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Old 07-27-2016, 07:08 AM
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Hamilton wins the Hungarian Grand Prix, Rosberg second.


And Hamilton takes the lead in the drivers' championship for the first time this season.

Game on!
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Old 07-27-2016, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Meggett, SC
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And Hamilton takes the lead in the drivers' championship for the first time this season.

Game on!
Annnddd cue the Rosberg whining.
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Old 07-27-2016, 02:46 PM
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Annnddd cue the Rosberg whining.

I just hope both Mercs enjoy good reliability the rest of the season and the championship is decided without whining suspicions about favoritism. Both good drivers but IMO Lewis has the mental edge.
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Old 07-27-2016, 05:44 PM
 
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I just hope both Mercs enjoy good reliability the rest of the season and the championship is decided without whining suspicions about favoritism. Both good drivers but IMO Lewis has the mental edge.
Oh and he plays that up to his advantage whenever possible.
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Old 08-03-2016, 07:27 AM
 
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Hamilton has this in the bag. Rosberg just doesn't cut it at crunch time.
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Old 08-03-2016, 10:33 AM
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Hamilton has this in the bag. Rosberg just doesn't cut it at crunch time.
I think it'll depend on how Rosberg uses the break, if he was smart he'd find one of those sports psychologists to help him man up. Seems to be a good history of some athletes being helped at times.
Equal cars and Nico can definitely go fast, seems like the mental game will be the decider and right now Lewis has a decided edge.
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Old 08-04-2016, 09:31 AM
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Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley, Oregon
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Just got home from vacation and watched Germany last night - what in hell was Rosberg thinking? Pretty sure someone from Mercedes sat down with him to review the in-car footage and telemetry to discuss that one.

Did anything finally turn up on Massa's car? If not, this is definitely his last season with Williams.
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Old 08-29-2016, 09:51 AM
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Wow, what a mess Spa was! Raikkonen can point all the fingers at Verstappen he wants, but it was mostly the older, experienced, seasoned drivers who lost their minds. I've always liked Vettel, but he is getting very whiny in his "old age"

I am very surprised that Alonso got no penalties - his team deserved one for unsafe release and he deserved one for his aggressive moves in the pit lane, just a couple feet away from pit crew.

I am sure Rosberg was saying "Lewis was 3rd? How did THAT happen?"

I don't understand the rules, allowing Hamilton to take a slew of penalty point and get three new engines (power units, MGK and MGH) for the rest of the season. Bet that is a loophole that gets filled in next year's rules.
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Old 08-29-2016, 01:28 PM
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Wow, what a mess Spa was! Raikkonen can point all the fingers at Verstappen he wants, but it was mostly the older, experienced, seasoned drivers who lost their minds. I've always liked Vettel, but he is getting very whiny in his "old age"
The first lap incident could certainly be labeled 'racing' but I thought the block Max put on Kimi later on in the race was uncalled for, probably a little too regulated these days but in the 'good ol' days' I wouldn't have been surprised if Max was invited out for a little attitude adjustment.
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Old 08-30-2016, 12:28 AM
 
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I have been a F1 fan for many, many years. When I first started I had to look for race results in the back of the sports pages of the Monday Chicago Tribune and then wait for six weeks for Road and Track magazine to show up in the mail so I could read the race report. I was a Stirling Moss fan.

After all these years, with the current formula engine/power unit, or what ever you want to call it, I am finally starting to lose interest.

F1 cars are supposed to have advanced racing engines, maybe something like a V-12. . The current ones are just unbelievably and unnecessarily complicated and subject to unfathomable rules and regulations dictated by faceless FIA bureaucrats– and most of this has nothing to do with racing.

Because they are so complicated they are extremely expensive, so in order to save money they have to last a long time. Of course this makes them even more expensive. Although it seems they have eased up on that rule a little, initially they couldn't even make significant engine improvements because it was thought that this would be too expensive.

Thus we have all these grid penalty rules for engine component failures – I gave up trying to understand them, the casual fan doesn't have a chance. My favorite is a penalty for a turbocharger replacement.

Why do they have turbocharged engines, anyway? It just adds an unnecessary complication. 30 years ago turbocharged engines of this size produced 1200+ horsepower for qualifying. Today, with advancements they could produce 1200 horsepower all race long. But this would be too much, so they have all sorts of rules such as fuel flow so they produce about half that.

But they get good fuel mileage. I know this because the announcers are thrilled when they get within 2 seconds of the lap times of 12 years ago and they exclaim that they are using much less fuel. How exciting.

I can't even get excited about the new American F1 team, which is actually a European F1 team that just happens to be owned by an American.
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