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McHouserphy
19/09/2021, 20:47
FORMULA 1 TEMPORADA 2021 – GP Nº 15
RUSIA GRAND PRIX



SOCHI Autodrom

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Olympic Park
Imeretinskaya lowland
Adler district
Sochi
Krasnodar region
Russian Federation
354000

HORARIOS:

Viernes 24 de Septiembre :

Prácticas Libres, Sesión 1 :Horario Local : 11:30 a 12:30 - España : 10:30 a 11:030 - GMT : 08:30 a 09:30
Prácticas Libres, Sesión 2 :Horario Local : 15:00 a 16:00 - España : 14:00 a 15:00 - GMT : 12:00 a 13:00

Sábado 25 de Septiembre :

Prácticas Libres, Sesión 3 : Horario Local : 12:00 a 13:00 - España : 11:00 a 12:00 - GMT : 09:00 a 10:00
Clasificatorias de Parrilla de Salida : Horario Local :15:00 a 16:00 - España : 14:00 a 15:00 - GMT : 12:00 a 13:00


Domingo 26 de Septiembre :

CARRERA: Horario Local: 15:00 - España: 14:00 - GMT: 12:00

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Datos Básicos de Pista

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Fecha de creación: 2014
Primer Gran Premio de F1: 12/10/2014
Grandes Premios organizados: 7
Capacidad de espectadores: 55000
Longitud oficial: 5,853km / 3,637 millas
Número de vueltas: 53
Sentido de giro: Derechas (Horario).
Longitud total de carrera:310,209km / 192,75 millas.
Longitud rodadura: metros.
Compensación de linea de salida: 210m.

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Curvas oficiales: 18.
Curvas oficiales a derecha: 12
Curvas oficiales a izquierda: 6.
Curvas reales: 14.
Curvas reales a derecha: 10
Curvas reales a izquierda: 4
Velocidad Máxima Speed Trap: 335 Km/h
Porcentaje de tiempo en frenada: 15%
Porcentaje de vuelta con acelerador a fondo: 60%

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Consumo por vuelta: 1,88 Kg.
Consumo por vuelta: 2,50 litros.
Penalización por vuelta de combustible: 0,073 s.
Demora por cada 10Kg de carga: 0,39 s.
Tiempo de entrada y salida de pits (sin repostar): 21,6s.
Distancia desde la salida hasta la primera frenada: 705 m.
Tiempo de vuelta de referencia: 1:32,900
Carga aerodinámica: Media
Dureza / Desgaste de frenos: Alto

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Datos de Frenada:
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La frenada más dura de Sochi:

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Agarre del asfalto: Bajo
Tipo de neumático: Blando

Compuestos seleccionados por Pirelli:
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Ventana Pit Stop a 1 parada : vueltas 30 a 34
Ventana Pit Stop a 2 paradas : vueltas 16 a 21 y 32 a 38
Ventana Pit Stop a 3 paradas : vueltas 15 a 17 , 26 a 30 y 38 a 41

Mejor pole : 1:31,304 L. Hamilton (Mercedes-2020)
Mejor Vuelta : 1:35,761 L. Hamilton (Mercedes-2019)
Pole 2020 : 1:31,304 L. Hamilton (Mercedes)
Vuelta Rápida 2020 : 1:37,030 V. Bottas (Mercedes)
Podio 2020 : 1º V. Bottas ; 2º M. Verstappen ; 3º L. Hamilton

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Piloto con más Poles: 2 N.Rosberg, L. Hamilton
Escudería con más Poles: 5 Mercedes
Piloto con más victorias: 4 L.Hamilton
Escudería con más Victorias: 7 Mercedes

Sochi circuit guide con Esteban Gutierrez:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SS64rIm1qJ4

Vuelta On Board de la Pole de Hamilton del pasado año 2020:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Blmb71B2SAM

HighLights Clasificatorias Rusia 2020:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtnquFvc93k

2020 F1 Russian GP Highlights Race :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmZtTd1YRmA

Mejores OnBoards de carrera en Sochi 2020:

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Obra del "diseñador adjudicatario oficial de la FIA" Hermann Tilke, el circuito, es una mezcla entre el Gilles Villeneuve de Montreal, Albert Park de Melbourne y el ex-circuito urbano de Valencia, con los que comparte las condiciones de urbano y semipermanente.

Con 5853 metros de cuerda, se convierte en el tercer circuito más largo de la temporada, tras Spá-Francorchamps y Silverstone.

Llama la atención la gran amplitud de la curva cuatro, que recuerda a la antigua curva 8 del este año rescatado Istambul Park.

El resto del trazado es el típico de las pistas urbanas, curvas de 90º separadas por tramos rectos, a excepción de las semirectas o semicurvas uno, doce y trece, lo que le convierte en la habitual pista de aceleración y frenada, y en la que una buena tracción en salida de curva lenta, junto con una media/alta carga aerodinámica son preponderantes, pero de difícil compatilbilidad con la inacabable recta de meta.

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PALMARÉS

2019 : L. Hamilton (Mercedes)
2018 : L. Hamilton (Mercedes)
2017 : V. Bottas (Mercedes)
2016 : N. Rosberg (Mercedes)
2015 : L. Hamilton (Mercedes)
2014 : L. Hamilton (Mercedes)

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Enlaces / Links :


Web oficial del Circuito de Sochi. (http://www.https://sochiautodrom.ru/en/)
Página Oficial de la F1 (http://www.formula1.com)
Datos FIA (https://www.fia.com/championship/events/fia-formula-one-world-championship/season-2021/russian-grand-prix-0)
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/)

McHouserphy
19/09/2021, 20:48
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yorch
20/09/2021, 07:19
Llega uno de los GP "estrella" del campeonato, que tal y como está la cosa uno no puede perderse :popcorn:

McHouserphy
20/09/2021, 15:45
Llega uno de los GP "estrella" del campeonato, que tal y como está la cosa uno no puede perderse :popcorn:

Pues le quedan este y el próximo año, para el 2023, Puttin ya planea cambiarlo a San Petersburgo :sherlock:...

Y la verdad es que :pensando:, tal y como está "la cosa", cualquier sitio promete dar espectáculo :sherlock:, aunque no por la pista precisamente :risitas:...

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20/09/2021, 15:47
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llumia
20/09/2021, 16:19
Si hay algún tipo de curva que odie sobremanera es la formada en este circuito desde la T2 a la T4. En esta ocasión al existir una instalación no quedaba otra, pero, por ejemplo, en el Circuito de las Américas, se podría haber evitado y ahí está una "curva" de "este tipo" en el 3º sector. Y parece que en el circuito de St. Petersburgo va a pasar algo parecido :cabreo:

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GoVal
20/09/2021, 18:20
Pues a ver si este GP nos da alguna sorpresita y vemos una carrera entretenida en la que por fin el ganador no sea un piloto Mercedes. :sisi1:


El viernes sólo podré ver los últimos 15 minutos de los libres 2. A ver si cuando los ponga me encuentro a algún piloto con el ojo morado o algo. :roto2rie:


¡Gracias por el Putinhilo, McH! :abrazo: :abrazo: :chocala:

McHouserphy
20/09/2021, 19:58
A mi, lo que más me desagrada de una pista de carreras es esto :

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:sherlock:... 1,9m de desnivel máximo :ouch::cabreo:

Apartir de ahí, ya no hay manera de hacer nada decente:ojosarriba: :ouch:

GoVal
20/09/2021, 23:09
A ti es que te gustan los toboganes y los peraltes. :sisi1:

McHouserphy
21/09/2021, 21:06
Es que me gustan las cosas difíciles, como las frenadas cuesta abajo y en mojado :sherlock::risitas:, y si además tiene peralte y está al revés... :pelosdepunta::cunaooooo:

GoVal
21/09/2021, 21:24
¿Te gustan también las carreras de lanchas? :dontknow: porque así está el circuito. :roto2gaydude: :weathermanf4:



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GoVal
21/09/2021, 21:26
Adrian Puente | Telemétrico F1 @TelemetricoF1 (https://twitter.com/TelemetricoF1) · 8min (https://twitter.com/TelemetricoF1/status/1440394700456820740)

Después de la #qualifying (https://twitter.com/hashtag/qualifying?src=hashtag_click) de #RussianGP (https://twitter.com/hashtag/RussianGP?src=hashtag_click) @redbullracing (https://twitter.com/redbullracing) va a evaluar un cambio de motor en el auto de @Max33Verstappen (https://twitter.com/Max33Verstappen)

Parece oportuno, ya que el neerlandés tiene una sanción de 3 puestos por el incidente en #MonzaGP (https://twitter.com/hashtag/MonzaGP?src=hashtag_click)

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

McHouserphy
22/09/2021, 21:20
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McHouserphy
22/09/2021, 21:26
Leclerc estrenará el nuevo sistema híbrido de Ferrari en Rusia; Sainz, no (https://es.motorsport.com/f1/news/leclerc-sainz-ferrari-sistema-hibrido-rusia/6672706/)
Ferrari actualizará este fin de semana, su unidad de potencia en el Gran Premio de Rusia de Fórmula 1, obligando a Charles Leclerc a penalizar en parrilla. Carlos Sainz tendrá que esperar.

llumia
23/09/2021, 11:40
Impresiones de los equipos antes del GP:



Russian GP: Preview - Williams Following an intense triple-header to kick off the second half of the season, the team heads to the shores of the Black Sea and Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi) Autodrom for round 15 of the 2021 FIA Formula One World Championship.


The 5.848km street circuit winds its way around the Olympic Park, site of the 2014 Winter Olympics, passing venues such as the Bolshoy Ice Dome and the Adler Arena Skating Centre. The circuit is the fifth longest on the calendar and combines a number of tight, twisty sections with long straights and a fast, sweeping turn four, perhaps the most notable corner on the track.


Heading into the weekend, having scored points in three of the last four races, sites like https://www.indiana-bet.com/sportsbooks/fanduel-sportsbook-review/ are quoting 4/11 for both cars to be classified, while George Russell (https://www.pitpass.com/70786/drivers/66/george-russell) is quoted at 13/8 to add to his points tally and Nicholas Latifi (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/62/nicholas-latifi) at 5/1.


Dave Robson, Head of Vehicle Performance: The team have enjoyed a weekend at home for the first time since the summer shutdown and we are now heading to Russia looking forward to continuing the season and looking to consolidate our recent run of good form.


The Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi) Autodrom is a tricky circuit, with the final sector in particular being very demanding, especially if the tyres have had a hard time earlier in the lap. The track surface has been evolving continuously since we first came here but is now stabilising and provides a good base for the Pirelli tyres. Like last year we have the softest compounds of the Pirelli range here and these should form a good combination for qualifying and the race. The weather is forecast to be cooler than 12 months ago, and this will require a slightly different approach to the tyres, but this should be manageable.


With the majority of Sector Two consisting of medium-speed corners and the low-speed nature of Sector Three, achieving a good overall set-up is difficult. Our experience on Friday will be important for judging how the tyres will perform over a full race stint and therefore what the best compromises are for trading qualifying and race pace.


The Olympic Park provides a dramatic backdrop to this circuit and leads to a track layout that is demanding for both the car and the drivers. There are likely be a range of solutions for tackling this circuit and we look forward to the challenge of competing at this unique venue.


George Russell (https://www.pitpass.com/70786/drivers/66/george-russell): I feel rested and recovered after the recent triple-header and ready to go back racing once again in Russia. It's a demanding track with some tricky sections along with some fast corners which make it a challenge for both the driver and the car.

The Olympic Park in Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi) is also a unique location to go racing and rushing past some of the venues for the Winter Olympics makes for a spectacular backdrop. Following some strong results in recent races, including three points finishes in the last four races, we will be pushing hard as a team to carry that momentum into this weekend.


Nicholas Latifi (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/62/nicholas-latifi): Russia is an interesting and unique track which gives a street circuit vibe. It has a lot of similar corners so it's very important to get the car set-up dialled in to suit the series of 90-degree turns, and they can sometimes make it difficult to get in a rhythm. The last sector is also very technical, so you can win or lose a lot of time there. We've had some strong races recently, so I'll be looking to maintain the positive momentum and make the most of any opportunities that present themselves in Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi).


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Russian GP: Preview - Haas Uralkali Haas (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/12/haas) F1 Team is geared up for Round 15 of the FIA Formula 1 World Championship, the Russian Grand Prix, at Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi) Autodrom.


Formula 1 first ventured to Russia in 2014, with the roads around the stadia used for the Winter Olympics converted into a semi-permanent racetrack, known as Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi) Autodrom. The 5.8km circuit, located alongside the Black Sea, features an abundance of off-camber 90-degree corners linked by full-throttle sections, while its infrequent use means there is a high track evolution across the course of the weekend.


The close proximity of the walls also adds to the challenge while the long run down to the first heavy braking zone at turn two, and tight nature of the complex, means first-lap skirmishes are commonplace. The circuit's centerpiece is the long-radius negatively cambered turn four, an acceleration zone that bends 180 degrees around the flag-lined Medals Plaza, taking almost 10 seconds to negotiate from entry to exit.


Nikita Mazepin (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/70/nikita-mazepin) and Mick Schumacher (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/69/mick-schumacher) have prior experience of the Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi) Autodrom. Mazepin, a native of Russia, finished on the podium during previous visits in the GP3 Series in 2018 and Formula 2 championship in 2020. Schumacher's first taste of Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi) Autodrom in 2020 resulted in an emphatic Formula 2 Feature Race victory while a podium in the Sprint Race the next day put him firmly within reach of a title he went on to clinch.


After a fairly grueling triple-header to kick start the second half of Formula 1's 2021 season - how did the team get through it and how does past experience help you guide personnel through the demands of such a schedule?


Guenther Steiner: "Everybody was tired after the triple-header which is very demanding as we found out, and even after the summer break it was still tough for everybody. These things, you just have to work through them and try to keep the team motivated and try to give them a few days off in-between when it is possible, so at least they can chill out for a few days but there is no magic to it. It's trying to have them see the light at the end of the tunnel."


You managed to spend time at the team's Maranello design office before the Italian Grand Prix along with team owner Gene Haas (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/12/haas). What was his take on the work going into the VF-22 and the team's push towards the 2022 campaign? Is there a more streamlined approach to the design process with the new base?

GS: "These are the things that keep me and the whole team going - the future. Going there with Gene, he hasn't been in Italy for three years, due to COVID-19 he couldn't come for the last few years, so I showed him around and how we've changed over, how we've organized ourselves and how Simone is leading the group. I think he was happy with what he saw, and again he looks forward to 2022 like all of us. I think we will be ready. Where we end up, I don't know yet but for sure we will make steps forward."


Obviously, the Russian Grand Prix is a home race for Nikita Mazepin (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/70/nikita-mazepin). Have you spoken to Nikita about the excitement of competing in your first home race as an F1 driver and any extra pressure it potentially brings? Having witnessed the 'Max Factor' at Zandvoort recently, do you feel it adds an extra dimension for the crowd to have a home driver to root for?

GS: "I haven't spoken with Nikita yet about it but obviously when I get there I will speak to him, if he's got time for me! I've seen his schedule and what he's got to do, only for media, and the attention he gets in Russia it will be quite a demanding weekend for him but hopefully a lot of people support him. Obviously, he's not racing for the championship like Max is at the moment so the crowd may not be as big for him but I'm sure he has got a lot of fans there and let's see what they come up with. I am interested myself in how far we can bring Formula 1 in Russia."


In your opinion, how has the Russian Grand Prix evolved over the years - first as a new F1 territory back in 2014 to present day and with a new circuit in St Petersburg on the agenda for 2023.

GS: "I think Russia is always an interesting race. It's completely different to anything else in my opinion as a track. People are welcoming there, there is a good vibe in Russia, the organizers always do a good job with it. Somehow, it's sad that we leave Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi) but somehow, it's nice that we go to St Petersburg as it's a new racetrack again.

Apparently, it's a fantastic city - I haven't been there - but as I always say, I love the historic style, but I also love the new style. I'm sure Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi) wants to do their second to last Grand Prix on a high and the last year on an even higher status. All in all, Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi) is a great place to go to, especially with a Russian driver and hopefully we will have a lot of fans rooting for us."


This week we head to Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi) for your home race, the Russian Grand Prix. Tell us what it's like to race at home in front of your home crowd?

Nikita Mazepin (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/70/nikita-mazepin): "First of all, I'm massively looking forward to going there. I've been in Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi) a few times, I went there for the first ever Grand Prix back in 2014 if I'm not mistaken, and back in the day, the country had a very different meaning for me. I didn't race for my country, I wasn't even in Formula 3 at the time. Obviously to have made it six years later means a lot to me and I'm one of the fortunate drivers who has a home race and I'm looking forward to experiencing the feeling of it."


You've stood on the podium here, most recently securing second place in the sprint race during the 2020 FIA Formula 2 Championship, tell us what that was like.

NM: "I've been on the podium twice and taken pole position there. It's a circuit I genuinely enjoy driving, not that we will be doing much this year. There's a very long straight with DRS in, and in junior categories I've done a few very nice overtakes there.

It's always nice to be on the podium in any race, and if it's your home race it's even better."


Do you feel the pressure from racing in front of your home crowd or do you view it as extra motivation? How is it from a driver's mental perspective?

NM: "I think it's positive pressure. There's this pressure that makes you tense in the car and makes you slower. The Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi) pressure for me is just giving me extra motivation and it gives me more endorphins and energy to power through the more difficult moments in the build-up to the race. Nevertheless, I'm going there with a clear mind to try and extract everything I can from myself and the car and I'm looking forward to seeing what the atmosphere is going to be like after what everybody has seen the Netherlands and what they showed us."


Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi) is Round 15 of the 2021 FIA Formula 1 World Championship. Tell us about your Formula 1 journey so far - what's surprised you and what's excited you?

NM: "It hasn't been a smooth ride but the tougher situations in life make you enjoy the easier ones and make you taste the success with a different feeling. It hasn't been easy, Formula 1 is obviously a very complex championship - unlike any other - and the fact we're at 15 races and we're not even close to the end yet makes it challenging for everyone in that environment. I've had a positive progression from my first race and I'm sure that I'm a little bit like wine - I get better with the years I do. I think you can see that from any of the categories and classes that I've raced, so my competitors will not have an easy time going forwards."


You've posted on social media videos of yourself driving off-road buggies, what is it about that style of driving that allows you to relax away from the pressure and the cauldron of Formula 1?

NM: "I like driving in general. I haven't got onto two wheels yet but that's something I hope does come in the future. For me, anything that has four wheels, a steering wheel and an engine I enjoy driving. It's completely different styles - in Formula 1 it's my job and at times when you succeed it's fun and the times when you don't succeed it's not fun, but when you just go out there in off-road buggies with your friends and you just have fun trying to keep it on the road without flipping, that's something else.


Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi) will hold one more year of racing before it relocates to Igora Drive, near St Petersburg from 2023. What are your thoughts on the move and has the appetite for motorsport grown in Russia since hosting a Grand Prix?

NM: "Positive. I think Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi) sets a very high level of hospitality, the racetrack itself and the views around the track. I'm sure the people in charge of it will do their best not to lower the standards, but to potentially up them."


For fans coming to Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi) for the Russian Grand Prix, it's a place you know fairly well, what things are there to see and do away from the racetrack? It's a destination known for a lot of tourism in Russia, what are the favorite things you like doing there?

NM: "Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi) is in the south of the country. Obviously, the country is so big that you can jump on a plane and end up in the winter or in the summer at the same time. Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi) is the best place to go to for the sea but there are loads of things to visit such as the Formula 1 racetrack - it was designed after the Olympic project, so it was designed in the Olympic village, and if you leave the racetrack there are so many nice places to walk around and the scenery is just special. At the same time, there are loads of very nice restaurants by the seafront - it's a very long seafront - especially at night when the lights are all lit up. You won't get bored, that's for sure."


What do you want to say to the fans?


