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#16 RE: F1 Australia GP 2014 by miezicat 12.03.2014 23:36

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#17 RE: F1 Australia GP 2014 by Boudica 13.03.2014 06:32

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#18 RE: F1 Australia GP 2014 by icemaid 13.03.2014 06:36

Thanks for all the videos & pictures!

Woohoo time to stock up those magnums again!

Anyone seen the PC?

#19 RE: F1 Australia GP 2014 by Boudica 13.03.2014 06:37

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Some new front wings:




#20 RE: F1 Australia GP 2014 by Boudica 13.03.2014 09:16

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#21 RE: F1 Australia GP 2014 by Jalumi 13.03.2014 11:02

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Wow, hand shake with Allan Permane. Kimi is really not unforgiving

#22 RE: F1 Australia GP 2014 by icemaid 13.03.2014 11:45

Quote: Jalumi wrote in post #21
Wow, hand shake with Allan Permane. Kimi is really not unforgiving


Classy Kimi!

#23 RE: F1 Australia GP 2014 by Olga 13.03.2014 13:05

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Kimi!!! wise enough to just move on!

#24 RE: F1 Australia GP 2014 by WHATEVER 13.03.2014 13:48

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Pure class act

#25 RE: F1 Australia GP 2014 by Olga 13.03.2014 15:48

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a guy posted this on fb....i think Kimi did not like those tyres?


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TurunSanomat.

"I don't think these technical changes can be said to suit some drivers better or worse. It is more down to the tires and how you get them to work, that makes the difference. These tires fit some driver better, and other just can't get them to work and because of that difference in performance and grow big. By the general feeling, these tires are like the late 2013 tyres."



....but...few hours remaining to see....

#26 RE: F1 Australia GP 2014 by claudie 13.03.2014 16:03

That´s why I am not optimistic at all for the new season! I think so far Kimi has lots of problems with the handling of the car/set-up.

#27 RE: F1 Australia GP 2014 by Boudica 13.03.2014 18:23

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There were reports that Ferrari's tyre degradation wasn't good. The tyre problem could actually be the opposite from last season.

#28 RE: F1 Australia GP 2014 by WHATEVER 13.03.2014 18:37

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What's the whole point of all the new regulation changes, including the doubble points, if in the end the tyres are going to define who will win?

#29 RE: F1 Australia GP 2014 by WHATEVER 13.03.2014 19:27

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Thanks to Ely0611:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unZCuy_h5p8

#30 RE: F1 Australia GP 2014 by Boudica 13.03.2014 19:30

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The tyres are always going to be important to some degree, they the only contact patch with the ground after all.

But you also have to look at how the car actually performs with the tyres. The Lotus was the car that was the lightest on its tyres. When harder tyres where introduced it was at times difficult to heat the tyres like in the rain for example. But look at the Red Bull for instance they fried their tyres at the beginning of season but as the tyres became harder, the car performed perfectly with the tyres. It also isn't a linear equation, Mercedes fried their tyres even more then Red Bull, yet when the new tyres was introduced last season they didn't benefit as much from it as Red Bull did.
Alonso seemingly also had issues with the tyres change, when the tyres was changed Massa out qualified him six times in a row. But then again it is difficult to only look at the situation from a tyre perspective. It could be that there were other parts changed on the car, that had a bigger effect then the tyres.
It is the same situation for Kimi as well, last season it seemed like his problems had more to do with the longer chassis then the tyre change. And then again it wasn't just the chassis but actually the new camber restrictions that was introduced with the tyres.
There is a lot of factors to take into consideration when talking about tyres, the way the car actually reacts with the tyres is the real important factor.

But for now the fact remains that Kimi has less then half of the testing mileage of Alonso so far. It isn't a deal breaker, but it is going to have an effect with all of the new rule changes. On to of that Kimi needs to click with the team and his new engineers once again. This does take a bit of time. So there is no doubt that Kimi will be on the backfoot, the situation is what it is, it was just the circumstances of testing. We can only hope that Kimi's car is reliable throughout this weekend, and that he gathers some decent mileage.

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