#F1Tech Treasures- The #F1 Race Weekend in Official FIA Documents #SpanishGP

Brought to you by TheJudge13 contributor Mattpt55

-the best in Scrutineering, Stewards’ Decisions, and other assorted FIA documents looked at slightly irreverently

 There’s the race we see on telly, and then there’s the race behind the scenes. One rarely talked about by reporters but told in part by the official FIA documents. Here is a selection of this weekend’s documents for you to peruse at your leisure. Enjoy.

Wonder where all this great stuff came from? Right Here

 

From the More Things Change Dept:

SpainThursday1

 

Too bad for the gravel concessionaire. Seemed like a sure thing 10 years ago.

 

From the One Race You Don’t Want to be Winning Dept

SpainThursday2

 

No real surprises here. Penalty Pool anyone?

From the Captain Obvious Department

SpainThursday3

 

Somehow it sounds different in English

From the Department of Mine is Bigger than Yours Dept.

 

SpainThursday4

 

Hmmm… Fernando makes a funny

From the paging Dr Freud Dept.

 

SpainThursday5

 

Whole lotta Lewis hate going on.

From the I Guess It’s a Silver Lining Dept

 

SpainFridayGearBox

 

Small consolation no doubt

 

From the Math Works on this Dept

SpainFridayERS

 

Whole bunch of Mercedes on that list.

 

From the Call the Dentist Dept.

 

SpainFridayGears1

 

 

SpainFridayGears2

 

Got to take care of your teeth.

From the Sat on the Extremely Naughty Step

 

 

SpainFridayNaughtyStep

 

Damn. Toro Rosso screwed the pooch on that one.

 

From the I Think They Talked Ahead of Time Dept.

 

SpainFridayPresser1

 

Somehow Franz doesn’t seem to fit in

 

From the Tell Us How You Really Feel Dept

SpainFridayPresser2

 

Hold a grudge much?

From the How Often Can We Use The Word Unanimous Dept.

SpainFridayPresser3A

 

 

Wait for it

SpainFridayPresser3B

And we have a winner!!

 

SpainFridayPresser3C

Ooops spoke to soon…

From the One of These Things is Not Like The Other Dept

 

SpainFridayPresser5

 

Double Points LOL!

From the Shiny New Bits Dept.

 

SpainFridayPU

 

The numbers are getting bigger…

From the Now You Know What Purple Means Dept.

 

SpainFridayPurple

 

Thanks Lotus.

From the I guess We Know What Happened Now Dept

 

SpainSaturdayCEVettel

 

Returning to the Mean Hurts

From the More Shiny New Bits Dept.

 

SpainSaturdayMGUFerrari

 

Time for an Upgrade.

From The Working Hard or Hardly Working Dept

 

SpainSaturdayMidnightOil

 

Working Hard I’d Say

From the Silly Questions Dept.

 

SpainSaturdayPresser1

 

Ha Ha! And ouch for Nico

From the Tell Us How you Feel Dept

 

SpainSaturdayPresser3

 

Disappointed. And carnage in T1.

From the Don’t forget about Ricciardo Dept.

 

SpainSaturdayPresser4

 

LOL who knew DR needed encouraging.

From the Wings and a Diff Dept

 

SpainSaturdayPresser5

 

Geez, watch out if you ever get it all together.

From the Things We Have To Look Forward To Dept.

 

SpainSaturdayPresser6

 

Massive Oversteer Moments, best band ever. Also, pass the popcorn. Exciting Monaco time.

From the Key to The Race Dept.

 

SpainSaturdayPresser7

 

Not much pundit talk about that this weekend.

 

*****************************************UPDATE***************************************************
From the Bad to Worse Dept
SpainSunday1
Oh Dear, that’s not going to end well for Seb.
From the Other Shoe Dept
SpainSunday2
Well there goes my most places gained in the race prediction. Ouch.
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10 responses to “#F1Tech Treasures- The #F1 Race Weekend in Official FIA Documents #SpanishGP

  1. Thanks Matt:) Very entertaining and informative! Our recording stopped as Lewis was asked why he has never won in Spain and I thought it was such a stupid question that I didn’t even care what his answer was lol:)

    • I hate when that happens, but Lewis’ response was hysterical. That’s why I love these docs. Niki Lauda is talking about Eurovision now. LOL

  2. How can the FIA allow all these gear ratios and dog rings to be replaced and not call it a gear box failure? That’s like fitting new pistons in the engine but saying the engine didn’t fail. No wander the gearboxes last longer than the PU’s, they have a large percentage of new parts for most races. I think this needs to be addressed by the FIA

  3. Hi Matt – many thanks for all your time in bothering to post all this – and to comment as well. Appreciated.

    • My pleasure, I hope it makes the race a little more interesting for folks. I remember being gobsmacked when I found all these documents online where anyone could read them. I couldn’t believe no one talked about them so I decided why not? Looks like we might have a few interesting battles today. 🙂

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