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McHouserphy
22/08/2021, 16:15
FORMULA 1 TEMPORADA 2021 – GP Nº 12
GRAN PREMIO DE BÉLGICA




Spá
Francorchamps


SPA GRAND PRIX SA
Route du Circuit, 38
B-4970 FRANCORCHAMPS
BELGIUM

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HORARIOS:
Viernes 27 de Agosto :

Prácticas Libres, Sesión 1 :Horario Local : 11:30 a 12:30 - España :11:30 a 12:30 - GMT : 09:30 a 10:30
Prácticas Libres, Sesión 2 : Horario Local :15:00 a 16:30 - España :15:00 a 16:30 - GMT : 13:00 a 14:30

Sábado 28 de Agosto :

Prácticas Libres, Sesión 3 : Horario Local : 12:00 a 13:00 - España :12:00 a 13:00 - GMT : 10:00 a 11:00
Clasificatorias de Parrilla de Salida : Horario Local :15:00 a 16:00 - España :15:00 a 16:00 - GMT : 13:00 a 14:00

Domingo 29 de Agosto :
CARRERA: Horario Local: 15:10 - España: 15:10 - GMT: 13:10

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Datos Básicos de Pista
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Fecha de creación: 1950
Primer Gran Premio de F1: 10/06/1950
Grandes Premios organizados: 53
Capacidad de espectadores: 70000
Longitud oficial:7.004 metros. / 4,352 millas

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Longitud oficial:7.004 metros. / 4,352 millas
Número de vueltas: 44.
Sentido de giro: Derechas (horario).
Longitud total de carrera: 308,052km / 191,410 millas.
Longitud rodadura: 6.949metros.
Compensación de linea de salida: 124 m.
Curvas oficiales: 19.
Curvas reales: 19.
Curvas oficiales a derecha: 10.
Curvas oficiales a izquierda: 10.
[Curvas reales a derecha: 9.
Curvas reales a izquierda: 9.

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% de vuelta con acelerador a fondo: 70%.
% de vuelta usando freno: 14%.
% de uso de ERS por vuelta: 30%.
Consumo por vuelta: 2,27 Kg.
Consumo por vuelta: 3,03 l.
Penalización por vuelta de combustible: 0,089 s.
Demora por cada 10Kg de carga: 0,394 s.
Tiempo de entrada y salida de pits (sin repostar): 21 s.
Distancia desde la salida hasta la primera frenada: 140 m.
Tiempo de vuelta de referencia: 1:44,512.

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Carga aerodinámica: Media
Dureza / Desgaste de frenos: Bajo
Agarre del asfalto: Medio-Bajo
Tipo de neumático: Duro-Medio
Desgaste de neumáticos: Medio
Tipos de Neumáticos suministrados por Pirelli:
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Brembo. La frenada más dura de Spá-Francorchamps:

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Ventana Pit Stop a 1 parada : vueltas 23 a 29

Ventana Pit Stop a 2 paradas : vueltas 15 a 20 y 27 a 33

Ventana Pit Stop a 3 paradas : vueltas 9 a 12 , 18 a 22 y 29 a 34


Mejor vuelta :V. Bottas - 1:46,286 (Mercedes 2018)
Mejor pole : L. Hamilton - 1:41,252 (Mercedes 2020)
Pole 2020 : L. Hamilton - 1:41,252 (Mercedes)
Vuelta Rápida 2020 : D. Ricciardo - 1:47,483 (Renault)
Podium 2020 : 1º L. Hamilton ; 2º V. Bottas ; 3º M. Verstappen

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Piloto con más Poles: 6 L. Hamilton
Escudería con más Poles: 11 McLaren/B]
Piloto con más victorias: 6 M. Schumacher
Escudería con más Victorias: 14 Ferrari

Alguersuari nos enseña la pista de Spá en el simulador de Red Bull:

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Clasificatorias Spá-Francorchamps 2020 High Lights:

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Vuelta OnBoard de la pole de Hamilton el pasado año 2020:

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Spá-Francorchamps 2020 High Lights:

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Spá-Francorchamps 2020 Mejores OnBoards:

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Notas de Pedro de la Rosa:
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El Gran Premio de Bélgica se celebra anualmente en el mítico circuito de Spa-Francorchamps.

Caracterizado por un clima impredecible y su gran longitud, es el circuito más largo del campeonato.

Es un gran premio considerado clásico, debido a que desde 1925 se disputan carreras en este trazado belga, siendo una cita casi obligada del calendario. En su historia ha alternado apariciones con los circuitos de Zolder y Nivelles-Baulers a lo largo de los años, pero con la definitiva continuidad de Spa.

Entró en el mundial en el año 1950 con la primera carrera ganada por Juan Manuel Fangio. El GP del año 1982 se recuerda como un día negro por la muerte del gran Gilles Villeneuve en la vuelta de calificación en el trazado de Zolder. Históricamente Spa cuenta con la colisión de coches más grande de la F1, en 1998, donde se vieron involucrados nueve coches de los veintidos que tomaron la salida.

El circuito de Spa se ha reducido en los últimos años de su longitud original de 14,9 kilometros, pero sigue siendo la pista más larga en el calendario. La vuelta de 7,004 kilometros actual conserva gran parte de su carácter original y sigue las ondulaciones naturales de la región de las Ardenas.

La pista de enormes proporciones en las Ardenas belgas es la favorita de los pilotos y los aficionados. La naturaleza de alta velocidad de la pista también presenta un importante reto para los ingenieros.

El circuito está dominado por las rectas de principio y final de vuelta, con una sección central virada entre las curvas 5 a 14. Curvas rápidas y radicales, incluyendo a la legendaria Eau Rouge, uno de los lugares favoritos de muchos de los pilotos de la Fórmula Uno.

Climatológicamente es el circuito más especial y extraño que se encuentra en el campeonato, con lo que en una parte del circuito puede hacer sol y en otra llover intensamente provocando carreras alocadas y divertidas para el espectador.

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[B][SIZE=3]PALMARÉS



2020 : L. Hamilton (Mercedes)
2019 : C. Leclerc (Ferrari)
2018 : S. Vettel (Ferrari)
2017 : L. Hamilton (Mercedes)
2016 : N. Rosberg (Mercedes)
2015 : L. Hamilton (Mercedes)
2014 : D. Ricciardo (Red Bull)
2013 : S. Vettel (Red Bull)
2012 : M. Webber (Red Bull)
2011 : S. Vettel (Red Bull)
2010 : M. Webber (Red Bull)
2009 : K. Raïkkönen (Ferrari)
2008 : F. Massa (Ferrari)
2007 : K. Raïkkönen (Ferrari)
2006 : Cancelado
2005 : K. Raïkkönen (McLaren)
2004 : K. Raïkkönen (McLaren)
2002 : M. Schumacher (Ferrari)
2001 : M. Schumacher (Ferrari)
2000 : M. Hakkinen (McLaren)
1999 : D. Coulthard (McLaren)
1998 : D. Hill (Jordan)
1997 : M. Schumacher (Ferrari)
1996 : M. Schumacher (Ferrari)
1995 : M. Schumacher (Benetton)
1994 : D. Hill (Williams)
1993 : D. Hill (Williams)
1992 : M. Schumacher (Benetton)
1991 : A. Senna (McLaren)
1990 : A. Senna (McLaren)
1989 : A. Senna (McLaren)
1988 : A. Senna (McLaren)
1987 : A. Prost (McLaren)
1986 : N. Mansell (Williams)
1985 : A. Senna (Lotus)
1984 : M. Alboreto (Ferrari)
1983 : A. Prost (Renault)
1982 : J. Watson (McLaren)
1981 : C. Reutemann (Williams)
1980 : D. Pironi (Ligier)


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Enlaces / Links :

Web oficial del Circuito de Spá-Francorchamps. (http://www.spa-francorchamps.be/)
Página Oficial de la F1 (http://www.formula1.com)
Datos FIA (https://www.fia.com/championship/events/fia-formula-one-world-championship/season-2021/belgian-grand-prix)
Datos Pirelli (https://f1pressarea.pirelli.com/index.php)
Free Live Timing (https://f1.tfeed.net/)


Carreras en Internet:
[o]VerCanalesTV F1 (http://vercanalestv1.com/ver-formula-1-en-directo-y-online-gratis/)
[o]VerPlusOnLine F1 (http://verplusonline.com/movistar-formula-uno/)


Noticias en Español:
[o]CarandDriver.es (http://www.caranddriver.es/formula-1)
[o]Motor21.com (http://motor21.com/sobre/formula-1/)
[o]SoyMotor.com (https://es.motorsport.com/category/f1/"MotorSport.com[/URL]
[o][URL=https://www.soymotor.com/)


Noticias en Inglés:
[o]F1.com (http://f1.com/)
[o]f1technical.net (http://www.f1technical.net/)
[o]motorsport.com (http://http:/www.motorsport.com/)
[o]F1Today (https://www.f1today.net/en/)
[o]F1fanatic.co.uk (http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/)
[o]PitPass.com (https://www.pitpass.com/)

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McHouserphy
22/08/2021, 16:17
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GoVal
24/08/2021, 16:25
McH, muchas gracias por el hilo que le enseña la puerta de salida al verano. :cunaooooo:

Siempre hay muchas ganas de que llegue este gran premio que nos ha regalado buenas carreras, aunque también algún que otro buen tostón. Esperemos que ocurra lo primero.

Este año, además, con la curiosidad de ver qué infortunios le pasan a Maximino, a no ser que haya logrado llegar a un acuerdo con las ziguas durante las vacaciones.

GoVal
24/08/2021, 16:30
Como todos los años, hay posibilidad de lluvia. Que luego llueva o no o que si lo hace sea durante la carrera, será parte del sorteo meteorológico. Y con temperaturas de rebequita, de las que le gustan a Lari.



Albert Fabrega @AlbertFabrega (https://twitter.com/AlbertFabrega) · 52min (https://twitter.com/AlbertFabrega/status/1430162060369924096)

La previsión dice que hay posibilidad media de lluvia (50-60%) en Spa durante todo el fin de semana. Temperatura max 15C.

Forecasts says there is medium chance of rain (50-60%) for the whole weekend at Spa. Max temp 15C.

#BelgiumGP (https://twitter.com/hashtag/BelgiumGP?src=hashtag_click)




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yorch
24/08/2021, 16:36
McH, muchas gracias por el hilo que le enseña la puerta de salida al verano. :cunaooooo:

Siempre hay muchas ganas de que llegue este gran premio que nos ha regalado buenas carreras, aunque también algún que otro buen tostón. Esperemos que ocurra lo primero.


La verdad que hay ganas de F1 pero, pese a lo mitico/épico del circuito, me cuesta recordar una carrera buena buena ahi en los últimos años.

La veremos con ilusión eso si, a ver, como dices, que nuevas carambolas se dan en la lucha por el P1.

McHouserphy
24/08/2021, 21:18
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McHouserphy
24/08/2021, 21:26
McH, muchas gracias por el hilo que le enseña la puerta de salida al verano. :cunaooooo:

Siempre hay muchas ganas de que llegue este gran premio que nos ha regalado buenas carreras, aunque también algún que otro buen tostón. Esperemos que ocurra lo primero.

Este año, además, con la curiosidad de ver qué infortunios le pasan a Maximino, a no ser que haya logrado llegar a un acuerdo con las ziguas durante las vacaciones.

La verdad que hay ganas de F1 pero, pese a lo mitico/épico del circuito, me cuesta recordar una carrera buena buena ahi en los últimos años.

La veremos con ilusión eso si, a ver, como dices, que nuevas carambolas se dan en la lucha por el P1.

A mi, me encanta la bajada desde Malmedy hasta Paul Frere, pero sobre todo Pohuon :susto2:, y verla 44 veces no me parecen muchas :gaydude::roto2rie::risitas:.

Por lo demás, ni lo intento, mi función de ora culo :gaydude: no funciona bien :risitas::cunaooooo:.

llumia
26/08/2021, 12:17
Previas de los equipos antes del GP Bélgica:



Belgian GP: Preview - AlphaTauri Pierre Gasly (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/53/pierre-gasly): "As a driver you can reflect on your last race result until it is time to get back on track. So, the result in Budapest was the best way to end the first half of the season, as I could enjoy it through the summer break. We had a really good Qualifying, fifth fastest, so first of the "rest" behind the top two teams. In the race, once again I was out of luck, dropping back to avoid the chaos at the first corner. It meant we couldn't really make the most of our Qualifying performance.


But we fought back from almost last, a great fight up the order to finish fifth. Scoring points with both cars was important and, for me, going into the break lying eighth in the Drivers' classification was also a very satisfying achievement.


"From Hungary, I went directly to Spain where I met up with some other drivers for a fun and relaxing time and after that I went back to France where I spent time with friends I've had since childhood, generally having a rest but also keeping up with my training programme, because fitness is going to be important in the very busy second half of the year. I feel ready for it!


"Going back to Spa is a nice way to start racing again. Spa is one my favourite tracks, I love it and I have always done well here. I particularly remember it was here that I took my first ever win in a single-seater. So, a lot of good souvenirs, even if we can never forget 2019 and the emotions linked to Anthoine (Hubert). The track layout is incredible and usually produces good racing. I hope we can start this second part of the season, continuing where we left off in Hungary, after an enjoyable summer break, being fully recharged for the very busy time that lies ahead, especially the triple-headers."


Yuki Tsunoda (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/71/yuki-tsunoda): "The first half of the season overall was really interesting and enjoyable, many things about it were unexpected for me. It did not really match with what I had thought it might be like before the season started. There were lots of ups and downs and at times my performance was very inconsistent. But overall, I am quite happy because I managed to score points, helping Scuderia AlphaTauri (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/16/alphatauri) to be the only team to score points in every race so far this year. We need to keep that going now as we start the second half of the year!


"After Hungary, I headed straight for the simulator in Milton Keynes to do the correlation for Hungaroring (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/6/budapest) and also look at the next three tracks. Then I went to Italy and spent time sorting out my new home, which is very near to the factory in Faenza. I was definitely ready for a break and I enjoyed it.


"It's great that we start racing again at Spa, because I have very good memories from this track. Last year in Formula 2, I won the Feature Race starting from pole position and the year before that in Formula 3, it was here that I got my first podium in the category. I like the track, so I am looking forward to it and I think it will be one of the circuits that will feel extra special in a Formula 1 car for the first time, it will be an especially interesting experience to see how an F1 car goes through Eau Rouge."


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Belgian GP: Preview - McLaren

Lando Norris (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/60/lando-norris): "I can't wait to head back to Spa to get the season back underway. After a bit of a break to unwind and prepare for the second half of the year, I'm looking forward to getting back into the car. The Belgian GP is a special race. Firstly, it's one of my favourite circuits on the calendar with a really flowing and high-speed layout. The Radillon and Eau Rouge sequence is one of the most exciting on the entire calendar, and it's really cool to take these corners flat out in a modern F1 car. Secondly, it's home for a lot of my family, which always makes racing there a special occasion. I definitely feel the love from the fans out there too, so I'm looking forward to getting out on track and giving them a good show. We've had a great start to the season in the first half of the year, so now the focus is on picking that back up and carrying that through until the end of the season."


Daniel Ricciardo (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/15/daniel-ricciardo): "After a few weeks away from Formula 1, I'm looking forward to going racing again at Spa, which is an awesome circuit. It's the perfect track to come back to with its high-speed sections and dramatic elevation changes. I've been back to work in the simulator at the factory this week in preparation for the weekend and I'm ready to get back at it.


"This is also a special weekend for me as I prepare to line-up for my 200th Grand Prix.

If you'd have told me back at Silverstone in 2011, when I made my debut, that I'd hit 200 Grands Prix, I'd certainly have been very excited about it. It's really a cool milestone to hit and definitely one that I'm proud of. I'll be doing everything I can to make it a weekend to remember."


Andreas Seidl, Team Principal: "Following a rest period over the summer shutdown for the team to rest, recharge and get ready for the second half of the season, we're soon ready to go racing again. We're currently in an intense battle with our closest rivals in the Constructors' Championship and we know we'll need to hit the ground running in Spa to keep up the pressure. The circuit at Spa is a really unique and exciting track and presents an interesting challenge for both our engineers and drivers. This grand prix weekend is also a special moment for Daniel and the team, as we celebrate his 200th Grand Prix. To reach this milestone is a really significant achievement and proves the level of experience he's gained over his 10-year career. He joins an elite club of drivers in passing 200 Grands Prix, and we look forward to celebrating the weekend with him.


"As we head into another triple-header, the team are going to be working hard to pick up where we left off at the end of the first half of the season, scoring points at all bar one race. The intense schedule is a challenge for the team, but one we're ready to tackle head-on, both within the trackside team, and the team back at the factory, as well as with our colleagues at Mercedes (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/7/mercedes) HPP. I know the entire team are excited to get back out there and give it their all."


https://www.pitpass.com/70502/Belgian-GP-Preview-McLaren


Belgian GP: Preview - Haas

Uralkali Haas (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/12/haas) F1 Team is raring to get back to action after the summer hiatus with the legendary Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps the venue for the Belgian Grand Prix, Round 12 of the FIA Formula 1 World Championship.


The Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps is among sport's most recognizable venues and is this year celebrating its centenary. Baron Joseph de Crawhez and Henri Langlois van Ophem thought that the triangle formed by routes 23, 32 and 440 - connecting the villages of Francorchamps, Malmedy and Stavelot - would provide a fantastic course, winding its way through the contours of the verdant Ardennes Forest.


The first race, in August 1921, was held for motorcyclists but a year later sufficient automobiles were registered for the Belgian Grand Prix to be inaugurated. Those roads were eventually tarmacked in 1928, and in 1950 the 14km road circuit was included on the first Formula 1 world championship season. Only Monza (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/13/monza), Monaco and Silverstone have hosted more rounds than Spa-Francorchamps' 53.


The current Spa-Francorchamps layout, most recently modified in 2007, remains a fearsome challenge and is a favorite among the Formula 1 paddock. At 7.004km it is the longest circuit on the calendar and features fast and sweeping curves such as Pouhon, Blanchimont and the Eau Rouge/Raidillon complex, a waterfall of asphalt which the drivers ascend at full-throttle.


Not only is the circuit a test for drivers but it also provides a trial for teams owing to the varying characteristics, with a power-heavy first and third sectors counteracted by a downforce-reliant lengthy middle sector. Teams also face a challenge that has been ever-present throughout Spa-Francorchamps' 100-year history: the weather. Its location within the Ardennes Forest means conditions can change, even corner-by-corner.


Uralkali Haas (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/12/haas) F1 Team rookies Nikita Mazepin (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/70/nikita-mazepin) and Mick Schumacher (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/69/mick-schumacher) have strong records at Spa-Francorchamps in junior categories. Mazepin was victorious in the GP3 Series in 2018 and last year finished first on the road in Formula 2 prior to a time penalty.

Schumacher recorded his maiden European Formula 3 pole position and win at the track in 2018, going on to win that year's title, while in 2020 he secured back-to-back Formula 2 podiums en-route to the championship crown.


The notable highlight from your personal summer break seemed to be the scaling of the grand Ortler mountain in your native South Tyrol. Can you share that experience and the motivation to climb it - a beach holiday wasn't an option?

Guenther Steiner: "As a South Tyrolian, there is always one thing you should be doing - climbing the highest mountain of the region! I did it pretty late in my life but it was one of those things I've always wanted to do when I was a kid, so I got it done. I stayed a few days on the beach just to make my family happy - I was obviously happy being with my family - but it's one of those things when you want to do something, you need to go and do it. I'm pretty happy - it was a nice moment being on the beach. It wasn't easy work, but it takes what it takes!"


Were you able to successfully strike a work / holiday balance and are you feeling charged up for the second half of the 2021 season? What's the key to taking a successful break and where do your immediate priorities lie now having had time to reflect on the first half of 2021?

GS: "I am absolutely recharged for the second half. I spent some time with the family but what I've learned over the years in this period is doing something constructive is very difficult because everyone is on holiday in our industry so it's just going backwards and forwards with no real result.


The best thing is to step back, think things through on your own where you don't need anybody and then when you come back, just work hard. The priority is just to get to the end of the season, do the best we can, as we try to do every race, and then focus on preparation for 2022."


Do you feel that there's now a bit of a light at the end of the tunnel in terms of getting the 2021 season behind you, and saying goodbye to the VF-21 package, while ramping up hopes for the 2022 Haas (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/12/haas) package?

GS: "Absolutely. We are getting there over the hump. I think there is one more race to go and then we are closer to the end than the beginning but the focus from now is getting ready for 2022 and I think we are making good progress with that."


The Belgian Grand Prix is the first race in another F1 triple-header. Would you have rather eased the team into competing with some space between races or do you feel a triple-header enables a bit more of an immediate focus given the intensity of the schedule?

GS: "Triple-headers aren't avoidable with the pandemic still around. Ideally it would be a single race with a week in-between and then the second option would be to have double-headers and one week in-between, but we can't choose this year. I think FOM and Stefano are doing a very good job in getting a good calendar together for us and we have to live by it. For sure, it will be a tough second half of the season, but our team is tough, and we will get to the end of it."


How was your summer break - did you fully switch off or were you already thinking ahead to the second half of the season?

