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Dr. Hfuhruhurr

F1 Game 2015 - Hungary

Hmmm ... circuit where noone can overtake, one dominant team - most boring GP of all time? Better hope it rains ...

Anyhoo - you have to name the top ten finishers, as well the pole person and fastest lapper.

Bonus question - what will be the highest number of places a classified finisher makes up on his starting postion? I want the number (grid pos minus finishing pos), not the driver.

Deadline: Friday 24 July 2359 GMT (sorry for short notice)
Scouse

Pole: Hamilton
Fastest: Hamilton
Bonus: 17

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

Pole/lap Hamilton
Bonus 14

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

Pole - Hamilton
F/L - Vettel
Bonus - 11

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

Pole: Hamilton
F/L: Vettel
Bonus: 9

1. Hamilton
2. Rosberg
3. Raikkonen
4. Bottas
5. Vettel
6. Massa
7. Grosjean
8. Sainz
9. Ricciardo
10. Perez
Humphrey The Pug

Pole: Hamilton
F/L: Kimi
Bonus: 4

1. Hamilton
2. Rosberg
3. Kimi
4. Vettel
5. Massa
6. Ricciardo
7. Vettel
8. Sainz
9. Hulkenberg
10.Button
Eff One

Pole: Hamilton
F/L: Ricciardo
Bonus: 8

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

Pole Hamilton
Lap Ricciardo
Bonus 6

1 Rosberg
2 Hamilton
3 Vettel
4 Kvyat
5 Ricciardo
6 Raikkonen
7 Perez
8 Sainz
9 Bottas
10 Alonso
JohnC

Pole: Hamilton
F/L: Hamilton
Bonus: 7

1. Hamilton
2. Rosberg
3. Vettel
4. Ricciardo
5. Kvyatt
6. Raikonnen
7.Bottas
8. Sainz
9. Verstappen
10. Alonso
Chris M Wanted a V-10

Pole: Hamilton
F/Lap: Hamilton
Bonus: 5

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

Humphrey The Pug wrote:
Pole: Hamilton
F/L: Kimi
Bonus: 4

1. Hamilton
2. Rosberg
3. Kimi
4. Vettel
5. Massa
6. Ricciardo
7. Vettel
8. Sainz
9. Hulkenberg
10.Button


Just quoting myself as I wanted to get in after Sav!!!
Sav

Pole: Hamilton
Fastest lap: Hamilton
Bonus: 9

1. Hamilton
2. Rosberg
3. Vettel
4. Kyvat
5. Ricciardo
6. Massa
7. Raikkonen
8. Bottas
9. Sainz
10. Verstappen
Humphrey The Pug

Bollocks!!
Sav

Not so fast! †

The practice sessions were great to watch. It was very hot in both sessions. Consequently even the Mercedes looked a little nervous at the rear, but it seemed like the only car that could hug the apexes at ease. Everyone else had to go rather wide on entry, and then cut to the apex.

Tomorrow in qualifying could be even hotter then it was today, but there is also a possible chance of rain just as qualifying starts. It was just entertaining to see the drivers having to work the wheel, including the Mercedes drivers. On a circuit like this where passing is very difficult, the heat is very welcome to create more degradation for greater speed variation between cars, and to create extra slipping and sliding.

I think Pirelli could have gone with Super Soft and Soft for this weekend. They have selected the Super Soft tyre for this circuit in the past, and with the high temperatures, it would have introduced greater variables for the race. The loads are comparatively low at the Hungaroring with all the slow turns Ė it would have been worth a try. Generally I wish they would bring some racier tyres to promote differing strategies and promote overtaking. The cars have gained downforce, stability and drivability compared to 2014, and now that Pirelli have more data about these regulations, they should bring more marginal tyres for 2016 to offset the increase in downforce.
BeN

Humphrey The Pug wrote:
Bollocks!!


+1. Curse me for being in Thailand...

simonp

Well, that was eventful! Crashtor got 3 penalties in one race. That's good going even for him.
Dr. Hfuhruhurr

Re: F1 Game 2015 - Hungary

Dr. Hfuhruhurr wrote:
Hmmm ... circuit where noone can overtake, one dominant team - most boring GP of all time?

Shows how much I know - that was arguably the best race of the season so far
Big Blue

Error strewn race from Da Ham, not sure if his clash with Rosberg was because he was annoyed at his dire start or because he was arrogant enough to think he could overtake wherever he liked. Great to see him finish behind Alonso on a weekend he dominated when Alonso is basically driving a piece of shit.

Vettel did what he does best: lights to flag victory, at a track dominated by German and Ferrari support. Shame for Kimi and losing the very probable Ferrari 1-2 and he gets all the shit luck this season. Such is life. Glad I watched as I very nearly didn't after the Hamilton dominance all weekend. Sets up Spa and Monza nicely.
Dr. Hfuhruhurr

Seemed somehow reassuring to hear the German anthem followed by the Italian one
Sav

Whenever GP2 and GP3 are racing during the F1 weekend, it is rare that the actual Grand Prix itself is more entertaining than those junior championships. Today was one of those days.

What a brilliant Grand Prix at an unlikely venue, last yearís race was brilliant but that was wet. To have such entertainment and intrigue at a dry Hungaroring is even more surprising.

