering the garage door in the last 20 minutes of the day to add one extra lap to the morning's five.

After receiving delivery of its car yesterday from the factory and building it overnight, Lotus made its 2015 debut in the second hour of running with Pastor Maldonado at the wheel. He went on to complete 41 laps but caused a red flag towards the end of the session. Lotus later confirmed the E23 had been curtailed by a drivetrain issue. Williams had a solid if unspectacular day as Valtteri Bottas set a best time of 1:22.319 and completed 61 laps while Verstappen managed 73 in the Toro Rosso and a best time of 1:24.167.

1. Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:20.984 87 laps
2. Felipe Nasr Sauber 1:21.867 87 laps
3. Valtteri Bottas Williams 1:22.319 61 laps
4. Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:22.490 91 laps
5. Max Verstappen Toro Rosso 1:24.490 73 laps
6. Pastor Maldonado Lotus 1:25.802 41 laps
7. Jenson Button McLaren 1:54.655 6 laps
8. Daniil Kvyat Red Bull No time 18 laps

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