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Dr. Hfuhruhurr

F1 Game 2014 - Belgium

And so to the best circuit of all, after the summer break. What you need to do is:

- guess the top ten finishers
- guess who takes pole and sets fastest lap
- guess the average speed (in mph) of the fastest qualifying lap

Deadline: Friday 22 August 2359 GMT
JohnC

Pole: Hamilton
F/L: Rosberg
Bonus: 129.2mph

1. Hamilton
2. Rosberg
3. Ricciardo
4. Alonso
5. Bottas
6. Vettel
7. Raikkonen
8. Button
9. Massa
10. Magnussen

I will be on holiday when this lot comes up so it is posted with no reference to any practice times or skill.
Humphrey The Pug

Pole: Hamilton
F/L: Hamilton
Bonus: 131.35mph

1. Hamilton
2. Ricciardo
3. Rosberg
4. Raikkonen
5. Bottas
6. Alonso
7. Vettel
8. Button
9. Massa
10. Kvyat

I will be in Sardinia; yayyyyy, hence why I am posting this now to get it done and out of the way.
Big Blue

Point of order: Suzuka is the best circuit in some people's opinion.

BeN

Big Blue wrote:
Point of order: Suzuka is the best circuit in some people's opinion.



I've never been to Spa, but I've been to Suzuka. Lovely place.
DetmoldDick

BeN wrote:
Big Blue wrote:
Point of order: Suzuka is the best circuit in some people's opinion.



I've never been to Spa, but I've been to Suzuka. Lovely place.


I've never been to Suzuka, but I've been to Spa. Shithole.
Scouse

1 Hamilton
2 Rosberg
3 Alonso
4 Button
5 Ricciardo
6 Raikkonen
7 Vettel
8 Botass
9 Magnussen
10 Hulkenberg

Pole: Hamilton
F/L: Hamilton
Bonus: 131.25
Big Blue

Pole: Nice Rosberg
F/L: Fernando Alonso
Bonus: 141.2mph

1. Nico Rosberg                          
2. Fernando Alonso    
3. Jenson Button                    
4. Kimi Raikkonen        
5. Valtteri Bottas
6. Kevin Magnussen                  
7. Daniel Ricciardo
8. Sergio Perez
9. Sebastian Vettel        
10. Daniil Kvyat
Dr. Hfuhruhurr

Pole Hamilton
Lap Hamilton
Bonus 130.785

1 Hamilton
2 Rosberg
3 Alonso
4 Vettel
5 Ricciardo
6 Bottas
7 Button
8 Perez
9 Raikkonen
10 Magnussen
Chocy Rocky

1 Rosberg
2 Alonso
3 Raikonen
4 Ricciardo
5 Bottas
6 Vettel
7 Massa
8 Hulkenberg
9 Button
10 Magnussen

Pole. Rosberg
F/L Rosberg
Bonus 132.251
BeN

1) Hamilton
2) Rosberg
3) Alonso
4) Vettel
5) Ricciardo
6) Button
7) Raikkonen
8) Massa
9) Bottas
10) Magnussen

Pole: Rosberg
Fastest: Hamilton
Bonus: 200
Tim

1 Rosberg
2 Alonso
3 Bottas
4 Raikkonen
5 Ricciardo
6 Button
7 Massa
8 Hamilton
9 Magnussen
10 Hulkenburg

Pole. Rosberg
F/L Rosberg
Bonus 131.35
Skyhook

Pole: Hamilton
Fastest lap: Hamilton
Bonus: 129.4

1st: Hamilton
2nd: Rosberg
3rd: Ricciardo
4th: Bottas
5th: Vettel
6th: Alonso
7th: Massa
8th: Button
9th: Raikkonen
10th: Perez
Chris M Wanted a V-10

Pole: Hamilton
F/Lap: Hamilton
Bonus:128.76

1. Hamilton
2. Rosberg
3. Alonso
4. Bottas
5. Button
6. Ricciardo
7. Massa
8. Raikkonen
9. Magnussen
10. Hulkenberg
the other ct

Pole: Hamilton
F/L: Vettel
Bonus: 134.6

1 Hamilton
2 Rosberg
3 Vettel
4 Bottas
5 Hulkenberg
6 Button
7 Raikkonen
8 Vergne
9 Magnussen  
10 Ricciardo
PhilD

Pole: Ham
FL: Ham
Bonus: 132.7

1-Hamilton
2 -Rosberg
3-Vettel
4-Riccardo
5-Alonso
6-Perez
7-Kimi
8-Bottas
9-Magnussen
10-Hulkenberg
Big TC

