Official Belgium GP thread 2019

Official Belgium GP thread 2019

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Deesee

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2,756 posts

28 months

Tuesday 27th August
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Right I’m on holiday at the moment so typing this from the beach bar, I’ve got two small ones to chase around as well as a Jet Ski jaunt later!!!

I’ll put some screenshots in of the usual stuff, if anyone else can contribute that would be great, drop it in below and I’ll add to the op.. collective effort and all that..

I’ll add some comments in between beers and nap time...


Oh and are one or two attending...? Think so pics please!









Track times so. Uk less 1 hour ie Race Start 14.10..

http://www.myweather2.com/Motor-Racing/Belgium/Spa...

Pole lap 2018... yep that guy..

https://streamable.com/gtas0

Edited by Deesee on Tuesday 27th August 11:30


Channel 4 coverage:
Qualifying highlights Saturday 1800 - 1930
Race Highlights 1900 - 2100

BBC:
Friday, 30 August First practice 09:55-11:35 BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra From 09:30
Second practice 13:55-15:35 BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra From 13:30
Saturday, 31 August Final practice 10:55-12:05 BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra From 10:30
Qualifying 13:55-15:05 BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra From 13:00
Sunday, 1 September Race 14:00-16:00 BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra From 12:30



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Edited by Deesee on Tuesday 27th August 16:23

Deesee

Original Poster:

2,756 posts

28 months

Tuesday 27th August
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Right,

Power... sectors 1/3 that should suit Ferrari, McLaren & Renault.. (yes that Renault engine is actually one of the most powerful now with their improved MGU K, and is not as thirsty as the Ferrari).

Sector 2 should be Merc/ Red Bull territory.

Pole should be tight..

Midfield..

I expect Racing • to come with a decent package, should be a chance for the best performance of the season so far.

Hass will run both cars with the same aero, will be interesting to see the split between the drivers, I expect them to be towards the back of the grid.

Renault should announce Ocon this weekend, and will be quick, both drivers have a point to prove.

McLaren, may provide a shock, better than the P5’s Sainz has been delivering.

Alfa, most improved team of 2019, expect Kimi to finish up the field.

Toto Rosso, should suit sector 2, expect race pace to be better than Quali... Kyvat driving really well last few races.

CustardOnChips

217 posts

7 months

Tuesday 27th August
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Very excited to be attending the for the 3 days. So, hoping the weather is decent and the racing is good.

Personally, I can't see anything other than Lewis dominating the race. Quali may be tight, but on race pace, the Merc should smash it.

It will be interesting to see how Bottas performs given the constant speculation regarding his future. I suspect an announcement will be made before hte weekend.

LaurasOtherHalf

15,416 posts

141 months

Tuesday 27th August
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Taking dad over on Thursday-can’t wait!

DanielSan

14,361 posts

112 months

Tuesday 27th August
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I'm expecting a Mercedes win, the interesting thing for here and Monza next is Red Bull. If they can bag pole/be within a tenth and a half or so of the front row then it's fair to say Honda have well and truly got the engine side sorted along with RB's aero.

Norfolkit

2,218 posts

135 months

Tuesday 27th August
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CustardOnChips said:
Very excited to be attending the for the 3 days. So, hoping the weather is decent and the racing is good.


Forecast is nice all weekend, Friday 25, scorchio on Saturday, 30 degrees, cooler on Sunday, 22 degrees, no rain forecast.

davidd

5,969 posts

229 months

Tuesday 27th August
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Heading out first thing thurs (6:30 ish train). Really looking forward to it. Hoping for some interesting weather wink

Will take camera, hopefully get some decent shots, here are 2017's

https://daviddonnan.smugmug.com/2017/Spa/


dunc_sx

1,039 posts

142 months

Tuesday 27th August
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Thanks for putting the thread up, appriciate the effort thumbup

heebeegeetee

26,747 posts

193 months

Tuesday 27th August
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dunc_sx said:
Thanks for putting the thread up, appriciate the effort thumbup
+1

Deesee

Original Poster:

2,756 posts

28 months

Tuesday 27th August
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heebeegeetee said:
dunc_sx said:
Thanks for putting the thread up, appriciate the effort thumbup
+1
No worries as in the op, if anyone needs anything putting in, let me know, or put in the thread and I’ll paste and put it in.. thumbup

Deesee

Original Poster:

2,756 posts

28 months

Tuesday 27th August
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davidd said:
Heading out first thing thurs (6:30 ish train). Really looking forward to it. Hoping for some interesting weather wink

Will take camera, hopefully get some decent shots, here are 2017's

https://daviddonnan.smugmug.com/2017/Spa/
Great shots, love the one of Lauda!

davidd

5,969 posts

229 months

Tuesday 27th August
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Deesee said:
Great shots, love the one of Lauda!
Thanks, very glad I got that one.

LaurasOtherHalf

15,416 posts

141 months

Tuesday 27th August
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Anyone know of what’s going on in the fanzone this weekend? Are the sky team doing some driver interviews?

tobinen

5,336 posts

90 months

Tuesday 27th August
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I think Ferrari will be stronger here, it's a fast track but HAM usually comes back from the break fully refreshed and stronger. I'm looking forward to ALB in his first race for RB.

ajprice

16,427 posts

141 months

Tuesday 27th August
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On the Formula 1 website drivers photos, they have literally just cut and pasted the heads to switch Albon and Gasly into the Red Bull and Toro Rosso race suits from the original photos. https://www.formula1.com/en/drivers.html


https://www.reddit.com/r/formula1/comments/cw2s33/...

Piginapoke

856 posts

130 months

Tuesday 27th August
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Thanks for picking this up OP, family stuff meant it slipped my mind and you've saved me a job!

Deesee

Original Poster:

2,756 posts

28 months

Tuesday 27th August
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Piginapoke said:
Thanks for picking this up OP, family stuff meant it slipped my mind and you've saved me a job!
No worries, let me know if you need me to do one in the future..

Tom Logan

2,022 posts

70 months

Tuesday 27th August
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Deesee said:
Toto Rosso,...
biggrin

Piginapoke

856 posts

130 months

Tuesday 27th August
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Deesee said:
No worries, let me know if you need me to do one in the future..
That will be a pleasure smile

Deesee

Original Poster:

2,756 posts

28 months

Tuesday 27th August
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Tom Logan said:
Deesee said:
Toto Rosso,...
biggrin
Must have been the beers!

hehe