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    You could say, that for Rosberg too, he has good qualy speed, usually a good, controlled race pace, but his inability to create a plan to overtake and keep the place was evident both in Bahrain, and Hungary.

    I think most of the drivers have some basic sense on how to overtake, but there are some drivers, who are better at looking backward, than forward. For me, Massa seems to be in the former group.
    Also, there is a mutch needed controlled agressivity when it comes to wheel-to-wheel racing, and in my opinion Massa often gets blinded by the ‘red mist’.

    For me, the best overtakers in the field (in no particular order) are: Alonso, Button, Hamilton and maybe Ricciardo, but I cannot be sure, because before this year the TV directors barely picked up him in the coverage.

    And the best defender would be Trulli, but from the current field, definetly Alonso, Button, Hülkenberg.

    Massa is in the middle in both cases.

    But all in all I dont think anyone should judge a driver by only one of his shortcomings.

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    @JasonGlanza

    I would say, Szilasliget, then a 1.5-2Km walk to gate 5. If you go further with the train, you can hop on a free bus to get to the main gate, but I dont think it worths the effort.

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    @JasonGlanza
    http://www.bkk.hu/kiegeszito-hev-menetjegy-10-15-20-25-30-km/

    Here you can see the prices, depending on your destination Mogyorod (North of the track), or Szilasliget (East of the track) I think you have to buy 15 Km / 10 Km ticket for one way. Also I do not remember, if you have to have a regular line ticket (probably not).

    So there are some possibilities:
    Going to Mogyorod, and coming back: 2x 310HUF (+2x 350HUF if line ticket is needed)
    Going to Szilasliget, and coming back: 2x 250HUF (+2x 350HUF if line ticket is needed)

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    @mrsg87

    Hi!
    What do you mean by safe area? The track is just a few miles outside of Budapest, most fans stay in the city for the weekend and go to the track every day. You have a lot of options for getting to the track taxi, rental car, bus, train. Taxi is the most expensive, but the cabs have a private road for getting to the track, so it is never crowded. The bus is free and uses the same road as the cabs, but it is always full, and I mean ‘you cant breathe’ full, not ‘cant sit’ full. so I wouldnt recommend that. Rental cars are a bit cheaper than cabs if you share it with some fans, but getting to and off the track on public roads can be a pain in the arse. And you have the train, which only takes you near the track, after that, you have a half an hour walk to get there, but it is way faster than the car, lesss crowded than the bus, and cheap one ticket to the track is around 1€.

    So if you are serious about going, I would recommend staying downtown in district VII. or V. (they are the safest districts), and going by train.

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    @mnmracer
    Well I guess McLaren’s PR department held Perez at gun point, making him write such nonsense on twitter: tweet

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    They didn’t gave teamorders. Here is the message: ‘We do need to make sure we get to the end of the race, we cannot afford to damage the tyres too much trying to get past Jenson’.

    The team was concerned about the state of the tyres, and in my opinion the message above does not mean do not overtake, but if you want to get past Jenson do it quickly, and above all, save your tyres. Which is a valid point, as Sergio finished off his tyres quite quickly.

    Naturally Perez had to decide what to do, he had two options: stay behind and get points, or try to overtake, and lose ground to a late charging Ricciardo & Gutierrez. Perez made the decision, not the team.

    Sorry for the fb link, but this is really a great pic to strengthen my view :D

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    I could not care to watch these two races, a close, highspeed circuit with high kerbs, it is bound to be a crash-fest. The other thing that turned me off of, is Michelisz’s draught. I really cant believe that he has the same car as Tarquini and Monteiro. The first problem was, that the factory team started testing in late february, while the Zengő car was ‘finished’ before 4 days of the Monza weekend, thus without effective testing. In italy, the car had break problems all weekend (no break pressure), and the engineers and mechanics of JAS couldnt really repair them, as they reappered from time-to time. On the second race in italy, Michelisz had to pit because both the windshield heating and the cockpit vent was broken, so he could not see throught the haze.

    Now in Marrakech, the break system was almost ok, apart from generating so mutch heat that the car started burning in FP2, in the qualy Norbi had a front right suspension failure, in race 1 Monteiros break calliper, flew throught the Zengő Honda’s hood, causing another retirement. In race two while Norbi did everything to get some points for Honda, under the safetycar the fuelrig generated a fault, so again he had to retire.

