Ricciardo: Tyre temps 'big spanner in the works' at Eifel GP

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Ricciardo: Tyre temps 'big spanner in the works' at Eifel GP

Daniel Ricciardo says tyre temperatures will prove a major challenge for drivers at this weekend's Eifel Grand Prix which is set to take place in particularly cold conditions.

Friday's running at the Nürburgring was scraped by the adverse weather and fog surrounding the Eifel mountains in Germany.

Improvements are forecast for this weekend, but cool temperatures between 8 and 11 degrees Celsius are set to prevail and complicate everyone's tyre management.

"Even in the dry with such low track temperatures, even to get the slick tyres going, it’s going to be a challenge in itself," Ricciardo said.

"I don’t think it’s going to be a straightforward weekend and I think there will be certain challenges. But that’s fine.

"You have a number of races throughout the year and you hope for varying conditions. This could be the coldest track I’ve driven on in some time, probably colder than in winter testing."

Ricciardo singles out tyre temps as the biggest factor that will impact race day.

"Obviously, there are other variables you are trying to deal with but I think that will be the big kind of spanner in the works this weekend," he added.

"If there’s a Safety Car, once the tyres drop below a given temperature, it gets more and more slippery and the only way to get them going again is to go faster and faster, yet you’re losing grip because you’re going slower. So it’s a spiral effect.

"To get them going you are taking more risks, and you are taking more risks when the grip is low, so that’s a challenge.

"We’re all going to be in the same boat in that situation so whoever holds it together the most I guess."

Renault's chief race engineer Ciaron Pilbeam said the only silver lining that one could take from Friday's scrapped sessions is the additional amount of tyres teams will have at their disposal for the remainder of the weekend.

"We’d rather have been out there running today, but sometimes the conditions just don’t allow for it," said Pilbeam.

"We now need to adapt our plans accordingly and obviously this places a lot more emphasis on the third practice session than normal.

"We get to carry over an extra set of dry tyres so we will have three sets instead of the normal two and can put in more mileage.

"This is however assuming the track is dry, which is not at all certain. The forecast is better and clearer, but it will be cold and that means that the track will be slow to dry.

"We have to hope conditions improve sufficiently so the track will be open and we can do at least some running as we try to learn as much as we can."

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Eifel GP: Friday's rainy day in pictures

Formula 1's return to the Nürburgring did not go according to plan on Friday, with proceedings disrupted by... The post Eifel GP: Friday's rainy day in pictures appeared first on F1i.com.

Eifel GP: Friday's rainy day in pictures

Formula 1's return to the Nürburgring did not go according to plan on Friday, with proceedings disrupted by harsh weather conditions.

Despite the lack of action, we've put together a gallery of pictures from a rainy day at the Eifel GP.

