2018 British Grand Prix, Silverstone, July 6-8

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Re: 2018 British Grand Prix, Silverstone, July 6-8

Post by jjn9128 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:15 pm

Zynerji wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:54 pm
Harvester wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:48 pm
I've just watched post race press conference. What I found interesting was that Kimi said it was easier to follow Mercedes than Red Bull in corners.
I posted a question about this earlier that wasn't answered..

Can it be their diffuser design, as it's unique to the grid?
My bet is their underbody is producing more downforce than the rest - they were running quite skinny rear wings as well so there's less geometry to pull the wake up. Just a guess (relatively educated) though.

LM10 wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:36 pm
Grosjean didn't just hit Sainz, but also Magnussen in the first lap. I must have missed it in the race and just saw it in the video with best onboards:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxrKZZlAkpc#t=0m30s

Hi hit and clearly put significant damage on his teammate's car. Is there even any difference between that crash and the one from Kimi in regards of how they happened? Both were inside and locked up into the car outside. I'm baffled that neither this nor the crash with Sainz was penalized by the stewards.
The stewards reports are all published on the FIA website - so any investigation can be investigated. They were really busy at Silverstone!!

On the lap 1 incident they accepted Grosjean's excuse that he was taking evasive action from the Hamilton/Raikkonen incident ahead (seems a stretch to me but maybe the Haas team manager wasn't fighting for a penalty). In the Sainz/Grosjean incident they suggested that Sainz had put himself in a slightly dangerous position by overtaking on the outside - they said he closed the line a little but left enough room for Grosjean - but that contact happened because Grosjean lost front downforce from the aero wash from Sainz's front wing. Looks to me to be a reasonable read of the incident to me.
https://www.fia.com/file/70392/download?token=nEPMzEkk
https://www.fia.com/file/70407/download?token=zRX7dIBA
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Re: 2018 British Grand Prix, Silverstone, July 6-8

Post by motobaleno » Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:33 pm

one thing to note is that in this GP DRS effect was good. in the sense that it made overtaking possible without adding too much artificial flavour....

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Re: 2018 British Grand Prix, Silverstone, July 6-8

Post by Juzh » Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:43 pm

Shrieker wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:40 pm
You have fun while you still can. I hope there'll be a payback for this before the final races, if the need arises. Don't cry if(when) it does.
Can't take a yoke :?:

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Re: 2018 British Grand Prix, Silverstone, July 6-8

Post by komninosm » Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:14 pm

WATCH: The charge that left Hamilton ‘struggling to stand’ after Silverstone

https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/head ... LQ,18M6H,1

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Re: 2018 British Grand Prix, Silverstone, July 6-8

Post by falonso81 » Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:08 pm

So Hamilton is suggesting all the others were taking it easy?

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Re: 2018 British Grand Prix, Silverstone, July 6-8

Post by Shrieker » Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:22 pm

Juzh wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:43 pm
Shrieker wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:40 pm
You have fun while you still can. I hope there'll be a payback for this before the final races, if the need arises. Don't cry if(when) it does.
Can't take a yoke :?:
No :cry:
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Re: 2018 British Grand Prix, Silverstone, July 6-8

Post by BwajSF » Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:51 am

komninosm wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:14 pm
WATCH: The charge that left Hamilton ‘struggling to stand’ after Silverstone

https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/head ... LQ,18M6H,1
Charging to cars that left him space like he was a ambulance or something. None even tried to put up a fight with him or even try. It was just a drive .. he didnt manage to even overtake one car out of 2 Ferraris 2 redbulls & a Merc.

2 safety cars put him into that spot without any spectacular effort.

It is a given than Ferrari Mercs and RedBull cars ll be in top 6 if the track fancies overtaking.
So article purely over-rating the drive.

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Re: 2018 British Grand Prix, Silverstone, July 6-8

Post by Sevach » Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:16 pm

Great sum up by Balazs, perfectly described what we saw.

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Re: 2018 British Grand Prix, Silverstone, July 6-8

Post by GPR-A » Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:41 pm

komninosm wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:14 pm
WATCH: The charge that left Hamilton ‘struggling to stand’ after Silverstone

https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/head ... LQ,18M6H,1
Wow! Great drive and a good article indeed.
“It’s easy for you to sit and watch the race,"
This statement applies well here.

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Re: 2018 British Grand Prix, Silverstone, July 6-8

Post by yelistener » Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:03 am

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