NM: "To the fans that are hopefully coming over from various countries to see the Russian Grand Prix, my home Grand Prix, I'm hoping that they're going to have a good time. Everyone is very welcoming and friendly in our country. It's one of the bigger events that is happening in that part of Russia over the whole year, so it's going to be a special thing for the people to see so many international fans come and be in their home."


This week we head to Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi) for the Russian Grand Prix. You've stood on the podium twice last year here, winning the feature race and finishing third in the shortened sprint race in the FIA Formula 2 Championship. Tell us about your past experiences there.

Mick Schumacher (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/69/mick-schumacher): "Last year was quite successful for me there. We won and were extending our championship lead which was obviously very helpful going into the final few races after that. I definitely think my past experiences there have been quite good and I collected a lot of points."


Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi) will hold one more year of racing before it relocates to Igora Drive, near St Petersburg from 2023. What's your assessment on the Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi) Autodrom and the move away from the street circuit?


MS: "I'm excited to get to know new tracks and Igora looks like an interesting one. I think Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi) is quite a 'simple' track - we have a lot of 90-degree corners, but obviously if you're not good at that it could be terrifying, if you're good then it helps. It's interesting to see the Winter Olympics stadium and everything being quite close, so it's a lot of sports meeting in that spot and obviously there's big tourism there so it's interesting to see the theme parks - there's a lot going on! I haven't gone around and seen much more than the track, but it looks like an interesting place."


Last week the roster for the 2021 F1 Esports Pro Series was revealed, with Cedric Thomé, Samuel Libeert and Matthijs van Erven chosen to represent the Uralkali Haas (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/12/haas) F1 Team Esports. What advice would you give to the newest members of the team?

MS:

"Any tip that I would give would probably be wrong for the esports series! They definitely know what they're doing better than me. They'll do the best they can and we from trackside will be supporting them."



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Russian GP: Preview - AlphaTauri Pierre Gasly (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/53/pierre-gasly): "What happened in Monza (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/13/monza) was regrettable, as I believe we could have done something good there, especially when you look at how the race went. The weekend ended very badly for the team, for me and for Yuki after our performance had been very good leading up to the race and I had a super Qualifying. A real shame, but there has been a positive trend after the summer break as our performance level was very good at all three races since then. It bodes well for the rest of the season, as I believe we can be competitive at all the remaining races. In a way, it was good that we took the engine penalty in Italy and so hopefully we can get to the end of the season without having more.


Since Italy, I enjoyed having a bit of a break because the triple-header was very intense, with no time to do anything in between the races and you can't train as hard as you would do normally. A small break is particularly good for everyone in the team, before starting up again and apart from the usual work in the simulator, I was able to spend a bit of time in France with my family.


Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi) next, where last year I got to Q3 and finished in the top 10. I quite like the track, even if the layout features a lot of corners that are very similar to one another. The last sector is quite technical, the long straights mean you get some nice fights and overtaking moves. The fact the circuit is in the Olympic Park gives it a special "sports" atmosphere and Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi) itself has evolved over the years. I remember the first time I went with Formula 2 there wasn't much going on, but now there's a good atmosphere."


Yuki Tsunoda (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/71/yuki-tsunoda): "Just before Monza (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/13/monza), it was confirmed that I will stay with Scuderia AlphaTauri (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/16/alphatauri) next year. I am obviously happy and thankful to the team and to Honda.


Monza (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/13/monza) was a real shame as car performance was there already from FP1 and then especially for my team-mate in Qualifying. I found the Sprint format quite tough, having to go straight into Qualifying with just one free practice session. But I think I showed good progress.


I spent most of the time after Monza (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/13/monza) in Italy, with a bit of time in the factory, apart from a couple of days in the simulator in the UK and now I'm ready for the next race in Russia. At Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi), most of the corners are 90 degrees and very similar to each other, so you need to have a good technique for driving 90-degree corners! Plus, you need a car that has good traction out of the corner exit to have enough speed down the straights that follow them. It feels like a normal track, but it's really more of a city-street circuit and so track evolution is massive over the weekend and the wing effect is quite huge.


I am confident that I can do well there and continue to make progress over a race weekend. I have raced at Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi) in Formula 3 and last year in Formula 2 and I have good memories of that. I took pole position and finished second in the Feature Race. I will continue with my step-by-step approach, gradually learning everything about the track and how the car is working. Actually, I'm not worried about the car, as since the start of the year it has shown good performance, especially in the last six or seven races when we produced consistently good performances. I will be focusing more on improving my driving and I'm looking forward to experiencing Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi) for the first time in a Formula 1 car."


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Russian GP: Preview - Aston Martin Lance: "We're ready to fight for points in Russia. It's quite a unique track: wide, fast and pretty technical - so it's about finding a groove. The Turn-Three long left-hander is a real highlight - especially at the start of the race. Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi) really tests the balance of your car, so it's important to feel comfortable straight away so you can build on that momentum throughout the weekend."


Sebastian: "Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi) is almost the opposite of Monza (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/13/monza) - plenty of corners and a constant challenge. There are some high-speed sections, and a huge main straight, but the slow, technical corners mean you need a good set-up if you're going to feel comfortable across the weekend. We'll be looking to maximise every lap on track and then fight for points on Sunday."


The tyres used in the Russian Grand Prix will be Pirelli's three softest compounds; the C3, C4 and C5. This selection was last used at the Styrian Grand Prix earlier this year.


There were a total of just 28 overtakes at Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi) in 2020. In the previous three races, 58% of overtakes have used DRS, with the main straight from Turn 18 to Turn Two providing the best overtaking opportunity. The second most popular overtaking spot is along the second DRS zone going into Turn 13. Drivers often have a good chance to make up positions on lap one and on Safety Car restarts.


First lap incidents at Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi) are very likely. There have been first-lap Safety Cars in four out of the last five races here. More than 70% of that Safety-Car action has occurred in the opening five laps, suggesting that drivers tend to quickly settle into a rhythm around here. Since its introduction in 2015, the Virtual Safety Car has been deployed just three times."


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Russian GP: Preview - Alpine The team made it thirteen consecutive races in the points last time out in Monza (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/13/monza). The fight for fifth in the Constructors' Championship continues in Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi) as Executive Director Marcin Budkowski explains the team's approach for this weekend's Russian Grand Prix.


After the recent triple header, how much is the team looking forward to Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi)?

Marcin Budkowski: We're going to Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi) on the back of a busy European triple header across Belgium, The Netherlands and Italy. We believe Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi) is a circuit that should allow us to return to a better level of competitiveness than Monza (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/13/monza), which we knew wasn't a circuit suited to our car's characteristics. That said, we battled well in the Sprint and the main Race in Italy to recover from a disappointing qualifying session and put both cars in the points. It means we've scored at the last thirteen races and we know this level of consistency will be important in our close fight for fifth in the Constructors' Championship.


How pleasing is it to see Esteban and Fernando scoring regularly?

MB: Both drivers are managing to score points consistently. Fernando and Esteban are the closest matched driver pairing on the grid this year, which demonstrates just how strong our line-up is at the moment. They are working well together, and we're enjoying their ability to push each other and push the team forwards. The racing is hard and fair, and we aim to keep scoring regular points with both of them.


What does Daniil Kvyat (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/32/daniil-kvyat) bring to the Team?

MB: He is our reserve driver and is always ready to step in if one of our main drivers was unable to race. He is very experienced and contributes to our development programmes both at the factory and at the track. No later than last week, we have been testing the 18-inch prototype tyres with Pirelli in the wet in Magny-Cours with Daniil at the wheel of a modified RS18 car. We're looking forward to having him join us in Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi) this weekend, in his home country.


What are your thoughts on the Alpine Academy Drivers' recent success?

MB: Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi) will also be a busy weekend for our Academy drivers with both Formula 2 and Formula 3 in action. In Formula 2, we had all three drivers on the podium at least once in Monza (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/13/monza). Oscar and Zhou are in a thrilling title fight with each other and we're looking forward to seeing how the next round will unfold. It's the final race of the Formula 3 Championship with Victor and Caio amongst the top rookies in the series.

Hopefully the two of them can record wins and podiums and finish the season on a high note.


Esteban Ocon (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/54/esteban-ocon) heads to Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi) having scored points on all three of his appearances in Russia. After celebrating his 25th birthday last week, the Frenchman aims for points again on the edge of the Black Sea.


How ready are you to take on Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi)?

Esteban Ocon (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/54/esteban-ocon): I enjoyed the triple header and it was good for the team to score strong points at all three races. Monza (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/13/monza) was a challenging race for us as we weren't as competitive there as we have been at other tracks this year. I think we can be more competitive in Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi). Last year, as a team, we finished fifth and seventh, and it would be great if we can repeat something similar this year. The competition for fifth in the Constructors' Championship is very close and it'll be decided by very fine margins. If we can keep our form going, keep scoring with both cars, then we know we're going to be in with a shot by the end of the season.


What is the circuit like to drive?

EO: Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi) is quite a good track to race on. It's got some interesting corner combinations and a decent flow to it. Most of the circuit is medium speed and the main challenge comes towards the end of the lap when it's slower speed and the rear tyres tend to overheat. There are overtaking opportunities into Turn 2 after the long straight, and the aim is to be in the mix to capitalise on any chances.


How will you approach the weekend?

EO: As I said, we were competitive there last year and we're back to a more conventional race weekend after the Sprint in Monza (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/13/monza). There's no reason why we can't be competitive again and we'll target a productive Friday to make sure we're prepared for the rest of the weekend. The atmosphere in Russia is always good to experience and I'm looking forward to seeing fans there this year. I enjoyed my 25th birthday last week, so coming home with a bag full of points will be the best belated gift!


Russia welcomes Fernando Alonso (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/1/fernando-alonso) back after a two-year absence from the Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi) Autodrom. Following his eighth-place finish at the Italian Grand Prix, Fernando is hungry to continue his current form around the 5.848km Olympic park venue in Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi).


In Monza (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/13/monza) you finished eighth adding some more points to the team's tally. What are your main takeaways from the weekend?

Fernando Alonso (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/1/fernando-alonso): Monza (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/13/monza) was a tough weekend for us where we didn't have the pace that we've shown at other races earlier in the year. I think we maximised everything we could from our weekend to score points and did well with the Sprint Qualifying format.

If I was a fan watching from home, then I would have enjoyed the format because it gives you two races during a weekend. I'm glad to score more points for the team, and had it not been for what happened in Belgium, then it could have been the ninth race in a row inside the points.


You're back in Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi). What do you like about the track there?

FA: I've raced in Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi) five times before and it'll be good to return there this weekend. In the past I've not had a great Saturday there, but then in the race I've made up quite a few positions. So, let's see if we can put it all together this year. In 2016 I had a very enjoyable race and we climbed eight positions that day. It's a pretty fast circuit and the track is quite wide, so this helps with closer racing. You need a car that is quick in the straights, so it'll be interesting to see how we shape up against everyone else.


With eight races left on the calendar, what are your targets for the rest of the season?

FA: I think at this stage with the new regulations coming next year most teams, if not all, are already focusing on that. Our target is to consolidate our position in the Constructors' Championship as we have stiff competition from Alpha Tauri and Aston Martin. We need to keep scoring double points finishes like we did in Italy and capitalise on any opportunities that arise. It's been a long season already, but I am really enjoying being back racing. The cars are great to drive and the team atmosphere we are building is very positive. We have hopes for next season, but we need to enjoy the rest of this year and I will keep pushing to get the best out of myself and the car.



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Russian GP: Preview - Mercedes Toto Wolff: After a demanding and intense triple-header, we are reenergised and ready to go.


Last time out in Monza (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/13/monza) was bittersweet - a commanding performance and strong result for Valtteri but a feeling of missed points for Lewis, who had the potential to fight for the win. The pleasing thing is that the W12 looks competitive and with just eight races to go, now is the time to use our experience and focus on the details and processes which will get us over the line.


We're looking forward to racing again in Russia, it is a circuit we've gone well at over the years and both our drivers have enjoyed great results in Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi). We're hoping to continue our run of success in Russia but know that this year is an entirely different beast, and we're expecting another intense weekend.


Last year, this race was one of the first to welcome fans back to the grandstands and it was incredible to feel the passion and buzz of the crowds again. We've just been treated to fantastic support in Spa, Zandvoort and Monza (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/13/monza), and this weekend will be no different.


Our aim is to pull together a strong weekend, starting in FP1 and building one session at a time. Lewis is in the tenth championship battle of his F1 career, and he is laser focused on what he needs to deliver in the next eight races. As for Valtteri, he's driving better than ever, like we saw in Monza (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/13/monza) - and he will be flat out every weekend. There's a calm determination about the team right now and the business end of a season, fighting for championships, is exactly what we enjoy the most.


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Russian GP: Preview - Red Bull How are you feeling now you have had time to reflect on the race in Monza (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/13/monza)?

Max Verstappen (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/46/max-verstappen): I think you can reflect all you like but it's important to look forward and keep pushing. I still believe it was a racing incident, but we have been given a three-place grid penalty and we just have to work with it now. The race in Monza (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/13/monza) definitely wasn't our day for many reasons, but now I just plan to look forward to Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi).


Last season you claimed Red Bull (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/8/red-bull) Racing's first ever podium at Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi). Does that give you confidence heading into this weekend's challenge?

MV: It was great to finish second there last year in Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi) especially as it has never been a good track for us as a Team. We have been more competitive this year and we have a better package at the moment so it will be interesting to see how competitive we can be there this year. It will be of course completely different to Monza (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/13/monza) and it looks like there might be some rain this weekend. The track itself and the layout is completely different to the previous races so I'm definitely looking forward to going back there and seeing what we can do.


You are leading the Drivers' Championship by five points after Monza (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/13/monza), how much influence will the three-place grid penalty have on your strategy for the race?

MV: The penalty is of course not ideal but nothing is lost, that's how I look at it. As for the Drivers' Championship, we still have a lot of races ahead of us and it's a very tiny margin. We will try and make the most from the weekend and work with the package we have.


How are you feeling after a strong performance in Monza (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/13/monza) where you moved through the field from ninth to fourth?

Sergio Perez (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/13/sergio-perez): We knew going into Monza (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/13/monza) that it wasn't our best track and it was a shame to lose the podium after the race with the penalty, but there are plenty of positives to take from the weekend. We're going to a very different kind of track in Russia and so I really hope we can continue our form and start strong on Friday.


Christian praised the great job you did for the Team in Friday qualifying at Monza (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/13/monza). How important is teamwork in such a tight championship battle such as this one?

SP: It is very important we help each other out and try to get the most from each weekend for the Team, especially as we come towards the end of the season where there are less races to capitalise on.


You finished fourth at last year's Russian Grand Prix. Is it a track you enjoy driving and do you expect it to continue favouring the Mercedes (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/7/mercedes)?

SP: Mercedes (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/7/mercedes) have won every race at Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi) since 2014 so they're the favourites this weekend. They're definitely going to be hard to beat but like always we will give it our best. Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi) is a track I like because it is very technical, fast and fluid which I think makes qualifying quite exciting.



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Russian GP: Preview - McLaren Lando Norris (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/60/lando-norris): "Monza (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/13/monza) was a special moment for the team that was fully deserved. Being able to celebrate the result with the entire team at the factory last week showed just how much that meant to everyone. A one-two finish is something we can all be proud of. I'm so happy to be a part of this journey that McLaren (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/5/mclaren) is on together as a team and see the progress we're continuing to make.


"We're not getting carried away as we know it won't be like this every weekend. We need to continue to put ourselves in the best position possible and maximise the car, pit-stops, strategy and everything in between. Heading into Russia, the battle for third in the Constructors' is still tight and looks set to stay that way until the last race of the season. Hopefully we can keep the momentum going from Italy and score some solid points for the team."


Daniel Ricciardo (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/15/daniel-ricciardo): "A week on from Monza (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/13/monza), it still feels good thinking about being back on that top step of the podium. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect way to end a triple-header. I loved competing at the front of the grid and having the chance to fight for the win. The one-two finish is a product of hard work throughout the team and from myself. Since the start of my journey with McLaren (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/5/mclaren) I've been working through the challenges that come with adapting to a new car, but the team has been really supportive throughout. It's great to have a result that completes that picture, and to have the team back in the winner's circle has been a ride and I've only been a part of it for six months. It's been the boost we all needed.


"I've definitely taken time to enjoy the moment but now it's time to focus on Russia. I want to build on my Monza (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/13/monza) performance this weekend and will be pushing to score important points to keep up the fight with our competitors. Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi) can be a tricky circuit to make a move, so it's important to make the most of qualifying to give us the best chance for points come Sunday."


Andreas Seidl, Team Principal: "Achieving a one-two finish in Monza (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/13/monza) meant a lot to each and every member of the team, who have been working incredibly hard over the years. It's been great to take the time to celebrate the result as a team at MTC last week.


"There's still a long way to go for us as a team through the remainder of the season. We will continue to keep our feet on the ground and our heads down as the battle in the Constructors' Championship is still closely contested. Our key priorities remain the same: staying on top of reliability and parts management, extracting the best performance from our car alongside our colleagues at Mercedes (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/7/mercedes) HPP, and capitalising on every opportunity that presents itself.


"After a short break following the triple-header, the team is prepared and ready to head to Russia in the hunt for crucial points. The Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi) Autodrom is dominated by two long straights resulting in a high power sensitivity, however, the track presents relatively limited opportunities to overtake. Therefore, it's key we maximise our results in qualifying to give both cars the best possible chance to fight higher up the grid on Sunday."


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Russian GP: Preview - Ferrari The eighth Russian Grand Prix to count towards the Formula 1 World Championship, the 15th round of the season takes place this Sunday. As usual, the venue is the Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi) Autodrom, which boasts 18 corners, twelve to the right and six to the left over the course of its 5.848 kilometres. The first and second sectors require medium levels of downforce, while the final one with several 90 degree corners, calls for maximum effort from the wings in terms of efficiency so as to save the tyres which run the risk of overheating in this section.


From the start line to turn 1 is just over a hundred metres, but it is only a gentle curve to the right, taken flat out before reaching the first real braking point at turn 2, which is just under 700 metres from the line. The cars have to decelerate at this point from 330 km/h to around 130 in less than two seconds and slipstreaming the car in front at the start can be an advantage. This is the first of two zones where DRS can be used. Turn 3, around the Medals Plaza, where the medal ceremonies took place during the 2014 Winter Olympics, is a flat out 180° turn to the left. For the second sector, a good exit from turn 10 is vital, because it leads onto another long high speed gentle curve where once again the moveable wing can be activated in the run to turn 13, one of the heaviest braking points on the track.


The Russian Grand Prix sees the introduction of a new technical component for Scuderia Ferrari (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/2/ferrari) Mission Winnow: a power united fitted with an updated hybrid system, the introduction of which was mentioned a few weeks back. Its main purpose is to gain experience for the 2022 car project. A great deal of effort has gone into this, both technically and logistically, and so as to be able to use it as soon as possible, its introduction will be staggered between the drivers. Charles will be the first to have the new hybrid system. This decision is a precautionary measure relating to the potential risk of using the battery pack damaged in his Hungarian GP accident. In Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi), Leclerc will have a brand new power unit and will therefore start from the back of the grid. As to when the updated hybrid system is fitted to Carlos' car, that will be decided following an evaluation of the right compromise between competitiveness and the impact of the penalty.


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Russian GP: Preview - Alfa Romeo After a weekend off to recover from the triple-header that welcomed Formula One after the holidays, Alfa Romeo (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/15/alfa-romeo) Racing ORLEN heads to Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi) for the 15th round of the 2021 Championship.


We head to shores of the Black Sea with the spirit and confidence of a team that has seen good signs in the last events - two races in which we started in the top ten, with only unlucky circumstances preventing us from delivering a result in the points. We head to the Caucasian Riviera knowing that, having shown pace on track as different as Monza (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/13/monza) and Zandvoort, we can expect to be able to mount a challenge in the Olympic Park as well. We head to Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi) determined to stick a whole weekend together and finally bring home a good result, giving a smile to our fans and the hundreds of people working at home.


