With so many races in quick succession, who can even remember what any of the the tracks are anymore? *Checks notes* This week it was time for Hungary! Apparently an often hectic and technical track that some drivers love and some drivers don’t, depending on how much of a geek they are. Look out for grumpy drivers and happy drivers…
Quali is exciting. Hungaroring-master Lewis is back on pole. Can he fight Max for the win?
There’s no way Lando will overtake Max at the start. LANDO OVERTOOK MAX AT THE START!!
Max overtakes Lando. There’s no way Lando will keep up with Max. LANDO IS KEEPING UP WITH MAX!!
K-Mag is on fire, literally. Random reshuffle and now Lewis is P3. Max wins but it feels like Lando anyway.
Austria marked the first of the much touted “four races in one month” thing. Hard to tell if it’s actually good or bad so I’ll move on…
While Leclerc and Verstappen battled (briefly), Sainz battled his team (as usual), Hamilton battled his car (but not his tyres) and everyone else battled track limits, including the stewards for hours after the race. Special shout out for Ocon, King of track limits.
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Start. Russell crashes. “**** sorry.” Safety Car.
Everyone pits. Ferrari doesn’t pit. Good strategy? Bad strategy? Good strategy!
K-Mag and De Vries park in an escape road.
Norris is naughty.
Ocon has a wobbly wing.
Albon defends like Albon defends. Williams cheer.
And if you’re not a world champion, you’re not allowed on the podium.
Good old familiar Barcelona, a track that all the drivers know well, because of testing blah blah blah and where tyre wear is impor… blah blah blah… Is anyone still awake? However, new this year is the last, fast, exciting part of the track, where the final chicane has been removed, thus returning the track to its former glory. Fingers crossed for more fun! Yay!…
Throughout the race rain was a threat,
But all we got was some George Russell sweat.
There was excitement and overtakes galore,
With the new (old) corner it was 107 or more?
Alonso waving at the crowd before the end,
Just behind Lance, his new best friend.
Mercedes with upgrades were fast in racing trim,
But not as fast as Max who took the win!
F2 in Monaco, it’s pretty, glamorous and definitely doesn’t ever come with mass confusion resulting in the whole race result being disputed by basically everyone. Never…