Boletim Estratégico: GP de Mônaco 2016

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6ª Etapa – 78 Voltas – 3.337km por volta – 260.286km distância total – desgaste muito baixo de pneus

Monaco GP F1 Strategy Report Podcast – featuring Rob James from the Box of Neutrals podcast.

Mônaco é sem sombra de dúvidas o evento mais prestigiado e glamouroso evento no calendário da F1 e sua desafiadora pista de rua proporcionou mais uma corrida sensacional com diversas nuâncias, incidentes e Lewis Hamilton cruzou a linha de chegada em primeiro após as 78 voltas.

A estratégia foi mais uma vez uma parte essencial da corrida e as condições climáticas produziram um espetáculo, começando com uma pista extremamente molhada e gradualmente chegando aos traçados secos.

Red Bull arisca

Muitos já esperavam um domingo chuvoso no horário da corrida, mesmo assim, a RBR ainda optou por tentar passar pelo Q2 com pneus super macios calçando o carro de Daniel Ricciardo, com o objetivo de também tê-los na largada do GP.

A equipe saiu tarde para a pista, evitando que alguém copiasse sua estratégia, e o australiano teve vida fácil para se classificar com os pneus vermelhos. O clima monegasco acabou jogando um balde de água fria nos planos da Red Bull, mas o que poderia ter acontecido se a corrida tivesse sido no seco?

Obviamente é complicado imaginar o que poderia ter acontecido. A estratégia de duas paradas era considerada como a opção mais rápida, entretanto, problemas com o tráfego poderiam tornar a opção de apenas uma parada mais viável.

Os pneus vermelhos apresentaram boa performance e durabilidade durante a sexta-feira, portanto, largar da pole e partir para um stint mais longo poderia ter ajudado Ricciardo a evitar o trânsito e ainda ter uma grande vantagem quando os ultra macios começassem a acabar.

Com toda a dificuldade de ultrapassar nas ruas do principado, ficar mais tempo na pista poderia representar uma grande vantagem. Contudo, se perdesse posições e voltasse com os pneus mais rápidos, seria extremamente complicado escalar o pelotão, que estaria com os compostos mais lentos.

Vettel tenta dar o pulo do gato

Kevin Magnussen foi o primeiro a apostar na mudança para os Intermediários logo no começo da prova, justo quando seu companheiro de equipe abandonou a prova. Sebastian Vettel foi o primeiro dos ponteiros a tentar imitá-lo. Os tempos foram bem parelhos nas primeiras voltas mas os pneus verdes rapidamente acharam mais aderência e velocidade.

Entretanto, os pilotos que pararam mais cedo acabaram ficando presos atrás de pilotos mais lentos, prejudicando gravemente suas corridas. Vettel ficou preso atrás de Felipe Massa e Jenson Button encontrou dificuldades para superar Pascal Werhlein. Com isso, Rosberg e Ricciardo se beneficiaram com as paradas tardias, evitando uma perda de tempo extra.

Mercedes estica o Stint de Hamilton

A decisão da equipe alemã foi muito corajosa. A transferência de pneus de chuva para slicks sempre é muito complicada e quando feita muito cedo, especialmente em Mônaco, pode custar caro. Após Marcus Ericsson e alguns outros pilotos arriscarem a mudança, as condições de pista se mostraram perfeitas para a Mercedes completar a manobra.

A equipe arriscou em deixar Hamilton na pista com pneus azuis por tanto tempo, entretanto, o desgaste dos pneus e das ranhuras auxiliaram-no a manter um ritmo de corrida razoável. Ricciardo logo alcançou o W07, a Mercedes arriscou a mudança para os slicks e Hamilton conseguiu um pequeno undercut em Ricciardo, vantagem essa que foi jogada pela janela graças a um erro do inglês na volta subsequente.

Para a sorte do tricampeão, a RBR não estava preparada para o pit-stop do australiano, resultando na manutenção da liderança de Hamilton. Não fosse o erro crasso da equipe austríaca, Ricciardo teria recuperado a liderança. Mônaco proporcionou um leque enorme de estratégias e isso não foi diferente no pelotão dianteiro.

Hamilton colocou os ultra macios, que tinham mais performance mas não duravam tanto e demoravam para aquecer, especialmente com o traçado esfriado por conta da chuva. Já Ricciardo calçou super macios, com a garantia de que chegaria ao final do GP sem sustos. Contudo, o australiano ficou preso atrás da Mercedes e judiou de seus pneus em tentativas frustradas de recuperar a liderança, enquanto Hamilton apenas preservava seus ultra macios.

