Just got done watching the races from the GT World Challenge Europe and while the track looks awesome with absolutely no margin for error, passing here will be almost impossible. The banked corners are top notch.
Can’t wait to see these cars take those corners.
Wonder how well they'll be able to follow during turns 13 and 14 into DRS for the turn 1 opportunity.
I don't see how a pass can really be safely executed out of turn 4, at least until turn 9. The track is ~9m wide, which is like 1/3 narrower than Maggots and Becketts through there. I don't see how you can take an alternate line through 4, 5, and 6 to overtake a car ahead of you. Plus, there's no DRS there.That last turn was always flat, so it's hard to imagine there will be any difference. I mean, it's cool, but I don't expect a lot of passing there.
There's probably going to be more out of the fourth turn leading up the hill. You have to get a good launch because it's uphill and any lack of speed will just multiply itself compared to the guys who carry that extra speed. On any corner that leads onto a straight, exit speed i the most important factor, and the banking will really help here.
MXN is acting like the deal is done, but i have not seen anything official.
Russell will be a Mercedes driver in 2022, but Hamilton is unhappy (msn.com)
Of course Hamilton is unhappy. Botas rarely had anything for him, but Russel just outqualified him with a Williams! I wouldn't want him in the team either!
Car was still "live" with the MGU-K.The little action we had was intense. The marshals really did a poor job with Vettel’s car so they lost basically 30+ minutes.
I think the frontstretch is the only place where passing is going to be possible during the race.I don't see how a pass can really be safely executed out of turn 4, at least until turn 9. The track is ~9m wide, which is like 1/3 narrower than Maggots and Becketts through there. I don't see how you can take an alternate line through 4, 5, and 6 to overtake a car ahead of you. Plus, there's no DRS there.
I think turn 3 will be where the action is and depending on who enters turn 4 first will be who probably stays ahead for the lap.
Team needs to help them out and let them know what’s going on there. Failure to communicate.I get it, I hope Nikita and Mick both learn a bit more on track respect.
Gio looks sprite as well, he's getting warmed up for WEC... I mean oop.
Gasly really is quite the sublime talent, isn't he?Sheeeesh. Lewis’s final sector must’ve been insane. That was closer than I expected.
Gasly P4 and Gio P7