Featured Grand Prix 2018 Hungarian Grand Prix Practice, Qualifying & Race Discussion

Discussion in 'Formula One Discussion' started by RasputinLives, Jul 24, 2018.

  1. Angellica

    Angellica Rookie Supporter

    That is sad news about Force India, so will the Stroll's family money be enough to save them? It doesn't seem like it at the moment.
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  3. Angellica

    Angellica Rookie Supporter

    Really Ruslan, I can't think who would do a thing like that.... :whistle::snigger:
  4. Chasz

    Chasz Points Scorer

    Thanks FB, interesting! Worth noting is the high engine part usage by Honda. RB will have a 'fun' time next year potentially!
  5. Izumi

    Izumi Learner

    I am probably not going to win too many accolades (if any) for this, but there are many places everywhere with price of membership most of us cannot afford, nor we would think about forcing ourselves through the door. How good we are is really secondary, if money is one of main prerequisites for getting and staying in. F1 is not a sport for weak or incompetent. Failing just in one of those marks has consequence in competitive environment. That's the world we live in, and it will stay that way for foreseeable future.

    Perhaps FI will be at the end just as lucky as Sauber is today (at least on the surface).
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  6. RasputinLives

    RasputinLives I was never cool at school. Contributor

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    I see your point Izumi but if a nightclub is so expensive to get in that there are only 3 people on the dance floor then no one cares how good the DJ is.
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  7. in think that in the race it might be Red Bull, Mercedes, Ferrari, the Ferraris suffered badly last Sunday with their rear tyres, I guess that tomorrow it might be more of the same

    Regarding Force India everyone was openly talking about it since the beginning of the week, we also discussed the subject on another thread, no big suprise. Now the next big question is whether Williams will surive in today's shape until the end of the season
  8. Izumi

    Izumi Learner

    In different perspective, two or three teams requesting from CVC or now Liberty repeatedly more money has fallen on deaf ears, whereas if those three teams were giving a notice they are leaving because they cannot afford to stay, that might got attention and produce countermeasures. Commercial owners got very rich in this business, whereas tracks and some teams lost consequently money. Today, insisting on Ferrari and Mercedes paying for collateral damages is I think misguided notion where the problem is.

    Maybe this topic is in wrong column and should be moved elsewhere, but permit me to still add before we leave it, budgeting is just a bandage on large problem, and it would not save FI, as long as incompatibility exists between various membership objectives and why they entered this sport. Differing interests are just irreconcilable IMO. This is not a football or hockey league, but a sport/technology union, and needs to be treated as such.
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  9. Izumi

    Izumi Learner

    Back to racing, I do agree that RBR is a player this weekend. Bottas complained that his MB was slow.
    Interesting comments from Ferrari drivers.
    Vettel - we have speed for one lap. Very contrasting to usual - we do better in race. Not sure how to read it.
    Kimi - I hope we find more speed for the race. Is this thinly veiled hint for Ferrari aero/setup guys?
  10. Titch

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    Angellica LOL I agree. Flav in his thong is forever there.
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  11. olegg

    olegg Race Winner

  12. Izumi

    Izumi Learner

    Why Bottas lost all traction on dry surface?
  13. Ruslan

    Ruslan Test Driver

    Well, free practice 3 does make it seem that Mercedes might hold the advantage over Ferrari and they both have the edge over Red Bull. I guess we will have to see what qualifying shows us in a hour.

    Now granted, part of my calculation is that Bottas is almost as fast as Vettel, therefore Hamilton will be faster....but....
  14. Ruslan

    Ruslan Test Driver

    Yea, I was listening to a couple of other songs on youtube. He is definitely struggling vocally with one of them.
  15. Izumi

    Izumi Learner

    Both MB cars seems unstable, having both drivers dance on dry surface in similar fashion Vettel did in Germany on wet surface.
  16. Greenlantern101

    Greenlantern101 Super Hero And All Round Good Guy Contributor

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    That has to be the best qualifying for years. Chaos. Loved it.
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  17. Ruslan

    Ruslan Test Driver

    Yea, I think it is going to be an interesting race. Wondering if Ferrari will be doing "bump-and-pass" maneuvers.
  18. Galahad

    Galahad Not a Moderator Valued Member

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    It rained, properly, and they let them carry on. Was Charlie asleep? :o
  19. Chasz

    Chasz Points Scorer

    Haha, if so, please can whoever gave him those sleeping pills for rainy days continue to do so!
  20. F1Brits_90

    F1Brits_90 Race Winner

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    Brill qualy. caught up on C4 (due to holiday). Great lap from lewis. credit where its due F1 letting them race 1st competitive wet session of season & since monza?? As think only practises only been wet. But as i said praise for not whimping out as irritatingly full wets usually mean red flag. & wait til inter conditions again. Which ive never understood these are supposedly 20 "best" drivers in the world but how many of 20 is a matter of opinion. Why can't they cope with bad conditions they never had this problem with less downforce in 80s & 90s

    Q1 surprise took teams 10 mins. I was watching & id have 2 inter laps. See its just 1 corner was bad & would gamble for ultrasofts. I thought Verstappen was very disappointing in 7th. Because i expect more he was fantastic in brazil was 1 of f1 greatest drives. 1 of few to cope at austin in abandoned qualy & before pens on front row in monza last season. Sainz great 5th just what he needed, 3rd outqualifying vettel on merit at 1 point gasly fantastic & bottas deserves praise so nearly on pole with a great lap
  21. RasputinLives

    RasputinLives I was never cool at school. Contributor

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    There were a lot of people quick to hand Lewis's crown as rain master to Verstappen but I think he well and truly showed it belongs on his head today.

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