Baixo desgaste de pneus

Como sempre vemos em Mônaco, o desgaste de pneus foi extremamente baixo, cenário perfeito para a tentativa de apenas uma parada caso a pista tivesse continuado seca. Hamilton ainda completou a corrida nessa estratégia devido a aposta da Mercedes de mantê-lo na pista. O desgaste nos pneus azuis e roxos foi inacreditável, com o inglês completando 31 e 37 voltas respectivamente em cada composto.

Em todo pelotão, a maioria dos pilotos conseguiu esticar bem seus stints tanto com pneus de chuva, quanto com slicks. Os macios provaram ser fortes logo após a transição, no entanto, Ultra e super macios recuperaram a vantagem assim que a temperatura subiu e a aderência aumentou.

Hamilton arrastou seus ultra macios até o fim da prova, mas Daniel Ricciardo sofreu ainda mais com os pneus vermelhos devido aos ataques em busca da liderança da prova. O pit-stop longo custo caro, muito provavelmente custou até uma vitória, especialmente considerando a superioridade da RBR em ritmo de corrida no começo da prova.

Composto mais duro também é usado

Ao contrário das corridas anteriores, o composto mais duro do fim de semana foi usado com uma certa frequência e ainda conseguiu competir em pé de igualdade com ultra e super macios, ajudado pela temperatura e pelas condições da pista. Sergio Perez buscou uma estratégia alternativa e conseguiu levar sua Force India a um surpreende pódio, com Vettel e Hulkenberg apostando na mesma estratégia e terminando o GP com muita competitividade.

Texto Original: Jack Leslie @JackLeslieF1 – BR version by Fernando Campos.

Stints mais longos

Macios: Perez – 48 Voltas
Super Macios: Button – 47 Voltas
Ultra Macios: Rosberg / Hamilton – 47 Voltas
Intermediários: Nasr – 24 Voltas
Chuva: Hamilton / Wehrlein – 31 Voltas

Mais paradas

Magnussen, Haryanto, Nasr, Bottas, Ericsson – 3

All the Data

Pirelli Motorsport 

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Stints by Driver

SCSafety Car
Lap 1-9
Lap 35-36
Lap 49

 

Redbull3. Ricciardo
Start P1
Wet 23 laps Pit 25.054
Intermediate 9 laps Pit 35.327
Used Supersoft  46 laps
Finished P2 (-1)

 

Ferrari5. Vettel
Start P4
Wet 13 laps Pit 25.114
Intermediate 18 laps Pit 25.561
Soft 47 laps
Finished P4 (+0)

 

Merc6. Rosberg
Start P2
Wet 20 laps Pit 26.698
Intermediate 11 laps Pit 27.680
Used Ultrasoft 47 laps
Finished P7 (-5)

 

Ferrari7. Raikkonen
Start P11
Wet 10 laps
Retired Lap 10 (DNF)

 

Redbull8. Grosjean
Start P15
Wet 15 laps Pit 33.490
Intermediate 15 laps Pit 25.111
Ultrasoft 46 laps
Finished P13 (+2)

 

Sauber9. Ericsson
Start P19
Wet 11 laps Pit 27.176
Intermediate 15 laps Pit 26.435
Ultrasoft 20 laps Pit 33.342
Used Ultrasoft 2 laps
Retired Lap 51 (DNF)

 

FI11. Perez
Start P7
Wet 21 laps Pit 25.714
Intermediate 9 laps Pit 25.608
Soft 48 laps
Finished P3 (+4)

 

Sauber12. Nasr
Start Pitlane
Wet 8 laps Pit 28.242
Intermediate 24 laps Pit 26.836
Ultrasoft 16 laps
Retired Lap 48 (DNF)

 

Merc14. Alonso
Start P9
Wet 14 laps Pit 25.512
Intermediate 18 laps Pit 26.836
Supersoft 46 laps
Finished P5 (+4)

 

Williams19. Massa
Start P14
Wet 20 laps Pit 24.934
Intermediate 12 laps Pit 25.182
Supersoft 45 laps
Finished P10 (+4)

 

Toro20. Magnussen
Start P16
Wet 7 laps Pit 25.583
Intermediate 14 laps Pit 38.811
Intermediate 8 laps Pit 25.879
Supersoft 3 laps Pit 31.241
Retired L32 (DNF)
Toro21. Guttierrez
Start P12
Wet 16 laps Pit 26.044
Intermediate 16 laps Pit 27.407
Ultrasoft 45 laps
Finished P11 (+1)

 

McLaren22. Button
Start P8
Wet 8 laps Pit 25.766
Intermediate 22 laps Pit 25.450
Supersoft 47 laps
Finished P9 (-1)

