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F1 2021 Round 10 : Silverstone

  • 15-07-2021 8:43am
    Registered Users Posts: 2,867 ✭✭✭Joeface

    All Change this weekend , should be interesting . I believe it is live on Channel 4 as well for all sessions .

    keep an eye on the session times .

    FP1 Fri, 16 Jul 14:30

    QU Fri, 16 Jul 18:00

    FP2 Sat, 17 Jul 12:00

    Sprint QU Sat, 17 Jul 16:30

    Race Sun, 18 Jul 15:00

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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,858 ✭✭✭This is it

    Took me a while to find the thread! Looking forward to the changes with the sprint and to see how it goes.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,867 ✭✭✭Joeface

    just like F1 there are changes here , not sure I am liking the changes here yet either

  • Registered Users Posts: 14,456 ✭✭✭✭skipper_G

    We're always hearing that these cars can't follow closely enough in a Grand Prix, they overheat tyres, brakes, engines, etc. As a result we often end up with trains of cars just managing the gap. Bearing that in mind, if you can't follow in a Grand Prix won't the sprint race likely be the same? Just seems dumb

  • Registered Users Posts: 12,076 ✭✭✭✭MadYaker

    I found the forum! Took a while. Looking forward to this, the sprint quali should be interesting. There’s been a lot of big talk from Mercedes about turning things around this weekend.

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,562 ✭✭✭✭Dont be at yourself

    I think the best reference point is the red flag restarts at Baku this year, and Monza last year. Cars on fresh tyres with low fuel produced great racing. I guess the one counter-argument is that the risk/reward is not quite the same as Sunday; will drivers be willing to risk a move for the sake of one grid position on Sunday, if it could mean a retirement and starting from 20th?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 61 ✭✭Perry12

    Driving up to Silverstone tomorrow evening with the campervan. The plan was to catch the qualifying on Saturday but will miss it now that it's been moved to Friday, shame. Still looking forward to it though and the sun will be shining.

  • Registered Users Posts: 14,900 ✭✭✭✭AMKC

    It has not even started yet and already I do not like it. I think it's a gimmick. Hope it does not last. If it ain't broke don't fix it is how the saying goes.

    It was perfect before. We have had some of the best quali sessions ever over the last couple of years so it was working grand. Leave what works alone and just fix the cars I say.

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    Live long and Prosper

    Peace and long life.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,135 ✭✭✭Gru

    How do they decide the grid order for the sprint race? Doesn't seem to be mentioned in any of the articles I've looked up.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,867 ✭✭✭Joeface a qualifing session on Friday evening for the sprint race

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,135 ✭✭✭Gru

    Ah cool! Thanks.

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  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]

    Hey all!

    Making a post in the hope I can find this thread again over the weekend.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,083 ✭✭✭eviltimeban

    Forum is a disaster at the moment, no more followed threads, no more dropdown links, had to search for ages to find this thread.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,505 ✭✭✭quokula

    I'll reserve judgement for the sprint race, but I am interested in some of the side effects.

    For one thing they get much less practice time before parc ferme now, so I expect lots of sub-optimal setups could make things interesting.

    Secondly, the silly rule about top ten drivers starting on qualifying tyres goes away, which opens up many more possibilities for strategy on Sunday. Easy to imagine someone like Perez starting the race on hard tyres and shaking things up a bit. Also puts an end to the annoying situation where a midfield driver who does great on Saturday basically gets punished for it on Sunday versus the guy that qualified 11th or 12th.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,018 ✭✭✭afatbollix

    Got an invite for tomorrow and he's even driving... So to the bar here I come!

    Never been to F1 before so not really sure what to expect but qualifying should be ok at 6pm on Friday.

    Going to be a warm weekend so no talk of rain radar by Crofty.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,343 ✭✭✭Harika

    Go sprint

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,092 ✭✭✭SCOOP 64

    No idea how this sprint race for qualifying works.

  • Registered Users Posts: 12,464 ✭✭✭✭flazio

    This is probably against the grain around here, but I hope Mercedes-Benz gain some ground on Red Bull this weekend.

    No, no, hear me out

    I want this championship to go down to the wire. Last lap of last race if possible. (imagine if France or Baku were the finalé) Right now Max has enough of a cushion to leave Silverstone championship leader no matter what. If this trajectory continues, he'll have it wrapped up with 3 rounds to go.

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,529 ✭✭✭✭Frank Bullitt

    No really sure how I feel about the sprint race. I don't think it will go as planned either.

    I can see RB still having their edge at the race.

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,703 ✭✭✭SureYWouldntYa

    I think we'll end up with a proper Noah's ark grid by the finish Sunday

    The extra 17 laps of racing will give the better cars more time to get ahead, and leave slower cars behind

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,685 ✭✭✭Hijpo

    Did anything ever come of the customer teams exclaiming that their clutch won't hold up?

    Not sure about the quali and sprint race. I would imagine there won't be much of a change from how they line up for the sprint race.

    Really don't like the forum changes.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,149 ✭✭✭Top Dog

    I'm not losing the plot so trying how to follow a thread.

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,037 ✭✭✭✭klose

    Unless a regular Q3 driver has a nightmare quali for the sprint race I predict it will be a bit of a snooze fest as its very high risk low reward, perhaps a back marker fancying his chances and causing a spin ?

  • Registered Users Posts: 39,069 ✭✭✭✭Itssoeasy

    I’m curious does the sprint race finishing get the drivers points in the championship, or this simply a trial of the format ?

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,037 ✭✭✭✭klose

    1st gets 3 points

    2nd gets 2 points

    3rd gets 1 point.

    Not much at stake, final order after the flag saturday then decides starting grid for sunday.

  • Posts: 25,611 ✭✭✭✭ George Harsh Valedictorian

    Practice just about to start, lucky bastards at it. :pac:

    The lack of practice is probably my favourite thing about the sprint qualifying format.

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,198 ✭✭✭dublinman1990

    Hiya folks. I've just seen that Verstappen is ahead in the practice sessions. Do you think that position will change later on?

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,198 ✭✭✭dublinman1990

    Lando Norris clocked in a lap just behind Verstappen. I hope that will give Lando a boost in confidence as he heads into Qualy later this this evening.

    And Carlos Sainz had a little spin in his Ferrari before he went into the pits.

  • Registered Users Posts: 14,900 ✭✭✭✭AMKC

    Nope I do not unless Lando can get on pole otherwise ot will be Max on pole I would say.

    Live long and Prosper

    Peace and long life.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,867 ✭✭✭Joeface

    Lando's time on Mediums rest of the top ten is softs .

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  • Registered Users, Subscribers Posts: 13,343 ✭✭✭✭antodeco