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Posted on March 9, 2011
Predict the lap time for Mercedes & McLaren in final Barcelona F1 test | James Allen on F1 – The official James Allen website on F1

The final test session of the 2011 pre-season continues this morning in Barcelona. The test lasts five days, of which the teams are allowed to do four days running with a single car.

It’s a crucial test for both Mercedes and McLaren, who would normally expect to be competing against Red Bull and Ferrari, but who appear to be behind after the tests so far. With extensive updates to their cars, this has to be the week when they close the gap to the pace setters.


McLaren was on track yesterday and will have a break tomorrow, while Mercedes hit the track today for four days of running.

Predict the fastest lap time by a McLaren or Mercedes car this week and win a signed copy of the JA on F1 2010 yearbook. We only have a few copies left, so if you didn’t get one yet, now’s your chance. The first person to accurately predict the fastest time by a McLaren driver and the first person to guess the fastest Mercedes time of the week, both will get a signed copy.

Put your guesses down in the comments sections below. Will they be going for a lap time on new tyres and low fuel, or will they lay their cards close to their chests?

For reference, McLaren did a 1m 22.910s lap yesterday, while Mercedes’ fastest from the last Barcelona test was 1m 23.168. Meanwhile Red Bull has set the fastest time of the test so far with 1m 22.544s.

Entries close at 8am UK time on Saturday 12th March 2011, when the final day’s testing begins.

To see the new Mercedes exhausts and lots of other up to the minute stuff check this out – storifyaabarcelonaatesting

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Predict the lap time for Mercedes & McLaren in final Barcelona F1 test
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  1.   1. Posted By: Galapago555
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 11:54 am 

    McLaren – 1m 21.560
    Mercedes- 1m 21.951

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    Chris Reply:

    Mercedes: 1 day 17 hours 1 minute 22.842s
    McLaren: 1 minute 22.542

    Where’s my book?

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    JJ MUPPET Reply:

    Mclaren – 1m 22.490

    Mercedes – 1m 22.660

    Great Idea This :<)

    If I win I am getting Mark to also sign mine, I can not wait for the Brit GP & Monaco, I can not get to the far away races though :<( too expensive.

    Now let us all pray Mclaren are sandbagging???

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    James Allen Reply:

    Check this out for VERY latest from testing, including pics of Mercedes new exhausts http://storify.com/jaf1tweets/storifyaabarcelonaatesting

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    Rich C Reply:

    That is just a bizarre-looking contraption!
    And I note with amusement that while it has all the proper logos on it, the one you really see is *Merc!

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    JJ MUPPET Reply:

    Lost my times James?

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    David Reply:

    Mclearen: 1min 26.2sec
    Mercedes: 1min 25.8sec

    if it rains :-)

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  2.   2. Posted By: adrian calmis
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 11:57 am 

    McLaren – 1m 22.300, Mercedes GP – 1m 22.500

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  3.   3. Posted By: John Nicholas
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 11:58 am 

    McLaren: 1:22:303
    Mercedes: 1:22:480

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  4.   4. Posted By: Ben N
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 12:02 pm 

    Hi James,

    I’ll be brief but thanks for another competition!

    McLaren – 1m 22.301
    Mercedes – 1m 22.452

    Random figures to round off the times – but who knows!

    Cheers!

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  5.   5. Posted By: Luke Harrison
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 12:02 pm 

    Mclaren 1m 22.387
    Mercades 1m 22.832

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  6.   6. Posted By: David Kent
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 12:03 pm 

    I predict that McLaren will end up with a fastest lap of 1m 22.693

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    David Kent Reply:

    and Mercedes in 1m 22.896

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  7.   7. Posted By: Mee
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 12:06 pm 

    Mercedes: 1:22,672
    McLaren: 1:22,354

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  8.   8. Posted By: Doug
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 12:08 pm 

    McLaren 1.22.136
    Mercedes 1.22.418

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  9.   9. Posted By: type056
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 12:10 pm 

    Mclaren: 1m.22.363s
    Mercedes: 1m.22.638s

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  10.   10. Posted By: W. B. Churchill
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 12:11 pm 

    McLaren:122.897
    Mercedes:123.007

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  11.   11. Posted By: AlexD
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 12:12 pm 

    McLaren 1.22.345
    Mercedes 1.22.650

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  12.   12. Posted By: callum Ryan
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 12:14 pm 

    Mercedes 1m 23.120s

    Hope I win! :)

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  13.   13. Posted By: Pierre
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 12:15 pm 

    McLaren: 1m 22.247s
    Mercedes: 1m 22.612s

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  14.   14. Posted By: Michael T
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 12:17 pm 

    OK, I’ll get the ball rolling with a
    1m 22.879s

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    James Allen Reply:

    Which team?

