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On this day in 2007, Markus Winkelhock led at the European GP in his only ever F1 race.

On this day in 2007, Markus Winkelhock led at the European GP in his only ever F1 race.

No one can break the Winkelrock.

100% at least a lap led for every entry

Started first from the grid and last from the grid in all races he entered. Sorta anyway.

Master of strategy.

Spotted Kimi Raikonnen arriving at the Hockenheimring

Spotted Kimi Raikonnen arriving at the Hockenheimring

Will you stay there to spot all the other drivers arriving at the track as well? Now I'm curious what they all drive!

And also to see who stays within the white lines and who uses that extra piece or red painted area to cut the corner.

The exact embodiment of taking a Sunday drive; elbow on the top of the door panel

Now that is a raceist comment!

I accidentally came out there walking on the road yesterday morning and crossed that road so Christian Horner had to brake for me, I think he thinks I’m an idiot. Lewis Hamilton his personal trainer also said good morning to me so I had a good start let’s say

Tyre sets remaining for the German GP

Tyre sets remaining for the German GP

It appears that the optimal strategy is ignoring Pirelli's optimal strategy.

Hamilton gonna go balls to the wall and pit four times for Ultrasofts

Wait what? Renault used all of their US? They had like the most US of all teams.

I think everyone who has no Ultras left was on the track when Q2 was red-flagged.

Good morning Hockenheim! Weather report: Currently cloudy with the sun peeking out. There's talk about a 50% chance of rain by race time!

Good morning Hockenheim! Weather report: Currently cloudy with the sun peeking out. There's talk about a 50% chance of rain by race time!

50% rain chance

So, no rain then.

i could use some help!

No argument there.

I have been dancing like a freakin lunatic on my balcony to make this rain race happen, i could use some help!

There's already a lot of people here actually. You gotta be here in time since traffic gets a lot worse in a couple of hours

Toto Wolff: Mercedes losing five tenths to Ferrari on the straights

Toto Wolff: Mercedes losing five tenths to Ferrari on the straights

What the fuck has Ferrari done

Horner: join the club.

Ah, so they have the best chassis.

After the 4 years of outright Merc dominance...I never thought I would see this before 2021

Statement from Ferrari regarding Sergio Marchionne

Statement from Ferrari regarding Sergio Marchionne

Good God, that sounds like a eulogy.

And here is a statement from new chairman John Elkann on Sergio Marchionne

Apparently his health isn't good, hope he gets better.

Sounds like he stroked out on the operating table. It must be quite a serious neurological event - even cancer wouldn't justify this kind of shotgun response. He's been a workaholic chainsmoker for most of his life, so such an event wouldn't be entirely unexpected.

2018 German Grand Prix | Vettel's Pole Lap on Home Soil

2018 German Grand Prix | Vettel's Pole Lap on Home Soil

Actually this is the fastest

He he was bit easy on those last 2 corners, I feel like the car had more to give, but no need to take any risks.

I don't have the times for it, but it looked like the helicopter was doing it faster.

Wasn’t the final sector a yellow one IIRC?

Alonso got asked his opinion about 2021 tyres: "I don't know, I won't be here".

Alonso got asked his opinion about 2021 tyres: "I don't know, I won't be here".

Same can be said about Alonso if he retires after this year.

He'll be 39/40 then

We should ask him about the 2019 regulations

That is the most Kimi answer ever.

Lewis Engineer used the word "STOP" 20 times to Lewis while guiding him to stop the car.

Lewis Engineer used the word "STOP" 20 times to Lewis while guiding him to stop the car.

Lewis: "Gears won't change"

"Zero throttle, zero throttle" "So stop stop, stop stop" "Stop stop, stop stop"

Lewis: "Guys, I need to make it back"

"Negative"

Lewis: "It's trundling"

"No. Stop stop, stop stop"

"Loss of hydraulic" " *Stop stop, stop stop"

Lewis: "..."

"Lewis need to stop stop, stop stop" "PU risk, this is a PU risk"

Lewis: "It won't go into neutral"

"So just switch it off, just switch it off electrically"

"Just brake to a halt, brake to a halt, brake to a halt"

"You should anti-stall and then switch it off"

Credit - u/will_rose

I can understand why he didn't pull over immediately. Weekend's gone if you're out in Quali for him, he thought they might be able to fix the problem if he made it back to the pits.

E: According to Mercedes, His engine and gearbox should be OK.

Weekend is not over... He finished 2nd after being last after first lap in GB. He can easily be in top 10 after first lap tommorow. There is no reason to risk his car like that.

This is what I hate about Lewis. It's all good and "best crowd", "best team" but as soon as things go sideways, he's the first one to throw his engineer and/or team under the bus. Like when in Austria he shouted back at Bonno how the strategy was a failure and how the team was responsible for the places he had lost. Or how at Silverstone he kept insisting the car was damaged or had something wrong just because he wasn't making up places as he would've wanted. Then the "clearly a Ferrari strategy" referring to Raikkonen making a mistake and colliding with him. He clearly had such an "easy" life at Mercedes that now everything will put pressure on him. And he's clearly not able to manage the pressure anymore. Him "praying" on his car after today's hydraulic problem is a clear sign.

Bit of an exaggeration, in practice it's more like 3 times... The engineers always repeat words on the radio so they're heard properly. "Box box, box box" doesn't count as being told to pit 4 times.

UPDATE: @LewisHamilton had a hydraulic failure at Turn 1 as he ran the normal kerb through that corner

UPDATE: @LewisHamilton had a hydraulic failure at Turn 1 as he ran the normal kerb through that c...

UPDATE: @LewisHamilton had a hydraulic failure at Turn 1 as he ran the normal kerb through that corner. Then, with failed power steering, as a result of the hydraulic failure, his car jumped over the run-off.

The car’s ‘jumping’ moments seen on TV were a consequence of the hydraulic failure, rather than the cause of it. 2/2

E: That out of context post has more upvotes than this. Amazing.

I never would have thought Merc would be the one with reliability issues. Their car last year was a tank in terms of reliability. Maybe they sacrificed some reliability for performance this year.

Mercedes really need to work on their reliability

Who would beleive I will read that sentence, at the end of last year?

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