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#106 RE: F1 Australian Grand Prix 2013 by claudie 16.03.2013 09:55

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As usual Kimi's strategy wasn't exactly correct. He was one of the last drivers to get inters and only got to do one lap, on which there was a yellow flag in the last sector. But atleast he got through.



Wasn't that also Kimi's fault? He didn't post a fast time on wet tyres early on and as soon as he did that he went to pits to change the tyres. That's how I saw it anyway but maybe I missed something.

But I'm not sure if it's good that he has only Slade as his engineer. Last year with Slade&Rennie worked great in the second half of the season.




But it was pretty bad at the beginning! Guess it´s too early to draw conclusion.
Then again it also wokred during his Mclaren times. At least now Kimi wont get useless information during the race <img src=h" title="hih" />

#107 RE: F1 Australian Grand Prix 2013 by beefree88 16.03.2013 10:11

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As usual Kimi's strategy wasn't exactly correct. He was one of the last drivers to get inters and only got to do one lap, on which there was a yellow flag in the last sector. But atleast he got through.



Wasn't that also Kimi's fault? He didn't post a fast time on wet tyres early on and as soon as he did that he went to pits to change the tyres. That's how I saw it anyway but maybe I missed something.

But I'm not sure if it's good that he has only Slade as his engineer. Last year with Slade&Rennie worked great in the second half of the season.



Every driver has a data engineer too plus the team has a whole fleet of engineers monitoring everything from the details of the car to the weather.

#108 RE: F1 Australian Grand Prix 2013 by an1th 16.03.2013 10:25

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IMO it was difficult to take a decision and I think it has been the right one (but I know that I am almost alone with that opinion ).

Good to see that Lotus improved under rainy conditions


HEre...@f1elvis: It's not about coping with rain, modern F1 cars don't work in rivers. If you want to drive in all weather, we need different cars & tracks.

You'v got company :)


I am gonna take his word on that...

Bring on Sunday... ( Sydney plans cancelled! )

#109 RE: F1 Australian Grand Prix 2013 by an1th 16.03.2013 10:28

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Zitat von valuk

Zitat von Boudica

As usual Kimi's strategy wasn't exactly correct. He was one of the last drivers to get inters and only got to do one lap, on which there was a yellow flag in the last sector. But atleast he got through.



Wasn't that also Kimi's fault? He didn't post a fast time on wet tyres early on and as soon as he did that he went to pits to change the tyres. That's how I saw it anyway but maybe I missed something.

But I'm not sure if it's good that he has only Slade as his engineer. Last year with Slade&Rennie worked great in the second half of the season.



Every driver has a data engineer too plus the team has a whole fleet of engineers monitoring everything from the details of the car to the weather.



I always get the feelin that Kimi leaves it completely to his engineers ( rightly so, they have the data ) . But sometimes human instincts do have a say and he should trust himself more in making a call.

#110 RE: F1 Australian Grand Prix 2013 by valuk 16.03.2013 10:31

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Zitat von valuk

Zitat von Boudica

As usual Kimi's strategy wasn't exactly correct. He was one of the last drivers to get inters and only got to do one lap, on which there was a yellow flag in the last sector. But atleast he got through.



Wasn't that also Kimi's fault? He didn't post a fast time on wet tyres early on and as soon as he did that he went to pits to change the tyres. That's how I saw it anyway but maybe I missed something.

But I'm not sure if it's good that he has only Slade as his engineer. Last year with Slade&Rennie worked great in the second half of the season.



Every driver has a data engineer too plus the team has a whole fleet of engineers monitoring everything from the details of the car to the weather.




Yeah but last year it worked like that:

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" Simon used to take care of communication with Kimi during qualifyings and races, when I was on charge of engineering work until the end of the third practise. Now I will also do Simon's work, so we will be back to the old format we had with Kimi during McLaren days".Slade says.



So it was Rennie who called the shots last year during quali and race. At the start of the last season that was Slade's job, I think (I remember him saying he forgot to tell Kimi to push on in Australia quali last year after he made mistake), and it didn't go that well. I thought that that was also the reason why Rennie took over qualis and races later?

Anyway, it doesn't matter now, I just hope that the strategy will be at least as good as it was last year in second half of the season.

#111 RE: F1 Australian Grand Prix 2013 by icemaid 16.03.2013 11:51

Is it only me? I got disconnected from chat/forum halfway through quali. <img src=" title="blink" />

#112 RE: F1 Australian Grand Prix 2013 by icemaid 16.03.2013 11:58

nd the forum is so slooooooooow.

