Testing, testing, 1, 2, 3 ?


Here’s a “tyre adjusted”  (to the soft tyre) schedule of the fastest testing times achieved by the 10 teams entered for the 2017 F1 championship. The reason for adjusting the times in this way is because with medium, soft, supersoft and ultrasoft tyres in use, we have to see a level playing field if we are to draw ANY conclusions as to who is going to be quick…

Having said that, fuel loads and sandbagging / inter team mind games all have a part to play ! We won’t really know until say FP3 at the Australian Grand Prix in a few weeks……

1. Ferrari 1:19.0

2. Mercedes 1:19.8

3. Red Bull 1:19.8

4. Williams 1:20.4

5. Toro Rosso 1:20.9

6. Renault 1:21.0

7. Force India 1:21.2

8. Haas 1:21.4

9. Sauber 1:22.0

10. McLaren 1:22.3

Sad to see Mclaren at the bottom, but good to see it’s tight at the top (or so it seems) – I predict a classic year anyway…..


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