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Formula 1: Qualifying in Barcelona NOW in the live ticker – Mick Schumacher's Haas catches fire

2022-05-21T14:04:16.904Z

Formula 1: Qualifying in Barcelona NOW in the live ticker – Mick Schumacher's Haas catches fire Created: 05/21/2022, 16:02 By: Christoph Klaucke Formula 1 makes a stop in Spain. Mercedes blows to attack Ferrari and Red Bull. We accompany the qualifying in Barcelona in the live ticker. Formula 1: Qualifying for the Spanish Grand Prix, Saturday, 4 p.m. Mercedes comeback? The Silver Arrows want t



Formula 1: Qualifying in Barcelona NOW in the live ticker – Mick Schumacher's Haas catches fire

Created: 05/21/2022, 16:02

By: Christoph Klaucke

Formula 1 makes a stop in Spain.

Mercedes blows to attack Ferrari and Red Bull. We accompany the qualifying in Barcelona in the live ticker.

  • Formula 1: Qualifying for the Spanish Grand Prix, Saturday, 4 p.m.

  • Mercedes comeback?

    The Silver Arrows want to challenge Ferrari and Red Bull in Barcelona.

  • Mick Schumacher's Haas caught fire in training, and a pit crew member even fell.

    Qualifying in Barcelona in the live ticker.

>>>UPDATE<<<

Update from May 21, 4 p.m.:

“The electronic braking system turned on the brake and rubbed it, at some point the thing burned.

It was a programming error," said Haas team boss Günther Steiner about Mick Schumacher's burning cars in training.

“We're now changing the rear gearbox with rear suspension and everything.

But that should be fine.

I am confident that we have two cars in Q3 today.”

Update from May 21, 3:53 p.m .:

In a few minutes, Formula 1 will start qualifying in Barcelona.

Mick Schumacher had to stop training early and was only able to complete four laps.

His brake on the Haas caught fire, and a crew member even fell in the pits.

Hopefully things will go better in the battle for starting places.

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The favorite for pole position is world championship leader Charles Leclerc in the strengthened Ferrari.

But Max Verstappen in the Red Bull and surprisingly Lewis Hamilton and George Russel in the Mercedes are also hoping.

Formula 1: Qualifying in Barcelona in the live ticker – Mick Schumacher's Haas catches fire

Update from May 21, 2:30 p.m .:

Charles Leclerc and Max Verstappen also fought a close duel before qualifying for Formula 1 in Spain, but Mercedes seems to be gradually returning to the top group.

World championship leader Leclerc in the Ferrari won the third free practice session in Barcelona with 1:19.772 minutes, world champion Verstappen in the Red Bull was only 72 thousandths behind on his fastest lap.

On Saturday afternoon, however, the Mercedes duo was only two tenths of a second from the top: The young George Russell was third again a little faster than record world champion Lewis Hamilton.

Mercedes, so far clearly the third force, wants to turn things around with some updates in Barcelona.

Formula 1: Mick Schumacher's Haas catches fire - pit crew member falls

For Mick Schumacher, the session ended before it had really started: at temperatures of 32 degrees, the Haas driver drove into the pits with burning brakes, the fire had to be extinguished, work on the car could not be completed by the end of practice.

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When Schumacher arrived in front of the pits, a member of the pit crew fell, but the man was apparently uninjured.

Immediately before qualifying (4 p.m. / Sky), the missed session was a setback for Schumacher.

Mick Schumacher's brake caught fire in Barcelona training session and had to be extinguished.

© Florent Gooden/Imago

Sebastian Vettel only finished the practice session in twelfth place, so the completely revised Aston Martin didn't bring any real improvement at first.

The car is still the focus this weekend: Because of the great similarity to the RB18, Vettel's team was offensively accused of data theft by Red Bull.

However, the FIA ​​​​completed an investigation and cleared Aston Martin of the suspicion.

Formula 1: qualifying in Barcelona in the live ticker – copying allegation against Vettel team

Barcelona – Formula 1 continues this weekend with the Spanish Grand Prix.

Before the race on Sunday, qualifying is on the program in Barcelona (Saturday, 4 p.m., here in the live ticker).

Mercedes is suddenly back in the mix for the front seats and Aston Martin around Sebastian Vettel has to be accused of data theft.

Formula 1: qualifying in Barcelona in the live ticker – Mercedes attacks Ferrari and Red Bull

As every year, the teams had built numerous new parts on their cars before the Spanish Grand Prix (Sunday, 3 p.m. / Sky), after five races of the season the time for the updates had come.

Ferrari obviously didn't do anything wrong, and the start was no cause for concern for world champion Max Verstappen and Red Bull either: three tenths of a second behind Charles Leclerc on a Friday is not very meaningful.

Between the rivals, however, Mercedes caused a stir.

"We'll see this weekend if we're on the right track," Lewis Hamilton said before training.

At the end of the day, places two and three were up for George Russell and the record world champion.

Russell was just over a tenth of a second behind.

It was a remarkably good day for the Silver Arrows, who have pretty much been a third force so far.

Verstappen finished the training session in fifth place.

The Dutchman has won three of the five races of the season so far, most recently two in a row.

However, since he also had to retire twice with technical problems, Leclerc still clearly leads the driver standings (104 to 85 points).

Formula 1: qualifying in Barcelona in the live ticker – copying allegation against Vettel team

Sebastian Vettel took an encouraging eighth place in the revamped Aston Martin.

However, the sidepods of the green car are very similar to those of the Red Bull and that sparked debate.

Verstappen's team even accused Aston Martin of data theft.

Sebastian Vettel and his Aston Martin team have been accused of data theft by Red Bull.

© Carl Bingham/Imago

"You now have to clarify how this incredible copy came about," said Red Bulls motorsport consultant Helmut Marko on Sky: "You have to take into account that seven people were poached from us and that our chief aerodynamicist paid a disproportionately high fee to Aston Martin was pulled."

Formula 1: Qualifying in Barcelona in the live ticker – Red Bull suspects data theft from Aston Martin

In addition, there is even "evidence that data was downloaded," said Marko, indicating that the ex-employees took Red Bull's intellectual property with them to the competition.

However, the World Automobile Association has already completed an investigation and certified Aston Martin not to have violated any rules.

However, the topic does not seem to be over yet.

Friday was also a good start for Mick Schumacher with tenth place.

In contrast to the competition, its Haas racing team does not use new parts on the car in Spain.

Follow qualifying in Barcelona on Saturday at 4 p.m. here in the live ticker.

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Source: merkur

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