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As expected, Merc were heavily gravel bagging for most of the testing :rolleyes:
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Kubika/Williams will not make it the season. It is with a heavy heart I say this. His comment at the end of testing today put such a negative spin on the hard work Team Williams has put in this session. His defeatist attitude will not serve the team well.

“Up until today we were on track to complete our originally intended mileage and to consume all available tyre sets. But today this car has become ultimately too tired to continue. In the interest of saving our resources for the important racing in Australia, we felt it was right to change the plan. In general, the car is not at its best and this has affected our performance.”

Russell, a rookie, timed as good, if not better, in the sessions. And his intervews accentuate the positive. Kubika needs an attitude adjustment if he is to contribute in a positive manner to Team Williams effort. Hopefully, this will happen before the season opener in Melbourne.

Overall, 2019 Testing went well. Looking forward to AUS. Cheers.
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darwin dali wrote:As expected, Merc were heavily gravel bagging for most of the testing :rolleyes:


So much for Hamilton's claims yesterday that Ferrari were 0.500s ahead of Merc! It is actually only 0.003s.
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Car comparison:

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Merc is longer than Ferrari, hm.
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Fastest lap of 2019 testing. Vettel 1:16.221.

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Kubica is not happy and says he is only 20% ready for Australia. Blames the car, lack of parts, etc. I am sure his bad mood has nothing to do with rookie Russell being faster than him.

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darwin dali wrote:As expected, Merc were heavily gravel bagging for most of the testing :rolleyes:


Imagine that... Mercedes not telling the truth! :eek:
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overboost wrote:
darwin dali wrote:As expected, Merc were heavily gravel bagging for most of the testing :rolleyes:


So much for Hamilton's claims yesterday that Ferrari were 0.500s ahead of Merc! It is actually only 0.003s.


What?? Not even Hamilton was being honest? :eek:
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I didn't watch or follow any of the pre-season testing (as it means very little), so I have nothing to add other than I'm Back... did Y'all miss me?
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Yup :drink:
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myownalias wrote:I didn't watch or follow any of the pre-season testing (as it means very little), so I have nothing to add other than I'm Back... did Y'all miss me?

welcome back... :thumbup:
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