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    [2020] Formula 1 - British Grand Prix (2 Aug)

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    Qualifying results:


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    The gap between Mercedes and P3 is just becoming absurd. Again, kudos to them but doesn't serve the sport unfortunately.


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    Ya, it's ridiculous.

    I'm a Mercedes fan but this is getting out of control. Hopefully in 2022 with the new rules the top teams get closer in perfomance.


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    Porker:

    The gap between Mercedes and P3 is just becoming absurd. Again, kudos to them but doesn't serve the sport unfortunately.

     

    That would be F1's own blunder, locking down development.

    Mercedes is just being rewarded for doing their homework and aced the hybrid rules WAY BACK THEN. 

    All had a chance to do that when the rules first announced. 

    Who knows, maybe Williams could be the one acing the new rules. F1 always go though cycles like this.

    There was a period when McLaren was unbeatable, Ferrari same thing, so did Williams with their active suspension, Red Bull had their share of glory days too. 

    Just part of the sport.

    IF I were to be in charge, I would just give them a box and tell them to stay within it, regulated the length, width, height and min weight. Either set a HP limit or capacity limit, let the teams run with that. Sort of like the old days. But make sure there is an incentive to utilize hybrids, maybe set the fuel limit low enough that all motor alone won't let a car finish the race unless they go into fuel saving mode. 


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    On a different note, I think the future of F1 is quite good, seeing the young guns, Norris, Russell, Albon, Le Chair (of Norris fame) all came up the ranks together and are buddies to each other, it would be like in the old days where the drivers are actually friends even off the track. 

    That would leave out Max, he is the odd one that doesn't quite get along with all the other young kids. 

     


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    Yeah, Max is the outsider but at least he can drive smiley. Albon has a similar car and his results are mediocre.

    Just give a Mercedes to Max and we would have very interesting races.


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    Topspeed:

    Yeah, Max is the outsider but at least he can drive smiley. Albon has a similar car and his results are mediocre.

    Just give a Mercedes to Max and we would have very interesting races.

     

    HAha and then RedBull came up with an amazing car and wipe the floor Smiley


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    47 boring laps....and then it gets interesting. Both Mercedes with one flat tire angel

    Max nearly won.

     

     


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    Next week car:


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    Still faster than the Ferraris.  


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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6gu_YN97IE

     


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    LH last lap kiss

    https://twitter.com/EnricoTornello/status/1290000771396722688


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    CGX car nut:

    Still faster than the Ferraris.  

    Ouch... Smiley


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    Albon incident, all I can say is he was the outside car twice before with Hamilton and got booted off, and with the inside car getting the penalty, what is he thinking?

    This race could be a one off on tire incidents, but surely FIA/Pirelli can mandate a maximum laps each tires can do, say if Pirelli recommend a tire compound can do 40 laps, FIA can mandate the tire can only be on track for 38 or something. Do this instead of a mandatory tire change with compound change during a race. Just thinking outside of the box....................


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    Susie Wolff

    When I asked Toto to embrace electric mobility that's not quite what I meant...

    https://twitter.com/Susie_Wolff/status/1291771140772433920

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    Hulkenberg P3 angel

    Vettel 12º...heart

     

    Pos No Driver Car Q1 Q2 Q3 Laps
    1 77 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:26.738 1:25.785 1:25.154 20
    2 44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:26.818 1:26.266 1:25.217 20
    3 27 Nico Hulkenberg Racing Point BWT Mercedes 1:27.279 1:26.261 1:26.082 18
    4 33 Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing Honda 1:27.154 1:26.779 1:26.176 12
    5 3 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1:27.442 1:26.636 1:26.297 14
    6 18 Lance Stroll Racing Point BWT Mercedes 1:27.187 1:26.674 1:26.428 18
    7 10 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri Honda 1:27.154 1:26.523 1:26.534 18
    8 16 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:27.427 1:26.709 1:26.614 16
    9 23 Alexander Albon Red Bull Racing Honda 1:27.153 1:26.642 1:26.669 18
    10 4 Lando Norris McLaren Renault 1:27.217 1:26.885 1:26.778 18
    11 31 Esteban Ocon Renault 1:27.278 1:27.011   12
    12 5 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:27.612 1:27.078   14
    13 55 Carlos Sainz McLaren Renault 1:27.450 1:27.083   12
    14 8 Romain Grosjean Haas Ferrari 1:27.519 1:27.254   16
    15 63 George Russell Williams Mercedes 1:27.757 1:27.455   11
    16 26 Daniil Kvyat AlphaTauri Honda 1:27.882     6
    17 20 Kevin Magnussen Haas Ferrari 1:28.236     9
    18 6 Nicholas Latifi Williams Mercedes 1:28.430     6
    19 99 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing Ferrari 1:28.433     6
    20 7 Kimi Räikkönen Alfa Romeo Racing Ferrari 1:28.493     6

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysrjuZGNh6Q 

     


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    Smiley


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    What the hell happened to Mercedes tires  So many blisterings today. RB/Ferrari tires were nearly perfect.

    Good race from Max but a bit lucky that Mercedes struggled with tire problems. Otherwise it would be a 3rd place.

    Vettel spin in the first lap


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    They increased tire pressure so that the tires would last longer than last week, but now blistering happened quite aggressively. 

    It could be the aerodynamic of their chassis. When a tire is under load, the shape of the tire changes, and that, throughout the race. It could be that Red Bull's chassis is better suited for this, and their aero permits better cooling of the tires.

    Just my guess...


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    in this hybrid era, Mercedes are not invincible, they always have tire issues when the temperature is hot. Nothing surprising.

     


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    https://streamable.com/q4vqag

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    You can tell Bottas was extremely disappointed. 


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    Gauss:

    You can tell Bottas was extremely disappointed. 

     

    Not planned but he got screwed out of 2nd place.

    He was the leading car, hence why he get to pit first. Normally that's a good move but the scenario changed after he pitted. Bad racing luck, nothing more.

    Mercedes is team first, drivers second, they don't really do a number 1 and number 2 driver lineup (even when we know Lewis is clearly the number 1), they want to secure the maximum points for team first.

    After the strategy changed, Lewis clearly have the faster tire with a later pit stop, and they figured he might have a chance to catch up to Max as clearly Bottas don't have the tire and pace at that later stage.

    Had Lewis been the one to pit first, the situation would have been reversed and Bottas would have been the one being sent to chase down Max.

     


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