Pole: Hamilton
F/L: Rosberg
Bonus: 143.494

1. Hamilton
2. Rosberg
3. Alonso
4. Massa
5. Ricciardo
6. Button
7. Bottas
8. Raikkonen
9. Vettel
10. Hulkenberg
Mrs Skyhook

Pole: Hamilton
F/L: Rosberg
Bonus: 130.26

1. Hamilton
2. Rosberg
3. Ricciardo
4. Alonso
5. Massa
6. Vettel
7. Button
8. Raikkonen
9. Bottas
10. Grosjean
Sav

Pole: Rosberg
Fastest lap: Hamilton
Bonus: 133.7 mph

1. Hamilton
2. Rosberg
3. Bottas
4. Massa
5. Ricciardo
6. Button
7. Alonso
8. Magnussen
9. Raikkonen
10. Hulkenberg
Big TC

Well, my guess on the pole lap speed looks a bit optimistic, with wet qualifying!
Chris M Wanted a V-10

Big Blue wrote:
Pole: Nice Rosberg

No such person  
gooner

Chris M Wanted a V-10 wrote:
Big Blue wrote:
Pole: Nice Rosberg

No such person


He certainly wasn't today. I wouldn't mind being a fly on the wall during the Mercedes team debrief. They had the pace for an easy 1-2 and Rosberg screwed it up. You could perhaps forgive him if they were dicing for position at the end of the race but at the beginning of lap 2 with so much more racing to come it was an utter waste of a potentially great team result.
BeN

Apparently Hamilton is telling the press that Rosberg admitted to doing it deliberately 'to prove a point'.

Obviously it's all just gossip and rumours for now, but if true, the rest of the season will be damn interesting.
Bob Sacamano

Rosberg. What. A. Cunt.

Can we have a whip round and send him on a skiing holiday?
gooner

Bob Sacamano wrote:
Rosberg. What. A. Cunt.

Can we have a whip round and send him on a skiing holiday?


Too soon?  

Adds one hell of a twist to things if it was deliberate. Apparently Toto Wolff is saying he did admit to deliberately crashing to make a point but that the point he was trying to make was that he wasn't going to back off. Note how Vettel, a lap earlier, trying to pull the same move dived out of it and lost 2nd to Rosberg. No comment from the FIA yet but surely they have to take a dim view of this?
Chris M Wanted a V-10

gooner wrote:
No comment from the FIA yet but surely they have to take a dim view of this?

causing an avoidable collision. 10 place grid penalty at the next race.

We live in hope !

EDIT
Magnusson has been hit with a 20s penalty demoting him to 12th
Big Blue

Ha ha ha.  Hamilton deserves all he gets. Team order at the last race was ignored; Nico aims to get his own back. Nico will be world champion.

Toto Woolf is also a nob. You let the drivers race and having issued a team order in Hungary you then recind it afterwards and wonder why the drivers are hitting each other.
Tim

While Rosberg's apparent admission that he wasn't giving way changes things slightly I'd point out that Grosjean and Alonso both also managed to lose bits of front wing by running into the back of someone else.
Vettel was lucky he didn't pick up a puncture.

I thought the BBC post race bit was ridiculous, it was almost as if someone had died  
Really, once they've finished whingeing on about incidents like these the programme producer should slip in a bit of coverage from Senna/Prost just to remind us what proper intra-team rivalry should be like  
Twelfth Monkey

If you let your drivers race one another, this sort of thing will happen.  I don't believe Rosberg deliberately hit Hamilton.

Both Perry and Coulthard were looking very uneasy when Jordan went off on his rant after the race, so maybe some good will come of it and the silly fucker will quietly have his contract 'unrenewed.'
Frank Bullitt

Big Blue wrote:
Ha ha ha. Hamilton deserves all he gets. Team order at the last race was ignored; Nico aims to get his own back. Nico will be world champion.

Toto Woolf is also a nob. You let the drivers race and having issued a team order in Hungary you then recind it afterwards and wonder why the drivers are hitting each other.


+1
BeN

I think they should just let the two race. If Lewis and Nico were grown ups, they should know what to do.

If not, then we'll have a repeat of 2007. That was entertaining, wasn't it? I certainly enjoyed that season...
simonp

Big TC wrote:
Well, my guess on the pole lap speed looks a bit optimistic, with wet qualifying!


Not as optimistic as BeN's!
Tim

Twelfth Monkey wrote:

Both Perry and Coulthard were looking very uneasy when Jordan went off on his rant after the race, so maybe some good will come of it and the silly fucker will quietly have his contract 'unrenewed.'