Running on a track that snakes around Olympic venues is doubly inspiring. It reminds us of the efforts of hundreds of sportspeople who fought against the odds to crown their dreams; of tales of success and perseverance. We hope this aura will rub on us as we race in Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi).


Frederic Vasseur, Team Principal: "We head to this race determined to build on the positives we have shown in the last couple of races and to finally make our hard work count. On two very different tracks, Zandvoort and Monza (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/13/monza), we have been competitive in qualifying and we have to make sure to convert those strong displays into points. Our work at HQ is fully focused on 2022, but trackside we’re still committed to making the best of the final eight races of the season, starting from Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi)."


Kimi Raikkonen (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/17/kimi-raikkonen): "I’m pleased to be back in the car after missing two rounds. Obviously nobody wants to test positive, but it happened and we had to follow the rules: but that is all in the past and now my focus is on Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi). The team has shown some potential in the last few races, now we need to convert that into a good result. I don’t think being back will feel any different, I just want to get on with my job and hopefully have a good race."


Antonio Giovinazzi (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/58/antonio-giovinazzi): "This weekend offers us another chance to achieve the good result we have been close to in the last few races. I am excited to be back in the car, both Zandvoort and Monza (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/13/monza) showed how much pace we had and how we could fight towards the front of the grid. Unfortunately, both times things didn’t go as planned, but we can build on those positives and bring home some points in Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi). We will give everything we have."



https://www.pitpass.com/70800/Russian-GP-Preview-Alfa-Romeo


Russian GP: Preview - PirelliFor the first time since Austria, the three softest compounds in the range have been nominated for this weekend's Russian Grand Prix: C3 as the P Zero White hard, C4 as the P Zero Yellow medium, and C5 as the P Zero Red soft. This is the same nomination that was made in Russia last season, when the event was held at a similar time of year.

Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi) is a low severity track and the track surface has been steadily maturing since the asphalt was originally laid nearly a decade ago. As a result, the softest rubber in the P Zero range is the perfect choice for the Russian track.


The weather should be quite mild at this time of year, so helping to reduce thermal degradation, although this aspect is more related to the track's layout and roughness.


Track Characteristics



The corners located around Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi)'s Olympic Park are generally slow to medium speed, with a number of 90-degree turns. In general, the circuit is all about traction and braking, so it's rear-limited. The most demanding corner (and the only front-limited corner) is Turn 3: a multi-apex left-hander that is similar in some ways to Istanbul's famous Turn 8 in Turkey, which is next grand prix on the calendar.


Teams tend to run medium to low downforce, on account of Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi)'s quite long straights, which places the emphasis on mechanical grip from the tyres.


The track is not used a lot during the season, so it's often particularly ‘green' and slippery towards the start of the weekend. This can sometimes cause the tyres to slide rather than grip, especially during Friday's free practice sessions but, as was the case last year, graining usually reduces a lot between free practice and the race due to track evolution.


Russia has traditionally been a one-stop race, and this was mostly the case last year as well. The top two finishers used a medium to hard strategy, but there was plenty of variation further down the order with some drivers starting on the soft, and three competitors using all three compounds in a two-stopper as well.


Mario Isola: "We've seen in the past that there's been quite a lot of different strategic thinking, with all three compounds on the grid at the start of the race and varying tactics during the grand prix. Last year, the soft C5 performed better than expected and graining levels were reduced over all compounds between free practice and the race, due to high track evolution.


"In the past, some drivers have even tried a very early switch to the hardest compound and attempted to run all the way to the end, but last year this wasn't quite possible as these days the asphalt has matured and is not as smooth as it was in the past. With the extra rubber on track from the very full schedule of support races this time, track evolution and grip should be further enhanced."

https://www.pitpass.com/70784/Russian-GP-Preview-Pirelli

McHouserphy
23/09/2021, 13:45
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McHouserphy
23/09/2021, 20:51
Kimi ya está recuperado.

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McHouserphy
24/09/2021, 13:18
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McHouserphy
24/09/2021, 13:19
Los números de la F.P. 1:

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GoVal
24/09/2021, 14:27
FORMULA 1 VTB RUSSIAN GRAND PRIX 2021 - Sochi Autodrom
Resultados FP1
Viernes, 24 de septiembre de 2021




Valtteri BOTTAS vuelve a ser el más rápido en Sochi, un circuito que se le da muy bien, a él y al Mercedes, ya que siempre han sido dominadores aquí. Prueba de ello es la segunda posición de HAMILTON.

La tercera posición no ha podido ser para otro que para Max VERSTAPPEN.

El primero del resto, LECLERC, seguido por VETTEL, GASLY y SAINZ.

Fernando ALONSO ha terminado 10º, justo por detrás de Checo PÉREZ, que sigue quedando demasiado lejos de su compañero, a un segundo y medio terminó de Max.



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GoVal
24/09/2021, 14:28
Al finalizar los libres 1, Norris hizo un trompo en la entrada del pit lane y dañó el alerón delantero.



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GoVal
24/09/2021, 14:39
En los libres 2, Hamilton ha entrado muy feliz a su box y ha «empujado» al mecánico del gato delantero. Afortunadamente, no le ha pasado nada al más valiente de los mecánicos.



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GoVal
24/09/2021, 14:43
「 Alerta Racing 」 @AlertaRacing (https://twitter.com/AlertaRacing) · 16min (https://twitter.com/AlertaRacing/status/1441378229432901634)


Hamilton se lleva por delante al mecánico del gato hidráulico y culpa al "Magic Button" que modifica el balance del freno.



Así fue el incidente: https://twitter.com/AlertaFoo/status/1441377933197647876

GoVal
24/09/2021, 14:46
Bandera roja por accidente de Giovinazzi y que ha dañado las protecciones.


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GoVal
24/09/2021, 14:47
Comparativa entre Hamilton y Bottas.



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GoVal
24/09/2021, 15:29
En la parte final de los libres 2, Gasly ha perdido el alerón delantero al pasar por encima de una banana saltarina.



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McHouserphy
24/09/2021, 15:56
Los números de la F.P 2:

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llumia
24/09/2021, 17:16
La razón por la que MV cambió la Unidad Motriz de su auto y LH no:

https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/why-verstappen-has-taken-an-engine-penalty-and-hamilton-hasnt/6673878/

llumia
24/09/2021, 18:55
Adam Cooper@adamcooperF1 In the unlikely event that Saturday is washed out, and qualifying can't be held on Sunday morning, FP2 could form the Sochi grid. Aware of that (slim) possibility the @fia did more weight checks than usual in FP2 today to ensure fair play

GoVal
24/09/2021, 19:13
FORMULA 1 VTB RUSSIAN GRAND PRIX 2021 - Sochi Autodrom
Resultados FP2
Viernes, 24 de septiembre de 2021




Los Mercedes siguen al frente de la calificación en Sochi con Valtteri BOTTAS finalizando 1º y HAMILTON 2º a sólo 44 milésimas.

En esta ocasión, la 3ª plaza la ha ocupado GASLY.

VERSTAPPEN ha finalizado 6º a un segundo de los Mercedes. Tras él han terminado SAINZ y ALONSO.

Checo PÉREZ ha terminado 11º, esta vez a 3 décimas de Max.



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McHouserphy
25/09/2021, 00:00
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llumia
25/09/2021, 09:25
Impresiones de los equipos tras la jornada de Prácticas del Viernes:



Russian GP: Practice team notes - Mercedes A strong Friday showing for the Mercedes (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/7/mercedes)-AMG Petronas F1 Team as Valtteri and Lewis go quickest on practice day in Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi).


Valtteri set the pace in both practice sessions, going fastest overall in FP1 and FP2. Lewis was just behind his teammate on the timesheets with both drivers exploring a range of set-up options ahead of Qualifying tomorrow which is expected to be wet.


Valtteri Bottas (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/3/valtteri-bottas): If you look at the timings and based on my own feeling in the car, it was a good day. From the first run, I had confidence in the car and the balance was very good so I could focus on my driving, looking for small gains. Tomorrow looks like it will be wet, so it'll be a completely different experience. The main thing is the car feels good on the long runs so that's encouraging for Sunday which should be dry. I really find my flow on this track and I enjoy it - when the car works well here, it's great fun to drive.


Lewis Hamilton (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/9/lewis-hamilton): We had two good sessions today pace-wise. We ticked off as much as we could working through different setup items and had very clean runs with no issues so overall it was a good day. Valtteri and I went quite different with our setups to see which areas work best and we'll spend tonight studying the data to understand where we want the car for tomorrow and Sunday. It looks like it will be a lot of rain tomorrow, a big wet day, and we'll have to consider our setup with that in mind but keeping an eye on Sunday which is set to be dry.


Andrew Shovlin: We had a pretty good balance to start with today and were able to put in decent times on all tyre compounds. We've often struggled on the Soft tyre this year but today it seemed to work well. Our long run performance was OK, but we've not got the balance quite right so there's a bit of work to do there overnight. The forecast looks very wet for tomorrow, especially in the morning but we're expecting dry conditions for the race. That's going to give us an interesting compromise to deal with, finding a setup that works well in a wet qualifying but also has good long run pace in the dry. Overall though a reasonable start to the weekend.


https://www.pitpass.com/70825/Russian-GP-Practice-team-notes-Mercedes


Russian GP: Practice team notes - Red Bull Max Verstappen (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/46/max-verstappen): "We thought it would be best to take the engine penalty here in Russia, we took everything into account before making the decision and we of course considered the weather for tomorrow. We had to take the penalty at some point so if we didn't take it here, we would have taken it somewhere else. As for the set up, we are trying to make the best possible race car for this weekend despite starting from the back of the grid. I hope it's going to work out and we will try to make the best of it during the race on Sunday, for now let's wait and see what the weather will be like tomorrow."


Sergio Perez (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/13/sergio-perez): "I think we have some good information going into qualifying tomorrow, when there won't be much running due to the rain, so today was probably the last chance we have to test the dry conditions before qualifying. I think there is potential in the car for this weekend, we just have to make sure we get it right. I think my first and second sector looked good but there are some areas to improve in the third sector.

There are some set-up changes we might need to make to the car to suit the weather conditions come qualifying but there are still a lot of interesting things to be analysed later on this evening. With Max starting from the back, it is going to be a bit of a challenge as a Team and obviously Mercedes (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/7/mercedes) are very strong around here but hopefully we are able to put some pressure on them and qualify very close to them, that would be ideal."


https://www.pitpass.com/70820/Russian-GP-Practice-team-notes-Red-Bull


Russian GP: Practice team notes - McLaren Lando Norris (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/60/lando-norris): "Today was a bit up and down - we struggled quite a bit in P1, but we made quite a few changes on the car for the second session which improved things. That progress has made me feel a bit more confident in the car this afternoon and given us a more positive feeling going into tomorrow.


"Some of our strengths from Monza (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/13/monza) aren't as obvious at this track, and there's more of the types of corners here where we're not as strong. But it can still feel relatively good, it just doesn't always translate into actual lap-time. We're not as competitive as we were in Monza (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/13/monza), but we still have a decent feeling and we can still be competitive compared to the teams we're really racing against. There are a lot of things to take into account for tomorrow with the weather forecast, so there's a lot to think about overnight to prepare ourselves for tomorrow."


Daniel Ricciardo (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/15/daniel-ricciardo): "This morning, we struggled quite a bit to get comfortable and there wasn't that much pace. We made some changes with swapping the PU for FP2, but then we had a delay getting out, and then we had yellows, red flags and then people around us on high fuel. It was a bit of a lost session really, so we have some homework tonight. Fortunately, Lando looked more comfortable and quicker in FP2, so we'll try to learn from that. For us, not the most inspiring day, but still a lot we can work on to improve ahead of qualifying."


Andrea Stella, Executive Director, Racing: "Weather conditions in Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi) are unsettled this week. We had rain yesterday and there's an expectation of rain tomorrow, but today the sessions were dry, and we could work through our dry run-plan. We focused our efforts on understanding the tyres and set-up, preparing the car for both single-lap performance and for the race, as usual. On Daniel's side of the garage we had a little disruption, discovering an issue at the end of FP1. We swapped the PU over the break between P1 and P2, lost a little bit of running time and as a result were doing our new Soft run in P2 in difficult traffic conditions. That's reflected in the classification - but we know there's quite a lot more to come."


https://www.pitpass.com/70828/Russian-GP-Practice-team-notes-McLaren


Russian GP: Practice team notes - Aston Martin Sebastian Vettel (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/21/sebastian-vettel): "It was a productive day of running: we covered a good number of laps and found a decent balance with the car. That is positive because it can be tricky to find the flow in Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi), so I think we have a good starting point. But it looks like it will rain tomorrow. That could make for an interesting qualifying session and, because it will mix up the field, it could lead to some opportunities for us, especially with some other drivers taking grid penalties already this weekend. Sunday is looking drier, so today's positive work is still important. We will make sure we are well prepared tonight and then see what tomorrow brings."


Lance Stroll (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/57/lance-stroll): "It is good to be back on track. We have learned quite a bit today and I think there is more to come from me and the car. The forecast is suggesting that rain is going to be a factor tomorrow, which could change the course of the weekend. Obviously, it is a very different experience to drive in the wet and we have never experienced those sorts of conditions in Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi) before. That would be an exciting challenge and we will be prepared for the possibility tomorrow. We will go away and review what we have learned today and then see what the weather has in store for FP3 and qualifying."


https://www.pitpass.com/70823/Russian-GP-Practice-team-notes-Aston-Martin
Russian GP: Practice team notes - Alpine Alpine F1 Team finished with both cars inside the top eight at the Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi) Autodrom as preparations got underway for this weekend's Russian Grand Prix.


Esteban Ocon (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/54/esteban-ocon) ended the day in fifth place with Fernando Alonso (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/1/fernando-alonso) tucked neatly inside the top ten in eighth, after a dry and crisp day at the 5.848km Olympic Park venue in Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi).
With the threat of rain looming large for tomorrow, both cars completed some decent mileage during the morning in a trouble-free session. Fernando ended the session in tenth and Esteban slotted into eleventh, with less than a tenth separating the two cars.


Free Practice 2 saw a mix of high and low fuel running for both cars, with Esteban and Fernando occupying the top three positions after some early runs using the Soft tyres.


On a brand-new set of Softs, Esteban improved his time with a 1min 34.402secs, which was good enough to place him fifth in the timings. Fernando also improved his time during the first sector, but a red flag for Antonio Giovinazzi (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/58/antonio-giovinazzi)'s accident meant his effort was in the end futile, leaving him in eighth on a previous lap time of 1min 34.762secs. The Spanish driver recorded the fastest Sector 3 time of the day.


Both cars finished their day assessing some high fuel running on the Medium tyres ahead of tomorrow's qualifying for the Russian Grand Prix.


Esteban Ocon (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/54/esteban-ocon): "It's good to be back in Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi) as it's a track that I've always enjoyed racing at. It's high grip, especially in comparison to Monza (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/13/monza) last time out. We have the Softest tyres on the range here, so that gives us some things to try and understand. It's been a very busy day for us, busier than a usual Friday, with half an eye on the weather tomorrow and we aimed to be as productive as possible. Things could be interesting tomorrow, so optimising today was important. We completed quite a few runs - low fuel and high fuel - and we have a good idea on what we can do on car set-up. Let's see what the rest of the weekend brings but so far, I'm pleased with our progress."


Fernando Alonso (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/1/fernando-alonso): "It was a reasonable day for us today. We don't know how useful some of the data will be because of the potential rain forecasted for tomorrow, but the car seems to behave okay here. We set up a few different things in FP2 and we found a few benefits, so I am happy with that. We could have achieved a better lap time without the red flag for Antonio (Giovinazzi), but it's only Friday, so let's see what tomorrow brings."


Davide Brivio, Racing Director: "We had to try and do as much work as possible today knowing that tomorrow's weather looks very unsettled. We've had a positive day with our usual combination of long runs and short runs with different tyre compounds.

We collected a lot of good information and had some decent lap times. At the moment it looks like the weather may be dry on Sunday so our relative pace looks positive for the race; let's see what tomorrow brings as it looks like we will have to deal with some very significant rain."



https://www.pitpass.com/70821/Russian-GP-Practice-team-notes-Alpine


Russian GP: Practice team notes - Ferrari Today's work in Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi) was useful in both the short and long term for Scuderia Ferrari (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/2/ferrari) Mission Winnow. Over the two hours of free practice the drivers got through their programmes with no problems of any sort. It was a particularly busy day as Carlos and Charles had two separate work programmes. The former did the usual jobs of preparing for both qualifying and the race, while the latter focussed almost exclusively on the race, given that he is having to start from the back of the grid.


One of Charles' tasks was to gain experience with the new hybrid system. He only used the Soft tyres in the first session, covering 22 laps with a best time of 1'35"117. In the afternoon, he tried all three Pirelli compounds, starting with the Soft, before moving on to the Hard and Medium, so as to evaluate them under similar track conditions. He did 24 laps in the afternoon, the best being a 1'34"925.


Sainz's programme was more in line with that of the other drivers. He began the first session on Hard tyres, before switching to Softs in the second part of the session. He did 25 laps, the best in 1'35"811 in the morning and then 22 in the afternoon, with a best of 1'34"678 when running the Soft and Medium compounds. In tomorrow's sessions, drivers and engineers will have to deal, not only with the threat of rain, but also the wind which occasionally caused the drivers a few problems today, as well as track evolution which improved lap after lap as the cars put rubber down on the surface.


Carlos Sainz (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/47/carlos-sainz): A positive Friday for us in general, mainly coming from a decent balance right from the beginning and the car performing a bit better on this kind of track.

There's still a lot of work to do on the long run side as it looks like there's some graining on the front tyres. Hopefully we can find a way to work around it for tomorrow, although we are expecting rain and things can change quickly. We'll see.


Charles Leclerc (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/61/charles-leclerc): We ran different programmes across our two cars today and my focus was on race simulation rather than on qualifying pace as I will start from the back of the grid on Sunday. The track evolution was quite significant over the course of the day. It started out being very slippery this morning and then improved with every run. Graining was not an issue, which was positive. In terms of driving experience, I enjoyed the last sector the most.


https://www.pitpass.com/70826/Russian-GP-Practice-team-notes-Ferrari


Russian GP: Practice team notes - AlphaTauri Pierre Gasly (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/53/pierre-gasly): "It's been a positive day in terms of performance, this car seems to be working well here so far and it's a good start going into the weekend. Whilst the performance is there, I'm not 100% comfortable with the balance inside the car yet so we've got a few things that we can take away and improve tonight. We know both Charles and Max are taking penalties for the race, so there are definitely some opportunities for us this weekend. Our main focus though is on our own package and maximising what we can do to help in our tight midfield battle."


Yuki Tsunoda (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/71/yuki-tsunoda): "I've struggled with the general grip here so far in Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi), but I've managed to gain important mileage in the car today, particularly for Sunday, as we think the race may be sunny. We know the performance is there in the car so I just need to go away tonight, look at the data and see how I can improve for tomorrow. We don't know what's going to happen with the weather, so we just need to be as prepared as possible going into FP3 and Qualifying."


Jonathan Eddolls (Chief Race Engineer): "Overall, it's been a mixed day across the two sides of the garage. Pierre had a strong day, we did some set-up work in FP1 and learnt about the requirements of this track, in terms of the balance in the colder temperatures. We didn't have a perfect car during the first session, so we did a lot of fine-tuning before heading out again in the afternoon, which has proved to be a step in the right direction. Yuki wasn't quite as confident in the car and hasn't been able to extract the same lap times, so we need to do some work tonight to really understand what to do to make him feel more comfortable in the car and extract its potential. The forecast for tomorrow is looking to be a complete wash-out, which likely means we'll be using the Wets during FP3, hence we used an additional set of Softs today to ensure we had all the relevant data for the race on Sunday, when we expect it will be dry again."


https://www.pitpass.com/70819/Russian-GP-Practice-team-notes-AlphaTauri


Russian GP: Practice team notes - Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/15/alfa-romeo) Racing ORLEN completed its first day of on-track action in Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi), with Kimi Raikkonen (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/17/kimi-raikkonen) and Antonio Giovinazzi (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/58/antonio-giovinazzi) both setting competitive times in the two practice sessions. Raikkonen made his return to the track following two events on the sidelines, while Giovinazzi's afternoon session was cut short by contact with the wall halfway through FP2.


