Official 2022 Hungarian Grand Prix Thread ***SPOILERS***

Official 2022 Hungarian Grand Prix Thread ***SPOILERS***

Poll: Official 2022 Hungarian Grand Prix Thread ***SPOILERS***

Total Members Polled: 158

Hamilton: 32%
Russell: 12%
Verstappen: 35%
Perez: 1%
Leclerc: 15%
Sainz: 5%
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HardtopManual

1,921 posts

146 months

Thursday 4th August
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mw88 said:
A scary graph from RaceFans showing how much Ferrari have thrown away in the last 10 races.

Going from 46 points up in Australia to 80 behind.



https://www.racefans.net/2022/08/04/how-to-lose-a-...
I’m sure someone on here will do the maths, but Leclerc has thrown away 30+ points with mistakes (Imola + Hungaroring) and Ferrari will have chucked away double that with DNFs and strategy errors. Leclerc really could still be in the lead of the WDC.

jsf

26,814 posts

216 months

Thursday 4th August
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HardtopManual said:
I’m sure someone on here will do the maths, but Leclerc has thrown away 30+ points with mistakes (Imola + Hungaroring) and Ferrari will have chucked away double that with DNFs and strategy errors. Leclerc really could still be in the lead of the WDC.
The weekend debrief on SkyF1 did a chart showing where Leclerc would be without the DNF's or screw ups, he was well in the lead. They have thrown it away.

Deesee

5,976 posts

63 months

Thursday 4th August
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Merc are only 10 points behind on last years WCC tally race for race..

C70R

11,804 posts

84 months

Thursday 4th August
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Deesee said:
Merc are only 10 points behind on last years WCC tally race for race..
That's quite mad really. With an objectively worse car relative to others on the grid, and having a new driver in the team, it goes to prove the old adage about first finishing to finish first. Reliability has been their friend this year.

Byker28i

44,242 posts

197 months

Thursday 4th August
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C70R said:
Deesee said:
Merc are only 10 points behind on last years WCC tally race for race..
That's quite mad really. With an objectively worse car relative to others on the grid, and having a new driver in the team, it goes to prove the old adage about first finishing to finish first. Reliability has been their friend this year.
and then they'll be penalties coming up in the second half for extra power unit bits etc that will need to be taken?

PhilAsia

1,340 posts

55 months

Thursday 4th August
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C70R said:
Deesee said:
Merc are only 10 points behind on last years WCC tally race for race..
That's quite mad really. With an objectively worse car relative to others on the grid, and having a new driver in the team, it goes to prove the old adage about first finishing to finish first. Reliability has been their friend this year.
Testament to Russell and Lewis' ability to mop up points.

I have always said Russell is a next gen WDC and will give Max, LehrClerck and Norris ample headaches. Lewis in his twilight years too.


SturdyHSV

9,282 posts

147 months

Thursday 4th August
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jsf said:
HardtopManual said:
I’m sure someone on here will do the maths, but Leclerc has thrown away 30+ points with mistakes (Imola + Hungaroring) and Ferrari will have chucked away double that with DNFs and strategy errors. Leclerc really could still be in the lead of the WDC.
The weekend debrief on SkyF1 did a chart showing where Leclerc would be without the DNF's or screw ups, he was well in the lead. They have thrown it away.
Yep, and their graph didn't even need to change Max's points to reflect the fact he'd have scored far fewer points with LeClerc converting all the races he's been comfortably leading (at least 5 isn't it?)

jsf

26,814 posts

216 months

Thursday 4th August
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PhilAsia said:
Testament to Russell and Lewis' ability to mop up points.

I have always said Russell is a next gen WDC and will give Max, LehrClerck and Norris ample headaches. Lewis in his twilight years too.
They kept Bottas too long, it would have been an easy win for Mercedes and Lewis with Russell in the car taking points off Max.

pablo

16,662 posts

253 months

Thursday 4th August
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Or rather they thought Bottas would be quicker and give more of a st than he did, I thought he was a disgrace to be honest compared to Perez

DBSV8

5,600 posts

218 months

Thursday 4th August
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Maxdecel said:
Well it wasn't the tyres nono <-Finger. From the horses mouth. https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/article.binotto...
They surely didn't forget to factor in the lower ambient ?
that article really sums how Binotto is 0ut of his depth .....his comment we couldn't win even with the tyre issue ............really.....!! had le Clerc been on the mediums instead of the hards he would have been ahead and not had to make an unnecessary pit stop .............definitely a podium position

Niponeoff

87 posts

7 months

Thursday 4th August
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jsf said:
PhilAsia said:
Testament to Russell and Lewis' ability to mop up points.

I have always said Russell is a next gen WDC and will give Max, LehrClerck and Norris ample headaches. Lewis in his twilight years too.
They kept Bottas too long, it would have been an easy win for Mercedes and Lewis with Russell in the car taking points off Max.
That's assuming Russel would play second fiddle, which I doubt would have been the case. He would also have taken points off Lewis.

