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2014 Great Britain Thoughts

THE BIG PICTURE: This is why all the talk of the championship being "over" was ludicrous. Just one DNF and everything changes. Which is exactly where we are now.

EVENT: Wimbledon finals. Tour de France starting in England. Yet, the British GP still pulls in 120,000. But, thank God the Azerbaijan Grand Prix is coming...

QUALIFYING: Typical English weather plays no favorites, messing up Ferrari, Williams, and the local hero himself, Lewis Hamilton.

RACE: Some great hard fought passing, but the only pass the crowd really cared about was the easiest one of the day.

TRACK: Silverstone continues to live up to its proper reputation.

START: Rosberg is perfect, Hamilton almost just as good, Vettel channels the spirit of Mark Webber, and Kimi goes for a wild ride.

HAMILTON: Exactly what the doctor ordered after the inexplicable brain fart in qualifying.

ROSBERG: And now Nico knows how Lewis feels.

MERCEDES: This only raises the (internal) headaches.

BOTTAS: What a fantastic (yo-yo) run for Valtteri.

MASSA: Felipe deserved better for his 200th start.

WILLIAMS: No team has experienced the ups and downs of racing like Williams in 2014 ... or just the last two events. From a front row sweep to a failed strategy to a qualifying debacle to a first lap crash to a runner up finish.

RICCIARDO: Do we need to mention Daniel beat his (four-time world champion) teammate? Again.

VETTEL: To be fair, Sebastian was slowed during an epic battle with Alonso.

RED BULL: They now got "their" guy back in charge at Renault.

BUTTON: It boggles the mind Jenson has never gotten a podium finish in his home grand prix in 15 attempts.

MAGNUSSEN: A strong run for the rookie.

MCLAREN: Will they dump Button? Would Alonso actually consider going back?

ALONSO: By far the best driver on the grid. Though, someone needs to teach Fernando how to park a car within the lines.

RAIKONNEN: Thankfully, Kimi is okay. That was nasty.

FERRARI: The sackings are going to be fast and furious.

HULKENBERG: Another points finish.

FORCE INDIA: But they have been passed by Williams.

GUTIERREZ: This time Esteban caused Maldonado to fly through the air.

CATERHAM: An unnamed "conglomerate" of Swiss and Middle Eastern "backers" (supposedly) buy this team. Not like that sort of thing never happens in F1.

SAUBER: Speaking of which, whatever happened to all that (mysterious) Russian backing?

WORD OF THE WEEKEND: Reset.

STAT OF THE WEEKEND: 4 -- The now nearly nonexistent points lead Rosberg has over Hamilton.

HISTORICAL STAT OF THE WEEKEND: The weekend marked the 60th anniversary of Mercedes' first F1 victory at the French Grand Prix in Reims. Juan Manual Fangio won by 0.1 seconds over his teammate, Karl Kling, though team orders were in effect on the last lap. Appropriately, the car, a W196, was on display in the Mercedes garage all weekend in its streamlined trim which was used at Reims as well as a win at Monza and fourth at Silverstone. The more traditional open wheel configuration was used in the other races, also winning two out of three.

QUOTE OF THE WEEKEND: Marussia Principal John Booth on Ecclestone's threat of dropping Monza from the F1 calendar, "We go to the other side of the world and get six people watching. It doesn't make any sense."

QUOTE OF THE WEEKEND RUNNERUP: Lewis Hamilton noting his change of fortune from the day before, "It's been a roller coaster weekend and to come away with the win after a day like yesterday is fantastic."

SCHEDULE: The wonderful European swing continues. Will Rosberg return the favor and win his home grand prix?

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RACE RESULTS
  Driver Laps
1. Hamilton 52
2. Bottas 52
3. Ricciardo 52
4. Button 52
5. Vettel 52
6. Alonso 52
7. Magnussen(R) 52
8. Hulkenberg 52
9. Kvyat(R) 52
10. Vergne 51
11. Perez 51
12. Grosjean 51
13. Sutil 51
14. Bianchi 51
15. Kobayashi 50
16. Chilton 50
17. Maldonado 49
NC Rosberg 28
NC Ericsson(R) 11
NC Gutierrez 9
NC Massa 0
NC Raikkonen 0

Time of Race
2:26:52.094

Margin of Victory
30.135 sec.

Safety Car
1 for 1 lap (+red flag)

Lead Changes
3 among 2 drivers

Lap Leaders
Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg

Fastest Race Lap
Lewis Hamilton

Pole Position
Nico Rosberg

CURRENT STANDINGS
  Driver Pts.
1. Rosberg 165
2. Hamilton 161
3. Ricciardo 98
4. Alonso 87
5. Bottas 73
6. Vettel 70
7. Hulkenberg 63
8. Button 55
9. Magnussen(R) 35
10. Massa 30
11. Perez 28
12. Raikkonen 19
13. Vergne 9
14. Grosjean 8
15. Kvyat(R) 6
16. Bianchi 2

  Team Pts.
1. Mercedes 326
2. Red Bull 168
3. Ferrari 106
4. Williams 103
5. Force India 91
6. McLaren 90
7. Toro Rosso 15
8. Lotus 8
9. Marussia 2
 
 

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2016 Thoughts
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2015 Thoughts
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Australia Malaysia Bahrain China
Spain Monaco Canada Austria
Great Britain Germany Hungary Belgium
Italy Singapore Japan Russia
United States Brazil Abu Dhabi

2013 Thoughts
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Spain Monaco Canada Great Britain
Germany Hungary Belgium Italy
Singapore South Korea Japan India
Abu Dhabi United States Brazil

2012 Thoughts
Australia Malaysia China Bahrain
Spain Monaco Canada Europe
Great Britain Germany Hungary Belgium
Italy Singapore Japan South Korea
India Abu Dhabi United States Brazil

2011 Thoughts
Australia Malaysia China Turkey
Spain Monaco Canada Europe
Great Britain Germany Hungary Belgium
Italy Singapore Japan South Korea
India Abu Dhabi Brazil

2010 Thoughts
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Spain Monaco Turkey Canada
Europe Great Britain Germany Hungary
Belgium Italy Singapore Japan
South Korea Brazil Abu Dhabi

2009 Thoughts
Australia Malaysia China Bahrain
Spain Monaco Turkey Great Britain
Germany Hungary Europe
Belgium Italy Singapore
Japan Brazil Abu Dhabi


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