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F1 2020: Styrian GP (Austria, Part Zwei)

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    It is great to get another race in Austria this weekend, and this time maybe the bigger teams will get things right (hopefully Red Bull).

    We don't think Ferrari will be at the races this season, so our hopes are laid on Red Bull and perhaps Pinkish Merc causing an upset to Mercedes.

    I have to say, maybe McLaren can capitalise again if we have another high attrition race!!


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  • Vettel will be looking for a trouble free weekend. I have a feeling that if he gets into silly tangles like the one with Sainz last weekend, himself and Ferrari might split before the season is over.




  • Well I started off last week rooting for Riccardo, Ocon and Albon and look how that turned out. This week, I ain’t saying nuttin!

    Intrigued to see if anything changes in this do over. What’s the weather forecast say?




  • Current forecast is for heavy rain on Saturday so that might make qualifying interesting.




  • Cant believe this race isnt titled "Austria Grand Prix 2, Covid boogaloo"

    Serriously hoping Mclaren Continue on their upward Trajectory,

    I Also Wonder what odds I'd get for Vettle just binning it into a wall as a **** you to Ferarri




  • Merc march off into the distance, then Max, then Albon, Norris, Perez, Saintz fighting it out with the Ferraris (if their upgrades work).


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  • Inquitus wrote: »
    Merc march off into the distance, then Max, then Albon, Norris, Perez, Saintz fighting it out with the Ferraris (if their upgrades work).

    Ferrari upgrades not til race after, not this weekend. It's another weekend of struggles, but no aero upgrades will make up for that 0.7s they are losing on straights. Check Gio's onboard for the first few laps of the race. They are nowhere (alongside Haas) too down the straights.




  • Ferrari upgrades not til race after, not this weekend. It's another weekend of struggles, but no aero upgrades will make up for that 0.7s they are losing on straights. Check Gio's onboard for the first few laps of the race. They are nowhere (alongside Haas) too down the straights.

    I read somewhere that they were going to bring the upgrades forward to this weekend.




  • Ferrari upgrades not til race after, not this weekend. It's another weekend of struggles, but no aero upgrades will make up for that 0.7s they are losing on straights. Check Gio's onboard for the first few laps of the race. They are nowhere (alongside Haas) too down the straights.

    They are bringing there upgrades forward to this race now instead.




  • Sorry, missed that info. Thanks




  • Two driver line up changes for FP1 this weekend, Robert Kubica is in the Alfa Romeo and Jack Aitken in the Williams.


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  • 2020 Formula 1 Styrian Grand Prix session timings

    F1 will still run its traditional format of two free practice sessions lasting 90 minutes each on Friday, followed by an additional practice session running for one hour on Saturday morning.

    The Q1, Q2 and Q3 knockout-style qualifying format is also being retained on Saturday afternoon to decide the grid for the 71-lap Styrian Grand Prix on Sunday.

    The Formula 2, Formula 3 and Porsche Supercup series are all acting as support classes.

    Friday 10th July 2020

    Free Practice 1: 10:00am-11:30am BST (11:00am-12:30pm local)
    Free Practice 2: 2:00pm-3:30pm BST (3:00pm-4:30pm local)

    Saturday 11th July 2020

    Free Practice 3: 11:00am-12:00pm BST (12:00pm-1:00pm local)
    Qualifying: 2:00pm-3:00pm BST (3:00pm-4:00pm local)

    Sunday 12th July 2020

    Race: 2:10pm BST (3:10pm local)




  • Channel 4 highlights, 6.30pm both Saturday and Sunday




  • Are we still look at Rain for some part of this weekend ? either during Qualifing or Race . I would be happy for either or both . At least it could throw in some mix ups .




  • Joeface wrote: »
    Are we still look at Rain for some part of this weekend ? either during Qualifing or Race . I would be happy for either or both . At least it could throw in some mix ups .

    Rain still forecast for Saturday around qualifying.




  • Joeface wrote: »
    Are we still look at Rain for some part of this weekend ? either during Qualifing or Race . I would be happy for either or both . At least it could throw in some mix ups .

    Heavy rain forecast for Saturday and should be clear for Sunday.

    https://openweathermap.org/city/2773887




  • Ferrari bringing a new floor and upgraded front wing for this weekend according to the rumours on Twitter, with additional upgrades for Hungary the week after. If the engine is a dog though, no amount of aero updates will make a meaningful difference.




  • namloc1980 wrote: »
    Ferrari bringing a new floor and upgraded front wing for this weekend according to the rumours on Twitter, with additional upgrades for Hungary the week after. If the engine is a dog though, no amount of aero updates will make a meaningful difference.

    Agreed. This years Ferrari is possibly the worst one since 1996 going by what I’ve seen so far.




