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#51 TomNokoe

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 08:55

Schedule is so strange

Free Practice - late morning
Quali - early evening
Race - late morning

No consistency!

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#52 balage06

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 09:05

Uh, tension building already



#53 Anja

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 09:19

Mick slower than Gelael in practice, it's over  :cool:


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#54 balage06

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 13:42

It's qualy time in 10 minutes!



#55 TomNokoe

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 13:48

Track will only get quicker as we approach early evening.

#56 thegamer23

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 13:48

Gotta love that low budget F1esque opening

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#57 Nigol

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 13:56

Cars look pretty good imo. Huge diffusor 😳

#58 TomNokoe

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 14:00

How many compounds are GP2 drivers given for a full weekend?

Qualifying is usually a 2 tyre set affair, yes?

#59 thegamer23

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 14:02

Crash!

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#60 ANF

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 14:03

Ilott crashes. He's such an idiot, he says.

#61 TomNokoe

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 14:03

Ilott with his best Hamilton 2008 impression.

#62 ANF

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 14:04

Ran wide at T7 and spun across the track an into the tyre wall.

#63 TomNokoe

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 14:19

Latifi's lap is definitely beatable.

Aitken was on course to but had a poor final sector.

Track evo and cooling temps...

#64 ANF

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 14:21

8 mins to go and Latifi, on provisional pole, is out of tyres and out of the car.

#65 balage06

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 14:26

When Gelael is the faster Prema driver... :eek:



#66 thegamer23

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 14:28

Gelael in Ferrari cofirmed.

Ghiotto is my title favourite.

Shame for that Lock up for Mick, lost at least half a second that should have put him in Top 5.

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#67 noikeee

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 14:28

Ghiotto smashes it with a late lap.

 

Messy trembles in fear and despair at the news of Gelael P7.



#68 ANF

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 14:28

Big lockup by Schumacher on his last flying lap.

#69 noikeee

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 14:30

Seems like experience of the series/car/track was a huge advantage here? Mick top rookie in 10th if I'm reading this correctly?



#70 ANF

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 14:31

No onboard from Raghunayhan's weird off at T3...

#71 anyeis

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 14:31

The media should stop doing puff pieces on Calderon. Its just so out of touch with reality


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#72 Jellyfishcake

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 14:31

Yeah they always say experience is key in F2(GP2) and that shows from this qualifying will be interesting to see how that trend goes over the course of the season.



#73 thegamer23

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 14:33

Should be a very interesting one tomorrow, ad they will run in the morning with hot temperatures & high tyre deg

#74 ElectricBoogie

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 14:34

Calderon 1.3 seconds off her fellow rookie team mate. Did she not get a late lap in?



#75 beachdrifter

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 14:36

So F2 qualifying isn't exactly thrilling. I'm glad F1 has these 3 segments.



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Posted 29 March 2019 - 14:37

So F2 qualifying isn't exactly thrilling. I'm glad F1 has these 3 segments.

 

F2 qualifying with F1 style knockouts would be great fun, shame it won't ever happen due to costs/timing etc 



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Posted 29 March 2019 - 14:40

F2 qualifying with F1 style knockouts would be great fun, shame it won't ever happen due to costs/timing etc 

 

Maybe just do 2 segments then? Why do you think the costs would be different? 



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Posted 29 March 2019 - 14:42

Maybe just do 2 segments then? Why do you think the costs would be different? 

 

Just assuming they would use more fresh sets of tyres etc 

 

But equally could just use one set and see how it goes



#79 Kev00

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 14:43

It’s not so bad when you can do multiple laps on one tyre but here it was crap as the tyres were done after one lap. 2 fast laps in 30 minutes is not so great. Just give them another set of soft tyres.

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#80 noikeee

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 14:47

F2 qualifying with F1 style knockouts would be great fun, shame it won't ever happen due to costs/timing etc 

 

Nah, the poor drivers already get such little running with just 1 short FP session before this, making it even worse for them is a bad idea I think. This way at least they have 30 mins to try to build up to a lap.



#81 ANF

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 14:48

Final qualifying times

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#82 TomNokoe

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 14:53

Wow, fastest final sector from Schumacher, he would've been quick without his mistake.

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 14:53

Calderon 1.3 seconds off her fellow rookie team mate. Did she not get a late lap in?

 

I like her and all but I think this is maybe what happens when you promote a driver who's scored nothing more than occasional minor points in GP3 up a level. Hope she proves me wrong. 

 

Oh God, Gelael was 7th? ****.



#84 midgrid

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 14:55

Seems like experience of the series/car/track was a huge advantage here? Mick top rookie in 10th if I'm reading this correctly?

