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    F1 2021 - G.P. Nº 9 - AUSTRIA

    FORMULA 1 TEMPORADA 2021 – GP Nº 9

    GRAN PREMIO DE AUSTRIA


    Red Bull Ring
    Spielberg.

    Red Bull Ring
    Projekt Spielberg GmbH & Co KG
    Red Bull Ring Straße 1
    A-8724 Spielberg
    Austria



    Viernes 2 de Julio :
    • 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 3 de Julio :
    • 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 4 de Julio :
    • CARRERA: Horario Local: 15:00 - España: 15:00 - GMT: 13:00

























    Datos Básicos de Pista

    • Fecha de creación: 1970
    • Primer Gran Premio de F1: 16-08-1970
    • Grandes Premios organizados: 36
    • Capacidad de espectadores: 50000
    • Longitud oficial: 4.326 metros.
    • Longitud de rodadura: 4.285 metros.
    • Número de vueltas: 71.
    • Distancia total de carrera: 307,230 Km.
    • Curvas oficiales: 9.
    • Curvas reales: 9.
    • Curvas oficiales a derecha: 7.
    • Curvas oficiales a izquierda: 2.
    • Curvas reales a derecha: 7.
    • Curvas reales a izquierda: 2.



    • Tiempo con el acelerador a fondo: 70 %.
    • Velocidad máxima: 330 km/h.
    • Tiempo con el freno pisado: 17 %.
    • Velocidad mínima: 76 km/h.]
    • Consumo por vuelta: 1,408 kg.
    • Consumo por vuelta: 1,87 litros.
    • Penalización por vuelta de combustible: 0,04 s.
    • Penalización por cada 10Kg: 0,29 s.
    • Tiempo de entrada y salida de pits (sin repostar): 20 s.
    • Distancia desde la salida hasta la primera frenada: 300 metros.
    • Tiempo de vuelta de referencia: 1:09,119.



    • Carga aerodinámica: Media-Alta
    • Dureza / Desgaste de frenos: Alto
    • Agarre del asfalto: Medio-Bajo
    • Tipo de neumático: Blando
    • Desgaste de neumáticos: Medio
    • Compuestos de neumáticos suministrados por Pirelli:



    La frenada más dura del Red Bull Ring:




    Ventana Pit Stop a 1 parada: vueltas 28 a 33.
    Ventana Pit Stop a 2 paradas: vueltas 19 a 26 y 39 a 47.
    Ventana Pit Stop a 3 paradas: vueltas 16 a 19, 30 a 38 y 44 a 51.

    Piloto con más Poles : 3 - L. Hamilton, V. Bottas
    Escudería con más Poles : 6 - Mercedes
    Piloto con más victorias : 3 - M. Verstappen
    Escudería con más Victorias : 6 - Mercedes

    Mejor vuelta : C. Sainz - 1:05,619 (2020, Ferrari)
    Mejor pole : ]V. Bottas - 1:02,939 (2020, Mercedes)
    Pole 2020 : V. Bottas - 1:02,939 (Mercedes)
    Vª Rápida 2020 : L. Norris - 1:07,475 (McLaren)
    Último Podium 2020 :1º V. Bottas (Mercedes)- 2º C. Leclerc - 3º L. Norris


    Spielberg a vista de pájaro:


    Vuelta Virtual de M. Verstappen al Red Bull Ring en 2019


    Onboard de la Pole de Austria 2020 de Bottas:


    Mejores momentos clasificatorias Austria 2020:


    F1 Austria 2020 Race HighLights


    Situado a 190km de Viena, en Spielberg, en las montañas de Estiria, el actual Red Bull Ring fué fundado como el Osterreichring, y fue sede del primer Gran Premio de Austria en 1970.

    A través de los años, el circuito ha pasado de ser un trazado de once curvas y 5,9 kilómetros , desde 1970 a 1987, a su versión actual de 4,3 kilometros y nueve curvas, una configuración que ha mantenido desde su segunda etapa en la F1, desde el año 1997 al año 2003, cuando respondia al nombre de A1 Ring.

    Es uno de los pocos circuitos del calendario que no ha sido diseñado por Hermann Tilke, aunque este se inspirara cláramente en la primera curva del A1Ring para “transplantarla” al circuito Tejano de COTA.

    En 2011, el fabricante austriaco de bebidas energéticas Red Bull, propietario también de las escuderías de Fórmula Uno, Red Bull y Toro Rosso, añadió el circuito a su cartera automovilistica cuando compró, reconstruyó y puso en marcha las instalaciones, siendo el pasado año 2014 el primero de su tercera etapa en la Fórmula Uno.

    El Red Bull Ring mantiene las catarcterísticas del A1Ring, y aunque no es precísamente de complejo trazado, es todo un reto, ya que los abruptos cambios de pendiente, las tres rectas seguidas, rematada cada una de ellas con una curva lenta, y la revirada sección central de media/alta velocidad, lo convirte en un híbrido entre Monza y Montreal, pero a los nada desdeñables 700 metros de altura media.

    Debido a la excepcionalidad de la pandemia mundial de covid-19, desde 2020 es uno de los tres circuitos que repite carrera en un mismo año, un G.P con denominación G.P. de Estiria y el otro con denominación G.P. de Austria.

    PALMARÉS
    2021 : M. Verstappen (Red Bull)
    2020 : L. Hamilton (Mercedes)
    2020 : V. Bottas (Mercedes)
    2019 : M. Verstappen (Red Bull)
    2018 : M. Verstappen (Red Bull)
    2017 : V. Bottas (Mercedes)
    2016 : L. Hamilton (Mercedes)
    2015 : L. Hamilton (Mercedes)
    2014 : N. Rosberg (Mercedes)
    2003 : M. Schumacher (Ferrari)
    2002 : M. Schumacher (Ferrari)
    2001 : D. Coulthard (McLaren)
    2000 : M. Hakkinen (McLaren)
    1999 : E. Irvine (Ferrari)
    1998 : M. Hakkinen (McLaren)
    1997 : J. Villeneuve (Williams)
    1987 : N. Mansell (Williams)
    1986 : A. Prost (McLaren)
    1985 : A. Prost (McLaren)
    1984 : N. Lauda (McLaren)
    1983 : A. Prost (Renault)
    1982 : E. De Angelis (Lotus)
    1981 : J. Laffite (Ligier)
    1980 : J. Jabouille (Renault)
    1979 : A Jones (Williams)
    1978 : R. Peterson (Lotus)
    1977 : A. Jones (Shadow)
    1976 : J. Watson (Penske)
    1975 : V. Bambrilla (March)
    1974 : C. Reutemann (Brabham)
    1973 : R. Peterson (Lotus)
    1972 : E. Fittipaldi (Lotus)
    1971 : J. Siffert (BRM)
    1970 : J. Ickx (Ferrari)



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    Previas de los distintos equipos:

    Austrian GP: Preview - Alpine

    After last weekend's first race in Austria, the team is fully focused on improving on its current performance. Chief Race Engineer Ciaron Pilbeam discusses the Styrian Grand Prix, tyres and Guanyu Zhou's Formula 1 practice debut.

    How does the team reflect on last weekend's Styrian Grand Prix?

    Ciaron Pilbeam: It was a mixed weekend for us. Fernando had a good weekend, especially on Saturday, however, his race was affected by traffic and it was difficult to make progress. Esteban missed out on Q2 by less than a tenth, and that made it very difficult for him to reach the points in the race. The lap-time differences are very small in Austria and we're aiming to find improvements from last weekend to get both cars into the points.


    With the tyre compounds a step softer, how will that change the weekend?

    CP: We have the C5 compound this week, which we've never had in Austria before, so that brings a bit of an unknown. At a normal race weekend, the Friday plan is fairly standard and the information you need to gather doesn't vary much. That is different this weekend as we already have information on the C3 and C4 and now we need to look at the C5. It will have more grip than the C4 and probably higher degradation as well. We'll need to learn how high the degradation is and whether that pushes you towards a two-stop race strategy.


    What does this weekend's rear tyre construction test entail?

    CP: This weekend we have the option to test the new construction of rear tyre brought by Pirelli. It's going to be more of a compromise than in the past with the shorter practice sessions, but we will have a look at them as we expect to be racing with them at the next race in Silverstone. It's not compulsory but it will certainly be useful to run them. Both drivers have two sets and we'll see where we work that into our run plan without compromising this race weekend too much.


    What is Guanyu Zhou's programme for his first Free Practice 1?

    CP: We're very pleased to have our Test Driver Zhou driving on Friday for his first FP1 in Formula 1. He's leading the Formula 2 Championship this year, so he's full of confidence and ready to help the team out this weekend. As a member of the Alpine Academy, he's driven the 2018 car quite a lot, so he's familiar with our systems and way of operating. He should fit right in and be up to speed quickly. We're aiming for a productive session with him with some set-up work to assess and some ideas we have to help us improve on last weekend.


    It was a far from straightforward weekend for Esteban Ocon in the first of two races in Austria. The Frenchman is determined for a better result this weekend as Formula 1 gears up for the Austrian Grand Prix.


    What are your post-Styria thoughts?

    Esteban Ocon: It's always disappointing when you don't score points and certainly frustrating not to be competitive. The team and I are working hard to find solutions, and, this weekend brings us an immediate opportunity to try some things and see how we can return to the performance level we had earlier in the season. It was not an easy one to take on both Saturday and Sunday for different reasons and when you qualify so far down the order it makes the race more difficult.


    How are you aiming to turn it around this weekend at the same circuit?

    EO: There's no better opportunity than to comeback straight away at a back to back race. We have some ideas to explore and things to test to see what we can do to improve the performance. I'm feeling motivated and determined to get back into the top ten this weekend, and I'm looking forward to it.


    What have you been doing on the days off in between?

    EO: I've relaxed for a couple of days near the circuit where I'm staying. Austria is a great location to unwind, so that's been quite enjoyable. I've mixed a little bit of training with some fun activities like mountain biking, which has been great. It's the last race of the triple header and I want to cap off this segment of the season with a strong result.


    Fernando Alonso will look to continue his points scoring form this weekend as the team is set for a second race around the Spielberg circuit for the Austrian Grand Prix.


    Last weekend you finished ninth, what are your thoughts heading into a second race in Austria?

    Fernando Alonso: I think we achieved the maximum from the weekend. It's a fun circuit to race on and because it's such a short lap there are very small margins between most of the field. This made the race very tight and we might have taken one more position had it not been for some blue flags. We have a lot of data to analyse and we don't have to wait long to go racing again. I'll be missing FP1 this weekend but it will be nice to see Guanyu Zhou in the car for the session and it'll be a great experience for him.


    Did you do much in your time off between the two races?

    FA: It's the third race of our first triple header this season so I made sure to take some time to recharge the batteries ahead of this weekend. It's my first time experiencing back to back races at the same venue in Formula 1. But I am looking forward to getting back to the track for another race here and to keep the momentum going.


    What makes this circuit so unpredictable?

    FA: As we saw last weekend qualifying and traffic management can be difficult with it being such a short lap. Tyre management is also key here and the compounds are a step softer this weekend which presents a new challenge. The weather is also very unpredictable, where one minute it's clear blue skies with high temperatures, and the next it's pouring down with rain and possible thunderstorms. We enjoy these challenges as drivers and I think this makes racing here twice in a row quite interesting as you try to adjust and perfect your weekend.

    https://www.pitpass.com/70139/Austri...Preview-Alpine
    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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    Austrian GP: Preview - Red Bull

    Max Verstappen: "To win our home race last weekend was a whole Team effort and we can be very happy with that, but we cannot expect the same result easily this weekend. People will learn from what they didn't do so well last week and also we have softer tyre compounds which could mix things up as well. We had a very positive race but there are always things we can do better and I naturally expect everyone to be closer this weekend as this is usually what happens when you have back-to-back races at the same track."

    "As a Team we are focused on ourselves and I like that everyone is still pushing and wants to improve, as that is what Formula One and competition is about. It is very important to me to see everyone motivated and adding performance and from my side I will keep driving to the maximum each weekend so we can try and stay ahead. At the moment we have a very good package but we need to keep on top of everything as it is still a very long season."


    Sergio Perez: "I can't believe this is my 200th race! I am really looking forward to racing in the same place for a second weekend, I think this will give me a very good understanding of the car. I now have a very good reference from last weekend and I know the areas I need to improve. It will also be interesting to see how much the tyre compounds will change the performance and strategy throughout the weekend. I think we can do very well this weekend and it would be very special to step up on the podium here at our home race and secure more points for the Team."
    https://www.pitpass.com/70140/Austri...eview-Red-Bull
    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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    Austrian GP: Preview - Ferrari

    In a repeat of the start to last year's complicated season, Formula 1 is staying in Spielberg for a second weekend of racing, with last Sunday's Styrian Grand Prix now followed by the Austrian Grand Prix.

    The circuit is exactly the same - 4.3 kilometres, with just eleven corners, several gradient changes and three DRS zones - but there are a few differences. Two of them are certainties, in that Pirelli's three tyre compounds are one step softer than last weekend, being the C3, C4 and C5. This means that what was the Medium in the Styrian Grand Prix will be the Hard this time round, the Soft becomes the Medium with the addition of the softest tyre on offer from the sport's sole supplier. The other change is that, after trialling a small audience last week, a full crowd will be allowed into the circuit this time. The third change is a probability rather than a certainty, as it concerns the weather, with the threat of rain and cooler temperatures, which could therefore shake up the order.