Charles Leclerc (MON) Ferrari.
09.10.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 11, Eifel Grand Prix, Nurbugring, Germany, Practice Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Moy / XPB ImagesLando Norris (GBR) McLaren.
09.10.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 11, Eifel Grand Prix, Nurbugring, Germany, Practice Day.
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09.10.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 11, Eifel Grand Prix, Nurbugring, Germany, Practice Day.
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09.10.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 11, Eifel Grand Prix, Nurbugring, Germany, Practice Day.
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09.10.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 11, Eifel Grand Prix, Nurbugring, Germany, Practice Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Moy / XPB ImagesDaniel Ricciardo (AUS) Renault F1 Team.
09.10.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 11, Eifel Grand Prix, Nurbugring, Germany, Practice Day.
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09.10.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 11, Eifel Grand Prix, Nurbugring, Germany, Practice Day.
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09.10.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 11, Eifel Grand Prix, Nurbugring, Germany, Practice Day.
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09.10.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 11, Eifel Grand Prix, Nurbugring, Germany, Practice Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Moy / XPB ImagesAdam Norris (GBR), father of Lando Norris (GBR) McLaren.
09.10.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 11, Eifel Grand Prix, Nurbugring, Germany, Practice Day.
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09.10.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 11, Eifel Grand Prix, Nurbugring, Germany, Practice Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Bearne / XPB ImagesGeorge Russell (GBR) Williams Racing FW43.
09.10.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 11, Eifel Grand Prix, Nurbugring, Germany, Practice Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Bearne / XPB ImagesNicholas Latifi (CDN) Williams Racing.
09.10.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 11, Eifel Grand Prix, Nurbugring, Germany, Practice Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Bearne / XPB ImagesNicholas Latifi (CDN) Williams Racing FW43.
09.10.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 11, Eifel Grand Prix, Nurbugring, Germany, Practice Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Bearne / XPB ImagesWilliams Racing pit garages in the wet first practice session.
09.10.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 11, Eifel Grand Prix, Nurbugring, Germany, Practice Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Bearne / XPB ImagesCircuit atmosphere - red light at the pit lane during the first practice session.
09.10.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 11, Eifel Grand Prix, Nurbugring, Germany, Practice Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Bearne / XPB ImagesCircuit atmosphere - red light at the pit lane exit during the first practice session.
09.10.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 11, Eifel Grand Prix, Nurbugring, Germany, Practice Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Bearne / XPB ImagesEsteban Ocon (FRA) Renault F1 Team.
09.10.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 11, Eifel Grand Prix, Nurbugring, Germany, Practice Day.
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09.10.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 11, Eifel Grand Prix, Nurbugring, Germany, Practice Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Moy / XPB ImagesGeorge Russell (GBR) Williams Racing.
09.10.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 11, Eifel Grand Prix, Nurbugring, Germany, Practice Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Bearne / XPB ImagesCircuit atmosphere - Williams Racing rubber duck in the pits.
09.10.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 11, Eifel Grand Prix, Nurbugring, Germany, Practice Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Bearne / XPB ImagesMasashi Yamamoto (JPN) Honda Racing F1 Managing Director (Right) and Christian Horner (GBR) Red Bull Racing Team Principal in the FIA Press Conference.
09.10.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 11, Eifel Grand Prix, Nurbugring, Germany, Practice Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: FIA Pool Image for Editorial Use OnlyMattia Binotto (ITA) Ferrari Team Principal in the FIA Press Conference.
09.10.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 11, Eifel Grand Prix, Nurbugring, Germany, Practice Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: FIA Pool Image for Editorial Use OnlyChristian Horner (GBR) Red Bull Racing Team Principal in the FIA Press Conference.
09.10.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 11, Eifel Grand Prix, Nurbugring, Germany, Practice Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: FIA Pool Image for Editorial Use OnlyToto Wolff (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 Shareholder and Executive Director in the FIA Press Conference.
09.10.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 11, Eifel Grand Prix, Nurbugring, Germany, Practice Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: FIA Pool Image for Editorial Use OnlyCyril Abiteboul (FRA) Renault Sport F1 Managing Director in the FIA Press Conference.
09.10.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 11, Eifel Grand Prix, Nurbugring, Germany, Practice Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: FIA Pool Image for Editorial Use OnlyMattia Binotto (ITA) Ferrari Team Principal in the FIA Press Conference.
09.10.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 11, Eifel Grand Prix, Nurbugring, Germany, Practice Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: FIA Pool Image for Editorial Use OnlyRenault F1 Team mechanic with wet Pirelli tyres.
08.10.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 11, Eifel Grand Prix, Nurbugring, Germany, Preparation Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Moy / XPB ImagesDaniel Ricciardo (AUS) Renault F1 Team.
08.10.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 11, Eifel Grand Prix, Nurbugring, Germany, Preparation Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Moy / XPB ImagesWilliams Racing rubber duck in the pits.
09.10.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 11, Eifel Grand Prix, Nurbugring, Germany, Practice Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Bearne / XPB ImagesPaddock atmosphere.
09.10.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 11, Eifel Grand Prix, Nurbugring, Germany, Practice Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Batchelor / XPB ImagesCircuit atmosphere.
09.10.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 11, Eifel Grand Prix, Nurbugring, Germany, Practice Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Batchelor / XPB ImagesCircuit atmosphere.
09.10.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 11, Eifel Grand Prix, Nurbugring, Germany, Practice Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Batchelor / XPB Images(L to R): Nicholas Latifi (CDN) Williams Racing with Simon Roberts (GBR) Williams Racing F1 Acting Team Principal and George Russell (GBR) Williams Racing.
09.10.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 11, Eifel Grand Prix, Nurbugring, Germany, Practice Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Bearne / XPB ImagesCircuit atmosphere - track museum - Renault F1 Team.
09.10.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 11, Eifel Grand Prix, Nurbugring, Germany, Practice Day.
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09.10.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 11, Eifel Grand Prix, Nurbugring, Germany, Practice Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Moy / XPB ImagesCircuit atmosphere - track museum.
09.10.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 11, Eifel Grand Prix, Nurbugring, Germany, Practice Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Moy / XPB ImagesCircuit atmosphere - track museum - BMW Sauber and Timo Glock overalls.
09.10.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 11, Eifel Grand Prix, Nurbugring, Germany, Practice Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Moy / XPB ImagesCircuit atmosphere - track museum - Williams Racing.
09.10.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 11, Eifel Grand Prix, Nurbugring, Germany, Practice Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Moy / XPB ImagesCircuit atmosphere - track museum - Renault F1 Team.
09.10.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 11, Eifel Grand Prix, Nurbugring, Germany, Practice Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Moy / XPB ImagesCircuit atmosphere - medical helicopters.
09.10.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 11, Eifel Grand Prix, Nurbugring, Germany, Practice Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Moy / XPB ImagesRenault F1 Team - virtual fireplace in the pit garage.
09.10.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 11, Eifel Grand Prix, Nurbugring, Germany, Practice Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Moy / XPB ImagesOtmar Szafnauer (USA) Racing Point F1 Team Principal and CEO with Norbert Vettel (GER), father of Sebastian Vettel (GER) Ferrari.
09.10.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 11, Eifel Grand Prix, Nurbugring, Germany, Practice Day.
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09.10.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 11, Eifel Grand Prix, Nurbugring, Germany, Practice Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Bearne / XPB ImagesGeorge Russell (GBR) Williams Racing with the media.
09.10.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 11, Eifel Grand Prix, Nurbugring, Germany, Practice Day.
- www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com © Copyright: Bearne / XPB ImagesPaddock atmosphere - Renault F1 Team trucks in the paddock at sunset.
09.10.2020. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 11, Eifel Grand Prix, Nurbugring, Germany, Practice Day.
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