2015 Hungarian Grand Prix - 24-26 July

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2015 Hungarian Grand Prix - 24-26 July

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First Grand Prix: 1986
Number of Laps: 70
Circuit Length: 4.381 km
Race Distance: 306.63 km
Lap Record: 1:19.071 (Michael Schumacher, 2004)
2014 Pole Lap: 1:22.715

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Interestingly, if Hamilton wins (as the odds on favourite according to William Hill) he will surpass Schumacher's record of the most wins at this track.

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Juzh
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another borefest incoming.

ChrisDanger
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Juzh wrote:another borefest incoming.
Sorry for you. I'm looking forward to another exciting race weekend.

ChrisF1
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Typically ranks in the worst 3 races of the year, and I don't expect anything different this time around. It does throw up a great race every 4-5 years though, so hopefully we get a 98, 11 or 06 this year.

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ChrisF1 wrote:Typically ranks in the worst 3 races of the year, and I don't expect anything different this time around. It does throw up a great race every 4-5 years though, so hopefully we get a 98, 11 or 06 this year.
Why there is a Hungarian GP in the calender ? Not a good track for overtaking, Dont have good races, neither a great track nor has world class infrastructure to complement the show ? so why do they keep coming back ?

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Juzh
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a1b2i3r45 wrote:
ChrisF1 wrote:Typically ranks in the worst 3 races of the year, and I don't expect anything different this time around. It does throw up a great race every 4-5 years though, so hopefully we get a 98, 11 or 06 this year.
Why there is a Hungarian GP in the calender ? Not a good track for overtaking, Dont have good races, neither a great track nor has world class infrastructure to complement the show ? so why do they keep coming back ?
because lots of €€€ in their pockets

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Juzh wrote:because lots of €€€ in their pockets
Ding ding ding ding ding!

The criteria for a circuit being on the calendar is whether they can pay Bernie's exorbitant fee or not, not whether it's actually a good place for a race.

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Do you guys hate every single circuit? Another classic track being slammed. The Hungarian GP was amongst the most interesting last year, and we've had an unexpected winner two years in a row.

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No, just the boring ones - Hungary, Singapore, Russia and Monaco.

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The last two races were pretty good! Talk about a bunch of pessimists. We haven't even got the weather report yet.
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J0rd4n wrote:Do you guys hate every single circuit? Another classic track being slammed. The Hungarian GP was amongst the most interesting last year, and we've had an unexpected winner two years in a row.
Indeed. F1 needs more circuits in the middle east. Oh wait...
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I attended the Hungarian GP last year, more by happenstance than anything else, and I can happily report it was great to watch live. I sat behind the last corner which gave me a good view of the cars coming into the final complex, and down the main straight. Over the last laps Rosberg was closing visible amounts of distance per lap. A couple more laps would have been interesting.

Nonetheless, I got very lucky. Hungary in the dry is inevitably a procession. Considering the tyres are more durable this year passing will be even harder, the only hope for a decent race being someone other than Mercedes leading at the end of lap 1.

So, in order of likelihood for a good race:
Self-inflicted issues for Mercedes
Williams/Ferrari/Other jump Mercedes at the start
Rain
Rosberg leads Hamilton into the first corner ;)

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jericho
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So, another chance for Mclaren for some points. Let's see if Honda did give the engine some upgrades! The win will be for Mercedes, if everything is 'normal'.

ChrisF1
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J0rd4n wrote:Do you guys hate every single circuit? Another classic track being slammed. The Hungarian GP was amongst the most interesting last year, and we've had an unexpected winner two years in a row.
This is a classic track in that it pre dates 1999 when the Tilke circuits really started to enter the sport in a big way.

In terms of on track action, take out rain affected races and it's got one of the lowest average overtakes per race of any on the calendar.

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What tyre compounds do we have here?
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