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The 2020 Spanish Grand Prix Thread

Post by cmlean » Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:04 pm

This is the place to discuss everything related to the 6th round of the 2020 season taking place in Barcelona between the 14th and 16th of August.

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

Picks for Spain close at the start of Saturday practice

The event timetable for the Spanish Grand Prix.
Friday
1st Practice 11:00 local time - 09:00 GMT
2nd Practice 15:00 local time - 13:00 GMT

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

Sunday
Race 15:10 local time - 13:10 GMT

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Re: The 2020 Spanish Grand Prix Thread

Post by cmlean » Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:21 pm

Well, this weekend we are off to Spain and the heat. This will be unusual for teams as they pre-season test at the end of winter and are normally back in May. Temperatures at around 15:00 on each day are forecast to be in the 31-33 degree Celsius region. Does this sound familiar? Something like maybe the last couple of weekends at Silverstone? Pirelli have indicated that the tyre compounds for this weekend are the 3 hardest available, C1, 2 & C3. Ironically, these compounds were used at last year's event.

So, what to expect. I don't think that Mercedes will suffer as badly as they did over the last couple of weekends. Red Bull will still be sitting up their tail pipes and the Racing Points pushing them all along. Sebastian Vettel may actually turn up this weekend. He really hasn't been anywhere near the pointy end of the field and his team mate has been really putting him in his place. Good onya Chuck!

The Renault powered cars will struggle for power and the other teams will also, with the deficiencies in their chassis hindering their progress.

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Re: The 2020 Spanish Grand Prix Thread

Post by cmlean » Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:29 pm

FP1 Results

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Pos	Time		Driver		   Team
1	1:16.785	Valtteri Bottas	   Mercedes
2	1:16.824	Lewis Hamilton	   Mercedes
3	1:17.724	Max Verstappen	   Red Bull Racing
4	1:17.970	Charles Leclerc	   Ferrari
5	1:17.981	Sebastian Vettel   Ferrari
6	1:18.291	Romain Grosjean	   Haas
7	1:18.471	Sergio Perez	   Racing Point
8	1:18.606	Alexander Albon	   Red Bull Racing
9	1:18.620	Kevin Magnussen	   Haas
10	1:18.643	Lance Stroll	   Racing Point
11	1:18.733	Carlos Sainz	   McLaren
12	1:18.736	Esteban Ocon	   Renault
13	1:18.744	Lando Norris	   McLaren
14	1:18.888	Pierre Gasly	   AlphaTauri
15	1:18.917	Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing
16	1:18.981	Kimi Räikkönen	   Alfa Romeo Racing
17	1:19.145	Daniil Kvyat	   AlphaTauri
18	1:19.230	Daniel Ricciardo   Renault
19	1:20.334	Nicholas Latifi	   Williams
20	1:20.664	Roy Nissany	   Williams

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Re: The 2020 Spanish Grand Prix Thread

Post by cmlean » Sat Aug 15, 2020 7:28 am

FP2 Results

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Pos	Time		Driver		   Team
1	1:16.883	Lewis Hamilton	   Mercedes
2	1:17.170	Valtteri Bottas	   Mercedes
3	1:17.704	Max Verstappen	   Red Bull Racing
4	1:17.868	Daniel Ricciardo   Renault
5	1:18.133	Romain Grosjean	   Haas  
6	1:18.147	Charles Leclerc	   Ferrari
7	1:18.214	Carlos Sainz	   McLaren 
8	1:18.293	Sergio Perez	   Racing Point
9	1:18.303	Esteban Ocon	   Renault
10	1:18.312	Pierre Gasly	   AlphaTauri
11	1:18.357	Lance Stroll	   Racing Point
12	1:18.404	Sebastian Vettel   Ferrari
13	1:18.491	Alexander Albon	   Red Bull Racing
14	1:18.506	Lando Norris	   McLaren 
15	1:18.642	Daniil Kvyat	   AlphaTauri
16	1:18.761	Kevin Magnussen	   Haas
17	1:18.900	Kimi Räikkönen	   Alfa Romeo Racing
18	1:18.964	Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing
19	1:19.155	Nicholas Latifi	   Williams
20	1:19.391	George Russell	   Williams
The pace of the Haas with Romain Grosjean is the most surprising thing to come out of today's sessions.

