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Dr. Hfuhruhurr

F1 Game 2015 - GB

You know the rules now, don't you? Yes you do - top ten finishers, pole driver, fastest lapper, don't forget to post before 2359 GMT on Friday ()

Bonus question: remember thirty years ago when Rosberg (no, not that one) set a lap speed record at Silverstone, which remained unbeaten for another 17 years? Well, what will be the lap speed of the fastest qualifying lap this year? In mph, of course - one point for the closest guess.

Deadline (amazing how many people forget this ): Friday 3 July 2359 GMT
Dr. Hfuhruhurr

Pole/lap Hamilton
Bonus 149.382

1 Hamilton
2 Rosberg
3 Vettel
4 Raikkonen
5 Bottas
6 Massa
7 Grosjean
8 Nasr
9 Hulkenberg
10 Sainz
BeN

Pole: Hamilton
Fastest: Hamilton
Bonus: 150

1) Hamilton (yawn)
2) Rosberg
3) Vettel
4) Raikkonen
5) Bottas
6) Massa
7) Ricciardo
8) Hulkenberg
9) Perez
10) Grosjean
JohnC

I'm off to play golf tomorrow (in the sun if the forecast can be believed) and won't get a chance to see the practice times before I leave, so:-

Pole/lap Hamilton
Bonus 147.598

1 Hamilton
2 Rosberg
3 Vettel
4 Raikkonen
5 Bottas
6 Massa
7 Ricciardo
8 Hulkenberg
9 Grosjean
10 Sainz
Big Blue

Nice tickets if you can get ' em

Scouse

Pole: Hamilton
Fastest: Hamilton
Bonus: 143.50

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

Pole: Rosberg
Fastest: Raikkonen
Bonus: 148.625

1) Rosberg
2) Vettel
3) Hamilton
4) Bottas
5) Raikkonen
6) Massa
7) Verstappen
8) Grosjean
9) Sainz
10) Perez
the other ct

Pole: Hamilton
Fastest: Hamilton
Bonus: 149.9

1 Hamilton
2 Rosberg
3 Vettel
4 Raikkonen
5 Massa
6 Bottas
7 Grosjean
8 Nasr
9 Ricciardo
10 Ericsson
PhilD

Big Blue wrote:
Nice tickets if you can get ' em



Dress code? Union Jack shorts, a Piston Heads T-shirt and all-terrain sandals?
Humphrey The Pug

Pole: Rosberg
F/L Hamilton
Bonus: 148.2

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

PhilD wrote:
Big Blue wrote:
Nice tickets if you can get ' em



Dress code? Union Jack shorts, a Piston Heads T-shirt and all-terrain sandals?


Don't forget the McLaren rocket red t-shirt!
Chris M Wanted a V-10

Pole: Rosberg
F/Lap: Rosberg
Bonus: 147.2

1. Hamilton
2. Rosberg
3. Vettel
4. Raikkonen
5. Massa
6. Kvyat
7. Bottas
8. Verstappen
9. Hulkenberg
10. Ricciardo
Big Blue

gooner wrote:
PhilD wrote:
Big Blue wrote:
Nice tickets if you can get ' em



Dress code? Union Jack shorts, a Piston Heads T-shirt and all-terrain sandals?


Don't forget the McLaren rocket red t-shirt!


Already packed three Ferrari shirts
PhilD

Pole - Hamilton
F/L - Vettel
Bonus - 1.48.1

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

Pole: Hamilton
Fastest lap: Rosberg
Bonus: 148.427 mph

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

It is an interesting GP2 grid for the feature race at Silverstone. Oliver Rowland, World Series by Renault front-runner, is racing on a one-off basis this weekend and has out-qualified his more experienced fellow Brit, Alex Lynn. For Rowland to qualify 9th in an unfamiliar car and team is pretty impressive. He is used to quite consistent Michelin tyres in WSR, it will be interesting to see how he handles the fragile Pirelli’s today. Rowland, a McLaren junior driver has been impressive for a while, but McLaren have too many talented youngsters and not enough race seats!

McLaren still have a job finding somewhere for Vandoorne to drive in F1, the current GP2 championship leader. I hope the rumours of ART entering Formula 1 ring true, some of the really talented youngsters deserve a chance in F1 IMO. I would love to see Vandoorne and Rowland as teammates. Right now I don’t see a few of them making the step unless the grid expands, even with Haas on the grid.
Sav

One has to be impressed with Oliver Rowland today. Even with his limited seat time in a GP2 car, the World Series by Renault championship leader overtook the GP2 championship leader Vandoorne very convincingly into the loop.

