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Race result from the last race in the 2017 season, Abu Dhabi GP

Next race in 118 days, 2018 Australian GP


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Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Saturday 25 November 2017.
World Copyright: Andy Hone/LAT Images
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Qualifying result for the Abu Dhabi GP 2017

From Formula1.com

 

 


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Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Friday 24 November 2017.
Stoffel Vandoorne, McLaren MCL32 Honda.
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Ben Payne joins McLaren as inaugural director of esports

McLaren has underlined its commitment to the esports platform with the appointment of Ben Payne as the company’s new director of esports.

McLaren has underlined its commitment to the esports platform with the appointment of Ben Payne as the company’s new director of esports.


Ben joins the company from Microsoft, where he held roles in third party marketing, partnerships and events for Xbox EMEA, as well as working on global campaigns for Windows. Prior to Microsoft, Ben held positions at SEGA, 2K Games and Future.

Ben joins McLaren on Monday 13 November, arriving just as the company’s prestigious esports racing contest, World’s Fastest Gamer, enters its final week of competition. After months of qualifying rounds, 12 finalists will converge on McLaren’s Woking headquarters to battle for the opportunity to become one of the team’s 2018 simulator drivers.

McLaren was the first Formula 1 team to announce its own esports property, in April this year. Ben’s appointment means that McLaren also becomes the first team in the sport to create a dedicated position for an eSports director.

In this new role, Ben will oversee the growth and development of McLaren’s esports strategy, including all aspects of the World’s Fastest Gamer programme. Additionally, he will lead the development of the WFG partner community, activating gaming partnerships across retail, media partnerships and key industry events.

Ben Payne said: 

“I’m delighted to be joining McLaren as director of esports during the climax of this year’s prestigious World’s Fastest Gamer contest. It’s undoubtedly an exciting time to be joining the organisation, and I’m looking forward to helping the McLaren brand grow and develop through its esports and gaming proposition.”

Zak Brown, Executive Director, McLaren Technology Group said: 

“Gaming and esports are two huge and exciting markets, and we believe that they’re essential elements of McLaren’s new marketing platform. The growth and appeal of gaming, and its close relationship to motorsport and Formula 1, makes this a natural area of expansion for us.”

John Allert, Chief Marketing Officer, McLaren Technology Group, commented: 

“We want to position McLaren as a market leader in this category. With World’s Fastest Gamer, we were the first Formula 1 team to create an esports property and now Ben’s appointment will accelerate the ambitious plans we have to grow this area of the business. We have already forged successful esports partnerships with Logitech G and Sparco, and we’re looking to develop a partner community around our gaming properties.”

For all the latest news from World’s Fastest Gamer visit:

 www.mclaren.com/WFG and follow @TheWFGamer.

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Horner confirms Aston Martin deal

The relationship between Aston Martin and Red Bull began in 2016 after the two companies combined cutting edge F1 technology and Aston Martin’s signature sports car design to produce a ground breaking hypercar.

 
Courtesy of Red Bull Racing

 

 

Formula 1 team Red Bull Racing confirm Aston Martin as title partner from 2018.

Eighteen months after launching an Innovation Partnership that led to the redefinition of automotive possibility with the game-changing Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercar, Red Bull Racing is set to similarly redefine the Formula One grid with the announcement that the iconic sports car brand Aston Martin is to become its title partner from 2018 onwards, with the team competing as ‘Aston Martin Red Bull Racing’.

The strengthened ties between the two brands are far more than a skin-deep exercise, with the expanded technical partnership taking concrete form in the shape of a new Advanced Performance Centre being established at Red Bull Racing’s campus later this year.

The new Centre will create 110 new jobs-housing Aston Martin’s design and engineering personnel responsible for future sports cars from the two companies. The new centre will allow a closer working relationship between the two leading brands in their respective fields which will see the adoption of both F1 and road car technology.

Christian Horner, Team Principal of Red Bull Racing said: “Our Innovation Partnership with Aston Martin has been a pioneering project from day one. Having conceived and created the remarkably successful Aston Martin Valkyrie together in 2016, we extended our relationship this year and are now delighted to further strengthen the partnership and see the team competing as Aston Martin Red Bull Racing in 2018. In addition, more than 100 Aston Martin staff will service the new Advanced Performance Centre on our campus here in Milton Keynes and it will allow us to collaborate further with Aston Martin on special, equally innovative, new projects.”

