The 2019 German GP Thead

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The 2019 German GP Thead

Post by cmlean » Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:39 pm

This is the place to discuss everything related to the 11th round of the 2019 season taking place in Hockenheim between the 26th and 27th of July.

To submit your 10 'n' Pole Picks for Germany click here, to register in the competition click here

Picks for Germany close at the start of Saturday practice

The event timetable for the German Grand Prix.

Friday
1st Practice 11:00 local time - 09:00 GMT
2nd Practice 15:00 local time - 13:00 GMT

Saturday
Practice 12:00 local time - 10:00 GMT
Qualifying 15:00 local time - 13:00 GMT

Sunday
Race 15:00 local time - 13:00 GMT

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Re: The 2019 German GP Thead

Post by cmlean » Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:55 pm

This weekend, we head back to Hockenheim, home of the German Grand Prix and the round where the wheels fell off Sebastian Vettel's 2018 title charge.

Ferrari knew what to do last year and, because of that, I am predicting a Ferrari victory. The difference is that I think that young Chuck will finally stand on the top step. Lewis, forever the competitor, will drive the wheels off his Mercedes but, even with the prospect of a home (Mercedes) victory, will come up just a little short. The changes in fortunes for Red Bull will continue but again only onto the bottom step with Max.
The next 2 places will be as the same top teams but with Bottas ahead of Vettel.
The next 5 places will be a battle between McLaren, Renault and maybe Kimi in the Alfa Romeo or Pierre Gasly in his Red Bull.

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Re: The 2019 German GP Thead

Post by cmlean » Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:40 am

FP1 Results

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Pos	Time		Driver		   Team
1	1:14.013	Sebastian Vettel   Ferrari
2	1:14.268	Charles Leclerc	   Ferrari
3	1:14.315	Lewis Hamilton	   Mercedes
4	1:14.330	Max Verstappen	   Red Bull Racing Honda
5	1:14.660	Valtteri Bottas	   Mercedes
6	1:14.813	Pierre Gasly	   Red Bull Racing Honda
7	1:15.062	Carlos Sainz	   McLaren Renault
8	1:15.074	Romain Grosjean	   Haas Ferrari
9	1:15.191	Lance Stroll	   Racing Point BWT Mercedes
10	1:15.567	Daniel Ricciardo   Renault
11	1:15.604	Sergio Perez	   Racing Point BWT Mercedes
12	1:15.616	Lando Norris	   McLaren Renault
13	1:15.759	Kevin Magnussen	   Haas Ferrari
14	1:15.776	Daniil Kvyat	   Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda
15	1:15.777	Alexander Albon	   Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda
16	1:15.823	Nico Hulkenberg	   Renault
17	1:15.953	Kimi Räikkönen	   Alfa Romeo Racing Ferrari
18	1:16.382	Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing Ferrari
19	1:16.559	Robert Kubica	   Williams Mercedes
20	1:17.126	George Russell	   Williams Mercedes

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Re: The 2019 German GP Thead

Post by cmlean » Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:51 am

Welcome to Germany.
This was a typical practice 1 with drivers pushing their cars and exploring their limits.
Ferrari have shown that they have a good baseline setup with both at the top of the times.
Mercedes, with both Hamilton and Bottas, both had a more difficult session.
Haas have set Romain Grosjean's car up with their Australian setup and he finished well inside the top ten.
On the other hand, Kevin Magnussen finished the session in 13th.
Racing Point have also brought aero upgrades and they seem to be working as anticipated.
Williams ran back to back upgrade tests on their cars with Kubica having the new components and finishing ahead of Russell.

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Re: The 2019 German GP Thead

Post by cmlean » Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:59 am

FP2 Results

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Pos	Time		Driver		   Team
1	1:13.449	Charles Leclerc	   Ferrari
2	1:13.573	Sebastian Vettel   Ferrari
3	1:13.595	Lewis Hamilton	   Mercedes
4	1:14.111	Valtteri Bottas	   Mercedes
5	1:14.133	Max Verstappen	   Red Bull Racing Honda
6	1:14.179	Romain Grosjean	   Haas Ferrari
7	1:14.268	Lance Stroll	   Racing Point BWT Mercedes
8	1:14.458	Kimi Räikkönen	   Alfa Romeo Racing Ferrari
9	1:14.472	Nico Hulkenberg	   Renault
10	1:14.518	Sergio Perez	   Racing Point BWT Mercedes
11	1:14.662	Carlos Sainz	   McLaren Renault
12	1:14.800	Daniil Kvyat	   Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda
13	1:15.010	Daniel Ricciardo   Renault
14	1:15.062	Alexander Albon	   Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda
15	1:15.089	Pierre Gasly	   Red Bull Racing Honda
16	1:15.247	Lando Norris	   McLaren Renault
17	1:15.406	Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing Ferrari
18	1:15.470	Kevin Magnussen	   Haas Ferrari
19	1:16.900	George Russell	   Williams Mercedes
20	1:16.980	Robert Kubica	   Williams Mercedes

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Re: The 2019 German GP Thead

Post by cmlean » Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:18 am

The kerb between turns 16 and 17 seems to be creating grief for many drivers.
Pierre Gasly had an error near the end of the session while coming through turn 17. He ended in the barrier on the pit straight bringing out the red flag. The car is second hand but there should be no penalties as the race drive train was not installed at the time.