Nikita Mazepin (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/70/nikita-mazepin): "The summer break was really good. Unfortunately, those three weeks are never long enough to fully switch off because I had to pass some exams to get into University in September. Formula 1 has a very long season and you need to take time off in order to be best prepared for the mental challenges that are coming in the second part of the year. I focused on my studying, went to the mountains to quad bike and buggy and just focus on the things that I love. The last one and a half weeks I've been training so that I'm ready for Spa."


The first race after some down time is arguably one of the toughest tracks to master - Spa Francorchamps for the Belgian Grand Prix - Round 12 of the 2021 FIA Formula 1 World Championship. Eau Rouge, the left-right up to Raidillon - what is it like to race through such famous - and challenging - corners?

NM: "Spa is one of my favourite circuits in Formula 1 and in general, in racing. The craziest thing about Spa is that the lap feels so long and sometimes you're in the first sector and it's dry and in the second it's wet because it's situated on such a big amount of land. You're driving through the forests and different sections of the track at different speeds but if the car is good there, it's the best circuit and the best feeling you can get to drive. I'm looking forward to trying it in Formula 1 - Eau Rouge flat out will be a very interesting feeling."


You won the sprint race here in 2018 and came second last year in Formula 2's feature race. How does it feel to win around such a circuit?

NM: "It feels amazing. Obviously, I had a difficult win and actually I've won twice but I got a penalty the second time. It's a really cool track because I like to race where you can overtake people and Spa is a great overtaking circuit with many opportunities, the speeds are high, the downforce is low, so to win on a circuit like this, it's super special."


The Belgian Grand Prix is known for varying weather conditions - sometime with rain falling on some parts of the track with sun at others - due to its size. How does that affect the set-up of the car for the weekend?

NM: "It doesn't affect it because in Formula 1 - with not be able to change the set-up after qualifying - you are in-between where you could be, depending on the weather conditions. I hope it's dry because I want to experience those G-forces and those maximum speeds."


The first race after some down time is arguably one of the toughest tracks to master - Spa Francorchamps for the Belgian Grand Prix - Round 12 of the 2021 FIA Formula 1 World Championship. Eau Rouge, the left-right up to Raidillon - what is it like to race through such famous - and challenging – corners?

Mick Schumacher (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/69/mick-schumacher): "In general, Spa is my favorite track, in any circumstance. For me, coming back to Spa is just great. I was there last year and previous years and obviously we've had a lot of ups and downs there. It's definitely one of the most challenging tracks - it's super long, there's a lot of undulation in it, it's very historical and definitely one of the most special weekends that we have on the calendar, so I'm really looking forward to going back. Also, having in mind some difficult times but we always keep everyone, especially Anthoine (Hubert), in our hearts when we go there."


The Belgian Grand Prix is known for varying weather conditions - sometime with rain falling on some parts of the track with sun at others - due to its size. How does that affect the set-up of the car for the weekend?

MS: "It doesn't impact the car set-up that much because we can still change it during the practice sessions - so we have time to set it up our way, but usually the conditions are changeable over the course of the Grand Prix. I'm looking forward to getting on to some rain again which would be nice. Obviously, if it's dry, I'm happy to go on dry too, so we'll just let it come our way and then we'll see!"

In 2017, you drove your father's championship-winning Benetton B194 around a lap to mark the 25th anniversary of his maiden Formula 1 victory. We return to Spa this weekend on the 30th anniversary of his Formula 1 debut, during your first year in the sport. What was it like to drive that car and being able to experience those special moments?

MS: "Driving my dad's Benetton in 2017 was a great experience. Now, five years later I'm driving in Formula 1 myself and that's 30 years after my dad made his debut. It's a really special moment for me and my family, so very happy to go there and put my mark on that special track too."


A year later in 2018, you won at Spa during your Formula 3 European Championship winning campaign. How does it feel to stand on top of the podium around such a circuit?

MS: "It was my first win in Formula 3 in 2018 and the first one from a good streak. It was also my first pole position that year. It was very good to start off there as it's such a special track to us as a family, and to me, so I'm very happy to be able to go back there and hopefully we'll be able to pull something out of the hat, which would be great."


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Belgian GP: Preview - Red Bull How was your summer break? Does it feel good to be back and heading straight into a triple header?

Max Verstappen (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/46/max-verstappen): My summer break was good, it was nice to have a few weeks off to rest a bit and of course it was cool to spend some time on the jet skis, it's a lot of fun being on the water! It feels good to be back, a triple header is a lot of races in a row but it's the same for everyone and there are a lot of fun tracks coming up to look forward to.


This weekend we celebrate our 50th race with Honda - which race stands out the most to you?

MV: These 50 races with Honda will always be special and well remembered when we look back. I think of course the first win with Honda will always be the most emotional memory during our time together and hopefully we can end this season on a high with them before they leave the sport. I have enjoyed working with Honda from the start. They have always been straight talking and delivered what we have expected. They spend a lot of time discussing everything with the team and us as drivers which has been very important.


The Belgian Grand Prix is one of your 'home' races and Spa is one of your favourite tracks so how much are you looking forward to this weekend?

MV: I am of course excited to go back to Spa, it's my favourite track and it's really cool to drive with so many high speed corners and elevation changes. I'm also looking forward to seeing all the fans who will be coming to support us and it will be cool to see so much orange in the grandstands again as they couldn't be there last year. I also think it is a good place to re-set our championship fight and I'm well prepared and feeling good ahead of the weekend.


How was your summer break and did you manage to switch off from Formula One?

Sergio Perez (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/13/sergio-perez): It was a good time to recharge, get some fresh air, and having two weeks in the same place is always nice! I managed to switch off completely from F1 which is important. both mentally and physically. Now I'm back, fully refreshed and it's going to be a very intense second part of the season. It's crazy to think in four months the season will be over.


You retired from the Hungarian GP so you haven't raced in almost a month. How hungry are you to get back out on track?

SP: I'm very hungry! Not just for Spa but for the second half of the season. I'm feeling more and more comfortable with the car, we're taking the right steps forward and I think we're going to have a strong end to the season.


How much fun is the Spa circuit to drive with this generation of Formula One car?

SP: With these cars it's a lot of fun to drive and a very fast track. The weather can be temperamental around Spa and because the circuit is so long it can be dry in some parts but wet in others which makes the conditions tricky to judge.



This weekend we celebrate our 50th race with Honda. What have they been like to work with?

SP: Honda are so enthusiastic, you can see their passion for the sport and it's nice to have people around you with that kind of energy. I've enjoyed working with them and it's been a great experience so far so I hope we can repay them by winning this year's championship before they leave sport.

Christian Horner: Our relationship with Honda has grown from strength to strength since we started working together at the beginning of the 2019 Formula One season. We are enormously proud of our joint success to date, delivering 11 wins and 32 podiums from 49 race starts. Spa will mark our 50th race together and this is a great moment to reflect on what we have achieved so far, build on that success and also thank everyone at Honda for their extraordinary effort and commitment, which has enabled us to be in the position to fight for a championship this year.


Toyoharu Tanabe, Honda Racing Technical Director: In a short space of time, we have achieved some great results in this hybrid era, such as our first win in Austria in 2019 and first pole in Hungary that same year, as well as our first double podium with Red Bull (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/8/red-bull) in Bahrain 2020 and, most recently, the fact we have taken five consecutive wins so far this year.


Honda had been back in Formula One for four years before joining up with Red Bull (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/8/red-bull) and we had not even scored a podium finish, so we have come a long way to be now fighting for the championship together with Red Bull (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/8/red-bull). This is down to a lot of hard work and excellent communication from everyone at Honda and Red Bull (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/8/red-bull). On the eve of our 50th race, I want to thank Red Bull (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/8/red-bull) Racing for their open and fair approach and the trust they showed in us, sharing the same goal. In addition, we must not forget the contribution from the drivers in that time.


Another key factor was our excellent cooperation with Scuderia Toro Rosso (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/10/toro-rosso) back in 2018, which laid the groundwork for partnering both teams as from the following year and we are proud of what we have achieved so far. There are only around a dozen races still remaining for Honda's F1 project and we will all be pushing as hard as possible to finish this adventure on a high.
https://www.pitpass.com/70507/Belgian-GP-Preview-Red-Bull Belgian GP: Preview - Alpine After winning the last race and being able to savour it during the two-week summer break, the team is ready for this weekend's Belgian Grand Prix. Executive Director Marcin Budkowski outlines the plan of action for taking on the legendary Spa-Francorchamps.


What's the mood in the team heading into Belgium?

Marcin Budkowski: We head to Spa on the back of winning the last Grand Prix before the summer break, which, clearly, was not something we were expecting! It wasn't a win based on full, outright performance as some external circumstances contributed, but the opportunity came to us and we were there to grab it – in style - as we led 67 of the 70 laps of the race. Even though a few weeks have passed since the Hungarian Grand Prix, there is still a good buzz within the team as we are heading to Belgium. It was also fantastic to see Esteban bounce back after a few difficult races and score his first Grand Prix win. It's a very important milestone for the Team and a huge morale boost for everybody in Enstone and Viry. Now we know how good victory tastes, we will work even harder to achieve our goals and become a regular contender in the future.


What are the expectations for Spa?

MB: We remain realistic for Spa as we know it's a circuit that is less suited to our package. Even if we stopped the A521 development a while ago, we will still bring specific low downforce wings for Spa and Monza (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/13/monza), which are high speed circuits. Spa is one of those places where the weather can bring some unpredictability and the weather forecast for this weekend seems to confirm this. This could create good opportunities to shine for our drivers, as Esteban has shown his ability in the wet in the past, and Fernando's racecraft and experience is an asset in tricky conditions. We aim to be in a position where we can capitalise on any opportunity.


How intense will the second half of the season be for the team?

MB: The summer shutdown allowed team members to rest and disconnect, which was well deserved after an intense first half of the season but also necessary to cope with the second half, which looks even busier. With a triple header across Belgium-Netherlands-Italy to start with, the factory has been busy either side of the break to get everything prepared. There is still some uncertainty on the calendar with race cancellations and Covid restrictions, so we have to remain flexible and ready for any race sequence.


Esteban Ocon (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/54/esteban-ocon) heads into this weekend's Belgian Grand Prix as the latest winner in Formula 1 after a stellar and composed drive last time out in Hungary. The focus is on Belgium and taking on Spa-Francorchamps, a circuit where he made his Formula 1 debut and claimed his best qualifying result to date.


Has the winning feeling sunk in?

Esteban Ocon (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/54/esteban-ocon): I was not expecting to be entering this race after the summer break as the latest Formula 1 race winner! It's still an incredibly special feeling and it was very well timed as I've spent the last couple of weeks relaxing with family and friends letting it sink in... I can tell you, it definitely feels real now! Now the time is to focus on restarting the season and that begins in Belgium. We enjoyed the moment in Hungary and, of course, repeating that feeling would be fantastic, but we will remain realistic and do our best for a strong result. The weather might be interesting so, if it's dry or wet, we will be ready to take any opportunity.


What makes Spa so special for you?

EO: Spa is a very special place for me. I have some nice memories there like making my Formula 1 debut back in 2016, then qualifying in third place in 2018 in tricky conditions and even last year when, as a team, we finished fourth and fifth. Of course, it's where we lost Anthoine and we will always race with him in our thoughts. It's just a fantastic circuit, full of history and some amazing corners, especially in a modern Formula 1 car, like Raidillon, Pouhon and Blanchimont. The aim is to continue making more memories at this amazing track.


What did you get up to over the summer break?

EO: The break was really nice, and it was quite important to take a step back and take everything in. It's been a busy and intense season so far and, on the whole, we're quite happy with how it's unfolded. I took some time away, which was great and then I was back on a race circuit last weekend, driving an Alpine A110 GT4 on a parade at the Le Mans 24 Hours. It was a great experience to drive the track alongside other Alpines and Fernando in the Formula 1 car and it makes me want to get behind the wheel and into race mode again. We're ready for the challenge of this next triple header.


Fernando Alonso (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/1/fernando-alonso) resumes his first year back in Formula 1 at one of the calendar's most enjoyable racetracks at Spa-Francorchamps. The two-time Formula 1 World Drivers' Champion will look to pick-up where he left off following a season best fourth place finish at the Hungarian Grand Prix.



Well the dust has truly settled after that memorable Hungarian Grand Prix for the team; how do you reflect on the weekend?

Fernando Alonso (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/1/fernando-alonso): It was a fantastic result for the team and for Esteban claiming his first win in Formula 1. We looked quite good all weekend and it was nice to see both cars in Q3 on Saturday. Then, when you mix rain and the Hungaroring (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/6/budapest) usually you get some exciting results, and this is what happened on race day. We stayed calm throughout the entire race and executed a fantastic game plan. I was quite happy with fourth too and my best result of the season. As a team we've now had a taste of this success and we're targeting more of these memories in the future.


You've had a short break since then, what did you get up to during the summer shutdown?

FA: I took some time to recharge my batteries as it's been a long first half of the season. I've done some cycling and spent time with family and friends. It wasn't long before I went back out onto the racetrack though, and I had some fun at my karting track back home. I'm happy to have had the short break but I feel we built some good momentum towards the shutdown and now we must carry this through to the second half of the season. I always enjoy the first race back after the break, and there are still lots of points up for grabs with the midfield as tight as ever.


The Spa-Francorchamps circuit is a fan and driver favourite, what makes it so special for Formula 1?

FA: It's a great circuit and a pleasure to race on in a Formula 1 car. Taking Eau Rouge flat in these modern cars will be amazing. It's quite a traditional circuit in a way and always provides a good race for the fans. The weather can sometimes be unpredictable, so we have to capitalise on any opportunity like how we did in Budapest. We have a busy triple header coming up with two traditional tracks in Spa and Monza (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/13/monza), with a new one for Formula 1 in Zandvoort. Our aim is to score as many points as possible and build on the momentum and team spirit that we have shown from Hungary.



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Belgian GP: Preview - Aston Martin Lance: "It has been nice to have a break and come back with maximum focus and determination for the second half of the year. Spa is always a home race of sorts for me because of my Belgian heritage. It is one of my favourite Grands Prix of the year, anything can happen in Spa!"



Sebastian: "I think every driver on the grid enjoys racing at Spa and it is definitely one of my favourite places to drive a Formula One car because of the layout and the special combination of corners. I have great memories of Spa, having won here in 2011, 2013 and 2018, so I can't wait to get back on track."



Keys to the Race



The start of the Belgian Grand Prix comes to life at the third-shortest run to Turn One on the calendar, followed by a heavy braking point into the hairpin. Drivers can make up plenty of ground, but it's not the only opportunity to do so. Drivers surge downhill to Eau Rouge, and there's slipstreaming and jostling all the way to the end of the Kemmel Straight.


Overtaking is ever-present. There were 31 overtakes in the 2020 race after the first lap, and 87% of those were made using DRS. In the last three years, over 80% of those moves have been made on the Kemmel Straight.


Strategy is varied at Spa Francorchamps because track position is less important than Hungary last time out. A fast car at the Belgian circuit can make up positions on track with relative ease, opening up varied multi-stop strategies to optimise on-track passing.


The tyres are again the mid-range C2, C3 and C4 so stints can be extended, although reasonable degradation means longer stints are slower towards the end, meaning cars on fresher tyres gain an advantage.


Safety Cars are a regular occurrence at Spa and have featured in each of the last five Grands Prix, but only one of those races also had a Virtual Safety Car period (2016). An early race interruption can be challenging for strategy because an extended second stint requires expert tyre management.


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Belgian GP: Preview - Alfa Romeo

The batteries are full; the tanks filled up; the lights on the dash all green. Whatever the metaphor, the basic concept remains: the summer break has been a welcome boost for everyone in the team. After a run of 28 races in 56 weeks, the chance to step back, regroup and relax for a couple of weeks allowed everyone in the sport to patch up body and mind and get ready for the demanding second half of the season.


A big run of races awaits, with all to fight for in each event and for the championship standings: and what a place to start - historical Spa-Francorchamps. The circuit in the Ardennes forest needs no introduction: one of the stalwarts of the calendar from the very first season in 1950 (only four other venues have more world championship races to their name), Spa has seen incredible pages of our sport's history being written. Alfa Romeo (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/15/alfa-romeo) contributed to the track's proud heritage, with both the 1950 and 1951 editions won by Alfa Romeo (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/15/alfa-romeo) cars - Juan Manuel Fangio and Nino Farina writing their names in the victors' book.


The 44 laps of this weekend's race will be a test of human and machinery alike: Spa is still an old-school track that punishes mistakes and where a bit of magic - in the cockpit, on the pit-wall - can be rewarded. With a triple-header also taking us to the Netherlands and Monza (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/13/monza), and with body and mind ready for the task at hand, we're ready to discharge all this newfound energy.


Frederic Vasseur, Team Principal: "The team returns to action with the determination to continue our work and bring home the results we deserve. The motivation levels are high, both for this season and the next one, and we know we have an opportunity to fight for the points at each track for the remainder of the year. We need to make sure we maximise all opportunities to add points to our tally and fight for a better position in the championship: there are plenty of chances to turn this around, starting with this triple-header, and we're confident we can be in the mix already here in Belgium."


Kimi Raikkonen (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/17/kimi-raikkonen): "I enjoyed the time off: spending this much time with the family is not something we do often so I made sure to make the most of it. Now, though, the holidays feel already in the past and I am looking forward to racing again: Spa is the perfect place to come back, it's a nice track where you get some good racing and Sundays can be unpredictable. The situation on track will be similar to before the summer: we need to be sharp and get the most out of our car and the circumstances and we can bring home a good result."


Antonio Giovinazzi (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/58/antonio-giovinazzi): "I was able to spend a few weeks with family and friends, which is always a nice thing to do when you have such a busy calendar. The summer break was a good chance to train a little but mostly recover, physically and mentally, from the first seven months of the season: it was a nice break and I feel good, but I can't wait to be back in the car. Spa is an epic track, one where you feel the driver can make a massive difference, and I want to start the second part of the season in the best possible way. We are motivated to set the tone right from the beginning of the run-up to the end of the year."


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Belgian GP: Preview - Williams fter a four-week break from racing, the 2021 FIA Formula One World Championship resumes this weekend, returning to the iconic venue of Spa-Francorchamps for the Belgian Grand Prix. Set in the rolling Ardennes, the historic track covers an impressive 7.004km, whilst also encompassing an elevation change of approximately 100m between its highest and lowest points, contributing to what's considered one of Formula One's most testing circuits for both the car and driver. Belgium's notoriously unpredictable weather only adds to the excitement; it's not uncommon for conditions to differ around the track, resulting in the additional challenge of varying grip levels.
The Grand Prix marks the start of the season's second triple-header, with the teams travelling onwards to The Netherlands followed by Italy.


Dave Robson, Head of Vehicle Performance: After a short break, the season continues at one of the very best tracks on the calendar. Spa offers a unique 7km layout with a great mix of corners, some long straights and plenty of elevation change, with each of the three sectors that make the lap having their own distinct personality.

Overtaking is common and the weather is often mixed, usually making for an exciting race.


The tyre compounds are from the middle of Pirelli's 2021 range and are the same as we used at the last event in Hungary. The demands on the tyres are high in Spa and managing them well will be key to a successful race.


The FW43B worked well in both Austria and Silverstone and given the similarities between these circuits and Spa, we are hopeful that we can build on the strong result in Hungary and consolidate our position in the Championship.


George Russell (https://www.pitpass.com/70515/drivers/66/george-russell): The summer shutdown was great but even after one week off, I was raring to go again. After a strong points haul for the team in Budapest, we are entering the second half of the season in great spirits. We are now focused on delivering the best possible performance at Spa this weekend, and the rest of this triple-header, with our aim being to increase our points tally.


Nicholas Latifi (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/62/nicholas-latifi): It was great to unwind and recharge over the summer break, but I'm super excited to get back behind the wheel now. Spa is definitely one of the tracks on the calendar that is very fast and flowing which I like, and it's always a great track for racing so I'm looking forward to that. We're carrying a lot of positive momentum after the last race, but we know we still have a job to do each time we show up at a track and we'll take one race at a time. I can't wait to get going!


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Belgian GP: Preview - Ferrari As usual, the Formula 1 World Championship gets underway after the Summer break in Belgium, with the twelfth race of the season, and this time it's the first part of a triple-header. Following on from this weekend, the Dutch Grand Prix takes place on Sunday 5 September and the Italian round takes place the following weekend in Monza (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/13/monza). Spa-Francorchamps, one of the most famous race tracks in the world, has already hosted 53 of the 65 editions of the Belgian Grand Prix, ten having been held at Zolder and two at Nivelles-Baulers on the outskirts of Brussels.


Spa-Francorchamps is one of the true classic tracks, where drivers can still really make a difference. Coming up to the first corner at La Source, drivers have to deal with the demands of braking from 285 to 80 km/h, before heading for one of the most famous sections through Eau Rouge and Raidillon, a very difficult uphill left-right-left S combination which leads onto the long Kemmel straight. It's then flat to the right turn into the Les Combes chicane, which is the heaviest braking point on the circuit. Then the track drops down to the Bruxelles hairpin and on to Pouhon, a fast left hander where the drivers' neck muscles take a pounding because of the high g-forces. The following Stavelot corner is the last time the brakes are used as the cars accelerate flat out up through Blanchimont, only slowing for the Bus Stop chicane that leads onto the start-finish line.


