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    Russian certain Q2 elimination practice and qualifying thread

    Should be a horror show around there. We'll even make overtaking happen at Sochi. Positive spirits and all that, but I genuinely believe this track will be as bad for us as Spa. Too high average speeds to even be remotely competitive. If someone (probably Charles) hits an inch-perfect S3 we might sneak into Q3 but will be a laughing stock on Sunday.

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    I hope the humiliation from this season just makes the men at Maranello work harder for 2022.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MSC Fan View Post
    I hope the humiliation from this season just makes the men at Maranello work harder for 2022.
    We have a shot at P4 in Germany and Portugal and we could in theory reach Q3 every race except the Bahrain sprint, but otherwise yeah this is just a dead end now. I give Charles a 35 % chance and Seb a 5 % chance this weekend of getting into Q3. Mugello was way too flat for us to handle, I had thought the cars would have to lift in the mid in race trim and when they didn't bye bye Ferrari.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tifoso Svedese View Post
    .. Mugello was way too flat for us to handle.....

    What do you mean???
    It's not how start but how you finish.

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    Yes ferrari are going through very tough times now.There is a saying down under and it goes if it does not kill you it will only make you stronger better days are coming and patience is strongly required.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgonzalesm6 View Post
    What do you mean???
    Not the elevation, the throttle input

    Since the mid was taken flat for the others all through the race, basically that added a second Spa-level straight unexpectedly. That also meant we had to run lower downforce than anticipated which made our tyres fall off.

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    Russian GP 2020: Practices and Qualifying

    This one will be difficult for us since it is cold, high and tyre wear doesn't matter all that much here.
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    This seems really empty lol.
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    nice weather continues, hopefully all weekend

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    really dirty track still, usually Friday here very slippery

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    Long run:

    Mercedes as always on different planet, neck-neck between Ricciardo and Verstappen, Gasly looks faster than us (Charles). Ferrari, Mclaren, TP all are doing similar lap times.

    Edit: Perez looks like has the pace to challenge Max and Ricciardo, but I'm sure TP will find a way to slow him down. Charles very consistent, similar pace with Stroll and Mclaren. Gasly is still looking faster.

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    FP1:

    Vettel P 9

    Leclerc P 11

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    FP2 sectors: (selected drivers)

    Bottas: 33.972--31.743--27.742

    Hamilton: 34.002--31.926--27.294

    Ricciardo: 34.454--32.349--27.774

    Sainz: 34.517--32.424--27.782

    Perez: 34.554--32.334--27.689

    Verstappen: 34.360--32.493--27.810

    Leclerc: 34.527--32.371--28.003

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    Surprised we're this far ahead of Alfa to be honest.

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    What will all that SV hatters tell when he is just 0,131 s behind him

    8 16 Charles Leclerc FERRARI 1:35.052 +1.533s 35
    9 31 Esteban Ocon RENAULT 1:35.139 +1.620s 28
    10 5 Sebastian Vettel FERRARI 1:35.183 +1.664s 35

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    As Seb is still a Ferrari driver, stefa, it's good to see him in a better position than of late in any session. OK it's only FP and we're likely to lose out in quali, I won't see it as I have a prior engagement, so that may be a good omen! To see the Mercs in their usual position is just depressing but only to be expected and isn't doing anything for the sport!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MSC Fan View Post
    This seems really empty lol.
    That's probably because Tifoso Svedese has already started a practice and quali thread under another title, unfortunately more akin to reality!

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    I believe Charles will have a little extra for qualifying over Seb than shown today but in theory in race pace the difference shouldn't be that great between them on this track.

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    What's new *****-cat cat.Oh did you know that mercedes are on top again no really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wisepie View Post
    That's probably because Tifoso Svedese has already started a practice and quali thread under another title, unfortunately more akin to reality!
    Yikes! Didn't notice that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MSC Fan View Post
    Yikes! Didn't notice that.

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    In which you had posted the day before as the first respondent

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tifoso Svedese View Post
    In which you had posted the day before as the first respondent
    I'm so dumb lol.

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    ESPN here in the USA shows no time or channel for the Russian GP 3rd practice or quali to be shown on TV ? Finally ! They showed the times & channel.
    Last edited by Brembo; 26th September 2020 at 09:07.

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    should be good weather today and tomorrow, no rain at least

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    21 Romain Grosjean FRA Haas Ferrari 0

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    Quote Originally Posted by KimiBot View Post
    should be good weather today and tomorrow, no rain at least
    Given how wet Sochi is as a humid subtropical climate in between a warm sea and moisture-trapping mountains, it's definitely quite weird that rain always seems to miss the Grand Prix weekends. That climate is essentially one of the rainiest in Europe. For reference, it has twice the precipitation in a year compared to Manchester in England's mud belt.

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    ok, thanks, I dont know if it is true, but I think I have heard that Sochi is some kind of holiday resort for rich russians

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    so far it does not look so bad for us

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    last ten minutes then we see, how good or bad we are

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    not so bad than expected
    I am sure Alonso is happy, with that Renaults progress this year

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