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      Yesterday, 06:46 PM   #331
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"Circuit Tyre Demands"

No two ways about it, Silverstone places enormous demands on the tyres of a modern F1 car, the left-front in particular. Long-duration, high-speed corners, several of them literally flat-out in these cars with downforce levels that smother even the 1,022 HP from the Mercedes, make it the highest-energy track of all for the tyres.

The loads square with speed. The year-on-year gains invariably add speed. This year’s Merc was, for example, 11km/h faster at the apex of Copse than last year’s. Replicate that around Maggotts/Becketts, Abbey, into Stowe – and you begin to get an idea of how a tyre that was fine last year might not be this year.

And yes we read this well , the Merc is pushed by "1,022 HP" and the tyres suffer under the extra friction when DAS is used ...
well tyre wear helps for punctures etc but what was the reason for McLaren's same tire problem mate without DAS?
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well tyre wear helps for punctures etc but what was the reason for McLaren's same tire problem mate without DAS?
Well mate in 3 words : "Silverstone"/"More HP"/"Higher track temps"

To be sure of my statement : We/I will see that next weekend with even higher Silverstone track temps.
Over here in Belgium , a tropical heatwave is coming !

I need rain ASAP !


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The oddity is Kvyat's right rear puncture
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The oddity is Kvyat's right rear puncture
SEB and "Otmar Szafnauer" from RP seen together in same car !

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Did you know that HAM's 3-wheel lap was 1:55.484 whole the Porsche Cup pole position qualifying lap was 2:02.483?
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SEB and "Otmar Szafnauer" from RP seen together in same car !

Yeah I mentioned that in my comment and the Lawrence fist bump before the race. Rumor is there announcement was supposed to be this past weekend but Checo's infection stopped them.
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Did you know that HAM's 3-wheel lap was 1:55.484 whole the Porsche Cup pole position qualifying lap was 2:02.483?
Positive mate . And did you know from what HAM did was "Not Safe" ?

Actually It's forbidden by the FIA safety regulations .And a penalty should/would follow ...
But like usual...The FIA was sleeping !
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Positive mate . And did you know from what HAM did was "Not Safe" ?

Actually It's forbidden by the FIA safety regulations .And a penalty should/would follow ...
But like usual...The FIA was sleeping !
I couldn't care less. He'll be champion this year no matter what.
It's just amazing how advanced F1 cars are.
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I couldn't care less. He'll be champion this year no matter what.
It's just amazing how advanced F1 cars are.
Mate . That's for sure . HAM in the '20 Merc is untouchable ...Even stronger and faster than last year !
That's what MAX said in his latest Dutch article from today : "I would be already happy if I could follow the Mercs"
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The oddity is Kvyat's right rear puncture
yeah very likely a clear puncture wasnt like a distraction caused the crash as he was saying..

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yeah very likely a clear puncture wasnt like a distraction caused the crash as he was saying..

Punctures can happen at any time when you least expect it sometimes with fatal results, remembering Alboretto.
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Positive mate . And did you know from what HAM did was "Not Safe" ?

Actually It's forbidden by the FIA safety regulations .And a penalty should/would follow ...
But like usual...The FIA was sleeping !
I was thinking that also even with the much stiffer sidewalls designed by Pirelli continuing with a dangerous car at crazy speed is no hero feat however it is put out by the sensation seeking media.A ten second penalty would be appropriate in this case for a kamikaze stunt like that but as you say fia sunglasses were misted!
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Did you know that HAM's 3-wheel lap was 1:55.484 whole the Porsche Cup pole position qualifying lap was 2:02.483?
...and extremely stupid, makes a mockery of the FIA Action for Road Safety campaign.
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Lewis was on 3 wheels in last 5-6 corners only guys out of 18, it wasnt a full lap on 3 wheels..
and thinking Porsches can only achieve like 250-260kmh on Hangar but Lewis did like 230kmh on 3 wheels with the help of gliding on front wing is pretty close to that.. but almost 40 seconds over one lap in qualifying difference is crazy its like being a year faster..
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Lewis was on 3 wheels in last 5-6 corners only guys out of 18, it wasnt a full lap on 3 wheels..
and thinking Porsches can only achieve like 250-260kmh on Hangar but Lewis did like 230kmh on 3 wheels with the help of gliding on front wing is pretty close to that.. but almost 40 seconds over one lap in qualifying difference is crazy its like being a year faster..
The tyres must be filled with nitrogen, look at the first pic of Kvyat's tyre before deflation escaping in a momentary gasy haze.
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