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Season just got longer, see first postYou have made mine and I am sure many others day, but maybe not Wally's .
Final round unless we want to do a few more in this awesome car, But maybe everyone has had enough, let me knowI would like to spend some more time with this car, imho it is one of the best open wheelers/cars we have tried .
« on: March 22, 2019, 08:56:10 AM »
Well done Bacchulum you really know how to get the most out of this car. Another great night of racing , one of the best visually that I can remember, having cars 6 wide across a track jockeying for position is not something you see very often .
« on: March 21, 2019, 09:00:04 AM »
If you are not familiar with this track, I would suggest some practice, if you want to get the best out of racing at the recreation of this beautiful old circuit .
Pos Driver Car Best lap Gap to 1st S1 S2 S3 Valid Aids Laps Date
1. Phil.8 russell-alexis_mk14 02:04.866 +00.000 00:43.145 00:42.940 00:38.781 yes
17 2019-03-20 22:30
2. Bacchulum russell-alexis_mk14 02:06.002 +01.136 00:43.976 00:43.390 00:38.636 yes
8 2019-03-09 14:00
3. rooshooter russell-alexis_mk14 02:06.108 +01.242 00:43.587 00:43.460 00:39.061 yes
16 2019-03-20 20:54
4. Dave O russell-alexis_mk14 02:06.388 +01.522 00:43.714 01:01.049 00:21.625 -
11 2019-03-08 20:50
Alfa Romeo 158/47
I have a ticket to some Friday night gala, but I think you might need a tie for that (which I don't have), so Margarita's sounds like a good alternative.Margies would be much more fun
« on: March 03, 2019, 04:46:48 PM »
Did no one use my setups this round?I always use your gearing Bacchulum, I did redline in 4th gear, most people would not have the corner exit speed you can achieve and probably would not have noticed .
Max Verstappen in the Red Bull in 2019 Barcelona preseason testing
Ferrari comfortably led in the race simulations (by an average of around 0.3sec), where the Red Bull was comparably fast to the Mercedes – but again, let’s acknowledge the raw processing and brain power that will be being unleashed on the W10 between now and then.
We await to see how Honda’s qualifying modes compare with those of Ferrari and Merc, for that is going to be key to the team’s prospects of sustaining a genuine title challenge.
For all that we’ve seen several of the ‘midfield’ teams set the best headline times of the day, it was invariably done by having a softer compound of tyre fitted than the big boys. There still appears to be a significant gap between the top three and a very tightly-bunched group comprising Renault, Haas, Toro Rosso, Alfa Romeo, McLaren and Racing Point.
There really seems only around 0.5sec between the front of this group and the back (i.e. between seventh and 18th!) so the actual order will be pretty volatile and probably dependent upon who hooks it up best at the critical time.
Bringing up the rear pretty solidly (around 1.2sec off the penultimate) is Williams but initial feedback from the drivers suggests its problems are not as fundamental as those of last year’s disastrous car.
Without knowing precise fuel load comparisons, here’s our take of one-lap pace as things stood heading into the final day, based not only on the actual times but the circumstances:
0.2sec Red Bull
And just for those who are about to pipe up with ‘you can’t tell anything from testing’, yes you’re probably right up to a point. But let’s take a look at how we called it at the end of testing this time last year – and compare to the grid we got in Melbourne.
MS 2018 testing analysis 2018 Melbourne Grid
1 Mercedes Mercedes
2 Ferrari Ferrari
3 Red Bull Red Bull
Big Gap Big Gap
4 Renault Haas
5 Haas Renault
6 McLaren McLaren
7 Toro Rosso Force India
8 Williams Willliams
9 Force India Toro Rosso
10 Sauber Sauber
Not spot-on, but pretty close – and we even tipped Force India to be more competitive in Melbourne than they had been in testing and that there was very little to choose between Renault, Haas and McLaren. The test times do mean something if you read them carefully.
Pierre Gasly, Valtteri Bottas and Sebastian Vettel in 2019 Barcelona testing
So later today preseason testing will be over and the reality of Melbourne beckons.
What we’ve seen from the two weeks of Barcelona is a Ferrari that appears viceless, poised – and very quick, a car that’s hit the track running.
The Honda-powered Red Bull looks somewhere around as competitive as last year’s Renault-powered car, while Mercedes seems to have struggled to consistently find the W10’s sweet spot and though it has proved ultimately capable of lapping within a couple of tenths of the Ferrari, it’s taken a bit of sweat to get it there.
We await to see how Honda’s qualifying modes compare with those of Ferrari and Merc, for that is going to be key to Red Bull’s prospects of sustaining a genuine title challenge
Lewis Hamilton ultimately got to within thousandths of Sebastian Vettel’s best time – but this was as the Ferrari was sidelined with an electrical issue. This – and Valtteri Bottas’s pace in the morning of the final day – suggested Mercedes had made progress in understanding the heavily updated aero package it brought for week 2, but the Ferrari pace seemed to come easier.
We can bet on Mercedes finding answers in the two available weeks – but enough to challenge the red cars? Lewis Hamilton inevitably brings a chunk of lap time in his own personal performance around Albert Park – he’s regularly been up to 0.6sec faster than his team-mate there, regardless of who that is.
With its shorter corners, it’s a place where a driver can find more than at Barcelona from taking the car by the scruff of its neck. But as things stand as of today, even Hamilton’s hustle might not be enough.
This time last year Mercedes was heading to Australia with what appeared to be marginally the quickest car. Hamilton then set a devastating pole lap from out of nowhere but subsequent races suggested that was more driver than car and that the actual advantage was negligible or non-existent. This time it would be very difficult to read the testing times in a way that suggested Ferrari wasn’t the quickest by a small but significant margin.
Charles Leclerc’s Thursday time of 1min 16.2sec on the softest tyre (C5) came on a short, light-fuel, run. This was matched by Vettel on Friday. Bottas on a C4 that Pirelli reckons to be 0.6sec slower took his Merc around in 1min 16.6sec – so potentially a faster time even than Ferrari if that tyre offset is accurate for the Merc.
Just read the readme, when CM install didn't work, and saw this:Sorry Bacchulum, I can't even find where I got it from