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Re: The 2019 German GP Thead

Post by cmlean » Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:23 am

FP3 Results

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Pos	Time		Driver		   Team
1	1:12.380	Charles Leclerc	   Ferrari
2	1:12.548	Max Verstappen	   Red Bull Racing Honda
3	1:12.644	Sebastian Vettel   Ferrari
4	1:12.890	Valtteri Bottas	   Mercedes
5	1:12.893	Kevin Magnussen	   Haas Ferrari
6	1:12.965	Lewis Hamilton	   Mercedes
7	1:13.300	Carlos Sainz	   McLaren Renault
8	1:13.324	Pierre Gasly	   Red Bull Racing Honda
9	1:13.351	Kimi Räikkönen	   Alfa Romeo Racing Ferrari
10	1:13.378	Romain Grosjean	   Haas Ferrari
11	1:13.476	Sergio Perez	   Racing Point BWT Mercedes
12	1:13.496	Nico Hulkenberg	   Renault
13	1:13.554	Alexander Albon	   Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda
14	1:13.556	Lando Norris	   McLaren Renault
15	1:13.671	Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing Ferrari
16	1:13.672	Lance Stroll	   Racing Point BWT Mercedes
17	1:13.767	Daniil Kvyat	   Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda
18	1:13.816	Daniel Ricciardo   Renault
19	1:15.540	Robert Kubica	   Williams Mercedes
20	1:15.824	George Russell	   Williams Mercedes

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Re: The 2019 German GP Thead

Post by cmlean » Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:31 am

Qualifying

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Pos	Time		Driver		   Team
1	1:11.767	Lewis Hamilton	   Mercedes
2	1:12.113	Max Verstappen	   Red Bull Racing Honda
3	1:12.129	Valtteri Bottas	   Mercedes
4	1:12.522	Pierre Gasly	   Red Bull Racing Honda
5	1:12.538	Kimi Räikkönen	   Alfa Romeo Racing Ferrari
6	1:12.851	Romain Grosjean	   Haas Ferrari
7	1:12.897	Carlos Sainz	   McLaren Renault
8	1:13.065	Sergio Perez	   Racing Point BWT Mercedes
9	1:13.126	Nico Hulkenberg	   Renault
10	No Time		Charles Leclerc	   Ferrari
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11	1:12.786	Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing Ferrari
12	1:12.789	Kevin Magnussen	   Haas Ferrari
13	1:12.799	Daniel Ricciardo	   Renault
14	1:13.135	Daniil Kvyat	   Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda
15	1:13.450	Lance Stroll	   Racing Point BWT Mercedes
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16	1:13.333	Lando Norris	   McLaren Renault
17	1:13.461	Alexander Albon	   Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda
18	1:14.721	George Russell	   Williams Mercedes
19	1:14.839	Robert Kubica	   Williams Mercedes
20	No Time		Sebastian Vettel   Ferrari

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Re: The 2019 German GP Thead

Post by cmlean » Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:40 am

Well. What a difference 24 hours can make.
Vettel's Ferrari had a turbo problem in Q1 which stopped him locking in a lap time.
Charles Leclerc then cruised comfortably through Q2 before a fuel problem stopped him also from locking in a time in Q3.

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Re: The 2019 German GP Thead

Post by cmlean » Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:52 pm

Results

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Pos	Driver		   Team
1	Max Verstappen	   Red Bull Racing Honda
2	Sebastian Vettel   Ferrari
3	Daniil Kvyat	   Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda
4	Lance Stroll	   Racing Point BWT Mercedes
5	Carlos Sainz	   McLaren Renault
6	Alexander Albon	   Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda
7	Romain Grosjean	   Haas Ferrari
8	Kevin Magnussen	   Haas Ferrari
9	Lewis Hamilton	   Mercedes
10	Robert Kubica	   Williams Mercedes
11	George Russell	   Williams Mercedes
12	Kimi Räikkönen	   Alfa Romeo Racing Ferrari
13	Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing Ferrari
DNF	Pierre Gasly	   Red Bull Racing Honda
DNF	Valtteri Bottas	   Mercedes
DNF	Nico Hulkenberg	   Renault
DNF	Charles Leclerc	   Ferrari
DNF	Lando Norris	   McLaren Renault
DNF	Daniel Ricciardo   Renault
DNF	Sergio Perez	   Racing Point BWT Mercedes

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Re: The 2019 German GP Thead

Post by cmlean » Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:54 pm

Both Alfa Romeo's were given 10 second stop go penalties which, due to the race being concluded at the time of the decision, became an additional 30 seconds added to their race time. These penalties moved Lewis Hamilton and Robert Kubica into the points.
Alfa Romeo have announced their intention to appeal the stewards decision.

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