Category Archives: Grand Prix in Preview

F1 Grand Prix Preview: Belgian Grand Prix

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The Belgian Grand Prix

2015 FORMULA 1 SHELL BELGIAN GRAND PRIX

Round: 11

Date: 23 August 2015

Circuit: Circuit De Spa-Francorchamps

First Grand Prix: 1950

Type: Purpose Built, Free flowing with varying topography

Length: 7. 004km

Laps: 44

Lap Record: Sebastien Vettel, RBR, 2009 – 1:47. 263

Tyres: Soft (Yellow) Hard (White)

DRS: Two. Main traight. Kemmel Straight

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F1 Grand Prix Preview: Hungarian Grand Prix

FORMULA 1 PIRELLI MAGYAR NAGYDÍJ 2015

Round: 10

Date: 26 July 2015

Circuit Name: Hungaroring

First Grand Prix: 1986

Type: Permanent, purpose – built race track

Length: 4.381 km

Laps: 70

Lap Record: 1:19.071, Michael Schumacher, Ferrari, 2004.

Tyres: Soft (Yellow) and Medium (White)

DRS: Two (Pit Straight and between turns 2-3)

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F1 British Grand Prix Preview

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F1 Grand Prix Preview: British Grand Prix

FORMULA 1 BRITISH GRAND PRIX 2015

Round: 9

Date: Sun 05 July

Circuit Name: Silverstone

First Grand Prix: 1950

Type: Purpose built race track

Circuit Length: 5. 891km

Laps: 52

Lap Record: 1:33.401. Mark Webber, Red Bull (2013)

Tyre Allocation: Hard and Medium

DRS Zones: Two. Wellington and Hanger Straights respectively.

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Formula 1 Grand Prix Preview: Austria


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F1 Grand Prix Preview: Austria

FORMULA 1 GROSSER PREIS VON ÖSTERREICH 2015

Round 8

Date: 21st June 2015

Circuit Name: Red Bull Ring

First Grand Prix: 1970

Type: Permanent, purpose built race track. Undulating and scenic.

Circuit Length: 4. 326 km

Laps: 71

Lap Record: 1:08.337, Michael Schumacher, Ferrari F2003 (2003)

Tyre Allocation: Soft (Yellow) and Super Soft (Red)

DRS Zones: Two (Pit straight and the back straight of sector two)

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Formula 1, Canadian Grand Prix preview

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Canadian Grand Prix Preview: Round 7

FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DU CANADA 2015

Round 7

Date: 7th June 2015

Circuit name: Circuit Gilles Villeneuve

First Grand Prix: 1978

Type: Purpose-built permeant race trace. Medium and fast corners. Hard on brakes and tyres.

Circuit Length: 4.361 km

Laps: 70

Lap Record: 1:13.622 Rubens Barrichello (2002)

Tyre Allocation:  Soft (Yellow) and Supersoft (Red)

DRS Zones: Two – Main straight and final straight.

2014

Pole Sitter: Nico Rosberg, Mercedes, 1:14.874

Winner: Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull Renault

Fastest Lap: Felipe Massa, Williams Mercedes, 1:18.504 on lap 58

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F1 Grand Prix PREVIEW ROYALE: Monaco, Round 6

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2015 FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DE MONACO

ROUND 6

  • Date: 24th May 2015
  • Circuit Name: Circuit de Monaco
  • First Grand Prix: 1950 (1929) †

† The race itself is older than Formula One

  • Circuit Type: Temporary, street race. Slowest on the calendar. Tough on tyres and tough on brakes. High downforce is required with lower tyre pressures.
  • Circuit Length: 3.337km
  • Laps: 78
  • Lap Record: None: The Swimming Pool Chicane has changed its trajectory, thus changing the layout slightly.
  • Tyre Allocation: Super-Soft (Red rims) and Soft (Yellow Rims)
  • DRS Zones: One along the main straight with one activation point.

2014

Pole: N. Rosberg, Mercedes, 1:15.989

Winner: N. Rosberg, Mercedes, 1:49:27.661

Fastest Lap: K. Räikkönen, Ferrari, 1:18.479

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F1 Grand Prix Preview: Spain

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2015 FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO DE ESPAÑA PIRELLI 2015

ROUND 5

Date: 10th May

Circuit name: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya

First Grand Prix: 1991

Type: Permanent purpose-built race track. Variety of fast, medium and slow corners.

Circuit length: 4.655km

Laps: 66

Lap Record: 1: 21: 670 (Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari F2008; 2008)

Tyre Allocation: Medium (white rimmed) and hard (dusty orange rimmed)

DRS Zones: Two with separate detection points (Pit Straight and between Turns Nine and 10).

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F1 Grand Prix Preview Bahrain, Round 4

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2015 FORMULA 1 GULF AIR BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX

ROUND 4

Date: 19 April 2015

Circuit name; Sakhir Bahrain International Circuit

First Grand Prix: 2004

Type: Permanent, purpose-built racetrack dominated by a multitude of straights and a balance between fast medium and slow corner. Medium downforce required.

Circuit length: 5.412 km

Laps: 57

Lap Record: 1:31.447 – Pedro de la Rosa (McLaren)

Tyre Allocation: Medium (White rimmed) and Soft (Yellow rimmed)

DRS Zones: Two, with two separate activation points. DRS zones ar: Main straight; The straight in sector 2.

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Grand Prix Preview: The Chinese Grand Prix

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THE 2015 FORMULA 1 CHINESE GRAND PRIX

ROUND 3

Date: 12 April 2015

Name of Circuit: Shanghai International Circuit

First Grand Prix: 2004

Type: Permanent, purpose built race track. Notably long straight. Combination of sharp but quick turns with some slower corners. Medium downforce required.

Circuit Length: 5.451 km

Race Distance: 305.066 km

Laps: 56

Lap Record: 1:32.239 – Michael Schumacher (2004) / Ferrari F2004

Tyre Allocation: Soft (Yellow Wall) and Hard (White Wall)

DRS Zones: 2. One on the long back straight, the other on the pit straight. Each has their own detection point.

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Grand Prix in Preview: The Malaysian Grand Prix

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THE 2015 PETRONAS MALAYSIAN GRAND PRIX

ROUND 2

Date: 29 March 2015

Name of Circuit: Sepang International Circuit

First Grand Prix: 1999

Type: Permanent, purpose built race track. Generally a free flowing, well-chambered layout.

Circuit Length: 5.543 km

Race Distance: 310.408 km

Laps: 56

Lap Record: 1:34.223 – Juan Pablo Montoya (2004) / Williams BMW

Tyre Allocation: Hard (orange rimmed tyre walls) and Medium (white rimmed tyre walls).

DRS Zones: Two, with two separate detection points (Pit straight & between Turn 14 and 15)

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