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    Michael T Reply:

    Ooops!! Merc!

    McL – 1m 22.409s

    Cheers James!

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  15.   15. Posted By: Rich Green
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 12:21 pm 

    McLaren 1m 22.355s

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  16.   16. Posted By: Iberian M.P.H.
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 12:26 pm 

    1m 21.666s for McLaren & 1m 22.666s for Mercedes (GP that is) – quite simple but I’ll get it wrong anyway.

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  17.   17. Posted By: Silverstone79
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 12:26 pm 

    Mclaren 1.22.657
    Mercedes 1.22.765

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  18.   18. Posted By: Henry
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 12:30 pm 

    Mclaren: 1.22.388
    Mercedes: 1.22.867

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  19.   19. Posted By: martin_tf
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 12:33 pm 

    McLaren 1m 22.400

    Mercedes 1m 22.600

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  20.   20. Posted By: Jaco Pretorius
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 12:34 pm 

    Mclaren: 1m.22.564s
    Mercedes: 1m.21.952s

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  21.   21. Posted By: **Paul**
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 12:34 pm 

    McLaren: 1:21.901
    Mercedes: 1:22.242

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    **Paul** Reply:

    OOps misread the question, in which case my answer is McLaren with the above time.

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  22.   22. Posted By: Novikov Konstantin
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 12:35 pm 

    McLaren:1.21.800
    Mercedes:1.22.900

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  23.   23. Posted By: Paul
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 12:35 pm 

    McLaren 1:21.993

    Mercedes 1:22.320

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  24.   24. Posted By: CARLOS L S
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 12:36 pm 

    McLaren: 1m 22.347s
    Mercedes: 1m 22.112s

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  25.   25. Posted By: Scott
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 12:36 pm 

    McLaren: 1m 22.077s
    Mercedes: 1m 22.237s

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  26.   26. Posted By: Dave
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 12:36 pm 

    Mclaren: 1:22.435
    Mercedes: 1:22.613

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  27.   27. Posted By: Ben Manojlovic
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 12:36 pm 

    Mclaren 1m 22.525s
    Mercedes 1m 22.345s

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  28.   28. Posted By: Andrew Dobb
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 12:36 pm 

    McLaren 1.23.545
    Mercedes 1.23.623

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  29.   29. Posted By: Dave
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 12:36 pm 

    Ok worth a shot:

    McLaren: 122.351
    Mercedes: 122.646

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  30.   30. Posted By: Danny
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 12:36 pm 

    Mercedes – 1m 22.563

    McLaren – 1m 22.749

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  31.   31. Posted By: Nathan Norman
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 12:37 pm 

    The Mclaren lap time: 1m23.124

    The Mercedes lap time: 1m23.586

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  32.   32. Posted By: Latsi
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 12:37 pm 

    McLaren: 1m 22.037s
    Mercedes: 1m 21.965s

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  33.   33. Posted By: efBir
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 12:37 pm 

    McLaren: 1:22.088
    Mercedes: 1:21.956

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  34.   34. Posted By: Leon
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 12:37 pm 

    Mclaren: 1m22.714
    Mercedes: 1m22.823

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  35.   35. Posted By: Mark Batchelder
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 12:37 pm 

    McLaren: 1m 22.731
    Mercedes: 1m 22.967

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  36.   36. Posted By: Kenny Carwash
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 12:38 pm 

    McLaren: 1m22.263
    Mercedes: 1m22.614

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  37.   37. Posted By: Mark Slavin
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 12:38 pm 

    McLaren – 1m 22.560
    Mercedes- 1m 22.651

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  38.   38. Posted By: pluisje
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 12:39 pm 

    McLaren: 1m 22.380
    Mercedes: 1m 22.860

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  39.   39. Posted By: David Brown
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 12:39 pm 

    McClaren 1m 22.421
    Mercedes 1m 22.721

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  40.   40. Posted By: John tsoutis
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 12:40 pm 

    McLaren 1:22.733
    Mercedes 1:22.956

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  41.   41. Posted By: Adam Taylor
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 12:41 pm 

