Lewis Hamilton was Feeling Hungary

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After dominating all practice sessions, and then qualifying by more than half a second, Could Lewis Hamilton convert it to another win in Hungary? Read on to find out more.

Lewis Hamilton was Feeling Hungary

Last week Lewis Hamilton, as well as some other Formula One drivers , attended the funeral of Jules Bianchi, who sadly lost his fight to live, some nine months after the crash last year at the Japanese Grand Prix, when his car was in collision with a recovery crane.

On Friday Lewis dominated every practice session, and all 3 qualifying sessions, taking pole position by more than half a second. He declared afterwards that he wanted to win this race for Jules, and he would dedicate it to his memory.

The Red Bulls, and the Ferrari drivers had also proved to be very fast on this circuit, so he added that he would be a tough race.

The Start

Recently in the British Grand Prix, Lewis and Rosberg both seemed to have trouble with their start, and although last time they were overtaken by the Williams team , luckily Lewis managed to jump them on his pit stop, and also make the right call for a tyre change, which enabled him to win the race.

But not so today. Lewis and Rosberg both had poor starts, which enabled Vettel and Raikennon to leap frog past them. Lewis was boxed in and could do nothing, Rosberg was third, and Lewis was fourth. The race continued until the first pit stop, which Lewis , who came out in twelth position, was then in free air, which enabled him to quicken his pace and make headway up the track and get into fourth.

Later there came a safety car which gave him the opportunity to close the gap, and change his tyres, with just a few laps left, it looked like it would be a fight to the end. But Lewis tried to overtake Ricciardo, and accidentally hit him, which was looked at by the stewards, and he was given a drive through penalty, which put him back in twelth position again. Once again he had to work his way up the field.

A clash between Ricciardo again and Rosberg caused the latter some damage, but the stewards decided it was a racing incident. Rosberg sustained a puncture, and after limping back to the pits for a fresh tyre, he got back in the race to finish eighth.

Lewis continued to fight his way past, and ended up in sixth position. This time it was Vettel who won, and he was a very worthy winner. Kyvat came second, his first time on the podium, and even though his car sustained damage from his two collisions, Ricciardo fought back and came a very creditable third.

Afterwards

Vettel was elated to get his second win of this season, and the Red Bull drivers were also understandably elated. Lewis was as always very self critical. His poor start, his erratic driving, so he said, and he wanted to go away and reflect why he had performed so poorly.

But Eddy Jordan spoke of how self critical he was, and what a good race he had done, to come back from so many difficulties into sixth place. Rosberg when interviewed kept saying how he could have won the race if this and that hadn't happened, but it did, and I have no doubt, that after his performance all weekend, if he had not have had a poor start, Lewis would have won easily.

I centre the blame for the poor starts of both Mercedes cars on their TEAM. This is happening all too often now, and they need to find out why, and cure it. In the case of Lewis, he has the skill and talent to win the world championship again, but if he continues to make poor starts, then the race can be anybody's.

So Merecedes need to get their finger out and sort it, they are letting both of their drivers down, and could lose Lewis the world championship. I am very disappointed in them so far, for goodness sake Mercedes, it's not enough to have the fastest engine, you need to have fast starts too.

My thanks to Wikipedia for the images, and Youtube for the video

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Hungarian Grand Prix, Jules Bianchi, Kyvat, Lewis Hamilton, Pole Position, Qualifying, Ricciardo, Rosberg, Vettel

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
27th Jul 2015 (#)

Thanks for this balanced review as always Carol. You do have a good idea about what Formula One race is about - siva

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author avatar Carol
27th Jul 2015 (#)

I try to be fair to everyone Siva

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author avatar Retired
27th Jul 2015 (#)

I feel more sorry for Rosberg than Hamilton - Rosberg did nothing wrong and still ended up denied a podium place.

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author avatar Carol
27th Jul 2015 (#)

What Rosberg did was worry about Lewis, but he did not try to fight Vettel to get the lead, if he had, he would not have got the puncture John. Lewis fights until the end, he never gives up. Lewis did nothing wrong either, it's the team that need to sort out the starts.

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author avatar Retired
27th Jul 2015 (#)

Ah - I missed the bit that showed Rosberg's puncture. I just assumed that he picked up some of the debris from Hulkenberg's crash, but was there more to it than that?

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author avatar Carol
27th Jul 2015 (#)

Yes John he bumped into Ricciardo, who sustained damage to his car, and Rosberg ended up with a puncture. But what was frustrating was at one point he was less than a second behind Vettel, and had the faster car, but he was looking over his shoulder, worrying where Lewis was.

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author avatar Md Rezaul Karim
27th Jul 2015 (#)

How can you know so much about car racing !!

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author avatar Carol
27th Jul 2015 (#)

Because I am a Lewis Hamilton fan Rezaul, and I follow it all avidly.

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author avatar Retired
27th Jul 2015 (#)

It makes for a more exciting season if it isn't always the same driver winning, so a win for Vettel is no bad thing!

But now it's a four week break to the next one - how will we survive?!

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author avatar Carol
28th Jul 2015 (#)

Well John I agree, the race was exciting, but both Mercedes drivers are disadvantaged until the team sort out their starts.

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author avatar Retired
28th Jul 2015 (#)

I understand that new rules will apply to starts from the next race (Belgium). This will mean that no help will be available from the pit wall - the driver will be in complete control of how they they get off the line.

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author avatar Carol
29th Jul 2015 (#)

Yes John I read That, and Lewis is saying there may need to be lots of adjustments.

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author avatar Helen Thomas
30th Jul 2015 (#)

Thanks for sharing ~ Carol/
Admittedly I know very little if anything about the subject matter discussed in this post.

However the information is presented well and I enjoyed reading it.

Blessings.

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author avatar Carol
31st Jul 2015 (#)

Thank you Helen.

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
31st Jul 2015 (#)

you always come up with the goodies dearest Carol...kudos...

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
31st Jul 2015 (#)

just to let you kno i added my August horoscopes here and when i hit publish everything disappeared...cannot keep this sort of misbehavior...

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author avatar Carol
1st Aug 2015 (#)

Oh dear so sorry to hear that Carolina. I hope you are ok xx

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