The hungering ring was the last race before the 2 week shut down of the season. This is a much needs break, not for the drivers but for all the support staff. The support staff has to travel with the team, many of them with out there families. This gives them a nice chance to catch up and relax. This season the teams really need to have them at their best performance, so much of the races come down to team performance.
Well one of the things that I loved when I started watching Formula1 was jalopnik.com formula1 in Crayola. This was a segment that they used to produce during the 2011 season, it was a wonderful review made with the funny automotive writing that makes jalopnik.com/ so much fun to read. It was one of the things that really made me want to start writing. So I guess I will try my hand at creating my own race review. Starting late into the season let us start with the German grand prix. As always my writing will be from information gathered from various sources mainly BBC and sky sports f1 coverage and of course like any news source now a days reedit/r/Formula1
2012 German Grand Prix – Sunday Hockenheimring, Hockenheim, Germany 22nd July 2012 World Copyright: Steve Etherington/LAT Photographic ref: Digital Image HC5C4400 copy
The GermanGP a great race, with many drivers bring of German nationality this is a important race. This year the race was held at the hockenheim circuit, the GermanGP alternates between Hockenheim and the Nurburgring each year. Hockenheim is a great track, technical and challenging. The track has been modified over the years to give the spectators a better show. The track used to dive off into the surrounding forests, but it was changed in the early 2000’s. The track was shortened and more corners were added. The few drivers who raced on the previous circuit rather liked the old layout more then the current. Mark webber said
“The old Hockenheim was a really cracking circuit; it was a flat-out blast through the forest and every time I brake for Turn 2 on the new track I wish we continued in a straight line, on the route of the old circuit”
which was noted by sky sports. It would be nice to see the old track being used once in a while, but it has been torn up. The weather for the weekend wasn’t great rain rain rain but finally the sky’s cleared for a great Saturday.
Like any other race season keeping the updates flowing is vital for success of the team. This season more then another who’s just how important updates are. This season the teams are working really had to get around the many changes in the regulations which took place after the blow exhaust diffusers dominated the 2011 season. Working the body to reduce drag, getting air to flow into the diffusers and getting the most out of the DRS zones are the goals that all the teams are trying to achieve.
This post will be about one of the drivers who has blow away everyone with his unexpected performance so far this season. Can you guess who? Here’s a hint he was taken out early in Monaco, and suffered a big loss due to an alternator failure in Valencia.