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Tema: F1 2020 - G.P. Nº 4 - GRAN BRETAÑA

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    Alonso carried his Renault to third place in Singapore. After Vettel and Rosberg wrecked their own races, he seized a podium from a car that did not deserve it.

    That is the difference between the great and the merely good.

    Martin Brundle (Sing '09)

    "Alonso has been brilliant all weekend, absolutely brilliant". "A driver not always easyto love, but very easy to admire".

    Martin Brundle (Sing '10)

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    Alonso carried his Renault to third place in Singapore. After Vettel and Rosberg wrecked their own races, he seized a podium from a car that did not deserve it.

    That is the difference between the great and the merely good.

    Martin Brundle (Sing '09)

    "Alonso has been brilliant all weekend, absolutely brilliant". "A driver not always easyto love, but very easy to admire".

    Martin Brundle (Sing '10)

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    Los números de la F.P. 3:

    Buscando la imperfección perfecta...

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    FORMULA 1 PIRELLI BRITISH GRAND PRIX 2020 -Silverstone
    Resultados FP3
    Sábado, 1 de agosto de 2020


    En Mercedes ya se han cansado de jugar al escondite y comienzan el sábado en lo alto de la clasificación, con Valtteri BOTTAS en primera posición seguido por HAMILTON. Tras ellos, VERSTAPPEN.

    STROLL comenzó la sesión cometiendo algunos errrores pero al final ha terminado 4º, justo por delante de Carlos SAINZ.

    Los Ferrari siguen discretos, sobre todo VETTEL, que ha finalizado 14º a 1.3 de los Mercedes. LECLERC ha terminado 6º, entre los McLaren de Sainz y NORRIS.

    ALBON ha vuelto a tener problemas. Tras su vuelta de instalación tuvieron que cambiarle la batería, por lo que ha podido rodar solo al final y gracias a que ha salido.




















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    Condiciones para la calificación. El viento es más fuerte que en la FP3.



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    No hay sorpresa en la Q1 dominada por Bottas y Hamilton seguidos por Verstappen.

    Carlos ha pasado el corte al terminar 12º. Toca mejorar para poder llegar a Q3.

    Russell vuelve a pasar el corte aunque está bajo investigación por no aflojar bajo bandera amarilla, provocada casualmente por una salida de pista de Latifi al hacer un trompo.

    Los eliminados en Q1 son:


    16 Magnussen
    17 Giovinazzi
    18 Kimi
    19 Grosjean
    20 Latifi


    Tiempos completos de la Q1.


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    Trompo de Hamilton en su primer intento en la Q2. Ha metido mucha gravilla en la pista por lo que han sacado bandera roja para poder limpiarla.





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    Las tres primeras posiciones se repiten en Q2 --> Bottas, Hamilton, Verstappen.

    Los Mercedes, Verstappen, Leclerc y Stroll marcaron su tiempo con el neumático medio. Hamilton se vió obligado a utilizar su segundo juego de medios nuevos para marcar su tiempo después del trompo.

    Vettel hizo su primer intento con blandos y luego probó con medios pero no pudo mejorar.

    Carlos Sainz ha pasado el corte en 4ª posición.

    Stroll y Gasly marcaron el mismo tiempo pero pasa el corte Stroll al haberlo marcado antes.

    La sorpresa es ver a Albon fuera. Más presión sobre él.

    Los eliminados en Q2 son:

    11 Gasly
    12 Albon
    13 Hulkenberg
    14 Kvyat
    15 Russell.



    Los tiempos completos de la Q2.


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    FORMULA 1 PIRELLI BRITISH GRAND PRIX 2020 - Silverstone
    Resultados Sesión de CALIFICACIÓN
    Sábado, 1 de agosto de 2020



    Lewis HAMILTON consigue una nueva pole en Silverstone, la séptima en este circuito. Logró reponerse de su errror de Q2 y marcó un nuevo récord de la pista al parar el crono en 1:24.303.

    La primera línea la completa Valtteri BOTTAS mostrando en gran dominio de Mercedes ya que el tercero, Max VERSTAPPEN, quedó a un segundo de diferencia.

    Tras él ha terminado LECLERC, que ha hecho una gran sesión, sobre todo si lo comparamos con VETTEL que ha estado cometiendo muchos errores y solo ha podido ser 10º y a 2 segundos de Hamilton.

    Lando NORRIS se marcó una gran segunda vuelta en Q3 logrando terminar en 5ª posición, quedando por delante de STROLL, que logró pasar a Q3 por los pelos a pesar del gran coche que tiene. Checo, y el resto del equipo, deben de estar tirándose de los pelos viendo la oportunidad perdida.

    Carlos SAINZ no ha podido hacer una buena vuelta en Q3 y ha terminado 7º y a casi dos décimas de Norris.

    Dos décimas han separado a los pilotos de Renault, con Ricciardo finalizando 8º y Ocon 9º.

    GASLY no logró pasar a Q3 tan solo por haber marcado su tiempo después que Stroll, ya que ambos marcaron el mismo tiempo.

    ALBON ha seguido con su mal fin de semana y ha terminado 12º.

    Tras él ha terminado HULKENBERG, que se quedó a solo 65 milésimas de pasar a Q3.

    Haas y Alfa Romeo siguen sin mejorar lo más mínimo, mientras que en Williams sigue destacando RUSSELL, que terminó 15º.
















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    Los números de la clasificatoria de Silverstone :







    Buscando la imperfección perfecta...

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    Menudos vueltones se ha sacado "de la nada" Hamilton, si ya resulta predecible la manera de esconderse de Mercedes hasta el final, para esto Lewis es el "namber guan". La verdad, pensaba que Valteri opondria algo mas de resistencia viendo su forma hasta el final pero es que tiene enfrente a una bestia parda. Me ha sorprendido como a todos lo de Albon y el gran tiempo de Leclerc.

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    Esto han ganado/perdido los equipos respecto al año pasado en este circuito. Lo de Ferrari, Haas y Alfa Romeo es para hacérselo mirar. ¿Tendrá algo que ver el motor?


    Phillip Horton @PHortonF1 · 2h#BritishGP

    2020 vs 2019:

    Williams -1.057s
    Racing Point -0.810s
    Mercedes -0.790s
    McLaren -0.442s
    Renault -0.173s

    AlphaTauri -0.002s

    Red Bull +0.049s

    Ferrari +0.255s
    Alfa Romeo +0.715s
    Haas +0.811s

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    Y la media de pérdida/ganancia según la Unidad de Potencia. La «no trampa» de Ferrari que utilizaban el año pasado parece que funcionaba.


