2020 Formula 1 70th Anniversary Grand Prix - Silverstone, August 7-9

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2020 Formula 1 70th Anniversary Grand Prix - Silverstone, August 7-9

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Tyre selections by Pirelli C2 - C3 - C4
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1950 British Grand Prix Results
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1950 Race Highlights
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Re: 2020 Formula 1 70th Anniversary Grand Prix - Silverstone, August 7-9

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Might be worth adding the 1950 circuit map to here.

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Useful to see the layout so one can get a feel for the laptime. Consider a current F1 car on this layout and what the lap time might be. Less than a minute, probably.
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This race will be a bloodbath, with likely 50C track temps come race day, and softer tyres.

Assuming teams will keep both of their hard tyres for the race and aim for a M/H/H strategy.

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Wonder what sort of trophy they'll have. Presumably they can't or won't give out the gold cup.

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mkay wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:15 pm
This race will be a bloodbath, with likely 50C track temps come race day, and softer tyres.

Assuming teams will keep both of their hard tyres for the race and aim for a M/H/H strategy.
I can see teams doing limited running in FP, saving the tyres for the race. The teams have plenty of data from this weekend so only just need to check the softest tyre for qualifying performance. If there are new bits to test, a run on the softest tyre can be done to check aero performance - it's usually done at a given speed so tyre life isn't so much of a problem.

As there's no one at the track, a quiet FP isn't really a problem. If the likes of Sky don't have much to show in their pay-per-view programmes well tough titties to them.
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I bet Pirelli Changes the allocation, by reducing the number of softs and upping the number hards and mediums provided to the teams.
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If Pirelli confirm it's a wear issue that can't be resolved through higher pressures, I assume they'll all just drive to a slower delta.

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Just_a_fan wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:39 pm
mkay wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:15 pm
This race will be a bloodbath, with likely 50C track temps come race day, and softer tyres.

Assuming teams will keep both of their hard tyres for the race and aim for a M/H/H strategy.
I can see teams doing limited running in FP, saving the tyres for the race. The teams have plenty of data from this weekend so only just need to check the softest tyre for qualifying performance. If there are new bits to test, a run on the softest tyre can be done to check aero performance - it's usually done at a given speed so tyre life isn't so much of a problem.

As there's no one at the track, a quiet FP isn't really a problem. If the likes of Sky don't have much to show in their pay-per-view programmes well tough titties to them.
Or you might just get to see Hulkenberg going round and round by himself :)

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For the weather this weekend, the model I've been using the past few race weekends is predicting that there won't be a day quite as hot as last Friday (but close).

Friday: 87 F (30 C)

Saturday: 84 F (29 C)

Sunday: 74 F (23 C)

A little warmer than this past weekend on race day, but Sunday should be the coolest day of the weekend.

On a side note, with how well the Ferrari performed in the hands of LEC, running basically Monza levels of downforce, I wonder if other teams (like Mercedes and Red Bull, for example) will consider stripping more downforce away? Ferrari were expected to chew through their tires like bubblegum in the race because of this low-downforce setup, and aside from struggling to switch on the tires after the safety car, they were actually fine.

Thoughts?

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If Hamilton wins this weekend, will that count as 8 wins at the British Grand Prix equalling his own and Schumacher current record? Or not as it’s the 70th anniversary Grand Prix and not another British Grand Prix.
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Wynters wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:03 pm
If Pirelli confirm it's a wear issue that can't be resolved through higher pressures, I assume they'll all just drive to a slower delta.
AS I mentioned in the tire thread, Pirelli can mandate a maximum stint length per compound and the FIA will enforce it. So if need be they can change the tire allocation so more hard tires are available, and then they can mandate maximum stint lengths.
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simieski wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:24 pm
If Hamilton wins this weekend, will that count as 8 wins at the British Grand Prix equalling his own and Schumacher current record? Or not as it’s the 70th anniversary Grand Prix and not another British Grand Prix.
It won't count as a British GP win because it's not the British GP.
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But will it count towards his "home GP" count? Technically it's still "the Silverstone GP" and a race in the UK, so he'd have 7 British GP wins, 8 Silverstone/Home GP wins ... right?

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It would be a home country GP win.

Pirelli should mandate higher tyre pressures to stabilise the sidewall, reduce maximum camber and stipulate a maximum number of laps.

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PlatinumZealot wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:40 am
It would be a home country GP win.

Pirelli should mandate higher tyre pressures to stabilise the sidewall, reduce maximum camber and stipulate a maximum number of laps.
You and Gary Anderson are in agreement on those recommendations.

Would guarantee multiple stops and seeing the cars push, as opposed to everyone driving to a delta (even more than usual, that is).