FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO DE ESPANA TELEFÓNICA 2010. (9 May. 2010)


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Ah! The F1 is back in Europe from this race on.

M. Schumacher has a new chasis for this race. Can he make a better impact come this Sunday?
 

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Finally The long awaited European league is begining and F1 thread is back! Go Canew Go!!!:bsmilie:

Heard that Ferrari got new Engines! Vroom Vroom VVVVVVVVVvrrrrrrrrrrroooooooooooommmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:bsmilie:



Go Ferrari Go!!!
Go Massa Go!!!
Go Alonso Go!!!​

Go Schumi Go!!!
 

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Ah! The F1 is back in Europe from this race on.

M. Schumacher has a new chasis for this race. Can he make a better impact come this Sunday?
"better impact" meaning at least one of the three top positions?

Sadly, a resounding "no"... I think the man has seen his better days.

But I'd love to be proven wrong.
 

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Finally The long awaited European league is begining and F1 thread is back! Go Canew Go!!!:bsmilie:
Bro melvin, you are a joker! You go me for what? :bsmilie:

Heard that Ferrari got new Engines! Vroom Vroom VVVVVVVVVvrrrrrrrrrrroooooooooooommmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:bsmilie:



Go Ferrari Go!!!
Go Massa Go!!!
Go Alonso Go!!!​


Go Schumi Go!!!
Ferrari got new engines for the Spanish GP? I only read that they have a new 'F-Duct' system for testing in the Spanish GP.
 

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"better impact" meaning at least one of the three top positions?

Sadly, a resounding "no"... I think the man has seen his better days.

But I'd love to be proven wrong.
What I meant by 'better impact' is a podium finish, or fighting for it.

Ah! a resounding 'No' from kriegsketten. M. Schumacher is over the hill, says kriegsketten. :bsmilie:
 

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This season has been a mad one for me. Too many favorite drivers and teams.

After the crazy Asian leg of the season, absolutely looking forward to the European circuits.

Go Alonso!

Go Vettel!

Go Button! (Not exactly a Macca fan, but gained tremendous respect for the "Magic Button" with his race craft)
 

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Bro melvin, you are a joker! You go me for what? :bsmilie:

Ferrari got new engines for the Spanish GP? I only read that they have a new 'F-Duct' system for testing in the Spanish GP.
no new engines but a modified one. they repaired the pneumatic valve problem.

would be interesting to see if their 'F-Duct' system works as well as the McLarens.
 

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Just a quick weather update for the weekend.

Friday is certainly dry.

Rain expected on saturday and sunday

:angel:
 

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:embrass: ya its the F-duct!


Ferrari have constantly been denying any problems in terms of reliability with their Engines this year, however, Ferrari has made changes to its engines for reliability reasons for the Spanish Grand Prix after being granted permission to do so by the FIA.

The Maranello outfit has experienced problems with its V8 unit since the start of the season, with Fernando Alonso suffering two failures already and customer team Sauber also having a spate of issues.

Changes aimed at improving the performance of engines are banned under the engine freeze regulations, but design alterations on reliability grounds are permitted provided prior authorisation is given by the FIA.

Ferrari has confirmed that, following work on its power plants at its Maranello base since the last round in China, it has found some solutions for the problems and it has been given the green light to make revisions for this weekend’s race.

“A lot of work was carried out on the test bench, completing several long runs and this work produced some solutions which it is felt will solve the reliability problems experienced in Bahrain and Malaysia,” the team said in a Barcelona preview piece on its website"

“The team therefore requested and received authorisation from the FIA to make some changes within the framework of the current engine regulations and these modifications will be fitted to the engines to be used in Spain.”

Ferrari has, like all its rivals, spent the three-week break between races working on upgrades for its car in particular its full version of McLaren’s F-duct, which the team says will feature on its F10 in Friday practice.

The team tried out the innovative concept, which stalls the rear wing on the straights when the driver operates a vent situated on the nosecone from the cockpit, during one of its four permitted straight-line tests in Italy last week.

Ferrari says a decision on whether it will be kept on the car for the weekend action in Spain will be taken after both race drivers use it for the first time on Friday.

“Using this idea is not as straightforward as simply fitting a new component to the cars, because it involves not just a different wing design, but also a driver-operated system to use it effectively,” the team added.

“Evaluation has therefore been quite a lengthy process, involving simulation and test bench testing, prior to it making its track debut last Saturday during one of the four permitted straight-line aero tests, held at Vairano.

“Giancarlo Fisichella was at the wheel of the F10, while Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso were able to try the system on the simulator.

“On Friday in Barcelona, the wing will be tested by both drivers during the free practice sessions, as they will need to get used to actually operating the system and there will be no need to do a back-to-back evaluation against the existing wing as this has already been carried out at Vairano.
“After free practice, a decision will be taken regarding its use for qualifying and the race.”


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Bro melvin, you are a joker! You go me for what? :bsmilie:



Ferrari got new engines for the Spanish GP? I only read that they have a new 'F-Duct' system for testing in the Spanish GP.


Go You for the Starting all future F1 Thread!:bsmilie:
 

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Go You for the Starting all future F1 Thread!:bsmilie:
Hhhmmmm, to be honest, I have not started a F1 thread for quite some time already. I have had other Bros here who have chipped in to start F1 threads. Wonder where is everyone... :think:
 

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Hhhmmmm, to be honest, I have not started a F1 thread for quite some time already. I have had other Bros here who have chipped in to start F1 threads. Wonder where is everyone... :think:
:bsmilie: Think they should appear soon!:bsmilie:
 

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What I meant by 'better impact' is a podium finish, or fighting for it.

Ah! a resounding 'No' from kriegsketten. M. Schumacher is over the hill, says kriegsketten. :bsmilie:
Welp, I'm kinda pragmatic on this one. F1 is a serious, very strenuous and athletic sport. It's not the same as driving behind the wheel of a DTM or Rally car (which is already very demanding by themselves). You don't just go on a few years hiatus and then expect to do equally well when you come back, especially when one is already advancing in age. Considering that he is not really right at the bottom of the pack is already a great feat! :bsmilie:

I'm a big Schumi fan myself actually... but the man needs to enjoy his retirement and rest on his laurels! :bsmilie:
 

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Mclaren top P1 Lewis and Button. Fernando 8th, Massa 12th

Ferrari had a decent session. A couple of mistakes from both drivers whilst trying to get use to this f-duct extra speed. stay tuned for P2!:bsmilie:
 

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First practice session belongs to McLaren. Second one was Red Bull's. But M. Schumacher was 3rd in both the practice sessions. Looks like he is liking the new chasis more.
 

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The rest of the cars are going to smell red bull's renault smoke this race for sure. sad though for the rest but great work by kobayashi!!!
 

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The rest of the cars are going to smell red bull's renault smoke this race for sure. sad though for the rest but great work by kobayashi!!!
Race started... but Kobayashi just got some damaged to his car... actually i do kind of like him after seeing him do so well as the stand in driver for Toyota last year...
 

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