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PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:18 am 
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Banana Man wrote:
Good fight for the lead in F2.

The cars racing on the Pirelli cheese tyres long discarded by F1 it seems.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:06 pm 
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Wow. Leclerc just won the sprint race by starting from P6, getting to the lead, then pitting from the lead, and overtaking 11 cars in 6 laps to regain the lead and win it.

Pitting in a sprint race and winning. Is this a first in GP2/F2?

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:56 pm 
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Wow. Leclerc just won the sprint race by starting from P6, getting to the lead, then pitting from the lead, and overtaking 11 cars in 6 laps to regain the lead and win it.

Pitting in a sprint race and winning. Is this a first in GP2/F2?

No I believe Markelov did it last year hence he tried to do it again this year but seemed to get the strategy wrong by starting the race on the softer tyres, it was done because of the high deg on the tyres.

In regards to Leclerc despite winning the GP3 title last year he did struggle at times with managing the tyres and in yesterdays race he seemed to stuggle late in the race with the tyres worse than the other drivers around him but had a cushion to 4th place and just managed to hold on for 3rd place.

So in respect to Leclerc I think perhaps they felt there was no way he was going to run the race on one set of tyres and win the race or even perhaps finish on the podium?

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:22 pm 
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Yes, both Prema drivers were not on top of the tyres yesterday which probably inspired them to try it this way. He had to make it happen though, passing 5 cars, then building a sizeable lead, then passing so many cars again. And the SC didn't help as it left him with even less time to do it all in.

He must have averaged close to 1 overtake per lap :)

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Don't know if it's been mentioned but there's been an awful crash at Donington in F4. Video on You Tube. Billy Monger hit a stationery car and it took a couple of hours to get him out of the wreck. Driver he hit was also taken to hospital.

Be warned it's a bad one.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:41 pm 
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Holy cow!!
Hope both drivers come out of it okay.

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This statement follows an incident involving Patrik Pasma (no. 21 – Carlin) and Billy Monger (no. 23 – JHR Developments) during Round 6 of the British Formula 4 Championship at Donington Park.

Monger has been carefully extracted from the car after suffering leg injuries, and has since been airlifted to the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham for further examination.

Pasma was also carefully extracted from his car. He was fully conscious and immediately taken to the on-site medical centre. He has since been taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre for further assessment.

Further information will be provided in due course.


http://www.btcc.net/2017/04/16/statemen ... k-circuit/

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:03 pm 
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Lotus49 wrote:
Don't know if it's been mentioned but there's been an awful crash at Donington in F4. Video on You Tube. Billy Monger hit a stationery car and it took a couple of hours to get him out of the wreck. Driver he hit was also taken to hospital.

Be warned it's a bad one.


Perhaps it's stating the obvious, if the car was stationary why did he not make sure he was off the track?

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:16 am 
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Because that driver slid back on track after spinning.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:37 pm 
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Armchair Expert wrote:
Because that driver slid back on track after spinning.

Fair enough

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In Indy Lights, Nico Jamin becomes a 1st time series winner at Barber Motorsports Park on Race 1. But the honors for Race 2 went to Colton Herta who won the 400th edition of the series. Kyle Kaiser kept his eyes on the points battle with 2 2nd-place finishes. Neil Alberico would finish 3rd in Race 1 while Race 1 winner Jamin secures the final podium spot in Race 2.

With Herta holding a 16 point lead, Kaiser, Jamin, Aaron Telitz, and Alberico are within 16 points from 2nd thru 5th.

The series will take a break until the Indy GP road course.

Race 1 report:
http://www.indylights.com/news/jamin-sc ... er-in-2017

Race 2 report:
http://www.indylights.com/news/herta-gr ... 400th-race


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