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Author Topic: French GP hero's and 0's  (Read 626 times)

Offline Dare

French GP hero's and 0's
« on: July 24, 2022, 11:37:58 PM »
Hero's

Max   Drove like a WC. Took advantage of Le Clerc's mistake

Lewis  His best finish all year

Sainz   Best drive of the year. Should have been a podium

Russel   Snuck one on Sergio

Zero's

LeClerc   Keep this up and he'll be #2

Russel     whining about Sergio after he ran him off the track

The brain's at Ferrari    Why pit Carlos after he made the pass
                                   on Sergio. What did they gain?


"It's often said truth is the first casualty of war,"

Offline lkjohnson1950

Re: French GP hero's and 0's
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2022, 08:32:06 AM »
Ferrari said they didn't think Sainz' tires would make it to the end. They chose to pit to avoid a failure, thinking 5th was about what they would finish after the penalty.
Lonny

Offline Monty

Re: French GP hero's and 0's
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2022, 09:07:15 AM »
Quote
Russel     whining about Sergio after he ran him off the track

I agree but what about Sergio whining and whining about George’s track limits while he was violating track limits himself 🙄.

Sainz gets a  :good: for diplomacy at the end of the race and Ferrari get a  :nono: for just appearing to be unprofessional.

I hoped McLaren had made real progress but it seems not!

Offline Dare

Re: French GP hero's and 0's
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2022, 12:45:46 PM »
Looked like Sergio made it a habit of breaking 'the track
limits. I was waiting for the stewards to do something.
"It's often said truth is the first casualty of war,"

Offline Jericoke

Re: French GP hero's and 0's
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2022, 01:30:23 PM »
Heroes
Mercedes.  They may have gotten the 2022 car 'wrong', but they have been crazy reliable, and continuing to try and improve the car.  Russell hit the ground running in 2022,certainly proved he belongs at a top team. Hamilton seemed a little 'broken', either from a tough 2021, or a lacklustre 2022 car, but he's regained form, pushing his car, and his team.

Aston Martin has been a mess under Stroll's leadership, I've heard that Laurence is micromanaging and driving people away.  Or maybe he's just trying to change the culture from a midfield team punching above its weight to a big budget team.  Double points finish from a team that often doesn't make it past Q1 is worth nothing.

Zeroes
Ferrari seems like they have all the pieces, but no idea how to put them together.  LeClerc can take the blame for his accidents all season long, but what is Ferrari doing to help him?  Sainz can cut through the field, but there seems to be no trust between driver and pit wall over tire strategy

Haas.  Just when we think they're ascendant, they lay an egg.  I know it's a race, so there are winners and losers, but when teams are up and down it feels more like luck than solid teamwork.

Offline cosworth151

Re: French GP hero's and 0's
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2022, 04:14:56 PM »
Remember that K-Mag would have started up about P5 if not for the engine penalty. He made it from P20 to P13 by the end of the first lap. The timing of the 1st Safety Car really hurt them. Then Zhou took K-Mag out. Also, remember what Haas's major upgrade for the race was - Their Gurney Flap was twice as tall as it was at the last race.
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Offline lkjohnson1950

Re: French GP hero's and 0's
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2022, 11:13:48 PM »
Don't know if anyone else caught it but on F1 TV International LeClerc was screaming about the throttle on the first radio message after the crash. Did he have a problem similar to Austria and was he told to shut up and take one for the team? I'm not a fan of fly by wire systems.
Lonny

Offline Monty

Re: French GP hero's and 0's
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2022, 08:15:33 AM »
The official line was that the throttle position comment from Charles related to him trying to initiate the reverse gear procedure. I would say the timing seems to confirm this.

Offline Alianora La Canta

Re: French GP hero's and 0's
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2022, 07:03:40 PM »
Agreed, though I'm not sure it changes much once all is said and sifted - the throttle's not meant to break under an impact of that size.
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Re: French GP hero's and 0's
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2022, 11:18:48 AM »
Agreed, though I'm not sure it changes much once all is said and sifted - the throttle's not meant to break under an impact of that size.

Oh and of course LeClerc's not meant to load test that part like that in the race either.  :P  :DD
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Offline Alianora La Canta

Re: French GP hero's and 0's
« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2022, 09:55:05 PM »
Agreed, though I'm not sure it changes much once all is said and sifted - the throttle's not meant to break under an impact of that size.

Oh and of course LeClerc's not meant to load test that part like that in the race either.  :P  :DD

Touché!
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