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McHouserphy
13/06/2021, 15:46
FORMULA 1 TEMPORADA 2021 – GP Nº 7
FRANCIA GRAND PRIX



Circuit Paul Ricard



Circuit Paul Ricard
2760 Route des Hauts du Champ
RDN8, 83330 Le Castellet
France


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HORARIOS:

Viernes 18 de Junio :

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

Sábado 19 de Junio :

Prácticas Libres, Sesión 3 : Horario Local : 12:00 a 13:00 - España : 12:00 a 13:00 - GMT : 10:00 a 11:00
Clasificatorias de Parrilla de Salida : Horario Local :15:00 a 16:00 - España : 15:00 a 16:00 - GMT : 13:00 a 14:00
Domingo 20 de Junio :

CARRERA: Horario Local:15:00 - España: 15:00 - GMT: 13:00


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Datos Básicos de Pista

Fecha de creación: 1970
Primer Gran Premio de F1: 04/07/1971
Grandes Premios organizados: 15
Capacidad de espectadores: 90000
Longitud oficial: 5,842km / 3,630 millas
Número de vueltas: 53
Sentido de giro: Derechas (Horario).
Longitud total de carrera:309,690km / 192,432 millas.
Longitud rodadura: metros.
Compensación de linea de salida: 266m.
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Curvas oficiales: 15.
Curvas oficiales a derecha: 9
Curvas oficiales a izquierda: 6.
Curvas reales: 15.
Curvas reales a derecha: 9
Curvas reales a izquierda: 6
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Velocidad Máxima Speed Trap: 340 Km/h
Porcentaje de tiempo en frenada: 14%
Porcentaje de vuelta con acelerador a fondo: 56%
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.
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Tiempo de entrada y salida de pits (sin repostar): 21,6s.
Tiempo de vuelta de referencia: 1:32,900
Carga aerodinámica: Media-Baja
Dureza / Desgaste de frenos: Alto
Agarre del asfalto: Medio
Tipo de neumático: Blando
Tipos de Neumáticos suministrados 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


Brembo, La frenada más dura de Paul Ricard:
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Vuelta virtual en el simulador con Romain Grosjean:

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Mejor vuelta: 1:32,740 - S. Vettel (Ferrari 2019)
Mejor pole : 1:30,029 L. Hamilton (Mercedes 2018)
Vuelta Rápida 2019 : 1:32,740 - S. Vettel (Ferrari)
Podio 2019 : 1º L. Hamilton ; 2º V. Bottas ; 3º C. Leclerc

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Piloto con más Poles: 3 A. Prost
Escudería con más Poles: 3 McLaren
Piloto con más victorias: 4 A. Prost
Escudería con más Victorias: 3 Williams , McLaren

On Board de la pole de Hamilton en 2019:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v=DiylFg4Xl_0

Clasificatorias 2019, mejores momentos:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=do-nQKwosgc

High Lights 2019

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THK2lYEusLo

Mejores On boards carrera 2019:

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Sita a 39 km al noreste de Marsella, la pista de Paul Ricard es legendaria, y también conocida por el nombre de la población a la que está adscrita, Le Castellet.

Contígua al aeropuerto internacional de Le Castellet, fué construida en 1970 con 5810m. de longitud, a una altitud media de 430m sobre el nivel del mar, es una pista permanente, con una anchura de pista entre los 10 y 12 metros, y 33 metros de desnivel máximo.

Ha albergado catore grandes premios de Fórmula Uno, el primero en 1971. Tras la muerte de Elio De Angelis en 1986, quedó reducida a 3813m. durante los cinco últimos GGPP que albergó, el último de esa época en 1990.

Desde entonces, además de eventos de otros deportes de motor, como motociclismo o camiones, es muy utilizada para pruebas y test, ya que desde 1999 el circuito está equipado con la tecnología High Tech Test Track, con escapatorias de asfalto caracterizadas por las franjas de color azul y rojas, que ofrecen beneficios críticos de seguridad gracias a su superficie abrasiva que ralentiza a los vehículos fuera de la pista.

En el diseño existente, todas las imperfecciones han sido eliminadas para hacerlo más fluido y más técnico, además dispone de aspersores de agua para la simulación de condiciones de lluvia, y ofrece hasta 167 variantes de trazado, desde 826 a 5861 m., desde el año 2018 en que regresó al calendario de la F1, su longitud es de 5842 metros para el Gran Premio de Francia.

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[SIZE=3][INDENT]PALMARÉS
2019 : L. Hamilton (Mercedes)
2018 : L. Hamilton (Mercedes)
1990 : A. Prost (Ferrari)
1989 : A. Prost (McLaren)
1988 : A. Prost (McLaren)
1987 : M. Mansell (Williams)
1986 : M. Mansell (Williams)
1985 : N. Piquet (Brabham)
1983 : A. Prost (Renault)
1982 : R. Arnoux (Renault)
1980 : A. Jones (Williams)
1978 : M. Andretti (Lotus)
1976 : J. Hunt (McLaren)
1975 : N. Lauda (Ferrari)
1973 : R. Peterson (Lotus)
1971 : J. Steward (Tyrrell)

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Enlaces / Links :

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


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


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


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

McHouserphy
13/06/2021, 15:51
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GoVal
14/06/2021, 19:47
Muchas gracias por el hilo, McH. :abrazo: :abrazo:

Después de dos circuitos con los límites de la pista tan claros como son Mónaco y Bakú, me da bastante pereza que llegue este. A ver la de cambios en la manera de considerar fuera de pista o no nos regalan este fin de semana los de la FIA.

Me toca perderme los libres del viernes, pero para el sábado ya estaré por el chat. :sisi1:

GoVal
14/06/2021, 20:13
Previo de Pirelli y presiones para este GP (al menos de momento).


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GoVal
15/06/2021, 18:12
Ruedas de prensa para este fin de semana.



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GoVal
16/06/2021, 22:10
Los Alpine lucen bandera.



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llumia
17/06/2021, 13:02
Previas de los distintos equipos:

French GP: Preview - AlpineAfter an eventful outing in Baku last time out, Alpine gets ready for the first of two home Grands Prix in France. Executive Director Marcin Budkowski underlines the importance of the team's home race and discusses the areas for improvement to the A521.

How special is a home Grand Prix?

Marcin Budkowski: A home race for every team is special. Alpine is a French brand with its headquarters in France, while the Formula 1 Team is primarily based in the UK, so we could even say we have two home races! It's a pleasure to represent Alpine on France soil, especially in such a beautiful region, but there is also added attention on the team. There are more fans supporting us in the grandstands, VIPs and executives from the Renault (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/13/renault) Group and therefore the extra pressure to perform. Once the race weekend starts, though, every individual is focused on getting the most out of the car, the drivers and the whole Team as we do at every race.


What are the key challenges at Circuit Paul Ricard?

MB: Circuit Paul Ricard is a great circuit with some exciting combinations of slow, medium and high-speed corners as well as long straights that give opportunities to overtake. It's a more conventional Formula 1 circuit than Monaco and Baku with the runoff areas and drivers able to push the limit without the risk of extreme consequences that we saw at the last two rounds.


Besides a few minor improvements to the car, we've had to make some modifications to our rear wing, in line with the new technical directive issued by the FIA.


What is the verdict after Azerbaijan?

MB: Overall, it was an encouraging weekend up until Sunday. Our pace was relatively competitive on Friday up until Saturday and we reached Q3 with one car after a tricky session with many yellow and red flags. It was disappointing for Esteban to retire early on with a reliability issue, and unfortunately our race pace wasn't strong enough to allow Fernando to fight for good positions in the race. It took a fantastic effort from him to secure sixth position in the last two laps.


How is the team aiming to combat its current race pace deficit?

MB: We have work to do to understand our race pace deficit and it's something we're actively investigating. It's clear the car is capable of good performances in qualifying, but on some circuits, we can't seem to replicate that good pace in race conditions, and that's something we need to get on top of to score bigger points in the Championship. We hope that our findings so far will help us achieving a good result in France, on a full-time circuit more typical of what we normally see in Formula 1.


It's been a long three years since Esteban Ocon (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/54/esteban-ocon) last raced on home soil. He heads to Circuit Paul Ricard feeling determined to deliver a strong result for his, and the team's, home fans as the French Grand Prix gets set for 'la Summer Race'.


How much are you looking forward to racing in front of your home fans?

Esteban Ocon (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/54/esteban-ocon): It feels like so long ago since I lined up for my home Grand Prix in France, so I'm very much ready and looking forward to doing that once again this weekend. Obviously, I wasn't racing in 2019 and, last year, there wasn't a French Grand Prix, so I definitely have extra motivation and energy coming into this race. I think everyone in the team is desperate for a good race on home soil, and we'll be working hard to do just that. It's the south of France, nice weather, fans in the grandstands and the fastest cars in the world... I can't wait!


Do you enjoy racing at Circuit Paul Ricard?

EO: It's a track I like actually, and I have some nice memories there. It's where I had my first win in single seaters in the 2013 Formula Renault (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/13/renault) Eurocup, so that's something I'll always remember. I've driven a lot of laps there for various tests in previous roles and, I was even at Circuit Paul Ricard earlier this year in the 2018 car to prepare for the season. A lap is pretty intense with some fast corner combinations and some high-speed sections. There are some opportunities to overtake too, mainly into the back chicane, so I'm sure it'll be a good event for the fans to watch. We'll be giving it our maximum and pushing for points.


What's your mindset for the French Grand Prix after last weekend's disappointment?

EO: Leaving Baku without points was definitely frustrating. It was just one of those weekends where it didn't quite click together. In qualifying, I was feeling good and certainly had the pace for Q3. Then, the race, we weren't able to show what we were capable of achieving with the early retirement. The sprint at the end would have been enjoyable, no doubt, but we move on and go into the team and I's, home race with added motivation to comeback with a big result.


Fernando Alonso (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/1/fernando-alonso) will race in blue colours at the French Grand Prix once more as the Spaniard returns to Circuit Paul Ricard for the first time since 2018. Fresh from a season best sixth place finish at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, Fernando is aiming to continue his momentum on the team's home territory.


It will be your ninth ever French Grand Prix in Formula 1, and second time at Circuit Paul Ricard, are you looking forward to racing there again?

Fernando Alonso (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/1/fernando-alonso): I always enjoy racing in France. I've had some good results in Formula 1 and in other motorsport categories in this country, but Circuit Paul Ricard is actually a track I don't know so well as I've only raced here once in Formula 1. The track has been resurfaced with some small tweaks to help improve the racing, so we'll assess that early in the weekend. The circuit has quite a few high-speed sections and Turn 10 will be fun in these modern Formula 1 cars. There are quite a few runoff areas around the circuit which means any mistakes are less likely to punished by barriers either side of you. This will be different to what we experienced at both Monaco and Baku and hopefully we can put on a show for the fans.


It was an exciting last two laps in Azerbaijan, how did it feel inside the cockpit?

FA: It was a lot of fun and I've watched the onboard back quite a few times. We were quite lucky that the red flag brought everyone back for a standing restart, but we were given the opportunity and we seized it. You have to capitalise on these moments in a season. Our tyre choice after the red flag was smart and we seemed to have immediate grip on the first lap of the restart so we could try some bold moves into Turn 1.

Then overtaking into Turn 5 is not normally where you can make a move, but we did it and made it stick. Looking back on the Sunday, our overall pace was a little poor during the race, so we need to look at why that was the case. I was happy to come away with some solid points in Baku, it was a well-deserved result for the team.


You've had some good results in the past in France, can you highlight your favourite memory there?

FA: The win in 2005 at Magny-Cours was good for obvious reasons. We led the race from the start, and I was able to pit and come out still ahead of everyone. It was my fifth and Renault (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/13/renault)'s sixth win of the season and that momentum we carried through the rest of the year was pivotal in taking both championships.

Winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans twice was also very special, and I won't forget those memories. Let's hope we can make some more memories at Circuit Paul Ricard this weekend.

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llumia
17/06/2021, 13:04
French GP: Preview - AlphaTauriPierre Gasly (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/53/pierre-gasly): "I feel my podium in Baku was well deserved as the whole weekend was excellent, everything was going well in free practice and I felt really comfortable in the car, the potential was there.

We improved the car for Saturday, impressively quickest in FP3 and then in Qualifying it was the first time we were really fighting for the chance of pole position, ending up a couple of thousandths off the fastest time. We knew we could do something from fourth on the grid and it was a complicated race, especially as we had to turn down the power a bit in the second stint. It was down to good teamwork, making the right choices when it mattered, in Qualifying and in terms of strategy and also the pit stop went well. Yuki was on the pace as well from Saturday, on a track that's not easy, so it was a really solid weekend for the team.

Earlier in the year we had some good Saturdays, although Sunday didn't always go as well, but the last two races we did an excellent job with no mistakes. It was just what we needed and to be rewarded with a third-place podium is super.

"It's come at just the right time, as we now have my home race at Paul Ricard. Everyone in France is getting very excited. There is a lot of enthusiasm and strong expectations for the rest of the season. The performance level we have demonstrated definitely makes us keen to see what we can produce in the coming races. We will tackle this weekend with the same approach as before.


"To be honest, I've not done anything special at Paul Ricard in the past. In my first F1 race here I collided with Ocon and had to retire on the opening lap and in 2019 it wasn't a fantastic weekend and I ended up tenth. Actually, Baku was another track that had never gone well for me until this year and so I'm hoping we can follow the trend and change that this weekend also.


"The circuit is quite special with plenty of run-off areas, unlike the last two tracks, so the risks are not as high, but it is still quite complicated and technical because there are some types of corner here that you find nowhere else, in particular the Beausset corner in the final sector, the very long right hander followed by the left. In terms of the car, clearly our first job will be to work out the best set-up for this unusual layout.


"I've heard the organisers are allowing 15,000 spectators per day to attend, which is great as I was really hoping that fans would be there for my home race. It's important to be able to share the weekend with them and it's significant as it will be the first time I will race in front of a home crowd as a Grand Prix winner, after my victory in Monza (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/13/monza) last year. It's going to make it very special so I'm feeling a bit impatient to experience that. And the podium in Baku has caught people's attention, so I have had plenty of media interest to deal with. I don't want to burn out before the weekend begins so we are trying to manage it as well as possible."


Yuki Tsunoda (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/71/yuki-tsunoda): "Before Baku I had a couple of difficult race weekends, so the result there was a good feeling. Compared to previous races, my preparation was much better than normal and right from FP1, I felt ready. The week before Baku I moved to Italy, spending most of the time in the factory, studying our approach to race week and looking at previous issues with the car. We decided to take a little bit of a different approach to the race week and have more conversations and that worked well. In Qualifying I made Q3 for the first time and overall, I think we have established a new baseline for how to approach a race. The overall result was okay, I'm quite happy, even if it was a shame I lost a place after the restart.


"Since Azerbaijan I have been back in Italy. The weather and the food are good, and I can spend more time in the factory talking to the engineers. To move to Italy was the right decision and something really positive for me, although it does mean I have to travel back to the UK for simulator sessions.


"As for the next round, I have raced in Paul Ricard twice before in Formula 3, which means it is a different situation after Portugal, Monaco and Baku which were all completely new to me, and that will be a positive factor. Ricard will be different in a Formula 1 car and Sector 3 will be key to the lap, with tyre degradation maybe being an important factor. It's quite a flat track and, unlike the last two races, there are no walls!

There are very big run-off areas, so I don't have to be as cautious in my approach as I find the limit. Set-up wise it will also be very different to Azerbaijan where our car worked really well, as there are no low speed right-angle corners. It is a completely different track in every way. I am looking forward to it and hope I can finish in the points again."

https://www.pitpass.com/69945/French-GP-Preview-AlphaTauri

llumia
17/06/2021, 13:12
French GP: Preview - McLarenLando Norris (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/60/lando-norris): "Looking back on Baku, we made a good recovery to score some important points for the Constructors' Championship. At the same time there's a lot we can learn from the weekend that we can take into the triple-header. Three races back-to-back can be intense, but everyone at the track and the factory is prepared and is continuing to give everything to give us the best chance to compete for points. We need to keep pushing as a team to extract the most out of the car to stay in this tight battle with our competitors.

"Switching from a run of street circuits to more traditional tracks with France and Austria will be an exciting challenge. It's great to be returning to Paul Ricard for the French Grand Prix after everything that's happened in the last year. It's a fun, fast track with a mix of corners and opportunities for good racing."


Daniel Ricciardo (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/15/daniel-ricciardo): "We head to France this week to start the first triple-header of the season and I can't wait to get started. Three back-to-back races can be seen as a challenge, but it's also a great opportunity to get continuous time in the car and really build on the progress we've made so far. Being able to consecutively put more miles in over the next three weekends combined with the work we've done in the simulator will hopefully get us to a good place and continue to build my confidence in the car.


"We definitely had a productive weekend in Baku with several positive moments. I'm looking forward to racing at Paul Ricard this weekend. It's a much more conventional and forgiving track than Baku that also comes with slightly fewer risks. So, let's stay focused, try and make everything click and see what we can do!"


Andreas Seidl, Team Principal: "After street circuits in Monaco and Baku, our attention now turns towards the first triple-header of the season with the first race in France. As a team we know what to expect from the demands of a triple-header and we're well prepared for the task at hand. Keeping strong momentum operationally, with our reliability and the management of spare parts is a priority to overcome the unique challenges that back-to-back races present.


"After taking the time to analyse and understand the data from Baku, it's clear that we still need to continue to take steps forward as a team and extract the most out of our package as we compete in a very close battle with our competitors. The Circuit Paul Ricard is a different style of track compared to previous races and therefore it's difficult to understand the pecking order ahead of the weekend. Our priority going forward is to qualify well in order to put ourselves in the best position possible to score the most points on Sundays. We remain focused and determined to once again fight for good points this weekend.

"Finally, we'll be racing in honour of Mansour Ojjeh this weekend. He was and always will be an integral part of the McLaren (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/5/mclaren) family and a true inspiration to all of us."

https://www.pitpass.com/69944/French-GP-Preview-McLaren

llumia
17/06/2021, 13:16
French GP: Preview - Red BullYou've won your first Formula One race for Red Bull (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/8/red-bull) Racing Honda. Has it sunk in and how do you feel?

Sergio Perez (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/13/sergio-perez): I feel very, very proud. It's a victory that really shows the amount of work that we've all put in since the start of January and shows how hard work always pays off. It's also a great boost for the whole team to know that we've got two cars that can fight for the championship and that we all really want to win.

What was going through your head during the red flag period in Baku when you were told we'd have a standing re-start?

SP: I thought that I had everything to lose, it's only two laps, I'm on pole and it's our race to be lost. So I just tried to do the perfect start and for many reasons that didn't happen but in the end I think we got lucky because who knows what would have happened if we got a good start with Lewis having issues with his brakes, so in the end it all worked out. I spoke with Stefano after the race and told him "you guys really like the show!" and he said "well this is fantastic for the fans".


Max was hugely unlucky to suffer a tyre failure whilst leading the race, but it was great to see him come down to the podium to support you and Alex also messaged you his congratulations. How strong and tight is the Team feeling here at Red Bull (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/8/red-bull) Racing Honda?

SP: I think we've got a pretty good Team! I think what Max did was great to see, he really deserved the win and he did everything perfectly that weekend, he was just very unlucky. Alex as well is putting so much work into the simulator and with the engineers. I remember when I came here, I didn't expect him to be so open but he explained how the car works and that was very nice to have him around since day one. So I really appreciated that and I appreciate the work that he's doing with the Team.


We've extended our lead in the Constructors' Championship and you've jumped to third in the Drivers' standings. How are you feeling going into the French Grand Prix?

SP: It's only race six and as I say it doesn't really matter where we are now it's where we finish in Abu Dhabi so we just have to keep chipping away, making sure we maximise our car potential. I've been in Formula One for many years that I know that so many things can happen, so we just have to keep our heads down, now what has happened is history and we just have to keep looking forwards.


Baku was a rollercoaster of a race for you and the Team. How do you feel reflecting on the race weekend?

Max Verstappen (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/46/max-verstappen): Of course I would have liked to have won and it's fair to say that we were on course to win in Baku, but that's racing and these things happen. Sometimes it's out of your hands so we just have to keep going and move on. We are still leading the championship and of course I would like to be leading with more points but it is what it is.


Checo did well to keep Lewis at bay during the race. How important is it having both cars at the front in this close championship battle?

MV: It's great to have two cars up at the front fighting for the championship and also scoring the points. Baku was a great example of that and how it should be done. It's great that Checo was able to make the gap to Mercedes (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/7/mercedes) bigger in the constructor's championship and that he's now third in the driver's championship.


You're still at the top of the drivers' championship and we've extended our lead in the constructor's. How are you feeling going into the French Grand Prix?

