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Round 6: Spain - Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya Circuit (13May17)

jeromef1

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[li]Qualifying starts at 7:30pm  (UK time) - followed by the race[/li]
[li]Session host is Ne-yo1993[/li]
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Fact File: Last weeks Driver of the day was XxCarrexX06 who got a convincing win after a brilliant drive. 
- Carrex is the first driver too win twice this season, and he has never finished a PRL race lower than 7th, which is the best of any current PRL driver.
- McLaren are the only team who have never had a driver qualify outside the Top 10 in any race so far.
- Neyo has had 43 podiums in his last 49 finishes over the last 4 seasons, winning at 13 different circuits. When Neyo enters a race there is an 88% chance he will finish on the podium of he finishes the race based on previous results. ​
 
Pre-Race Questions: ​
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[li]Last season by round 6 there had been 2 different winners, this season by round 6 there have been 4 different winners - the competition has gone up a level. Which track in the calendar is going to give us the best race?[/li]
[li]The weekend we have the Spanish Grand Prix (same as us). Whos going to win the race? Hamilton back to form? Bottas? Vettel?[/li]
[li]Out of the drivers in the PRL season what driver suits Spain the best? Is it a good circuit for drivers good on their tyres etc?[/li]
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ne-yo1993

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The facts are awesome ! Very good idea lads.

1. Mhh..difficult to say. The canadian gp was sexy. The best race since a looong time. Will be hard to beat that one. Monaco is always special and since I'm hosting, we had in every race rain. That would make the monaco gp even better/harder

2. Every team will bring some huge updates to the spanish gp. So it is really hard to predict the winner. I will go with Vettel. Ferrari has the better race car so they always have a slight adventage

3. I think the track suits me very well. I've won there last season. I have a very calm driving style, which is playing into my cards. Also, my tyre wear isn't bad either, so I'm expecting to fight for the win again. Overtaking is really hard around catalunya, so qualifying will be important.
Sector 3 is open for corner cuts, which I don't really like. Would go with strict rules tbh
 

XxCarrexX06

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Last season by round 6 there had been 2 different winners, this season by round 6 there have been 4 different winners - the competition has gone up a level. Which track in the calendar is going to give us the best race?

Bwoah i don't know, maybe Canada was the craziest one, and Monaco if there is rain would be interesting but a bit boring because of Safety Car. I would say it's going to be Canada.

The weekend we have the Spanish Grand Prix (same as us). Whos going to win the race? Hamilton back to form? Bottas? Vettel?

I would say Vettel because the Ferrari cha assis seems the best one and Spain is a track where you need a lot os downforce because of the high speed corners.

Out of the drivers in the PRL season what driver suits Spain the best? Is it a good circuit for drivers good on their tyres etc?

I absolutely not suit this track. Also it's the track I know better because I've been there, but I'm bad in the game.
I think Cantera could be the fastest if he race and neyo the most consistent.
 

Smithy

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[li]Last season by round 6 there had been 2 different winners, this season by round 6 there have been 4 different winners - the competition has gone up a level. Which track in the calendar is going to give us the best race?[/li]
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[font=Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]Its tough to choose, because last season Japan was very good, and the track itself is quite a difficult one to go side by side in. I reckon one of the tracks towards the end, i dont think it will matter which track, i think when the drivers championship is closest the racing will get even more intense - and tbh i can't wait, i love intense races, im sure we all do.
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[li]The weekend we have the Spanish Grand Prix (same as us). Whos going to win the race? Hamilton back to form? Bottas? Vettel?[/li]
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[font=Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]I know ferrari's car might be slightly better, but i think Hamilton will win, his determination is incredible, so i reckon he will pull it out the bag. 
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[li]Out of the drivers in the PRL season what driver suits Spain the best? Is it a good circuit for drivers good on their tyres etc?[/li]
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[font=Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]I think Spain is a track that brings out drivers that have raw pace, so i can see michemery doing very well or cantera if he races. But i think Liam's precision driving could work wonders round this circuit, no one else has the precision of Liam xD. [/font]
 

Liamtsh96

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Last season by round 6 there had been 2 different winners, this season by round 6 there have been 4 different winners - the competition has gone up a level. Which track in the calendar is going to give us the best race?

I think this weeks race will give us the best race. There's room for different strategies and it's a track where making a mistake is costly so a surprise result could happen.

The weekend we have the Spanish Grand Prix (same as us). Whos going to win the race? Hamilton back to form? Bottas? Vettel?

I'm not sure. I'm not really bothered. A Hamilton win would be nice.

Out of the drivers in the PRL season what driver suits Spain the best? Is it a good circuit for drivers good on their tyres etc?

Speed is more important than good tyre wear round Spain so those who qualify at the front will obviously challenge for the win but patience is also good to have and drivers like Neyo, smithy and dearagony can fight for the win because of this.