Aston Martin President and CEO, Andy Palmer, added: “Title partnership is the next logical step for our Innovation Partnership with Red Bull Racing. We are enjoying the global brand awareness that a revitalised Formula One provides. The power unit discussions (in Formula One) are of interest to us, but only if the circumstances are right. We are not about to enter an engine war with no restrictions in cost or dynamometer hours but we believe that if the FIA can create the right environment we would be interested in getting involved.”

The relationship between Aston Martin and Red Bull began in 2016 after the two companies combined cutting-edge F1 technology and Aston Martin’s signature sports car design to produce a groundbreaking hypercar. The Aston Martin Valkyrie is set to be the first in a line of new products to be born of this Innovation Partnership and will make its first run in 2018 before being delivered to customers in 2019.

Aston Martin will feature prominently across the Aston Martin Red Bull Racing team from the start of the 2018 season.

 

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Singapore GP – Race Result

Congratulations to Lewis Hamilton on the victory in the race today, well done in a “strange” race.

The result can be found below.


 

Starting tires:

 

What a mess at the start.

Kimi, Max, Vettel’s fault or just a race incident?

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Standings after lap 2:

Alonso manages to continue the race after the hard hit he took from Max, just after the start crash Vettel spins around and destroy the car on what seems to be cooling liquid or gear oil leaking from the damaged Ferrari.

 

 

Lap 8, Alonso has to retire the car due to the damage from the incident in the start.
Too bad, Alonso meant that the McLaren Honda was good enough for a podium today.

Lap 11, Dani Kvyat is doing exactly what we expect him to do, crash out of the race …

Lap 14/15 – Safety car in after Kvyats car has been removed from the tire barriers.

Lap 26, the track is starting dry up, and the weather-forecast is no more rain.

Lap 37, Marcus Ericsson spin on the “bridge”. This brings out the safety car again, and Lewis Hamilton loses his 9-second gap to Daniel Ricciardo.

Then the lap count down was changed to timing, two hours rule. 28 minutes to go 😉

 

And the winner is Lewis Hamilton!

 

Result:

Position Driver Nationality Team Point
1 Lewis Hamilton England Mercedes 25
2 Daniel Ricciardo Australia Red Bull Racing 18
3 Valtteri Bottas Finland Mercedes 15
4 Carloz Sainz Jr Spain Toro Rosso 12
5 Sergio Perez Mexico Force India 10
6 Jolyon Palmer England Renault Sport F1 Team 8
7 Stoffel Vandoorne Belgium McLaren Honda 6
8 Lance Stroll Canada Williams 4
9 Romain Grosjean France Haas F1 Team 2
10 Esteban Ocon France Force India 1
Full result:
POS NO DRIVER CAR LAPS
1 44 Lewis Hamilton MERCEDES 58
2 3 Daniel Ricciardo RED BULL RACING TAG HEUER 58
3 77 Valtteri Bottas MERCEDES 58
4 55 Carlos Sainz TORO ROSSO 58
5 11 Sergio Perez FORCE INDIA MERCEDES 58
6 30 Jolyon Palmer RENAULT 58
7 2 Stoffel Vandoorne MCLAREN HONDA 58
8 18 Lance Stroll WILLIAMS MERCEDES 58
9 8 Romain Grosjean HAAS FERRARI 58
10 31 Esteban Ocon FORCE INDIA MERCEDES 58
11 19 Felipe Massa WILLIAMS MERCEDES 58
12 94 Pascal Wehrlein SAUBER FERRARI 56
NC 20 Kevin Magnussen HAAS FERRARI 50
NC 27 Nico Hulkenberg RENAULT 48
NC 9 Marcus Ericsson SAUBER FERRARI 35
NC 26 Daniil Kvyat TORO ROSSO 10
NC 14 Fernando Alonso MCLAREN HONDA 8
NC 5 Sebastian Vettel FERRARI 0
NC 33 Max Verstappen RED BULL RACING TAG HEUER 0
NC 7 Kimi Räikkönen FERRARI 0

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Marina Bay Circuit, Marina Bay, Singapore.
Saturday 16 September 2017.
Photo: Steven Tee/McLaren
ref: Digital Image _R3I9943

Courtesy of McLaren-Honda Formula 1 Team
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Canadian GP 2017 – Qualifying

Qualifying result for the Canadian GP 2017

Post photo courtesy of McLaren-Honda Formula 1 Team

 


Results from Formula1.com app

Q1

Q2

Q3


 