This enforcement of track limits needs to be enforced consistently or not at all. The stewards were very strict for GP2, but there were cars going off the circuit in Porsche Supercup on every lap and no penalties were issued….not yet anyway. Someone like Alexander Rossi in GP2 was given a 5 second timed penalty for taking to the run-off at Copse to complete a pass (it was a stunning move nevertheless!), but there wasn’t such an urgency from the stewards in the Supercup race.
BeN

Well, that was surprisingly entertaining. Hamilton is one bloody lucky sod. Rosberg was chasing down on him until the rain came down, and Lewis' pit stop was just excellent timing, whether it be down to good strategy call or sheer coincidence.
gooner

BeN wrote:
Well, that was surprisingly entertaining. Hamilton is one bloody lucky sod. Rosberg was chasing down on him until the rain came down, and Lewis' pit stop was just excellent timing, whether it be down to good strategy call or sheer coincidence.


It was a gamble for both drivers. Rosberg knew he couldn't follow Hamilton in as he'd be stacked behind him waiting for him to get his tyres before going for his own inters so he had to stay out and hope Lewis had jumped too soon. Similarly Lewis was gambling on Rosberg not being able to put in one last hot lap before the course got too slippery.
PhilD

BeN wrote:
Well, that was surprisingly entertaining.


Really? Missed most of it and just deleted my recording thinking a pole to flag winner and a Hamilton love-in would be 2 hours of my life I'd never get back. Mistake?
the other ct

BeN wrote:
Rosberg was chasing down on him until the rain came down


Wasn't the rain the reason Rosberg was catching him? If it had remained dry LH would have maintained his 8-9 second advantage.
Twelfth Monkey

Not thrilling, needed the weather to inject a bit of tension.  I wish Bottas had been able to pass Massa - probably wouldn't have changed anything, but I'd have liked to see what he would have been able to do.
Chris M Wanted a V-10

PhilD wrote:
BeN wrote:
Well, that was surprisingly entertaining.


Really? Missed most of it and just deleted my recording thinking a pole to flag winner and a Hamilton love-in would be 2 hours of my life I'd never get back. Mistake?

Possibly a mistake; quite a bit of action in the first few laps, a slightly boring midle section then a couple of dozen laps with rain falling on parts of the circiuit to liven things up
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/formula1/33404573
"Race of the year so far?"

the other ct wrote:
BeN wrote:
Rosberg was chasing down on him until the rain came down


Wasn't the rain the reason Rosberg was catching him? If it had remained dry LH would have maintained his 8-9 second advantage.

The winning margin was IIRC just under 11 seconds at the end, so if Rosberg was losing so much time on the last lap he did on slicks, then either he pulled a lot back at the end, or LH took it a bit cautiously and slowed to ensure he didn't spin.  I was surprised at how much Bottas struggled in the drizzle unless the Williams really is a torid car to drive in the wet
PhilD

Chris M Wanted a V-10 wrote:
PhilD wrote:
BeN wrote:
Well, that was surprisingly entertaining.


Really? Missed most of it and just deleted my recording thinking a pole to flag winner and a Hamilton love-in would be 2 hours of my life I'd never get back. Mistake?

Possibly a mistake; quite a bit of action in the first few laps, a slightly boring midle section then a couple of dozen laps with rain falling on parts of the circiuit to liven things up
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/formula1/33404573
"Race of the year so far?"



but then I might have heard this;

" I was tearing up on the last lap, just really hoping I could hold onto it for you guys and, man, I felt you all the way"

and then I'd need to buy a new TV.
Chris M Wanted a V-10

LOL !
Frank Bullitt

Chris M Wanted a V-10 wrote:
I was surprised at how much Bottas struggled in the drizzle unless the Williams really is a torid car to drive in the wet


Williams had previously commented, and it was repeated yesterday by Coulthard, that the car set-up doesn't work terribly well in the wet as it is generally lower downforce when compared to the other cars - they cants get the grip and therefore the heat into the tyres at lower speed.

Yesterday's race was worth watching if for no other reason than seeing a Williams 1-2 for a significant period of the race was a joy; nice to see them back at the front.
Big Blue

Next year's Ferrari driver.....




I'll post some more when I finished organising. Down to 240 images after first cull  
Dr. Hfuhruhurr

Pole Hamilton
Lap Hamilton
Bonus 142.852 (Scouse was - by far - the closest with 143.5)

1 Hamilton
2 Rosberg
3 Vettel
4 Massa
5 Bottas
6 Kvyat
7 Hulkenberg
8 Raikkonen
9 Perez
10 Alonso
11 Erikkson

Scores

18 - BeN, Scouse
15 - JohnC
14 - Dr H
13 - the other ct, Chris M
12 - PhilD
10 - Sav
7 - Humphrey
4 - Big Blue

Deemed (4 points)

Eff One, Giant, Tim, Chocy Rocky, Gooner, Skyhook

Standings

102 - Chris M, Dr H
100 - Scouse
96 - JohnC
94 - Sav
86 - the other ct
84 - Humphrey
83 - BeN
81 - Eff One
79 - Giant
75 - Big Blue
74 - PhilD
61 - Tim
56 - Chocy Rocky
55 - Gooner
53 - Skyhook
BeN

Holy fook! Top score!

Ruined of course by missing the next race in Hungary...

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