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    2016 F1 Thread (Could contain spoilers)

    Bottas tops day 2 of practice run in Barcelona

    MOST TEAMS concentrated on long runs and race simulations during the second day of the second Barcelona test.

    For the first time in the six days of preseason testing that Mercedes did not do the most laps of any team. That honour went to Carlos Sainz who completed 166 laps in his Toro Rosso. The combined total of the two Mercedes drivers was a mere 164.

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    Anyone looking to catch up on all things 2016 F1 (changes, liveries etc) I would recommend having a look through the 2016 F1 thread on AFF. It's a pretty good group in the F1 discussions over there (apart from xxxg) so not like most other sections of AFF.

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    New quali format is a farce. Absolute joke. A solution to a problem that didn't exist. Hope they change it back!

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    Quote Originally Posted by prydey View Post
    New quali format is a farce. Absolute joke. A solution to a problem that didn't exist. Hope they change it back!
    Agree! I struggled to know wtf was going on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by prydey View Post
    New quali format is a farce. Absolute joke. A solution to a problem that didn't exist. Hope they change it back!
    Yep. 4 Mins to go an Everyones parked up
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    Bernie is intent on making this an 'entertainment' series, rather than the pinnacle of motorsport that it once was. from a technological standpoint it is still the pinnacle but there is so much confusion as to the direction of the sport that it will be killed if they can't figure out who they want to please. trying to keep the wowsers happy, as well as the fans, and the purists and the teams and the drivers and the manufacturers.... its never going to work.

    the lap record for Albert pk was set in 2004 by M.schumacher. most of the older tracks lap records were set in 2004. its a sad indictment on the sport that in 12 years of development they can't lower the bar on some tracks. embarrassingly, at some tracks they are quite a bit slower.

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    Well the qualifying system has lready been scraped, didnt take long

    Mercedes look damn strong again
    Ferrari look a bit closer, but in sheer pace, I think the mercs still has their messure
    Red bull does look a bit stronger than last year
    I guess we will see race pace soon
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    i think its a good call on quali. the old system wasn't broken.

    yes, merc's are still strong, but vettel is confident their race pace will be much closer. hamilton's quali lap was mega though. mind you, he's still a twat!

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    so now they've also relaxed some of the rules surrounding the increased radio ban. another good move i think. i don't think the driver should be out there on his own. if the team can see a better strategy option, then they should take it and be able to communicate that to the driver. its a team sport after all!

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    Holy cow, how lucky was alonso to be able to walk away from that
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