    The timetable for the 34th Austrian Grand Prix to count towards the Formula 1 World Championship is identical to last week's. The cars take to the track for the first time on Friday for the usual two 60 minute free practice sessions, starting at 11.30 CET and 15. Qualifying is on Saturday at 15, preceded at 12 by the final free practice session. The race gets underway at 3pm on Sunday, run over 71 laps, equivalent to 306.452 kilometres.

    https://www.pitpass.com/70141/Austri...review-Ferrari
    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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    Algunos factores que podrían provocar que este fin de semana tuviéramos un GP bastante distinto al celebrado la semana pasada en esta misma pista:

    https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/a...xWQQYjT0T.html
    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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    Resumen de FP1, Gran Premio de Austria 2021:


    Max Verstappen retomó justo donde lo dejó después de la victoria en el Gran Premio de Estiria al encabezar la práctica libre 1 para el GP de Austria de este fin de semana en el Red Bull Ring, por delante de la pareja de Ferrari Charles Leclerc y Carlos Sainz. Lewis Hamilton, de Mercedes, solo pudo terminar séptimo en la sesión inaugural.

    La FP1 también sirvió como campo de pruebas, ya que Pirelli trajo aquí una nueva especificación de neumático trasero , aún más robusta, con miras a ejecutar la nueva construcción en Silverstone en dos semanas. Los equipos han recibido dos juegos de neumáticos nuevos disponibles para su uso en la sesión de práctica del viernes.

    Red Bull comenzó en blandos y cambió a los prototipos, en los que Verstappen estableció el punto de referencia de 1m 05.5s en la primera mitad de la sesión, antes de mejorar en blandos a 1m 05.143s con 25 minutos restantes.

    Poco menos de tres décimas detrás estaban los Ferrari: Charles Leclerc en P2 y Carlos Sainz en tercero, mientras que Valtteri Bottas tomó la P4 para Mercedes.

    Yuki Tsunoda de AlphaTauri ocupó el quinto lugar a pesar de un tropezón en la grava en la curva 5, terminando por delante de Kimi Raikkonen de Alfa Romeo.

    Hamilton mejoró al séptimo al final, una décima de segundo por detrás de Raikkonen y por delante de Sergio Pérez (P8) de Red Bull, quien marcó exactamente el mismo tiempo que Pierre Gasly, noveno de AlphaTauri.

    Lando Norris de McLaren completó el top 10 mientras que su compañero de equipo Daniel Ricciardo terminó 12º, con el Alpine de Esteban Ocon entre ellos.

    Lance Stroll de Aston Martin tuvo una sesión marcada por incidentes, ya que tuvo una salida en la curva 6 después de 10 minutos y luego giró en la curva final después de 30 minutos, evitando las barreras en ambas ocasiones, para terminar 13 °, mientras que su compañero de equipo Sebastian Vettel tomó el 15 ° .

    Entre ellos estaba el otro líder del Campeonato de Fórmula 2, Guanyu Zhouen Alpine, sustituyendo a Fernando Alonso para debutar en la FP1. Zhou y Stroll fueron los únicos dos pilotos que establecieron sus puntos de referencia en los medios, el resto lo hizo en los blandos.

    El piloto de pruebas y reserva de Ferrari, Callum Ilott, reemplazó a Antonio Giovinazzi en Alfa Romeo y terminó detrás de Vettel en el puesto 16, por delante del rival (y campeón) de la F2 2020 Mick Schumacher en el puesto 17 para Haas.

    Roy Nissany fue el joven suplente de Williams en la FP1, el piloto israelí terminó con una sólida P18 por delante de su compañero de equipo Nicholas Latifi. En último lugar quedó Nikita Mazepin de Haas.

    Es posible que Red Bull haya disparado la salva inicial aquí en Austria, pero hay mucho más por venir, con la FP2 a las 15.00 hora local de hoy. Estén atentos para la cobertura en vivo y toda la reacción entre y más allá de las sesiones.
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    Impresiones de los equipos después de la Jornada de Prácticas del Viernes:

    Austrian GP: Practice team notes - Mercedes

    Valtteri was P4 and Lewis P7 in the morning session, with both drivers testing different set-up variations. Lewis went quickest overall in the second practice session of the day, with Valtteri just behind in P2.

    Both drivers completed stints with the prototype C4 compound tyre ahead of its introduction at Silverstone in two weeks' time.


    Lewis Hamilton: Red Bull have definitely got something extra in their bag but we've made some small steps forward and over a single lap, the car felt pretty good. FP1 was a bit of a struggle, we were trying different set up variations based on our work in the sim this week and the car wasn't happy. In FP2, we reverted to a similar set up as last week, with a few other adjustments, and the car felt much better. I probably won't change much now because most often if it ain't broke, don't fix it! So just tiny tweaks for me this evening. I still expect Red Bull to be ahead of us, but we'll be trying to make the gap as small as possible tomorrow.


    Valtteri Bottas: Today was good fun - with the second week, every single margin in terms of cornering performance and driving performance becomes smaller so it's about fine-tuning rather than finding big chunks of time. I think we started OK in terms of how the car feels, much better than last week, so hopefully we can build from that. It's practice so you never what programs other teams are running - no doubt the Red Bulls are still strong and they are gaining on the straight which has been a bit of a weakness for us but we'll find out tomorrow when everybody turns their engine up.


    The softer tyre compounds make a big difference, it feels like the tyres are holding on better in the long-runs and I think the temperatures will be quite variable over the weekend so let's see what effect that has on the tyres. Max was a bit out of reach last weekend but it's a new week, we've learned a lot, I like to think we're closer but no doubt they'll still be very quick.


    Andrew Shovlin: It's been an interesting day; we'd been busy this week trying to find improvements on both the chassis and the power unit and from today's running it does look like we've made some steps in the right direction. The conditions are quite different to last week, cooler air and a much cooler track which is certainly helping deal with the softer compounds. The single lap was encouraging in that we were extracting good grip from the tyres, not always something we have managed on the softest Pirelli rubber, but we're under no illusion that Red Bull will have plenty in hand for tomorrow.

    https://www.pitpass.com/70162/Austri...notes-Mercedes


    Austrian GP: Practice team notes - Red Bull

    Max Verstappen: "From our side we didn't have a perfect run in FP2 but nevertheless I felt good in the car and there are no real problems. Mercedes looked quite quick on the soft so we just have to make sure we have a little more pace on that compound because we looked stronger on the medium and in the long runs, which at the end of the day is the most important for the race. We also tested the new Pirelli prototype tyre which seemed to be fine. It did get quite greasy out there but luckily it was good enough to keep on driving so we had a good read on the long run pace. I think it will be tight again this weekend as it looks like Mercedes improved a bit but we will see tomorrow in qualifying and the most important thing is to make sure we look after the softer compounds in the race."

    Sergio Perez: "The long runs were definitely more promising today but there's still a lot of work to do. Both sessions were quite tough and I'm not feeling fully comfortable with the car on the softer compound yet. We need to analyse the data tonight to try and get the pace back to where we would expect it to be, ready for qualifying tomorrow. We seemed to be quite far away from the balance with the low fuel but we corrected that quite quickly, we were also seeing less degradation on these tyres too which is good. It's good to see Pirelli bringing a new tyre to test this weekend before we use them at Silverstone. Overall, I learnt a lot from today and it's great to see all of the fans here at the Red Bull Ring and hopefully we can have a good qualifying tomorrow and a solid race on Sunday."


    https://www.pitpass.com/70161/Austri...notes-Red-Bull

    Austrian GP: Practice team notes - McLaren

    Lando Norris: "A positive day because we tested a lot of different things, but we just haven't put everything together really. Of the things we tested, some were good, some not as good, and we now have a better understanding of the car than we did last weekend. Hopefully we can choose all the best things from the work we did today and progress tomorrow to make sure we're that little bit quicker than we were last week. Today was a productive day and let's see what we can do tomorrow."

    Daniel Ricciardo: "It's been an interesting day - from the classification it doesn't look like a good day, but we actually made some progress in a few areas. We'll just try to make another step tomorrow and maybe that puts us in the fight. If I didn't know the classification, I'd be more optimistic with the day, but I think just some fine-tuning is needed. We'll keep chipping away to find a few more tenths overnight and I think that'll put us where we need to be. We've got some work to do, but we're looking alright."


    Andrea Stella, Executive Director, Racing: "A busy day today, with a programme containing lots of running and lots of tests. The tyre allocation this weekend is softer than it was for the Styrian Grand Prix, and it was important to understand the degradation and behaviour of the softest tyre, which we haven't run at this circuit before. There was also a change in conditions, with a much cooler track today, when compared to last weekend.


    "We also had Pirelli's new prototype tyres to test today, plus, as usual, we had a few new parts and wanted to do all the normal set-up work to improve the pace of the car. So, a very busy day. We've gathered lots of information and tonight we'll look at what we've accumulated, with a view to capitalising on it in our qualifying performance tomorrow and our preparation for Sunday's Austrian Grand Prix."

    https://www.pitpass.com/70168/Austri...-notes-McLaren




    Austrian GP: Practice team notes - Aston Martin

    Lance Stroll: "It has been a good day for us. The morning was a little more eventful for me, but I think we managed to put together plenty of clean laps and we have learned a lot. One of the key factors this weekend will be the softer range of tyres that Pirelli has chosen. I think it is a good call because it could mix things up on Sunday and create some strategy variance. In a tight midfield battle, that could be exciting. On our side, the car feels good on the softer tyres. All in all, we can be happy with our work today. Now it is about extracting the maximum for qualifying tomorrow."

    Sebastian Vettel: "Firstly, it was very nice to see fans at the track again and that they are keeping safe. It was interesting conditions out there today because we have a softer range of tyres this weekend and it was much cooler conditions. There was also some drizzle at the end, although it did not affect us very much. We have done our homework after last weekend's race and we tried a few different things today, too. It was nice to be in the top five in the afternoon, but the focus is on making sure we show some good pace in qualifying and reach Q3 to give ourselves the best possible chance of points."

    https://www.pitpass.com/70167/Austri...s-Aston-Martin


    Austrian GP: Practice team notes - Alpine

    Alpine F1 Team's Guanyu Zhou made his Formula 1 Practice debut today as the team began its preparations for this weekend's BWT Austrian Grand Prix.

    Zhou took over Fernando Alonso's A521 for Free Practice 1 at Spielberg for his first taste of an official Formula 1 Grand Prix race weekend session. Zhou ran a smooth programme, using the prototype test tyres and Mediums (C4) across his 29 laps. He ended the session in fourteenth place.


    During FP1, Esteban Ocon tasted Pirelli's prototype tyres - designed with a more reliable construction, ready for use from this month's British Grand Prix - as well as the Mediums and Softs (C5). He finished the session in eleventh place.


    Fernando was back in the car for Free Practice 2, beginning his afternoon on the prototype compound. Conditions were significantly cooler in comparison to last weekend's Stryian Grand Prix with lap-times much faster. Both drivers attempted low fuel runs on the Softs before completing the day on high fuel on the same compound.


    Esteban Ocon: "It's been a very busy day with lots of different tests completed. We had the prototype tyre to test out and that was interesting. We also ran the C5s, Softs, which is different to what we had last weekend with the C4. We did some valuable runs on those on both low and high fuel. The conditions were also a lot different to last weekend, much cooler, so the lap-times were a little quicker. The long runs were in line with what we expected too, and there's more work required tonight to analyse that. All in all, a busy, but productive day."


    Fernando Alonso: "It was good to be back in the car this afternoon especially with the C5 tyre compound, that we didn't have last weekend. It was good to try some laps on them on both short runs and long runs. I think that we still need to do some work to fine tune the set-up of the car; with this tyre compound, maybe, we have a different balance. It was quite a smooth FP2 for us and there's more to come tomorrow hopefully."


    Guanyu Zhou: "It felt special to drive FP1 today. I'm really happy with all my runs and I was able to get familiar with the tyres early on. I didn't expect to be up to speed so quickly and the pace was definitely there on the Mediums. I felt good this morning, and I was getting more confident on each lap. I just wanted to build it up steadily and grow into the session. I'd like to thank the team for the opportunity, it was certainly very special. Hopefully I made everyone proud and there will be more moments like this later in my career."


    Davide Brivio, Racing Director: "We've had a productive day and it's been a different Friday to usual. Firstly, we had Zhou in the car this morning. He did a very good job, didn't make any mistakes and put in some competitive lap-times. He can be pleased with his performance and work, and we're very happy for him. We also tested the prototype tyre in both sessions in preparation for the next race, which was good. An important part of today was learning as much as possible on the C5 compound. The tyres are a step softer this weekend and we have the information now to analyse. We'll work through everything tonight to see what choices we can make for the rest of the weekend."


    Total Laps: 129 laps (66 for Esteban, 34 for Fernando, 29 for Zhou), 557km.

    https://www.pitpass.com/70159/Austri...m-notes-Alpine


    Austrian GP: Practice team notes - Ferrari

    Today's two hours of free practice for the Austrian Grand Prix at the Spielberg circuit were particularly busy. Looking at the time sheets, especially the one from FP2, nothing much appears to have changed compared to a week ago, on the first day of practice for the Styrian Grand Prix.