The team will now prepare for tomorrow's qualifying session, with the threat of rain looming over Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi).


Kimi Raikkonen (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/17/kimi-raikkonen): "It was an ok day to get back to the car. It didn't feel much different than any other times, and the job we did wasn't too bad. Things ran smoothly, the conditions were ok so we were able to do our work. First impressions are ok but when it really matters is tomorrow and Sunday. The feeling with the car is ok, but we'll need to see what happens in qualifying to see where we stack up against the others."


Antonio Giovinazzi (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/58/antonio-giovinazzi): "The sessions were going pretty well until the incident. FP1 wasn't too bad and FP2 was an improvement, overall a good start of the weekend. The wind was rather strong, I got a bit of understeer outside the corner, touched the astroturf on the exit and lost the rear. Tomorrow is another day, we need to see what the weather is going to be like and continue our work."


https://www.pitpass.com/70818/Russian-GP-Practice-team-notes-Alfa-Romeo


Russian GP: Practice team notes - Haas Round 15 of the 2021 FIA Formula 1 World Championship began with practice on Friday at Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi) Autodrom as teams prepared for Sunday's Russian Grand Prix.


Friday's track action consisted of two 60-minute sessions - FP1 and FP2 - on the 5.848-kilometer (3.634-mile), 18-turn circuit.


FP1 saw Mazepin straight out on track running the Pirelli P Zero Yellow medium tires while Schumacher's wake-up run utilized the White hard compound. A six-lap baseline outing on the Red soft rubber followed for both drivers - producing their fastest laps of the session. Mazepin recorded a 1:38.586 for 19th on the timesheet with Schumacher setting a 1:38.977 for 20th overall. The morning session concluded with high fuel stints - Mazepin returning to his earlier medium set with Schumacher back on the hard rubber.


Armed with soft tires to start FP2, Schumacher set his fastest time of the session on his opening run. The German banked a 1:36.230 which he failed to better on his second set of softs. Mazepin dropped from a 1:37.125 lap on his first set of softs down to a best lap of 1:36.099 on his second qualifying sim - the Russian placing 19th with Schumacher 20th. The session was interrupted by a red flag stop caused by Alfa Romeo (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/15/alfa-romeo)'s Antonio Giovinazzi (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/58/antonio-giovinazzi) contacting the barriers at Turn 10 - the Italian unharmed in the incident. FP2 resumed with 16 minutes left on the clock - Mazepin and Schumacher latterly working on high fuel distance runs through to the checkered flag.


Uralkali Haas (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/12/haas) F1 Team ran a total of 84 laps on Friday across FP1 and FP2 - 43 by Schumacher and 41 by Mazepin.


Nikita Mazepin (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/70/nikita-mazepin): "I love Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi) and I think Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi) loves me because when we arrived here yesterday, I looked at the weather and it was saying it wasn't going to be very good, but there is nothing like Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi) sun. Especially with that track, it's fast and then it's flowing, during the whole lap it's very enjoyable to drive. I wasn't quite sure what the car was going to feel like, given the balance can be different, but the balance was very similar to what it was like last year in Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi) and although we're just missing overall downforce and lack pace, I think we're close to extracting what we had to. We completed our run plan for today and let's see what to expect tomorrow - I don't think we're going to get the sunshine like we had today."


Mick Schumacher (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/69/mick-schumacher): "Overall, I felt quite comfortable. This track isn't really driven over the year and that meant we had a very green track to start off with. I think in general we did some good things on the car, it felt comfortable early on, especially in FP2.

Unfortunately, I didn't get to finish my lap on the second set but we know that we have it in our pocket. Overall, it's more about getting to know the car better on every track, especially here where I have good memories from F2, to convert that into a good run in F1 is positive. Now, it's just a matter of putting everything together."


Guenther Steiner: "A pretty good day today with no big issues and both drivers and the team doing a good job over the two sessions. We went out early in FP2 to try and get a lap in, should there be an issue with qualifying tomorrow. Apparently, it will be raining, but we don't know for sure, so we'll deal with that one tomorrow. We made sure today to get a lap in and everybody else did, so we ended up where we normally end up but all in all, a good day at the office."


https://www.pitpass.com/70824/Russian-GP-Practice-team-notes-Haas




Russian GP: Practice team notes - Williams Dave Robson, Head of Vehicle Performance: We have had a useful and productive day. Nicholas had some issues with his brakes this morning, but this was fixed for FP2. The car is working well here and although there is definitely some scope for improvement, we are happy with our start to the weekend.


Given the weather forecast for tomorrow, it is unclear quite how the weekend will play out. However, we are happy with the work that we have done so far, and we are ready to face any eventuality. Both drivers are comfortable with their cars and so even if we don't get much done in FP3 due to the rain, we are happy to go straight into both qualifying and the race.


George Russell (https://www.pitpass.com/70827/drivers/66/george-russell): It was an interesting day today. The car was feeling good, but the pace wasn't quite as good as the car was feeling. We will go away and analyse why that was overnight. That positive feeling definitely helped us on the high-fuel pace though, and hopefully that will benefit us if it is dry on Sunday. Tomorrow looks like it could be a washout, but fingers crossed that we get some running in at some point. Our performance at Spa definitely gives us added confidence if it is a wet qualifying, but it is a very different style of track and different conditions here in Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi) so we will need to put in the hard work to achieve a good result. If it is going to be dry on Sunday, it will be interesting as the circuit will be very green after the rain and that will make it tricky, so it is not going to be a straightforward weekend.


Nicholas Latifi (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/62/nicholas-latifi): Today was a fairly tricky day of running, but we made some good improvements from one session to the next which is important. I still feel that we have some things that we can analyse tonight to try and get the car in a better window, and I'll be looking at the changes I can make to my driving style to find some more lap time. Whilst tomorrow's weather conditions might mean that a lot of today's running may not be so relevant, everyone will be in the same position and what we've learnt today becomes especially valuable if it's drier on Sunday.


https://www.pitpass.com/70827/Russian-GP-Practice-team-notes-Williams


Russian GP: Practice team notes - Pirelli Valtteri Bottas (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/3/valtteri-bottas) led a Mercedes (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/7/mercedes) one-two in both free practice sessions today, using the P Zero Red soft C5 tyre on each occasion. The Finn, who also topped both Friday sessions last year in Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi), went faster than he did last year in FP1, but couldn't quite match his 2020 benchmark in FP2.


However, it was a slightly different pair of practice sessions compared to normal. With persistent rain expected tomorrow, the drivers concentrated on collecting data across all three compounds for Sunday, when weather conditions are expected to be still variable.
Ferrari (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/2/ferrari) driver Charles Leclerc (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/61/charles-leclerc) and Red Bull (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/8/red-bull)'s Max Verstappen (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/46/max-verstappen) will be starting at the back of the grid due to engine changes - which meant that qualifying simulation was not a priority for them in free practice.


Conditions were reasonably cool today, with ambient temperatures around 22 degrees centigrade and track temperatures up to 32 degrees during FP2.


A red flag interrupted the FP2 session with 20 minutes to go, disrupting some of the long runs. This made it harder to assess the performance gaps between the compounds, but so far there is around 0.8 seconds between P Zero Red soft and P Zero Yellow medium, and an estimated 0.5 seconds between medium and P Zero White hard.


Mario Isola: "Tomorrow's expected weather influenced free practice today, with the drivers concentrating more on collecting plenty of data over all three compounds as well as setting a lap time just in case FP2 has an influence on the grid positions for the race, with a strong chance that tomorrow will see wet conditions all day. The circuit actually offered quite good grip and, as expected, plenty of track evolution, although the rain tomorrow is likely to reset the asphalt, which adds to the question marks. Under these circumstances, the red flag in FP2 was unfortunate, with the teams likely to head into Sunday's race with a distinct lack of dry running."


https://www.pitpass.com/70822/Russian-GP-Practice-team-notes-Pirelli

llumia
25/09/2021, 09:27
Rueda de prensa:

https://www.pitpass.com/70829/Russian-GP-Friday-Press-Conference-Part-1
https://www.pitpass.com/70830/Russian-GP-Friday-Press-Conference-Part-2

GoVal
25/09/2021, 11:21
FORMULA 1 VTB RUSSIAN GRAND PRIX 2021 - Sochi Autodrom
Resultados FP3
Sábado, 25 de septiembre de 2021



SESIÓN CANCELADA POR LA LLUVIA



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McHouserphy
25/09/2021, 14:00
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GoVal
25/09/2021, 14:06
Comienza la calificación con la pista muy mojada pero sin lluvia. Alonso es el único que sale a la pista con neumático de lluvia. El resto han montado intermedios. Se espera que llueva en pocos minutos.

GoVal
25/09/2021, 14:16
Max ha dado una vuelta de instalación y se baja del coche sin marcar tiempo. No merece la pena arriesgar el coche y hacer kilómetros innecesarios a ese nuevo motor.




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GoVal
25/09/2021, 14:27
No hay sorpresas en la Q1 y los Mercedes siguen al frente, con Hamilton por delante de Bottas, que termina por delante de Checo.

Alonso y Sainz han pasado el corte en 7ª y 8ª posición.

Ha sido una sesión muy tranquila para lo delicada que estaba la pista.

Los eliminados en Q1 son:


16 Kimi
17 Schumacher
18 Giovinnazi
19 Mazepin
20 Verstappen (sin tiempo)




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GoVal
25/09/2021, 14:53
De nuevo Hamilton y Bottas terminan al frente en la Q2, seguidos de Alonso, que supo aprovechar la mejora de la pista.

Carlos ha pasado por los pelos, al terminar 10º con Vettel a pocas milésimas de él.

Sorpresa de ver a Gasly fuera de la Q3. Se ha quejado de que un Williams le ha molestado y ha pillado un cabreo importante al verse fuera.

Leclerc no ha marcado tiempo por los mismos motivos de los de Verstappen en la sesión anterior.

Latifi ha montado una 4ª unidad de potencia y saldrá desde el fondo de la parrilla, por lo que tambien decidió no marcar tiempo. Russel ha pasado el corte.

Los eliminados en Q2 son:



11 Vettel
12 Gasly
13 Tsunoda
14 Latifi (sin tiempo)
15 Leclerc (sin tiempo)




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GoVal
25/09/2021, 15:03
El mosqueo de Gasly.



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GoVal
25/09/2021, 16:13
FORMULA 1 VTB RUSSIAN GRAND PRIX 2021 - Sochi Autodrom
Resultados Sesión de CALIFICACIÓN
Sábado, 25 de septiembre de 2021



Comenzar con la pista muy mojada y que la esperada lluvia no haya aparecido ha permitido que la pista se fuera secando y mejorando hasta llegar a poder montar neumáticos lisos al final de la Q3, regalándonos emoción en los instantes finales y permitiendo a Lando NORRIS lograr su primera pole en la F1, la primera de McLaren desde Brasil 2012.

Todo parecía indicar que Hamilton se llevaría una nueva pole pero la mejora de la pista hizo que RUSSELL fuera el primero en atreverse a montar slicks. Esto le permitió poder hacer tres vueltas con el blando para terminar logrando finalizar en 3ª posición.

Tras él paraba a montar el blando Carlos SAINZ, que logró la pole provisional hasta que se la arrebató tu excompañero de equipo. Mañana, compartirán la primera línea de salida.

Viendo cómo Russell mejoraba sus parciales, HAMILTON entró a boxes para montar blandos pero un error le llevó a golpear el muro de entrada al pit lane y partir su alerón delantero. El tiempo perdido en el cambio no le permitió salir con tiempo suficiente como para calentar bien los neumáticos y sus prisas le llevaron a cometer otro error trompeando en su última vuelta y terminando en 4ª posición. Muy mal resultado teniendo en cuenta el dominio de Mercedes aquí y la oportunidad de tener a Verstappen saliendo último al montar su 4ª UP y su sanción de 3 posiciones por lo de Monza.

En 5ª posición ha finalizado RICCIARDO, aunque está bajo investigación por molestar a Stroll en Q1.

Tras él ha finalizado Fernando ALONSO, BOTTAS, que también montó el blando demasiado tarde, y STROLL.

Checo PÉREZ ha vuelto a tener una mala sesión de calificación. No han sabido aprovechar la mejora de la pista para poder intentar quedar por delante de los Mercedes y ha terminado 9º, justo por delante de OCON.



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GoVal
25/09/2021, 16:14
La primera línea de salida de mañana. :cunaooooo:



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GoVal
25/09/2021, 16:16
Muy contento Norris. Ni se lo podía creer.



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GoVal
25/09/2021, 16:19
Todo lo contrario que Hamilton que, después de llevarse por delante ayer al del gato delantero, hoy ha golpeado el muro de entrada al pit lane y trompeado después tocando las protecciones.



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McHouserphy
25/09/2021, 17:21
Los números de la clasificatoria de hoy en Sochi:

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GoVal
25/09/2021, 18:12
Lando Norris @LandoNorris (https://twitter.com/LandoNorris) · 2h (https://twitter.com/LandoNorris/status/1441766027084189698)


Hahahhaa! YES!!

GoVal
25/09/2021, 18:17
Hamilton sobre su incidente en la entrada del pit lane.



Adam Cooper @adamcooperF1 (https://twitter.com/adamcooperF1) · 25min (https://twitter.com/adamcooperF1/status/1441792483793440773)


'@LewisHamilton (https://twitter.com/LewisHamilton) on his pitlane shunt: "It's embarrassing, and I'm disappointed in myself. But shit happens, we all make mistakes. Of course it's not what you'd expect a World Champion to do."

GoVal
25/09/2021, 18:24
Hamilton comenta que le costó calentar los blandos debido a que estuvieron demasiado tiempo sin las mantas térmicas puestas al tener que cambiar el morro que rompió al entrar al pit lane y apartarse para que saliera Bottas, que entró tras él a montar los blandos, aunque el finlandés tampoco los logró poner en temperatura.




Adam Cooper @adamcooperF1 (https://twitter.com/adamcooperF1) · 42min (https://twitter.com/adamcooperF1/status/1441789160394616852)


'@LewisHamilton (https://twitter.com/LewisHamilton) says that while he was in the pits having his front wing replaced and letting BOT leave first his new slick tyres were without blankets for 64 seconds. After reviewing the session he's happy with team decisions, accepts others could take risks and switch earlier,

GoVal
25/09/2021, 18:29
Se ve que a Lando le hace más ilusión que a Hamilton tener una ruedina de estas. :cunaooooo:




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GoVal
25/09/2021, 18:31
LuisFeF1 @LuisFeF1 (https://twitter.com/LuisFeF1) · 8min (https://twitter.com/LuisFeF1/status/1441800098275479564)



#TechF1 (https://twitter.com/hashtag/TechF1?src=hashtag_click) Ayer @MercedesAMGF1 (https://twitter.com/MercedesAMGF1) estrenó un nuevo alerón delantero de flap superior curvado para modificar/mejorar el efecto outwash de ala. Hoy, en clasificación, Bottas y Hamilton no lo han utilizado. #F1 (https://twitter.com/hashtag/F1?src=hashtag_click) #RussianGP (https://twitter.com/hashtag/RussianGP?src=hashtag_click) #F1Tech (https://twitter.com/hashtag/F1Tech?src=hashtag_click) #SochiGP (https://twitter.com/hashtag/SochiGP?src=hashtag_click)



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yorch
25/09/2021, 19:04
Una clasi como esta y decido no verla, saltando a los resultados, pensando que habria sido un 1-2 de Mercedes fácil y sin emoción, para darme de leches...

En cualquier caso, cojonudisisimo trio ahi arriba, ojalá gane alguno de los 3, firmaba ya que fueran ellos lo que copen el podio, sea cual sea el orden.

McHouserphy
25/09/2021, 20:17
Dónde hay que firmar? Yorch? :evil5::sisi3:

GoVal
25/09/2021, 21:33
Yo también quiero firmar la propuesta de yorch. :manifa:


_________________



¿Se apuntará algún Mercedes a salir desde el fondo de la parrilla? :dontknow: :popcorn:



Adam Cooper @adamcooperF1 (https://twitter.com/adamcooperF1) · 1h (https://twitter.com/adamcooperF1/status/1441824703853649929)



Three drivers at the back who have PU penalties, Latifi, Leclerc and Verstappen. Toto Wolff hinted at another change for Bottas, who took a new PU in Monza... Some suggestions in the paddock that Hamilton might be the one who changes. He can race through the pack with Max...

GoVal
25/09/2021, 22:00
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llumia
26/09/2021, 10:47
Impresiones de los equipos tras la sesión de Clasificación:



Russian GP: Qualifying team notes - Mercedes Lewis qualifies P4 and Valtteri P7 for the Russian Grand Prix despite showing strong pace and dominating Q1 and Q2 on the Inter tyres on a very damp track.


With conditions improving into Q3, the two Mercedes (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/7/mercedes) led the field out on Inters and again set the fastest times, before the cars behind made the switch to slicks.


Given their track position, Lewis and Valtteri were the last to switch to the Softs and only had time for one timed lap, in contrast to the cars ahead who had time for at least two and improved with each lap as tyre temperatures rose.


With the Soft tyre only coming alive on a second timed lap, neither Mercedes (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/7/mercedes) driver improved on their Inter times will have a battle on their hands in Sunday's Grand Prix which is expected to be dry.


Lewis Hamilton (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/9/lewis-hamilton): I made a mistake in the pit lane and I'm incredibly disappointed with that. Up until then, I was in the groove, I was in the zone and I am really sorry for all the team that are here and back at the factory because obviously that's not what you expect from a champion. It is what it is, and I'll do my best tomorrow to try and rectify it. At the end, it was so slippery when you don't have any temperature and without the time for that second push lap, we couldn't set the time of the guys ahead.


Those cars up front have got good pace and it definitely won't be easy tomorrow. I'm just going to say my prayers and hope that our car can be fixed to be OK for tomorrow. These things are sent to try us, and as much as I feel terrible right now, I'll turn it into a positive and try to do the best we can. But we've got a Brit on pole which is great, so congrats to Lando.


Valtteri Bottas (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/3/valtteri-bottas): Q1 and Q2 were going well, we seemed to be strong in the Inter conditions but in the end when it started to dry, we came in and obviously we were hopeful to get two timed laps. In the end, we only got one and couldn't get the tyres to work in one lap, it was too difficult to get the temperature into them. All the cars ahead of us got at least two laps and that was the issue. It's not great but nowhere near over yet, we have a strong car and I've had strong pace all weekend. At least I'm not starting from the back like in Monza (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/13/monza) so hopefully we'll be better and I can push on from P7.


Toto Wolff: There are situations like today that are just really unfortunate. You can't point to a mistake today - we were the first cars out in the session and found ourselves in a sequence where either we would have aborted our last two runs on the Intermediate tyre to get two Soft runs in or play it safe by finishing the lap, which is what we did. If you could turn back time, you'd maybe not go out first and wait a minute later but then you're into crystal ball reading.


Even without Lewis' kiss on the wall we wouldn't have been able to do two laps on the Soft and it was definitely a lap two tyre today. With the second lap, I'm sure we would have been fast enough for the front row but with one lap, you have no chance of heating the tyre enough. Now we need to turn it around tomorrow, these things sometimes go against you but the important thing is how you react. Lewis is still in the hunt for the win, that's the target and Valtteri can go on the attack from P7, he's looked very strong all weekend.


