2014 German Grand Prix - Hockenheim

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Post Mon Jul 07, 2014 9:48 pm

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2012 Pole lap


Pole time: a very wet 1:40.621

Last winner: Fernando Alonso

Fastest Lap Micheal Schumacher: 1:18.725

2014 tires: Soft(prime), Super Soft (Option)

The track only has the one high speed "straight", the parabolic turn 5. The rest of the lap is characterized by tricky braking zones that dare you to late brake as much as possible, two very tricky high speed right handers(turns 1, and 12), two very tricky mid speed corners 10, 11, and 17. Three very tricky acceleration zones turns 3, 4 turn 6, and the exit of turn 8. Finally the very technical sector three which exposes any weakness in mechanical grip.

Downforce levels are somewhat in between Canada, and Austria. You need good top speed for the parabolic straight, but you also need good downforce for the high and medium speed corners and excellent mechanical grip to ride the kerbs as much as possible, particularly after turn 8.

There are three heavy braking zones turns 2, 6, and 8, one medium heavy in turn 13, and this will provide plenty of KERS energy. After that there is a lot of brake modulation involved, particularly after turn 8, and this will put a premium on braking stability and good medium speed downforce.

Despite other's mix feelings about this track, I like it, particularly from a driver's perspective, you always feel like you can find time somewhere.
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Post Mon Jul 07, 2014 10:44 pm

I don't like it to be honest, the first sector is fine, but S2 and S3 are very boring. I prefer the Nurburgring.
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Post Mon Jul 07, 2014 11:45 pm

I miss the old Hockenheim
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Post Tue Jul 08, 2014 10:57 am

I really hope Rosberg wins it and his first words in the press conference will be: It's a great feeling to win your home grand prix, especially on merit and speed not inherit it after technical problems.
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Post Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:20 am

Yeah like Monaco :lol:
Mercedes AMG + Hamilton => dreamteam!
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Post Tue Jul 08, 2014 10:45 pm

I predict Hulk wins it :lol: xD


No i think here we see Hamilton pull away from Rossberg on his home soil..... :twisted:


i hope [-o<
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Post Wed Jul 09, 2014 3:23 am

I hope Williams keeps it up, would laugh if both Mercs DNF and Massa wins it from Alonso.
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Post Wed Jul 09, 2014 3:28 am

This should be a strong track for Williams. High speed, and low speed, and not much in between.
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Post Wed Jul 09, 2014 7:17 am

Waywardism wrote:I miss the old Hockenheim


Same, the blast thru the forest and around the back was amazing, the idiots ruined it! #-o
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Post Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:42 am

djos wrote:
Waywardism wrote:I miss the old Hockenheim


Same, the blast thru the forest and around the back was amazing, the idiots ruined it! #-o


Indeed..

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Post Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:48 am

Has anyone here been to a race at the old Hockenheim? I wondered if the sound of blasting through the forrest has the same effect like going through a tunnel?

Why have they decided to revise the circuit? Screaming V10-V12's, +300kph and sparks flying off the floor is what I want.
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Post Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:56 am

WaikeCU wrote:Has anyone here been to a race at the old Hockenheim? I wondered if the sound of blasting through the forrest has the same effect like going through a tunnel?

Why have they decided to revise the circuit? Screaming V10-V12's, +300kph and sparks flying off the floor is what I want.


You'll get these sparks from 2015 :P
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Post Wed Jul 09, 2014 9:53 am

WaikeCU wrote:Has anyone here been to a race at the old Hockenheim? I wondered if the sound of blasting through the forrest has the same effect like going through a tunnel?

Why have they decided to revise the circuit? Screaming V10-V12's, +300kph and sparks flying off the floor is what I want.


Tilke took his hatchet to Hockenheim a long time ago, possibly over 10 years ago iirc.
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Post Wed Jul 09, 2014 10:22 am

djos wrote:
WaikeCU wrote:Has anyone here been to a race at the old Hockenheim? I wondered if the sound of blasting through the forrest has the same effect like going through a tunnel?

Why have they decided to revise the circuit? Screaming V10-V12's, +300kph and sparks flying off the floor is what I want.


Tilke took his hatchet to Hockenheim a long time ago, possibly over 10 years ago iirc.


Because they thought Tilke's view on revising the circuit could be an improvement racing wise and financial wise? No, thanks.
WaikeCU
 
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Post Wed Jul 09, 2014 11:55 am

F1 Officials demanded the track to be shortened, and so it was.

Frankly the old circuit was just a bunch of straights with three chicanes. I´m amazed the drivers did not fall asleep there.

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