Official result from Formula1.com

1 44 Lewis Hamilton MERCEDES 1:12.692 1:12.496 1:11.459 21
2 5 Sebastian Vettel FERRARI 1:13.046 1:12.749 1:11.789 21
3 77 Valtteri Bottas MERCEDES 1:12.685 1:12.563 1:12.177 20
4 7 Kimi Räikkönen FERRARI 1:13.548 1:12.580 1:12.252 23
5 33 Max Verstappen RED BULL RACING TAG HEUER 1:13.177 1:12.751 1:12.403 26
6 3 Daniel Ricciardo RED BULL RACING TAG HEUER 1:13.543 1:12.810 1:12.557 28
7 19 Felipe Massa WILLIAMS MERCEDES 1:13.435 1:13.012 1:12.858 27
8 11 Sergio Perez FORCE INDIA MERCEDES 1:13.470 1:13.262 1:13.018 22
9 31 Esteban Ocon FORCE INDIA MERCEDES 1:13.520 1:13.320 1:13.135 22
10 27 Nico Hulkenberg RENAULT 1:13.804 1:13.406 1:13.271 24
11 26 Daniil Kvyat TORO ROSSO 1:13.802 1:13.690 18
12 14 Fernando Alonso MCLAREN HONDA 1:13.669 1:13.693 18
13 55 Carlos Sainz TORO ROSSO 1:14.051 1:13.756 19
14 8 Romain Grosjean HAAS FERRARI 1:13.780 1:13.839 21
15 30 Jolyon Palmer RENAULT 1:13.990 1:14.293 20
16 2 Stoffel Vandoorne MCLAREN HONDA 1:14.182 11
17 18 Lance Stroll WILLIAMS MERCEDES 1:14.209 14
18 20 Kevin Magnussen HAAS FERRARI 1:14.318 11
19 9 Marcus Ericsson SAUBER FERRARI 1:14.495 11
20 94 Pascal Wehrlein SAUBER FERRARI 1:14.810 10

 

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Spanish GP 2017 – Qualifying

Best qualifying in 2017 season?
I think so.


 

This qualifying was amazing, and what a performance from Fernando.

Impressive!

Q3:

Q2:

Q1:

Ericsson beaten by Wehrlein in Q1

Sauber F1 Team: 0.005s makes the difference, it’s P16 for Marcus.

Results from Formula1.com


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Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. Friday 12 May 2017.

Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain.
Friday 12 May 2017.
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Race result: 2017 FORMULA 1 HEINEKEN CHINESE GRAND PRIX

Hamilton takes the victory at Shanghai International Circuit


 

Private notes:

Perez took Stroll out on the first lap, Antonio Giovinazzi did it all by himself on lap 3.

Max Verstappen is the man I had my money on for todays race, and 1/3 in to the race it is looking good.

Feel sorry for McLaren, on lap 17 Vandoorne had to return to the pit with a fuel problem.

Kvyat told to stop the car in a safe place on lap 18, looks like an hydraulic problem.

Ferrari is in very good shape in the mid part of the race and Vettel is passing the Red Bulls in second and third place.

Carlos Sainz impresses me again, I wish that we cold have him in the Williams F1 team … 🙂

Lap 34 – Alonso out of the race, drive shaft … (left side)

Makes me a bit sad to see this happening to Alonso that are so hard working.

It is great to see overtaking without DRS 🙂

 

 


Post photo: Courtesy of McLaren-Honda Formula 1 Team

Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai, China. Friday 07 April 2017.
Stoffel Vandoorne, McLaren MCL32 Honda, leaves the garage.
World Copyright: Steven Tee/McLaren
ref: Digital Image _R3I1657

 

Full result from Formula1.com

 

