Heinz Harald Frentzen took his greatest F1 victory #onthisday during the 1999 French grand prix. Qualifying itself was chaos, a huge rain shower made the track very slippery. Rubens Barrichello, known for his wet weather abilities put it on pole ahead of another great rain driver, Jean Alesi. Panis and Coulthard locked out the 2nd row with Frentzen and Schumacher locking out the 3rd. However there was some trouble, Hakkinen only qualified 14th, Irvine just got in the 107% time by qualifying 17th. Hill, Gene, Badoer, De La Rosa and Takagi failed to make the 107% but they were allowed to start. The race start was dry, Barrichello got a great start leading into turn 1. Alesi would be overtaken by the McLaren of Coulthard on the 2nd lap, the other Mclaren of Hakkinen was flying, overtaking 5 cars in the first few laps. On lap 5 he was already behind Schumacher who defended hard against the Finn. Barrichello got overtaken for the lead on lap 6 while Hakkinen kept trying to push Schumacher into a mistake. It was only on lap 10 that he got past by overtaking him into the hairpin. Coulthard suddenly stopped after an electronical failure put him out of the race giving the lead back to Rubens. Hakkinen continued to March forward overtaking, Frentzen and Alesi. Chaos ensued when rain hit the track on lap 20, Alesi spun and beached his car, the safetycar was called out because of the rain, Villeneuve, Wurz Gene and Zanardi all spun out under the safetycar due to the standing water. The safetycar came in on lap 35 releasing the field once again. Hakkinen's epic March came to an end when he tried to pass Barrichello which resulted in a spin dropping him to 7th. Schumacher meanwhile came into his element, overtaking both Frentzen and Barrichello after mutiple attempts. Schumacher looked to be on his way to another victory until electrical problems saw him pit for a new steering wheel. Hakkinen now led again after passing Barrichello and Frentzen. However Barrichello and
Because it's raceweek this week, I thought that it would be a fun idea to show you some footage from the old Red Bull Ring, also known as the Östenreichring, so hop on-board with Clay Regazzoni in his BRM P160 with a beautiful V12 engine. Teammate Niki Lauda broke his wrist on the Nurburgring during a crash on the 2nd lap which saw him miss his home grand prix, Regazzoni would finish 6th scoring 1 point.
Daniel in Nice (May 1st, 2019.) GIP ROADSHOW. #danielricciardo#formula1#f1#formule1#renaultf1#dr3#racing#grandprix#gp#ilovenice#renaultsport#gpfrance#nice#frenchriviera#monaco#autralia#perth#autralian#aussie
🔴MEME NEWS Dopo un avvio di mondiale inaspettatamente difficile, la Renault sembra essersi finalmente posizionata sui binari giusti. L’ottima prestazione del Canada l’ha rilanciata nella classifica costruttori e nel GP di casa, senza la penalità inflitta a Daniel Ricciardo, avrebbe piazzato nuovamente entrambe le vetture a punti. Il quattro volte campione del mondo Alain Prost, consigliere del costruttore francese, ha tessuto le lodi del lavoro fatto dalla squadra, soprattutto per quello che riguarda la power unit. “Ora possiamo tranquillamente dire che abbiamo uno dei migliori motori della Formula 1“ ha detto l’ex pilota francese al quotidiano Le Figaro. Un dato questo sottolineato dal fatto che la principale rivale della Renault nella corsa al quarto posto tra i costruttori è proprio la sua ‘scuderia cliente’, la McLaren, che usa i propulsori costruiti a Viry-Chatillon. “Tuttavia – ha avvertito Prost – dobbiamo ancora migliorare per essere in grado di competere con squadre come la Ferrari. Potremmo essere in grado di battere la Red Bull qua e là, ma è semplicemente impossibile raggiungere Mercedes e Ferrari in questa stagione. Se il divario oggi è di un secondo, allora dobbiamo ridurlo a mezzo secondo entro la fine del campionato” ha auspicato il francese. #f1#formula1#f1meme#f1memes#f1humor#prost#renaultf1#renault#engine#motore#f1news