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xXCzechoslovakiaXx

Hopefully mclaren doesn’t drop the car in the race lol


FrostyJesus

The comedic timing of the mechanic then running in trying to put the tire on backwards was excellent


tastycidr

I was watching that replay like...is he trying to jam that tire on backwards? Glad I'm not the only one (and I'm a McLaren fan) who found that tragically hilarious


ImGrumps

So crazy because their tire graphics seems like it would be the most obvious one to determine which way is correct. Just blind panic there... May need to do a bit more training, lmao.


Jreal22

I honestly was like, are they training a backup? Because the second jack man came in and was like, turn it around dumbass lol. You see him motion with his hand to flip the tyre, while he and three others jack the damn car off the ground.


gramathy

Just trying to recreate the Benny hill show while in country.


DarthHelmet123

Mr. Bean's about to show up as the race engineer


TWVer

*”Hit the road, Jack.”*


DeadPengwin

Nice!


Nameless739

Less than 1.7 seconds from 1st to 19th, seems pretty good


PoloVonChubb

0.9 from 6th to 19th, hoping for a very close midfield battle.


LoungingLlama312

Hopefully not a DRS train led by Stroll or Alonso. :s


sidewinderaw11

Y'know what, if stroll can pull that off while running P6? Hats off to him


mdlt97

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TyButler2020

To be completely honest it should’ve been all 20. Latifi actually had a really good looking lap until he got loose in the final sector. Was only like a second down through 2 sectors


robmob78

Don’t forget Latifi didn’t get the upgrades. He should be buoyed.


Gizshot

The new latifi and improved latifi, 2 weeks ago he's in the wall


MyNameIsSushi

It helps that the wall is like 2km away from the track at that corner.


Gizshot

Big true


VaporizeGG

First thing I saw too, that's insanely close


RobertGracie

Lets just hope no lasting damage was done to Landos car and lets hope it can perform well


J1barrygang

What happened


weiner-rama

The back lift broke when he came in to the pit and it dropped his car down onto the floor as the back wheels weren’t on


J1barrygang

Potential chassis damage?


weiner-rama

Hopefully not


btokendown

Have we tried turning the AT off and on again? Putting it in rice? An exorcism?


DiddledByDad

:( I just want to see Yuki do well


Working_Sundae

Updated Williams car is 1 second faster than the other car. Update is working 🤗🤗🤗


JaysonTatumfanboy

Well Could just be the Difference between Latifi and Albon


trolllord45

But Albon has the upgrades and Latifi doesn’t.


Manuag_86

So the updates don't work, since Albon is almost always 1s faster than Latifi lol


Gloomy-Employment-72

Yeah, I wondered at that. Albon has been faster than Latifi all year, and all the commentators were pointing to the 1 sec difference between their cars. I guess we'll see in qualifying, and certainly race day.


fdar

Will Latifi get the upgrades for qualifying?


Gloomy-Employment-72

Today, commentators were saying he won't have them for a few more races.


elderly_fan

Maybe it's an upgraded Albon


tophiii

New red hair dye


prograMagar

Hmm they should paint their Williams red


Operario

I know you jest but god, please no... I’m getting FW20 Vietnam flashbacks already


buzz_shocker

This is the reason


pzkenny

That's the joke bro


BanditRecon

Yeah, saw that and cautiously optimistic for them! Would love to see Albon make some waves this weekend. He’s been driving the wheels off of that thing.


TyButler2020

Latifi actually had a super solid looking lap until he got loose in S3.


4hp_

Well it's more that Albon is where he is in the standings. If he was 1 second faster than Latifi but still p18 we'd call it normal


Medical_Turing_Test

Albon is always that much faster


fernandoschurros

AT absolute trash. Depressing


Jcw28

No idea what is wrong with them this season. They're just been somewhere between no-man's-land and absolutely hopeless seemingly every race.


