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<A HREF="http://www.formula1.com/news/headlines/2009/5/9288.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.formula1.com/news/h....html</A><p>Formula 1 is now back to Europe and pretty much every team has made significant changes to their cars. Some are bringing KERS back, some are leavign KERS at home. <p>Ferrari has made "significant" changes to the F60; will it make a difference?
 

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Re: The Spanish Grand Prix - Circuit de Catalunya - starts 5-08-09 (thesternowl)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>thesternowl</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Ferrari has made "significant" changes to the F60; will it make a difference?</TD></TR></TABLE><p><br>Nope.<p>Seriously, I hope it does, but they just don't have the time to test this year.
 

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Re: The Spanish Grand Prix - Circuit de Catalunya - starts 5-08-09 (thesternowl)

Well that wasn't terribly exciting. Another Brawn run-away. You would have thought after the first lap chaos that there'd be more room to manouver but that didn't pan out. <p>Man, MacLaren looks terribly slow in both race and qualifying form, and Ferrari looks like they have their head up their a**. Massa deserves better than the crew almost letting him run out of fuel and losing 2 spots. And again, the decision to leave Kimi in the garage during Q1 when only 1 second separated 1st and last? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Bring back Jean Todt.
 

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Re: The Spanish Grand Prix - Circuit de Catalunya - starts 5-08-09 (Needsdecaf)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Needsdecaf</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Bring back Jean Todt. </TD></TR></TABLE><br>For starters!
 

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Re: The Spanish Grand Prix - Circuit de Catalunya - starts 5-08-09 (JRL)

Hear hear on Jean Todt. But that's not gonna happen. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>At least the F60 is much improved with the updates. I imagine it's been a scramble at the scuderia over these first races, and now that a big step has been taken with the speed of the car, we may start seeing sweeping changes behind the pit-wall. The Raikkonen mistake is unforgiveable, moreso than when it happened to Massa. But I'm waiting to condemn the strategy makers for an under-fueled Massa today until more is made public. There have been comments that the fuel rig delivered less fuel than what they had it set to, and there was also the safety-car period which always adds a little something to fuel strategy (although any F1 team can handle those numbers).<p>What IS clearly a mistake, is the pathetic radio transmissions from Massa's race manager. Once you get those numbers crunched, and you know how far you can go, you do not leave it up to your driver to determine how serious the situation really is. You tell him "switch to fuel trim x, rely on Kers as much as you can, and let Vettel by." That way, he may have been able to maintain a slightly better pace throughout the final laps, and <i>may</i> have hung onto P5. Although doubtful (as Alonso is fierce), that would be the right call, once you know you will run out of fuel. They just weren't clear enough that he should let Vettel by. <p>I feel bad for Massa, again. Poor guy. But hey, the Ferrari is much wuicker now, so <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0"> for that.<p>Kimi, well, Kimi hasn't had too many team mistakes hurt him over the past couple seasons, so meh, such is life. Ferrari need to get their act together, as they have less than the best, atm, managing their races.<p>Brawn is too fast. That much is clear. All of the rashly developed DDDs are no match for the Brawn's design. Kudos to them. However, why am I getting a taste for Kate's dirty sister and a Red Bull??? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: The Spanish Grand Prix - Circuit de Catalunya - starts 5-08-09 (JoeLvo)

Ferrari's performance has progressed immensely; now if only they could find some consistency in the reliability department...<p>...oh wait... <p>none of that matters due to their unbelievable, almost comical judgement gaffs in qualifying and race strategy <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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