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Post by Snowy » Fri Mar 13, 2009 8:28 pm

Wednesday lap by lap times for Felipe, Fernando and Lewis:

Vuelta a vuelta Felipe Massa 11-03-09
09:10h
1.25:348
1.23:811
1.23:058
1.22:326
1.22:999
Bandera roja (propia)
12:09h
1.21.599
1.21:206
1.21:160 box
12:36h
1.20:435
1.20:442
1.20:168 box
12:47h
1.24:796
Bandera roja (Vettel)
14:36h
1.22:148
1.21:892
1.21:648
1.21:651
1.22:336
1.22:363
1.21:512
1.21:567
1.21:698
1.21:636
1.21:067
1.21:352
1.21:415
1.21:411
1.21:324
1.21:617
1.21:748
1.21:423
1.22:055
Pistop (repostaje)
1.24:829
1.23:986
1.23:985
1.24:931
1.24:099
1.23:689
1.23:529
1.23:413
1.23:711
1.23:438
1.23:098
1.22:798
1.23:063
1.23:152
Bandera Roja (Hamilton)
15:51h
1.21:698
1.21:541
1.21:911
1.21:141
1.23:099
1.21:590
1.21:450
1.21:347
1.21:821
1.21:114
1.21:321
1.21:421
1.21:084
1.20:993
1.21:770
1.22:821
1.20:801
1.20:982
1.21:430
1.23:352
1.22:903
1.21:198
1.21:494
1.21:429
1.21:472
1.21:672
1.22:237
1.22:838
1.21:868
1.21:655
1.21:587
1.21:402
1.21:131
1.21:451
1.22:256
1.21:165
16:45h
1.21:038
1.20:926
1.23:460
1.24:414
1.24:591
1.24:474
1.24:407 box



Vuelta a vuelta de Fernando Alonso 11-03-09
09:00h
installation lap
09:33h
1.25:539
1.23:270
1.22:687
1.22:733
1.22:744
1.22:652
1.22:913 box
09:58h
1.21:163
1.21:307
1.24:040
1.21:251
1.21:294
1.21:290 box
10:30h
1.25:954
1.22:041
1.21:100
1.21:502
1.21:288
1.23:463
1.21:365 box
11:33h
1.22:767
1.26:561 box
11:48h
1.22:920
1. 21:346
1.21:455
1.21:139
1.21:196 box
12:15h
1.23:783
1.23:637
1.21:633
1.21:264
1.21:118
1.21:170
1.21:363 box
12:35h
1.21:229
1.20:863
1.20:950
1.21:340
1.22:992
1.21:756 box
14:40h
1.21:451
1.21:899
1.21:575
1.23:330
1.22:104 box
14:59h
1.22:336
1.22:739
1.22:151
1.22:422
1.22:349
1.22:427 box
15:23h
1.27:084 box
15:41h
1.23:307
1.22:636 box
16:10h
1.21:431
1.21:346
1.21:609
1.21:491
1.21:655 box
16:27h
1.21:596
1.21:652
1.21:514
1.21:737
1.22:067 box
16:45h
1.21:830
1.21:301
1.21:256
1.21:270
1.21:844 box

Vuelta a vuelta de Lewis Hamilton
09:03h
installation lap
10:20h
1.24:513
1.23:784
1.23:030
1.23:019
1.23:663
1.23:158
1.23:003
1.22:669 box
10:57h
1.21:862
1.26:769
1.24:461
1.21:657 box
11:33h
1.22:277
1.23:083
1.22:998
1.22:476
1.22:542 box
12:10h
1.23:112
1.23:410
1.22:218
1.22:128
1.21:972 box
14:29h
1.23:215
1.23:451
1.23:659
1.22:423
1.25:465
1.22:442
1.22:505
1.22:648
1.22:356 box
15:10h
1..22:171
1.23:572
1.22:828
1.22:195
1.22:197
1.22:490
1.22:312
1.22:360
1.24:164
1.27:725
1.24:606
Bandera roja (Suya)
16:35h
1.24:022
1.23:325
1.22:874 box
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Post by Snowy » Fri Mar 13, 2009 8:29 pm

Jenson's race simulation from wednesday:

