That is rough as guts, no idea why they even issued a penalty Perez gave him only one line option, so what's the problem? And Gasly getting penalty points on his licence!!! Disgraceful decision. There has been far worse on track with no punishment. No idea what's going on here..
Ok, If this is not an excuse to cover up a worse issue than this is justbigblue wrote: ↑Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:44 pmThanks for the info. Wonder why he retired. Maybe they saw something they didn't like, but that was non-fatal (some kind of slow leak) ? Can't imagine they'd just give up on the whole race if all was well. Awaiting the team race-day press release.
Edit : Just after I posted, the press release appeared. "Unfortunately, on the reconnaissance lap prior to the race, we could see that something was not right on Hartley's car. We tried to fix it and still sent him out, but it was clear there was a problem and we had to retire him. The problem has now been traced to a loose connector on the PU side."
There is a clear deficit in Quali for both Renault and Honda engines. Even the Merc is behind Ferrari in Quali, no wonder Ferrari engined cars have done well in recent races. Merc should have been untouchable here given the nature of track. Guess the Ferrari ERS loophole maps using double battery is back.vassilispapadop wrote: ↑Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:21 pmDon't know if Galsy deserved a penalty but the fact he was on position to try outbraking a Mercedes powered car was a good indication that the Honda has made significant progress. Especially when opponents aren't standing still. Also Galsy has proved himself wrong after yesterday's comments regarding straight line deficit. Of course lot's of improvements required on PU side but definitely comparable with Renault at this stage.
How did he overplay his hands?
well said, i am a fan of hartly but it just not working out for him, i think he should go in test driver for the rest of the year and come back stronger next year. your right Jenson button is property of Honda Toro rosso Need him asap to help develop the pu for next year and get some more points for them. i really want Toro rosso Honda to finish in front of mclaren,McMika98 wrote: ↑Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:49 pm
Now that Honda has three new engine in the bank on Hartley side, they should unlock modes on the engine go for it for next few races but then its Hartley. Need Jenson back, he was in the Honda paddock during the weekend, surely Franz be like: I want you to take ...
On point 1 they said it was built by 8:30 Saturday. However on Sunday they saw some issues, which was traced down to a loose connector on the PU side!Technical wrote: ↑Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:50 pmIt seems to me that there are many operational issues within the team at the moment.
1) Hartley's car wasn't ready on time? Wtf. Come on. You are a team in the pinnacle of motorsport.
2) Gasly's strategies don't make a great deal of sense. Alonso pitted on lap X. This would put Alonso on the faster race tire. Toro Rosso pits LAPS later. Was the strategy to wait for a Safety Car. Doesn't seem like it. They didn't have a great strategy in other races as well.
3) Pitstops are nothing special. Teams like Sauber have been refining their pitstops and are now the quickest in the pitlane. Sure they ruined Leclerc's race but they got it right the other times.