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#101 RECKLESS

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 10:26

My crystal ball says:

Seb: DNF
Lewis: DNF
Kimi: P1
Valtteri: P2

It's the Finnish Grand Prix of Hungary. Bring out the flags and blast the anthem!

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#102 Augurk

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 10:29

Anyone know of a cheap way to get from Budapest airport to the circuit as quickly as possible? The event organisers seem to have buses going from the city centre not the airport.


Shared a cab with other travellers in 2016. Pretty cheap.

#103 MikeV1987

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 10:43

I'll be surprised if Red Bull isn't the team to beat around here.



#104 Claudius

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 10:49

My crystal ball says:

Seb: DNF
Lewis: DNF
Kimi: P1
Valtteri: P2

It's the Finnish Grand Prix of Hungary. Bring out the flags and blast the anthem!


Do you ever support anyone that isn’t Finnish?

#105 Zava

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 11:08

Anyone know of a cheap way to get from Budapest airport to the circuit as quickly as possible? The event organisers seem to have buses going from the city centre not the airport.

sadly no direct route. if you insist on public transport, 100E bus to "deák ferenc tér", M2 metro to "örs vezér tere", H8 suburban railway to szilasliget, half hour walk to the gate at the final corner. adds up to about 2 hours and a bit.

or M2 to "puskás ferenc stadion" where we have a big bus station, I think the free buses depart from there. 


Edited by Zava, 26 July 2018 - 11:09.


#106 MasterOfCoin

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 11:14

I'll be surprised if Red Bull isn't the team to beat around here.

Agreed....RBR will put other teams to the belt this week...

#107 Jvr

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 11:17

From twitter:

 
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Kimi Raikkonen and Maurizio Arrivabene will not take part in the Thursday/Friday press conferences and Seb won't speak to the media today, paying respect to Sergio Marchionne


#108 Maustinsj

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 11:22

Eh?

 

How is that paying respects?



#109 DrivenF1

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 11:25

Any old excuse not to talk to the media, shameful! 

 

Sending my respects to Marchionne's family. 



#110 RECKLESS

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 11:54

Do you ever support anyone that isn’t Finnish?

Yes. Just a bit less so.



#111 RECKLESS

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 11:55

Eh?

 

How is that paying respects?

Silence can be an act of mourning. 



#112 Ragnar668

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 12:08

Silence can be an act of mourning. 

Silence can also be an act of deflecting questions about strategy, crashes and blown wings



#113 AlexPrime

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 12:11

As much as I'd love Seb to bounce back, the championship will benefit from another RBR win, particularly if Max does it.



#114 Ivanhoe

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 12:19

Silence can also be an act of deflecting questions about strategy, crashes and blown wings


Maybe, but you can also see it as showing respect to the family to not talk about these matters in this week. I suspect Ferrari will only do what is necessary to have a good race weekend, hope for a win to honour Sergio Marchionne and skip the rest of the circus this weekend.

#115 xtremeclock

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 12:22

Spec3 for Sauber/Haas this weekend, Ferrari will get it the next race.

 

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Edited by xtremeclock, 26 July 2018 - 12:23.


#116 AlexPrime

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 12:29

Spec3 for Sauber/Haas this weekend, Ferrari will get it the next race.

 

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Oh, dear, Toto won't be happy.



#117 TomNokoe

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 12:33

Spec3 for Sauber/Haas this weekend, Ferrari will get it the next race.

 

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yeesh.....

#118 statman

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 12:58

Spec3 for Sauber/Haas this weekend, Ferrari will get it the next race.

 

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Alonso will be going for that Sauber seat next season!! :stoned:



#119 BuddyHolly

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 13:33

My crystal ball says:

Seb: DNF
Lewis: DNF
Kimi: P1
Valtteri: P2

It's the Finnish Grand Prix of Hungary. Bring out the flags and blast the anthem!

I'd take that tbh.



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#120 Vesuvius

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 13:53

Spec3 for Sauber/Haas this weekend, Ferrari will get it the next race.

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Why not give it to Kimi as well this weekend..

#121 xtremeclock

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 13:56

Why not give it to Kimi as well this weekend..

 

Because they live test it with the customer teams then if everything is ok it is installed in both Ferrari cars.

 

They did the same with the Spec2.



#122 Blackoutjulian

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 14:03

Spec3 for Sauber/Haas this weekend, Ferrari will get it the next race.

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The same guy also tweeted its worth 40 hp 😂
Are there actually people who believe claims like that ?? No way can a team find 40 hp mid season when these engines already have been developed for 5 years.
Another bullshit claim. Like ferraris canada upgrade which was rumoured to be 15-20 hp...in the end it was about 5 hp.

#123 Vesuvius

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 14:04

Because they live test it with the customer teams then if everything is ok it is installed in both Ferrari cars.

They did the same with the Spec2.


I know.

Lets hope Kimi's spec1 can handle the 8th weekend in a row then.

If spec3 is significant update over spec2 ( and evwn more so on spec1) we can excpect Haas and Sauber be a surprises this weekend.

#124 Vesuvius

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 14:05

The same guy also tweeted its worth 40 hp 😂
Are there actually people who believe claims like that ?? No way can a team find 40 hp mid season when these engines already have been developed for 5 years.
Another bullshit claim. Like ferraris canada upgrade which was rumoured to be 15-20 hp...in the end it was about 5 hp.


Yeah if it would be 40hp, Haas and Sauber would fight on podium/win.