Finding the right car balance is a particularly tricky task for the teams, as each section of the track has very different characteristics from the others. While it's true that power is very important, with the power units at their maximum for 60 of the 105 seconds it takes to complete a lap, so too is driveability, especially in the second sector and for the first and final corner. Top speed is essential for overtaking, but a car with too little aero downforce can be a disadvantage in the twistier sections. Therefore the key to a good lap in Belgium is the car's overall efficiency. The weather in the Ardennes can also make life complicated in the race: it is usually very variable and can go from sun to rain several times on the same day.


Belgian GP: Preview - Pirelli

Formula 1 is back after its summer break with compounds in the middle of the range for the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps: the first race of the second triple-header of the 2021 season. In Belgium, the C2 will be the P Zero White hard, the C3 will be the P Zero Yellow medium, and the C4 will be the P Zero Red soft. This is the same nomination as last year, which was a step softer than the tyres nominated back in 2019.
Spa, well-known as one of the most exciting tracks on the calendar, contains a wide range of different demands over the longest lap of the season.


Track Characteristics
Spa - located in the foothills of the Ardennes - is of course synonymous with changeable weather, which can also vary on different parts of the circuit. Although last year's race was dry, there's always a high chance of the Cinturato wet-weather tyres making an appearance at some point over the weekend.


The forces put through the tyres at the Belgian Grand Prix are high, especially at the famous Eau Rouge-Raidillon complex, where the tyres are subjected to a fierce compression and heavy g forces over one of the fastest parts of the track.


The Kemmel Straight at nearly 800 metres long, has the effect of cooling the tyres down, which affects grip through the following corners. In fact, from the exit of La Source all the way to Les Combes (which follows the Kemmel Straight) is a distance of just over two kilometres without any braking.


Last year's Belgian Grand Prix was won with a one-stop medium-hard strategy: the same tactic selected by all three podium finishers. They switched during a lengthy safety car period from lap 11 that heavily influenced the strategy, with all but two drivers stopping under the safety car.


Mario Isola: "The Belgian Grand Prix marks our third visit to Spa within a month in very different contexts, following the Spa 24 Hours, the Ypres Rally Belgium - which had its final day at Spa - and now Formula 1. The challenges of this track, especially when it comes to the weather, are well-known, as are the loads placed on the tyres.


"Last year the top three qualified on the medium tyre, while the soft offered a good step up in grip but required more management, and so was not considered to be an optimal race tyre. The majority of drivers went from medium to hard, with the pit stop dictated by the safety car at lap 11 for most of them. So we could see an interesting mix of strategies this year."


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llumia
26/08/2021, 12:21
Esta temporada parece que las cosas están más igualadas por lo que quizás veamos una carrera más entretenida.

McHouserphy
26/08/2021, 17:56
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GoVal
26/08/2021, 18:13
Alfita por lo bajini.



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McHouserphy
27/08/2021, 12:58
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McHouserphy
27/08/2021, 13:00
Los números de la F.P. 1:

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GoVal
27/08/2021, 15:21
Qué amor de cámara.


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GoVal
27/08/2021, 15:39
Y esta otra que lleva Alonso... pues más amor todavía.



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GoVal
27/08/2021, 15:51
Cómo mola verlo así:



https://twitter.com/FiftyBucksVT/status/1431247052936290309?s=20

GoVal
27/08/2021, 17:13
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GoVal
27/08/2021, 17:51
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Y así se controla un F1: https://twitter.com/FiftyBucksVT/status/1431256335585267713?s=20

GoVal
27/08/2021, 18:48
FORMULA 1 ROLEX BELGIAN GRAND PRIX 2021 -Spa-Francorchamps
Resultados FP1
Viernes, 27 de agosto 2021


Valtteri BOTTAS ha sido el más rápido en los primeros entrenos tras el descanso veraniego y que los ha recidibo con la pista mojada.

Max VERSTAPPEN ha terminado 2º a 0.164. Tras él, Pierre GASLY ya a medio segundo.

Las siguientes plazas han sido para los Ferrari de LECLERC y Carlos SAINZ.

Fernando ALONSO terminó 10º.


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GoVal
27/08/2021, 18:49
Kimi no ha tenido un buen comienzo en SPA, y eso que es su circuito fetiche.

En los primeros libres nos ha «regalado» un trompo y un toque al muro de entrada al pit lane.


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GoVal
27/08/2021, 18:52
Casco de Mick Schumacher homenaje al que utilizó su padre hace 30 años.


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GoVal
27/08/2021, 18:53
Así fue el toque de Kimi al muro.



https://twitter.com/F1/status/1431216169868873736?s=20

GoVal
27/08/2021, 19:18
FORMULA 1 ROLEX BELGIAN GRAND PRIX 2021 -Spa-Francorchamps
Resultados FP2
Viernes, 27 de agosto 2021


Max VERSTAPPEN fue quien marcó el mejor tiempo en los libres 2 aunque terminó contra las protecciones en los últimos minutos de la sesión provocando la aparición de la bandera roja con la que finalizaron los entrenos.

Los dos Mercedes han quedado tras él prácticamente pegados, con BOTTAS 2º a 41 milésimas y HAMILTON 3º a 72 milésimas.

La cuarta plaza ha sido para Fernando ALONSO, que terminó a 0.481. A 12 milésimas de él ha finalizado GASLY.

Carlos SAINZ ha terminado 11º, justo por detrás de Checo PÉREZ.

LECLERC no pudo completar la sesión tras una salida de pista que terminó golpeando las protecciones y provocando la primera bandera roja de la tarde. Ha finalizado 18º.

La lluvia no ha hecho acto de presencia en esta sesión y, aunque al principio la pista fue declarada como mojada, no estaba lo suficiente como para utilizar los intermedios. Las pocas zonas que estaban húmedas se secaron rápidamente en cuanto comenzaron a rodar.




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GoVal
27/08/2021, 19:20
El toque de Leclerc.


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GoVal
27/08/2021, 19:22
Así fue la salida de pista de Leclerc.



https://twitter.com/F1/status/1431304501919629316?s=20

GoVal
27/08/2021, 19:24
El toque de Verstappen.


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GoVal
27/08/2021, 19:26
La salida de pista de Verstappen. Esperemos que el toque no haya dañado la caja de cambios porque ya tiene bastante con los motores perdidos y que le harán penalizar más adelante.



https://twitter.com/F1/status/1431293680741060609?s=2

GoVal
27/08/2021, 19:33
Vuelta desde la onboard en el casco de Alonso. Ya era hora de que viéramos este tipo de cámaras en la F1. En la NASCAR y en la Fórmula E llevan ya unos cuantos años.

Es espectacular ver la onboard desde esa cámara, tanto por las sensaciones que transmite como ver toda la información que aparece en el volante o ver hacia dónde va mirando el piloto. A Lomato no le gusta. :roto2: Se ha pasado todo el rato protestando, sacando pegas y diciendo que le mareaba. :facepalm: Menos mal que se vanagloria cada dos por tres de ser «piloto». :sarcasmo:



https://twitter.com/multi21sebb/status/1431249991352393729

GoVal
27/08/2021, 19:35
Los números de Pirelli tras los entrenamientos de hoy.



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GoVal
27/08/2021, 19:36
Diferencia entre compuestos según Pirelli.


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GoVal
27/08/2021, 19:42
Tras los entrenamientos han salido las chicas para la sesión de calificación de las W Series.

De repente comenzó a llover y en Raidillon ha habido un accidente múltiple en el que se han visto involucradas seis pilotos. Por fortuna, a pesar de lo aparatoso que ha sido, ninguna ha resultado herida, al menos de manera importante, ya que Visser y Agreen han tenido que ir al centro médico.

Impresionante el accidente viendo como, a medida que llegaban los coches hacían carambola con los que estaban accidentados y los hacían volar literalmente.



https://twitter.com/MarioJoachimi/status/1431265485761433604

GoVal
27/08/2021, 19:45
Este otro vídeo es de un poquito más arriba y a velocidad normal. Se ve que la peor parada ha sido Beitske Visser, que logró salir aunque cojeando mucho. Pobretina.



https://twitter.com/jarimerlijn/status/1431270595698827271

GoVal
27/08/2021, 19:47
Así terminó el coche de Beitske Visser. Dentro de la mala suerte de que le hayan golpeado, menuda suerte de haber podido salir por su propio pie.


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GoVal
27/08/2021, 19:50
Unas fotos más y la clasificación. Las seis últimas son las seis que se han visto involucradas en el accidente.


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Capturas Sergio Martínez


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McHouserphy
27/08/2021, 20:21
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McHouserphy
27/08/2021, 20:22
Los números de la F.P. 2:

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llumia
28/08/2021, 09:18
Impresiones de los equipos después de la jornada de Prácticas del Viernes:


Belgian GP: Practice team notes - Mercedes

Valtteri was fastest in FP1, while Lewis finished P18 after he was held up into the final chicane on his Quali simulation on the Soft tyre. Rain before FP1 prompted an exploratory install lap on Inters, before swiftly switching to Slick tyres, where the focus was on long runs and investigating balance options.

It was P2 for Valtteri in the second practice session, with Lewis close behind. Just 0.072s separated the top three drivers in FP2.

Valtteri Bottas (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/3/valtteri-bottas): Everything felt pretty good out there today. As we saw from the timesheets, it's going to be very close with Red Bull (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/8/red-bull) once again so we'll look into the detail tonight and see what marginal gains we can find. The pace on both the short and the long runs was pretty decent. It's always tricky to compare in detail from the practice sessions, but at least the feeling is good, so that is a positive start to the weekend. We looked quite fast on the straights with the wing level we ran and in the race, it'll be important for me to be quick in sectors one and three, to make the overtakes. But then, if it rains, you want more downforce. So, session by session, we need to see how it is going to look. That decision will be key for Qualifying.

Lewis Hamilton (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/9/lewis-hamilton): Finding the right balance here is a big challenge. In FP1, we tried one way, and then we changed it this afternoon. The pace was quite similar - you try one option, and you are faster in the first and third sectors, but slower in the middle. And then you try the other option and it's the opposite. So, figuring out the right balance is really tricky. It's also tough to gain knowledge in these short sessions but we're navigating it the best we can and at least it was dry for most of the running. Overall, it was an okay day, but I didn't quite have the car underneath me, so we've got some work to do tonight to figure that out. The weather is also going to play a big role. If it does rain, you obviously want more downforce, but then if it doesn't rain, you are a sitting duck on the straights. So we have to be very careful with the changes we make.

Andrew Shovlin: We've had a pretty clean day overall. It's often tricky on Friday here with the long lap and unpredictable weather but we've made good use of the sessions and have ended up with a reasonable balance. It's hard to know quite where we stand; the circuit is very power sensitive so going up and down on modes can give big swings in lap time but the car seems to be working as it should and it looks like we're there or thereabouts on pace. There's a bit more to find on the balance and Lewis had some vibrations on the long run that won't have helped but hopefully we can make some further progress with the car overnight. We're expecting more of the same from the weather over the rest of the weekend, it's quite hard to read more than 30 minutes into the future so planning qualifying and the race could be tricky but it's not unusual to be in that position here.


https://www.pitpass.com/70534/Belgian-GP-Practice-team-notes-Mercedes


Belgian GP: Practice team notes - Red Bull

Max Verstappen (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/46/max-verstappen): "I think we definitely had a positive start today but unfortunately I just lost the rear at the end of the second session, there was a bit too much oversteer to correct and I hit the wall. As a Team we were quite happy with how everything was going and we did some fine tuning between FP1 and FP2. Looking ahead to tomorrow, there are of course things to take into consideration including the weather but it's difficult to say what the track is going to be like in the wet. I think Saturday and Sunday will be similar weather to today so it will definitely be interesting. It's also great that Checo will be with the Team next year, we have a good relationship so I'm happy to continue working together to try and score a lot of points for the Team for the rest of this season and of course next year."

Sergio Perez (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/13/sergio-perez): "The car is feeling good and I think we have strong potential for this weekend. It's going to be interesting what happens with the weather tomorrow as that obviously affects how you configure the car but I'm looking forward to it. I think we will be in the fight and able to have a good qualifying, the pace was strong out there today and it will be interesting to see who has what when they put it all together in Q3. We collected plenty of information over the two practice sessions, we'll sit down this evening to analyse it so we have the best package tomorrow. It's also great to have my contract for next year with Red Bull (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/8/red-bull) finalised so that I can focus my energy on this season. I really enjoy being a part of this Team so I'm really happy to continue for 2022 but my focus right now is on this weekend and delivering the best possible result."


https://www.pitpass.com/70533/Belgian-GP-Practice-team-notes-Red-Bull


Belgian GP: Practice team notes – McLaren


Lando Norris (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/60/lando-norris): "I'm happy with the first day back. Obviously, everyone's getting back into it a little bit, but it was a positive day. We made some good improvements with the car, we tried some things between sessions and I think we have a good direction to explore overnight so we can go into FP3 and qualifying with a slightly better car. It's been tricky, especially with the weather, but I'm confident that we have a good enough car to bring the challenge to the competition tomorrow and get a good result in qualifying."

Daniel Ricciardo (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/15/daniel-ricciardo): "Firstly, good to be back out there. It's sometimes a little hard after a holiday but it was really nice to be back in the car. I enjoyed it, and I think this track is fun as well, so that helps me get excited. Our performance on the Soft tyre wasn't great but I think we have a good understanding why, so I wouldn't say I'm concerned about today's times. It was pretty decent on the Hard.
"We made some steps with set-up, so we'll try to make a bit more of a step tonight and learn a bit more. It was a steady day. We avoided the rain for the most part, so we'll see what happens tomorrow."

Andrea Stella, Executive Director, Racing: "Overall, we've had a positive Friday, even though the day was disrupted by red flags and a little bit of rain at the start of each session. It looks like we're in the midfield mix as usual, and tonight we'll be analysing the data we've gathered to make sure we optimise all the details to be as competitive as possible in qualifying and in the race.
"Spa is always an interesting and challenging circuit. You have the weather, the low downforce set-up and some very high-speed corners that put a lot of load on the car. It's a tough place to race but we're looking to score good points this weekend."

https://www.pitpass.com/70541/Belgian-GP-Practice-team-notes-McLaren


Belgian GP: Practice team notes - Aston Martin

Lance Stroll (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/57/lance-stroll): "It is great to be back at Spa. I love coming here because it is such a special track. We got through our programme today to complete a good number of laps and I was comfortable in the car. It has been a strong start for us, but the damp conditions out there show it could be quite unpredictable on Saturday and Sunday. The weather being a bit of an unknown is challenging, but that makes it more exciting for us drivers. I am looking forward to getting back in the car tomorrow and building on today's work."

Sebastian Vettel (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/21/sebastian-vettel): "It is good to be back after the break and I felt comfortable in the car straight away. It was not easy to complete a lot of laps because of the conditions and the two red flags this afternoon, but we were able to collect some important data. I think there is more to come from me and the car, and we know what to work on overnight to be ready for qualifying. I think the changeable weather is here to stay, so reading the conditions and being on the right tyre at the right time will be key. Wet weather can always mix up the grid a bit, so hopefully we can capitalise on any opportunities this weekend."

https://www.pitpass.com/70540/Belgian-GP-Practice-team-notes-Aston-Martin


Belgian GP: Practice team notes - Alpine

Alpine F1 Team returned to the racetrack today as practice for this weekend's Belgian Grand Prix got underway at Spa-Francorchamps.

Conditions were tricky throughout the day in the Ardennes with rain showers and sunny intervals frequent and largely difficult to predict. Fernando Alonso (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/1/fernando-alonso) ended the day in fourth place with team-mate, and Formula 1's latest race winner, Esteban Ocon (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/54/esteban-ocon) in seventh.

Free Practice 1 began in damp conditions with both drivers taking on sighting laps on Intermediate tyres. Esteban carried on from where he left off in Hungary and momentarily occupied first place after a first run on Medium (C3) tyres. Fernando's first outing in the dry was on Hards (C2). With 20 minutes remaining both drivers had their first taste of Softs (C4) on the day with Esteban finishing the session in ninth and Fernando tenth.

Like the morning session, Free Practice 2 was declared wet for the early running with the track drying quickly. Esteban started the session on Hards with Fernando on Mediums before both drivers moved to Softs at the midway point.

After setting the fastest split time in the high-speed Sector 1, Esteban had a spin at Turn 14 but escaped any damage to his A521. Two red flags for separate incidents to Charles Leclerc (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/61/charles-leclerc) and Max Verstappen (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/46/max-verstappen) in the final 15 minutes hampered any plans for long running with the team concluding the day with Fernando fourth and Esteban seventh.

Esteban Ocon (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/54/esteban-ocon): "Firstly, it's great to be back in the car after the summer break. Today has been busy and chaotic in all the ways possible with the weather conditions. It kept changing throughout the day, meaning we had to adapt to both damp and dry conditions. It was quite hard at the beginning as some areas were damp while some parts of the track were completely normal. I had a spin in FP2, but I was just pushing a bit to find the limit and it was slippery out there, but fortunately there was no damage done! Overall, though, we look quite competitive with similar characteristics to our performance last year, which is good news. Qualifying is tomorrow and that's when it matters."

Fernando Alonso (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/1/fernando-alonso): "It was an interesting Friday for sure. We were looking at the sky all morning and afternoon as it wasn't a completely dry circuit to start both of the sessions. This impacted our day a little bit, but I think we have a good baseline for tomorrow. The weather will be the thing for us all to watch as it's looking slightly unknown heading into qualifying. If it's dry, I'm quite confident of a strong result."

Davide Brivio, Racing Director: "It's good to be back racing after the break, and Spa delivered its usual surprises with the weather. It's been a challenging day with the conditions as both sessions began on a damp track before drying. From our point of view, it's been a good day and we did our best with the conditions. We've collected some good information and that gives us some work to do to make further improvements for tomorrow. Like today, we will keep trying to guess the weather and we're certainly expecting some rain both for tomorrow and Sunday. We will keep working and see what happens over the next two days. For now, we're happy with our Friday's work!"

https://www.pitpass.com/70538/Belgian-GP-Practice-team-notes-Alpine

Belgian GP: Practice team notes - Ferrari

Even before taking to the track, the Belgian Grand Prix was expected to be a complicated event for Scuderia Ferrari (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/2/ferrari) and the first day of free practice proved the point. During both sessions, the track conditions were hard to understand because of the weather changing constantly from sunshine to rain. Although this was the same situation for everyone, it made life difficult for the teams, with it being further complicated by the length of the lap which reduces the time available to make changes and to find the ideal set-up.

In the first session, Charles and Carlos ran both the Hard and Soft tyres, completing a total of 39 laps, 19 for the Monegasque and 20 for the Spaniard. They set the fourth and fifth fastest times respectively in 1'45"818 and 1'45"935.

In the hour long afternoon session, the SF21s took to the track on Medium tyres, thus finishing off the work of assessing all the compounds available this weekend. They then switched to the Softs for the usual qualifying simulation runs. Carlos set a best time of 1'45"517, while Charles had to abort his first run because of a yellow flag. On his second run he ended up in the barriers between turns 6 and 7, emerging unscathed, although the SF21 suffered damage to the front left suspension. The session was red flagged, resuming with 10 minutes remaining, but with less than three minutes to go, it was stopped for good when another driver went off the track.

The Scuderia Ferrari (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/2/ferrari) crew now faces a busy afternoon and evening, working on establishing the best set-up for qualifying and the race. The two stoppages towards the end of the day prevented Carlos from doing a comprehensive race configuration run as the Spaniard only managed a lap and a half with a full fuel load. It looks as though the weather could be even more unsettled for tomorrow and Sunday, so the team faces a weekend of balancing risk and opportunity. The drivers and indeed the entire team, must be ready to make the most of any opportunities that arise while avoiding the pitfalls along the way.

Carlos Sainz (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/47/carlos-sainz): "It's great to be back, especially at a circuit like this which always gives you a great feeling in a Formula 1 car. Today I enjoyed myself. In terms of performance, however, we didn't have the best of Fridays. We couldn't complete a proper long run in FP2 and the short runs were also tricky with the balance of the car. We have a bit of homework to do overnight, but I'm confident we can improve and be in a better place tomorrow.

"The weather looks uncertain for Saturday and Sunday. The rain can appear anytime, as we saw today with F3 qualifying, so we'll be prepared for any conditions."

Charles Leclerc (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/61/charles-leclerc): "We have quite a bit of work to do. FP1 was alright but FP2 was a bit more difficult. We've got tonight to work on the set-up of the car and hopefully we can have a better day tomorrow.

"I was reasonably happy with the car balance but the performance is not where we expected it to be. The track conditions were tricky but it was the same for everyone. It looks like it will remain like this for the rest of the weekend, so we have to get used to it.

"It wasn't great to finish the first day by touching the wall, but tomorrow and Sunday will be the days that count and I will make sure to learn from my mistake."

https://www.pitpass.com/70539/Belgian-GP-Practice-team-notes-Ferrari

Belgian GP: Practice team notes - AlphaTauri

Pierre Gasly (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/53/pierre-gasly): "I'm really happy to be back racing again after the summer break, particularly at such a great track like Spa. It was important for us to have the best start possible this weekend and I think that's what we've done today, finishing P3 and P5. We know the areas we need to focus on going into tomorrow, as of course there's always some extra speed to find. The weather is very interchangeable here in Spa, we've seen it today with different conditions, and we may have rain tomorrow, so we need to be prepared for that as well. The baseline we have seems to work and we're hoping we can confirm that everything is working well in Qualifying tomorrow."