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Re: The 2020 Spanish Grand Prix Thread

Post by cmlean » Sat Aug 15, 2020 11:24 pm

FP3 Results

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Pos	Time		Driver		   Team
1	1:17.222	Lewis Hamilton	   Mercedes
2	1:17.373	Valtteri Bottas	   Mercedes
3	1:17.737	Max Verstappen	   Red Bull Racing
4	1:18.046	Carlos Sainz	   McLaren
5	1:18.096	Sergio Perez	   Racing Point
6	1:18.193	Charles Leclerc	   Ferrari
7	1:18.211	Pierre Gasly	   AlphaTauri
8	1:18.309	Lance Stroll	   Racing Point
9	1:18.371	Alexander Albon	   Red Bull Racing
10	1:18.384	Daniel Ricciardo   Renault
11	1:18.602	Esteban Ocon	   Renault
12	1:18.707	Sebastian Vettel   Ferrari
13	1:18.710	Romain Grosjean	   Haas
14	1:18.721	Kimi Räikkönen	   Alfa Romeo Racing
15	1:18.803	Lando Norris	   McLaren
16	1:18.852	Daniil Kvyat	   AlphaTauri
17	1:18.940	Kevin Magnussen	   Haas
18	1:19.175	Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing
19	1:19.297	George Russell	   Williams
20	1:19.764	Nicholas Latifi	   Williams
Esteban Ocon brought the session to an early end by spinning into the inside barrier.

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Re: The 2020 Spanish Grand Prix Thread

Post by cmlean » Sun Aug 16, 2020 6:03 am

Qualifying

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Pos	Time		Driver		   Team
1	1:15.584	Lewis Hamilton	   Mercedes
2	1:15.643	Valtteri Bottas	   Mercedes
3	1:16.292	Max Verstappen	   Red Bull Racing
4	1:16.482	Sergio Perez	   Racing Point
5	1:16.589	Lance Stroll	   Racing Point
6	1:17.029	Alexander Albon	   Red Bull Racing
7	1:17.044	Carlos Sainz	   McLaren
8	1:17.084	Lando Norris	   McLaren
9	1:17.087	Charles Leclerc	   Ferrari
10	1:17.136	Pierre Gasly	   AlphaTauri
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11	1:17.168	Sebastian Vettel   Ferrari
12	1:17.192	Daniil Kvyat	   AlphaTauri
13	1:17.198	Daniel Ricciardo   Renault
14	1:17.386	Kimi Räikkönen	   Alfa Romeo Racing
15	1:17.567	Esteban Ocon	   Renault
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16	1:17.908	Kevin Magnussen	   Haas
17	1:18.089	Romain Grosjean	   Haas
18	1:18.099	George Russell	   Williams
19	1:18.532	Nicholas Latifi	   Williams
20	1:18.697	Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing

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Re: The 2020 Spanish Grand Prix Thread

Post by cmlean » Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:32 pm

Results

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Pos	Driver		   Team
1	Lewis Hamilton	   Mercedes
2	Max Verstappen	   Red Bull Racing
3	Valtteri Bottas	   Mercedes
4	Lance Stroll	   Racing Point
5	Sergio Perez	   Racing Point
6	Carlos Sainz	   McLaren
7	Sebastian Vettel   Ferrari
8	Alexander Albon	   Red Bull Racing
9	Pierre Gasly	   AlphaTauri
10	Lando Norris	   McLaren
11	Daniel Ricciardo   Renault
12	Daniil Kvyat	   AlphaTauri
13	Esteban Ocon	   Renault
14	Kimi Räikkönen	   Alfa Romeo Racing
15	Kevin Magnussen	   Haas
16	Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing
17	George Russell	   Williams
18	Nicholas Latifi	   Williams
19	Romain Grosjean	   Haas
DNF	Charles Leclerc	   Ferrari

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Re: The 2020 Spanish Grand Prix Thread

Post by cmlean » Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:35 pm

Sergio Perez and Daniil Kvyat incurred 5 second penalties for failing to observe blue flags.
Perez conceded one place to his team mate while the penalty on Kvyat had no impact on his overall position.

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