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Old 24th February 2016, 13:56   #166
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Talk about complicating things further for fans, already they have no clue on the tire rules, now this.
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Old 24th February 2016, 19:56   #167
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Testing times - 23rd February, 2016

1. S. Vettel Ferrari 01:22.810 126
2. D. Ricciardo Red Bull Racing 01:23.525 112
3. S. Perez Force India F1 01:23.650 101
4. N. Rosberg Mercedes Grand Prix 01:24.867 172
5. M. Ericsson Sauber 01:25.237 108
6. E. Gutiérrez Haas F1 01:25.524 79
7. V. Bottas Williams 01:25.648 134
8. P. Wehrlein Manor Racing 01:25.925 71
9. F. Alonso McLaren 01:26.082 119
10. J. Palmer Renault 01:26.189 42
11. M. Verstappen Scuderia Toro Rosso 01:26.539 121
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Apart from the Quali tweaks, the other proposed changes are as below.

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Driver of the Day

The F1 Commission agreed to the introduction of a Driver of the Day award, to be implemented by the Commercial Rights Holder in conjunction with Formula One broadcasters, with the intention of driving greater fan engagement.

Viewers will be encouraged to vote online for their “Driver of the Day” throughout a Grand Prix, with the winner to be announced as part of the race broadcast immediately following the conclusion of the race, when the driver will be presented with their prize.

2017 Sporting and Technical Regulations

Following the recommendation of the Strategy Group, the F1 Commission agreed to postpone the deadline for the finalisation of 2017 Sporting and Technical Regulations until 30 April, 2016 – to allow all stakeholders the best opportunity to complete all relevant work.

2017 bodywork

New bodywork regulations have been adopted to create more exciting cars, delivering additional downforce to increase speeds and lower lap times.

The FIA, teams and official tyre supplier will continue discussions on the best solution for testing of the new tyres required as part of the regulations.

* A summary of the proposed changes – which will be included in the final 2017 Technical Regulations to be approved by the World Motor Sport Council – is attached.
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Power unit supply

Significant further progress was made on the four major topics regarding Power Unit supply:

- Supply cost

- Obligation to supply

- Performance convergence

- Further improvement of noise



A working group consisting representatives of the FIA, Commercial Rights Holder, Power Unit suppliers and customer teams will undertake further work with the aim of reaching agreement on a plan to meet the above requirements by 30 April, 2016.

Cockpit protection

The F1 Commission confirmed the intention of introducing some form of cockpit protection from the 2017 season. All stakeholders are working together to make this a reality, with the “Halo” concept currently the preferred option. Other options, such as transparent cockpit protection, will continue to be evaluated.
Source : http://www.fia.com/news/fia-statemen...rmula-one-cars
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I wonder how the - "Slowest driver eliminated every 1 minute 30 seconds thereafter until the chequered flag;" is going to work at Belgium's Spa-Francorchamps circuit where the lap record is 1:47.

Does it mean that if the driver Begins the lap before the "1 minute 30 seconds" the lap counts? Even then he wont make the next round of "1 minute 30 seconds".
In the present format, a driver just needs to start his lap before the cutoff time to make it count for a session, but that will be nightmare to keep track in the proposed format.

Instead, all race control needs to do is eliminate the last driver on the leader board when the timer hits 7:00, 8:30, 10:00 and so on irrespective of where they are on the track. So, if a lap takes more than 1.5 minutes to complete, the guys at the rear better start the hot laps from 5:00 on wards or from 3:00 if one needs a banker lap.

It promises to make qualifying in each session pretty much relentless. Let's wait and see.
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In the present format, a driver just needs to start his lap before the cutoff time to make it count for a session, but that will be nightmare to keep track in the proposed format.

Instead, all race control needs to do is eliminate the last driver on the leader board when the timer hits 7:00, 8:30, 10:00 and so on irrespective of where they are on the track. So, if a lap takes more than 1.5 minutes to complete, the guys at the rear better start the hot laps from 5:00 on wards or from 3:00 if one needs a banker lap.

It promises to make qualifying in each session pretty much relentless. Let's wait and see.
The quali tweak was proposed in response to track owners complaining about lack of action especially during saturday.
Talk about paying back in kind.
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Speed traps revealed by Autosport.com for the day 3 of testing. You can follow live track action from this link:

http://beta.autosport.com/live/comme...496.1455886809



Here's how the speed-trap figures looked during yesterday's running:
1 Nasr, 338.5km/h

2 Hamilton, 337.5km/h

3 Massa, 334.3km/h

4 Hulkenberg, 333.3km/h

5 Haryanto, 333.3km/h

6 Magnussen, 332.3km/h

7 Grosjean, 331.2km/h

8 Raikkonen, 331.2km/h

9 Rosberg, 328.2km/h

10 Sainz, 327.2km/h

11 Kvyat, 322.3km/h

12 Button, 320.4km/h
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Testing times - 24th February, 2016

1. N. Hulkenberg Force India F1 01:23.110 99
2. R. Grosjean Haas F1 01:25.874 82
3. K. Raikkonen Ferrari 01:25.977 78
4. K. Magnussen Renault 01:26.014 111
5. N. Rosberg Mercedes Grand Prix 01:26.084 74
6. C. Sainz Jr. Scuderia Toro Rosso 01:26.239 161
7. F. Nasr Sauber 01:26.392 115
8. L. Hamilton Mercedes Grand Prix 01:26.421 88
9. D. Kvyat Red Bull Racing 01:26.497 74
10. F. Massa Williams 01:26.712 109
11. J. Button McLaren 01:26.919 51
12. R. Haryanto Manor Racing 01:28.249 78
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Testing times - 25th February, 2016