    Chris Medland @ChrisMedlandF1 · 2h

    Average gains and losses for teams based on PU manufacturers, Silverstone 2019 v Silverstone 2020:

    Mercedes -0.886s

    Renault -0.226s

    Honda +0.024s

    Ferrari +0.594s

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    Qué pena que los Mercedes estén tan por delante porque la zona media está muy bonita.



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    sanción para Russell:



    que deja así las cosas:



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    Lo de Mercedes, sin calor, es un paseo triunfal, con calor ya sufren más. Bottas no tiene un buen día todos los días , y a Hamilton no le hace falta.

    Una pena la falta de conocimiento específico de Hulk con el MercePink, para la del 70º Aniversario puede ser una buena ocasión de podio , como clon Mercedes es.

    Sorpresa de Leclerc, que ha mejorado 0,8s el tiempo de Q2 a Q3 , y el opuesto de Vettel con solo una décima .

    Sorpresa también, aunque menor, la caida de Albon, pero desde ayer está depre el chico.
    Curioso que Max y Marko no estén tan contentos con Honda ahora, por más que Newey se esté comiendo el sapo de un chasis no tan bueno , pero es que los AlphalfaTauri tampoco van como el año pasado .

    Los McLata, progresando adecuadamente, seguidos de los Renault.

    Y de los motorizados Ferrari ... ... pues peor que los Ferrari
    Buscando la imperfección perfecta...

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    Lewis Hamilton conquista pole position em Silverstone

    Pela 7ªVez em Silverstone a pole ficou com Lewis Hamilton. O Inglês chega a 91ªpole da carreira. Foi uma pole position conquistada após ter rodado na segunda parte da classificação, a sessão era dominada por Valtteri Bottas nas duas primeiras fases da sessão.


    Na primeira parte, os pilotos da Alfa Romeo e Haas foram para a pista tentando ver se conseguiam passar para o Q2, mas com os fracos motores Ferrari iria ser difícil. Tanto é que Danill Kvyat segundos depois coloca 1 segundo em cima deles. Depois esse tempo acabou superado por Stroll e Leclerc.




    A brincadeira acabou quando Bottas e Hamilton marcaram seus tempos. Verstappen chegou a ficar entre os dois pilotos, mas na volta seguinte, tanto Bottas como Lewis melhoraram suas marcas e acabaram garantindo seus lugares no Q2. Nos minutos finais, o restante que não estava garantido acabou indo para a pista, George Russell acabou fazendo uma ótima volta, mas acabou marcando essa volta enquanto uma bandeira amarela era agitada. Por coincidência, provocada pelo seu companheiro de equipe Nicholas Latifi.




    Obs: Russell foi punido com 5 posições no Grid de largada, por que ignorado a bandeira amarela no final do Q1.
    Não tivemos nenhuma surpresa entre os pilotos Eliminados, Kevin Magnussen, Antonio Giovinazzi, Kimi Raikkonen, Romain Grosjean e Nicholas Latifi. O mais rápido foi Valtteri Bottas, com Hamilton e Verstappen completando o Top 3.


    Resultado do Q1:
    pos Piloto Equipe Chassi Motor Tempo
    1 77 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team F1 W11 Mercedes-AMG F1 M11 1:25.801
    2 44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team F1 W11 Mercedes-AMG F1 M11 1:25.900
    3 33 Max Verstappen Aston Martin Red Bull Racing RB16 Honda RA620H 1:26.115
    4 18 Lance Stroll BWT Racing Point F1 Team RP20 BWT Mercedes 1:26.243
    5 27 Nico Hulkenberg BWT Racing Point F1 Team RP20 BWT Mercedes 1:26.327
    6 10 Pierre Gasly Scuderia AlphaTauri AT01 Honda RA620H 1:26.343
    7 31 Esteban Ocon Renault DP World F1 Team R.S.20 Renault E-Tech 20 1:26.396
    8 5 Sebastian Vettel Scuderia Ferrari SF1000 Ferrari 065 1:26.469
    9 16 Charles Leclerc Scuderia Ferrari SF1000 Ferrari 065 1:26.550
    10 23 Alexander Albon Aston Martin Red Bull Racing RB16 Honda RA620H 1:26.565
    11 3 Daniel Ricciardo Renault DP World F1 Team R.S.20 Renault E-Tech 20 1:26.677
    12 55 Carlos Sainz McLaren F1 Team MCL35 Renault E-Tech 20 1:26.715
    13 63 George Russell Williams Racing FW43 Mercedes-AMG F1 M11 1:26.732
    14 26 Daniil Kvyat Scuderia AlphaTauri AT01 Honda RA620H 1:26.774
    15 4 Lando Norris McLaren F1 Team MCL35 Renault E-Tech 20 1:26.855
    16 20 Kevin Magnussen Haas F1 Team VF-20 Ferrari 065 1:27.158
    17 99 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN C39 Ferrari 065 1:27.164
    18 7 Kimi Räikkönen Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN C39 Ferrari 065 1:27.366
    19 8 Romain Grosjean Haas F1 Team VF-20 Ferrari 065 1:27.643
    20 6 Nicholas Latifi Williams Racing FW43 Mercedes-AMG F1 M11 1:27.705


    Com os pneus médios, Valtteri Bottas marcou 1:25.015, O novo recorde do circuito. A Mercedes esta bem mais a frente do que as outras equipes. Ao mesmo tempo, Lewis Hamilton acaba errando na saída da Luttield e foi para a brita. Com a terra espalhada na curva Woodcote, a bandeira vermelha foi acionada a 8 minutos e 51 segundos do final do Q2.


    Hamilton não tinha tempo e acabou sendo o primeiro a sair da pista assim que o treino recomeçou, Acabou marcando um tempo que foi mais do que suficiente para ficar com a segunda posição. No final da segunda parte, todo mundo foi para a pista. Vettel e Stroll arriscaram a usar os pneus médios, já todos os outros piloto foram com os pneus macios. Hamilton e Bottas só colocaram os pneus macios para darem uma volta com esses pneus, nem era para marcar volta.


    Já os outros precisavam de tempo para passar ao Q3. Porém, poucos pilotos melhoraram seus tempos. Os eliminados acabaram sendo Pierre Gasly da Alpha Tauri, Alexander Albon da Red Bull, Nico Hulkenberg da Racing Point, Danill Kvyat da Alpha Tauri e George Russell da Williams.
    Alexander Albon mais uma vez fica de fora do Q3 enquanto ele ver seu companheiro de equipe Max Verstappen tranquilamente no Q3, disputando as primeiras posições. O Tailandês vai ficando com a situação cada vez mais difícil naquele moedor de carne.


