Sport Ross Brawn: Baku a taste of the sprint qualifying
Formula 1: Sprint qualifying must not be opaque
© Motorsport Images In Silverstone it will give a sprint qualifying for the first time Formula 1 will work together with the sprinklets with Partner Amazon Web Services (AWS) and the fans of deeper information deliver. For some time, the series has been based on the forecasts and graphics of the provider and offers the fans about the topics of overtaking opportunities, brake performance or curve analyzes.
of the two-round sprint at the end of the great price of Azerbaijan in Baku Bot best entertainment . For Managing Director Ross Brawn, he was a taste of what the fans are allowed to expect the new Sprint qualifying, which will be held for the first time in July in Silverstone.
"It encouraged me that many commentators have said that we need another ten laps of this action we have seen in the last two rounds in Azerbaijan because it is a good precursor for sprint qualifying," writes Brawn in his column on the official Formula 1 homepage.
Brawn open for appointment displacements: Formula 1 driver soon at the Indy 500?
© Motorsport Images The Formula 1 could avoid overlaps with the Indy 500 , active Formula 1 pilots can participate in the Indy 500 race in the future? The series wants to endeavor to avoid overlaps of the appointments. This year, the traditional oval race for the first time since 2003 did not take place on the same weekend as Formula 1. Normally it is the great price of Monaco, which is planned on the same day.
On July 17, the first sprint race in the history of Formula 1 will be held. In total, three test runs for the format will take place this year, the two other will probably go over the stage in Monza and Sao Paulo, but an official confirmation is still out.
BRAWN expects "rousing racing"
Rendistanz in these cases is 100 kilometers and thus corresponds to a third of the normal race, which will continue to take place on Sunday. Brawn knows that this distance is not comparable to the two full throttle rounds in Baku. "But it could provide the same rousing racing because the drivers do not have to pay attention to the tires," explains the longtime ferrari "super brain".
pit stops are not provided for sprint qualifying, the character of the race should differ from the main race on Sunday by playing the tire saving a subordinate role. Whether this is actually working in a distance between 17 and 20 rounds, but remains to be seen and will probably depend on the mixtures used.
"Back to reality" for Leclerc and Ferrari in Baku
© Motorsport Images Charles Leclec in Monaco: After his qualifying accident, he drove in the race not Poleposition and Podium in Monaco, but in Baku again only in the (front) midfield ? That's exactly what Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc expects his team at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix 2021 this weekend ( track here in Formula 1 Liabticker! ). Tenor: "Monaco was a outlier. I appreciate it's back to reality." and that means leclerc: "We fight in Baku around the fourth or fifth place, I think." The r
also Fernando Alonso liked the Baku Sprint, especially since the Spaniard was able to work forward in the two laps from tenth place to rank six. "We have to think about much more two-round races, preferably 25 two-round races on Sunday," the Spaniard kids.
Gasly: Like Lions Outside the Cage
I was having fun to see how aggressively the drivers were in the two rounds, "because they knew they did not have to pay attention to the tires or anything else," Alonso gives the view the driver again.
is similar to Pierre Gasly. The Frenchman delivered an exciting duel in the two rounds with Ferrari-Pilot Charles Leclec, which the Alphatauri driver decided. Gasly believes that this particular situation "the adrenaline awakens in you," says Gasly, who finds a suitable metaphor: It was "a bit like a lion left out of the cage".
for the 25-year-olds the two rounds had been very intense. "I really enjoyed it. Hopefully we will have something similar in the future," says Gasly.
Hamilton and Mercedes hoping for return to form at French GP .
Lewis Hamilton and his Mercedes team hope to find a positive sense of 'deja vu' and a return to winning form at this weekend’s French Grand Prix following two shattering street circuit defeats. Two weeks earlier Bottas suffered a disastrous pit-stop at the Monaco Grand Prix where a tyre could not be removed until the team returned home 43 hours later. The luckless Finn will be out of contract later this year and needs a solid result to re-build his confidence amid speculation about his future."The street circuits didn’t suit our car and we lost a podium finish and a victory through our own mistakes," added Wolff.