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The 2020 German Grand Prix Thread

Post by cmlean » Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:56 pm

This is the place to discuss everything related to the 11th round of the 2020 season taking place between the 9th and 11th of October.

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Picks for Germany close at the start of Saturday practice

The event timetable for the German 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 14:10 local time - 12:10 GMT

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Re: The 2020 German Grand Prix Thread

Post by cmlean » Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:07 pm

This weekend we return to the Nurburgring, home of this year's German Grand Prix.
What will be different is the lack of heat. Temperatures are forecast for a Saturday daytime maximum of 10C and a Sunday daytime maximum of just 7C. Cooling shouldn't be an issue. Just getting tyres up to temperature probably will.

So, what to expect?
Honestly, I don't know. I don't think Ferrari will have resolved their issues.
Haas probably will be at the back as their usual companions of Williams and Alfa Romeo.
Mercedes haven't liked hot races so they should be least affected.
Red Bull will probably next best however Renault have managed to turn their season around.
McLaren are just filling the lower realms of the top ten.
The Pink Mercedes have lost their way of late as have AlphaTauri.

Let's see what happens.

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Re: The 2020 German Grand Prix Thread

Post by cmlean » Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:04 pm

Rain caused to cancellation of the first practice session.
Callum Ilott and Mick Schumacher both had their F1 debuts in FP1 abandoned. Ilott was due to replace Romain Grosjean in his Haas and Mick Schumacher to stand in for Antonio Giovinazzi in the Alfa Romeo.

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Re: The 2020 German Grand Prix Thread

Post by cmlean » Sat Oct 10, 2020 5:43 am

The second session was also abandoned due to the weather.
Looks like we're getting our first taste of a 2 day race weekend with all teams behind the 8 ball.

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Re: The 2020 German Grand Prix Thread

Post by cmlean » Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:26 am

FP3 Results

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Pos	Time		Driver		   Team
1	1:26.225	Valtteri Bottas	   Mercedes
2	1:26.361	Lewis Hamilton	   Mercedes
3	1:26.681	Charles Leclerc	   Ferrari
4	1:26.896	Max Verstappen	   Red Bull Racing
5	1:27.038	Sebastian Vettel   Ferrari
6	1:27.167	Lando Norris	   McLaren
7	1:27.245	Sergio Perez	   Racing Point
8	1:27.392	Daniel Ricciardo   Renault
9	1:27.449	Alexander Albon	   Red Bull Racing
10	1:27.528	Pierre Gasly	   AlphaTauri
11	1:27.634	Esteban Ocon	   Renault
12	1:27.795	Daniil Kvyat	   AlphaTauri
13	1:27.924	Carlos Sainz	   McLaren
14	1:27.956	Kimi Räikkönen   	Alfa Romeo Racing
15	1:28.115	Romain Grosjean	   Haas
16	1:28.293	Kevin Magnussen	   Haas
17	1:28.343	George Russell	   Williams
18	1:28.370	Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing
19	1:28.941	Nicholas Latifi	   Williams
Lance Stroll took no part in FP3 due to illness and it was announced that Nico Hulkenberg would replace him for this event.

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Re: The 2020 German Grand Prix Thread

Post by cmlean » Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:32 am

Qualifying

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Pos	Time		Driver		   Team
1	1:25.269	Valtteri Bottas	   Mercedes
2	1:25.525	Lewis Hamilton	   Mercedes
3	1:25.562	Max Verstappen	   Red Bull Racing
4	1:26.035	Charles Leclerc	   Ferrari
5	1:26.047	Alexander Albon	   Red Bull Racing
6	1:26.223	Daniel Ricciardo   Renault
7	1:26.242	Esteban Ocon	   Renault
8	1:26.458	Lando Norris	   McLaren
9	1:26.704	Sergio Perez	   Racing Point
10	1:26.709	Carlos Sainz	   McLaren
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11	1:26.738	Sebastian Vettel   Ferrari
12	1:26.776	Pierre Gasly	   AlphaTauri
13	1:26.848	Daniil Kvyat	   AlphaTauri
14	1:26.936	Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing
15	1:27.125	Kevin Magnussen	   Haas
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16	1:27.552	Romain Grosjean	   Haas
17	1:27.564	George Russell	   Williams
18	1:27.812	Nicholas Latifi	   Williams
19	1:27.817	Kimi Räikkönen	   Alfa Romeo Racing
20	1:28.021	Nico Hulkenberg	   Racing Point

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Re: The 2020 German Grand Prix Thread

Post by cmlean » Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:42 pm

Results

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

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