Yuki Tsunoda (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/71/yuki-tsunoda): "My main target this weekend is consistency and to build up the pace in the car across the practice sessions. I think so far this has gone well and we've been able to adapt across the sessions to improve our performance. As a team, you can see the pace is there, so I just need to continue improving and gaining confidence ahead of Qualifying tomorrow. The weather changes here are fairly traditional for Spa, it's definitely quite difficult to drive, but I have some great memories from this circuit over the last few years and I'm excited to be driving here again, especially in a Formula 1 car."

Jonathan Eddolls (Chief Race Engineer): "We've been faced with the usual Spa conditions - cold, damp and difficult – but we've come away with two fairly dry sessions, so we've managed to get some good running in today. For Yuki, it was extremely important that he got up to speed, as it's his first time driving here in a Formula 1 car. It was a case of putting the lap time together, as well as building up his confidence in the car and he made good steps between FP1 and FP2. On Pierre's car we conducted some aero tests during the morning session and were able to gather some important data there, as well as having a good setup direction which we were then able to develop going into the afternoon. I think on the timesheets you can see that we've had a fairly good performance here today, particularly on the short run, and we're pleased with that so far. Due to the two red flags this afternoon, no one really managed to get any long-run data. However, on the few laps we were able to complete, we think that it's the area we need to focus on the most ahead of Sunday's race."

https://www.pitpass.com/70532/Belgian-GP-Practice-team-notes-AlphaTauri

Belgian GP: Practice team notes - Alfa Romeo

The threat of rain loomed large over practice day in Spa-Francorchamps, as Alfa Romeo (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/15/alfa-romeo) Racing ORLEN returned to action in Belgium.

Both practice sessions started on a damp, drying track, but major downpours remained elusive as the team was able to complete its programme successfully. Kimi Raikkonen (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/17/kimi-raikkonen) and Antonio Giovinazzi (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/58/antonio-giovinazzi) had a productive session, with good mileage that allowed the engineers to tick all boxes on their to-do list for the day.

With the Friday action complete, focus now switches to tomorrow's qualifying session. Even though the Spa circuit offers good overtaking opportunities, the stakes remain high for Saturday's shootout. The team, both here and at the factory, will work to optimise the C41s ahead of tomorrow's session, with the confidence that a good result is within reach.

All, of course, with an eye to the skies: the local weather's unpredictability is the only predictable factor...

Kimi Raikkonen (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/17/kimi-raikkonen): "It was a better day than we thought: it looked like FP2 would be a wet session, but then it was dry and we could run. We made a step forward throughout the day but there's still work to be done. Let's see what weather we get in qualifying, how we can improve overnight and find out how well we do tomorrow. In mixed conditions, everything can happen."

Antonio Giovinazzi (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/58/antonio-giovinazzi): "We had a smooth and positive day, a good way to come back from the summer break. I am happy with the work we did: we only did a few laps on high fuel, so we don't have a lot of data for Sunday, but we have tomorrow still - and we have to take the weather into account. We were expecting rain this afternoon, but we ran in the dry instead. We'll see what we get tomorrow: the target is to get to Q2 and see what we can do from there."

https://www.pitpass.com/70535/Belgian-GP-Practice-team-notes-Alfa-Romeo

Belgian GP: Practice team notes - Haas

Round 12 of the 2021 FIA Formula 1 World Championship began with practice on Friday at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps as teams prepared for Sunday's Belgian Grand Prix.

Friday's track action consisted of two 60-minute sessions - FP1 and FP2 - on the 7.004-kilometer (4.352-mile), 19-turn circuit held under cloudy and grey conditions - with showers set to litter the weekend's schedule.

A brief sprinkling of rain in the build up to FP1 meant the session was declared wet to start, with Mazepin and Schumacher running a solitary installation lap on the Pirelli Cinturato Green intermediate tires. Conditions quickly improved with both drivers back at it bedding in their VF-21's on the slick P Zero Yellow medium rubber. The opening session ended with a sampling of the Red soft compound - Mazepin subsequently clocking a best time of 1:48.705 for 19th while Schumacher's fastest lap was a 1:49.059 to place 20th overall.

Mazepin once again lead the way for Uralkali Haas (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/12/haas) F1 Team in FP2 with the Russian rookie 19th quickest. Armed on the soft rubber, Mazepin posted a 1:47.335 as lap times dropped across the board. Schumacher was 20th on the timesheets with the German rookie clocking a personal best of 1:47.529 in the session. A pair of red flag stops for Leclerc (Scuderia Ferrari (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/2/ferrari)) and Verstappen (Red Bull (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/8/red-bull) Racing) - both at Turn 7, disrupted the latter stages of FP2 denying Mazepin and Schumacher their full run-plan on high-fuel.

Uralkali Haas (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/12/haas) F1 Team ran a total of 60 laps on Friday across FP1 and FP2 - 30 each by Mazepin and Schumacher.

Nikita Mazepin (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/70/nikita-mazepin): "The car felt good. The conditions today both times started off wet but were not wet enough for us to run on intermediates and we lost a bit of track time, but the car feels good in the dry conditions and I'm very much looking forward to tomorrow. The balance isn't the easiest to drive but we're not very far off our perfect balance in the car today. It was a challenging day but still enjoyable to do Eau Rouge flat out and get over 320 kph down the main straight, which was cool."

Mick Schumacher (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/69/mick-schumacher): "It was definitely good to be back on track after the summer break, especially to a track like here, it's special. I was hoping that it would stay wet but unfortunately the track dried up just as we were going out, but nonetheless, we learned a lot and we have a few ideas of what we want to try tomorrow. We'll see what the weather does - today was supposed to be a completely wet day and it ended up being dry, so we'll see what to expect for tomorrow."

Guenther Steiner: "A very normal session for us in FP1 and FP2. The weather was a little unstable, so we always try to get the best out of it, but we really did all the test program which we planned to do."

https://www.pitpass.com/70537/Belgian-GP-Practice-team-notes-Haas


Belgian GP: Practice team notes - Williams

Dave Robson, Head of Vehicle Performance: Although it was cool and cloudy all day, the practice sessions were mostly dry and the biggest limitation to the day's running were the red flags late in FP2. These disruptions meant that a lot of teams didn't do much high fuel running during the day.

We got through most of our programme and both drivers were reasonably happy during the day. Understanding the compromises that need to be made to get the best overall lap time is often the biggest challenge at this circuit and although we haven't got it quite right yet, we know what we need to do tonight to get the right balance.

The weather looks likely to play its part over the next couple of days with both qualifying and the race susceptible to rain. We will be looking to take advantage of any opportunity which that presents.

George Russell (https://www.pitpass.com/70542/drivers/66/george-russell): I am happy to be back; it has been four weeks since I last drove and so it was great to get straight back into it. I think we have been very fortunate today with the weather, we got the driest parts of the day in both sessions which has been good for us and for the fans. Keeping the tyre temperatures alive and maintaining confidence in the wet parts of the track is going to be really tricky if we continue to get mixed conditions.

We have a lot to improve overnight as I think we are a little off the pace, but we have some ideas up our sleeves and so we'll work through those. There is always a compromise and never anything that will just give you performance, so there will be some interesting conversations to see which direction we will go.

Nicholas Latifi (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/62/nicholas-latifi): It's great to be back behind the wheel at such a great track to drive a Formula One car. It's been a bit of a disrupted day with the mixed conditions, so I think we still have some more pace to find. I'm happy with our low fuel pace, but it was harder to gauge high fuel with the red flags interrupting the session, although everyone will be in a similar position with that. We have some work to do overnight and the unpredictable weather can make decisions more challenging. I don't particularly mind what the weather brings tomorrow, this track is always fun in dry conditions, but the rain provides more opportunities which we need to make the most of.

https://www.pitpass.com/70542/Belgian-GP-Practice-team-notes-Williams

Belgian GP: Practice team notes - Pirelli

Despite intermittent rain throughout the day, the Cinturato Green intermediate tyre was used only for installation laps (allowing an extra set of intermediate tyres under the regulations) before the drivers switched to P Zero slicks. Red Bull (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/8/red-bull)'s Max Verstappen (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/46/max-verstappen) set the fastest time of the day in FP2 on the P Zero Red soft C4 tyre: the same compound that Mercedes (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/7/mercedes) driver Valtteri Bottas (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/3/valtteri-bottas) used to top the timesheets at the end of FP1.

Verstappen was quickest for a large part of the FP1 session as well: impressively he used the P Zero White hard C2 tyre to stay in front of several drivers behind him on the soft.

Track conditions were far from ideal today: although there was dry running for most of the day and there was already some rubber on track from the Spa 24 Hours at the beginning of the month, the damp and inconsistent surface (with track temperatures at around 20 degrees) meant that drivers struggled for grip. The FP2 session was interrupted by two red flags, as both Ferrari (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/2/ferrari)'s Charles Leclerc (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/61/charles-leclerc) and Verstappen went off.

As a result, it was quite hard to gain reliable information about the true performance gaps between the tyres today. However, based on simulation data, there is roughly 0.5 seconds between the P Zero Red soft and P Zero Yellow medium, and approximately 0.6 seconds between the P Zero Yellow medium and P Zero White hard.

Mario Isola: "We experienced typically variable weather at Spa, and that seems set to remain the case for the rest of the weekend! If it rains, it will be important for teams to consider the crossover point from wet weather tyres to slicks and vice versa. The track remained tricky all day and we saw drivers struggling to find a consistent lap time in these mixed conditions, which is why it's also quite hard to get an idea of the true performance gaps at the moment. Nonetheless, all the tyres apart from the full wet were sampled, with the teams able to collect relevant data."

https://www.pitpass.com/70536/Belgian-GP-Practice-team-notes-Pirelli

GoVal
28/08/2021, 11:09
La F3 de hoy la han parado por la lluvia. Esto es lo que ven los pilotos.



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GoVal
28/08/2021, 11:57
Alonso ha intercambiado casco con Neuville.



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GoVal
28/08/2021, 11:58
Pirelle actualiza sus datos.



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GoVal
28/08/2021, 12:00
¡Vivan las escapatorias de asfalto! :facepalm: Luego pasan accidentes gordos y nadie sabe por qué. 5 segunditos le ha costado a Collet hacer el cafre. ¿Por qué no volverlo hacer por ese precio? :dontknow:



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GoVal
28/08/2021, 12:06
Condiciones para los libres 3.



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GoVal
28/08/2021, 12:33
En Ferrari han tenido que cambiar el chásis del coche de Leclerc tras el golpe que se dió ayer en los libres 2. Observaron más daños de los esperados y lo mandan a Mugello para hacer comprobaciones.

GoVal
28/08/2021, 12:38
Todos siguen montando intermedios porque hay bastante agua en algunas zonas, como en la recta principal. Además, ha empezado a llover, aunque ligeramente. Algunos pilotos incluso se han bajado del coche, como Hamilton.



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GoVal
28/08/2021, 12:51
Pensaba que esto al final lo habían quitado.



"Para mejorar la seguridad en el pit lane, los equipos ahora deben asegurarse de que haya al menos 0,15 seg desde que las ruedas están aseguradas hasta que los operadores del gato pueden bajar el coche al suelo"



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GoVal
28/08/2021, 13:03
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GoVal
28/08/2021, 13:38
Alerones de diferente carga utilizados por Max en libres 1 y libres 2.



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GoVal
28/08/2021, 14:02
FORMULA 1 ROLEX BELGIAN GRAND PRIX 2021 -Spa-Francorchamps
Resultados FP3
Sábado, 28 de agosto 2021


Max VERSTAPPEN vuelve a ser el más rápido en SPA en una sesión atípica que empezó con la pista mojada y terminó bajo una ligera lluvia, lo que impidió a muchos equipos desarrollar los programas previstos.

Tras él ha terminado el otro Red Bull, el de Checo PÉREZ, pero a casi un segundo.

Lewis HAMILTON ha finalizado en 3ª posición.

ALONSO ha terminado 10º. Hoy ha vuelto a montar la maravillosa cámara en el casco.

Carlos SAINZ ha finalizado en la 14ª posición. Durante la sesión llegó a decir por radio que la pista estaba incluso para neumáticos de lluvia.

LECLERC ha probado su nuevo chásis y ha terminado 16º.

Kimi RAIKKONEN no ha podido rodar al reportar problemas con los frenos al inicio de la sesión y que sus mecáncios no han podido solucionar antes de que finalizase para que pudiera volver a la pista.

Lando NORRIS fue el único que se atrevió a montar slicks al final de la sesión y dar una vuelta, lo que sugiere que, al menos en McLaren, esperan que la sesión de calificación sea sin lluvia.





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GoVal
28/08/2021, 14:03
Y yo me creo las puntuaciones de Bottas. :sarcasmo:



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GoVal
28/08/2021, 14:04
Pianos y agua, una mala combinación.



https://twitter.com/F1/status/1431586371513327622?s=20

GoVal
28/08/2021, 14:05
Ahora mismo, mucha lluvia en SPA.



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GoVal
28/08/2021, 14:18
Norris.

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GoVal
28/08/2021, 14:18
Chu-chu, que viene, que viene. Chu-chu, que viene, que viene.



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GoVal
28/08/2021, 14:27
A falta de poco más de media hora para que de comienzo la calificación, así está la pista.



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McHouserphy
28/08/2021, 14:33
los números de la F.P. 3:

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GoVal
28/08/2021, 14:59
Pues como era de prever, el inicio la calificación se retrasa.



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GoVal
28/08/2021, 15:06
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GoVal
28/08/2021, 15:08
Tampoco es que haya tanta agua. Se supone que son profesionales y tienen neumáticos de lluvia. :sarcasmo:



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GoVal
28/08/2021, 15:10
Últimos retoques en el coche de Hamilton para adaptar mejor su coche a las condiciones de la pista.



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GoVal
28/08/2021, 15:12
La lluvia se marcha.


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GoVal
28/08/2021, 15:41
La pista ha ido mejorando mucho durante la Q1. El más rápido ha sido Norris, que le ha metido 3,2 segundos a Ricciardo, seguido de Verstappen y Hamilton.

Carlos y Alonso pasan el corte al terminar 11º y 14º respectivamente.

Desastre de Kimi que está teniendo un fin de semana para olvidar. No sólo no pasa el corte sino que lo hace penúltimo y a más de 2 segundos de Giovinazzi, que tampoco pasa.

La otra sorpresa es ver a Tsunoda fuera mientras que Gasly ha terminado 8º.

Los dos Williams van a Q2, con Latiffi 10º y Russell 5º.


Los eliminados en Q2 son:


16 Giovinazzi
17 Tsunoda
18 Schumacher
19 Raikkonen
20 Mazepin



Los tiempos completos en Q1.


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GoVal
28/08/2021, 15:43
Bien resumida por radio su Q1.




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GoVal
28/08/2021, 16:03
Norris vuelve a ser el más rápido en una muy emocionante Q2 gracias al secado ultra mega rápido de la pista.

Tras él los Mercedes de Hamilton y Bottas que han estado fuera hasta el último momento. Han arriesgado mucho. Nada más terminar la Q2 ha comenzado a llover. Un par de minutos antes, y no habrían podido pasar a Q3. Tampoco habrían podido pasar si se hubiesen encontrado una bandera amarilla en algún sector. No estaba muy contento Hamilton con haber tomado ese riesgo.

Los dos españoles no logran pasar el corte.

Russell pasa en 4ª posición.



Los eliminados en Q2 son:


11 Leclerc
12 Latifi
13 Carlos SAINZ
14 Fernando ALONSO
15 Stroll

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Tiempos completos de la Q2.


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GoVal
28/08/2021, 16:08
Neumáticos de lluvia para la Q3.



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GoVal
28/08/2021, 16:16
Bandera roja por accidente de Norris en Raidillon. Ha sido un golpe fuerte pero por fortuna ha salido por su propio pie y parece que está bien, aunque parecía quejarse de su brazo izquierdo.


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GoVal
28/08/2021, 16:23
Tiene pinta de que mañana tendrá que salir desde el pit lane.



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GoVal
28/08/2021, 16:51
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GoVal
28/08/2021, 17:37
Norris ha sido trasladado al hospital para hacerle pruebas en el codo. Esperemos que no sea nada y mañana pueda tomar la salida.



"Following his accident during qualifying for the Belgian Grand Prix, Lando was checked at the trackside medical centre and then sent to a local hospital for a precautionary x-ray of his elbow. A further update will be issued in due course."

GoVal
28/08/2021, 18:40
FORMULA 1 ROLEX BELGIAN GRAND PRIX 2021 -Spa-Francorchamps
Resultados Sesión de CALIFICACIÓN
Sábado, 28 de agosto 2021



Entretenidísima sesión de calificación de principio a fin en la que Max VERSTAPPEN ha logrado llevarse la pole, la sexta de esta temporada.

La lluvia intermitente ha hecho que las condiciones de la pista fueran tan variables que nos ha permitido tener emoción hasta el final y soñar con la vuelta a la pole de Williams gracias a George RUSSELL que logró ponerse primero hasta que Verstappen completó su última vuelta y le arrebató ese honor.

Lewis HAMILTON intentó antes que Max arrebatar esa primera posición a George pero no lo logró, teniendo que conformarse con la 3ª posición.

Junto a él estará mañana a Daniel RICCIARDO, quien tendrá mañana una gran oportunidad de lograr un buen resultado que le devuelva la confianza que parece haber perdido. Tiene que aprovechar el error que ha cometido hoy Lando NORRIS y que le ha llevado contra las protecciones dejando el coche tan dañado que tiene pinta de que mañana tenga que salir desde el pit lane, eso si todo va bien y recibe el visto bueno de los médicos tras su traslado al hospital para hacerle más pruebas. Esperemos que así sea.

Buena sesión de Sebastian VETTEL, que mañana partirá desde la 5ª plaza. Nada más comenzar la Q3 pidió que sacaran bandera roja, algo que creo fue exagerado a pesar del posterior accidente de Norris, que fue consecuencia de un error más que de las condiciones en sí de la pista.

Vettel compartirá línea de salida con Pierre GASLY, que ha vuelto a tener una buena sesión de calificación, más si lo comparamos con su compañero, que terminó 17º.

Checo PÉREZ ha vuelto a quedar demasiado lejos de su compañero, nada menos que a 2.347 segundos y en la 7ª posición. Vale que salir 1 minuto antes o después marcaba diferencia, pero no tanta. Lástima que no haya quedado cerca de la cabeza para poder incordiar a Hamilton.

Tras él ha terminado BOTTAS, otro que ha terminado demasiado lejos de su compañero y que además tiene una sanción de 5 posiciones por el lío que montó en Hungría. Por si fuera poco, la buena actuación de Russell lo deja todavía en peor lugar. Mal regalo de cumpleaños ha recibido hoy.

La 9ª y la 10ª posición han sido para Esteban OCON y Lando NORRIS, que se accidentó antes de marcar tiempo en Q3.

Mal día para los Ferrari, que han terminado 11º y 13º con LATIFI entre LECLERC y SAINZ, que saldrá justo por delante de ALONSO.

Fernando ha comentado que en su último intento en Q2 montó intermedios nuevos pero no pudo aprovecharlos porque salió con el tiempo demasiado justo y los apretó demasiado en la vuelta de calentamiento. De todos modos, no cree que hubiese podido sacar mucho más del coche. Terminó en la misma posición que en Q1, la 14ª.




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GoVal
28/08/2021, 18:42
Sin duda, el protagonista del día.


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GoVal
28/08/2021, 18:43
Mañana, este chiquitín no estará detrás de Hamilton, sino por delante. :cunaooooo:



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GoVal
28/08/2021, 18:52
Una buena noticia. Seidl ha dicho que Norris ha sido declarado apto para correr mañana después de las pruebas que le han realizado en el hospital.




Andrew Benson @andrewbensonf1 (https://twitter.com/andrewbensonf1) · 7min (https://twitter.com/andrewbensonf1/status/1431658864060022790)


Lando Norris has been checked in hospital after his accident and has been cleared to race in the Belgian Grand Prix, McLaren team boss Andreas Seidl says

yorch
28/08/2021, 19:20
Fantástica noticia, la mejor.

"Pena" lo de Russell aun asi está en una posición buenisima para hacer algo grande mañana.

Vaya clasificación...

McHouserphy
28/08/2021, 22:35
los números de la clasificatoria de hoy en Spá-Francorchamps:

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GoVal
28/08/2021, 22:57
Adrian Puente | Telemétrico F1 @TelemetricoF1 (https://twitter.com/TelemetricoF1) · 1h (https://twitter.com/TelemetricoF1/status/1431705179032784897)

Las claves de @GeorgeRussell63 (https://twitter.com/GeorgeRussell63)

La telemetría muestra como el británico saco ventajas en #EauRouge (https://twitter.com/hashtag/EauRouge?src=hashtag_click) y #Pouhon (https://twitter.com/hashtag/Pouhon?src=hashtag_click)

Pierde en velocidad final, pero despega antes en todas las ocasiones.

