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2018 Testing

Post by cmlean » Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:31 am

Test day 1 Results

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Pos	Driver		 Team		Time	Laps
1	Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull	01:20.2	105
2	Valtteri Bottas	 Mercedes	01:20.3	58
3	Kimi Raikkonen	 Ferrari	01:20.5	80
4	Nico Hulkenberg  Renault	01:20.5	73
5	Fernando Alonso	 McLaren	01:21.3	51
6	Carlos Sainz Jr. Renault	01:22.2	26
7	Lewis Hamilton	 Mercedes	01:22.3	25
8	Brendon Hartley	 Toro Rosso	01:22.4	93
9	Lance Stroll	 Williams	01:22.5	46
10	Romain Grosjean	 Haas F1	01:22.6	55
11	Marcus Ericsson	 Sauber		01:23.4	63
12	Nikita Mazepin	 Force India	01:25.6	22
13	Sergey Sirotkin	 Williams	01:44.1	28
So much for sunny Barcelona.
The first week of testing has been cold and wet so reliability has been the key.

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Re: 2018 Testing

Post by cmlean » Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:36 am

Test day 2 Results

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Pos	Driver		  Team		Time	Laps
1	Sebastian Vettel  Ferrari	01:19.7	98
2	Valtteri Bottas	  Mercedes	01:20.0	94
3	Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren	01:20.3	37
4	Max Verstappen	  Red Bull	01:20.3	67
5	Carlos Sainz Jr.  Renault	01:21.2	65
6	Pierre Gasly	  Toro Rosso	01:21.3	82
7	Robert Kubica	  Williams	01:21.5	48
8	Sergey Sirotkin	  Williams	01:21.8	52
9	Esteban Ocon	  Force India	01:21.8	79
10	Charles Leclerc	  Sauber	01:22.7	81
11	Kevin Magnusen	  Haas F1	01:22.7	36
Conditions again cold, wet and even snow.

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Re: 2018 Testing

Post by cmlean » Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:42 am

Test day 3 Results

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Pos	Driver		Team		Time	Laps
1	Fernando Alonso	McLaren		02:18.5	11
Conditions cold and wet. Most teams ventured out for sighting laps but only Alonso registered a lap time.

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Re: 2018 Testing

Post by cmlean » Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:48 am

Test day 4 Results

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Pos	Driver		  Team		Time	Laps
1	Lewis Hamilton	  Mercedes	01:19.3	69
2	Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren	01:19.9	110
3	Sebastian Vettel  Ferrari	01:20.2	120
4	Kevin Magnussen	  Haas F1	01:20.3	96
5	Fernando Alosno	  McLaren	01:20.9	51
6	Carlos Sainz	  Renault	01:20.9	60
7	Lance Stroll	  Williams	01:21.1	54
8	Sergio Perez	  Force India	01:22.0	65
9	Max Verstappen	  Red Bull	01:22.1	35
10	Pierre Gasly	  Toro Rosso	01:22.1	147
11	Nico Hulkenberg	  Renault	01:22.5	49
12	Valtteri Bottas	  Mercedes	01:22.8	60
13	Charles Leclerc	  Sauber	01:22.8	59
14	Marcus Ericsson	  Sauber	01:23.8	79
15	Sergey Sirotkin	  Williams	01:32.0	47
Conditions were again cold, wet and foggy however the rain and fog cleared in the early afternoon.

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Re: 2018 Testing

Post by cmlean » Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:00 am

Test day 5 Results

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Pos	Driver		  Team		Time	Laps
1	Sebastian Vettel  Ferrari	01:20.4	86
2	Valtteri Bottas	  Mercedes	01:20.6	86
3	Max Verstappen	  Red Bull	01:20.6	85
4	Pierre Gasly	  Toro Rosso	01:21.0	53
5	Kevin Magnussen	  Haas F1	01:21.3	46
6	Nico Hulkenberg	  Renault	01:21.4	48
7	Sergey Sirotkin	  Williams	01:21.6	42
8	Marcus Ericsson	  Sauber	01:21.9	56
9	Sergio Perez	  Force India	01:21.9	37
10	Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren	01:24.8	7
It is still cold in sunny Barcelona but the teams are getting some serious mileage.

