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    Guess Qualifying: Australian GP

    Its finally here...

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    Re: Guess Qualifying: Australian GP

    When variations in fuel loads are tossed in with the new tire regs, I couldn't even begin to guess. Qualifying will be even less meaningful this year than it was last year.

    But I'll make one prediction:

    Ferrari will not qualify particularly well and will not be that strong early on, but will start making up serious ground in the second half of the race.

    Basically, I'm betting the bridgestones will hold up better than the michelins over the long run. In fact, I'm not sure anyone would WANT to be leading after the first 15 laps, as that probably means you'll have no tires at all by lap 40.

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    good anaysis, Mclaren's speed is scary fast.

    Given the extra 50K or so miles michelins has over bridgestones during winter testing I 'd say the oppsite. But michelins tend to grain lot worse than B on street circuits, so we'll see the actual outcome. If Ferrari wins this, 05 will be another battle for 2nd.

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    Who would have thought....

    That those tires would hold up as well as they did?
    It looked like it had more to do with the car the tires were on rather than the tire manufacturer. Although it is a bit hard to tell since the only team of note not with the Bridgestones is Ferarri.
    It would have been cool to see no red at all on the podium, but things are what they are.
    I think one interesting side effect of the tire rule is the extremely limited amount of rubber marbles, or "Klag" as David Hobbs calls it, on the road off-line. I think this is overall good in that the lack of marbles, rather than the changes in downforce, might open up more passing oportunities.
    What do you all think of ol' Spoonface's tactic of "retireing" to be allowed to change his engine for the next race just because he was not going to get any points in this race?
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    Schumacher made a tactical retirement. Obvious

    to me anyway.

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    Obvious: Well, maybe not...

    This is from an article on Speedtv.com. The quote came from Todt.


    "At the moment we probably won't change [the engine]," he explained. "This is also because, if an engine has to last for two consecutive GPs, the one bolted on for Malaysia would have to last for the following race in Bahrain too, and these are two very hot venues.

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    Re: Who would have thought....

    My guess is that the tire mfg's erred on the side of caution and they will rapidly start chipping away at the safety margins, as the compounds clearly were too hard.

    Of course, that might be a function of the unexcpectedly cool track temps too.

    As for MS's retirement, BAR did it too, for BOTH cars! What a stupid rule. If you're not in the points (or at least at P9) in the last two laps, the obvious move is to retire and get yourself a new engine for the next race.

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    Good point on the temp

    But the Renault's tires looked much better than the McLarren tires near the end of the race. It could be that McLarren used a softer compound? Or more likely, the way the car drives and is setup had more of an effect on the tires. If I remember right, last year it seamed like the Renault's understeered a lot. It seems they have some of that under control this year. Maybe having a car that oversteers more can make you quicker given the right driver (JP), but it would tend to wear out the rear tires more. Just supposing out loud here...

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    KR, JPM, MS, FA, NH, MW

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    ah, nevermind...nice weather!

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