Vuelta 1: 1’21”355
Vuelta 2: 1’21”044
Vuelta 3: 1’20”967
Vuelta 4: 1’20”928
Vuelta 5: 1’20”566 (mejor vuelta)
Vuelta 6: 1’20”718
Vuelta 7: 1’20”739
Vuelta 8: 1’21”018
Vuelta 9: 1’25”751
Vuelta 10: 1’20”938
Vuelta 11: 1’20”839
Vuelta 12: 1’20”745
Vuelta 13: 1’20”694
Vuelta 14: 1’20”612
Vuelta 15: 1’20”739
Vuelta 16: 1’20”940
Vuelta 17: 1’21”166
Vuelta 18: 1’21”613
Vuelta 19: 1’21”512
Vuelta 20: 1’22”003
Vuelta 21: 1’24”896 (pit in)
Vuelta 22: 1’48”352 (pit stop con repostaje)
Vuelta 23: 1’21”644
Vuelta 24: 1’21”258
Vuelta 25: 1’20”944
Vuelta 26: 1’21”104
Vuelta 27: 1’21”178
Vuelta 28: 1’21”049
Vuelta 29: 1’20”916
Vuelta 30: 1’20”854
Vuelta 31: 1’20”867
Vuelta 32: 1’20”622
Vuelta 33: 1’20”814
Vuelta 34: 1’21”256
Vuelta 35: 1’20”940
Vuelta 36: 1’20”924
Vuelta 37: 1’21”056
Vuelta 38: 1’21”217
Vuelta 39: 1’21”176
Vuelta 40: 1’21”607
Vuelta 41: 1’21”401
Vuelta 42: 1’26”207 (pit in)
Vuelta 43: 1’47”552 (pit stop con repostaje)
Vuelta 44: 1’22”769
Vuelta 45: 1’22’565
Vuelta 46: 1’22’539
Vuelta 47: 1’22”278
Vuelta 48: 1’22”227
Vuelta 49: 1’22”103
Vuelta 50: 1’22”074
Vuelta 51: 1’21”914
Vuelta 52: 1’21”744
Vuelta 53: 1’21”669
Vuelta 54: 1’21”717
Vuelta 55: 1’21”557
Vuelta 56: 1’21”545
Vuelta 57: 1’21”577
Vuelta 58: 1’21”352
Vuelta 59: 1’21”447
Vuelta 60: 1’21”298
Vuelta 61: 1’34”089
Vuelta 62: 1’37”961
Vuelta 63: 1’51”690
Vuelta 64: 1’26’996
Vuelta 65: 1’27”754
Vuelta 66: 1’58’803 (pit in). Finalización de la simulación de gran premio.
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Post by Snowy » Fri Mar 13, 2009 8:38 pm

We perhaps have the first view of the difference between Bridgestone's prime and the option tyre. Jenson pits on lap 42 and there is a big drop off in pace, a second slower for the first full lap, then subsequent laps are as much as 1.5 seconds adrift of what was achieved during start of the second stint. Very gradually the tyre starts to improve in performance until it is as little as 0.5s adrift of the preferred tyre option. (Which may or may not have been the softer).

Caviat:
Fuel may be a factor, however it is fair to assume that there would have been at least two laps of fuel in the tank when he made his final stop so the difference in fuel loads should not have been that great between stints.
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Post by Julian Mayo » Fri Mar 13, 2009 9:33 pm

Thank you Snowy.........................given that Hambone, MW n Vettel are bearing down on him as he exits the pits, those tyres are going to get a hell of a lot hotter, a hell of a lot quicker, after all the guy is a......... RACER..........bugger the pit orders, he ain't going down a lap for anyone, then comes the graining, the tyres going off a lot faster, cos he out-braked MW going into Ascari,.but MW unleashed the hounds.(KERS) going down the short straight.... but Seb got in the way...........etc.............. :conf3:
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Post by Julian Mayo » Sat Mar 14, 2009 12:17 am

Just a Wild Turkey inspired thought.....................stick an outrageous engine configuration in a test car,....blow everyone to the weeds.............with the Great Unbuttoned , and The Barra, driving :shock: ............hook a couple of endplate sponsors..........................................nah, Ross would never.............contemplate......................such a strateg..............hmmmmmmmmmmm :bang: .......go to bed Bear :shock:
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Post by Ed » Sat Mar 14, 2009 11:29 am

Thanks Snowy, certainly some interesting data.

Tryes will certainly be more of a factor this season especially in the early stages. KERS as well as accidents as a result of the wider front wing will also be main factors that aren't really represented by the test times.

I think we are set for an exciting season, I just hope that luck won't play a big role.

The more I think about it, the more I am leaning towards thinking that Brawn are trying to impress sponsors. However they do have some speed and they seem to be reliable too. I very much doubt though that they will be at the front of the grid in Melbourne. 3rd row would be more likely.
As for McLaren, they won't be at the back of the grid but it doesn't look that they will be at the front either.

