Formula 1 in the live ticker: The Belgian Grand Prix is coming up. Sebastian Vettel managed to limit the damage in qualifying - nothing more. Everything stays the same at the front.
- The Formula 1 * starts in Belgium in the seventh race weekend of the season.
- The favorite is Mercedes * , but Ferrari has won the past two years .
- Sebastian Vettel taunts his employer and ends up like teammate Charles Leclerc in midfield.
- Once again, Lewis Hamilton is on pole position.
|1 Hamilton||2 Bottas||3 Verstappen||4 Ricciardo|
|5 Albon||6 Ocon||7 Sainz||8 perez|
|9 stroll||10 Norris||11 Kvyat||12 Gasly|
|13 Leclerc||14 Vettel||15 Russell||16 Raikkones|
|17 Grosjean||18 Giovinazzi||19 Latifi||20 Magnussen|
>>> UPDATE <<<
Update from August 29, 4:02 p.m.: The front row is a silver, or this year black. Lewis Hamilton starts from first place in front of Valtteri Bottas , who is half a second behind. Just behind, Max Verstappen came in third. For the six-time world champion it is the 93rd pole position of his career.
Update from August 29, 3:42 p.m.: In Q2, Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc will end - with Monegasse in 13th place, one place ahead of the four-time world champion. Daniil Kvyat, Pierre Gasly and George Russell also failed. And the best time? It comes from Lewis Hamliton again.
Update from August 29th, 3:20 p.m.: Both Ferraris save themselves in Q2. Lewis Hamilton turns the fastest lap. On the other hand, Kimi Raikkonen, Romain Grosjean, Antonio Giovinazzi, Nicholas Latifi and Kevin Magnussen end.
Formula 1: Vettel is last in the 3rd free practice
Update from August 29, 2:55 p.m.: In a few minutes it will be about the sausage again. As always, the favorites of the qualifying on the high-speed circuit at Spa-Francorchamps are the Mercedes duo Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas as well as Max Verstappen from Red Bull. For the Ferraris , on the other hand, based on the impressions so far, it 's about getting into Q2 at all . A historic debacle looms for the proud Scuderia.
Update from August 29th, 1:15 p.m.: For Sebastian Vettel , the last training session before qualifying ended with a debacle. The Ferrari driver ended up in last place. The best time once again burned Lewis Hamilton into the asphalt. Behind the world championship leader, Esteban Ocon landed somewhat surprisingly in the Renault and McLaren driver Lando Norris. Even for Charles Leclerc in the second Ferrari, things went anything but smooth, Monegasse set the 17th fastest time.
🏁 FP3 CLASSIFICATION 🏁 @ LewisHamilton finishes in P1, ahead of @OconEsteban and @LandoNorris #BelgianGP 🇧🇪 # F1 pic.twitter.com/CODziPPVDF- Formula 1 (@ F1) August 29, 2020
Update from August 29, 12.35 p.m.: The well-known picture is also evident in the third free practice session for the Belgian Grand Prix . Mercedes and Max Verstappen are fighting for the best times , but Ferrari continues to embarrass itself. Sebastian Vettel is currently in eleventh place, six places ahead of Charles Leclerc.
The last time for Ferrari in Spa: Sebastian Vettel is experiencing a season to forget.
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Formula 1: Vettel before the next debacle - swipes against Ferrari
Update from August 29th, 9.55 a.m.: The disappointment with the performance of the Ferrari seems to be extremely deep for Sebastian Vettel . In the “Sky” interview, the four-time world champion put a pinprick against Scuderia when asked whether this would be his last F1 start at Spa-Francorchamps : “I think I can come here anytime. We'll see if I can drive here in a fast car . ”The speculation about a move * from the Heppenheimer to the Aston Martin racing team , which will emerge from the previous Racing Point team in 2021, had recently been fueled again. Vettel himself underpinned the speculation with another sentence: "I think it won't be my last time here."
In relation to his verbal arguments with Ferrari over the radio during previous races, Vettel also admitted his own mistakes: “As far as communication is concerned, we could have done a little better. I should have talked a little more openly about my feeling in the car and the other side could have shared their point of view a little more. ”He will not throw in the towel after the frustration of the past few weeks:“ There are always two approaches: you can get frustrated or you stand up and pull it off. That's what I'm here for. I am always optimistic . "
Good morning from @circuitspa ☁️ # essereFerrari🔴 # BelgianGP🇧🇪 pic.twitter.com/8qWgARfSqz- Scuderia Ferrari (@ScuderiaFerrari) August 29, 2020
Formula 1 in the live ticker: Verstappen drives fastest lap ahead of Ricciardo
Update from August 28, 5:35 p.m.: The next disappointing appearance by Sebsatian Vettel ! During the second practice session for the Belgian Grand Prix, the German Ferrari driver had another tough time, with the Dutchman Max Verstappen setting the fastest time of the day . By 48 thousandths of a second, the 22-year-old relegated the Australian Daniel Ricciardo to second in the Renault. The Briton Lewis Hamilton finished third in the second training session on Friday afternoon.
Formula 1 in the live ticker: Low point for Vettel - also Leclerc with underground placement
On the high-speed track in Spa, Belgium, Sebastian Vettel experienced a prelude to being forgotten . The Heppenheimer struggled with his car, braked several times and ended up in 17th place, almost two seconds behind Verstappen . The low placing is the personal low of Vettel's messed up season, the race on Sunday could be another debacle for the Scuderia.
