Another week, another race! We are on our final double header before summer break and our first stop is France. The home Grand Prix of Pierre Gasly and Esteban Ocon as well as Alpine.
Will Ferrari’s reliability hold up? Or will it take a hit once again? What can Red Bull do and will Perez be looking for that win after last time out? And Mercedes… big upgrades are coming this weekend, will we see them fight for pole and the win?
Who needs a good weekend?
Carlos Sainz, after having mechanical issues last time out, he needs a good weekend in France as it looked like he was getting P2, which would’ve been an easy 1-2 for the Italian team.
Sergio Perez, not a good weekend for him last time out. It’s going to be crucial for the Mexican and Red Bull to score good points this weekend, especially if he wants to be in this title fight.
Pierre Gasly will be wanting a good weekend in front of his home crowd. This season isn’t going like last for the Frenchman, and his admitted the car is slow and possibly one of the slowest…
Predictions for qualifying-
My top five are- P1: Leclerc, P2: Verstappen, P3: Sainz, P4: Hamilton and P5: Perez.
I think the Mercedes are going to close the gap to Ferrari and Red Bull. I think it will be top 6 fighting it out for pole and be quite close. Leclerc’s pace on one lap is definitely a stand out this year and hopefully it can be carried out.
Times for weekend-
- Free Practice F2- 10:35am – 11:20am (BST)
- Free Practice 1 F1- 13:00pm -14:00pm
- Free Practice 2 F1- 16:00pm – 17:00pm
- Qualifying F2- 17:30pm – 18:00pm
- Free Practice 3 F1- 12:00pm – 13:00pm (BST)
- Qualifying F1- 15:00pm – 16:00pm
- Sprint Race F2- 17:00pm – 17:45pm
- Feature Race F2- 08:35am (BST)
- Race- 14:00pm