  Pos No Laps Time/Retired
1 44 Lewis Hamilton HAM Mercedes 56 1:37:36.158 0
2 5 Sebastian Vettel VET Ferrari 56 +6.250s 0
3 33 Max Verstappen VER Red Bull Racing TAG Heuer 56 +45.192s 0
4 3 Daniel Ricciardo RIC Red Bull Racing TAG Heuer 56 +46.035s 0
5 7 Kimi Räikkönen RAI Ferrari 56 +48.076s 0
6 77 Valtteri Bottas BOT Mercedes 56 +48.808s 0
7 55 Carlos Sainz SAI Toro Rosso 56 +72.893s 0
8 20 Kevin Magnussen MAG Haas Ferrari 55 +1 lap 0
9 11 Sergio Perez PER Force India Mercedes 55 +1 lap 0
10 31 Esteban Ocon OCO Force India Mercedes 55 +1 lap 0
11 8 Romain Grosjean GRO Haas Ferrari 55 +1 lap 0
12 27 Nico Hulkenberg HUL Renault 55 +1 lap 0
13 30 Jolyon Palmer PAL Renault 55 +1 lap 0
14 19 Felipe Massa MAS Williams Mercedes 55 +1 lap 0
15 9 Marcus Ericsson ERI Sauber Ferrari 55 +1 lap 0
NC 14 Fernando Alonso ALO McLaren Honda 33 DNF 0
NC 26 Daniil Kvyat KVY Toro Rosso 18 DNF 0
NC 2 Stoffel Vandoorne VAN McLaren Honda 17 DNF 0
NC 36 Antonio Giovinazzi GIO Sauber Ferrari 3 DNF 0
NC 18 Lance Stroll STR Williams Mercedes 0 DNF 0

 

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Sahara Force India signs partnership agreement with BWT

Sahara Force India takes on a brand new look this year following the signing of a partnership agreement with Europe’s No. 1 water technology specialists, BWT.

Courtesy of Sahara Force India Formula One Team

Sahara Force India signs partnership agreement with BWT.

 

Sahara Force India takes on a brand new look this year following the signing of a partnership agreement with Europe’s No. 1 water technology specialists, BWT.

The VJM10 will race in pink, magenta and silver to mark the beginning of a long-term relationship with the Austrian-headquartered water brand. The new colours will make their debut at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.

The partnership represents BWT’s first involvement in Formula One as the brand takes advantage of the sport’s global footprint to promote its unique water treatment products, such as the BWT Magnesium Mineralizer. BWT’s presence is also reinforced with the BWT pink helmets of Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon to complement the unique BWT pink car.

Dr Vijay Mallya, Team Principal and Managing Director of Sahara Force India:

“The arrival of BWT in Formula One is huge news and represents one of the most significant partnerships in our ten year history. It’s a sign of how far we have come as a team with our strong results and completes a solid commercial performance over the winter. For 2017 our cars will sport a vibrant new colour scheme with a smart matte finish. Changing the colour of our cars is an indication of the strength of this new partnership and a real statement of intent from BWT as they begin their relationship with the sport of Formula One.”

BWT CEO Andreas Weißenbacher, on BWT’s decision to sponsor a Formula 1 team, says:

“The collaboration with Sahara Force India is an important part of our brand-globalisation strategy and will dynamically increase awareness of our brand around the world. We share with Formula 1 –  the premier league of motor sport –  the passion we show every day in trying to achieve the best possible standards for our elixir of life, H2O, enabling us to meet the demanding requirements for quality, health, safety and hygiene and drive the development of new technologies.”

Images credited: 'Force India F1 Team'

The Sahara Force India F1 VJM10.
Sahara Force India F1 VJM10 Livery Reveal, Tuesday 14th March 2017.

All images credit: 'Force India F1 Team'

About BWT
The Best Water Technology Group (BWT) is Europe‘s leading water technology company. BWT’s 3,300 employees aim to supply private, industrial, business, hotel and public sector customers with innovative, economical and ecological technologies that guarantee maximum safety, hygiene and health in the daily use of water – the precious elixir of life. BWT provides state-of-the-art water treatment technologies and services for drinking water, pharmaceutical water, process water, heating water, boiler water, cooling water, water for air-conditioning systems and water for swimming pools. Our Research & Development teams use the latest methods developed to work on new processes and materials to create products that are both ecological and economical. A key development issue is a reduction in the products’ consumption of operating resources and energy to minimise CO2 emissions. www.bwt-group.com


About Sahara Force India Formula One Team
Over the last ten years Sahara Force India has risen to become one of the sport’s most prominent success stories. Year-on-year the Silverstone-based team has continued its journey towards the front of the grid with a fourth place finish in the FIA Formula One World Championship the reward for a remarkable 2016 season. The team’s global appeal has increased thanks to its strong on-track performance, growing partner portfolio and the arrival of world-class drivers such as Sergio Perez. The signing of young superstar, Esteban Ocon, to race alongside Perez for 2017, creates one of Formula One’s most exciting line-ups and gives the team fresh energy to build on its achievements ahead of the new season. www.forceindiaf1.com

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BP and Renault Sport Racing have announced a new partnership

Jérôme Stoll, President, Renault Sport Racing: “The return of BP and Castrol, brands with such strong heritage in motorsport, is very good news and opens new opportunities for our Formula 1 team.”