    Actually, this Friday was subtly different in many ways that still need to be assessed. The main factors were that the Pirelli tyres were all one step softer than last week, it was definitely much cooler, plus it was mandatory for all teams to try the new type of tyre that will be introduced at the next round, the British Grand Prix. On top of this busy schedule, Scuderia Ferrari also had some aerodynamic solutions to compare for possible future use. For the moment, no clear picture has emerged and the engineers have plenty to do now to prepare for qualifying and a race that looks like being very close, given that even today the gaps between those behind the top two teams are very small.

    In the first session, both drivers started off on the Hard tyre compound, but soon switched to testing the prototype tyre. The next job was an evaluation of the Soft C5 Pirelli compound, the only one of the three that was not used in the previous event at Spielberg. Charles and Carlos completed 33 laps each, setting very similar lap times, with respective best times of 1'05"409 and 1'05"431, which secured them second and third places on the time sheet.


    In the afternoon, rain complicated matters slightly. As usual the team worked on race preparation, sending Sainz and Leclerc out on different compounds and fuel loads. Between them they did 70 laps - 37 for the Spaniard and 33 for the Monegasque. The lap times - 1'05"620 for Carlos and 1'05"708 for Charles - meant little, given that they were set just when track conditions were affected by a bit of drizzle.


    Charles Leclerc: It was a busy day, because of the packed programme we ran. We still have lots of things to work on, and I don't think our times are representative.


    The main improvement we need to find is on the rears and we also have to tune the car better for tomorrow. We used the C5 compound for the first time, and have to understand how to extract the maximum from it.


    Looking at our race trim, I'd say it looks solid. In terms of qualifying pace, we still haven't found the small step we need in order to be further ahead.


    We will keep working on it and hopefully secure strong starting positions tomorrow.
    Carlos Sainz: An interesting day at the office. Today we went on track with a very similar car to last week's, but it felt completely different due to the wind and the change in track conditions.
    We have been trying different things, and we were not focusing on the timesheet. Our main goal was refining our run plan, playing with the set up and trying to understand both the new Soft compound and the new tyres Pirelli will introduce at Silverstone.

    https://www.pitpass.com/70170/Austri...-notes-Ferrari


    Austrian GP: Practice team notes - AlphaTauri

    Yuki Tsunoda: "We've had a decent day and are happy that we've maintained the pace from last week. We have worked hard on our longer running, as that was something we found we struggled with during the race, and I think this has been really positive. They weren't the easiest conditions out there, the circuit is much colder this week and then we had some rain towards the end of FP2. My main objective today was to gather as much data as possible ahead of Qualifying and the race, by slowly building up my lap times and I've achieved that without making any mistakes, so I'm pleased with that."

    Pierre Gasly: "I was playing catch-up a little bit today, having missed FP2 last time out and obviously the race, so we spent time working on our long-runs and trying to understand the tyres. I think there were a lot of positives today and the pace is still there. However, we were slightly struggling in these different conditions, so we have a few things to look at tonight with the engineers and then we can make some changes for tomorrow."


    Jonathan Eddolls (Chief Race Engineer): "We were able to show that the car was competitive at this track during last weekend's race and the post-race analysis highlighted some areas where we felt we could improve the car and balance even further, so this formed part of the learning process during the morning session. In addition, we have available a compound of tyre that is one step softer this weekend, so we needed to understand how to maximise its performance over the short-run, then the life and degradation over a long-run. On top of that, each driver had an additional two sets of Prototypes, which we needed to use to gather data for Pirelli and ourselves, in preparation for their introduction in Silverstone. FP1 was a very busy session, but we were able to show a good performance and the new tyre appeared to work well. Pierre didn't have a clean run on his Softs, so there was room to improve for FP2. The temperatures were quite different to last week and this had an impact on the tyres, so moving into FP2 we did some fine-tuning and again the drivers did a good job over the short-runs. The longer stints were more of a challenge, especially given the very light rain for the last 15 minutes of the session. We appeared to have more degradation than our competitors, so this will be the area we need to spend the most time analysing tonight."

    https://www.pitpass.com/70160/Austri...tes-AlphaTauri


    Austrian GP: Practice team notes - Alfa Romeo

    Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN got back to action in Spielberg for the second weekend of consecutive racing at the Red Bull Ring. Practice for the Austrian Grand Prix was a straightforward affair, with no major issues to hamper the team's test programme and good mileage in both sessions. In FP1, reserve driver Callum Ilott returned to the cockpit in lieu of Antonio Giovinazzi for his second second practice session of the year.

    After last weekend's racing in the Styrian Grand Prix, the team had a solid base to build on and further optimise the two C41s. Still, with different weather conditions and tyre compounds one step softer than in our last outing, there was still plenty to learn: maximising track time in both sessions was therefore crucial to start this weekend in a positive manner.


    With the threat of rain not materialising, save for a few spits of rain in the afternoon, that was mission accomplished from the point of view of collecting data. As always, Friday night will be a time to crunch the data and make sure today's learnings are put to good use for Saturday and Sunday - making sure we go one better than last time out when the result really matters on Sunday...

    Kimi Raikkonen: "It was a fairly regular Friday. Of course, everyone knows the track really well after last week so we won't find out until tomorrow where everyone really is. I am quite confident, but we know the margins are so small that anything can happen. In the end, we will need to find something tonight because we know everyone else will and we have to make a bigger step ahead than the others. We just focus on ourselves and on doing our best and we'll see what tomorrow brings."


    Antonio Giovinazzi: "It was quite a smooth FP2 for me, we finished the full programme we set out to do including some laps on the prototype tyres and some high-fuel runs. In general, it was a positive session. The midfield seems very close, as always, so we will need to keep working hard to find that little extra performance to be at the edge, especially on Saturday. We still have one session before qualifying to refine our package and then we'll give our maximum in qualifying."

    Callum Ilott: "I really enjoyed the session today: I feel I made a good progression and we were able to try and learn a good amount of things. Jumping in the car when everyone else had a full week of running here is never easy, but I still feel it was a very positive session. We were able to address directly some of the key aspects the team wanted to check from last weekend and in the end we were able to do a run on soft tyres, which was fun. I felt more familiar with the car and with how everything works: I'm getting used to it and this allows me to work better, so I am satisfied with my day."

    https://www.pitpass.com/70158/Austri...tes-Alfa-Romeo


    Austrian GP: Practice team notes - Haas

    The ninth round of the 2021 FIA Formula 1 World Championship began with practice on Friday at the Red Bull Ring as teams prepared for Sunday's Austrian Grand Prix.

    Friday's track action consisted of two 60-minute sessions - FP1 and FP2 - on the 4.318-kilometer (2.683-mile), 10-turn circuit - conditions cooler than the previous weekend with Friday mostly cloudy overhead.


    Mazepin and Schumacher started FP1 sampling the Pirelli prototype rear tires on the VF-21 - the tires being trialed in free practice to evaluate their effectiveness in improving compound robustness. Each driver ran a 10-lap stint on the prototypes before switching onto the current P Zero Yellow medium tires for a baseline 8-lap outing. The opening session wrapped for the Haas pairing with runs on the softer Red rubber - producing the fastest laps of the morning. Schumacher posted a 1:06.583 for 17th with Mazepin clocking a 1:07.316 for 20th overall.


    Both cars shared an identical run-plan to start FP2 with a baseline outing on the medium rubber followed by qualifying simulations on the soft tires. A 1:05.911 was Schumacher's fastest time of the session, earning the German 18th on the timesheets. Mazepin produced a best effort of 1:06.173 placing the Russian 20th on the timesheet. High-fuel runs with pit-stops concluded Friday's scheduled activities.


    Uralkali Haas F1 Team ran a total of 129 laps on Friday across FP1 and FP2 - 65 by Mazepin and 64 by Schumacher.


    Nikita Mazepin: "This car has a difficult aero package - one of the most difficult I've driven. Coming from junior formulas, more aero balance means more oversteer, but in F1 it definitely doesn't mean that, with things like the different way the tires work during the lap and all sorts of things that affect the warm-up. It's quite extreme and not very straightforward I'd say. But we're using these Friday practices to experiment with the set-up, and then try and divert both cars into something that could potentially give us a good gain. Free practice time has been reduced from last year, we're just trying things - so, tomorrow should be more equal and finalized let's say."


    Mick Schumacher: "Today's running was quite different - we saw lap times dropping quite quickly compared to last week. I think we're a bit faster compared to last week and I think that's just because you know where to put the car. In general, it was interesting, especially in the long runs as that's probably the weather we'll find in the race. We collected good data and now it's about analyzing and seeing what we can do better for the race on Sunday."


    Guenther Steiner: "Well, we got in 129 laps today, so it was a good day with no issues. As always, we were just trying to get the best out of what we've got for this weekend. Obviously, we've got some data from last weekend, so we didn't start off unprepared - we've just been trying different things and then we also tried the new prototype tire for Pirelli. Overall, it hasn't been a bad day."

    https://www.pitpass.com/70163/Austri...eam-notes-Haas


    Austrian GP: Practice team notes - Williams

    Dave Robson, Head of Vehicle Performance: With a second weekend at the same venue, we were able to do some tests that would normally struggle to justify a place on a busy Friday programme. We looked at a few different set-up avenues, which have produced some interesting results. We also took the time to complete some high-quality testing of the new rear tyres, which will be introduced at the next event in Silverstone.

    All three drivers had trouble-free sessions and were able to complete their programmes successfully. Roy provided some very useful feedback, and having had two FP1 sessions within a few weeks, was able to provide some clear guidance over how the car is feeling here at the Red Bull Ring.


    The tyre behaviour is similar to last week and the softer C5 compound, which we have this weekend as the Soft tyre, was working quite well straightaway. There is a bit more to come from fully optimising the outlap and driving style, but we are not too far away and will finalise our approach tomorrow morning.


    George Russell: It can sometimes be tough missing a practice session, but there are only seven real corners here and we did plenty of running last week, so if you're going to miss FP1 then this is the track to do it at. Our main focus from today was getting some mileage on the new tyres that are coming in Silverstone and, even with a bit of rain, I think we're all feeling like we got a good read on those. In terms of qualifying and race preparations, the pace looked ok, but things often change slightly come Saturday afternoon. As always, the goal tomorrow is to qualify as high as possible. Q2 is the minimum we're hoping for, but we'll wait and see what the day brings.


    Nicholas Latifi: It was a very busy Friday in Austria, trying to fit in the two extra sets of tyres in what is already packed hour sessions. However, it was very valuable to gather the information as these are the tyres that we will be using from Silverstone onwards. Overall, today was a tale of two sessions, with different feelings between FP1 and FP2. The first practice session felt much better compared to the second, so we have to understand why that is as we made minimal changes. That is what we are going to go through now, to ensure we end today on a positive note.

    Roy Nissany: Today was great, it definitely felt like one of the most productive sessions I've done for the team and the pace felt strong. I love this track having driven here so often and in lots of different categories, but going through the fast section in the FW43B was the best feeling yet. We gathered a lot of data which we'll spend the evening analysing and learning from, so I'm feeling really happy with today.

    https://www.pitpass.com/70169/Austri...notes-Williams


    Austrian GP: Practice team notes - Pirelli

    Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton went fastest in free practice, setting the quickest time of the day in FP2, while Red Bull's Max Verstappen was fastest in FP1. On both occasions, the P Zero Red soft tyre was used to set the fastest time. But unlike last weekend, this time the red soft tyre was the C5: one step softer than the soft nomination one week ago. The C3 and C4, used as the medium and soft last weekend, are now back in action at the Austrian Grand Prix as the hard and medium respectively.

    Compared to last weekend, conditions were cooler: with a few light drops of rain in the afternoon. At the beginning of the FP2 session, which should be representative of qualifying and race conditions, ambient temperatures registered 22 degrees and track temperatures were 31 degrees, more than 10 degrees less than last week.


    Even though the circuit was used last weekend, some recent rain made conditions similar to free practice one week ago and there was quite a good track evolution during the day. Nonetheless the drivers and the teams were extremely familiar with it, helping to make both sessions a little faster than last week.


    Each driver also had two sets of a new prototype tyre, with no markings, to test during Friday free practice. This prototype tyre, in C4 compound, features a new rear construction that is being assessed for introduction from the British Grand Prix onwards, incorporating elements of the 2022 18-inch tyres. Verstappen set the fastest time on the prototype tyre (1m05.558s) during FP2.
    There's an estimated gap of about 0.7s between soft and medium, while the gap between medium and hard is about 0.5s (based on last weekend's race).


