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

For ease of use, there is one thread per grand prix where you can discuss everything during that specific GP weekend. You can find these threads here.
User avatar
gastonmazzacane
2
Joined: Tue Jan 20, 2015 2:07 pm
Location: Slovenia

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

Post

So...can a Ferrari pass Mercedes on Kemmel straight on normal terms(No Merc driver errors on Raidillon or La Source...etc)?

User avatar
F1NAC
145
Joined: Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:35 pm
Location: CRO

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

Post

GPR-A wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:21 pm
F1NAC wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:17 pm
According to Vettel he run out of battery on the last lap
Despite their battery trick? :D

I guess it was the same for most people, because everyone was trying to do back to back laps without cooling lap where they recharge the battery.
Don't know about others but from LCD info on his steering wheel it was visible that at the beginning of his last lap he had very little energy left. 1/6 maybe

Gr1ff
Gr1ff
0
Joined: Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:03 pm

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

Post

I hope one day Hamilton will drive for Ferrari so he will finally be appreciated.

Great qualifying. I hope there will be a good battle between Seb and Lewis tomorrow.

LM10
LM10
102
Joined: Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:07 pm

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

Post

F1NAC wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:39 pm
GPR-A wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:21 pm
F1NAC wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:17 pm
According to Vettel he run out of battery on the last lap
Despite their battery trick? :D

I guess it was the same for most people, because everyone was trying to do back to back laps without cooling lap where they recharge the battery.
Don't know about others but from LCD info on his steering wheel it was visible that at the beginning of his last lap he had very little energy left. 1/6 maybe
Yes, Vettel told that at Eau Rogue he already felt power deficit.
Still, he could or must have made that time loss up in S2 in better track conditions. However, according to Vettel, his Inters were quite done.

LM10
LM10
102
Joined: Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:07 pm

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

Post

Gr1ff wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:40 pm
I hope one day Hamilton will drive for Ferrari so he will finally be appreciated.

Great qualifying. I hope there will be a good battle between Seb and Lewis tomorrow.
Most people, including me, know and appreciate his wet driving skills. Hamilton is simply the best out there. I know that for myself, but don’t feel the need to tell it on here 100 times. That’s why I’m being hated a bit, I guess. :)

LM10
LM10
102
Joined: Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:07 pm

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

Post

NathanOlder wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:01 pm
LM10 wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:37 pm
thetruth wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:34 pm
Imagine if in the turn where Lewis went wide,was gravel and not asphalt.
Hockheneim 2.0
Good catch. But his fans probably won't consider that. :)
When im racing in Karts in the wet, i push harder on corners with tarmac run offs as apposed to gravel or grass run offs. Im sure im not the only driver in the world. Just saying :roll:
This sounds plausible. I don’t know to which extend a world class driver like Hamilton decreases his maximum potential, knowing that their is asphalt instead of gravel, but I agree with what you tell. He most probably adjusted his driving.

Bill_Kar
Bill_Kar
1
Joined: Sun Apr 02, 2017 8:38 am

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

Post

Quick question :is it possible to change things like wing angle after quali?

User avatar
F1NAC
145
Joined: Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:35 pm
Location: CRO

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

Post

Bill_Kar wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:55 pm
Quick question :is it possible to change things like wing angle after quali?
Ye during pitstops

Another question. Will Bottas start on set used in Q2 after he progressed into Q3?

User avatar
siskue2005
70
Joined: Fri May 11, 2007 8:50 pm

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

Post

F1NAC wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:56 pm
Bill_Kar wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:55 pm
Quick question :is it possible to change things like wing angle after quali?
Ye during pitstops

Another question. Will Bottas start on set used in Q2 after he progressed into Q3?
they can change the front wing angle, tyre pressures etc before race, there are other small things which u can adjust in the parc ferme


zibby43
zibby43
611
Joined: Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:16 am

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

Post

So he lost "only" 4 tenths in S2 while enjoying better track conditions than Hamilton had. Not that impressed by that particular tidbit.

User avatar
Schuttelberg
3
Joined: Mon Jul 27, 2015 11:02 am

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

Post

Gr1ff wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:40 pm
I hope one day Hamilton will drive for Ferrari so he will finally be appreciated.

Great qualifying. I hope there will be a good battle between Seb and Lewis tomorrow.
Hamilton doesn't need to be a Ferrari driver to be appreciated. He has driven an entire career at an incredible level. Formula 1 fans have a habit of being drowned in nostalgia and putting down current drivers. Once Hamilton and Vettel retire, we're going to appreciate what we're watching at the moment. It is the stuff of legends!
"Sebastian there's very, you're a member of a very select few.. Stewart, Lauda, Piquet, Senna, Prost, Schumacher, Fangio.. VETTEL!"

User avatar
search
0
Joined: Sat Jul 19, 2014 8:20 pm

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

Post

F1NAC wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:56 pm
Bill_Kar wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:55 pm
Quick question :is it possible to change things like wing angle after quali?
Ye during pitstops

Another question. Will Bottas start on set used in Q2 after he progressed into Q3?
yep, same as everyone else who progressed into Q2

edit: into Q3 of course
Last edited by search on Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:30 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
Shrieker
13
Joined: Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:41 pm

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

Post

Juzh wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:30 pm
gotta love this save by perez on slicks in q3 :shock:
https://streamable.com/z45u8
Man, that IS hairy af. He's lucky he had a slide before going into eau rogue as he was turning in. Otherwise he could've found himself completely out of control and slamming into the barriers on the left while going thru the left - right transition past ea rogue. Actual he almost did slam, he was right on the cusp of loss of control for a good while - but well held in the end !

Pants were most likely replaced tho :D
Education is that which allows a nation free, independent, reputable life, and function as a high society; or it condemns it to captivity and poverty.
-Atatürk

User avatar
subcritical71
90
Joined: Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:04 pm
Location: USA-Florida

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

Post

search wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:02 pm
F1NAC wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:56 pm
Bill_Kar wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:55 pm
Quick question :is it possible to change things like wing angle after quali?
Ye during pitstops

Another question. Will Bottas start on set used in Q2 after he progressed into Q3?
yep, same as everyone else who progressed into Q2
What’s the penalty of he puts new tires on? (Back of the grid?)