July 26, 2014

Hamilton's bad luck could be great for us...

...the spectators.

It's almost like Bernie has perfected his remote engine detonation device and has plotted to repeat Hamilton's exciting climb from the back in Germany.

Hungary historically produces major snoozers come race day but having Hamilton obliged to make one of his charges from the back might make it exciting.    It would have been perfect had both Mercedes had to start from the rear and cut though the field.
Seb got his mojo back (Dan Istitene/Getty/RBR)

Red Bulls are fast and Vettel seems to have his mojo back.  In practice Red Bull better tire wear on long runs than Mercedes, so that might be a factor.  But in outright pace, Rosberg was able to give Vettel a half second without much apparent effort.

Pat Fry
Once again Bottas drove like he belongs with world champions, Massa was a second behind in the same car, he blamed traffic this time.

As for Ferrari,  what can you say?   Not sending Kimi out "to save tires" was a mistake the like of which I cannot remember.     Alonso, once again ahead of the curve when he called Ferrari's brain trust on pit wall idiots last year in Monza.

Heads got to roll Marco or you'll end up losing Alonso too!.

os  Driver             Team/Car              Time       Gap
 1.  Nico Rosberg       Mercedes              1m22.715s
 2.  Sebastian Vettel   Red Bull-Renault      1m23.201s  +0.486s
 3.  Valtteri Bottas    Williams-Mercedes     1m23.354s  +0.639s
 4.  Daniel Ricciardo   Red Bull-Renault      1m23.391s  +0.676s
 5.  Fernando Alonso    Ferrari               1m23.909s  +1.194s
 6.  Felipe Massa       Williams-Mercedes     1m24.223s  +1.508s
 7.  Jenson Button      McLaren-Mercedes      1m24.294s  +1.579s
 8.  Jean-Eric Vergne   Toro Rosso-Renault    1m24.720s  +2.005s
 9.  Nico Hulkenberg    Force India-Mercedes  1m24.775s  +2.060s
10.  Kevin Magnussen    McLaren-Mercedes
Q3 cut-off time:                       1m24.647s
11.  Daniil Kvyat       Toro Rosso-Renault    1m24.706s  +1.396s**
12.  Adrian Sutil       Sauber-Ferrari        1m25.136s  +1.826s
13.  Sergio Perez       Force India-Mercedes  1m25.211s  +1.901s
14.  Esteban Gutierrez  Sauber-Ferrari        1m25.260s  +1.950s
15.  Romain Grosjean    Lotus-Renault         1m25.337s  +2.027s
16.  Jules Bianchi      Marussia-Ferrari      1m27.419s  +4.109s
Q2 cut-off time:                       1m26.728s
17.  Kimi Raikkonen     Ferrari               1m26.792s  +1.851s***
18.  Kamui Kobayashi    Caterham-Renault      1m27.139s  +2.198s
19.  Max Chilton        Marussia-Ferrari      1m27.819s  +2.878s
20.  Marcus Ericsson    Caterham-Renault      1m28.643s  +3.702s
21.  Lewis Hamilton     Mercedes
22.  Pastor Maldonado   Lotus-Renault

1 comment:

  1. "Massa was a second behind in the same car"

    Both Williams had different setups on their cars. I think Massa is setup for rain.


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