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Post by Snowy » Sat Mar 14, 2009 8:23 pm

I on the other hand, confidently predict a front row start for at least one Brawn GP car in Melbourne, the other on the second row. I also predict that one McLaren will only just narrowly outqualify a Force India car and that the other will be behind two Torro Rosso's. :shock:
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Post by Julian Mayo » Sun Mar 15, 2009 3:04 am

Nothing much surprises me these days, but this season might come close. 8)
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Post by Julian Mayo » Mon Mar 16, 2009 12:02 pm

:shock: Barrichello fastest again, and ran more than 100 laps without a problem. Alonso took the nose off the Renault, which is not unusual for anyone exploring the adhesion limits in testing................. 8)
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Post by Ed » Mon Mar 16, 2009 4:19 pm

Indeed Julian, the final test of the 2009 F1 preseason commenced on Sunday at Jerez. 4 teams were scheduled to start testing however McLaren are delaying their start by a day.

Rubens Barrichello in the Brawn GP was quickest with a 1:19.236 ahead of Fernando Alonso and Nico Hulkenberg.

The quickest time so far this year in a 2009 spec car at Jerez was a 1:19.055 by Sebastian Vettel.

Barrichello covered the most number of laps with 107 while Alonso only managed 40 after going off in the morning and causing damage to the car.

Full results

Rank Driver Team Best Laptime Total Laps
1 Rubens Barrichello Brawn GP 1:19.236 107
2 Fernando Alonso Renault 1:19.819 40
3 Nico Hulkenberg Williams 1:20.015 69

Testing continues on Monday.

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Post by Ed » Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:48 am

Second day of testing at Jerez and it was Fernando Alonso who topped the timesheets just a fraction ahead of Rubens Barrichello and Jenson Button.

Alonso's time of a 1:18.343 is the quickest so far in a 2009 spec car.

Nico Rosberg covered the most number of laps with 123.

The Brawn GP drivers swapped at midday and Jenson Button who took over in the afternoon had a gearbox problem which limited his running to just 12 laps.

Full Results

Rank Driver Team Best Laptime Total laps
1. Fernando Alonso Renault 1:18.343 103
2. Rubens Barrichello Brawn GP 1:18.398 62
3. Jenson Button Brawn GP 1:18.892 12
4. Lewis Hamilton McLaren Mercedes 1:19.513 87
5. Nico Rosberg Williams 1:19.783 123

Testing continues on Tuesday

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Post by Julian Mayo » Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:51 am

Ed wrote:Second day of testing at Jerez and it was Fernando Alonso who topped the timesheets just a fraction ahead of Rubens Barrichello and Jenson Button.

Alonso's time of a 1:18.343 is the quickest so far in a 2009 spec car.

Nico Rosberg covered the most number of laps with 123.

The Brawn GP drivers swapped at midday and Jenson Button who took over in the afternoon had a gearbox problem which limited his running to just 12 laps.

Full Results

Rank Driver Team Best Laptime Total laps
1. Fernando Alonso Renault 1:18.343 103
2. Rubens Barrichello Brawn GP 1:18.398 62
3. Jenson Button Brawn GP 1:18.892 12
4. Lewis Hamilton McLaren Mercedes 1:19.513 87
5. Nico Rosberg Williams 1:19.783 123

Testing continues on Tuesday
Ahah! Chinks in the Brawn armour????
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Post by mlittle » Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:58 am

Julian Mayo wrote:
Ed wrote:Second day of testing at Jerez and it was Fernando Alonso who topped the timesheets just a fraction ahead of Rubens Barrichello and Jenson Button.

Alonso's time of a 1:18.343 is the quickest so far in a 2009 spec car.

Nico Rosberg covered the most number of laps with 123.

The Brawn GP drivers swapped at midday and Jenson Button who took over in the afternoon had a gearbox problem which limited his running to just 12 laps.

Full Results

Rank Driver Team Best Laptime Total laps
1. Fernando Alonso Renault 1:18.343 103
2. Rubens Barrichello Brawn GP 1:18.398 62
3. Jenson Button Brawn GP 1:18.892 12
4. Lewis Hamilton McLaren Mercedes 1:19.513 87
5. Nico Rosberg Williams 1:19.783 123

Testing continues on Tuesday
Ahah! Chinks in the Brawn armour????
..............or, could Renault have been sandbagging?
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Post by Ed » Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:22 am

Julian Mayo wrote:
Ahah! Chinks in the Brawn armour????
You had a theory about gearboxes and engines not fitting easily ... you may be right :wink:

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