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The 2020 Austria 01 Grand Prix Thread

Post by cmlean » Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:00 pm

We're back!

This is the place to discuss everything related to the 1st round of the 2020 season taking place in Spielberg, Austria between the 3rd and 5th of July.
There will be two events over the next two weekends in Austria in this revised 2020 season.

To submit your 10 'n' Pole Picks for Austria click here, to register in the competition click here

Picks for Austria 01 '20 close at the start of Saturday practice.

The event timetable for the Austrian Grand Prix.

Friday
Practice 1 11:00 local time - 09:00 GMT
Practice 2 15:00 local time - 13:00 GMT

Saturday
Practice 3 12:00 local time - 10:00 GMT
Qualifying 15:10 local time - 13:10 GMT

Sunday
Race 15:00 local time - 13:00 GMT

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Re: The 2020 Austria 01 Grand Prix Thread

Post by cmlean » Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:26 pm

Well, we are back, finally!

The season is off to a belated start following the last minute cancellation of the Australian Grand Prix due to COVID-19.
The big question will be, 'Who has made the most of their time away?'

You can expect the big 3 to stay at the top but in which order?
Will Racing Point live up to expectations with their mock Mercedes?
Will McLaren manage to keep their momentum from 2019?
How about Alpha Tauri, Renault, Haas and Alfa Romeo?
And what about Williams? After the turmoil over the last couple on months, will they again move back up the standings?


These are interesting times. See you on the weekend!

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Re: The 2020 Austria 01 Grand Prix Thread

Post by cmlean » Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:14 pm

FP1 Results

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Pos	Time		Driver		  Team
1	1:04.816	Lewis Hamilton	  Mercedes
2	1:05.172	Valtteri Bottas	  Mercedes
3	1:05.418	Max Verstappen	  Red Bull
4	1:05.431	Carlos Sainz Jr.  McLaren
5	1:05.512	Sergio Perez	  Racing Point
6	1:05.621	Lando Norris	  McLaren
7	1:05.701	Alexander Albon	  Red Bull
8	1:05.86		Daniel Ricciardo  Renault
9	1:05.907	Kevin Magnussen	  Haas
10	1:05.924	Charles Leclerc	  Ferrari
11	1:06.074	Lance Stroll	  Racing Point
12	1:06.077	Sebastian Vettel  Ferrari
13	1:06.27		Esteban Ocon	  Renault
14	1:06.36		Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo
15	1:06.365	Kimi Raikkonen	  Alfa Romeo
16	1:06.404	Pierre Gasly	  AlphaTauri
17	1:06.495	George Russell	  Williams
18	1:06.906	Nicholas Latifi	  Williams
19	1:06.943	Daniil Kvyat	  AlphaTauri
20	1:46.361	Romain Grosjean	  Haas

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Re: The 2020 Austria 01 Grand Prix Thread

Post by cmlean » Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:08 am

FP2 Results

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Pos	Time		Driver		   Team
1	1:04.304	Lewis Hamilton	   Mercedes
2	1:04.501	Valtteri Bottas	   Mercedes
3	1:04.945	Sergio Perez	   Racing Point
4	1:04.961	Sebastian Vettel   Ferrari
5	1:04.972	Daniel Ricciardo   Renault
6	1:05.087	Lando Norris	   McLaren
7	1:05.135	Lance Stroll	   Racing Point
8	1:05.215	Max Verstappen	   Red Bull Racing
9	1:05.298	Charles Leclerc	   Ferrari
10	1:05.352	Carlos Sainz	   McLaren 
11	1:05.415	Esteban Ocon	   Renault
12	1:05.443	Daniil Kvyat	   AlphaTauri
13	1:05.453	Alexander Albon	   Red Bull Racing
14	1:05.608	Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing
15	1:05.678	Kevin Magnussen	   Haas
16	1:05.908	Romain Grosjean    Haas
17	1:06.016	Pierre Gasly	   AlphaTauri
18	1:06.125	George Russell	   Williams
19	1:06.278	Kimi Räikkönen	   Alfa Romeo Racing
20	1:07.124	Nicholas Latifi	   Williams

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Re: The 2020 Austria 01 Grand Prix Thread

Post by cmlean » Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:03 pm

FP3 Results

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Pos	Time		Driver		   Team
1	1:04.130	Lewis Hamilton	   Mercedes
2	1:04.277	Valtteri Bottas	   Mercedes
3	1:04.413	Max Verstappen	   Red Bull Racing
4	1:04.605	Sergio Perez	   Racing Point
5	1:04.703	Charles Leclerc	   Ferrari
6	1:04.725	Alexander Albon	   Red Bull Racing
7	1:04.851	Sebastian Vettel   Ferrari
8	1:04.918	Lance Stroll	   Racing Point
9	1:04.949	Pierre Gasly   	   AlphaTauri
10	1:04.950	Lando Norris	   McLaren
11	1:05.037	Esteban Ocon	   Renault
12	1:05.088	Daniel Ricciardo   Renault
13	1:05.177	Carlos Sainz   	   McLaren
14	1:05.290	Daniil Kvyat	   AlphaTauri
15	1:05.363	Romain Grosjean	   Haas
16	1:05.565	George Russell	   Williams
17	1:05.648	Kevin Magnussen	   Haas
18	1:05.654	Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing
19	1:05.773	Kimi Räikkönen	   Alfa Romeo Racing
20	1:07.049	Nicholas Latifi	   Williams

