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    Quote Originally Posted by Bagwan View Post
    I read a note from someone who sat at the final corner for a while who noticed Massa wasn't using DRS at all , so , while looking pretty good from a distance , was maybe looking far better from up close .

    This is early testing , but , with the new formula , almost anything could happen .

    Hell , Taz man , Honda could be experiencing the only problems they'll have for the whole year .






    Ok , that was a stretch , but at least they are partly orange now .
    That's good , isn't it ?
    Your boy has really crashed into F1!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tazio View Post
    Your boy has really crashed into F1!
    Felipe baby!
    Cheers mate!

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    Yeah , Taz , dat Canuck is a little hard on equipment .
    But , ol' Hammy came out to defend him , saying these things are not easy to drive , and any rookie would be likely to struggle .

    That said , though , even daddy's money can't buy him another when there's only one front wing .

    Of course , though , what were they doing with only one ?
    You'd think they'd maybe be either prepared for at least a minor wobble over the curbs with an extra the same , or have another configuration of it to test during the session .
    It seems like a pretty primary , and often busted piece , so likely a smart one to have on hand for replacement .



    You think Lonso gonna Hondo Lanco , or will he get Willied ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bagwan View Post
    Yeah , Taz , dat Canuck is a little hard on equipment .
    But , ol' Hammy came out to defend him , saying these things are not easy to drive , and any rookie would be likely to struggle .

    That said , though , even daddy's money can't buy him another when there's only one front wing .

    Of course , though , what were they doing with only one ?
    You'd think they'd maybe be either prepared for at least a minor wobble over the curbs with an extra the same , or have another configuration of it to test during the session .
    It seems like a pretty primary , and often busted piece , so likely a smart one to have on hand for replacement .



    You think Lonso gonna Hondo Lanco , or will he get Willied ?
    When you go to pre season testing with a new car you always have to "wing" it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Starter View Post
    When you go to pre season testing with a new car you always have to "wing" it.
    Ew , that was bad , Starter .

    Either spells confidence in a number of ways , or speaks loudly that they are behind .
    Only one configuration does say they are happy with the design , but only if there aren't four more back at the factory unfinished .

    Having only one could be looked at as more embarrassing than having your rookie bust it up , especially when they kinda knew they would be running a rookie out there .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bagwan View Post
    Yeah , Taz ,
    You think Lonso gonna Hondo Lanco , or will he get Willied ?
    Hard to say bro, but I think that the Willie will be ahead of McLaren going to Australia, but will be overtaken with development during the season:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfqCn9AjDtk
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    I'm going to wait and see just how much Mercedes are sandbagging. I'd really like to see 3 or 4 cars in the running for the WDC and manufacturers titles for a change. I suspect that might not happen this year, but I remain hopeful!

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    Another power unit change for McLaren. Good job there are no engine penalties in testing!

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    I think this year will be closer but have Ferrari really made a possible Merc challenging leap forward? I still think Merc will have a fair bit in reserve and we haven't really seen the best of Red Bull either.

    A 3 team battle for the championship would be nice but when was the last time that happened?

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    A two or three way battle for the championship, and looks as it there is a possibility of that happening in 2017. Hamilton already is saying so far that Ferrari is ahead during testing.

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report...te-for-f1-2017

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    Massa clocked up 168 laps yesterday, including the fastest lap of the day. I guess the old guy is not quite ready to draw his pension yet.

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