Official Belgium GP thread 2019

Official Belgium GP thread 2019

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Deesee

Original Poster:

2,756 posts

28 months

Tuesday 27th August
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DRS activation has been moved back 20m on the Kemmel straight.


Deesee

Original Poster:

2,756 posts

28 months

Wednesday 28th August
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Here’s a bit of Spa action.

Kmag, holding off Alonso, Button & Vettel!!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zh13fyS_Nrg

dunc_sx

1,039 posts

142 months

Wednesday 28th August
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Deesee said:
Kmag,
...driving like an ass!

Great clip though.


Deesee

Original Poster:

2,756 posts

28 months

Wednesday 28th August
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dunc_sx said:
Deesee said:
Kmag,
...driving like an ass!

Great clip though.
Can’t wait for someone to go through and put the radio messages on!!

TheBALDpuma

5,301 posts

113 months

Wednesday 28th August
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I'm driving over, early ferry Friday morning. My first GP, can't wait!

ELUSIVEJIM

6,652 posts

96 months

Wednesday 28th August
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dunc_sx said:
...driving like an ass!

Great clip though.
Exactly.

People say Schumacher was dirty. Magnussen did more in that clip than Schumacher is his career laugh

swisstoni

8,011 posts

224 months

Wednesday 28th August
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Some pundits saying this is still a Ferrari track.

I remember Vettel going past Hamilton like he wasn’t there last year, making me think that Ferrari had the upper hand. Which they probably did at that stage.

eltax91

8,091 posts

151 months

Thursday 29th August
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7 of us heading over for a mates stag do weekend. Camping in pre erected tents. Lunchtime ferry Friday since we all can’t get extra time off work

My first ever GP. Beside myself with excitement! Any tips for race goers most welcome.

Andy S15

379 posts

72 months

Thursday 29th August
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Ericsson is to race for Alfa this weekend apparently, one would assume replacing Gio but that bit hasn't actually been stated.

https://racer.com/2019/08/28/ericsson-gets-alfa-ro...

Weird one.

Deesee

Original Poster:

2,756 posts

28 months

Thursday 29th August
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Andy S15 said:
Ericsson is to race for Alfa this weekend apparently, one would assume replacing Gio but that bit hasn't actually been stated.

https://racer.com/2019/08/28/ericsson-gets-alfa-ro...

Weird one.
Gio is either I’ll, or been asked to do the sim work for the red team or (big or) Kimi will drive for the Scuderia...

Big Nanas

246 posts

29 months

Thursday 29th August
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Andy S15 said:
Ericsson is to race for Alfa this weekend apparently, one would assume replacing Gio but that bit hasn't actually been stated.

https://racer.com/2019/08/28/ericsson-gets-alfa-ro...

Weird one.
I can't see that story on any other sites.
When is the latest the team needs to officially announce it?

Andy S15

379 posts

72 months

Thursday 29th August
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Big Nanas said:
I can't see that story on any other sites.
When is the latest the team needs to officially announce it?
It's new news this morning and has only become knowledge via the requirement for someone to cover Marcus' Indy seat.

I guess a team can announce a replacement all the way up to the start of the qualy? Since PDR replaced Massa before qualifying at Hungary 2017. Expect various other confirmations/denials today.

Edited by Andy S15 on Thursday 29th August 08:23

bobbo89

2,812 posts

90 months

Thursday 29th August
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Looks like Ericsson is there with the team but not replacing either Kimi or Gio. Very odd for him to miss Indy to not be driving at Spa...

Andy S15

379 posts

72 months

Thursday 29th August
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https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/145614/ericsson-...

So, Kimi the one possibly being replaced. Too much sauce over the holidays?

sgtBerbatov

1,610 posts

26 months

Thursday 29th August
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Andy S15 said:
https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/145614/ericsson-...

So, Kimi the one possibly being replaced. Too much sauce over the holidays?
Well according to Kimi he seems to drive better pissed than he does sober. Maybe he's got a cold?

poolsman

10 posts

20 months

Thursday 29th 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.

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.
Evidently Bottas confirmed for this and next year via Merc facebook page.

ajprice

16,427 posts

141 months

Thursday 29th August
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poolsman said:
Evidently Bottas confirmed for this and next year via Merc facebook page.

iandc

2,464 posts

151 months

Thursday 29th August
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Sensible move by Mercedes. He won't rock the boat, get in Lewis's way to the WDC and pick up points for the team. So where does Ocon go?

ELUSIVEJIM

6,652 posts

96 months

Thursday 29th August
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Deesee said:
DRS activation has been moved back 20m on the Kemmel straight.

That could make things very interesting.

Will help Red Bull out in qualifying and maybe the race.

The first lap could be a repeat of 2018.

Is pole that important at Spa?

ELUSIVEJIM

6,652 posts

96 months

Thursday 29th August
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Albon to the back of the grid for Spa. Gasly will be pleased.

No pressure in qualifying at least.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/49509013