MV: I'm feeling good but I'm sure that Mercedes (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/7/mercedes) will be very strong on the 'normal' tracks again, so we have to keep pushing and keep improving right to the very end because it's never enough. So far the season has been pretty good to us but we need to remember that there are still a lot of races ahead of us. I am happy with the race results that we have had so far and that we are leading the championship, but we also have to be there leading it in Abu Dhabi, that's all that matters.


Tell us about the Circuit Paul Ricard, is it a track that you think we will perform well at?

MV: The Circuit Paul Ricard is a fast track. There are a fast few corners towards the end of the lap and you also have to be quite careful with tyre degradation. There's also a lot of run off so sometimes it's a bit weird because there is so much space, which is of course completely different than the two street circuits we've just been to. I'm looking forward to going back there and hopefully stepping on the top step of the podium.

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llumia
17/06/2021, 13:55
French GP: Preview - Aston MartinGrand Prix racing was born in France, and the French Grand Prix has enjoyed many different homes since it first joined the calendar in 1950. A mainstay throughout the 1970s and '80s, the Circuit Paul Ricard has become one of the most popular circuits in the world for validating car set-up. Reaching almost 300km/h (217mph) along the legendary Mistral Straight before pulling 5G through the snaking Beausset curve, Paul Ricard is a true test of car and driver.

Lance: "My race in Baku ended in disappointment, but the whole team can take positives from our race pace and the boost Sebastian's podium gave us all. I'm determined to bounce back strongly in France. Paul Ricard is a good all-rounder and tests every aspect of a Formula One car, so I'm looking forward to seeing how the AMR21 performs this weekend."


Sebastian: "I think we're coming into this race on a high after the success of Baku. There's been time to celebrate, but now I'm fully focused on maintaining our momentum in France. We've brought home a decent points haul in Monaco and Azerbaijan, and we need to keep up the consistent form in what is proving to be an extremely close midfield battle this year."


Cognizant's Keys to the Race



• The French Grand Prix is traditionally a one-stop race, partly due to low degradation but also because of the heavy time-loss in the pits. Due to a pitlane speed-limit of 60km/h, drivers will lose roughly 24 seconds to a stop, which is three seconds more than last time out in Baku, and 20s at Monaco.


• Another reason that the race is likely to be a one-stopper is due to the Pirelli compounds. The Italian manufacturer is bringing its mid-range C2, C3 and C4 tyres to France. It's one step harder than the last two Grands Prix (Monaco and Baku), and the lack of tyre degradation means the quickest race strategy is a single stop.


• There were just 29 overtakes following the first lap of the 2019 French Grand Prix, which was below the average for dry-weather races that year. With cars so evenly matched, little degradation and historically few race-defining interruptions (2018 had a four-lap Safety Car at the start and a late Virtual Safety Car), passing is difficult.

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llumia
17/06/2021, 16:40
French GP: Preview - Alfa RomeoAlfa Romeo (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/15/alfa-romeo) Racing ORLEN heads to the French Grand Prix at the Paul Ricard Circuit with the confidence to be in the running for another good result after back-to-back top-ten finishes in the last two races in Monaco and Baku.As Formula One dips into the first triple-header of the season, with the race in France followed by two events in Austria, the team aims to build on its recent run of good results to continue its progression. France is, after all, the place where the team kick-started a similar string of three points-scoring finishes in a row, in 2019, and as a track it should be well suited to the C41s of Kimi Raikkonen (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/17/kimi-raikkonen) and Antonio Giovinazzi (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/58/antonio-giovinazzi).


After the chaos of Baku, the vast expanses of the Le Castellet circuit should provide the setting for a more regular race weekend, one that should allow the team to unleash the performance of its cars to the fullest. With the races coming thick and fast now, the season is at a crucial junction: everyone has been putting in 100% both trackside and at the factory, and it's time to reap the rewards of this hard work.


Frederic Vasseur: "We travel to France with the determination to continue our points-scoring streak for a third race in a row. We have finally started to see the results coming from all our good work and we know there is a lot more potential to come from the team, but we also know that putting together an issue-free weekend is crucial to achieve these objectives. The disrupted qualifying and eventful race in Baku somewhat masked the real pace of our car: hopefully France is where we really show all we can do."


Kimi Raikkonen (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/17/kimi-raikkonen): "Scoring a point last time out was obviously positive but there is still more that we want from ourselves and the car. It's not going to be much different when we get to France: the midfield is going to be very close and it's going to be a matter of getting everything right from Friday to Sunday. The gaps are so small and so is the difference between finishing in the top ten and just outside of it."


Antonio Giovinazzi (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/58/antonio-giovinazzi): "I can't wait to be on track in France. We know we have made some big improvements and all we need is a regular weekend to be able to display just what we can do: the track at Paul Ricard should allow us to have just one of those. It's the first race of three in a row, which means we will go through an intense month of racing: scoring points will be a matter of being the sharpest of all in the midfield, not just the quickest. I am confident we can bring home a good result."

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llumia
17/06/2021, 16:44
French GP: Preview - HaasUralkali Haas (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/12/haas) F1 Team's 2021 FIA Formula 1 World Championship campaign will continue at Circuit Paul Ricard, location for the French Grand Prix and the seventh round of the season.

France has been a cornerstone in the motor-racing industry, playing host to the first recognized race in 1894, while 12 years later the term Grand Prix - the Grand Prize - was used for the first time in the country.

These were initially spectacles that took place on public roads around France, a trend which continued through the early years of the Formula 1 World Championship, most notably at Rouen, Reims and Clermont-Ferrand.


In 1973 the French Grand Prix moved full-time to permanent circuits, alternating between Dijon-Prenois and Circuit Paul Ricard, before Magny-Cours established itself as the new home in 1991. Financial and political issues benched the French Grand Prix for nine years, surpassing even the hiatus imposed by the world wars. But, after several unsuccessful attempts at reviving the event, in 2018 it finally returned at a renovated and reprofiled Circuit Paul Ricard, with Uralkali Haas (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/12/haas) F1 Team marking the occasion by scorching to a top six finish.


The venue, located between the vineyards and the lavender fields of postcard-perfect Provence, is renowned as a world-class motorsport facility. Originally renovated as a test track it has unique innovations, such as trackside sprinklers, and an expansive multi-layered run-off, with the garish red and blue stripes designed to slow cars at the expense of tire wear. There are over 150 possible layouts and Formula 1 utilizes the 5.842km Grand Prix layout, which includes the chicane along the Mistral Straight, and the fearsomely fast Signes corner, taken flat out in Formula 1 machinery. Event organizers, who were forced to cancel the 2020 round due to the pandemic, are expected to welcome 15,000 fans daily this weekend.
Uralkali Haas (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/12/haas) F1 Team drivers Nikita Mazepin (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/70/nikita-mazepin) and Mick Schumacher (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/69/mick-schumacher) have previously competed at the track. Mazepin scored a podium at Circuit Paul Ricard in the GP3 Series in 2018 while both he and Schumacher raced at the venue in the FIA Formula 2 Championship in 2019.


The team scored its best result of the season last time out in Azerbaijan with a P13 (Schumacher) and P14 (Mazepin) finish at the checkered. While it's acknowledged attrition assisted the results, is it the ability to capitalize on such opportunities that enables the team to keep focused this season knowing the limitations of the VF-21?

Guenther Steiner: "For sure, we know the limitations, but as we've always said - we always try to get the best out of every situation, whatever that is. Sometimes you just have to be patient and keep doing a good job. You do have to keep your focus, and sometimes at the end there is something. The whole team was happy with 13th and 14th as at the moment that's the best we can get out of it on a good day. There's always opportunity, you just need to be there with it arises, and that's only achieved by working hard."


You spent time at the team's new design office in Maranello, Italy immediately following Azerbaijan. How active is your role in developing the team there and aligning the new personnel into the existing organizational structure? Are you buoyed by the efforts you're seeing already with regards to 2022?

GS: "The day-to-day running in our Maranello office is managed by Simone Resta. Obviously, we're always in contact, we're always speaking about things, not least as I know the past here and I want to give him as much of that knowledge, so he knows how best to go forward. In the short five months we've been up and running there he's been doing a good job. I'm obviously very happy to be looking forward to 2022. I see that we're making good progress. Hopefully the car will be competitive, and we'll have lots of fun again in 2022."


The French Grand Prix marks the start of the first triple-header in 2021 - albeit not originally scheduled this way. With a rookie driver pairing in the garage, is a clutch of races this early in the season a benefit or a challenge in terms of their development?

GS: "I think every challenge for them is good. They get exposed to the things that just happen in Formula 1. It's a triple-header, you cannot change it, you have to deal with it. Sometimes it's good because there's no time between the races for distractions. They're both young, they've got lots of energy, and racing's what they want to do. For me, this is not a bad thing for them. They just need to keep focused and we see just how much they can do that. I think it's good for them in the first part of their career, not just the season, to be exposed to this pressure. I'm sure they'll cope very well with it."


Circuit Paul Ricard will host around 15,000 fans each day during the French Grand Prix. How crucial, and welcomed, is the on-going effort to get live audiences back to circuits and create atmosphere around a grand prix weekend.

GS: "For me, the most important thing is to get past this pandemic, so that everyone can move freely again - that's what I look forward to. For sure, if we can get people to our races, that's great as people can then see that normality is around the corner. We need to work hard to get there. An event with spectators is much more inspiring for everybody taking part in F1. I look forward and hope that we'll see full race tracks again soon."


You scored your best result of the season last time out in Azerbaijan with a P14 finish at the checkered. While it's acknowledged attrition assisted the final position, is it the ability to capitalize on such opportunities that enables you to keep focused in the race knowing the limitations of the VF-21?

Nikita Mazepin (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/70/nikita-mazepin): "I think in Formula 1 it's very important to use the opportunities that do come along whether that's other cars breaking down or crashing out. For a team it makes a huge difference and impacts the motivation of the team and everyone working. For us as drivers, it's very important to capitalize on those things and to make sure we deliver if the opportunity comes."


You've taken the checkered flag in all but one of your six Formula 1 starts to-date. Just how valuable is race mileage in comparison to practice mileage for your personal development as a rookie. What are the key things you extract from logging race miles?

NM: "The mileage recorded by racing in Formula 1 is very big. With in-season testing banned, my opportunity to test was only a day and a half in pre-season. Therefore, every single lap that you complete - especially on street circuits as they're not available for testing, it's very important. Obviously, completing every single race, but the first one, brings opportunity and it's been very important to me."


The French Grand Prix marks the start of your first triple-header weekend. What preparations, if any, do you have to make for the physical demands of such an intense burst of racing?

NM: "I really do like what I do. For me it's very important to be able to race a lot. I'm one of the few drivers I think that really does enjoy the triple-headers and the 23 races that come this year. It's a nice thing for me. I'm physically fit enough to be able to sustain more races. I'm waiting for the race weekends as they bring opportunities. Those opportunities also motivate the people around me, and for me that's also important."


You raced most recently at Circuit Paul Ricard in your rookie Formula 2 season in 2019. What are the characteristics of the circuit that stand out for you?

NM: "Paul Ricard is a very special track. It's the complete opposite from our last races in Monte Carlo and Baku. It has huge run-offs, therefore it's a track that's able to provide you with opportunities to test the limits. I had a good experience there in 2019. Hopefully with our car we'll be able to achieve more of those things."


You scored your best result of the season last time out in Azerbaijan with a P13 finish at the checkered. While it's acknowledged attrition assisted the final position, is it the ability to capitalize on such opportunities that enables you to keep focused in the race knowing the limitations of the VF-21?

Mick Schumacher (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/69/mick-schumacher): "As a team we did a good job to stay in the race, I think we managed it well and were able to stay in the fight. Looking at the stints, we did struggle here and there, but nonetheless we worked our way through, and we can be happy with the result - especially with the team moving up to ninth in the teams' standings."


You've now taken the checkered flag in all six of your Formula 1 starts to-date. Just how valuable is race mileage in comparison to practice mileage for your personal development as a rookie. What are the key things you extract from logging race miles?

MS: "Race mileage is key in every category; it's about getting the knowledge and the experiences you need. Obviously, practice is good, but nothing can simulate the way a race unfolds with race starts, you're always in close battles, you're under pressure. You want to do well so you're trying your best in every aspect. Obviously, sometimes that's when mistakes happen, and it's about learning to be in those situations that will enable you to get better. You have to put yourself into a mindset to be able to perform at 100 percent every time at the best that you can, and that's in practice, qualifying and races. Mileage is just super important and I'm happy we've been able to finish all our races so-far."


The French Grand Prix marks the start of your first triple-header weekend. What preparations, if any, do you have to make for the physical demands of such an intense burst of racing? Has your physical preparation changed in any way based on your experiences over the opening races of the season?

MS: "Yes, it's the first triple-header we're going to. It's going to be intense, but I think it'll be fun spending all this time together with the team and getting to race consistently. It'll be the busiest time in the car, but that's good because it's what I love - I'm happy about that. In terms of physical preparation, it doesn't change anything. All your physical preparation is basically done in the weeks and months before and after the season. I've done all my preparations; I feel like I'm in a good spot. I'm sure we'll be able to rock the triple-header and I'm looking forward to it."


You raced most recently at Circuit Paul Ricard in your rookie Formula 2 season in 2019. How much experience of the track do you have from any other series - racing or testing, and what are the characteristics of the circuit that stand out for you?

MS: "So yes, the last time I was at Paul Ricard was in F2, but I've also been there before in a Formula 3 test. It's always been very interesting. The track is very open, there's a lot of run-off to say the least. It's still very flowing, there are possibilities to try different lines and stuff without having big consequences. It's a track where everybody I think can find the right margins at every corner because they're able to go over the margins sometimes and experience that. It's going to be key to stay within the track limits and get the most out of the car - hopefully we'll be able to do so."

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llumia
17/06/2021, 16:46
French GP: Preview - WilliamsThe Formula One paddock returns to Le Castellet this weekend, with the French Grand Prix marking the start of the 2021 season's first triple-header. Circuit Paul Ricard is characterised by its mix of high-speed straights and the technically demanding sequences of low and medium-speed corners. The 5.842km track is arguably one of the most recognisable on the calendar, with black, red and blue run-off zones giving it a distinctive look.

Roy Nissany, the team's Test Driver, will run the FW43B for Friday's first practice session, taking to the track in place of George Russell (https://www.pitpass.com/69946/drivers/66/george-russell) who will return to the car for FP2.


Dave Robson, Head of Vehicle Performance: Following back-to-back street races, we head to the impressive Circuit Paul Ricard in the south of France for round seven of the 2021 Championship. The layout and character of the circuit couldn't be more different to Monaco and Baku, with considerably more run-off area should a driver push just beyond the limit.


The circuit sits 400m above sea level and is close to the coast, making it exposed to high winds. The long straights are punctuated by several complexes of technical corners. The low-speed section that leads on to the Mistral straight is tight and requires agility from the setup but is not too hard on the tyres. In contrast, the faster, technical section from Signes to the end of the lap is demanding on the tyres and drivers and requires some management in order to complete the best possible single lap in qualifying.


This weekend we welcome back Roy Nissany who will drive George's car in FP1. As usual, Roy will take an active role in our engineering programme, further evaluating some of the components that we introduced in Azerbaijan. His experience of driving at this circuit and his feeling for the car will help us understand the details of the new parts. Nicholas will follow a similar programme in FP1, mixing his race preparation with some component testing. George will be back in the car for FP2 and will concentrate on his race preparation.


This is the first of three back-to-back races and whilst the schedule is demanding for the team, everyone is looking forward to getting the most out of FW43B at two different and iconic circuits, firstly here in France and then in Austria for the second and third parts of the triple-header.


George Russell (https://www.pitpass.com/69946/drivers/66/george-russell): I'm looking forward to going back racing again. Paul Ricard is a very tricky circuit with numerous different types of corner. Turn 11 is one of the most challenging physically, both on the driver and on the car, on the entire calendar and is a joy to drive. I'm also looking forward to three races in a row, as we move onward to Austria after France, and the season really starting to hot up.


Nicholas Latifi (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/62/nicholas-latifi): I'm extremely excited to get back racing again, especially after what I felt were some strong performances in Monaco and Baku. I'll definitely be looking to keep that momentum as we move on to Paul Ricard. It's quite a different track to those we have just been at, so I'm curious to see how the car performs around a more conventional circuit. It's also the first round of a triple-header, so I am hoping for a good result to set the bar for the races ahead.


Roy Nissany: I can't wait to be back in the car, it's very addictive! Circuit Paul Ricard is a special track for me, I love the layout and have great memories from there. The last sector is usually very challenging, and I can't wait to experience it in the FW43B.

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llumia
17/06/2021, 16:53
French GP: Preview - FerrariThe Formula 1 World Championship is back on track this weekend at Le Castellet's Paul Ricard Circuit in the shape of the seventh round of the season, the French Grand Prix. It is one of the longest running events in the category, although last year it was not held due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This year, a maximum of 15,000 fans per day, split into "bubbles" of 5000 each, will be allowed in the grandstands, as long as they have been vaccinated, have recovered from having the virus or are in possession of a negative test result.At the end of the Nineties, the facility was turned into a testing venue and therefore it boasts some unusual features such as no fewer than 167 different possible configurations, while a short version, at under 4 kilometres also has a sprinkler system to create a wet surface. The run-off areas are surfaced with a mixture of asphalt and tungsten, which produces very high grip and stops the cars very quickly in the event of an off-track excursion.


The layout used for Formula 1 since 2018, when the Grand Prix returned to the calendar after a ten year break, is 5.842 kilometres in length with 15 corners. The first sector is the quickest and presents the most opportunities for overtaking, especially immediately after the start line, going into Turn 1 and at the exit of Turn 3. Good power and performance from the engines is a clear requirement in the second sector, featuring the Mistral straight and turns 8 and 9 where the cars are pushed to the limit. In the third sector, aerodynamic downforce is again the main factor: immediately after Signes, one of the fastest and most evocative corners on the calendar, comes a tighter section featuring fast and slow sections where traction is key. There are two DRS zones: one on the main straight and the other between turns 7 and 8, in the first part of the Mistral straight.


As usual, the cars take to the track for the first time on Friday for the two one hour-long free practice sessions starting at 11.30 and 15 CET. Qualifying takes place on Saturday at 15, preceded by the final free practice session at 12. The 61st French Grand Prix to count towards the World Championship gets underway at 15 on Sunday. It runs over 53 laps, equivalent to 309.69 kilometres.



Facts & Figures



5. The furthest back on the grid from which the race has been won at Paul Ricard. It happened twice: in 1973 with Ronnie Peterson and in 1985 with Nelson Piquet. Two drivers have won from fourth on the grid: Alan Jones in 1980 and Alain Prost in 1990, when he was at the wheel of a Ferrari (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/2/ferrari) F1-90 to give Scuderia Ferrari (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/2/ferrari) its one hundredth Formula 1 win. When it comes to making it to the podium from a long way back, in the very first race here in 1971, Emerson Fittipaldi went from 17th on the grid to third at the flag.


7. The number of circuits that have hosted the French Grand Prix. Magny-Cours holds the record with 19 races on the trot from 1991 to 2008, followed by Paul Ricard on 16, while Reims hosted 11. The four other tracks are Dijon-Prenois (5 times); Rouen (5); Clermont-Ferrand (4) and Le Mans which while home to the iconic Endurance race has not played a major role in Formula 1, hosting just the one race in 1967. This event was not run on the historic 13.6 km road course but on La Sarthe's 4.442 km Bugatti Circuit, the regular home for many years now of the French MotoGP.


11. French drivers who have raced for Ferrari (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/2/ferrari) in Formula 1. The most successful was Alain Prix who took five wins in 1990, fighting Ayrton Senna for the title right to the penultimate round in Japan. On three wins we find Rene Arnoux, who was a front runner in 1983, when Ferrari (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/2/ferrari) won the Constructors' title. The man from Val d'Isere was also in the hunt for the Drivers' crown, just missing out at the final round. Patrick Tambay and Didier Pironi had two wins each from 1982 to 1983, while a single career victory came Jean Alesi's way, at the wheel of a 412 T2 when he won in Canada in 1995 on his 31st birthday. The first Frenchman to win a Grand Prix at the wheel of a Ferrari (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/2/ferrari) was Maurice Trintignant, in Monaco in 1955, when much of the field retired and he made the most of the reliability of his 625 F1. Other Frenchmen to have raced for Maranello were: Robert Manzon (5 starts, 4 points); Raymond Sommer (2 starts, 3 points); Jean Behra (3 starts, 2 points); Louis Rosier (15 starts) and Jean Simon (1 start). 73 French drivers have taken part in at least one Formula 1 GP.