#113 RE: F1 Australian Grand Prix 2013 by Olga 16.03.2013 12:07

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it wasnt only you ice.....seems server had problems. lets hope it will be fine during the race....most of us have twitter accounts so we go there when this happens... <img src=" title="dunno" />

#114 RE: F1 Australian Grand Prix 2013 by claudie 16.03.2013 14:28

It seems that RoGro is pretty happy with the set-up changes! You all know what this will mean for tomorrow?! <img src=" title="see" />

#115 RE: F1 Australian Grand Prix 2013 by Olga 16.03.2013 14:29

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<img src=" title="ha" /> :up cloudy time!!!! <img src=" title="see" />

#116 RE: F1 Australian Grand Prix 2013 by icemaid 16.03.2013 14:49

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It seems that RoGro is pretty happy with the set-up changes! You all know what this will mean for tomorrow?!



Are you jinxing Grogro? <img src=h" title="hih" />

#117 RE: F1 Australian Grand Prix 2013 by miezicat 16.03.2013 15:43

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Set Fire to the Rain – Australian Grand Prix, Saturday 16 March

The Melbourne skies offered up their famed four seasons in one day to interrupt and delay qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix. An eventful day at Albert Park saw Romain Grosjean top the times in FP3, then set the third fastest lap in Q1 before the remainder of qualifying was postponed. Kimi Räikkönen went fifth fastest in FP3 and eleventh quickest in the Q1 session. Qualifying will resume at Albert Park with the Q2 session, starting at 11:00 local time (01:00 CET).

Kimi Räikkönen, E21-03. Q: (Q1) P11, 1:45.545. FP3: P5, 1:27.625
“It wasn’t easy with the traffic, people going off and the yellow flags but we went through to the second qualifying session tomorrow so it’s not all bad. The car doesn’t feel too bad in the wet – it’s an improvement on where we were last year for sure - but today the challenge was finding some clear space on track. The session being delayed until tomorrow was a shame but it’s the same for everyone.”

Romain Grosjean, E21-01. Q: (Q1) P3, 1:44.284. FP3: P1, 1:26.929
“The day started pretty well; it’s the first time I’ve topped an official practice session and I have to say a big thank you to the team for their hard work since yesterday. We took a different direction with the setup and it’s clear we made the right decision. It’s frustrating to delay the rest of qualifying, but there were some good things for us to take from Q1. It’s no secret that wet conditions did not favour our car last year, but from what we saw today there have definitely been some improvements. I’m sorry for the fans as they have been fantastic all week and stuck around despite the weather. We have a big day tomorrow and it looks like staying dry, so hopefully we can put on a good show for them.”

Alan Permane, Trackside Operations Director:
“It’s been fun today.”

How did the team fare in the limited dry running today?
The changes we made to Romain’s car allied to the revised aerodynamic package clearly made a difference which was highlighted by him setting the session’s fastest time before the rain started. He was very happy with the improvement and is as content with his car as Kimi is with his. It’s been fun today reacting to the different weather conditions.

How about in the rain?
We’re in good shape. We’ve made some improvements to our wet setup following lessons learnt in pre-season testing which have certainly worked. It’s a shame that we can’t finish qualifying today, but it’s absolutely the correct decision; it was too wet.

What are the particular considerations for running qualifying and the race in one day?
It doesn’t change things too much if everything goes well in qualifying, but if there is a lot of work to do on the car between qualifying and the race then it’s going to be a busy day.

What are your thoughts in terms of strategy for tomorrow?
In terms of the weather it looks like tomorrow should be dry, in which case the supersoft is the faster qualifying tyre. That means the top ten starting on the supersoft and working to maximise its potential at the start of the race on high fuel and a newly washed track surface. The medium compound will be the preferred race tyre.

Are we feeling optimistic heading into the race?
We’ve looked good come both wet and dry so far so there’s no reason to think otherwise.

#118 RE: F1 Australian Grand Prix 2013 by Sonny 16.03.2013 15:54

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It seems that RoGro is pretty happy with the set-up changes! You all know what this will mean for tomorrow?!



<img src=" title="ha" /> it was only a matter of time! I'm surprised you didn't mention his P1 in FP3 <img src=" title="wink" />

Does anyone know if Grosjean is running the new floor Kimi was testing in P1 and P2 on Friday? Hope quali and the race is dry <img src=" title="holy" />

#119 RE: F1 Australian Grand Prix 2013 by Denorth 16.03.2013 16:26

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tried to log in to forum today during so called qualy... neither was good <img src=" title="ha" />

#120 RE: F1 Australian Grand Prix 2013 by WHATEVER 16.03.2013 17:47

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I'm sorry guys <img src=" title="oi" /> it was all me...

I wanted to see the quali live so badly, that when I woke up today there was the news that it has been re-aranged to Sunday in a time when I can watch it live <img src=h" title="hih" />

I promise I won't do it again for the race... oh but I do want Kimi to win badly too, so prepare yourselves for that :up

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