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F1 2021 Round 15:Russian Grand Prix 2021

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  • Registered Users Posts: 36,549 ✭✭✭✭ Itssoeasy


    well that was a bit too close for comfort.



  • Registered Users Posts: 36,549 ✭✭✭✭ Itssoeasy


    And as Paul “mejum” Diresta said that pit lane entrance wasn’t built with wet weather in mind.



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,442 ✭✭✭ h3000


    I know the stewarts normally have discretion but is Max obliged to set a time within 107%?


    I’m not too up on F1 rules. More or a rally and MotoGP guy.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 782 ✭✭✭ seamusk84


    Williams looking racey. Also would be cool if Seb can take advantage of the conditions in the AM.


    Track now drying so the Mercs I think are untouchable. Front row lockout likely. Hopefully Bottas in P1. Red Bull need Checco to be right behind them and ready to pounce.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,942 ✭✭✭ Hijpo


    Didn't someone get a drive in F2 a couple of years ago without setting a 107% lap??

    It does say

    "Stewards may subsequently allow a car to start if they believe a driver was prevented from setting a <107% time by special circumstances."

    Could he be in trouble because they didn't bother rather than be prevented?



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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,442 ✭✭✭ h3000


    That’s where my question was coming from. He didn’t even try to set a timed lap.





    In saying all that Red Bull probably know more than I do 😄

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  • Registered Users Posts: 25,150 ✭✭✭✭ Buttonftw


    Slicks for Q3?



  • Registered Users Posts: 782 ✭✭✭ seamusk84


    Time for drys?

    Need to be careful though as anyone can spin and bring out the flags on the final run.....



  • Registered Users Posts: 25,150 ✭✭✭✭ Buttonftw


    Isn't there a thing that if you set a time within 107% at some point in the weekend you're allowed in?



  • Registered Users Posts: 36,549 ✭✭✭✭ Itssoeasy


    Did David Croft mean next year not next week when he was talking about George Russell driving for Mercedes ?



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  • Registered Users Posts: 25,150 ✭✭✭✭ Buttonftw




  • Registered Users Posts: 25,150 ✭✭✭✭ Buttonftw


    The fact Russell wasn't much faster on a fresh set makes me think it's time. No one trying in Q2 though. Could've been a good gamble for Williams.



  • Registered Users Posts: 36,549 ✭✭✭✭ Itssoeasy


    That was my understanding that if you don’t set a time in qualifying, that they’ll look at the weekend as a whole and max would be well within that mark.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,942 ✭✭✭ Hijpo


    It was Deledda at Monaco.

    "So with regards to Deledda and the F2 race, the stewards, having spoken with them, had a look or had two parts,” said Masi.

    “They’ve obviously summoned the team and the team displayed to them that they had been having mechanical issues with that car throughout the weekend.

    “In addition to that they had a look at Deledda’s participation at the previous event, which he fulfilled all of the criteria. And on that basis they allowed him to start at the back of the grid, which is within the discretion that they have as stewards."

    So it would seem to come down to whether they care that he didn't bother trying to set the lap. Leclerc has done it correctly. I wonder will anyone bring it to the attention of the stewards.



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,442 ✭✭✭ h3000


    Quite possibly, I’m really not sure.


    I would have thought that you’d have to at least try to qualify if your car was working.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 36,549 ✭✭✭✭ Itssoeasy


    That’s good because I was wondering had a time travelled. Murray walkers mistakes were endearing and part of his commentary whereas David Croft just seems to make mistakes.



  • Registered Users Posts: 782 ✭✭✭ seamusk84


    That's fast from Alonso....I think they have to go drys for Q3. That track is really evolving.



  • Registered Users Posts: 25,150 ✭✭✭✭ Buttonftw


    He's gotten a lot worse this season I think. Or maybe it was just Rosberg calling him on mistakes that makes it seem like that.



  • Registered Users Posts: 9,210 ✭✭✭ Jordan 199


    Alonso is looking good so far.



  • Registered Users Posts: 25,150 ✭✭✭✭ Buttonftw


    What time pole? 1.36? :P



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  • Registered Users Posts: 36,549 ✭✭✭✭ Itssoeasy


    George Russell has started the rush.



  • Registered Users Posts: 782 ✭✭✭ seamusk84


    Hmm maybe I was wrong based on how Russells Williams was snapping on the power with slicks.


    Fun 5 minutes in store!



  • Registered Users Posts: 36,549 ✭✭✭✭ Itssoeasy


    And there we go. Hamilton slaps the wall in the pit lane.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,942 ✭✭✭ Hijpo


    Hamilton does a Räikkönen



  • Registered Users Posts: 36,549 ✭✭✭✭ Itssoeasy


    Lando norris with a brilliant lap to go P1.



  • Registered Users Posts: 9,210 ✭✭✭ Jordan 199


    Great quali session.



  • Registered Users Posts: 25,150 ✭✭✭✭ Buttonftw


    The thoughts of Norris, Russell and Verstappen over the next few years if the new rules keep the teams close are pretty great.



  • Registered Users Posts: 36,549 ✭✭✭✭ Itssoeasy


    Mclaren P1 and P5 after a double podium at the last race. It’s great to see McLaren back to winning ways and being back to winning ways.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,850 ✭✭✭ Cool_CM


    Well that was great!



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