Grand Prix 2019 Belgian Grand Prix Practice, Qualifying & Race Discussion

Grizzly

Bear
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crofty has made me feel old
Zip it, boy! You're about the youngest poster on here i think.

Yeah it looks like Albon is on it from what I saw, he was within 0.07 of Max when I last saw the timings. That is very impressive for his first time out in that car I'd say.
As good a start as he could hope for and, Gasly more than 0.3 behind Kvyat...

edit - i was a little slow there Angel clearly!
 
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Angel

Race Winner
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Second practice doesn't look any better for Gasly does it? He's still behind Kvyat, though to be fair to him he's in a new car to him I suppose.

How will Ferrari prevent their drivers from winning here? On recent form they're bound to mess something up and do it one way or another.
 

vintly

Mostly bacon
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As much as I'm looking forward to the race, albeit unable to watch as I'm on holiday (aww poor me), I have almost zero interest in Fridays anymore. I feel compelled to find out what';s happened in P1 and P2, but it's almost always the same meaningless list of result. Oooh Ferrari look good. Ooh Mercedes look dominant / challenged / whatever. Oooh look at the midfield – they're still the midfield. Oooh.

Pah rubbish - change it up, make Friday more interesting or do away with it altogether and save some cash. Quali would still be quality without P1 and P2.
 

Angel

Race Winner
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Ditto vintly, except I'm not on holiday and I will be able to watch, though only delayed highlights, if there are any ;)
 

Grizzly

Bear
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Was practice ever interesting? On occasion, perhaps. In years when the teams are close and performance ebbs and flows from track to track i guess it can be...
 

RasputinLives

Leave me alone I'm on Smoko
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Friday's have always been shit. That's why they were never on TV. It's practice. You don't get live TV coverage of Usain Bolt's training sessions or warm up so not sure why practice is shown anyways.
 

F1Brits_90

Race Winner
i got to say on holiday it did make qualifying more exciting. having seen nothing before hand

but it does give them time to discuss F1 matters in more detail. which came in handy discussing all events of the last 2 weeks. is great to listen too if not riveting on track
 

F1Brits_90

Race Winner
Hamilton in the wall, had a wheel on kerb & lost the car. couldn't get it back on under control. I wouldn't say that this will have championship implications because he is 62 pts clear in the championship & he has got the trophy at home already engraved as a 6 time world champion but its potentially set back for qualifying & so the race. huge boost for ferrari

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F1Brits_90

Race Winner
verstappen got that lap in the nick of time. 20 secs later he was starting 18th. & ive seen more engine failures this weekend than ive seen all season
 

Titch

Champion Elect
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I’m confused. I thought someone on here said that Kimi wasn’t racing this weekend. But here he is in quali 3
 

F1Brits_90

Race Winner
I’m confused. I thought someone on here said that Kimi wasn’t racing this weekend. But here he is in quali 3
he was a doubt as he pulled a muscle. obviously alfa were worried enough to bring Ericsson across the Atlantic who should've been in indycar
 

F1Brits_90

Race Winner
that was absolutely sublime from Leclerc 12 months i was probally his biggest cheerleader for move to ferrari. he even surprises me how good he could be. pole & outqualifying his 4x world champ teammate by 3/4 sec is just incredible. you have to go back to 2018 Australian qualifying for last time a driver took pole by that margin

bar singapore, i cant remember the last time i saw mercedes that far off pole in hybrid era
 
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