2020 Styrian Grand Prix - Spielberg, 10-12 July

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Serious question: would a tire allocation of C1-C3-C5 have given the audience a better variety of strategies instead of the current allocation of C2-C3-C4?

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f1316 wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:11 pm
Yeah, I actually think rain will be a leveller for Ferrari given most of their lost time is in a straight line.
With that handling..... and the history of both drivers in the wet... nah... with rain it will be a Hamilton-Verstappen masterclass

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if its dry in qualifying will merc try to get through q2 on the mediums this time

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I am gonna go for a risky prediction and say a Mercedes 1-2 in both Quali and Race
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ENGINE TUNER wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:40 pm
Rain expected

https://weather.com/weather/tenday/l/c7 ... 3d197ec818
Wet Friday and Saturday. Dry Sunday so far.

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Hopefully a wet one just to stop it being almost a copy paste of the last one, if its dry I can see Red Bull just doing the opposite of Mercedes in Q2 whether its soft or mediums .

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Have Pirelli given us the same compounds this week as well?

I thought they were going to have different ones

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Mansell89 wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:34 pm
Have Pirelli given us the same compounds this week as well?

I thought they were going to have different ones
Nope, same compounds. Silverstone double header has different compounds.

I do wonder if the weather is similar, is there much to learn in the friday running? Or will it be better to save engine life?
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NathanOlder wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:45 pm
Mansell89 wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:34 pm
Have Pirelli given us the same compounds this week as well?

I thought they were going to have different ones
Nope, same compounds. Silverstone double header has different compounds.

I do wonder if the weather is similar, is there much to learn in the friday running? Or will it be better to save engine life?
Max said he wasn't happy with his set up after qualifying so Red Bull will be working on that and Mercedes probably want to try some solutions to help ride those curbs.

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matt_b wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:56 pm
Mercedes probably want to try some solutions to help ride those curbs.
A big question that I still have, is was it actually a mechanical problem with the car, or an issue related to the sensors not liking the vibrations caused by the curbs.
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dans79 wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:59 pm
matt_b wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:56 pm
Mercedes probably want to try some solutions to help ride those curbs.
A big question that I still have, is was it actually a mechanical problem with the car, or an issue related to the sensors not liking the vibrations caused by the curbs.
Or was it the great Mercedes show. You know, like when they say over the radio the tyres are dead and then produce the fastest lap? Or when they say the engine is about to go but still outdrag competitors.
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notsofast wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:31 pm
Serious question: would a tire allocation of C1-C3-C5 have given the audience a better variety of strategies instead of the current allocation of C2-C3-C4?
Nope, everyone would choose C1-c3-c3 I doubt anyone would choose c3-c5, also because qualifying on the c3 would set you back.

If they wanted strategy variety c1/2/3 would have been the best choice, but the c1 might blister around here if used for more than 10 laps or so, specifically on the left side.
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Pyrone89 wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:14 pm
dans79 wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:59 pm
matt_b wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:56 pm
Mercedes probably want to try some solutions to help ride those curbs.
A big question that I still have, is was it actually a mechanical problem with the car, or an issue related to the sensors not liking the vibrations caused by the curbs.
Or was it the great Mercedes show. You know, like when they say over the radio the tyres are dead and then produce the fastest lap? Or when they say the engine is about to go but still outdrag competitors.
Considering we heard similar radio messages from Racing Point, it most likely wasn't a show!
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dans79 wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:24 am
Pyrone89 wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:14 pm
dans79 wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:59 pm


A big question that I still have, is was it actually a mechanical problem with the car, or an issue related to the sensors not liking the vibrations caused by the curbs.
Or was it the great Mercedes show. You know, like when they say over the radio the tyres are dead and then produce the fastest lap? Or when they say the engine is about to go but still outdrag competitors.
Considering we heard similar radio messages from Racing Point, it most likely wasn't a show!
Or maybe it was, but just bigger ...
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I hope it rains for both quali and race, to the extent that both events can still be possible. It would atleast nullify the great advantage that Mercedes has and we can see some bold racing that can provide an opportunity to Leclerc to be in play. With the kind of dog he has, he would again be left to the mercy of luck.
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