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2016 Great Britain Thoughts

THE BIG PICTURE: Now the championship begins. The first 10 races were merely a prelude to the final 11.

EVENT: So, after Hamilton declared English fans don't boo like fans in other countries, they promptly booed Nico Rosberg.

TRACK: Fans in Turn 1 got their money's worth. They saw some of the most spectacular saves in F1. And then some that weren't saved...

QUALIFYING: Mercedes qualified like it's 2014 and Sauber, a.k.a., the team that Monisha Kaltenborn destroyed, qualified like 2014 Caterham.

START: Another start in the wet behind the pace car. Yawn! Rosberg had to have been the most ticked off about that decision.

RACE: From rain to dry, from spinouts to saves, from domination to frustration, from too much radio talk to too much time added.

HAMILTON: Absolutely dominating at home.

MERCEDES: Were they being the sacrificial lambs on challenging the radio ban rule? Considering they dropped their intent to appeal, perhaps not. It was more a case of cutting their loses with a penalty instead of a DNF.

ROSBERG: However, if Nico losses the championship by less than three points, he will certainly wonder.

VERSTAPPEN: No doubt, Max was making more than one move holding off Rosberg. But, he was so subtle about it, he got away with it. He could be the next Schumacher in this regard.

RICCIARDO: More bad luck for Daniel. However, when does this no longer become bad luck but the inability to take the fight to his upstart teammate?

RED BULL: When their driver benefited from the radio ban penalty to Rosberg, and the team principal still calls out the FIA for a rubbish rule, it truly is a rubbish rule.

FERRARI: Out to lunch. Again.

RAIKKONEN: But, they did resign Kimi, which will now extend the "Will Kimi be kept?" questions for another year.

VETTEL: Sebastian has his dream number two driver. Now, all he has to do is win like a number one driver.

FORCE INDIA: Finally, a consistent, strong effort from both their drivers.

PEREZ: Another podium looked like it was in the offering, but still a strong race for Sergio.

HULKENBERG: A strong race for Nico, too, but still behind his teammate.

SAINZ: Carlos will stick around Toro Rosso for another year, but then what?

KVYAT: Daniil finally scored a point again. It won't help his cause.

WILLIAMS: Another dismal showing for the second race in a row.

MCLAREN: They also took a step back.

HAAS F1: They took a massive step back.

HARYANTO: (Supposedly) found the money for the second half of the season. Whoopee doo...

ERICSSON: Considering how sore Marcus must have felt after the massive crash in FP3, he's probably glad his car only lasted 11 laps.

WEHRLEIN: From a point to DFL.

WORD OF THE WEEKEND: Crowdsurfing.

STAT OF THE WEEKEND: 0 -- The number of standing starts this year in the rain.

HISTORICAL STAT OF THE WEEKEND: The first British driver to win his home grand prix was Stirling Moss in 1955 driving a ... Mercedes-Benz. However, this was the first grand prix after the Le Mans tragedy, and the French, German, Swiss, and Spanish Grands Prix had already been canceled due to this. This left just one race remaining on the schedule after the British GP, the Italian GP. Thus, Moss was too far behind his teammate, Juan Manuel Fangio, to be able to catch him.

QUOTE OF THE WEEKEND: Christian Horner actually defending his archrival, Mercedes, "I think the rule is rubbish."

QUOTE OF THE WEEKEND RUNNERUP: Toto Wolff praising his driver Lewis Hamilton, "On a day like this a Lewis Hamilton is unstoppable."

SCHEDULE: A one weekend break, and then another back-to-backer in this marathon July.

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RACE RESULTS
  Driver Laps
1. Hamilton 52
2. Verstappen 52
3. Rosberg 52
4. Ricciardo 52
5. Raikkonen 52
6. Perez 52
7. Hulkenberg 52
8. Sainz 52
9. Vettel 52
10. Kvyat 52
11. Massa 51
12. Button 51
13. Alonso 51
14. Bottas 51
15. Nasr 51
16. Gutierrez 51
17. Magnussen 49
NC Palmer(R) 37
NC Haryanto(R) 24
NC Grosjean 17
NC Ericsson 11
NC Wehrlein(R) 6

Time of Race
1:34:55.831

Margin of Victory
8.250 sec.

Safety Car
1 for 5 laps

Virtual Safety Car
1 for 2 laps

Lead Changes
2 among 2 drivers

Lap Leaders
Lewis Hamilton, Max Verstappen

Fastest Race Lap
Nico Rosberg

Pole Position
Lewis Hamilton

CURRENT STANDINGS
  Driver Pts.
1. Rosberg 168
2. Hamilton 167
3. Raikkonen 106
4. Ricciardo 100
5. Vettel 98
6. Verstappen 90
7. Bottas 54
8. Perez 47
9. Massa 38
10. Grosjean 28
11. Hulkenberg 26
  Sainz 26
13. Kvyat 23
14. Alonso 18
15. Button 13
16. Magnussen 6
17. Vandoorne(R) 1
  Wehrlein(R) 1

  Team Pts.
1. Mercedes 335
2. Ferrari 204
3. Red Bull 198
4. Williams 92
5. Force India 73
6. Toro Rosso 41
7. McLaren 32
8. Haas 28
9. Renault 6
10. Manor 1
 
 

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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