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    Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2020 - Practices and Qualifying

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    FP1:

    Verstappen: --- 17.375 --- 41.361 --- 38.486 --- 1:37.378 --- 320

    Bottas: --- 17.398 --- 41.390 --- 38.412 --- 1:37.412 --- 314

    Ocon: --- 17.595 --- 42.018 --- 38.889 --- 1:38.515 --- 314

    Albon: --- 17.436 --- 41.646 --- 39.326 --- 1:38.547 --- 317

    Hamilton: --- 17.582 --- 41.964 --- 39.198 --- 1:38.744 --- 314

    Stroll: --- 17.612 --- 41.972 --- 39.158 --- 1:38.831 --- 319

    Perez: --- 17.415 --- 42.115 --- 39.186 --- 1:38.956 --- 320

    Kvyat: --- 17.586 --- 41.930 --- 39.634 --- 1:39.150 --- 320

    Gasly: --- 17.594 --- 41.941 --- 39.274 --- 1:39.160 --- 320

    Raikkonen: --- 17.626 --- 42.381 --- 39.192 --- 1:39.199 --- 318

    Sainz: --- 17.599 --- 42.041 --- 39.577 --- 1:39.330 --- 314

    Leclerc: --- 17.744 --- 42.142 --- 39.458 --- 1:39.344 --- 323

    Norris: --- 17.665 --- 42.027 --- 39.660 --- 1:39.352 --- 313

    Vettel: --- 17.747 --- 42.363 --- 39.560 --- 1:39.560 --- 311

    Kubica: --- 17.686 --- 42.228 --- 39.991 --- 1:39.905 --- 318

    Russell: --- 17.659 --- 42.605 --- 40.011 --- 1:40.446 --- 318

    Latifi: --- 17.865 --- 42.928 --- 40.270 --- 1:41.063 --- 320

    Schumacher: --- 17.972 --- 42.699 --- 40.446 --- 1:41.235 --- 313

    Fittipaldi: --- 18.380 --- 43.952 --- 41.425 --- 1:44.069 --- 313

    Ricciardo:

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    Charles on Hard tires, could still be 6th in the end here even with penalty

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    Interesting commentary during FP1

    I liked it when they got into the debate of Russell.....as opposed to Bottas(is he just only a #2 driver??).....or Rosberg???....challenging Lewis. (brought the past with Schumi and Rubens).

    Bottom line was do you want to see a show??....or do you want to run the team as a business long term??
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    With Charles getting a 3-place grid penalty and likely to lose 6th in the WDC (he may even end up 9th), Ferrari could also possibly lose P6 in the CWC to Alpha Tauri, just to make the end of the season even lower than ever. Sooner it's over the better, but I'll still tune in, although P12 and 14 in FP1 doesn't inspire confidence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wisepie View Post
    With Charles getting a 3-place grid penalty and likely to lose 6th in the WDC (he may even end up 9th), Ferrari could also lose P6 in the CWC to Alpha Tauri, just to make the end of the season even lower than ever. Sooner it's over the better, but I'll still tune in, although P12 and 14 in FP1 doesn't inspire confidence.
    Look on the bright side... more wind tunnel time. Not much, but gotta take every silver lining we can this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wisepie View Post
    With Charles getting a 3-place grid penalty and likely to lose 6th in the WDC (he may even end up 9th), Ferrari could also possibly lose P6 in the CWC to Alpha Tauri, just to make the end of the season even lower than ever. Sooner it's over the better, but I'll still tune in, although P12 and 14 in FP1 doesn't inspire confidence.
    Let's see what tomorrow brings. Things aren't looking great in FP2 and Charles has 3 place grid drop, but I still wouldn't write us off just yet. I think we can have a good qualifying here.

    And only one more race left. In December the 13th, we can finally say good bye to this cursed season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tifosi1993 View Post
    Let's see what tomorrow brings. Things aren't looking great in FP2 and Charles has 3 place grid drop, but I still wouldn't write us off just yet. I think we can have a good qualifying here.

    And only one more race left. In December the 13th, we can finally say good bye to this cursed season.
    FP2 was better for Charles in P8 so I won't get too downbeat, any points would be a bonus and then good riddance to 2020!

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    A bit off thread but is 2021 actually going to be any better for us?

    Serious Q as I'm not paying much attention these days..

    What can we change/ develop/ replace for next season that might turn our car from a donkey into a greyhound?

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    That was a good lap from Charles. Comparable to Mercedes who also had new softs, and fastest final sector.

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    Both Ferrari's on mediums

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Singer View Post
    A bit off thread but is 2021 actually going to be any better for us?

    Serious Q as I'm not paying much attention these days..

    What can we change/ develop/ replace for next season that might turn our car from a donkey into a greyhound?