 

Redbull26. Kvyat
Start P8
Wet 7 laps Pit 27.698
Intermediate 11 laps
Retired Lap 18 (DNF)

 

FI27. Hulkenberg
Start P5
Wet 15 laps Pit 25.215
Intermediate 16 laps Pit 27.064
Soft 47 laps
Finished P6 (+1)

 

Toro30. Palmer
Start P18
Wet 7 laps
Retired Lap 7 (DNF)

 

Toro33. Verstappen
Start Pitlane
Wet 12 laps Pit 25.604
Intermediate 19 laps Pit 25.459
Soft 3 laps
Retired Lap 34 (DNF)

 

Merc44. Hamilton
Start P3
Wet 31 laps Pit 26.315
Ultrasoft 47 laps
Finished P1 (+2)

 

Toro55. Sainz
Start P8
Wet 21 laps Pit 27.738
Intermediate 10 laps Pit 28.112
Supersoft 46 laps
Finished P8 (+0)

 

Redbull77. Bottas
Start P10
Wet 15 laps Pit 27.364
Intermediate 25 laps Pit 25.478
Supersoft 19 laps Pit 24.673
Ultrasoft 28 laps
Finished P12 (-2)

 

Toro88. Haryanto
Start P19
Wet 11 laps Pit 29.117
Intermediate 23 laps Pit 27.380
Ultrasoft 13 laps Pit 26.292
Used Ultrasoft 27 laps
Finished P15 (+4)

 

Toro94. Wehrlein
Start P20
Wet 31 laps Pit 26.517
Ultrasoft 45 laps
Finished P14 (+6)

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F1 Strategy Report Podcast 2016 Episode 5 – Spanish Grand Prix

Episode 5 of the 2016 Strategy Podcast: by Formula Legend provides insight & analysis of strategic decisions made during the 2016 Spanish Grand Prix.

Our host Michael Lamonato is joined by Matt Clayton from Red Bull Australia’s Motorsports site.

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For full written report about the strategy plays in this race, and detailed data (including all the stints and tyre choices) click here. All of the previous written reports are here.

All of our previous F1 Strategy Report Podcasts are here.

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F1 Strategy Report Spanish Grand Prix 2016

Round 5 – 66 Laps – 4.655km per lap – 307.104km race distance – medium tyre wear

Spanish GP F1 Strategy Report Podcast – featuring Matt Clayton from Red Bull Australia’s Motorsports site

Formula 1 returned to the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, a track the paddock knows very well, in style with a dramatic, unexpected and surprising Spanish Grand Prix. Few could have expected the result, as Max Verstappen drove to victory on his debut for the Red Bull team, becoming the sport’s youngest ever race winner. As always, there were plenty of strategic elements for us to sink our teeth into, here are the main headlines:

Three stop fails to pay off

The choice between a two and a three stop strategy ended up deciding the podium places. Red Bull and Ferrari both opted to split strategies with their cars, with Kimi Raikkonen and Verstappen stopping twice and Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo planning to pit three times.

It was brilliant to see four drivers battling it out and the tension continued to build as the laps counted down, as the strategies started to take shape. Pirelli actually predicted before the race that a three stop would be the quickest, but that fails to take into account how difficult it is to pass at the Barcelona track.

Plus, both Vettel and Ricciardo failed to make significant inroads into Verstappen and Raikkonen’s advantage in the final laps, not helped by traffic. Ricciardo then picked up a puncture and had to pit again, which dropped him to fifth, but he bounced back to fourth. Vettel had to settle for third, with the three stop failing to work out.

Two stop the way to go

So a two-stop race proved to be the winning strategy. Both Verstappen and Raikkonen stopped on lap 12, with the Red Bull then pitting one lap before Raikkonen. The undercut was very important in Spain and this helped Verstappen to keep the gap to the Ferrari at a comfortable level as the final stint began.

Tyre degradation wasn’t as high as expected at the circuit, some thought Verstappen and Raikkonen would lose life in their Pirelli mediums late on but that wasn’t the case. They were able to keep up a decent pace throughout the final laps, which helped them to stay ahead of the chasing Vettel and Ricciardo.

So it appears the three stop was the wrong choice and both Red Bull and Ferrari shot themselves in the foot by splitting strategies, it cost Vettel and Ricciardo the chance to properly challenge for the win, having looked so strong early on. Of course, this was all helped by the two Mercedes drivers taking each other out…

Avoiding the hard tyre

The hard Pirelli compound made its debut appearance in Spain but it was rarely used throughout the weekend. Some drivers struggled to get temperature into their tyres, especially in the cooler conditions earlier on in the on-track action, and the long life of the mediums meant they got much more use on Sunday.

