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F1 racing, Eifel GP (Germany): Lewis Hamilton, the record conqueror (Part 2)

Without the best speed, Ferrari 11th lap called Leclerc for the first tire change stop, after stopping pits with Medium tires, Leclerc returned to the 19th class race, right above Albon.

At the same time, Vettel lost control and slipped off the curb at turn 1, then immediately had a pit stop.

Shortly thereafter, a lock-on brake at turn 1 caused Bottas to lose his lead to Hamilton. It seems that the Soft tires do not have enough grip, so the Finnish driver stopped pits to switch to Medium round 13.

Round 14, a collision situation between Russel and Raikkonen caused Williams’ racer to give up afterwards. The incident caused the virtual safety car (VSC) signal to appear, the riders took advantage of one time to stop changing tires. Both Hamilton and Verstappen were pit-stop round 17. They returned to the track still ahead of Bottas.

All trouble has not stopped, Kvyat and Albon collide leading to Alpha Tauri’s wind wing broken at the start / finish line, causing the yellow flag to be raised. It was then that Bottas told team-radio that his car was losing energy, making him unable to maintain his rank on the track, and the Finnish racer had to stop the game in the 20th round. 2nd race must give up.

Round 21, the track supervisor issued a 10-second penalty for Raikkonen, was the cause of Williams’s Russel to give up.

In the 24-25 consecutive rounds, in turn, Renault’s Ocon, due to a transmission error, and Albon had the problem to give up. Previously, the Thai driver of Red Bull was fined 5 seconds for causing a collision with Kvyat, but due to stopping the race that penalty will not be valid for this racer. Up to this point 4 riders had to stop the game.

Round 31, both Perez and Sainz had their first pit stops. At this point, for sure the strategy for these two racers will be the only one pit-stop, they return to the track in 6-7. Soon after Perez overtook Norris, the racer apparently having a problem with the power system in his car.

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F1 racing, Eifel GP (Germany): Lewis Hamilton, the record conqueror (Part 1)

Although only starting 2, Lewis Hamilton’s desire to win was concretized by the 91st victory in his career at the German GP 2020.

Max Verstappen finished second, with Daniel Ricciardo’s podium, after the incident. pole-winning racer Valtteri Bottas give up.

Sunday afternoon at Nurbrgring started with cold weather, the track area temperature was only about 12ºC, the road surface temperature was about 18ºC. With weather like this, the tire strategy will play a very important role in being able to win.

With top riders starting with soft tires, the strategy predicted by Pirelli is about 25 laps, then shifting to medium tires. If the strategy is 2pits, it will be 19 rounds of Soft, 22 rounds of Medium and the last 19 rounds of Soft, or about 18 Soft, then 2 turns – 21 rounds with Medium.

There are no penalties on the starting line, meaning that Saturday’s ranking result is the position of the drivers at the start of the race. Nico Hulkenberg had their third race this season for Racing Point, after replacing Lance Stroll, the racer was not fit enough to attend.

After the warm-up lap, the riders returned to their starting position. When the signal light went off, the crew accelerated toward 1st corner, Bottas let Hamilton attack in the first corner, but the racer reclaimed his spot in the next corner.

During the first rounds, the top ranks gradually create a distance from each other over 1 second. Only the competition for the fourth place of Leclerc and Ricciardo is remarkable. But Ferrari riders still keep their rankings.

Right in round 8, Albon had the first pit-stop to switch to Medium tires, and fell to the end of the race. By the 9th round, Leclerc lost his position and was also under pressure from the rear group of Norris and Perez.

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Hamilton was almost eliminated at the Russian Grand Prix

Before winning the pole, British F1 driver Lewis Hamilton was almost eliminated from the 2nd qualifying round (Q2) after the accident of Sebastian Vettel.

“One of the worst qualifying rounds in my career. Everything is so horrible, my heart wants to jump out,” Hamilton said after the Sochi race on September 26.

A serious accident with Vettel’s SF1000 at the end of Q2 caused the red flag to be raised, and the race stopped. Right now, Hamilton is still halfway through the second run, although there are only 2 minutes and 15 seconds remaining.

Before that, the first run result in Q2 of the British driver was canceled due to a violation. The glitch came to Hamilton when he turned wide and crossed the curb in the final corner at the first run, causing the result to be canceled.

The Mercedes driver wanted to continue with the second run, but was called back to the pit by the instructors. Hamilton had to return to the pit to change tires, supply and return to the track. But when he was almost done on the second run, the race was advanced.

When the race returned, Hamilton’s W11 was eighth in the pit lane exit queue. On the way to the starting line, the British driver had to try hard to pass many cars above, sometimes the W11 was thrown off the side. Towards the last corner when only a few seconds to race, Hamilton had to slow down because he could not pass the car of Esteban Ocon (Renault). Over the radio, racing engineer Peter Bonnington shouted urging Hamilton: “Hurry! Must go now.”

