The first day of the 70th Anniversary GP race took place at Silverstone racetrack, England with the results that did not stand out when Mercedes still proved too strong compared to the rest.
THE HIGHLIGHT OF 5TH STAGE – 70th Anniversary GP
The focus of the two test runs yesterday on August 7 was due to the tires, which will inevitably create a “chaos” of tactics in the next two important race days. The race of 70th Aniversary GP continues to be hot even when the cars are not rolling with two remarkable information. The first round of 70th Aniversary GP is that Valtteri Bottas has been officially confirmed to stay in the Mercedes racing team in the 2021 season, hoping to continue reaping more success.
Along with that, the Renault lawsuit against Racing Point when they suspect the RP20 has copied some important details on the 2019 Mercedes W10 and has a high record since the beginning of 2020 until now.
Accordingly, the referees of the FIA decided to fine the “Pink Alert” 400 thousand euros and 15 team point this season with a 14-page conclusion document, considering is similar to Mercedes’s design, in violation of technical regulations. However, that part will still be allowed to use by the FIA in subsequent races because they believe that Racing Point will not be able to design or modify the brake duct in a different way than they have studied.
Returning to the developments at FP1 of 70th Anniversary GP, Nico Hulkenberg was given a second chance at this race after Sergio Perez still had a negative result for COVID-19, although he is recovering very well. In addition, Robert Kubica will appear at this test run, replacing Antonio Giovinazzi at Alfa Romeo. Air temperatures at the FP1 of 70th Anniversary GP fell around 28 degrees Celsius when the racers tested the new C4 tires Pirelli provided for this race. Bottas celebrates the new signing by being the fastest on this run with a 1 minute 26,166 record, 1 second faster than Max Verstappen’s top FP1 and 0.138s ahead of 2nd runner Lewis Hamilton. Verstappen ranked third for Red Bull and his performance was only 0.049 seconds better than the rear handlebar, Hulkenberg and Racing Point.
WHAT IS THE REASON INFLUENCED ON THE ACHIEVEMENT OF 5TH STAGE?
“The Hulk” had a fairly good run after being confirmed to race just 2 hours before the start of the FP1 of 70th Anniversary GP. He got 4th place while teammate Lance Stroll only got 8th place, nearly 0.6s behind the German driver. Between the duo “Pink Panther” respectively Charles Leclerc, Alex Albon, who had understeer problems due to the car continuously sliding on the road and Ferrari’s second car, Sebastian Vettel continued to struggle with the SF1000 with the settings low downforce.
After encountering a high-speed crash in the previous race, causing the racetrack to add a tire barrier in the Maggots exit, Daniil Kvyat ranked ninth in this run, just ahead of Renault’s Esteban Ocon. However, the top middle top candidates may not have spoken in this FP1 of 70th Anniversary GP yet so they do not have too good results.
McLaren duo with Daniel Ricciardo, or even Pierre Gasly, could not make it to the top 10 when they focused on running to collect tire data for the race and completed over 23 races. Carlos Sainz is the most active runner out of the 20 riders with a total of 28 completed laps.