Andrew Shovlin: A frustrating end to a qualifying session where we'd been looking very strong throughout. The conditions were quite unusual in that was taking a long time to transition to dry. The intermediate was holding on well and not degrading and our plan in the final session was to set a time on the intermediates before swapping to dry tyres. Unfortunately, a single lap on the dry tyres wasn't enough to get it working so we got jumped by a number of cars at the finish. It was encouraging to see the car working well in the wet but we've left ourselves with more work to do tomorrow than we hoped. However, our pace on Friday was strong so anything is possible.


https://www.pitpass.com/70842/Russian-GP-Qualifying-team-notes-Mercedes


Russian GP: Qualifying team notes - Red Bull Sergio Perez (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/13/sergio-perez): "Things were looking really promising and we had a strong Q1 and Q2. But in the changing weather and track conditions, timing is important and in hindsight we probably could have tried slick tyres one lap earlier. As we know anything can happen in the race and a positive to take from today is that the car was performing very well in the wet. We are going to move positively into Sunday and the main target will be to get a strong start and then put together the best possible race."


Max Verstappen (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/46/max-verstappen): "We decided not to do too many laps in qualifying as the risk of having a moment or an accident would not be worth it, especially as I'm starting from the back of the grid tomorrow. The track conditions were fine and there was good grip, I think it will be similar conditions during the race. The Team did a great job and I'm confident that we made a good decision about how we set up the car. Looking ahead to tomorrow, it's always tricky as naturally the midfield will be a bit closer but it will be important to go out there and score as many points as possible, we'll do our very best. Hopefully we can have a fun race!"


Christian Horner: "Obviously we knew Max was going to be starting from the back of the grid and with today's tricky qualifying conditions, the reward wasn't worth the risk.

So it was just about making sure everything was ready for him tomorrow. Checo will be disappointed to be starting from 9th position, a small mistake on his warmup lap on the slicks in Q3 meant he struggled to generate heat in the tyres and unfortunately missed out on being further up the field. The grid isn't one anyone would have predicted coming into this weekend, and with dry weather forecast for tomorrow on a track where you can overtake, we could see even more overtaking and a very interesting race."



https://www.pitpass.com/70838/Russian-GP-Qualifying-team-notes-Red-Bull


Russian GP: Qualifying team notes - McLaren Lando Norris (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/60/lando-norris): "Obviously I'm very happy - probably the happiest I've been in F1! My first pole position in Formula 1 and in some pretty tricky conditions. It was very tough out there, a lot of risks taken, a lot of times I thought I could've ended up in the wall - but it all paid-off and was worth it. Thanks to the whole team for giving me a great car today. It's an amazing feeling to get pole and something I've always dreamed of since I was a kid. So now I can finally tick that off, and hopefully tomorrow we can just go for another strong result."


Daniel Ricciardo (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/15/daniel-ricciardo): "I'm glad we got to get the session done - who would've thought we'd finish on slicks when there was a chance of not even doing qualifying today! So, it was fun. It was actually really fun! We enjoyed it. Congrats to Lando on his first pole, and to the team - to keep the momentum of Monza (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/13/monza) is really cool. So, everyone is really upbeat. From a position point of view, I'm okay with fifth. I think it obviously puts us in good shape for tomorrow. Those conditions today were so hit and miss, you could gain or lose time so easily. There were certainly a few corners that bit me, but it's all good. We learn from it. I'm pretty pleased. Congrats to the whole team - it was exciting, it was fun and now let's keep the train going!"


Andreas Seidl, Team Principal: "Lando's first pole position, our first pole position since 2012 and Daniel qualifying P5 make this an excellent Saturday for our team. Congratulations to everybody at the track, back at the factory and our colleagues at Mercedes (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/7/mercedes) HPP, because that was an exceptionally challenging qualifying session, executed very well. All through the sessions, it was important to have the right tyres on the car, and the car in the right position on track. We judged that perfectly today and had two drivers who pulled it off when it mattered.


"We're dedicating pole position to Mansour Ojjeh - today would have been his birthday - and looking forward to what should be another exciting Formula 1 race tomorrow. We have a competitive car and are in a great position to score good points."



https://www.pitpass.com/70847/Russian-GP-Qualifying-team-notes-McLaren


Russian GP: Qualifying team notes - Aston Martin Lance Stroll (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/57/lance-stroll): "I am happy that we made it into Q3 and P8 is a good starting position to fight for points tomorrow. We made a decent step forward compared to yesterday and the team did a good job in challenging conditions. I do think there was more on the table on the last lap, though. What affected the lap most was traffic in the last sector [caused by Sergio Perez (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/13/sergio-perez)] and my lap time was hurt under braking into Turns 13, 14 and 15. I also had issues with Daniel [Ricciardo] getting in my way in Q1. It was a bit frustrating, but we will look ahead to tomorrow now. It is a long run to the first braking point here and there is a lot of slipstreaming, so let us see what happens on Sunday."


Sebastian Vettel (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/21/sebastian-vettel): "We definitely had the potential to have a much better result today. I think we had the pace to easily progress to Q3, but I had traffic on my final run [from Yuki Tsunoda (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/71/yuki-tsunoda)] and I just missed out. I am annoyed with myself because I should have put in a better time the lap before as well. It means we are starting on the edge of the top 10 and unfortunately overtaking is not so easy here."


Otmar Szafnauer, CEO & Team Principal: "Lance did a superb job to qualify eighth but, had he not lost a significant amount of time behind Checo [Perez] in sector three on his fastest Q3 lap, he would have qualified fourth. That is frustrating, but it shows the pace of our car and the brilliance of Lance in changeable weather conditions. He will be aiming to bag a lot of points tomorrow. In Q2, Sebastian, too, was hindered by traffic - [Yuki] Tsunoda this time - and the result was that he failed to get through to Q3 by the tiny margin of just 0.05sec. But he will start the race from the clean side of the track and, like Lance, he will be aiming to score points tomorrow."


https://www.pitpass.com/70843/Russian-GP-Qualifying-team-notes-Aston-Martin


Russian GP: Qualifying team notes - Alpine Alpine F1 Team qualified for tomorrow's Russian Grand Prix with Fernando Alonso (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/1/fernando-alonso) in sixth and Esteban Ocon (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/54/esteban-ocon) tenth after a thrilling wet to dry Saturday Qualifying session at the Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi) Autodrom. The result is the team's fifth Q3 appearance with both cars this season.


Overnight rainfall continued into the morning leading to the cancellation of Free Practice 3. The rain cleared just before Qualifying with the session starting to schedule at 15:00 local time.


For Q1, Esteban started on new Intermediates with Fernando the sole driver to sample the Extreme Wets. He soon joined the rest of the field on Intermediates after setting an initial lap-time. With conditions improving fast, both drivers were comfortably through to Q2 with Fernando seventh and Esteban ninth.


The pair then progressed into Q3 with Fernando in third and Esteban sixth after a strong final effort on Intermediates at the end of the session.


Conditions continued to improve enough for a switch to dry tyres towards the latter stages of the session. Fernando made the change to Softs midway through with his second effort, a 1min 44.204secs, good enough for sixth. Esteban was unable to improve on his lap-time, a 1min 45.865secs on Intermediates, on his only run on Softs and remained in tenth.


Esteban Ocon (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/54/esteban-ocon): "I'm a bit frustrated with today's Qualifying as we weren't able to optimise Q3 in the changing conditions. Ultimately, we didn't put the right tyres on at the right time in Q3 and we missed out on two attempts on Softs at the end. There was definitely potential for more than tenth today as I like these sessions in challenging conditions. On a positive, we have both cars starting in the top ten and it's not a bad starting position to be in. Tomorrow looks dry, but whatever the conditions, we will be ready."


Fernando Alonso (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/1/fernando-alonso): "I'm happy with sixth position in qualifying as the conditions weren't easy out there today. It was very stressful as we've never run in the wet in Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi). There was no time to experiment and find where the grip was on the track. But, in the end, we were competitive in both wet and damp conditions. I also lost about five tenths of a second on my final lap in Q3, so I could have qualified even higher than sixth. Tomorrow will be difficult because we have several very fast cars starting behind us, but I'm looking forward to the challenge."


Davide Brivio, Racing Director: "At the end we have come out of a difficult Qualifying with both cars in Q3 inside the top ten, which is a positive. We had the potential to be a little bit higher up as Fernando made a small mistake on the last lap, which cost him some time, and Esteban needed one more lap on the dry tyres right at the end of the session. All the same we are in good shape for tomorrow, when the conditions will be very different, hopefully dry, so we can consolidate our points-scoring run of 13 races."


https://www.pitpass.com/70845/Russian-GP-Qualifying-team-notes-Alpine


Russian GP: Qualifying team notes - Ferrari Carlos Sainz (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/47/carlos-sainz) and Scuderia Ferrari (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/2/ferrari) Mission Winnow put on a great performance in qualifying for the Russian Grand Prix at Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi). The Spaniard secured the best result of his Formula 1 career, qualifying on the front row for the very first time. Charles Leclerc (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/61/charles-leclerc) only took part in Q1, even though he made it through to the next part, given that he starts from the back of the grid tomorrow because of taking on a new power unit. He just did a few laps to get a feel for the SF21 on a wet track.


In Q3, some parts of the track were still damp, but a dry line was emerging. Carlos put in a timed lap on intermediate tyres but then he and the team chose the almost perfect moment to switch to slicks. Carlos pitted to take on a set of new Softs, going back out knowing he had enough time to do two warm-up laps to get the tyres up to temperature. With just seconds remaining before the chequered flag, he started a flying lap right on the limit, setting an excellent time of 1'42"510, for which he was eventually rewarded with second place on the starting grid.


Scuderia Ferrari (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/2/ferrari) thus has its cars at opposite ends of the grid, with Carlos at the front and Charles at the back of the pack. They can both expect a tough Sunday, with Sainz trying to maintain position, while on the other hand, Charles will be attacking as much as possible, trying to work his way up into the points. The start is at 15.00 local (14.00 CET) and the forecast is for variable conditions, although the current prediction is that it should not rain.


Carlos Sainz (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/47/carlos-sainz): It's been a tough quali session but I'm proud how we managed the situation to end up putting a great lap together for P2. I like these tricky conditions and I really enjoyed that last attempt on the slicks. We were one of the first ones to cross the line and the wait until P2 was confirmed was tense, as the track was drying quickly! Front row for tomorrow is a good result, and I'm happy, but I would have preferred to keep pole!


Tomorrow it's very likely to be dry and we had a decent pace yesterday. Graining on the front tyres will be challenging but I will give it all from the very first lap until the end. Congrats to Lando on his first pole! It's good to start beside him.


Charles Leclerc (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/61/charles-leclerc): The conditions today were not ones we experience very often during a season, but they are those with which, recently, we have struggled the most. So, despite knowing that we would start from the back row tomorrow, we decided it was a good opportunity to get out, rack up some mileage and learn for the future. I think we achieved that goal today.


I really enjoyed driving, as the track had very high grip in the rain and we were quite competitive right from the start. That was good to see. I'm happy for the team and Carlos for the good result today and we will both give it our all in the race.


Laurent Mekies: A very closely contested qualifying, run in very tricky track conditions, ended with one of our drivers on the front row of the grid. Carlos did a very good job on his final lap on dry tyres, as it really wasn't easy to find the right feeling in these conditions. The team worked well with the driver, making the right choices at the right time.


Charles' qualifying was obviously conditioned by the fact that, because of his penalty, he will start from the back of the grid. The choice we made comes at a heavy cost for now, but it will pay off in the coming races. We decided he should at least go out in Q1 so he could check the handling of his car in the wet and in fact Charles was very competitive.

Tomorrow we will start from opposite ends of the grid with Carlos on the front row and Charles on the last one. As usual, our aim is to get the best possible result, trying to make the most of any opportunity that comes our way.



https://www.pitpass.com/70846/Russian-GP-Qualifying-team-notes-Ferrari


Russian GP: Qualifying team notes – AlphaTauri Pierre Gasly (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/53/pierre-gasly): "I don't have too much to say right now, I think we had the pace to easily make it through to Q3, so I'm obviously frustrated. In Q1 I was really fast in these conditions, I felt comfortable in the car and could push straight away. However, for Q2 I stayed out on just one set of tyres, that were completely used by the end of the session. I think this was a big mistake from our side, but I will have to speak to the team to understand more about what happened today. It's a missed opportunity not making it through to Q3, but we now need to look forward to tomorrow and see what we can do to make up lost ground."


Yuki Tsunoda (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/71/yuki-tsunoda): "I'm fairly pleased with today, I made it through to Q2 which is a step-up for me, particularly after yesterday. My mechanics worked hard last night to get the car in a better position coming into Qualifying today and I felt a bit more confident in the car. Obviously, the conditions were completely different to yesterday's sessions, but we'll hopefully see more improvements tomorrow, in dry conditions."


Claudio Balestri (Chief Engineer - Vehicle Performance): "We knew today was going to be rainy, so we tried to prepare in the best way possible. The morning session was cancelled, which was not ideal, so our first time out in wet conditions was Qualifying. In Q1 we decided to use the Inters and stay out for the whole session with just one set. It was the right strategy, used by most of the teams, and we made it through to Q2 with both cars. The track was drying quickly, and the tyres suffered a bit more than the first Quali session, so we decided to pit Yuki to fit a new set of Inters.

With Pierre we decided to stay out, unfortunately it didn't pay off, and he couldn't make it to Q3. We cannot be satisfied, as there was a good opportunity today to start from a good grid position, especially with Pierre. We can't change today's result, so we need to simply focus our attention on the race and move forward as much as we can."




https://www.pitpass.com/70839/Russian-GP-Qualifying-team-notes-AlphaTauri



Russian GP: Qualifying team notes - Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/15/alfa-romeo) Racing ORLEN endured a difficult afternoon in Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi), with Kimi Raikkonen (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/17/kimi-raikkonen) and Antonio Giovinazzi (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/58/antonio-giovinazzi) qualifying in 16th and 18th respectively for tomorrow's Grand Prix. On a wet circuit after heavy rain drenched the venue for the majority of the day - to the point that the final practice session had to be cancelled - the drivers tip-toed around on intermediate tyres, but couldn't clear Q1.


Kimi and Antonio will gain places due to penalties to other drivers and will aim to make up places in the race.


Frederic Vasseur, Team Principal: "We were very close to a place in Q2 with Kimi but unfortunately, we missed out. The cancellation of FP3 meant we went straight into qualifying. We were on intermediate tyres, like all our rivals, but in the end we missed just that little bit more to make it past the first segment of qualifying. We'll see what the weather looks like tomorrow: we have a long race ahead of us and hopefully we can make up some ground towards the top ten."


Kimi Raikkonen (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/17/kimi-raikkonen): "The conditions weren't too bad out there but we lacked a bit of grip. The balance of the car was ok, but we were just on the edge all the time - and when that goes over the limit, it goes quickly. The more lap we did the better it got, but in the end we just couldn't get more out of it. We'll try our best tomorrow and see where we can end up."


Antonio Giovinazzi (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/58/antonio-giovinazzi): "A disappointing day in which we couldn't express all our potential. I had an issue with the brakes that made it difficult to drive, especially in the wet and not having run FP3. We need to understand what happened and fix it to have a better day tomorrow. We'll need to see what weather we're going to have and focus on our job. We will have faster cars around us, starting from the back, we will need to stay out of trouble and see how we can progress."



https://www.pitpass.com/70840/Russian-GP-Qualifying-team-notes-Alfa-Romeo



Russian 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 17th and 19th, respectively, for Sunday's Russian Grand Prix, Round 15 of the 2021 FIA Formula 1 World Championship at Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi) Autodrom - but the duo will start from 15th and 17th on the grid after Charles Leclerc (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/61/charles-leclerc) (Scuderia Ferrari (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/2/ferrari)) and Nicholas Latifi (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/62/nicholas-latifi) (Williams (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/11/williams)), who qualified ahead, will take grid penalties and start from the rear along with Max Verstappen (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/46/max-verstappen) (Red Bull (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/8/red-bull) Racing) - who failed to set a time in Q1 as he too is exercising a grid penalty.


Torrential rain saw the cancellation of Saturday's final practice session, but more favorable weather above meant qualifying started at the scheduled time of 15:00 local time. Mazepin and Schumacher opted for slightly different strategies around the damp but slowly drying track in Q1. Mazepin ran deeper on his first set of Pirelli Cinturato Green intermediate tires but was limited to two timed runs on his second set when conditions were improving. The Russian set a best lap of 1:53.764 for 19th overall. Schumacher had more time to bed in his second set of inters, the German subsequently posting a 1:49.830 lap to secure 17th on the timesheet.


Nikita Mazepin (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/70/nikita-mazepin): "Overall, the session was going good. I wasn't quite sure what we were going to do because I felt like the tires needed quite a lot of laps versus what I felt at Spa. I finally got the balance right, set the steering wheel settings right, got the temperatures in the window to get comfortable, did a decent lap and then we boxed. I was just really struggling out there. That one lap, I felt that the track wasn't quite dry enough to get the tires going but nevertheless the position isn't really that different to what it could have been, but it felt pretty tough to drive. We don't know what the weather's going to do but I think we're ready for dry and wet conditions, so we'll just have to see what's going to happen."


Mick Schumacher (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/69/mick-schumacher): "I was hoping for maybe a secret Q2 appearance, that would've been great. The lap felt ok - I think there were maybe a few mistakes - maybe two or three tenths in it, but that wouldn't have been enough to go to Q2, but at least we're close. A bit frustrated but very happy on the other side and I think we as a team did a great job. I love it, they're the best conditions honestly. You get thrown into the cold water and essentially if you're the fastest to find your way around the track, you will be the fastest on track. I've always enjoyed it, even in the past and hopefully we'll have some rain tomorrow."


Guenther Steiner: "It's actually good that in the end we got in qualifying today so we ran our program and tomorrow morning we can focus on the race. I think qualifying was quite - I wouldn't say difficult - it was somehow straightforward. We went out on inters, we just tried to do the best we could and tried to get the best out of it."



https://www.pitpass.com/70837/Russian-GP-Qualifying-team-notes-Haas



Russian GP: Qualifying team notes - Williams George Russell (https://www.pitpass.com/70844/drivers/66/george-russell) qualified third and Nicholas Latifi (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/62/nicholas-latifi) 14th for the Russian Grand Prix.
George continued to improve throughout Q3, setting his initial laps on intermediate tyres before boxing for the soft Pirelli compound to post a fastest time of 1:42.983. Nicholas set his fastest time on his final flying lap of Q1, setting a 1:48.252 on intermediate tyres to progress to Q2. However, the Canadian will start at the back of the grid due to a Power Unit change.


Dave Robson, Head of Vehicle Performance: The weather dominated today as we had all expected. We were happy with what we had done yesterday so didn't lose too much by FP3 being a washout.


With qualifying taking place in damp conditions we were in a similar position to Spa with little to lose and a lot to gain. Both drivers were outstanding throughout, with Nicholas in particular excelling in the difficult conditions of Q1. He was quick throughout and did a great job. Unfortunately, we had to replace his Power Unit overnight and so he will now start the race from the back of the grid. We therefore opted to let him run in Q1 as it gains him valuable experience in these conditions and increased the pressure on our rivals, but in Q2 we decided not to risk the car further. It is a massive shame for Nicholas and his car crew that he couldn't get the most out of his excellent pace today, but he still starts the race tomorrow with a decent car and an opportunity to make good progress. His excellent pace was good reward for the huge effort that his mechanics put in to rebuild his car with the new PU last night. They didn't get the grid slot that they deserved, but the pace was there, and they can take great pride from that.