    McLaren: 1m 22.019
    Mercedes: 1m 22.446

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  42.   42. Posted By: Joakim H
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 12:41 pm 

    Mercedes 1m20.995
    Mclaren 1m20.870

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  43.   43. Posted By: snafuracer
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 12:41 pm 

    Mclaren – 1m 22.540
    Mercedes – 1m 22.890

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  44.   44. Posted By: Vittorio 84
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 12:43 pm 

    McLaren: 1:22.502
    Mercedes: 1:22.650

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  45.   45. Posted By: Luke A
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 12:43 pm 

    McLaren: 1m 22.437

    Mercedes: 1m 22.237

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  46.   46. Posted By: Socratis
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 12:44 pm 

    Here’s my guess
    McLaren: 1m 22.510s
    Mercedes: 1m 22.100s

    Thanks James, keep up the good work.

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  47.   47. Posted By: Michal
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 12:45 pm 

    McLaren – 1m 22.010s
    Mercedes – 1m 21.968s

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  48.   48. Posted By: Snowy
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 12:46 pm 

    McLaren 1:22.141
    Mercedes 1:22.843

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  49.   49. Posted By: Brian F
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 12:48 pm 

    McLaren: 1m 22.732s
    Mercedes: 1m 23.232s

    Thanks

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  50.   50. Posted By: Abdoul
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 12:49 pm 

    McLaren: 1:22:296
    Mercedes: 1:22:327

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  51.   51. Posted By: Richard hawley
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 12:51 pm 

    Mclaren 1m 22.635
    mercedes 1m 22.857

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  52.   52. Posted By: Clay
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 12:52 pm 

    1:21.796 Mac
    1:22.203 Merc

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  53.   53. Posted By: Stephen
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 12:53 pm 

    Ill go against the trend and say

    Mercedes 1:21.80

    McClaren 1:22.30

    I’ll predict a late 1:20.80 from Redbull as I still think they can go a lot faster before the end of the final test.

    James, have you a prediction on Redbull’s fastest time this week?

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    James Allen Reply:

    High 1m 21s, is my guess.

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    Chris Hobbs Reply:

    James – Seb’s already put in 1:21.865 by lunchtime today. Could we see mid-1:21′s…

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  54.   54. Posted By: Ben
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 12:56 pm 

    McLaren 1:21.654
    Mercedes 1:21.987

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  55.   55. Posted By: john g
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 12:56 pm 

    mclaren: 1m 22.647
    mercedes: 1m 22.286

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  56.   56. Posted By: Ash
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 12:57 pm 

    Mclaren 1.22.135
    Mercedes 1.22.883

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  57.   57. Posted By: bobby2timer
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 12:57 pm 

    Mclaren 1m 22.495
    Mercedes 1m 22. 501

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  58.   58. Posted By: Geckzr
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 12:58 pm 

    McLaren : 1m22.030
    Mercede : 1m22.651

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  59.   59. Posted By: Nandan V
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 12:58 pm 

    McLaren 1.21.770
    Mercedes 1:22:100

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  60.   60. Posted By: El Pilluli
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 12:59 pm 

    McLaren – 1m 21.801
    Mercedes – 1m 21.950

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  61.   61. Posted By: Hutch
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 12:59 pm 

    McLaren: 1m 22.239
    Mercedes: 1m 22.565

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  62.   62. Posted By: Chris
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 1:00 pm 

    Mclaren – 1m 22.178

    Mercedes 1m 22.267

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  63.   63. Posted By: C Man
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 1:01 pm 

    Mclaren 1m 22.247
    Mercades 1m 22.642

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  64.   64. Posted By: fROSTY
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 1:02 pm 

    McLaren Fastest Time will be 1m 22.321 secs.
    Mercedes will not beat this.

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  65.   65. Posted By: Lilla My
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 1:02 pm 

    McLaren: 1m 22.236
    Mercedes: 1m 22.562

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  66.   66. Posted By: Richard
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 1:04 pm 

    McLaren 1:22.051
    Mercedes 1:22.391

    How much precision is going to be required to be deemed “correct”, James? Nearest hundredth?

    It seems to me that any finer than that and the best strategy would just be to wait until the end of today, enter the actual times, and hope that the rain in Spain falls mainly on the Circuit de Catalunya.

