F1 » Bahrain F1 test times - day three: 21 February


Lewis Hamilton posts the fastest time of day three at Bahrain International Circuit as Red Bull hits more problems.

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Cris Zarate

February 21, 2014 11:53 PM

They are all getting closer to the V8 pace, and that is very good news.... I guess engine is the biggest factor this season as Mercedes and Mclaren are closely matched. one with c*ck nose and the other without. I bet Mclaren will reconsider switching to a Honda next year.

richard

February 22, 2014 11:02 AM

one thing that is being overlooked is the fact that this is only testing, and the turbo boost can be turned up as there are no fuel consumption worries. it is far to early to say who has the pole position. yes, merc are ahead in the testing stakes, and lulu has said that they are trying to break the car, so it is fairly safe to say that their current pace will not be replicated in a race.

richard

February 22, 2014 3:25 PM

rob. I did not say they are glory runs, but you, as an engineer should know, that you always test a product beyond its specified limits to see how it copes.
merc are just doing that....ignoring fuel consumption limits, increasing turbo boost etc. that way they will know what they can do in a race, should the occasion demand it. in my mind that is a sensible thing to do.

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