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Dr. Hfuhruhurr

F1 Game 2015 - Austria

You know the rules by now: guess the top ten finishers, pole person and fastest lapper.

Bonus question: fastest qualifying lap time by a driver who didn't get into Q3 (one point for closest)

Deadline: Friday 19 June 2359 GMT
Big Blue

Right, I'm flying to Vienna tomorrow morning on the first flight out......

.... for a family visit; not going to Austrian GP this year having been there last year. British GP for me (first time ever! - more on that later)

Pole: Hamilton
F/L: Kimi
Bonus: 1m 11.5s

1. Rosberg
2. Raikkonen
3. Vettel
4. Massa
5. Bottas
6. Grosjean
7. Verstappen
8. Ricciardo
9. Sainz
10. Kvyat

Yes: I think Hamilton is going to DNF.
Scouse

Pole: Hamilton
Fastest: Hamilton
Bonus: 1.11.90

1) Hamilton
2) Rosberg
3) Vettel
4) Raikonen
5) Bottas
6) Massa
7) Ricciardo
8) Nasr
9) button
10) Alonso
JohnC

Pole: Rosberg
Fastest: Vettel
Bonus: 1.10.67

1) Rosberg
2) Vetel
3) Hamilton
4) Raikonen
5) Hulkenberg
6) Grosjean
7) Nasr
8) Maldonado
9) Verstappen
10) Ricciardo
BeN

Damn. Already?

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

Pole: Hamilton
Fastest: Hamilton
Bonus: 1m 12 secs
Eff One

Pole: Rosberg
F/L: Vettel
Bonus: 1.09.594

1. Rosberg
2. Hamilton
3. Raikkonen
4. Massa
5. Vettel
6. Grosjean
7. Hulkenberg
8. Perez
9. Maldonado
10. Verstappen
Humphrey The Pug

Pole: Hamilton
F/L: Kimi
Bonus: 1.10.630

1. Hamilton
2. Rosberg
3. Vettel
4. Raikkonen
5. Bottas
6. Hulkenburg
7. Massa
8. Verstappen
9. Grosjean
10. Ricciardo
the other ct

Pole: Rosberg
F/L: Hamilton
Bonus: 1m 9.295s

1. Nico Rosberg
2. Lewis Hamilton
3. Sebastian Vettel
4. Kimi Raikkonen
5. Valtteri Bottas
6.  Felipe massa
7.  Sergio Perez
8.  Daniel Ricciardo
9.  Max Verstappen
10. Daniil Kvyat
Chris M Wanted a V-10

Pole : Hamilton
F/Lap : Vettel
Bonus : 1m10.16s

1. Hamilton
2. Vettel
3. Rosberg
4. Raikkonen
5. Bottas
6. Grosjean
7. Hulkenberg
8. Nasr
9. Kvyat
10. Verstappen
PhilD

Pole - Hamilton
F/L - Vettel
Bonus - 1 m 12s

1) Hamilton
2) Rosberg
3) Vettel
4) Ricciardo
5) Raikkonen
6) Bottas
7) Kvyat
8) Massa
9) Maldonado
10) Grosjean
Sav

Pole: Rosberg
Fastest lap: Vettel
Bonus: 1:09.950

1. Rosberg
2. Vettel
3. Hamilton
4. Raikkonen
5. Massa
6. Bottas
7. Grosjean
8. Verstappen
9. Kyvat
10. Hulkenberg
Sav

This is going to be a qualifying session you won't want to miss. FP3 was wet and qualifying will probably be wet as well. Verstappen looked very comfortable in the wet, running a high-line where the grip is without getting sideways very often. Sainz was on opposite lock out of almost every turn.

I wouldn't have minded a dry a qualifying session. It has been unusually difficult for everyone to nail a lap without making significant errors.
Frank Bullitt

A nice little reminder for those who think Lewis will always win a straight fight. Superb to see Massa hold off Vettel too, plenty of life in him and Williams generally. Normally I find Austria to be a dull GP but that was a good race.
Nice Guy Eddie

Christ that was a boring race. They really need to do something about engine development and penalties. Keeping Honda and to a lesser extent Renault looking shit every other weekend doesn't really encourage new manufacturers entering the sport.

There was no point in Hamilton going after Rosberg once the penalty was issued so don't think it changes much.
Humphrey The Pug

Well I think I can be totally justified in dumping Sky Sports, I caught the highlights and felt I didn't miss anything, something needs to be done though with F1, I am slowly losing interest and I am not the only one.
Twelfth Monkey

You're certainly not.

Long-standing dominance by any single team or driver is never going to be a good thing, but it's more than that.
JohnC

I would reiterate the comments made by NGE and Humphrey.
It is supposed to be 2017 before any changes are introduced which means there is another year's racing to endure and potentially millions of fans to be lost in the meantime.

Why do we have these stupid penalties for Honda for trying to develop their engine whilst playing catchup? Like football used to be, there won't be any common sense applied until the old duffers are removed from the top of the sport.

Something must happen to the brain after aged 75 which prevents logical thought.

Did anyone else notice the glowing red through Alonso's broken side pod. What was it? Do the turbos and exhaust exit at the bottom of the engine?
PhilD

JohnC wrote:

It is supposed to be 2017 before any changes are introduced which means there is another year's racing to endure and potentially millions of fans to be lost in the meantime.



Odd conversation on the BBC coverage where someone said something along the lines of "its ok, we will have new rules in for 2017" and like you John thought that's a ridiculous attitude and taking the piss out of the fans.

EDIT: Not the only one to notice

http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news...change-first-weekend-my-new-lotus
Martin

We were away for the weekend and as we were going to be back fairly late, I only recorded the 1hr highlights on SKY and I'm sorry to say that I'm glad I did.  I'm really struggling, as I've always loved F1, but week after week it's disappointing.
Twelfth Monkey

I'd have been interested to see Raikkonen battling through the field, and have hoped Alonso could at least demonstrate some progress at McLaren - but even those bits of sideline appeal disappeared sharpish!
Dr. Hfuhruhurr

Pole Hamilton
Lap Rosberg
Bonus 1m 10.374s - Maldonado (Chris M was closest 1m 10.16s)

1 Rosberg
2 Hamilton
3 Massa
4 Vettel
5 Bottas
6 Hulkenberg
7 Maldonado
8 Verstappen
9 Perez
10 Ricciardo
11 Nasr

Scores

16 - Humphrey
11 - the other ct
10 - Big Blue, JohnC, Eff One
8 - Sav, Chris M
7 - Scouse
5 - PhilD
4 - BeN

Deemed (4 points - thanks BeN )

Dr H (), Giant, Tim, Chocy Rocky, Gooner, Skyhook

Standings

89 - Chris M
88 - Dr H
84 - Sav
82 - Scouse
81 - JohnC
77 - Humphrey, Eff One
75 - Giant
73 - the other ct
71 - Big Blue
65 - BeN
62 - PhilD
57 - Tim
52 - Chocy Rocky
51 - Gooner
49 - Skyhook
Humphrey The Pug

My God, how did I manage that?!
BeN

Sorry guys...

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