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    2018 German GP (Hockenheim) (July 20 - 22) - Pre -Race news

    Pirelli selected sets by driver

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    [BILD] What does the Silverstone win mean for the championship?

    Vettel: "Nothing at all. Lewis is still strong. We also can‘t forget Red Bull. What matters to me is that we constantly develop further, and we are doing that right now."


    Vettel: "Hockenheim is not an easy circuit. It‘s not easy to find the right setup but we try to manage it this year. For the drivers the last sector is very special, when you go through the Motodrom and see all the fans, hopefully many in red."


    Vettel: "I saw my first F1 race in Hockenheim. I believe it was in 2000. I‘m still missing a win there but maybe we can catch up on that this year. It will be very special because friends and family will be there."


    [AMuS] The Ferrari aero update was the third step of a longer program. It started in Canada with the bargeboards, it went on in France with the front wings, Austria, there was a short break and now the new floor was added. That was the whole package in three steps.

    [AMuS] The new Ferrari engine is better than people thought, not from the engine because that was good from the beginning but more in the electronic side. With Spec 2 Ferrari improved in that area.

    [AMuS] Apparently Mercedes might want to bring the Spec 3 earlier than planned. They want to introduce it in Spa so they have something against Ferrari. In Hockenheim there will be a small aero update, not much.

    [Autobild] Vettel after the Silverstone win: "I promise we will continue to put the pressure on!"

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    Good Luck Seb !!!

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    If we win here it will equal last year's total of 5 with a bunch of races remaining. Really hope we can get it done.

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    I hope ferrari can put more pressure on Mercedes again. We have a solid car me thinks.


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    I quite like this gradual approach of bringing updates to the car. Meaning that the car has good baseline and there is plenty of room for improvement and modifications.

    Looking forward to great results of German GP and Hungary GP. And hopefully we keep it composed for the coming second half of the season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgonzalesm6 View Post

    [AMuS] Apparently Mercedes might want to bring the Spec 3 earlier than planned. They want to introduce it in Spa so they have something against Ferrari. In Hockenheim there will be a small aero update, not much.

    [Autobild] Vettel after the Silverstone win: "I promise we will continue to put the pressure on!"
    Haha, Merc feeling the heat, a few months ago it was unthinkable that Mercedes would be so scared and will bring forward upgrades to stand any chance to fight Ferrari.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgonzalesm6 View Post
    I’m glad they have activate another DRS. I think they are going to do it when possible depending on the race track.


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    Quote Originally Posted by chinmay View Post
    Haha, Merc feeling the heat, a few months ago it was unthinkable that Mercedes would be so scared and will bring forward upgrades to stand any chance to fight Ferrari.

    Heck yeah Merc are feeling the heat. I posted in the "2018 F1 news" thread about how Mercedes are shuffling people around (Costa to take an advisory role). This happens alot in upper management including F1 when a company's progress or team has hit a road-block. Out with the old, in with the new. Mercedes wants new blood and new innovation to push even more going into 2019 for fear of Ferrari has caught up with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrarichamp View Post
    If we win here it will equal last year's total of 5 with a bunch of races remaining. Really hope we can get it done.
    I would like to see win in Germany, and week later in Hungary as I'll be there
    With those two wins on top of Silverstone one it would be nice summer break!

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    This track is new to everyone. Past data inputs and correlation are out the window since this track held its last F1 race. It will be intesting who performs here but at least we got the normal Pirelli tires back....so for us, we can go the distance on Pirelli's recommended compound lap distance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stefa View Post
    I would like to see win in Germany, and week later in Hungary as I'll be there
    With those two wins on top of Silverstone one it would be nice summer break!
    I for one dont want us to win in hungary because the winner there has never gone on to win the championship in more than 10 yrs. Hopefully it changes this year!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Otakukim View Post
    I for one dont want us to win in hungary because the winner there has never gone on to win the championship in more than 10 yrs. Hopefully it changes this year!
    the winning driver has never gone to win the championship.not the winning team.
    so...Kimi....you are free to win there man.

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    I think this Ferrari is ideally suited for a track like Hockenheim and we should have the advantage next weekend.

    Hungaroring...not so much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Otakukim View Post
    I for one dont want us to win in hungary because the winner there has never gone on to win the championship in more than 10 yrs. Hopefully it changes this year!
    That is superstition talking and it is, pardon me, stupid!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScuderiaBuckeye View Post
    I think this Ferrari is ideally suited for a track like Hockenheim and we should have the advantage next weekend.

    Hungaroring...not so much.
    Ferrari did well on Monaco. More importantly they did better than Merc. There is no reason to believe that the team will not to well in Hungary. RBR will be the biggest challenge there but as long as Seb outscores rapper boy, and Ferrari outscore Merc, it will be fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WS6TransAm01 View Post
    Ferrari did well on Monaco. More importantly they did better than Merc. There is no reason to believe that the team will not to well in Hungary. RBR will be the biggest challenge there but as long as Seb outscores rapper boy, and Ferrari outscore Merc, it will be fine.
    Agree. But as I would be there, again for 24th consecutive time, I would like to see another win

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    Forza Ferrari!!