    Stroll e Gasly empataram em tempo na 10ªposicão. Ambos fizeram 1:26.501, mas o canadense ficou com a última vaga para o Q3 por ter feito o tempo primeiro do que o piloto francês. Nico Hulkenberg não conseguiu levar o carro da Racing Point ao Q3, mas deve se lembrar, que ele teve o primeiro contato com esse carro nos treinos livres de ontem. Pois é natural para quem estava fora de ritmo de corrida.
    Resultado do Q2:
    pos Piloto Equipe Chassi Motor Tempo
    1 77 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team F1 W11 Mercedes-AMG F1 M11 1:25.015
    2 44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team F1 W11 Mercedes-AMG F1 M11 1:25.347
    3 33 Max Verstappen Aston Martin Red Bull Racing RB16 Honda RA620H 1:26.144
    4 55 Carlos Sainz McLaren F1 Team MCL35 Renault E-Tech 20 1:26.149
    5 16 Charles Leclerc Scuderia Ferrari SF1000 Ferrari 065 1:26.203
    6 31 Esteban Ocon Renault DP World F1 Team R.S.20 Renault E-Tech 20 1:26.252
    7 3 Daniel Ricciardo Renault DP World F1 Team R.S.20 Renault E-Tech 20 1:26.339
    8 4 Lando Norris McLaren F1 Team MCL35 Renault E-Tech 20 1:26.420
    9 5 Sebastian Vettel Scuderia Ferrari SF1000 Ferrari 065 1:26.455
    10 18 Lance Stroll BWT Racing Point F1 Team RP20 BWT Mercedes 1:26.501
    11 10 Pierre Gasly Scuderia AlphaTauri AT01 Honda RA620H 1:26.501
    12 23 Alexander Albon Aston Martin Red Bull Racing RB16 Honda RA620H 1:26.545
    13 27 Nico Hulkenberg BWT Racing Point F1 Team RP20 BWT Mercedes 1:26.566
    14 26 Daniil Kvyat Scuderia AlphaTauri AT01 Honda RA620H 1:26.744
    15 63 George Russell Williams Racing FW43 Mercedes-AMG F1 M11 1:27.092

    No Q3, Lewis Hamilton acabou se transformando e se recuperando da rodada. A batalha pela pole era contra Valtteri Bottas e o inglês acabou muito bem sucedido.




    Os primeiros a entrarem foram os dois pilotos da Mclaren, Norris foi quase 2 décimos mais rápido que Sainz jr. A 8 minutos do final, Lewis Hamilton acabou marcando 1:24.616 e passou para a liderança, Já Valtteri Bottas fez a primeira melhor parcial, mas não consegue o mesmo ritmo nas parciais seguintes e acabou ficando com o 2ºtempo, 1:24.766. Os dois estavam a 1 segundo a frente de Max Verstappen o terceiro colocado.
    Resultado na primeira volta do Q3:
    pos Piloto Equipe Chassi Motor Tempo
    1 44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team F1 W11 Mercedes-AMG F1 M11 1:24.616
    2 77 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team F1 W11 Mercedes-AMG F1 M11 1:24.766
    3 33 Max Verstappen Aston Martin Red Bull Racing RB16 Honda RA620H 1:25.763
    4 18 Lance Stroll BWT Racing Point F1 Team RP20 BWT Mercedes 1:25.985
    5 16 Charles Leclerc Scuderia Ferrari SF1000 Ferrari 065 1:26.047
    6 5 Sebastian Vettel Scuderia Ferrari SF1000 Ferrari 065 1:26.339
    7 4 Lando Norris McLaren F1 Team MCL35 Renault E-Tech 20 1:26.456
    8 31 Esteban Ocon Renault DP World F1 Team R.S.20 Renault E-Tech 20 1:26.707
    9 31 Esteban Ocon Renault DP World F1 Team R.S.20 Renault E-Tech 20 1:26.707
    10 3 Daniel Ricciardo Renault DP World F1 Team R.S.20 Renault E-Tech 20 1:27.029


    Todos partiram para a última tentativa a menos de 3 minutos do final, As atenções estavam voltados para Lewis Hamilton e Valtteri Bottas na disputa pela pole position. Charles Leclerc e Lando Norris fizeram grandes voltas e passaram a ser 3º e 5ºlugares respectivamente.


    Mas eles estavam muito, muito longe de disputarem a pole position com os carros da Mercedes. Hamilton e Bottas disputavam a pole position nessa última volta, Que acabou com Hamilton marcando 1:24.303, novo recorde do circuito e 3 décimos na frente de Valtteri Bottas.


    A pole position ficou mesmo com Lewis Hamilton, sua 7ªpole em Silverstone e a 91ªpole da sua carreira. Sem dúvida o grande favorito a vitória amanhã, com Valtteri Bottas sendo o seu grande adversário. O Finlandês larga em 2º. Max Verstappen conseguiu a 3ªposição, conquistada no final da classificação, A Red Bull que tinha esperanças de alcançar a Mercedes , hoje percebeu que as inovações que trouxeram da Fábrica em Milton Kempes acabaram se mostraram insuficientes para isso.


    Charles Leclerc tirou leite de pedra da sua Ferrari para conseguir o 4ºlugar e formar a segunda fila com o piloto Holandês. Lando Norris com seu capacete pintado pela criança chamada Eva fez mais uma belíssima classificação e vai largar na 5ªposição. Lance Stroll fez um belo treino como líder da equipe nesse final de semana e vai largar em 6ºlugar.


    Carlos Sainz jr. ficou um pouco abaixo de Norris, mas ainda assim com um bom treino vai largar na 7ªposição. Ele é seguido pelos pilotos da Renault. Daniel Ricciardo e Esteban Ocon colocaram os carros franceses em uma boa posição para a corrida. Sebastian Vettel não conseguiu tirar do carro como Leclerc tirou desse carro e vai largar na 10ªposição.


    Amanhã, as 10 da manhã teremos a largada da 4ªetapa do Mundial de Formula 1, Lewis Hamilton esta em busca da 87ªVitória da carreira e dar mais um passo para chegar ao recorde de 91 vitórias de Michael Schumacher. Será que ele consegue ou Valtteri Bottas vai conseguir impedir esse feito? A resposta vai ser no dia de amanhã.




