2020 Emilia Romagna (Imola) Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread

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Pole lap by Schumacher in 2006: Return to a very historic track. Excited to see the 202 cars here!
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2020 is starting to feel like the last hoorah in terms of classic F1 tracks.

I'm very frustrated that Interlagos will be replaced by another bog-standard F1 track layout, when we have all these marvellous circuits that are so unique and historic.

Whatever about the way F1 is heading in terms of hybrid cars, or corporate-backed teams, the most sacrilegious change that is ongoing in F1 is the change to Tilke-designed car parks.
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Schumacher forever#1 wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 2:17 pm
I'm very frustrated that Interlagos will be replaced by another bog-standard F1 track layout, when we have all these marvellous circuits that are so unique and historic.
It's too bad if it gets replaced by a bad track, but Interlagos needed to go. It's a track propped up by a corrupt populist semi-dictatorship, built with a literal slumtown right over the hill disguised by fake buildings constructed solely so F1 viewers won't have to see the peasants, where drivers and team personnel are robbed at gunpoint each and every year they visit.

Interlagos needed to go.
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Exediron wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:25 pm
Schumacher forever#1 wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 2:17 pm
I'm very frustrated that Interlagos will be replaced by another bog-standard F1 track layout, when we have all these marvellous circuits that are so unique and historic.
It's too bad if it gets replaced by a bad track, but Interlagos needed to go. It's a track propped up by a corrupt populist semi-dictatorship, built with a literal slumtown right over the hill disguised by fake buildings constructed solely so F1 viewers won't have to see the peasants, where drivers and team personnel are robbed at gunpoint each and every year they visit.

Interlagos needed to go.
It's a shame that they couldn't try to fix the underlying problems of the local area around Interlagos, rather than pumping millions into a new F1 track that does more harm than good.
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Exediron wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:25 pm
Schumacher forever#1 wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 2:17 pm
I'm very frustrated that Interlagos will be replaced by another bog-standard F1 track layout, when we have all these marvellous circuits that are so unique and historic.
It's too bad if it gets replaced by a bad track, but Interlagos needed to go. It's a track propped up by a corrupt populist semi-dictatorship, built with a literal slumtown right over the hill disguised by fake buildings constructed solely so F1 viewers won't have to see the peasants, where drivers and team personnel are robbed at gunpoint each and every year they visit.

Interlagos needed to go.
So, what's different in Rio, then?

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Hopefully Russell’s trainers doesn’t have Covid and gets well soon but seems Williams are following the correct procedures here: https://www.racefans.net/2020/10/29/rus ... -symptoms/

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Paolo_Lasardi wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:32 pm
Exediron wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:25 pm
Schumacher forever#1 wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 2:17 pm
I'm very frustrated that Interlagos will be replaced by another bog-standard F1 track layout, when we have all these marvellous circuits that are so unique and historic.
It's too bad if it gets replaced by a bad track, but Interlagos needed to go. It's a track propped up by a corrupt populist semi-dictatorship, built with a literal slumtown right over the hill disguised by fake buildings constructed solely so F1 viewers won't have to see the peasants, where drivers and team personnel are robbed at gunpoint each and every year they visit.

Interlagos needed to go.
So, what's different in Rio, then?
Hopefully the last two points?
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Excited about Imola. I can't wait. So much great history here.

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Exediron wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 8:37 pm
Paolo_Lasardi wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:32 pm
Exediron wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:25 pm
Schumacher forever#1 wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 2:17 pm
I'm very frustrated that Interlagos will be replaced by another bog-standard F1 track layout, when we have all these marvellous circuits that are so unique and historic.
It's too bad if it gets replaced by a bad track, but Interlagos needed to go. It's a track propped up by a corrupt populist semi-dictatorship, built with a literal slumtown right over the hill disguised by fake buildings constructed solely so F1 viewers won't have to see the peasants, where drivers and team personnel are robbed at gunpoint each and every year they visit.

Interlagos needed to go.
So, what's different in Rio, then?
Hopefully the last two points?
Last time I have been in Brazil (2018), the crime rate was about identical in Rio and Sao Paulo. And Bolsonaro personally agitated for the new Rio track and against Interlagos.

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Does anyone know what is the allotment of tires to each team for this two day weekend, and how many of each compound? I have not heard any definitive numbers.
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So nice to see F1 back at Imola. It's one of my favorite tracks of all time.

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I don't see practice sessions on ESPN2, like before. Does anyone know where we Amricans can watch the Friday sessions, times, etc?