George had a slightly more precarious transit to Q2, but once there he did an excellent job to make the most of the situation. The car was working well, and he bided his time and was cool throughout. Although we were confident that slicks were the right tyre for the closing stages of Q3, he was instrumental in supporting the decision and recognising that it was the last lap that would be the key lap. As in Spa, we were happy to put everything into one final lap in the best conditions and again it paid off. Tomorrow will be tough in the dry as we have many quicker cars starting behind. However, the car was working quite well at high fuel on Friday and we have a good opportunity to fight with the McLaren (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/5/mclaren) and Ferrari (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/2/ferrari); holding on to a top three place will be very difficult, but we are going to give it a damn good go.


George Russell (https://www.pitpass.com/70844/drivers/66/george-russell): P3 is an incredible result and the team did an amazing job once again. We're riding a wave at the moment and it feels pretty great! It's high risk and high reward in situations like these but I knew it would be slicks for the end of the session. I managed to get the tyres in a good window and was building up to the limit to give it everything I had on the last lap.


Many people have said in the past that third is the best place to start in Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi). I won't be doing anything crazy but if there's an opportunity there tomorrow I'll go for it. It's going to be a very tricky race but I'll be defending hard and picking my battles. We've got to look forward but also be realistic as we've got some very fast cars behind us. It's not going to be easy but I will be doing my best.


Nicholas Latifi (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/62/nicholas-latifi): The pace felt very strong today. You never know how well you'll be able to switch on the tyres in the wet weather, but when I first hit the brakes I could tell the grip was there and it felt good, which clearly wasn't the case for everyone. Even on a track that was constantly improving, the lap I set in the middle of Q1 was enough to get me through to Q2. Seeing what was possible in Q1 makes it more frustrating to be starting from the back of the grid due to the Power Unit change, but that's racing sometimes. I'll be pushing hard tomorrow to make up as many positions as I can in the race.



https://www.pitpass.com/70844/Russian-GP-Qualifying-team-notes-Williams



Russian GP: Qualifying team notes - Pirelli


As heavy rain meant that there was no medical helicopter cover this morning, FP3 was cancelled and drivers went straight into qualifying today. They used the Cinturato Green intermediate tyres for the bulk of the session, before moving onto the P Zero Red soft C5 for just the final run in Q3 - which set up a dramatic finale. Alpine's Fernando Alonso (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/1/fernando-alonso) was the only driver to use the Cinturato Blue full wet, at the beginning of Q1.


With the track improving rapidly, McLaren (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/5/mclaren) driver Lando Norris (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/60/lando-norris) using the softs claimed his debut pole on the final run ahead of Ferrari (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/2/ferrari)'s Carlos Sainz (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/47/carlos-sainz) and Williams (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/11/williams) driver George Russell (https://www.pitpass.com/70841/drivers/66/george-russell).


As the wet-weather tyres were used during Q2, drivers will have a free choice of starting tyre tomorrow.


Conditions were cool and damp throughout qualifying, finishing off with temperatures of 13 degrees centigrade ambient and 16 degrees centigrade on track. With a threat of rain hanging over the session, drivers started by concentrating on long runs and registering some lap times as quickly as possible, in case conditions worsened.


If it's dry, the 53-lap Russian Grand Prix should be one-stop race, unless there's a safety car or any other anomaly.


The pit lane time loss is quite big in Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi) at around 25 seconds: another factor that drives teams towards a one-stopper. Tomorrow they should all be able to run the theoretically optimal tyre strategy, as wet conditions in qualifying mean that every driver has a free choice of start tyre, rather than having to go with their Q2 best time tyre.


Medium C4 to hard C3 is set to be the preferred strategy, also because this allows the greatest degree of flexibility, with a wide pit stop window that maximises opportunities to take advantage of safety cars or other race circumstances. Soft C5 to hard C3 is also a viable possibility, while soft C5 to medium C4 is marginal in terms of wear.


As always, there's the option to do something completely different and start on the hard compound before switching to a softer compound much later in the race, but that is more of an unknown quantity. This might be a good option for those starting lower down the grid, to carry out a longer first stint. With two of the frontrunners starting at the back due to engine changes, it will be interesting to see which tactics they choose.


Mario Isola: "Qualifying was tricky, with a low-grip surface that took a long time to dry and made it difficult to determine the crossover point, until right at the end of Q3 when it was finally dry enough for slicks. Tomorrow's conditions look set to be dry, meaning that teams will have to rely on the data accumulated on Friday, with one session less of running compared to usual. All drivers will have a free choice of tyres at the start, which means that they should be able to run the optimal one-stop strategy. With some fast drivers starting from the back, who might try something different, plus a slightly different top three on the grid, it should be a very intriguing race."



https://www.pitpass.com/70841/Russian-GP-Qualifying-team-notes-Pirelli

llumia
26/09/2021, 10:48
Rueda de Prensa (Sábado):

https://www.pitpass.com/70848/Russian-GP-Post-Qualifying-press-conference

GoVal
26/09/2021, 11:26
¿Se apuntará algún Mercedes a salir desde el fondo de la parrilla? :dontknow: :popcorn:



Adam Cooper @adamcooperF1 (https://twitter.com/adamcooperF1) · 1h (https://twitter.com/adamcooperF1/status/1441824703853649929)



Three drivers at the back who have PU penalties, Latifi, Leclerc and Verstappen. Toto Wolff hinted at another change for Bottas, who took a new PU in Monza... Some suggestions in the paddock that Hamilton might be the one who changes. He can race through the pack with Max...



Pues al final han apuntado a Bottas para que frene a Verstappen en su remontada. :roto2rie: :roto2rie: Yo soy Bottas y no lo aguanto detrás más de dos vueltas. :roto2gaydude: :roto2gaydude:



Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team @MercedesAMGF1 (https://twitter.com/MercedesAMGF1) · 38min (https://twitter.com/MercedesAMGF1/status/1442047511632351235)

UPDATE: @ValtteriBottas (https://twitter.com/ValtteriBottas) will start the #RussianGP (https://twitter.com/hashtag/RussianGP?src=hashtag_click) from P17 after taking his fifth Power Unit of the season. The Team has taken the tactical opportunity to add another PU into VB's pool for the remainder of the season.



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GoVal
26/09/2021, 11:58
Confirmación de la utilización del 5º ICE, Turbo y MGU-H en el coche de Bottas por lo que penaliza 15 posiciones. Saldrá por delante de Latifi, Leclerc y Verstappen.



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GoVal
26/09/2021, 12:06
Giovinazzi sustituye la caja de cambios. Penaliza 5 posiciones pero sólo perderá posición con Mazepin por las penalizaciones «más gordas» de los demás.



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GoVal
26/09/2021, 12:14
Juegos disponibles para la carrera y mejores estrategias según Pirelli.



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GoVal
26/09/2021, 12:36
Drivers Parade en directo.



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GoVal
26/09/2021, 13:10
Tras aplicar las sanciones, así quedaría la parrilla definitiva... más o menos porque según la FIA Bottas saldría 16º y Giovinazzi 17º mientras que según lo que han publicado los de la F1, sería al revés. :dontknow: :roto2: Si no se aclaran ni ellos... :facepalm:



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GoVal
26/09/2021, 13:40
Así están las condiciones de la pista.



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GoVal
26/09/2021, 13:42
Comparativa de la pole de Norris y la 2ª posición de Sainz.




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GoVal
26/09/2021, 13:45
Karun Chandhok @karunchandhok (https://twitter.com/karunchandhok) · 32min (https://twitter.com/karunchandhok/status/1442084030812499968)


Interesting choices of rear wings - Mercedes going for high downforce for Bottas starting at the back.


Red Bull going for lower downforce with Max to help overtaking (clear difference with the high downforce for Checo) #RussianGP (https://twitter.com/hashtag/RussianGP?src=hashtag_click) #InThePitlane (https://twitter.com/hashtag/InThePitlane?src=hashtag_click)



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GoVal
26/09/2021, 13:49
La F1 rectifica y confirma que Bottas saldrá por delante de Giovinazzi.



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GoVal
26/09/2021, 13:52
:sarcasmo:



Adam Cooper @adamcooperF1 (https://twitter.com/adamcooperF1) · 18min (https://twitter.com/adamcooperF1/status/1442090177296470016)

BOT PU update - he had an issue with his new-for-Monza PU on Friday in Russia. That was removed pending checks in the UK, and he used an older one in qual on Saturday. The team opted not to race that high mileage unit and take a new one for today, and with it the penalty hit.

McHouserphy
26/09/2021, 13:54
actualización:

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GoVal
26/09/2021, 13:59
Por la sanción internacional a la Federación Rusa, no puede sonar el himno, así que ha sonado Tchaikovsky.



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GoVal
26/09/2021, 14:00
Los espectadores se preparan para la salida.



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GoVal
26/09/2021, 14:03
Alonso, Checo, Gasly, Bottas, Giovinazzi, Leclerc y Verstappen salen con duros, el resto sale con neumático medio.




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GoVal
26/09/2021, 14:25
Poco ha durado la «estrategia mágica» de Mercedes para parar a Verstappen. :roto2gaydude: ¡Ese es mi Bottas! :juas: :juas:



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GoVal
26/09/2021, 18:23
FORMULA 1 VTB RUSSIAN GRAND PRIX 2021 - Sochi Autodrom
Resultados CARRERA
Domingo, 26 de septiembre de 2021



Lewis HAMILTON logra su victoria número 100en la F1 en la mejor carrera de la historia del GP de Rusia en Sochi.

La carrera comenzó con una buena salida de Carlos que aprovechó el rebufo de Norris para ponerse primero, posición que logró mantener hasta el momento de su parada, que fue algo lenta.

Hamilton no salió muy bien y no quiso arriesgar después, perdiendo un par de posiciones.

Mientras, en el fondo de la parrilla, Lecler hacía una grandísima salida y ganaba 7 posiciones mientras que Bottas y Verstappen comenzaban su remontada. La estrategia de Mercedes de penalizar a Bottas para que frenara a Max no funcionó muy bien y en la vuelta 6, Max ya estaba por delante.

Hamilton también iba remontando hasta ponerse segundo detrás de Norris, que parecía tener controlada la carrera. Pero entonces, a falta de 7 vueltas, llegó la lluvia. Comenzó lloviendo en unas partes del circuito para cubrir luego toda la pista. Faltaba tan poco para la bandera a cuadros que los pilotos que más tenían que perder no querían entrar a montar intermedios. Los primeros en hacerlo fueron Russell, Kimi y Bottas y pronto se vió que era lo acertado.

Comenzaron a parar más y más pilotos, sobre todo los que llevaban duros en ese momento. Los que llevaban medios probaron a mantenerse fuera esperando que la lluvia no fuera a más, como Fernando, que llegó a ponerse tercero.

Desde el box le decían a Norris que entrara, pero veía la victoria tan cerca que se negó a hacerlo por activa y por pasiva a pesar de que hacerlo le aseguraba terminar como mínimo segundo, ya que tanto él como Hamilton tenían «parada gratis» con el tercero, que se iba alternando entre Checo y Alonso.

La lluvia fue aumentando y quienes iban con neumáticos de seco iban perdiendo más y más tiempo, además de sufrir numerosas salidas de pista.

Verstappen y Sainz entraron a boxes a falta de cuatro vueltas mientras que sus compañeros de equipo tuvieron que esperar, lo que les perjudicó y les hizo perder varias posiciones.

Hamilton también entró, aunque no muy convencido porque si dejaba de llover, la victoria se la llevaba Norris.

Pero la lluvia no paró y a falta de tres vueltas, Hamilton recuperaba el liderato mientras Norris iba cayendo en la clasificación para, finalmente, entrar a boxes para poder finalizar la carrera, reincorporándose 8º, logrando adelantar a Kimi en la última vuelta para cruzar la meta en 7ª posición. Al entrar a boxes cruzó la línea blanca de la entrada al pit lane debido a lo que le patinaba el coche. Ha sido llamado por los comisarios por ello.

La decisión de Verstappen de parar cuando lo hizo, le permitió terminar la carrera en 2ª posición, minimizando al máximo la penalización de Monza y de su cambio de motor.

Lo mismo ocurrió con Sainz. Su parada le ayudó a terminar en el podio al finalizar 3º.

Tras él cruzó la meta Ricciardo, que hizo una buena carrera y que entró a cambiar a intermedios cuando el equipo se lo indicó.

La pronta parada de Bottas para montar intermedios le permitió terminar 5º, aunque su actuació de hoy ha dejado mucho que desear.

La 6ª plaza ha sido para Alonso, que ha terminado más que contento con el comportamiento de su coche y que incluso llegó a adelantar a Verstappen, algo que para él era impensable.

Raikkonen también se vió favorecido por su pronta decisión de quitarse los slicks de encima y ha terminado 8º tras ser adelantado a pocos metros del final por Norris, que se ha llevado la vuelta rápida.

Checo Pérez no ha tenido una gran actuación. Podría haber quedado más arriba pero tuvo que quedarse fuera de la pista más tiempo del deseado mientras Verstappen ponía los intermedios. Ha finalizado 9º.

La última posición de puntos ha sido para Russell.

Las dos siguientes posiciones han sido para los Aston Martin de Stroll y Vettel, después de tener un encontronazo en el que Stroll obligó a Vettel a rozar el muro. Poco después, Stroll golpeó a Gasly por detrás haciéndole trompear, acción por la que está siendo investigado.

Leclerc estaba cómodamente en zona de puntos pero al llegar la lluvia tuvo que quedarse una vuelta más que Carlos sin cambiar los neumáticos, ya que Carlos tenía prioridad para entrar al ir por delante. Esto le hizo caer hasta la 15ª posición. Una pena porque hizo una gran carrera, sobre todo con su salida.






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GoVal
26/09/2021, 18:24
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Qué pose más rara tiene aquí Carlos. :cunaooooo:



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GoVal
26/09/2021, 18:25
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GoVal
26/09/2021, 18:26
Estas han sido las 100 victorias de Hamilton.



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GoVal
26/09/2021, 18:29
Pobretín Lando :triste2: estaba prácticamente llorando en el corralito. :crybaby2:



https://twitter.com/ingriiidhdez/status/1442134709677395972





Ha sido una pena lo que le ha pasado. Le ha podido la ambición, y en un piloto joven y con su talento es de esperar que quiera la victoria y nada más, y más después de que su compañero, que está teniendo una temporada peor que la de él, ganase en el útimo gran premio. ¡Ánimo, Lando, la victoria está cerca!


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GoVal
26/09/2021, 18:30
Onboard de la gran salida de Leclerc.



https://twitter.com/lovehopelaugh_s/status/1442143059605549069

GoVal
26/09/2021, 18:33
La realización de este GP ha sido penosa. Ayer, las acciones interesantes se veían siempre en diferido, no pillaban ni una. Y hoy, más de lo mismo. Mirabas los tiempos y no paraban de pasar cosas que en las imágenes no se veían. Luego, al ratín, ponían alguna. Han sido bastante desastrosos.

Una de las muchas acciones que no se han visto ha sido este adelantamiento de Alonso a Checo y que ponía al español en el podio. Lástima que la lluvia apretó después.



https://twitter.com/sufferwithpsg/status/1442124799183044608

GoVal
26/09/2021, 18:36
En las dos vueltas que tuvo que quedarse fuera mientras Verstappen cambiaba a intermedios, Checo sufrió de lo lindo con los slicks. Se fue fuera en dos curvas y casi trompea en la entrada del pit lane.



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GoVal
26/09/2021, 18:55
Otra de la batallitas que no hemos podido ver: Leclerc vs Vettel.



https://twitter.com/ZakiNaser95/status/1442131743738261504

yorch
26/09/2021, 18:55
La realización de este GP ha sido penosa. Ayer, las acciones interesantes se veían siempre en diferido, no pillaban ni una. Y hoy, más de lo mismo. Mirabas los tiempos y no paraban de pasar cosas que en las imágenes no se veían. Luego, al ratín, ponían alguna. Han sido bastante desastrosos.

Y mira que ha sido uno de los mejores GP del año, pero que desastre, la de adelantamientos/momentos que no hemos visto en directo, y muchos importantes que ni se han dignado a repetir.

Yo queria que ganara cualquiera menos Hamilton o Verstappen y no pudo ser, pero ha sido una carrera buenisima incluso antes de la lluvia ¡quien lo iba a decir!. Lastima que un hijodefruta que dice ser amigo mio me ha reventado el ganador por guasap y me ha jorobado bastante (vaya racha de chorri-infortunios que llevo).

Lo siento mucho por Norris, se la jugó, lo cual hay que aplaudir, y no salió. Me alegro por Sainz, por supuesto, y por Fernando, carrerazas las de ambos, tambien Raikkonen...Leclerc lo estaba haciendo simplemente sensacional y la lluvia enterró una carrera tremenda que estaba haciendo. Muchos muchos matices y momentos que ha tenido este GP.

Este año está siendo épico, el mundial sigue apretadisimo y, por favor, que esto siga asi.

GoVal
26/09/2021, 19:00
Sanción de 10 segundos y 2 puntos de licencia para Stoll por golpear a Gasly. Sigue siendo 11º. :sarcasmo:




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GoVal
26/09/2021, 19:06
Reprimenda para Norris por cruzar la línea blanca de entrada al pit lane cuando llovía y él iba haciendo patinaje con los neumáticos duros.



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GoVal
26/09/2021, 19:07
Datos de Pirelli.



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GoVal
26/09/2021, 19:10
Pues resulta que a Checo también le ofecieron entrar a montar intermedios y lo rechazó. :sherlock: En ese momento estaba peleando con Alonso por la 3ª posición.



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GoVal
26/09/2021, 21:01
Onboard de la salida de Alonso y de algunos más. Por cierto, se ve perfectamente que Alonso tenía pensado saltarse la primera curva porque no ha hecho ni el mínimo esfuerzo por no hacerlo. En Sky han dicho que lo hizo en la vuelta de formación.




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GoVal
26/09/2021, 21:04
Onboard del toque de Stroll al muro y el posterior toque a Gasly que le ha valido la sanción (invisible :gaydude:) de 10 segundos.



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GoVal
26/09/2021, 21:07
Los 10 primeros antes y después de la lluvia.



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GoVal
26/09/2021, 21:17
Onboard de Verstappen antes de entrar a montar los intermedios.



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McHouserphy
26/09/2021, 22:02
Los números del G.P de Rusia:

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McHouserphy
26/09/2021, 22:02
2021 RUSIA - PDFs (https://mega.nz/#!jltFUaKQ!3lv4xI5a1uIfv0U1sCnsJNfPx6Rk94rCRVPDBVn 2X8o)


Seguimos porrocesando ... :putersmile1:...

GoVal
26/09/2021, 22:46
Parece que el estratega de Ferrari está en Alpha Tauri ahora. ¿Para qué le pusieron blandos en vez de intermedios cuando ya había empezado a llover?



https://twitter.com/Maxo_turugi/status/1442134577531670529?s=19

GoVal
26/09/2021, 23:02
Kimi tuvo muy claro cuándo entrar y qué neumático poner.



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llumia
27/09/2021, 09:09
FA:

https://twitter.com/startonpole/status/1442223045335080965

llumia
27/09/2021, 10:39
El "minuto a minuto":

FP1/FP2:

BBC F1: https://www.bbc.com/sport/live/formula1/54910931/page/4
Autosport: https://www.autosport.com/f1/live-text/f1-russian-gp-live-commentary-and-updates-fp1-and-fp2/1107273/

FP3/'QUALY':

BBC F1: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/live/formula1/54910933
Autosport: https://www.autosport.com/f1/live-text/f1-russian-gp-live-commentary-and-updates-fp3-and-qualifying/1107277/

Carrera:

BBC F1: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/live/formula1/54910935
Autosport:https://www.autosport.com/f1/live-text/f1-russian-gp-live-commentary-and-updates-race/1107281/

llumia
27/09/2021, 16:27
Impresiones de los equipos tras la Carrera:

Russian GP: Race team notes - Mercedes A hard-fought victory in Russia saw Lewis extend his F1 victory record to achieve the momentous milestone of 100 career victories in the highest echelon of motorsport.