    Grid de Largada:
    pos Piloto Equipe Chassi Motor Tempo nº de Voltas
    1 44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team F1 W11 Mercedes-AMG F1 M11 1:24.303 22
    2 77 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team F1 W11 Mercedes-AMG F1 M11 1:24.616 17
    3 33 Max Verstappen Aston Martin Red Bull Racing RB16 Honda RA620H 1:25.325 15
    4 16 Charles Leclerc Scuderia Ferrari SF1000 Ferrari 065 1:25.427 16
    5 4 Lando Norris McLaren F1 Team MCL35 Renault E-Tech 20 1:25.782 20
    6 18 Lance Stroll BWT Racing Point F1 Team RP20 BWT Mercedes 1:25.839 20
    7 55 Carlos Sainz McLaren F1 Team MCL35 Renault E-Tech 20 1:25.965 20
    8 3 Daniel Ricciardo Renault DP World F1 Team R.S.20 Renault E-Tech 20 1:26.009 19
    9 31 Esteban Ocon Renault DP World F1 Team R.S.20 Renault E-Tech 20 1:26.209 20
    10 5 Sebastian Vettel Scuderia Ferrari SF1000 Ferrari 065 1:26.339 20
    11 10 Pierre Gasly Scuderia AlphaTauri AT01 Honda RA620H 1:26.501 12
    12 23 Alexander Albon Aston Martin Red Bull Racing RB16 Honda RA620H 1:26.545 11
    13 27 Nico Hulkenberg BWT Racing Point F1 Team RP20 BWT Mercedes 1:26.566 14
    14 20 Kevin Magnussen Haas F1 Team VF-20 Ferrari 065 1:27.158 9
    15 99 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN C39 Ferrari 065 1:27.164 9
    16 7 Kimi Räikkönen Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN C39 Ferrari 065 1:27.366 9
    17 8 Romain Grosjean Haas F1 Team VF-20 Ferrari 065 1:27.643 9
    18 26 Daniil Kvyat Scuderia AlphaTauri AT01 Honda RA620H 1:26.744 12
    19 63 George Russell Williams Racing FW43 Mercedes-AMG F1 M11 1:27.092 14
    20 6 Nicholas Latifi Williams Racing FW43 Mercedes-AMG F1 M11 1:27.705 7
    Daniil Kvyat punido em 5 posiões por trocar o câmbio antes de 6 corridas
    George Russell punido em 5 posições por ter violado bandeira amarela no final do Q1

    Texto: Deivison da Conceição da Silva
    Fotos: Red Bull/Mercedes/Renault/Racing Point/Alpha Tauri/McLaren/Haas/Williams/Ferrari
    Fonte: http://portalsportszone.com.br/lewis...m-silverstone/

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    Declaraciones de los equipos finalizada la jornada de Sábado:

    British GP: Qualifying team notes - Mercedes

    Lewis scored the 91st pole position of his F1 career - his third of 2020, seventh at Silverstone and his 100th front row place with the Mercedes F1 Team. Valtteri finished in P2, marking his 66th consecutive appearance in Q3 - equalling the record for most Q3s in a row, previously set by Lewis.



    Lewis's pole lap of 1:24.303 is a new Formula One track record at Silverstone. The result marks the eighth pole position in a row for the Mercedes F1 Team at Silverstone, breaking the record for most consecutive pole positions at the same track. Both drivers will start the 2020 British Grand Prix on the Medium tyre.


    Lewis Hamilton
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    This feeling never gets old, that's for sure! We made some changes to the car going into Qualifying and it felt worse, so it was a real struggle out there in the first two sessions. At this track, there can be a headwind, tailwind and crosswind all at different parts of the circuit, so it's like juggling balls whilst you are on a moving plate.

    Qualifying is a lot about building confidence and after that spin in Q2, I had to take some deep breaths, compose myself and mentally reset - especially knowing Valtteri was putting in fast lap after fast lap. Q3 started off well, the first lap was nice and clean, but the second one was even better. A big thank you to everyone at the team, working at the track and at the factories not far from here, for all their tireless work and continuing to push us forward. I'm really proud to be a part of it. It's going to be strange racing out there tomorrow without any fans, we definitely miss them and it's just a completely different energy. I know they'll be watching from home and supporting us, so hopefully we can put on a good show for them.


    Valtteri Bottas
    :
    It's disappointing to be second but the reality is that Lewis found more time in Q3, I just couldn't quite catch him. He did a really good job today and deserves to be on pole. It was a pretty smooth session and I had some clean laps in Q1 and Q2 - the car felt pretty good out there. But I had a harder time in Q3 as I struggled to attack the slow-speed corners and the rear end was drifting more than before. But tomorrow is what counts and I think my long-run performance has been really good this weekend. I believe there will be opportunities, and everything is still wide open, so I'm looking forward to it.


    Toto Wolff: We can be very satisfied with our qualifying session today although I guess we're not making many new friends out there. Our car was working very well today, it was really in a league of its own and the performance shows all the smart work that has gone into it at the factories just down the road from here. Both Lewis and Valtteri really delivered today as well and were able to extract everything out of the car. We can be really happy the result today, but we know that the points are scored tomorrow, and our competitors will put up a hard fight. We're determined to give it everything and carry our momentum into the race to hopefully put on a good show for everyone supporting from home.


    Andrew Shovlin:
    Well done to the team and the drivers on this front row lockout, particularly to Lewis on his fantastic lap for pole. It's not been easy for him and Valtteri to put the laps together here; the wind has a big effect on the car balance and as soon as you start sliding, the tyre temperatures rise, and you lose grip. The conditions may have moved in our favour today, but we were also doing a better job of managing the tyre temperatures at the start of the lap. We're looking forward to the race tomorrow; we don't quite know where Red Bull are on pace. They looked very close to us on the long runs yesterday and have generally looked better in race trim than qualifying so we will be prepared for a fight and won't be taking anything for granted.
    Alonso carried his Renault to third place in Singapore. After Vettel and Rosberg wrecked their own races, he seized a podium from a car that did not deserve it.

    That is the difference between the great and the merely good.

    Martin Brundle (Sing '09)

    "Alonso has been brilliant all weekend, absolutely brilliant". "A driver not always easyto love, but very easy to admire".

    Martin Brundle (Sing '10)

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    British GP: Qualifying team notes - Ferrari


    Charles Leclerc will be on the fourth spot on the grid and Sebastian Vettel the tenth, when the British Grand Prix starts tomorrow at 14.10 local (15.10 CET) at Silverstone circuit.


    In the first part of qualifying both drivers took to the track on the Soft tyre. Charles immediately posted a good 1:26.550, while Sebastian went from 1:26.951 to 1:26.894, not good enough to ensure he would make the cut. He therefore went out on another set of new Softs, and secured a place in Q2 in 1:26.469.


    In this phase, the team decided to split the strategies, sending Charles out for his first run on the Medium tyres and Seb still on Softs. The Monegasque set a great 1:26.203, while the German did a 1:26.455. As usual, everyone went out for one more run and again the Ferrari duo opted for different tyres: Seb tried to do a time on the Mediums, while Charles waited for the very last seconds to leave the garage on Softs, but he aborted the run as soon as it was clear that his time on Mediums was good enough to make the cut. Only a few drivers managed to improve, so both Scuderia drivers were into the top ten shoot-out. Charles will therefore start the race on Medium tyres, which will be a significant factor in terms of strategy with Seb on the Softs.