As said earlier, mercedes don't plan a second driver, they both have equal chance.

jsf

26,814 posts

216 months

Thursday 4th August
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I think we all know how that would have played out. Max would have crashed a lot more as Russell forced the issue where Bottas gave up.

Maxdecel

530 posts

13 months

Thursday 4th August
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DBSV8 said:
Maxdecel said:
Well it wasn't the tyres nono <-Finger. From the horses mouth. https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/article.binotto...
They surely didn't forget to factor in the lower ambient ?
that article really sums how Binotto is 0ut of his depth .....his comment we couldn't win even with the tyre issue ............really.....!! had le Clerc been on the mediums instead of the hards he would have been ahead and not had to make an unnecessary pit stop .............definitely a podium position
That stood out to me too biggrin Maybe he's trying to convince himself !

Piginapoke

Original Poster:

3,592 posts

165 months

Thursday 4th August
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DBSV8 said:
Maxdecel said:
Well it wasn't the tyres nono <-Finger. From the horses mouth. https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/article.binotto...
They surely didn't forget to factor in the lower ambient ?
that article really sums how Binotto is 0ut of his depth .....his comment we couldn't win even with the tyre issue ............really.....!! had le Clerc been on the mediums instead of the hards he would have been ahead and not had to make an unnecessary pit stop .............definitely a podium position
Any combination of medium/medium/soft and leclerc would have won.

paulguitar

16,686 posts

93 months

Thursday 4th August
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pablo said:
Or rather they thought Bottas would be quicker and give more of a st than he did, I thought he was a disgrace to be honest compared to Perez
Perez is hardly setting the world on fire.



glazbagun

12,888 posts

177 months

Thursday 4th August
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paulguitar said:
pablo said:
Or rather they thought Bottas would be quicker and give more of a st than he did, I thought he was a disgrace to be honest compared to Perez
Perez is hardly setting the world on fire.
Bottas was fast but couldn't/can't defend to save his life. Max even commented on it when he said that no "best overtake of the season" could ever be one passing Bottas. He's also been pretty open about being depressed at coming up against a generational talent he couldn't beat.

Perez was a great wingman in '21 and was living the dream going from being dumped in '20 to starting in the best car of the season. It was even rumoured he had an underfueled car to delay Lewis as he did such a good job. The (relative. Sainz also started poorly and DR is nowhere) decline of Perez this season is a weird one I can only put down to either car differences or the Red Bull disease of destroying #2 drivers.

Russel in '21 would perhaps have taken points from Lewis, but that would be Max driving into George at every race where Lewis backed off and Max being held up every time Bottas did nothing. Fun speculation but we'll never know.

PhilAsia

1,340 posts

55 months

Friday 5th August
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jsf said:
PhilAsia said:
Testament to Russell and Lewis' ability to mop up points.

I have always said Russell is a next gen WDC and will give Max, LehrClerck and Norris ample headaches. Lewis in his twilight years too.
They kept Bottas too long, it would have been an easy win for Mercedes and Lewis with Russell in the car taking points off Max.
Exactly. Bottas was a great one lap guy, but wasn't the greatest in a full race distance. Russell is a great one lap guy AND only nano seconds behind Lewis at this stage of his career over the course of a race distance. He will become even more well-rounded I feel...

Piginapoke

Original Poster:

3,592 posts

165 months

Friday 5th August
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pablo said:
Or rather they thought Bottas would be quicker and give more of a st than he did, I thought he was a disgrace to be honest compared to Perez
Well he gave it a good go in Hungary last year!

NRS

20,247 posts

181 months

Friday 5th August
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SturdyHSV said:
jsf said:
HardtopManual said:
I’m sure someone on here will do the maths, but Leclerc has thrown away 30+ points with mistakes (Imola + Hungaroring) and Ferrari will have chucked away double that with DNFs and strategy errors. Leclerc really could still be in the lead of the WDC.
The weekend debrief on SkyF1 did a chart showing where Leclerc would be without the DNF's or screw ups, he was well in the lead. They have thrown it away.
Yep, and their graph didn't even need to change Max's points to reflect the fact he'd have scored far fewer points with LeClerc converting all the races he's been comfortably leading (at least 5 isn't it?)
If we’re adding all the DNF’s back then are we also doing the same to the 2 Max had? How would that impact the placement?

SoulGlo

10 posts

11 months

Friday 5th August
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PhilAsia said:
C70R said:
Deesee said:
Merc are only 10 points behind on last years WCC tally race for race..
That's quite mad really. With an objectively worse car relative to others on the grid, and having a new driver in the team, it goes to prove the old adage about first finishing to finish first. Reliability has been their friend this year.
Testament to Russell and Lewis' ability to mop up points.

I have always said Russell is a next gen WDC and will give Max, LehrClerck and Norris ample headaches. Lewis in his twilight years too.
100%

IMO If George was in the other Merc in 2021 I think Lewis would have won his 8th title...