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F1: 2020 Round 6 Spanish GP (See Mod note at Post4)

  • 13-08-2020 11:46am
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    Registered Users Posts: 12,235 ✭✭✭✭ AMKC
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    So hopefully we will get more of the what we had last weekend here. A mixed up grid and Red Bull on the attack. Maybe Bottas will get pole and win here.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,070 ✭✭✭✭ flazio
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    Perez has been cleared to race this weekend.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,856 ✭✭✭ Joeface
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    It will be interesting to see if Vettels New chassis means he can at least join the top ten .
    Would like to see Renault progress with the Qual performance improvements . They were very good in FP3 and Qual last weekend ( the race not so much ) . Pier Gasly as well , huge Qual stuff from him . Would also be good if the races came together.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,910 ✭✭✭ Jordan 199
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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,671 ✭✭✭✭ Inquitus
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    Jordan 199 wrote: »

    That crash was in Rosberg's favour though, any similar crash this weekend would be in Hamilton's favour as far as the internecine battle goes, but would certainly liven things up with regard to Verstappen!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,553 Cork Trucker


    Rosberg’s only retirement all season wasn’t it?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,671 ✭✭✭✭ Inquitus
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    Rosberg’s only retirement all season wasn’t it?

    Aye but he had had a much better start to the season than Hamilton, so Hamilton taking him out ultimately was in his favour, as it was one less race for Hamilton to close the gap.

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,553 Cork Trucker


    Inquitus wrote: »
    Aye but he had had a much better start to the season than Hamilton, so Hamilton taking him out ultimately was in his favour, as it was one less race for Hamilton to close the gap.

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    There are a few instances actually that year where you could say it was pro dominantly in Rosberg’s favour, the first 4 races were all wins, then the double Spanish retirement, Rosberg cane off first in Austria yes, but it was Hamilton’a engine failure in Sepang that finished it more or less. He did what he could to back Rosberg into the pack at the final race but it wasn’t enough


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,856 ✭✭✭ Joeface
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    Vettel new Chassis ..0.01s behind Leclerc . Closer , but only FP1

    Also Who does Romain Grosjean think he is , 5th

    Pos Driver Team Time
    1 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team 1m16.785s
    2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team 1m16.824s
    3 Max Verstappen Aston Martin Red Bull Racing 1m17.724s
    4 Charles Leclerc Scuderia Ferrari 1m17.970s
    5 Sebastian Vettel Scuderia Ferrari 1m17.981s
    6 Romain Grosjean Haas F1 Team 1m18.291s
    7 Sergio Perez BWT Racing Point F1 Team 1m18.471s
    8 Alexander Albon Aston Martin Red Bull Racing 1m18.606s
    9 Kevin Magnussen Haas F1 Team 1m18.620s
    10 Lance Stroll BWT Racing Point F1 Team 1m18.643s
    11 Carlos Sainz Jr. McLaren F1 Team 1m18.733s
    12 Esteban Ocon Renault DP World F1 Team 1m18.736s
    13 Lando Norris McLaren F1 Team 1m18.744s
    14 Pierre Gasly Scuderia AlphaTauri Honda 1m18.888s
    15 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN 1m18.917s
    16 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN 1m18.981s
    17 Daniil Kvyat Scuderia AlphaTauri Honda 1m19.145s
    18 Daniel Ricciardo Renault DP World F1 Team 1m19.230s
    19 Nicholas Latifi Williams Racing 1m20.334s
    20 Roy Nissany Williams Racing 1m20.664s


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,244 ✭✭✭✭ namloc1980
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    Vettel looking a bit livelier with the new chassis. Merc 1 second ahead in FP1.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,671 ✭✭✭✭ Inquitus
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    Joeface wrote: »
    Vettel new Chassis ..0.01s behind Leclerc . Closer , but only FP1

    Also Who does Romain Grosjean think he is , 5th

    Be interested to see if the new chassis continues to allow Vettel to have some confidence in the car through FP2, FP3 and into Qualifying!