Lewis had dropped three places on the opening lap, keeping his nose clean to navigate a very bunched field before settling into the race and preserving his tyres for an extended stint on the Medium, eventually moving up to fourth.


Lewis gained places after the first round of pit-stops and worked his way to a two-way battle for the lead with NOR. With rain forecast to arrive for the final few laps, Lewis found it difficult to pass the fellow Brit in the dry.


When the rain finally arrived, the team pitted Valtteri for an early switch to the Intermediate tyres. Lewis joined him soon after, in contrast to NOR who stayed out and struggled badly in the worsening conditions.


Valtteri took full advantage of the late rain and his early switch to Inters saw him make a number of solid passes to bring the W12 home in P5, securing vital points as the team extended its lead in the Constructors' Championship.


Lewis, meanwhile, safely guided the W12 home in increasingly heavy rain to take the chequered flag in P1.


Today marks Lewis's 79th victory with the Mercedes (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/7/mercedes) works team, extending its100% win record in Russia which began with victories for Mercedes (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/7/mercedes) in 1913 and 1914.


In claiming 25 points today, Lewis surpassed 4000 points in F1, the first driver to reach that milestone.


Lewis Hamilton (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/9/lewis-hamilton) (246.5 points) leads the Drivers' Championship from Max Verstappen (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/46/max-verstappen) (244.5), while Valtteri is in third position (151 points). The Mercedes (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/7/mercedes)-AMG Petronas F1 Team (397.5 points) lead Red Bull (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/8/red-bull) (364.5 points) by 33 points in the Constructors' Championship.


Lewis Hamilton (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/9/lewis-hamilton): Wow... 100! It's taken a long time and I wasn't even sure the 100th would come! Going to bed last night I wasn't the happiest with the job I did yesterday. I watched the replay over and over again; they were subtle mistakes but I was so determined to put things right when I woke up this morning.


Today was tough - I lost a lot of ground at the start, just trying to stay out of trouble. I was patient and at the end, when the rain came, I didn't want to let Lando go by boxing. Of course I didn't know what the rain was doing, it was just my feeling but I'm incredibly grateful to the strategy team for the job they did today. Getting anywhere near 100 victories wouldn't be possible without the hard work of the men and women here and back at the factory, I'm so grateful to them - it just feels so special.


Lando did an amazing job today, he had incredible pace and he's doing such a great job for McLaren (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/5/mclaren). It was bittersweet to see my old team ahead, they're doing so well powered by Mercedes (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/7/mercedes) and it's good to see them united again. Max did a good job to come up from second to last, the battle continues and we know we need to be on top form over the remaining races.


Valtteri Bottas (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/3/valtteri-bottas): Firstly, congrats to Lewis on the win and his 100th victory. From my side, it was a difficult race and not an easy day, but the situation at the end with the rain saved it for me. Before that, I was struggling to progress through the field. It was much more difficult than I thought it would be, because I just couldn't follow through the corners - I was getting big understeer. I couldn't carry the speed and get close enough to overtake, and other cars were finding it easier to follow closely. Then the rain arrived, I wanted to stop one lap earlier but the team wasn't quite ready, but we were still one of the first cars to stop, which was good. I managed to climb up the order and score some good points, which is positive after a tricky day.


Toto Wolff: Those final few laps were so intense, but we managed to make the right calls and lead the field across the finish line. A big congratulations to Lewis on his 100th win. What we are witnessing is just mind-blowing. It'll be talked about for the next few days, but it'll only be years down the line when we realise that we've all been part of this journey. A journey no other driver in F1 history has done so far. That's beyond race wins and championship victories, that is the very human part of all this.


In terms of the race, I think it would have been difficult to get past Norris in the dry, as Lewis struggled to overtake Ricciardo even with DRS. Norris managed the race very well, who knows what would have happened if the rain hadn't arrived, but it did. This kind of decision is hugely difficult, it started to drizzle on half of the circuit, but we made the call and it paid off. We'd made the call a little bit earlier with Valtteri, and that brought him into contention after a challenging race and he did a great job to move up the field and into the top five. A big well done to the entire team for all their work and efforts, it's been a little while since we had a race victory but I know results like this will fire everyone up even more to keep pushing until the end of the season.


Andrew Shovlin: Congratulations to Lewis on his 100th win, it's an incredible achievement and hopefully he can find time over the next few days to enjoy it.

Obviously the end of the race was quite exciting, the team stayed calm and reacted well to the conditions and ultimately that's what gave us the win. Prior to the rain it was quite a tough race, Lewis lost places at the start after getting boxed in at turn 2 and Valtteri had a good start but struggled to make progress through the traffic, especially when stuck in a DRS train. We'd managed to get Lewis up to second and it would have been a straight fight with Lando in the dry but we were actually hoping for the rain as it felt like that would be our best chance of making it to the top step. Valtteri was further back at the time it started so we decided to switch to intermediates early and that paid off, gaining some good points in the process. Overall, a solid team performance and it's put us back in front in both championships so we're happy with that but Max covered very well today from a PU penalty, finishing just one place behind, so we know we need to be at our very best in the coming races to have a chance of bringing the Championships home.



https://www.pitpass.com/70862/Russian-GP-Race-team-notes-Mercedes


Russian GP: Race team notes - Red Bull Max Verstappen (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/46/max-verstappen): "Wow, we will definitely take that result! Of course to come from last to second is very good and when I woke up this morning I definitely didn't expect this result. To finish where we did with the penalty we had, we didn't lose as many points as we could have so as a Team we did a really good job. It was a crucial call to change to the inters, it was really slippery on track and we made a great decision with the timing and took the right lap to pit. A lot of things can happen when you're starting from the back of the grid, especially on the first lap when other cars are fighting each other, but we stayed out of trouble, kept it clean, and managed our race very well. The race itself was not very easy, it was difficult to pass other cars and once you got stuck it was easy to damage your tyres but luckily in the end the rain helped us make the last jump in positions."


Sergio Perez (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/13/sergio-perez): "We were on for a podium today so I decided to take the risk in staying out on the slicks instead of pitting for inters. In the first and third sector it was pretty dry and you could get temperature into the tyres, so if it then dried up those of us on the slicks would have made it work and those on the inters would have seen their race destroyed. In hindsight the slick wasn't the right tyre and ultimately the timing of the rain in the race meant some people got lucky today and others didn't. We were on for a great result with a podium through pure merit and despite a slow pit stop we still managed to come through the field to third but sometimes this is how racing is. The issue with the stop wasn't a human error and I spoke with my pit crew after the race to check they were okay because we're obviously all disappointed. As a Team we still walk away with a lot of points today and yes, it is frustrating for me, but I feel like I got so much out of the car which is only promising going to Turkey in two weeks' time."


Christian Horner: "Today's result in recovering from 20th to 2nd is an amazing performance. Our congratulations must go to Lewis on his 100th victory, but second for us after taking our grid penalty feels like a victory. With six or seven laps to go it didn't look like it was going to be possible. In tricky weather conditions like we had today, you can very easily come out looking like a hero or zero. It's such a tough call knowing whether to pit or not and the drivers see and feel so much more out on track compared with the engineers on the pit wall, and so the decision was left to Max and Checo on stopping for inters or not. In the end Max got it right and nailed the call to come in, and benefitted massively as a result whilst Checo decided not to pit and ended up losing out significantly, but these things can happen and luck also has its part to play. You could see Sergio wasn't alone with the guys out front that tried to brave it out being so close to the end of the race, but ultimately it didn't work out. The last two venues have historically been very strong for Mercedes (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/7/mercedes) so to come away only two points behind in the Drivers' Championship is positive, and I'm glad we've got our power unit penalty out of the way here and managed to recover with a podium. Everybody in the Team is really enjoying this championship, we've got ourselves back into a competitive position and it's going to be all about these final seven races, getting the strategy right, having the pace, and penalties are going to play a role too. It's going to be fascinating to see how it unfolds. Looking ahead to Turkey, it was an interesting race with the new surface last year. Hopefully it has weathered in now but we're really looking forward to it and today's result sets everything up in the championship up nicely. It's going to be a phenomenal competition."


https://www.pitpass.com/70861/Russian-GP-Race-team-notes-Red-Bull


Russian GP: Race team notes - McLaren Daniel Ricciardo (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/15/daniel-ricciardo): "Pretty eventful race. Sometimes this track doesn't provide that, but this weekend it did with both quali and the race. There was a lot that happened. I think my start was kinda too good! I had to pull out and then pull back in, so we lost a few positions there, but then made a few back over the first lap. So, there were some good moments. I defended pretty well in the first stint, then in the second stint made a few good passes, but then struggled towards the end of that Hard tyre.


"Then the rain came, and that's when it all turned on its head. The in-lap was sketchy. I think Carlos [Sainz] went off in Turn Seven, then me, then Max [Verstappen]. I think Max saw both of us and just went off less and was able to pass there. Then we got out on the Inters and I could see Carlos ahead - the last couple of laps I felt like I was bringing him in a bit, but it was a little too late. I just missed the podium, but P4 is a solid result. Good points and, I think, for those tricky conditions, it's always nice just to get out with your nose clean. There are definitely some positives and personally still a few things to work on, so we'll keep our head down."


Lando Norris (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/60/lando-norris): "It wasn't the race or the result we wanted in the end. I made a good start and we had a good first stint. Right at the end when the rain started, we made the call not to box and that cost us everything. We made the decision that was right at the time for the conditions at the time. It was my call, along with the information from the team, and together we need to review what we could've done better. It's incredibly disappointing of course, because we've been strong all weekend and I felt comfortable with the pace and the car today. The team has done a great job and I want to thank them for all their hard work. Of course, the result is not a reflection of our weekend, but there are a lot of positive we can take, and now we need to analyse, reset and bounce back in Turkey."


Andreas Seidl, Team Principal: "We are, of course, disappointed with finishing P4 and P7 in the Russian Grand Prix today, given the positions we were in three laps from the end of the race. On the positive side, both Lando, Daniel and the whole team put in strong performances all weekend, which is highly encouraging going into the last third of the season. Thanks to the team at track and back at the factory, along with our colleagues at Mercedes (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/7/mercedes) HPP, for their hard work and effort.


"Attention will no doubt be given to the decision to stay out on the slicks with Lando, while we went on Intermediate tyres relatively soon with Daniel. There were tricky calls to be made at the end of the race when it started raining, and that's never easy. Unfortunately, it didn't work out on Lando's side today. As always, we'll analyse this as a team, together with the drivers, learn from it and come back stronger.


"Finally, congratulations to Lewis on his historic 100th win. Everyone at McLaren (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/5/mclaren) Racing is proud of what he has achieved since his first race with us 14 years ago."


https://www.pitpass.com/70865/Russian-GP-Race-team-notes-McLaren


Russian GP: Race team notes - Aston Martin Lance Stroll (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/57/lance-stroll): "It is a real shame that the change in weather cost us a strong chance of a good result and plenty of points. In hindsight, stopping one lap earlier for Intermediates could have changed our race, but it is always hard to judge when the conditions are evolving. I made the call for us to stay out and try to make it to the end, so it is down to me. It is even more disappointing considering we made a great start and got up to fourth in what was a really enjoyable battle in the first few corners. We made the undercut on George [Russell] later on, which worked out nicely, but the second stint on the Hard tyre was made more challenging by the DRS train of cars ahead, which always hurts the tyres, and then it rained. It became very slippery out there and I did not see Sebastian alongside me. We will learn from today and move on to Turkey in a few weeks' time."


Sebastian Vettel (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/21/sebastian-vettel): "In the early part of the race it was not easy to make much progress in the train of cars, but when the rain came in the final few laps the race became a lottery. It felt like a 50/50 call as to whether we should pit for Intermediate tyres. It felt like the rain would stay light, so we stayed out, but then it became much heavier and caught us out. So we had to pit in the end and fit Intermediates, which dropped us down the order. When you have rain late in the race it can give you a big opportunity, but it did not go our way today. I think it was an entertaining race for the fans and I am happy for Lewis to have won his 100th Grand Prix: a huge achievement and well deserved today."


Otmar Szafnauer, CEO & Team Principal: "Lance made a fantastic start to move up to fourth place on lap one, and he held that position comfortably on the Medium tyres until we brought him in for Hards on lap 12 - the first tyre stop of the race. He then managed his tyres well in very difficult conditions, until the heavens opened a few laps from the end, which made the last part of the race something of a lottery. There was almost no grip at all, and he and Sebastian even made contact at one point, but the track surface was incredibly slippery and both our drivers did their very best. The result was ultimately a disappointing one for us - 11th and 12th - but, when it rains suddenly like that, luck often plays as big a part as judgment. Finally, on behalf of all of us at Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One Team, I would like to say a big congrats to Lewis . To win 100 Grands Prix is a truly extraordinary achievement. Well done!"


https://www.pitpass.com/70853/Russian-GP-Race-team-notes-Aston-Martin


[h=1]Russian GP: Race team notes - Alpine Alpine F1 Team extended its points-scoring streak to fourteen races as Fernando Alonso (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/1/fernando-alonso) finished in sixth place in a busy and eventful Russian Grand Prix at the Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi) Autodrom. Esteban Ocon (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/54/esteban-ocon) was outside the points in fourteenth place.


The race began dry and ended in the wet as rain fell just a handful of laps from the end, bringing a difficult decision on whether to gamble on dry tyres to the chequered flag or opt for Intermediates. Eventually, both drivers went for Intermediates with Fernando able to hold onto sixth place and add a valuable eight points to the Championship.


Both drivers made strong starts off the line with Fernando - starting on Hards - late on the brakes into Turn 2 in the fight for the top four, and Esteban - on Mediums - able to progress to eighth place. Fernando settled into eighth and Esteban ninth in the early running. Esteban pitted on lap 15 for new Hards to cover others around him while Fernando remained out and ran long on Hards, occupying second place for seven laps.
After his pit-stop for Mediums on lap 36, Fernando soon chased the top five, passing Max Verstappen (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/46/max-verstappen) into Turn 2 on lap 37. With the threat of rain increasing, Fernando continued his charge towards the podium positions, which he briefly held after passing Sergio Perez (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/13/sergio-perez) on lap 48. But, as the rain fell, he and Esteban pitted for Intermediates three laps from the end. The Spaniard was able to battle back to sixth with Esteban outside the points in fourteenth.


Esteban Ocon (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/54/esteban-ocon): "It was not a good race for us today and, in general, we haven't had the pace all weekend. It's disappointing, of course, not to score points, especially when there was an opportunity at the end with the wet conditions. We didn't make the right decision at the end and it was a risk to stay out on track on dry tyres. It's one of those days we have to forget, and we'll move on, analyse what happened, and come back stronger for the next race."


Fernando Alonso (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/1/fernando-alonso): "We finished sixth, but I think third place is more of a true reflection of our finishing position today. It all came down to luck in the end with the rain coming so late on. It was like a flip of a coin. Some cars stopped one lap earlier and I was in third position when it really started to rain. It was impossible to predict. Nevertheless, sixth is a good result for us and we deserved it. We looked competitive throughout the race, so there are lots of positives to take away."


Marcin Budkowski, Executive Director: "A bittersweet feeling today; we took home eight points, but we missed an opportunity to finish on the podium. We decided to start the cars on different strategies, with Fernando starting on Hard tyres with the objective of stopping later in the race and potentially benefit from safety cars or any rain coming.

Both drivers had a good first stint, with Esteban stopping earlier on the Mediums.

Unfortunately, he ran out of grip in the later stages of the race on the Hard tyres.

Fernando managed his tyres well and had very good pace right until the rain started to fall. At this stage, the challenge was to predict whether it would get heavier or go away, which is a bit of a lottery. Fernando was making positions on the dry tyres in the light rain and we decided to leave him out; had the rain intensity reduced we would have likely finished P2, but unfortunately it went the other way and we pitted him a lap too late. It was a similar story with Esteban: as he was outside of the points, we had to take a gamble: pit early for Intermediates or leave him out on the dry tyres, we opted for the latter and did not luck in. We're leaving Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi) with eight points while our closest rivals didn't score any, so overall a good result for the championship even if we feel we missed out on a better result today."



https://www.pitpass.com/70856/Russian-GP-Race-team-notes-Alpine


Russian GP: Race team notes - Ferrari Scuderia Ferrari (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/2/ferrari) Mission Winnow took its fourth podium of the season in the Russian Grand Prix courtesy of Carlos Sainz (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/47/carlos-sainz) who came home in third place. Charles, who was starting from the back, produced a masterly performance but came away empty handed after the final crazy stages of the race when the rain fell.


A great first lap. Both Carlos and Charles drove great opening laps. The Spaniard started from the dirty side of the track, but managed not only to fend off those behind, but also to exploit the slipstream to overtake Lando Norris (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/60/lando-norris) and lead the race. Charles, who started from the back row, was 12th come the end of the first lap having made no less than seven overtaking moves.


All about tyres. From then on the race was all about tyre performance for the two Ferrari (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/2/ferrari) men. Carlos, who started on Mediums, began to suffer from a bit of graining after a dozen or so laps, which led to him pitting earlier than his nearest rivals. The situation was better on the Hards and the Spaniard was third when the rain came.

Charles had a great pace on the Hards and he was also competitive on the Mediums, to the extent he was fighting for a good position before the chaotic final stages.


Timing. As the rain got progressively harder, choosing the right moment to change tyres was the key factor. It all went well for Carlos, but Charles came in a few laps later, which cost him dearly, depriving him of a good points haul that had seemed to be within his grasp.
Next stop Istanbul. The championship resumes in a fortnight with the 16th round of the championship, when the ninth running of the Turkish Grand Prix takes place from 8 to 10 October at the Istanbul Park Circuit.


Carlos Sainz (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/47/carlos-sainz): This was a tricky but positive weekend for me, with a good quali and a strong race where I gave absolutely everything. We made a perfect start from the dirty side, braking late into turn 2 and risking it on the outside of Lando to get into the lead. Unfortunately we suffered from graining and couldn't hold P1 for much longer and had to pit early.


After the first stop, we had a very good stint, managing the Hard tyre in traffic and then pushing in clean air, on course for a reasonably comfortable P3 before the rain came and made everything a lot trickier. With the used Hard it was clear to me we needed to box for Inters and together with the team we made the right decision at the right moment, regaining P3!


It's a happy podium but I think as a team we need to keep analysing what we can do better to make sure next time a Ferrari (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/2/ferrari) is leading we are less vulnerable. We've got some time before the next race so we will keep pushing.


Charles Leclerc (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/61/charles-leclerc): What a disappointing end to an otherwise extremely positive race!
I had a good start, gaining a few positions. Everything looked really promising, I made lots of overtakes and my pace was strong.


Things suddenly changed when it started to rain at the very end of the race. Carlos was ahead and decided to pit for Inters, while I still had some doubts. I tried to do another lap on slicks, hoping that the rain would decrease. But it started pouring down and it was just impossible to go on without pitting with two laps to go. That was basically the end of my race, which is a real shame.


A good job from the team and Carlos to bring home a third place today.


Mattia Binotto: That was a very intense and difficult race today, which ended with one of our drivers on the podium. Carlos had a great weekend, both yesterday in qualifying and today in the race and third place is a nice reward for all the hard work. Charles leaves empty handed at the end of a weekend which started on the back foot because of the penalty, but today he once again proved just how talented he is. He made a great start, had really strong race pace and showed the right amount of aggression for the overtaking moves.