Thanks smithy. Appreciate it.
 

Smithy

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Liamtsh96 said:
Out of the drivers in the PRL season what driver suits Spain the best? Is it a good circuit for drivers good on their tyres etc?

Speed is more important than good tyre wear round Spain so those who qualify at the front will obviously challenge for the win but patience is also good to have and drivers like Neyo, smithy and dearagony can fight for the win because of this.

Thanks smithy. Appreciate it.

Likewise Liam :) let's hope we are both at the sharp end.
 

Macca

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Last season by round 6 there had been 2 different winners, this season by round 6 there have been 4 different winners - the competition has gone up a level. Which track in the calendar is going to give us the best race?
Australia 

The weekend we have the Spanish Grand Prix (same as us). Whos going to win the race? Hamilton back to form? Bottas? Vettel?
Raikkonen

Out of the drivers in the PRL season what driver suits Spain the best? Is it a good circuit for drivers good on their tyres etc?
Don't think it will suit any more driver this another. Also don't think it will be much different to most circuits in terms of tyre wear and suiting certain drivers in that aspect
 

RacingAtHome

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Pre-Race Questions:
Last season by round 6 there had been 2 different winners, this season by round 6 there have been 4 different winners - the competition has gone up a level. Which track in the calendar is going to give us the best race?
Back to normal. If we replace the 100% Q we lost with a 100% race, that would be a thriller. However, we know what happens, the early part is exciting with different winners. Then Ne-yo wins races and the championship.

The weekend we have the Spanish Grand Prix (same as us). Whos going to win the race? Hamilton back to form? Bottas? Vettel?
Mercs topped P1 and P2. Can't see them being beaten in Q or the race unless some weather or something in Ferrari has been hidden.

Out of the drivers in the PRL season what driver suits Spain the best? Is it a good circuit for drivers good on their tyres etc?
I tolerate tyres a lot. Most drivers go into the 40s and maybe 50s. I'm prepared to go into the 60s to prevent stationary time on pit lane.
 

Michemery

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Pre-Race Questions:
Last season by round 6 there had been 2 different winners, this season by round 6 there have been 4 different winners - the competition has gone up a level. Which track in the calendar is going to give us the best race?
I think this weekend may be one of the better ones, also Monaco will be very intense with not many finishing maybe.

The weekend we have the Spanish Grand Prix (same as us). Whos going to win the race? Hamilton back to form? Bottas? Vettel?
Mercedes have massive upgrades to the car which looks to have given them the edge, however Ferrari looked quick in FP3. Still going to be very close, but I'll go with a Hamilton win.

Who suits the track?
I think that Neyo is the favorite as this track suits his driving style and he can look after the tyres better than some of us, including me. However, this track can reward aggressive driving styles, especially in qualifying which will suit me. 
 

ibbopaul

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Last season by round 6 there had been 2 different winners, this season by round 6 there have been 4 different winners - the competition has gone up a level. Which track in the calendar is going to give us the best race?

All of them if no rain but that seems to be the weather this season so far.

The weekend we have the Spanish Grand Prix (same as us). Whos going to win the race? Hamilton back to form? Bottas? Vettel?

Alonso is the best driver him and button always were, just need the luck and car.

Out of the drivers in the PRL season what driver suits Spain the best? Is it a good circuit for drivers good on their tyres etc?

Not sure even I got a pole here.
 

Macca

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Q - P12
Okay lap P11 was there but decided to save a set of S tyres 

R - P10
Okay start up to P11 but touched with f1racer which knocked me down behind Mike and Paul before overtaking the later. Caught Mike up passed him a lap later than the lap after he got back past as he was getting past Pieter snuck past so I then decided to let NeYo through after T4 however I wasn't expecting him to follow me off the racing line and he wasn't expecting me to slow down so that damaged his wing and cost me time. Set about catching Mike back up couldn't really close the gap below 3.5 then t went upto 3.8 so decided to pit for a 2 lap undercut which closed the gap when he pitted and a few laps later I was able to get past, then at T10 I broke to early/cautiously and Mike hit me which unfortunately damaged his wing and put and end to our great battle. Towards the end of my stint Carre was catching me and on the last lap he caught me and NeYo who came out of the pits was right behind so I slower in the last sector to help NeYo out. As pitted then exited the pits behind slow on the way in cost me a position to Dave. The next few laps was good battling between myself and Dave before finally my fresher tyres payed off. After that it was boring run to the flag for P10. Messy race but a point at a track where I was very slow last season I'll take.

Congrats to Smithy on his much overdue and deserved win happy for you buddy! Also well done to DoTD Pieter on his amazing drive with insane pace to get P2 I was shocked to see him P2. Well done to Liam on his podium as well. See you all next week in Abu Dhabi
 
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