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#16 RE: F1 Russia GP 2014 by Jalumi 10.10.2014 07:50


Quote: an1th wrote in post #14
I think for the first ever Abu Dhabi GP he went around on a golf cart

Could it be he is a 'little bit' lazy?

#17 RE: F1 Russia GP 2014 by Jalumi 10.10.2014 10:22


Timing after FP1

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Marussia will run with only one car this weekend. Jules still in critical conditions

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#18 RE: F1 Russia GP 2014 by WHATEVER 10.10.2014 14:04


this situation is difficult.

I think it's a good decision, I guess Jules' team don't feel like racing this week. Only 5 days have passed.

#19 RE: F1 Russia GP 2014 by WHATEVER 10.10.2014 14:06


Pos No Driver Team Time/Retired Gap Laps
1 44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:39.630 27
2 20 Kevin Magnussen McLaren-Mercedes 1:40.494 0.864 32
3 14 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:40.504 0.874 32
4 6 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:40.542 0.912 30
5 77 Valtteri Bottas Williams-Mercedes 1:40.573 0.943 33
6 22 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1:40.718 1.088 32
7 19 Felipe Massa Williams-Mercedes 1:40.731 1.101 30
8 26 Daniil Kvyat STR-Renault 1:41.108 1.478 32
9 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing-Renault 1:41.396 1.766 30
10 25 Jean-Eric Vergne STR-Renault 1:41.531 1.901 33
11 7 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1:41.630 2.000 24

So, how was FP1 and 2? Any issues? Any incidents?
I see Kimi miles away from Alonso...

#20 RE: F1 Russia GP 2014 by Boudica 10.10.2014 19:08


Kimi had a lot of braking issues at some stages his brake ducts was apparently glowing very visibly , and I think there might have been something else as well, because at the start of FP2 Kimi only did 2 or so laps on the mediums and then he sat in the garage for a while.

#21 RE: F1 Russia GP 2014 by WHATEVER 10.10.2014 20:44


Fernando Alonso, P1 - 1:42.720, 4th; P2 - 1:40.504, 3rd
“The track is very unusual and I didn’t think that Formula 1 had already got such a large following here. Also surprising today was the good level of grip from the track surface, which is unusual on a brand new circuit. From this point of view, I felt comfortable right from the first lap and that helped a lot when it came to today’s most important job, namely learning the track. We worked a lot on set-up and found the two compounds had behaved in similar fashion and tyre performance improved as the laps went by. The track is very hard on brakes, but that is a specific thing we can work on this evening to be well prepared for qualifying.”

Kimi Raikkonen, P1 - 1:43.212, 8th; P2 - 1:41.630, 11th
“This first day of practice was given over to learning the track, which I like and although it’s new, the grip level was good. In the first session, we went through our programme step by step, even if towards the end of the session I was unable to complete my last run. In the afternoon, we focused on tyre behaviour, with both compounds taking a long time to reach the maximum performance, which is unusual, especially for the soft tyre. In order to have a clearer picture on this topic, we will have to wait for the track to evolve. Unfortunately, here too I still don’t feel comfortable with the front end and this prevented me from putting together a good lap. Now, along with the team, we will try and find a solution that will allow me to get the most out of the car.”

Pat Fry, Ferrari chassis director
“As always on a new track, the first day of practice was particularly demanding, both for the drivers and the mechanics in the garage. Today, it was important to concentrate on the balance of the car and to make the most of every minute available, so that Kimi and Fernando could do as many laps as possible and get to learn the track. This track features a series of right-angle corners, all taken at similar speeds, which requires a high level of aerodynamic downforce. Between these corners run two long straights which constitute the two DRS activation zones. It will also be vital to find a set-up that produces a good top speed. From what we saw today, the tyres perform very consistently: the surface is very smooth and the lap times evolved at an impressive rate, as did the wear which was low. This is something we must keep an eye on in terms of qualifying, as well as paying close attention to all the data that will help us establish the best mechanical parameters and those linked to the power unit.”

#22 RE: F1 Russia GP 2014 by Jalumi 11.10.2014 11:04


Nr. 7 is on 7 in FP3

#23 RE: F1 Russia GP 2014 by Sonny 11.10.2014 16:21

Nice to see Kimi so close to Alonso in qualifying.

They must have sorted out the issues with the front end and found a solution that Kimi was comfortable with. I hope he can make a good start and find some clean air to run his race in

I haven't been around this weekend. It's been quite busy at work. Hope to see everyone on the chat for the GP !

#24 RE: F1 Russia GP 2014 by YiNing 11.10.2014 20:22

Minttu with her "bump"

#25 RE: F1 Russia GP 2014 by Jalumi 11.10.2014 20:35


Seems Kimi also brought Paula to Russia Ted told so.... (start 9:30 min.)

#26 RE: F1 Russia GP 2014 by WHATEVER 12.10.2014 06:04


Kimi Raikkonen (9th, Q3 - 1:39.771)
"After a difficult Friday, things went better today, the car has improved a lot thanks to a series of changes that worked and we had a good pace. Sure, we can't claim to have ended up where we would have liked, but compared to the start of the weekend, we have made a step forward and this makes me confident for the race. Today, it wasn't easy to put a quick lap together because I still have some difficulties with the front end, especially in the final sector, but tomorrow we will try our hardest to be in the game and make up some places."

#27 RE: F1 Russia GP 2014 by Sonny 12.10.2014 06:07

for posting, W.

I'm convinced now that there is no "perfect" solution for his front end issues. The car's inherent design will not allow Kimi to ever feel comfortable in this years Ferrari challenger. We can only hope Mr. Allison is taking a lot of notes and designing appropriately for the arrival of Seb

I hope Kimi makes a great start and can leapfrog Alonso. Just finishing in front in Alo will be a good race for me to witness

#28 RE: F1 Russia GP 2014 by Jalumi 12.10.2014 15:09


Lets start with something positive: Seb and Kimi during the drivers parade

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This was the most touching moment for me

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#29 RE: F1 Russia GP 2014 by Jalumi 12.10.2014 15:17


Okay, now the race Very boring race on this "great" track
Kimi had trouble at the start and behind the others. So 9th place and 2 points.

Something else? Oh yeah! Hami won, Mercedes won the Constructors Championchip! Surprise, surprise
Strange podium with Putin
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#30 RE: F1 Russia GP 2014 by Sonny 12.10.2014 15:24

How come there isn't a Russian flag above putins head?

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