And to think, we are on the cusp of more history with Hamilton - Formula 1 fans are some of the most historically aware sports fans and that’s part of why I love it. All he needs is a few good overtaking moves - tricky at Imola, but a lad of George’s skill can pull it off - some clever defending, and a retirement or two. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts, r/F1 Editorial Team + Internet Janitor + #WeSayNoToMazepin. Which has been proven right for many times. This Q3 session brought us something we haven’t seen since the Mexican Grand Prix last year, Daniil Kyvat. Editor's note: we have a special piece paying tribute to Senna to start our report today so be sure to check that out! 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 it will depend on how the mercs manage their tyres. After a cool down lap another fast attempt produced a 54.850 which, although not faster than his previous best, was better than the best lap for P2 at that time. One interesting tidbit from his first stint was that although Bottas was breaking later and harder according to Bono, Russell was able to carry more speed through the corner. Moto GP. I mean absolutely nothing by this, just wanted to point out Bottas's ex-wife was Emilia. The Outer Track for the Sakhir GP is 3.543 km long, and the race will have 87 laps. 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. 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. He requested a COVID test which came back positive and he has been quarantined since. (The work he started continues today through the Instituto Ayrton Senna). He finished the session in P19, a bit under a second behind Kevin Magnussen in P17, 0.3 behind Latifi and ahead of Aitken by 0.110. It will be a remarkable feat if Russell can retain his record after Saturday. And no talk about Senna would be complete without mentioning his impact in Brazil. 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. Few have reached the level of excellence he did. Gasly, Danny Ricc, Albon, and Leclerc all starting next to each other?! #S7ILLRISING — Lewis Hamilton (@LewisHamilton) November 15, 2020 The Haas pitwall obviously did not ask him to do too much at the start, but the performance must be encouraging, especially considering the circumstances that brought about his debut. Not long after the session started, the broadcast followed Jack Aitken onboard and caught a close call between Aitken and Kevin Magnussen. As the stint developed, Bono kept piling on the setting changes all over a lap, moving various things from time to time, and Russell kept responding without a hitch. The tricky chicane in Sector 2 (Turns 7 and 8) gave drivers some headache, Sergio Perez was among them. Words by u/ZeroSuitFalcon and u/ShowstopperNL. GEORGERUSSELLGEORGERUSSELLGEORGERUSSELLGEORGERUSSELLGEORGERUSSELLGEORGERUSSELL. Senna has passed solidly into legend now, his exploits being subtly increased with each telling of his stories. F1 Live Stream Spanish GP 2020, Start Time and Broadcast Channel: Formula 1 is headed to Barcelona for the sixth race of the 2020 season. In the midfield AlphaTauri looked very good today so i think they’ll carry that into the race and with a little bit of luck could be best of the rest. Many corners are too tight for two cars to go side by side, so may be in for another DRS fest on the main straight. I do wish that Albon would be able to come close to Verstappen, but the results just aren't there and I doubt that he can put together a string of results convincing enough for RB to keep him before Turkey. I think Hamilton will drive for Williams, and Russell will drive for Mercedes. 0. The final Haas seat will go to Mick Schumacher. Just ahead of Leclerc in P6 is Alexander Albon. In his first outing for Mercedes George Russell took a cautious approach. Could some of the oldheads inform me about how Grosjean was back in the day? However, early on his first lap out of the pits, Verstappen complained (re: yelled into the radio) to his pit wall that he had “no power”, boxing immediately with the car pushed into the garage. Alfa Romeo have now announced that they are retaining their driver lineup for the upcoming season, putting an end to the rumors of Giovinazzi losing his drive at the end of this season. Flawed no doubt, as we all are, but Senna was never afraid to recognize and work on his flaws and, most importantly, never afraid to strive to be the best he could be, pulling his team, his sport, his country, towards the same goals with him. Simone Resta had left the Scuderia to take up the role of Technical Director for Alfa Romeo in 2018, before returning near the end of the 2019 season as the Head of Chassis Engineering. That said, running softer tires this week will mean the drivers will struggle less for grip than last time out. Users that have more than 500 karma in quarantined subreddits outside of The Donald will not be allowed on the list of approved applicants. 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. The Haas duo had vastly different sessions as well: Magnussen got racey with Norris into the final two turns while Grosjean enjoyed his morning driving through the Italian countryside. There are so many amazing tales that the fans that were there for it will never forget. Bono’s influence on what Hamilton (and Russell this weekend) does is clear and today it was easy to see his qualities and his influence. 