 

Very close between the reigning F3 (Schumacher) and GP3 (Hubert) champions - should be a nice battle to follow as the season progresses.



#85 thegamer23

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 14:55

Best S3 of anyone for Schumacher, recorded in his first quali attempt.

Shame for that big lockup!
He also did a 25.3 in his final lap despite that huge flatspot, so...could have been quite a good lap.  

 

Looks like experience counts a little bit this season. 
Last year everyone has started from 0 considering the new car's debut, while this year the more experienced drivers (pretty much everyone in top 10  :lol: ) will have an initial advantage. 

But will be closer & closer as the championship progresses, could be a tight one. 


Edited by thegamer23, 29 March 2019 - 14:57.


#86 Starchild

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 14:56

I'm following GP2/F2 since it started in 2005. and this year's grid is probably the worst of them all. Of course I'm still going to watch it because I'm still expecting races to be exciting, but damn, not a single F1 level talent here. When Gelael finishes 7th in quali, you know quality of the grid is poor...

But on the other side F3 grid is mega strong, one of the strongest ever, so many great exciting talents there. Very much looking forward to it. 



#87 messy

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 14:56

Schumacher needs to aim for the trusty 8,1 pattern now this weekend surely. 

 

He looked pretty promising actually, shame about blowing his best lap. 



#88 thegamer23

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 14:59

I'm following GP2/F2 since it started in 2005. and this year's grid is probably the worst of them all. Of course I'm still going to watch it because I'm still expecting races to be exciting, but damn, not a single F1 level talent here. When Gelael finishes 7th in quali, you know quality of the grid is poor...

But on the other side F3 grid is mega strong, one of the strongest ever, so many great exciting talents there. Very much looking forward to it. 

 

Well, Gelael has been there since the Mesozoic, had multiple F1 tests with Toro Rosso & even scored a podium at Monaco despite last year's super grid  :smoking:

 

Still. would have been outqualified by his teammate, without that lockup! (his bad, tho!) 


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#89 balage06

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 15:01

But the last sector is basically two straights, the first two are the most interesting part where Mick was pretty average



#90 Starchild

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 15:03

Very close between the reigning F3 (Schumacher) and GP3 (Hubert) champions - should be a nice battle to follow as the season progresses.

yes, but Schumacher is in the probably best team on the grid, while unfortunately Hubert is in the worst one

Hubert is one of the best talents on the grid, I wish he was in ART or Prema, that would be exciting to watch, but sadly he is in the freakin' Arden, top 10 at the end of the season would be miracle...


Edited by Starchild, 29 March 2019 - 15:04.


#91 messy

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 15:06

Hubert would be hot property if he was four years younger I reckon. 



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Posted 29 March 2019 - 15:06

But the last sector is basically two straights, the first two are the most interesting part where Mick was pretty average

So is sector one, two corners.

His T2 was very competitive actually in his first quali attempt, in line with De Vries's first attempt (44.0 de vries)
You can't judge his T2 in the final lap, as he had a huge flatspot & came wide out of that corner after the lockup.

He was a bit off in Sector 1 only, maybe he doesn't have 100% trust on the brakes yet .

Hubert is a pretty good damn driver, maybe a little bit old for a F2 rookie but nothing dramatic.

Edited by thegamer23, 29 March 2019 - 15:22.


#93 JRodrigues

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 15:39

yes, but Schumacher is in the probably best team on the grid, while unfortunately Hubert is in the worst one

 

Actually.. Trident is even worst than Arden. Much worse.



#94 Jackman

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 15:50

It's really not.



#95 noikeee

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 15:53

Hubert would be hot property if he was four years younger I reckon. 

And if Russell and Aitken hadn't both beaten him as team-mates 2 years ago.



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Posted 29 March 2019 - 15:53

Well, Gelael has been there since the Mesozoic, had multiple F1 tests with Toro Rosso & even scored a podium at Monaco despite last year's super grid  :smoking:

 

Still. would have been outqualified by his teammate, without that lockup! (his bad, tho!) 

 

 Actually, Sean had TWO podiums: one in F2 Monaco, and one when it was still GP2 in Austria 2016. Mick's setup did work a bit TOO well for him here haha. KFC bonus incoming for Mick i guess



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Posted 29 March 2019 - 15:57

It's really not.

 

Well... Trident was the only team last year not to have a podium. Their best finish was 5th. Arden even had one victory and a 2nd place.



#98 Jackman

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 15:59

Yeah, and the driver line ups were pretty different...



#99 SouthF1

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 17:17

Feels like Ghiotto, Gelael and Boschung have raced in this series for 10 years by now.



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#100 Kev00

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 20:21

Hubert would be hot property if he was four years younger I reckon.


I don’t know if this is a joke or not?