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Old 08-30-2019, 07:48 AM   #1
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Default F1 Belgian Grand Prix Spa-Francorchamps, 30 August-1 September

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It's been too long, I hate summer shutdowns. Love this circuit though, it's one of my absolute faves.

They're clamping down on corner cutting this year:

https://www.gptoday.net/en/news/f1/2...g-at-radillion

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F1 drivers have been warned over track limits at the Radillion corner at Spa-Francorchamps, with lap times set to be deleted if drivers go to the left of the kerb.

The rule will also apply during the three practice sessions that precede Saturday's qualifying session, while drivers will also be monitored during the race.

Race director Michael Masi wrote in his race notes: "A lap time achieved during any practice session or the race by leaving the track and cutting behind the apex of Turn 4, as judged by the detection loop in this location, will be invalidated by the stewards.

"On the third occasion of a driver cutting behind the apex of Turn 4 during the race, he will be shown a black and white flag, any further cutting will then be reported to the stewards.

"Each time any car cuts behind the apex, teams will be informed via the official messaging system."

Masi added that there was an exception, as the rule will "not automatically apply to any driver who is judged to have been forced off the track" and that "each such case will be judged individually".

In a revised version of the notes, a previously written rule written to punish drivers who crossed the red/white/green chevron separating the pit entry and the track was crossed out.

It is also stated that the use of tyre blankets in the pit lane during the race is prohibited on the grounds of safety.
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Old 08-30-2019, 09:27 AM   #3
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Indeed Spa and Nurburgring, with Monaco thrown in for scenery.
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I have worked on Telemetry Data all day and I can confirm this is the most difficult and intense circuit of the year... It takes me the double of the usual time to process correctly all the data and prepare the charts accordingly. The lap is long almost 2 minutes with a series of fast/long corners which make the data very sensitive, so very difficult to process. But it is also amazing to see how the drivers go full throttle for such a long percentage of the lap. Here in Italy we call Spa "the University of F1" and it really is
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 It's been too long, I hate summer shutdowns. Love this circuit though, it's one of my absolute faves.

They're clamping down on corner cutting this year:

https://www.gptoday.net/en/news/f1/2...g-at-radillion

Qually is like the quiz show Pointless with the timing loops.


First is the lap legal, then how good is the time.


We use them a lot for the local race series, at least 1 driver in the top 10 will hit the loop.

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Hami has put it in the wall in FP3. Looked pretty hard. Unknown if he will be out for Qually.
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Mercedes are confident they can get him out in Q1.
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Old 08-31-2019, 03:51 PM   #7
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Qualification
Spa-Francorchamps, 31 August 2019

https://www.bbc.com/sport/formula1/2...lts/qualifying

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Belgian Grand Prix: Charles Leclerc on pole ahead of Sebastian Vettel

By Andrew Benson
Chief F1 writer at Spa-Francorchamps
https://www.bbc.com/sport/formula1/49535640
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Old 08-31-2019, 05:49 PM   #8
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Massive accident in F2.

https://www.motorsport.com/fia-f2/ne...crash/4526124/

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Old 08-31-2019, 05:49 PM   #9
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There has been a fatal accident in the accompanying F2 race this afternoon.
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Old 08-31-2019, 09:05 PM   #10
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Shocking incident. He was 22 years old.
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Old 08-31-2019, 11:23 PM   #11
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For his family and friends, awful. RIP.
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Old 09-01-2019, 02:59 PM   #12
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FINALLY!!!
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Leclerc takes first career win and dedicates it to Hubert, Hamilton 2nd a second behind
Several collisions on first lap: Verstappen, Sainz, Giovinazzi, Norris out
https://www.bbc.com/sport/live/formula1/49090006

Race results.
Spa-Francorchamps, 1 September 2019
https://www.bbc.com/sport/formula1/2...d-prix/results
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