    For the twelve minute session to set the places for the front five rows of the grid, both drivers had two sets of new Softs available. On the first run Charles stopped the clocks in 1:26.013, while Seb did a 1:26.339. Back on track with the second set for the SF1000s, Leclerc produced a great lap of 1:25.427, improving by six tenths, to secure fourth place on the second row. Vettel unfortunately had his best lap of 1:26.077, which would have secured him a place higher up the grid, disallowed for exceeding track limits at turn 9 and thus has to start from the tenth slot on the grid. So far, Sebastian has had a tough weekend. Technical problems mean he only managed 25 laps in the whole of Friday and again this morning, in free practice, he had a problem that delayed him in the final stages of the session.


    Charles Leclerc
    :
    "A much better quali than we had hoped for. I am very very happy with the job we have done and with my final lap, where I think I got everything together and the car was feeling pretty good in terms of balance. I don't think there was anything more to extract from the car and I am very pleased with P4. Also, I had a great lap in Q2 on the Medium tyres, which got us through to Q3. It was a really good decision!


    "We have been struggling yesterday with race pace so realistically it's going to be difficult tomorrow, but we have changed the car a little bit overnight, which didn't affect our quali pace apparently, and with a good strategy, I hope we'll manage to get some advantage from our tyre choice. I'm really looking forward to tomorrow and hopefully we can score some good points."


    Sebastian Vettel
    :
    "I have struggled a little bit the whole weekend so far and qualifying was a bit up and down. It was not ideal, as I found it difficult to get the car working for me, even though it was not too bad. I had trouble getting into a rhythm.


    "So, it was not a good session and although we made it to Q3, we were not on the ideal tyre and didn't make enough progress."


    Laurent Mekies Sporting Director:
    "It was a very intense qualifying that ended with one driver fourth and the other tenth. Charles' performance was magisterial, not just to get on the second row, the best we have done during this difficult start to the season, but also because he made the cut to the final part of qualifying on the Medium tyres, which is the best choice for the first stint of the race.


    "Sebastian has had a rather troubled weekend so far and all the time he lost because of various technical issues certainly didn't put him in the best possible shape for qualifying. Tenth place is essentially a logical consequence of that.


    "Of course, we can't be satisfied with this result, especially when one looks at the gap to pole position. We know we have a lot of work to do to close this gap and that's what we are working on. Tomorrow's race will be difficult, especially when it comes to tyre management. As usual, our aim is to bring home as many points as possible."
    Alonso carried his Renault to third place in Singapore. After Vettel and Rosberg wrecked their own races, he seized a podium from a car that did not deserve it.

    That is the difference between the great and the merely good.

    Martin Brundle (Sing '09)

    "Alonso has been brilliant all weekend, absolutely brilliant". "A driver not always easyto love, but very easy to admire".

    Martin Brundle (Sing '10)

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    British GP: Qualifying team notes - Red Bull

    Max Verstappen: "In general, I would say we had a good qualifying session and got everything out of the car that we could. My final lap in Q3 was good but you could see very early on that Mercedes were too fast, just like they have been for the past few races. I'm happy with P3 and it gives us a fighting chance for tomorrow, so I hope we can get a clean start and keep the pressure up. The wind is a big factor here and these cars are very sensitive to that. Yesterday it was really tricky with the low speed corners but we are still learning about the car and trying to improve it. I think we have found a good direction, it seems more predictable this weekend and it was a lot of fun to drive today. I don't think there was much more I could do but let's see tomorrow. We will try to score some good points, at least stay in third, but we always hope for a little bit more."



    Alex Albon:
    "We were looking pretty strong this weekend and yesterday was a lot better than today but it's not a weekend to forget yet and there is still a race tomorrow. We were on the back foot slightly heading into qualifying after missing the track time in FP3 and I just struggled getting up to speed. It was tricky out there, the wind is changing all the time and the balance changes with that so we needed a bit of fine tuning. The times in Q2 are also obviously very tight out there so a small amount of time was worth a lot of grid positions and we just lost out. It is what it is but tomorrow we have free tyre choice so hopefully we can do something special with that and get some good points."


    Chrisitan Horner:
    "I would be lying if I said today hasn't been frustrating, especially with the kind of margins we are looking at to Mercedes. We know this track always suits their car but they are incredibly quick at the moment but we have to keep the pressure on them as much as we can. The wind has a massive impact on the aero of these cars and their performance which can unsettle the car and in turn the driver. It was disappointing for Alex and the Team not to make it to Q3 but losing the track time in FP3 hurt him, especially after yesterday's off. Max did a great job to wring everything out of the car to line-up on the second row which is actually our best qualifying here since 2016. The gap to the front remains our focus and clearly there is work to do for us as a Team, but we won't stop pushing. Our race pace is often more competitive compared with qualifying so hopefully we can maximize our points haul tomorrow with both cars."
    Alonso carried his Renault to third place in Singapore. After Vettel and Rosberg wrecked their own races, he seized a podium from a car that did not deserve it.

    That is the difference between the great and the merely good.

    Martin Brundle (Sing '09)

    "Alonso has been brilliant all weekend, absolutely brilliant". "A driver not always easyto love, but very easy to admire".

    Martin Brundle (Sing '10)

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    British GP: Qualifying team notes - McLaren

    Lando Norris: "First of all, the team did a great job getting the car ready for quali because we had to make some big changes so we didn't quite get out on time - but we got out, so thanks to the team for their hard work. It was a messy qualifying: I made mistakes on a couple of my runs, especially the first one. I went off the track, compromised myself and lost a bit of confidence throughout the first half of qualifying, which wasn't ideal.



    "I was trying to play catch-up and get in a good rhythm and I didn't really do that until the final session. On the old tyres I matched what I did on the new tyres before, so I felt a bit more confident going onto the new set that had more grip, and I could push that little bit more. It's a great result, especially here at my home race. Tomorrow's the important day where we have to convert it into a good result."


    Carlos Sainz
    :
    "It was a very strong day for the team. For me in particular I've had a better feeling with the car as the weekend has gone by, so we made some progress on the balance and the set-up. In general, I would say there's still some work to do, but I'm happier with the car and we're in a good position for tomorrow. My last lap in Q3 wasn't exactly as I wanted though. I lost some time in the exits and with traction coming onto the long straights but, still, P7 and a good starting position for the race."


    Andreas Seidl, Team Principal:
    "This is our fourth qualifying session of 2020 and we've got both cars into Q3 on all four occasions. Well done to the team here at the track and back home for making that possible, and also to the drivers who pulled out the laps when it mattered most.