#BelgianGP (https://twitter.com/hashtag/BelgianGP?src=hashtag_click)
#telemetricof1 (https://twitter.com/hashtag/telemetricof1?src=hashtag_click)





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llumia
29/08/2021, 09:03
Impresiones de los equipos tras la sesión de Clasificación:



Belgian GP: Qualifying team notes - Mercedes Conditions were changing and evolving throughout the Qualifying session, with both the Wet and Inter tyres being used on Saturday. Lewis finished the final segment of Qualifying in third place, to qualify on the second row of the grid for the Belgian Grand Prix. Valtteri was eighth fastest in Q3 after struggling with tyre temperature on his final lap. With his five-place grid penalty from the last race in Hungary, he will line up P13. There was a lengthy red flag period during Q3, after an accident for McLaren (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/5/mclaren)'s Lando Norris (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/60/lando-norris) at Raidillon, which halted the session.


Lewis Hamilton (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/9/lewis-hamilton): It's been a very difficult day for everyone, just trying to stay positive, focused and calm. Max put in a strong lap so well done to him, and George also did a great job. For me, my first lap was really good, but I lost some tyre temperature on the slow lap in between my runs, so I think there was a little bit left on the table with that final lap. You live and you learn, and I gave it everything I had today. But we'll look to move forward tomorrow. I'm hoping for better weather and a dry day, that'd be great for the fans and also interesting to see where everyone stands with the wing level. We've tried to find the right balance between straight-line speed and downforce. It might not have been the best for today, but we'll see tomorrow exactly how good it is. Nevertheless, we'll do everything we can.


Valtteri Bottas (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/3/valtteri-bottas): It was definitely a challenge out there and of course, I hoped for a better result. I think overall the session was okay and there were opportunities to get into the top three, but on the slow lap before my final attempt, I had some traffic coming through. So, I had to back off and lost the tyre temperature. From the very start of the final lap, I was locking the tyres because of the lack of temperature and the car felt on a knife-edge. Obviously with the grid penalty, it means tomorrow won't be easy, but I'll be fighting hard. If it is wet, there will be many opportunities, and if it is dry, we have a competitive car. It'll be a big challenge but as we have seen, anything can happen.


Toto Wolff: That was a very exciting and dramatic qualifying. It was a difficult session, and it is always tricky to predict the weather here, especially when it is coming in and out so fast. In the end, we can be satisfied with P3 for Lewis and everything is to play for tomorrow. We have a strong race car, perhaps more set up for the dry. If the weather is like this, we might struggle a bit more, but otherwise I think we should be in for a good race. Valtteri will be starting outside of the top 10. He did pretty well through the session, on par with Lewis, but he struggled for tyre temperature on that last lap.

So, it will be more a race of damage limitation for him tomorrow but with plenty of opportunities to score good points. It was a brilliant day for everyone at Williams (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/11/williams), with Nicholas in P12 and George showing his talent in P2. And it was fantastic to see Lando was able to climb out of his car, after his scary accident.


Andrew Shovlin: It was quite a messy qualifying session by our standards; we didn't always read the conditions right and in the second session we could have managed the risk better as at one stage, a double yellow or red flag would have seen both cars bumped out. We still had it all to play for in the final session, but we dropped a bit too much tyre temperature on the slow lap and lost a bit of grip. It does look like a number of cars have moved more towards a wet set-up than we have, particularly in terms of downforce level. Despite that our performance in the middle sector was good and our straight-line speed is strong, so we're not unhappy with our set-up decisions given the forecast. But if we could choose, we'd like at least a bit of dry running at some point tomorrow.


https://www.pitpass.com/70558/Belgian-GP-Qualifying-team-notes-Mercedes


Belgian GP: Qualifying team notes - Red Bull

Max Verstappen (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/46/max-verstappen): "I am very happy with pole position here at a home Grand Prix, but it was not easy out there. It was very hard to nail a lap, I was just trying to find the right lines at the right times and judging how fast to go into corners after such a long red flag was tricky. It was so important to get the tyres up to temperature because that could give you a few seconds of lap time around a long track like this. Tomorrow we don't know if it will be a dry or wet start, I think if it's wet I don't mind if I start first because at least I should have clear vision but I just hope that we have a good and clean start. I also hope that Lando is feeling okay and that he doesn't have any serious injuries because that didn't look like a good impact at all, he's a good friend of mine so I hope he can race tomorrow."


Sergio Perez (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/13/sergio-perez): "I'm very disappointed with my qualifying as our car was performing well, there was plenty of pace in it and a much better position was possible today. With the changing weather conditions it was tough out there and so the final lap was going to be critical but unfortunately I wasn't able to improve. It's a shame but I'm still looking forward to tomorrow as with the weather anything can happen and so there's plenty of opportunities. The Team is doing a strong job and provided we can stay out of trouble tomorrow then we should be in pretty good shape and able to fight for a strong result.

I'm also pleased to see Lando was able to get out of the car after his accident and hope he's okay. We discussed Eau Rouge in the drivers' meeting on Friday and raised our concerns so I really hope to see some solutions for next year. It's something that we definitely have to improve because in conditions like today, if we have a wet race tomorrow, it's not a place where drivers want to have contact, especially considering it is a blind spot."


Christian Horner: "It was a good session and a strong qualifying for us with our first pole position at Spa for 10 years. Both drivers did a great job, Max's ninth pole, seventh for Checo and on our 50th Grand Prix with Honda as well, so it was a fantastic performance on a very difficult day. Max has always been very strong in the wet, he made a mistake on his first lap but absolutely nailed his second lap, so it is now crucial that we convert this into good points tomorrow. It looks like the weather could be similar to today, but at least if it is wet we have some visibility by starting at the front and both drivers have managed to retain a set of inters. I think we are the only team in the top 10 to have managed that, so we have that up our sleeve. More importantly however it was a relief to see Lando walk away from his big accident at the beginning of Q3 and hopefully he is able to race tomorrow."


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Belgian GP: Qualifying team notes - McLaren

Daniel Ricciardo (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/15/daniel-ricciardo): "Firstly, I was pleased to see Lando get up and out of the car quickly, and it's great to hear he's been cleared to race tomorrow.


"Otherwise, that was a really tricky qualifying session. The weather was changing regularly, which made it difficult to judge the conditions and get the choice of tyre right, but I think we did a great job and obviously I'm really happy with P4, my best start with McLaren (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/5/mclaren). Who knows what the weather will do tomorrow and what's possible, but hopefully we can score some decent points and maybe get on the podium."


Lando Norris (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/60/lando-norris): "First of all, I'm doing good, but I've been better! I think just a bit bruised. Obviously, it was quite a big impact and I think my body's just been thrown around a little bit but I'm good. I'm ready to race tomorrow and I want to get back on track already because it didn't end the way I wanted it to.


"Everything was going extremely well. Since the first lap in Q1, things were going perfectly and the car was feeling hooked up. I felt confident with the car. It was tricky going out in Q3 because, even on the out-lap, I was saying how wet it was because I was aquaplaning quite a bit. It was just a difficult situation to be in. How much do you want to push? How much do you not? I think, a combination of pushing a bit too much for the weather at that point and aquaplaning a little bit in the middle of Eau Rouge obviously didn't end too well.


"I feel bad because things were going very well. I think I could have fought for pole position, but I've now given the team a lot of work to do. We'll see where we start tomorrow and try to score as many points as possible. Finally, a big thanks to all the marshals and medical staff for their help and hard work today."


Andreas Seidl, Team Principal: "The most important news today is that Lando is fine. After precautionary checks at the Medical Centre and the hospital, he has been cleared to be back in the car tomorrow. I want to say thanks to the medical team and marshals for all of their help and support today. Currently, we are still assessing the damage to his car. The outcome of those checks will determine whether he can start from the grid or will have to begin the race from the pit-lane. Either way, with the strong performance he has delivered all weekend, the objective for him is very clear: to make ground during the race and score good points.


"Congratulations to Daniel for his best McLaren (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/5/mclaren) qualifying performance to date. He and his crew pulled off an excellent result under very difficult conditions, culminating in a great final lap that put him on the second row. Given the confidence he's shown with the car today, he's aiming for a great result tomorrow.


"It has been a difficult day and will be a long evening and busy morning for our mechanics in the garage - but we are looking forward to what promises to be an exciting and unpredictable Belgian Grand Prix."


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Belgian GP: Qualifying team notes - Aston Martin

Sebastian Vettel (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/21/sebastian-vettel): "The most important thing today is that Lando [Norris] is OK after his crash. I stopped to make sure he was because I saw a lot of debris and it is never a nice place to go off. From our side, we can be happy with fifth on the grid tomorrow. I was getting increasingly into the groove with the car and I was happy with my laps - until the final one. I had already put in a good lap time and I wanted to extract more, so I was pushing a little harder, but I went off at Turn Eight and lost some time. I think if we had avoided that, I could have battled with the guys at the front of the field. The forecast suggests that tomorrow will be similar weather, which suits us, so we can fight for a strong result and get some good points for the team."


Lance Stroll (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/57/lance-stroll): "It is a difficult qualifying result to take. The car had felt good in the tricky conditions throughout the day, and the end of Q2 was crucial because conditions were improving all the time. We switched to a new set of intermediate tyres to try and capitalise on the situation, but we just ran out of time to begin a flying lap, which meant a lot of drivers around me were able to easily improve their times. We will look into how that happened and learn from it. It means we will start at the back of the field tomorrow [owing to the grid penalty from Hungary], but I still believe we can get a result tomorrow because this is a circuit on which you can overtake, especially if the weather continues to be changeable."


Otmar Szafnauer, CEO & Team Principal: "It was very disappointing that we were not able to give Lance two laps on new Inters in Q2, owing to his being delayed by Fernando [Alonso], and the result was that he was not able to get through to Q3. It is doubly upsetting because Lance is brilliant in the wet. In fact, the last wet Formula One qualifying session, which was at Istanbul Park in 2020, resulted in a Lance pole position. Had he made it across the line in time, it is likely that he would have been very, very near the front in Q2. It may well rain tomorrow and Spa is a circuit on which it is possible to overtake, so you can be assured that he will be gunning for points, even though he will be starting from the back. As for Seb, he drove a solid quali hour today, even stopping to check that Lando [Norris] was OK after his big Eau Rouge shunt, and ended up a fine P5. Another podium finish has to be his target tomorrow."


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Belgian GP: Qualifying team notes - Alpine

Alpine F1 Team will line up with Esteban Ocon (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/54/esteban-ocon) eighth and Fernando Alonso (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/1/fernando-alonso) fourteenth on the grid for tomorrow's Belgian Grand Prix after a rain soaked qualifying session at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit.


The day started with rain showers pounding the tarmac of the 7.004km circuit and worsened moments before qualifying was due to start. Following a short delay to allow the forecast to settle, qualifying began with the field tip-toeing out on Extreme Wets.
In challenging conditions, Esteban and Fernando found themselves in the middle of the timesheets before opting to switch onto the Intermediate tyres. With the lap times beginning to tumble, both drivers did enough on their final attempts and squeezed into Q2 in fourteenth and fifteenth positions.


The rain held off in Q2 and the pair found themselves outside of the top ten positions after their first couple of push laps. On fresh Intermediates and with improvements to be made, Esteban pumped in a 1min 57.354secs which was good enough to progress to Q3 in tenth place. Fernando improved his lap time but couldn't join his teammate in the shoot-out and will start tomorrow's race in fourteenth place.


With the rainfall returning for the start of Q3, Esteban cautiously joined the rest of the top ten on the circuit. An incident for Lando Norris (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/60/lando-norris) at the top of Eau Rouge brought a red flag out and the session to an abrupt pause.


Once the debris was cleared, with Lando safe and out of the car, Q3 began and Esteban headed out on Extreme Wets. He soon switched to Intermediate tyres with more grip on offer than was expected. The Frenchman then had two attempts, with his best lap, a 2min 03.513secs, good enough for ninth but he will start eighth on the grid for tomorrow's Belgian Grand Prix following a penalty for Valtteri Bottas (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/3/valtteri-bottas).


This weekend also saw the first ever 'Driver's Eye' tested in Formula 1, with an in-helmet camera homologated by the FIA in a Bell Racing Helmet fitted with Fernando Alonso (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/1/fernando-alonso) at the wheel of his Alpine F1 Team A521.


Like in yesterday's practice sessions, Fernando wowed fans during Free Practice 3 providing a unique perspective of what it's like to drive at the wheel of a Formula 1 car around the Spa-Francorchamps circuit.


Esteban Ocon (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/54/esteban-ocon): "It was not a straightforward qualifying for us today, but I'm pleased to be starting inside the top ten for tomorrow. The car felt really good in the dry yesterday, so I actually hope the rain stays away tomorrow! We just weren't as comfortable in the wet today especially on the Intermediates. We have a few things to understand on that to make sure we can further improve. I managed to do a good lap at the end of Q2 to go through to Q3, which was important. Overall, it was a challenging session, but we're in the mix for the race. I'm glad Lando is OK after the accident, that's the most important thing from today."


Fernando Alonso (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/1/fernando-alonso): "I didn't find the grip today in the changing conditions and our starting position will make it a difficult race for us tomorrow. I found myself in fourteenth in Q1 and Q2 so I think that was my pace today. If it's like this tomorrow, then for sure anything can happen and we'll see what's possible. I am glad Lando is OK after his accident."


Davide Brivio, Racing Director: "It was a tricky and difficult qualifying session and I think at the end of the day we managed quite well, placing Esteban in Q3 and in a good position for tomorrow in rainy conditions. Unfortunately things didn't work well for Fernando and we'll look into what happened for him. We now look forward to race day. We must be ready with various options for Sunday and see what we can do. It should be a wet race and anything can happen."


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Belgian GP: Qualifying team notes - Ferrari

Scuderia Ferrari (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/2/ferrari) continues to have a difficult time at the Belgian Grand Prix weekend. Qualifying was run in the rain with changing track conditions and neither driver managed to make the cut into Q3, which decides the order for the top ten on the grid.

Charles was 11th fastest in Q2 in 1'57"721, with Carlos 13th in 1'58"137.


Compared to free practice yesterday and this morning, the SF21 performance has improved slightly but not enough to allow the two drivers to contest the positions they usually fight for. The team is already focussing on tomorrow's race, which looks like being affected by similarly unpredictable weather. As usual, the goal is to pick up as many points as possible, trying to make the most of any opportunities that present themselves.


Charles Leclerc (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/61/charles-leclerc): Qualifying was tricky for us today. It was a shame as I was quite satisfied with the car balance and our overall performance wasn't bad considering the track conditions.


With hindsight, maybe it would have been better to delay the tyre change in Q2, but that's easy to say after the event.


I think that the most important thing for all of us today is to see Lando walk away from his crash unharmed.


Now we have to concentrate on the race. It will be tough but at the same time, exciting with the weather no doubt playing an important role.


Carlos Sainz (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/47/carlos-sainz): It has been a difficult weekend so far, especially today. We kind of expected it after the feeling we had from FP3. I'm not happy because I always enjoy driving in the wet. However, the balance and the grip weren't there today. We struggled to get the front temperatures up and we had no feeling under braking. We need to look into it. Also, today was about getting out on track at the right time with the right tyre.

With rain coming and going so quickly it was very difficult to get it right and we might have lost a bit of lap time there too, but it's always easier to say it with hindsight.


Finally, I'm glad Lando walked away unharmed from that scary crash.


Lets see what the weather brings tomorrow. We'll do our best to get the best result possible.


Laurent Mekies: Our qualifying performance was well below our usual standard and so far this whole weekend has proved very difficult for us. We have not yet managed to get the most out of our car, neither in the dry nor in the wet, although the situation has improved slightly.


When the conditions change very quickly, as they did today, it's never easy to find the right moment to go out, while it's always easy to judge with hindsight. Having said that, it's what happens tomorrow afternoon that counts, after the chequered flag has been waved.


We can expect to have a very tough race, presumably running in similar conditions to today's. Therefore the priority will be to stay calm and make the most of any opportunities that come our way.


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Belgian GP: Qualifying team notes - AlphaTauri Pierre Gasly (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/53/pierre-gasly): "It's been a fun afternoon, I really enjoy driving in these conditions, you don't know what you're going to get on track, and you have to try to be at the limit of what the car can do. It's another great Quali for us, finishing in P6, and I think we're in a good position for the race tomorrow. It was tricky out there today and I'm glad to see that Lando got out of the car and is ok. I have no idea what the weather will be like tomorrow, it's been so changeable the whole weekend, so I'll open the curtains in the morning and see what we get!"


Yuki Tsunoda (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/71/yuki-tsunoda): "I've been aiming to steadily build up my speed and confidence in the car across this weekend and I think I've done this well, improving through the practice sessions. However, today the conditions in Qualifying were definitely not easy, especially as I don't have a lot of experience driving in the wet in a Formula 1 car. I'm disappointed to have not made it through to Q2, as the pace in the car was definitely there, but I just wasn't fast enough to make it through. I think we need to hope for mixed conditions in the race tomorrow to allow me to move up through the pack."


Jody Egginton (Technical Director): "Yesterday our package appeared reasonably competitive. However, with the weather forecast for today and tomorrow being quite variable, the set up related decisions overnight and after FP3 have not been straightforward. Nevertheless, the team was able to progress further again today and take another step up, which is positive. Pierre has put a strong performance in across the weekend so far, being competitive in every session and making Q3 today, securing 6th on the grid. He has demonstrated the package is working quite well in today's difficult conditions. On Yuki's side of the garage progress has also been made but unfortunately, in the tricky conditions in Qualifying, he was not able to put his best lap together and, as a result, he did not make it out of Q1. It's frustrating for the team, as Q2 was a realistic target. Looking forward to the race tomorrow, the weather may continue to be variable, so we need to stay focused on getting Yuki into the midfield battle."


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Belgian GP: Qualifying team notes - Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/15/alfa-romeo) Racing ORLEN endured a challenging Saturday afternoon in Belgium, during a very wet qualifying session in Spa-Francorchamps. Antonio Giovinazzi (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/58/antonio-giovinazzi) was the first to miss out on a place in Q2, setting the 16th fastest time, while team-mate Kimi Raikkonen (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/17/kimi-raikkonen) was 19th after missing out on the morning session with a technical issue.


Spa has traditionally got us used to treacherous conditions, but even then, the weather on Saturday afternoon was among the most difficult to tackle on this track. The standing water on the surface caused the session to be delayed by nearly 15 minutes and, when the action finally got underway, it was more a case of tip-toeing around the soaked circuit in an attempt to set a time.


Tyres went from wets to intermediate, trying to suit the conditions as best as possible, but in the end it was not an easy day for anyone on track, no matter the compound.

Antonio went close to booking a place in the top 15, but his attempt fell just short: he qualified 16th, ahead of one of the AlphaTauri (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/16/alphatauri) cars but agonisingly out of the second section of qualifying. Kimi, who had missed most of the final practice session, carried out in wet conditions, was 19th to compound a difficult day for the team.


Conditions tomorrow may be similar to today: rain, as always, brings a great reset to the field and, with it, the chance to recover from today's result. It will be a race of grit and guts, in weather that may well make the race into a lottery. We'll give 100% and take our chances.


Frederic Vasseur, Team Principal Alfa Romeo (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/15/alfa-romeo) Racing ORLEN: "Today's result was disappointing, especially in conditions that can mix up the order. We were not able to get the most out of the session: Kimi suffered missing third practice in the morning, and we think he would have been close to where Antonio was, closer to Q2. We'll regroup and look at ways to make up the lost ground tomorrow: the weather conditions may well be similar to today's, which means we can still take our chances to make up places. We've seen crazy races in Belgium before and tomorrow may be another: if so, we'll be ready."


Kimi Raikkonen (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/17/kimi-raikkonen): "A bad day that started off this morning, missing out the practice session in the wet. I had to use Q1 to figure out the lines to take and we just didn't have enough laps to make up the lost ground. I am sure that with a few more laps, we would have been a lot better. Not a lot of positives to take from today, but we can only go up tomorrow: we will try our best and see what we can get out of a race in these conditions."


Antonio Giovinazzi (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/58/antonio-giovinazzi): "I gave everything I had, but it was not enough. I was improving lap after lap, first on wet tyres and then intermediates, and with one more round we would have been even better, but we ran out of time. In the end, it was the same for everyone and we fell short. The conditions for tomorrow are likely to be similar to today's, so we need to be ready to take any opportunity, especially if the race turns into chaos. We have to improve on what we did today, that's for sure."


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Belgian GP: Qualifying team notes - Haas Uralkali Haas (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/12/haas) F1 Team drivers Mick Schumacher (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/69/mick-schumacher) and Nikita Mazepin (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/70/nikita-mazepin) qualified 18th and 20th, respectively, for Sunday's Belgian Grand Prix, Round 12 of the 2021 FIA Formula 1 World Championship at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps.


Arain shower prior to qualifying resulted in a delay of 12 minutes and with a wet track declared, all but two cars bolted on the Pirelli Cinturato Blue wet weather tires to assess the conditions when Q1 got underway. Schumacher completed one timed lap on the extreme rubber with Mazepin taking an extra lap. A trip to the garage saw both VF-21s switch to the Green intermediate compound as lap times quickly dropped on track.

Schumacher reeled off a series of successive fast laps ending the session 19th overall with a 2:03.973. Mazepin was thwarted by traffic on his final run leaving him 20th - his best lap a 2:04.939.


