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Who is your Hungarian Grand Prix Driver of the Day?


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2020 Hungarian Grand Prix | Driver Of The Day: Vote Now

Voting is open for the RaceDepartment Hungarian Grand Prix Driver of the Day - let us know your thoughts in the poll and comments section below!

It had the makings of a spectacular Sunday afternoon in Hungary, however the rain didn't quite fall for long enough, and the competition wasn't quite strong enough to produce an event that one would consider a classic - but who do you think made the best of their afternoons work out on the circuit?

Dominant winner, fightbacks from lower down the field, a few fights on different strategies - but only one driver can come away with the fan award from our RaceDepartment readers - so who gets the RD accolades?

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Syndrami

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I don't get why Max gets driver of the day when you crash at the outlap driving to the grid. That is one of the biggest mistakes you can make. Sure, he did well in the race but crashing in the outlap weighs out my vote for him. Those mechanics though...

My vote goes to Magnussen for driving a Haas in the points
 
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eco2006

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I don't get why Max gets driver of the day when you crash at the outlap driving to the grid. That is one of the biggest mistakes you can make. Sure, he did well in the race but eh? Those mechanics though...

My vote goes to Magnussen for driving a Haas in the points
Exactly my thoughts, he just drove a "regular" race, nothing special except his big mistake. Lewis Hamilton would be a more deserved driver of the day, but i also voted for Magnussen, he made the gamble pay out at least a bit, good effort.
 

michelforest

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I voted for Hamilton. Yes, he has the best car, but he was perfect this weekend. When he’s « on » like that, he’s simply unbeatable. Can’t vote for Verstappen, considering his huge mistake before the race.

Honorable mention to Stroll, who had an excellent weekend and beat his teammate fair and square.
 

farjam

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Honorable mention to ARAMCO, sponsoring the whole sport that clearly is chocking us with virtue signaling about going carbon neutral and anti-climate change activities(not saying that i believe in it or not), cut the signaling or the sponsor lol
don't @ me for stating an honest view:D
 

safi hellie

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Honorable mention to ARAMCO, sponsoring the whole sport that clearly is chocking us with virtue signaling about going carbon neutral and anti-climate change activities(not saying that i believe in it or not), cut the signaling or the sponsor lol
don't @ me for stating an honest view:D
Even more so when Gasleys car is shown chucking burning plastic and oil and god knows what into the sky.....

Won't be too long till its all electric anyway....

Anyway i voted for Fabio Quartararo..............
 

Alex Harkett

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I haven’t watched it yet, I just wish there was someone snapping at Mercedes heels but it’s just not happening. I can see them winning every race this season if not next too barring mechanical failures or a mistake. Gotta handbit to them though, what a car to have that kind of advantage.
 
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motoliser

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Best driver was Hamilton.
Red Bull once again giving all the attention to Crashtappen and almost penalizing Albon with that grid intervention. Albon did a much better job than Crashtappen. It's sad to see that Albon has to beg his own team for power...once again we see there are two distinct teams inside Red Bull just look how they fixed the baby's face car in 15m and neglected the rules assisting Albon on the grid.
By the way Mercedes gave Crashtappen the 2nd place as present because Bottas had no need to pit that late on race. Mercedes able to play safe with so much power on their cars.

Never the less great drive from the rain master crashing on the way to the grid!!! Loll
 
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Appie Kuipers

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Best driver was Hamilton.
Red Bull once again giving all the attention to Crashtappen and almost penalizing Albon with that grid intervention. Albon did a much better job than Crashtappen. It's sad to see that Albon has to beg his own team for power...once again we see there are two distinct teams inside Red Bull just look how they fixed the baby's face car in 15m and neglected the rules assisting Albon on the grid.
By the way Mercedes gave Crashtappen the 2nd place as present because Bottas had no need to pit that late on race. Mercedes able to play safe with so much power on their cars.

Never the less great drive from the rain master crashing on the way to the grid!!! Loll
So you are strange :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao:
 

Rusty911

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Best driver was Hamilton.
Red Bull once again giving all the attention to Crashtappen and almost penalizing Albon with that grid intervention. Albon did a much better job than Crashtappen. It's sad to see that Albon has to beg his own team for power...once again we see there are two distinct teams inside Red Bull just look how they fixed the baby's face car in 15m and neglected the rules assisting Albon on the grid.
By the way Mercedes gave Crashtappen the 2nd place as present because Bottas had no need to pit that late on race. Mercedes able to play safe with so much power on their cars.

Never the less great drive from the rain master crashing on the way to the grid!!! Loll
Albon was 60 seconds down on Verstappen after 60 laps. You have an excellent view on which driver is better. Why didn’t you become a F1 team principal?
 

ermo

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Magnussen rated this as the best race of his career. I tend to agree. He didn't put a foot wrong the entire race and his team made an inspired (if "brave" as Günther Steiner put it in a post-race interview) call to switch to slicks before the start.

I'm a bit suprised that Racing Point hasn't managed to capitalise more on their obvious speed so far. Is the pressure getting to Perez in terms of the very real prospect that he might lose his seat to Vettel next year as RP rebrands to Aston Martin? If anything, it's clear to me that the design department at RP is currently vastly outperforming the trackside racing operation. We'll see how this develops.

Lewis Hamiltion (and indeed the entire Mercedes Benz team) appear to be doing an absolutely awesome job. Hats off to them I say. Red Bull and Honda (excepting the mechanics)? Not so much. McLaren and Red Bull are continuing their fight on level terms and I think I quite fancy McLaren's chances next year with the Merc PU sat in the back and a pair of quick hands at the wheels. Ferrari? They're not where we expect them to be (or maybe they're just returning to their natural, self-imploding, backstabbing level of business as usual? I don't know)

Aramco featuring so heavily as the title sponsor must be because it is Saudi Arabia's state-sponsored oil company and that they're desperate to somehow stay relevant in a world that's rapidly moving to EVs and sustainable energy sources. Remember the recent period where the oil prices dropped so much that Saudi Arabia was in real danger of running out of money? I bet they do too and hence they're going to face some very difficult years this decade as they try to reinvent themselves and move into the 21st century brave new world where their product is no longer as much in demand as it used to be.
 
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daveclifton

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Hamilton all the way. Fastest lap on the last lap, the man is a machine. He's fitter now than ever before and is coasting to a seventh Championship. I can see him winning at least nine Championships. There is no one near him at the moment, which says a lot. He's got at least another 5 years in him too.
McLaren signed him up at 13 years old. No wonder.
His persona puts people off him, but he is the greatest driver of this generation by some distance, and maybe the greatest ever.
 
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