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  67.   67. Posted By: David McVey
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 1:04 pm 

    Mclaren 1.21.9
    Mercedes 1.22.0

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  68.   68. Posted By: kenny5
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 1:06 pm 

    1:21.743

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    James Allen Reply:

    Which team is this

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  69.   69. Posted By: fROSTY
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 1:07 pm 

    Sorry , forgot to add Mercedes time of
    1m22.543 secs.

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  70.   70. Posted By: Chris W
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 1:08 pm 

    I think McLaren 1m 22.500s

    Mercedes GP 1min 22.900

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  71.   71. Posted By: Jason Ting
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 1:11 pm 

    McLaren: 1m 21.845s
    Mercedes: 1m 22.017s

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  72.   72. Posted By: jeff
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 1:12 pm 

    mclaren 1.21.326
    mercedes 122.563

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  73.   73. Posted By: Chi Lieng
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 1:13 pm 

    Mclaren: 1m 21.968s
    Mercedes: 1m 22.116s

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  74.   74. Posted By: Rob croydon
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 1:13 pm 

    McLaren 1.21.5
    Merceds 1.21.7

    They will both go for low fuel super soft runs I think

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  75.   75. Posted By: Axel
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 1:15 pm 

    McLaren:1m 22.304
    Mercedes: 1m 22.217

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  76.   76. Posted By: Pawel
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 1:16 pm 

    McLaren: 1m 22.120s
    Mercedes: 1m 22.440s

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  77.   77. Posted By: Mike
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 1:19 pm 

    McLaren: 1m 22.237s
    Mercedes: 1m 22.621s

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  78.   78. Posted By: Don M.
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 1:20 pm 

    McLaren 1m 21.911
    Mercedes 1m 22.366

    Does this close today? It will get easier each day. Can we enter more than once?

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    James Allen Reply:

    No, only one entry.

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  79.   79. Posted By: Jamie M
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 1:25 pm 

    McLaren: 1m 22.507s
    Mercedes: 1m 22.823s

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  80.   80. Posted By: iceman
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 1:25 pm 

    McLaren: 1:21.404
    Mercedes: 1:21.959

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  81.   81. Posted By: DB
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 1:28 pm 

    McLaren 1m 22.467
    Mercedes 1m 22.555

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  82.   82. Posted By: sam w
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 1:29 pm 

    Mclaren – 1:22.400
    Mercedes – 1:21.900

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  83.   83. Posted By: Fausto Cunha
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 1:29 pm 

    Mclaren – 1:22.180
    Mercedes – 1:22.430

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  84.   84. Posted By: Tubbs
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 1:30 pm 

    Mclaren: 1:22.408
    Merc: 1:22.326

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  85.   85. Posted By: marco pizzuti
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 1:33 pm 

    Mclaren 1.21.106
    Mercedes1.22.085

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    marco pizzuti Reply:

    please disredgard this post

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  86.   86. Posted By: David
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 1:33 pm 

    McLaren: 1.21.908
    Mercedes: 1.22.210

    Or so I hope!

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  87.   87. Posted By: Grzegorz
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 1:34 pm 

    I predict:
    McLaren: 1:22:402
    Mercedes: 1:22:613

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  88.   88. Posted By: marco pizzuti
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 1:34 pm 

    sorry i wrote the wrong time

    Mclaren 1.22.106
    Mercedes 1.22.985

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  89.   89. Posted By: Luke A
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 1:36 pm 

    James, I just thought, there should be a rule to stop people posting a time that McLaren have actually set, after it has been set. As lets say Hamilton sets a 1.21.305 later on today, it would be unfair if someone then posted that exact time as their entry, even though they might go quicker on Friday or Saturday, it would still possibly be their fastest time and thus would entail an unfair entry in my opinion.

    Agreed?

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    James Allen Reply:

    I understand the point, but the entries close at 8am Saturday before the last day’s testing and you don’t know whether they’ll go faster or not, that’s the guess you have to make. Also the standard of prediction is so high here that there’s a chance that if someone waits until a time has been set to write it down, it could already have been logged by someone else.

