Official 2020 Austrian Grand Prix Thread ***SPOILERS***

Official 2020 Austrian Grand Prix Thread ***SPOILERS***

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Teddy Lop

3,088 posts

22 months

Tuesday
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The Williams team have just arrived at the spielberg circuit.

Claire wants to know what they want them to do with all the ventilators they've made.smile

Stan the Bat

5,478 posts

167 months

Tuesday
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jsf said:
Petrus1983 said:
Who have you gone for?
Albon to win
Kvyat on the podium
Would love Albon to get a win.
Nice guy.

TheDeuce

5,467 posts

21 months

Tuesday
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Teddy Lop said:
The Williams team have just arrived at the spielberg circuit.

Claire wants to know what they want them to do with all the ventilators they've made.smile
Could they reconfigure a few to give the FW43 some actual downforce? By actual I mean the sort of downforce that doesn't suddenly disappear and leave the drivers munching armco for no apparent reason.


rdjohn

4,207 posts

150 months

Tuesday
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HustleRussell said:
Back to the drawing board for Ferrari, The car they turned up to testing with will see two race weekends at Austria and a significantly reworked version will arrive in Hungary
They will improve mechanical grip if they mount one above each wheel and then use surplus electrical energy to pump air from the front in a compound cycle to provide additional thrust at the rear units.

They could, of course, just potter round at the back, minding their own business and keeping out of the way of the race. That way they maximise coverage time for their sponsor as quicker cars pass.

Is the sponsor a whacking great FOR SALE sign?

Megaflow

7,108 posts

180 months

Tuesday
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HustleRussell said:
Back to the drawing board for Ferrari, The car they turned up to testing with will see two race weekends at Austria and a significantly reworked version will arrive in Hungary
That’s not good... Mercedes have openly said they have rolled their first 3 upgrade packages into one single big upgrade for Austria and Ferrari are going to turn up with an unchanged car from testing that most people would agree is 3rd fastest, and some would argue was 4th or 5th fastest...

yikes

civicduty

1,661 posts

158 months

Tuesday
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I see on the BBC the drivers are talking about taking the ‘Knee’ at the start of the race now rolleyes

Deesee

3,887 posts

38 months

Tuesday
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Well the floor and front wing wrecking sausage curbs have been replaced with timing loops..

So I expect we will see a complete disregard for track limits.

vaud

36,377 posts

110 months

Tuesday
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civicduty said:
I see on the BBC the drivers are talking about taking the ‘Knee’ at the start of the race now rolleyes
And?

paulguitar

5,925 posts

68 months

Tuesday
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civicduty said:
I see on the BBC the drivers are talking about taking the ‘Knee’ at the start of the race now rolleyes
Why the eyeroll?




HustleRussell

17,883 posts

115 months

Tuesday
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civicduty said:
I see on the BBC the drivers are talking about taking the ‘Knee’ at the start of the race now rolleyes
Yes, how damaging and counterproductive that would be..?

LaurasOtherHalf

17,285 posts

151 months

Tuesday
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HustleRussell said:
civicduty said:
I see on the BBC the drivers are talking about taking the ‘Knee’ at the start of the race now rolleyes
Yes, how damaging and counterproductive that would be..?
Depends if they put it into another man's neck I suppose.

Whether you like activism or not, my goodness it's resulted in a fantastic looking Mercedes. And got people talking.

civicduty

1,661 posts

158 months

Tuesday
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paulguitar said:
Why the eyeroll?
Because that’s my opinion on the taking a knee thing maybe? It may not be your opinion and that’s fine. Leave politics and protests out of sport in my opinion.



paulguitar

5,925 posts

68 months

Tuesday
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civicduty said:
paulguitar said:
Why the eyeroll?
Because that’s my opinion on the taking a knee thing maybe? It may not be your opinion and that’s fine. Leave politics and protests out of sport in my opinion.
It was you that brought it up here.

TheDeuce

5,467 posts

21 months

Wednesday
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Not even 3 days to go until FP1 now...

Please can we return to talking about F1 on this thread tomorrow? wink

LaurasOtherHalf

17,285 posts

151 months

Wednesday
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All these upgrades are going to be interesting, everything being untested on a real car. FP 1 looking busy!

RobGT81

5,142 posts

141 months

Wednesday
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LaurasOtherHalf said:
All these upgrades are going to be interesting, everything being untested on a real car. FP 1 looking busy!
They aren't really untested on a real car though are they..

Swampy1982

2,246 posts

66 months

Wednesday
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Are all the support races still on as usual too? This was the year I was going to try to get into F2 and watch it, what are the stories and subplots I should look out for? Teams and drivers to watch etc...

LaurasOtherHalf

17,285 posts

151 months

Wednesday
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RobGT81 said:
LaurasOtherHalf said:
All these upgrades are going to be interesting, everything being untested on a real car. FP 1 looking busy!
They aren't really untested on a real car though are they..
How so?

TwentyFive

90 posts

21 months

Wednesday
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Swampy1982 said:
Are all the support races still on as usual too? This was the year I was going to try to get into F2 and watch it, what are the stories and subplots I should look out for? Teams and drivers to watch etc...
Yes F2 is also racing in Austria. You will really enjoy the F2, they leave nothing on the table as they are all trying to prove themselves to make that jump to F1. It results in some cracking racing and some broken carbon fibre.

The feature race on the Saturday is the longer of the two and has a mandatory pitstop. You get some good strategy here and often see cars coming through the field late in the race. They then reverse the top 8 for the Sunday morning sprint race. The sprint has no pit stop and again the top 8 being reversed normally makes for good action.

Most people will be looking at Mick Schumacher for obvious reasons as he enters his second year, generally this is the year you need to get it done if you are going to make it. I am not really sure if he is fast enough to win the title to be honest but we will see.

My personal view on who to watch will be F3 champion Schwartzman who has moved up, along Christian Lundgaard who seems like a quick young lad with Renault backing. There are the experienced guys such as Ghiotto, Deletraz and the Brits Aitken and Ilott. It will also be interesting to see how former Macau winner and Williams driver Dan Ticktum gets on. This is probably his last shot at F1 having been dropped by Red Bull after a poor year in Super Formula. Super fast on his day but known for a hot head.

Whatever happens there will be some great racing. Enjoy!

vaud

36,377 posts

110 months

Wednesday
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TwentyFive said:
It will also be interesting to see how former Macau winner and Williams driver Dan Ticktum gets on. This is probably his last shot at F1 having been dropped by Red Bull after a poor year in Super Formula. Super fast on his day but known for a hot head.
A mild understatement...