#125 jonpollak

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 14:44

I hope it's true.... I also hope to win the lottery

#126 ferrarista

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 14:47

Yeah if it would be 40hp, Haas and Sauber would fight on podium/win.

It was reported spec 2 couldn't have all the updates that Ferrari wanted to put into it, so they would have to wait for spec 3, but 40hp is surely too much.

 

It will be interesting as I don't think Mercedes can handle more pressure than the one they have now.


Edited by ferrarista, 26 July 2018 - 14:48.


#127 ConsiderAndGo

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 14:48

40hp?  :rotfl:  :rotfl:  :rotfl:  :rotfl:  :rotfl:

 

He must be embarrassed writing that.

 

Ferrari would win by a minute!


Edited by ConsiderAndGo, 26 July 2018 - 14:48.


#128 Jvr

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 14:56

The black stripe that will be on both Ferrari cars to respect Marchionne.

 

 

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#129 Seanspeed

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 16:18

40hp?  :rotfl:  :rotfl:  :rotfl:  :rotfl:  :rotfl:

 

He must be embarrassed writing that.

 

Ferrari would win by a minute!

Embarrassed?  He's probably getting tons of attention now and the 40hp boost claim will be treated as gospel.  



#130 Fatgadget

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 18:13

Oh, dear, Toto won't be happy.

Why should Toto be remotely concerned something not whithin his sphere of influence??

His job is 100% Mercedes oriented -no?



#131 limit

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 18:59

Just hope for dry weekend, we just don't need rain now.



#132 TomNokoe

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 20:00

What a weekend in prospect. Massively emotionally charged for Ferrari, yet really expecting a strong comeback to Germany.

Red Bull with a golden opportunity but Ricciardo hampered, back to PU1.

Hamilton in the wings, waiting to pounce.

On a great circuit, great fans, and ridiculous heat. Can't wait for FP1.

Sunday forecast for 33°C!!!

Edited by TomNokoe, 26 July 2018 - 20:03.


#133 superdelphinus

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 20:14

Often a **** race though on that track

#134 engineblock1

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 20:17

Just hope for dry weekend, we just don't need rain now.

Hungaroring has been very boring without rain. The last exciting race to me here was 2006.



#135 OO7

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 20:19

Hungaroring has been very boring without rain. The last exciting race to me here was 2006.

2011, 2014 and 2015 may have good ones.  I hesitate because my memory's a bit shaky there.



#136 Blackoutjulian

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 20:35

Looks like it will now only rain in Quali.
That would pretty much mean Verstappen and Hamilton in the front row. Which would be pretty bad around here for Seb as you cant overtake and it makes his mistake in Germany look even more stupid

Edited by Blackoutjulian, 26 July 2018 - 20:36.


#137 P123

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 20:37

2011, 2014 and 2015 may have good ones.  I hesitate because my memory's a bit shaky there.


Add 2009, and 2013. Last couple have been fairly stale.

#138 Yoshi

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 20:38

Still no rain on my weatherapp  :up:  just a hot weekend 



#139 geralt

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 20:38

Looks like it will now only rain in Quali.
That would pretty much mean Verstappen and Hamilton in the front row. Which would be pretty bad around here for Seb as you cant overtake and it makes his mistake in Germany look even more stupid

I hope Seb has the weekend of his career getting pole and winning the race in dominant fashion just so you stop being so negative. And this is coming from someone who's rooting for Merc...



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#140 Yoshi

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 20:39

I hope Seb has the weekend of his career getting pole and winning the race in dominant fashion just so you stop being so negative. And this is coming from someone who's rooting for Merc...

 

Julian is always negativ when it goes into the weekends.  :wave:  :smoking:



#141 Blackoutjulian

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 20:45

I hope Seb has the weekend of his career getting pole and winning the race in dominant fashion just so you stop being so negative. And this is coming from someone who's rooting for Merc...

Well after Germany i also lost my trust in Seb. He needs to proof it again in the next few races.

#142 F1Gui

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 21:28

Met office latest - 60% thundery rain showers friday. 40% rain sat. 30% rain sun.

So looking less and less likely rain for the race. I hope that 30% chance of rain on sunday is a damp start at the very least.

#143 SonGoku

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 21:37

Always when it's predicted days before the weekend, it almost never rains during the sessions.



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Posted 27 July 2018 - 00:05

What are the chances that both Haas and Sauber cars don't have an issue with the new Spec3? Maybe Ferrari's reason to hold off.

 

Are Haas hampered aero wise/ high downforce ala Monaco?  I forgot what happened with the FIA ruling.



#145 Yoshi

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Posted 27 July 2018 - 04:44

Haas and Sauber haven been testing Spec 2 also before Ferrari in Monaco under race condition.

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#146 JeePee

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Posted 27 July 2018 - 07:56

An hour till practise. What's the weather like?



#147 ferenc_k

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Posted 27 July 2018 - 07:58

Really hot and sunny, some 15 minutes from the track.

 

An hour till practise. What's the weather like?



#148 Zava

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Posted 27 July 2018 - 08:05

budapest inner city is warm and dry, some white harmless clouds floating around, temperature is 30ish. I guess similar out there.


Edited by Zava, 27 July 2018 - 08:05.


#149 TomNokoe

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Posted 27 July 2018 - 09:07

Air 26
Track 39

#150 TomNokoe

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Posted 27 July 2018 - 09:25

Track jumped to 45