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 407 ✭✭ tipp_tipp_tipp


    Really hate this track. Amazing that it has lasted so long on the calendar considering how dull the races are consistently here. Money talks I guess. 2017 and 1996 were good, outside of that struggling to think of any decent races here. Was it 1998 which famously had something like 2 position changes all races :) Real shame they added that horrible chicane at the end of the lap. Would love to see the old config in the pirelli era. I see it's going to be baking hot there this weekend. Hopefully that throws a spanner in the Mercedes works.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,553 Cork Trucker


    Really hate this track. Amazing that it has lasted so long on the calendar considering how dull the races are consistently here. Money talks I guess. 2017 and 1996 were good, outside of that struggling to think of any decent races here. Was it 1998 which famously had something like 2 position changes all races :) Real shame they added that horrible chicane at the end of the lap. Would love to see the old config in the pirelli era. I see it's going to be baking hot there this weekend. Hopefully that throws a spanner in the Mercedes works.

    I think that was the 1999 race, Villeneuve getting up to third until retirement being one.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,826 ✭✭✭ donspeekinglesh
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    I think that was the 1999 race, Villeneuve getting up to third until retirement being one.

    It was 99 , Hill overtook someone for seventh (which wasn't worth points then), all other overtakes were in the pits.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,553 Cork Trucker


    It was 99 , Hill overtook someone for seventh (which wasn't worth points then), all other overtakes were in the pits.

    I was thinking Hill for some reason but wasn’t sure. Did he originally finish 8th until someone ahead was disqualified?


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,455 ✭✭✭ This is it
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    Thank God for Rosberg, haven't a clue what Croft is shyting on about. And he's back at it now again, thinks he's hilarious :/


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,455 ✭✭✭ This is it
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    And Vettel doing his new chassis no favours bouncing around like that


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,108 ✭✭✭ johnnysmack
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    This is it wrote: »
    Thank God for Rosberg, haven't a clue what Croft is shyting on about. And he's back at it now again, thinks he's hilarious :/

    It was excellent hearing rosberg break down albons lap as it was happening saying where and how he was losing time.

    He also has started to do YouTube videos breaking down a lap of a track on f1 2020. I was instantly faster in Silverstone after following his tips. He'd make a great driver coach.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,856 ✭✭✭ Joeface
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    Romain Has lost the run of himself . Top 5 two runs in a row . Renault showed again they have some pace in the car . Normal service resumed everywhere else.

    Pos Driver Car Gap
    1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m16.883s
    2 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 0.287s
    3 Max Verstappen Red Bull/Honda 0.821s
    4 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 0.985s
    5 Romain Grosjean Haas/Ferrari 1.250s
    6 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1.264s
    7 Carlos Sainz Jr. McLaren/Renault 1.331s
    8 Sergio Perez Racing Point/Mercedes 1.410s
    9 Esteban Ocon Renault 1.420s
    10 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri/Honda 1.429s
    11 Lance Stroll Racing Point/Mercedes 1.474s
    12 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1.521s
    13 Alexander Albon Red Bull/Honda 1.608s
    14 Lando Norris McLaren/Renault 1.623s
    15 Daniil Kvyat AlphaTauri/Honda 1.759s
    16 Kevin Magnussen Haas/Ferrari 1.878s
    17 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo/Ferrari 2.017s
    18 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo/Ferrari 2.081s
    19 Nicholas Latifi Williams/Mercedes 2.272s
    20 George Russell Williams/Mercedes 2.508s


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,257 ✭✭✭ Frank Bullitt
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    Merc looking comfy over 1 lap, hotter temps might not play much into their favour. on Sunday. But, knowing them and all the sims they have run since last week, they will waltz it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,306 ✭✭✭ Hijpo
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    It was excellent hearing rosberg break down albons lap as it was happening saying where and how he was losing time.

    He also has started to do YouTube videos breaking down a lap of a track on f1 2020. I was instantly faster in Silverstone after following his tips. He'd make a great driver coach.