    Mario Isola: "There were two main priorities for the teams today: assessing the soft compound in C5 version, which has never been to Austria before, and trying out the new prototype tyre, in medium C4 compound, in the most representative conditions for the teams. We are gathering all the information we need on this new rear tyre, which features a more robust construction, and we'll analyse the data with a view to using it from Silverstone onwards. The feedback we've had from the drivers so far is generally positive and indicates that it feels quite similar to the existing tyre that was exactly our target: keep the same level of performance with an increase of the robustness. As expected with the softer compounds, we had some graining on the soft tyre in particular, which suggests that we might see some quite different strategies compared to last weekend: the whole idea behind changing the nomination for the second race weekend here."

    https://www.pitpass.com/70164/Austri...-notes-Pirelli
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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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    Honda ensamblará, la próxima temporada, las Unidades Motrices para el grupo Red Bull:

    https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/ho...-2022/6624598/
    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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    Que pena que por tan poquisimo Norris no haya conseguido la Pole. No creo que le hubiese aguantado mucho a Verstappen mañana pero habria sido bonito verle en esa P1.

    Una pena tambien la cagada de Aston Martin como equipo al no avisar a Vettel de que Fernando venia detrás, tenia la Q3 en la mano donde se le veia con posibilidades de un top 6. Menudo mosqueo tenia, y con razón.

    No es muy normal el gallinero previo que se montado previo a esos ultimos minutos, la verdad, ya ni respetan esa ley no escrita de no adelantarse en vuelta de formación.

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    Los números de la clasificatoria de hoy en el Red Bull Ring:







    Buscando la imperfección perfecta...

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    https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/v...625072/?nrt=54

    Como era de esperar al pobre Vettel le caen 3 puestos hoy.

    Le viene especialmente bien a Sainz, saldrá 10º con libre elección de neumáticos.

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    Impresiones de los equipos después de la sesión de Clasificación:

    Austrian GP: Qualifying team notes - Mercedes

    Lewis qualified in P4 and Valtteri in P5 with the car struggling for pace in Q3. All four Mercedes-Benz powered teams made it through to Q3.

    Both drivers will start on the Medium tyre compound tomorrow.


    Lewis Hamilton: This weekend is more of a challenge than it was already last week and we continue to lack pace. We tried everything to get more out of the car but the underlying pace just isn't good enough at the moment, so we've got to really find performance in the following races. I don't know if McLaren brought an upgrade but they were mega quick today so great job from Lando. We've just got to try and improve, we've still got a long way to go. In the heat today, Red Bull seemed to step forwards and we stepped backwards so let's see what tomorrow brings.


    Valtteri Bottas: I was hoping to fight for the pole but today it was out of reach. It seemed like we went a little bit backwards from last weekend or others gained more than us. I would say we're missing maybe a tenth or two from where we should have been and clearly McLaren has found something with the C5 compound this weekend, it seems to work well with their car.


    I think race pace wise we should be in better shape - all the developing we've done with the car setup is aiming a bit more towards the race pace so we need to learn from today and then I'm sure we can get a good result for the team tomorrow. I'm still expecting a big fight with Red Bull in the race.


    Toto Wolff: What started as a good day in FP3 we couldn't translate into a good qualifying session. The gaps here are very small and our performance in qualifying wasn't great, and that showed in the final result. We need to analyse whether a slip-stream could have helped us but overall, we just need to continue to develop the performance of the car. Hopefully tomorrow we will be in better shape for the race and we need to take advantage of every opportunity that comes our way.

    Andrew Shovlin:
    We obviously hoped for much better than 4th and 5th but we've been struggling a bit all day and with such a short lap and small gaps, you pay the price when you don't get things right. The hotter track today doesn't seem to suit us and we need to question whether we were getting the soft tyre in the right window. Most cars in the final session were able to find a tenth or two but we didn't really pick anything up and slipped further down as a result. So, lots to work on but now we need to focus on making the most of the opportunities tomorrow. We at least managed to get both cars onto the medium tyre for the start and hopefully we can show good race pace and get ourselves back into the fight at the front.

    https://www.pitpass.com/70186/Austri...notes-Mercedes


    Austrian GP: Qualifying team notes - Red Bull

    Max Verstappen: "Q1 and Q2 were very good and comfortable but I was not entirely happy in Q3 as my laps weren't amazing. I'm of course happy to be on pole, especially at the Red Bull Ring again, and having three poles in a row is great for the Team. But I cannot be entirely happy as I always want to be perfect and I always want to analyse what went well and what went wrong. Maybe that is how I grew up but I also believe that is how you keep improving. Now I'm just looking forward to tomorrow as we have a good race car and of course with Checo being third as well it is great for the Team and hopefully we can push together and score a lot of points. It was also an amazing lap by Lando and they have been quite close this weekend but I don't expect them to be our main rivals in the race tomorrow. I'm very pleased with the whole package, the car and engine together have been working so well over the last few races, so we have good confidence for tomorrow but for sure it's never easy and it's softer compounds compared to last week so it will be tough to manage those in the race and we still have strong competition. It was also amazing to see the orange army back in the grandstands. It has been a long time and they are so happy to be here cheering us on which I love to see."

    Sergio Perez: "I'm happy, it's a very good result for the Team here at our home track in Austria. Max and I are in a good starting position and hopefully we can get a good start off the line tomorrow, that will be critical. Overall, it's been a really hard weekend up until now, we've been chasing a lot of balance, exploring the car in all areas and just chipping away at it in every single run. I'm starting on the mediums but it's going to be a race where one or two pit stops is unknown, no one has had enough of a long run yet so it's hard to tell. In the end we got a good lap today and it didn't come easy, anything can happen tomorrow and I believe we have a better race car than quali so I hope that we can bring home some solid points for the Team. Congratulations to Lando too, he did a very strong lap today."


    Christian Horner, Team Principal: "Today was a great Team performance. It's our first triple pole since 2013 and Max's first, plus it's great to have Checo up there in P3 giving us a great chance with both cars tomorrow. Max is always looking for that little bit extra and he was frustrated as he felt there was more in the car in Q3. He had a slight lock-up on the first run so we wanted to give him clean air for the second which meant he ended up at the front of the queue, creating a hole in the air that gave Lando behind him a slight tow making the margin very small, but nonetheless a phenomenal performance once again from him. It was clear that we wanted to get both cars through on the medium tyre which is what we achieved, so let's see what the weather brings tomorrow with the colder temperatures and threat of rain. The tyres are also a step softer so there will be a lot of discussion tonight around whether the race is a one or two stop. You forget the atmosphere the fans bring, it seems so long since we've had them at the track. Max has got such a large, loyal following, and you could hear the noise when he got pole no matter where you were on the circuit. It's great for Formula One to see the fans back so let's hope we can deliver a great result for them tomorrow."


    https://www.pitpass.com/70189/Austri...notes-Red-Bull


    Austrian GP: Qualifying team notes - McLaren

    Lando Norris: "Very happy! My best result in qualifying in Formula 1, so a big achievement for us as a team but also for myself. It was one of the best laps I've done. To only be half a tenth off pole is a great achievement for everyone. It makes you miss it from your early career! I don't think we could've done a lot more, so P2 is awesome for us and a great position to start from tomorrow. Let's see what we can do in the race."

    Daniel Ricciardo: "Unfortunately, a similar result to last week. It did feel better, but it's just not translating into lap-time. In Q1, I was pretty happy with the laps. I felt like I'd done quite well but I was still half a second off. So, it's a bit of a head-scratch. I don't really know where else to get the extra speed from at the moment, so I'll keep chipping away. We've got the tyre choice tomorrow, so we'll try to make another good start like last week and keep sailing through the field."


    Andreas Seidl, Team Principal: "It's been nine years since McLaren has qualified on the front row, so P2 today for Lando is a great result for the entire team and our colleagues at Mercedes HPP. A reward for the hard work that everyone has been putting in over the last month to keep improving the car and make this possible today. Lando's been flying, continuously improving with every single lap all through the qualifying sessions.


    "On Daniel's side, it was another challenging qualifying session which ended with him in P13 - but at this circuit and with the strategy options we're expecting, he can have a good race from there. While we've had a good moment, it's important to switch our focus to tomorrow, which is when the points get distributed. The objective is clear: we've got to get Daniel back into the points and score another big result with Lando for our battle in the Constructors' Championship."

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    Austrian GP: Qualifying team notes - Aston Martin

    Sebastian Vettel: "We can certainly aim for points tomorrow and I am happy with our approach to start on the Soft tyres. They will not last as long as the Mediums or Hards, but it will be a fast tyre so let's wait and see what we can do tomorrow. We made some small improvements across all the sessions and the car has been better balanced today. We have been competitive all weekend and it is the first time this year that both cars have been in Q3. If we can run in some clean air tomorrow, we will be able to show some decent race pace. It is a shame that Fernando [Alonso] had his lap impacted during Q2. All the drivers agreed yesterday to slow down on the straights between Turns Eight and Nine, which I did, but other drivers jumped the queue, then slowed down in the final corners, which is not allowed. That backed me up as well. It is a strange situation and something that is really difficult to avoid. I am sorry for Fernando because there is nothing he could have done."

    Lance Stroll: "We can be happy with qualifying today because starting inside the top 10 gives us a good shot at points tomorrow. In hindsight, I think we could potentially have started a little bit higher up. The car felt good in Q2 and the laps came together nicely, but it was a little bit more tricky to put clean laps together during Q3. We could see today that teams were considering both the Soft and Medium tyres in qualifying, so the compounds could be quite close to each other. That is something for us to go away and think about for tomorrow because strategy could be more important with the softer tyre compounds this time out. We will go do our homework and come back tomorrow to fight for points."


    Otmar Szafnauer, CEO & Team Principal: "Today, at the Red Bull Ring, in the ninth qualifying session of this year's World Championship, we were delighted to see both our drivers get into Q3 - for the first time this season. In so doing, Sebastian and Lance out-qualified both Ferraris - a pretty satisfying performance, and one that very clearly shows the progress we are making. Sebastian was called to the stewards after the session, alleged to have impeded [Fernando] Alonso, but, whatever the outcome of that inquiry, we have shown that we have strong pace and we are therefore in good shape to score points with both cars tomorrow."

    https://www.pitpass.com/70184/Austri...s-Aston-Martin


    Austrian GP: Qualifying team notes - Alpine

    Alpine F1 Team faced frustration in qualifying for tomorrow's BWT Austrian Grand Prix with Fernando Alonso fourteenth and Esteban Ocon seventeenth on a challenging Saturday.
    Fernando looked set to progress to Q3 for the fourth consecutive race but an unfortunate incident in Q2 meant the Spaniard was knocked out in fourteenth place. On his second push lap, Fernando was up on his best time but was blocked by Sebastian Vettel at Turn 10, the final corner, and had to abort his lap. Prior to that, Fernando comfortably progressed through Q1 on one set of tyres with his lap-time good enough for third place in the session.


    Esteban will line-up in the identical grid slot to last weekend after not progressing out of Q1. His lap-time, a 1min 05.051secs, was narrowly short of the cut-off.


    Esteban Ocon: "Our pace hasn't improved this weekend and, unfortunately, we're back in the same spot. We tried some different things this week but we're still lacking something. I felt like I had a good lap today, so, at the moment, there aren't many answers, but we'll keep thinking and keep finding solutions. I'll focus on doing the best possible job and help the team move forward. I'll race as hard as I can tomorrow to get some positions back and we will not give up."


    Fernando Alonso: "Today we lost an opportunity to be in a better position than last week on the starting grid, perhaps P5 or P6. It was an unfortunate situation with Seb [Vettel], which his team should have managed better. It's not Seb's fault and, as drivers, we're relying on our engineers to communicate things that are happening on track. It's disappointing as we had the potential today. The car felt really good and probably the best it's felt all season and it's frustrating not to have the opportunity to reach Q3 with two new sets of tyres. Starting fourteenth tomorrow means the race will be more challenging but we'll still do our best to recover something."

    Davide Brivio, Racing Director:
    "It's been a very disappointing qualifying today with both cars not in the starting position that we were targeting. Through no fault of our own, we weren't able to see Fernando's full potential with the incident with Vettel ending his chance of reaching Q3. It's disappointing as he went through Q1 on one set of tyres and could have been into Q3 and in a much stronger position for the race.

    Esteban did all he could, and we'll keep learning to better understand how we can improve his situation. We have free tyre choice with both cars for the race, and we'll try and find the best strategy for tomorrow. We'll push as much as we can to recover something and improve from this position."

    https://www.pitpass.com/70180/Austri...m-notes-Alpine


    Austrian GP: Qualifying team notes - Ferrari

    For the first time this season, neither Scuderia Ferrari driver managed to get through to the final part of qualifying. Come the end of Q2 for the Austrian Grand Prix, Carlos Sainz had to settle for 11th, missing the cut by only six thousandths of a second, while Charles Leclerc was just 47 thousandths away and qualified 12th. Balancing out the natural disappointment is the fact that both drivers get a free choice of tyres for the first stint, which might play an important role in terms of strategy and prove significant when the points are awarded - the final verdict of this ninth round of the season is only handed out when the chequered flag is waved.

    Carlos Sainz: Today we decided to take a bit more of a risk by trying to make it into Q3 using the Medium tyre. After a decent first attempt with that tyre, we went for it and unfortunately missed the cut by only 6 thousandths of a second. I'm obviously not happy with that because it was extremely close and we couldn't show the good progress we've made this week.


    These past few days, we worked hard on the balance, the set up and my driving style and we could have had a good Q3. Anyway, the race is tomorrow and our goal is to have another strong Sunday here in Austria and score as many points as possible.


