Grand Prix 2018 Russian Grand Prix Practice, Qualifying & Race Discussion

Ruslan

Podium Finisher
Cool. Thanks olegg

Shame it wasn't a better race and the Russian driver finished last. Maybe with Kvyat returning, we will see a few deserving performances.
 

olegg

Race Winner
Cool. Thanks olegg
Shame it wasn't a better race and the Russian driver finished last. Maybe with Kvyat returning, we will see a few deserving performances.
It is a pity of course that Sirotkin season is failed.
For some reason the team regularly chooses a losing strategy for him.
But in 4 support races Russian racers Mazepin and Markelov were able to show more.
They managed to add to saturday and sunday races of support a little more intrigue
 
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Ruslan

Podium Finisher
Yes, I wonder if the Ferrari advantage in the middle of the season was that they programmed something to get more acceleration coming out of corners....and Mercedes has since matched that, putting Mercedes back on top. The two Mercedes qualifying more than half second faster than Ferrari was pretty significant. If Mercedes has matched Ferrari's "trick," then its looks like the season is pretty much over.
An interesting and relevant article: Questions over Ferrari's loss of power
 

Ruslan

Podium Finisher
It is a pity of course that Sirotkin season is failed.
For some reason the team regularly chooses a losing strategy for him.
But in 4 support races Russian racers Mazepin and Markelov were able to show more.
They managed to add to saturday and sunday races of support a little more intrigue
Well, Sirotkin has showed some speed this season. How big is the local Russian racing scene now? Do they have the supporting junior series and the attendance to feed a group of fast and experienced young drivers into F1?
 

olegg

Race Winner
Well, Sirotkin has showed some speed this season. How big is the local Russian racing scene now? Do they have the supporting junior series and the attendance to feed a group of fast and experienced young drivers into F1?
Affirmative answer.
As elsewhere in the world of children's karting school is in many cities.
There are various monoseries that fall into adolescence through karting.
But the most consistent program at the moment has the company SMP Racing,
which purposefully selects talents with the arrival of children in karting and begins
to support talents in international series.
SMP Racing Team has a team in GP3, Formula 2 and 3, WEC.
 

Ruslan

Podium Finisher
olegg Is there any significant open wheel series in Russia, or do they have to travel to western Europe to run in feeder series?
 

olegg

Race Winner
olegg Is there any significant open wheel series in Russia, or do they have to travel to western Europe to run in feeder series?
Upto 2015 was Russia Formula-Master serie wich was like european serie Formula-Abart.
Now is active only SMP Formula 4.
It is national series agreed with FIA structure.
 

olegg

Race Winner
Season 2018 overtakings:
- "good for race"
Australia - 5
Barcelona - 13
Canada - 13
Hungary - 21
Singapore - 6
- "not good for race"
Sochi - 32

The number of fights and overtaking in support races at the Sochi autodrom
shows that the problems have desicions.
Of course, a big role in the "racing reputation" circuit made Pirelli with
a very conservative choice of tires for a very smooth surface.
Hence were minimal the number of tactical schemes and pit-stops.
But if they can make changes to the configuration,
which will add attractive for Formula 1 races on this circuit, it will be great.
 
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