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DFWdude wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 12:15 am
I don't see practice sessions on ESPN2, like before. Does anyone know where we Amricans can watch the Friday sessions, times, etc?
No practice tomorrow. I think there's one 90min session on Saturday.
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Schumacher forever#1 wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 12:32 am
DFWdude wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 12:15 am
I don't see practice sessions on ESPN2, like before. Does anyone know where we Amricans can watch the Friday sessions, times, etc?
No practice tomorrow. I think there's one 90min session on Saturday.
Yeah,
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Sunday: Race.
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Mort Canard wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 1:07 am
Schumacher forever#1 wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 12:32 am
DFWdude wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 12:15 am
I don't see practice sessions on ESPN2, like before. Does anyone know where we Amricans can watch the Friday sessions, times, etc?
No practice tomorrow. I think there's one 90min session on Saturday.
Yeah,
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Sunday: Race.
Thanks, I couldn't work out why there was no coverage!

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Is this lack of practice on Friday just scheduling related, or is it another attempt to test format changes for cost savings?

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Because they are back to back but truckies driving for 2 days someone said. But i think a good thing and would think it would spice up races

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Yeah reports of Portimao to Imola being too much for a back to back and also talk of local licensing laws. Nothing to do with testing another format.

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DFWdude wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 12:49 pm
Is this lack of practice on Friday just scheduling related, or is it another attempt to test format changes for cost savings?
Lorries couldn't get there in time.

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Albon does have a point, you don't really get faster by going over kerbs, lose a lot of traction.
But you exceed the white line with 10 cm which is silly IMO.

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Camera positions seem different from how I remember they were back in the day.

Not sure they're better.
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Don't believe the lorry timing excuse - just use two drivers.

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Greenman wrote:
Sat Oct 31, 2020 10:20 am
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Don't believe the lorry timing excuse - just use two drivers.

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I’d imagine they do that anyway.

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JN23 wrote:
Sat Oct 31, 2020 10:22 am
Greenman wrote:
Sat Oct 31, 2020 10:20 am
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Don't believe the lorry timing excuse - just use two drivers.

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I’d imagine they do that anyway.
Definitely its the law. Driving an HGV lorry for 48 hours non stop seems a certain way to ensure the same ends up at the bottom of an Italian Alpine valley!

Its supposed to be the new format with increased races so that F1 teams get some sort of life. Another reason why the increase will be counterproductive and reduce interest in my view.

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So, if they use two drivers, why isn't there two Friday practices ?

(BBC 5 live commentators also thought it was a Liberty trial of format.)

( A route planner program, says the route is 1503 to 1575 miles and should take 23hrs to 23hrs 40 mins BY CAR. )


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Suffice it to say its a long tiring drive, not sure I'd want that weekly!

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I think it's more due to Italian COVID rules than the distance, although the driving in turn meant that a full weekend would have been tight. Liberty figured an extra day and an easier drive was worth the compromise, as well as running the short weekend experiment in the process.

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I am so bored of the constant track limits talk

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If bOttas gets caught in traffic again, he's in big trouble.

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I really don't know why Giovinazzi gets another year.

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Lojik wrote:
Sat Oct 31, 2020 1:15 pm
I am so bored of the constant track limits talk
I like this.

It should not be hard for drivers to stay on the track. Treat it like Monaco and you know you will never be punished. All drivers that get their times removed are obviously going off track too much. I would actually like it if they used this more often than they did.

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Another Q2 for Russell, Mr Saturday strikes again.

Merc look miles clear though.
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Paolo_Lasardi wrote:
Sat Oct 31, 2020 1:20 pm
I really don't know why Giovinazzi gets another year.
Shouldn't the same be said about Kimi in that case? Really can't say he's been much better this year. People have given quite a lot of praise to Kimi at times this year, and Giovinazzi is there or there abouts. I think he is at least decent now and has more potential to improve yet more than Kimi obviously. He's certainly a better driver than he was last year.

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TheGiantHogweed wrote:
Sat Oct 31, 2020 1:24 pm
Paolo_Lasardi wrote:
Sat Oct 31, 2020 1:20 pm
I really don't know why Giovinazzi gets another year.
Shouldn't the same be said about Kimi in that case? Really can't say he's been much better this year. People have given quite a lot of praise to Kimi at times this year, and Giovinazzi is there or there abouts. I think he is at least decent now and has more potential to improve yet more than Kimi obviously. He's certainly a better driver than he was last year.
Kimi has the excuse of being on the way down, Gio almost matching a long past it Kimi doesn't strike me as being the kind of qualification for an extension to his contract.
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Any news of what is wrong with Verstappen's car ?

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Perez is not doing well in terms of following the rules. Blocking in Q1 and getting a perfectly quick time despite having yellows in sector 3. I'm not convinced he lifted one bit. Feel he will get investigated for some of this.

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If Red Bull managed to fix this in time, it will set another example this year that Red Bull are very likely the best team at staying calm under pressure and getting on with it!. You can't say that about Mercedes and strategies getting messed up, they panic and mess up.

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Di Resta reminding me to watch that encounter between Alonso and Herbert again :lol:

Herbert still stubborn about it lol
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The 'previous poles, Italy' graphic they just showed, spelled Räikkönen's name correctly! Why can't they do this all the time? And, while they're at it, ask commentators to pronounce it correctly?
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