PriceWrong6126

You should not be susprised, even Tost said it will be a very difficult 2022 season, last year was their peak, now they are back to their normal level


fernandoschurros

The fact they are the only team that didn't bring updates basically says they've given up on themselves.


DerGsicht

Haas


Jester252

Haas have their one and only upgrade package planned for Hungary. It was meant to be France but got delayed.


nsfbr11

I've heard that the update is they are going to roll out a new Logo to match the one they've already rolled out to their CNCs. ​ Could be impactful.


DerGsicht

worth 3 tenths


git0ffmylawnm8

The new paint job is going to shave off so much weight


PriceWrong6126

You should not be susprised, even Tost said it will be a very difficult 2022 season, last year was their peak, now they are back to their normal level


A_Lacuna

"Yeah, car's bad and the aero's literally falling apart." - [AT's chief race engineer, basically.](https://scuderia.alphatauri.com/en/2022-british-gp-free-practice/)


z0e_G

Waited for Pierre to extend and then they were like ok were backmarkers now 😍


shadysteph

I can't tell if Merc is actually good or still shit cause you know...FP2


Literally666

And also because Norris is right there behind Lewis when he usually isn’t.


LUDERSTN

This is my big gripe, there is no way McLaren is a fast as the others. Surely Merc improved, but how much?


Literally666

Yup, I think there will still be a 5 tenth gap in quali. Of course as a Merc fan, I hope I’m wrong, but I’m afraid to get my hopes up.


Kibby99

> Of course as a Merc fan, I hope I’m wrong \*Monkey paw curls\* Wish granted, 1 second off pace.


InZomnia365

He was the first to set a lap of the second run of softs though, so presumably the track was a little faster by the end. But they're were well off Ferrari on the high fuel runs. I just think it was a very good lap by Lando. The other 3 teams can probably pull out more in quali.


Successful-Oil-7625

George couldn't improve his time with a tow from lewis right at the end so it'll be different tomorrow im sure


berggrant

I'm as big a fan of Lewis as anyone but that was clearly a strategy test and not trying to set a hot lap


Olafmihe

Log run pace was good, and matching RB and Ferrari, But we don't know anything about fuel loads, so they definitly improved, but i dont think they completly catched up.. Edit: in numbers Leclercs "longrun" pace was 1,33.726 on Mediums 6 laps Hamilton 1,33.802 also on Mediums, but only 4 laps. ;) Also still some bouncing, but Alpine and Ferrari where also bouncing pretty bad.


WRXW

Wonder if there's any consideration to making fuel telemetry public. It would add a lot of context to free practices and it could be interesting in quali if there's a split between some cars fueled for multiple push laps vs. just one.


Ok-Accountant-6308

Prob not for the same reason they don’t show minisectors. Want the element of surprise for the fans


mikeupsidedown

This is r/formula1. All final places from quali and the race can be determined precisely from FP2.


Brooht

Such a weird session with not a lot of running. Many drivers without race sims and a few didn't even came out on track at the end for practice starts


radhumandummy

The McLaren connection. Past and present.


Notsozander

Here to overreact


pukem0n

they should hit Lando in the face with a ball before every Grand Prix if he goes to third in qualifying.


Prime_Maximus_

Happy cake day bro


OutlandishnessPure2

Maybe Lewis really made George take his turn to experiment haha


Bruhwaytoodank

Look at me, it's my time to shine now.


Candymanshook

It wouldn’t surprise me if Lewis had told the team he would take any experimental stuff so far to reduce pressure on George and also because he’s driven a top of the grid car way longer than GR.


TehAlpacalypse

He's explicitly said as much


burns_after_reading

I wish they talked about that more, iv never heard it.


Kirsty-Blue

There have been a few articles here over the past few months where he’s confirmed this


nxghtmarefuel

Yeah, a lot of people were ragging on Lewis and taking the opportunity to hate on him because he was running experimental setups and Merc wasn't too vocal about it. No one knew about the setups and assumed Lewis was just bad. Now that they're in equal cars again, hopefully that changes.


