2021 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread

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UnlikeUday
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Re: 2021 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread

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Mazepin made Stroll lose his temper too:
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Re: 2021 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread

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pokerman wrote:
Tue May 11, 2021 12:24 pm
Asphalt_World wrote:
Tue May 11, 2021 12:19 pm
pokerman wrote:
Tue May 11, 2021 11:49 am
TheGiantHogweed wrote:
Tue May 11, 2021 11:36 am
Interesting words from Mazepin here :lol: Quoted from racefans:





"The Haas driver said he is still learning how to respond to F1’s blue flags. “I was dealing with these blue flag in Imola for the first time in my life,” he explained. “I previously never had a blue flag on a consistent basis.

“So it’s a matter of learning just the same as driving. And it took me about five, seven years to learn proper driving and it’s going to take me, hopefully, a few race weekends only to learn blue flags.”"




https://www.racefans.net/2021/05/11/rac ... p-11-05-4/
So basically it took him 5-7 years to learn how to drive competitively, sadly it shows how much can be manufactured if you have the money.
Yep,

Also, I can't believe he's never faced blue flags before, even if it was because he had a race incident and ended up being lapped. Plus, if you're allowed an F1 superlicence, it stands to reason that you should be able to move out of the way of lapping cars if that's what the rules dictate. There's no excuse.
Well karts races tend to be quite short as well as low level junior series races so you probably don't see a lot of blue flags.
Indeed, blue flags rarely happen in feeder series. Still, all other rookies in F1 got it done immediately.

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Re: 2021 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread

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Nice video on F1TV on Mercedes/Hamilton strategy: https://f1tv.formula1.com/detail/100000 ... asterclass

Can the other teams hear all those radio messages between people other than the driver and whoever he is speaking to? I'm guessing not but does anybody know anything different?

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Re: 2021 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread

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pokerman wrote:
Tue May 11, 2021 12:24 pm
Asphalt_World wrote:
Tue May 11, 2021 12:19 pm
pokerman wrote:
Tue May 11, 2021 11:49 am
TheGiantHogweed wrote:
Tue May 11, 2021 11:36 am
Interesting words from Mazepin here :lol: Quoted from racefans:

"The Haas driver said he is still learning how to respond to F1’s blue flags. “I was dealing with these blue flag in Imola for the first time in my life,” he explained. “I previously never had a blue flag on a consistent basis.

“So it’s a matter of learning just the same as driving. And it took me about five, seven years to learn proper driving and it’s going to take me, hopefully, a few race weekends only to learn blue flags.”"

https://www.racefans.net/2021/05/11/rac ... p-11-05-4/
So basically it took him 5-7 years to learn how to drive competitively, sadly it shows how much can be manufactured if you have the money.
Yep,

Also, I can't believe he's never faced blue flags before, even if it was because he had a race incident and ended up being lapped. Plus, if you're allowed an F1 superlicence, it stands to reason that you should be able to move out of the way of lapping cars if that's what the rules dictate. There's no excuse.
Well karts races tend to be quite short as well as low level junior series races so you probably don't see a lot of blue flags.
Even if he'd never shown a blue flag before racing in F1, he's seen several here and evidently had a talking to (besides the penalty). He should therefore be pretty knowledgable by now regarding the expected behavior - and he may very well get pretty proficient at it, provided he keeps his seat long enough to learn. :lol:

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Re: 2021 Spanish Grand Prix Race Thread

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EPROM wrote:
Wed May 19, 2021 1:26 am
pokerman wrote:
Tue May 11, 2021 12:24 pm
Asphalt_World wrote:
Tue May 11, 2021 12:19 pm
pokerman wrote:
Tue May 11, 2021 11:49 am
TheGiantHogweed wrote:
Tue May 11, 2021 11:36 am
Interesting words from Mazepin here :lol: Quoted from racefans:

"The Haas driver said he is still learning how to respond to F1’s blue flags. “I was dealing with these blue flag in Imola for the first time in my life,” he explained. “I previously never had a blue flag on a consistent basis.

“So it’s a matter of learning just the same as driving. And it took me about five, seven years to learn proper driving and it’s going to take me, hopefully, a few race weekends only to learn blue flags.”"

https://www.racefans.net/2021/05/11/rac ... p-11-05-4/
So basically it took him 5-7 years to learn how to drive competitively, sadly it shows how much can be manufactured if you have the money.
Yep,

Also, I can't believe he's never faced blue flags before, even if it was because he had a race incident and ended up being lapped. Plus, if you're allowed an F1 superlicence, it stands to reason that you should be able to move out of the way of lapping cars if that's what the rules dictate. There's no excuse.
Well karts races tend to be quite short as well as low level junior series races so you probably don't see a lot of blue flags.
Even if he'd never shown a blue flag before racing in F1, he's seen several here and evidently had a talking to (besides the penalty). He should therefore be pretty knowledgable by now regarding the expected behavior - and he may very well get pretty proficient at it, provided he keeps his seat long enough to learn. :lol:
Well I was just explaining that he was probably telling the truth when he said that he has little experience of blue flags, however I'm not proposing that as being a valid excuse and given his reputation did it surprise anyone that someone with such a level of entitlement might have a problem with jumping out of the way in respect to blue flags.
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