1. K. Raikkonen Ferrari 01:23.477 80
2. D. Kvyat Red Bull Racing 01:24.293 96
3. A. Celis Jr. Force India F1 01:24.840 75
4. K. Magnussen Renault 01:25.263 153
5. M. Verstappen Scuderia Toro Rosso 01:25.393 110
6. F. Nasr Sauber 01:26.053 121
7. N. Rosberg Mercedes Grand Prix 01:26.187 86
8. L. Hamilton Mercedes Grand Prix 01:26.295 99
9. F. Massa Williams 01:26.483 54
10. E. Gutiérrez Haas F1 01:27.802 89
11. R. Haryanto Manor Racing 01:28.266 51
12. F. Alonso McLaren no time 3
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Speed trap on Day 2 of the second and final test posted by autosport.com


Nasr (Sauber), 346.1km/h
Magnussen (Renault), 341.7km/h
Hamilton (Mercedes), 338.5km/h
Bottas (Williams), 337.5km/h
Haryanto (Manor), 336.4km/h
Verstappen (Toro Rosso), 334.3km/h
Raikkonen (Ferrari), 332.3km/h
Gutierrez (Haas), 331.2km/h
Hulkenberg (Force India), 331.2km/h
Rosberg (Mercedes), 327.2km/h
Alonso (McLaren), 326.2km/h
Kvyat (Red Bull), 322.3km/h
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2nd Winter Test started yesterday. Testing times of day 1

1. N. Rosberg Mercedes Grand Prix 01:23.022 82
2. V. Bottas Williams 01:23.229 123
3. F. Alonso McLaren 01:24.735 93
4. K. Raikkonen Ferrari 01:24.836 72
5. D. Kvyat Red Bull Racing 01:25.049 69
6. L. Hamilton Mercedes Grand Prix 01:25.051 90
7. M. Verstappen Scuderia Toro Rosso 01:25.176 144
8. N. Hulkenberg Force India F1 01:25.336 121
9. F. Nasr Sauber 01:25.493 103
10. K. Magnussen Renault 01:25.760 119
11. E. Gutiérrez Haas F1 01:26.661 23
12. R. Haryanto Manor Racing 01:27.625 45

2nd March, 2016 Testing times:

1. V. Bottas Williams 01:23.261 108
2. L. Hamilton Mercedes Grand Prix 01:23.622 73
3. K. Magnussen Renault 01:23.933 126
4. S. Vettel Ferrari 01:24.611 151
5. J. Button McLaren 01:25.183 121
6. D. Ricciardo Red Bull Racing 01:25.235 135
7. C. Sainz Jr. Scuderia Toro Rosso 01:25.300 166
8. S. Perez Force India F1 01:25.593 128
9. N. Rosberg Mercedes Grand Prix 01:26.298 91
10. P. Wehrlein Manor Racing 01:27.064 79
11. M. Ericsson Sauber 01:27.487 55
12. E. Gutiérrez Haas F1 no time 1

The Silver arrows look unstoppable this year. They are racking in 100's of laps on each test day. Both drivers that too!
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Kimi trials the cockpit halo

http://planetf1.com/news/raikkonen-trials-cockpit-halo/
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Let's discuss this further on the new thread I just created.
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Cool video about Hamilton's 2016 steering wheel..

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Cool video about Hamilton's 2016 steering wheel..

Just goes on to show how complex a F1 car has become. Driver has so many things to do that somewhere I believe the art of racing is getting muddled.
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Here is the pecking order of 2016 grid based on race simulation done by various team in the test. Pecking order taken from Autosports.

1.Mercedes - Surprise, surprise
2.Ferrari - According to Autosport, they have reduced the gap to the Merc over the winter. But have Merc showed its full potential yet.
3.Williams - Which is well clear of the rest.
4.Toro Roso - Which was a surprise, but they have 2015 PU, so will go down the order as others get better PU towards the end of the season.
5.Force India - Bob, has told there are not many updates in the pipeline and they have almost fully exploited the current design and aerodynamic gains are hard to come by.
6.Redbull - Will be interesting to see the Tag Heuer PU's performance further down the season, Toro Roso, Renault will be a good benchmark for us to evaluate the PU's performance.
7.Renault - They have admitted to be well behind, I am happy they are still us after all those speculations towards the end of the last season. Happy to see Kevin Mag back in F1.
8.Hass - Had a terrible second test - Which is nothing bad considering its a new team, will get better with time.
9.Sauber - Both the drivers are happy with the new car
10.McLaren - But they haven't sorted the chassis issues and not fully utilised the potential of the updated Honda PU. I believe they will be further up the grid, coming to Melbourne.
11.Manor - Definitely faster than last year, which is not shocking since they got the best PU in the business. I would love to see what Pascal Wehrlein can bring to the table.
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