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Old 18th February 2013, 22:08   #91
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Force India have confirmed that Sutil will drive at Barcelona, but have not confirmed who is going to be the second driver for them.
http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/105606
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FW35 launched in Barcelona before testing today


Love the rear of the car, absolute minimum due to ultra low gearbox
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UPS now joins the Scuderia clan of Sponsors

The gorgeous F138 posing with the bigwigs of Ferrari & UPS. BTW, the F138 is featured with 3rd different exhaust configuration where the exhausts are deep within the sidepods and moved away from rear of the car (now christened 'UPS' ducts)

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I am absolutely blown away by the Williams FW35. The car has literally no back end at all. It's a wonder of engineering how they have packaged the gearbox to be so low and compact. Absolutely brilliant.

After seeing the Ferrari F138 I had thought that Ferrari had done a great job of rear packaging, but the FW35 has taken this packaging to a whole new level.

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The FW35 looks very impressive indeed. The nose looks a bit like the F138 though. There is hardly any body work on the Williams, be the rear or around the side pods. Does it meet the mandatory weight requirement?

By the way, FIA deems the vanes that sit in the 'Coanda channel' of the Williams and Caterham are illegal. http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/105623

Alonso put in a mighty 110 laps on the Ferrari yesterday.
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I am absolutely blown away by the Williams FW35. The car has literally no back end at all. It's a wonder of engineering how they have packaged the gearbox to be so low and compact. Absolutely brilliant.

After seeing the Ferrari F138 I had thought that Ferrari had done a great job of rear packaging, but the FW35 has taken this packaging to a whole new level.

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Interview with Adrian Sutil after Barcelona test!

http://www.formula1.com/news/intervi...3/2/14283.html

I really feel ambivalent about this - I want to see Sutil just to see how motivated and achieving one can be after a down in life, it would be like seeing the Phoenix rise out of the ashes ! And also to see his interaction with Hamilton on&off track.

However on the other hand I am afraid someone as talented as Bianchi will be on the benches -- so its an opportunity wasted, I really think Bianchi is championship material (his Gp2 days are indicative imho). And it is possible Sutils best days are beyond him.

What I really want to know is how much of a financial edge Sutil has over Bianchi !
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Looks like the Mclarens are struggling like Ferrari did last year. Inconsistent lap times. I wonder how much of this has to go with the new suspension system they have gone for. Ferrari changed their suspension theory last year and struggled, this year Mclaren follow the same footsteps and they have the same issues.

The williams looks mighty impressive, the rear bit looks awkward but it looks like they have a top solution which will see many teams take that route.

Alonso topping the times at Barcelona is a good sign. A lot of it must also have been showboating for the spanish crowds.

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Only thing clear from the tests is that Caterham and Marussia will continue pointlessly in 2013.
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Only thing clear from the tests is that Caterham and Marussia will continue pointlessly in 2013.


Isn't this a given ? How can those two go up the field anytime soon. When teams like Williams and Sauber and Force India are making huge strides and are still mid fielders - I think that says quite a bit about Marussias and Caterhams future!

They won't go anywhere within the next 2 years, the new engine factor is a wild card and statistically we have seen that it takes a team almost 3 - 5 years to become a strong mid Fielder.

What I wonder is whether these two will stand the storm. Hope Marussia doesn't turnout to be an HRt! Carterham and Marussia are obviously the weakest, financially .
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Only thing clear from the tests is that Caterham and Marussia will continue pointlessly in 2013.

I feel the same when i see the same Ghisa Pita records played like the last year.

Lewis and Roseberg are voicing out SAME words what Schumi / Roseberg Duo spoke last year.
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Its official, EJ was right... Waiting to hear the next big news about Brawn!

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/105704
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Have seen reports that Paddy Lowe is leaving Mclaren at the end of the year to join Mercedes. Thats another big blow for Mclaren. Tim Goss will take over Lowe's role at Mclaren. I am quite unsure on what role Lowe is taking over at Mercedes. Having Brawn and Lowe is a bit of a clash there. Brawn denies he is going to retire. Hamilton has made it clear that he wishes to stay at Mercedes if Brawn is around.

Mercedes has a big board of directors that calls all the shots. Its going to be very interesting to see how things turn out over the course of the year. It also high time that Mercedes focus on their cars instead of poaching all top engineers and personnel. Ive been reading about Mercedes personnel structuring ever since it came back to F1. Lets do some serious racing guys!!
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Old 27th February 2013, 22:30   #104
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Sutil has been confirmed for Sahara Force India as per Bianchi's agent
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Anyone knows if Star Sports/ESPN are going to stream practice sessions live like they did in last few races of 2012?
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