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  90.   90. Posted By: Sath
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 1:36 pm 

    Mercedes faster than McLaren
    Mercedes : 1’22″315
    McLaren : 1’22″420

    Cu

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  91.   91. Posted By: Chris Hobbs
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 1:41 pm 

    McLaren 1m 21.903
    Mercedes 1m 22.276

    Go Jens & Nico…

    Chris

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  92.   92. Posted By: Qiang
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 1:43 pm 

    MacLaren 1:22:499
    Mercedes: 1:22:501

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  93.   93. Posted By: Alex
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 1:44 pm 

    I predict:

    Mclaren: 1:21.986
    Mercedes: 1:21.793

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  94.   94. Posted By: Radi Baldzhiyski
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 1:50 pm 

    McLaren 1:21.780

    Mercedes 1:21.511

    Thanks

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  95.   95. Posted By: Chau
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 1:55 pm 

    McLaren 1m 22.408
    Mercedes 1m 22.168

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  96.   96. Posted By: Rossco
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 1:56 pm 

    Hi James

    McLaren 1m 22.2
    Merc 1m 22.3

    What are your predictions???

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  97.   97. Posted By: Matt M
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 1:57 pm 

    McLaren – 1m 21.545
    Mercedes- 1m 21.606

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  98.   98. Posted By: Niall Quinn
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 2:02 pm 

    McLaren : 1m 22.823s
    Merc : 1m 23.441s

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  99.   99. Posted By: Niall Quinn
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 2:03 pm 

    McLaren : 1m 22.823s
    Merc : 1m 23.441s

    I’m adding this extra dummy text because the error message suggested my comment might be too short.

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  100.   100. Posted By: niall quinn
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 2:05 pm 

    McLaren : 1m 21.782s
    Merc : 1m 22.112s

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  101.   101. Posted By: Wayne S
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 2:09 pm 

    McLaren: 1:21:803
    Mercedes: 1:22:264

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  102.   102. Posted By: Rodrigo Lamas
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 2:13 pm 

    Mclaren – 1:21.888
    Mercedes – 1:22.111

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  103.   103. Posted By: tom
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 2:13 pm 

    I predict

    McLaren 1.22.173
    Mercedes 1.22.731

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  104.   104. Posted By: Lan Pham
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 2:16 pm 

    McLaren 1:22.946
    Mercedes 1:22.784

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  105.   105. Posted By: Manor
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 2:21 pm 

    I’ll go with

    Mclaren: 1’21.761
    Mercedes: 1’21.865

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  106.   106. Posted By: Simon
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 2:22 pm 

    Mclaren 1.22.711
    Mercedes 1.22.911

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  107.   107. Posted By: Phil
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 2:23 pm 

    I predict that McLaren will end up with a fastest lap of 1m 22.684

    Mercedes will get a fastest lap of 1m 24.453

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  108.   108. Posted By: Oliver Langford
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 2:25 pm 

    Mercedes 1.22.158
    McLaren 1.22.301

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  109.   109. Posted By: jamie fox
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 2:34 pm 

    I predict the following

    Maclaren 1:22.84
    Mercedes 1:22.950

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  110.   110. Posted By: nacho f1
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 2:38 pm 

    Mclaren 1:22:180
    Mercedes 1:22:511

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  111.   111. Posted By: maximo Perez
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 2:40 pm 

    Mclaren 1:22.450
    Mercedes 1:22.855

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  112.   112. Posted By: Grant
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 2:47 pm 

    Excellent bit of fun for all of us, James.
    What a nightmare to manage. Good luck to the person managing all these posts and numbers.

    I choose to wait untill McLaren have completed their Thursday work before predicting.

    The book is as good as mine.

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    James Allen Reply:

    Good strategy – Failing that you could always buy one of the last remaining copies.

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  113.   113. Posted By: Tom
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 3:09 pm 

    macca: 1:21.982
    merc: 1:22.223

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  114.   114. Posted By: unoc vII
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 3:14 pm 

    McLaren 1:21.403
    Mercedes 1:22.112

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  115.   115. Posted By: Colin
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 3:16 pm 

    McLaren 1.21.009
    Mercedes 1.21.889

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  116.   116. Posted By: Aliaksey
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 3:19 pm 

    1:21:800 both teams

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  117.   117. Posted By: brendan
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 3:26 pm 

    Mercedes. Glory run.1:20.90

    McLaren. 1:21.45

    Meaningless I know, but possible, I think.

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  118.   118. Posted By: jef
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 3:52 pm 

    Mclaren 1.21.945
    Mercedes 1.22.809

    wish me Good luck.

