2021 AMG Mercedes F1 Team

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NathanOlder wrote:
Fri Jul 30, 2021 3:00 pm
Looking forward to the press conference today for the team prncipals. Toto and Horner in together apparently. I hope they get asked some questions that make it awkward.
I'd rather they weren't asked leading questions that are just trying to make headlines for a click-bait website.
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Pleasantly surprised at Merc's pace so far this race weekend. They seem to be at least on par with RB over 1 lap or race sims.

A shame that conditions will be cooler on Saturday and Sunday.

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mkay wrote:
Fri Jul 30, 2021 3:02 pm
A shame that conditions will be cooler on Saturday and Sunday.
If you believe what the talking heads have been saying, the cooler temperatures will work in Merc's favor!
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Just_a_fan wrote:
Fri Jul 30, 2021 3:01 pm
NathanOlder wrote:
Fri Jul 30, 2021 3:00 pm
Looking forward to the press conference today for the team prncipals. Toto and Horner in together apparently. I hope they get asked some questions that make it awkward.
I'd rather they weren't asked leading questions that are just trying to make headlines for a click-bait website.
I just want to see if Horner has the balls to say something direct to Toto instead of a tweet or to a journo when Toto isn't around.
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mkay wrote:
Fri Jul 30, 2021 3:02 pm
Pleasantly surprised at Merc's pace so far this race weekend. They seem to be at least on par with RB over 1 lap or race sims.

A shame that conditions will be cooler on Saturday and Sunday.
Cooler has been historically better for Merc so not any shame at all.
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PlatinumZealot wrote:
Fri Jul 30, 2021 3:16 pm
mkay wrote:
Fri Jul 30, 2021 3:02 pm
Pleasantly surprised at Merc's pace so far this race weekend. They seem to be at least on par with RB over 1 lap or race sims.

A shame that conditions will be cooler on Saturday and Sunday.

Cooler has been historically better for Merc so not any shame at all.
I know that - I mean we saw it first hand last GP.

That said, Merc genuinely had the upper hand on RB today. Lower temps could throw everybody’s setups out the window and given Merc’s narrower setup window...
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The last GP wasn't cool. Silverstone was hot, track temps were 50c+

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Is it real?? Or does the gpblog a reliable source? ,,Our data says the Silver Arrows have the edge in the slow and high speed corners with a comfortable speed advantage on the straights over Red Bull – with their rivals only quicker in the medium speed turns." Mercedes quicker in the slow corners? I cant believe that with this year car. What do you think? Here is the article. https://www.gpblog.com/en/news/90410/me ... conds.html

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PhillipM wrote:
Fri Jul 30, 2021 6:13 pm
The last GP wasn't cool. Silverstone was hot, track temps were 50c+
True, but Friday qualifying, which is the only session during which Mercedes had a clear step on Red Bull, had track temps of c. 38-39C.

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Only the mercs starting on the medium for tomorrow. That will make things interesting between Lewis and Max for sure
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DarthPlagueisTheVise wrote:
Sat Jul 31, 2021 2:54 pm
Only the mercs starting on the medium for tomorrow. That will make things interesting between Lewis and Max for sure
I wonder if that is out of necessity or choice by Red Bull?

Did they think Max needed to improve after he had already left on softs?

Or is it all about the start tomorrow?

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Marty_Y wrote:
Sat Jul 31, 2021 3:07 pm
DarthPlagueisTheVise wrote:
Sat Jul 31, 2021 2:54 pm
Only the mercs starting on the medium for tomorrow. That will make things interesting between Lewis and Max for sure
I wonder if that is out of necessity or choice by Red Bull?

Did they think Max needed to improve after he had already left on softs?

Or is it all about the start tomorrow?
It may even be wets
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Marty_Y wrote:
Sat Jul 31, 2021 3:07 pm
DarthPlagueisTheVise wrote:
Sat Jul 31, 2021 2:54 pm
Only the mercs starting on the medium for tomorrow. That will make things interesting between Lewis and Max for sure
I wonder if that is out of necessity or choice by Red Bull?

Did they think Max needed to improve after he had already left on softs?

Or is it all about the start tomorrow?
He genuinely wasn't fast enough on the Mediums. Bottas did improve and was still 9th and did a faster lap than Max.
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Big Tea wrote:
Sat Jul 31, 2021 6:17 pm
Marty_Y wrote:
Sat Jul 31, 2021 3:07 pm
DarthPlagueisTheVise wrote:
Sat Jul 31, 2021 2:54 pm
Only the mercs starting on the medium for tomorrow. That will make things interesting between Lewis and Max for sure
I wonder if that is out of necessity or choice by Red Bull?

Did they think Max needed to improve after he had already left on softs?

Or is it all about the start tomorrow?
It may even be wets
Current forecast for tomorrow is 93 F and sunny. Man, those Softs are barely holding on for a few laps, pace-wise. I don’t know how teams are going to stretch them on heavy fuel in those temps.