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

Angel

Race Winner
Contributor
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.
 

Angel

Race Winner
Contributor
When I was at one of the Canadian GPs, they did play a song and video over the big viewing screens. It didn't sound bad. Tempted to order a copy. Was going to at the time, but someone who had a copy recommended I don't waste my money. ;)
Really Ruslan, I can't think who would do a thing like that.... :whistle::snigger:
 

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!
 

Izumi

Banned
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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Well shall see what tomorrow brings but it appears looking at the first two practices that:

1. It is either a fight between Ferrari or Red Bull...or
2. The teams are going to stack up Ferrari, Red Bull, Mercedes, Haas, Renault....and be fairly processional.

It would be nice to see a fight.
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
 

Izumi

Banned
I see your point Izumi but if a nightclub is so expensive to get in that there are only 3 people on th dance floor then no one cares how good the DJ is.
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.
 

Izumi

Banned
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?
 

Ruslan

Podium Finisher
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
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....
 

Izumi

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

Ruslan

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

F1Brits_90

Race Winner
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
 

RasputinLives

Doesn't look a bit like Jesus
Contributor
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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