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2016 Austrian GP

Post by The_Wall_91 on Mon Jun 20, 2016 1:05 pm

The 9th round of the F1 season takes us to Austria's Osterreichring. The tire choices will be Ultrasoft, Supersoft, and Soft. Here are the headlines entering Austria.

Turmoil at Mercedes AMG Petronas?

Last race, I highlighted the fact that Nico Rosberg was knocked out of contention early by Lewis. However, Lewis had the Karma Police meet him at Baku (like my Radiohead reference? No, that is still great music). Apparently, Lewis likes being salty. He constantly complained all race about his car.

Baku, Good Maiden Race

In my opinion, the race at Baku was better than expected. There was no major accidents. The only screw up during the race was Felipe Nasr hitting the wall. Other than that, it was a very clean, very good race.

Sergio Perez Claims Another Podium

For the second time in 3 races, Sergio Perez claimed a podium in the Force India. However, if it was not for a grid spot penalty, he may have won the race. It seems that Sahara Force India could be a team that could make a charge late in the year to climb up the Constructors Championship.

Who are the Back Markers?

Baku showed something that most people did not expect. For the first time in a long time, Manor were not the slowest cars on the track. Manor and Sauber almost scored points at this race. Wehrlein peaked in P8 and Felipe Nasr almost hit the board in P12.

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Re: 2016 Austrian GP

Post by zfitzwater599 on Tue Jun 21, 2016 12:32 am

I hate Hamilton. I see Ricciardo winning this race Guarantee
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Re: 2016 Austrian GP

Post by RetrogradeRenegade on Fri Jun 24, 2016 2:53 pm

zfitzwater599 wrote:I hate Hamilton. I see Ricciardo winning this race Guarantee

No way, there's no corners for the Red Bull to actually stand a chance. It'll be another Mercedes cakewalk.
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Re: 2016 Austrian GP

Post by The_Wall_91 on Wed Jun 29, 2016 11:43 am

Here are the numbers for the Austrian GP:

21: 21 drivers have won the race, Nico Rosberg is the only active driver to win in Austria

1: Niki Lauda is the only Austrian to grab a podium in the Austrian GP

1:07.908: The lap record in Austria, set by Michael Schumacher in 2003

6: McLaren hold the record with 6 wins in Austria

136: Mika Hakkinen has led the most laps in Austria with 136 laps lead

4: The first Austrian GP. held at the Zeltweg Airport only had 4 turns on it

3: Alain Prost holds the record for most win in Austria with 3

105: The first Austrian GP, won by Lorenzo Bandini, was 105 laps long

29: The shortest Austrian GP was in 1975 due to a massive storm system that came after the halfway point

325: 325 points are still up for grabs in the drivers' championship entering Austria

326.1 km/h: Last year, Lewis Hamilton had the fastest speed in the speed trap at 326.1 km/h

29: Sebastian Vettel will be celebrating his 29th birthday on race day

Also, just received this, Carlos Sainz will be retained at Toro Rosso for 2017.

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Re: 2016 Austrian GP

Post by The_Wall_91 on Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:45 pm

Daniel Riccardo has been confirmed to stay at Red Bull until 2018.

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Re: 2016 Austrian GP

Post by The_Wall_91 on Fri Jul 01, 2016 2:23 pm

Lewis Hamilton will receive at least 1 possibly 2 10-Spot grid penalties for exceeding several car specifications maximums. Lewis will be given the option to what race(s) he take the grid spot penalty(ies).

Vettel will be given a 5-Spot grid penalty for a gearbox change.

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Re: 2016 Austrian GP

Post by AntmanB on Fri Jul 01, 2016 6:52 pm

The_Wall_91 wrote:Lewis Hamilton will receive at least 1 possibly 2 10-Spot grid penalties for exceeding several car specifications maximums. Lewis will be given the option to what race(s) he take the grid spot penalty(ies).

Vettel will be given a 5-Spot grid penalty for a gearbox change.

Continuing to just give Rosberg the championship.
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Re: 2016 Austrian GP

Post by RetrogradeRenegade on Fri Jul 01, 2016 9:27 pm

AntmanB wrote:
The_Wall_91 wrote:Lewis Hamilton will receive at least 1 possibly 2 10-Spot grid penalties for exceeding several car specifications maximums. Lewis will be given the option to what race(s) he take the grid spot penalty(ies).

Vettel will be given a 5-Spot grid penalty for a gearbox change.

Continuing to just give Rosberg the championship.  

