Vettel & Schumacher the big losers

21.30

The qualification in the analysis

Saturday in Barcelona is coming to an end and we say goodbye to today. The race starts tomorrow at 15.00, and we will of course be there again tomorrow with a new ticker for you.

Finally, the reference to our great video analysis of qualifying follows. Kevin Scheuren and Christian Nimmervoll talked about the following topics for about an hour:

– Schumacher: Another clear defeat against Magnussen
– Vettel: Aston Martin also comes with a B version
– Leclerc & Verstappen: Dramatic battle for pole
– Bottas, McLaren & Alonso
– Mercedes: Do not cover the right window
– Long-term update: Ferrari has risen!
– Questions from channel members from live chat

Have fun with it and see you tomorrow!


21:06

Warning to Haas pilots

This would also decide the day’s last open case: Magnussen and Schumacher were each given a warning to stroll around in qualifying. So they can keep their starting places.

However, the case itself is quite complex, as the stewards noticed as many as 55 violations in the qualification. You can find out exactly why only the Haas drivers were examined in the somewhat longer explanation:

“During the qualifying exercise, there were 55 violations by 18 drivers of the race director’s event notes (point 4) regarding the minimum time between SC1 and SC2. The stewards reviewed each case and the majority of the cases were the result of drivers following another was also on the road, and as each driver tried to create a gap for the previous driver, they gradually slowed down until a ‘train’ of drivers exceeded the minimum time. “

“But on the five occasions where these ‘trains’ developed during the qualifying period, the driver of car 47, Mick Schumacher, and the driver of car 20, Kevin Magnussen, were the first, or almost the first, out of pits due to their garage location, and were therefore able to control their speed without having to worry about cars in front of them. “

“Further, the stewards found that the cars that did not follow the race director’s event note generally followed these two cars. The procedure required by the note is relatively new and was introduced during this season and has not involved a penalty up to. this point. But for the above reasons, the stewards state that the failure of these drivers to follow the instructions was more under their control than any other driver. “

“As the procedure is new and in view of the fact that other drivers have actually violated the instruction, but not to this extent, the stewards issue a warning to the drivers concerned. The stewards note that further violations may result in increased penalties not only for these drivers. but for any competitor who commits a similar breach in the future. “


20.50

Norris is not quite in shape

Yesterday you could see that the Briton did not really look fit in PK. He has now confirmed that. “Honestly, I was not feeling well all weekend,” he reveals, clarifying, “It’s not COVID.” He rather struggles with hay fever.

He just is not feeling well, sleeping poorly and his “energy levels” are worse than they have been for a long time. That may explain why he suffered his first qualifying defeat against Ricciardo today.

Let’s cross our fingers that tomorrow will be a little better.


20:39

Sainz still without a chance

0: 5 in the race duel, in the qualifying duel now 0: 6 against Leclerc. Sainz is the only rider in the field who has not yet been able to win a single one of those team-internal duels against his teammate.

“I think it’s a little more tricky and snapper than last year’s car,” Sainz says when asked about his problems, explaining: “That’s probably one of the reasons I’m not quite at this level yet.”

His full statement is here!


20:27

Finally the first points for Schumacher?

Will it finally work tomorrow and we can delete Mick from our photo series again? “I do not want to shout it up, so I would rather not say anything about it,” the German himself smiles when asked about it.

Sky expert Timo Glock is more optimistic, explaining that Schumacher “did a really good job and got the most out of what he had available with the few laps in FP3. There will be points tomorrow!”


Photo gallery: Top 10: Formula 1 drivers with the most starts without points


19:56

live stream

Do not forget: In a little over half an hour, Kevin Scheuren and Christian Nimmervoll will report live on the Formel1.de YouTube channel with the big analysis of the qualification in Barcelona. The following topics are planned:

– Schumacher: Another clear defeat against Magnussen
– Vettel: Aston Martin also comes with a B version
– Leclerc & Verstappen: Dramatic battle for pole
– Bottas, McLaren & Alonso
– Mercedes: Do not cover the right window
– Long-term update: Ferrari has risen!
– Questions from channel members from live chat


19:50

Leclerc admits mistakes

The Monegasker does not blame the car for his spin in the first Q3 race. “It was a good lap, but I pushed in turn 14 and lost the rear end,” he admits, adding, “I locked the rear wheels a little so I went a little too far.”

His complete statements after pole can be found here!


19:45

Pirelli: The fastest way is to make two stops

Are there really three stops tomorrow? Pirelli will not rule it out, but at least on paper, two stops are the fastest, according to the Italians. Medium-Medium-Soft is the best option.

Medium-soft-soft is a bit slower. A top plug with all three connections is also possible, but the hard tire is so slow that it should be avoided, at least on paper.

So could be exciting if we really see some different flavors tomorrow!

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