Welcome at RN365

You are logged in. Benefit directly from all the benefits of your account:

  • Share your thoughts and opinions about F1
  • Win fantastic prizes
  • Get access to our premium content
  • Take advantage of more exclusive benefits

Welcome at RN365

Become part of the largest racing community in the United Kingdom. Create your free account now!

  • Share your thoughts and opinions about F1
  • Win fantastic prizes
  • Get access to our premium content
  • Take advantage of more exclusive benefits
fri 26 mar - sun 28 mar
  • 1 HAM LAP 56
  • 2 VER + 0.745
  • 3 BOT + 37.383
ita
fri 16 apr - sun 18 apr
  • 1 VER LAP 63
  • 2 HAM + 22.000
  • 3 NOR + 23.702
bhr
por
fri 30 apr - sun 02 may
  • 1 HAM LAP 66
  • 2 VER + 29.148
  • 3 BOT + 33.530
ita
esp
fri 07 may - sun 09 may
  • 1 HAM LAP 66
  • 2 VER + 15.841
  • 3 BOT + 26.610
por
mco
thu 20 may - sun 23 may
  • 1 VER LAP 78
  • 2 SAI + 8.968
  • 3 NOR + 19.427
esp
aze
fri 04 jun - sun 06 jun
  • 1 PER LAP 51
  • 2 VET + 1.385
  • 3 GAS + 2.762
mco
fra
fri 18 jun - sun 20 jun
  • 1 VER LAP 53
  • 2 HAM + 2.904
  • 3 PER + 8.811
aze
aut
fri 25 jun - sun 27 jun
  • 1 VER LAP 71
  • 2 HAM + 35.743
  • 3 BOT + 46.907
fra
aut
fri 02 jul - sun 04 jul
  • 1 VER LAP 71
  • 2 BOT + 17.973
  • 3 NOR + 20.019
aut
gbr
fri 16 jul - sun 18 jul
  • 1 HAM LAP 52
  • 2 LEC + 3.871
  • 3 BOT + 11.125
aut
hun
fri 30 jul - sun 01 aug
  • 1 OCO LAP 70
  • 2 HAM + 2.736
  • 3 SAI + 15.018
gbr
bel
fri 27 aug - sun 29 aug
  • 1 VER LAP 1
  • 2 RUS
  • 3 HAM
hun
nld
fri 03 sep - sun 05 sep
  • 1 VER LAP 72
  • 2 HAM + 20.932
  • 3 BOT + 56.460
bel
ita
fri 10 sep - sun 12 sep
  • 1 RIC LAP 53
  • 2 NOR + 1.747
  • 3 BOT + 4.921
nld
rus
fri 24 sep - sun 26 sep
  • 1 HAM LAP 53
  • 2 VER + 53.271
  • 3 SAI + 62.475
ita
tur
fri 08 oct - sun 10 oct
  • 1 BOT LAP 58
  • 2 VER + 14.584
  • 3 PER + 33.471
rus
usa
fri 22 oct - sun 24 oct
  • 1 VER LAP 56
  • 2 HAM + 1.333
  • 3 PER + 42.223
tur
mex
fri 05 nov - sun 07 nov
  • 1 VER LAP 71
  • 2 HAM + 16.555
  • 3 PER + 17.752
usa
bra
fri 12 nov - sun 14 nov
  • 1 HAM LAP 71
  • 2 VER + 10.496
  • 3 BOT + 13.576
mex
qat
fri 19 nov - sun 21 nov
  • 1 HAM LAP 57
  • 2 VER + 25.743
  • 3 ALO + 59.457
bra
sau
fri 03 dec - sun 05 dec

F1 standings

  • 1 VER 351.5
  • 2 HAM 343.5
  • 3 BOT 203
FP1 fri 03 dec
FP2 fri 03 dec
FP3 sat 04 dec
Quali sat 04 dec
Race sun 05 dec
qat
are
fri 10 dec - sun 12 dec
Quali sat 11 dec
Race sun 12 dec
sau
Start Saudi Arabian GP
Days
Hour
Min.
Sec.
Formula 1

Horner predicts how much time Hamilton has gained with new engine

Red Bull's Christian Horner reckons Lewis Hamilton's qualifying pace in Brazil shows how much of a difference a fresh engine makes.

Article
To news overview © Mercedes

Christian Horner has said that Lewis Hamilton's significant pace advantage over Max Verstappen in Brazil on Friday is evidence of why Mercedes chose to fit his car with a fresh engine for the weekend.

With Hamilton's previous unit showing signs of 'degradation', Mercedes elected to introduce a fresh engine into his pool to get him through the remainder of the season, incurring a five-place grid penalty for Sunday's Grand Prix.

Fitted with that new engine, Hamilton topped first practice and went comfortably fastest in qualifying. He finished four-tenths clear of title rival Verstappen and will start the Sprint Qualifying race from the very front as a result, prior to his penalty being applied.

Speaking after the session, Horner was asked about how much difference he believed the fresh engine was making in terms of lap time for Hamilton.

"It's difficult for us to be able to predict that, but it looks like the relative speed compared to Valtteri [Bottas]... It's a couple of tenths," Horner told Sky Sports. "So that's obviously why they've chosen to take it here.

"But it's a Sprint race we've got tomorrow and then the qualifying coming off the back of that for the Sunday race.

"We saw from this morning that Lewis was very, very strong. That fresh engine is obviously pumping out some horsepower for him.

"I think second was the best that we could hope for, so to be up there on the front row, we're OK with that."

No cause for despair at Red Bull

With Verstappen starting second, the Dutch driver can afford to follow Hamilton around during the Sprint Qualifying race.

Due to Hamilton's engine change grid penalty affecting his Grand Prix starting position, Verstappen would inherit pole position if he finishes second behind Hamilton on Saturday afternoon.

But Horner doesn't believe that Verstappen will want to play it safe, as their pace will likely be far more competitive over a longer distance.

"He's a racing driver, so if he can get the lead at the start, he'll go for it," said Horner.

"He only needs to finish second, obviously, to get the pole for the race on Sunday. So let's see. I mean, you've just got to go for the start and then see where you are.

"Let's see [in] the race tomorrow. I think that we've got a good race car. It is going to get hotter through the weekend and the tyres are going to be a factor here.

"The race will be a different set of circumstances. He was talking about the front axle. It will probably be about the rear axle in the race tomorrow, and particularly on Sunday, with the hotter temperature.

"I actually think we've got quite a decent race car here."

The third 'F1 Sprint' event will take place at the Sao Paulo Grand Prix in Brazil. How does the new qualifying format work? Here's everything you need to know...

RN365 News dossier F1 2021 Brazilian Grand Prix

The latest news about the Sao Paulo Grand Prix straight from the Interlagos Circuit.

0 comments

x