From Renault Sport Formula One Team press office:

“The return of BP and Castrol, brands with such strong heritage in motorsport, is very good news and opens new opportunities for our Formula 1 team. BP’s commitment highlights the ongoing appeal of Formula 1 to major multinational companies. We are very proud and motivated to have a technical partner and sponsor of this calibre,” said Jérôme Stoll, President, Renault Sport Racing.


Tufan Erginbilgic, Chief Executive, BP Downstream, commented: “Developing leading fuel and lubricant technologies is a key priority for BP. This partnership creates exciting opportunities for the teams in Renault and BP to work together to further our cutting edge fuel and lubricant technologies in the highly competitive world of Formula 1.”

“With the new aerodynamic regulations for the 2017 Formula 1 season, power sensitivity will increase. Therefore fuels and lubricants will make an even greater difference to the overall performance of the car than they have since the new power unit regulations have been introduced in 2014,” said Cyril Abiteboul, Managing Director, Renault Sport Racing. “The teams at BP and Castrol are very excited by the challenges offered by Formula 1 and we are confident they will help us achieve our ambitions for our new car in 2017 and beyond.”

BP and Castrol will be part of the Renault Sport Formula One Team as the official fuel and lubricants provider through the BP Ultimate and Castrol EDGE brands. The last time the two companies worked together was during the 1997 season when Williams Renault won both the Formula 1 Constructors Championship and the Drivers Championship.

“The vision that Renault has to be the best team in Formula 1 is something we at Castrol, and across BP, are proud to be a part of,” said Mandhir Singh, COO, BP Lubricants. “Joining the team at this point means we can work together on innovative solutions and be part of creating new success stories.”

 

 

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30 PALMER Jolyon (gbr) Renault RS.16 action during the 2016 Formula One World Championship, Singapore Grand Prix from September 16 to 18 2016 in Singapour – Photo Francois Flamand / DPPI

 

 


 

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Belgian GP 2016 – Race results

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg take the win in an incident packed race at Spa Francorchamps.

Todays Formula 1 race from the fantastic Spa Francorchamps in Belgium was one of the best I have seen in a long time.

The action started already in the first corner when Max Verstappen went for gap that never existed, quite immature move after such a poor start.

Max Verstappen also drove like an immature “kid” on several occasions through the race, putting people of track here and there.

Kevin Magnussen had a huge accident on the top of Eau Rouge. I think he was “lucky” that the car hit the barrier in the angle it did, it could have ended much worse than it did. According to the Renault F1 team on twitter Kevin most probably has hurt his left ankle, more information will follow after the check at the hospital has been completed.

Rosberg took a well deserved win in front of a very happy Ricciardo, Lewis Hamilton ended on P3 after help with a “free” tyre change under the red flag.

My money today was on Hulkenberg and Kimi, so no luck there 🙂


POS NO DRIVER CAR LAPS TIME/RETIRED PTS
1 6 Nico Rosberg MERCEDES 44 1:44:51.058 25
2 3 Daniel Ricciardo RED BULL RACING TAG HEUER 44 +14.113s 18
3 44 Lewis Hamilton MERCEDES 44 +27.634s 15
4 27 Nico Hulkenberg FORCE INDIA MERCEDES 44 +35.907s 12
5 11 Sergio Perez FORCE INDIA MERCEDES 44 +40.660s 10
6 5 Sebastian Vettel FERRARI 44 +45.394s 8
7 14 Fernando Alonso MCLAREN HONDA 44 +59.445s 6
8 77 Valtteri Bottas WILLIAMS MERCEDES 44 +60.151s 4
9 7 Kimi Räikkönen FERRARI 44 +61.109s 2
10 19 Felipe Massa WILLIAMS MERCEDES 44 +65.873s 1
11 33 Max Verstappen RED BULL RACING TAG HEUER 44 +71.138s 0
12 21 Esteban Gutierrez HAAS FERRARI 44 +73.877s 0
13 8 Romain Grosjean HAAS FERRARI 44 +76.474s 0
14 26 Daniil Kvyat TORO ROSSO FERRARI 44 +87.097s 0
15 30 Jolyon Palmer RENAULT 44 +93.165s 0
16 31 Esteban Ocon MRT MERCEDES 43 +1 lap 0
17 12 Felipe Nasr SAUBER FERRARI 43 +1 lap 0
NC 20 Kevin Magnussen RENAULT 5 DNF 0
NC 9 Marcus Ericsson SAUBER FERRARI 3 DNF 0
NC 55 Carlos Sainz TORO ROSSO FERRARI 1 DNF 0
NC 22 Jenson Button MCLAREN HONDA 1 DNF 0
NC 94 Pascal Wehrlein MRT MERCEDES 0 DNF 0