Red Bull (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/8/red-bull) Racing's Max Verstappen (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/46/max-verstappen) mastered the conditions to capture pole position in Q3 - the sixth pole of the season for the Dutchman. Verstappen's best Q3 lap of 1:59.765 beat George Russell (https://www.pitpass.com/70549/drivers/66/george-russell) of Williams (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/11/williams) by .321 of a second.


Nikita Mazepin (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/70/nikita-mazepin): "It was a lot of fun to drive. I'm upset because today was a prime example of why you need experience in Formula 1. Going in from lower formulas you have wet tires and you try to drive them to the maximum grip you have. Here, you also have the inters, which are much faster, and I thought the right tire with the amount of water to stay out was wets but we needed to box for inters earlier. I just lacked that grip and I only had one lap on those tires - it wasn't enough to put a good lap together."


Mick Schumacher (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/69/mick-schumacher): "Challenging conditions but on the other hand a lot of fun - I enjoyed every second of it. I think the communication with the team was on point today. We managed to take the right decisions at the right time, and I think that helped us being where we are now. I think we can be happy with the results we achieved today, maybe not in terms of ranking, but definitely in terms of procedures that we had and everything in terms of communication was very good. I'm really excited about tomorrow - I have a special helmet on that keeps me protected but is also a very lucky charm. I'm very much considering keeping it!"


Guenther Steiner: "A very interesting qualifying with the rain coming and going. We just tried to do the best we can, and I think for our two guys - their first year in these conditions to run at Spa - isn't an easy task, but they both got the cars home safe and in one piece which was the most important thing to do. Now we just wait to see what the weather is doing tomorrow and try to take some advantage out of it. All in all, not a bad day."


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Belgian GP: Qualifying team notes - Williams George Russell (https://www.pitpass.com/70559/drivers/66/george-russell) qualified second and Nicholas Latifi (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/62/nicholas-latifi) 12th for the Belgian Grand Prix. George equalled his best qualifying result in Formula One and, in an interrupted Q3 session, posted a 2:00.086 on intermediate Pirelli tyres.


It marks the team's first front-row start since the 2017 Italian Grand Prix where Lance Stroll (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/57/lance-stroll) qualified fourth and was promoted to second through power unit penalties.
However, it is the first time the team has finished second quickest in qualifying since Valtteri Bottas (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/3/valtteri-bottas) at the 2014 German Grand Prix.


Nicholas secured his best-ever qualifying position in F1 and made Q2 for the second time this season. He continued to improve throughout both sessions on the intermediate compound, posting his quickest time with a 1:58.056 on his final run.


Dave Robson, Head of Vehicle Performance: Today was a classic Spa qualifying session with the heavy but intermittent showers making decisions very difficult. Today we got many things right, but we did so from a position of having little to lose, which always takes some of the pressure off.


The whole team worked extremely well today, and collectively good decisions were made. Both George and Nicholas were excellent throughout and both provided a great calming influence to go with their immense bravery and skill on track. Nicholas called the initial Q1 tyres perfectly and although he spun on his opening lap, he recovered very well to comfortably qualify for Q2.


In Q2 we opted to use another two sets of new Intermediate tyres on each car, giving each driver a final chance on a drying track with a new set. Nicholas couldn't quite match the improvement that George made, but nonetheless P12 was an excellent result. George built momentum throughout Q1 and Q2 and delivered a very strong lap at the end of Q2 to secure his place in Q3 once again.


Conditions were much worse in Q3 with visibility and grip both low. George was struggling on the Kemmel straight as Norris crashed in Eau Rouge and the session was stopped. At the restart we thought that conditions were still quite poor and elected to leave the pit lane on the Extreme Wet knowing that there was time to switch to Inters if appropriate. George was quite confident that the Inter was the correct tyre and with the track now improving quickly, we opted to prepare the tyres for a single 'all-in' lap at the end of the session. On this occasion the strategy worked perfectly, and George had his tyres, brakes and power unit all in perfect states as well as a clear track ahead of him.

His lap was little short of exceptional and he was able to balance risk and reward perfectly to take a very well-earned front-row position.


Tomorrow will undoubtedly be difficult, and we are under no illusion that we have qualified both cars a little out of position. However, with more rain looking likely for tomorrow, we will do everything we can to make the most of today's result. More importantly, we wish Lando and everyone at McLaren (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/5/mclaren) well and look forward to racing them tomorrow.


George Russell (https://www.pitpass.com/70559/drivers/66/george-russell): It is an amazing feeling and we definitely did not expect to be starting on the front-row! The team did an incredible job to have me on the track at the right time, on the right tyres, with the right strategy. The driving is one thing, but you need to have everything right around you and often in these moments, that is what it's all about. I'm so happy for everyone as it's such a team effort and they did a fantastic job. We obviously had a great result in Hungary, and it feels like our hard work is starting to pay off and people are starting to recognise that.


I knew my last effort was a good lap. It was so tricky out there but because we're not in Q3 every week, I had the luxury of really being able to put everything on the line and go for it. I had a really good feeling from lap one in FP3 in the wet and when it mattered, we put everything together and that was exceptional. This feeling is exactly what Formula One is all about. Qualifying is over now though and the race is tomorrow, so we need to make sure we have a good one.


Nicholas Latifi (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/62/nicholas-latifi): I'm very pleased with my best qualifying result of the season and also my Formula One career. More than anything, I'm happy that I got some more experience in the wet because I haven't had much of that in our car, so it was nice to get some laps in and really build some confidence in these conditions. We've had a great result for the team today, especially in challenging weather, so now we're aiming to capitalise on that in the race tomorrow.


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Belgian GP: Qualifying team notes - Pirelli Red Bull (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/8/red-bull)'s Max Verstappen (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/46/max-verstappen) claimed pole after a disrupted Q3 session, with a delay of more than half an hour after McLaren (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/5/mclaren)'s Lando Norris (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/60/lando-norris) hit the wall. When the session resumed with nine minutes to go, all the drivers used a single set of intermediates, with Verstappen beating Williams (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/11/williams) driver George Russell (https://www.pitpass.com/70550/drivers/66/george-russell) to pole.


The intermediate tyres were most commonly used today, with Williams (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/11/williams) being the only team to use them from the very start of Q1. After they went fastest, all the other drivers eventually switched to the Cinturato Green, which they used in Q2 as well, before switching to the Cinturato Blue full wet for Q3 ahead of the lengthy interruption to the session.


With the best times in Q2 set on the intermediate, this means that all the drivers will have a free choice of starting tyres tomorrow if it's a dry race.


The Cinturato Blue full wet was used at the beginning of qualifying, which was delayed by a few minutes to allow conditions to improve slightly. The session got underway with 15 degrees of ambient temperature and 17 degrees of track temperature. The track dried up relatively quickly once the rain eased, allowing intermediates to be used throughout the final part of Q3 after the delay.


All the drivers also used the intermediates during FP3 this morning, with the exception of the Haas (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/12/haas) duo - which ran the full wets - and Norris, who tried a run on the P Zero Red soft at the end of the session.


The 44-lap Belgian Grand Prix is always a complicated race to predict the strategy for, featuring the longest and most variable lap of the season, with unpredictable weather and a high probability of safety cars. In fact, it was a safety car that influenced the strategy last year, with nearly all the drivers changing tyres just once on lap 11: comparatively early in the race, meaning that careful tyre management was required towards to the end. On that occasion, the winning strategy was P Zero Yellow medium to P Zero White hard.


This year looks very different. For a start, race conditions are set to be much cooler than last year. And there's a strong chance of rain too, with the Cinturato Green intermediate tyres dominating the day's action.


Cooler weather should in theory make a one-stopper easier to achieve, but it might also push more drivers towards the P Zero Red soft, with a two-stopper coming into play, although in general teams like to limit the number of pit stops.


If it is dry, starting on the medium tyre offers the maximum flexibility, but with a wet qualifying session (as was the case today) and a dry race, all the drivers can start on whichever compound they choose out of their allocation.


Mario Isola: "First and foremost, we're all relieved that Lando Norris (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/60/lando-norris) is OK after a very big accident at one of the quickest points on the circuit. This was an extremely tricky qualifying where it was very hard to predict the weather from one minute to the next, forcing the teams to think on their feet. Similar conditions are expected for tomorrow, so that particular challenge is set to continue. The intermediate tyre, which was used for the bulk of today's running, showed itself to be capable of handling a wide variety of wet and drying conditions. Tomorrow's strategy - where we don't even know yet which type of tyres the drivers will be starting the race on - is going to be mainly about adapting to changing circumstances, as we saw throughout today."


https://www.pitpass.com/70550/Belgian-GP-Qualifying-team-notes-Pirelli

llumia
29/08/2021, 09:06
Rueda de Prensa (Sábado):

https://www.pitpass.com/70560/Belgian-GP-Post-Qualifying-press-conference

GoVal
29/08/2021, 13:18
Juegos de neumáticos de seco disponibles para la carrera y mejores estrategias según Pirelli si no cae ni una gota.



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GoVal
29/08/2021, 13:56
El drivers parade está siendo bajo bastante agua.



https://twitter.com/Ninoiudi/status/1431944614815145985?s=20

GoVal
29/08/2021, 13:58
Kimi saldrá desde el pit lane al cambiar su alerón trasero.



Adam Cooper @adamcooperF1 (https://twitter.com/adamcooperF1) · 22min (https://twitter.com/adamcooperF1/status/1431943439265026054)

Kimi Raikkonen will start from the pitlane following a change of rear wing specification

GoVal
29/08/2021, 14:13
Como consecuencia del accidente de ayer, han sustituido la caja de cambios de Norris, por lo que penaliza 5 posiciones en la parrilla de salida.


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También han sustituido la unidad de potencia. Le han montado la utilizada en Hungría, por lo que no penaliza más.

El chásis no sufrió daños, así que saldrá con el mismo de ayer aunque sí le han cambiado multitud de piezas como la suspensión, ambos sidepods, la cubierta motor, el morro, los alerones delantero y trasero, la columna de dirección, los frenos, el asiento, los cinturones... y alguna cosa más. Vamos, le han reconstruido el coche logrando que sólo penalice por la caja de cambios.

GoVal
29/08/2021, 14:14
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GoVal
29/08/2021, 14:21
La confirmación de que Kimi saldrá desde el pit lane.


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GoVal
29/08/2021, 14:30
Todos los cambios realizados en parque cerrado.



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GoVal
29/08/2021, 14:33
Parrilla definitiva tras aplicar sanciones.



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GoVal
29/08/2021, 14:36
Pit lane abierto. Hay muy poca visibilidad.



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GoVal
29/08/2021, 14:40
Menuda manera de estrenar su renovación. :roto2: En su camino a la parrilla, Checo se ha ido contra las protecciones en Les Combes. Los daños en la suspensión son demasiado importantes como para tomar la salida. :facepalm:



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GoVal
29/08/2021, 14:41
Interesante esto que comenta Grüner. :sherlock: ¿Qué habrán descubierto los mecánicos?




Tobi Grüner @tgruener (https://twitter.com/tgruener) · 12min (https://twitter.com/tgruener/status/1431956833074225153)


Mercedes wanted to mount Bottas‘ car with a new (4th) engine for the race, that would have resulted in a grid penalty. But the mechanics discovered a problem during the change. After four hours of work PU number 3 is back in the car. No penalty.

#AMuS (https://twitter.com/hashtag/AMuS?src=hashtag_click) #F1 (https://twitter.com/hashtag/F1?src=hashtag_click)

GoVal
29/08/2021, 14:43
Así ha sido la salida de pista de Checo.



https://twitter.com/FiftyBucksVT/status/1431957347405008897?s=20

GoVal
29/08/2021, 14:46
No sé si al final comenzará la carrera a las 15 hs o no y si no lo hace detrás del coche de seguridad.



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GoVal
29/08/2021, 14:49
La carrera de Checo hoy.



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GoVal
29/08/2021, 14:53
La vuelta de formación se va a hacer tras el coche de seguridad.

GoVal
29/08/2021, 14:57
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GoVal
29/08/2021, 15:01
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GoVal
29/08/2021, 15:03
Qué desastre es Masi. Cuando ya habían encendido motores y los mecánicos se habían marchado, anuncia que se retrasa la salida 10 minutos (de momento) porque la lluvia se ha intensificado. :roto2:



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GoVal
29/08/2021, 15:08
La salida se retrasa 5 minutos más. Será a las 15:15 hs.

GoVal
29/08/2021, 15:09
Otros 5 minutos más. Ya vamos por las 15:20 como hora de comienzo.

GoVal
29/08/2021, 15:14
Hamilton aprovecha para ir al baño y cuenta por radio las condiciones en las que se lo encuentra. :elrisas: :elrisas:


Adam Cooper @adamcooperF1 (https://twitter.com/adamcooperF1) · 4min (https://twitter.com/adamcooperF1/status/1431966934728314882)

'@LewisHamilton (https://twitter.com/LewisHamilton): "I'm glad I went to the toilet. The one I went to, someone had dropped a crazy bomb in there. The worst thing ever. It's going to haunt me for life..." Apparently it was a French TV cameraman

GoVal
29/08/2021, 15:20
Nuevo retraso mientras cada vez hay menos visibilidad. La vuelta de formación se supone es para las 15:25.



Esta es la visibilidad en Les Combes.



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GoVal
29/08/2021, 15:31
Por fin arranca la vuelta de formación. No entiendo por qué no ha dado antes una vuelta el coche de seguridad para ver cómo estaba la pista. Es ridículo.

Todos se quejan de falta de visibilidad.


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GoVal
29/08/2021, 15:34
Hamilton aprovecha para ir al baño y cuenta por radio las condiciones en las que se lo encuentra. :elrisas: :elrisas:


Adam Cooper @adamcooperF1 (https://twitter.com/adamcooperF1) · 4min (https://twitter.com/adamcooperF1/status/1431966934728314882)

'@LewisHamilton (https://twitter.com/LewisHamilton): "I'm glad I went to the toilet. The one I went to, someone had dropped a crazy bomb in there. The worst thing ever. It's going to haunt me for life..." Apparently it was a French TV cameraman



El mensaje. :cunaooooo:


https://twitter.com/FiftyBucksVT/status/1431971763269906434?s=20

GoVal
29/08/2021, 15:35
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GoVal
29/08/2021, 15:38
Pues lo esperado, bandera roja tras dar una primera vuelta de formación.



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GoVal
29/08/2021, 16:19
La carrera sigue parada y los de Red Bull aprovechan para poner a punto el coche de Checo.

El tema que Red Bull le está planteando a Masi es si Checo puede tomar o no la salida si tienen el coche listo. Masi no lo sabe. :roto2:

La carrera sí o sí tiene que acabar a las 6 de la tarde. Se den la vueltas que se den.



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GoVal
29/08/2021, 16:21
No sé qué verá el operador de cámara de esa grúa. :cunaooooo:


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GoVal
29/08/2021, 16:26
Por fin Masi le confirma a Red Bull que si cuando se de la salida tienen el coche de Checo listo, este podrá salir desde el pit lane.

Por cierto, Horner ha comentado que Checo se quería ir pero que le pidió que se quedara por si al final podía salir. :roto2:

GoVal
29/08/2021, 16:56
Todo apunta a que darán la salida detrás del coche de seguridad y tras dos vueltas tras él, finalizará. Darán esas dos vueltas para poder repartir puntos, que serán la mitad de lo habitual.

Muy vergonzoso todo. Para hacer esa pantomima, mejor suspender la carrera y punto.

Y ni el coche de seguridad ni el médico dando una mísera vuelta para ver el estado de la pista.

GoVal
29/08/2021, 16:59
Checo agradeciendo a sus mecánicos que dejen el coche a punto para cuando empiece el paripé que quieren hacer de dar un par de vueltas detrás del coche de seguridad y poder decir que la carrera se ha celebrado.

GoVal
29/08/2021, 17:08
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GoVal
29/08/2021, 17:15
Madre mía qué lio con las normas. :confused2:

A las 17 hs el reloj del live timing se ha parado indicando que falta una hora para finalizar la carrera.

Los de Ferrari han preguntado a dirección de carrera que por qué han parado el crono. Masi le ha dicho a Iñaki Rueda que lo han parado por un artículo que permite hacerlo por causas de fuerza mayor. :roto2: Así que cuando decidan dar la salida, sea la hora que sea será de una hora. :roto2rie: Van a tener que ir montando faros a los coches. :juas:

Qué desastre todo. :facepalm:

GoVal
29/08/2021, 17:20
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GoVal
29/08/2021, 17:31
¿Que no me gusta el reglamento que estoy aplicando? Pues me paso a otro. :roto2: :facepalm:



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GoVal
29/08/2021, 17:37
Dirección de carrera confirma que han parado el reloj para intentar que haya una carrera de una hora. Toto le preguntó a Masi si sabían ya cuándo iba a empezar la carrera porque las personas que están en el muro tenían frío y querían saber si se podían marchar de ahí o no. Masi les dice que se marchen, que él está buscando un hueco meteorológico.



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GoVal
29/08/2021, 17:46
Mientras sigue lloviendo, comienzan a intentar secar la pista.



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GoVal
29/08/2021, 17:58
El coche médico comprobando la pista. La carrera sigue parada y dirán algo a las 18 hs. Les han dicho a los equipos que esperan que pare de llover a las 18:05 durante un ratín.



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GoVal
29/08/2021, 18:10
Por fin hay hora de comienzo de la «carrera», que será detrás del coche de seguridad.



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GoVal
29/08/2021, 18:15
Lance Stroll ha cambiado el alerón trasero por otro de otra especificación, por lo que saldrá desde el pit lane por detrás de Kimi y Checo, que va a tomar también la salida.

GoVal
29/08/2021, 18:20
Por fin, semáforo verde.



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GoVal
29/08/2021, 18:23
Pues no es que haya mucha diferencia con la visibilidad que había a las 3 de la tarde. Menuda chorada haber esperado más de 3 horas.



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GoVal
29/08/2021, 18:30
Y tras dar dos vueltas detrás del coche se seguridad, ya hay clasificación ya está hecha y se pueden repartir la mitad de los puntos. Así que nada, bandera roja. Una auténtica vergüenza. Más que lo de Indianápolis 2005.



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GoVal
29/08/2021, 18:50
Para vergüenza de la F1, y como ya esperábamos pero no nos queríamos creer, la carrera se suspende a falta de una media hora. Menudo esperpento. Aun esperará Massi que le demos las gracias por suspender la carrera y no tenernos media hora más esperando a ver si los coches tenían oportunidad de correr o no.



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GoVal
29/08/2021, 18:55
Mazepin ha sido quien ha marcado la Vuelta Rápida. :juas: Me río por no llorar. Porque para terminar el esperpento vergonzoso de hoy, hasta hay celebración de podio. :facepalm:



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GoVal
29/08/2021, 18:57
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GoVal
29/08/2021, 19:01
Menudo papelón para los que tienen que estar en el podio sin haber hecho hoy nada. De verdad que menuda vergüenza lo que ha pasado hoy.



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GoVal
29/08/2021, 19:54
Penalización de 10 segundos para Stroll por cambiar el alerón trasero antes de la «carrera» :sarcasmo:. La sanción era salir desde el pit lane pero como salieron todos desde ahí, pues se inventan esta sanción. :dontknow:


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GoVal
29/08/2021, 20:03
Pues el lío continúa porque los resultados de la «carrera» son los puestos que ocupaban en la primera vuelta, que es la penúltima vuelta antes de la comunicación de la suspensión de la carrera, cuando para poder repartir puntos deberían de dar al menos dos. :sherlock: Ellos lo justifican con que el líder ha pasado en tres ocasiones por la «línea de control». :dontknow: El colmo ya sería que después de la pantomima vergonzosa que han hecho, les haya faltado una vuelta para poder repartir puntos. :roto2rie: :roto2rie: De Masi me espero esto y más. :elrisas: :elrisas:


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Mummu
29/08/2021, 20:36
Pues el lío continúa porque los resultados de la «carrera» son los puestos que ocupaban en la primera vuelta, que es la penúltima vuelta antes de la comunicación de la suspensión de la carrera, cuando para poder repartir puntos deberían de dar al menos dos. :sherlock: Ellos lo justifican con que el líder ha pasado en tres ocasiones por la «línea de control». :dontknow: El colmo ya sería que después de la pantomima vergonzosa que han hecho, les haya faltado una vuelta para poder repartir puntos. :roto2rie: :roto2rie: De Masi me espero esto y más. :elrisas: :elrisas:


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A ver GOVAL, hoy han quedado claras algunas cosas de la "nueva F1":
1. Massi es un pelele inútil que no sabe ni las cosas básicas de reglamento. Hace lo que le mandan otros que ponen la pasta. Quien no quiera ver que él no es el que manda sino el que da la cara por los jefes de arriba,pues eso. No me sorprendería nada que se haya equivocado (más bien, que se hayan equivocado sus también inútiles asesores).
2. Jamás pensé que llegaría el día en el que diría esto: Whiting, Ecclestone, ...Las momias...Serían malos, capullos, pero tenían al menos CONCEPTO de algunas cosas. Ahora ni eso. Es MUY grave que al final sea todo imagen, y que la gente que manda o está enlos puestos de decisión pida a OTROS que las tomen por él mientras se escurre el bulto.
3. La nueva normativa tiene agujeros por todas partes: lo de la VR, lo de hoy con tanta lluvia, el coche de Checo resucitado...Y otras cosas...
4. Si no devuelven el dinero, o les vale la entrada para la del año que viene, quedan como una MAFIA real. Espero que algo hagan al respecto pero tengo mis dudas.
5. Los pilotos de ahora se arriesgan mucho menos. Pero lo peor es que no hay nadie arriba que tome decisiones resolutivas previéndose cosas con los medios de detección del clima de hoy.
6. Si se depende siempre de las TV o internet en el futuro, habrá que dejar los horarios y opciones de suspensión más "abiertos". Como me ha dicho un amigo hace un rato. La gente que habrá pagado por ver lo de "hoy", y muchos que ven la F1, se sentirán decepcionados con este nuevo circo. Pese a que tenían el gran reclamo de la carrera anterior, la han cagado pero bien en ésta.

