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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

F1 Race 11 HUNGARY (Budapest) 25 - 27 July 2014

F1 Race 11 HUNGARY (Budapest)
25 - 27 July 2014

Ricciardo Wins!

Alonso 2nd

Hamilton 3rd


Wow - Driver of the race for this F1 fan is two fold this race. First, my hat is off to Daniel Ricciardo - After he gave us several great overtaking manoeuvres. A great race to see and one for the view-again and again list.  F1 fans will be talking about this race for years to come. Ricciardo may well be a future world champion.

Second man of the race has got to be every F1 fans hero today, who fought through every other car, in a Schumacher-esk style, even disobeying team orders telling him to let to let Nico Rosberg past.  Lewis was doing great, considering he started the race from the pit lane and then had a spin later in the race, it was looking like, lady luck had forsaken him. But he was not giving up!

This is what racing, (not just F1 racing), is all about.    I'm sure thoughts of when Lewis gave-up and lost the grid position he could have gained in Silverstone went through his mind;   In my F1 post for Race 09 Great Britain, I said -   Hamilton's big mistake in qualifying, was when he effectively gave up, thinking he could not improve on his time in the final qualifying lap.  Here he goes and wins. A big lesson he will learn from that qualifying for all his future races, is to never give-up.

I think that thought must have been with him today!  However; He got right up to about 4th position, when the most astounding call came over the team radio...  Let Nico Past....

I was surprised to hear that Lewis Hamilton was asked at about lap 60 of the 70 (right near the end of the race), to let his team-mate Nico Rosberg past.  Lewis did not fold or give in and whatever the right or wrong of that decision to disobey team orders will be for Hamilton, Lewis was not prepared to give up and forced his way to finish third.  A sign of a real world champion.

Lewis replied, I'm not slowing down for Nico! 

If he want's to get past, tell him to catch-up and overtake me! 


His race engineer would not have made the decision to ask Lewis to move over, it would have come from the very top management. So, Lewis is possibly in for a flogging and some sort of team penalty. Not a nice way to treat your drivers, especially when they have just finished on the podium for you.

If you heard the team radio - as the race engineer repeatedly asked Lewis to let Nico past on the pit lane straight, Lewis replied, I'm not slowing down for Nico! If he want's to get past, tell him to catch-up and overtake me! I agree, Rosberg was not good enough today to pass Hamilton.

Considering how well Lewis was doing, they should not even have considered it, - that's not racing. (Its certainly not cricket)!

RACE-RESULT-F1 2014 Race-11 Hungarian F1-GP for Formula1Race.co.uk courtesy Formula1.com
RACE-RESULT-F1 2014 Race-11 Hungarian F1-GP for Formula1Race.co.uk courtesy Formula1.com
RACE-RESULT-F1 2014 Race-11 Hungarian F1-GP for Formula1Race.co.uk courtesy Formula1.com
F1 comment from this F1 fan. 
Just pointing out that Hamilton started 21st from the Pit Lane, in a very Schumacher-est fashion; (After a penalty for changing the cars chassis). Who would have thought, (like Hamilton said himself in the BBC interview after the race), that just yesterday in qualifying, he was sat in a burning car, (on fire)!

And hey - just to rub it in, in a very unsporting way, (since the team did ask aggressively and repeatedly for Hamilton to let Rosberg past), and Rosberg was amazingly in agreement, that he thought he deserved to be in front of Hamilton; Look where Rosberg started!

Qualifying-Result F1-2014 Race-11 Hungarian F1-GP for Formula1Race.co.uk courtesy Formula1.com
Qualifying-Result F1-2014 Race-11 Hungarian F1-GP for Formula1Race.co.uk courtesy Formula1.com
Qualifying-Result F1-2014 Race-11 Hungarian F1-GP for Formula1Race.co.uk courtesy Formula1.com