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. Senna was no saint. AlphaTauri delivered a very impressive first practice session as the duo of Daniil Kvyat and Pierre Gasly finished 5th and 6th. Bono calls out the gaps, inserts a bit of encouragement here and there, and the driver puts a few laps in. Special contributions on George Russell and Pietro Fittipaldi by u/flipjj. Press J to jump to the feed. Yes, EVEN if you already have an Airbnb account..!. He has shown his ability to drive beyond the obvious ability of the car, and although he has been struggling for understeer, he could put the car in a comfortable position. 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. Formula 1 races have always been one of the favourite sports for broadcasters worldwide. Motorsport masochist, lover of sports, but refuses to stick to it. 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. 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. Here are my predictions for the remaining four seats: The remaining Red Bull seat will go to Hulkenberg. After a bit of DAS usage (only the third ever driver to use it), it all falls into the same rhythm anyone that rides onboard with Lewis Hamilton knows very well. And Russell again responded perfectly, nailing all the requirements, and still not making any big mistakes throughout the session. Perhaps the biggest news post-race was that Lewis Hamilton tested positive for COVID-19. News, stories and discussion from and about the world of Formula 1. The engine was likely to blow up if it was not cut and Comas was in serious danger, but with a live track, the marshals could not reach him quickly. Bahrain GP Nov 27, 2020 to Nov 29, 2020 If Lewis can get a good start tomorrow and overtake his teammate on the long run down to Tamburello, the race at the front is as good as done, with overtaking at Imola being so tricky. Alexander Albon completed FP1 in 3rd position, only 0.2 behind his Red Bull partner, the Thai spinning coming out of Turn 2 but surviving with just flat spotted tires. When he moved to England, I hoped he would do well, but by the time he reached F1, I hated him. 7am Eastern / 4am Pacific on ESPN. In a surprise twist, both the Racing Points of Stroll and Perez failed to get into Q3, the first time both pink cars failed to get into Q3 since the Styrain Grand Prix. The other is a short profile of one of Haas’ new drivers, Mick Schumacher, as he is finally confirmed in the 2021 grid (the worst kept secret of the year), also representing the continuation of a legacy in the sport. Sure Red Bull is still closing in but lets be honest: they haven't really challenged them and it doesn't really look like next year will be the year so if they want more advertisement out of F1, they kinda need a better inner team rivalry/competition. Russell truly looked at home, and not like he was just starting his second ever official session with the team. One of my absolute favourites. I mean, he has a contract but it wouldn't be the first major contract to be broken this year (Perez was a good example of this). 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, … He pulled out of laps whenever he needed, instead of worrying about what the team would think, and came back stronger in the next tour. Although no faster laps were set, as the goal of this stint was clearly not overall pace, Russell did appear to be driving better, especially with a little hesitation on the throttle that was present at the start but was not seen again in the third stint. I’m sure it’s hard to watch. Ferrari’s Leclerc was also running afoul of the tires, with the young Monegasque not liking his red walled softs. However he often lacked awareness of nearby cars and had a few clumsy accidents, including causing the infamous Spa 2012 pile-up. But it was very impressive to watch. McLaren’s day was not much better than Ferrari’s. He looked very promising alongside Kimi in the Lotus, but eventually turned out to be too error-prone and inconsistent. I do wonder whether there will be a push from inside the team to get Russell into that seat faster than 2022. With Prost's retirement at the end of 1993 and with Michael Schumacher still a young upstart, Senna was the top driver in the sport, and he was into the wise and experienced phase of his career, poised to follow in the footsteps of Sir Jackie Stewart, Niki Lauda, and Alain Prost, where being the best driver also meant battling FOM (Bernie) and FIA (Balestre before and Mosley in 1994) in matters of safety, competition standards, and more. Watch F1 70th Anniversary Grand Prix (GP) 2020 Live Stream Reddit Online Free by Mary John | Aug 8, 2020 | Sponsored Content | 0 | The 70th Anniversary Grand Prix, sponsored by Emirates will take place August 7 to 9 2020 and Silverstone will have the pleasure of hosting it. At the start of Q1, the Scuderia’s Charles Leclerc was out on track first and consequently, briefly set the fastest lap, before Red Bull’s Max Verstappen predictably passed him on the timing sheets. As a result, he often had to be on the defensive or saw his only chance to attack Lewis Hamilton disappear in … Haas is in desperate need of capital, the aero/chassis of the car is nowhere and they have to undertake that challenge while Ferrari sorts out their engine woes. F1 risks sportswashing boost with Saudi Arabia GP, says human rights group. This caused him to overdrive, spinning at Variante Alta, the chicane near the end of the lap, and flatspotting his medium tires. Cookies help us deliver our Services. He was a marvel to watch. He had many laps deleted for going out of bounds in Turn 8, and finished down the order. With the midfield battle still the only battle this year, every weekend is an opportunity for the teams to secure a better standing in the Constructors’ championship. All of the drivers outside of Vettel, Perez, and Magnussen have driven here in some capacity, with Kimi being the only driver having driven here in an F1 car. Gasly also had a strong showing, as he returned with a deal with AT in hand for 2021. Especially since, as the clock expired, Russell’s name was still at the top of the timesheet, 0.128 faster than Verstappen. As the sessions’ classifications show, he performed quite nicely. Do you mean as a driver or as in back so soon out of the hospital? 