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The five reasons for Ferrari to fight, now, for the podiums
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The five reasons for Ferrari to fight, now, for the podiums

Leclerc, fourth, and Sainz, eighth, showed great rhythm at the wheel of the SF21 at Montmel, with which the Monegasque even challenged Bottas and Prez.Sainz and Leclerc, on Saturday in Montmel.Alejandro GarcaEFEThe staging in the hospitality, with the boss escorted by his pilots, showed how well Ferrari's tune was after a very productive Sunday at Montmel. On the one hand, Mattia Binotto He transferred to the press his satisfaction for the 18 points tied up on the track. While, Charles Leclerc Y Carlos Sainz highlighted the improvement of the SF21. "For the first time this season we had the best car in the mid-zone. We were, by far, faster than McLaren," said the Spaniard. Is Become Premium from € 1 the first month Take advantage of this li...
Fernando Alonso regrets the strategy "a bit suicidal" by Alpine
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Fernando Alonso regrets the strategy "a bit suicidal" by Alpine

After 40 laps on the medium tire, the Asturian had to go through the boxes again to hit the soft one for the last four laps.Alonso, during his first stop at the Spanish GP.ALPINE F1The risk with the tires ended up being unacceptable for Fernando Alonso in Montmel. "It was a bit of a suicidal strategy to try to score a point," admitted the Spaniard, third-place finisher in the Spanish GP. The degradation of the medium compound, which he had ridden on lap 26, would prevent him from reaching the finish line. In fact, with only four laps to go to the checkered flag and after being overtaken by five opponents, he had to go through boxes."When it doesn't come out and you lose a point, it doesn't hurt so much," Alonso explained to the televisions, gathering as much humor as possible, despite t...
Hamilton teams up with strategy to destroy Verstappen’s dream
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Hamilton teams up with strategy to destroy Verstappen’s dream

The Dutchman, after a great overtaking on the first lap, ends up giving in to the greater push from Mercedes. Sainz, seventh and Alonso, seventeenth.Hamilton, ahead of Bottas, during the Spanish GP.REUTERSNo one saw it as clearly as Mercedes, nor did it as easy as Lewis Hamilton. The power of the strategy in Montmel was as decisive as the hands of the seven-time champion, capable of navigating like nobody else on those medium tires until he was ahead of Max Verstappen, who should have consoled himself with the podium, next to Valtteri Bottas. The Briton's fifth consecutive victory at this circuit, where Carlos Sainz could not progress beyond seventh position. Much worse was the afternoon for Fernando Alonso, antepenultimo in the goal.The last relay with the Yellow P Zero, which he had ...
The flight of talents to Red Bull that threatens the hegemony of Mercedes
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The flight of talents to Red Bull that threatens the hegemony of Mercedes

MIGUEL A. HERGUEDAS Special Envoy Montmel Updated Sunday, May 9, 2021 - 02:13The 36 thousandths who decided yesterday the pole from Lewis Hamilton in view of Max Verstappen in Montmel they are one more example of the fierce battle between Mercedes and Red Bull in this World Cup. The title is going to be elucidated in these narrow margins. Also the future in the medium and long term of the two great references of current F1, engaged for weeks in a battle that already splashes every day in the world. paddock. A hegemony is at stake and no one is going to notice the means to take it by storm Become Premium from € 1 the first month Take advantage of this limited-time offer and access all web content I want it ...
Montmeló surrenders to Hamilton’s hundredth pole: Sainz will start sixth and Alonso tenth
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Montmeló surrenders to Hamilton’s hundredth pole: Sainz will start sixth and Alonso tenth

The British narrowly outstripped Verstappen and Bottas and the Spaniards are again behind Leclerc and Ocon.Hamilton, next to his car, after signing pole at Montmel.REUTERSHe didn't even need the last bullet to secure another milestone in his legend. Lewis Hamilton rubric in Montmel his hundredth pole (1: 16.741) ahead of Max Verstappen Y Valtteri Bottas, again powerless against the great sovereign of F1. The euphoria of the heptacampan in front of the microphone of Pedro de la Rosa it was totally justified. Those 36 thousandths of margin over the Red Bull leader propelled him further to a fifth consecutive win in Barcelona. Sunday also presents itself with enough incentives to Carlos Sainz Y Fernando Alonso, sixth and tenth on the grid. The Spaniards do not finish finding the point to t...
70 years of F1 in Barcelona: Fangio’s bet for a dinner, Ecclestone’s call and an ‘enabler’ against the PSOE
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70 years of F1 in Barcelona: Fangio’s bet for a dinner, Ecclestone’s call and an ‘enabler’ against the PSOE

