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Post by GhoGho » Fri Nov 16, 2007 1:31 am

He has been practicing in karts again......
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Post by Ed » Fri Nov 16, 2007 5:08 am

Third and final day of testing in Barcelona saw Heikki Kovalainen top the timesheets.

RANK DRIVER TEAM BEST TIME LAPS
1 KOVALAINEN Renault 1'20.659 81
2 MASSA Ferrari 1'21.044 92
3 MONTAGNY Toyota 1'21.363 85
4 VETTEL Toro Rosso 1'21.486 67
5 COULTHARD Red Bull Racing 1'21.555 82
6 BADOER Ferrari 1'21.741 74
7 DE LA ROSA McLaren 1'21.805 33
8 ROSBERG Williams 1'21.820 69
9 BOURDAIS Toro Rosso 1'21.939 84
10 PAFFETT McLaren 1'22.070 31
11 HEIDFELD BMW 1'22.460 53
12 KUBICA BMW 1'22.706 52
13 NAKAJIMA Williams 1'23.039 126
14 TRULLI Toyota 1'23.064 52
15 KLIEN Force India 1'23.084 83
16 BUTTON Honda 1'23.118 96
17 LIUZZI Force India 1'23.206 92
18 CONWAY Super Aguri 1'23.729 72
19 ROSSITER Super Aguri 1'23.931 61
20 DOORNBOS Red Bull Racing 1'24.102 61

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Post by three-m » Fri Nov 16, 2007 8:40 am

who knows really w/ varying fuel loads and all the different set up's abound......i do think the Reneault will definitely be quicker next year though overall...thanks to thier little black Mclaren notepad hehehe
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Post by Julian Mayo » Fri Nov 23, 2007 7:54 am

MS will again be in a Ferrari for the upcoming Jerez test sessions 8)
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Post by Julian Mayo » Fri Nov 23, 2007 7:56 am

three-m wrote:who knows really w/ varying fuel loads and all the different set up's abound......i do think the Reneault will definitely be quicker next year though overall...thanks to thier little black Mclaren notepad hehehe
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Post by three-m » Thu Nov 29, 2007 1:50 am

well i think alonzo is waiting to see how bad reneault get's slapped on the wrist , the hearing is coming up next week

looking forward to next week's test w/ micheal the 4th and 5th and kimi the 6th and 7th

ferrari did say they seperated the driver's for fesar that michael may be quicker thank kimi hehehe
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Post by Julian Mayo » Thu Nov 29, 2007 11:05 am

three-m wrote:well i think alonzo is waiting to see how bad reneault get's slapped on the wrist , the hearing is coming up next week

looking forward to next week's test w/ micheal the 4th and 5th and kimi the 6th and 7th

ferrari did say they seperated the driver's for fesar that michael may be quicker thank kimi hehehe
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Post by three-m » Fri Nov 30, 2007 5:00 am

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Post by Ed » Fri Nov 30, 2007 6:33 am

three-m wrote:well i think alonzo is waiting to see how bad reneault get's slapped on the wrist , the hearing is coming up next week

looking forward to next week's test w/ micheal the 4th and 5th and kimi the 6th and 7th

ferrari did say they seperated the driver's for fesar that michael may be quicker thank kimi hehehe
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The hearing for Renault is on next Thursday the 6th of December but I suspect that there will be an appeal. If the outcome is too leanient then McLaren will appeal and if it is too harsh then Renault will appeal and the appeal will most likely be in January.

Regardless where Alonso ends up, I doubt that he will be allowed to test any car before the end of the year. That would be a certain condition McLaren has placed on him to release him.

As for Alonso sitting out next season, I give that a 0% chance. Yes in theory there is only Renault, Toyota and Force India with vacant seats but any other team (except McLaren and perhaps Ferrari) would negotiate a way for Alonso to drive for them and the replaced driver to drive somewhere else. Lets not forget that despite all the tantrums that Alonso made at McLaren, his performance particularly during the latter part of the season given the complete lack of communication is seen as a positive rather than a negative by other teams.