En serio, si Massi sigue, es que al mando de la F1 no hay nadie con cabeza. Solo intereses de money y nada más. Y el money solo no hace un gran espectáculo. Lo de hoy pasará como uno de los ridículos más grandes de la Historia de la F1. Si no el mayor. Es triste. NO ha habido carrera, solamente un "teatro" de carrera para salvar los muebles. Y con la que está cayendo, sinceramente, tras un GP de Hungría excepcional, se han cargado un % importante de interés de la temporada...No toda porque la cosa está cool, pero es un cachondeo lo de hoy. Inútiles...

GoVal
29/08/2021, 20:53
Comunicado de la FIA. Siguen llamando a lo de hoy «carrera» cuando todos hemos visto lo que dice Mummu, un teatro.



Following the significant weather disruption to the 2021 FIA Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix, the FIA and Formula 1 are disappointed for all the fans at the track and at home that today’s race could not go to full but the safety of the drivers, marshals and spectators :juas: must always be the priority. The Decision of the Stewards to extend the window in which the race could take place gave every possible opportunity to maximise the day's running, but the weather conditions unfortunately did not improve sufficiently to complete more laps. :sisi3:

GoVal
29/08/2021, 21:03
En las entrevistas antes del podio, Hamilton dijo que esperaba que le devolvieran el dinero al público. En su Instagram sigue insistiendo en ello. A ver si le hacen el mismo caso que cuando pide hacer teatrillos antes de la salida. Claro que eso les da publicidad y lo otro les hace perder dinero.



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Mummu
29/08/2021, 21:15
En las entrevistas antes del podio, Hamilton dijo que esperaba que le devolvieran el dinero al público. En su Instagram sigue insistiendo en ello. A ver si le hacen el mismo caso que cuando pide hacer teatrillos antes de la salida. Claro que eso les da publicidad y lo otro les hace perder dinero.



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Hamilton nunca será "santo de mi devoción", pero eso no quita que de vez en cuando diga cosas que son sensatas (otras como lo del pasado GP, pues no).
Si no se les devuelve el dinero, que tengan la entrada para otro GP de la temporada en curso o para Spa del año que viene. Cualquier otra cosa, después de ver la INCOMPETENCIA de los de hoy, y que el reglamento es según les vaya bien a los de arriba o no (queda claríiisimo tras lo de hoy), pues se cargan la afición a esto.

Yo les haría pasar una prueba de conocimiento de reglamento a los de arriba. Que eso del dedazo está muy bien, pero como no sepan nada y se líe gorda, pues telita...

3 horas y pico para ver lo de hoy, me he ido cabreadísimo del chat. Y si no hubiera sido por los compis de aquí divertidos, pues hubiera sido una pérdida de tiempo total. El chatear con amigos y sentido del humor similar siempre es agradecido. La pena es que no tengamos audio, jajajaja...

GoVal
29/08/2021, 21:34
Ferrari cambió los neumáticos de Leclerc cuando se retrasó la salida GP de Bélgica, cosa que no está permitida. Como se dieron cuenta y volvieron a montarle los neumáticos del inicio, pues aquí no ha pasado nada. ¡Circulen! :elrisas:




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GoVal
29/08/2021, 21:46
Tras aplicar la sanción de Stroll :elrisas: estos son los resultados oficiales de la no-carrera de SPA. Por cierto, no entiendo que hayan sancionado a Stroll pero no a Checo. :dontknow:

«Carrera» de 1 vuelta, 6.880 km. No hay vuelta rápida al final. Creo es es porque las vueltas rápidas detrás del coche de seguridad no cuentan. Habría estado bien que se la hubiese llevado Verstappen. :elrisas: Habría sido la guinda a este desaguisado. :roto2rie:



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GoVal
29/08/2021, 21:50
3 horas y pico para ver lo de hoy, me he ido cabreadísimo del chat. Y si no hubiera sido por los compis de aquí divertidos, pues hubiera sido una pérdida de tiempo total. El chatear con amigos y sentido del humor similar siempre es agradecido. La pena es que no tengamos audio, jajajaja...


El chat ha sido lo único bueno de hoy. :sisi1: Al menos nos hemos podido desahogar del cabreo por las pifias del «Masinutil». :elrisas: :elrisas: :cunaooooo:

McHouserphy
30/08/2021, 16:13
Los no números del no G.P de Bélgica:


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McHouserphy
30/08/2021, 16:15
2021 BÉLGICA - PDFs (https://mega.nz/#!q98mlayB!7hLdtMuSCVf7V9z0exUXQJfc8zUNRYMJfqKs-qe3GEk)


Seguimos porrocesando ... :putersmile1:...

McHouserphy
30/08/2021, 16:20
Aviso:

Puesto que tras el emocionante GP de Bélgica de este año, y con la ingente cantidad de datos de valor CERO existentes, NO habrá la habitual sesión de gráficas de carrera, ya que muchas de las fórmulas usadas devuelven un ERROR, División por cero.:ouch:

GoVal
30/08/2021, 16:39
Vettel diciendo por radio que lo ocurrido es cuestión de pasta.



https://twitter.com/LoreHdz/status/1431981840622047234?s=20

GoVal
30/08/2021, 16:43
Aviso:

Puesto que tras el emocionante GP de Bélgica de este año, y con la ingente cantidad de datos de valor CERO existentes, NO habrá la habitual sesión de gráficas de carrera, ya que muchas de las fórmulas usadas devuelven un ERROR, División por cero.:ouch:


Otra estafa más. :facepalm: Hasta la McHFia nos trollea y nos deja sin las rayicas. :nono1:



:gaydude: :cunaooooo:

GoVal
30/08/2021, 16:50
:juas: :juas: :juas: :juas:




CEO Stefano Domenicali has denied that commercial considerations were behind the decision to ensure that the Belgian GP was officially deemed a race.


https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/f1-ceo-domenicali-no-commercial-pressure-to-start-belgian-gp/6656999/

McHouserphy
30/08/2021, 17:05
Hamilton aprovecha para ir al baño y cuenta por radio las condiciones en las que se lo encuentra. :elrisas: :elrisas:
'@LewisHamilton (https://twitter.com/LewisHamilton): "I'm glad I went to the toilet. The one I went to, someone had dropped a crazy bomb in there. The worst thing ever. It's going to haunt me for life..." Apparently it was a French TV cameraman

De lo mejor de la tarde :juas:, descubrir que a Hamilton no le gustan esas "baguettes tostadas" que dejó el cámara francés (supuestamente). :juas:



Ayer, 16:56
Checo agradeciendo a sus mecánicos que dejen el coche a punto para cuando empiece el paripé que quieren hacer de dar un par de vueltas detrás del coche de seguridad y poder decir que la carrera se ha celebrado.

Ya lo vimos claro en el foro, fijaros en la hora del post :sherlock:.
Al final, no es ningún descubrimiento la inutilidad patente del Masinútil al cargo.
Sin embargo, la cara de Jo Bauer, era de risa, le llaman de control de carrera para preguntarle su opinión, y él lo dejó claro, ¿la lluvia está fuera de reglamento?, no, pues entonces no es asunto mio. :juas::cunaooooo: (sabe más el diablo por viejo que por diablo, aunque este además también se las sabe todas.):risitas::juas:


¿Que no me gusta el reglamento que estoy aplicando? Pues me paso a otro. :roto2: :facepalm:


Probable que Masinútil hasta buscara en el reglamento marítimo internacional :gaydude:, a ver si sale algo... :juas::facepalm::juasjuas:


Dirección de carrera confirma que han parado el reloj para intentar que haya una carrera de una hora. Toto le preguntó a Masi si sabían ya cuándo iba a empezar la carrera porque las personas que están en el muro tenían frío y querían saber si se podían marchar de ahí o no. Masi les dice que se marchen, que él está buscando un hueco meteorológico.


Buscando un hueco meteorológico... :facepalm:, a la altura del previo "se lo que hay que hacer, seguro, pero voy a preguntar" :facepalm:
Este Masinútil no encuentra... ni hueco para aparcar :gaydude::juas:.



https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E9-QEVBXEAEQMT6.jpg:large

El único que de verdad trabajó ayer en Spá-Francorchamps.:aplausos:
En algunas vueltas hasta se animó e hizo drifting :cunaooooo:



Pues el lío continúa porque los resultados de la «carrera» son los puestos que ocupaban en la primera vuelta, que es la penúltima vuelta antes de la comunicación de la suspensión de la carrera, cuando para poder repartir puntos deberían de dar al menos dos. :sherlock: Ellos lo justifican con que el líder ha pasado en tres ocasiones por la «línea de control». :dontknow: El colmo ya sería que después de la pantomima vergonzosa que han hecho, les haya faltado una vuelta para poder repartir puntos. :roto2rie: :roto2rie: De Masi me espero esto y más. :elrisas: :elrisas:


https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E9-fNjkXoAYoVGO.jpg:large

Es que hasta para eso es inútil el Masinútil, era tan difícil dar otra vuelta tras el SC para no dar lugar a equívocos... :facepalm:


Hamilton nunca será "santo de mi devoción", pero eso no quita que de vez en cuando diga cosas que son sensatas (otras como lo del pasado GP, pues no).
Si no se les devuelve el dinero, que tengan la entrada para otro GP de la temporada en curso o para Spa del año que viene. Cualquier otra cosa, después de ver la INCOMPETENCIA de los de hoy, y que el reglamento es según les vaya bien a los de arriba o no (queda claríiisimo tras lo de hoy), pues se cargan la afición a esto.

Yo les haría pasar una prueba de conocimiento de reglamento a los de arriba. Que eso del dedazo está muy bien, pero como no sepan nada y se líe gorda, pues telita...

3 horas y pico para ver lo de hoy, me he ido cabreadísimo del chat. Y si no hubiera sido por los compis de aquí divertidos, pues hubiera sido una pérdida de tiempo total. El chatear con amigos y sentido del humor similar siempre es agradecido. La pena es que no tengamos audio, jajajaja...

... INOCEEEEENTEEEEE.... :juasjuas::juas:


Tras aplicar la sanción de Stroll :elrisas: estos son los resultados oficiales de la no-carrera de SPA. Por cierto, no entiendo que hayan sancionado a Stroll pero no a Checo. :dontknow:

«Carrera» de 1 vuelta, 6.880 km. No hay vuelta rápida al final. Creo es es porque las vueltas rápidas detrás del coche de seguridad no cuentan. Habría estado bien que se la hubiese llevado Verstappen. :elrisas: Habría sido la guinda a este desaguisado. :roto2rie:

A checo no se le sancionó porque utilizó recambios de las mismas espicificaciones con las que se estampó en la vuelta de instalación. :sherlock:
A Stroll le pusieron un alerón trasero con más carga que el que tenía en el parque cerrado pre carrera.:sherlock:


El chat ha sido lo único bueno de hoy. :sisi1: Al menos nos hemos podido desahogar del cabreo por las pifias del «Masinutil». :elrisas: :elrisas: :cunaooooo:

Sea como sea el "evento" en cuestión, el chat es de las mejores cosas de tal evento :evil5::sisi3::risitas:.
Habitualmente, al menos yo, "me partro la caja" :juas::juasjuas::descojone::cunaooooo:

GoVal
30/08/2021, 19:52
Y siguen diciendo que no fue cosa de dinero. :sarcasmo:



Spa Grand Prix Director, Vanessa Maes: "I will reflect and discuss with Formula One Management on how we could offer compensation to our spectators".


Fuente: dhnet.be (https://t.co/Kp0qGQe697?amp=1)

GoVal
30/08/2021, 19:59
Comparación de la vuelta de Russell y Verstappen en Q3.




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVSql5GrVFM

GoVal
30/08/2021, 20:36
El mejor timelapse de f1visualized. :roto2rie: ¡Si parpadeais, os lo perdéis! :cunaooooo:



https://twitter.com/f1visualized/status/1432404659860393986?s=20

llumia
31/08/2021, 09:16
Notas de los equipos después de la “Carrera”: Belgian GP: Sunday team notes - Haas Uralkali Haas (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/12/haas) F1 Team drivers Mick Schumacher (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/69/mick-schumacher) and Nikita Mazepin (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/70/nikita-mazepin) classified 16th and 17th, respectively, at the Belgian Grand Prix - Round 12 of the 2021 FIA Formula 1 World Championship, held at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps on Sunday.


Persistent heavy rain fell throughout the course of the day in Belgium causing the formation lap to be delayed by 25 minutes. Race Control permitted two formation laps but swiftly deemed that it was not safe to race. A delay of almost three hours followed before a reduced distance 39-lap race began behind the Safety Car, with both Mazepin and Schumacher equipped with Pirelli Cinturato Blue wet tires.


However, after just three laps behind the Safety Car, Race Control brought a halt to proceedings, and the race did not restart, with the rain continuing to batter a foggy Spa-Francorchamps. As two laps were completed it was sufficient for a race classification to be issued, with Schumacher 16th and Mazepin 17th. Mazepin notionally ended with the race's fastest lap.


Up front Max Verstappen (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/46/max-verstappen) (Red Bull (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/8/red-bull) Racing) was declared the victor, his sixth win of the season, ahead of George Russell (https://www.pitpass.com/70570/drivers/66/george-russell) (Williams (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/11/williams)) and Lewis Hamilton (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/9/lewis-hamilton) (Mercedes (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/7/mercedes)).


Nikita Mazepin (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/70/nikita-mazepin): "It could have gone many different ways today. When there's so much water on the track, the visibility - at least from where I was starting, it was very difficult to see. We weren't going that fast behind the Safety Car, but you just weren't sure where the car in front of you was, I just had to try and always keep my distance before the rain settled in the air. It wasn't the best day for us, but I can imagine for the fans it was even more difficult. I could see that some of them didn't even have umbrellas. With the amount of water falling today they must be soaking wet - but thanks to all who stayed. I had a race end prematurely in Hungary, our race today had a premature end, but at least we're on a triple-header stint this time with Zandvoort and Monza (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/13/monza) coming our way. I'm hoping for good races."


Mick Schumacher (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/69/mick-schumacher): "It was very frustrating on the one hand, the fact we have been looking forward to the race so much and then not being able to race, but on the other hand, the fans have been out there for so long waiting for the race to go on. They must have been freezing but they stayed out, so thank you very much and sorry that we didn't manage to show what we had to show. Visibility was the main concern as we couldn't see a thing. We'll have more opportunities coming our way in the future."


Guenther Steiner: "A long afternoon for everybody but the weather just didn't work out and it's a tough decision to make, not to race. Thanks to all the fans - they are the real heroes of this race - to hang in there and wait for us to get out but the weather didn't come our way. Thankfully we have a race next weekend, so we've not got long to wait."
https://www.pitpass.com/70570/Belgian-GP-Sunday-team-notes-Haas


Belgian GP: Sunday team notes - Aston Martin Sebastian Vettel (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/21/sebastian-vettel): "I think it is a frustrating day for all of us and an anti-climax, especially for the fans, who were outside in the wet and the cold all day waiting to see a race. I feel sorry we could not give them the entertainment they deserved to see. The rain just never stopped and, when we did go out, the spray was very bad with low visibility. The FIA had to make some tough decisions today. It is not easy for them, but safety has to be the priority, and even though their decisions may not have been popular they were probably the right ones."


Lance Stroll (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/57/lance-stroll): "It is a real shame for the fans today. I am sorry they waited all afternoon for a race that ended in the sad way it did. We cannot control the weather and safety must come first. It is a tough decision for the FIA and Formula One to make, but it was the right one. Visibility out on track was really bad. It is not a nice feeling to be on sections like the Kemmel Straight, where it is so fast, and you cannot see in front of you because of the spray. I would have loved to try and fight my way back up the grid today; I felt confident we could make good progress, but it is over now and we will focus on next weekend's race at Zandvoort."


Otmar Szafnauer, CEO & Team Principal: "First of all, on behalf of everyone at Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One Team, I want to say how sorry I am for the fans, who braved the weather in the hope of watching an exciting 44-lap race on the magnificent Spa-Francorchamps circuit but ended up enduring a damp squib - literally. However, the safety of the drivers, marshals, photographers and camera operators is of course paramount, and the FIA had no choice other than to make the difficult decision they did. We scored five world championship points as a result of Sebastian's fifth place, which would usually have netted us 10 world championship points had the race not been shortened and the half-points rule therefore applied. Lance had no opportunity to fight his way through the field - which, had the race been run normally, I am sure he would have been able to do with his usual wet-race panache. All in all, the 2021 Belgian Grand Prix will be remembered as a very disappointing event - or non-event - but we are now looking forward to the Dutch Grand Prix next weekend. Bring it on!"


https://www.pitpass.com/70571/Belgian-GP-Sunday-team-notes-Aston-Martin


Belgian GP: Sunday team notes - AlphaTauri Pierre Gasly (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/53/pierre-gasly): "It's been a long day and I'm very disappointed that we didn't get to race. I think we all feel very sorry for the fans that have stayed with us in the rain all day, without any racing, and I would like to thank them all for staying until the end. However, the conditions were very extreme, I don't think I've driven in conditions worse than this before. I think that the problem was that if anyone spun in the first lap, there was absolutely no visibility and there would've been a big accident. We know how dangerous it can be to race here, so this was absolutely the correct decision."


Yuki Tsunoda (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/71/yuki-tsunoda): "It was clearly not possible to race today, especially for any drivers from P7 onwards, I think the visibility was just too poor. It would've been far too dangerous to race in these conditions here today, particularly on such a high-speed track like Spa, so for safety I think the FIA made the right decision today. Obviously, it's disappointing on a personal note to not have had the opportunity to race for points today, but safety is far more important."


Franz Tost (Team Principal): "First of all, I'm very sorry for all the fans that have come here to see an exciting race and then, because of the bad circumstances, we weren't able to offer them anything. I really hope that they understand that today it was simply not possible to race with a Formula 1 car.

"The team were quite well prepared ahead of the race, and I was convinced that in the dry we could have shown a very strong performance with both cars, as the set-up on the aero side was optimised for this. Pierre was starting in sixth position and has looked strong all weekend. Yuki was in 16th position and I think he would've had the opportunity to finish in the points. Heavy rain prevented the start of the race and I must say that the stewards and race control made the correct decision, as it would have been far too risky to start this race properly. After the second car, no one could see anything, so if for example a car had spun at one of the fast corners then it would've resulted in a heavy crash. Safety is the priority, so Michael Masi and the stewards made the right decision today."
https://www.pitpass.com/70572/Belgian-GP-Sunday-team-notes-AlphaTauri


Belgian GP: Sunday team notes - Alpine Alpine F1 Team scored three points at today's rain interrupted Belgian Grand Prix with Esteban Ocon (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/54/esteban-ocon) taking seventh place after only three laps were completed under Safety Car conditions. Fernando finished in eleventh and just outside the points scoring positions.


After yesterday's wet qualifying session, Esteban was due to start the race in eighth and Fernando in twelfth, but, both drivers inherited a position after Sergio Perez (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/13/sergio-perez)'s crash on the lap to the grid.


With persistent rain falling in Spa, the first formation laps under the Safety Car began at 15:25 local time after an initial delay to proceedings. Conditions were deemed unsafe with the race red-flagged. With a break in the weather, the race restarted at 18:17, again under the Safety Car, before the second and final red flag brought the Grand Prix to a close with half points awarded as a result of three laps being completed.


Esteban Ocon (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/54/esteban-ocon): "Firstly, I feel sorry for all the fans out there at the track today. Thank you to them for their patience and their enthusiasm at waiting all afternoon to see some action. Unfortunately, it just wasn't possible today with the rain, and safety has to be the priority. The correct decision was made to stop the race, so credit to the FIA and Michael Masi for trying their best and making the right call in the end. The conditions were really tough out there, especially the lack of visibility. We pick up three points today, and now we look ahead to Zandvoort where hopefully the weather will be better."


Fernando Alonso (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/1/fernando-alonso): "It was the correct decision to stop the race given the conditions.

But I think it's strange that points are scored for this weekend. It was only ever a red flag situation out on track and we only drove laps under the Safety Car, so it wasn't a race. Everyone involved tried their best, so it's nobody's fault, but it's a shame. Despite all of this the spectators were amazing all weekend and it was good to see them back no matter the weather."