    "FP1 and FP2 were challenging, but the team worked hard overnight to improve the car which helped us maximise the performance of the new components we brought to the track on Friday. Both drivers were a lot happier with the balance in FP3, which gave us a lot of confidence going into qualifying. We had some extra work to do on the cars after P3 and both car crews did a great job to finish just in time. With the yellow flags, red flags, blustery wind and traffic management, there were a lot of variables in play this afternoon, but the team focused, worked hard and got through the challenges. Starting the race tomorrow in P5 and P7 is an excellent return and puts us in a position to fight for good points. We now need to switch our focus to preparing for the race tomorrow."
    Alonso carried his Renault to third place in Singapore. After Vettel and Rosberg wrecked their own races, he seized a podium from a car that did not deserve it.

    That is the difference between the great and the merely good.

    Martin Brundle (Sing '09)

    "Alonso has been brilliant all weekend, absolutely brilliant". "A driver not always easyto love, but very easy to admire".

    Martin Brundle (Sing '10)

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    British GP: Qualifying team notes - Renault

    Renault DP World F1 Team reached Q3 with both cars in today's qualifying for the Pirelli British Grand Prix with Daniel Ricciardo eighth and Esteban Ocon ninth at Silverstone.



    After yesterday's heat and strong wind, today's conditions at the British track were significantly cooler with a change in wind direction.


    As a result of a hairline fracture on Friday, Daniel's chassis was replaced overnight ahead of the morning's FP3 session.

    For Q1, both drivers took two runs on Softs tyres with Esteban progressing to Q2 in seventh and Daniel in eleventh.

    Esteban's first run in Q2 was good enough for fourth with Daniel predicted to slot in narrowly behind his team-mate, only for a red flag to compromise his lap-time. With a clean lap, Daniel managed to be within 0.087secs of Esteban with both drivers through to the top 10 shootout.


    An initial run on scrubbed Soft tyres put Esteban ninth and Daniel in tenth before Daniel found a decent improvement on his new set to leapfrog Esteban into eighth, with the Frenchman settling for ninth at the chequered flag.


    Daniel Ricciardo
    :
    "I'm happy with eighth place today, especially in quite tricky conditions. It was a clean lap, no mistakes, nothing too spectacular, but good enough for eighth and just short of seventh. It was pretty close there with a few of us within half a second of each other. We've been in and around the top 10 all weekend, so we can be pleased with today's performance. Tomorrow's race will be interesting, especially in the battle for sixth or maybe fifth position. We're starting on the Softs, as are most people around us, so we'll see what we can do. Taking home good points is the target."


    Esteban Ocon
    :
    "It's been a good qualifying overall. It was a very positive session, especially Q1 and Q2, where we were quite comfortable. We lost it a little bit in Q3, so we'll review what happened there. I'm happy with the progress from Hungary and we need to keep going. We seem to have better pace on Sundays, and qualifying has been the area where we've needed to find the most improvements. I think tomorrow will be good, we're in amongst the top 10 and we have a good opportunity for some decent points."


    Alan Permane, Sporting Director:
    "It was a tricky session with the conditions as the wind was picking up between Q1 and Q2, which made it difficult and often unpredictable, especially in the very high-speed corners here. We're very happy to have both cars in Q3, of course, and we have promising starting positions on the grid. Now, we look forward to a trouble-free race tomorrow. Our race pace, as ever, looks very strong from our Friday simulations, so we will look to capitalise on our start positions and make sure we score decent points in the race."
    Alonso carried his Renault to third place in Singapore. After Vettel and Rosberg wrecked their own races, he seized a podium from a car that did not deserve it.

    That is the difference between the great and the merely good.

    Martin Brundle (Sing '09)

    "Alonso has been brilliant all weekend, absolutely brilliant". "A driver not always easyto love, but very easy to admire".

    Martin Brundle (Sing '10)

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    British GP: Qualifying team notes - AlphaTauri

    Pierre Gasly: "I'm happy with my Qualifying today! We had the pace for Q3 again and matching the lap time of Racing Point, which is at the moment one of the top cars on the grid, is really positive and it means we did a pretty good job on our side. Starting the race from P11 tomorrow gives us a free tyre choice and I think we have the chance for a good result in the race. We made progress since the start of the weekend so hopefully, we can finish within the top 10 tomorrow and bring home some points."



    Daniil Kvyat
    :
    "My lap was really good and I'm quite satisfied with it. We changed a few things and I felt more comfortable in the car today, I had more confidence going through certain corners, which felt great, and the only place where I was losing a bit of time compared to Pierre was the straight line. I'm starting five positions further back due to my penalty, so I know it won't be easy tomorrow, but I generally feel strong during the race. I will push as hard as I can, as scoring points still remains my goal."


    Jody Egginton (Technical Director):
    "What we learned yesterday and today in FP3 suggests that the new parts we have introduced at this event, combined with the new set-up direction investigated during Friday, have combined into an improved package here in Silverstone which both drivers are managing to exploit, and this is positive. However, the midfield is very competitive, so we need to continue on this trajectory.


    "Q1 itself was as expected, we navigated the session without incident whilst Q2 was interrupted by a red flag when both cars were out for their first run. As such, there was only the opportunity for a single run at the end of the session, which wasn't ideal. Pierre set an identical time to Stroll on his final run but later in the session, so he qualified P11 and not P10, whilst Dany qualified 14th, but unfortunately has a 5-place grid penalty due to a gearbox change.


    "Although in some respects it's disappointing not to make it to Q3, having one car in 11th position provides some extra strategy options, so we should feature in the midfield fight from lights out. As for Dany, we are probably going to have to be more creative to try and get him into the same position."
    Alonso carried his Renault to third place in Singapore. After Vettel and Rosberg wrecked their own races, he seized a podium from a car that did not deserve it.

    That is the difference between the great and the merely good.

    Martin Brundle (Sing '09)

    "Alonso has been brilliant all weekend, absolutely brilliant". "A driver not always easyto love, but very easy to admire".

    Martin Brundle (Sing '10)

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    British GP: Qualifying team notes - Racing Point

    Lance Stroll: "The positive today is that we're starting P6 tomorrow and our strategy worked out - meaning we have the advantage of starting on the medium tyre and that should help us fight some of the cars around us. We're definitely in a position to fight for another good bunch of points, and that's the goal. We looked stronger in practice yesterday, so we need to go away and understand how we can come back stronger tomorrow. It was difficult to find the optimum balance of the car today, and that affected us in the first sector - we lost a little bit of time there in qualifying. The temperature and wind conditions were different today and were quite changeable, so that was a challenge to work around as well. Overall, I'm happy with our position and tomorrow is another day. I'm confident we can make some positive steps
    overnight and be in good shape for our home race."



