2014 Rolex Australian Grand Prix

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  1. GOTMAXPOWER

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    Lewis Hamilton is having an engine chance right now so don't expect to see him out in FP1.

    Teams were saying earlier than an engine change could take around 6 hours with the new cars and because of that they won't be bothering with FP3 (If an engine goes pop they would miss qualifying).

    E- Lotus and RBR might struggle to make FP1 too...
     
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    "Hey boys, theres the new Marussia going past."
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    *29 minutes later* "Still there.."
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  3. Peter.

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    Well the car isn't aerodynamically flawed, Newey's cars are usually anything but, so if his engine can give him reasonable performance he might be able to stick it in the top 5. Completing the race is a completely different matter, however.

    This session will probably be a bit boring at first, it's usually treated as an extended test session, where some teams actually run shakedown laps for a good amount of time before really trying to go for any form of speed.
     
  4. LMSCorvetteGT2

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    That's fine having nico to gauge the Benz
     
  5. GOTMAXPOWER

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    What's not so fine is if this engine counts as one of Lewis' 5 for the season (not sure what the rules are since it hasn't run a mile before breaking).
     
  6. LMSCorvetteGT2

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    I don't know for sure either, F1 Fanatic had a pretty detailed article on the rules for this year, I was just too lazy to read it.
     
  7. TenEightyOne

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    Changed before it presented in the session so I don't think it'll be a problem. They are allowed to change some parts so may be able to reinstall it or use it as a practice engine.

    =field_regulation_category%3A82]All the Formula One rules here at the FIA, engine-change specifics will be in Sporting Regs 2014 I should think.
     
  8. LMSCorvetteGT2

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    It's Happening!!!:drool::dopey:
     
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  9. BHRxRacer

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    Christian Horner circumcised his head
     
  10. TenEightyOne

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    Christian Horner on Murdo-vision; "We're in trouble, we just don't know how much. We'll know by Sunday night".

    Bwaaaahaha. :D
     
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  11. LMSCorvetteGT2

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    They'll know in ten to fifteen minutes more realistically.
     
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  12. Brutaka

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    The NBC sports network guy just said "Lew-ese Hamilton" :lol::lol::lol:
     
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  13. LMSCorvetteGT2

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    Engine blown already for Lewis...

    Also you must be talking about David Hobbs he always says Lewis's name like that.
     
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  14. GTPorsche

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    Mercedes barely makes it out of the garage and Hamilton's car poops out.
     
  15. Blitz24

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    Well he didn't crash it this time.
     
  16. TenEightyOne

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    Boom, pistons.
     
  17. GOTMAXPOWER

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    Tomorrow's headlines: Red Bull more reliable than Mercedes
     
  18. Holdenhsvgtsr

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    No as the power unit hasnt run on track
     
  19. FahrerGott

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    Alan Jones first comments on the cars "That sounds horrible" From the onboard video I agree.

    One of the commentators said the cars won't be going above 12,500rpm this weekend because of fuel restrictions. Surely they'll reach the limit for qualifying though.
     
  20. LMSCorvetteGT2

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    Man the car sounds decent from the t-bar

    Ah yes cause cars that bounced off the rev limiter sounded so glorious...
     
  21. TenEightyOne

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    Not sure, the cutoff point is the "start of the event", the engines have to have already been stickered at some point so while he won't take penalty at this event I think the engine will still be one of his 5.

    That's referring to SR 28.4

    Possibly, but would you risk the engine? Better to be in it than win it this weekend.

    I think people are going to be surprised by how little energy is in 100kg of fuel, the tyres and pads. To deploy/recover all that and be the first to complete a 200 mile road race with the maximum efficiency is going to be a real feat of race engineering.
     
  22. GOTMAXPOWER

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    I prefer the new sounds, especially the McLaren which is really grunty.
     
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  23. TenEightyOne

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    I think "more grunty" too, so clearly it is an engineering term as we're in consensus. :D
     
  24. Holdenhsvgtsr

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    Confirmed by Mercedes AMG it wasn't run on track therefore doesn't count towards the changes over the season so as it didn't run on track it doesn't count but as soon as it does then it counts
     
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    Did that guy really ask Hamilton for his garage pass?
     
  26. prisonermonkeys

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    I was horrified to see Red Bull fastest.

    Then I realised they are several seconds off last year's pace.
     
  27. TenEightyOne

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    Interesting! The weather light flashes when DRS is used up so the driver behind knows... I hadn't realised that! :D

    EDIT (as riccardo nearly stuffs it) that seems fair enough for Hamilton's engine, he hasn't started the event-proper so it's right that it shouldn't count, I just couldn't see the "start" point that the regs referred to.
     
  28. LMSCorvetteGT2

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    I'm still a bit worried.

    Let the monster wheel spin make proper men out of these drivers, oh they thought they knew what the limit was

    EDIT: I want Kamui's hat.
     
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  29. Grayfox

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    Why is Vettel's stripe red where Riccardo's is purple?

    Edit: I am blind as a bat.
     
  30. TenEightyOne

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    D'uh, now I can: "A power unit or any of the six components will be deemed to have been used once the car’s timing transponder has shown that it has left the pit lane"

    I know you guys were right, it was just annoying me not being able to see it in the regs :D


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