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Author Topic: 2020 British GP  (Read 253 times)

Offline Willy

2020 British GP
« on: August 02, 2020, 06:57:29 PM »
I enjoyed the race as Silverstone always gives a good showing as it is the effective home of F1 and most teams have their operations within a short drive.
Todays race was not that exciting as the 1st 20 laps had more done under the safety car then in anger.
It finally got more interesting when tire degradation came into play at the end.
Pirelli seemed to have it planned well that the tires would start to delaminate within the last few laps. I can't imagine that was planned but it sure appeared that way.
Lewis managed to hold off a hard charging Verstappen on fresh tires on the last lap for the win, but just barely.

Red Bull will be questioning whether they could have caught Lewis on their old tires once his front left gave up. That dick Marko will be p*ssed off at the boys for not having that figured out beforehand.
Hindsight is 20/20....oh wait, maybe that's just 2020.



Offline Dare

Re: 2020 British GP
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2020, 11:58:22 PM »
I bet they have a different tire or tyre strategy
next week
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Offline cosworth151

Re: 2020 British GP
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2020, 01:24:42 PM »
It certainly was the most exciting last few laps in a long time. I imagine the engineers at Pirelli will be putting in some long hours during the coming week.
“You can search the world over for the finer things, but you won't find a match for the American road and the creatures that live on it.”
― Bob Dylan

Offline rmassart

Re: 2020 British GP
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2020, 01:36:21 PM »
I am surprised Mercedes didn't pit Hamilton the moment Verstappen came in for new tyres.  I think there was still a lap left to do so. Of course a pit stop is also a risk, but having just seen Bottas demoted to the lower half of the field, it would strike me as the obvious thing to do.

Offline John S

Re: 2020 British GP
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2020, 03:11:39 PM »
I'm surprised medium Pirelli's seemed more capable of running distance than their hard tyres.  :swoon:

Grosjean managed an amazing 36 laps on mediums, and that's starting on full race fuel load which must cause more load on tyres. No suggestion they were in danger of exploding although his lap time was dropping off badly.

Bottas burst his hard tyre just after end of 36 laps having started running them on lap 13 when quarter of race fuel would have been burnt off. Others on hards for same time found problems a lap or 2 later.  :confused:

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Offline Willy

Re: 2020 British GP
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2020, 09:02:23 PM »
I seem to recall Lewis didnt have a big enough gap to pit for tires when Max did.

Online lkjohnson1950

Re: 2020 British GP
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2020, 08:44:39 PM »
It appears that Kvyat actually may have melted his right rear tire causing his crash.

Lonny

 


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