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Post by mlittle » Sun Dec 02, 2007 11:52 am

According to the news section over at ar1.com, BMW-Sauber's upcoming test at Jerez this week will involve both regular drivers Nick Heidfeld and Robert Kubica, along with rising talents Marko Asmer and Javier Villa.....their schedule:

~~(4 Dec. 2007)--Heidfeld in one car, Villa and Asmer in the other[Villa in the morning, Asmer in the afternoon]
~~(5 & 6 Dec. 2007)--Heidfeld and Kubica
~~(7 Dec. 2007)--Kubica and Asmer
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Day 1 results from Jerez...............

Post by mlittle » Wed Dec 05, 2007 9:50 am

1st} Nick Heidfeld, BMW-Sauber...............................1:19.042 sec(73)^
2nd} Jenson Button, Honda......................................1:19.155 sec(65)^
3rd} Pedro de la Rosa, McLaren-Mercedes.................1:19.712 sec[48]
4th} Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari....................................1:20.083 sec(73)
5th} Nelson Piquet, Jr., Renault.................................1:20.366 sec(66)
6th} Sebastien Bourdais, Toro Rosso.........................1:20.615 sec(97)
7th} Gary Paffett, McLaren-Mercedes........................1:20.638 sec(50)
8th} Mark Webber, Red Bull-Renault.........................1:20.682 sec(65)
9th} Marc Gene, Ferrari...........................................1:20.832 sec(67)
10th} Mike Conway, Super Aguri..............................1:20.927 sec(87)
11th} Sebastien Vettel, Toro Rosso...........................1:21.086 sec(45)
12th} James Rossiter, Super Aguri............................1:21.246 sec(71)
13th} Timo Glock, Toyota.........................................1:21.336 sec(69)
14th} Giancarlo Fisichella, Force India........................1:21.424 sec(41)
15th} Nico Hulkenberg, Williams-Toyota.....................1:21.556 sec[28]
16th} Franck Montagny, Force India..........................1:21.559 sec(65)
17th} Kazuki Nakajima, Williams-Toyota....................1:21.586 sec(33)
18th} Marko Asmer, BMW-Sauber.............................1:21.962 sec(57)
19th} Kamui Kobayashi, Toyota................................1:22.186 sec(111)
20th} Javier Villa, BMW-Sauber.................................1:22.583 sec(53)
^--both Heidfeld and Button used Bridgestone slicks while everyone else was on the current grooved Bridgestone race tires
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Day 2 results from Jerez............

Post by mlittle » Thu Dec 06, 2007 9:03 am

1st} Lewis Hamilton, McLaren-Mercedes.......................1:19.371 sec[73]
2nd} David Coulthard, Red Bull-Renault.......................1:19.421 sec[80]
3rd} Felipe Massa, Ferrari.............................................1:19.761 sec[97]
4th} Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari.........................................1:19.779 sec[87]
5th} Pedro de la Rosa, McLaren-Mercedes....................1:19.887 sec[62]
6th} Nelson Piquet, Jr., Renault....................................1:19.982 sec[71]
7th} Christian Klien, Force India...................................1:20.187 sec[86]
8th} Sebastien Vettel, Toro Rosso................................1:20.398 sec[57]
9th} Giancarlo Fisichella, Force India............................1:20.470 sec[102]
10th} Robert Kubica, BMW-Sauber...............................1:20.487 sec[118]
11th} Timo Glock, Toyota..............................................1:20.523 sec[54]
12th} Sebastien Bourdais, Toro Rosso..........................1:20.533 sec[75]
13th} Nico Rosberg, Williams-Toyota............................1:20.671 sec[66]
14th} Andreas Zuber, Super Aguri...............................1:20.897 sec[109]
15th} Mark Webber, Red Bull-Renault...........................1:20.944 sec[41]
16th} Nico Hulkenberg, Williams-Toyota........................1:21.068 sec[67]
17th} Anthony Davidson, Super Aguri...........................1:21.076 sec[74]
18th} Rubens Barrichello, Honda..................................1:21.184 sec[103]
19th} Kamui Kobayashi, Toyota...................................1:21.699 sec[118]
20th} Nick Heidfeld, BMW-Sauber.................................1:22.875 sec[93]
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Post by three-m » Fri Dec 07, 2007 3:45 am

hehe news from today's session is coming in and surprise surprise...

