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    2018 British GP - Pre-Race news

    So here are Pirelli choices and teams choices of tyres. Yes these are the Pirelli -Mercedes tires and the last race they will be introduced.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DgnAcIdWAAAr20N.jpg


    Ferrari will keep there upgrades a secret or behind closed doors until free practice as all the photographers will be willing to capture any little picture they can get.

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    Jenson Button to join the Skysports guys on Sunday

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgonzalesm6 View Post
    Jenson Button to join the Skysports guys on Sunday

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DhDIGg-X0AI3cJW.jpg
    Are they going to broadcast tha race from the track?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larry_Cule View Post
    Are they going to broadcast tha race from the track?
    I'm sure JB will be with the guys pre-during (playing wingman with tech. questions)-post race doing interviews. Might even MC the quali and post race winners.

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    Ferrari need to gain the one lap pace they had in quali before the battery monitoring. mercs ahead always control the race as bottas never challengers Ham , but put them behind and all hell breaks loose, they cannot follow another car without overheating. Will rumored aero beable to get us 0.4s in quali deficit? fingers crossed
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    Apparently Mario Isola said to Sky Italy that they consider bringing the special Pirelli tyres to more circuits after seeing how 6-teams (one of them are Mercedes) struggled with the tyres.
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    so after Merc's rare double DNF in Austria, the question is was that just a one off or is unreliability creeping in?

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    What will Ferrari do if this pass, I wonder

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    Quote Originally Posted by zike View Post
    What will Ferrari do if this pass, I wonder
    Isn't liberty's intention is to providing exciting, artificial and unpredictable racing... For once i hope them to intervene and not allow Pirelli to change them.

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    I never said that. Tyres with reduced tread thickness are for the 3 races already announced and because of the characteristics of the new asphalt.
    https://twitter.com/Mario_Isola/stat...98042355216384

    lets hope toto doesnt get his way and mario keeps his word
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    The Austrian GP was a real bless for every REAL racing fan.The Mercedes team is a threat for the sport itself.
    If Pirelli makes such a decision then (well you guessed it) we are doomed.
    What I really fear is that nobody from our team is going to do anything...
    Ferrari is keeping it cool.
    Getting 100+M just to show on the track is what SM really looks for

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    Quote Originally Posted by mwk360 View Post
    https://twitter.com/Mario_Isola/stat...98042355216384

    lets hope toto doesnt get his way and mario keeps his word

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    F1 drivers will have the option of attempting to use DRS through corners in the BritishGP after a third zone was added on Silverstone's start/finish straight:

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DhF4kLbW0AItdhr.jpg

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DhF6ZLBX0AARRf-.jpg

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    Let's hope the heat in the UK along with track temp ruins these shaved tires for all parties that are having issues with blistered tires and put an end to these Pirelli-Mercedes tires. Ferrari 1-2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgonzalesm6 View Post
    Let's hope the heat in the UK along with track temp ruins these shaved tires for all parties that are having issues with blistered tires and put an end to these Pirelli-Mercedes tires. Ferrari 1-2.
    Wts the predicted weather forecast for the weekend??

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    Quote Originally Posted by nani_s23 View Post
    Wts the predicted weather forecast for the weekend??
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    Forza Ferrari

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    Quote Originally Posted by mwk360 View Post
    https://twitter.com/Mario_Isola/stat...98042355216384

    lets hope toto doesnt get his way and mario keeps his word
    Mario is putting himself out there w/ that comment but it's good to see him say that.

    I hope the tire issue here doesn't become battery-gate 2.0 but seems like it already has.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greig View Post
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    Hmm ...!! Mercs are vulnerable now with those engines. Perez in France, bottas, ham in Austria. Outside they will say not an issue, but there are concerns. But it’s hammer track, he will hammer it.
    In race it could be anybody’s game. I think RB would suffer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nani_s23 View Post
    Hmm ...!! Mercs are vulnerable now with those engines. Perez in France, bottas, ham in Austria. Outside they will say not an issue, but there are concerns. But it’s hammer track, he will hammer it.
    In race it could be anybody’s game. I think RB would suffer.
    There are no such things as Hamilton tracks, that’s a myth. However there are tracks that are pretty much handed to him...almost all of them over the last 4 years.
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    We desperately need a front row position here, otherwise Bottas will just kill the race in second and rapper boy will win and call it the most exciting race ever. we need about 0.4s in quali to catch mercs. mercs set there car up just for quali looking at Austria and Canada, they cant pass anyone with a decent car, they will have the merc spec tyres but a front row ferrari will give them some pressure atleast, they might have to turn the engine up and be risky if temps are high
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    Max won 4xs not from pole. He's living on the podium as of lately. Rules are meant to be "Bent!" Are fans thinking, it's his car , not the driver that gets him on top?

