2018 Belgian Grand Prix - Spa Francorchamps, 24-26 August

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Re: 2018 Belgian Grand Prix - Spa Francorchamps, 24-26 August

Post by WaikeCU » Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:48 pm

thetruth wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:41 pm
Written win for Mercedes.
The rain is coming down just for the qualy session,such as in hungary.
Easy 1-2.
Bottas will easy recover from the back,with his new PU update and many SC called.
It's rather cold for the time of the year, which is better for the Merc than the Ferrari.

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Re: 2018 Belgian Grand Prix - Spa Francorchamps, 24-26 August

Post by dfegan358 » Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:49 pm

As the weeks goes on, forecast has changed slightly to predict less rain around the time of qualifying.

Currently, Sunday is forecast to be dry. Will all depend on what happens with weather around the time of Q2 and Q3. If it’s just a few showers might not require inters or wet tyres. I have a hunch it might not be that wet for qualifying.

Will be very interesting either way. Looking forward to see how the new power units shape up.

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Re: 2018 Belgian Grand Prix - Spa Francorchamps, 24-26 August

Post by AnthonyG » Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:07 pm

It'll be dry. Last rain during race here was 8 years ago. If F1 wants a wet race they should move the slot to september, much higher probability for rain.
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Re: 2018 Belgian Grand Prix - Spa Francorchamps, 24-26 August

Post by MtthsMlw » Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:07 pm

WaikeCU wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:48 pm
thetruth wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:41 pm
Written win for Mercedes.
The rain is coming down just for the qualy session,such as in hungary.
Easy 1-2.
Bottas will easy recover from the back,with his new PU update and many SC called.
It's rather cold for the time of the year, which is better for the Merc than the Ferrari.
It was quite cold in China and Merc was half a second down on Ferrari. I know, different tracks and tyres but still Ferrari got along very well.

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Re: 2018 Belgian Grand Prix - Spa Francorchamps, 24-26 August

Post by GoranF1 » Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:56 pm

Does anyone have a link to press confarence(video)?
Thanks
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Re: 2018 Belgian Grand Prix - Spa Francorchamps, 24-26 August

Post by iotar__ » Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:14 pm

- Racing Stroll Force Point Not India :wtf: ? No confusion there at all.
- Another semi-normal team bites the dust. Pushed Fernley out immediately.

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Re: 2018 Belgian Grand Prix - Spa Francorchamps, 24-26 August

Post by Justthatek » Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:10 pm

GoranF1 wrote:Does anyone have a link to press confarence(video)?
Thanks
https://youtu.be/4n6maLyOcK4


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Re: 2018 Belgian Grand Prix - Spa Francorchamps, 24-26 August

Post by Morteza » Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:19 am

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Re: 2018 Belgian Grand Prix - Spa Francorchamps, 24-26 August

Post by Just_a_fan » Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:46 am

Danny Ric having car troubles and yet to drive more than the installation lap. And RedBull were surprised he decided to jump ship to Renault...
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Re: 2018 Belgian Grand Prix - Spa Francorchamps, 24-26 August

Post by Just_a_fan » Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:30 am

Just over a second quicker in FP1 than last year. Presumably we'll see pole time being a similar improvement over last year too - so a low 1.41 this year maybe?

Porsche's "record" should be broken by a regulation-compliant car rather than a "special".
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Re: 2018 Belgian Grand Prix - Spa Francorchamps, 24-26 August

Post by LM10 » Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:34 am

Just_a_fan wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:30 am
Just over a second quicker in FP1 than last year. Presumably we'll see pole time being a similar improvement over last year too - so a low 1.41 this year maybe?

Porsche's "record" should be broken by a regulation-compliant car rather than a "special".
Except it rains.

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Re: 2018 Belgian Grand Prix - Spa Francorchamps, 24-26 August

Post by LM10 » Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:35 pm

I couldn't hear the wastegate opening sound on the Ferrari. Though, I think I heard it once, but I'm not sure. Was ist just me? It must be told that it was spanish TV with the commentators talking without a break and background sound being bad. :)

Btw., AMuS telling that Spec 3 of Mercedes gives them a 0.25 sec improve per lap.

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Re: 2018 Belgian Grand Prix - Spa Francorchamps, 24-26 August

Post by atanatizante » Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:30 pm

Are the new 3.0 spec PU run in FP1 or just from FP3 onwards ... or they run them since FP1 but only in a conservative mode?
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Re: 2018 Belgian Grand Prix - Spa Francorchamps, 24-26 August

Post by Sevach » Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:38 pm

Right now, Ferrari with an edge on the straights, Mercedes a little faster through the middle sector.

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Re: 2018 Belgian Grand Prix - Spa Francorchamps, 24-26 August

Post by Morteza » Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:07 pm

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