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2016 Hungarian GP

Post by The_Wall_91 on Mon Jul 11, 2016 3:24 pm

The European tour continues as F1 heads to Hungary for Round 11. This will be the 3rd race in July and comes after the second test of the season, this time at Silverstone. Sauber is the only team not at the test. Here are the headlines entering a hungry Hungary...Leckliter would be proud of that.

Radio Ga Ga

Late in the race in Silverstone, a rather interesting radio conversation happened between Nico Rosberg and Mercedes. Rosberg reported he had lost 7th gear and needed help to get the gear back. Radio communication like this was limited for 2016 and Nico payed for it. Rosberg was handed a 10 second time penalty that demoted him to 3rd. Mercedes will not repeal the penalty.

Williams Switching Drivers?

Over the week leading to the race, a report came out on the F1 news page was that Williams are "keeping their options open for 2017." With the limited seat availability for 2017, Williams could be the seat up for grabs. This may be just a way to say that Felipe Massa is going but I am not willing to put my money on it.

Can Red Bull Steal a Win?

Over the next few races, the tracks are suited for Red Bull to claim another victory. Max Verstappen has shown that he is not afraid of Mercedes as he went toe to toe with Mercedes and came out just short. This will be a major rallying cry for Red Bull that could lead to a win or wins for the team.

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Re: 2016 Hungarian GP

Post by RetrogradeRenegade on Thu Jul 14, 2016 6:17 am

Sensible thing for Williams would be to let Massa go, and replace him with somebody who can push Bottas. The best option for that would probably be Button at this stage, but the question is, is it worth leaving McLaren for Williams now? McLaren have improved a lot already this year, and Williams are in increasing danger of losing 4th to Force India. And in that case, they might be forced to keep Massa.

I still have no idea why they signed him to a three year contract in the first place, it's really narrowed their options in the last couple years, at a time when they could've grabbed a driver like Grosjean.
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Re: 2016 Hungarian GP

Post by The_Wall_91 on Tue Jul 19, 2016 12:34 pm

Here are the numbers for the Hungarian GP:

12: It has been 12 years since the Hungarian GP winner has won the championship

.288: In 1990, Williams driver Thierry Boutsen beat McLaren's Ayrton Senna for the closest win

14: In 2006, Jenson Button came from 14th place on the grid to win, the lowest starting position to win

3: Last year, Pastor Maldonado picked up 3 penalties in Hungary

30: This will be the 30th Hungarian GP

17: Williams dominates the front row starters with 17

7: Kimi Raikkonen leads all active drivers with 7 podiums in Hungary

1: Zsolt Baumgartner is the only Hungarian to race the Hungarian GP, his best finish was 15th with Minardi in 2004

11: McLaren hold the record with 11 wins in Hungary

5: 5 drivers have won 2 in a row in Hungary, Nelson Piquet, Senna, Jacques Villeneuve, Mika Hakkinen, and Hamilton

2: To date, Romain Grosjean's only front row start was 2nd at the 2012 Hungarian GP

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Re: 2016 Hungarian GP

Post by Alta on Wed Jul 20, 2016 3:20 pm

I've been not feeling F1 lately but this has been usually a race of the year contender for what the past 3 years?
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Re: 2016 Hungarian GP

Post by racingfreak1999 on Fri Jul 22, 2016 4:11 am

THIS JUST IN... Nico Rosburg has signed a two year extension to stay at Mercedes.
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Re: 2016 Hungarian GP

Post by RetrogradeRenegade on Fri Jul 22, 2016 1:49 pm

Alta wrote:I've been not feeling F1 lately but this has been usually a race of the year contender for what the past 3 years?

The last 2, at least. On paper it should be a Hamilton walkover, but Mercedes have got it spectacularly wrong the past two years. Anyone's guess whether or not that'll continue this year.
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Re: 2016 Hungarian GP

Post by PRAWBLEMS on Sat Jul 23, 2016 10:03 am

A wild qualifying session which featured FOUR red flags in Q1 puts Rosberg over Hamilton for the pole. Massa, Haryanto, and Ericsson all crashed.
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Re: 2016 Hungarian GP

Post by Rovenami on Sat Jul 23, 2016 1:13 pm

PRAWBLEMS wrote:A wild qualifying session which featured FOUR red flags in Q1 puts Rosberg over Hamilton for the pole. Massa, Haryanto, and Ericsson all crashed.
I should also point out that 16th on back failed to make a laptime faster than the 107% time including Palmer, Massa, Magnussen, Ericsson, Wehrlein and Haryanto.
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Re: 2016 Hungarian GP

Post by PRAWBLEMS on Sat Jul 23, 2016 1:27 pm

Rovenami wrote:
PRAWBLEMS wrote:A wild qualifying session which featured FOUR red flags in Q1 puts Rosberg over Hamilton for the pole. Massa, Haryanto, and Ericsson all crashed.
I should also point out that 16th on back failed to make a laptime faster than the 107% time including Palmer, Massa, Magnussen, Ericsson, Wehrlein and Haryanto.
Damn. Massa is a big name, and poor Joylon Palmer had just been 10th in P3.
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Re: 2016 Hungarian GP

Post by The_Wall_91 on Sat Jul 23, 2016 1:33 pm

PRAWBLEMS wrote:
Rovenami wrote:
PRAWBLEMS wrote:A wild qualifying session which featured FOUR red flags in Q1 puts Rosberg over Hamilton for the pole. Massa, Haryanto, and Ericsson all crashed.
I should also point out that 16th on back failed to make a laptime faster than the 107% time including Palmer, Massa, Magnussen, Ericsson, Wehrlein and Haryanto.
Damn. Massa is a big name, and poor Joylon Palmer had just been 10th in P3.

They could still get in the race but they would have to get approval from the stewards.

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Re: 2016 Hungarian GP

Post by PRAWBLEMS on Sat Jul 23, 2016 1:35 pm

The_Wall_91 wrote:
PRAWBLEMS wrote:
Rovenami wrote:
PRAWBLEMS wrote:A wild qualifying session which featured FOUR red flags in Q1 puts Rosberg over Hamilton for the pole. Massa, Haryanto, and Ericsson all crashed.
I should also point out that 16th on back failed to make a laptime faster than the 107% time including Palmer, Massa, Magnussen, Ericsson, Wehrlein and Haryanto.
Damn. Massa is a big name, and poor Joylon Palmer had just been 10th in P3.

They could still get in the race but they would have to get approval from the stewards.
I'm fairly certain they'll most likely be approved due to the circumstances.
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Re: 2016 Hungarian GP

Post by zfitzwater599 on Sat Jul 23, 2016 6:46 pm

I hope Ricciardo Wins
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Re: 2016 Hungarian GP

Post by zfitzwater599 on Sun Jul 24, 2016 11:47 am

Of course Hamilton and Mercedes Wins again. Ricciardo gets 3rd on the podium
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Re: 2016 Hungarian GP

Post by Milan655 on Sun Jul 24, 2016 12:33 pm

That penalty for Button sums Formula One up perfectly. Rigorous enforcement of vague and unclear regulation.
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Re: 2016 Hungarian GP

Post by Rovenami on Sun Jul 24, 2016 1:37 pm

Another F1 race, another Mercedes 1-2.
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Re: 2016 Hungarian GP

Post by AntmanB on Sun Jul 24, 2016 7:19 pm

Just judging by the results, it seems like this race sucked.
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Re: 2016 Hungarian GP

Post by zfitzwater599 on Sun Jul 24, 2016 10:30 pm

AntmanB wrote:Just judging by the results, it seems like this race sucked.
Yep it did
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