Was Aston Martin stolen from Red Bull?

9:29 pm

Friday in the analysis

The day is coming to an end, the field is emptying and we say goodbye at this point. Today’s latest info: Albon has been acquitted of the charge of parking Sainz in FT2.

So no punishment for driver Williams, and of course we will get back to you tomorrow with a new version of the stock tape. Here are the main dates for Saturday:

10:30 AM: PK Team Manager
1:00 PM: FT3
4:00 pm: Qualifiers

Finally, the reference to Friday’s big video analysis comes again. Kevin Schoren and Christian Nimmervall talked about the following topics for about an hour:

Summary of Friday’s training in Barcelona
Aston Martin: Did Vettel steal from Red Bull?
– “Show & Tell”: These are the team’s updates for Barcelona
– Alonso criticizes Whitish, race director and commissioners
– ‘Wimp’ discussion: Alonso contradicts Sainz
Vettel criticizes current Formula 1 engines as ‘exhaust gas’?
Long-Term Analysis with Kevin Hermann
– DTM Norisring tickets: sweepstakes for channel members

Enjoy it and see you tomorrow!


9:02 PM

Leclerc: Racing speed is not right yet

“Our qualifying rounds don’t look that bad,” says the Fastest of the Day. However, at the same time, we still have to work “on race speed and tire management”, according to the Monaco newspaper.

Local champion Sainz ended up on P4 behind the two Mercedes drivers and explains that FT1 was “positive”, then FT2 was more difficult, “because we struggled a bit with the tires and balance,” Sainz said.

So it looks like the changes they made to FT2 didn’t work. We want to fix that for tomorrow. “I am sure we will find a more comfortable place,” said the Spaniard.

In any case, he did not give up on the dream of winning at home.


8:48 pm

Williams is just too slow today

Including Friday’s drivers, 23 drivers started the day. And if you exclude Vips, who has been doing a replacement program for Red Bull, the three Williams driver actually finished in the bottom three.

“We would have been too far away if we hadn’t worn it,” admits Latifi, emphasizing that “there is only one problem” at the moment. “There are many different problems that we need to address,” he says.

“I felt like I was driving a completely different car,” he shrugged. Even reserve pilot De Vries was faster today, the Canadian was about 0.7secs behind Albon.

“We’re not as fast as we’d like to be,” Albon admits. But at least he dominated his teammate today – even though he missed a session.


8:36 pm

Pirelli assumes two stations

According to their first analysis, the Italians expect two stops on Sunday. “The front left tire is the most used,” explains Mario Isola, who sees this as the “limiting factor” for drivers.

So it is assumed that the race has two stops. The “big question” now is what tires will be used. Especially since the difference between the three mixtures is “slightly greater than expected”.

The difference between soft and medium paper is 1.1 seconds, and the difference between soft and hard is 2.4.


7:57 PM

Live broadcast

Don’t forget: In just over 30 minutes, Kevin Schoren and Christian Niemervall will be reporting live on Formel1.de YouTube channel with the big analysis of Barcelona on Friday. Of course, the emphasis is on the “Green Red Bull”. The following topics are planned:

Summary of Friday’s training in Barcelona
Aston Martin: Did Vettel steal from Red Bull?
– “Show & Tell”: These are the team’s updates for Barcelona
– Alonso criticizes Whitish, race director and commissioners
– ‘Wimp’ discussion: Alonso contradicts Sainz
Vettel criticizes current Formula 1 engines as ‘exhaust gas’?
Long-Term Analysis with Kevin Hermann
– DTM Norisring tickets: sweepstakes for channel members


7:53 PM

Schumacher optimistic: There is a third question

Haas is absolutely the only team without updates this weekend. However, Schumacher stresses: “We hope that the plan will start in the third quarter. And I think we are on the right track to do that.”

He finished the day in P10, with teammate Magnussen in P12. In any case, it was the “right decision” to forgo a major update at Barcelona for the time being and save money, according to Schumacher.

The big package should come in France.


7:47 PM

McLaren: Norris damage can be repaired

He sighs at McLaren: “We can fix it overnight,” Andrea Stella says of the damage to Norris while driving over the curb. As a result, he was only able to complete six laps in FT2.

“It’s been a tough day for me,” admits Norris, who hopes to turn things around tomorrow. He finished the day P14 on the combined schedules, teammate Ricciardo only P16 – without the update.

“We tried a few different settings in both sessions,” he said, acknowledging, “We’re clearly not where we want to be on the timelines.” But the top ten will be there tomorrow. lets see.


7:40 pm

Aston Martin with handbrake

At least that’s what Lance Stroll, who talks about “positive first day” and explains, “we’ve handled it a little bit more cautiously today, understandably lacks spare parts.”

The update was definitely a “step in the right direction”. “The car felt good for one lap,” he says. In terms of balance, though, one could definitely go a step further.

With a P8 and P13 on the joint schedule, things didn’t go too badly for Aston Martin today. Let’s see if Q3 is possible for both drivers tomorrow.

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