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2013 Testing Master Thread

Discussion in 'Formula 1' started by Scott Webber, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. Everything you need to know for F1 Testing!

    Day 1, the woes & the wows

    F1 Day 1 at Jerez

    Top 3 Quickest
    Jenson Button set the fastest time with 30 minutes left of testing left for the session, leaving Mark Webber in 2nd & Romain Grosjean in 3rd who has said the Lotus has exceeded his expectations

    Sauber good as it's predecessor.
    Nico Hulkenberg believes that Sauber's new Formula 1 car has maintained the high-speed strengths of its predecessor.
    The German had his first experience of the new C32 at Jerez on Tuesday, and said that first impressions had been encouraging.
    "It has been a positive day to be honest," said Hulkenberg, who ended the day seventh overall.

    Mclaren woes
    Mclaren has Fuel Pump issues which leaves Martin Whitmarsh Frustrated, this same issue struck Lewish Hamilton in Abu Dhabi

    he was quoted
    "In a bid to rectify the problem McLaren opted for a brand new design and pump on this year's MP4-28, only for it to fail after just three installation laps.
    "Unfortunately it was a fuel pump failure, the same as we had in Abu Dhabi," Whitmarsh confirmed.
    "It was frustrating but it's what tests are for."

    Caterham Still has some work to do
    Caterhams new driver Giedo van der Garde beleives that the team still has some work to do, as he feels the rear grip is not quite there yet, He completed 64 laps in the new car, lapping 3.054 seconds off pacesetter Mark Webber's Red Bull..

    Pirelli Tyres in doubt
    According to Mark Webber he says the 2013 generation tyres are not clear yet,Pirelli said the new tyres would be around half a second per lap quicker than the 2012 compounds. But Webber thinks the improvements in car design over the last 12 months accounts for the gain.

    “I don’t know if it’s faster,” Webber told media after the first day of running. “Obviously the lap times are quick but the regulations haven’t changed too much.”

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  2. I still think that the Sauber livery is one of the best looking in some time.

    Also, Massa said that the F138 is 'on a completely different planet' than the F2012 last year. Good news to hear, hopefully Ferrari can be more competitive right out of the gate and won't have to spend the first half of the season catching up. I know that the first day of testing doesn't really mean anything for how the season will play out, but just to see that it handles much better right from the start is good news.
    Link to article - ESPNF1
     
  3. I am so excited for 2013!!
     
  4. Lewis Hamilton crashed!!
    Not sure how bad yet, but he's in the garage and car has been craned away.
     
  5. Great job Scott Webber

    Obviously its early days but the signs are promising for Ferrari. Lets hope they have got a quick car for Australia.. and Mclaren starting 2013 just like last year. Lets hope they can fix that fuel pump problem and develop a reliable car :)
     
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  7. MGP say it was a loss of rear brake pressure.
     
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    The Schumacher curse :))
     
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  10. Lewis binned it during the 09' testing in Jerez, a 'sudden gust of wind' was blamed. Maybe its just how Lewis does his 'thang.
     
  11. Bottom wind?
     
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  12. Reliability woes... Mercedes AMG Petronas, GET YOUR S**T TOGETHER DAMN IT.
     
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  13. Second day of testing guys...... remember the Earth was made in 6 days, and on the 7th day we raced! ;)
     
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  14. Second day of testing... and already 2 major reliability issues that placed them out of testing. It's not only the reliability issues that I worry about, but the lack of testing. Who knows what problem they could have tomorrow.
     
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  16. Good News for Sky Sports Subscribers :D


    Day 2 Testing


     
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  19. Interesting words from Gary Anderson -

     
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