    ..I do still miss the 'proper' Hockenheim track.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WS6TransAm01 View Post
    Ferrari did well on Monaco. More importantly they did better than Merc. There is no reason to believe that the team will not to well in Hungary. RBR will be the biggest challenge there but as long as Seb outscores rapper boy, and Ferrari outscore Merc, it will be fine.
    Mercedes was better in qualifying in Monaco, Hamilton made mistake as he admitted afterwards: "My first Q3 lap… I was happy with my last one. I was 0.27s but I lost it in the middle and the last sector so naturally not happy with that. That wouldn’t have been enough anyways for pole but it would have made a difference, obviously I would have been second."

    But Hungary I think, it will be a fight between Ferrari and Mercedes, I don't think Red Bull will be that strong. I am expecting Vettel to be on pole there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chinmay View Post
    Mercedes was better in qualifying in Monaco, Hamilton made mistake as he admitted afterwards: "My first Q3 lap… I was happy with my last one. I was 0.27s but I lost it in the middle and the last sector so naturally not happy with that. That wouldn’t have been enough anyways for pole but it would have made a difference, obviously I would have been second."

    But Hungary I think, it will be a fight between Ferrari and Mercedes, I don't think Red Bull will be that strong. I am expecting Vettel to be on pole there.
    Chinmay, again ? Why don’t you go to merc forum ? So you are know citing Hamilton as true words ?


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    Merc starting to feel the pressure they are scrambling expect more whinging from lewis for sure no more free lunches lewis you need to stand up and fight and fight hard ferrari are punching hard now.

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    It’s ferrari track, considering tyres & their car characteristics this year. Mercs will be vulnerable in the coming tracks with those tyres.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aberracus View Post
    Chinmay, again ? Why don’t you go to merc forum ? So you are know citing Hamilton as true words ?
    Hamilton had set the fastest first sector of anybody, was on course to get 2nd position but made usual mistakes which he does most of the time in Q3 and lost position but even Ferrari knows that they were the 3rd best car in Monaco. Ferrari was the best car in Monaco last year but due to wheelbase change became 3rd best this time around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nani_s23 View Post
    It’s ferrari track, considering tyres & their car characteristics this year. Mercs will be vulnerable in the coming tracks with those tyres.
    Germany is Mercedes track, Hungary is probably Ferrari track.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chinmay View Post
    Germany is Mercedes track, Hungary is probably Ferrari track.
    I would not call Germany a Merc track, more like 50 50

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    Quote Originally Posted by zike View Post
    I would not call Germany a Merc track, more like 50 50
    Totally. No high speed corners and rewards traction that will play to the strengths of the Ferrari.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chinmay View Post
    Mercedes was better in qualifying in Monaco, Hamilton made mistake as he admitted afterwards: "My first Q3 lap… I was happy with my last one. I was 0.27s but I lost it in the middle and the last sector so naturally not happy with that. That wouldn’t have been enough anyways for pole but it would have made a difference, obviously I would have been second."

    But Hungary I think, it will be a fight between Ferrari and Mercedes, I don't think Red Bull will be that strong. I am expecting Vettel to be on pole there.

    Last I checked Ferrari qualified 2-4 and Merc qualified 3-5 in Monaco. The end result shows that Ferrari was better in qualifying. The race result was the same. That means Ferrari did better in the race.

    Hamilton making a mistake is part of Merc's performance. You can't separate one from the other in any measurable way.

    Ferrari ourperformed Merc in Monanco. No amount of your BS, Lewis fellating, mental gymnastics will change that fact. Bounce yourself over to the Merc forum where you belong.
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    looking at previous GPs on this layout, seb is weaker here compared to most other tracks. was like only 2 tenths quicker than hulkenberg in qualifying in 2016

    Dani Ric is very strong, hamilton is good here as well

    in 2014
    Dani Ric for RBR 1:17.273 p5
    Seb for RBR 1:17.577 p6

    in 2016
    Kimi 1:15.142 p5
    Seb 1:15.315 p6
    Hulk 1:15.510 p7

    So i wonder if this will be damage limitation weekend for Seb, It might be Kimi's best chance for pole and the win. I Kinda want Seb to win here though so i hope this years car suits the track much better than before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mwk360 View Post
    looking at previous GPs on this layout, seb is weaker here compared to most other tracks. was like only 2 tenths quicker than hulkenberg in qualifying in 2016

    Dani Ric is very strong, hamilton is good here as well

    in 2014
    Dani Ric for RBR 1:17.273 p5
    Seb for RBR 1:17.577 p6

    in 2016
    Kimi 1:15.142 p5
    Seb 1:15.315 p6
    Hulk 1:15.510 p7

    So i wonder if this will be damage limitation weekend for Seb, It might be Kimi's best chance for pole and the win. I Kinda want Seb to win here though so i hope this years car suits the track much better than before.
    Vettel's worst ever track is Silverstone, he was regularly out performed by Webber and Raikkonen but this time, he beat Kimi and won the race. Because the laptimes are quite low, cars won't be spread too much which means Ferrari and Mercedes will be very close and I strongly believe Vettel will make the difference on Saturday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chinmay View Post
    Vettel's worst ever track is Silverstone, he was regularly out performed by Webber and Raikkonen but this time, he beat Kimi and won the race. Because the laptimes are quite low, cars won't be spread too much which means Ferrari and Mercedes will be very close and I strongly believe Vettel will make the difference on Saturday.
    I really hope you are right and seb can win this, hopefully he gets on the simulator sooner than the rest :) and finds a way to be better than before

    Mercedes are bringing more updates and i believe ferrari dont have any left for the rest of the first half of the season so im also hoping mercs fail with their parts. Seb needs to win very badly and get a nice points cushion
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