Rethawan

Any article or press conference? Would love to read it.


TehAlpacalypse

I’d have to look but during Jeddah I recall Toto saying they tried a new floor/setup out that completely borked his race


food_chronicles

That’s the case according to Ross Brawn.


berggrant

Shows what really nice chemistry they have going rn at Merc. Nice that both can acknowledge that one is the past and present of the team, and the other is clearly the future. I think I've read they're running close to the same spec now, so we'll get to get a better look at the two if so, but really happy at how they've worked together regardless.


tkcom

Williams sandwich is getting bigger.


x9craze

My boy Chuck LeClerk needs to get back to that #1 spot


sleepysalomander

Don’t worry, he’ll pull 4 tenths on his last Q3 lap out of fucking nowhere. Then his engine will explode on lap 27 of the race while hes 30 seconds ahead…. Traditions


RyeBread2528

I really dont understand how he does it sometimes. Like, he seems to squeeze something out of thay final lap every qualifier. It gives me an astonished laughed almost consistently because im always thinking "theres no way he can do it again," then he does lol.


Avita_FNC

Ahhh so I’m not the only one? Lmao every time


princessohio

I do that same laugh every time too.


shrubs311

i'm still sad that we never saw his final lap in q3 monaco


laughguy220

Clunk LeCurb saves his best lap for Q3!


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SAINZ PEE WAN


br1an767

Smooooooooooth


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ryde041

I have no idea why but I laughed way too hard at this.


chasevalentino

Nah that's not Sainz's engineer tho


jorgekorke

i will not deceive myself i will not deceive myself i will not deceive myself i will not deceive myself i will not decei- .. V- VAMOS CARLOS


reddevilz10_23

Charles got a big snap going through M&B on his fast lap. I’m sure he’s got a lot of time on the table


Billy_LDN

He improved half a tenth from mediums to softs, plenty more in the tank


rakesh-69

Even if this was his best effort he will still pull 3-4 tenths in Q3 from no where.


Manuag_86

Let's be honest, when Carlos is faster, we know Sharls can match those times as well.


mfarends

Except where there is some sort of inchident.


abhijitht007

Mercs in last two laps brought back Bottas-Ham memories


Irritatedtrack

Or the Nico-Ham battle from 2014 Bahrain where Merc showed what they had. I remember how the both of them just kept close to each other while leaving everybody else in the dust.


bit_nothing

Lewis please... don't let me dream


Noiz2144

dont give me hope.jpeg


FSUfan35

Rb didn't really run a lot of laps. And Charles didn't get a good lap in on softs. I'd still expect them behind both teams.


liverstoner

Neither did Lewis and both he and Max set their times simultaneously (just a minute or 2 apart)


VonGeisler

RB also having issues with new side pods. If they don’t get laps in, they don’t get setups set.


FSUfan35

Apparently they did like 2 laps less than Merc, they just never showed them or talked about them really.


pesibajolu

They talked about how great of a teamboss toto was though


OhGodPeople7

Max was only 3 laps less tbf, altho8gh I think RB is just getting used to the updates


Vaynnie

Max did 3 less laps than Lewis.


mochacub22

Does Russ have the same upgrades or are these just on Lewis’ car?


CinderBlock33

Same car for both minus driver setup afaik. At the very least, the new floor is apparent on both


Toadterror

So… equal machinery?


aPpS6969

But different antibodies


chasevalentino

One monster vs one with normal at best?


Pweedle

Careful, you'll summon 2016 world champion Nico Rosberg who beat Hamilton in equal machinery but doesn't like to mention that he beat Hamilton in equal machinery, but will occasionally drop into conversation how he beat Hamilton in equal machinery


RixirF

Still we rise.


jaLEV_

the aerial shot of the mercs at the end there was wonderful


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nxghtmarefuel

It's been so long since I've seen a Silver Arrow formation lap. Man, I would kill for one of those. They were so badass.


