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2015 Great Britain Thoughts

THE BIG PICTURE: This was just a fun race to watch. No need to put it in any greater context.

EVENT: This is what F1 passion is all about. Not Malaysia. Not Abu Dhabi. Not Bahrain. And sure as hell not Azerbaijan!

QUALIFYING: Unlike last race, no drama this time. The only surprise was there was no surprise. Mercedes, Williams, Ferrari at the top. McLaren, Manor at the bottom.

RACE: F1 is boring. F1 is predictable. F1 is a procession. Not this time!

TRACK: Bring back the gravel traps. Make drivers pay for their mistakes.

START: Williams stuns Mercedes, the Lotus drivers crash into each other, and Alonso spears his teammate.

HAMILTON: Monaco taketh away. Silverstone giveth back.

ROSBERG: Making tremendous ground until the rain fell harder.

MERCEDES: The fake pit stop had nobody fooled. Did the Silver Arrows really need such a cheap tactic?

WILLIAMS: The rain "saved" them from being raked over the coals more than they are. They made the wrong call, no matter how much they are trying to spin it.

BOTTAS: Had the race stayed dried, Valtteri had this race won if his team let him.

MASSA: Definition of counterintuitive -- The best starter in F1 resulted in his team losing the race.

VETTEL: If not for the rain, never would have had third or even fourth. Lucky? Well, you have to put yourself in a position to be lucky.

RAIKKONEN: The opposite of Vettel luck. Even more unfortunate considering how well Kimi did over the weekend.

FERRARI: Lost in all this is the Prancing Horse losing ground to other teams...

FORCE INDIA: ...Such as Force India who's new car appears to be exactly what the doctor ordered...

HULKENBERG: ...And The Hulk took full advantage of it.

ALONSO: Such a big deal over a single point as if he was back on Minardi. Oh, never mind...

VERSTAPPEN: Max is starting to experience the frustrating side of F1.

NASCAR: Austin Dillon is one very, very, very, very lucky driver. Thankfully.

WORD OF THE WEEKEND: Showers.

STAT OF THE WEEKEND: 2.4 -- The time in seconds of Lewis Hamilton's first pit stop, allowing him to stay, barely by like a tenth of a second, ahead of Sergio Perez, instead of being held up by him, which effectively won him the race.

HISTORICAL STAT OF THE WEEKEND: British drivers have won their home grand prix 24 times (counting a shared win between Stirling Moss and Tony Brooks in 1957 as two). Jimmy Clark won the most times overall (5, tied with Alain Prost) and consecutively (4, 1962-1965).

QUOTE OF THE WEEKEND: Lewis Hamilton stating the obvious, "I think for the first time in my career I made the perfect choice tire-wise."

QUOTE OF THE WEEKEND RUNNERUP: Williams test driver, Suzie Wolff, texting her husband, Mercedes boss Toto Wolff, on the fake pit stop, "You guys think you can fool us? Ha ha ha."

SCHEDULE: Don't expect the Hungaroring to give us a race like Silverstone. But then again, last year's was a fun one to watch.

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RACE RESULTS
  Driver Laps
1. Hamilton 52
2. Rosberg 52
3. Vettel 52
4. Massa 52
5. Bottas 52
6. Kvyat 52
7. Hulkenberg 52
8. Raikkonen 51
9. Perez 51
10. Alonso 51
11. Ericsson 51
12. Merhi(R) 49
13. Stevens(R) 49
NC Sainz(R) 31
NC Ricciardo 21
NC Verstappen(R) 3
NC Grosjean 0
NC Maldonado 0
NC Button 0
  Nasr(R) DNS

Time of Race
1:31:27.729

Margin of Victory
10.956 sec.

Safety Car
1 for 2 laps

Virtual Safety Car
1 for 3 laps

Lead Changes
7 among 4 drivers

Lap Leaders
Lewis Hamilton, Felipe Massa, Valtteri Bottas, Nico Rosberg

Fastest Race Lap
Lewis Hamilton

Pole Position
Lewis Hamilton

CURRENT STANDINGS
  Driver Pts.
1. Hamilton 194
2. Rosberg 177
3. Vettel 135
4. Bottas 77
5. Raikkonen 76
6. Massa 74
7. Ricciardo 36
8. Kvyat 27
9. Hulkenberg 24
10. Grosjean 17
11. Nasr(R) 16
12. Perez 15
13. Maldonado 12
14. Verstappen(R) 10
15. Sainz(R) 9
16. Ericsson 5
17. Button 4
18. Alonso 1

  Team Pts.
1. Mercedes 371
2. Ferrari 211
3. Williams 151
4. Red Bull 63
5. Force India 39
6. Lotus 29
7. Sauber 21
8. Toro Rosso 19
9. McLaren 5
 
 

2017 Thoughts
Australia China Bahrain Russia
Spain Monaco Canada Azerbaijan
Austria Great Britain Hungary Belgium
Italy Singapore Malaysia Japan
United States Mexico Brazil Abu Dhabi

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

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

2014 Thoughts
Australia Malaysia Bahrain China
Spain Monaco Canada Austria
Great Britain Germany Hungary Belgium
Italy Singapore Japan Russia
United States Brazil Abu Dhabi

2013 Thoughts
Australia Malaysia China Bahrain
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
Bahrain Australia Malaysia China
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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