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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. chrismscotland

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  2. CaptainRAVE

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  3. justbeats

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    What a farce, Ferrari release Leclerc in front of another car and Ferrari themselves get a fine. Alfa Romeo team gives their drivers some information (or whatever they did) they shouldn't have done and they penalise the drivers not the team.

    Ridiculous.
     
  4. CaptainRAVE

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    Just watched the interview with Hamilton. He didn’t sound well at all. Should have trusted his gut and stuck inters on rather than reacting to the teams around them. Probably better for us, if not he would now be a good 50 points ahead instead of 36.
     
  5. Spunkey

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    Yep more inconsistency. Also annoying for Russell who's outclassed Kubica all season, but finished behind in the race that mattered.
     
  6. Mr Jack

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    I dunno anything about what he said on Instagram, I was going by what he said to the press during the race. Maybe he changed his mind later.
     
  7. Mr Jack

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    Huh? They were penalised for a clutch infringement.
     
  8. cu3ed

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    Just watching it now. So the crowed cheered only when it was Hamilton making a mistake. Hmmmm.
     
  9. CaptainRAVE

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    It was a very pro max/Vettel crowd. Typical Germans/Dutch fans.

    Apparently Mercedes chose to have the Netflix crew follow them for this race. Oops.
     
  10. Dup

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    Entertaining race, shame Seb had too much of a car advantage as if you remove the top 4 cars you get some exciting racing. Stroll deserved the 3rd step tbh but that's by-the-by as it won't decide who gets what trophy at the end of the season anyway.

    Some terrible tyre choices. A HAAS pits for slicks and everyone follows, madness. Back in the day there would have been driving off-line to cool and manage the tyres and some Prost like strategy going on to stay out and manage conditions as long as possible. Bit too much reliance on the pit wall in 2019 I think.

    Great results for Honda though, we need this to keep them in F1. Maybe Bernie was right and the sprinkler system is what we need. 2021 sprinkler system?
     
  11. Jimbeam3678

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    Is that what Toto was referring to immediately post race to Ted?
     
  12. Terminal_Boy

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    Kvyat just got his name back on list of potential Gasly replacements.

    Good drive from Albion as well.

    Disastrous weekend for Mercedes and Renault.
     
  13. The_Abyss

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    Strong 9/10 for me, really entertaining. Mercedes just dumped a season load of mistakes into one race.

    Pleased for Vettel in front of his home fans. Poor timing from Gasly and Bottas with just one race before the summer break. It seems crazy to be talking about dropping a driver who’s sitting second in the championship, but Mercedes need to think longer term. That’s Ocon.
     
  14. Lakeland

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    Surprised at votes for this one, it was mixed up a lot due to changing weather but there wasn’t much racing.

    I’m not a vettel fan but I was willing him past stroll to stop him getting on the podium! A great drive from vettel given what’s been going on at the recently.

    Nice to see Kvyat on the podium too.
     
  15. CaptainRAVE

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    That and all the hat/clothing nonsense I guess. Back to normal show next time I have no doubt.
     
  16. UTmaniac

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    How fickle so many of you voted, getting all excited by good luck, bad luck and chaos in the changing weather conditions... Yet when Bernie suggested random sprinklers it was poo-pooed.

    Shows how dull a typical dry F1 race has become in the modern rule change eras of the last ~10 years.
     
  17. CSMonkeh

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    That was insane!
    Rule number one in F1: never give up!

    Proves also that Mercedes and Hamilton are human!
    But that’s two setbacks for them now.....
     
  18. Jimbeam3678

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    I hope that’s what he meant I really respected him after he said that. Cut the rubbish out, stay professional until the jobs done.
     
  19. CaptainRAVE

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    Yup, just human. They’ll still run away with it all though.

    The other rule, be on the right tyre. The slicks were at no point the right tyre.
     
  20. utajoker

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    Netflix where filming in the Mercedes team this weekend for Drive to survive season 2, should be a good episode!