    The team tries to be as diplomatic with both the Italians and the Japanese, but as lead mechanic Menzel Krisztián said, most of the problems originated form the car not being ready in time.

    I do hope that the Slovakia-ring brings less retirement to the whole field.

    #228636
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    …Perez would have a haircut before the Australian GP. (Ok, before the Mclaren announcment, after that it was a sure thing)

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    @magnificent-geoffrey
    While I agree with you, you shoud remember that the Hulk was dropped because of the lack of sponsorship (or to get more money from Pastor and Bruno). I think nowdays if you cant bring money or marketing value to a team you cant race.

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    @funkmaster
    If you are not an F1 fanatic yet, I would advise you to learn as mutch as possible about the sport before going to the Hungarian GP. A lot of the fans say that usually the Hungarian GP is boring, but it is only boring, if the on track overtakes are your main concern. Budapest was always about the qualy and the strategy. It is not without a reason that pundits and drivers say it is “Monaco without the walls”.
    If you want to know what to expect:
    -all of the drivers who have won here were champions, or became champions, except four: Barichello, Webber, Kovalainen, Boutsen
    -the track has produced many unexpected winners over 27 years, most notably Damon Hill almost won here in the Arrows, but his car gave up on the final lap.
    -maiden wins: Kovalainen, Button, Alonso, Hill
    – this is one of the few GPs that Prost have never won
    If it rains, dont try to predict the results.
    You should also watch some archive footage if you can (notable ones: 1997, 2006, 2008, 2011).

    Apart from F1, you should try every food you can, I know we are a bit like the Indians with the sipce (its never too mutch), but you should try them, because you cant eat things like these anywhere else. Note that goulash is not the only food that we eat :D Try some of these

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    I would love to see a McLaren-Honda with Button. My favourite team, with my favourite car manufacturers engine, with my favourute driver. But seriously, Honda just started their new porject with touring cars, and Im not sure if they want to jump into two swimming pools at the same time. We can always hope, but to state it as a fact, and then writing it is not confirmed yet, is a bit bold.
    Heck, what has not been confirmed yet? The switch, the honda return, the McLaren-Honda link? None.

    So until they have something solid, I will cheer for the Zengo-Honda, with Michelisz at the wheel. (And of course after that too:))

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    @robocat Agreed

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    @catracho504

    he had some type of traction control as it was discussed here in the site which was said to have been steering wheel activated

    We dont know if only Button had it, we just saw that video. Im not trying to argue with your opinion, but for all we know Hamilton could have had it, or he could have had the option for it, as with the rear wing.

    @asanator

    “2, he had some type of traction control as it was discussed here in the site which was said to have been steering wheel activated…” – WHAAAAAAT!!!!???

    Here you go.
    Im afraid that the video & picture have been deleted.

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    @Freelittlebirds

    But you’re comparing the best performance of 1 driver against the other driver’s worst performance

    Just as you were with 2012.

    Just try to change the two drivers name in your sentences, would you feel the same way if it was Button who was superb, and Hamilton who could have “helped”? Be honest, I dont think so.

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    @freelittlebirds

    In 2012 instead of asking McLaren to support Lewis by offering his support, he stole the team’s focus into ensuring that he himself doesn’t get lapped as opposed to Hamilton lapping everyone else…

    Well, I don’t know how did you came to that conclusion, but for the sake of the argument lets pretend that all of that is true. I still have some questions about your opinion.

    1) If the updates are working for driver A, but make driver B’s performances miserable, what is the preferable strategy? Make the car even more suited to driver A, so it would make driver B’s performances even worse, or make the car more suited to driver B, which would not affect driver A, but raise B’s performances?

    2) Why are you so sour about JB not helping Lewis? Tell me, how could JB have helped him in 2012? The only way he could have helped him if he was ahead and then let Lewis through, but usually it was Hamilton who was ahead. Are you saying that those 2-3 points which he took from Lewis could have won him the WDC, or what?

    Last year Hamilton was the better driver, with a lot of bad luck, Button just got screwed with the tyres as Hamilton in 2011. In 2011 Button was better because of the tyres, and he avoided Massa. In 2010 I would say they were equal, someone says that he was out of the game before Hamilton, which is true, but those people forget that Button was taken out in Monaco by a mechanic, and in Belgium by Vettel.

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