    Nico Hulkenberg
    :
    "We were so close to making it to Q3, and I'm happy with that considering I've come in from the cold this weekend! It's a big ask after eight months away to come back and jump into a completely different environment - and into a Formula 1 car I've never driven before and immediately perform. Especially when Silverstone is such a high-speed challenge and the conditions were changeable throughout the day. That meant it was a little bit of a shock to the system today, and it was tricky to hook up the laps perfectly - especially in the first sector. It was a challenge to use both the soft and medium tyre in Q2 and maintain the rhythm, but we almost made the strategy work - which shows the team and I are working well together. I'm also starting to get an understanding of the car, so the goal is to keep learning and adapting quickly. We'll do our homework tonight and aim to score good points tomorrow."


    Otmar Szafnauer, CEO & Team Principal:
    "We took an aggressive approach to qualifying today with Lance running on the medium tyres in Q2. It was a difficult call, but we felt the strategic benefits for the race made the risk worthwhile. Lance made it work and progressed to Q3. Nico didn't quite make the top ten - which is understandable given that he's been thrown in at the deep end and only drove the car for the first time yesterday. From P13, with competitive race pace, I'm confident he can score points tomorrow. Lance wasn't totally happy with his Q3 lap, but sixth place on the grid sets us up nicely for our home race. The margins were very close today - which shows how competitive the entire grid is this year - and it will be the same tomorrow. I think we can take the fight to the teams around us and come away with another strong result."
    Alonso carried his Renault to third place in Singapore. After Vettel and Rosberg wrecked their own races, he seized a podium from a car that did not deserve it.

    That is the difference between the great and the merely good.

    Martin Brundle (Sing '09)

    "Alonso has been brilliant all weekend, absolutely brilliant". "A driver not always easyto love, but very easy to admire".

    Martin Brundle (Sing '10)

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    British GP: Qualifying team notes - Alfa Romeo

    There are positives to be taken from today's qualifying performance. What has been, so far this season, the team's weakest spot has turned out to be our bogey once more, but there are signs of improvement, and a positive attitude is palpable throughout the squad as a result.



    We may be contemplating another Q1 exit with both cars, as Antonio finished 17th, just ahead of Kimi in 18th; but the reality speaks of a toss-up over whether we could make it to Q2. Our gap to our direct rivals has shrunk - on a track we did anticipate being difficult for our package - and we climbed one grid row compared to the last race.


    It's still not what we want, of course: but, given the better pace we showed on Sundays so far, we can be hopeful in a battling display tomorrow. The objective remains the same - a place in the top ten; the tools at our disposal to achieve it, however, are giving us an extra chance. Baby steps it may be, but they're in the right direction.


    Frederic Vasseur, Team Principal:
    "We are still far from where we want to be, but we are heading in the right direction. We are getting closer to a place in Q2 and we have to take this as motivation to progress further. Antonio's and Kimi's laps were as good as they could be, except for some traffic at the end of Kimi's, and we can look positively at the small gap we had from the top 15. Our task now is to convert these starting positions into points: our race pace has been considerably better than what we have shown on Saturday, so we need to maximise the opportunities it will offer us to claim a place in the top ten."


    Kimi Raikkonen
    :
    "The car has been stronger this weekend, I had a good feeling with it and the handling was good, but it's obvious we are still missing something. I could have been a bit higher up on the grid but I got held up at the last corner, although in fairness the end result wouldn't have been too different. We have things to work on as a team, we made an improvement but we need to keep going in this direction. Tomorrow's race should be interesting: I expect us to be better and we should be fighting for a place in the top ten."


    Antonio Giovinazzi
    :
    "We have made a few steps forward so we can be happy about this: there is still a lot of work to do, of course, but we are a bit closer to the others and we are moving in the right direction, which is giving us a lot of motivation. I am very happy with my lap, I feel it was as good as it could have been but it was just not enough for a place in Q2. As in the previous rounds, our race pace looks a bit better so I think we have a chance to battle for some points. We will try to have a good start, put up a good fight and we'll see what happens."
    Alonso carried his Renault to third place in Singapore. After Vettel and Rosberg wrecked their own races, he seized a podium from a car that did not deserve it.

    That is the difference between the great and the merely good.

    Martin Brundle (Sing '09)

    "Alonso has been brilliant all weekend, absolutely brilliant". "A driver not always easyto love, but very easy to admire".

    Martin Brundle (Sing '10)

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    British GP: Qualifying team notes - Haas

    Haas F1 Team drivers Kevin Magnussen and Romain Grosjean qualified 16th and 19th, respectively, for Sunday's British Grand Prix, the fourth round of the 2020 FIA Formula One World Championship at Silverstone Circuit.



    Both drivers are guaranteed an improved grid slot of at least one position with Alpha Tauri's Daniil Kvyat, who qualified 14th, receiving a five-place grid penalty for a gearbox change, but with several drivers summoned to the stewards office post-race, additional gains are a possibility.


    Magnussen led the way for the Haas F1 Team duo in Q1 setting the 16th fastest lap of 1:27.158 on his third and final set of Pirelli P Zero Red softs in the session. Grosjean had his best lap of 1:27.317, set on his second set of softs, deleted due to exceeding track limits at turn nine. His final Q1 run netted a 1:27.643 to place 19th overall at the checkered.


    Romain Grosjean
    :
    "I felt really good in FP3, I was happy with the car, especially with the balance. We made a few changes for qualifying, but the car just didn't behave the same. That's really something we've been suffering with - session-to-session it's not quite the same. It was complicated. We had three attempts in Q1 but none of them were really good. Let's see what we can do tomorrow. We're in England, lots can happen with the weather. It was supposed to rain for qualifying and we've got blue sky. Maybe tomorrow will be the opposite and we can take advantage of it."


    Kevin Magnussen
    :
    "We saw this coming. It was our expectation coming into this race weekend, but we did the job that we could in qualifying ahead of the Alfa Romeos, who are our main competitors. That's all we can do at the moment. There's a bit of a jump to the next group. As long as we make sure we get the most out of qualifying, even though we're a little weak there, that's what we have to focus on - being as high up there as we can. There are a few guys now that might have some penalties, so that might push us a little bit further up the grid. Who knows, that might move us closer to hopefully scoring points again."


    Guenther Steiner:
    "I'm not really happy with the result, but it's not unexpected after the free practices we've had at the circuit. It's just so difficult for us to get out of Q1, that's where we are now. There's nothing else to do than to go through it, and hopefully tomorrow our starting slots will be a bit better once penalties are applied to the grid. We'll try to get the race pace together like we did in Hungary and hopefully we can make something out of it."
    Alonso carried his Renault to third place in Singapore. After Vettel and Rosberg wrecked their own races, he seized a podium from a car that did not deserve it.

