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Discussion in 'Motorsport' started by Jimlaad43, Sep 9, 2020.
I was thinking that it's like Suzuka, but I haven't watched a race here.
This is a great track, I’ve really been looking forward to this race since it was announced.
I have lots of good memories racing A-class cars on this track in the old forza motorsport games. Wish it was in GTS.
The burgundy really shows what an ugly car the Ferrari actually is. Compared to the other cars, the shape does not flow at all.
I'm going to guess this race could be very processional due to only one good place to pass. But overheating could affect cars following in a train. Pit strategy might be key to this race.
I think some cars might struggle with the tyres again, well I hope they do because that makes it a bit more interesting.
Pirelli did bring their hardest compounds for each tire to this track, so make what you will of that.
It doesn't look right seeing F1 cars at Mugello...
Definitely. And the nature of the circuit will open passing opportunities as this takes effect.
Irrelevant after practice. Tyres were overheating left right and centre. If its as warm Sunday as it was for practice then they will struggle. There were murmurings of a 3 stop race.
Even with hard tyres I can't see how there will be long stints, the abuse the tyres would get here would be extreme.
Really wouldn't want a tyre failure after Turn 5 could end very badly.
I think also that the drivers with the best neck muscles will benefit big time at the later stages of the race, the neck strain here is the highest of any track ever im pretty sure, especially considering how fast these cars are.
I swear if this site had anything to do with his wardrobe he would spend each race looking like someone's dad visiting a hardware store.
Genuinely wondering where Ferrari are finding this pace. How have they gone from not making it out of Q1 at Monza to being a solid Q2/maybe Q3 car in 5 days? I get they own Mugello and maybe have a little more data to go by, but this seems a bit much. I guess quali will show the true pace but right now they're on for a decent showing.
Track limits are taking the mick at this circuit, did anyone see Bottas straightlining 13/14 by going inside the kerbs?
This track is a higher downforce track, the Ferrari car isn't that bad they just massively lack power after running an illegal engine for several years.
With typical consistency and stupidity they've said that this weekend they won't be policing track limits, they're saying the grass/gravel is the track limits and they can go all the way up to that, even if it's beyond the white lines.
I was hoping Mugello wouldn't start going down the route of every other grade 1 circuit with the tarmac run-off. A bit sad when you take the challenge out of good tracks
I presume this is because the circuit was added at late notice and they cannot physically adapt the track to be more suited to F1 speeds?
Otherwise it seems pretty contrary to the spirit of the sport to allow them to do that.
It's for the bikes, so that when they run slightly wide accidentally they're not straight into gravel/grass that spills them. That's still no excuse for FIA not to police it properly when F1 uses bike tracks though.
I think they're just taking the approach that the grass and gravel provides a natural limit and it's the same for everyone, so it's fair.
Which seems lazy, on the face of it. Although as you can see, they don't seem to actually mention T13 or the final turn.
If the hardware store happens to stock carpet or wallpaper samples for old people's bungalows, he already does.
I am aware and I think its the wrong approach for the bikes as well, riders should get tossed for running off. They are also starting to have the same issue around arbitrary enforcement of track limits as well.
They've issued guidance on that turn now.
edit: Russell could've made it if he didn't skip across the gravel. He's down a tenth or so. That would've put Vettel out.
Vettel: Did we make it?
Max was going through t13-14 like it was a straight line completely disregarding the chicane...so did Bottas and a few other drivers...I'm glad they put some limitations on that cause it's just looks silly how everyone seems to completely disregard track limits.
And Gasly....really mate! You won a race last weekend and then get eliminated in Q1 the following weekend
Ferrari is back to their scheduled program.
I know Bottas is not great in race trim but I gotta say, he is quite quick on the 1 lap pace. There's nothing between him and Hamilton.
Perfect timing, Ocon.
And Ocon robs us of an actual fight for pole. Yeah it’s 2020
Ocon looked promising when he was team mates with Perez but against Ricciardo he is getting destroyed.
That's quite a walk to get to the interviews
Umm..... ESPN, there's a third driver to interview. Why did you abruptly cut away when Bottas walked off? ESPN is such crap when it comes to showing SkySports coverage. As soon as qualifying or a race is over they can't change to something else quick enough, like they just don't care.
And now it's Sports Center. So I guess we're not getting Max's interview? Thanks...
@DesertPenguin Max's interview was first, so they cut the beginning.