Pre-Season Testing 2021

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  1. ched999uk

    ched999uk Well-Known Member

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    As testing is so close I thought we should have a new thread to mark the start of the 2021 season.
    Bahrain International Circuit and takes place on 12-14 March.

    Starting at 10am local time (7am UK time).
    One-hour lunch break at 2pm local time (11am UK time).
    The track action will then resume at 3pm local time (12pm UK time)
    and run until 7pm local time (4pm UK time).

    In UK it's live on Sky F1 no idea about other countries - sorry.
     
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    Doesn't look like ESPN is showing it over here in the U.S. Typical.
     
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    I don't know if this works but you could try, you could even piggy back on someone else's (a friend) Sky account using this (if it works)
    How to watch Sky Go abroad in 5 Quick Steps (2021) - VPN Compare

    You might have already tried this.
     
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    It’s almost the weekend, and it’s almost time for on track action!!

    Always love the analysis of testing and I always thought sector 3 in Barcelona visually could tell you so much about a car.

    Bahrain is a very different circuit!! Might be a good early indicator of power units and drag- fascinated to see how they go.
     
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  6. SgtBhaji

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    I'll probably just rely on you guys and social media to tell me who's sandbagging and who's putting in the glory laps on low fuel and quick rubber. Doubt we'll have a somewhat full picture until qualifying anyway. :)
     
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    upload_2021-3-12_7-19-55.jpeg

    Alpine looking much, much trimmer in the flesh than on launch!!
     
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    Mercedes breaking down straight out of the box. Nice for them to tease us.
     
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    Ah , but are they teasing us.....
     
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    Afternoon session might be cancelled, that sand storm is rolling in pretty heavy.
     
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    One sixth of testing over now!! A couple of gearbox issues and a broken down Ferrari with a pain scheme that looks like they have an oil stain over the back end.
     
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    If they cancel this afternoon , I imagine they will be allowed to run on.monday morning? It's not as though they are going home again is it ?
     
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    Big Ern Lord, Master, Guru & Emperor

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    Glad I'm not the mechanics having to clean that crap out of the cars.
     
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    They don't need to test. They have the championship already in the bag
     
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    You know what . I’m not sure they are going to do it this year , I think in fact it’s very far from certain .
     
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    What's the betting Mercedes dominance comes to a sudden end this year, only for the rules to then completely change!
     
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  18. Justjazz

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    It would be nice to see some challenges up at the front and I honestly think Lewis would welcome it too. He must get bored out on his own. I think Valtteri may struggle this year if the others are on their game which might make the Constructors at threat. Two strong drivers at Redbull, Ricciardo, even Vettel might challenge Valtteri if he loses his mojo again.
     
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    And then reinstated immediately back at the top the following year... You can just see it happening.
     
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    Teds notebook live on Youtube:
     
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