Finally, Mercedes driver promptly reached the starting line to start the test when the time was only a few seconds. If they fail or do not perform well in the only run, the British driver will be eliminated from Q2 with 15th place. 1 minute 32.835 seconds is enough to help Hamilton reach the top 10 with fourth place. Overcoming difficult and dramatic challenges in Q2, until Q3, Hamilton regained his inherent form. He scored 1 minute 31,391 seconds when he was near the end of the first run, 0.793 seconds faster, compared to Valtteri Bottas – his teammate reached 1 minute 32,184 seconds.

However, the switch to soft tires in the last run of Q2 makes the British driver to start with this tire, instead of the average tire of rival Max Verstappen and teammate Valtteri Bottas. The average tire is rated as the optimal tire and has better performance at the official race. Therefore, Hamilton is expected to have difficulty in Sochi in the official race this afternoon on Sunday, September 27.

Bottas improved on the second run to 1 minute 31,956 seconds, but Hamilton did the same by raising the result to 1 minute 31,304 seconds. The qualifying race is almost exclusively British racing territory. In the back, in contrast to the disappointing performance in the test races, Verstappen surprised him when he surpassed Bottas to take second place. The Dutch driver’s performance was better than teammate Alex Albon by 1,141 seconds.

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F1 racing, Belgian GP: The power of Hamilton

Belgian GP witnessed an ambitious, stylish and brave Lewis Hamilton, unmatched by Mercedes.

The Spa race started with a rare sight, the result at Saturday’s qualifying round also where the riders would start in the Sunday afternoon race. There is no reason to change such as penalty, or replacement of engine components. But before the race started, McLaren driver Carlos Sainz was unable to enter the race due to a problem. exhaust system, ending the game before it started.

The weather in the racetrack area, although it is expected to rain, is in fact in ideal conditions before the race takes place. The air temperature is 18ºC and the pavement temperature is about 31.5ºC. 

Before the race, teams spent 1-minute commemorating young driver Anthoine Hubert who died in the race here last season in mode F2.

The first three riders, Hamilton, Bottas and Verstappen, all use Medium tires – the tires they use to set-time in Q2. But Pirelli predicted the opposite, the optimal technical stop strategy is to run soft tires (Soft) for about 18 laps then switch to Medium, or 16 laps then use hard tires (Hard) to complete the game.

Another pit stop strategy is Soft 14 rounds, Medium 16 rounds and Soft at the last stint. If starting Medium, after 20 rounds will stop and switch to Hard. Maintaining optimal tire performance, teams can apply differentiated pit stops for an advantage on the track.

Belgian GP began and Hamilton steadily led the race from the first corner. In the back, Ocon quickly got ahead of Albon, and Ricciardo failed to attack Verstappen.

Meanwhile, Leclerc had a spectacular depart, coming in 8th place, ahead of riders Gasly, Perez, Norris and Kvyat. Ferrari second driver Vettel ranked 13th and is under pressure from Giovinnazzi in the back.

The problem is that Ferrari’s car does not have enough speed in straight lines, so only in round 5, Leclerc was overtaken by Gasly and Perez, dropped to 10th place, the young Italian team driver continued to be overtaken by Norris in the next round.

The lack of maximum speed on the Kemmel straight line did not help Leclerc maintain the advantage, so the eighth round of the Ferrari duo respectively ranked 12-13 disappointed.

At the top of the race, Hamilton firmly took the first place, leading Bottas by nearly 2 seconds and Verstappen by more than 5 seconds. Top 3 are far behind the following group with a distance that is not easy to level. From 4th to 10th place is the stability of the positions of the Renault, Racing Point, McLaren and Alpha Tauri teams, the position fluctuations may have to wait after the first pit stop of the teams.

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F1 CEO Chase Carey expects to have 15-18 races in 2020

The GP of Azerbaijan is delayed but F1 Carey boss still expects to have 15-18 races in 2020.

F1 Executive Director Chase Carey is still expected to have a schedule of 15-18 games in 2020 despite the addition of another Grand Prix which has been postponed due to the global spread of COVID-19 virus.

The Azerbaijan Grand Prix has been delayed – previously scheduled for June 5 – June 7 – meaning eight races have now been postponed and canceled.

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The Australia and Monaco Grand Prix races were canceled, while Bahrain, Vietnam, China, the Netherlands, Spain and Azerbaijan were also delayed.

Although it is undeniable that “there is a high possibility that there will be more games to be postponed,” Carey still expects a new schedule that fans will be looking forward to in 2020.

He said that although no one could be sure when the situation would improve then, they believed things wouldl soon get better and then they wouldl be ready to race again. They were committed to giving their fans an exciting 2020 Championship season.

“We realize there is a good chance that there will be more delays in the current race schedule, but we and our partners still expect the season to start again someday this summer, with the schedule of a new process from 15-18 races.

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“As announced earlier, we will take advantage of the summer vacation that is postponed to March and April to race during the regular summer vacation, and anticipate the end of the season will be longer than the end of the season. The beginning is November 27-29, with the sequence and racing schedule significantly different from our previous 2020 race schedule.”

Carey said F1 could not provide specific information about the new race schedule at this time, due to the rapid development of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, he said F1 is still working with local stakeholders and organizers to capture the situation at each potential race track.