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Poll: Hungarian Grand Prix 2019, Budapest - Race 12/21

Discussion in 'Motorsport' started by Shimmy, Jul 31, 2019.


Rate the 2019 Hungarian Grand Prix out of ten

Poll closed Aug 18, 2019.
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  1. Ninco!


    Joined: Jul 8, 2014

    Posts: 771

    Location: Surrey

    Max in a Merc, I cannot see, the salary cost - Max and Lewis would take points from one another. Yes from a TV audience perspective Liberty would love it!

    History shows it rarely ends well. Whilst there is mutual respect and they may race hard/fair without resorting to dirty tricks/politics - both in one team may be manageable... I doubt it though. Same with Alonso back to Red Bull - I think Honda might have a say in this...

    Bottas is having a bad spell, but to be honest, putting Ocon in the seat, I am not so sure. Bottas is known to the team, fast on his day and keeps harmony.

    Hamilton is delivering (same as Verstappen) for their teams irrespective of their team mates...

    I hope Merc play the long game and look to Russell/Norris.
  2. Flibster


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 31,486

    Ouch. Hamilton had space for an additional 2 or possibly 3 pit stops before Ferrari come into play....
  3. Dis86


    Joined: Dec 23, 2011

    Posts: 21,481

    Location: Northern England

    Hamilton again showing his class. I really don't get how people keep slating him when time and again he proves he's simply the best out there.
  4. timmeh


    Joined: May 20, 2010

    Posts: 3,680

    Location: Englishman in the USA

    I mean after the first stop where Max came out well clear and went on to lose the gap almost instantly.

    But yeah, completely agree that if Max had pitted a second time he would have been behind Hamilton and wouldn’t have got the lead back.
  5. MM-Seat


    Joined: Nov 7, 2011

    Posts: 738

    Too convenient to say the car is too strong and makes him look better. It's almost as if the best drivers don't end up in the best cars!
  6. an0nym0us

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Apr 15, 2019

    Posts: 1,134

  7. KubyNeeTees


    Joined: Jul 25, 2019

    Posts: 70

    Good race. Surely that's it for Bottas. I cringed so hard at the few opening corners, locking brakes and thinking he was going to hit Hamilton.

    I'm glad Hamilton put his foot down and let his driving do the talking. I thought it was despicable at Hockenheim when Hamilton crashed out and the 'Orange army' were cheering like mad.

    People still questioning / hating on Hamilton is frankly lolworthy
  8. BuffetSlayer


    Joined: Jun 19, 2012

    Posts: 4,137

    Theres no mystery - he just isnt performing. RBR really need a better driver in that seat. But who?

    Cant see them giving Daniil the drive, and I dont think Albon is ready. I think Daniil is the better driver overall, though. Will RBR take a non RBR program driver for a year to allow Albon to develop for another season?

    In the cold light of day surely Daniil is still the best option?
  9. Participant


    Joined: May 13, 2003

    Posts: 30,653

    Location: Warwickshire

    Depends what they want from a second driver I guess, but I reckon they'll keep Bottas.
  10. KiNgPiN83


    Joined: Nov 16, 2003

    Posts: 3,622

    Location: Chatham

    I'd like to see him back in the RB purely as some sort of payback for how they binned him from his seat to make room for Max.
  11. pacegod


    Joined: Dec 19, 2004

    Posts: 565

    Location: Not there, but here

    People Can't question his driving so it always comes down to his 'lifestyle'. Like that has anything to do with how good a driver he is.
  12. KubyNeeTees


    Joined: Jul 25, 2019

    Posts: 70

    Really? Do you not think they'll give Ocon or someone else a crack at it?
  13. CaptainRAVE

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Nov 21, 2004

    Posts: 31,687

    Nothing to lose. Then get max in.
  14. englishpremier


    Joined: Feb 15, 2003

    Posts: 6,912

    Location: Europe

    What should they have done? Lewis was behind so the earliest Verstappen could stop was the next lap. He'd already have been behind.

    they could have pitted earlier in their stint, and give up track position, knowing that Mercedes are better on tyres, and not knowing that the hards wouldn't last well until the end.
  15. BuffetSlayer


    Joined: Jun 19, 2012

    Posts: 4,137

    Im not sure they will. They need a safe pair of hands. Ocon has shown promise but has been out of a seat for a season.

    Kimi would be a good option. Possibly even Ricciardo.

    Keeping Bottas is possibly the least worst option to be fair.
  16. Jono8


    Joined: May 20, 2007

    Posts: 29,122

    Location: Surrey

    But as clearly can be very quick, especially in qualifying . Race day let's him down more often than not though.
  17. Rroff

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Oct 13, 2006

    Posts: 64,635

    You don't really want someone second to Hamilton who will be feeling like their days in the sport are numbered and they still haven't made their mark - it could potentially cost the team ultimately. A young aspiring driver with talent but who'll still play the team game and who still has time to make their mark and would be happier developing their way up the field would be a better bet.
  18. mmj_uk


    Joined: Dec 26, 2003

    Posts: 23,189

    It turned out to be a pretty good race in the end but was ultimately won by the pit wall. It's good to see two drivers flat out pushing one another though. Red Bull probably needed to pit Verstappen before Hamilton went in but it's a much easier decision to make with hindsight.
  19. Rossi~


    Joined: Nov 5, 2010

    Posts: 19,349

    Not bad for the Hungaroring. Still a little mediacore outside of the Max and Lewis battle.

  20. BuffetSlayer


    Joined: Jun 19, 2012

    Posts: 4,137

    Kimi is a WDC. Solid ability. As fast as anyone on the track really. Team player also. Bags consistent points.

    I like Ocon. Hes a real talent, but im just not sure he is ready to be in a tier one team consistently dominating the F1 arena.