59 years and 349 days. The length of time since Giancarlo Baghetti won the 1961 French Grand Prix at Reims, on his Formula 1 debut. The Italian had made the headlines winning non-championship races in Syracuse and Naples in a Ferrari (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/2/ferrari) 156 F1 entered by FISA (Federazione Italiana Scuderie Automobilistiche). On 2 July 1961, he produced an amazing performance to beat the Porsches of Dan Gurney and Joakim Bonnier, established a record that has still not been matched to this day. No driver since then has managed to win on their Formula 1 debut.


115. The number of years since the first ever French Grand Prix was held on 26 and 27 June 1906 at Le Mans. It was won by Hungary's Ferenc Szisz, in a Renault (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/13/renault) AK. For the next edition held in Dieppe, Italy provided the winning driver, Felice Nazzaro and the winning FIAT car. For decades, this race organised by the Automobile Club de France was considered the most prestigious in the world. Scuderia Ferrari (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/2/ferrari)'s first win in this race came in 1934, courtesy of Monegasque driver Louis Chiron in an Alfa Romeo (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/15/alfa-romeo). The French Grand Prix naturally featured on the calendar in the very first year of the Formula 1 World Championship in 1950.

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llumia
17/06/2021, 16:56
French GP: Preview - PirelliThe French Grand Prix at Paul Ricard, returning after a year off due to the Covid-19 pandemic, will use the middle three compounds in the Formula 1 range: C2 as the P Zero White hard, C3 as the P Zero Yellow medium, and C4 as the P Zero Red soft. This is the same choice as was made in 2019, when the race was last run.

These tyres in the middle of the range are well suited to the varied characteristics of the track. New asphalt laid on nearly all the corners just before the 2019 race ensures a smooth surface for them to work on.


Tyre degradation at Paul Ricard is generally low: however, Turn 13 is particularly demanding in terms of continuous energy demands on the tyre, as is the Signes corner after the Mistral straight.

Track Characteristics

• Sector three at the Paul Ricard circuit is more about lateral forces rather than traction and braking; the rest of the lap is quite balanced (one of the reasons why this track is a well-known test venue).


• Before the track returned to F1 in 2018 following a prolonged absence, a chicane was placed in the famous Mistral straight to slow down the high top speeds, making it effectively two separate straights with a chicane in the middle.


• The winning strategy back in 2019 was a one-stopper, from medium to hard. This was adopted by all the podium finishers, with all but seven of the drivers starting the race on the medium tyre.
• Paul Ricard can be very hot at this time of year: last time, track temperatures exceeded 50 degrees centigrade.


• French driver Romain Grosjean (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/7/romain-grosjean) will return to Formula 1 at Paul Ricard for a test at the wheel of a Mercedes (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/7/mercedes) on June 29 (the originally-planned French GP date, before the race was moved forward by a week) on Pirelli demonstration tyres. Grosjean's F1 farewell was cut short by his fiery accident in Bahrain last year: now he returns to sign off in style.


Mario Isola: "We're back to the combination of tyres used for the first two races of this year, right in the middle of the range. This is the most versatile combination, well suited to a wide variety of different demands, and this is also what makes it a good match for the Paul Ricard circuit, which contains an interesting mix of corners. This also makes Paul Ricard a good testing venue, and while we've not had a Formula 1 race there for two years, we've been testing next year's 18-inch wet tyres at this track earlier in the season, and we also raced there last month in the GT World Challenge.


"For France, we're sticking with the same nomination we had at the last French Grand Prix, which resulted in a one-stopper for most of the drivers. However, we saw that there were a few different types of one-stopper that were run, giving rise to a number of distinct strategies."

https://www.pitpass.com/69941/French-GP-Preview-Pirelli

GoVal
17/06/2021, 21:19
El casco de Gasly para este GP.


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McHouserphy
17/06/2021, 21:26
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GoVal
17/06/2021, 22:01
Previo de Pirelli y presiones para este GP (al menos de momento).


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No han salido a rodar y Pirelli ya ha subido la presiones de los neumáticos traseros. De 19.5 psi la suben a 21.5 psi. La de los delanteros la mantienen a 21.0 psi. Ya ha durado poco el momento, ya. :roto2rie:


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llumia
18/06/2021, 11:15
Esperemos que los equipos respeten esas prescripciones :sherlock:

https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/pirelli-red-bull-and-aston-martin-were-running-with-lower-pressures/6579094/

llumia
18/06/2021, 11:24
Por cierto, al tratar de entrar en la página oficial de la F1, el "Kaspersky" muestra un mensaje de Certificado de la Página no Actualizado, ¿os sucede algo parecido?

yorch
18/06/2021, 12:11
Tambien uso karpesky y entro con normalidad aunque igual llevaba años sin visitarla...

llumia
18/06/2021, 13:16
Gracias, yorch :abrazo:

McHouserphy
18/06/2021, 13:38
Por cierto, al tratar de entrar en la página oficial de la F1, el "Kaspersky" muestra un mensaje de Certificado de la Página no Actualizado, ¿os sucede algo parecido?


Pues no, pero no me extrañaría que ya le hubiese hecho lo que en este link mencionan :

https://support.kaspersky.com/sp/common/safemoney/12489

Aunque pertenezca a la herramienta safemoney del Kaspersky, es exactamente lo mismo que se aplica al propio Kaspersky :sherlock:.

McHouserphy
18/06/2021, 13:39
los números de la F.P. 1 :

https://imgur.com/kmChJtq.png

https://imgur.com/4aCVUR7.png

GoVal
18/06/2021, 20:16
Vettel tuvo un sustillo en los libres 1. Se salió en la curva 11, fue contra las protecciones y dañó el alerón trasero.



https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E4J-UI8XoAEwMtK.jpg:large


https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E4J-XD0WYAQHdju.jpg:large

GoVal
18/06/2021, 20:17
La diferencia entre las escapatorias pintadas de azul (agarre alto) y la roja (agarre extremo).



https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E4J-jcfXEAMxZhu.jpg:large


https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E4J-mLLXoAYlQsI.jpg:large

GoVal
18/06/2021, 20:19
Trompo de Sainz en la zona roja que le ha destrozado los neumáticos.



https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E4KCCzeXwAMNKhz.jpg:large

GoVal
18/06/2021, 20:26
Los McLaren rinden tributo a Mansour Ojjeh.


https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E4Jth4TWEAY_bZi.jpg:large

GoVal
18/06/2021, 20:36
FORMULA 1 EMIRATES GRAND PRIX DE FRANCE 2021 - Le Castellet - Circuito Paul Ricard
Resultados FP1
Viernes, 18 de junio de 2021



Primera sesión que termina con los Mercedes al frente de la clasificación, con Valtteri BOTTAS primero seguido por HAMILTON a 3 décimas.

Tras los Mercedes han terminado los Red Bull de VERSTAPPEN, a 4 décimas, y de Checo PÉREZ, ya a 7 décimas.

Fernando ALONSO ha finalizado 7º mientras que Carlos SAINZ ha terminado 16º.



https://i.imgur.com/XFWZuef.png


https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E4KJwclXIAI0vUK.jpg:large


https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E4KJl26WQAEbVYm.jpg:large

GoVal
18/06/2021, 20:37
Alonso y Mazepin han intercambiado cascos. Se le ve contento al rusito.



https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E4HfSyqXoAMW-fr.jpg:large

GoVal
18/06/2021, 20:43
El trompo de Vettel. Suerte que golpeó la protecciones a baja velocidad.


https://twitter.com/F1/status/1405842817243570177?s=20






Y el de Carlos con su «bujero» en el delantero izquierdo.


https://twitter.com/F1/status/1405854807441637380?s=20

GoVal
18/06/2021, 20:44
Y hablando de Mazepin, esto le ocurria en la recta de meta al inicio de los libres 2.


https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E4Kw2IjWEAURw4H.jpg:large

GoVal
18/06/2021, 20:51
Las bananas amarillas han dado más de un susto y han hecho volar más de un cacho de fibra de carbono, como este del alerón delantero de Verstappen en los libres 2.



https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E4KtvmRXwAEvjUW.jpg:large


https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E4KuxKRXoAMtGww.jpg:large


https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E4KuOh9XIAA_Dzp.jpg:large





Por cierto, los de Red Bull le pidieron a Masi por radio que querían el cacho de alerón de vuelta.


https://twitter.com/F1/status/1405906649261424640?s=20

GoVal
18/06/2021, 20:52
Las bananas amarillas de la curva 2 han sufrido lo suyo.



https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E4K5urmWYBE6OsT.jpg:large

GoVal
18/06/2021, 20:59
FORMULA 1 EMIRATES GRAND PRIX DE FRANCE 2021 - Le Castellet - Circuito Paul Ricard
Resultados FP2
Viernes, 18 de junio de 2021



El más rápido de la sesión de la tarde ha sido Max VERSTAPPEN, aunque los Mercedes han acabado pisándole los talones con BOTTAS 2º a tan sólo 8 milésimas y HAMILTON 3º a 2 décimas.

La 4ª posición ha sido para Fernando ALONSO. Tras él han terminado LECLERC y OCON, lo que puede ser una buena señal para Alpine.

Carlos SAINZ ha finalizado 8º.



https://i.imgur.com/KQNgekH.png


https://i.imgur.com/VfUOzrZ.png


https://i.imgur.com/Gnn8ryU.png


https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E4K5d4OXMAEEtpM.jpg:large


https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E4K5POUWEAge0j6.jpg:large

GoVal
18/06/2021, 21:00
La previsión de cara a la calificación según los tiempos marcados en los libres 2.



https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E4K4HGLXEAEibvX.jpg:large

GoVal
18/06/2021, 21:02
Racing Tech @racingtech5 (https://twitter.com/racingtech5) · 11h (https://twitter.com/racingtech5/status/1405785929277706240)

The new McLaren design sparked memories of the 2015 Ferrari endplate, which had a series of horizontal elements too, but they were placed further forward and the 'traditional' vertical elements sat behind them. #TechF1 (https://twitter.com/hashtag/TechF1?src=hashtag_click) #F1 (https://twitter.com/hashtag/F1?src=hashtag_click) #FrenchGP (https://twitter.com/hashtag/FrenchGP?src=hashtag_click)




https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E4Ja1aEXEAA5gHU.jpg:large

GoVal
18/06/2021, 21:20
Leclerc: "El enfoque principal hoy fue el equilibrio del auto. El viento era muy fuerte, lo que dificultaba la conducción, pero eso era lo mismo para todos, así que teníamos que intentar encontrar una buena forma de manejar en estas condiciones."



https://twitter.com/vivof1/status/1405948467558731788?s=20

GoVal
18/06/2021, 21:34
Interesante cachibache.




https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E4Lzho2WYA0eM8w.jpg:large

McHouserphy
18/06/2021, 22:00
Es una simple rejilla de pitots, para conocer los valores de viento justo antes de llegar a la rueda en el eje vertical, y justo delante de las cascadas del alerón en el eje horizontal :sherlock:.

Eso para conocer los valores reales de entrada, lo que ocurre después, ya es otro asunto. :risitas:

McHouserphy
18/06/2021, 22:02
Los números de la F.P. 2 :

https://imgur.com/cZfyfRP.png

https://imgur.com/he4YsEM.png

https://imgur.com/5pj53M4.png

llumia
19/06/2021, 10:07
Impresiones de los equipos después de la jornada de Prácticas del Viernes:

French GP: Practice team notes - MercedesValtteri finished the first session of the day in P1 with Lewis just behind in P2. In the second session, Valtteri and Lewis came home P2 and P3 respectively in the bright sunshine of Le Castellet.

Valtteri suffered front wing damage when running over the sausage kerbs at Turn 2 early in the first session, as did a number of drivers throughout the day.


Valtteri Bottas (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/3/valtteri-bottas): I have a lot better feeling than a couple of weeks ago, that's for sure. We started the weekend on the front foot, everything felt OK and the car has been pretty fast so far. The balance is good, the tyres are working well, I'm confident with the car and I can trust the car - I think that's the biggest difference from Baku. It's going to be close between us and Red Bull (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/8/red-bull), I'm sure they have lots more to come, but so do we.


Lewis Hamilton (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/9/lewis-hamilton): It was quite a struggle out there, probably for everyone. I don't know if it's the track surface, the temperature or these inflated tyres - the pressures are higher than ever before - but we were all sliding around out there. We'll be doing a lot of analysis tonight with the hope that it's better for tomorrow but the times don't look terrible and we're in the battle, so that's positive.


The Hard compound is the better-feeling tyre, it felt heavy-duty which is important with the temperatures here - the softer you go the worse it feels so I imagine the Hard tyre will be the one everyone wants to get onto in the race on Sunday.


Andrew Shovlin: It's been a busy day trying to fit in a programme with low fuel work and decent length long runs but that's always going to be the case with just one hour in each session. In terms of pace we look reasonable and getting a single lap out of the tyres has seemed easier than it was in Baku or Monaco. However, neither driver is totally satisfied with where we have the car, so we've got a bit of investigation to do overnight to try and understand how we can get the balance to be a bit more predictable.

https://www.pitpass.com/69981/French-GP-Practice-team-notes-Mercedes

llumia
19/06/2021, 10:10
French GP: Practice team notes - Red BullMax Verstappen (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/46/max-verstappen): "I think overall it's been a good end to the day and we improved quite well. I wasn't entirely happy in FP1 and even at the start of FP2 but on the second set of tyres this afternoon the car felt a lot better and a lot more connected. It's still really difficult around here as the track is so open and it's quite windy which means it isn't always easy to nail the lap. The wind is also quite gusty so one lap it feels alright and the next lap it can increase, which means it's not always easy to judge your mid-corner speeds, but everyone has to deal with the same thing. It's difficult to say where we will be tomorrow and you never know what people will find overnight but the long runs also seemed decent so for sure I expect it to be very tight and it definitely won't be easy."

Sergio Perez (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/13/sergio-perez): "I got a pretty bad run of traffic today so it probably looks worse than it actually is on the time sheets. We look to be there or thereabouts and Max had a good day on pace. We tried some changes during the sessions and so tonight we'll look at them to see what worked and hopefully we can find some pace overnight so we are right in the mix tomorrow. Coming from Baku, obviously this is a very different track but we're continuing the good momentum, the understanding of the car is getting better and there are plenty of positives to take from today."

https://www.pitpass.com/69975/French-GP-Practice-team-notes-Red-Bull

llumia
19/06/2021, 10:14
French GP: Practice team notes - McLarenLando Norris (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/60/lando-norris): "Tough first day, tricky conditions playing the biggest part. The temperature made it difficult to keep the tyres in a good window. So, driving the car became a bit of a challenge especially with the wind.
"I think we've got a few bits we can definitely improve upon, but we still have quite a bit of work to do. It's very close with the rest of the field so every little bit is going to help - but it's also going to make qualifying tough going into tomorrow. Hopefully we can find a little bit extra to make our lives a little bit easier."


Daniel Ricciardo (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/15/daniel-ricciardo): "First day done, it was quite a warm one! The morning was pretty promising. We had a good start to first practice, but then in second practice, competitively, we didn't seem as good. I'm not really sure why right now, but we'll look into it. It didn't feel too bad and it's all very close. We're probably only missing a few tenths right now. That said, I'm not too concerned, we'll work at it tonight. Generally, the feeling isn't too bad, so we'll just chip away and find a bit more pace for tomorrow."


Andrea Stella, Executive Director, Racing: "After racing on two street circuits, we're back on a permanent track this week. That removes one set of challenges, but also adds some different ones.


"Today, we focused on tyre work, set-up and testing aerodynamic parts. The sessions went well, and we've plenty of data to study overnight. The field looks very tight at Paul Ricard this weekend and we'll work hard this evening to ensure we maximise our opportunities for qualifying and the race."

https://www.pitpass.com/69980/French-GP-Practice-team-notes-McLaren

llumia
19/06/2021, 10:15
French GP: Practice team notes - Aston MartinSebastian Vettel (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/21/sebastian-vettel): "The track conditions were hot and very windy, which caught me out this morning when I had a small off. It cost us some track time, but we recovered well in the afternoon. The long run was clean and we managed to get some consecutive laps together, which was important. My performance run was not the best and I made a mistake, but today is about getting a feel for the car to make sure we perform in qualifying. I think we know where we can find gains and there are some things we can do better, which is where we will focus our energy tonight."

Lance Stroll (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/57/lance-stroll): "It was really hot out there today, and very gusty at times, which made for some tricky conditions because it is a low-grip track surface. It was particularly windy early in the day, but we were able to get into a rhythm and work through our programme. We have learned some useful things about the car balance and done some important homework. However, I think we are leaving some pace out there, so we will go away tonight, look over everything and try to come back stronger tomorrow. The midfield is already looking very close this weekend, so small gains can certainly make a difference; that is what we will be aiming to find for qualifying."

https://www.pitpass.com/69978/French-GP-Practice-team-notes-Aston-Martin

llumia
19/06/2021, 10:17
French GP: Practice team notes - FerrariFriday at the French Grand Prix offered up the expected scenario of the two teams currently leading the championship heading up the time sheet, while the chasing pack were all very close to each other in terms of performance. Scuderia Ferrari (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/2/ferrari) got through its programme with no major issues and given that Le Castellet circuit does not particularly suit the characteristics of the SF21, Charles Leclerc (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/61/charles-leclerc) and Carlos Sainz (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/47/carlos-sainz) being fifth and eighth fastest respectively, is in line with expectations going into this weekend.

The team split the job of tyre evaluation between the two drivers: Charles started on the Medium compound, while Carlos left the garage on Hards. Grip was fairly low and so, after a handful of laps both drivers switched to the Soft compound, with which Charles set a time of 1'34"950. Unfortunately, Carlos had a spin which ruined his tyres and so he was unable to do better than the 1'35"342 set on the Hard compound.


In the afternoon, the Monegasque and the Spaniard completed 23 and 24 laps respectively, posting the fifth and eighth fastest times. As usual, the first part of the session was spent looking for quick times over a single lap on the softest compound, before both drivers switched to evaluating the various compounds with plenty of fuel on board. There was not much difference between the Ferrari (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/2/ferrari) men's lap times with Charles posting a 1'33"550 and Carlos a 1'33"698.


Charles Leclerc (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/61/charles-leclerc): The main focus today was on car balance. The wind was very strong, which made it tricky to drive, but that was the same for everyone so we just had to try and find a good way to manage in these conditions.


In general, here things are looking more in line with what we expected compared to the last two race weekends, where we had pleasant surprises.


Our performance today was not bad and although we still have quite a bit of work to do, we made a nice recovery from FP1 and the car felt better this afternoon.


It will be important to understand how to get the tyres in the right operating window tomorrow. With the wind, we also have to find the right set-up to make sure that the car is easy to drive in qualifying. If we manage to put these two things together, I'm pretty sure we can have a decent weekend.


Carlos Sainz (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/47/carlos-sainz): Today was quite tricky. We knew that this layout would be challenging for us compared to some of the previous races, so today went more or less as expected. However, we are not that far away and we are reasonably pleased with the car balance.


The trickiest thing was the strong wind, which was blowing in the worst possible directions, with a head wind on the straights and a tail wind in the corners. It made the circuit challenging and slower.


The Soft and Hard tyres seem to work well, so we'll keep working tonight to try and extract the maximum from the car tomorrow.

https://www.pitpass.com/69984/French-GP-Practice-team-notes-Ferrari

llumia
19/06/2021, 10:19
French GP: Practice team notes - AlpineAlpine F1 Team enjoyed an encouraging day's practice in preparation for its home Grand Prix as Formula 1 returned to Circuit Paul Ricard after a one-year absence.

Fernando Alonso (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/1/fernando-alonso) and Esteban Ocon (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/54/esteban-ocon) were inside the top six across both Free Practice 1 and Free Practice 2 with Fernando finishing the day in fourth place, just 0.4secs adrift off the top spot. Home hero Esteban - buoyed by the return of fans in the grandstands - finished fifth in the morning session and sixth in the afternoon.


Both drivers sampled test items on the A521 in the early running before focusing on identifying an optimal set-up to deal with Circuit Paul Ricard's mix of medium and high-speed corners. Fernando solely ran Softs (C4) in FP1 - starting on low fuel and ending on high fuel - with Esteban beginning on Hards (C2) before switching to Softs in the latter stages.

In FP2, Esteban ran Mediums (C3) with Fernando testing Hards for the first time of the day. Both drivers then switched to Softs for the middle part of the session. Fernando set the fastest time in the second sector on his way to fourth with Esteban narrowly behind in sixth.


To round off Friday practice, Fernando ran Hards on high fuel with Esteban assessing the Mediums.


Esteban Ocon (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/54/esteban-ocon): "Today's practice has been solid. We're back into the top ten for the moment, but we know it's still early days. Both cars have good pace - that's promising - and the aim is to keep working hard and consolidate this pace. The car feels good and the team has been working hard on that. There are, of course, areas to improve, and there's more performance to find. It's fantastic to be back racing in France, at home, and even better to see fans in the grandstands. Hopefully there will be even more fans tomorrow and Sunday and I look forward to seeing them."


