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    Testing 2017

    Winter is over, F1 cars are on track
    At this early stage, Mercedes have pretty much doubled everyone else's lap counts, as predicted by Tazio... except for Ferrari, who are matching the Mercs for laps and even leading the time sheets. Could it be a sign of a good year for Ferrari? Possibly. Could I be reading too much into 1 hour of testing? Probably.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyL View Post
    Could it be a sign of a good year for Ferrari?
    Merc will keep sandbagging till Q3 in Australia then pull a 2.73 second gap over the Red Bull

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    http://www.skysports.com/f1/live-blo...-one-8211-live

    Problems for McLaren.

    We've only had a single lap for Fernando Alonso so far - the fewest by any driver - and we're hearing that there is an oil leak preventing the team from getting back on track.
    Why am I not surprised?

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    Déjà vu all over again!
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    I wonder if Alonso is going to finish this season

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    Found myself looking for Jenson on the driver lineup yesterday, dammit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Ben View Post
    I wonder if Alonso is going to finish this season
    They're changing the power unit for the second time already, and more or less propping up the timesheets. It could be a frustrating year for Fernando. Especially as this year they'll start taking penalties after 4 PU components rather than 5.

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    Another good day for Ferrari, Kimi topping the timesheets and completing a ton of laps.
    Mercedes are getting through a phenomenal amount of laps. Interestingly they're only mid-table on the speed trap figures. I wonder how much that engine is turned down.
    Bad day for Williams, only 12 laps and an early bath due to lack of spare parts.

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    I imagine Mercedes and Ferrari are both pretty happy with how this first test is going. Engines turned down, lots of laps and fastest.

    Mclaren are looking in the doldrums again
    Its not crashing it's drifting with style

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    Tito Vilanova = :champion:

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