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Re: The 2020 Austria 01 Grand Prix Thread

Post by cmlean » Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:29 am

Qualifying

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Pos	Time		Driver		   Team
1	1:02.939	Valtteri Bottas	   Mercedes
2	1:02.951	Lewis Hamilton	   Mercedes
3	1:03.477	Max Verstappen	   Red Bull Racing
4	1:03.626	Lando Norris	   McLaren
5	1:03.868	Alexander Albon	   Red Bull Racing
6	1:03.868	Sergio Perez	   Racing Point
7	1:03.923	Charles Leclerc	   Ferrari
8	1:03.971	Carlos Sainz	   McLaren
9	1:04.029	Lance Stroll	   Racing Point
10	1:04.239	Daniel Ricciardo   Renault
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11	1:04.000	Sebastian Vettel   Ferrari
12	1:04.305	Pierre Gasly	   AlphaTauri
13	1:04.431	Daniil Kvyat	   AlphaTauri
14	1:04.643	Esteban Ocon	   Renault
15	1:04.691	Romain Grosjean	   Haas
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16	1:05.164	Kevin Magnussen	   Haas
17	1:05.167	George Russell	   Williams
18	1:05.175	Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo
19	1:05.224	Kimi Räikkönen	   Alfa Romeo
20	1:05.757	Nicholas Latifi	   Williams

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Re: The 2020 Austria 01 Grand Prix Thread

Post by cmlean » Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:27 pm

Starting Grid
With less than an hour and a half before race start time, the stewards handed down a 3 place grid penalty to Lewis Hamilton for failing to slow under yellows in stage 3 of qualifying.

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Pos	Time		Driver		   Team
1	1:02.939	Valtteri Bottas	   Mercedes
2	1:03.477	Max Verstappen	   Red Bull Racing
3	1:03.626	Lando Norris	   McLaren
4	1:03.868	Alexander Albon	   Red Bull Racing
5	1:02.951	Lewis Hamilton	   Mercedes
6	1:03.868	Sergio Perez	   Racing Point
7	1:03.923	Charles Leclerc	   Ferrari
8	1:03.971	Carlos Sainz	   McLaren
9	1:04.029	Lance Stroll	   Racing Point
10	1:04.239	Daniel Ricciardo   Renault
11	1:04.206	Sebastian Vettel   Ferrari
12	1:04.305	Pierre Gasly	   AlphaTauri
13	1:04.431	Daniil Kvyat	   AlphaTauri
14	1:04.643	Esteban Ocon	   Renault
15	1:04.691	Romain Grosjean	   Haas
16	1:05.164	Kevin Magnussen	   Haas
17	1:05.167	George Russell	   Williams
18	1:05.175	Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing
19	1:05.224	Kimi Räikkönen	   Alfa Romeo Racing
20	1:05.757	Nicholas Latifi	   Williams

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Re: The 2020 Austria 01 Grand Prix Thread

Post by cmlean » Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:34 pm

Race Results

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Pos	Driver		   Team
1	Valtteri Bottas	   Mercedes
2	Charles Leclerc	   Ferrari
3	Lando Norris	   McLaren
4	Lewis Hamilton	   Mercedes
5	Carlos Sainz	   McLaren
6	Sergio Perez	   Racing Point
7	Pierre Gasly	   AlphaTauri
8	Esteban Ocon	   Renault
9	Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing
10	Sebastian Vettel   Ferrari
11	Nicholas Latifi	   Williams
DNF	Daniil Kvyat	   AlphaTauri
DNF	Alexander Albon	   Red Bull Racing
DNF	Kimi Räikkönen	   Alfa Romeo Racing
DNF	George Russell	   Williams
DNF	Romain Grosjean	   Haas
DNF	Kevin Magnussen	   Haas
DNF	Lance Stroll	   Racing Point
DNF	Daniel Ricciardo   Renault
DNF	Max Verstappen	   Red Bull Racing
Lewis Hamilton incurred the wrath of the stewards with a 5 second penalty for his collision with Alexander Albon.
Sergio Perez also suffered with a 5 second penalty for speeding in the pits.

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Re: The 2020 Austria 01 Grand Prix Thread

Post by cmlean » Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:14 pm

The old adage that Safety cars breed safety cars held true.
Mercedes seemed to have the race under control, however they both had similar problems.
Safety cars brought the field back to them and, on new softer tyres, Ferrari and McLaren managed to maintain their distance to Hamilton's Mercedes.
It took a fastest lap on the last lap by Lando Norris to take the bottom step on the podium.
Unlucky drivers had to be the Red Bull pairing. Alexander Albon who ranged up on the outside of Lewis Hamilton and was run out of room into the gravel trap.
Max Verstappen seemed to have a electronics failure that kept throwing his car into anti-stall mode while in a podium position.
With only 11 cars crossing the line, Nicholas Latifi was unlucky to be the only finisher not to pick up points.

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Re: The 2020 Austria 01 Grand Prix Thread

Post by cmlean » Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:15 pm

The next race is again in Austria next weekend.

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