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F1 - Webber enters holiday as leader

Discussion in 'Formula 1' started by Omer Said, Aug 1, 2010.

  1. Omer Said

    Omer Said
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    The domination of Red Bulls at the Hungary GP weekend continued on Sunday's race, with Mark Webber taking an important victory.

    Vettel held his position and the lead after the start of the race, but due to fallen debris on track, the safety car was deployed. At the restart, Vettel made a mistake by 'sleeping a little' as he said. He was too slow and allowed a gap of more than 10 cars length to open between himself and leader, Mark Webber. This cost him a drive through penalty and any chance of victory.

    Webber, who stayed on softs for a long period, managed to open a gap enough to pit and come out ahead of Alonso. Alonso came home 2nd but he was under pressure by Vettel at the second half of the race.

    Lewis Hamilton suffered a gearbox problem and left the race. He gave his leading position to Webber in the driver's championship.

    It was a somewhat dull and boring race other than a few sporadic incidents. First of all, Kubica and Sutil crashed in pits because of a mistake by Renault's lollipopman. Also during the same stops Rosberg's rear right tyre detached from the car and hit a Williams mechanic. Fortunately Mechanic, Nigel Hope is unharmed.

    Another talking point and the bigger of the mentioned incidents occurred between two old guys. Rubens Barrichello was on soft and fresh tyres and was faster than Michael Schumacher at 10th place. At the start/finish straight, Schumacher squeezed Barrichello to the walls, and a massive crash was just avoided. At the end Rubens became victor of the two, but he flamed after the race. He described this move as 'horrible' and 'crazy'. FIA gave 10 positions grid penalty to Schumacher for the next race at Spa Francorchamps. Michael thinks it wasn't dangerous. Mercedes GP team boss Ross Brawn agrees.

    Sauber's 300th race was a good one with as cars scored points with De La Rosa coming 7th and Kobayashi coming 9th. Also Kobayashi's massive climb from 23th place has been praised by Peter Sauber. Mclaren had a dissapointing race, Hamilton DNF and Button is just 8th.

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  2. Bradley Wint

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    Hooray. Down with Lewis.
     
  3. Chris Sykes

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    Not bad for a Number 2 driver hey
     
  4. Omer Said

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    lol Chris. If only Vettel wasn't sleeping behind of Safety car :D
     
  5. Warren Dawes

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    If only Vettel wasn't sleeping behind of Safety car

    LOl Omer, then this is not too good from a number 1 driver. :tongue:

    I didn't think it was a dull and boring race though, plenty of strategy to see how it played out eg. Could Webber open a sufficient gap to cover his upcoming pitstop, how long could he make his soft tyres last, could Vettel find a pass on Alonso, would Schumacher kill anyone late in the race, etc. :)
     
  6. Caramidaru Andrei Bogdan

    Caramidaru Andrei Bogdan
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    yes down with Lewis!:)

    go ferrari (even do they are a bit slow)and the results are from luck and a little performance

    non risky manouver from Schumacher..this are f1 drivers no sunday drivers....so i think that;s the fight in F1