Fernando Alonso (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/1/fernando-alonso): "We faced quite tricky conditions today with some strong winds and high track temperatures, but I think we can be quite pleased with what we managed to achieve from Friday practice. We tested a few items in FP1 and then we followed our programme for the afternoon in FP2 with some decent mileage clocked. We'll analyse all of our data now and this evening, but so far I think we look quite competitive here so let's see how we go tomorrow."


Davide Brivio, Racing Director: "It's been a busy but well executed practice programme by the team today. Both drivers did a great job in both sessions and, looking at the timesheets, we're in and amongst the good positions. This circuit is different to the last two tracks we've visited, as it's a more conventional layout for Formula 1, which perhaps suits our car a little more. It's a promising start and we will remain focused with the job we have to do this weekend. That begins with Free Practice 3 tomorrow, where we will try to prepare ourselves for qualifying and ensure we follow up on today's performance."


Total Laps: 94 laps (48 laps for Esteban, 46 laps for Fernando), 549km. Equivalent to driving from Circuit Paul Ricard to Bordeaux on France's west coast.

https://www.pitpass.com/69976/French-GP-Practice-team-notes-Alpine

llumia
19/06/2021, 10:22
French GP: Practice team notes - AlphaTauriPierre Gasly (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/53/pierre-gasly): "Today was an ok day, however it's been quite difficult with the wind which has made the car very tricky to drive. In terms of performance, I think it's good that we've ended both sessions within the top 10, but it's definitely been more difficult than the last two weekends. We've been working on the balance of the car today, so we'll analyse all the data tonight and make some improvements to the set-up of the car to be more confident out on track tomorrow. I'm racing in front of my home fans here and I'm aiming to reach Q3 again in Qualifying. It's so great seeing this many French flags in the grandstands here, I really want to do well for the people here supporting me this weekend, so they've got something to celebrate on Sunday."

Yuki Tsunoda (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/71/yuki-tsunoda): "It's been a good day. I think the approach here in France compared to the last few races is a bit easier, as I've already got experience driving here at Paul Ricard. I had a spin in the morning, but I think we've made good progress through the two sessions today. I struggled a bit with the set-up in FP2, but we adapted really well and by the end of the day I was happy with the car behaviour. My confidence in the car is definitely returning and my result in Baku has helped with that. We still have lots of work to do ahead of Qualifying and the field is very tight, so it's going to be very competitive but the pace is definitely there."


Jonathan Eddolls (Chief Race Engineer): "We headed to France following a great result for the team in Baku but have remained realistic with our targets for this weekend, knowing that we return to a more normal circuit. One of the main areas for us to work on during Friday was setting the car up around the higher rear tyre pressures, as well as managing the performance on the very hot track. In addition to this required learning, FP1 was focused on a matrix of set-up work based around some finding of the car performance we observed in Baku to further understand some of the characteristics of the AT02 and how we can apply these to more standard tracks. So, it was a very busy session for both cars and unfortunately, we sustained some damage to the floor of Pierre's car after running wide in T2. He lost some laps with this, but we still gathered plenty of data to analyse for FP2. We used this learning to further adapt the set-up of both cars for this afternoon's session and the changes appeared to be a step in the right direction. We didn't have the cleanest of laps, due to traffic again, but piecing together the laps the performance is looking encouraging and in line with our expectations, particularly given both drivers felt there was still room to work on the balance. We have a lot to look through tonight, but we will aim to put it all together and target Q3 tomorrow."

https://www.pitpass.com/69982/French-GP-Practice-team-notes-AlphaTauri

llumia
19/06/2021, 10:23
French GP: Practice team notes - Alfa RomeoAlfa Romeo (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/15/alfa-romeo) Racing ORLEN had a promising first day of action at the French Grand Prix, with Kimi Raikkonen (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/17/kimi-raikkonen) and Antonio Giovinazzi (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/58/antonio-giovinazzi) spending all day in or around the top ten in the timesheets and completing two sessions with no major issues.

Under a baking sun that gave a distinct summer feeling, the team completed two successful practice hours, maximising the 120 minutes of action to gather as much data as possible about the track, as we visit this venue for the first time in two years.


The team was able to complete a full programme of testing, totalling 92 laps that resulted in valuable data for the engineers to analyse tonight. With overtaking being a challenge around the Circuit Paul Ricard, qualifying will be crucial tomorrow and every marginal gain that can be obtained as we optimise the package will be vital.


The sun may be scolding over Provence, but the real red-hot affair will be tomorrow's contest for the grid..
.

Kimi Raikkonen (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/17/kimi-raikkonen): "It wasn't too bad out there, I even feel I could have been a few places higher with a better lap. The hope, of course, is that we can be somewhere around this region, in the top ten, when we get into qualifying: as always, we can try to find something more tonight, with the engineers, and squeeze some more performance out of the car, but it's not a bad start."


Antonio Giovinazzi (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/58/antonio-giovinazzi): "It was a good start to our weekend and we're confident ahead of qualifying. The conditions out there were not easy, with a lot of wind and low grip, but this is what we can expect for tomorrow as well. To be just outside the top then when I am still not 100% happy with the car means we can be in the fight for Q3 if we find some improvement tonight. This is our task and if we do a better job at it than our rivals, we can have a good Saturday. Let's have a good debrief now and see what tomorrow brings."

https://www.pitpass.com/69979/French-GP-Practice-team-notes-Alfa-Romeo

llumia
19/06/2021, 10:25
French GP: Practice team notes - HaasThe seventh round of the 2021 FIA Formula 1 World Championship began with practice on Friday at Circuit Paul Ricard as teams prepared for Sunday's French Grand Prix.

Friday's track action consisted of two 60-minute sessions - FP1 and FP2 - on the 5.842-kilometer (3.630-mile), 15-turn circuit with the self-styled ‘Summer Race' living up to its billing as brilliant sunshine greeted the field.


Nikita Mazepin (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/70/nikita-mazepin) led the way in FP1 opening his account with a wake-up run on Pirelli's P Zero White hard tires. The Russian switched onto Red softs for his second stint, clocking a best lap of 1:36.651 along the way - good for 18th overall. Mazepin completed his run-plan with a high-fuel outing on the hard compound. Track time was at a premium for Mick Schumacher (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/69/mick-schumacher) after a systems issue on his VF-21 led to a rear lock-up at turn three on his maiden lap. Schumacher was also down a set of tires, his flat-spotted hard set too damaged to re-use. With one set of softs at his disposal, Schumacher returned after a 25-minute spell in the garage. The German set a 1:37.329, to place 19th in the session - later following up his qualifying sim with a shortened high-fuel run.


FP2 saw Mazepin and Schumacher start the session with baseline runs sampling the Yellow medium rubber. They swapped onto soft tires for their respective qualifying simulations runs. Schumacher edged Mazepin by just under fourth hundredths of a second, his fastest lap a 1:35.512 (P19) to his teammate's best of 1:35.551 (P20). Both VF-21's wrapped the first day in France with high-fuel runs on their used medium and soft tires.


Uralkali Haas (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/12/haas) F1 Team ran a total of 85 laps on Friday across FP1 and FP2 - 47 by Mazepin and 38 by Schumacher.


Nikita Mazepin (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/70/nikita-mazepin): "Not an easy day for us - the heat and the increased tire pressures are perhaps not the best things for the car that does not have the most downforce but from my side, it was a very smooth FP1. In FP2, we completed the run plan and I think we know where we stand for Sunday, but there is a lot more to be improved for qualifying. Coming straight from Baku and Monaco, I see it rather easier as there isn't a wall waiting for you on the exit of every corner, which for a rookie is a positive note. This circuit has its challenges to it - the tarmac is very tricky here but I'm enjoying driving in France."


Mick Schumacher (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/69/mick-schumacher): "Obviously, we had some issues in FP1 unfortunately and it just meant that we didn't get to do all the running that we wanted to. We still got to do all the laps we wanted in FP2 which was a positive and we got to learn the track even better compared to FP1, so now it's just about finalizing all the things that we have and try to improve in the aspects we need to and hopefully we will be a bit closer to Williams (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/11/williams). We feel the temperature in the tires and we also had some increase in pressures which makes it a bit more difficult to keep the tires alive, especially in the long runs, so now it's about trying to set the car up so its ok in qualifying and it's good in the race, so hopefully we'll manage."

Guenther Steiner: "Without the time loss from Mick in FP1, it was actually a very good session and I think we did good laps. Mick had a problem with a brake-by-wire system issue but otherwise everything has gone to plan. You never have enough running, but we always try to get the best out of two hours running and with the sets of tires we have available. Let's see tomorrow - we're looking forward to going out again."

https://www.pitpass.com/69983/French-GP-Practice-team-notes-Haas

llumia
19/06/2021, 10:28
French GP: Practice team notes - WilliamsDave Robson, Head of Vehicle Performance: Today has been about continuing with the aero testing that we began in Baku and confirming that we understand any implications of the new tyre operating procedures technical directive, which was issued to the teams ahead of this weekend. Between Roy, Nicholas and George we have worked through everything: we have no concerns over the tyres, and we will work through the aerodynamic data tonight before confirming the race specification in time for FP3.

Roy drove very well and completed the tests that we needed him to do and his feedback on how the FW43B has changed since he last drove it in Spain is very interesting. George was quickly up to speed in FP2 and able to complete his normal race preparation. Nicholas too had a good day, improving his car for the afternoon session. Both race drivers are reasonably comfortable with the car at high fuel, but there is a little more work to do ahead of qualifying.


George Russell (https://www.pitpass.com/69985/drivers/66/george-russell): It's always tricky only doing one session, but I don't feel like I missed out on too much as the conditions were difficult this morning and there were a few errors on track which showed how gusty it was. In FP2 my high fuel runs looked strong and I got into a good groove putting in those laps, but I think there's still more to come from me with low fuel. We'll go away tonight and look to understand how we can extract more out of the car.


Nicholas Latifi (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/62/nicholas-latifi): The track was very green in FP1 and the wind caught a lot of drivers out. Initially the car wasn't feeling great, but we made some changes going into FP2 and it was much nicer to drive. The car on high fuel was better than expected, so that's definitely a positive. We'll go away and do our normal analysis tonight and hopefully find some more performance to take into Saturday.


Roy Nissany: It was a productive session, although I do think I could have extracted a little more out of the car. It takes time to build up your confidence after some time away, and Paul Ricard is definitely a track where you need a lot of confidence due to the high speeds and long corners. It was still a very informative session and we got lots of data gathered, so we've learnt some good lessons and being in the FW43B is always great.

https://www.pitpass.com/69985/French-GP-Practice-team-notes-Williams

llumia
19/06/2021, 10:31
French GP: Practice team notes - PirelliRed Bull (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/8/red-bull)'s Max Verstappen (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/46/max-verstappen) set the pace during today's free practice for the French Grand Prix, followed by the two Mercedes (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/7/mercedes) of Valtteri Bottas (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/3/valtteri-bottas) and Lewis Hamilton (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/9/lewis-hamilton). Bottas was fastest in the morning session, before Verstappen went even quicker in the afternoon. On both occasions, the P Zero Red soft tyre in C4 compound was used.

The teams used mainly the P Zero White hard compound and P Zero Red soft in the morning, with the P Zero Yellow medium used extensively in the first part of FP2, followed by the soft compound again as the teams focussed on qualifying simulations.


The track was reasonably 'green' and slippery in the morning, thanks also to some fresh asphalt on parts of the surface, but it rubbered in progressively during the course of the afternoon to provide good grip.


Weather conditions were dry and warm throughout the day, with FP2 getting underway in 31 degrees ambient and 49 degrees of asphalt temperature. Slightly cooler conditions are expected for qualifying, and there's a chance of even lower temperatures for the race, with the possibility of rain on Sunday morning.


With the soft and medium compounds being run for several laps today, the gaps between them are roughly as expected: around 0.6 seconds between soft and medium, and an estimated 0.5 seconds between medium and hard. This means that both the medium and soft compounds could play an important role in qualifying tomorrow.


Mario Isola: "Free practice went more or less as we expected it to. The FP2 time was slower than the equivalent session in 2019, mainly due to the stronger winds today, and partly because of some partial track resurfacing. We've seen that the medium and soft compounds are reasonably closely matched, which should bring them both into play for qualifying tomorrow and have a big effect on race strategy too. The teams were able to gather plenty of good data over the soft and medium compounds in particular with different fuel loads, while the hard was used less extensively and mainly in the morning. So it's going to be interesting to see how all that translates into strategy calculation and different approaches to qualifying tomorrow, which should again be run in warm and dry conditions here".

https://www.pitpass.com/69977/French-GP-Practice-team-notes-Pirelli

llumia
19/06/2021, 10:43
5 cosas que se desprenden de lo visto en la Jornada de Prácticas del Viernes:

https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/article.5-things-we-learned-from-friday-practice-for-the-french-grand-prix.4DM9fFpw8YpmDlpwRkKUnM.html

GoVal
19/06/2021, 11:16
LuisFeF1 @LuisFeF1 (https://twitter.com/LuisFeF1) · 23min (https://twitter.com/LuisFeF1/status/1406173064904294400)

#TechF1 (https://twitter.com/hashtag/TechF1?src=hashtag_click) Pruebas en @redbullracing (https://twitter.com/redbullracing)
de alerones traseros de diferente carga aerodinámica ayer durante los segundos libres. Verstappen con menos ala que Pérez #F1 (https://twitter.com/hashtag/F1?src=hashtag_click) #FrenchGP (https://twitter.com/hashtag/FrenchGP?src=hashtag_click) #FP2 (https://twitter.com/hashtag/FP2?src=hashtag_click) #F1Tech (https://twitter.com/hashtag/F1Tech?src=hashtag_click)




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GoVal
19/06/2021, 11:18
Más sobre el ala trasera del Red Bull ayer.



Racing Tech @racingtech5 (https://twitter.com/racingtech5) · 49min (https://twitter.com/racingtech5/status/1406166801642409985)


Red Bull RB16B Rear Wing In FP2, VER ran with lower downforce rear wing than PER - this is the same wing as used in Baku, but with gurney fitted. Interesting to note how others (e.g. Aston Martin) are able to run a full size rear wing with double T-wing. #TechF1 (https://twitter.com/hashtag/TechF1?src=hashtag_click) #F1 (https://twitter.com/hashtag/F1?src=hashtag_click) #FrenchGP (https://twitter.com/hashtag/FrenchGP?src=hashtag_click)





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GoVal
19/06/2021, 11:28
Diferencia entre compuestos.



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GoVal
19/06/2021, 12:00
Los dos Red Bull utilizarán la configuración de baja carga en los libres 3.



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https://twitter.com/AlbertFabrega/status/1406183176050024451?s=20

GoVal
19/06/2021, 12:37
Los ingenieros de Mercedes han puesto una protección alrededor de botón de la frenada mágica para que sea más complicado accionarlo por accidente.



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https://twitter.com/f1talks/status/1406195430342410240

GoVal
19/06/2021, 13:20
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GoVal
19/06/2021, 13:48
FORMULA 1 EMIRATES GRAND PRIX DE FRANCE 2021 - Le Castellet - Circuito Paul Ricard
Resultados FP3
Sábado, 19 de junio de 2021



Max VERSTAPPEN muestra sus cartas y marca el mejor tiempo en los últimos entrenamientos libres en el Paul Ricard. Y lo hace dejando a los Mercedes a más de 7 décimas, con BOTTAS 2º y HAMILTON en la 5ª posición rozando el segundo.

Entre los Mercedes han terminado Carlos SAINZ y Checo PÉREZ.

Tras Hamilton han finalizado NORRIS y los Alpine de Fernando ALONSO y Esteban OCON. Parece que se confirma la mejora del Alpine, aunque, como los pilotos suelen decir, la carrera es el domingo.





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GoVal
19/06/2021, 14:34
Parece que Hamilton cree que el que Bottas tenga mejor ritmo en las últimas carreras (aunque luego no se materialice) es por el chásis, al menos eso insinúa Rosberg. :sherlock:



Nico Rosberg says Lewis might have pushed to try out Valtteri's chassis after struggling in Monaco and a bit better pace in Baku.

https://twitter.com/JunaidSamodien_/status/1406222295727808513?s=20

GoVal
19/06/2021, 14:40
Tras los libres 3, estas son las previsiones para la pole.




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McHouserphy
19/06/2021, 14:44
los números de la F.P. 3 :

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GoVal
19/06/2021, 14:51
El Paul Ricard y las cabras.




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLUGJHk2A0A

GoVal
19/06/2021, 14:59
A pocos minutos del inicio de la sesión de calificación, los mecánicos de Mercedes están trabajando en el coche de Hamilton.



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GoVal
19/06/2021, 15:09
Bandera roja nada más comenzar la Q1 por accidente de Tsunoda.



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GoVal
19/06/2021, 15:11
El coche de Tsunoda moviendo su cu-cu. :cunaooooo:



https://twitter.com/Mattzel89/status/1406236929092460546?s=20

GoVal
19/06/2021, 15:15
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GoVal
19/06/2021, 15:32
La sesión finaliza como empezó, con bandera roja a falta de 22 segundos provocada por un accidente de Schumacher. Lo irónico es que ha pasado el corte, ya que no ha permitido a otros realizar su última vuelta.


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GoVal
19/06/2021, 15:38
Verstappen ha sido el más rápido de la accidentada Q1 seguido de Hamilton, Checo y Bottas.

Sainz pasa el corte en 7ª posición y Alonso en la 10ª.

Sorpresa al ver a Stroll fuera mientras que Vettel ha sido 8º. Le quitaron su primer tiempo por exceder los límites de la pista y la bandera roja le impidió marcar tiempo.


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Kimi ha sido otro de los perjudicados por esa bandera roja provocada por Schumacher, que ha finalizado 14º.

Los eliminados en Q1 son:


16 Latifi
17 Raikkonen
18 Mazepin
19 Stroll (sin tiempo)
20 Tsunoda (sin tiempo)



Los tiempos completos de la Q1.



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GoVal
19/06/2021, 15:47
En el primer intento en Q2 todos han montado el neumático medio menos Russell. Hamilton ha marcado su tiempo tras rodar dos vueltas y se ha puesto primero. Parece que le cuesta algo más calentar los neumáticos.

A Fernando lo han llamado al pesaje cuando terminó el primer intento.

GoVal
19/06/2021, 16:00
Ricciardo, Checo Pérez y Giovinazzi han hecho su segundo intento con el blando. Gio no ha pasado el corte aunque ha mejorado su tiempo y Ricciardo y Checo abortaron su vuelta porque estaban dentro y no querían pasar el corte con el blando. Mañana, los 10 primeros saldrán con el medio.

El más rápido ha sido Bottas, seguido por Hamilton, Checo y Verstappen.

Carlos Sainz pasa el corte en 5ª posición. Alonso ha terminado 8º mientras que Ocon se ha quedado a las puertas.

Norris ha terminado 7º a pesar de que ha tenido que abortar su segundo intento por petición del equipo.


Los eliminados en Q2 son:


11 Ocon
12 Vettel
13 Giovinazzi
14 Russell
15 Schumacher (sin tiempo).



Tiempos completos en la Q2.

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GoVal
19/06/2021, 16:05
En el primer intento en Q3 todos montan blando excepto Alonso y Ricciardo, que ha montado el medio.

El más rápido ha sido Verstappen, con Hamilton 2º a casi 4 décimas y Checo 3º.

Sainz ha logrado el 5º mejor tiempo y Alonso 7º.

Han eliminado el tiempo de Gasly por superar los límites de la pista por un pelo de gamba.

GoVal
19/06/2021, 17:17
FORMULA 1 EMIRATES GRAND PRIX DE FRANCE 2021 - Le Castellet - Circuito Paul Ricard
Resultados Sesión de CALIFICACIÓN
Sábado, 19 de junio de 2021



Max VERSTAPPEN hace una gran vuelta con un grandísimo tercer sector y se lleva la pole en el Paul Ricard.

Junto a él saldrá mañana Lewis HAMILTON, que se ha quedado a 258 milésimas.

La segunda línea de parrilla estará formada por BOTTAS y Checo PÉREZ, que buscaba que la primera línea fuera de Red Bull pero no pudo colarse al menos entre los Mercedes. Mañana le toca hacer una buena salida e intenar adelantar a Bottas.

Gran sesión para Carlos SAINZ, que ha terminado 5º, el primero del resto. Mañana tendrá a su lado a otro piloto que también ha tenido una muy buena sesión, Pierre GASLY.

Tras ellos saldrán LECLERC y NORRIS.

Fernando ALONSO partirá desde la 9ª plaza, compartiendo línea de salida con RICCIARDO.

Estos 10 pilotos saldrán mañana con el neumático medio con el que marcaron su tiempo en Q2. El primero que podrá elegir es OCON, al partir 11º.

