Purely conjecture, but I suspect they are investing in development "off the books". So won't be compromised next season.It probably will be if as the models suggest that there is only a 4% downforce loss when within 0.3 seconds of the car infront, unlike the 35% that happens currently.
RB seem to be throwing alot of resources into this seasons championship. Win the constructors and their wind tunnel time will be the lowest on the grid next season. Be interesting to see if next years RB is compromised by RB going all out this season.
|1) Max Verstappen||Red Bull||1:27.035|
|2) Lando Norris||McLaren||+0.779|
|3) Lewis Hamilton||Mercedes||+0.780|
|4) Charles Leclerc||Ferrari||+0.793|
|5) Valtteri Bottas||Mercedes||+0.862|
|6) Carlos Sainz||Ferrari||+0.888|
|7) Sebastian Vettel||Aston Martin||+1.027|
|8) Sergio Perez||Red Bull||+1.128|
|9) Daniel Ricciardo||McLaren||+1.176|
|10) Esteban Ocon||Alpine||+1.380|
|11) Pierre Gasly||AlphaTauri||+1.414|
|12) Yuki Tsunoda||AlphaTauri||+1.565|
|13) Antonio Giovinazzi||Alfa Romeo||+1.792|
|14) Fernando Alonso||Alpine||+1.838|
|15) Kimi Raikkonen||Alfa Romeo||+2.185|
|16) Nicholas Latifi||Williams||+2.192|
|17) Mick Schumacher||Haas||+2.192|
|18) Lance Stroll||Aston Martin||+2.562|
|19) Nikita Mazepin||Haas||+2.773|
|20) George Russell||Williams||+2.822|
he is a Formula One engineering god, he will have something good for next season.Red Bull will be fine next year, don’t sleep on Newey building a monster with his ground effect experience from years gone by. They can probably afford to lose some wind tunnel time to win this year, the man is a genius.
I see what you are saying but they are about the only overtakes. I wouldn't do away with them until there is a lot more passing. Perhaps phase them out by decreasing the advantage each year, just as long as passing increases along with the phase out.You really enjoy those DRS overtakes?
Was worried his time would get deleted with that much improvement thought he'd gone over track limits.Took the very words out of my fingers.
Stunning pace. What more can he do to get that Mercedes drive.
It is very important that Mercedes upgrades bring them closer to the Red Bull. Because if not, the rest of the season could become a procession.Get in Lewis, that was totally unexpected.
Fantastic lap to get pole.
So the upgrades have worked.
The sprint race should be interesting now.
Never bin off Lewis.
|Rank||Driver||Number||Team||Qualifying Q1||Qualifying Q2||Qualifying Q3|
fastest lap 1:26.023
fastest lap 1:26.134
|2||Max Verstappen||33||Red Bull|
fastest lap 1:26.7511
|5||Sergio Perez||11||Red Bull||1:27.121||1:27.073||1:26.844|
|9||Carlos Sainz Jnr||55||Ferrari||1:27.337||1:26.848||1:27.007|
|10||Sebastian Vettel||5||Aston Martin||1:27.493||1:27.103||1:27.179|
|11||Fernando Alonso||14||Alpine||1:27.580||1:27.245||not available-|
|12||Pierre Gasly||10||AlphaTauri||1:27.600||1:27.273||not available-|
|13||Esteban Ocon||31||Alpine||1:27.415||1:27.340||not available-|
|14||Antonio Giovinazzi||99||Alfa Romeo||1:27.595||1:27.617||not available-|
|15||Lance Stroll||18||Aston Martin||1:28.017||1:27.665||not available-|
|16||Yuki Tsunoda||22||AlphaTauri||1:28.043||not available-||not available-|
|17||Kimi Raikkonen||7||Alfa Romeo||1:28.062||not available-||not available-|
|18||Nicholas Latifi||6||Williams||1:28.254||not available-||not available-|
|19||Mick Schumacher||47||Haas||1:28.738||not available-||not available-|
|20||Nikita Mazepin||9||Haas||1:29.051||not available-||not available-|
Hamilton is not credited with an eighth Silverstone pole - with that honour awarded for the winner of Saturday's SprintI like the teams only having on fp1. Clearly RB havent dialled the car in to their liking. If not had been the usual weekend, fp2 and fp3 would have given them time to nail the setup. However F1 needs the battle to be really close to keep the season interesting.
Does this qualify as a normal pole for lewis and add to his record or is a there a new column in the records now for sprint qualifying?
I think it was @pauldyson1uk who posted on an earlier page that whoever leaves from pole on Sunday gets to have official pole position. That's how they've defined that now historically.Does this qualify as a normal pole for lewis and add to his record or is a there a new column in the records now for sprint qualifying?
I didn't realise that it's a proper qualifier run as a race so the positions after tomorrow's sprint follow through into Sunday. If somebody has a wing knocked off and has to pit they will start in last place.