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Re: 2018 Testing

Post by cmlean » Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:08 am

Test day 6 Results

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Pos	Driver		 Team		Time	Laps
1	Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull	01:18.0	165
2	Lewis Hamilton	 Mercedes	01:18.4	90
3	Valtteri Bottas	 Mercedes	01:18.6	85
4	Sebastian Vettel Ferrari	01:19.5	66
5	Brendon Hartley  Toro Rosso	01:19.8	119
6	Fernando Alonso	 McLaren	01:19.9	57
7	Carlos Sainz	 Renault	01:20.0	88
8	Romain Grosjean	 Haas F1	01:20.2	78
9	Kimi Raikkonen	 Ferrari	01:20.2	49
10	Lance Stroll	 Williams	01:20.3	63
11	Nico Hulkenberg	 Renault	01:20.8	102
12	Esteban Ocon	 Force India	01:20.8	130
13	Charles Leclerc	 Sauber		01:20.9	160
14	Sergey Sirotkin	 Williams	01:22.3	80
Conditions are just cold.

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Re: 2018 Testing

Post by cmlean » Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:11 am

Test day 7 Results

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Pos	Driver		  Team		Time	Laps
1	Sebastian Vettel  Ferrari	01:17.2	188
2	Kevin Magnussen	  Haas F1	01:18.4	153
3	Pierre Gasly	  Toro Rosso	01:18.4	169
4	Nico Hulkenberg	  Renault	01:18.7	79
5	Carlos Sainz jr	  Renault	01:18.7	69
6	Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren	01:18.9	151
7	Marcus Ericsson	  Sauber	01:19.2	148
8	Lewis Hamilton	  Mercedes	01:19.3	84
9	Valtteri Bottas	  Mercedes	01:19.5	97
10	Robert Kubica	  Williams	01:19.6	73
11	Sergio Perez	  Force India	01:19.6	159
12	Max Verstappen	  Red Bull	01:19.8	187
13	Lance Stroll	  Williams	01:20.3	67

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Re: 2018 Testing

Post by cmlean » Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:13 am

Test day 8 Results

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Pos	Driver		 Team		Time	Laps
1	Kimi Raikkonen	 Ferrari	01:17.2	157
2	Fernando Alonso	 McLaren	01:17.8	93
3	Carlos Sainz 	 Renault	01:18.1	45
4	Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull	01:18.3	92
5	Romain Grosjean	 Haas F1	01:18.4	181
6	Valtteri Bottas	 Mercedes	01:18.8	104
7	Brendon Hartley  Toro Rosso	01:18.9	156
8	Esteban Ocon	 Force India	01:19.0	163
9	Charles Leclerc	 Sauber		01:19.1	75
10	Sergey Sirotkin	 Williams	01:19.2	105
11	Lewis Hamilton	 Mercedes	01:19.5	97
12	Lance Stroll	 Williams	01:20.0	27

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Re: 2018 Testing

Post by cmlean » Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:20 am

So, what have we learned in these preseason tests?

1. Reliability, at this time, is not an issue. All teams recorded many laps with only a few small problems.
2. Ferrari and Mercedes are at the top of the tree.
3. Red Bull, Renault and McLaren are probably the next best closely followed by Force India, Toro Rosso and Haas
4. Sauber is probably next to last with Williams

I really hope that Williams isn't as bad as they appear.....

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Re: 2018 Testing

Post by Tim » Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:30 pm

Sadly it seems that Williams is becoming a pay driver team. When Kubica does better times than the regular drivers, it tells what the team's priorities are!

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