    That is the difference between the great and the merely good.

    Martin Brundle (Sing '09)

    "Alonso has been brilliant all weekend, absolutely brilliant". "A driver not always easyto love, but very easy to admire".

    Martin Brundle (Sing '10)

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    British GP: Qualifying team notes - Williams

    George Russell qualified 15th and Nicholas Latifi 20th for the British Grand Prix.



    George secured his third consecutive Q2 appearance of the season, clocking a time of 1:27.092 in Q2. Nicholas's quickest of Q1 was his second flying lap, with a time of 1:27.705.


    George was given a five-place grid penalty for failing to slow sufficiently for double yellow flags at Turn 7.


    Dave Robson, Head of Vehicle Performance:
    The pace of the car today was quite good and confirmed that we did a good job yesterday and overnight. After FP3 both drivers felt that the car had improved since Friday and were looking forward to qualifying. The gusty conditions this afternoon made driving a little difficult and unfortunately Nicholas succumbed to the wind on his final timed lap. The resulting yellow flag forced George to slow down and lose time on a rapidly evolving track. His time was still good enough to qualify for Q2 for the third race in a row, but unfortunately the stewards considered that he did not react appropriately to the yellow flag and consequently has been awarded a five-place grid penalty for tomorrow's race.


    Cooler conditions are expected tomorrow, but Silverstone remains a demanding track for the tyres and a variety of strategies can be expected during the race. We have tried to rebalance our qualifying and race pace this weekend having recently found races a little more difficult than qualifying. We will see tomorrow if we have made progress in this regard.


    Whatever happens tomorrow, both drivers did well today with Nicholas quickly adapting to the test items that George looked at yesterday, and George showing strong pace throughout the day. The pace of the car continues to improve and our ability to adapt the set-up from the high downforce demands of Hungary to the high efficiency of Silverstone bodes well for the rest of the season, especially when we look forward to the next triple-header which begins in Spa in a few weeks' time.


    George Russell
    :
    We have got to be pleased with our performance. It is three races in a row now we have been faster on Saturday and slower on Sunday, and so we tried to set the car up more for Sunday, so I was quite surprised with the performance we had today. The car felt great it was really fun driving around the track. Once we made it to Q2 we always want more, but our realistic goal was to out qualify the Haas and the Alfa, because the next team, AlphaTauri
    were just too far ahead. I was pleased with the job I did, and we will see what happens tomorrow.


    Nicholas Latifi
    :
    We made a big reset with the car overnight to be more competitive. The car was feeling much better and I had a lot more confidence. I am very disappointed with myself and the mistake I made on my final lap. I got too greedy on the throttle, and just spun the car around. I think if I had actually done the lap, I probably could have done a lap good enough for Q2 that George showed was possible. We had some doubts coming into this weekend about the potential of the car in qualifying relative to how it was in Budapest. So it shows that the gains still carry over to a track like this. There are some positive signs, I am just a bit frustrated from my side of the garage.
    Alonso carried his Renault to third place in Singapore. After Vettel and Rosberg wrecked their own races, he seized a podium from a car that did not deserve it.

    That is the difference between the great and the merely good.

    Martin Brundle (Sing '09)

    "Alonso has been brilliant all weekend, absolutely brilliant". "A driver not always easyto love, but very easy to admire".

    Martin Brundle (Sing '10)

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    British GP: Qualifying team notes - Pirelli

    Many of the drivers started Q2 on the medium tyre, with both Mercedes drivers, Max Verstappen (Red Bull), Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) and Lance Stroll (Racing Point) setting their best times on this compound. As a result, they will start the race on the yellow tyre tomorrow.



    Today's temperatures were cooler than the extreme heat of yesterday, with track temperatures of around 40 degrees in qualifying. Tomorrow's conditions should be similar to today.


    The cars were affected by gusting winds throughout qualifying, which influenced aerodynamic grip.


    The track record was already broken by Valtteri Bottas in the early stages of qualifying, before being lowered again twice in Q3 by Hamilton. This year's pole was 1.2 seconds faster than the 2019 pole, on the same tyres.


    Racing Point
    's Lance Stroll and Alpha Tauri's Pierre Gasly set exactly the same time in Q2 (albeit on different tyres), but only Stroll went through to Q3 as he set the time first.


    The theoretically quickest strategy for the 52-lap British Grand Prix is a one-stopper, assuming that temperatures remain similar to today. The fastest way is to start on the soft tyre for 18 to 22 laps and then move onto the hard until the end.

    Second-fastest is a two-stopper, also starting on the soft. After 16 to 18 laps switch to the soft again for another 16 to 18 lap stint, before going onto the medium until the end. The hard tyre can be used as an alternative to the medium: either for the middle or the final stint.


    Third-quickest is a different one-stopper: starting on the medium for 21 to 24 laps, then hard to the end. It's not advisable to do a soft-medium one-stopper, as tyre wear then becomes too marginal.


    Mario Isola:
    "With temperatures being quite a lot cooler than they were yesterday, the teams needed to confirm the data collected so far ahead of qualifying, which made FP3 in the morning particularly important. The key point of qualifying was the medium tyre, used by half the top 10 to get through Q2. The top four starters will begin the race on this compound, which isn't the fastest way on paper, but does offer more options and a longer first stint on a circuit that's renowned for taking a lot out of the tyres. The circuit got progressively faster throughout the qualifying session, with a new track record set twice in Q3".
    Alonso carried his Renault to third place in Singapore. After Vettel and Rosberg wrecked their own races, he seized a podium from a car that did not deserve it.

    That is the difference between the great and the merely good.

    Martin Brundle (Sing '09)

    "Alonso has been brilliant all weekend, absolutely brilliant". "A driver not always easyto love, but very easy to admire".

    Martin Brundle (Sing '10)

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    Alonso carried his Renault to third place in Singapore. After Vettel and Rosberg wrecked their own races, he seized a podium from a car that did not deserve it.

    That is the difference between the great and the merely good.

    Martin Brundle (Sing '09)

    "Alonso has been brilliant all weekend, absolutely brilliant". "A driver not always easyto love, but very easy to admire".

    Martin Brundle (Sing '10)

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    'Pole' de LH:

    Alonso carried his Renault to third place in Singapore. After Vettel and Rosberg wrecked their own races, he seized a podium from a car that did not deserve it.

    That is the difference between the great and the merely good.

    Martin Brundle (Sing '09)

    "Alonso has been brilliant all weekend, absolutely brilliant". "A driver not always easyto love, but very easy to admire".

    Martin Brundle (Sing '10)

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