His unbelievable qualifying laps. Max Verstappen would eventually best his time, but the last lap before ending the stint would prove even better, a 54.546 being almost 0.2 faster than Verstappen and enough for P1. Like others have said, he was a decent and fast driver in his Lotus days, but prone to a few clumsy errors here and there. As Russell struggled to find his footing on the Mercedes braking into Turn 1, this message seemed to help him find a better solution to the corner, and he soon started showing more confidence heading into the first heavy braking event of the lap. However, he was still able to keep his understeering Ferrari ahead of his teammates’. He looked very promising alongside Kimi in the Lotus, but eventually turned out to be too error-prone and inconsistent. Alex Albon’s on track struggles continued visibly from Free Practice into Qualifying as he ran wide at Turn 9 as well. While Sainz still completed 39 laps despite his issues, Norris could only manage 14. Yes, EVEN if you already have an Airbnb account..!. On the other side of the garage, Nikita Mazepin has finally secured the ever-elusive Formula 1 drive after two seasons in Formula 2. Last but not least, our most amazing team, @mercedesamgf1. It will be quite remarkable to see both Jos Verstappen and Michael Schumacher’s sons in Formula 1 next season. Enrico Cardile, the current Head of Performance Engineering for the Scuderia, will be taking over Simone’s role. They waited until there was less than a minute remaining to start their hot laps and found themselves promoted to Q2 in P7 and P11 respectively - close call for the Renaults. Sign me up. All the riders, results, … Despite some signs of life from Nicholas Latifi, he ultimately failed to beat his teammate George Russell once again. He backed off a lap to find a gap before Bono had told him it was there. Elsewhere I think the fight for the last points positions should also be pretty good. 2020 Sakhir GP Free Practice 1 and 2 Debrief, gathered everyone involved in his crash to thank them for their efforts, met the two firefighters who responded to his crash, later promoted by the Crown Prince and Prime Minister of Bahrain, Sergeant Thayer Ali Taher and Sergeant Major John Matthew, Lewis Hamilton tested positive for COVID-19, Nikita Mazepin has finally secured the ever-elusive Formula 1 drive, Carlos Sainz asked for some directions from a local bystander, Charles Leclerc did some off-roading going into Turn 4, but damage to his car hindered his pace by about 0.3, the Thai spinning coming out of Turn 2 but surviving with just flat spotted tires, The Frenchmen had an eventful moment when his right wing mirror almost fell off, close call between Aitken and Kevin Magnussen, Luckily, Magnussen managed to avoid the spinning Ferrari, Bottas having a particularly scruffy session, he becomes the third generation of Fittipaldis, Fittipaldi had a very competent first stint, see the Brazilian flag on the side of a Formula 1 car. The site may not work properly if you don't, If you do not update your browser, we suggest you visit, Press J to jump to the feed. The race for the final points positions should be close, with the McLarens, Perez in the Racing Point, and Ocon in the Renault starting on the 5th and 6th row. Jack Aitken has been in F2 for the past 3 years and now he finally gets his first foray into Formula 1 by replacing George Russell at Williams. His teammate Pierre Gasly qualified in fourth place, another superb performance from the Frenchman who has been having a stellar season bouncing back from chaos in 2019. Senna has passed solidly into legend now, his exploits being subtly increased with each telling of his stories. Among the improvements, a better handling the T5-8 section and braking with more confidence into Turn 1 were plain to see and as the first FP2 stint developed, his consistency was on display, nailing the laps, not needing to saw at the wheel at any point, just a controlled attack of the track over and over again. A man who could be caring and daring, devoted to what he believed in, never shying away from taking on more responsibilities if he had to, and never afraid to fight for others, in Formula 1 or outside racing entirely, while still excelling in an extremely difficult career. Few have reached the level of excellence he did. His first foray into Turn 1 was already similar to the best ones from FP1, and he went on to show what he did during the interval between sessions. Using the links above you can find the full weekend schedule, including details of practice and qualifying sessions, support races, press conferences and special events, plus the latest news headlines, … Max Verstappen followed him in the Red Bull, while Russell’s teammate Valtteri Bottas had good pace through the first parts of FP1, but damage to his car hindered his pace by about 0.3. Free