Just two stints were completed in the whole race on the orange-marked tyres, with both Jolyon Palmer and Kevin Magnussen completing laps on the compound. But Magnussen couldn’t get the tyres to work and failed to reach the end of the race, having to stop again. Palmer made it to reach the chequered flag but the pace was pretty underwhelming, which goes to prove why it didn’t get much action.

Haas likes the soft compound

The Haas F1 team once again tried something different with more running on the soft tyre compound. Both Romain Grosjean and Esteban Gutierrez brought eight sets of the softs, unlike most of their rivals. Gutierrez completed two stints on the softs to elevate him to 11th overall, while Grosjean retired, but had been on course for a three-stop strategy, with three soft tyre stints and one unusually short one on the mediums mid-race.

Jack Leslie @JackLeslieF1

Longest Stints

Hard: Palmer (32 laps)
Medium: Guitierrez (35 laps)
Soft: Grosjean (19 laps)

Most Stops

Ricciardo (4 – including drive-throughs)

All the Data

Thanks to Pirelli Motorsport for the detailed infographics


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Stints by Driver

 

SCSafety Car

 

Redbull3. Ricciardo
Start P3
Used Soft 11 lap Pit 21.738
Medium 17 laps Pit 22.104
Used Soft 15 laps Pit 21.683
Medium 22 laps Pit 23.133
Used Soft 1 laps
Finished P4 (-1)

 

Ferrari5. Vettel
Start P6
Used Soft 15 laps Pit 21.643
Medium 14 laps Pit 22.617
Used Soft 8 laps Pit 21.603
Medium 29 laps
Finished P3 (+3)

 

Merc6. Rosberg
Start P2
Retired Lap 1 (DNF)

 

Ferrari7. Raikkonen
Start P5
Used Soft 15 laps Pit 23.187
User Soft 14 laps Pit 22.844
Medium 8 laps Pit 34.832
Used Soft 19 laps
Finished P2 (+3)

 

Redbull8. Grosjean
Start P14
Soft 15 laps Pit 23.187
Used Soft 14 laps Pit 22.844
Medium 8 laps Pit 34.832
Used Soft 19 laps
Retired Lap 56 (DNF)

 

Sauber9. Ericsson
Start P19
Used Soft 9 laps Pit 22.84
Soft 15 laps Pit 23.122
Medium 16 laps Pit 22.897
Medium 25 laps
Finished P12 (+7)

 

FI11. Perez
Start P9
Used Soft 9 lap Pit 22.679
Medium 26 laps Pit 21.918
Medium 31 laps
Finished P7 (+2)

 

Sauber12. Nasr
Start P20
Soft 12 laps Pit 22.976
Medium 24 laps Pit 23.09
Medium 29 laps
Finished P14 (+6)

 

Merc14. Alonso
Start P10
Used Soft 11 laps Pit 21.795
Medium 28 laps Pit 22.987
Medium 6 laps
Retired Lap 45 (DNF)

 

Williams19. Massa
Start P18
Soft 8 Laps Pit 21.384
Medium 27 laps Pit 22.568
Soft 16 laps Pit 21.831
Medium 25 laps
Finished P8 (+10)

 

Toro20. Magnussen
Start P15
Soft 10 laps Pit 22.843
Medium 20 laps Pit 23.165
Hard 25 laps Pit 22.122
Used Soft 10 laps
Finished P15 (+0)
Toro21. Guttierrez
Start P16
Soft 16 lap Pit 23.206
Used Soft 14 laps Pit 22.43
Medium 35 laps
Finished P11 (+5)

 

McLaren22. Button
Start P12
Soft 10 laps Pit 22.28
Medium 26 laps Pit 22/59
Medium 29 laps
Finished P9 (+3)

 

Redbull26. Kvyat
Start P13
Used Soft 9 lap Pit 23.277
Medium 16 laps Pit 22.234
Medium 26 laps Pit 22.769
Soft 14 laps
Finished P10 (+3)

 

FI27. Hulkenberg
Start P11
Soft 10 laps Pit 22.176
Medium 10 laps
Retired Lap 20 (DNF)

 

Toro30. Palmer
Start P17
Soft 11 laps Pit 23.283
Medium 22 laps Pit 22.397
Hard 32 laps
Finished P13 (+4)

 

Toro33. Verstappen
Start P3
Used Soft 12 laps Pit 22.369
Medium 22 laps Pit 22.348
Medium 32 laps
Finished P1 (+2)

 

Merc44. Hamilton
Start P1
Retired Lap 1 (DNF)

 

