Grand Prix 2017 Belgian Grand Prix Practice, Qualifying & Race Discussion

Discussion in 'Grand Prix Discussions' started by Titch, Jul 30, 2017.

  1. Speshal

    Speshal World Champion Valued Member

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    Me too as of late.
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  3. olegg

    olegg Race Winner

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  7. olegg

    olegg Race Winner

    What new tyres have drivers before race in the SPA?
    Driver - Soft - Super - Ultra - TOT
    HAM - 2 - 0 - 1 - 3
    BOT - 2 - 0 - 1 - 3
    VET - 2 - 0 - 2 - 4
    RAI - 2 - 0 - 2 - 4
    VER - 1 - 1 - 2 - 4
    RIC - 1 - 1 - 2 - 4
  8. The Artist.....

    The Artist..... Champion Elect

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    - which is more or less invisible to the spectators... save for the Mercs driving away at the front!
  9. Bill Boddy

    Bill Boddy Professional layabout Premium Contributor

    Just another normal weekend, Mercedes and Ferrari squabbling over the lead with Red Bull just hanging onto their shirt tails then a second behind RB the rest fighting for the final four points slots down as far as the Saubers who trail in behind the rest.

    Nice to see Force India so high up the order, their strategy of minimum downforce making them fas in sectors 1 and 3 whilst being quite pedestrian in the middle sector could prove more than a little annoying to anyone trying to overtake them.
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  10. Speshal

    Speshal World Champion Valued Member

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    Now I am sure someone better suited at stats can correct me on this but does Hamilton's pole mean that he has converted near as damn it 1 in 3 starts to pole? and if so, has anyone in the past come close? I can imagine there was a driver in the 50's/60's that started 2 races and got pole in one, but I'm betting you can tell me this. (I r too lazy to look my'sen) :D
  11. teabagyokel

    teabagyokel #dejavu Valued Member

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    Speshal - There are 5 of them...

    Hamilton 68/200 = 34%
    Senna 65/161 = 40.37%
    Ascari 14/32 = 43.75%
    Clark 33/72 = 45.83%
    Fangio 29/51 = 56.86%(!)

    So Hamilton is the only one from the era of televised one-hour qualifying sessions, then. Clark, Ascari and Fangio all have a similar rate of winning races. Hamilton is bested there by Schumacher; Senna by Stewart and Prost.
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  12. Speshal

    Speshal World Champion Valued Member

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    You see, this is why I leave this sort of thing to the experts!

    Top work teabagyokel :D - Have yourself a biscuit ;)
  13. F1Brits_90

    F1Brits_90 Race Winner

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    fantastic lap from lewis. in recent races he really is doing brilliantly on Saturday & hooking up that perfect lap in q3 when it matters soon as he did the mid 42, it effectively ended battle for pole. it was emotional moment when Ross Brawn made that speech. but what irony as its turned out that Lewis could beat Schumacher record, in ferrari backyard

    but im a fan of lewis, but huge credit goes to vettel that was arguably a better lap than lewis because i didnt think that ferrari could do that time & really he is the defacto pole man providing he gets a good start. because spa is worse place to get pole. because you just get the slipstreamed down the kemmel straight
  14. Il_leone

    Il_leone Champion Elect

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    Surprised to see Vettel get 2nd but he had the benefit of a tow at the end I believe it was from Kimi . His best hope is get out ahead and hope the turbulence destroys the Mercedes otherwise I think Hamilton will disappear into the distance given he is 0.4 seconds faster than the Ferrari's in sector 1 and mighty in sector 3 was well
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  15. Rutherford

    Rutherford Podium Finisher

    According to Sky, it was just a tow, it was a COLOSSAL tow, yeah, they really don’t exaggerate.
  16. cousinDave

    cousinDave Points Scorer

    Some serious tyre vibration on the cars. Hope this doesn't cause any problems. Pirelli are currently focusing on the cars.

    Cars, not tyres, now focus of Pirelli vibration investigation

    Skip to 30 seconds.
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2017
  17. Haas have now scored more points than they did last year. 35 points, 6 more compared to last year.
    Renault have 34 points, which is 4 times more points than their 2016 season (with just 2 more points).
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  18. FB

    FB Not my cup of cake Valued Member

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    I missed this yesterday - Honda system confused by Alonso taking Pouhon flat

    Honda have some serious problems.
  19. Dario Resta

    Dario Resta Podium Finisher

    Well, he has been telling them they're fastest in the corners.....
  20. Bushi

    Bushi Pole Sitter

    The Honda system is mostly confused when it's on track.
  21. Il_leone

    Il_leone Champion Elect

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    So Alonso went too fast and broke the Honda engine:facepalm:

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