The Argentine's triumph in Pedralbes, where in 1951 he closed his first world title, marked the beginning of the Gran Circo's love story with Spain. This year also marks the 30th anniversary of the first Montmel race.Farina, at the wheel of the Alfa Romeo 159, during the 1951 Spanish GP.GETTYIt took more than guts to launch Diagonal down, in a 450 hp blido, without a helmet worthy of the name and with drum brakes as the only emergency resource. So tens of thousands of curious people spread out along that very long straight, of 2.5 kilometers, to enjoy F1 for the first time in Spain. That October 28, 1951, on the Pedralbes circuit, when Diagonal was still called Avenida del Generalsimo, Juan Manuel Fangio conquered with Alfa Ro Become Premium from € 1 the first month ...
Alonso sneaks into the battle and Red Bull suffers in Montmeló
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Alonso sneaks into the battle and Red Bull suffers in Montmeló

The Spaniard, with a great pace in the long runs, finished fifth, after almost tracing Bottas's best time in the morning.Alonso, with the A521, on Friday in Montmel.EFEThe lost gaze of Max VerstappenWith his fingers gripping the earplugs, he wasn't exactly inviting optimism in the Red Bull garage. Lewis Hamilton (1: 18.170) had just set the best record of the second free session at Montmel and Mad Max He had yielded slightly more than six tenths, a whole abyss in this World Cup marked by the meager differences with Mercedes. Verstappen's confusion was also reflected in an unexpected passage through boxeswhen there were only two minutes to go. On this occasion, his RB16B could not get close to the best in each of the three sets, dominated by Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas Y Charles Leclerc, res...
Encouraging staging of Ferrari in Montmeló
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Encouraging staging of Ferrari in Montmeló

Sainz and Leclerc, just half a second from Mercedes, without even testing the soft tires, essential for Saturday.RACING PRESSJust half a second behind the Mercedes. And with a harder tire, more designed for the race than for the decisive classification. That was Ferrari's encouraging balance after the first free session of the Spanish GP, where Charles Leclerc -fif- and Carlos Sainz -6- They confirmed the good feeling for a lap offered last Sunday in Portimao. Much fewer conclusions can be drawn from the staging of Fernando Alonso, fifteenth, who preferred to ride the soft tires when the track was still too verde.The domain of Valtteri Bottas (1: 18.504) 12 cents faster than Lewis Hamilton, also anticipates a vibrant pulse against Red Bull, who took advantage of the last nine minutes to...
The common obsession of Alonso and Sainz on the circuit that puts everyone in their place
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The common obsession of Alonso and Sainz on the circuit that puts everyone in their place

Saturday's classification, where they already suffered against Ocon and Leclerc, seems essential for their options in Montmel.Carlos Sainz and Fernando Alonso, during their press conference in Montmel.AFPFernando Alonso Y Carlos Sainz They appeared together in Montmel during the official FIA press conference, offering a mockery of normalcy in this anomalous Spanish GP. On Sunday, only a thousand privileged people will be able to enjoy it live from the stands, so the atmosphere is nothing like 2018, the last time they both stepped on this circuit together. "Having so few fans is not great news, unfortunately," admitted the Ferrari driver, obsessed with the same goal as the two-time world champion: Saturday's qualifying."He dreamed of red flags in turn 5," confessed Sainz, referring to the...
The "extra hours" by Carlos Sainz before Barcelona: "We all break our coconut a little"
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The "extra hours" by Carlos Sainz before Barcelona: "We all break our coconut a little"

"The sooner he faces these hard experiences, the sooner he learns", he assures about Ferrari's strategic mistake at Portimao.Sainz, during his promotional event on Tuesday in Madrid.ESTRELLA GALICIAOn Friday, Carlos Sainz to experience for the first time the "special" feeling of racing at home in the Ferrari colors. The absence of the public in Montmel does not diminish the enthusiasm of the Madrilenian, who wants to continue improving at the wheel of the SF21 after a weekend in Portugal marked by the strategic error that ruined his career. "In such a long season these situations are always going to happen and the better that they happen now. The sooner he faces these tougher experiences, the sooner he learns," analyzed the Madrid native.Sainz attended the press at an event organized by ...