Awesome Q3. This will be a fun start for the race.
You would figure Tsunoda would be happy with his
first Q3 - nope - he still went for a pole and overcooked
a corner and walled it. I likey .
Hamilton was all smiles with his P2. LeClerc on pole.
They're not not gonna keep Bottas through the end of the season. This could be Russell's ride in a month or two.
Yep, zero chance Albon holds off Hamilton and even gaps him later on after the first stop. Red Bull finally got their guy. Having an excellent #2 is huge for both championships. It seems like whenever Bottas is stuck in traffic he has zero overtaking ability while Hamilton can almost always mount some sort of charge.Oh and by the way, Albon hated today probably. He'll never get a ride with the main team again. Checo eclipsed all Red Bull second drivers in basically 1 race and definitely solidified himself as the second best at RB, period.
Here's a question for F1: If the tires are so hard you can't get heat into them, why are they popping?Next year's tire compounds are huge so imagine if they can barely get heat on these, they will definitely struggle with the 2022 package even more so.
Here's a question for F1: If the tires are so hard you can't get heat into them, why are they popping?
Maybe F1 just needs to let Pirelli build the tire they want to build. I'm sure they could easily make a tire that heats up correctly and runs 2/3 distance. Remember, in 1987 Al Unser senior ran, and won the Indianapolis 500 on one set of tires, so it's not like this has never been done before.
Remember that they used to run entire Grands Prix start to finish without stopping. I just don't get the obsession that pit stops are exciting.
I believe when you have a guy in Russel (who has already smoked Botas off at Sakir) waiting in line, performances like we saw today from the second Mercedes are unacceptable. Sure, I'de feel bad for Botas if he got booted, but he is wasting that car.It seems like whenever Bottas is stuck in traffic he has zero overtaking ability while Hamilton can almost always mount some sort of charge.
He completely screwed himself and the the race away, all 25 points worth of it. He went from maximum points haul to nowhere in one swift lock up.