 

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PIRELLI BELGIAN GRAND PRIX PREVIEW

Round 13 of 21
Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, 25-28 August 2016

Following a short summer break, Formula 1 resumes at the one of the most epic drivers’ circuits of them all: Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium. The P Zero medium, soft and supersoft tyres have been nominated for the longest lap of the year at 7.004 kilometres, which places high-energy loads through the tyres. Spa-Francorchamps in fact provides a real multi-faceted challenge for the tyres, and by extension for the teams and drivers as well. The historic circuit at the foothills of the Ardennes is renowned for its changeable weather, meaning that there is a true microclimate to provide a constant additional parameter for the strategists to consider.

THE CIRCUIT FROM A TYRE POINT OF VIEW:

  • Loads through the tyres are among the biggest of the year due to the long and fast corners.
  • Elevation changes also create vertical forces for tyres through compressions like Eau Rouge.
  • Rain is quite likely, but it frequently rains just on one part of the circuit and not on another.
  • Set-up is a compromise between low drag for straights and downforce for corners: not easy.
  • There are plenty of overtaking opportunities, which mean that strategy options are quite open.
  • F1 returns with yet another back-to-back: after Spa it’s straight to Pirelli’s home race at Monza.

THE THREE NOMINATED COMPOUNDS:

  • White medium: a mandatory set that must be available for the race, low working range.
  • Yellow soft: again a mandatory set, should feature in the race but not ideal for long stints.
  • Red supersoft: will be used for qualifying with a focus on performance rather than durability.

HOW IT WAS A YEAR AGO:

  • Lewis Hamilton won comfortably with a two-stop strategy, changing tyres on laps 13 and 30.
  • Best alternative strategy: Max Verstappen finished eighth from 18th on the grid, having adopted a three-stop strategy and passing several cars on track.

PAUL HEMBERY, PIRELLI MOTORSPORT DIRECTOR:                     

“Spa-Francorchamps needs no introduction as one of the most iconic circuits out there. For the tyres, it’s a demanding track with the sort of high-energy loads that make it absolutely thrilling to drive. It’s not easy to find the right set-up but with such a long lap and plenty of overtaking opportunities, there are a number of different strategy permutations possible. During the summer break we’ve started testing the 2017-size tyres, and we look forward to a busy second half of the season as we continue the testing campaign and also move straight on to our home race the weekend after Belgium.”

WHAT’S NEW?

  • There are no significant changes to the Spa-Francorchamps circuit and infrastructure this year.
  • Esteban Ocon becomes a full-time Formula 1 driver, taking over from Rio Haryanto at Manor.

OTHER THINGS THAT HAVE CAUGHT OUR EYE RECENTLY:

  • Pirelli was at the forefront in Spa last month with the famous 24 Hours. It was the Italian firm’s biggest-ever event with a total of 65 cars fitted and 10,724 tyres over 29,269 cumulative laps.
  • The 2017 tyre tests with modified mule cars got underway at the beginning of the month, with Ferrari at Fiorano (driven by Sebastian Vettel and Esteban Gutierrez on wets) and Red Bull at Mugello (driven by Sebastien Buemi on slicks).

TYRES NOMINATED SO FAR:

Purple Red Yellow White Orange
Australia Supersoft Soft Medium
Bahrain Supersoft Soft Medium
China Supersoft Soft Medium
Russia Supersoft Soft Medium
Spain Soft Medium Hard
Monaco Ultrasoft Supersoft Soft
Canada Ultrasoft Supersoft Soft
Azerbaijan Supersoft Soft Medium
Austria Ultrasoft Supersoft Soft
Great Britain Soft Medium Hard
Hungary Supersoft Soft Medium
Germany Supersoft Soft Medium
Belgium Supersoft Soft Medium
Italy Supersoft Soft Medium
Singapore Ultrasoft Supersoft Soft
Malaysia Soft Medium Hard
Japan Soft Medium Hard
United States
Supersoft Soft Medium
Mexico Supersoft Soft Medium
Brazil Soft Medium Hard
Abu Dhabi Ultrasoft Supersoft Soft

 

 


 

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