F1 Race 11 HUNGARY (Budapest) 25 - 27 July 2014


Race Time in HungaryRace Time in Britain
Fri 25 July 2014
Practice 110:00 - 11:30
Practice 214:00 - 15:30
Sat 26 July 2014
Practice 311:00 - 12:00
Qualifying14:00
Sun 27 July 2014
Race14:00
Fri 25 July 2014
Practice 109:00 - 10:30
Practice 213:00 - 14:30
Sat 26 July 2014
Practice 310:00 - 11:00
Qualifying13:00
Sun 27 July 2014
Race13:00


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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

F1 Race 10 GERMANY (Hockenheim) 18 - 20 July 2014

F1 Race 10 GERMANY (Hockenheim)
18 - 20 July 2014

Nico Rosberg Wins!
Valtteri Bottas 2nd-
Lewis Hamilton 3rd-

This was one of the best races this season, especially for Rosberg and Hamilton.

German Driver - Nico Rosberg!
German Car -      Mercedes!
German Circuit - Hockenheim!
Its not since 1939 that a German driver won at Hockenhiem in a German car!

Man of the race for this F1 fan is Lewis Hamilton. He has managed 3rd from literally the back of the grid. Starting 16th - an amazing drive.



RACE-RESULT F1 2014 Race-10 German F1-GP for Formula1Race.co.uk courtesy Formula1.com
RACE-RESULT F1 2014 Race-10 German F1-GP for Formula1Race.co.uk courtesy Formula1.com

Lewis Hamilton started in 16th and finished 3rd, He had contact with other cars, (mostly his own fault), but he did not give up even with several bits of damage on his car. Despite several tire changes on soft tires or all types to use here, he still got to third.  Very Schumacher-esk of Hamilton.

Qualifying RESULT-F1 2014 Race-10 German F1-GP for Formula1Race.co.uk courtesy Formula1.com
Qualifying RESULT-F1 2014 Race-10 German F1-GP for Formula1Race.co.uk courtesy Formula1.com



F1 Race 10 GERMANY (Hockenheim) 18 - 20 July 2014


Race Times in GermanyRace Times in Britain
Fri 18 July 2014
Practice 110:00 - 11:30
Practice 214:00 - 15:30
Sat 19 July 2014
Practice 311:00 - 12:00
Qualifying14:00
Sun 20 July 2014
Race14:00
Fri 18 July 2014
Practice 109:00 - 10:30
Practice 213:00 - 14:30
Sat 19 July 2014
Practice 310:00 - 11:00
Qualifying13:00
Sun 20 July 2014
Race13:00

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TAGS:  F1 Race 10, F1 GERMANY, F1 Hockenheim, F1 18 - 20 July 2014, #F1, #F1-2014, 2014 FORMULA ONE RACE CALENDAR, F1 2014, BBC F1 Coverage, Formula 1, formula one championship,

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

F1 Race 09 GREAT BRITAIN 04 - 06 July 2014

F1 Race 09 GREAT BRITAIN 
04 - 06 July 2014

#Hamilton Wins! -  Mercedes.
Bottas 2nd - Williams.
Ricciardo 3rd - Red Bull. 

So - even after Hamilton's big mistake in qualifying, when he effectively gave up, thinking he could not improve on his time in the final qualifying lap. Here he goes and wins. A big lesson he will learn from yesterday's qualifying for all his future races, is to never give-up.

The race was delayed for one hour due to Kimi Raikkonen crashing out and taking out Massa on his travels. (More comment about that from me further down). Right on the first lap - There's a huge shunt for Raikkonen, from ANOTHER driver who ran wide and causes a corner collision. No-one is talking about this incident right now as I write, (I cannot see who the other driver was who bumped Raikkonen off), and no-replays are being shown! Was I the only-one to see this? Its like I'm in my own world of awareness on this. Even friends sat watching the race with me did not see this. We argue the case! Am I losing my mind? No- read RED below.. 

Anyway, this initial collision (I don't think it was Raikkonen's fault), bumps Raikkonen into the run-off area. But as he rejoins, he clips a bump and that sent his Ferrari flying into the barriers. The safety car was deployed and the race stopped. His decision to rejoin the racing line at that speed is what I am questioning. (And, at this time, I seem to be the only one who has seen this or has the understanding of how this happened). Am I in a different alternate reality? Why can't everyone else see this?

