F1 » Fry: Progress can never be quick enough


Ferrari technical director Pat Fry insists that he won't be satisfied with progress unless the new F138 is 'clearly fastest' in Melbourne.

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107SS2009

February 13, 2013 8:32 PM

“Summarized, the F138 an evolution of a dog slow car with 3 months less development time than usual”
The results so far, Massa did the fastest lap time of the 4 day test, he clocked the fastest time twice, the fastest of the two times being on the first lap of a 6 lap run which means he had a minimum of 20kg of fuel on board so he had at least another 6/10th for low fuel time.

peter daniel - Unregistered

February 13, 2013 10:30 PM

Why does everyone try to analyze the testing times and pronounce split times with fuel adjusted etc. The cars are not in Gran Prix spec. Some will be 30kg or more underweight. This renders all supposition useless.
We all have to wait Saturday afternoon at Melbourne to find out who is fast in qualifying. Then Sunday afternoon to find out who is quick in race trim. Anything before is pure hot air, nothing more.

107SS2009

February 14, 2013 3:56 AM

No, it isn't everyone that try to analyze the testing times or anything having to do with F1 in real time (at the time of writing/commenting) but only some who prefer talking realty/facts as happened at the time of writing than the real hot air of trying predicting what is going to happen.
Why should a car go testing 30kg or more underweight? If one really knows please enlighten me.
As to the waiting, we will all have to wait for the race that will declare a WDC and a WCC hope this waiting will not be considered hot air.

DK - Unregistered

February 14, 2013 4:43 AM

"The results so far, Massa did the fastest lap time of the 4 day test, he clocked the fastest time twice, the fastest of the two times being on the first lap of a 6 lap run which means he had a minimum of 20kg of fuel on board so he had at least another 6/10th for low fuel time"

If you're paying credence to test times you must not be a very keen follower. Test times in this stage of preseason mean NOTHING when you're debating whether a car is quick or not.

Googolplex

February 14, 2013 5:07 AM

Dear Crash,

One thing that is irritating with the new format is that you post the times of posts, presumably GMT, which is nice for your UK audience but otherwise is quite annoying since it is not readily apparent how long ago posts were made and whether there is any point responding or engaging with others. The old system of just showing how long ago it was posted was better in my view.

107SS2009

February 14, 2013 5:15 PM

Googol, agree, I too would prefer the old system “the time showing how long ago a post was posted”.
DK, your opinion of me “not a very keen follower” means zilch to me, my first reaction was to try and explain the importance of times recorded during testing but then decided that it would most probably be a waste time with your type (most probably a newbie to the sports).

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