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. He was decent, not the best but also not terrible by any means. The first leg of a double-header at Valencia’s Circuit Ricardo Tormo. Minutes later, however, Verstappen was back on track and at full tilt, raising the question - can Red Bull mechanics replace a spark plug quicker than Albon can set a lap time? We have grown so much together over the years. Although it was weird hearing a different voice talking to Bono. His utter dominance of Monaco. News, stories and discussion from and about the world of Formula 1. The track causes low tire stress but the track surface itself is quite abrasive which is further exacerbated by sand being blown onto the track. >reddit jannies start sweating — AssWorldsman (@ButtWorldsMan) July 12, 2020. This is on the heels of Binotto announcing that the technical side of the team will be undergoing changes as Binotto seeks to create a winning platform for 2022 and beyond. Curiously, not all Mercedes cars were looking good, with the RP20 looking substantially off its usual pace if Free Practice was anything to go by. Although the team is probably happy with the result, Russell’s performance (and clear next-in-line position with the team) does put quite a bit of pressure on his new teammate. Carlos Sainz asked for some directions from a local bystander. In the midfield, especially from P4-P7 I think we could get a fantastic fight and spectacle. Moto GP. 2020 Emilia Romagna GP Free Practice and Qualifying Debrief, Remembering 1994: A Tribute to Ratzenberger and Senna, Kimi Räikkönen and Antonio Giovinazzi sign for 2021, Sauber extends their partnership, Red Bull Team Shows Their Worth, Yet Again. He was hard on the people he worked with, he demanded effort, sacrifice, and excellence. With Perez 11th, Ocon posted a disappointing lap time, good for only 12th and two tenths off his Aussie teammate. For the 20 minutes of his first stint, the improvement was noticeable, culminating in much better braking into Turn 1 as the stint was coming to a close. Sebastian Vettel’s struggles with his car have been a huge theme this season and this session was no different. Thank you. The face that runs the place when he isn't behind a counter taking bets. The first Haas seat will go to Perez. Editor’s note: if you missed /u/flipjj‘s ebook on Lewis Hamilton’s 92 win career, be sure to check it out here. Nicholas Latifi and George Russell will be driving for Williams in the 2021 season. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. Things were going wrong down the roster as well, with Latifi’s Williams getting BBW failure. He's making lots of mistakes and under much bigger pressure than he lets off. However, if that doesn’t happen and Lewis pips him into T1, it’s over. I'm not sure but I've heard AT use imola for their testing, so they'll have a lot more data and practise on the track. Gasly, in an impressive showing, and foreshadowing Q3, put his Alpha Tauri third, with Albon fourth, two tenths ahead of his wunderkid teammate. ... help Reddit App Reddit coins Reddit premium Reddit gifts. Thank you, and I share this with every one of you, especially Niki. This article is more than 7 months old ... Last modified on Mon 10 Feb 2020 15.20 EST. Imola is undoubtedly one of the best circuits in the world. With the Renaults finishing P6 and P7 out of practice, this weekend looks more promising than last. This weekend, Pirelli have brought the C2, C3 and C4 compounds from their tire range. My prediction is that Max Verstappen will get pole just barely with Bottas pipping Russell. As a fan that jumped in after Senna and Schumacher, they both get cast in such a legendary light - you added a lot of human to the man and I'm sure he would appreciate that. Lewis Hamilton had a final run in Q1 that placed him 4 tenths ahead of his teammate, however that lap time was deleted as well, relegating him down to a lowly second and a massive 0.004 seconds behind his teammate. That is, until he wrecked his set of softs (a very nice stream of profanities followed), which robbed him of valuable track time. He will be starting the race tomorrow alongside Gasly. Doty Whitaker was walking by the canal in Indianapolis after a Fourth of July celebration with her fiance and two friends when they were approached by … While on paper Bottas has been slower than Russell, should the Finn manage a clean lap, he should be able to be quicker than his teammate. With the team undergoing massive change internally, we could hear of more movements being made behind the scenes as the team looks to get ready for the new era of F1. The Thai driver had a frustrating afternoon with track limits, with multiple laptimes of his being deleted during the course of the three sessions. Their work on the RB16 today made F1 look like WEC. Tough to read but so necessary. 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. The race is scheduled on August 31. This was evident as he almost bungled a pit lane entry, stopping at the entry line and then going into the pits. 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