A pesar de haber sido quien provocara la bandera roja al final de la Q1 impidiendo a varios pilotos intentar pasar el corte, Mick SHUMACHER saldrá mañana 15º.





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GoVal
19/06/2021, 20:27
Red Bull - Mercedes: la telemetria dice che si sono ribaltati i ruoli


https://cdn-1.motorsport.com/images/amp/0JBdW4E0/s6/telemetria-q3-gp-di-francia-ha.jpg





https://it.motorsport.com/f1/news/f1-tecnica-red-bull-mercedes-la-telemetria-dice-che-si-sono-ribaltati-i-ruoli/6586463/

GoVal
19/06/2021, 20:33
Parece que Alonso tiene cascos de sobra. :gaydude:



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GoVal
19/06/2021, 21:17
Verstappen con su premio Pirelli por haber conseguido la pole. :gaydude:




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:elrisas: :elrisas: :elrisas:

McHouserphy
19/06/2021, 21:21
los números de la clasificatoria de Paul Ricard:

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GoVal
19/06/2021, 21:24
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llumia
20/06/2021, 10:13
Impresiones de los equipos después de la sesión de Clasificación:

French GP: Qualifying team notes - MercedesLewis qualified in second place at the Circuit Paul Ricard, after exploring several balance adjustments throughout the weekend to put the W12 in a happier place for Q3.

Valtteri will start in P3, with the two Mercedes (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/7/mercedes) drivers splitting the Red Bulls. Both drivers will begin the race on the Medium compound tyre.


Lewis Hamilton (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/9/lewis-hamilton): It's great to see the fans here and it warms my heart to see people coming together finally after this difficult period for us all. It's been a really hard weekend trying to get the car into a happy place and you wouldn't believe all of the changes I've made since FP1. Congratulations to Max, he did a great job today.


On long run pace I think the Red Bulls were a tenth or two quicker than us in FP2 but my car is in a much different place now so I'm just going to stay hopeful and do everything that I can tomorrow. Obviously in second you've got a fighting chance down to Turn 1 and there's going to be some interesting strategy calls tomorrow. Maybe it'll rain so we'll potentially get to see the rain masters do their thing! We're loving the battle so we're just going to keep pushing, keep fighting, and giving it everything.


Valtteri Bottas (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/3/valtteri-bottas): It's been a strong weekend, for sure a lot better than a couple weeks ago and I was hoping to fight for the pole. The last run in Q3 felt good so I didn't feel like there was much more lap time to make up, I think Red Bull (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/8/red-bull) had the edge in a straight line here which made the difference.


We are definitely fighting for the win tomorrow, we're between the two Red Bulls with two cars against one so on strategy, we can be smart and bring the challenge to them. Nothing is going to come easy but we're ready for the challenge tomorrow.


Toto Wolff: That was an exciting qualifying session and a solid performance to put our cars P2 and P3, with just a tenth of a second between them, but we weren't quick enough to claim pole position today. We made a good step with Lewis's car from yesterday, and he felt much more comfortable with the balance once he was running in qualifying; and Valtteri has bounced back strongly from a tough weekend in Baku. Like the cars around us, we will start the race on the Medium tyre, which will give us the opportunity to race hard tomorrow and hopefully put pressure on Max. The long runs yesterday looked closely matched, so I'm sure we're in for a real fight all the way to the chequered flag.


Andrew Shovlin: There's quite a gap to pole and our laps were pretty good in the end so second and third is a fair result for us. Valtteri continued build through the day from the solid baseline he'd established yesterday and Lewis managed to recover some confidence in the car after a difficult Friday; quite a bit of work has gone into fine tuning the balance and it doesn't feel like there was much more to come.


The early parts of the session were a bit messy as we kept getting caught in a bunch of cars on the out-lap and struggled to get the tyres in the right window. By the end we had good track position and we looked pretty close to Max for the first half of the lap. Our main issue seems to be a loss on the straight from turn 9 down to turn 11 and by sector three we're no longer able to gain anything back in the corners. We've seen many times this year that our race pace is better than our qualifying and we've shown that we can win races from behind so we're still optimistic that we're playing for the win tomorrow.

https://www.pitpass.com/70000/French-GP-Qualifying-team-notes-Mercedes

llumia
20/06/2021, 10:15
French GP: Qualifying team notes - Red BullMax Verstappen (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/46/max-verstappen): "To be able to put it on pole here, on a track that has not been our favourite in terms of performance, is very promising and a big boost for the Team. We really did not expect it so I am of course very happy. Everything has been working really well all weekend and from today even compared to yesterday we made a good improvement through hard work and maximising set-up. I was confident after FP3 but you never really know where you are or what everyone else will bring in Qualifying, so we should be very happy with this performance so far. There is a long run to Turn 1 so we have to get a good start tomorrow and for sure they will be very close but our long run pace in FP2 looked good so I expect another tight battle."

Sergio Perez (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/13/sergio-perez): "It wasn't an ideal qualifying as I think locking out the front row was possible but unfortunately I made a mistake on my final Q3 run which cost me quite a bit of lap time. We were going in the right direction and I was feeling comfortable with the car but I just ran wide over the kerbs at Turn 12 and the lap was gone. But tomorrow is when it matters and we have better race pace than in qualifying so we should really be in the mix. It will be very close with Mercedes (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/7/mercedes) so I will be applying the pressure from the very first lap. My starts have been good so the plan is to get a couple of positions off the line and manage the race from there to try and bring home a 1-2 for the Team. I think the race will come down to tyre management so hopefully we can outperform them in that area but either way it's going to be very entertaining for the fans and now I'm just looking forward to tomorrow!"


Christian Horner: "It was another great performance from Max today and it's fantastic to see him take our first pole position in France. Together we've been improving the car throughout the weekend and to have Checo up there as well, building on the momentum from his Baku victory, is a great Team performance. Starting from pole certainly gives us confidence but we're expecting Mercedes (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/7/mercedes) to be very competitive tomorrow. This circuit has been such a stronghold for them over recent years so it will be important to see if we can beat them here. There's a lot at stake and a long way to go in this championship but the whole Team is working incredibly well, putting in long hours, and coming together as a unit to put the pressure on Mercedes (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/7/mercedes) which is phenomenal to see. Having two cars starting at the front also gives us different strategic options in the race and so it will be important for us to do all the basics and get clean starts, execute quick pitstops and a good strategy."

https://www.pitpass.com/69996/French-GP-Qualifying-team-notes-Red-Bull

llumia
20/06/2021, 10:25
French GP: Qualifying team notes - McLarenLando Norris (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/60/lando-norris): "Tough quali, not really the position I was hoping for. I was aiming for just a little bit more, but we didn't quite have the pace. The next few cars were a few tenths ahead. I felt like I could've been one or two tenths better on my lap, but I don't think I could've been any more than one position higher. We weren't quite quick enough to battle them today, but I'm hoping tomorrow we can work on a few things and come back stronger. There's still a good chance for some points and that's what we're aiming for."

Daniel Ricciardo (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/15/daniel-ricciardo): "It was positive that we got through to Q3 on the Medium tyre, that was definitely a target. My final lap felt good, and it felt like we had enough pace to be better than tenth. I'm a bit disappointed not to be a bit higher up the grid, but it is what it is. We're still searching for those extra few tenths over a single lap, so we'll try to make something happen tomorrow. All in all, I'm pretty happy with the performance. Everyone's fast right now and the times are so tight, so we'll work to keep finding pace."


Andreas Seidl, Team Principal: "It was a difficult qualifying session for us today, with a few challenges along the way. It was good that we progressed into Q3 with both cars on Medium tyres, and in the final analysis, we have to acknowledge that qualifying in P8 and P10 is pretty much where the car has been so far this weekend, in terms of pace.


"On the positive side, it's pleasing to have both cars in Q3 again and our starting positions present us with a real chance to fight for good points tomorrow."

https://www.pitpass.com/70001/French-GP-Qualifying-team-notes-McLaren

llumia
20/06/2021, 11:15
French GP: Qualifying team notes - FerrariScuderia Ferrari (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/2/ferrari) put up a satisfactory qualifying performance for tomorrow's French Grand Prix. Carlos will start from fifth place and Charles from seventh. While the result might not get the fans excited, on a track that does not particularly suit the SF21, it confirmed that, once again, the Maranello team is the best of the midfield runners, at least on Saturdays, fighting behind the two teams that head the classification.

One of the key moments of qualifying at Paul Ricard was Q2, in which Carlos and Charles managed to make the cut running the Medium compound, so that they can start the race on these tyres, on level terms strategy-wise therefore with the others in the top five rows of the grid.



The 61st French GP to count for the Formula 1 World Championship starts tomorrow at 15 CET. Hot and windy conditions are expected once again, but there is a chance of a storm in the vicinity that could mix things up and produce some opportunities to be exploited.


Carlos Sainz (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/47/carlos-sainz): Not a bad day for the team. After a couple of eventful Saturdays, it's good to have a clean quali like today. We managed to extract everything out of the car and show the progress we have made at this type of track. From my side, I continue to adapt and learn from the different conditions and corners, and today I felt at home with the car no matter what compound I was on.


We are in a good position for the race tomorrow and we'll try to maximize every opportunity. Yesterday our race pace was not bad, but I expect a tight battle with our main competitors. A clean first lap and a good strategy will be essential to leave France with a good result.


Charles Leclerc (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/61/charles-leclerc): A tricky qualifying from my side. I didn't do a good job of driving around the balance limitation of my car, which was on the front for me today. I will work to understand how I can adapt my driving style and manage this better in the race, although I think that we will feel it less tomorrow.
Overall, 5th and 7th place are good results for the team and in line with our expectations. Congratulations to everyone and to Carlos who did a good job today. The race pace wasn't too bad yesterday. There is definitely potential to fight for good positions in the race, and it will come down to us putting it all together.
Laurent Mekies: All in all, it was a satisfactory qualifying. We came here knowing that the hierarchy would be different to that seen at the two unusual tracks in Monaco and Baku and that the characteristics of the Paul Ricard circuit would not be ideally suited to our SF21. But once again, we were able to demonstrate that we are the best of those teams directly behind the two that are fighting for the championship.

Furthermore, as in the three previous qualifying sessions, we got both our cars ahead of our direct rivals.


Carlos is having a great weekend, showing that he is making progress, and his qualifying performance was really good. Charles couldn't get the right feel for his car, especially the front end, but on his final run, he still managed to get close to the third row that could have been within his reach.


Tomorrow's race will be long and difficult, with tyre behaviour playing a crucial role. On this front, the top ten are all starting on the same compound so we will be fighting on equal terms. We know our race pace is not as good as we would like at the moment, but we will prepare well tonight and tomorrow and will continue to do so over the coming weeks, in order to give our drivers an ever more competitive package.

https://www.pitpass.com/70002/French-GP-Qualifying-team-notes-Ferrari

llumia
20/06/2021, 11:20
French GP: Qualifying team notes - AlphaTauri

Pierre Gasly (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/53/pierre-gasly): "It's a very good day and I'm really pleased to Qualify in sixth position. It's been quite a difficult weekend up to this point, I haven't felt that comfortable in the car and we've struggled a bit with the changing conditions. We'd made lots of set-up changes to the car across the weekend and it all came together for Qualifying. After the disappointment of finding out my lap was cancelled, I knew I had just one shot to get it right in Q3. My adrenalin levels were high, and I managed to put an even better lap together, so I'm very happy with that. Tomorrow will be interesting for us as we return to a normal race circuit, we're starting on the same tyres as everyone else, so strategy will be key. We'll give everything we have and hopefully we can get some good points here, in front of my home crowd."

Yuki Tsunoda (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/71/yuki-tsunoda): "It was my mistake today in Qualifying and I want to apologise to the team. I just used too much of the yellow curb at turn one and I spun out. I tried to brake as much as possible to avoid contact with the barrier, but it was like skating on ice as I was going backwards. It was fairly low impact, but there is some damage to the car so the team will have to work hard tonight to get me ready for tomorrow. The best way to thank the team would be to have a good race tomorrow. It's difficult to overtake here but I'll push as hard as I can every lap and use every opportunity I get."


Guillaume Dezoteux (Head of Vehicle Performance): "Unfortunately for Yuki Qualifying didn't last long today. The car was sharp at the start of the lap and he ran too tight in turn one, which meant he lost it. He sustained some damage on the rear-end but we will be able to fix it for tomorrow without a doubt. Pierre had a very strong Qualifying and we are delighted to see him getting such a great result at his home Grand Prix. Straight from the start of Qualifying Pierre was fast and we could see our balance was better compared to the previous sessions. He is in a strong position for tomorrow and we will now look at the strategy simulations to understand what scenario is best to allow us to bring home some good points."

https://www.pitpass.com/69995/French-GP-Qualifying-team-notes-AlphaTauri

llumia
20/06/2021, 11:29
French GP: Qualifying team notes - Alfa RomeoAlfa Romeo (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/15/alfa-romeo) Racing ORLEN will have a good chance of points in tomorrow's French Grand Prix after a fairly positive qualifying session, with Antonio Giovinazzi (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/58/antonio-giovinazzi) showing the pace of the team's C41 car by qualifying in 13th position. Team-mate Kimi Raikkonen (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/17/kimi-raikkonen) was on course for a good result, but an unfortunately timed red flag meant he had to abort his best lap and will have to line up 17th on the starting grid.

A cooler, cloudier day meant temperatures weren't soaring as on Friday, but the Circuit Paul Ricard remained a tricky place to do business. Two red flags in Q1 made for a stop-start session in which setting a lap was a challenge. Unfortunately, that claimed Kimi, who had to give up his fastest attempt as the session was brought to an early end: the result will see him line up on the ninth row of the grid tomorrow.


The remaining Alfa Romeo (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/15/alfa-romeo) Racing ORLEN of Antonio had managed to set a time good enough for Q2 and, in the second segment of qualifying, the Italian delivered a good attempt to set the 13th time, just 0.2s shy of a place in the top ten.


Starting in that position, Antonio will be able to choose his own starting tyres for the race - something that proved an advantage the last time we raced here, in 2019. Such a bonus could be crucial as we aim to nail the right strategy for tomorrow's race - unless it rains, of course...


Frederic Vasseur, Team Principal: "The team did a good job today and we are confident we would have been on course to have a good result with both cars, hadn't it been for the second red flag. As things went, we have to be really happy with the position Antonio achieved: he will be able to start on the best possible tyres and we'll have all strategy options open to us. Kimi's race will be a bit more difficult, starting from the back, but with a good start and a good strategy we can hope to make up some places. Our race pace looked good in practice so we're still in with a chance."
Kimi Raikkonen (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/17/kimi-raikkonen): "Recently, the red flags seem to destroy my laps all the time. I was on a good one, the time was going to be ok, but when the red flag came out it was game over. In the end, that's what it is and there's nothing I can do about it. P17 on the grid is not ideal, but tomorrow is another day: our race pace was ok yesterday so we will try to get a result out of a disappointing Saturday."


Antonio Giovinazzi (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/58/antonio-giovinazzi): "We can be happy about today's result: our target was P11, to be close to the top ten but not quite in it, as we knew the soft tyres would not be a good compound for the race. We nearly hit this target and we were very close to the cars ahead of us: tomorrow there's everything to play for. Choosing our starting tyre will allow us to maximise our strategy: if we have a good start and a clean first lap, we can make up some places and make our way into the points. Our race pace wasn't bad so we can be confident."

https://www.pitpass.com/69998/French-GP-Qualifying-team-notes-Alfa-Romeo

llumia
20/06/2021, 11:31
French GP: Qualifying team notes - HaasUralkali 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 15th and 18th, respectively, for Sunday's French Grand Prix, Round 7 of the 2021 FIA Formula 1 World Championship at Circuit Paul Ricard.

Mazepin and Schumacher had to abandon their opening Q1 runs with Yuki Tsunoda (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/71/yuki-tsunoda)'s stricken AlphaTauri (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/16/alphatauri) bringing out the red flags at Turn 2 just four minutes into proceedings. When the session resumed Schumacher subsequently banked a 1:32.942 lap with Mazepin clocking a best effort of 1:33.554. A late crash for Schumacher at Turn 7 brought a premature end to Q1 and the German's participation in qualifying.


Sitting 14th on the timesheets, and with the field forced to abort their final flying runs due to the red flag - including that of his teammate, Schumacher's best lap time was good enough to advance to Q2 - with the fastest 15 in Q1 progressing. However, the German was unable to participate in Q2 due to the damage sustained on his VF-21. Mazepin was out in Q1 with the Russian classified 18th ahead of Aston Martin's Lance Stroll (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/57/lance-stroll) and fellow rookie Tsunoda.


Red Bull (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/8/red-bull) Racing's Max Verstappen (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/46/max-verstappen) claimed his second pole position of the season and the fifth of his Formula 1 career. Verstappen's fastest Q3 lap of 1:29.990 beat Lewis Hamilton (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/9/lewis-hamilton) of Mercedes (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/7/mercedes) by .258 of a second.


Nikita Mazepin (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/70/nikita-mazepin): "I wasn't entirely happy with the car. We have FP1, FP2 and FP3 giving you time to get into the groove and set your time but Q1 sometimes can be very different. Unfortunately, I didn't get my lap time done when it needed to be done and as fast as it needed to be. If you have two red flags in a session and it's that short, that's what happens. If you look at the statistics, things like this don't happen often but obviously when they do happen, Saturday night's sleep gets a bit interrupted, shall we say. It's just one of those things. The race is so long that you finish where your speed is, so let's see."


Mick Schumacher (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/69/mick-schumacher): "I pushed too hard going into the corner and that kicked out the rear. The car is very wind affected - I don't know if that would have triggered some extra oversteer. Nonetheless, we've managed to get into our first Q2 session of the year, so things brighten up and hopefully we can get more of those days in the future. There is damage to the car, how great we don't know yet. If everything is ok we'll start from there and obviously it is on paper, and that's what matters to me. If something happens, I've got 53 laps to catch-up. I'm optimistic that we see the light at the end of the tunnel. The team is getting more motivated every day, I am more motivated every day and those results prove that our hard work is growing."


Guenther Steiner: "It would've been a good day if we hadn't crashed on Mick's last run. We're still investigating the gearbox and if we need to change it or not. At the moment it seems we don't, so let's hope it stays like this as this would be the first time this year that we've got into Q2. Otherwise, nothing big to report as we just went on. Let's hope we can start from where we are now."

https://www.pitpass.com/69992/French-GP-Qualifying-team-notes-Haas

llumia
20/06/2021, 11:32
French GP: Qualifying team notes - Aston MartinSebastian Vettel (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/21/sebastian-vettel): "We looked strong in Q1 on the soft tyres, but I do not think anybody wanted to start the race on the soft tyres, which is why we ran on the medium tyres in Q2. We believed there was a real chance to make Q3 on the medium, but, for yet unknown reasons, the balance did not feel as good on my last run. The front end was washing out and I could not extract the grip I needed. Maybe I pushed a bit too hard, but we were not far away from making Q3. For tomorrow, we have a free choice of tyres, but all of the top 10 will be on the medium tyres anyway, so it is not easy to vary the strategy. Tomorrow will be about who is best at managing the tyre life and degradation."

Lance Stroll (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/57/lance-stroll): "It is one of those things. You can never predict when red flags are going to happen, and we were very unlucky to have two in Q1. I also had a lap time deleted, but that lap showed there is good pace in the car. I felt happy with the balance and the progress we have made so far this weekend, so there are positives to take away. It is a shame it is difficult to overtake at Paul Ricard, but you never know. We will keep our fingers crossed for some rain tomorrow, and we will try to push our way up the field from P19 regardless."


Otmar Szafnauer, CEO & Team Principal: "You win some, you lose some, often as a result of a hair's breadth. Sometimes it really is not your fault. Today was one of those days. Lance drove a great lap in Q1, but it was disallowed owing to a small margin of track limits violation that gained him nothing in terms of lap time. Then his chances of recovering were scuppered due to the late red flag, which was outside of his control. Sebastian did well to get through to Q2 but struggled with a lack of front-end grip on his quick lap and ended up P12. As always, both drivers will push as hard as possible for points tomorrow."

https://www.pitpass.com/69997/French-GP-Qualifying-team-notes-Aston-Martin

llumia
20/06/2021, 11:35
French GP: Qualifying team notes - AlpineAlpine F1 Team will start its home Grand Prix in France with Fernando Alonso (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/1/fernando-alonso) ninth and Esteban Ocon (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/54/esteban-ocon) eleventh on the grid after a stop-start qualifying session at Circuit Paul Ricard.

Fernando made it back to back Q3 appearances for the first time since May 2018, following up on his top ten effort last time out in Azerbaijan.


Esteban will line up for his home race narrowly outside the top ten, as he looks to push into the points tomorrow afternoon.


