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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_Yeti

346 posts

72 months

Wednesday 27th July
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Yep fantastic threads as always!

As for somebody saying Merc won't get a win this year. I'd agree with them maybe not leading a race from the start until the flag. However, I can see them picking up a couple of wins through fighting hard and a bit of luck. George has already proven he'll defend hard against Max and attack Checo just as much. Lewis well just look at his comeback drive last year here. Get either of those cars within a sniff of a win and they'll be on it (I HOPE!).

Hungary is a fantastic circuit so hopefully see some great racing. Turn 2 should be good with these cars following even closer now.

Aids0G

365 posts

129 months

Wednesday 27th July
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Looking forward to this one, one of the few tracks that seems to convey a sense of speed on the TV.

Not wishing misfortune on anyone, but I think the title battle almost needs Max to DNF here with CLC picking up some really good points if not a win, just to close up the gap a little going into the summer.

Haas also could feature strongly here, double points finish on the cards hopefully.

DanielSan

17,995 posts

147 months

Wednesday 27th July
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Can we just take a moment to remember this restart from from last year.


DanielSan

17,995 posts

147 months

Wednesday 27th July
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Aids0G said:
Looking forward to this one, one of the few tracks that seems to convey a sense of speed on the TV.

Not wishing misfortune on anyone, but I think the title battle almost needs Max to DNF here with CLC picking up some really good points if not a win, just to close up the gap a little going into the summer.

Haas also could feature strongly here, double points finish on the cards hopefully.
Haas will be an interesting one this weekend, they're only bringing the upgrade for KMag's car.

Teppic

6,478 posts

237 months

Wednesday 27th July
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DanielSan said:
Can we just take a moment to remember this restart from from last year.

And still managed to get 2nd place (after Vettel's disqualification) after being a pit stop behind the entire field.

Jasandjules

67,743 posts

209 months

Wednesday 27th July
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I can see a Ferrari 1-2 here. Sainz will retire first then Charles.....

This will be Max's to lose.

What will be interesting is if the cars can follow closely enough into the DRS we might actually get some overtakes for once..


rampageturke

1,972 posts

142 months

Wednesday 27th July
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suffolk009 said:
Ferrari have announced they're aiming for a "1-2 at Hungary this weekend". Possibly the most pointless press announcement ever.
Yeah you're right, they'll probably come away pointless.

PhilAsia

1,340 posts

55 months

Wednesday 27th July
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Derek Smith said:
PhilAsia said:
Thanks PIAP. Quality post as usual!

As someone pointed out last race, your GP Threads are a legendary stand-out in the F1 thread! (btw, I accept all the usual..., cash, cheques, Paypal, dominatrix services, backhanded compliments, etc biggrin )
I bet everyone who frequents the race threads would like to buy PiaP a pint. Thanks again.
beer Best Thread

HardtopManual

1,921 posts

146 months

Wednesday 27th July
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Pflanzgarten said:
Barring some bizarre accident I can’t see Mercedes’ winning a single race this season now.
Why not? They were 2nd and 3rd at the last race.

A puncture for Max or a RB DNF (both of which have happened this season already) would have seen them 1 & 2.

I can absolutely see a Merc win at some point this year.

Piginapoke

Original Poster:

3,592 posts

165 months

Wednesday 27th July
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HardtopManual said:
Pflanzgarten said:
Barring some bizarre accident I can’t see Mercedes’ winning a single race this season now.
Why not? They were 2nd and 3rd at the last race.

A puncture for Max or a RB DNF (both of which have happened this season already) would have seen them 1 & 2.

I can absolutely see a Merc win at some point this year.
Merc is about 0.7 seconds off the pace in qualifying and about half that in the races, that’s a lot of time to find and there will be at least 4 faster cars to beat. This round is its best chance, as it usually has trouble getting tyres in the window. This may be an asset in Hungary (if its dry and hot)

Piginapoke

Original Poster:

3,592 posts

165 months

Wednesday 27th July
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rampageturke said:
suffolk009 said:
Ferrari have announced they're aiming for a "1-2 at Hungary this weekend". Possibly the most pointless press announcement ever.
Yeah you're right, they'll probably come away pointless.

mk1coopers

821 posts

132 months

Wednesday 27th July
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Piginapoke said:
Merc is about 0.7 seconds off the pace in qualifying and about half that in the races, that’s a lot of time to find and there will be at least 4 faster cars to beat. This round is its best chance, as it usually has trouble getting tyres in the window. This may be an asset in Hungary (if its dry and hot)
What we don't know is if the enforcement of the floor regulations (after the summer break) will close that gap or not, might work in Merc's favour, what is certain is that we will see far to much of CH, Ferrari will do their best to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory and that Mercedes will probably be better in the race than in qualifying.

Thanks for doing the thread smile

Byker28i

44,242 posts

197 months

Wednesday 27th July
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Hard to see anything other than a RB win, although I hope Ferrari get in there instead.
I also predict HE will again provide a crass comment if any Merc gets anywhere near a RB biggrin

entropy

4,789 posts

183 months

Wednesday 27th July
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As I type this nobody voted for Russell, so I voted for him instead of Hamilton even though head favours the latter.

Now that Merc have more or less got their act together with this year's car and LH being in form the Lewis bashing has died down and Russell seems to be the forgotten man now.

entropy

4,789 posts

183 months

Wednesday 27th July
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_Yeti said:
Hungary is a fantastic circuit so hopefully see some great racing.
Agreed. I used to hate this track and a Grand Prix I did not look forward to - barring the 1998 edition which I regret missing whilst on holiday! It's been said Hungaroring is Monaco GP with better run-off.

It was only in the mid-2000s did it grow on me, probably when Alonso got his first win in 2003.

In the past decade or so it shows how well aerodynamically a car is and any wonder RBR and Merc have dominated instead of rewarding top drivers in slightly lesser cars.


Deesee

5,976 posts

63 months

Wednesday 27th July
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Merc should monster this, they have been quick in sector 3 Barcelona, and Hamilton was quickest in the chicanes in Paul Ricard.

The clipping they had at the end of the straights should not be a worry.

However Max needs this to put Leclerc to bed before the summer break.


Pflanzgarten

780 posts

5 months

Wednesday 27th July
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HardtopManual said:
Pflanzgarten said:
Barring some bizarre accident I can’t see Mercedes’ winning a single race this season now.
Why not? They were 2nd and 3rd at the last race.

A puncture for Max or a RB DNF (both of which have happened this season already) would have seen them 1 & 2.
So Saintz takes an engine penalty, Leclerc crashes, Verstappen DNFs and they beat Perez to win. That would be the bizarre accident I was on about.

Piginapoke

Original Poster:

3,592 posts

165 months

Wednesday 27th July
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https://youtu.be/M9RKKiCD92U

Good Hungary top 5 moments. Mansell on Senna was very good!

Derek Smith

43,056 posts

228 months

Wednesday 27th July
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We're due a brilliant race. It's been nearly three weeks since the last two.

TheDeuce

14,933 posts

46 months

Thursday 28th July
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Jasandjules said:
I can see a Ferrari 1-2 here. Sainz will retire first then Charles.....

This will be Max's to lose.

What will be interesting is if the cars can follow closely enough into the DRS we might actually get some overtakes for once..
Yep, if Max sets his sights firmly on third, Ferrari will gift him the win one way or another. It must be nice that Max knows he simply has to turn up, not crash and just wait for the inevitable smile

And now the pressure is really on Ferrari not to drop the ball, so they will.