    Charles Leclerc: Mixed feelings after today's qualifying. On the one hand, we were aware of the risk of not making it into Q3, prioritising setting our fastest Q2 lap on the Medium compound to suit our strategy. The lap itself was quite good. Unfortunately, some of our competitors finished ahead of us on the same compound, which is the disappointing side of it.


    Our race pace has been solid this weekend and we have a free choice of tyres for the start. We have to analyse exactly which strategy is the best for tomorrow, considering that there are quite a few cars ahead of us, some of which are starting on Mediums. This makes things a bit more tricky, as our advantage has slightly lessened. We will give everything and make the best of it tomorrow.


    Laurent Mekies, Racing Director: Of course we cannot be happy given that we didn't get either of our drivers through to Q3, but more than ever, today's qualifying result has to be looked at in terms of the race. Starting where we are, we can choose which tyre compound we start on, which should give us an advantage over those ahead of us who are on the Softs.


    That is why we tried to make the cut into Q3 on the Mediums, which we missed out on by a very small margin at the end of a session in which nine drivers were covered by less than two tenths, several of them running the softest compound. Now we are concentrating on preparing for the race in which strategy and the behaviour of the various tyre compounds will play a key role.

    https://www.pitpass.com/70190/Austri...-notes-Ferrari


    Austrian GP: Qualifying team notes - AlphaTauri

    Pierre Gasly: "It feels like every weekend we're Qualifying in a similar position and I'm really happy with that, sixth is another strong performance for us, so today is a good day. I haven't been as comfortable in the car this weekend for some reason, so going into Quali we had a bit of an unknown, which is why I'm really pleased we managed to make it work this afternoon. We're the first cars starting on Softs tomorrow, so strategy will definitely be key in the race. We've shown that the car has the pace though, so I'm feeling confident."

    Yuki Tsunoda: "I'm really happy with today's performance, it's my best Qualifying so far. I want to say a big thank you to the team, who have maintained the pace from last week and managed to put it all together when it counted the most. My final lap was pretty good, even though I didn't get a slip stream, so I've got to be pleased with that. It's been really helpful for my learning to be here in Austria for two races in a row, it's allowed me to build up my confidence and I think that shows in my performance today. Tomorrow is key, I don't know what the conditions will be like during the race, but tyre management will be crucial to scoring points, which is what I'm aiming for."


    Claudio Balestri (Chief Engineer - Vehicle Performance): "Today was a busy day. Track temperatures were very different, compared to Friday, so we had to take this into consideration when setting up our cars. In the morning session, we continued to test the new tyre for this event and then we focused our attention on Qualifying preparation. At the end of FP3 we were not fully satisfied, as the balance was not really optimised, especially for the softer compound at this race. We made some adjustments to the car ahead of Qualifying and it paid off, with both cars making it through to Q3. The session was very tricky, with other teams opting for a different tyre strategy and using the Mediums in the later stages, but we wanted to maximise our opportunity to enter Q3 and in the end it worked well. We now switch our focus to the race and will continue to keep an eye on the weather, as we review the data this evening."

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    Austrian GP: Qualifying team notes - Alfa Romeo

    Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN extended its run of Q2 appearances as Antonio Giovinazzi qualified in P15 for the Austrian Grand Prix, with team-mate Kimi Raikkonen a position behind him in 16th. It's a result that belies the strong pace shown in the practice sessions earlier this weekend, but one that will allow the team to fight for points in tomorrow's race.

    After being well into the top ten earlier in the day, with Antonio in P5 in the final practice session, expectations were high and pace seemed to be on our side. This was confirmed in Q1, with Antonio confirming his form to set the seventh fastest time to comfortably make it to Q2. Kimi, on the other hand, set a good lap on his first attempt but couldn't replicate the same feeling with the car in the second part of the session, ending up just 0.03s away from a spot in Q2, in 16th.


    In the second session, Q2, Antonio set the 15th fastest time in his first attempt; a second, quicker attempt was unfortunately cancelled due to a track limits infraction.
    The result is short of expectations but with a strong race pace displayed around the Red Bull Ring last Sunday and promising results in the practice sessions, the team enters the race knowing we can be in the fight for a place in the top ten.


    Frederic Vasseur: "Given how strong we looked in the practice sessions so far this weekend, to line up in 15th and 16th is well short of what we were expecting: when margins are so small, however, this is what happens when we can't extract 100% from what we have. Our focus is completely on tomorrow's race now: we know we can be really competitive in the race, especially with what we have shown last week, so we will try to make up as much ground as we can in the early stages and then make our pace work for us. We came within touching distance of the points last week and we can go better this time around."


    Kimi Raikkonen: "I had a good feeling and the car felt quite good in the first run, but when it came to the second set, I just had no front end in the first two corners. I don't know what caused it as our lap preparation had been as good as always, but I ended up a couple of tenths down after the first corners and that was my lap pretty much done. I managed to catch up a little in the rest of the lap but the damage was done. We had a good recovery in the race here last week, so let's see what we can do tomorrow."


    Antonio Giovinazzi: "After such a strong weekend so far, to be 15th is disappointing. I really struggled at the beginning of our push laps, so we need to understand better what happened. We feel we had the pace to go to Q3, but we couldn't put it together. We'll see what we can get out of the race, our long run pace was good and we were strong last week on the compounds we will use tomorrow, so we can fight our way to the top ten."

    https://www.pitpass.com/70185/Austri...tes-Alfa-Romeo


    Austrian GP: Qualifying team notes - Haas

    Uralkali Haas F1 Team drivers Mick Schumacher and Nikita Mazepin qualified 19th and 20th, respectively, for Sunday's Austrian Grand Prix, Round 9 of the 2021 FIA Formula 1 World Championship at the Red Bull Ring.

    Mazepin and Schumacher had three new sets of Pirelli's P Zero Red soft tires at their disposal in Q1 - hosted under a blistering Austrian sun. Lap times dropped throughout the opening 18-minute session with Schumacher netting a 1:06.127 and a 1:05.621 on his first two sets of rubber. His third and final set delivered a 1:05.427 to place the German 19th at the checkered. Mazepin clocked a 1:07.106 to open his account before shaving nearly a second off on his second attempt with a 1:06.282 tour. With his final set of fresh softs bolted on the Russian improved again with a best lap of 1:05.951 for 20th overall.


    Red Bull Racing's Max Verstappen secured a third straight pole position - the fourth of the season for the Dutchman, and the seventh overall in his Formula 1 career.

    Verstappen's flying Q3 lap of 1:03.720 beat first-time front-row qualifier Lando Norris of McLaren by .048 of a second.


    Nikita Mazepin: "It was quite clean. I'm happy with my improvement with every chance I had on the tires, but I didn't feel comfortable in the car. The rear part of the car was stepping out and snapping mid-corner in those high-speed corners. I was on the edge let's say."


    Mick Schumacher: "It was better than last week, that's for sure. We were closer to the cars ahead of us, which is always a positive. We knew our qualifying performance might lack a bit but still, I think I managed to extract the most out of the car, so I'm quite happy about that."


    Guenther Steiner: "Qualifying here in Austria over two weeks, I would say we've made progress. The distance to the people in front of us has reduced since last week so we can see progress and that's the only thing we can do at the moment. Hopefully tomorrow there is a surprise during the race - like rain - then maybe there is something there for us. You never know."

    https://www.pitpass.com/70179/Austri...eam-notes-Haas


    Austrian GP: Qualifying team notes - Williams

    George Russell qualified 9th and Nicholas Latifi 18th for the Austrian Grand Prix. George achieved a career-best qualifying for the team, posting a quickest time of 1:04.591 in the Q3 session. Nicholas set his fastest time on his second flying lap of the Q1 session, posting a 1:05.195.

    Dave Robson, Head of Vehicle Performance: We thought that bettering our qualifying result of last week might be difficult, especially given how tricky it can be on this short track. However, George - aided by the entire team - produced an excellent performance to not only make it to Q3, but to do so on the Medium tyre. There is still a long way to go this weekend, but we can afford a moment of contentment before we move on to the serious business of the race tomorrow.


    Having looked at some different set-up directions yesterday, Nicholas settled on a good compromise for today and, but for some traffic, was looking strong in FP3. He completed an aggressive strategy in Q1, and his first run was strong. Unfortunately, he couldn't quite track the pace progression that George found and when the gaps are so small, those fine margins are crucial. He starts the race from 18th place but is in a good position to attack the cars ahead.


    George Russell: Qualifying was pretty special; we usually do well on Saturdays but that was on another level. I had a lot of confidence in the car, which really helped when it came to nailing my Q3 lap with only one shot. P9 in any circumstances is a great place to be, but starting on the mediums with a few cars ahead on the soft tyres puts us in a strong position for the race and hopefully gives us a real advantage when it comes to making strategy decisions. I'm really pleased for the whole team; we've managed to keep the momentum going and this is thoroughly deserved after the struggles of last Sunday. I'm very excited for tomorrow.


    Nicholas Latifi: It was a different challenge this weekend for everybody with softer tyres, but I am struggling to get the balance right this weekend and the car dialled in. The first run wasn't so bad, but the second run I made a mistake in the hairpin of turn three and missed the corner. I got it wrong this time and lost so much time as a result, so obviously very frustrated.

    https://www.pitpass.com/70183/Austri...notes-Williams


    Austrian GP: Qualifying team notes - Pirelli

    Red Bull driver Max Verstappen is on pole position for the third consecutive time and the second race on the trot at the Red Bull Ring. Verstappen set the fastest lap of the weekend so far on his pole lap using the P Zero Red soft C5, which is one step softer than the red tyre nominated last weekend.

    Verstappen, along with five other drivers, used the P Zero Yellow medium tyre to set his fastest lap in Q2, which means that he will start the race on this tyre tomorrow. In total, six of the top 10 qualifiers will begin the grand prix on the medium tyre: both Red Bulls, both Mercedes, McLaren driver Lando Norris and Williams driver George Russell.


    Temperatures were extremely warm at the beginning of qualifying, with 30 degrees centigrade ambient and a 51-degree peak of track temperature. However, conditions are expected to be cooler and more unsettled tomorrow, with a risk of rain as well.


    Following FP1 and FP2, most drivers had another run in FP3 this morning on the unmarked prototype tyres, with a different rear structure, to assess their performance in today's conditions. In total more than 470 laps have been run on the prototype tyres, so around 23 laps per driver.


    Possible Strategies
    Even with a softer tyre nomination in comparison to last weekend, the fastest strategy for the 71-lap Austrian Grand Prix (the same distance as the Styrian race a week ago) should still be a one-stopper.


    The frontrunners opted for the Yellow medium tyre to get through Q2 and start the race, which means that the medium followed by the White hard is probably the strategy that they will target - likely to be echoed by many of the other drivers starting on the same compound.


    Otherwise, a two-stopper, with two stints on the soft plus a medium or hard stint (which could be the middle stint) or using all the three compounds is a good option: this could provide an interesting 'sprint' alternative.


    Ultimately, a lot of the strategy will be influenced by track temperature - and the weather around the Red Bull Ring remains quite unpredictable after some showers during the weekend.


    Mario Isola: "The new and softer selection of compounds for this race has already had an effect on the strategy for this weekend, with several drivers aiming to get through Q2 on the medium tyre and six of the top 10 starting on it tomorrow. This adds a bit of flexibility to the strategy, but it wasn't easy to guarantee in qualifying, as the soft tyre still conferred a speed advantage that was hard to beat. Temperatures were extremely warm today but this is far from certain for the grand prix tomorrow, adding another interesting variable to what is already a strategically complex race after qualifying, with both one and two stops expected."

    https://www.pitpass.com/70181/Austri...-notes-Pirelli
    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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    F1 Austrian GP: Verstappen edges Norris to pole, Hamilton fourth

    Max Verstappen beat Lando Norris to pole position in qualifying for Formula 1’s 2021 Austrian Grand Prix, with Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas unable to reach the top three places.

    Sergio Perez slotted into third with the Mercedes drivers trailing in fourth and fifth after they were unable to improve on their final Q3 laps.


    As was the case in last weekend’s Styrian GP, Verstappen set pole on his first run in the final part of qualifying – a 1m03.720s.


    He led the pack for the final fliers but was down throughout the opening two sectors and despite setting a purple third sector Verstappen ended up fractionally down on his best time.


    Norris had been second after the opening Q3 runs and held onto to take his best F1 career qualifying spot, just 0.048s down on Verstappen after recording the fastest time in the first sector on his final flying lap.


    Perez jumped to third with his final lap, which bumped Hamilton and Bottas down, as neither Black Arrows driver went faster on their second attempts in Q3.


    They were followed by AlphaTauri pair Pierre Gasly and Yuki Tsunoda, with Sebastian Vettel taking eighth but now faces a post-qualifying investigation for appearing to impede Fernando Alonso at the end of Q2.


    George Russell took a sensational ninth for Williams in his first Q3 appearance for the team, which got a car through to the final part of qualifying for the first time since the 2018 Italian GP.

    Russell only had one attempt in Q3, but managed to beat Lance Stroll to ninth place.