Both drivers remained in the garage in the early running in Q1 and avoided the first of two red flags after Yuki Tsunoda (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/71/yuki-tsunoda)'s spin at Turn 2. After a brief interval, Esteban was first to set a lap-time with a 1min 32.139secs on new Softs - for eighth place - with Fernando following suit, 0.019secs behind. The second red flag of the afternoon from Mick Schumacher (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/69/mick-schumacher) halted the remainder of Q1 with both drivers safely through to Q2.


With the Softs not a favourable starting tyre, Esteban and Fernando opted for the Mediums in Q2.

Fernando's first lap put him seventh with a 1min 31.566secs with Esteban marginally outside the top ten.

Despite a small improvement, Esteban was unable to force his way into Q3 as he settled for eleventh.

Fernando was able to progress to the final shootout for the fourth time this season. An initial run on Mediums placed him inside the top eight, before he switched to Softs for a final attempt. With a small improvement on the second run, the Spaniard qualified ninth.


Esteban Ocon (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/54/esteban-ocon): "It's a shame not to get into the top ten but we know it's all to play for tomorrow. After a good start to qualifying in Q1 with the car feeling good on the Softs, we just seemed to be lacking the pace on the Medium in Q2. It's all about those small margins and it's the difference between making Q3 or not. It's frustrating now, but the weekend is not over. We're just outside the points and we aim to score tomorrow. We have to think outside the box on strategy a bit, and we'll give it our best."


Fernando Alonso (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/1/fernando-alonso): "I am happy with today and I think it's more or less where we expected to be. Our pace looked good going into qualifying and then I felt we maximised most of our laps during the session with a few exceptions. It's going to be very tight tomorrow and we are around some very quick cars all on the same tyres. Overall, though, I think we have to be satisfied with our starting position and the points are given out tomorrow, so we need to prepare for the race in the proper way."


Davide Brivio, Racing Director: "It was a very close qualifying today between a number of cars. Fernando did a good job in getting into Q3, while it was a shame for Esteban to narrowly miss out. The team has been strong all weekend and we want to carry this momentum forward and into tomorrow where we'll try our best to secure a good result with both cars. We'll assess how we can maximise any opportunities."

https://www.pitpass.com/69999/French-GP-Qualifying-team-notes-Alpine

llumia
20/06/2021, 11:36
French GP: Qualifying team notes - WilliamsGeorge Russell (https://www.pitpass.com/69993/drivers/66/george-russell) qualified 14th and Nicholas Latifi (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/62/nicholas-latifi) 16th for the French Grand Prix. George reached Q2 for the seventh consecutive race, setting a time of 1:32.065 on his final flying lap. Nicholas set a fastest time of 1:33.062 in a Q1 session interrupted by two red flags.

Dave Robson, Head of Vehicle Performance: Cooler and calmer conditions today improved the performance compared to yesterday. Minor adjustments to the set-up and the updated aero parts also improved the car and both drivers were happy after FP3.


Qualifying was a tricky session with two red flags in Q1 meaning that few timed laps were completed.

George did just enough to progress to Q2 despite some traffic in Sector 3, sadly Nicholas missed out by the smallest of margins. In Q2 we opted to run a lightly scrubbed Qualifying tyre followed by a new Option tyre. George made a good improvement with the new Option, but lack of experience using this compound at low fuel meant that he couldn't get everything out of the tyre. Nonetheless, both drivers did well in a difficult session and will start the race tomorrow in reasonable positions. There could be some storms around tomorrow and so we could be in for an exciting race.


George Russell (https://www.pitpass.com/69993/drivers/66/george-russell): It was a good session, but a little scrappy with the red flags and the traffic to deal with. My lap in Q2 wasn't as good as I would have liked; it was my first real laps on the medium tyre and they take a bit of getting used to, so I think there were still a couple more tenths in there if I'm honest.

Nevertheless, P14 is a good qualifying result and we're putting a lot of effort into our race pace and trying to improve our Sunday performance, so hopefully we can make it count tomorrow.


Nicholas Latifi (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/62/nicholas-latifi): Qualifying was a very interrupted session for me. Unfortunately, the first tyres I had on were wasted due to the first red flag, and the second red flag meant I only got to complete one flying lap.

That was obviously frustrating as I was up on my previous time, but it caught a few others out and that's racing sometimes. The car felt good around here though, so we'll see what we can do tomorrow in the race.

https://www.pitpass.com/69993/French-GP-Qualifying-team-notes-Williams

llumia
20/06/2021, 11:38
French GP: Qualifying team notes - PirelliRed Bull (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/8/red-bull) driver Max Verstappen (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/46/max-verstappen) claimed Pirelli's 250th pole position, having also gone fastest by a big margin in FP3 this morning. He ran the C4 Red soft compound to set his pole time, which he also used to establish the best FP3 time in the morning.

Practically all the drivers used the Yellow medium C3 tyre for the crucial Q2 session, which determines the tyres they will start the race on tomorrow. As a result, all the top 10 on the grid is set to start on the medium.


Williams (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/11/williams) driver George Russell (https://www.pitpass.com/69994/drivers/66/george-russell) was the only driver to begin Q2 on the soft tyres, before switching to the medium. The medium was also used during the first Q3 run by Alpine's Fernando Alonso (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/1/fernando-alonso) and McLaren (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/5/mclaren)'s Daniel Ricciardo (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/15/daniel-ricciardo).


There were two red flags in the opening Q1 session, including one that ended the session prematurely with 20 seconds to go and prevented a number of drivers from completing their laps.


Temperatures remained dry and warm similar to yesterday, peaking at 32 degrees ambient and 46 degrees of track temperature. This might change tomorrow, with some forecasts of light rain in the morning.


The 53-lap French Grand Prix is set to be a one-stopper. With all the top 10 choosing to start on the P Zero Yellow medium tyre, a medium to hard one-stopper is the logical way forward for them - and this could be the case even for those outside the top 10. In fact, for those further down the field, starting on the P Zero White hard could be another option as well, before switching to the medium or P Zero Red soft later in the race.


A one-stopper from soft to medium is definitely too demanding, especially if it's warm, so the only other obvious choice will be soft to hard (although that will require a bit of tyre management on the soft).


However, there's also a small chance that there could be some rain tomorrow morning, and while that's unlikely to persist until the race, a wet surface in the morning might affect tyre strategy.


Mario Isola: "The almost unanimous decision to run the Yellow medium tyre in Q2 gives some idea of what we can expect from the race strategy tomorrow, with the medium C3 compound offering more durability than the soft without costing too much by way of performance. But with all the top 10 starting on the medium, this leaves the way clear for those behind them to try something different tactically and potentially gain an advantage in the early stages of the race. This could be the case in particular if it rains and temperatures then drop tomorrow, which might bring the track back towards the softest compound.

Congratulations to Max Verstappen (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/46/max-verstappen) and Red Bull (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/8/red-bull) for pole position, which also happens to be Pirelli's 250th pole in Formula 1."

https://www.pitpass.com/69994/French-GP-Qualifying-team-notes-Pirelli

llumia
20/06/2021, 11:39
Rueda Prensa Sábado: https://www.pitpass.com/70003/French-GP-Post-Qualifying-press-conference

GoVal
20/06/2021, 12:49
Confirmación de que los 10 primeros marcaron con el medio su tiempo en Q2.


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GoVal
20/06/2021, 12:50
Mejores estrategias según Pirelli y juegos disponibles para la carrera.


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GoVal
20/06/2021, 14:40
:silvar:



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GoVal
20/06/2021, 14:49
Bloqueo de Sainz de camino a la parrilla.



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GoVal
20/06/2021, 14:51
Buen ambiente y viento en el Paul Ricard.



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McHouserphy
20/06/2021, 15:00
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GoVal
20/06/2021, 15:02
Ocon, Vettel, Giovinazzi, Kimi, Mazepin y Stroll salen con el neumático duro. El resto con el blando.


Tsunoda sale desde el pit lane tras realizar varios cambios.


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GoVal
20/06/2021, 15:14
Onboard de la salida de Kimi.



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GoVal
20/06/2021, 15:18
Verstappen se ha ido una miaja por fuera en la salida. Se ha reincorporado por los bolardos amarillos cuando debería de haberlo hecho por los del fondo. No pasa nada.



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GoVal
20/06/2021, 17:44
FORMULA 1 EMIRATES GRAND PRIX DE FRANCE 2021 - Le Castellet - Circuito Paul Ricard
Resultados CARRERA
Sábado, 19 de junio de 2021



Max VERSTAPPEN se lleva la victoria en una carrera que ha sido más entretenida de lo esperado en este circuito. Su error en la salida se compensó gracias a la buena estrategia decidida por Red Bull y a la mala de Mercedes con HAMILTON, que se ha tenido que conformar con la segunda posición. El equipo le dejó una vuelta de más fuera cuando Verstappen paró, lo que le permitió a Max recuperar la posición que perdió en su error en la salida. Max se arriesgó a hacer una parada más para montar medios aunque ello le obligaba a adelantar a los Mercedes en pista. Esto le permitió marcar la vuelta rápida.

BOTTAS tuvo el podio en la mano pero no logró mantener detrás primero a Verstappen tras hacer su segunda parada para poder dar algo de respiro a Hamilton y luego a Checo PÉREZ en la parte final de la carrera. Estuvo quejándose al equipo de que él querría haber hecho dos paradas y no sólo una. Sus quejas lo debieron de desconcentrar, siendo presa fácil para los Red Bull. Además, el equipo no lo paró en las últimas vueltas para que pudiera llevarse la vuelta rápida, a pesar de que tenía una parada gratis.

Checo ha comentado que al inicio de la carrera no tuvo buen ritmo debido al viento, ritmo que sí tuvo cuando el viento amainó. Además, durante su primera tanda estuvo cuidando los neumáticos para poder alargarla y así tener ventaja al final de la carrera. Su 3ª posición y la victoria de Verstappen hacen que Red Bull marchen de Francia más líderes.

De nuevo otra gran carrera de NORRIS, que ha tenido un gran ritmo, sobre todo tras hacer su parada. Ha logrado recuperarse de una mala salida para terminar 5º. Tras él ha finalizado RICCIARDO, logrando un gran resultado para McLaren.

Gran actuación también de GASLY, que ha cruzado la meta en 7ª posición.

Fernando ALONSO ha terminado muy contento con su 8ª plaza y con el rendimiento del Alpine, sobre todo con el neumático duro. Ha dicho que está deseando un GP con los neumáticos más duros de Pirelli. En sus declaraciones se le nota mucho más confiado, mucho más como era siempre. La cruz de Alpine es ver a OCON 14º. Este fin de semana ha estado bastante desaparecido.

Los últimos puntos han sido para los Aston Martin, con VETTEL 9º y STROLL, que ha hecho una gran remontada, 10º.

Desastre para Ferrari, que se marcha de aquí sin puntos. Carlos SAINZ ha terminado 11º y LECLERC 16º. La estrategia con Carlos ha sido bastante desastrosa y Leclerc logró adelantarle en su parada. Carlos ha comentado que Leclerc paró antes porque se quedó sin neumáticos y que ya sabía que al hacerlo lo adelantaría pero luego los neumáticos de Leclerc se vinieron abajo antes y perdió muchas posiciones. Sainz ha dicho que tienen un problema serio con la degradación de los neumáticos en la carrera y que en las próximas carreras les veremos hacer pruebas para intentar solucionarlo.




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GoVal
20/06/2021, 17:46
Esta captura puede ser tanto tras ver la estrategia que le ha hecho a Hamilton perder la posición con Max como al ver lo rápido que los Red Bull se han merendado a Bottas, sobre todo a Verstappen, que iba con neumáticos medios y 10 vueltas más nuevos que los duros del filandés.



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GoVal
20/06/2021, 17:47
Datos de Pirelli.



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GoVal
20/06/2021, 17:49
En Ferrari no se esperaban el mal rendimiento que han tenido hoy.



Binotto: "Oggi siamo andati male rispetto a tutte le altre gare ed anche rispetto a venerdì. Non ce l'aspettavamo. Tra le ipotesi c'è il surriscaldamento delle gomme. Ci sono componenti come i cerchi, congelati, che sappiamo erano già un punto debole 2020."


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GoVal
20/06/2021, 20:51
Love is in the air.



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GoVal
20/06/2021, 21:10
Toto ha comentado que no han metido a Bottas en las últimas vueltas para que intentara llevarse la vuelta rápida por si sancionaban a Checo por salirse de la pista al adelantar a Bottas. Los comisarios no vieron nada en la acción que fuera sancionable.



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20/06/2021, 22:27
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McHouserphy
20/06/2021, 22:27
2021 FRANCIA - PDFs (https://mega.nz/#!j0dgBTIC!p8949miF_vdYzgmdhoDVBHGtdnDB8wGmOZSZgxh pmRI)


Seguimos porrocesando ... :putersmile1:...

yorch
21/06/2021, 05:30
Max VERSTAPPEN
se lleva la victoria en una carrera que ha sido más entretenida de lo esperado en este circuito.

Clavado, la verdad. Me vi la salida en directo y las 10 primeras vueltas y el resto en diferido esperando hacerlo a "camara rapida" y la acabé viendo entera de manera habitual. Que grande Max la verdad, yo no esperaba ni que fuera capaz del undercut ni de aguantar como aguantó despues.

llumia
22/06/2021, 16:29
Impresiones de los equipos después de la Carrera:

French GP: Race team notes - HaasUralkali Haas (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/12/haas) F1 Team drivers Mick Schumacher (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/69/mick-schumacher) and Nikita Mazepin (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/70/nikita-mazepin) classified 19th and 20th respectively at the French Grand Prix, Round 7 of the 2021 FIA Formula 1 World Championship, held at Circuit Paul Ricard.Schumacher took the start from 15th place, having made Q2 for the first time in his career during Saturday's qualifying session, and did so on Pirelli's P Zero Yellow medium tires. On a frenetic first lap Schumacher stayed out of trouble, holding 19th position, before being passed by teammate Mazepin.

Schumacher came in on lap 16 of 53, exchanging his mediums for a set of White hard tires, and maturely managed that compound through to the checkered flag, holding 19th spot. It preserved Schumacher's 100 per cent finish record in Formula 1.


Mazepin started from 18th position on the hard compound and remained glued to the rear of the train through the first stint, successfully overhauling the sister VF-21 of Schumacher into turn 3 on lap 4.

Mazepin prolonged his rubber for a 32-lap spell before boxing for a fresh set of mediums, effectively running the opposite strategy to his teammate. In a race where all 20 starters made it to the checkered flag Mazepin classified in 20th position.


Red Bull (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/8/red-bull) Racing's Max Verstappen (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/46/max-verstappen) prevailed in an entertaining tussle with Mercedes (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/7/mercedes) rival Lewis Hamilton (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/9/lewis-hamilton) to claim victory, while Sergio Perez (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/13/sergio-perez) rounded off the podium.


Uralkali Haas (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/12/haas) F1 Team will return to action at the Styrian Grand Prix, to be held at Spielberg, from June 25 to 27.


Nikita Mazepin (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/70/nikita-mazepin): "I think starting on the alternative strategy to try something different wasn't the best as we were caught out. A lot of teams and drivers were caught out by the increased tire wear than what we were potentially expecting and it's difficult to judge the tire management being on the other set.

Nevertheless, I had an opportunity at the start of the race and I took it, there just wasn't enough pace towards the end."


Mick Schumacher (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/69/mick-schumacher): "Overall, we had a very decent weekend with our first Q2 appearance. We knew the race was going to be difficult, but I was optimistic, which I think for ourselves is important. Today, we didn't have the pace to fight with the Williams (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/11/williams) or anybody around us. It just means we have to work harder, I have to work harder and hopefully soon we will be closer again."


Guenther Steiner: "I think today was just one of those days - all 20 cars finished, so we were 19th and 20th. We're making progress, you can see the gap between our drivers is getting closer, which is not always a perfect scenario for us to manage. That's just what happens when they're in those positions. We just need to get our car better in general - we know that. It was a good learning curve and we got back with two cars intact. Unfortunately, today there was no lifeline thrown to us to have a better result. Now we get ready for Austria."

https://www.pitpass.com/70009/French-GP-Race-team-notes-Haas

llumia
22/06/2021, 16:31
French GP: Race team notes - AlphaTauriPierre Gasly (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/53/pierre-gasly): "I think objectively it was a good race, we finished behind some strong competitors and we can't be too dissatisfied with that. Obviously deep inside I would've liked to have finished even further up the grid in front of my home crowd, but it was a difficult race and I think we did the best we could've today. We lost two positions with the pitstop, both Ricciardo and Charles getting the undercut, and that cost us a bit. We'll have to review the data and see if we could've done anything differently. I gave everything I could out there today, and we had some great fights, so I have to be pleased with that. At the end of the day I think to finish P7 is still a strong race for us and we're taking home some good points."

Yuki Tsunoda (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/71/yuki-tsunoda): "The first lap was really good, I started from the pitlane and managed to make up three places. We got stuck behind the Alfa Romeos, who were on a different compound, so we tried to make the undercut work with the Hards. I had to push from the very beginning on that tyre though and by the end of the race they were completely gone. Again, I have more mileage and race experience in a Formula 1 car so that's really positive for me. I now just need to work on my Qualifying so that I can start the race further up the grid and have a better chance of scoring points."


Guillaume Dezoteux (Head of Vehicle Performance): "It's been a successful but difficult race today. We managed to bring home a seventh place with Pierre, which is a nice reward for the weekend. After the morning rain, the track had a big reset and the tyres grained quite badly, not only on our cars but on most of the field. In the race, we had to do a lot of tyre management to stay on the one stop strategy and Pierre did a fantastic job at attacking and defending throughout. With regards to Yuki, it was obviously quite complicated starting from the pitlane, but he showed a good pace on the opening laps. However, after the stop, in free air, he couldn't make as much ground as we would have hoped. We will analyse everything and see what the key learnings are for him going forward. Today we increased our gap to Aston Martin by 3 points, which is really positive. The fight in the midfield is very tight but we are up for the challenge and our competitors can count on us to make their lives difficult until the final race in Abu Dhabi."

https://www.pitpass.com/70011/French-GP-Race-team-notes-AlphaTauri

llumia
22/06/2021, 16:32
French GP: Race team notes - WilliamsGeorge Russell (https://www.pitpass.com/70012/drivers/66/george-russell) finished 12th and Nicholas Latifi (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/62/nicholas-latifi) 18th in the French Grand Prix. George started 14th and Nicholas 16th, both starting on the medium Pirelli tyre. Both drivers ran a one-stop race, switching to the hard compound with George pitting on lap 17 and Nicholas on lap 18.

Dave Robson, Head of Vehicle Performance: Although there was no rain during the race, the rain that fell this morning did enough to reset and cool the track, and therefore made predicting the tyre performance a little more difficult. Completing a one-stop race was definitely preferred but required some careful management to do so at a decent pace. Both George and Nicholas managed this well and both were able to put in quick laps towards the end of the race.


Nicholas struggled a little during the middle of his second stint with the tyres falling just out of their window for a while. Unfortunately, this cost him a lot of track position. George meanwhile was just able to thread the needle and keep the tyres going throughout the stint, finishing a well-deserved P12 following an excellent overtake on Tsunoda. To achieve this position with no retirements and after a difficult opening lap, is an excellent result for the team and testament to a lot of hard work behind the scenes, both at the track and back in Grove.


We now head to Austria in a buoyant mood and ready to tackle the short but exciting Red Bull (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/8/red-bull) Ring. We know that there is still a lot to do to improve the overall competitiveness of FW43B, but the car is getting better and days like today confirm that we can race hard in difficult conditions.


George Russell (https://www.pitpass.com/70012/drivers/66/george-russell): It was a really good afternoon. We made a couple of overtakes, including Tsunoda on track, and managed to finish ahead of Ocon and the Alfa Romeos, too. The conditions out there were tricky, and it was hard to keep temperature in the tyres without too much graining, but the car felt good and we made the strategy work really well. Finishing 12th on merit is a great achievement and I would go as far as saying it's probably the best race I've ever had with the team.


Nicholas Latifi (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/62/nicholas-latifi): I had a good start and did well in the opening corners, but after the first lap I had no grip coming from the tyres and was sliding around for a lot of the race. About 12 laps from the end something improved and we found some pace, so it wasn't so bad in the end, but it was a little too late to make any impact. Overall, there are a few question marks so we'll investigate and make sure things are better for the races in Austria.

https://www.pitpass.com/70012/French-GP-Race-team-notes-Williams

llumia
22/06/2021, 16:34
French GP: Race team notes - FerrariThe race in France proved to be very difficult for Scuderia Ferrari (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/2/ferrari). For the first time this season, neither driver made it into the points, with both the SF21s affected badly by tyre degradation.