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  119.   119. Posted By: Kurtis
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 3:58 pm 

    Mclaren: 1:22:408
    Merc: 1:22:634

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  120.   120. Posted By: josias
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 4:02 pm 

    McLaren – 1m 21.880
    Mercedes- 1m 21.641

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  121.   121. Posted By: Jeremy J
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 4:02 pm 

    McLaren: 1.22.701
    Merc: 1.22.924

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  122.   122. Posted By: Nick
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 4:09 pm 

    mclaren – 1.22.983
    mercedes – 1.23.034

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  123.   123. Posted By: Kenny
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 4:26 pm 

    McLaren: 1’21″748 Mercedes: 1’21″444

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  124.   124. Posted By: equeny
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 4:27 pm 

    Mclaren – 1:22.123
    Mercedes – 1:22.5

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  125.   125. Posted By: downforce
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 4:57 pm 

    McLaren: 1:22.123
    Mercedes: 1:22.423

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  126.   126. Posted By: James Clayton
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 5:01 pm 

    McLaren 1:21.555
    Mercedes 1:22.987

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    James Clayton Reply:

    please ignore, see other post. thanks :)

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  127.   127. Posted By: James Clayton
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 5:01 pm 

    McLaren 1:21.555
    Mercedes 1:22.187

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  128.   128. Posted By: B Martin
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 5:12 pm 

    Mclaren: 1.21.5
    Mercedes: 1.21.5

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  129.   129. Posted By: sean cleary
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 5:16 pm 

    Maclaren: 1 min 22.00 sec
    Mercedes: 1 min 22.105 sec

    Cant wait for the book!

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  130.   130. Posted By: Marc
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 5:16 pm 

    McLaren 1m 22.314
    Mercedes1m 22.117

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  131.   131. Posted By: Rich C
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 5:17 pm 

    Coming outa nowhere in the last moments of the day McL will blow the doors off with a 1:22 flat.

    Merc will limp in at 1:22.5

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  132.   132. Posted By: Stênio Campos
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 5:24 pm 

    McLaren = 1:21.948s
    Mercedes = 1:22.354s

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  133.   133. Posted By: Richard D
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 5:25 pm 

    Mclaren: 1:22.081
    Mercedes: 1:22.472

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  134.   134. Posted By: Born 1950
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 5:35 pm 

    I’ll wait until the end of Friday testing before submitting my predictions.

    I’m assuming everyone can only have one guess, James? If so you lot wouldn’t make very good strategists; generally it’s wise to leave decisions as late as possible in order to maximise data-gathering.

    BTW thanks for the link to the pics of the Mclaren front-wing active test rig, James. IMHO there’s a lot going on under that cist on the nose! It won’t surprise me at all if they don’t come out top in this testing, but then suddenly improve by half a second on their predicted times in Australia.

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    Born 1950 Reply:

    Oh and BTW! Is there any on-board footage available of the Maclaren running with its FW test rig? A long shot I know, but I’d love to see what they’re doing. Clearly the front and rear stays on each wing-end enable them to twist it to change the angle of attack. Fascinating stuff!

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    James Allen Reply:

    Ah but the winner is the one who gets there first..

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    Born 1950 Reply:

    Agreed – but if we’re going down to thousandths (as it seems many have) there’ll need to be a lot of entries before we run out of unique times. I suppose if I decide to be really anal, I could produce a list of all the predicted times and then put my prediction bang in the middle of the biggest gap in the most likely area. However, maybe this is not sporting, and it does require a bit of work on my part, so I probably won’t.

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  135.   135. Posted By: Jiten Mistry
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 5:38 pm 

    McLaren – 1:22.765
    Mercedes – 1:22.489

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  136.   136. Posted By: Baghetti
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 5:40 pm 

    McLaren: 1:22.119
    Mercedes: 1:22.629

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  137.   137. Posted By: Seán Craddock
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 5:42 pm 

    Vodafone McLaren-Mercedes 1:22:632

    Mercedes Petronas GP 1:22:947

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  138.   138. Posted By: Gav
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 5:52 pm 

    McLaren – 1m 21.480
    Mercedes- 1m 21.652

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  139.   139. Posted By: Roni
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 5:52 pm 

    Mac: 1:21.584
    Merc: 1:22:011

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  140.   140. Posted By: Richard
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 5:53 pm 

    Mclaren 1:22:888
    Mercedes 1:22:001

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  141.   141. Posted By: zizou
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 6:03 pm 

    mclaren 1 22 180
    mercedes 1 22 220

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  142.   142. Posted By: nick
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 6:04 pm 

    mclaren…1:21.435
    mercedes…1:20.795

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  143.   143. Posted By: Nebulus von Hoxenberg
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 6:34 pm 