Practice at the legendary Imola circuit started with the teams gingerly exploring the historic tarmac. News, stories and discussion from and about the world of Formula 1. Bono steered Russell through his first session with Mercedes flawlessly and gently, helping Russell navigate the differences between Williams and Mercedes, sort out his issues braking into Turn 1 and, in the process, the duo threw down the gauntlet to Bottas. Editorial. But it was very impressive to watch. Or refuse those shaky on-board laps where he put one second on everyone else (I still have a Suzuka qualifying lap saved on my phone, for convenient re-watching). Into Q2 and most teams went out on the medium tire, hoping to be able to start the race on the more favourable compound, instead of the short-lasting soft. Pierre has been strong all year, but second row and Kvyat in top ten? Gallery: 2020 Mini John Cooper Works GP Prototype 32 Photos The new JCW GP's run at the Green Hell was done to demonstrate the newest breed of its track-focused model. And of course the team would benefit from a bigger titlefight too. Despite a brief scare in the pit lane, the Aussie star put in a nice lap to place his Renault in the top 5. :P. If you have to pick 1 track in Italy for the future of F1, which would it be? One of my absolute favourites. I think that Gasly and Albon will be made to fight to see where they are in regards to each other - a very close battle already as both had similar gaps to Verstappen in quali and in the race. That, above all, is what Formula 1 was robbed of 26 years ago. Their work on the RB16 today made F1 look like WEC. Giovinazzi has a difficult year ahead of him. This is Mr. Saturday’s first excursion in a car not named Williams and he comes into the weekend with an undefeated qualifying record. LOS ANGELES — The 2020 Mini John Cooper Works GP is an interesting machine. The Finn pipped Hamilton from pole position by a margin of 8 hundredths of a second and is looking forward to a secret meeting with Toto later tonight. The first, a magnificent look at the history of the Fittipaldi family by u/TheStateOfIt, as Pietro Fittipaldi’s debut makes the Fittipaldis the first family to have a third generation on the grid. Especially since, as the clock expired, Russell’s name was still at the top of the timesheet, 0.128 faster than Verstappen. Belgian GP Live Stream Reddit. Hats off to Red Bull. I’m familiar with Senna’s story as I got into F1 as a kid in the early 90s, but the breadth of his personality and impact is really well out there IMO. It feels like F1 is an afterthought. Having said that, it's great to see F1 back at some iconic tracks and hopefully we'll see them on the regular calendar in the years to come. Perhaps the biggest news post-race was that Lewis Hamilton tested positive for COVID-19. Or deny the brilliance when that black Lotus conquered Estoril in the rain. The race will start at 7:10am. He was more than a sports figure: he was a beacon of hope, a metaphor for what we, as a country, could be if we harnessed our energy towards progress. His best season was with Lotus in 2013 where he scored 5 podiums and finished 7th overall. GEORGERUSSELLGEORGERUSSELLGEORGERUSSELLGEORGERUSSELLGEORGERUSSELLGEORGERUSSELL. After the dramatic double-header races at Silverstone, it is time to move to Barcelona in Spain for the sixth round of the F1 2020 … Sebastian Vettel’s struggles with his car have been a huge theme this season and this session was no different. #S7ILLRISING — Lewis Hamilton (@LewisHamilton) November 15, 2020 Cookies help us deliver our Services. There are several skeletons in his closet, both personal and professional. Lewis Hamilton put in a 1:14.229 which ultimately was not enough as his teammate Valtteri Bottas, unlike last week in Portugal, was able to conquer the Briton. If Russell’s FP1 performance was impressive, his FP2 made it feel as if he had been in the car since the start of the season, and today was just a regular Friday at work. Its already showing that he's not as stable as he used to. Bahrain GP Nov 27, 2020 to Nov 29, 2020 Coming out after about 20 minutes into the session with shiny new hard tires equipped, Russell seemed even more at ease handling the W11. The race is scheduled on August 31. It is pretty clear that he aced the first test Mercedes set for him. Russell truly looked at home, and not like he was just starting his second ever official session with the team. We only had a single practice session before Qualifying, with F1 exploring a new approach to weekends that are spread out across just two days, rather than three. Peter “Bono” Bonnington, Hamilton’s engineer who is handling Russell this weekend, asks him for 2 burnouts (reminding him that the race start will be in 2nd gear), and after a practice start Russell is on track with a Mercedes (Bono later mentions that Russell nailed the clutch position). After everybody had learned the basics, the session kicked into a higher gear. This weekend, Pirelli have brought the C2, C3 and C4 compounds from their tire range. I just want to reiterate how much I love Imola. Here’s how to watch qualifying. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts, r/F1 Editorial Team + Internet Janitor + #WeSayNoToMazepin. Moto GP. With about 40 minutes to go, Russell again came out. But no childish hate could prevent this eager 8-year-old from watching the Toleman in the 1984 Monaco GP. Having Russell in that seat, given that he performs very well this weekend, would make the move a bit easier. As I watched that fateful race live, it's difficult to watch this grand prix without tearing up. He was clearly struggling to keep his car on track and a run in with some rumble strip caused him to lose some carbon from his car. Fuck it....at some point you got to realize your just backup point hauler for Mercedes Corp, and as a racing driver that should feel pretty shit. Looks like you're using new Reddit on an old browser. As Formula 1 returns to Imola for the first time in recent memory, the shadow of “the blackest day of grand prix racing”, and of Senna in particular, loom large over this weekend. With his first perfect pitstop placement (before that, he was 5 cm off target), Russell immediately went out with hard tires. Bahrain and the UAE’s quarantining rules are quite strict but it remains to be seen if Hamilton’s status as a sportsman might allow him to travel to Abu Dhabi privately if he happens to test negative prior to the Abu Dhabi GP. Users that have more than 500 karma in quarantined subreddits outside of The Donald will not be allowed on the list of approved applicants. Charles Leclerc did some off-roading going into Turn 4 but managed avoid major damage. A Medium to Hard one-stop strategy for the race is possible, but we may also see Soft-Medium-Medium strategies being deployed. Editor’s note: if you missed /u/flipjj‘s ebook on Lewis Hamilton’s 92 win career, be sure to check it out here. Leclerc, for all his troubles, was also able to finish P5. As Russell came out for another stint with a little under 30 minutes to go in the session, Bono was not holding back, showering his driver with information all around any lap he was not going for time. That said, running softer tires this week will mean the drivers will struggle less for grip than last time out. Key Story: A Dream Come True | 2020 #SpanishGP. Coming out again at the midway point of the session with softs on, Russell immediately set the best time of the session, a 54.713 that was, at the time, 0.153 ahead of Perez. I think Marko/Mateschitz will wait for Tsunoda to develop more in F2, to see if he can put together a stronger campaign for the F2 championship. Russell and Latifi were separated by 2 tenths but Stroll, Grosjean, Magnussen and Räikkönen fit into that gap with Giovinazzi rounding out the field. Peter “Bono” Bonnington guided him through using DAS in the first 30 minutes. However, this was later deleted as the beleaguered German extended the track at Rivazza #2, the last corner, spreading gravel over the racing line which wasn’t swept away until after the session ended. When he moved to England, I hoped he would do well, but by the time he reached F1, I hated him. He seemed at ease in the cockpit, and did not seem to be feeling any pressure as he calmly set his laps. Current Formula 2 Championship Leader Mick Schumacher has been announced as one of the drivers for Haas in 2021. Reddit brings you free links to watch British Grand Prix in HD quality for fre, just search for subreddits relating to British Grand Prix 2020 … 2020 Sakhir GP Free Practice 1 and 2 Debrief. He arguably came closest to a win at Valencia in 2012, but his Renault engine went pop in the heat (as did Vettels'). Senna did so much for the poor and marginalized of our country, most of it in silence, that it is impossible to properly measure the impact his efforts to improve the country have had to this day. That is, until he wrecked his set of softs (a very nice stream of profanities followed), which robbed him of valuable track time. As a rookie having his first official outing, it must have been music to Fittipaldi’s ears. ... help Reddit App Reddit coins Reddit premium Reddit gifts. In what turned out to be one of the busiest weeks of the season, the r/Formula1 Editorial Team has already produced two articles. Anyone that thought Bottas would be able to take it easy and romp to a pole position and win has by now hopefully realised that it will not be that easy. But to those of us who saw it happening, they are not mythological events remembered with shaky on-board cameras and some of Murray Walker's finest work: they are memories of a magical time in Formula 1. 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