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Optional August 05, 2016, 02:28:16 PM

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It's weeks away but tyre choices have just been announced and are very interesting.

Thought I'd post them now to remind us next month.






Mercedes adopts a highly conservative approach in terms of tyre sets for Spa-Francorchamps.Whereas the likes of Ferrari and Williams are taking seven sets of the supersoft rubber to Spa later this month, and even Red Bull and Force India six, Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg are taking just four sets apiece of the red-banded rubber.
In terms of the harder compounds Hamilton and his teammate go in different directions also, the Briton taking six softs and three mediums compared to Rosberg's five (soft) and four (medium).
It is widely thought that Hamilton will take a grid penalty in Belgium by opting for a double engine change, thereby adding two new units to his 'pool' before he gets to circuits where overtaking is more difficult.
In a surprise move, Ferrari and Sauber are both tasking just one set of mediums per driver, while Red Bull and Manor follow Rosberg's example.


vegas native August 05, 2016, 10:17:32 PM (#1)

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So are you saying we need to jump on rosberg now before the odds drop when it gets announced that Hamilton will get a penalty opti?

Optional August 05, 2016, 11:00:19 PM (#2)

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I wasn't but that might be a good idea. But it's been in the media for a month or more they were trying to get him to the summer break without a new engine penalty. And that he would probably take the penalty at Spa as its engine heavy as is Monza afterward.

I'd guess books will have Rosberg -250 though.


Someone has guessed wring about the best tyres though... so that could change things come race weekend.

vegas native August 06, 2016, 12:16:27 AM (#3)

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William hill already has odds out for the race and rosberg is +200. I'm gonna jump on it. Even if it loses its still a good bet

Optional August 06, 2016, 11:45:42 AM (#4)

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William hill already has odds out for the race and rosberg is +200. I'm gonna jump on it. Even if it loses its still a good bet

Your joking?

They either have a useless motorpsort line manager or know something we dont.

I'd jump on that too.

rs1x August 21, 2016, 07:15:03 AM (#5)

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One week can't wait !

5mike5 August 21, 2016, 07:21:29 AM (#6)

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Is this a "big" F1 race I take it?   

Or the best one to watch?

rs1x August 21, 2016, 08:17:46 AM (#7)

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Is this a "big" F1 race I take it?   

Or the best one to watch?

they are all big to me - I personally don't like one track more than another I dont think.  OR i like the tracks where ferrari and red bull win fastest laps :dancer

5mike5 August 21, 2016, 08:39:43 AM (#8)

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Is this a "big" F1 race I take it?   

Or the best one to watch?

they are all big to me - I personally don't like one track more than another I dont think.  OR i like the tracks where ferrari and red bull win fastest laps :dancer

Gotcha

I'm trying to get into it but there's just not enough "racing" action in it for me. 

What a machine though

Optional August 21, 2016, 11:22:15 AM (#9)

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Spa is a popular track with a lot of people.

Racing there was better when the cars did not have enough grip to go through the famous Eau Rouge corner flat out... meaning brave drivers got a real advantage there. Not so much anymore.

5mike5 August 21, 2016, 11:44:07 AM (#10)

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I just wish they was more or much of any actual racing in F1. 

Just Never is.   Don't know enough to know if there ever was

Optional August 23, 2016, 12:31:23 PM (#11)

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Betonline has odds up


Belgian Grand Prix
Odds to win the race

1101    Nico Rosberg       +115    
1102    Lewis Hamilton       +115    
1103    Max Verstappen       +800    
1104    Daniel Ricciardo       +800    
1105    Sebastian Vettel       +1000    
1106    Kimi Raikkonen       +2200    
1107    Nico Hulkenberg       +10000    
1108    Sergio Perez       +10000    
1109    Valtteri Bottas       +15000    
1110    Felipe Massa       +20000    
1111    Fernando Alonso       +20000    
1112    Jenson Button       +25000    
1113    Carlos Sainz       +50000    
1114    Daniil Kvyat       +75000    
1115    Romain Grosjean       +75000    
1116    Esteban Gutierrez       +75000    
1117    Jolyon Palmer       +100000    
1118    Kevin Magnussen       +100000    
1119    Esteban Ocon       +150000    
1120    Felipe Nasr       +150000    
1121    Pascal Wehrlein       +150000    

Optional August 23, 2016, 12:33:59 PM (#12)

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William hill already has odds out for the race and rosberg is +200. I'm gonna jump on it. Even if it loses its still a good bet

Looking good now.

Surprised he's still +115 with Hamilton if we are right and Hamilton will start from the rear.

Optional August 23, 2016, 02:05:52 PM (#13)

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Weather is surprisingly fine for Spa.

Should be dry fri and sat with 30% chance of rain on raceday.

Temperatures mid range so should not be an advantage to anyone too much.

Optional August 23, 2016, 02:29:14 PM (#14)

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Mercedes have decided over the summer break to take an engine penalty for star driver Lewis Hamilton at the Italian grand Prix at Monza.

Mercedes chief Toto Wolff explained why Monza was chosen: “Why Monza? Because we want to minimise the impact of the penalty and it’s easier to overtake there,”.

Many expected Lewis to be having his engine penalty in Spa this weekend, so the news of a different strategy paves the way for an exciting grand prix this weekend.
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From those early betting odds weeks ago I think a few people knew about this before today