- Mar 22, 2011
Red Bull will find some pace by race day, they've been faster for most of the season, hard to see it falling away without explanation, especially with Max's new engine.
My thoughts also, his times in FP1 are pretty quick.I doubt they would run it in FP1&2 and mileage to it? I reckon probably in for FP3 but I could be wrong.
|1) Lewis Hamilton||Mercedes||1:24.178|
|2) Max Verstappen||Red Bull||+0.425|
|3) Charles Leclerc||Ferrari||+0.476|
|4) Valtteri Bottas||Mercedes||+0.664|
|5) Carlos Sainz||Ferrari||+0.682|
|6) Esteban Ocon||Alpine||+0.731|
|7) Lando Norris||McLaren||+1.169|
|8) Pierre Gasly||AlphaTauri||+1.204|
|9) Fernando Alonso||Alpine||+1.205|
|10) Sergio Perez||Red Bull||+1.281|
|11) George Russell||Williams||+1.507|
|12) Daniel Ricciardo||McLaren||+1.572|
|13) Sebastian Vettel||Aston Martin||+1.632|
|14) Antonio Giovinazzi||Alfa Romeo||+1.635|
|15) Nicholas Latifi||Williams||+1.685|
|16) Kimi Raikkonen||Alfa Romeo||+1.755|
|17) Lance Stroll||Aston Martin||+2.183|
|18) Yuki Tsunoda||AlphaTauri||+2.246|
|19) Mick Schumacher||Haas||+2.458|
|20) Nikita Mazepin||Haas||+2.841|
|1) Lewis Hamilton||Mercedes||1:23.804|
|2) Charles Leclerc||Ferrari||+0.166|
|3) Valtteri Bottas||Mercedes||+0.410|
|4) Sergio Perez||Red Bull||+0.569|
|5) Max Verstappen||Red Bull||+0.635|
|6) Lando Norris||McLaren||+0.721|
|7) Fernando Alonso||Alpine||+0.856|
|8) Esteban Ocon||Alpine||+0.868|
|9) Pierre Gasly||AlphaTauri||+0.952|
|10) Antonio Giovinazzi||Alfa Romeo||+0.992|
|11) Yuki Tsunoda||AlphaTauri||+1.078|
|12) Carlos Sainz||Ferrari||+1.099|
|13) Lance Stroll||Aston Martin||+1.216|
|14) Daniel Ricciardo||McLaren||+1.256|
|15) Kimi Raikkonen||Alfa Romeo||+1.339|
|16) Sebastian Vettel||Aston Martin||+1.425|
|17) Nicholas Latifi||Williams||+1.503|
|18) George Russell||Williams||+1.554|
|19) Mick Schumacher||Haas||+1.676|
|20) Nikita Mazepin||Haas||+1.894|
It would be huge, did a bit of digging round and found this.
[@dmotorsport] Michael Andretti buys Sauber and Colton Herta will drive for Alfa Romeo in 2022
Has this been confirmed anywhere else? Huge if true!
Or receive a special exception:A Free Practice Only Super Licence holder will be granted one additional point per FIA Formula One World Championship event following successful completion of at least 100 km during a free practice session, provided that no penalty points were imposed. A maximum total of 10 such additional points may be awarded per driver for free practice sessions over a 3 year period.
... Have scored a minimum of 30 Super Licence points but judged at the sole determination of the FIA as unable to qualify under any of a) to c) above, while participating in one or more of the championships listed in Supplement 1, due to circumstances outside their control or reasons of force majeure.
Yes, 21 years old. 6 race wins and 7 pole positions I think. If I was him, I'd stay in indycar till I won the drivers title. Or not both with F1 at all. He can have a stellar career in USA.I don't follow Indycar, is this kid good?
I can see why, new engine , this track is good for passing, I still see Lewis getting on the podium, so maybe damage limitation.Given Hamilton is so strong here, I wonder why they took the penalty here.
Do you know the reason for the change?The Red Bulls in white just look strange.
I understand that. However, the way I see it is this - he has been dominant here enough to have a great chance of winning. The points gap between 1st and 2nd is 7 points, whereas the gap in points decreases between positions if you go further down.I can see why, new engine , this track is good for passing, I still see Lewis getting on the podium, so maybe damage limitation.
Botas to ram max in the 1st turn... Lewis to come home on the podium with a new engineI understand that. However, the way I see it is this - he has been dominant here enough to have a great chance of winning. The points gap between 1st and 2nd is 7 points, whereas the gap in points decreases between positions if you go further down.
I understand he has a great pace and it’s a good track to overtake but realistically he probably wouldn’t catch Bottas or Verstappen. Let’s assume Max wins for the sake of the argument and Lewis makes it back to second. He loses 7 points. Conversely Lewis doesn’t take the penalty and finishes first - he gains 7 points.
However if they took it on a track where he is already worse than Max because it favours RB, even if he finishes 6th, he would lose 10 points compared to second. Basically, to lose out the 7 points he is always scheduled to lose, he is better off doing so on a track he is worse at.
Let’s say Lewis takes the penalty here, comes second. Then the next track favours red bull, so he comes second anyway. That ends up as -14.
Let’s say he doesn’t take it here and wins. He goes into the next race which favours red bull at +7. He then takes the penalty at that track. To get to the same net position. (-14), and assuming Max wins, he would need to place only 8th to equal a net position of -14.
Bottas will take out Max and Leclerc and Lewis will win.Botas to ram max in the 1st turn... Lewis to come home on the podium with a new engine
After his post qualification interview It's much more likely he rolls the red carpet for Max.Bottas will take out Max and Leclerc and Lewis will win.
It's a reference to the 1965 Honda car that brought Honda their first F1 win ever.
Yep they're doing it this weekend as this was meant to be the Japanese grand prix - it's an homage to the cars in the 60s when Honda first joined F1 and a way of saying farewell.
|1) Lewis Hamilton||Mercedes||1:22.868 (has 10-place grid penalty)|
|2) Valtteri Bottas||Mercedes||+0.130|
|3) Max Verstappen||Red Bull||+0.328|
|4) Charles Leclerc||Ferrari||+0.397|
|5) Pierre Gasly||AlphaTauri||+0.458|
|6) Fernando Alonso||Alpine||+0.609|
|7) Sergio Perez||Red Bull||+0.838|
|8) Lando Norris||McLaren||+1.086|
|9) Lance Stroll||Aston Martin||+1.437|
|10) Yuki Tsunoda||AlphaTauri||+1.500|
|Out in Q2|
|11) Sebastian Vettel||Aston Martin||1:24.795|
|12) Esteban Ocon||Alpine||1:24.842|
|13) George Russell||Williams||1:25.007|
|14) Mick Schumacher||Haas||1:25.200|
|15) Carlos Sainz||Ferrari||No time set (engine penalty)|
|Out in Q1|
|16) Daniel Ricciardo||McLaren||1:25.881|
|17) Nicholas Latifi||Williams||1:26.086|
|18) Antonio Giovinazzi||Alfa Romeo||1:26.430|
|19) Kimi Raikkonen||Alfa Romeo||1:27.525|
|20) Nikita Mazepin||Haas||1:28.449|
What did he say?After his post qualification interview It's much more likely he rolls the red carpet for Max.
Thank you for this.Yep they're doing it this weekend as this was meant to be the Japanese grand prix - it's an homage to the cars in the 60s when Honda first joined F1 and a way of saying farewell.