We know that as a team we must always try and improve in every area. Here, we introduced an update to the hybrid system for the power unit, which worked the way we had expected and produced a little bit more performance. However, we were not perfect in other areas, for example the pit stops and tyre management with Charles in those final chaotic moments of the race, whereas with Carlos everything went according to plan and we will build on the experience gained today.


https://www.pitpass.com/70864/Russian-GP-Race-team-notes-Ferrari


Russian GP: Race team notes - AlphaTauri Pierre Gasly (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/53/pierre-gasly): "It's not been a great weekend for us really, we missed a big opportunity yesterday in Qualifying and again today we made the wrong decision with the slicks, which unfortunately means we finished out of the points. The pace was strong here and I think we had a good first stint, but we just didn't utilise all the opportunities given to us this weekend, which is a real shame. We need to review everything from today and work out how we make the most out of these conditions in the future. It's a weekend to forget, but we've got a good team and I'm confident we can bounce back at the next one."


Yuki Tsunoda (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/71/yuki-tsunoda): "It's obviously a disappointing day. I've struggled with the balance of the car all weekend and it was the same today in the race, especially on the first lap where it was hard to keep it on the track. I just need to reset after this weekend and work on my baseline performance, so I can start finishing in the points again."


Claudio Balestri (Chief Engineer - Vehicle Performance): "Today the target was to score points and we didn't. In the first lap we immediately lost positions with both cars but for the rest of the race, when we were free of traffic, the pace of the car was quite good. To maximise the possibility to score points, we decided to split the strategy across the cars, with Pierre going long on the first stint with the Hards, then swapping to the Mediums. Whilst with Yuki we did the opposite, starting him on the Mediums. However, with just six laps to go, some light rain arrived and the track became slippery. Some cars pitted for Inters but we decided to stick with dry tyres - leaving Pierre out and calling Yuki in for Softs - as we believed the rain wouldn't continue and we could capitalise on this opportunity. Unfortunately, the gamble didn't pay off and the rain became far heavier, so we were forced to pit for Inters. We now need to go home and analyse what we could have done better in such tricky weather conditions."


https://www.pitpass.com/70860/Russian-GP-Race-team-notes-AlphaTauri


Russian GP: Race team notes - Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/15/alfa-romeo) Racing ORLEN brought home four points from the Grand Prix in Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi), courtesy of eighth place by Kimi Raikkonen (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/17/kimi-raikkonen). Team-mate Antonio Giovinazzi (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/58/antonio-giovinazzi) was 16th in a race heavily influenced by a downpour of rain with little more than five laps to go.


Raikkonen, starting in 13th, had a really good start to climb to 10th at the end of the opening lap. He settled into a rhythm and, when the rain came, the team made the right call to switch to intermediate tyres, gaining ground and crossing the line in P8.

Antonio's race was eventful: after receiving a hit on lap one, forcing him to take to the escape road, his radio failed. He had to navigate the whole race without any communication from the pit wall, and managed to be involved in several interesting battles and overtakes.


The result brings the team up to seven points in the championship, with the next race taking place in Istanbul on October 10th.


Frederic Vasseur, Team Principal: "The race ended up being very exciting and we head home with a good haul of points. Despite a difficult Saturday, we entered the race with some quiet optimism as we knew we would be in a position to fight. Kimi had a good start to jump to P10, while Antonio was hit and had to recover from the back. He was in a few good fights and made some nice overtaking moves -all the more so as he had no radio. Kimi was able to stay with Ocon for most of the race, just outside the points, and when the rain came we made the right call to stop for inters. He was able to make up ground and cross the line in P8, four good points for the team. It's a good result, a reward for the job we have done so far and a confidence boost ahead of the next race in Turkey, in two weeks."


Kimi Raikkonen (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/17/kimi-raikkonen): "It was a good result we fought hard for. We could keep up with our rivals in the dry but passing them was not easy, especially in the DRS trains. In the end, we made the right call on the tyres: I thought it was getting too wet and we chose to box, which really helped us in the end. We did the best we could and we have some points to show for it."


Antonio Giovinazzi (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/58/antonio-giovinazzi): "It was an eventful race with lots going on. I was hit in turn two and I lost a few places there: in addition, I was without radio from the first lap, so it was impossible to communicate with the team. It has been a difficult afternoon, especially when the rain started at the end of the race and I couldn't talk to the pits about the tyre change. I'm pleased for the team's result, but I'm already looking forward to Turkey."


https://www.pitpass.com/70863/Russian-GP-Race-team-notes-Alfa-Romeo


Russian GP: Race team notes - Haas Uralkali Haas (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/12/haas) F1 Team driver Nikita Mazepin (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/70/nikita-mazepin) classified 18th, while Mick Schumacher (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/69/mick-schumacher) was unable to reach the finish of Sunday's Russian Grand Prix, Round 15 of the 2021 FIA Formula 1 World Championship, held at Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi) Autodrom.


Mazepin took the start from 15th on Pirelli P Zero Yellow medium tires and leapt up to 13th on the opening lap. Mazepin battled with much faster cars but held a solid 16th through the first stint, coming in on lap 14 for White hard tires, emerging in 19th position. Mazepin came in again on lap 48 for Cinturato Green intermediate tires as a band of showers swept through Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi) Autodrom and he avoided the drama that befell others to collect 18th spot at the checkered flag.


Schumacher started from 14th on the grid, also on soft tires, but dropped to the rear of the field on a frantic opening lap. Schumacher regrouped and came in on lap 20, taking on hard tires, and closed on teammate Mazepin, making a move for 19th on lap 32. Unfortunately for Schumacher a hydraulic issue on his VF-21 meant he was forced to come into the pitlane to retire just two laps later, bringing his perfect finishing record this season to an end.


Up front Mercedes (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/7/mercedes)' Lewis Hamilton (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/9/lewis-hamilton) recorded a historic 100th Formula 1 victory with Red Bull (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/8/red-bull) Racing's Max Verstappen (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/46/max-verstappen) and Scuderia Ferrari (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/2/ferrari) driver Carlos Sainz (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/47/carlos-sainz) completing the podium.


Uralkali Haas (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/12/haas) F1 Team will next be in action at the Turkish Grand Prix, to be held at Intercity Istanbul Park, from October 8 to 10.


Nikita Mazepin (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/70/nikita-mazepin): "It was a long race - loads of things happening. I had a very good first opening lap and then did my best to hold the faster cars behind using the battery cleverly, which I think I did well. Then after we boxed, came out on hard tires, I still tried to keep the cars behind and obviously one overtook me, and then I had a lock-up and unfortunately for us when the hard tires lock-up, they don't ever come back. We as a team made a good call to go on to inters, I was one of the very first cars and gained quite a bit of time back. It was fun to overtake some cars that I would never be able to overtake. Nevertheless, we know where we stand and now eyes forward on to the next race."


Mick Schumacher (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/69/mick-schumacher): "We obviously had an issue and we were trying to fix it out on track but didn't manage. It is what it is, we live and we learn and it's Formula 1 - so things can happen. It's my first retirement this year and I was certainly hoping it would take some more time, or not happen at all this year but it's a part of the game. We were very good in terms of pace and the car felt really good out there. We'll take away the positives, analyze them and take them on to Turkey."


Guenther Steiner: "We had a good race start with both cars. Nikita in the first part of the race had good pace, keeping a few other cars behind. Mick's start was not fantastic, but he got out after his tire change and was very strong and then unfortunately he had a hydraulic issue, losing pressure. Nikita - once the blue flags started - the tires got cold and he struggled to keep the pace, that was the reason. In the end we got one car to the end and we come back."


https://www.pitpass.com/70857/Russian-GP-Race-team-notes-Haas


Russian GP: Race team notes - Williams George Russell (https://www.pitpass.com/70859/drivers/66/george-russell) finished 10th in the Russian Grand Prix, whilst Nicholas Latifi (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/62/nicholas-latifi) retired due to car damage. George started third and Nicholas 18th, both on the medium Pirelli tyre.
George stopped on lap 13 for the hard tyres, before switching to intermediates on lap 47. Nicholas pitted on lap 13 for the hard compound, before retiring the car on lap 47 with accident damage.


Dave Robson, Head of Vehicle Performance: We went into today's race hoping to hold on at the front but fearing that the quicker cars behind would make our race difficult. We had a reasonable start but couldn't make the progress before turn two that we had hoped to do. Nonetheless, George was able to settle into a good rhythm and hold P3 without the leaders getting too far ahead. On the Prime, George did another fantastic job of managing the car and we were set for a points finish in the dry. The shower that came across the circuit towards the end presented an opportunity for George and we called the switch to Intermediate tyres well. Unfortunately, following a very successful qualifying session yesterday, we had only used tyres left and so we had to fight hard to hold on to 10th place.


Another points finish is an excellent result and fair reward for the hard work throughout the Team. It is a shame that Nicholas had to retire but following damage to the car when he was on his in-lap for Intermediates, we had to retire him. Until that point, he was doing very well and showing excellent pace. Sadly, his grid penalty stopped him from using that raw pace to get into a points-scoring position and then he was simply unfortunate with where he was on the track as the rain began to intensify.


The Sochi (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/24/sochi) Autodrom is always a challenging place to race and we are pleased with our return on what could've been a very difficult weekend. The team operated very well throughout and both drivers showed some excellent pace. Another Championship point moves us closer to Aston Martin and limits the damage in our tight battle with Alfa Romeo (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/15/alfa-romeo).


Finally, it was a privilege to see Lewis score his 100th career victory; an incredible achievement even for a driver of Lewis's immense ability and dedication. Congratulations to him and his entire team.


George Russell (https://www.pitpass.com/70859/drivers/66/george-russell): I thought we had a really strong race today. We held our own and made no silly mistakes and that was our Grand Prix throughout. We held third for the first 12 laps and it was quite fun fighting for this position, trying to keep cars like the McLaren (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/5/mclaren), the Mercedes (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/7/mercedes)', and the Aston Martin behind and we have to be proud of this. I struggled at the end on the Intermediate tyre as I was on a used set having gone through all of our sets in qualifying yesterday. In the end, it is another point on the board so we will take it. It wasn't the dream result but before the weekend if we'd have been offered 10th and another point, we would have taken it. Overall, I think it was a good race.


Nicholas Latifi (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/62/nicholas-latifi): Unfortunately, I got caught out on the slicks at the end of the race when it started raining and made a mistake. I couldn't slow down so spun at Turn seven and clipped the barrier which damaged the rear wing. At that point, there was nothing to play for and it made more sense to retire the car. It was a frustrating race because the car felt very nice to drive, possibly the nicest it's felt, but I couldn't make much progress at the beginning of the race or follow closely to the Haas (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/12/haas) in front during the key areas of the track. It's unfortunate, because the Prime tyre felt good and I think if we'd started higher up we could have maintained position and got a stronger result, but that's how it goes sometimes.


https://www.pitpass.com/70859/Russian-GP-Race-team-notes-Williams


Russian GP: Race team notes - Pirelli Starting from fourth on the grid, Mercedes (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/7/mercedes) driver Lewis Hamilton (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/9/lewis-hamilton) claimed his 100th Formula 1 victory and regained the world championship lead. Like almost every driver, he completed a two-stop strategy, switching from the P Zero Yellow medium C4 to the P Zero White hard C3 on lap 27 and then to the Cinturato Green intermediates in the final laps as rain fell. He hunted down McLaren (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/5/mclaren)'s Lando Norris (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/60/lando-norris), who led for the bulk of the race from pole but only went onto intermediates on the final lap, falling down the order and eventually finishing seventh.


Red Bull (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/8/red-bull)'s Max Verstappen (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/46/max-verstappen) went from 20th on the grid to second, starting on the hard tyres before switching to the mediums and then the intermediates with three laps to go.
The majority of drivers started on the medium tyre, with seven beginning on the hard. Before the rain, all the drivers ran the two theoretically fastest strategies: medium to hard, or hard to medium.


Mario Isola: "After yesterday's wet conditions, the rain held off until the final few laps - and it decided the race. Up until then, the drivers had made the most of dry conditions with maximum tyre freedom, as they could choose their starting tyres and they all had a full unused allocation of slicks. The 'reset' track following the rain led to a bit of sliding and graining at the start of the race, but this was soon overcome. The hard tyre's resistance to abrasion proved very well suited to the conditions, with some very long stints of more than 35 laps, while the medium also did 28 laps in the hands of Lando Norris (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/60/lando-norris). Ultimately though, it was the intermediate tyre that made the difference, with the teams able to use their experience from a wet qualifying to extract the maximum performance from it when it mattered at the end."


https://www.pitpass.com/70858/Russian-GP-Race-team-notes-Pirelli

llumia
28/09/2021, 16:09
Cuando la competición está tan igualada, los pequeños detalles comienzan a adquirir notable relevancia, por ejemplo, en este caso, los "reglajes" elegidos para la prueba:

https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/the-mercedes-red-bull-set-up-splits-as-f1-title-battle-intensifies/6677447/

llumia
28/09/2021, 16:11
Las novedades técnicas captadas, como siempre, realizando un fantástico trabajo, por N. Carpentiers:

https://f1i.autojournal.fr/magazine/magazine-technique/technique-a-sotchi-ferrari-honda-preparent-lavenir/

yorch
28/09/2021, 18:52
Cuando la competición está tan igualada, los pequeños detalles comienzan a adquirir notable relevancia, por ejemplo, en este caso, los "reglajes" elegidos para la prueba:

https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/the-mercedes-red-bull-set-up-splits-as-f1-title-battle-intensifies/6677447/

Es una pena que el año que viene esto acabe. Hemos tenido esta temporada extra "de regalo" y es una pena que no vayan a seguir las actuales regulaciones porque a saber que depara. En fin, disfrutemos mientras dure.

llumia
29/09/2021, 16:33
Totalmente de acuerdo, 8 años... 8 años!!!! para alcanzar la "convergencia" y esto desgraciadamente se acaba. Con un reglamento tan restringido y diferencias notables en los recursos de cada equipo, aunque el techo presupuestario haya venido a tratar de paliar un poco esto, mucho me temo que las diferencias en el seno de la parrilla de se van a ampliar notablemente, esperemos que la deseada "convergencia" no se haga esperar tanto.

McHouserphy
30/09/2021, 22:46
Disculpas por el "Delay" :gaydude:, pero ... :ouch::homework::putersmile1:...

La habitual sesión de gráficas de carrera.

GP de Rusia 2021 :

Posiciones por vuelta y compuesto
https://imgur.com/hLx32oY.png

Uso de compuestos
https://imgur.com/B3gNR48.png

Tiempos de Clasificatorias, vueltas promedio y vueltas rápidas
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https://imgur.com/oHLapyL.png

Mejores sectores y vuelta ideal
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https://imgur.com/GngTOIY.png

Velocidades máximas
https://imgur.com/z7JdKA6.png

https://imgur.com/KZEQ5g7.png

Velocidades vuelta a vuelta de todos:
https://imgur.com/gtpuGLc.png

Stints de las Velocidades vuelta a vuelta de todos
https://imgur.com/xFdHUOw.png

Velocidades vuelta a vuelta de los diez primeros
https://imgur.com/rXlFRrH.png

Stints de las Velocidades vuelta a vuelta de los diez primeros
https://imgur.com/Fu506Lp.png

Tiempos por vuelta de todos
https://imgur.com/H8J0usw.png

Stints de los tiempos por vuelta de todos
https://imgur.com/2sQaFwC.png

Tiempos por vuelta de los diez primeros
https://imgur.com/i298HUH.png

Stints de los tiempos por vuelta de los diez primeros
https://imgur.com/bTzZ96f.png

Ritmo promedio de todos
https://imgur.com/7C5uXGd.png

Ritmo promedio de los diez primeros
https://imgur.com/Vg4Zbqr.png

Tiempos compensados de todos (compensación peso gasolina)
https://imgur.com/P1ZNXED.png

Stints de los tiempos compensados de todos
https://imgur.com/vw0KuOM.png

Tiempos compensados de los diez primeros
https://imgur.com/5MBnccX.png

Stints de los tiempos compensados de los diez primeros
https://imgur.com/Zmb9xog.png

McHouserphy
30/09/2021, 22:47
Distancias entre todos los pilotos
https://imgur.com/RXIqlm6.png

Distancias entre los diez primeros
https://imgur.com/wLEVV7g.png

Tiempos por vuelta de los Mercedes, Red Bull y Ferrari
https://imgur.com/QXB9Zek.png

Tiempos por vuelta de los Red Bull, Ferrari y McLaren
https://imgur.com/nryOlWd.png

Tiempos por vuelta de los Ferrari, McLaren y Alpine
https://imgur.com/hv9X3FI.png

Tiempos por vuelta de los McLaren, Alpine y Alfa Romeo
https://imgur.com/pTJjP29.png

Tiempos por vuelta de los Alpine, Alfa Romeo y Willians
https://imgur.com/UlQNMxu.png

Tiempos por vuelta de los Alfa Romeo, Williams y Aston Martin
https://imgur.com/tYQypPD.png

Tiempos por vuelta de los Williams, Aston Martin y AlphaTauri
https://imgur.com/dFsWcJi.png

Tiempos por vuelta de los Aston Martin, AlphaTauri y Haas
https://imgur.com/Sl0bUjc.png

Tiempos por vuelta de los motorizados Mercedes
https://imgur.com/gADXTw2.png

Tiempos por vuelta de los motorizados Ferrari
https://imgur.com/J27EgWP.png

Tiempos por vuelta de los motorizados Renault
https://imgur.com/Digz1x3.png

Tiempos por vuelta de los motorizados Honda
https://imgur.com/1kAsIbt.png

Tiempos por vuelta de los motorizados Honda y Renault
https://imgur.com/LuDrqxZ.png

Huella de carrera de todos
https://imgur.com/wTYjZjt.png

Stints de Huella de carrera de todos
https://imgur.com/JdSZ6TL.png

Huella de carrera de los diez primeros
https://imgur.com/J9vDj69.png

Stints de Huella de carrera de los diez primeros
https://imgur.com/NkbKtrP.png

Ritmo Absoluto de todos (compensación peso gasolina)
https://imgur.com/jQBYzU0.png

Stints de Ritmo Absoluto de todos
https://imgur.com/bXCZkPp.png

Ritmo Absoluto de los diez primeros
https://imgur.com/YpNorss.png

Stints de Ritmo Absoluto de los diez primeros
https://imgur.com/Lcil3iI.png

McHouserphy
30/09/2021, 22:47
Comparación vueltas de Hamilton y Verstappen
https://imgur.com/vqxohNF.png

Comparación vueltas de Verstappen y Sainz
https://imgur.com/ooyc4N8.png

Comparación vueltas de Sainz y Ricciardo
https://imgur.com/eaIrMFX.png

Comparación vueltas de Ricciardo y Bottas
https://imgur.com/Q7k2BAV.png

Comparación vueltas de Bottas y Alonso
https://imgur.com/7hKZ59x.png

Comparación vueltas de Alonso y Norris
https://imgur.com/G1ttu9S.png

Comparación vueltas de Norris y Raikkonen
https://imgur.com/xOv4zz7.png

Comparación vueltas de Raikkonen y Perez
https://imgur.com/YEn4zme.png

Comparación vueltas de Perez y Russell
https://imgur.com/zV3PeXZ.png

Rendimientos globales en Carrera
https://imgur.com/m4MOPDA.png

Rendimientos con compuestos prime, duros o C3
https://imgur.com/eBQwPi7.png

Ampliación para Hamilton y Norris
https://imgur.com/p4Hgkmz.png

Rendimientos con compuestos option, medios o C4
https://imgur.com/Bx5CNgT.png

Ampliación para Giovinazzi y Leclerc
https://imgur.com/rXoe0JF.png

Rendimientos con compuestos extra, blandos o C5
https://imgur.com/zKhgQ1x.png

Rendimientos con compuestos Intermedios o mixtos
https://imgur.com/ktGTZfi.png


Y seguimos porrocesando :gaydude::roto2rie:... :putersmile1:...

McHouserphy
30/09/2021, 22:55
https://libredd.it/img/m1klgadlj1q71.png

https://imgur.com/7Wfd2GW.png

https://imgur.com/ESYWgw1.png

** Editado por errores en las anteriores