After the race restart, (delayed as above). Lewis Hamilton just leaped ahead overtaking car after car. It was an excellent race to watch. This is one to get on DVD - make sure you see the re-runs. 

Fernando is under criticism from Sebastian Vettel. Seb says he had the line of the curve on two occasions, being a nose ahead, makes you the leading driver, that dictates the line of the curve and the other drivers behind you have to yield to the leading drivers line, however. Vettel had to change his line through corners to avoid a collision. 

Fernando is also complaining that Vettel had used DRS where he shouldn't, but, as we know, all that stuff is controlled electronically, so it cannot be as Fernando says. He said there's no point in discussing it, (reading between the lines, that means he knows he is wrong on that count). That is my own opinion. 

What no-one seems to be talking about, is the Kimi Raikkonen incident. OK Raikkonen was bumped off the track, but his decision to try and get back into the race from the run-off area was totally unprecedented and idiotic, considering his experience.  

Kimi Raikkonen drove too fast over the grass to the track surface, it was bound to cause a problem. Even if he had not bounced into the air as he did, entering the racing line again and effectively cutting-in at full race speed, would have also been stupid and dangerous. What was he thinking.

But - amazingly no disciplinary action was taken against Raikkonen, he has totally destroyed Massa's race too. I agree with this Twitter post from the BBC:-  Three-time world champion Niki Lauda has been critical of Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen following his crash: "Thank God Kimi is OK, but why does he come back [on to the track] so hard?
"He should have kept it a little easier otherwise nothing would have happened." Says Lauda.
BBC Twitter - Some strong words from Mercedes' non-executive chairman Niki Lauda when talking to Suzi Perry and Eddie Jordan. "Formula 1 is over regulated," he says.
"It's all crazy. To stop the race for one hour because one of the barriers is damaged is ridiculous. They are never going to hit it again.
"The chances of it happening again are zero. They take care of every little detail and a lot of people will switch the television off."

PolePosition here at Formula1Race Comments.

My initial paranoia (thinking I was the only one who saw and understood what had happened in the Raikkonen incident), has been backed up. I cheer and rejoice as now finally others join in. Re Niki Lauda also saw what I saw.
I personally think, if that had been Massa, Hamilton or Button who drove back into the racing line like Raikkonen did, they would have been facing future race bans! I hope to hear that Raikkonen is going to pay for his idiocy. But as I close this post, it seems no one is saying any-more about it. I commented to #BBC but did not get a reply from the commentators. 

The Barrier Fiasco.
The barrier could have been fixed much quicker, if the workmen had had the correct tools. We saw them just using hand tools like open ended spanners instead of powered socket wrenches. As a mechanic myself, I know too well how this work was going for them. Twisted metal barriers would have tightened up all the bolts and mounts. They should have used gas cutting or a plasma torch to remove the damaged panels, and the work would have been completed within 15 minutes. Total amateurs if you ask me. 

Pole Position.

RACE RESULT F1 2014 Race 09 British F1 GP for www.Formula1Race.co.uk courtesy Formula1.com


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As I write now -a grass side seat, the race has been stopped for about one hour whilst the Armco barrier was being fixed. Also watching live online on my PC from the BBC live stream. 

INTERESTING F1 NEWS - The opener to the BBC F1 show was a corker, with Lewis Hamilton "jumping" out of the plane. You can watch it again here.

09 GREAT BRITAIN 04 - 06 July 2014

UK Race Times


Fri 04 July 2014
Practice 110:00 - 11:30
Practice 214:00 - 15:30
Sat 05 July 2014
Practice 310:00 - 11:00
Qualifying13:00
Sun 06 July 2014
Race13:00


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TAGS:  F1 Silverstone, F1 GREAT BRITAIN, F1 04 - 06 July 2014, #F1, #F1-2014, 2014 FORMULA ONE RACE CALENDAR, F1 2014, BBC F1 Coverage, Formula 1, formula one championship,

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