"Give Rosberg the championship"

Please. Hamilton's still within a race of Rosberg, with 12 still to run. He had more things go wrong in 2014 and still took the title with ease.
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Re: 2016 Austrian GP

Post by Alta on Sat Jul 02, 2016 4:32 am

might be a rain race, we'll have to see though.
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Re: 2016 Austrian GP

Post by The_Wall_91 on Sat Jul 02, 2016 10:30 am

Hamilton Captures Pole During a Rain Hit Session

After a rain hit qualifying, Lewis Hamilton took the pole with a Q3 time of 1:07.922. Daniil Kvyat crashed during Q1 and is expected to start from the pit lane. Here is the starting lineup for the Austrian GP:

Row 1: Hamilton(?10-Spot Grid Penalty?) - Rosberg (5-Spot Grid Penalty, will start 7th)
Row 2: Hulkenburg - Vettel (5-Spot Grid Penalty, will start 9th)
Row 3: Button - Raikkonen
Row 4: Riccardo - Bottas
Row 5: Verstappen - Massa
Row 6: Gutierrez - Wehrlein
Row 7: Grosjean - Alonso
Row 8: Sainz - Perez
Row 9: Magnussen - Palmer
Row 10: Haryanto - Kvyat
Row 11: Ericsson - Nasr

The top 3 starters will be Hamilton, Hulkenburg, and Button. Very surprising row 6 with Gutierrez and Wehrlein.

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Re: 2016 Austrian GP

Post by zfitzwater599 on Sat Jul 02, 2016 2:02 pm

Surprised with Button starting 3rd
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Re: 2016 Austrian GP

Post by Ben Atkins on Sun Jul 03, 2016 9:36 am

That was a fun race and a damn good finish...

ALSO MANOR GOT A POINT WITH WEHRLEIN!!!!

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Re: 2016 Austrian GP

Post by PRAWBLEMS on Sun Jul 03, 2016 9:40 am

That was awfully interesting. Can't believe Wehrlein got a point, but it's obvious that he's better than Haryanto's moolah. Unfortunately, it came at Sergio's expense.
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Re: 2016 Austrian GP

Post by The_Wall_91 on Sun Jul 03, 2016 11:36 am

Winners of the Austrian GP:
Lewis Hamilton: Race Winner
Max Verstappen: Podium for you, great job to finish 2nd
Jenson Button: 6th place after a top 5 qualifying effort
Romain Grosjean: Very quiet, very good 7th place
Pascal Wehrlein: 10th place, first career points for you
Losers of the Austrian GP:
Not Being Destructive: Mercedes tried to pull another Spain
Nico Hulkenburg: Threw away that front row start ay Nico
Brakes: Lots and lots of brake dust flying
Sebastian Vettel: Tough break with a tire failure
Williams: I thought this was a great track for you guys? Only 2 points to show

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Re: 2016 Austrian GP

Post by PYLrulz on Sun Jul 03, 2016 12:35 pm

Rosberg HAS TO be punished by the FIA. Brake issues or not, you cannot tell me that wasn't intentional. Especially when Hamilton gave all the room in the world for Rosberg.
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Re: 2016 Austrian GP

Post by The_Wall_91 on Sun Jul 03, 2016 1:46 pm

PYLrulz wrote:Rosberg HAS TO be punished by the FIA.  Brake issues or not, you cannot tell me that wasn't intentional.  Especially when Hamilton gave all the room in the world for Rosberg.

Just received this, Nico Rosberg was given a 10 second time penalty, however, the penalty doesn't change where he finished.

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Re: 2016 Austrian GP

Post by RetrogradeRenegade on Sun Jul 03, 2016 3:33 pm

I was hoping Rosberg would run Hamilton out of road on the exit of 2, but, well, you have to at least attempt to make the corner first to make that work... this kind of thing is why I stopped supporting Rosberg last year. Guy just does not seem to be learning from his battles.
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Re: 2016 Austrian GP

Post by Rovenami on Sun Jul 03, 2016 3:41 pm

I feel like Robert vs Hamilton would be the next Senna vs Prost after this race.
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Re: 2016 Austrian GP

Post by RetrogradeRenegade on Sun Jul 03, 2016 5:08 pm

Rovenami wrote:I feel like Robert vs Hamilton would be the next Senna vs Prost after this race.

They said that back in 2014. They were dead wrong then, and that's not gonna change now. Before anything else, Rosberg just isn't good enough.
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Re: 2016 Austrian GP

Post by Alta on Sun Jul 03, 2016 5:41 pm

I have a hard time buying it was intentional, dumb? (especially when Hamilton didn't have the preferred line) yes, penalty-warranting? yes, intentional? I don't buy it because of the doubts with the brakes and the fact that was his teammate.

Race was boring till the last 10 laps when the battles starting kicking off. Wehrelin with points, awesome for the dude....he's been hot this year.
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Re: 2016 Austrian GP

Post by RetrogradeRenegade on Sun Jul 03, 2016 6:46 pm

You can see pretty clearly here, Rosberg doesn't start turning until it's far, far too late to make the apex. Brake issue or not, that decision to not even attempt to turn until that point was entirely on him.

As for the race, I thought it was pretty great tbh, cars running out of position almost all race
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Re: 2016 Austrian GP

Post by JMac525 on Sun Jul 03, 2016 7:21 pm

Well, that was certainly a finish... Decent race overall.
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