2018 German Grand Prix Race Thread

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TheGiantHogweed wrote:
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TheGiantHogweed wrote:Hamilton has now given himself the chance to get a huge chunk of the DOTD votes. Probably will get more than Bottas if he finishes in the top 5 and Bottas finishes where he started. if drivers want to get votes on this site, they will know starting lower down the grid on a track that is not too hard to overtake on will likely get them plenty compared to keeping it clean and staying near the top the whole time :D
I have never seen a driver take comfort in DOTD standings even when they dragged a car from the back of the pack to a podium finish. Look at Lewis at Silverstone. All the fans were happy over a great drive and all Lewis could see is that he had been deprived of a sure victory.

Yes, voters will often give their votes to a driver who carves his way forward after starting at the back. Such drives are often sited as a measure of a drivers greatness at being able to overcome adversity. Given today's difficulty with passing, a pole position to checkered flag victory is often seen as a snoozer. Still no driver will ever start any farther back than he has to just so he can achieve a greater degree of glory in the eyes of the press or the fans.
i do know that they wouldn't do this yes. But it was like Brazil last year. On another site, hamilton got the DOTW vote. He finished 2 places behind Bottas due to his own mistake. Bottas's weekend was clearly better and he got vertually no votes compared to Hamilton despite getting pole. That is my point. I first thought this mistake yesterday was Hamilton's cause. I still think he is partially to blame for this.It often is the case that drivers at the back that climb up get more votes. But yes, no driver would try to do this. Obviously.
I have always DOTD to be just that. If the poll were Driver of the Weekend then, yes Valtteri had the better drive in Brazil. I will most often discount a bad qualifying session (especially if it is not entirely the drivers fault) as it was not their performance on raceday.
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Daniel finally starting to make up places in the order.
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I wonder why Ferrari decided to pit Kimi then? :lol:

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has ricciardo got a mosquito onboard or something? Sounds very odd:D Guess it is something flapping in the wind near the microphone.

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mikeyg123 wrote:I wonder why Ferrari decided to pit Kimi then? :lol:
It seems like an effort to undercut Bottas... surely he`s not holding or blocking Hamilton back, he`s pulling away from Hamilton.

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The front-runners tyres have gone right? Times are quite different now

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good job kimi

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mikeyg123 wrote:I wonder why Ferrari decided to pit Kimi then? :lol:
appears that Ferrari has finally woken up this year to the value of a "Constructors" title to go along with a possible "Drivers" championship....

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NowTV is just rubbish. The screen keeps going pixalated and make the leaderboard unreadable. This only ever happens during races and qualifying. So it indicates it is during the peak viewing time. Why is payTV so much more unreliable that freeview? Really poor.

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Riccardo out

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Come on rain.
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F1_Ernie wrote:Come on rain.
they are ALL waiting for it............, dang poor Ricardo suffers again with a PU problem..............

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Looks like Ricciardo is starting to have the luck of the Webber
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Jezza13 wrote:Looks like Ricciardo is starting to have the luck of the Webber
RB just letting him know he's the #2
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Kimi 4 seconds ahead of Hamilton and Kimi likely to pit again.
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Kimi......... Sebastian is faster than you.
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I don't think vettel tyres are going to hold

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Great stint from Hamilton.
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F1TV -> Vettel on-board -> Team Radio

Comedy gold. Would recommend.

Found it funny how initially it was "If you let me pass" and 5 corners later it become "What are you waiting for??" :lol: :lol:

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stupidity by ferrari.

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10 mins late Ferrari.

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That was the most reluctant, awkward team order I've ever heard.

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:lol: Team Red team orders for all to see!!!
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Black_Flag_11 wrote:That was the most reluctant, awkward team order I've ever heard.
a 3/4 TO

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what happens to Hamilton if it doesn't rain

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Rain incoming by the looks of those clouds, should be fun!

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Mort Canard wrote::lol: Team Red team orders for all to see!!!
Kimi's RE obviously didn't want to be part of this hence Jock Clear had to get on the radio to give the order :lol:

Let's see if there will be part 2 with BOT & HAM

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VDV23 wrote:F1TV -> Vettel on-board -> Team Radio

Comedy gold. Would recommend.

Found it funny how initially it was "If you let me pass" and 5 corners later it become "What are you waiting for??" :lol: :lol:
I think Kimi surpassed him ;)

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lucifers wrote:what happens to Hamilton if it doesn't rain
5th

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lucifers wrote:what happens to Hamilton if it doesn't rain
Surely got to be US.
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rain spotting has made for a boring race so far......... Hope it comes and livens things up.

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Interesting move pitting Hamilton, they better hope it doesn't start raining in the next few minutes.

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Hmmm light rain incoming - bet it's heavy :P

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Great stint by Hamilton, but the expected rain that could've put him in contention held off.

Edit: oooh, it started pouring at the hairpin!
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wtf, heavy rain

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Here it comes :D

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VDV23 wrote:F1TV -> Vettel on-board -> Team Radio

Comedy gold. Would recommend.

Found it funny how initially it was "If you let me pass" and 5 corners later it become "What are you waiting for??" :lol: :lol:
kimi is the best on radio :thumbup:
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Let the fun begin
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I was going to say it will rain now Hamilton has pitted. Come down hard.
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lol max, no grip at that corner :)

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