It was a bad day for Ralf Schumacher, who was driving for Force India for the first time. After an early mechanical failure cost him time, he then went off twice at the Angel Nieto corner.

The first time saw him drive through the gravel, but the second accident saw him clip the tyre wall. He was the slowest of the 20 drivers on-track.

hang it up ralfy boy

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Day 3 results from Jerez............

Post by mlittle » Fri Dec 07, 2007 1:09 pm

1st} Robert Kubica, BMW-Sauber.................................1:19.157 sec[87]
2nd} Lewis Hamilton, McLaren-Mercedes.......................1:19.331 sec[63]
3rd} Felipe Massa, Ferrari............................................1:19.333 sec[68]
4th} Mark Webber, Red Bull-Renault.............................1:19.605 sec[63]
5th} Timo Glock, Toyota..............................................1:19.687 sec[40]
6th} Pedro de la Rosa, McLaren-Mercedes.....................1:19.787 sec[74]
7th} Nelson Piquet, Jr., Renault....................................1:19.834 sec[90]
8th} Michael Schumacher, Ferrari.................................1:19.885 sec[67]
9th} Rubens Barrichello, Honda....................................1:19.905 sec[89]
10th} Nick Heidfeld, BMW-Sauber.................................1:20.105 sec[87]
11th} Nico Rosberg, Williams-Toyota.............................1:20.301 sec[65]
12th} Sebastien Vettel, Toro Rosso...............................1:20.339 sec[56]
13th} Sebastien Bourdais, Toro Rosso...........................1:20.507 sec[55]
14th} Jarno Trulli, Toyota.............................................1:20.775 sec[99]
15th} Kazuki Nakajima, Williams-Toyota........................1:20.802 sec[39]
16th} Luca Filippi, Honda..............................................1:20.915 sec[83]
17th} David Coulthard, Red Bull-Renault........................1:21.055 sec[62]
18th} Takuma Sato, Super Aguri...................................1:21.093 sec[79]
19th} Vitantonio Liuzzi, Force India................................1:21.194 sec[76]
20th} Ralf Schumacher, Force India...............................1:21.853 sec[71]
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Results from the final test day of 2007...........

Post by mlittle » Sat Dec 08, 2007 9:19 am

1st} Sebastien Vettel, Toro Rosso................................1:18.213 sec[100]
2nd} Robert Kubica, BMW-Sauber................................1:18.410 sec[119]
3rd} Nico Rosberg, Williams-Toyota.............................1:18.796 sec[97]
4th} Michael Schumacher, Ferrari................................1:19.136 sec[58]
5th} Kazuki Nakajima, Williams-Toyota........................1:19.611 sec[76]
6th} Timo Glock, Toyota.............................................1:19.961 sec[58]
7th} Felipe Massa, Ferrari............................................1:20.000 sec[45]
8th} Sebastien Bourdais, Toro Rosso............................1:20.033 sec[87]
9th} Jarno Trulli, Toyota..............................................1:20.229 sec[69]
10th} David Coulthard, Red Bull-Renault.......................1:20.657 sec[72]
11th} Anthony Davidson, Super Aguri...........................1:20.821 sec[102]
12th} Takuma Sato, Super Aguri..................................1:21.094 sec[94]
13th} Marko Asmer, BMW-Sauber................................1:21.333 sec[80]
14th} Giedo van der Garde, Force India........................1:22.321 sec[81]
15th} Roldan Rodriguez, Force India.............................1:22.508 sec[82]
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