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F1 racing, Turkish GP: Calling champion Hamilton’s name (Part 2)

Returning to the racers’ situation, up to now, there are only 4 riders who have ever competed on the Istanbul Park racetrack, namely Vettel, Hamilton, Raikkonen, and Perez.

Except for the Brazilian driver Massa who played under the Ferrari shirt and won 3 times in Istanbul, out of the remaining 4 riders, there were 3 people who had won here, including Raikkonen, Hamilton and Vettel. This comeback, each winner in the past has a very different mentality.

Vettel was the last winner in Istanbul. This return time, along with the last races in Ferrari shirt, maybe the German driver of the 4-time world champions can make his own mark to respond to the expectations of fans in a season where Ferrari lost a lot and was in a mess with its SF1000’s weaknesses.

Pirelli gives the team a combo tire C1-C2-C3 in Turkish GP. Turkey will return to F1 races after a 7-year hiatus. Will Hamilton be crowned champion, or will teammate Bottas make the race last? Will Vettel and Ferrari get back the feeling of stepping on the podium. Will Verstappen return after the failure at Imola?

There is too much anticipation for spectators in Istanbul Park. The track has been coated with a new plastic layer will also be a challenge for racing teams, and after all, the competition between the racers in the middle of the rankings is still an attraction not to be missed.

Hamilton will extend the record, or the opportunity will be for other racers on a new but old track. All will get the answer in the official weekend on the Imola race track in Italy with the name Emilia Romagna 2020.

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F1 racing, Turkish GP: Calling champion Hamilton’s name (Part 1)

The 14th race of the 2020 season officially took place at the Istanbul Park racetrack in Turkey.

The Turkish GP race returned after 9 years had to be interrupted after the 2011 season due to financial problems. Vettel was the last winner here in the Red Bull shirt. This return, with fading performance in the present time, a modest position in the top 5 riders is also considered an overwhelming thing for Vettel and Ferrari’s SF1000.

Mercedes has won the team championship for the seventh consecutive time since the 2014 season after the Imola Italia race ended two weeks with a 1-2 win by the duo Hamilton and Bottas. Back in Istanbul, Hamilton’s personal championship for the 2020 season and his seventh time will most likely be decided.

Hamilton’s Bottas teammate at Mercedes is currently ranked 2nd on the rankings. If he fails to get 26 points in the Istanbul race (finish first and win the Fastest lap) then Hamilton will become the champion of this season, a hindering task too difficult for Bottas.

The Imola race was the third time a race was held in Italy and the third time Red Bull’s Verstappen failed to get good results. He has failed to finish the races in Italy this season.

Back in Istanbul, where Red Bull won the 2011 season, they are working on the best results. With the specs in the past, plus those who are still attached to Red Bull like Horner and Newey, the F1 gurus, a positive result for Red Bull and Verstappen is something.

Ricciardo with his impressive form that has consistently been at the top in recent races, the latest being third place in Imola, widened the gap on the rankings with 5th place driver Leclerc to 10 points, Ricciardo is currently ranked 4th on the ranking behind the duo of Mercedes and Verstappen. A positive position on the podium is expected to win, it is impossible not to mention Ricciardo.

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F1 racing, Eifel GP (Germany): Lewis Hamilton, the record conqueror (Part 4)

Hamilton firmly took the lead, not only that, this 52-driver round also set a new track record with 1 minute 28,335 seconds. And the 53rd round again broke the next record with 1 minute 28,257 seconds.

In the 54-55 rounds, Vettel overcame Raikkonen and Magnussen to rank 11, the chance for Ferrari’s rider to end in the group of points, when the opponent ahead is only Giovinazzi and the distance is only is 1.5 seconds. But the German driver still cannot score at the end of the race in 11th place.

At the end of 60 laps without too much volatility, defending champion Hamilton excelled at the Nurburgring to win the German GP 2020 championship. Verstappen finished second with a new record of the track – 1 minute 28,139 seconds. before Ricciardo.

The next riders in the top 10 include: Perez / Racing Point, Sainz / McLaren, Gasly / Alpha Tauri, Leclerc / Ferrari, Hulkenberg / Racing Point, Grosjean / Haas and Giovinazzi of Alfa Romeo.

With this result, 14 years after Michael Schumacher’s final victory in Shanghai, Hamilton has matched the legend of F1 with his 91st career win. Winning brings 230 points on the individual standings, leading the way to the championship season. Bottas (161 points), although empty-handed, still maintains 2nd place, leading Verstappen (144 points – 1 more point due to possession of fastest-lap).

Ricciardo with 78 points, surpassed both Norris (65) and Albon (64) to get to 4th place. The next positions are compared by the riders, Norris, Albon and Leclerc respectively with 63 points. after this race.