I actually thought Perry was trying to stifle a laugh.

At least Hamilton managed not to come across too badly for once, I had been dreading his post-race interview.
Chocy Rocky

Hamilton does so much crying and moaning it is impossible for me to like him.

The dice between Vettel. Button, Magnusson and Alonso was great to watch, surprisingly late on in the race. Rosberg catching Ricciardo at the same time but it's always a pleasure to watch him win.

Loved seeing some great racing his weekend, even Kimi turned in a good performance.
BeN

simonp wrote:
Big TC wrote:
Well, my guess on the pole lap speed looks a bit optimistic, with wet qualifying!


Not as optimistic as BeN's!


Well, I mean, you can't predict the weather and all that...
Big Blue

BeN wrote:
simonp wrote:
Big TC wrote:
Well, my guess on the pole lap speed looks a bit optimistic, with wet qualifying!


Not as optimistic as BeN's!


Well, I mean, you can't predict the weather and all that...


I think it was because you guessed in kph not mph that made your guess look insane.
gooner

Big Blue wrote:
BeN wrote:
simonp wrote:
Big TC wrote:
Well, my guess on the pole lap speed looks a bit optimistic, with wet qualifying!


Not as optimistic as BeN's!


Well, I mean, you can't predict the weather and all that...


I think it was because you guessed in kph not mph that made your guess look insane.


To be fair, the on screen graphics are in kph.
Chris M Wanted a V-10

BeN wrote:
I think they should just let the two race. If Lewis and Nico were grown ups, they should know what to do.

If not, then we'll have a repeat of 2007. That was entertaining, wasn't it? I certainly enjoyed that season...

Currently I'm thinking I'd love to see Ricciardo steal the championship at the last race from under Mercedes corporate noses. The way he's driving, I think he deserves it more than Hamilton or Rosberg who are behaving in a way that you would not expect from drivers with the best machinery on the grid
Twelfth Monkey

Tim wrote:
Twelfth Monkey wrote:

Both Perry and Coulthard were looking very uneasy when Jordan went off on his rant after the race, so maybe some good will come of it and the silly fucker will quietly have his contract 'unrenewed.'


I actually thought Perry was trying to stifle a laugh.

At least Hamilton managed not to come across too badly for once, I had been dreading his post-race interview.


I think Jordan's problem (other than his egotism, ill thought-out ideas, comedic clothes etc etc) was that he wouldn't let anyone else express an opinion.  A decent pundit is not there to silence any views with which he disagrees. I'm finding it ever harder to stay interested in F1, and Ee-Jit really doesn't help.
Bob Sacamano

Chris M Wanted a V-10 wrote:
BeN wrote:
I think they should just let the two race. If Lewis and Nico were grown ups, they should know what to do.

If not, then we'll have a repeat of 2007. That was entertaining, wasn't it? I certainly enjoyed that season...

Currently I'm thinking I'd love to see Ricciardo steal the championship at the last race from under Mercedes corporate noses. The way he's driving, I think he deserves it more than Hamilton or Rosberg who are behaving in a way that you would not expect from drivers with the best machinery on the grid


Me too. It would be delicious if Hamilton, out of the drivers' championship by then, could take out Rosberg in the final race to hand the title to Riccardo.
Chris M Wanted a V-10

Bob Sacamano wrote:
It would be delicious if Hamilton, out of the drivers' championship by then, could take out Rosberg in the final race to hand the title to Riccardo.

Oh, that is such a good but evil thought !
Dr. Hfuhruhurr

Pole/Lap Rosberg
Bonus 124.75 (Chris M was closest with 128.76)

1 Ricciardo
2 Rosberg
3 Bottas
4 Raikkonen
5 Vettel
6 Button
7 Alonso
8 Perez
9 Kvyat
10 Hulkenberg
11 Vergne

Scores

16 - Sav
15 - Tim
10 - Big TC
9 - Big Blue, Chris M
8 - Dr H, BeN, Skyhook
7 - Humphrey, the other ct
6 - Scouse, PhilD, Mrs Skyhook
5 - JohnC, Chocy Rocky

Deemed (5 points)

Eff One, Nice Guy Eddie, Gooner, Giant

Standings

113 - the other ct, Chris M
110 - Sav
108 - Big TC
103 - Skyhook
101 - Mrs Skyhook
95 - PhilD
90 - JohnC
89 - Humphrey
84 - Eff One
81 - Dr H
77 - Tim
75 - Big Blue
74 - Scouse
71 - BeN
61 - Nice Guy Eddie
60 - Gooner
58 - Chocy Rocky
42 - Giant
Tim

Blimey!
That was clearly a fluke.
BeN

Bob Sacamano wrote:
Chris M Wanted a V-10 wrote:
BeN wrote:
I think they should just let the two race. If Lewis and Nico were grown ups, they should know what to do.