Struggling after a few laps. After the start, Carlos' and Charles' race pace seemed reasonable, but after a dozen or so laps, the tyres on the SF21 began to suffer with degradation, particularly on the front left. The same happened on the second stint which both drivers tackled on the Hard tyre, with it working for a few laps before the race pace gradually slowed. It meant that Carlos and Charles were easy prey for those behind. Even splitting the strategies did not work, with Charles making a second stop to take on another set of Mediums, while Carlos ran to the chequered flag without a further pit stop.


A tough lesson. The immediate priority for the team is to analyse all the data from this weekend to prepare as well as possible for the double-header at the Spielberg circuit, that starts with the Styrian Grand Prix on 27 June, followed by the Austrian one on 4 July.


Carlos Sainz (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/47/carlos-sainz): It is clear that today we didn't perform well and that we lacked pace. Since the very beginning we really struggled with degradation and we carried that issue through the entire race, regardless of the compound.


Despite my best efforts, it was impossible to hold our initial position. We must analyse what happened, understand the issue and try to address it. If there is a team capable of doing that, it's this one. A double header in Austria awaits and I'm sure we will bounce back.


Charles Leclerc (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/61/charles-leclerc): It was a very difficult race today. Both Carlos and I struggled on the two compounds we ran.


Towards the end, we made another stop for a fresh set of Mediums on my side, to see whether there was something we could do better.


But it was the same as on the first stint: okay for three to four laps followed by heavy degradation. It is a big weakness and the main thing that we have to focus on now is understanding and improving for the future.


Mattia Binotto: A very difficult Sunday, which sees us go home empty-handed. Tyre performance severely affected our race today.


It's hard to accept, but we will learn from it, determined to move forward. Living through the experience of a race like this, can make you a stronger team.

https://www.pitpass.com/70013/French-GP-Race-team-notes-Ferrari

llumia
22/06/2021, 16:35
French GP: Race team notes - AlpineAlpine F1 Team scored four points from the French Grand Prix with Fernando Alonso (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/1/fernando-alonso) finishing in eighth place at Circuit Paul Ricard. Team-mate Esteban Ocon (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/54/esteban-ocon) finished outside the points in fourteenth.

The 53-lap race proved challenging for the majority of the field with tyre graining and degradation a key factor in the race result.


Fernando made a bright start from ninth on the grid as he leapt up to seventh place midway through lap one before settling into his first stint while in eighth place. His Medium tyres started to show signs of wear and he pitted on lap 18 for Hards. His pace was strong, and he was able to climb his way back into the points. For the final five laps, Fernando was locked in battle with Daniel Ricciardo (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/15/daniel-ricciardo) and Pierre Gasly (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/53/pierre-gasly) for sixth, but the Spaniard had to settle for a well-earned eighth place.


Esteban also made a solid getaway off the line on Hard tyres, putting pressure on both McLarens ahead. He wasn't able to maintain his pace on his first stint and after pitting on lap 28 for Mediums, the Frenchman was outside the points. From there he was unable to make any further ground and he finished in fourteenth.


Esteban Ocon (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/54/esteban-ocon): "It was not the race we were hoping for today and we've had a disappointing weekend overall. Today it felt we were lacking something, and we have things to review. The pace wasn't there on either tyre, they were degrading quite quickly, and it meant we weren't able to push towards the points. We'll learn from this weekend and move forward. The next race is next week, and we aim to come back strongly.


Fernando Alonso (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/1/fernando-alonso): "We started ninth and finished eighth and all in all we executed the race how we wanted, so I am happy with the result today. We weren't expecting the tyres to degrade like they did and our Medium tyres didn't last very long at the beginning of the race. I was a little bit worried but when we switched to the Hards we showed strong pace and we carried this through to the end and it looked like we might be able to overtake Gasly and Ricciardo ahead in the last few laps. We've had similar performances at a few circuits now on both Saturday and Sunday, so I think we can be a bit more relaxed that this is our real position and not the one we showed in Monaco."


Marcin Budkowski, Executive Director: "It was a race dominated by tyre management and graining and it was a very different story for both of our cars. We tried a reverse strategy with Esteban, and he had heavy graining on his first stint. By the time he pitted, his race was already compromised. Fernando had a good start and he was in the top ten fight for the whole race. He had some front graining too, but, managed that well on the Hards on his second stint and he was able put some pressure on Gasly and Ricciardo in the close battle for sixth place. It's good to be racing again with our rivals on-track after two difficult races, even if we feel we could have got more points out of this weekend. We're looking forward to more exciting battles as soon as next weekend."

https://www.pitpass.com/70014/French-GP-Race-team-notes-Alpine

llumia
22/06/2021, 16:36
French GP: Race team notes - Alfa RomeoAlfa Romeo (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/15/alfa-romeo) Racing ORLEN's streak of consecutive points finishes came to an end at the French Grand Prix, with Antonio Giovinazzi (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/58/antonio-giovinazzi) and Kimi Raikkonen (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/17/kimi-raikkonen) crossing the line in P15 and P17 respectively after a challenging race for the team.

Coming into Sunday on the back of the positive results in Monaco and Baku, and a qualifying session yesterday in which Antonio missed out on Q3 for less than 0.2s, the team expected to be in the battle for the top ten: a good start by both drivers seemed to presage an afternoon scrapping for the points, but the reality of the race turned out to be different. In the end, in a race that evolved in a strategic chess game at the front but that ended with no retirements - for only the tenth time in Formula One history - the team couldn't make an inroad into the points-paying positions.


A step backward after two forwards then - but the opportunity for redemption is not far away: we're back racing in a few days already, as the team heads to Austria for a Spielberg double-header.


Frederic Vasseur, Team Principal: "After two good races in the points and a promising qualifying yesterday, today was a rather difficult afternoon for the team. We made some progress at the start, but unfortunately our choice to go for a reverse strategy didn't pay off. We started on hards but got caught in a lot of traffic and that cost us quite some time. In the second part of the race, we weren't able to maximise the potential of the medium tyres as we had to deal with all the blue flags, so we couldn't really make up any ground. We will learn from this, of course, and come back stronger for the double-header in Austria."


Kimi Raikkonen (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/17/kimi-raikkonen): "We will need to understand why we couldn't replicate the good performance we had recently. I had a good start, then we struggled with tyre management, but I think it was the same for everyone: in general, we didn't really have the speed we enjoyed lately. We had a much better pace when we switched to mediums, but by then we were already a bit too far back and, with all the time we lost to blue flags, we couldn't make a difference to the final position. We'll analyse this race and see how to improve for Austria."


Antonio Giovinazzi (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/58/antonio-giovinazzi): "Unlike the last couple of races, we did not have the pace to get into the points today. We were good on the single lap yesterday, so we will need to understand what happened today. In the end, it was not an easy race, struggling in the first stint with the hard tyres and then not making enough progress on the mediums. I am looking forward to being back in the car in Austria: different track, different conditions and hopefully a different, better outcome."

https://www.pitpass.com/70015/French-GP-Race-team-notes-Alfa-Romeo

llumia
22/06/2021, 16:38
French GP: Race team notes - Aston MartinSebastian Vettel (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/21/sebastian-vettel): "I think we had to do something different with the strategy today and it worked out for us quite nicely with both cars inside the points. Unfortunately, I went off the track in the first stint and lost a lot of time because I was just pushing a bit too hard. Without that, I would have been closer to the group of cars ahead and with fresher tyres at the end. So maybe we could have finished a bit higher up if things had been perfect. It was hard to be consistent in such windy conditions, which were tricky for everybody to judge. But we made the best of things and it was a strong performance by the whole team with competitive race pace."

[B]Lance Stroll (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/57/lance-stroll): "I was comfortable in the car and we were able to extract some good pace today. Paul Ricard is normally a track with little overtaking, but I managed to make all of my passes on track. Conditions were a bit tricky out there because the wind was changing from lap to lap, and there was quite a bit of tyre degradation across the field. Towards the end of the race, a lot of drivers were struggling for grip and we were able to take advantage to finish P10. It was a well-earned result and a good strategy certainly helped.

Getting both cars into the points is a decent result, especially because we started P19. We have made progress with our race pace, but we need to make further gains on Saturday to help continue our consistent points-scoring form."


Otmar Szafnauer, CEO & Team Principal: "Formula One is all about maximising what chances are available - and, after a qualifying session thwarted by ill fortune in Lance's case and by understeer in Sebastian's, both of them drove supremely disciplined races to deliver a double points finish at Paul Ricard today. Sebastian started steadily, overtook [Esteban] Ocon early on, and the Ferrari (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/2/ferrari) of [Carlos] Sainz in the closing stages, capably managed a long planned first stint on the Hard tyre, and optimised that strategy to end up ninth. Lance recovered brilliantly from a P19 grid slot, moved up to 16th immediately, then passed [Kimi] Räikkönen and [Antonio] Giovinazzi in short order. The wind was troubling him at times, as it was Sebastian also, but he coped with it superbly, continued to battle the conditions skilfully throughout the race, and finished just behind Sebastian in 10th place - a truly excellent drive that saw him finish nine places ahead of his starting position."

https://www.pitpass.com/70016/French-GP-Race-team-notes-Aston-Martin

llumia
22/06/2021, 16:41
French GP: Race team notes - MercedesLewis took the lead on the opening lap before losing it to a powerful undercut from Verstappen after the team triggered the pit stop sequence with Valtteri on lap 17 owing to a growing tyre vibration.

Verstappen pitted again for the Medium tyre on lap 32 but the Team was prevented from following a two-stop strategy by the prospect of ceding track position to Perez further behind.


Lewis and Valtteri held track position and managed their wearing tyres well but Verstappen caught Lewis on the penultimate lap. Perez also managed to pass Valtteri to round out the top three with the Finn on the oldest tyres of the four.


Lewis secured the 170th podium of his F1 career with his P2 finish.


Max Verstappen (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/46/max-verstappen) (131 points) leads the Drivers' Championship by 12 points from Lewis (119) and Sergio Perez (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/13/sergio-perez) in P3 (84), with Valtteri (59) moving up to P5. Red Bull (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/8/red-bull) (215 points) lead the Mercedes (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/7/mercedes)-AMG Petronas F1 Team (178 points) by 37 points in the Constructors' Championship.


Lewis Hamilton (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/9/lewis-hamilton): Congratulations to Max, he did a great job today. The Red Bulls had better straight line speed all weekend but considering that we had such a difficult Friday, I'm really happy with this result. Of course, we didn't win and we had the lead but I had no tyres left at the end so unfortunately we lost the position, but it was still a good race. We've got to find some pace, that's for sure. Most of the time we lost today was on the straights, so we've got to dig deep, try and figure out where that is, and whether it's power or drag but overall, we've still got a good package. We didn't know how strong the undercut was going to be but what was really surprising was just how we ran out of that front tyre so early on but obviously they had a good strategy and it worked really well for them.


Valtteri Bottas (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/3/valtteri-bottas): I gave it everything I could to try and finish on the podium, we thought with the cooler temperatures the tyres would hold on for longer but they didn't, our predictions in terms of tyre life didn't quite match the reality. I was one of the first to stop for the Hard tyre, my front-left tyre wear was quite high and the last stint wasn't fun at all today, the last 10 laps with the Hard tyre were terrible - I had no front tyres left. We didn't pit for fresh tyres at the end to set the fastest lap because Sergio was under investigation, so we wanted to stay out. A disappointing race, especially because my overall pace this weekend was good but at least I got some points.


Toto Wolff: Today went back and forwards, we were in the lead because Max made the mistake but our overall pace was good - maybe a little bit of a margin, even. We created a 3 second gap for the undercut, to protect it, but it wasn't enough and we came out of the pits a few tenths behind. In the first stint, Valtteri's tyre started to have a vibration early on and we were really worried. We knew that by pitting we were going to trigger the stops too early but we had no choice. The guys managed their hard tyres well after that but in the end it wasn't enough. We have lots to learn from today and we need to understand the great pace of the Red Bulls on their out laps. It's something we'll look at to help us improve but I think we had a solid racing car today and I'm glad it was an exciting race, we love entertainment too.


Andrew Shovlin: A frustrating day, we had a good opportunity to win and get both cars on the podium so the result is obviously very disappointing. Lewis had control of the race in the first stint and if anything we looked to be a bit better on degradation. We triggered the stops ourselves with Valtteri who was struggling with a growing vibration and that was clearly earlier than we wanted to come in but it was getting to a level where we didn't have an option.


Max obviously took the next lap to protect against Valtteri but with Lewis having just over three seconds of margin, we thought that he would have just enough protection from the undercut but that wasn't the case.

The pitstops were good, the hard tyre was obviously quick but there's more that we need to go through to understand why we lost the place.


We could see the degradation was higher than expected but were wary of the two-stop strategy with Lewis as we'd need to pass Perez who had relatively fresh tyres; once Max made the move our best option was to see if we could just hang on but unfortunately the race was a couple of laps too long for us. With Valtteri we'll review whether we should have converted to a two stop but as with Lewis, we were afraid of the fact that Sergio's tyres were relatively fresh and unsure if we'd have the speed to pass on track.


We've not got long to prepare for the next race and there are some areas we know we can do a better job on; we've clearly got a decent race car, we need to find a bit of speed on single lap and we need to be perfect on our operations but we're happy that we'll be back on track in a week.



https://www.pitpass.com/70017/French-GP-Race-team-notes-Mercedes

llumia
22/06/2021, 16:42
French GP: Race team notes - Red BullMax Verstappen (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/46/max-verstappen): "Winning this race was an amazing Team effort and to have a double podium at a track like this really shows the hard work everyone is putting in here and in Milton Keynes at our factory and Honda's. Of course I would have liked to pull off into the distance and cruise ahead on my own but it doesn't often work like that in Formula One and we really had to work for it today. You can see how close the two teams are and to win like this on strategy with two laps to go is very rewarding. It was certainly not an easy race and I got caught out at Turn 1 and lost the rear which meant I had to go off the track and lost a position to Lewis. I was of course upset at the time but I knew there was a long race ahead and I had to focus. In the first stint I didn't really have the pace to fight with Lewis so we took the risk to pit first and to be honest I didn't expect the undercut to work so well that I would come out ahead. They were pushing hard to try and pass me but luckily I could just about stay ahead and I knew I couldn't make any mistakes.

We decided to go for the two stop strategy which worked out well as our car suited the conditions towards the end of the race as the wind became a little less and the track rubbered in. In the end we made the right calls for both cars and it is great to be on the podium with Checo. We should all enjoy this for a few days until we get to Austria and start again."

Sergio Perez (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/13/sergio-perez): "The Team did a fantastic job today with great strategy and making the right calls at the right time so well done to everyone here and back at the factory. It's a great result for them which is what really counts and so I'm happy with that. On my side, this weekend wasn't as good as I hoped it would be, as drivers we only want to win so I just have to keep working hard, continue improving and getting better results with the great car that I've been given. Back to back podiums is still solid points but I just needed probably three more laps to get past Lewis for the 1-2 finish, so we'll keep pushing to get it at our home race in Austria. I think it will be very good for me to have two races back to back in Spielberg as the first race will give me much more of an understanding of how the car performs around there and as a result a better baseline for race two. Hopefully we can be in contention for the win and continue this momentum."


Christian Horner: "I'm so proud of the whole Team to bring home back to back race wins and a double podium which extends our lead in both championships. Max got a good start but lost the lead after an early excursion which we managed to survive and, after a stonking out lap following his first pit stop, he recovered track position. We didn't want to find ourselves in the same position as we did in Barcelona (https://www.pitpass.com/circuits/2/barcelona) so we pulled the trigger and went for the two stop which thankfully paid off today. It's always a difficult thing to pit from the lead with 21 laps to go but we don't shy away from risks and went for it. On Checo's side, we split the strategy with a one stop which he made work coming home in third place so all round it was a fantastic Team performance. You can see how close it is between the two teams, there is very little between the cars so we've just got to keep pushing and looking for more performance. There's such a long way to go in this championship so you can't take anything for granted but now we'll take this momentum with us to Austria for the first of two home Grands Prix for the Team."

https://www.pitpass.com/70018/French-GP-Race-team-notes-Red-Bull

llumia
22/06/2021, 16:43
French GP: Race team notes - McLarenLando Norris (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/60/lando-norris): "Obviously I'm really happy. I wasn't really expecting a P5 coming into today, even with a perfect race. I just didn't think we would have the pace that we did. It was tricky with the tyre management but a lot better than we hoped, which is always good news. A good one for us as a team, a fifth and a sixth, one of the best team results this season. Overall a fun race. Hopefully we can continue this into the next few races."

Daniel Ricciardo (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/15/daniel-ricciardo): "Definitely a positive Sunday. I think it was the race we were hoping for but not the one we expected. I don't think we expected our closest competitor to score no points, and for us to be the best of the midfield with both cars. That was our dream race and we managed to pull it off. I'm really happy with the race, although if I'm honest, I wasn't totally happy with the car. I was struggling from the laps to grid and then for the whole race. But it felt like everyone else, besides Lando, was struggling more. It was a fun race and I'm happy we brought it home in fifth and sixth for the team today. It's about time we got back in these positions, so it was a positive day."


Andreas Seidl, Team Principal: "This was another strong Sunday afternoon for our team, thanks to two strong drivers, a strong car in race trim and perfect race execution from the entire team. Thanks to everyone here at the track, back home in the factory and our colleagues at Mercedes (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/7/mercedes) HPP, all of whom contributed to this result. Our battle in the Constructors' Championship is very tight and finishing P5, P6 gives us very important points as that fight progresses. Part one of the triple-header is complete and now we're looking forward to heading to Austria.


"Finally, we were racing this weekend in memory of Mansour Ojjeh, with a special livery on the car in his honour. It was a privilege to have Mansour's family with us this weekend. I'm sure he would have enjoyed today's performance."

https://www.pitpass.com/70019/French-GP-Race-team-notes-McLaren

llumia
22/06/2021, 16:45
French GP: Race team notes - PirelliRed Bull (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/8/red-bull)'s Max Verstappen (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/46/max-verstappen) won the French Grand Prix thanks to an unusual two-stop strategy, going from P Zero Yellow medium to P Zero White hard to medium again. Verstappen was the only frontrunner to stop twice today, taking the lead again just a lap before the chequered flag.

Mercedes (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/7/mercedes) driver Lewis Hamilton (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/9/lewis-hamilton) claimed the lead after the first corner but when Verstappen made his second stop, he elected to stay out on a one-stop medium-hard strategy: the tactics used by the majority of the field. The only other two-stopper was Ferrari (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/2/ferrari)'s Charles Leclerc (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/61/charles-leclerc), classified 16th.


The majority of the drivers, including of course the entire top 10 on the grid, chose to start on the medium tyre. Both Aston Martin drivers as well as both Alfa Romeo (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/15/alfa-romeo) drivers, plus Alpine's Esteban Ocon (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/54/esteban-ocon) and Haas (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/12/haas) driver Nikita Mazepin (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/70/nikita-mazepin) were the only drivers to start on the hard tyre, with nobody using the soft during the race.


With the top eight finishers all having started on the medium tyre, Aston Martin's Sebastian Vettel (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/21/sebastian-vettel) was the highest placed driver to run an alternative starting strategy. He ran a 37-lap stint opening stint on the hard tyre, before switching to the medium and eventually finishing ninth ahead of his team mate, on the same run plan.


Temperatures were considerably cooler than they had been over the previous couple of days, with rain on Sunday morning that dried out in time for the race but washed the surface clean of residual rubber. While ambient temperatures remained around 27 degrees centigrade, track temperature was down to about 37 degrees: nearly 15 degrees cooler than free practice and qualifying.