  • weekaizer wrote: »
    Agreed. This years Ferrari is possibly the worst one since 1996 going by what I’ve seen so far.

    The 1996 car won 3 races, a bit early to make that assumption. They were winless in 91/92/93, 2009,2014. Maybe it can be compared to any of those once the season is over, the 2014 car finished 2nd in Hungary with Alonso, LeClerc matched that in the first race, albeit with a lot of luck.




  • The 1996 car won 3 races, a bit early to make that assumption. They were winless in 91/92/93, 2009,2014. Maybe it can be compared to any of those once the season is over, the 2014 car finished 2nd in Hungary with Alonso, LeClerc matched that in the first race, albeit with a lot of luck.

    Didn't Kimi win in Spa in 2009, albeit it was a pig of a car most of the time.




  • weekaizer wrote: »
    Agreed. This years Ferrari is possibly the worst one since 1996 going by what I’ve seen so far.
    1996 car was better than the 95


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  • I’m watching practice. Latifi thinks his engine just “went” pulled up on side of track.

    Session stopped whilst the crane tries to get it over the barrier.




  • I’m watching practice. Latifi thinks his engine just “went” pulled up on side of track.

    Russell had to get a new engine after his failed last week. Not a good look for Williams or the Merc engine.




  • namloc1980 wrote: »
    Russell had to get a new engine after his failed last week. Not a good look for Williams or the Merc engine.

    Given Stroll's issue last week there does seem to be a fundamental flaw with this years Mercedes engine. Didn't Hamiltons fail completely during one of his pre-season tests? Its powerful but unreliable.




  • Apparently the race director has said teams should prepare for a possible Sunday quali. Theres heavy rain and thunderstorms predicted tomorrow so session may not go ahead.




  • Is there any live timing app/site that displays what tyre their best time was set in?




  • Ferrari miles off the pace again.




  • Results from FP1

    Pos.|Driver|Car|Best lap|Gap|Laps
    1|Sergio Perez|Racing Point-Mercedes|1’04.867||32
    2|Max Verstappen|Red Bull-Honda|1’04.963|0.096|31
    3|Valtteri Bottas|Mercedes|1’05.089|0.222|30
    4|Lewis Hamilton|Mercedes|1’05.120|0.253|29
    5|Lance Stroll|Racing Point-Mercedes|1’05.396|0.529|36
    6|Alexander Albon|Red Bull-Honda|1’05.483|0.616|28
    7|Carlos Sainz Jnr|McLaren-Renault|1’05.602|0.735|39
    8|Pierre Gasly|AlphaTauri-Honda|1’05.698|0.831|26
    9|Daniel Ricciardo|Renault|1’05.769|0.902|31
    10|Sebastian Vettel|Ferrari|1’05.770|0.903|25
    11|Daniil Kvyat|AlphaTauri-Honda|1’05.815|0.948|28
    12|Charles Leclerc|Ferrari|1’05.837|0.970|28
    13|Esteban Ocon|Renault|1’05.874|1.007|35
    14|Lando Norris|McLaren-Renault|1’05.908|1.041|25
    15|Kimi Raikkonen|Alfa Romeo-Ferrari|1’06.441|1.574|23
    16|Romain Grosjean|Haas-Ferrari|1’06.446|1.579|30
    17|Jack Aitken|Williams-Mercedes|1’06.768|1.901|35
    18|Robert Kubica|Alfa Romeo-Ferrari|1’06.797|1.930|31
    19|Nicholas Latifi|Williams-Mercedes|1’09.598|4.731|6
    20|Kevin Magnussen|Haas-Ferrari|||3




  • LeClerc running the new spec Ferrari slower than Vettel running the old spec. Glad to see Ferrari living up to expectations :rolleyes:




  • Yeah, continuing with the "what did go wrong for Ferrari" from the Austrian GP thread, all the Ferrari-engined teams are in trouble. I was quite shocked to see the speed traps data from last week - Ferrari lost anywhere between 10 and 15 km/h in all of them.

    Alfa and Haas are also in trouble, although proportionally less than Ferrari - looks like in Maranello they developed a super-high downforce chassis with the assumption that the sheer power from the engine would take care of the straight line speed, only to find themselves effed up when said advantage went out of the window.

    Like everyone, I'd be curious to know what the "trick" actually was - and if Ferrari's motorists could have been smarted, Mercedes-like, into going to the FIA beforehand with the "hey guys, we're developing this thing that kinda breaks the rules but can be twisted around them, it's all right, isn't it?".


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  • Did i hear during the race last week that one of the DRS zones are being removed for this race?

    Would affect lap times compared to last week a small bit, i wonder is there any other ways to make the races different


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