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The Official 2021 F1 thread....

Juice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ricky won by a nose..............:biggrin:
 
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Nice to see the F1 fandom is still alive on here. It gives me a place to vent after Max loses to Ham-bone’s engineers again. So, so sick of the Merc’s domination. Hopefully they had to limit resources for the car to pay for Lewis’ ego.
 
Day 2
1 Bottas Mercedes 1:30.289 57 C5
2 Gasly AlphaTauri 1:30.413 86 C5
3 Stroll Aston Martin 1:30.460 71 C5
4 Norris McLaren 1:30.586 52 C4
5 Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo 1:30.760 125 C5
6 Leclerc Ferrari 1:30.886 73 C5
7 Latifi Williams 1:31.672 132 C4
8 Perez Red Bull 1:31.682 117 C2
9 Ricciardo McLaren 1:32.215 52 C3
10 Alonso Alpine 1:32.339 128 C2
11 Tsunoda AlphaTauri 1:32.684 57 C4
12 Schumacher Haas 1:32.883 87 C4
13 Sainz Ferrari 1:33.072 56 C3
14 Mazepin Haas 1:33.101 76 C4
15 Hamilton Mercedes 1:33.399 58 C2
16 Vettel Aston Martin 1:38.849 10 C3T
 
17)Docjohn honda 3:20:032 RA1..................
 
I'm not trying to guess what docjohn intends to say :) but I think we can expect faster lap times tomorrow as it's the last test day. RB and MCL did long runs today. Not sure if MERC is really sandbagging.
 
I have nothing to say other than I am 3 mimosa in....:biggrin:
 
HaHa you guys didn't realize I did those times in the bee....
 
Day 3
1 Verstappen Red Bull 1:28.960 64 C4
2 Tsunoda AlphaTauri 1:29.053 91 C5
3 Sainz Ferrari 1:29.611 79 C4
4 Räikkönen Alfa Romeo 1:29.766 166 C5
5 Hamilton Mercedes 1:30.025 54 C5
6 Russell Williams 1:30.117 158 C5
7 Ricciardo McLaren 1:30.144 76 C4
8 Perez Red Bull 1:30.187 49 C4
9 Alonso Alpine 1:30.318 78 C4
10 Leclerc Ferrari 1:30.486 80 C3
11 Norris McLaren 1:30.661 56 C3
12 Gasly AlphaTauri 1:30.828 76 C4
13 Ocon Alpine 1:31.310 61 C3
14 Mazepin Haas 1:31.718 67 C4
15 Schumacher Haas 1:32.053 78 C3
16 Bottas Mercedes 1:32.406 86 C2
17 Vettel Aston Martin 1:35.041 56 C3
18 Stroll Aston Martin 1:36.100 80 C3
 
Yup...they always sandbag during testing. However, it seems that the car is a bit unstable, not as planted as we have come to see in the past years.

Easy issued to address....the gearbox failure is more problematic

Bram
 
Yup...they always sandbag during testing. However, it seems that the car is a bit unstable, not as planted as we have come to see in the past years.

Easy issued to address....the gearbox failure is more problematic

Bram
It has been stated several times by the spectators that the MERC seems to be unstable/unbalanced, esp. compared to the RB. But I don't think it's an easy fix. It will take them a few races to correct it whereas RB had the best testing session ever. The technical problems of MERC even made it worse. While RB was able to understand how the car reacts on changes MERC had to sort out two problems.

Let's see how Perez gets on with the car...
 
just so people know the "plates" and screws used in facial reconstruction are quite small and thin...so its not like "iron man"...
 
In FP3, the flying Dutch is 0.7 sec. ahead of anyone.
 
Looks as if RB may be the match to the Mercs....

At least this week.

The Ferrari power unit seems much improved.

Fernando Alonso is old, probably past his prime. We shall see if he races the whole season, or jumps off for Indy or LeMans!
 
Max finally did it.
And Ferrari showed better this year.
Alonso still got it.
What's going on with Vettel... :confused:
 
Great job by RB and Honda. The Honda engine is a superb upgrade. They have pushed their 2022 upgrades forward as it is their last year in F1 Powerplant is smaller, lower and more powerful. The Alpha cars with the same plant did well as well. Hopefully it is an interesting season!
 
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