ShawnShipsCars

"So formation flying on the in lap... just to show our Italian colleagues" was badass... Ferrari may have their revenge this year though


phuqyew69

Was just thinking about that this morning. Oh...the good ol'days of Ferrari/seb/Italy vs Mercedes/lewis/england 🥲


BigSlav667

Anyone got a clip


AlilBitTall

Haas in trouble with no updates 💀 hate to see it


ShamrockStudios

Awful session for Red Bull. Only 1 fast lap on softs for both Max and Checo. Feel like they didn't get much race runs in either.


simfoe

Any particular reason why?


Olafmihe

Max was asked about a sound, he said it is Back, and came into the pit. Only came back out in the end. So Something with the car propably...


ShamrockStudios

They had slight issues but mostly just sat in the garage all session for some weird reason.


faultytrain

On F1TV they said RB were fixing the floor, apparently a piece broke off or something. Don't know what happened to Perez though


BlowEmu

Perez had a crack in his side pod


draftstone

If Max can't run, they can't give an advantage to Checo to get more practice laps in, thats not fair! /s


lukekennedy448

Some people will actually believe this if you posted without the /s


hotdutchovens

Gearbox?


CinderBlock33

They were both in the garage a while. I know max was complaining about some noise. Not sure if they found/fixed it.


tastycidr

I think they said it was damage to the piece that sits overtop of his front wheel?


whoTookMyFLACs

I'm pretty sure they said it was an aero piece of their new floor that was damaged or came loose (at least that's what they said on F1TV)


FSUfan35

They mentioned about halfway throught fp2 they were replacing one of the little wings over the tires on Max's car. I imagine that took a while.


turkishguy

Max is running a new floor and there was something wrong with it, perhaps a certain section was either scraping or hitting the ground. Perez is still running the old spec floor so Im not too sure about him.


ZonerRoamer

Commentary said they had removed both the sidepods from Perez's car. So something was up there as well.


LucAltaiR

There were issues/damages with the floor.


Deadman2019

Whats the twitter of the fella who does the race pace sims?


turkishguy

Ferrari, Merc, RB all very close. McLaren a bit more behind.


remindertomove

F1DataAnalysis ?


Deadman2019

nah Toni slav or something like that lmao cant remember the exact name


GladMickje

[Toni Sokolov](https://twitter.com/tonisokolov1011)


butters991

Serious question: Why is Latifi always last and Albon is not. I know Latifi cost them a lot of money from wrecks. Is he told to drive slow from now on? Can they only afford 1 good car? I thought Williams wanted to replace Latifi.


Irritatedtrack

Albon is better than Latifi. Latifi mentioned that he has not been comfortable with the new regs and he is still trying to understand the gap to Albon. This is likely Latifi’s last season. Rumors of Piastri taking that seat with a deal with Alpine.


butters991

Thank you so much for answering.


atomkidd

He won’t have been told to drive slow, but after repeated crashes he might leave himself a larger margin for error, therefore not taking the faster riskier options. I.e. low self-confidence slows him down.


Snappy0

Merc had good race pace too. So looks positive for them.


Get_Brosted45

McLaren got me back on that hopium shit


sidhantsv

Here to overreact


Hot-Protection4548

I am all aboard this HOPIUM train


Batgod629

Very tantalizing race between Mercedes Ferrari and Red Bull we could have


Takis12

Yoda?


ryodiUK

The SkyQ branded microphones look awful.


HidingInTheWardrobe

I don't think it's sky Q, it's some environmental campaign thing and supposed to be a 0. I have literally no idea what it is though, I just remember rosberg doing a piece to camera last year about it.


Vidderz

Don't know why anyone was shocked that commentary of free practice was focused on the Mercs/Brits, its not like Zandvoort was any different last year.