Marcin Budkowski, Executive Director: "It was a shame we weren't able to race today, especially at such a great circuit. The FIA and Formula 1 tried everything to get the race underway, but the rain just wouldn't stop. Safety has to take precedent in these situations and our drivers confirmed over the radio during the laps under the Safety Car that it wasn't safe to race, especially because of the lack of visibility. The correct decision was made to abort the race. Credit to the fans who remained at the circuit in the grandstands all afternoon and thanks for their fantastic support all weekend. We move onto Zandvoort hungry to resume racing and we look forward to trying out an exciting new track."


https://www.pitpass.com/70573/Belgian-GP-Sunday-team-notes-Alpine


Belgian GP: Sunday team notes - Ferrari The 2021 Belgian Grand Prix only lasted three laps. The rain which had already made its presence felt yesterday, wiped out the effective running of the race. After a 25 minute delay on the original start time, the cars did a couple of laps behind the Safety Car. Then the start procedure was red flagged because of the track conditions and very bad visibility, which meant all the cars returned to pit lane. At 18.17, after a long wait, the Race Director decided to resume the start procedure, again behind the Safety Car but after just three laps, the conditions were again deemed too dangerous to race, the cars again re-entered the pit lane and the Grand Prix was finally declared as stopped.


As the race ran for more than two laps but less than 75% of the official race distance, the top ten finishers are awarded half points. As Charles Leclerc (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/61/charles-leclerc) and Carlos Sainz (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/47/carlos-sainz) started from eighth and tenth on the grid respectively, Scuderia Ferrari (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/2/ferrari) leaves Belgium with two and a half points.


During the long wait, Charles Leclerc (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/61/charles-leclerc) and Carlos Sainz (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/47/carlos-sainz) came out of the garage to wave to the spectators who remained trackside despite the incessant rain. The three laps of this bizarre race are in a way a tribute to the passion of the fans. It's a shame for the spectators at the track and others watching from elsewhere, that it was impossible to put on a show at one of the most wonderful race tracks on the calendar, but the safety of the drivers and everyone else involved must always be the number one priority.
Those fans have only a few days to wait until the Formula 1 cars are back on track, as the Dutch Grand Prix takes place next Sunday at the Zandvoort circuit. It marks the return of this race to the calendar for the first time in 36 years.


Charles Leclerc (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/61/charles-leclerc): It's a strange end to the weekend, not having had a proper race. Most of all, it's a shame for all the fans who came out to see us race. I'd like to thank everyone who stayed in the grandstands hoping that the conditions will improve. It surely wasn't easy and I have massive respect for every single person who stayed here with us.


The track conditions weren't that bad in terms of standing water, but in terms of visibility, it was a disaster. I couldn't see anything ahead and it was a good call to make sure we are all safe given the gravity of the rain today.


Our next race is in the Netherlands in just a few days. A nice challenge, given that we will all have to adjust and try to find the best possible set-up for this new track in the shortest amount of time. I think one of our general weaknesses is the wet, so we will work on improving that over the next few weeks.


Carlos Sainz (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/47/carlos-sainz): Obviously, it's a great shame that we were unable to put on a bit of a show for the courageous fans who braved the terrible weather to come and watch and for the people at home. Unfortunately, there was nothing we could do, as the visibility was too poor for us to race. For me, it's also a shame because we could've tried to make up some places from my grid position, but safety must always be the priority. Now it's time to turn the page and luckily on Friday we will already be back on track at Zandvoort. Looking forward to my first race there in Formula 1.


Mattia Binotto: First of all, I'd like to thank all the spectators who stayed to the very end at the track, hoping to see what should have been an uncertain and spectacular race. The Race Director did everything he could to try and get the Grand Prix underway, but conditions were never good enough to do so without jeopardising the safety of the drivers and those working trackside. The final result was thus determined from the starting grid positions, which means we come away with two points finishes.


Up until yesterday, our weekend had not gone particularly well, but it's a shame that we never got to see how things might have gone in a race where anything could have happened. Now we must concentrate on the next race in Zandvoort, a historic circuit which makes its return to the championship calendar after a very long absence.


https://www.pitpass.com/70574/Belgian-GP-Sunday-team-notes-Ferrari


Belgian GP: Sunday team notes - Red Bull Max Verstappen (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/46/max-verstappen): "It is always good to win and the points are important but today is not how anyone wants to do it, especially on our 50th start with Honda. In hindsight it was very important to get pole yesterday and although it's a big shame not to do some proper racing laps, as I really love coming to this track, it was just impossible in these conditions. I thought maybe at 15:30 the conditions were a bit better than just now when we tried to re-start but the visibility was still very low and I understand why we couldn't race today. For me in the lead the visibility was a lot better, even with the Safety Car ahead, but the guys behind me couldn't see a single thing and if someone went off at Eau Rouge and bounced back onto the track they could have been T-boned at high speed which we do not want. It was also extremely low grip and because it kept raining all afternoon it just didn't improve. I think today the big credit goes to the fans around the track who stayed here the whole day in the rain, wind and cold. It must have been horrible to sit in those conditions so a big thanks goes to them and they should be the real winners from today. Now we have to keep on pushing and trying to re-gain the championship lead. I'm confident we have a good car and there is a long way to go so we just need to make sure we get the best performance out of it for the rest of the season."


Sergio Perez (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/13/sergio-perez): "It was a strange afternoon and I have to say thank you to the fans, they were incredible for staying with us in the rain and cold. It's a shame we couldn't put on a good race for them today but we as a sport tried our best to race but it just wasn't possible. The lap to grid was my mistake, the conditions and visibility were extremely poor and I just went on the kerb and lost it. I always knew there was a small chance we could get the car back out and the Team was pushing hard, really showing the spirit of Red Bull (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/8/red-bull) Racing which was nice to see. My Team did what they do best and they repaired the car so quickly it was incredible. I really wanted to repay them for their hard work during the race but that didn't happen, luckily we are racing again in a few days and we all look forward to Zandvoort now!"


Christian Horner: "It's frustrating for the teams, drivers and especially the fans that we could not race today, but unfortunately the conditions meant that no matter how long we waited it was not safe to do so. Everybody did their best to try and put a race on and credit must go to the FIA and Liberty who did everything within their power and waited until it became impossible. Ultimately, Max's great work in very difficult qualifying conditions yesterday earned him the win and the maximum half points on offer which importantly enabled us to close the gap in both championships. Following Checo's unfortunate trip into the barrier on the initial out lap it was incredible to see our mechanics in action under pressure once again, fixing his car in the time they did, giving him every opportunity to race should we have been able to get out from behind the Safety Car. It was a massive job as both sides of the suspension and the steering rack were damaged but it was very rewarding to see the teamwork with both sides of the garage working together to get it fixed. We are all feeling a little cold and wet but huge credit has to go to the fans who continued to pack the grandstands today. We truly appreciate the loyalty and I'm just sorry that we couldn't deliver the track action they came for, but hopefully everyone will tune in for next weekend's Dutch Grand Prix so we can provide a great weekend of racing."


https://www.pitpass.com/70576/Belgian-GP-Sunday-team-notes-Red-Bull


Belgian GP: Sunday team notes - Mercedes With heavy rain falling continuously, the start of the race was incrementally delayed. After two formation laps behind the Safety Car on Wets, the red flag was brought out and start procedure suspended.


The three-hour window for the race was temporarily stopped at 17:00pm local time, before a further delay of over an hour.


The race officially resumed at 18:17pm, with cars exiting the pit lane and the clock starting to tick down with one hour remaining.


The cars completed two racing laps behind the Safety Car, signalling the start of the race, before it was red flagged and suspended again. This was enough for half points and a race classification to be awarded. At 18:44pm, the race was called off, with Lewis classified P3 and Valtteri P12.


Today's result marks the 10th podium for Lewis and 15th for the Mercedes (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/7/mercedes) F1 Team at the Belgian Grand Prix. Lewis (202.5 points) leads the Drivers' Championship by three points from Max Verstappen (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/46/max-verstappen) (199.5 points) with Valtteri (108 points) in P4. Mercedes (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/7/mercedes) (310.5 points) lead Red Bull (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/8/red-bull) (303 points) by 7.5 points in the Constructors' Championship.


Lewis Hamilton (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/9/lewis-hamilton): Firstly, I'm really disappointed for the fans. It's no one's fault, you can't control the weather, but the fans have been incredible today, sticking with us the whole time, holding out for a potential race, keeping their energy up and creating the atmosphere. They were robbed of a race today, unfortunately. I love racing in the rain, but today was something else. You couldn't see the car ahead, there was aquaplaning, it was so, so tricky out there. It's a shame because of course I wanted to race and I love this track as well. I think it would have been a great race if it hadn't rained so hard, but unfortunately it just didn't stop.


Valtteri Bottas (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/3/valtteri-bottas): It's a huge shame, of course, that we couldn't race and there were many committed fans out there, waiting for us to get started but we couldn't. They were still smiling throughout and in good spirits, so hats off to them. And obviously for me, with the penalty I had and the bad qualifying, being outside the top 10 on the grid meant I couldn't fight for any points. There was a fair amount of standing water but the main thing was the visibility, particularly on the straights. It was really poor and would have been too dangerous. Thankfully there isn't long to wait for the next race, Zandvoort is a new track on the calendar, I have raced there before in Formula 3 back in the day, so I'm looking forward to that.


Toto Wolff: I really want to take my hat off to all the fans who were here with us over the weekend, in the wet and the cold. And particularly during this afternoon, spending hours waiting for the race to start. It's great to see their enthusiasm and passion, it's just what the sport needs. We are all racers and we want to race, but today it just wasn't possible. It would have been too dangerous to let the drivers race because of a total lack of visibility. In terms of the race result, of course we are not happy that points have been awarded for what was a few laps behind the Safety Car but if the regulations allow that, you have to take it on the chin and move on. Now, we are looking forward to Zandvoort, to hopefully score some big points and continue this fight for the Championship.


Andrew Shovlin: Obviously, we're all feeling frustrated to come here and not get to race, and I'm sure the fans feel that frustration even more. It's also not a good feeling, losing ground in both Championships. But ultimately, the conditions were not safe to race in. There was a lot of standing water and visibility was very poor. The decisions in Race Control are difficult ones on days like today, but there was no break in the rain, so it was correct not to continue with the race. We'll quickly switch our focus to Zandvoort and hopefully the weather will be better there!


https://www.pitpass.com/70575/Belgian-GP-Sunday-team-notes-Mercedes


Belgian GP: Sunday team notes - Williams George Russell (https://www.pitpass.com/70577/drivers/66/george-russell) finished second and Nicholas Latifi (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/62/nicholas-latifi) ninth in a rain-affected Belgium Grand Prix. Owing to the inclement weather conditions, running was restricted to only a handful of laps behind the Safety Car. An official race classification was called following the second red flag of the race and a three-hour delay, with half points awarded.
Despite coming in unusual circumstances, it marks the team's first podium since the 2017 Azerbaijan Grand Prix and first runner-up finish since the 2014 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.


Dave Robson, Head of Vehicle Performance: Unfortunately, the conditions were just too bad today and we couldn't complete any racing. It is a real shame for everyone involved and all those that came to watch. Of course, for us it means that we secure a great race result off the back of an excellent day yesterday and a lot of hard work over the last couple of years.


We now travel to Holland to take on the challenge of Zandvoort. It is effectively a new track for us and will represent a whole new challenge, which we are looking forward to tackling with renewed confidence.


George Russell (https://www.pitpass.com/70577/drivers/66/george-russell): The conditions were incredibly difficult out there and even in second with only one car in front, sometimes I couldn't even see Max (Verstappen) ahead. I'm really sorry for everyone at the track and those watching around the world that we couldn't race but safety has to come first.


It's a strange feeling as I've never had a race finish like this in my career, but a podium is a podium and we will take it no matter what. We were rewarded for the amazing job we did as a team yesterday. Obviously if the race had gone ahead today it would have been incredibly difficult for us to hold our position, but you've got to take it as it comes. It was only last race in Hungary that I scored my first points for Williams (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/11/williams) and here we are standing on the podium at the Belgian Grand Prix! It is a reward for all of the hard work everyone in the team has put in over these past three years.


Nicholas Latifi (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/62/nicholas-latifi): This definitely isn't the way I would have liked to finish the weekend; I know we all would have liked to get out there and go racing, but unfortunately the conditions made it too dangerous. It's really unfortunate for the fans and I really feel for them having sat out in the cold the whole day, so thank you to everybody who stuck it out. From the team's perspective, it's more points and a podium which should help solidify our position in the championship, so that's a big positive to take away from the day.
https://www.pitpass.com/70577/Belgian-GP-Sunday-team-notes-Williams
Belgian GP: Sunday team notes - McLaren Daniel Ricciardo (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/15/daniel-ricciardo): "Crazy, crazy day, crazy circumstances. It's lucky we don't get these situations very often but it is what it is. Sorry to the fans and everyone that stayed out here all day to watch us race, they were awesome. We were really hoping to get a race and obviously it didn't happen, but it's no-one's fault, it's just the situation and circumstances today. We've got two races on consecutive weekends now so hopefully that makes up for it. It made quali more important, so I'm happy I managed to earn a good position yesterday."


Lando Norris (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/60/lando-norris): "It was just too wet to race. The fans were amazing, sticking with us all day and i'm disappointed they didn't get to see much action or any racing, but it was the correct decision not to go ahead. I would have loved the opportunity to make up for yesterday, do some racing, do some overtaking and put on a good show. The team in the garage did an amazing job getting the car ready for the race and it's a shame we couldn't make the most of their hard work, so I'm annoyed that yesterday's crash hurt us a lot more than it should have done, but that's the way it is and we move on to the next one."


Andreas Seidl, Team Principal: "What a very strange day! Firstly, the spectators have our commiserations. They endured many fruitless hours in the grandstands out around the track, and stuck it out to the bitter end, cheering on the teams and drivers. We're very sorry F1 could not put on a real race today but the right decision was made. It was simply not possible to start safely.


"Daniel and his team got their reward for a lot of hard work that went into a very good qualifying effort yesterday. P4 is his best result for McLaren (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/5/mclaren) so far. Special thanks also to Lando's crew who did a brilliant job to repair his car after that big impact yesterday.


"We leave Spa-Francorchamps back up to P3 in the Constructors' Championship. In that sense, this has been a positive weekend. We're looking forward to the Dutch Grand Prix now and hopefully better conditions in which we can give F1's fans a great race weekend on the new Zandvoort circuit."


https://www.pitpass.com/70578/Belgian-GP-Sunday-team-notes-McLaren


Belgian GP: Sunday team notes - Pirelli The Belgian Grand Prix was run over just three laps due to bad weather - making it the shortest race in Formula 1 history - with half-points awarded. Red Bull (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/8/red-bull)'s Max Verstappen (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/46/max-verstappen) was declared the winner, ahead of Williams (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/11/williams) driver George Russell (https://www.pitpass.com/70569/drivers/66/george-russell) and Mercedes (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/7/mercedes) driver Lewis Hamilton (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/9/lewis-hamilton).


The race was delayed for more than three hours following the initial start procedure, with all the drivers on the Cinturato Blue wet tyre for the re-start from the pitlane. After the cars followed the safety car for a three laps, in heavy rain with ambient temperatures of 14 degrees and track temperatures of 15 degrees, the red flag was shown, with the race subsequently ended.


The wet weather tyres were used for the bulk of the weekend, with the free practice and qualifying sessions also wet. Throughout Friday and Saturday, the Cinturato Green intermediate showed strong performance with solid resistance to aquaplaning.


Mario Isola: "With the rain not improving, it unfortunately wasn't possible to have a green flag race. The main problem was the lack of visibility. With the full wet tyres evacuating around 85 litres of water per second at 300kph, all that water has to go somewhere. The result is the spray that everyone watching could see behind the safety car, making it impossible for the drivers to see - which is obviously a dangerous situation. On a track with plenty of elevation like this one, there is also a risk of pools of water forming in certain places, which adds to the risk of aquaplaning. We'll be back racing in less than a week's time at the Dutch Grand Prix, hopefully with better weather."


https://www.pitpass.com/70569/Belgian-GP-Sunday-team-notes-Pirelli

llumia
31/08/2021, 16:34
El "minuto a minuto":

FP1/FP2:

BBC F1: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/live/formula1/54910443
Autosport: https://www.autosport.com/f1/live-text/f1-belgian-gp-live-commentary-and-updates-fp1-fp2/1104777/

FP3/'QUALY':

BBC F1: https://www.bbc.com/sport/live/formula1/54910447/page/8
Autosport: https://www.autosport.com/f1/live-text/f1-belgian-gp-live-commentary-and-updates-fp3-qualifying/1104783/

Carrera:

BBC F1: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/live/formula1/54910445
Autosport: https://www.autosport.com/f1/live-text/f1-belgian-gp-live-commentary-and-updates-race-day/1104788/

GoVal
31/08/2021, 16:46
Comparación de la vuelta de Russell y Verstappen en Q3.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVSql5GrVFM



En este hilo se analiza ese vídeo.



David Izquierdo (https://twitter.com/davidizki)

Hilo comparando el pilotaje de los dos en su vuelta de Q3, viendo cómo distintas trazadas en lluvia afectan al tiempo de minisector.

https://twitter.com/davidizki/status/1432465255825870852

GoVal
31/08/2021, 16:56
Ya estaba tardando en salir. :elrisas: :elrisas: :elrisas:



Apareció Ecclestone y criticó la "carrera" de Spa

31/08/2021


https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E-ID6MHWQAQIMaF.jpg:large




"Esta vez estoy de acuerdo con Hamilton" [le ha faltado decir "y que no sirva de precedente" :elrisas:], manifestó Bernie Ecclestone, otrora "patrón" de la F1, al opinar sobre el GP de Bélgica.

Bernie Ecclestone, quien fuera el "Gran Jefe" de la Fórmula 1 durante cuatro décadas, se refirió a la fallida carrera en el circuito de Spa-Francorchamps y sobre las polémicas resoluciones que se tomaron para dar por cumplido el Gran Premio de Bélgica (http://www.campeones.com.ar/articulo/47183), el pasado domingo.

"Hemos corrido en peores condiciones y no hemos cancelado la carrera", expresó Ecclestone, quien fuera dueño del equipo Brabham y fundador de la Federación de Constructores de Fórmula Uno (FOCA en inglés).


Como pocas veces, el británico coincidió en criticar la medida en Spa con su compatriota, el campeón del mundo Lewis Hamilton, quien declaró su malestar por la decisión y dijo que "todo fue una farsa (http://www.campeones.com.ar/articulo/47187)". "Pocas veces estoy de acuerdo con Lewis, pero en esto tiene razón", indicó.

De acuerdo a su opinión, Ecclestone les dio un "consejo" a quienes hoy gestionan la categoría: "A las 15 horas, cuando la carrera tenía que comenzar, habría dicho: 'lo intentaremos de nuevo a las 16 o 16.30. No parece que las condiciones puedan mejorar, pero independientemente de lo que suceda, vamos a correr".

"Si quieres correr, bien; si no, también está bien. No se el puede poner una pistola en la cabeza a nadie. Depende de los pilotos, del riesgo que puedas afrontar. La gente toma sus propias decisiones. No es Afganistan", certificó Ecclestone sobre las decisiones que cada piloto y equipo pudiera tomar en una situación como la que ocurrió en Spa-Francorchamps.


http://campeones.com.ar/articulo/47202

GoVal
31/08/2021, 17:01
Por cierto, echo de menos a yorch. ¿Ande andará? :pensando: Igual está buscando la carrera por ahí para descargársela. :dontknow: :dontknow:

¡No te molestes, yorch! ¡Disfruta de las casi 4 horas que perdimos los demás el domingo! :juas: :juas: :juas: :juas:


:cunaooooo:

yorch
01/09/2021, 12:40
Igual está buscando la carrera por ahí para descargársela. :dontknow: :dontknow:


Riete pero eso paso exactamente, vine tarde de la playa y en racingforme, donde consigo las carreras, aun no habian colgado nada. Esperé hasta que ya me dió por mirar y vi lo que habia pasado, me quedé con las ganas, como todos/as, pero al menos no me comí el directo.

Lo mejor del finde la vuelta de Russell, francamente, la clasi en general estuvo muy entretenida quitando el josti*n de Lando.

GoVal
01/09/2021, 18:19
Riete pero eso paso exactamente, vine tarde de la playa y en racingforme, donde consigo las carreras, aun no habian colgado nada. Esperé hasta que ya me dió por mirar y vi lo que habia pasado, me quedé con las ganas, como todos/as, pero al menos no me comí el directo.

Lo mejor del finde la vuelta de Russell, francamente, la clasi en general estuvo muy entretenida quitando el josti*n de Lando.


No me extraña que no subieran la carrera los de racingforme, les daría vergüenza. :roto2rie: Menos mal que pudimos disfrutar de una grandísima sesión de calificación. :sisi1: Siempre hay que ver el vaso medio lleno.


Ante tanta crítica, la FOM se ha puesto a estudiar cómo van a intentar quedar bien con el público que estaba en el circuito. Igual les regalan ¡otro perrito piloto!!!! :cunaooooo:



https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E-Mqa9SXMAUIE0A.jpg:large

GoVal
02/09/2021, 16:13
Igual están pensando en mandarles una camiseta como esta a todos los que estuvieron en SPA. :elrisas:


https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E-NoMkhX0AAhuog.jpg:large