Mercedes still holds the first place with 381 points. Red Bull confirmed its position with 211 points, Racing Point (120 points) advanced to 3rd place after both their riders scored this stage.

McLaren (116 points) ranked 4th, and Renault finished in the top 5 with 114 points. There will be a competition for this top position in the next exciting races.

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F1 racing, Eifel GP (Germany): Lewis Hamilton, the record conqueror (Part 3)

After half of the race, Hamilton is still firmly in the first place, and is wide to win, when he is leading Verstappen in the back more than 5 seconds. And the gap with the 3rd class racer Ricciardo is extremely large, reaching nearly 1 minute (57 seconds).

Round 34, taking advantage of the newer tires, Perez competed and overtook each other with Leclerc for 4th place, but it was not until the next round that the Mexican driver could rise ahead.

Although Hamilton complained to his team of engineers that the tires were deteriorating, by the 37th round he extended the gap with the opponent to 8 seconds. It was also the second Leclerc pit-stop time to replace the newer Medium tires, back to the 10th grade track, just above Gasly.

Immediately after that were the performances over the opponents of Leclerc and Gasly to overcome Vettel and Raikkonen to rank 7-8. Vettel driver then lost his place to Hulkenberg, leading to the second pit stop for the German driver, and returned to the 14th class.

In the 44th round, Norris gave up and stopped the car at turn 14, leading to a VSC signal appear, followed by a safety car (SC) round 45. Top riders took advantage of the second pit stop. me. Both Hamilton and Verstappen returned to the track with the highest speed tires, Soft. Although he just stopped changing the tire, Perez still took advantage of SC to get a second pit-stop, and returned to the track to maintain his 4th place.

In the 48th round, the cars were captured, from 6th place like Leclerc to be allowed to pass SC to stick to the top. Predict SC to leave the track in the next lap.

In the 50th round, SC left the track and the race was on again, with the top ranks being Hamilton, Verstappen, Ricciardo, Sainz, Leclerc, Grosjean, Gasly, Hulkenberg and Giovinazzi. Shortly thereafter, Hulkenberg overcame Grosjean with hard tires to rank eighth. Round 51, Leclerc let rival Gasly over and lost 6th place, not only that, this racer was also under pressure. from Hulkenberg in the back.

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Hamilton was almost eliminated at the Russian Grand Prix

Before winning the pole, British F1 driver Lewis Hamilton was almost eliminated from the 2nd qualifying round (Q2) after the accident of Sebastian Vettel.

“One of the worst qualifying rounds in my career. Everything is so horrible, my heart wants to jump out,” Hamilton said after the Sochi race on September 26.

A serious accident with Vettel’s SF1000 at the end of Q2 caused the red flag to be raised, and the race stopped. Right now, Hamilton is still halfway through the second run, although there are only 2 minutes and 15 seconds remaining.

Before that, the first run result in Q2 of the British driver was canceled due to a violation. The glitch came to Hamilton when he turned wide and crossed the curb in the final corner at the first run, causing the result to be canceled.

The Mercedes driver wanted to continue with the second run, but was called back to the pit by the instructors. Hamilton had to return to the pit to change tires, supply and return to the track. But when he was almost done on the second run, the race was advanced.

When the race returned, Hamilton’s W11 was eighth in the pit lane exit queue. On the way to the starting line, the British driver had to try hard to pass many cars above, sometimes the W11 was thrown off the side. Towards the last corner when only a few seconds to race, Hamilton had to slow down because he could not pass the car of Esteban Ocon (Renault). Over the radio, racing engineer Peter Bonnington shouted urging Hamilton: “Hurry! Must go now.”

Finally, Mercedes driver promptly reached the starting line to start the test when the time was only a few seconds. If they fail or do not perform well in the only run, the British driver will be eliminated from Q2 with 15th place. 1 minute 32.835 seconds is enough to help Hamilton reach the top 10 with fourth place. Overcoming difficult and dramatic challenges in Q2, until Q3, Hamilton regained his inherent form. He scored 1 minute 31,391 seconds when he was near the end of the first run, 0.793 seconds faster, compared to Valtteri Bottas – his teammate reached 1 minute 32,184 seconds.

However, the switch to soft tires in the last run of Q2 makes the British driver to start with this tire, instead of the average tire of rival Max Verstappen and teammate Valtteri Bottas. The average tire is rated as the optimal tire and has better performance at the official race. Therefore, Hamilton is expected to have difficulty in Sochi in the official race this afternoon on Sunday, September 27.

Bottas improved on the second run to 1 minute 31,956 seconds, but Hamilton did the same by raising the result to 1 minute 31,304 seconds. The qualifying race is almost exclusively British racing territory. In the back, in contrast to the disappointing performance in the test races, Verstappen surprised him when he surpassed Bottas to take second place. The Dutch driver’s performance was better than teammate Alex Albon by 1,141 seconds.