Mysterious_Turnip310

I never understand this gripe people have. "National broadcaster focuses on home drivers in their home race." is the least unexpected thing ever. How are they remotely surprised? Pretty sure Sky Italia weren't focusing on Lewis, George or Lando at Imola.


ChaseElla_18

Still amazed how stupid some people are. Stupid, Naive..etc whatever you want to call it. Red Bull Ring next week, take a wild guess the team that will be front and center….


Mysterious_Turnip310

Already prepping for the RED BULL BIAS!!!!!!! whinging lol


Prestigious-Orchid95

Literally. You just expect it at drivers home races.


Bingo_Bongo_YaoMing

Only Fp2 and he is p14 but Williams definitely making strides in the right direction it seems


Kirsty-Blue

All aboard the hopium train 🚂


ehjhey

I'll take 2 hopium's please good sir


Moai5150

VAMOS!


MidnightSunshine0196

I'd take this podium


Tracktoy

Albon is certainly pulling Nicky's pants down, in now (un)equal machinery.


asamulya

Williams looks competitive with the new upgrades. Alex didn’t look left out when he went out. Fingers crossed


Theta_Female

I'm hoping Sainz gets his maiden win with Lando on the podium 🥺


HAMlLT0N

Wait, I know Ric ruined his tyres by going off then had to go on again, but what happened to Rus?


BlueberryStout

Rus looked good! Apparently his race runs were matching the pace of the Ferraris. As always, we'll see.


Gioby

Russell on hards had the same race pace as Sainz on softs. It seems way too good to be true. Maybe they were simulating the pace of the end of the race with low fuel on hards while Ferrari the pace at the start of the race with softs? The biggest unknown factor is fuel load but Mercedes seems fast.


bono5361

I'm not going to get too hyped because Mercedes have blue balled me after fp2 before. THAT BEING SAID, HOLY SHIT DID IT FEEL GOOD


Immortalius

Its been 10 races after 8 years of domination. Come on


Arumin

But I don't want to feel like you peasants anymore...


CinderBlock33

Hey, don't make me clutch my pearls


lethalizer

Careful now, Merc fans have suffered for a looong time, they are wondering when their pain will ever end lol


BlueberryStout

Swinging our Gucci booted feet over the fence of oppression. You don't know what it's like to be us!


cannabiskeepsmealive

Idc about Merc, I just want Lewis to keep his winstreak alive this year, and win one more WDC before he retires


tipytopmain

what's with this sentiment that because Merc have dominated, everyone (including merc fans) should be happy to see them in the mud? give it a rest. Plus, getting a genuine 3 way team battle in the race will be fun as hell.


RyukaBuddy

I'm good. Ferrari is doing typical ferrari fuckups so having another competitive team is desperately needed. Though it seems like even McLaren might be aiming for a disruption this race.


Hot-Protection4548

That time in Miami Merc told themselves that that the race/ qualification result was not gonna be the same as the Fp2 one. This time merc were confident coming into this gp. They said they think the upgrades should help them put up a fight at the front so i am hopeful this time around


lethalizer

Max looked incredibly fast on laps he aborted as far as I could see. Quali will be very interesting tomorrow.


ShamrockStudios

He only did 1 fast lap on the softs no?


Bruhwaytoodank

I know it's FP2 but merc looks stable and not twitchy everywhere anymore.


sidhantsv

Bouncing through the high speed corners though, from the onboards I’ve seen


nxghtmarefuel

Yeah, George has said they won't be going flat in the corners because their cars can't take it. Even after downshifting it looks iffy. Hopefully this doesn't affect their quali but I won't get my hopes up.


dolarkazaniyorum

Did you see Lewis onboard through Copse? It was still bouncing like it did in Baku.


Bruhwaytoodank

Yeah i saw that I'm talking about the car being twitchy it was all over the place in previous races on exits


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Don’t do this to me merc


dcoreo

HOPIUM


BlurryTextures

Leclerc impossible to be 4 tenth of Sainz so Ferrari looking good