Formula 1 is back on track at the fantastic and coolest spa-francorcoms. Despite the rain before and after free training time, a racing session, mainly with a dry track, allowed the teams to run a complete and regular program and gave us the opportunity to do Some tips Very early from the data of what was found along the way.
Nothing is certain Climate change will greatly affect the program throughout the weekend, with more than 90% chance of rain this afternoon, so what we saw along the way was the taste of what the teams felt and their attitude over the weekend. In fact, over the weekend we compared the leaflets of Verstappen, Potas and Charles Leklerk to try to find some hints of this start.
Mercedes confirms the push with the first engine on Friday The two Mercedes were delivered in Belgium just as they were in Budapest before the summer holidays: in power. If the temperature in Budapest is particularly surprising, the cold of northern European summer allows you to increase power with less anxiety, but in this introduction you will not notice how the Mercedes Power Unit did not escape the team. , Comparison with competitors’ studies. Apparently, the draw speed is a combination of high power output and low aerodynamic traction, indicating that Brockley has chosen a system that is not yet aerodynamically unloaded. Despite Hamilton’s fold in the last few corners, we’ve seen his data, and the speedometers are the same as his teammates (e.g. the maximum speed is 328 for Potos and 327 for Hamilton, the same acceleration curves) despite having to serve 5 penalty positions on the Finnish stage Could not see a completely different starting point. Such an unloaded car, however, complicates things in the midfield, where you have to load it and on the other hand, Verstappen shines significantly with his Red Bull.
Honda at least, Red Bull at most While it is clear that Honda’s power level was too low by Red Bull technicians, the choices made at Milton Keynes now seem to be the complete opposite of Brockley’s. RB16B No. 33 goes slowly from 8 to 10 in the first and third fields at 7-8 km / h, but in the middle field it delivers almost everything, the fastest Verstappen in all surveys, already at 277 km / h in Pohon. Given the hints at turn 8 (one of the worst for Understeer), one would think that Max’s car is already well balanced and, for now, the chronic Understeer problem shown in the previous two races has not developed. When power regimes are elevated, we understand where Max can really come from, and his current heavyweight system and conservative power unit regime can also be determined by the anticipation of rain, so be prepared for this already. Event.
Ferrari is now unloaded – SF21 performed very well in all of these. Leklerk’s fourth time, with soft rubber, shows a car that is very refreshing, not overloaded, and apparently should not be hit straight. This is especially true of Kemmel where Leklerk has the same exit speed from Radilon to Verstappen, but when you go at 300km / h you notice how the red line goes up corresponding to the speed of the potash. However, the concept of that division is that it is a combination of a car with high aerodynamics and when a small clipping occurs, the excess of composite power is expelled before braking. As always, teams experiment during free training to find the most effective hybrid delivery strategy on the weekends, which does not seem to be the exception. Compared to the top in the midfield, Leklerk pays more than 7 tenths from Verstappen, but as mentioned above Finn has almost a tenth from Potassium, despite the slight load. Monacos’ measurements in the corners are even better, with the 270 at Pouhon being a good sign that the starting point for the red system is good, and now engineers need to decide whether to increase the aerodynamic load or adjust the choices for the rest of the race. Weekend.
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