    The Ferrari duo stayed on the medium tyres throughout Q2 but were knocked out by Russell’s final effort, as the Williams driver made it through to the final segment on the yellow-walled tyre along with the Red Bull and Mercedes drivers and Norris.
    Lando Norris, McLaren MCL35M

    Photo by: Zak Mauger / Motorsport Images



    Carlos Sainz Jr led Charles Leclerc in 11th-12th, with Daniel Ricciardo unable to find enough time on his final run after switching from the mediums to the softs to avoid elimination in 13th.


    Alonso ended up 14th after his final Q2 lap was spoiled by encountering Vettel going slowly on the racing line ahead of the last corner as the Alpine approached at high-speed.


    Vettel appeared to step on the gas when Alonso came up behind him but the damage to the Spaniard’s lap was done as he had to lift off heading through the fast right-hander.
    The drivers had been warned ahead of FP3 not to drive slowly between the final two corners via an update to race director Michael Masi’s event notes, with Vettel therefore likely to take a penalty over the incident, which infuriated Alonso, who gestured angrily at the Aston Martin driver after passing by on the pit straight, with Vettel – who was left without enough time to start a final flying lap in Q2 – waving back in apology as they went through Turn 1.


    Antonio Giovinazzi could not replicate his strong FP3 form and finished 15th after progressing through from Q1.


    In the opening segment, Russell’s last-gasp improvement to continue his 100% record of progressing to Q2 in 2021 knocked out Kimi Raikkonen, who set his personal best lap on his final lap but did not improve enough to go through.


    Esteban Ocon had been at risk of elimination throughout the first phase of qualifying and while the Alpine driver did find time on his final Q1 run he was shuffled down the order as others improved at the end and the Alpine driver ended up 17th.


    Nicholas Latifi took 18th for Williams, ahead of Haas pair Mick Schumacher and Nikita Mazepin.

    https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/f1...ourth/6624801/
    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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    Estupenda carrera, para mi mas entretenida que la anterior. Curioso ver puntuar hasta 4 pilotos que que no llegaron a la Q3, los Ferrari, Alonso y Ricciardo.

    La polémica hoy la montada alrededor de los "encuentros" entre Perez y Norris/Leclerc, a mi me parecen muy al limite, pero me inclino por parecerme incidentes de carrera. Al final les han costado un puesto tanto a Perez como a Norris.

    Ojo con Sainz que por una cosa o por otra es la tercera carrera consecutiva que supera a su compañero. Creo que Leclerc está un puntito por encima en "prestacions brutas" pero Sainz es muy constante, la verdad que juntos son un equipazo.

    Me alegra mucho ver a Ricciardo en una posición mas normal pese a la evidente diferencia con su compañero. La de hoy ha sido una carrera muy decente.

    Genial Russell, ¿una pena que no haya conseguido un punto? pues si, pero su defensa ante Alonso ha sido antológica. Hasta los comentaristas ingleses dejaban caer que algunos pilotos deberian aprender de los ataques de Alonso, su paciencia y su saber cuando no meter el morro o apartarse, clarisimas referencias a los toques de otros pilotos en las curvas 4-5-6. Seguia muy cabreado Alonso, esta vez por los pilotos que aprovechan el exterior de las curvas en las primeras curvas de carrera. ¿Ha vuelto el Alonso mas genuino? jiji

    Carrera para olvidar de Hamilton, y Max se le pone a una distancia considerable. En dos semanas tiene la ocasión de redimirse en su tierra y un GP donde raramente falla.

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    Austrian GP: Race team notes - Mercedes

    Valtteri completed a solid drive to take second place and maximise the points on offer for the second consecutive weekend. Lewis suffered damage at the Turn 10 kerbs and nursed the car home well for 30 laps lacking significant downforce.

    At the start of the race, Lewis and Valtteri had moved up to P3 and P4 respectively after a safety car restart on lap 4 saw Perez drop 10 places when jostling with Norris for P2.


    Norris defended P2 well for 15 laps before Lewis could make the overtake. Valtteri then passed Norris at the pit stops and the team occupied P2 and P3 until Lewis suffered the effects of kerb damage at Turn 10, losing downforce. He was passed by Valtteri and Norris on lap 53.


    Lewis pitted soon after for fresh tyres and a wing adjustment to try and re-balance the car for the lost downforce but was forced to settle for P4.


    Max Verstappen (182 points) leads the Drivers' Championship by 32 points from Lewis (150) and Sergio Perez in P3 (104), with Valtteri (92) in P5. Red Bull (286 points) lead the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team (242 points) by 44 points in the Constructors' Championship.


    Valtteri Bottas: For me personally, P2 one place better than last week and I started from fifth so not a bad afternoon. I think as a team we got some decent points considering the gap we have to Red Bull in terms of pure pace. For me it's nice to be on the podium again in second place and I think we really maximised what we could get today. The tyres held on pretty well today which was a surprise. Next two weeks of hardwork and learning then Silverstone, it will be great to see the fans there and I hope we can pick up our pace to give it a real fight there.


    Lewis Hamilton: It's not the result I wanted but it's still some decent points. I sustained some damage just before I overtook Lando - the rear of the car started to feel strange and it just got worse throughout the race. Otherwise it would have been a straightforward second place for me. Max is clear out front at the moment so we need improve our car and start performing better each weekend. The team are working incredibly hard and we need continue that so we can find performance.


    Toto Wolff: I think the result probably looks worse in terms of pace than the reality.

    We were stuck behind the McLaren which cost us a lot of time, otherwise our pace was good, maybe not enough to win the race but right up there at the front which is a step forward. Lewis picked up some damage at turn 10 - I don't think he was running particularly hard over the kerb, it was just a piece that fell away so we need to understand what happened. Overall, not a bad damage limitation weekend. Morale in the team is good, we could see the improvement in race pace was from last weekend so we are making progress and eventually we will be competing for the win again. We are one DNF away from being right there in the Constructors' and Drivers' Championships so this is far from over.


    Andrew Shovlin: A solid day for Valtteri starting fifth and finishing second but a disappointing one for Lewis after he lost a lot of downforce with some bodywork damage before the stop. Our task today was made harder by our poor qualifying but second and third was realistically our best result and around half distance it looked like we were on track to achieve that. Lando's five second penalty gave Valtteri a good opportunity to pass in the pits so we decided to follow him in. Lewis took a lot out of his tyres trying to pass in the first stint but once he'd got through on lap 20, Max was too far up the road for us to mount a challenge so we were just looking for any opportunities with safety cars.


    It looks like the bodywork damage for Lewis was at the end of lap 29 just before we came in. The downforce loss was around six or seven tenths but as it was all from the rear, the balance become difficult and we were damaging the rears with sliding. That dropped Lewis from second to fourth but at least we had Valtteri up there to pick up the position. We know we've not been strong enough at this track over a range of conditions so we need to go away and work hard to understand that. For the British Grand Prix we'll bring an update package and it's also a track that has suited our car in recent years. We really missed the fans in 2020 but we'll be working hard over the next few days to recover our form and hopefully can give them something to cheer about on race day.

    https://www.pitpass.com/70208/Austri...notes-Mercedes


    Austrian GP: Race team notes - Red Bull

    Max Verstappen: "To win again at home at the Red Bull Ring is just incredible. I expected it to be good, but not this good, and the car was on rails. It was really nice to drive and the pace was incredible on both tyre compounds. I could push and also look after the tyres which is exactly how you want it to be and I could extend my gap lap after lap. Just like everyone else we learnt from last weekend and we optimised the car even more by improving the set-up. It's actually hard to put into words because it was so enjoyable to drive and the weekend was the best it could be, so let's hope we can carry on in the same way. It's a great reward for everyone in the Team and it was also very nice to have Honda represented on the podium by Tanabe. The fans were also incredible all weekend, so much orange in the grandstands and it's just great to see people back and enjoying Formula One at the track. There are of course a lot of difficult races coming up and Silverstone will be interesting with the Sprint Race to mix things up. But for now, I'm really happy with the way the whole race went and you don't often get this type of race, so we all have to enjoy it."

    Sergio Perez: "I'm obviously not very happy with my race today. On the fourth lap I had the position and I out-braked Lando but he pushed me off the track which pretty much ended my race. As for the other incidents with Charles, I still have to review the situations and look at the incidents because I thought that I was ahead in both of them, especially the second one but it's hard to say right now. I braked as late as possible, we were in dirty air and we had very old tyres so I lost the rear on the second one into Turn 6. I'm very sorry for Charles and how I affected his race because that's not the way I like to race. I don't feel happy with myself for compromising the race for another driver. But I am very happy for Max and the rest of the Team, it was great that we could get more points today at our home race at the Red Bull Ring. We move on and I'm looking forward to the next race at Silverstone."


    Christian Horner: "Max had another fantastic race today and a second victory at the Red Bull Ring is a great way for the Team to sign off the triple header. It was another impeccable drive from Max and he didn't put a wheel wrong. To achieve pole position, fastest lap, lead every lap and become the first driver to win all three races in a triple-header is just phenomenal and shows the calibre of driver he is and the effort the Team are putting in every single weekend. Checo was unlucky to have a racing incident with Lando, but for me that's hard racing, just like the similar incidents later in the race but he came back strong and we could all see how hungry he was to get a result. We've now won the last five races, a first for us in the hybrid era, but we cannot get complacent and need to keep that momentum going. There's a long way to go in this championship, we don't take anything for granted and we have to keep doing what we're doing, session by session, race by race. Silverstone will be a big challenge and it's been a Mercedes stronghold for the last seven years but there's going to be a big crowd there and we have brilliant fans, so I can't wait to put on another show for everyone who comes out to support us."

    https://www.pitpass.com/70211/Austri...notes-Red-Bull


    Austrian GP: Race team notes - McLaren

    Lando Norris: "I'm extremely happy with today's result. Another podium and a lot of points for us as a team. A very good day. The only thing that's disappointing is the fact we could've been P2, but at the same time that's also a big positive. Our pace today was extremely strong, especially in the second stint against very fast cars and against Mercedes. A lot of positives and altogether a very good day - a huge thank you to the whole team for their hard work and giving me such a great car. We'll keep pushing to take this momentum into our home race at Silverstone in a couple of weeks."

    Daniel Ricciardo: "It was a nice day for the team with a podium for Lando and getting into the points for me. That was good. I just had a pretty fun race. It was busy, trying to attack and defend. It's one I could enjoy and take some fulfilment from. The defence was tough. I was trying everything I could, every trick in the book to stay ahead. I think I held on as long as I could and Sainz was just a bit quick at the end with a fresher tyre - but I can't complain with the race and the result. A better day. Happy to have finished the first triple-header of the season. As fun as the triple-headers are, they're tiring.

    Everyone can enjoy a break now. We'll look forward to Silverstone and the new format there. It should be interesting!"


    Andreas Seidl, Team Principal: "What a performance today from Lando, Daniel and the entire team. P3 and P7 is an excellent result and continues the strong run we've had all the way through this triple-header. Everybody has contributed. A big thank you to every single member of the team here at the track, back home at the factory and our colleagues at Mercedes HPP for making this happen.


    "After a strong race here last week it was great to see that we could increase our performance again and be in a position to battle the top cars with Lando. I'm just as happy with Daniel's performance today - he scrapped it out with the Ferraris, did a great job and scored more important points in our Constructors' Championship battle.


    "The team is looking forward to a bit of a rest now after an intense triple-header. We'll reset and get ready to go again at Silverstone. We're already looking forward to our home race, with our fans and many of the team cheering us on from the grandstands."

    https://www.pitpass.com/70210/Austri...-notes-McLaren


    Austrian GP: Race team notes - Aston Martin

    Lance Stroll: "It was not the race we were hoping for today. I think it is clear, with hindsight, that starting on the Softs was not ideal, although we managed to keep ourselves in the fight for points during the first phase of the race. When we made our first stop to get onto a set of new Hards, we came out in quite a bit of traffic. With cars on different strategies and tyres, it meant we lost time and did not take advantage of the peak of the tyre early in the second stint, which impacted our race. It is a disappointing end to the triple-header, but I am excited to get going for our home race at Silverstone in a couple of weeks. It is a very different circuit and we also have a new weekend format, so it is a clean slate and a chance to bounce back."

    Sebastian Vettel: "It was not an easy race today, which ended with a trip through the gravel because of the misunderstanding with Kimi [Räikkönen]. I guess he just did not see me in front of him. The first I knew about it was the contact I felt on the left rear. I had made a good exit out of Turn Four and was pulling ahead of Kimi on the right as we approached Turn Five. I do not think there was any intention from Kimi. Even before that, we did not have the speed to fight for points today. The balance inside the car felt alright, but the cars on the Medium tyres had better performance in the opening stint when I was stuck in traffic without any clean air. It is disappointing not to score points, but we will work hard to understand where we can improve before we get to the next race at Silverstone."


    Otmar Szafnauer, CEO & Team Principal: "A number of factors combined to prevent us from scoring points today, despite both our drivers having done so well to get through to Q3 yesterday. That strong performance showed the underlying pace of our car, but it is possible that other teams that did not get through to Q3 were actually advantaged by that failure, since our drivers were both forced to make their first pit stops early as a result of having started the race on the Softs on which they qualified in Q3. We will have to analyse that issue carefully.


