Two red flags during Q1, one for Kubica whose car was smoking like Snoop Dogg and one for Giovinassi. After Racing Point’s engine issues on Friday, it’s not looking great for the Mercedes power units. At least for them, at least one of the Ferrari power plants has also had a problem.
In not so shocking news, Pierre Gasly is out in Q1 after being demoted from the Senior Red Bull team this past week. Carlos Sainz also out which actually is a bit of a shock. He’ll have a tough battle on his hands Sunday afternoon.
The boys in Red continue to look good, but we’ve seen this before in 2019. They have yet to convert good practice and qualifying sessions into actual race wins.