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Poll: German Grand Prix 2019, Hockenheim - Race 11/21

Discussion in 'Motorsport' started by Shimmy, Jul 23, 2019.

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Rate the 2019 German Grand Prix out of ten

Poll closed Aug 11, 2019.
  1. 1

    0.7%
  2. 2

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. 3

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. 4

    1.3%
  5. 5

    2.0%
  6. 6

    3.9%
  7. 7

    5.9%
  8. 8

    14.5%
  9. 9

    38.8%
  10. 10

    32.9%
  1. CaptainRAVE

    Man of Honour

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    Posts: 31,358

    Heh, the FIA being consistent. Not in my lifetime.
     
  2. chrismscotland

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jul 16, 2009

    Posts: 2,377

    +1 Awesome Race
     
  3. Spunkey

    Capodecina

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    Posts: 13,888

    Location: The land of milk & beans

    Great race. Gutted for Hulk, but he also binned the car in Baku last year when he had more than a decent chance of a podium. He keeps making a habit of sabotaging himself. Gasly is dreadful and needs to go. Not even to Toro Rosso, bloody W series or something equally as meaningless. Merc were also dumb to not stop Hamilton when Verstappen put on his last set of inters. Yes, he would have had to sit for 5 seconds, but he would have only lost position to Albon at that point and he wouldn't have been hard to pass. It was obvious they needed to stop again as the inters weren't going to last ~25 laps, even if it did start raining again. As it was he lost a load of track position, and then his head.
     
  4. 4K8KW10

    Soldato

    Joined: Sep 2, 2017

    Posts: 6,639

    A dry race with genuine Ferrari/Mercedes race pace would have been much, much better. Rather than the random podium that happened.
     
  5. Ninco!

    Hitman

    Joined: Jul 8, 2014

    Posts: 743

    Location: Surrey

    Yet to watch the race as was listening to the BBC. Will watch the highlights later.

    Seb will take a lot of comfort that as far as I could tell, drove a faultless race. All the main competitors spun or lost it at some point, that's got to be a big confidence boost.
     
  6. utajoker

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jan 13, 2006

    Posts: 19,880

    Location: Wigan

    Did Hamilton get anything for the safety car investigation.
     
  7. 4K8KW10

    Soldato

    Joined: Sep 2, 2017

    Posts: 6,639

    I didn't notice any "unnecessary slow down", nor I think he genuinely deserved the penalty for wrong pit entry.
     
  8. PooKer

    Hitman

    Joined: Jan 16, 2008

    Posts: 609

    Location: East Sussex

    Same here,

    1/2 point for too many formation laps under the safety car. Cost too many race laps in my eyes.
    1/2 point for preferring a driver to either drive backwards on a track to go round a bollard, or drive another lap with a broken wing that could of gone under the car.
     
  9. JunglistE

    Mobster

    Joined: Jun 11, 2015

    Posts: 4,088

    Location: Bristol

    Voted a 9.

    The racing took a backseat to the carnage today and I loved it
     
  10. kindai

    Soldato

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    Location: Bromsgrove

    This is why we need to install sprinkers on every track and turn them on or off randomly.
     
  11. Spunkey

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 13,888

    Location: The land of milk & beans

    From reading online it was caused by the system which detects cars speeds under a safety car automatically detecting Hamilton going well over the required delta, but that was because he'd stuck it in the wall and was trying to recover. As such there was no further action.

    Not had that officially confirmed, though.
     
  12. Sparky-F1

    Sgarrista

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    Location: Roundabout City

    Great race.
     
  13. Jimbeam3678

    Capodecina

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    Location: North Yorkshire

    What’s your train of thought on this one ?
     
  14. EVH

    Don

    Joined: Mar 11, 2004

    Posts: 26,793

    @blzbub what’s your reasoning behind the 1/10? Really curious.
     
  15. Sparky-F1

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Nov 23, 2004

    Posts: 7,548

    Location: Roundabout City

    Find that a bit strange to after that spectacle
     
  16. CaptainRAVE

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Nov 21, 2004

    Posts: 31,358

    Agreed, I revised mine to 9/10. It should have been a standing start without the formation nonsense. The Ferrari fine sets a terrible precedent and the Hamilton time penalty was short sighted.
     
  17. Mr Jack

    Capodecina

    Joined: May 19, 2004

    Posts: 17,135

    Location: Kiel, Germany

    Great entertainment. 10/10

    Stirling performances from the top five. Hugely impressed by Kvyat and Stroll in particular and by Seb's recovery drive. Max did what was needed.

    Penalty for Lewis was ridiculous and Mercedes dropped the ball for him badly. Disappointed in Leclerc blaming the track for his failure.
     
  18. Jimbeam3678

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 8, 2002

    Posts: 17,131

    Location: North Yorkshire

    ‘Leclerc said it was his mistake on his Instagram account :confused:
     
  19. andicole0

    Soldato

    Joined: Sep 12, 2005

    Posts: 6,032

    Location: Robertsbridge

    Alfa Romeo called to the stewards for potential assisted start! Both cars. What's that all about.
    Andi.
     
  20. BuffetSlayer

    Mobster

    Joined: Jun 19, 2012

    Posts: 4,104

    Crofty was on about this. Something to do with the team giving drivers information they shouldnt have given them before the start of the race.