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F1 2021 Round 9 : Austrian GP

  • 01-07-2021 7:33am
    #1
    Registered Users Posts: 2,856 ✭✭✭ Joeface


    Ah the Deja Vu GP .Its a pity they cant even change a turn or two just to make it slightly different .

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    SESSION
    FP1 Fri, 02 Jul 10:30
    FP2 Fri, 02 Jul 14:00

    FP3 Sat, 03 Jul 11:00
    QU Sat, 03 Jul 14:00

    Race Sun, 04 Jul14:00


    Weather Forecast again as it is a maybe

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    and the tire compounds differ this weekend
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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,540 ✭✭✭✭ Dont be at yourself


    Tyres being one step softer could maybe lead to a two-stopper? We saw the Mercs suffering with deg on the hards last time out, and also saw with Perez that the two-stop wasn't far off in time.

    If Gasly and Leclerc can survive lap 1, it should make the race for best-of-the-rest more interesting too.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,437 ✭✭✭ Charlie-Bravo


    The C4 didn't last long last week as the soft tyre, so I don't think the C5 will be any use for more than one really slow out lap, and one flying lap. Expect Q3 to be like the farce in Italy a couple of years ago!

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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,163 ✭✭✭ Harika


    At least rain is more likely


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,856 ✭✭✭ Joeface


    aaaaaaaand Mercedes brought an update

    "Mercedes appears to have introduced a new rear brake drum design with a looped section displaced from the main body of the drum in the upper half. This should help manage the tire temperatures differently on the shoulder."


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,005 ✭✭✭✭ Jordan 199


    Williams have two different front wings:

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  • Registered Users Posts: 18,637 ✭✭✭✭ El_Duderino 09


    Joeface wrote: »
    aaaaaaaand Mercedes brought an update

    "Mercedes appears to have introduced a new rear brake drum design with a looped section displaced from the main body of the drum in the upper half. This should help manage the tire temperatures differently on the shoulder."

    This was a bit of a strange one. Toto said they wont be making any new upgrades and the technical director said they have some upgrades coming. I'd say the cause of the misunderstanding is probably that they have some upgrades in train and they will be completed, but they won't be developing any new upgrades from this point onwards and all new development will be focused on next year's car.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,671 ✭✭✭✭ Inquitus


    Hard to see anything other than a clone of last weeks race unless it rains or a Honda engine or two explode, how Hamilton must be ruing he Baku cock up!


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,856 ✭✭✭ Joeface


    If the current progress continues yeah he will regret Baku , but it is too soon , he has been further behind before at this point

    2014: 29 pts (to Rosberg)
    2015: Always led
    2016: 43 pts (Rosberg, lost by 5)
    2017: 25 pts (Vettel)
    2018: 17 pts (Vettel)
    2019: 8 pts (Bottas)
    2020: 13 pts (Bottas)
    2021: Currently 18 down (Verstappen)


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,637 ✭✭✭✭ El_Duderino 09


    There are a few young drivers taking part in FP1:
    Guanyu Zhou is in Alonso's Alpine,
    Roy Nissany is in Russel's Williams and
    Callum Ilott is in Giovinazzi's Alfa.

    And they're using a mystery test tyre in FP1 too.




  • Joeface wrote: »
    If the current progress continues yeah he will regret Baku , but it is too soon , he has been further behind before at this point

    2014: 29 pts (to Rosberg)
    2015: Always led
    2016: 43 pts (Rosberg, lost by 5)
    2017: 25 pts (Vettel)
    2018: 17 pts (Vettel)
    2019: 8 pts (Bottas)
    2020: 13 pts (Bottas)
    2021: Currently 18 down (Verstappen)

    What do those numbers mean? Quick look and 2019 Hamilton led from race 5 til the end, 2020 he led from race 3 til the end.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,856 ✭✭✭ Joeface


    numbers don't mean lot really , just he has been behind by bigger margins before . To early to be hoping the tide has actually turned form Mercedes ...........Don't want a flash dawn .


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,856 ✭✭✭ Joeface


    all change for FP2
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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,768 ✭✭✭✭ klose


    Bit of rain for the last 15-20 in fp2 probably skewing a few times there


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,444 ✭✭✭ Frank Bullitt


    Looks like a closer race on paper. Colder and softer tires have changed things up. Hamilton convinced RB have some left in their pocket.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,768 ✭✭✭✭ klose


    Yuki nearly putting it into the wall again


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,637 ✭✭✭✭ El_Duderino 09


    What we're conditions like in that session, any rain? Big gap from max to the Mercedes but I see they were running the test tyres. And Giovanazzi in fifth suggests the session isn't indicative of much.


  • Registered Users Posts: 37,685 ✭✭✭✭ Itssoeasy


    The Dutch crowd are here in force.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,326 ✭✭✭ Hijpo


    Itssoeasy wrote: »
    The Dutch crowd are here in force.

    They look like they are having a fantastic time hah


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,360 ✭✭✭ Rossi IRL


    Whatever happens, I hope its better than last weeks borefest. At least let us have a good battle for the win.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,005 ✭✭✭✭ Jordan 199


    Rossi IRL wrote: »
    Whatever happens, I hope its better than last weeks borefest. At least let us have a good battle for the win.

    I and most will agree with that.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 37,685 ✭✭✭✭ Itssoeasy


    Norris up to second and alonso in third.


  • Registered Users Posts: 37,685 ✭✭✭✭ Itssoeasy


    The two haas, the non Russell Williams, ocon , and Kimi are out.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,005 ✭✭✭✭ Jordan 199


    Poor form from Ocon.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,123 ✭✭✭✭ skipper_G


    Giovinazzi P7
    Raikkonen P16

    Only 2 tenths of a second time difference between them, crazy how close the field is around here


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,629 ✭✭✭ McFly85


    Ocon struggling again. I’m surprised Alpine gave such a long contract to such an inconsistent and limited driver.


  • Registered Users Posts: 37,685 ✭✭✭✭ Itssoeasy


    Jordan 199 wrote: »
    Poor form from Ocon.

    And worse given he’s gotten a new contract.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,123 ✭✭✭✭ skipper_G


    Paul di resta is betting on them going for a meejum tyre


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,005 ✭✭✭✭ Jordan 199


    Itssoeasy wrote: »
    And worse given he’s gotten a new contract.

    He'd want to start pulling up his socks now.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,005 ✭✭✭✭ Jordan 199


    skipper_G wrote: »
    Paul di resta is betting on them going for a meejum tyre

    Apparently he likes his steak meejum-rare.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 14,123 ✭✭✭✭ skipper_G


    That's a brilliant lap from Norris, P2 on the same tyre as the front runners


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