Official 2022 Spanish Grand Prix Thread ***SPOILERS***

Official 2022 Spanish Grand Prix Thread ***SPOILERS***

Poll: Official 2022 Spanish Grand Prix Thread ***SPOILERS***

Total Members Polled: 190

Hamilton: 7%
Russell: 7%
Verstappen: 41%
Perez: 3%
Leclerc: 26%
Sainz: 9%
Norris: 4%
Ricciardo: 0%
Vettel: 2%
Alonso: 2%
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Piginapoke

Original Poster:

3,403 posts

164 months

Saturday 14th May
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Round 6 and we’re back to more familiar territory- Spain. The teams know the circuit like the back of their hands, so expect a lot of upgrades. No real clues from pre-season testing as it was a Mercedes 1-2 (!), but my money is again on Max and Red Bull, who really seem to be coming on strong. Ferrari is due its first major upgrade, will it be enough?

Here’s to another great race.

Date(s): Friday 20 May to Sunday 22 May 2022.

UK Broadcast Timings (and local time)

All sessions are live on Sky F1. Qualifying and the race are shown as highlights on Channel 4.





Live timing for all sessions available here:

https://www.formula1.com/en/f1-live.html

Lap times, PU component use, technical reports and Stewards' decisions for the weekend will appear here:

https://www.fia.com/events/fia-formula-one-world-c...

Weather forecast:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/3128760


Tyre options:

Pirelli has chosen the three hardest tyres, so C1, C2 and C3. The old Q2 tyre rule is scrapped for 2022.



2021 race result:



2021 Race Highlights

https://youtu.be/HuLdJLB6sBo



Edited by Piginapoke on Sunday 15th May 06:59

PhilAsia

1,159 posts

54 months

Saturday 14th May
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Another Max win IMO. They seem to have sorted the glitches - as long as they do not dial it to no.11. Quick car, quick driver, no throttling...race win!

PhilAsia

1,159 posts

54 months

Saturday 14th May
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Oooops! Thanks Piginapoke, the whole smorgasbord as always!!

ColdSyphon

130 posts

136 months

Saturday 14th May
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PhilAsia said:
Another Max win IMO. They seem to have sorted the glitches - as long as they do not dial it to no.11. Quick car, quick driver, no throttling...race win!
Agree with this, frankly, I think Ferrari were lucky to get both drivers on the podium in Miami. If Perez hadn't had engine gremlins I think RB would've had a 1-2.

honda_exige

4,328 posts

185 months

Saturday 14th May
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Think this will be a Ferrari track, so CLC to win unless he had a brain fart.

Plus I think there's a large car update coming for Ferrari.

BrettMRC

2,626 posts

139 months

Sunday 15th May
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Saint to win owing to a MV/CLC coming together on the penultimate lap.

This will then result in another epic post race thread, recriminations and world class tantrums.

Piginapoke

Original Poster:

3,403 posts

164 months

Sunday 15th May
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honda_exige said:
Think this will be a Ferrari track, so CLC to win unless he had a brain fart.

Plus I think there's a large car update coming for Ferrari.
Ferrari and Aston Martin will both be significant, according to the rumour mill. Aston effectively a B spec car.

Piginapoke

Original Poster:

3,403 posts

164 months

Sunday 15th May
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PhilAsia said:
Oooops! Thanks Piginapoke, the whole smorgasbord as always!!
beer

TheDeuce

14,583 posts

45 months

Sunday 15th May
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honda_exige said:
Think this will be a Ferrari track, so CLC to win unless he had a brain fart.

Plus I think there's a large car update coming for Ferrari.
I dunno.. max and the RB looking pretty solid now.

If the Ferrari update is effective then that would be very exciting for the championship battle. Their history of in season updates working as planned isn't great though. I think it was 2017 they started with a good car and updated it into a dog, then gave up and reset it to original spec for the last few races and it was good again confused


TheDeuce

14,583 posts

45 months

Sunday 15th May
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Leclerc having a crash on his weekend off: https://youtu.be/MN-3hXcWg1E

At home too!

honda_exige

4,328 posts

185 months

Sunday 15th May
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Piginapoke said:
honda_exige said:
Think this will be a Ferrari track, so CLC to win unless he had a brain fart.

Plus I think there's a large car update coming for Ferrari.
Ferrari and Aston Martin will both be significant, according to the rumour mill. Aston effectively a B spec car.
The news today is that Aston Martin have built precisely 1 AMR22-B and they're giving it to Stroll. hehe


Sandpit Steve

6,310 posts

53 months

Sunday 15th May
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TheDeuce said:
Leclerc having a crash on his weekend off: https://youtu.be/MN-3hXcWg1E

At home too!
Whoops, although rather this week than next.

Can imagine he’ll be sheepishly asking the factory if they can please knock up a big rear wing for a 1974 Ferrari F1 car!

honda_exige

4,328 posts

185 months

Sunday 15th May
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TheDeuce said:
Leclerc having a crash on his weekend off: https://youtu.be/MN-3hXcWg1E

At home too!
Brake failure apparently.

TheDeuce

14,583 posts

45 months

Sunday 15th May
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honda_exige said:
TheDeuce said:
Leclerc having a crash on his weekend off: https://youtu.be/MN-3hXcWg1E

At home too!
Brake failure apparently.
AHH well that saves some blushes at least.

He does seem to have the worst luck whenever he races in his home town. It doesn't help that the media guys make him the star of the show everytime..

Hopefully this year's GP weekend will go smoothly without a shunt or his team taking him out in Q1 when he could easily have set a faster time...

suffolk009

4,529 posts

144 months

Sunday 15th May
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TheDeuce said:
Leclerc having a crash on his weekend off: https://youtu.be/MN-3hXcWg1E

At home too!
How tiny is that car?

TheDeuce

14,583 posts

45 months

Sunday 15th May
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suffolk009 said:
TheDeuce said:
Leclerc having a crash on his weekend off: https://youtu.be/MN-3hXcWg1E

At home too!
How tiny is that car?
It's the correct size for Monaco laugh

Sandpit Steve

6,310 posts

53 months

Sunday 15th May
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TheDeuce said:
AHH well that saves some blushes at least.

He does seem to have the worst luck whenever he races in his home town. It doesn't help that the media guys make him the star of the show everytime..

Hopefully this year's GP weekend will go smoothly without a shunt or his team taking him out in Q1 when he could easily have set a faster time...
And if he does have a minor car/wall interface situation, change the gearbox no matter what.

Thankfully, they have changed the reliability rules on gearboxes this year, they have 4 for the season so it’s not an automatic penalty for changing it. (Rule 29, in case you were asking)

Piginapoke

Original Poster:

3,403 posts

164 months

Sunday 15th May
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honda_exige said:
TheDeuce said:
Leclerc having a crash on his weekend off: https://youtu.be/MN-3hXcWg1E

At home too!
Brake failure apparently.
It didn't look like brake failure!

honda_exige

4,328 posts

185 months

Sunday 15th May
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Piginapoke said:
honda_exige said:
TheDeuce said:
Leclerc having a crash on his weekend off: https://youtu.be/MN-3hXcWg1E

At home too!
Brake failure apparently.
It didn't look like brake failure!
Alternative is that he fluffed the downshift destabilising the rear and swinging it round. BUT, he was coming in way too hot - consistent with brake failure - then I think he fluffed the downshift (which you can hear) as the brake pedal was probably on the floor.

But as soon as he stopped you can see him gesticulating that the brakes failed which he then has confirmed on Twitter.

cgt2

3,260 posts

167 months

Sunday 15th May
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I hope that's his run of bad luck done for awhile.