    I predict: Mercedes 1.22.405
    McLaren 1.22.642

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  144.   144. Posted By: Biggles209
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 6:36 pm 

    McLaren 1m 22.407s
    Mercedes 1m 22.508s

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  145.   145. Posted By: Double
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 6:37 pm 

    Mclaren 1m 22.268
    Mercedes 1m 22.683

    You all, stop guessing !
    I just won ! :)

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  146.   146. Posted By: George Shamtani
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 6:37 pm 

    McLaren 1:22:050 (7 fastest by team)
    Mercedes 1:21:850 (5 fastest by team)

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  147.   147. Posted By: Michael Prestia
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 6:42 pm 

    Mclaren – 1:21.940
    Merc – 1:22.345

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  148.   148. Posted By: herald
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 6:47 pm 

    mercedes 1.21.211
    mclaren dnf

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  149.   149. Posted By: Yang Tang
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 6:55 pm 

    McLaren 1m 22.510
    Mercedes 1m 22.823

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  150.   150. Posted By: Amit Sangwan
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 7:34 pm 

    Mclaren 1m 21.6307
    Mercedes 1m 21.734

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  151.   151. Posted By: Jimmy Le
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 8:11 pm 

    Mclaren 1m 22.354
    Mercedes 1m 22.890

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  152.   152. Posted By: TeeJay
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 8:13 pm 

    McLaren: 1m 22.333

    Mercedes: 1m 22.489

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  153.   153. Posted By: Vinoo
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 8:18 pm 

    Mclaren – 1:22.350
    Merc – 1:21.950

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  154.   154. Posted By: RG
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 8:28 pm 

    Mercedes – 1:22:36
    McLaren – 1:22:24

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  155.   155. Posted By: DPM
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 8:38 pm 

    McLaren 1m 21.75
    Mercedes 1m 22.15

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  156.   156. Posted By: benny boy
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 8:46 pm 

    1:21.996 Mac
    1:22.403 Merc

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  157.   157. Posted By: Alex Attard
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 9:12 pm 

    McLaren 1m 21.678

    Mercedes 1m 22.023

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  158.   158. Posted By: Denis
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 9:41 pm 

    McLaren: 1m 21.987
    Mercedes: 1m 22.614

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  159.   159. Posted By: Steve Carney
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 9:54 pm 

    McLaren 1m 22.310

    Mercedes 1m 22.696

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  160.   160. Posted By: AndrewB94
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 10:22 pm 

    McLaren – 1.22.222
    Mercedes – 1.22.075

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  161.   161. Posted By: Mike
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 11:09 pm 

    Mclaren: 1m 21.500
    Mercedes: 1m 21.800

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  162.   162. Posted By: Toby Bushby
        Date: March 9th, 2011 @ 11:56 pm 

    McLaren: 1:22:435
    Mercedes: 1:22:267

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  163.   163. Posted By: JJ MUPPET
        Date: March 10th, 2011 @ 12:27 am 

    I will say again.

    If I win I will add Webbers signature to the book.

    Bring on the Brit GP & Monaco.

    Mclaren 1m 22.490

    Mercedes 1m 22.610

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  164.   164. Posted By: AdamKlukF1
        Date: March 10th, 2011 @ 2:23 am 

    McLaren: 1:21:962
    Mercedes: 1:22:326

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  165.   165. Posted By: Steve
        Date: March 10th, 2011 @ 2:34 am 

    McLaren: 1:22.528
    Mercedes: 1:22.369

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  166.   166. Posted By: Ron
        Date: March 10th, 2011 @ 4:44 am 

    Mclaren: 1:22:634
    Mercedes: 1:22:212

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  167.   167. Posted By: Darshan Bhatia
        Date: March 10th, 2011 @ 5:55 am 

    Merc: 1:21:928
    McLaren: 1:22:024

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  168.   168. Posted By: J. Singh
        Date: March 10th, 2011 @ 9:34 am 

    McLaren – 1m 22.400s
    Mercedes – 1m 22.700s

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  169.   169. Posted By: Jonathan Kelk
        Date: March 10th, 2011 @ 10:32 am 

    McLaren: 1:21.551
    Mercedes: 1:21.423

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  170.   170. Posted By: Daniel Hoyes
        Date: March 10th, 2011 @ 2:16 pm 