    Was he doing this in FP2? I was bombing through FP1 this afternoon so didnt hear much.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,108 ✭✭✭ johnnysmack
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    Hijpo wrote: »
    Was he doing this in FP2? I was bombing through FP1 this afternoon so didnt hear much.

    He definitely did the albon lap in fp2. It was great hearing him speak as he's so knowledgeable about modern cars and pirellis compared to brundle and Di resta.

    The best part was when croft was making the stupidest joke, rosberg calmly said can we get back to talking about whats happening on track. Cut to Rachel Brooks in the stand and the first thing she said, thank you nico for putting an end to that joke.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 407 ✭✭ tipp_tipp_tipp


    Yeah I agree Rosberg is very good behind the microphone. Just watched his f1 2020 lap series for the first time today and he gives a lot of detail on the Barcelona track regarding curves, braking, wind, tyres temperatures through the lap. Really good to get this kind of insight from someone who's driven in the hybrid era. His podcast is good as well, watched the one with Toto Wolff recently and enjoyed it a lot.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,455 ✭✭✭ This is it
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    He definitely did the albon lap in fp2. It was great hearing him speak as he's so knowledgeable about modern cars and pirellis compared to brundle and Di resta.

    The best part was when croft was making the stupidest joke, rosberg calmly said can we get back to talking about whats happening on track. Cut to Rachel Brooks in the stand and the first thing she said, thank you nico for putting an end to that joke.

    That's exactly what I was talking about earlier. Grand, make a joke, but move on then! He went on about Rosberg and Hulkenberg being so similar, and how difficult it would've been to tell them apart had Hulk joined Merc. German, both Nico, both with Berg in their name, both blonde... He even went on to ask Rosberg if he had a dog because Hulk does... Yeah Croft, we get it, hilarious. Talk about the feckin cars! And it was just as Vettel smashed a kerb, something worth talking about considering his apparent chassis issues.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,306 ✭✭✭ Hijpo
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    Is it just me or does it sound like Rosberg is intentionally drowning out Crofty by blinding him with science?

    He has good technical discussions with Karun that crofty cant get involved in.

    Hamilton messed up on the chicane there and Rosberg said "oh that's cost him four tenths" then the time flashed up and it he was four tenths down.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,427 ✭✭✭ Charlie-Bravo
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    Oh dear Ocon, looks like his mistake rather than KMag.

    I don't think Hulkenberg would have done that :pac:

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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,244 ✭✭✭✭ namloc1980
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    astrofluff wrote: »
    Oh dear Ocon, looks like his mistake rather than KMag.

    I don't think Hulkenberg would have done that :pac:

    Yeah looked like Ocon wasn't looking where he was going and by the time he looked up he was under KMag's rear wing.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,671 ✭✭✭✭ Inquitus
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    What time does qualification running actually start in Irish Summer Time? 1pm or 2pm, please?


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,150 ✭✭✭ Harika
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    Inquitus wrote: »
    What time does qualification running actually start in Irish Summer Time? 1pm or 2pm, please?

    14;00


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,577 ✭✭✭✭ El_Duderino 09
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    namloc1980 wrote: »
    Yeah looked like Ocon wasn't looking where he was going and by the time he looked up he was under KMag's rear wing.

    That's a strange interpretation. KMag over took him and then started on the driving line and veered in front of him. KMAG wasn't looking in his mirrors when he veered across the road at slow speed. That's all KMag, surely.

    https://www.skysports.com/f1/news/32461/12049790/spanish-gp-practice-three-lewis-hamilton-fastest-esteban-ocon-crashes


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,598 ✭✭✭ deafroadrunner
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    That's a strange interpretation. KMag over took him and then started on the driving line and veered in front of him. KMAG wasn't looking in his mirrors when he veered across the road at slow speed. That's all KMag, surely.

    If you watch again. You can see ocon looking in his mirrors before avoiding kmag.


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