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    Maurizio Arrivabene said after Austria that Silverstone is going to be very tough for Ferrari, they don't expect to perform well there let alone fight for pole or victory. I reckon Red Bull will qualify ahead of Ferraris. It's also not a good track for Vettel - he might qualify 6th.

    3 tenths deficit in Austria translates to 8 tenths deficit in Silverstone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chinmay View Post
    Maurizio Arrivabene said after Austria that Silverstone is going to be very tough for Ferrari, they don't expect to perform well there let alone fight for pole or victory. I reckon Red Bull will qualify ahead of Ferraris. It's also not a good track for Vettel - he might qualify 6th.

    3 tenths deficit in Austria translates to 8 tenths deficit in Silverstone.
    You have a crystal ball?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stefa View Post
    You have a crystal ball?
    Yes

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    Quote Originally Posted by chinmay View Post
    Maurizio Arrivabene said after Austria that Silverstone is going to be very tough for Ferrari, they don't expect to perform well there let alone fight for pole or victory. I reckon Red Bull will qualify ahead of Ferraris. It's also not a good track for Vettel - he might qualify 6th.

    3 tenths deficit in Austria translates to 8 tenths deficit in Silverstone.
    Wow Ferrari behind RB in quali ??? RB will loose a lot on the high speed corners ..!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nani_s23 View Post
    Wow Ferrari behind RB in quali ??? RB will loose a lot on the high speed corners ..!!
    http://www.grandprix.com/news/ferrar...lverstone.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by chinmay View Post
    Maurizio Arrivabene said after Austria that Silverstone is going to be very tough for Ferrari, they don't expect to perform well there let alone fight for pole or victory. I reckon Red Bull will qualify ahead of Ferraris. It's also not a good track for Vettel - he might qualify 6th.

    3 tenths deficit in Austria translates to 8 tenths deficit in Silverstone.
    Seb should call in sick and give Antonio G a shot !

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    M.A said it will be a very tough track, i feel because it suits the merc car in everyway, longstraights and highspeed corners , ferrari lost most of its 0.3s to mercs in austria in the highspeed corners of s3. so Rb will be weaker on the straights and ferrari weaker in the highspeed corners, its definitely a damage limitation race, if we can get split Mercs than it'l be a very good job, hopefully ham is still in crybaby diva mode and doesnt get it together. bottas has been way more consistent. Last year ferrari killed its tyres here but seeing austria we look good with tyres and i hope the weather gets even hotter
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    Team boss Maurizio Arrivabene has warned that Ferrari may struggle this weekend at Silverstone.



    "On paper, Silverstone looks quite difficult for us. Aerodynamics are very important and it will be a difficult race for us, so we have to stay focused," Arrivabene told Sky Italia.

    But he says a question mark about reliability at least now hangs over Mercedes, even though the German team was bullish about its big upgrade package in Austria.

    "Sometimes you speak too loudly," said the Italian. "In formula one you can bring an interesting upgrade package but maybe it gets too warm and you stop."

    Vettel:

    "Our race speed is right, but in qualifying we are currently a bit behind. So we need to roll up our sleeves.

    "At Silverstone, we are not usually the best, so Mercedes is the favourite there I think."
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    But he says a question mark about reliability at least now hangs over Mercedes, even though the German team was bullish about its big upgrade package in Austria.

    "Sometimes you speak too loudly," said the Italian. "In formula one you can bring an interesting upgrade package but maybe it gets too warm and you stop."
    Maurizio Arrivabene


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