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    Well it's not long to go now and the testing it well and truly underway.

    As ever you can never really get a clear picture from the multiple laps of testing that are going ahead over the past few days but it at least keeps me entertained.

    I've been following the testing results and updates on the BBC website whilst at work and it's good to see the McLarens putting some laps in without breaking down.

    A comment from Bernie on Monday did make me shake my head somewhat though - Formula 1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone believes the sport is the "worst it has ever been" and says he would not pay to bring his family to a race (is that you not shooting yourself in the foot there Bernie?!?!?!)

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    I'm a self confessed F1 nerd and regularly have to take abuse from colleagues and my Mrs as to why I'm watching testing...not even a race haha!

    I think this season is going to be much much closer than years previous however I still cannot see past Hamilton, Rosberg or Vettel lifting the hardware. The new qualifying system, if confirmed, could spice things up however I'm torn. As a purest, F1 is all about going as fast as you can, hence why I'm not a fan of the current tyre offerings but I do believe tyre management adds variation to the races. Therefore to me, qualifying should always be about who can go fastest. The best qualifying format was the hour where everyone got 12 laps total and the fastest man was on pole - simple. An alternative I'd like to see come back would also be superpole like what they have in WSBK. That said on the short tracks the new format is going to mean a lot of traffic which should make for some fun viewing.

    Role on the first Saturday in Melbourne so we can truely see who is quick and who is not. Midfield is going to be very competitive this year with Manor already 6 seconds quicker than their best qually time at the 2015 Spanish GP!
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    Hoping the red team can really compete with Mercedes this season


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    Quote Originally Posted by Crombers View Post
    Hoping the red team can really compete with Mercedes this season
    It's certainly looking that way with some of the times posted today Crombers. Vettel's time yesterday didn't have much bearing because no one knew how much fuel was in the car however based on the pace of the Force India today with the same tyres as Vettel it appears now he was probably quite heavy on fuel so the car does appear to be quick!!!
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    You also never know if they are using 100% of the power of just going through the paces and testing a few parts and upgrades on the car in a race situation

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    Quote Originally Posted by N16SHP View Post
    It's certainly looking that way with some of the times posted today Crombers. Vettel's time yesterday didn't have much bearing because no one knew how much fuel was in the car however based on the pace of the Force India today with the same tyres as Vettel it appears now he was probably quite heavy on fuel so the car does appear to be quick!!!
    Cheers for the update


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