    "Additionally, through no fault of his own, Lance was very unlucky to be slowed by debris that lodged itself in a brake duct, while Sebastian was nerfed off the track in the closing stages by [Kimi] Raikkonen. Looking on the bright side, next up is our home race, the British Grand Prix, and we will now start working through today's data to learn from and build on the positives, in order to put on as good a show as we possibly can in front of the famously passionate Silverstone crowd."

    https://www.pitpass.com/70203/Austri...s-Aston-Martin


    Austrian GP: Race team notes - Alpine

    Alpine F1 Team's Fernando Alonso claimed a well-deserved point from the BWT Austrian Grand Prix after a thrilling finale in Spielberg. Team-mate Esteban Ocon retired from the race after an unfortunate incident on the opening lap.

    Fernando had to dig deep to claim tenth place, passing Williams' George Russell four laps from the end after a battling duel between the pair.


    On a bold one-stop, Medium to Hard strategy, Fernando was able to make the plan stick as he continued his points streak, which now spans to four consecutive races.


    Esteban's afternoon ended at Turn 3 on the opening lap of the 71-lap race as he was caught up in an incident between Mick Schumacher and Antonio Giovinazzi. The Frenchman was stuck in the middle of the pair and suffered front right suspension damage, which forced his retirement.


    Esteban Ocon: "It was unfortunate for our race to end early today. There wasn't much I could have done as I was sandwiched between Mick [Schumacher] and Antonio [Giovinazzi] at Turn 3 in a racing incident. It's one of those things and a consequence of starting the race at the back. There's always a chance for fights and contact and it's easier to be caught up in trouble there. The team and I can't seem to catch a break at the moment. We'll reset, restart from zero and prepare for Silverstone. The only way we can go is forwards."


    Fernando Alonso: "It was difficult to score points today and we knew this starting from so far back. We are happy with the point, although we know we deserved more this weekend, but it's better than nothing. It was a tense and a good battle with George [Russell] on-track this afternoon and in the end, we had better tyres and managed to accomplish the overtake. On a positive, we saw some good improvements from the team this weekend and the car felt good across all three days here. I feel more confident now going into Silverstone for the next race with the car and the tyres and I'm enjoying being more competitive."


    Marcin Budkowski, Executive Director: "Considering the circumstances, finishing in tenth place is a decent result as it was always going be a challenge to score points from fourteenth and seventeenth on the grid. Esteban got sandwiched at Turn 3 on the first lap and was forced to retire with a broken suspension. We executed the one-stop strategy really well with a perfectly timed pit-stop and two good stints from Fernando.

    His pace was strong and it's frustrating not to be able to capitalise on that today due to the outcome of yesterday's qualifying. We're looking forward to racing in Silverstone, our second home race, and returning to where we should be with both cars."

    https://www.pitpass.com/70200/Austri...m-notes-Alpine


    Austrian GP: Race team notes - Ferrari

    Scuderia Ferrari came away from the Austrian Grand Prix with a further 14 points, courtesy of a fifth place for Carlos Sainz and an eighth for Charles Leclerc. The result was down to teamwork, the two drivers working together in the closing stages to secure fifth place, which on paper looked like the best result available given the performance of the SF21 at this track. The overall result could definitely have been better, but for a couple of incidents when Charles was forced off the track by another driver, which led to penalties being imposed by the stewards.

    The team went for different tyre choices for the start for the two drivers, opting for the Hard for Carlos to give him the longest first stint possible, while Charles was put on Mediums. As the race evolved, it showed that the strategy chosen for yesterday's qualifying was the right one, given that all those who started ahead of the Ferrari drivers on the Softs, finished the race behind them.


    Carlos Sainz: I'm leaving Austria feeling confident about the work we are doing weekend after weekend. Today we executed a smooth race with a good strategy, great tyre management and teamwork. We chose to start on Hards, which we knew would make us struggle in the first few laps. That cost me a couple of positions at the start due to the lack of grip but I knew my race was not about lap 1.


    The target was to extend the first stint as much as possible and I managed to maintain a very solid pace saving my tyres. I actually went very long before stopping for the Mediums and from there it was flat out until the chequered flag. I caught up quickly to the cars ahead after passing Yuki (Tsunoda) and then thanks to our teamwork with Charles and a good overtake on Daniel (Ricciardo) I managed to cross the line less than 10 seconds behind Checo (Perez) for P5. We've had two good Sundays here in Austria but we are still far from where we want to be. The ambition and motivation is high, so we'll keep pushing hard to improve for the upcoming races.


    Charles Leclerc: It was a frustrating race for me, as I felt I could have got an even better result. Splitting the strategy between me and Carlos paid off for the team in the end. I was struggling to fight my way ahead of Daniel on the Hards in the closing laps of the race and so I let Carlos by to give it a shot, which worked out well for us. Anytime I saw a gap I tried to take the opportunity. There were two close ones with Checo and I think he knows he was a little bit over the limit.


    We have already spoken and cleared the air and, in the end, it's all part of the game. A 5th and 8th place is not what we want, but I think that we did a solid job today. We've been working extremely hard, and every step forward is important. We have to stay consistent and continue like this and hopefully we can confirm out strong race pace in the next few races.


    Mattia Binotto: This result is in line with our potential at this track. Fifth place was on the cards and the most we could aspire to. Carlos secured it with a great drive, while Charles definitely deserved better.


    I think the decisions we made yesterday were shown to be the right ones, given how the race went. What I would highlight today is the spirit shown by our drivers, as Charles did not hesitate to make way for Carlos, who was on fresher and faster tyres. That meant we were able to get the best possible result for the team. It's the right spirit and it's the way to go as we continue to make progress.

    https://www.pitpass.com/70209/Austri...-notes-Ferrari


    Austrian GP: Race team notes - AlphaTauri

    Pierre Gasly: "I think today was harder than we imagined, but the good thing is we're consistently scoring points. We thought we would benefit more from the two-stop strategy, but we struggled more than expected on the Softs at the start of the race. There are some positives to take away though and we still showed some strong pace out there. We're continuing to battle at the top of the midfield but it's disappointing to not be finishing further up the grid today. We'll review all the data tonight and then look forward to Silverstone, which is a track I love."

    Yuki Tsunoda: "It's been a difficult day for me. I struggled with pace during the race and tyre management was really tricky. My Qualifying was good yesterday so it's frustrating, but we need to go away and review the issues from today, so we don't make the same mistakes again next time out in Silverstone."


    Claudio Balestri (Chief Engineer - Vehicle Performance): "Today we tried our best in terms of strategy. Starting on soft tyres with both cars we decided to utilise a two-stop strategy, using the advantage of having two new sets of Hards, but at the end of the race we weren't able to stay in front of the other cars on one-stop strategies.


    "Pierre showed good pace today, especially in the last stint. He was able to catch the one stoppers and finish the race just behind them, without the yellow flag in turn four on the final lap Pierre would have also tried to overtake Leclerc.


    "Yuki had a more difficult race, the two penalties didn't help him and he unfortunately finished outside of the points. We cannot be fully satisfied with today because we started P6 and P7 on the grid and we finished with only one car in the points. However, we scored more points than our main competitors in the Constructors' Championship battle which is a real positive."


    https://www.pitpass.com/70204/Austri...tes-AlphaTauri


    Austrian GP: Race team notes - Alfa Romeo

    Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN went really close to a points finish once again, only for the Austrian Grand Prix to end in frustration for the team. Kimi Raikkonen, who had been in a fight for P10 until the final lap of the race, crossed the line in 16th after a collision, while team-mate Antonio Giovinazzi was 14th after a penalty set him back in the opening stages of the afternoon.

    Starting in P15 and P16 with Antonio and Kimi respectively, the race was always going one of attack. A first-lap stop for Antonio set him on a charge from the back, while Kimi, starting on hard tyres, had the opportunity to extend his first stint and make up track position.


    A penalty in the early stages burdened Antonio with an extra five seconds at his second pit-stop, putting him at the back of the field and forcing him on a comeback drive for the second week running. Kimi, on the other hand, was able to close the gap to the cars in front, making the most of his medium tyres. With Russell and Alonso fighting for P10, Kimi closed the gap and lined up a move: unfortunately, contact with the Briton cost him some time, putting the Finn in the clutches of Vettel. A collision with the Aston Martin in the final lap of the race saw both leave the track, with Kimi eventually crossing the line in 16th, two places behind Antonio.


    A frustrating end to another race in which we showed good pace but couldn't make the inroads we needed into the top ten: positives to build on ahead of the next race in Silverstone, work to be done to return where we deserve to be.


    Frederic Vasseur, Team Principal: "Of course it is disappointing to leave Austria with no points after two races in which our pace was good. We paid the price for a poor Saturday, as starting from 15th and 16th made our lives unnecessarily hard. Both cars had pace, as Kimi showed towards the end of the race, but the job at hand was just too big in the end. We can build on the positives, of course, but we will need to address the weak points as we attempt to make the final step towards the top ten in Britain."


    Kimi Raikkonen: "It was a race in which the car was pretty ok but we just lacked that little bit to be in the top ten. We had a first long stint on hards, then on mediums we were able to catch up to the guys in front fighting for tenth. Alonso went past Russell, I went close, then had the contact with Seb. We came together and that was it, in the end it didn't change the end result as we would have both fallen a bit short of the points."


    Antonio Giovinazzi: "A frustrating day: just as last week, our race was compromised on the first lap. I had contact with Esteban and had to pit: we had good pace afterwards but everyone was pretty close and it was very difficult to recover much. I got stuck behind a Williams, then even got a penalty - a weekend to forget. Hopefully we can have a better race in Silverstone as the performance was not bad."

    https://www.pitpass.com/70199/Austri...tes-Alfa-Romeo


    Austrian GP: Race team notes - Haas

    Uralkali Haas F1 Team drivers Mick Schumacher and Nikita Mazepin classified 18th and 19th, respectively, at the Austrian Grand Prix, Round 9 of the 2021 FIA Formula 1 World Championship, held at the Red Bull Ring on Sunday.

    Schumacher started from 19th position on the Pirelli P Zero Yellow medium tires and escaped a slight brush with Alpine's Esteban Ocon on the opening lap to hold 16th place. Schumacher stretched his stint on medium tires until lap 35 of the 71-lap race before pitting for a fresh set of the White hard rubber, which he preserved through to the checkered flag in 18th. The result ensured Schumacher maintained his 100 percent finish record in Formula 1.


    Mazepin also took the start on the medium compound and moved up one position at the expense of the retiring Ocon. In a race with little attrition ahead Mazepin maintained 19th position, thereafter running a two-stop strategy. Mazepin pitted on lap 28 to switch to hard tires and came in again on lap 46 for another set of hards - conserving them through to the line to register his eighth successive finish with 19th place.


    Red Bull Racing's Max Verstappen dominated proceedings up front for his fifth victory of the season, the Dutchman finishing ahead of Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas, and McLaren's Lando Norris.


    Uralkali Haas F1 Team will return to action at the British Grand Prix, to be held at Silverstone from July 16 to 18.


    Nikita Mazepin: "We went on alternative strategies - we went on two stops, which didn't work. I think the drop off of the tires wasn't as big as we were expecting but it was the blue flags. You're not able to keep up your pace because you have to stop more. It was a long afternoon."


    Mick Schumacher: "It was challenging - the softer tires meant that we had to do a bit more managing in general. There was a part of the race where our pace was matching what Alfa Romeo and Williams were doing, so it just seems that we weren't able to consistently do those lap times. We will have to analyze what we can do better but nonetheless I think we managed to learn something, especially at the beginning the race. We had a good first lap and we were able to be in the mix right away in T1 and T2, so lots learned on that side and now we're going into Silverstone with an open mind."


    Guenther Steiner: "It's the end of our first triple-header this year - so, I think everybody's ready to go home and get a little break before we get ready for the next race. We performed well as a team throughout this series of races, and obviously we've got a few more triple-headers coming this season. We'll be well prepared, but it is tiring once you're into them. From today's race we had the result we expected. Both guys put in a solid performance, there's just not a lot more in it for us at the moment. The learning is continuous, and the drivers are getting better."

    https://www.pitpass.com/70198/Austri...eam-notes-Haas


    Austrian GP: Race team notes - Williams

    George Russell finished 11th and Nicholas Latifi 15th in the Austrian Grand Prix. George started 8th and Nicholas 18th, both on the medium Pirelli tyre.

    Both drivers ran a one-stop strategy, with George pitting for the hard compound on lap 30 and Nicholas following suit on lap 33.


    Dave Robson, Head of Vehicle Performance: We gave it everything today and fought hard with the midfield teams. Frustratingly, George couldn't quite hold on to 10th place, but we can be pleased with our weekend's work. The car has behaved well, and we have pushed it very hard.


    After a challenging triple-header, we are looking forward to some time at home before we head to Silverstone, where we'll look to build on the work from the last couple of weekends. It will be great to be back at Silverstone in front of a home crowd as we take on the challenge of the new Sprint Qualifying format.


    George Russell: Today was so close, yet so far. I got off the line well at the start, but then Tsunoda had quite a big lock up and cut in front of me to avoid going into his teammate, so I had to get on the brakes and lost a couple of places. That didn't really change the outcome of our race as there were faster cars that were always going to finish ahead of us. That P10 point would feel like a race victory for us, so I was fighting with everything I had. Of all the drivers to have behind you in this situation, Fernando wouldn't be who you'd choose; he was flying and holding him off just wasn't possible on my tyres. We're all disappointed to miss out by such a small margin, but we're making real progress and we'll take the positives on to Silverstone.