Mario Isola: "This race turned into an intense and exciting strategic battle, with a number of unknown factors such as cooler track temperatures, rain this morning that reset the track, and wind that continued to catch a few drivers out, all playing a part. These aspects contributed as well to increased front-left graining, which was key today. As a result, although a one-stopper was expected, there was also possibility of a two-stopper, which Red Bull (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/8/red-bull) and Max Verstappen (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/46/max-verstappen) went for decisively. The margins were very finely balanced, as everyone could see, between a two-stopper and a one-stopper, and it took a lot of commitment to make either strategy work. Congratulations to Max Verstappen (https://www.pitpass.com/drivers/46/max-verstappen) and Red Bull (https://www.pitpass.com/teams/8/red-bull) for a strategic masterclass today, which kept everyone guessing right up to the final lap."

https://www.pitpass.com/70010/French-GP-Race-team-notes-Pirelli

llumia
22/06/2021, 16:46
Rueda Prensa Domingo:

https://www.pitpass.com/70020/French-GP-Post-Race-press-conference

llumia
22/06/2021, 16:54
El "minuto a minuto":

FP1/FP2:

BBC F1: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/live/formula1/54909927
Autosport: https://www.autosport.com/f1/live-text/f1-french-gp-live-commentary-and-updates-fp1-fp2/1100800/

FP3/'QUALY':

BBC F1: https://www.bbc.com/sport/live/formula1/54909929/page/4
Autosport: https://www.autosport.com/f1/live-text/f1-french-gp-live-commentary-and-updates-fp3-qualifying/1100804/

RACE:

BBC F1: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/live/formula1/54909931
Autosport: https://www.autosport.com/f1/live-text/f1-french-gp-live-commentary-and-updates-race-day/1100808/

llumia
22/06/2021, 16:59
Mejores momentos FP1:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vMt24fuO60

llumia
22/06/2021, 17:01
Mejores momentos FP2:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwMDU8OqrL0

llumia
22/06/2021, 17:02
Mejores momentos FP3:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2KsttcwC00

llumia
22/06/2021, 17:03
'Pole' M. Verstappen:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gq5-tSxKIcE

llumia
22/06/2021, 17:05
Mejores momentos Sesión de Clasificación:


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

llumia
22/06/2021, 17:08
Mejores Momentos de la Carrera:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hBwgJtMxLM

llumia
22/06/2021, 17:11
Galerías de Fotos (AMuS):

Domingo: https://www.auto-motor-und-sport.de/formel-1/f1-fotos-gp-frankreich-2021-bilder-rennen-highlights/

Sábado: https://www.auto-motor-und-sport.de/formel-1/f1-fotos-gp-frankreich-2021-bilder-qualifikation-samstag/

Viernes: https://www.auto-motor-und-sport.de/formel-1/f1-fotos-gp-frankreich-2021-bilder-training-freitag/

McHouserphy
22/06/2021, 19:36
La habitual sesión de gráficas de carrera.

GP de Francia 2021 :

Posiciones por vuelta y compuesto
https://imgur.com/FVbL9xK.png

Uso de compuestos
https://imgur.com/c9lwkYP.png

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

https://imgur.com/xXNW1T4.png

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

https://imgur.com/sw8jlsy.png

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

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

Velocidades vuelta a vuelta de todos:
https://imgur.com/zyj6bYf.png

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

Velocidades vuelta a vuelta de los diez primeros
https://imgur.com/RxE8BY0.png

Stints de las Velocidades vuelta a vuelta de los diez primeros
https://imgur.com/98Bneg0.png

Tiempos por vuelta de todos
https://imgur.com/1nsmGAm.png

Stints de los tiempos por vuelta de todos
https://imgur.com/H9t37ic.png

Tiempos por vuelta de los diez primeros
https://imgur.com/iZOv97V.png

Stints de los tiempos por vuelta de los diez primeros
https://imgur.com/hAtkP3J.png

Ritmo promedio de todos
https://imgur.com/BKZLFd0.png

Ritmo promedio de los diez primeros
https://imgur.com/Wj7FG7p.png

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

Stints de los tiempos compensados de todos
https://imgur.com/4rNZpr7.png

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

Stints de los tiempos compensados de los diez primeros
https://imgur.com/Rtit5eF.png

McHouserphy
22/06/2021, 19:36
Distancias entre todos los pilotos
https://imgur.com/VjEcqLQ.png

Distancias entre los diez primeros
https://imgur.com/moPs80B.png

Tiempos por vuelta de los Red Bull, Mercedes y McLaren
https://imgur.com/3NBPb3T.png

Tiempos por vuelta de los Mercedes, McLaren y AlphaTauri
https://imgur.com/Ma30VoL.png

Tiempos por vuelta de los McLaren, AlphaTauri y Alpine
https://imgur.com/DWjbW0r.png

Tiempos por vuelta de los AlphaTauri, Alpine y Aston Martin
https://imgur.com/4hDtrOR.png

Tiempos por vuelta de los Alpine, Aston Martin y Ferrari
https://imgur.com/jc0rBkH.png

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

Tiempos por vuelta de los Ferrari, Williams y Alfa Romeo
https://imgur.com/XSaGcgz.png

Tiempos por vuelta de los Williams, Alfa Romeo y Haas
https://imgur.com/cHBn01i.png

Tiempos por vuelta de los motorizados Mercedes
https://imgur.com/RmD25rN.png

Tiempos por vuelta de los motorizados Ferrari
https://imgur.com/WjrJ7KJ.png

Tiempos por vuelta de los motorizados Renault
https://imgur.com/4CdhLIs.png

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

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

Huella de carrera de todos
https://imgur.com/eK3rVh1.png

Stints de Huella de carrera de todos
https://imgur.com/1XqIU3G.png

Huella de carrera de los diez primeros
https://imgur.com/f9ARtyr.png

Stints de Huella de carrera de los diez primeros
https://imgur.com/nvJ2Xc1.png

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

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

Ritmo Absoluto de los diez primeros
https://imgur.com/5Hr3jsQ.png

Stints de Ritmo Absoluto de los diez primeros
https://imgur.com/Ce5HV8M.png

McHouserphy
22/06/2021, 19:37
Comparación vueltas de Verstappen y Hamilton
https://imgur.com/mM4858r.png

Comparación vueltas de Hamilton y Perez
https://imgur.com/ZPgLpR0.png

Comparación vueltas de Perez y Bottas
https://imgur.com/w8l7oPv.png

Comparación vueltas de Bottas y Norris
https://imgur.com/lgxivCz.png

Comparación vueltas de Norris y Ricciardo
https://imgur.com/zvmMvts.png

Comparación vueltas de Ricciardo y Gasly
https://imgur.com/08Vk2Te.png

Comparación vueltas de Gasly y Alonso
https://imgur.com/uBUNF9R.png

Comparación vueltas de Alonso y Vettel
https://imgur.com/QfWWcbb.png

Comparación vueltas de Vettel y Stroll
https://imgur.com/TtB3kqc.png

Rendimientos globales en Carrera
https://imgur.com/1w5zGkr.png

Rendimientos con compuestos prime, duros o C2
https://imgur.com/vUq8frT.png

Rendimientos con compuestos option, medios o C3
https://imgur.com/XgxhxxQ.png

Rendimientos con compuestos extra, blandos o C4
Nadie los usó.






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

llumia
23/06/2021, 17:10
Las soluciones técnicas de este GP de Francia captadas por N. Carpentiers:

https://f1i.autojournal.fr/wp-content/uploads/sites/17/2021/06/f1-technique-france-mercedes-red-bull-1.jpg

MERCEDES, MISTRAL PERDANT

Le scénario observé au Portugal et en Espagne ne s’est donc pas répété en France. Alors que l’on pensait que les contre-performances de la W12 à Monaco et Bakou étaient dues à la nature urbaine, atypique, de ces tracés, la Mercedes s’est montrée moins compétitive que la Red Bull sur un circuit qui lui était pourtant a priori favorable. Par quel mystère ?


L’une des explications est que Milton Keynes a pu monter sur sa voiture un aileron arrière moins chargé que celui équipant la Mercedes. Le week-end dernier, les RB16B étaient dotés du même aileron qu’à Bakou (en forme de cuillère, mais équipé d’un gurney flap*), alors que les Flèches d’argent conservaient leur aileron standard, plus chargé :


“Nous avons enlevé un peu d’appui sur notre voiture, confirmait Christian Horner samedi soir. On peut le voir en comparant la taille de notre aileron arrière avec celle de celui retenu par Mercedes. Nous utilisons moins d’énergie dans le secteur 2, nous sommes donc plus rapides dans les lignes droites, car nous avons moins de résistance, tout en étant capables d’être rapides dans le dernier secteur.”



Un tel choix n’était pas envisageable sur la Mercedes selon Toto Wolff : “Nos simulations montraient que si nous avions monté notre aileron à faible appui, nous aurions été plus lents. On aurait perdu trop de temps sur les Red Bull dans les virages.”

On notera qu’aucune modification de forme n’a été relevée sur les ailerons arrière des écuries, qui furent soumis ce week-end à un nouveau test de flexibilité, mis en place afin d’éteindre la polémique sur les ailerons flexibles (https://f1i.autojournal.fr/magazine/magazine-technique/technique-f1-bakou-mercedes-bouton-magique/5/)… Beaucoup de bruit pour rien ?


Intrinsèquement, la RB16B était donc plus rapide que sa rivale noir et argent, comme l’atteste sa pole position. Mais cette vélocité en configuration de qualification aurait pu mettre à mal les pneus de la Red Bull en course, comme ce fut le cas en Espagne. Au Ricard, au contraire, le problème n’était pas l’usure des pneus arrière pour certaines voitures peu chargées, mais un phénomène de graining (https://f1i.autojournal.fr/magazine/magazine-technique/technique-f1-pneu-mystere-boule-de-gomme-2-2/3/) sur les pneus avant, affectant toute la grille.


En course, tout ne fut pas simple pour autant pour le futur vainqueur. L’équipe compensa l’erreur de Verstappen au premier virage en jouant l’undercut. En F1, l’undercut (https://f1i.autojournal.fr/magazine/magazine-features/enquete-magazine-features/lart-de-strategie-formule-1-1-2/) consiste à s’arrêter avant son adversaire pour profiter d’un tour dégagé avec des pneus neufs, afin de le dépasser alors qu’il observe son arrêt.


Pourtant, avec 3,2 secondes d’avance sur le pilote hollandais, Lewis Hamilton semblait à l’abri d’une telle manœuvre. Sauf qu’il est rentré un tour plus tard que son rival hollandais. Trop tard. Certes, le tour de rentrée de Max était plus rapide 0”6 que celui de Lewis, certes, le pitstop de Red Bull était plus véloce de 0”4 que celui de Mercedes, certes Verstappen profita de la capacité de la RB16B à vite chauffer ses gommes pour signer un outlap très véloce (1”8 de moins que Hamilton !).


Le Hollandais a gagné énormément de temps avec ses gommes fraîches pendant que Hamilton restait en piste avec ses gommes fatiguées – beaucoup plus que ce que prédisaient les modèles de Brackley (l’écurie annonça par radio à Lewis qu’il allait ressortir devant Max avec 1”5 d’avance…). Un couac que les ingénieurs de Mercedes n’ont, à ce jour, pas encore compris. Même Verstappen fut surpris de ressortir devant la son éternel rival.


Une fois Verstappen aux commandes, Red Bull ne commit pas la même erreur qu’en Espagne et osa céder le commandement pour rentrer chausser des pneus frais (car ses enveloppes n’auraient pas tenu jusqu’à l’arrivée) et rattraper la Mercedes dans les ultimes boucles.


On aurait pu croire que Mercedes aurait osé la même “offset strategy” avec Hamilton, mais la W12 manquait foncièrement de vitesse par rapport à la Red Bull (équipée ce week-end d’un V6 Honda (https://f1i.autojournal.fr/magazine/magazine-features/analyse/moteur-honda-f1-a-t-progresse/) tout neuf, contrairement au moteur de la Mercedes (https://f1i.autojournal.fr/magazine/magazine-technique/technique-f1-bakou-mercedes-bouton-magique/6/)) et Lewis se serait retrouvé derrière Sergio Pérez…


Inférieure (mais très légèrement) à la Red Bull, la Mercedes W12 n’a pas, cette fois, été aidée par les stratèges de l’écurie, qui avaient réussi un pari osé en Espagne (https://f1i.autojournal.fr/magazine/magazine-features/enquete-magazine-features/lart-de-strategie-formule-1-1-2/) et perdu un autre à Monaco (https://f1i.autojournal.fr/magazine/magazine-features/presentation-magazine/trois-enjeux-grand-prix-de-france-2/).
Le vent de la réussite aurait-il tourné ?
(*) Baptisée du nom de son inventeur (le pilote de course américain Dan Gurney), cette réglette est fixée perpendiculairement au volet supérieur d’un aileron (à l’avant ou à l’arrière). Elle dévie le flux d’air vers le haut (“upwash”) et accentue l’appui pour deux raisons : elle accroît la cambrure de l’aile et augmente la pression au-dessus du volet en bloquant l’écoulement du flux par sa forme. En outre, en produisant dans son sillage deux vortex tournant en sens inverse, le “gurney flap” retarde la séparation du flux d’air.

https://f1i.autojournal.fr/wp-content/uploads/sites/17/2021/06/f1-technique-france-mclaren-ailette-capot-avant.jpg

McLAREN POURSUIT SON DÉVELOPPEMENT

Qualifiées aux huitième et dixième rangs sur la grille de départ, les McLaren ont franchi la ligne d’arrivée en cinquième et sixième positions, amassant 18 points et reprenant à Ferrari la troisième place au classement provisoire du championnat des constructeurs.

La raison de cette métamorphose ? La performance des bolides orange doit beaucoup au calvaire vécu par les Ferrari, moins à l’aise que sur les tracés urbains de Monaco et Bakou. La vélocité de la MCL35M avec les gommes dures a également bien aidé Norris et Ricciardo. Enfin, les nombreuses évolutions apportées au Castellet par l’écurie britannique ont apporté leur pierre à l’édifice.


Bénéficiant d’un paquet de nouveautés, la McLaren a notamment reçu une paire d’ailettes fixées sur le capot avant, comme sur la plupart des châssis 2021 (à l’exception de l’AlphaTauri et de la Haas, qui en restent dépourvues).


À cet endroit, les aérodynamiciens détournent une disposition du règlement technique (qui autorise à placer des éléments de carrosserie dans cette zone, destinés en principe à recouvrir l’amortisseur de plongée) pour installer à la place des ailettes visant à diriger le flux d’air et à créer un vortex en vue de stimuler son attachement à la surface des pontons (et éviter qu’il ne se détache).

https://f1i.autojournal.fr/wp-content/uploads/sites/17/2021/06/f1-technique-france-mclaren-capot.jpg



Pour évacuer les calories dégagées sous la carrosserie, McLaren a découpé des sortes de branchies dans le capot de la MCL35M.


Cette découpe destinée au refroidissement se justifie par les températures élevées observées au Paul-Ricard, mais sans doute aussi par le capot moteur plus resserré introduit en Azerbaïdjan (https://f1i.autojournal.fr/magazine/magazine-technique/technique-f1-bakou-mercedes-bouton-magique/7/) il y a deux semaines.


Plus efficace sur le plan aérodynamique, celui-ci exige sans doute des ouvertures de refroidissement supplémentaires, pas idéales pour l’écoulement du flux d’air. Reste que l’écurie l’a retenu, quitte à le percer, signe que l’ensemble offre malgré tout un gain par rapport au précédent capot, plus large.


https://f1i.autojournal.fr/wp-content/uploads/sites/17/2021/06/f1-technique-france-mclaren-aileron-arriere.jpg


Très créative dans le domaine aérodynamique (notamment au niveau du fond plat de la MCL35M (https://f1i.autojournal.fr/magazine/magazine-technique/trouvailles-techniques-essais-f1-2021/)), McLaren continue d’innover, cette fois concernant l’aileron arrière.


En général, sur la plupart des Formule 1, la partie basse de la dérive comporte des lamelles verticales. Ces lamelles sont recourbées vers l’extérieur, afin d’étirer le flux sortant du diffuseur et d’augmenter son débit.


Que se passe-t-il ? Le flux d’air qui s’écoule sur la face intérieure de la dérive passe à travers celle-ci grâce à des entailles. Guidé par les lamelles recourbées, ce flux est dirigé vers l’extérieur et – grâce au profil de ces petits déflecteurs – il est également accéléré.


Ce flux accéléré crée un sillage de basse pression, dans lequel s’engouffre une partie du flux d’air sortant du diffuseur. Autrement dit, le flux qui provient du diffuseur est aspiré et étiré, de chaque côté, par le flux d’air qui traverse les lamelles. Il s’agit d’une expansion latérale, sur les flancs (c’est un effet d’“outwash”). Plus le flux d’air peut se dilater en sortant du diffuseur, plus celui-ci peut aspirer, sucer d’air sous le fond plat. Dans le jargon, on dit que l’on rend ainsi le diffuseur plus grand qu’il n’est en réalité.


Il semble que McLaren ait trouvé un moyen de produire le même effet, vraisemblablement en l’améliorant, avec un dessin très différent. Dans la nouvelle version, les lamelles verticales ont en effet été remplacées par des découpes horizontales (comparez les flèches jaunes). Dès son lancement, la MCL35M avait effectué un changement similaire au niveau des découpes situées juste au-dessus, passant d’entailles verticales à des découpes horizontales (adoptant un dessin inventé par Haas en 2019 (https://f1i.auto-moto.com/magazine/magazine-technique/bilan-technique-f1-haas-vf19/3/) et repris par Red Bull (https://f1i.auto-moto.com/magazine/magazine-technique/galerie-technique-f1-grand-prix-de-styrie/4/) la saison dernière).


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LE CHEVAL MANGE SES PNEUS

Un peu comme à Bakou, Ferrari a fait le show en qualification, avant de s’effondrer en course à cause d’une dégradation pneumatique nettement plus importante que celle de ses adversaires. Cinquième et septième sur la grille, Carlos Sainz et Charles Leclerc ont échoué à la douzième et à la seizième places finales respectivement. Pour la première fois de la saison, la Scuderia n’a inscrit aucun point.


Comme lors d’autres Grands Prix, l’écurie italienne n’a pas réussi à faire fonctionner les pneus sur la SF21 – mais, cette fois, dans des proportions inquiétantes. La monoplace rouge semble dégrader davantage ses pneus avant, phénomène amplifié par une piste moins gommée en raison des fortes averses tombées dimanche matin. Ce qui l’avait aidée à briller sur des tracés urbains s’est révélé être un handicap sur la piste française.


Ces difficultés à exploiter les Pirelli en course (que l’équipe n’avait pas rencontrées le vendredi) ont éclipsé les progrès potentiellement apportés par les nouveautés introduites ce week-end. Parmi celles-ci, un aileron très légèrement modifié. Comme on le voit ci-dessus, c’est essentiellement la taille de la partie ajustable sur le volet supérieur qui a été diminuée (flèches jaunes).


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Maranello a aussi retouché la base de la dérive latérale de l’aileron arrière, mais d’une façon plus radicale que McLaren. La Scuderia a tout simplement découpé une grande partie de la base de l’endplate, comme on le voit en comparant les flèches jaunes. Il s’agit d’une modification liée à la nature du circuit, qui n’a sans doute pas vocation à rester sur la SF21.


Le but de l’opération était de gagner de la vitesse de pointe dans les lignes droites. L’AlphaTauri et la Williams présentaient des dessins similaires ce week-end.


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WILLIAMS, AUSSI, DÉVELOPPE

Au Paul-Ricard, Williams a signé son meilleur résultat de la saison (George Russell termina douzième, malgré quatre places perdues au départ).


Moins médiatisé que celui des écuries de pointe, le développement de la FW43B se poursuit néanmoins, améliorant le comportement de la voiture.


Après avoir testé à Bakou un nouveau fond plat (sans l’utiliser en course) et de nouveaux déflecteurs latéraux (seulement installés sur la voiture de Russell), l’écurie a poursuivi méthodiquement leur évaluation en France, pour finir par les monter sur ses deux monoplaces le samedi matin.


Sur les bords du fond plat, les trois déflecteurs verticaux ont été reculés et remplacés par des pièces rectangulaires et plus nombreuses (comparez les flèches jaunes). La mission de ces ailettes est de dévier le flux d’air et de produire de petits tourbillons afin de contrecarrer les turbulences provoquées par la rotation des roues arrière (le fameux “tyre squirt” (https://f1i.auto-moto.com/magazine/magazine-technique/a-quoi-sert-fond-plat-formule-1/4/)). Jusqu’à cette année, la partie désormais retirée du fond plat protégeait le diffuseur de ces perturbations.


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Les déflecteurs latéraux ont aussi été retouchés. Ils possèdent désormais deux ailettes recourbées (flèches jaunes), un peu dans l’esprit de ce que fait McLaren depuis l’année passée (et qu’Alpine a repris à Monaco (https://f1i.autojournal.fr/magazine/magazine-technique/technique-a-monaco-red-bull-peaufine-avantage/3/)).


Les bargeboards jouent trois rôles sur les F1 actuelles (conditionneur de flux, générateur de vortex et créateur d’appui), que nous détaillons dans notre dosser exclusif (https://f1i.auto-moto.com/magazine/magazine-technique/technique-f1-deflecteurs-lateraux-importants/)


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ALPHATAURI, COUREUR DE FOND (PLAT)

Enfin, AlphaTauri est arrivé dans le sud de la France avec un fond plat remanié sur les bords. La longue réglette placée parallèlement au bord du fond plat a été remplacée par une pièce plus courte mais dédoublée. L’espace ainsi créé a été comblé par un petit déflecteur rectangulaire, de forme plus classique.

La mission de ces pièces est de dévier le flux d’air et de produire de petits tourbillons afin de contrecarrer les turbulences provoquées par la rotation des roues arrière. Il s’agit d’empêcher l’intrusion de ces perturbations à l’intérieur du fond plat. Avant 2021, les entailles et les encoches remplissaient cette fonction, mais elles ont été interdites cette saison.



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