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#3362225 - 05/05/14 08:42 AM F1 - 2014 Spanish Grand Prix
gofast182 Offline


Registered: 04/30/13
Posts: 1087
Loc: NJ
WEEKEND SCHEDULE: (All times EST)

Fri 09 May 2014
Practice 1 04:00 - 05:30
Practice 2 08:00 - 09:30

Sat 10 May 2014
Practice 3 05:00 - 06:00
Qualifying 08:00

Sun 11 May 2014
Race 08:00

US TV Schedule:
Friday, May 9 - 8:00 a.m. -- Spanish Grand Prix - Practice #2 (NBCSN)
Saturday, May 10 - 8:00 a.m. -- Spanish Grand Prix - Qualifying (NBCSN)
Sunday, May 11 - 7:30 a.m. -- Spanish Grand Prix - Race (NBCSN)

CIRCUIT INFO:

Lap data
Lap length 4.655km (2.892 miles)
Race laps 66
Race distance 307.104km (190.826 miles)
Pole position Left-hand side of the track
Lap record* 1’21.670 (205.192 kph) by Kimi Raikkonen, 2008
Fastest lap 1’19.954 (209.596 kph) by Rubens Barrichello, 2009
Maximum speed 318kph (197.596 mph)
DRS zone/s (race) Pit straight and straight after Campsa
Distance from grid to turn one 730m

Car performance
Full throttle 60%
Longest flat-out section 1310m
Downforce level High
Gear changes per lap 45
Fuel use per lap 2.5kg
Time penalty per lap of fuel 0.075s

Strategy
Quickest complete pit stop in 2012 19.456s by Ferrari (see full list)
2013 prime tyre**: Hard (2012: Hard)
2013 option tyre**: Medium (2012: Soft)

*Fastest lap set during a Grand Prix
**Pirelli’s compounds are softer than those used in 2012

Data sources: FIA, Williams, Mercedes






Hat tip to A2 on S2Ki for the info.
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#3362257 - 05/05/14 09:28 AM Re: F1 - 2014 Spanish Grand Prix [Re: gofast182]
bigt61 Offline


Registered: 02/12/13
Posts: 1558
Loc: Virginia
One of the great F1 permanent circuits. It was better before that last chicane was installed. Good post - thanks!
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#3362329 - 05/05/14 11:21 AM Re: F1 - 2014 Spanish Grand Prix [Re: gofast182]
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Registered: 04/19/10
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Time to see if The Incredible Hulk can extend his lead.

Methinks that some of the veterans will do well on this track, but I could be wrong.
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#3362380 - 05/05/14 12:27 PM Re: F1 - 2014 Spanish Grand Prix [Re: gofast182]
gofast182 Offline


Registered: 04/30/13
Posts: 1087
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I get mixed reactions to this opinion but the track layout looks very conducive to a great race. Like Bahrain, this track has one long straight and is more technical before/after it. Which will let any car that can corner decently stay in the hunt as opposed to the Merc. killing everyone in top speed as with the two long straights at Singapore.

From what I've been reading all of the teams will have new bits to try on the cars for this race so it will be interesting to see who makes gains in performance.
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#3362578 - 05/05/14 03:43 PM Re: F1 - 2014 Spanish Grand Prix [Re: gofast182]
whip Offline


Registered: 03/03/05
Posts: 1798
Loc: ohio
Thanks for posting the info. It saves me from having to look it all up. I'm excited to see what teams improve, and as always, excited to see the European tracks.
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#3369194 - 05/12/14 08:18 AM Re: F1 - 2014 Spanish Grand Prix [Re: gofast182]
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Registered: 10/01/10
Posts: 4795
Loc: Michigan
Mercedes has maintained their performance gap to the rest of the field, so the heart of the F1 season in Europe looks like it will be dominated by Mercedes. The battle between Hamilton and Rosberg looks like it could get fierce. I was wondering why Hamilton was questioning his team's strategy all through the race. This seems to be Hamilton psyching himself out again, like the way he did with McLaren a couple of years ago, alienating himself from the team. Even though Hamilton looks to be the faster of the two drivers on the team at the moment, Rosberg is only a tick behind, and his continuing presence in Hamilton's mirrors may make Lewis neurotic. In the last three laps when Rosberg was closing in, Hamilton wanted continuous updates on the gap.
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