    BTW WP, thank heavens for our respective football teams - at least we've each got one team winning stuff! #OTBC! #NCFC
    Yes, we will likely to improve the engine a lot more than Honda and Renault especially, considering this is basically the 2016 engine.

    The issue might be that some competitors might have better drivers. Pérez in a Red Bull is a threat to us, whereas Albon really isn't. Alonso might be better than Ricciardo. Also the latter might be faster in McLaren than Sainz has been. Vettel might be at Pérez' level or above. This could mean we may be closer to the front, but still struggling to get P4 even with Leclerc.

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    Great lap again from Charles. He's in the Q3 with the medium tyres.

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    If Charles salvages a top five on the road there might be some good points on the board tomorrow since he can run a better strategy than the others.

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    Leclerk agin very good lap, vettel oh

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    It's so satisfying to watch Leclerc.
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    Leclek is same fast as Red Bull

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tifoso Svedese View Post
    If Charles salvages a top five on the road there might be some good points on the board tomorrow since he can run a better strategy than the others.
    With the 3 place grid penalty he'll have to qualify 2nd. Let's just say, highly unlikely.
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    Ferrari is very fast in slow corners so with good engine in 2021 can be a lot better

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    Quote Originally Posted by ntukza View Post
    With the 3 place grid penalty he'll have to qualify 2nd. Let's just say, highly unlikely.
    "fifth on the road" mate...

    Means before penalty

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tifoso Svedese View Post
    "fifth on the road" mate...

    Means before penalty
    Oh sorry, I would have thought "on the road" means after penalty. Alright, got it.
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    Leclerc P9, will start from P12 on mediums. Stars of the Qualifying Max and Norris.

    We have lost pace in the Q3.

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    That was sad developments, but at least he gets to start on the mediums and run a certain one-stopper, whereas I assume a lot of people ahead of him will need two stops.

    Good to see Hammy choking in S3 for once. Might be a chance I watch the race tomorrow now, whereas if he had pole I'd stayed the hell away.

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    Wow, incredible from Max. Disappointing Q3 for Leclerc. Personally, I reckon George Russell would have beaten Bottas here.
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    Qualifying: (best sectors and Max speed)

    Verstappen: --- 17.030 --- 40.750 --- 37.466 --- 1:35.246 --- 319

    Bottas: --- 17.035 --- 40.731 --- 37.408 --- 1:35.271 --- 322

    Hamilton: --- 16.984 --- 40.677 --- 37.549 --- 1:35.332 --- 324

    Norris: --- 17.063 --- 40.828 --- 37.606 --- 1:35.497 --- 323

    Albon: --- 17.058 --- 40.847 --- 37.580 --- 1:35.571 --- 321

    Sainz: --- 17.045 --- 40.917 --- 37.733 --- 1:35.815 --- 322

    Kvyat: --- 17.141 --- 41.046 --- 37.760 --- 1:35.963 --- 321

    Stroll: --- 17.181 --- 40.988 --- 37.812 --- 1:36.046 --- 322

    Leclerc (P12) --- 17.164 --- 40.894 --- 37.489 --- 1:36.065 --- 318

    Gasly: --- 17.164 --- 41.033 --- 37.944 --- 1:36.242 --- 322

    Ocon: --- 17.109 --- 41.118 --- 38.042 --- 1:36.359 --- 323

    Ricciardo: --- 17.134 --- 41.185 --- 38.009 --- 1:36.406 --- 326

    Vettel: --- 17.340 --- 41.120 --- 38.080 --- 1:36.631 --- 318

    Giovinazzi: --- 17.250 --- 41.158 --- 38.542 --- 1:38.248 --- 324

    Perez: --- 17.175 --- 41.061 --- 37.798 --- No time in Q2

    Raikkonen: --- 17.304 --- 41.302 --- 38.659 --- 1:37.555 --- 327

    Magnussen: --- 17.384 --- 41.488 --- 38.938 --- 1:37.863 --- 322

    Russell: --- 17.259 --- 41.672 --- 39.004 --- 1:38.045 --- 323

    Fittipaldi: --- 17.464 --- 41.717 --- 38.898 --- 1:38.173 --- 321

    Latifi: --- 17.262 --- 41.874 --- 39.254 --- 1:38.443 --- 326

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    For those who are still downplaying Ferrari's chassis development this year: (SF90 vs SF1000, Qualifying)

    Sector 1: 16.782 vs 17.164 (-0.384)

    Sector 2: 40.488 vs 40.894 (-0.406)

    Sector 3: 37.871 vs 37.489 (+0.382)

    And our lack of power is still costing us in the final sector.

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    Leclerc is going to finish P9 in the WDC or at best P8 unless something crazy happens and there is double DNFs for McLarens and Albon does his usual job, isn't he? I can't wait to see this season come to an end. At least he crashed out in tracks where we had least probability of scoring points except at Styria.
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