    I hear it might rain…

    McLaren: 1.24.634
    Mercedes: 1.25.379

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  171.   171. Posted By: Pujan
        Date: March 10th, 2011 @ 5:48 pm 

    McLaren: 1:22.217
    Mercedes: 1:21.987

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    Pujan Reply:

    Sorry, editing my guesswork..
    McLaren will stick to a 1:22.217, but Mercedes changes to a 1:21:737

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  172.   172. Posted By: YL
        Date: March 10th, 2011 @ 6:36 pm 

    McLaren 1.22.6
    Mercedes 1.22.7

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  173.   173. Posted By: Adeel Rahman
        Date: March 10th, 2011 @ 7:01 pm 

    mclaren 1m 22.447s
    mercedes 1m 22.230s

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  174.   174. Posted By: Mario
        Date: March 10th, 2011 @ 8:56 pm 

    Mclaren 1.30.000
    Merc 1.30.500

    Now I’m starting rain dance.

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    Mario Reply:

    Just realized they wanted the fastest times for the week, not for the last day of the week.

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  175.   175. Posted By: Double
        Date: March 11th, 2011 @ 12:48 am 

    Mclaren 1m 21.724
    Mercedes 1m 21.819

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  176.   176. Posted By: Racyboy
        Date: March 11th, 2011 @ 6:34 am 

    Mercedes 1.22.122
    McLaren 1.22.221

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  177.   177. Posted By: thomas_b
        Date: March 11th, 2011 @ 10:24 am 

    McLaren 1:21.992
    Mercedes 1:22.121

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  178.   178. Posted By: Claire
        Date: March 11th, 2011 @ 11:54 am 

    Mercedes: 1:20.8
    McLaren: 1:21.0

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  179.   179. Posted By: Robert N
        Date: March 11th, 2011 @ 1:13 pm 

    Mercedes 1.21.268
    McLaren 1.21.581

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  180.   180. Posted By: Zhenya
        Date: March 11th, 2011 @ 2:10 pm 

    1m 22.400 for McLaren and 1m 22.650 for Mercedes, I guess.

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  181.   181. Posted By: CC
        Date: March 11th, 2011 @ 4:39 pm 

    McLaren 1m22.888s
    Mercedes 1:21.249

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  182.   182. Posted By: Amit
        Date: March 11th, 2011 @ 5:31 pm 

    Mercedes 1m 20.987
    Mclaren 1m 21.435

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  183.   183. Posted By: Ibrahim Patel
        Date: March 11th, 2011 @ 5:57 pm 

    mclaren, 1.22.888
    mercedes,1.21.268

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  184.   184. Posted By: Grant
        Date: March 11th, 2011 @ 6:07 pm 

    McLaren 1.22.131
    Mercedes 1.21.268

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    B Martin Reply:

    James, perhaps since rain was due for Sat, you should have made sure people had to pick the time before it happens. Otherwise the first guy to copy and past Friday’s time wins.

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  185.   185. Posted By: Rika Churchill
        Date: March 11th, 2011 @ 7:19 pm 

    Mercedes: 1:21.268
    McLaren: 122.132

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  186.   186. Posted By: Vic
        Date: March 11th, 2011 @ 7:43 pm 

    Mclaren 1.22.458
    Mercedes 1.21.213

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  187.   187. Posted By: richard palmer
        Date: March 11th, 2011 @ 9:30 pm 

    McLaren 1.42.00
    Mecedes !.41.00
    Have you the wheater forecast

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  188.   188. Posted By: Born 1950
        Date: March 11th, 2011 @ 9:51 pm 

    Well, I reckon ‘CC’ has won it — unless someone predicted those times before he did. However just in case there’s a window of opportunity tomorrow before the rain sets in I’ll go for McLaren 1:22.793.

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  189.   189. Posted By: Mark Hillyard
        Date: March 11th, 2011 @ 10:17 pm 

    Hoping for a dry final day so i’ll go for:

    McLaren: 1:22.672
    Mercedes: 1:21.053

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  190.   190. Posted By: Robert Gunning
        Date: March 12th, 2011 @ 4:04 am 

    Fastest Mercedes time: 1:21.249
    Fastest McLaren time: 1m22.888

    No records will be broken on the final day, as heavy rain is forecast.

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    Richard Reply:

    Sorry, I had already predicted the McLaren time after the Wednesday session. With them already planning not to run on Thursday and the forecast already suggesting it was going to be wet from Friday lunchtime it seemed like a safe bet.

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