This time Vettel's team-mate Charles Leclerc couldn't convince either and proved that this is not just the German's crisis. The Monegasse landed in 15th place - and exposed the deficits of Ferrari. On the seven-kilometer route, the drivers were on the gas for around 70 percent of the lap.
Red Bull and Renault run riot! #BelgianGP 🇧🇪 # F1 pic.twitter.com/uUnPrQkkgI
In the past two years, Leclerc has won the Belgian Grand Prix . In 2019 in particular, Leclerc benefited from impressive engine power . Weeks after the race, Ferrari was accused of cheating, whereupon the racing team converted the drive at short notice and has only followed it since then. Now it looks like another embarrassment for Ferrari.
Not only did McLaren, Racing Point and Renault land in front of Ferrari - but also their own customer team, Alfa Romeo . Only Williams driver Nicholas Latifi was slower than Vettel . The other customer team, Haas, ended up in the last two places because it could hardly get on the track - due to problems with the Ferrari engine .
Formula 1 to live ticker: first training at the Belgian Grand Prix - another setback for Vettel
Update from August 28, 11:56 a.m.: The first free training in Spa is underway ! And there is again bad news from Sebastian Vettel . The German initially set the worst time, a full 2.6 seconds behind Carlos Sainz's best lap to date in a McLaren.
Even with Ferrari colleague Charles Leclerc it didn't look rosy, but Monegasse was 0.8 seconds faster than Vettel . The positive: It can only get better for Seb.
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Formula 1 in the live ticker: Giant Zoff before the Grand Prix in Belgium
First report from August 27th: Spa - The seventh race weekend * of the current Formula 1 season starts on Friday at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps *. It is the start of the third triple header this season, because the Italian Grand Prix will also be on the next two weekends. It is the most exhausting phase in the history of Formula 1 with nine races in eleven weeks.
Formula 1 in the live ticker: Hamilton moves away - is Vettel continuing to improve in his favorite race?
After Max Verstappen's surprise victory on the 70th anniversary in Silverstone, world champion Lewis Hamilton struck back two weeks ago and won in Barcelona. Hamilton has now won four of the previous six races and is already clearly at the top again in the World Championship standings * with 37 points ahead of Verstappen.
Who has absolutely nothing to do with the top this season is Sebastian Vettel *. The Heppenheimer is in a real epidemic season and attracted attention less with his driving style than with his ongoing conflict with the Ferrari * managers over Mattia Binotto and disputes with his team. In Barcelona, the four-time world champion caused a positive surprise, whether he can build on that in Spa, one of his favorite races?
📸 @MSI_Images #BelgianGP 🇧🇪 #Vettel # SV5 pic.twitter.com/hp1lMdDlxc
Formula 1 in the live ticker: Ferrari won the last two Grand Prix in Spa - surprise victory in Belgium?
Mercedes is once again the favorite in Spa . Because the route with few curves and many full throttle passages suits Mercedes very well. But a lot can happen in the Ardennes, rain has often turned the field upside down. The race was seen as the living room of Michael Schumacher , who usually coped best with the changeable conditions in Belgium.
Even Sebastian Vettel has Spa to his favorite race chosen and feels especially comfortable in the Ardennes. Vettel has already won three times in Belgium, most recently two years ago, his penultimate victory in Formula 1. Last year, by the way, team-mate Charles Leclerc triumphed in Spa. If everything goes smoothly, Vettel in Belgium could already sign a contract with another team for the next season. *
#OnThisDay in 2018… 🏆 #essereFerrari 🔴 # BelgianGPpic.twitter.com / CNMuq45KR9- Scuderia Ferrari (@ScuderiaFerrari) August 26, 2020
Formula 1 in the live ticker: Copy Zoff in Formula 1 - Renault withdraws protest
In Formula 1, a copy dispute is raging over the racing car from Racing-Point * . This could soon be over, because the French Renault factory team announced before the Belgian Grand Prix that they would withdraw the protest against a decision by the stewards. "We should leave the controversy at the start of the season behind us in order to concentrate on the rest of an intense and unique championship," said a broadcast from Renault. It is unclear whether Ferrari and Racing Point itself, which wanted to take action against the judgment of 400,000 euros and 15 points deduction, will withdraw their appeals. If neither of them do that, the matter will go to the Court of Appeal of the International Automobile Association.
The dispute is generally about the fact that certain components on the racing cars have to be designed and developed by the teams themselves . In particular, Renault complained about the brake ventilation of the two racing cars from Racing Point. In any case, the team is accused of being more or less a copy of the Mercedes from last season - the German car manufacturer is Racing Point's drive partner.
Formula 1 in the live ticker: New Concorde agreement changes Formula 1
The new Concorde Agreement in Formula 1 has been signed by all ten teams, the new agreement runs until 2025. Red Bull team boss Helmut Marko told at motorsport-total.com an important innovation: "A point is that you announce a year can . It's not a fixed contract like before. ”The Concorde Agreement only applies to the teams, but not to the engine manufacturers. This means that the teams will have more flexibility in the future. “The financial breakdown is different. It is crucial. That you can get out every twelve months, ”said Marko.
Another important change in the agreement is “that some things can be decided with an overwhelming majority and no longer with unanimity.” Marko is also very satisfied with the new distribution of money: “What we get less at Red Bull, we get in more at AlphaTauri. It actually balances out, ”explained Marko. (ck / dpa) * tz.de is part of the Ippen-Digital network