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Thread: 2022 French Grand Prix - Buildup, Practice & Qualifying Thread

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    Early Friday, but I would say positive

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    It's like 2/3 of this track is being fast through the final sector and both cars are so it's a net positive for sure. Then there are a lot more obstacles including the engine to overcome this weekend for Charles to win but it's a positive beginning.

    Even with Carlos starting from the back he might have a chance at an unlikely podium if he really nails race trim and tyre degradation. He'll probably need some luck though because I don't think Pérez and Mercedes will be that far behind as they were in this session.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tifoso Svedese View Post
    It's like 2/3 of this track is being fast through the final sector and both cars are so it's a net positive for sure. Then there are a lot more obstacles including the engine to overcome this weekend for Charles to win but it's a positive beginning.

    Even with Carlos starting from the back he might have a chance at an unlikely podium if he really nails race trim and tyre degradation. He'll probably need some luck though because I don't think Pérez and Mercedes will be that far behind as they were in this session.
    I do think Mercs are 0.6-0.8s per lap behind the fastest RB/Ferrari. Perez will definitely be on podium (barring any dnf) with CS out of picture.

    Hoping for good clean race for Lec without any pitstop/ICE/Turbo/throttle/gearbox issue.

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    Any free links for FP2??

    thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by FerrariF60 View Post
    Any free links for FP2??

    thank you
    http://f1livegp.me/f1/live.php

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    Sky sounding excited about the merc upgrades. They expect hamilton to be challenging for the win here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riccardog View Post
    thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by 458 Italia View Post
    Sky sounding excited about the merc upgrades. They expect hamilton to be challenging for the win here.
    lmao....they're a bunch of **** with their bias towards merc and Hamster

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    Quote Originally Posted by 458 Italia View Post
    Sky sounding excited about the merc upgrades. They expect hamilton to be challenging for the win here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 458 Italia View Post
    Sky sounding excited about the merc upgrades. They expect hamilton to be challenging for the win here.
    I have a feeling that IF Merc wins this year, it will be George...
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    Quote Originally Posted by WS6TransAm01 View Post
    I have a feeling that IF Merc wins this year, it will be George...
    most likely......

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    Quote Originally Posted by 458 Italia View Post
    Sky sounding excited about the merc upgrades. They expect hamilton to be challenging for the win here.
    Paul Ricard is low drag and horsepower central. Mercedes have neither. If the full track was like S3 they might be very competitive but the Mistral Straight and the slow turns ahead of Signes are just too much for their car to handle.

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    The brits from sky are cheering merc upgrades while the germans are crying all over there pork buckle.Only failures from the top 2 teams will bring merc into play.Failing that a brilliant third by George or 5th and 7th at best.

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    so far so good....Ferrari seem to be having this in the bag....IF no reliability issues arise or team goof up's with teh strategy

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    Oh good Eduardo Freitas the GOAT is race director again this weekend

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    Pérez looks to have some genuine issues with pace here.

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    This looks good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tifoso Svedese View Post
    Pérez looks to have some genuine issues with pace here.
    Good for us

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    Quote Originally Posted by stefa View Post
    Good for us
    totally....

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    If Perez is struggling for top 10 we should use Sainz to knock him out of Q2 tomorrow

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    Verstappen wants to try another attempt with the tank empty. From the pits they remind him that they have to concentrate on the race simulation since there are 20 minutes left. Max replied: 'Yeah, but I don't want to start P3 or P4'. Now he is back in the pits for a modification to the wing
    So what we see might be accurate , and if (as a lot saying and i asked Giuliano Duchessa and he confirmed it ) we are actualy running more detunned engines then RBR , then we might be even faster .
    But thats about qualy pace. What about race ???
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    Quote Originally Posted by elnano14 View Post
    If Perez is struggling for top 10 we should use Sainz to knock him out of Q2 tomorrow
    I think he'll be P5 on the grid no matter what but it could take him out of being a thorn in the side for Charles on Sunday when it comes to pit stop windows.

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    Max's the only one with race pace in 1m37s is quite concerning

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    Quote Originally Posted by elnano14 View Post
    Max's the only one with race pace in 1m37s is quite concerning
    We were also doing 1m37's. But both caught traffic, especially Charles.

    I'm not concerned about the pace. it's the reliability which is the major concern. Hopefully both cars will survive and we'll score good points here. Fingers crossed.

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    It's also important to mention that during FP1 Carlos was doing 295 kph and Verstappen 313 kph on the race runs on the Mistral Straight. Clearly, the engines are massively detuned for everything except qualifying runs. The important thing during race simulations is to gague the tyre wear and have realistic corner speeds, if you lay off one second per lap in a straight line it doesn't matter. Now during FP2 I suspect there could've been similar differences. Then in addition Verstappen had fresher tyres and a shorter run on the mediums in question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elnano14 View Post
    Max's the only one with race pace in 1m37s is quite concerning
    Ferrari detuned FP engines.

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    Dont know. Im a bit concerned about tire management. Both drivers reported high degradation.
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    Long run simulation
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    A positive FP1/2 but our biggest worry is reliability, as well as a probable grid penalty for Carlos. I have a feeling the Mercs will be closer in race trim which is not what we want unless they take points away from RB! All to play for, if the car holds up.

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