    Nicholas Latifi: It wasn't a very eventful day from my side; we stayed out of trouble on the opening laps and then I ran on my own for most of the race. I felt like we were still lacking overall pace, but there were places where the car felt much better than last week, so we've clearly made some steps forward. We will go away and see what we can improve for next time out.

    https://www.pitpass.com/70202/Austri...notes-Williams


    Austrian GP: Race team notes - Pirelli

    Max Verstappen claimed his third consecutive win and another dominant victory at the Red Bull Ring with a two-stop strategy. The Red Bull driver started on the P Zero Yellow medium tyre before switching to the P Zero White hard for his two final stints. The other two podium finishers - Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas and McLaren's Lando Norris - stopped just once, from medium to hard.

    The majority of drivers started the grand prix on the medium tyre, with just four drivers beginning on the P Zero Red soft tyre (both Aston Martin and both AlphaTauri) and two drivers on the hard tyre (Ferrari's Carlos Sainz and Alfa Romeo's Kimi Raikkonen).


    There was a mixture of one-stop and two-stop strategies seen throughout the race. Eight of the 19 classified finishers stopped twice, with two in the top four.


    Temperatures were considerably cooler than they were yesterday, with the race starting under cloudy skies with 24 degrees centigrade ambient and 32 degrees of track temperature.


    Mario Isola: "We are happy that our decision to vary the nominations resulted in two distict races, with the second grand prix having a very fast pace and character compared to the first one.


    "Track temperatures today were considerably cooler than they had been during qualifying, which obviously had an effect on tyre wear and degradation, favouring the softer compounds and prolonging the stints. As a result, we saw a good mix of one and two stop strategies; with a one-stopper still requiring some degree of tyre management to maintain performance over the length of each stint, while a two-stopper was the winning strategy.


    "Congratulations to Max Verstappen and Red Bull for a perfect strategic race today, where their pace allowed them to stop twice without ever losing the lead. Now we remain at the Red Bull Ring for a third week to continue the 2022 18-inch tyre testing programme for two days with AlphaTauri on Tuesday and Wednesday."

    https://www.pitpass.com/70201/Austri...-notes-Pirelli
    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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    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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    La habitual sesión de gráficas de carrera.

    GP de Austria 2021 :

    Posiciones por vuelta y compuesto


    Uso de compuestos


    Tiempos de Clasificatorias, vueltas promedio y vueltas rápidas




    Mejores sectores y vuelta ideal




    Velocidades máximas




    Velocidades vuelta a vuelta de todos:


    Stints de las Velocidades vuelta a vuelta de todos


    Velocidades vuelta a vuelta de los diez primeros


    Stints de las Velocidades vuelta a vuelta de los diez primeros


    Tiempos por vuelta de todos


    Stints de los tiempos por vuelta de todos


    Tiempos por vuelta de los diez primeros


    Stints de los tiempos por vuelta de los diez primeros


    Ritmo promedio de todos


    Ritmo promedio de los diez primeros


    Tiempos compensados de todos (compensación peso gasolina)


    Stints de los tiempos compensados de todos


    Tiempos compensados de los diez primeros


    Stints de los tiempos compensados de los diez primeros
    Buscando la imperfección perfecta...

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    Distancias entre todos los pilotos


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    Tiempos por vuelta de los Red Bull, Mercedes y McLaren


    Tiempos por vuelta de los Mercedes, McLaren y Ferrari


    Tiempos por vuelta de los McLaren, Ferrari y AlpaTauri


    Tiempos por vuelta de los Ferrari, AlpaTauri y Alpine


    Tiempos por vuelta de los AphaTauri , Alpine y Williams


    Tiempos por vuelta de los Alpine, Williams y Aston Martin


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    Tiempos por vuelta de los Aston Martin, Alfa Romeo y Haas


    Tiempos por vuelta de los motorizados Mercedes


    Tiempos por vuelta de los motorizados Ferrari


    Tiempos por vuelta de los motorizados Renault


    Tiempos por vuelta de los motorizados Honda


    Tiempos por vuelta de los motorizados Honda y Renault


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    Algunas novedades técnicas capatadas en este GP por N. Carpentiers:

    La technique en Autriche : Red Bull enfonce le clou


    Red Bull ne se repose pas sur ses lauriers et a encore apporté ce week-end de nouvelles pièces sur la RB16B. De quoi distancer Mercedes, dont McLaren se rapproche grâce à ses évolutions.




    RED BULL NE LÈVE PAS LE PIED

    Même si elle dispose de la monoplace la plus rapide du moment, Red Bull ne relâche pas ses efforts et continue de développer la RB16B. Après un nouveau diffuseur apparu en Styrie la semaine passée, c’est cette fois le panneau latéral qui a été remanié.

    Cette pièce installée de chaque côté de la voiture dans le prolongement du “bargeboard” oriente le flux d’air vers l’extérieur (selon ce qu’on appelle un mouvement d’“outwash”), afin d’écarter le sillage turbulent que produit la rotation des roues avant. Les languettes horizontales qui forment une sorte de store vénitien dirigent le flux d’air vers l’extérieur et vers le haut.


    Sur la nouvelle version, la zone située dans le coin inférieur gauche a été allongée (comparez la longueur des flèches jaunes). Elle se compose de trois éléments au lieu de deux (flèches rouges) et prolonge l’avant-dernière languette (flèches bleues).




    TROISIÈME AILERON AVANT EN CINQ COURSES

    Preuve de l’implication de Red Bull, un nouvel aileron a également été monté sur la voiture de Max Verstappen (qui augmenta son avance en qualification par rapport au Grand Prix de Styrie, passée de 0”194 à 0”294). Il s’agit de la troisième mise à jour de cette pièce en cinq courses, comme le montre la comparaison ci-dessus. Christian Horner avait démenti l’information vendredi en salle de presse, mais communication et réalité sont rarement synonymes, en F1 comme ailleurs.


    Comme d’habitude, seul le pilote hollandais a bénéficié de cette nouveauté, dont il semble satisfait (“Ce nouvel aileron est bien” répondit-il dimanche à un message radio de son ingénieur sur l’équilibre de la voiture). Pour la cinquième course d’affilée (c’est-à-dire pour la cinquième introduction de nouveautés, tant le rythme de développement est rapide à Milton Keynes), Sergio Pérez utilise des spécifications plus anciennes. Il a ainsi reçu seulement ce week-end l’évolution du diffuseur qui équipait la voiture de son équipier dès le Grand Prix de Styrie.


    On le voit, comme les aérodynamiciens ne peuvent plus modifier la zone arrière du fond plat autant qu’avant (plus d’entailles, etc.), ils se concentrent sur les aires encore libres. Selon un tempo de développement rapide chez Red Bull, plus lent chez Mercedes.


    Toto Wolff a en effet annoncé qu’une ultime évolution sera apportée à la W12 au Grand Prix de Grande-Bretagne. Elle sera développée uniquement en CFD, la soufflerie étant dorénavant réservée au travail sur la voiture de l’an prochain.




    McLAREN IMITE LE TAUREAU ROUGE

    Très en verve sur le Red Bull Ring (comme l’année passée), Lando Norris a créé la sensation en qualification, où il manqua la pole position pour seulement 48 millièmes et se qualifia devant les deux Mercedes.


    En course, il termina devant Hamilton, qui déclarait après la qualification :
    “J’ignore si McLaren a apporté une évolution ce week-end, mais ils sont très rapides, et Lando a fait un super boulot.”

    La MCL35M de Norris et Ricciardo était bien équipée d’un nouveau fond plat, inspiré de celui de Red Bull. Six petits déflecteurs ont été ajoutés (flèches jaunes et bleues). Sur le nouveau modèle, la cassure en forme de “Z” semble moins marquée et ne plonge plus vers le bas.


    Quant aux deux déflecteurs qui se trouvent au bord du décrochage (flèches rouges), ils ont été déplacés. Celui placé au bord est désormais connecté avec la languette bordant le fond plat (comme sur la RB16B), qui a été allongée, comme l’indiquent les flèches vertes.




    TEMPÉRATURE SOUS CONTRÔLE ?


    De la McLaren, on a pu capturer cette image rare, montrant le réseau de conduits visible une fois retirée la coque en carbone qui enveloppe les freins (que les ingénieurs du paddock appellent le “tambour”).


    Ces conduits jouent un rôle crucial dans la gestion de la température des pneumatiques :


    “En Formule 1, les pneus ont une plage d’utilisation très étroite. Il est très compliqué de les conserver dans cette fenêtre du début à la fin d’un relais”, confirme Andrew Green, le directeur technique d’Aston Martin.


    “Il est très simple d’être au-dessus de cette fourchette au début d’un relais, et tout aussi facile de tomber en dessous à la fin. L’objectif est vraiment de maintenir les quatre pneus en même temps dans cette zone intermédiaire. C’est un exercice très difficile, que nous réussissons rarement – en fait, nous le ratons la plupart du temps, pour être honnête.”

    Comme les pneus arrière ont plutôt tendance à surchauffer, les ingénieurs cherchent à éviter toute transmission de chaleur entre le disque de frein et la jante, contrairement à ce qui se passe à l’avant. On évite donc de diriger le flux d’air chaud des disques vers l’intérieur de la jante, et on l’oriente plutôt vers le centre de la roue, loin de la jante (lisez à ce sujet notre dossier Comment placer les pneus dans la bonne “fenêtre d’exploitation” ?).




    ASTON MARTIN FAIT FEU DE TOUT BOIS

    À l’instar de Red Bull, Aston Martin imprime un tempo soutenu à son programme de développement. Et pour cause…


    Comme la Mercedes dont elle est une copie carbone, l’AMR21 est pénalisée par son concept “low rake” (son assiette est plate et non penchée comme celle des autres monoplaces) – philosophie spécialement impactée par les changements apportés au règlement technique pour cette année. Alors que la Racing Point RP20 de l’an passé accusait un déficit moyen de 0”91 par rapport à la voiture la plus rapide, l’Aston Martin 2021 concède un retard moyen de 1”17 (pour le tour de référence de Barcelone, soit 0,34 % de différence).


    Pour rattraper ce retard, Andy Green et ses hommes ont multiplié les modifications. En Autriche un nouvel aileron a été installé, doté d’un volet supérieur remodelé (flèches jaunes). Deux déflecteurs ont été ajoutés sur l’ailette placée devant l’entrée d’air des pontons (flèches rouges), un peu dans l’esprit de ce que fait Ferrari dans cette zone.




    DES ÉVOLUTIONS SEULEMENT POUR STROLL

    Plus en arrière, les bargeboards ont été remaniés, mais uniquement sur le châssis du pilote canadien. Le flux d’air est plus nettement dirigé vers le bas, à travers l’ajout d’une deuxième ailette plus grande et davantage inclinée (comparez les flèches jaunes). Le bord supérieur est également plus cranté (flèches bleues).


    Les bargeboards jouent trois rôles sur les F1 actuelles (conditionneur de flux, générateur de vortex et créateur d’appui), que nous détaillons ici dans notre dossier exclusif.


    Le fond plat a aussi été retouché, encore une fois seulement sur la monoplace n° 18. Les aérodynamiciens de l’équipe, qui seront bientôt dirigés par Dan Fallows en provenance de chez Red Bull, ont ajouté un petit déflecteur (qui oriente le flux vers l’extérieur, afin de chasser les turbulences générées par la rotation des roues avant) et retiré le groupe de trois éléments qui était installé après la cassure en “Z” (flèches roses).




    DE QUOI ÊTRE VERT…

    Enfin, à l’arrière de la voiture, les ingénieurs ont modifié le dessin des déflecteurs “coffrés” (imaginés par Mercedes et repris par Aston Martin dès Bahreïn). Les deux éléments qui composaient la pièce n’en forment plus qu’un : la jonction est plus douce (flèches rouges) et présente une courbure (flèches jaunes).


    La mission de cette palissade de sept petits déflecteurs verticaux (présent sur toutes les F1 sous des formes diverses) 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”). Jadis, la partie qui a été retirée du fond plat cette année par le règlement protégeait le diffuseur de ces perturbations.


    Enfin, les bords des volets entourant le diffuseur ont été arrondis (flèches bleues), alors que certains éléments métalliques assurant la rigidité de l’ensemble ont été redessinés (flèches orange et vertes).


    Pour la première fois de la saison, les deux Aston martin se sont hissées jusqu’à la Q3, Vettel devançant son équipier d’un demi-dixième. Signe que le pilote allemand n’a rien perdu de sa pointe de vitesse et que les évolutions uniquement présentes chez Stroll exigent sans doute encore quelques ajustements. Cela dit, en course, les deux titulaires ont payé leur choix de passer en Q2 avec les gommes tendres, avec lesquelles ils ont dû entamer le Grand Prix.


    https://f1i.autojournal.fr/magazine/...nfonce-clou/1/

    https://f1i.autojournal.fr/magazine/...nfonce-clou/2/

    https://f1i.autojournal.fr/magazine/...nfonce-clou/3/
    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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