If not, then we'll have a repeat of 2007. That was entertaining, wasn't it? I certainly enjoyed that season...

Currently I'm thinking I'd love to see Ricciardo steal the championship at the last race from under Mercedes corporate noses. The way he's driving, I think he deserves it more than Hamilton or Rosberg who are behaving in a way that you would not expect from drivers with the best machinery on the grid


Me too. It would be delicious if Hamilton, out of the drivers' championship by then, could take out Rosberg in the final race to hand the title to Riccardo.


And remember, the last race is double points, so Ricciardo only has to stay within 50 points off Rosberg till then for it to happen. Not impossible I reckon.
JohnC

BeN wrote:

And remember, the last race is double points, so Ricciardo only has to stay within 50 points off Rosberg till then for it to happen. Not impossible I reckon.


All they need do is beef Vettel's car up a bit and send him out on a destruction mission!
Alf McQueef

Bob Sacamano wrote:


Me too. It would be delicious if Hamilton, out of the drivers' championship by then, could take out Rosberg in the final race to hand the title to Riccardo.


That would be a perfect result indeed!
Big Blue

+1 from me. I'm looking forward to Rosberg waving that drivers title in Lewis' chavvy-earinged direction at the end of the year. Let us not forget that Lewis ios so up his own arse that he had a major bust up with his father, without whom he'd be fuck-all. Rosberg, on the other hand, enjoys time with his dad who is about 120kgs by the look of him these days.

http://www.planetf1.com/driver/18...rs-come-out-in-defense-of-Rosberg
Martin

As difficult as he makes it to continue supporting him, I still want Lewis to win the title if it's a straight fight between him and Rosberg.  I'd be more than happy for Ricciardo to pull it off, he really deserves all the success he's going to get.

Whilst the bust up with his father is strange, you don't know what goes on behind closed doors, especially with families!  I don't care what happens in his private life, I'm only interested in the way he drives.  Admittedly that's not always as good as it could be, but there are more than enough times when he shines (imo)
PhilD

Martin wrote:
I don't care what happens in his private life


Nor do I, it's his public life that annoys the hell out of me!
Martin

PhilD wrote:
Martin wrote:
I don't care what happens in his private life


Nor do I, it's his public life that annoys the hell out of me!




Stop reading Heat magazine (or whatever the latest gossip mag is) and don't follow him on Twitter.

I'll rephrase. I don't care too much about what happens outside the car, certainly not away from the circuit!
JohnC

Alf McQueef wrote:
Bob Sacamano wrote:


Me too. It would be delicious if Hamilton, out of the drivers' championship by then, could take out Rosberg in the final race to hand the title to Riccardo.


That would be a perfect result indeed!


But it would be P45 time. He'd be far better slipping Caterham 1m for one of their drivers to have a slip up as Rosberg passes.
Big Blue

You could argue that the way he drives is affected by his attitude. His qualifying is severely hampered by his over-driving efforts which leads to Nico taking poles on circuits he (Lewis) considers "his" (ie Spa is a "drivers track" and as such Lewis would have expected is superior race craft to give him pole but Nico stayed calm, hit all the right markers and took the pole. Hamilton exhibited his better racecraft in the get off away from the line, and similarly in keeping Nico behind him in Hungary, but that attitude of his costs him dear sometimes.

You're right, Martin, it is difficult to like him. I agree he is a superbly gifted driver and hard charger: so was Mansooool but he was also a bit of a tool.
Martin

Mansell was a real hero of mine in my younger days...but only the Mansell behind the wheel, not when he was out of the car and talking! As efficient as it may be, I'm not a fan of (but can appreciate) a really smooth driving style, I prefer to see someone really on the limit as much as possible.
Tim

You'd better avoid BBC's website as they spend far too long reporting tweets from various F1 folk.

Also, how did Hamilton win Sportsperson of the year from GQ magazine?
Was the entry limited to mixed-heritage British Formula 1 drivers?
Dr. Hfuhruhurr

Tim wrote:
You'd better avoid BBC's website as they spend far too long reporting tweets from various F1 folk.

Also, how did Hamilton win Sportsperson of the year from GQ magazine?
Was the entry limited to mixed-heritage British Formula 1 drivers?

Well, Tony Blair won their Philanthropist of the Year award

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