Hamilton must be ruing the bad start and mistakes. He had a keen front-end that nobody else had this weekend, being able to hook up the apex at ease whereas others had to compromise the entry to get towards the apex. Even in dirty air he still had that keen front-end. I think his worst mistake was into turn 6 with Rosberg. He complained about Rosberg at the time, but that was simply a case of being locked up and out of control. He wasnít close to being in a position to pass at the chicane.

The incident with Ricciardo looked a little more regular and understandable. He was on a set of the Medium tyres on a restart, which had little heat generated as he hadnít used the tyres at racing speed before actually restarting. It looked as if he just understeered wide into Ricciardo. The puzzling aspect is why Hamilton was so close to Ricciardo in the first place, he should have been close to Rosberg on the restart, not having to fight from behind.

Ricciardo v Rosberg was an interesting one. I donít think Rosberg could have done much else. Ricciardo was off the track at that point and it was perhaps his responsibility to rejoin without making contact with another car. I was surprised Ricciardo even managed to make turn 1 with how deep he drove it in, I was fully expecting him to go careering off onto the run-off area.

It was great to see McLaren scoring points. The car undoubtedly looked better out there this weekend, the car didnít look that awful on the on-board footage, as in Monaco - it appears to have reasonable mechanical grip. At somewhere like Silverstone it is pretty obvious to see where the problems lie, and they are not exclusively related to the powertrain. I suspect it will be back to square one at the next two races, sadly.

Regarding Maldonado v Perez, goodness, they rarely even do that in Formula Ford. I did have a chuckle at how many times Maldonado was investigated and penalised by the stewards. Race control message for....there's only one driver! †
Chris M Wanted a V-10

At least 2 successive GPs where both Merc have made poor starts and been swamped by the cars on row 2; they seriously need to investigate their clutch/get-away procedure
BeN

Damn. Sounds like I missed a great race. Must watch the repeat then...
Martin

I really enjoyed the race today, full of incidents, overtaking and some edge of the seat stuff.  All without the aid of the weather.  The more traditional tracks are harder to overtake in partly because they're narrower, but that's not always a bad thing.
Big Blue

Dr. Hfuhruhurr wrote:
Seemed somehow reassuring to hear the German anthem followed by the Italian one


+1
Frank Bullitt

I'm not a fan of the Hungaroring, feels like it should all be ran in first gear with a rare foray into 2nd, even the start and finish straight is probably the naffest on the calendar.

Again Hamilton lacks judgement but I think Rosberg's panic response to match Lewis' tyre selections was telling; Hamilton is in his mind.  Vettel is, for those who have the idealogical dislike for 'Ze German's', on a route for Ferrari domination I suspect; good on him, he's a better rounded driver than the rest (even if I want Kimi to win whilst swigging champers as he crosses the line) and has capacity to drive and think.

McLaren got points - I think the sun rises in the West tomorrow.
Dr. Hfuhruhurr

Pole Hamilton
Lap Ricciardo
Bonus 10 (Alonso from 15 -> 5)

1 Vettel
2 Kvyat
3 Ricciardo
4 Verstappen
5 Alonso
6 Hamilton
7 Grosjean
8 Rosberg
9 Button
10 Ericssen
11 Nasr

Scores (unsurprisingly low)

5 - Eff One
4 - Scouse, Dr H, Big Blue, Chris M
2 - PhilD, Humphrey, the other ct, JohnC
1 - Sav

Deemed (1 point)

BeN, Giant, Tim, Chocy Rocky, Gooner, Skyhook

Standings

106 - Chris M, Dr H
104 - Scouse
98 - JohnC
95 - Sav
88 - the other ct
86 - Humphrey, Eff One
84 - BeN
80 - Giant
79 - Big Blue
76 - PhilD
62 - Tim
57 - Chocy Rocky
56 - Gooner
54 - Skyhook
Twelfth Monkey

Really enjoyed it, and good to hear Da Ham apologise to his team over the radio.  He's a real 'racer', but I think he lacks judgement sometimes and refuses to back out when a small degree of circumspection would see him get what he wants in the very near future anyway.
Humphrey The Pug

Great race, it was a bit amateur hour for the Merc drivers and Hamilton should have let the race settle down a bit before having a go at Rosberg.

I felt that Hamilton was honest in his post race interview, Rosberg just came across as a whiney child.

Gutted for Raikonnen, he seems to have taken over Webbers bad luck mantle.

Pleased for Vettel and the RB boys.
Chris M Wanted a V-10

Twelfth Monkey wrote:
... good to hear Da Ham apologise to his team over the radio. †He's a real 'racer', but I think he lacks judgement sometimes and refuses to back out .....

+1, and especially when he's not at, or very close, to the front.
Sure some of it is just down to fighting for the win, but as you say, sometimes just backing off a little and spending a lap or two thinking about what to do next may prove the better strategy
PhilD

I guess he is just is what he is, and while he may mature a little over time the natural instinct to race and win which makes him great can also be his achilles heal. I also don't think he has the mental capacity to be able to temper his instincts and emotions. I'm sure there are many Man United fans who would disagree but I don't think Rooney is the player he was before he started listening to the people telling him to calm down.
Eff One

Lowest winning score ever?

Best race of the hybrid era so far IMO.

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