Toro55. Sainz
Start P8
Used Soft 10 laps Pit 22.874
Medium 28 laps Pit 22.937
Medium 28 laps
Finished P6 (+2)

 

Redbull77. Bottas
Start P7
Used Soft 12 laps Pit 21.856
Medium 27 laps Pit 22.443
Medium 27 laps
Finished P5 (+2)

 

Toro88. Haryanto
Start P22
Medium 22 laps Pit 28.753
Medium 26 laps Pit 26.186
Soft 17 laps
Finished P17 (+5)

 

Toro94. Wehrlein
Start P21
Soft 11 laps Pit 24.554
Medium 22 laps Pit 24.387
Medium 32 laps
Finished P16 (+5)


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F1 Strategy Report Podcast 2016 Episode 4 – Russian Grand Prix

Episode 4 of the 2016 Strategy Podcast: by Formula Legend provides insight & analysis of strategic decisions made during the 2016 Russian Grand Prix.

Our host Michael Lamonato is joined by Luke Smith from NBC Sports.

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For full written report about the strategy plays in this race, and detailed data (including all the stints and tyre choices) click here. All of the previous written reports are here.

All of our previous F1 Strategy Report Podcasts are here.

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F1 Strategy Report Podcast 2016 Episode 3 – Chinese Grand Prix

Episode 3 of the 2016 Strategy Podcast: by Formula Legend provides insight & analysis of strategic decisions made during the 2016 Chinese Grand Prix.

Our host Michael Lamonato is joined by Trent Price for a diverse discussion that includes chook lotto, F1 race strategies and My Kitchen Rules!

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For full written report about the strategy plays in this race, and detailed data (including all the stints and tyre choices) click here. All of the previous written reports are here.

All of our previous F1 Strategy Report Podcasts are here.

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F1 Strategy Report Podcast 2016 Episode 2 – Bahrain Grand Prix

Episode 2 of the 2016 Strategy Podcast: by Formula Legend provides insight & analysis of strategic decisions made during the 2016 Bahrain Grand Prix.

Our new host Michael Lamonato is joined by Rod Gordon from Superlicense F1 Podcast for a heated argument about the new qualifying format!

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For full written report about the strategy plays in this race, and detailed data (including all the stints and tyre choices) click here. All of the previous written reports are here.

All of our previous F1 Strategy Report Podcasts are here.

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F1 Strategy Report Podcast 2016 Episode 1 – Australian Grand Prix

Episode 1 of the 2016 Strategy Podcast: by Formula Legend provides insight & analysis of strategic decisions made during the 2016 Australian Grand Prix.

Our new host Michael Lamonato is joined by Nathan Harper from Formula Legend for the season kickoff.

For full written report about the strategy plays in this race, and detailed data (including all the stints and tyre choices) click here. All of the previous written reports are here.

All of our previous F1 Strategy Report Podcasts are here.

If you’re into F1 strategy make sure you check out Formula Legend – it’s free for iOS & Android. Contact us on twitter @beermogul.

F1 Strategy Report Podcast Episode 19 – 2015 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Episode 18 of the Formula Legend F1 Strategy Podcast provides insight & analysis of strategic decisions made during the 2015 Brazilian Grand Prix.

In this episode I’m joined by Paul Velasco of Grand Prix 247 – live from Dubai.

For full written report about the strategy plays in this race, and detailed data (including all the stints and tyre choices) click here. All of the previous written reports for 2015 are here.

All of our previous F1 Strategy Report Podcasts are here.

If you’re into F1 strategy make sure you check out Formula Legend – it’s free for iOS & Android. Contact us on twitter @beermogul.

F1 Strategy Report Podcast Episode 18 – 2015 Brazilian Grand Prix

Episode 18 of the Formula Legend F1 Strategy Podcast provides insight & analysis of strategic decisions made during the 2015 Brazilian Grand Prix.

In this episode I’m joined by Fernando Campos – live from Brazil.

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For full written report about the strategy plays in this race, and detailed data (including all the stints and tyre choices) click here. All of the previous written reports for 2015 are here.

All of our previous F1 Strategy Report Podcasts are here.

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F1 Strategy Report Podcast Episode 17 – 2015 Mexican Grand Prix

Episode 17 of the Formula Legend F1 Strategy Podcast provides insight & analysis of strategic decisions made during the 2015 Mexican Grand Prix.

In this episode I’m joined by Andy Donnelly.

Andy Donnelly

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For full written report about the strategy plays in this race, and detailed data (including all the stints and tyre choices) click here. All of the previous written reports for 2015 are here.

All of our previous F1 Strategy Report Podcasts are here.

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