After a farce in qualifying, where the drivers were too preoccupied with getting a tow to set a second fast lap, the race was a much more interesting affair. Leclerc led from the lights and resisted pressure from both Hamilton and Bottas. This is Leclerc's second win in a row. In comparison, Vettel had a poor weekend and having spun in the race collided with Stroll when re-joining and received a penalty.
In the RealityF1 competition it was Panu that finished first in the 2019 RealityF1 Italian Grand Prix. The team to have was Leclerc, Norris, Red Bull Racing and Alfa Romeo.
In the 2019 RealityF1 Championship Rattler moves back to the top spot with ccsmse falling to second.
The site will re-open for team changes tomorrow (Monday). The 15th race of the season, the Singapore Grand Prix, is on 22nd September.
The Belgian Grand Prix was won by Charles Leclerc ahead of Hamilton and Bottas but the race was overshadowed by the death of Anthoine Hubert in the F2 race at the same venue on Saturday. The win was the first for Leclerc and the first this season for Ferrari. Leclerc dedicated the win to Hubert.
In the RealityF1 competition, the 2019 RealityF1 Belgian Grand Prix was won by Tom Sykes ahead of Parky's Racing and Richard H. The team to have was Bottas, Albon, Red Bull Racing and Toro Rosso.
In the 2019 RealityF1 Championship ccsmse takes the lead from Rattler.
The site will re-open for team changes tomorrow (Monday). The 14th race of the season, the Italian Grand Prix, is on 8th September.
As you may have seen in the news, Albon has been promoted from Toro Rosso to Red Bull and Gasly has moved in the other direction. As per the RF1 rules, Albon will now score for the Red Bull team and Gasly for Toro Rosso. There is no adjustment in driver prices.
Maintenance will be performed on the RealityF1 website between 21st August and 27th August. During this time some functionality will be disabled at various times. Apologies for the inconvenience but, as the F1 championship is on its summer break, I don't expect this downtime to affect your enjoyment of RealityF1.
Max Verstappen achieved the first pole position of his F1 career in Hungary. He made a good start and was in control for much of the race. However, Hamilton was able to keep up with Verstappen and challenged for the lead a few times. Late on in the race the Mercedes team pitted Hamilton and he rejoined the race on newer tyres but 20 seconds behind Verstappen with 20 laps to go. He broke the lap record several times as he chased Verstappen and caught him with three laps to go. By this time Verstappen's tyres were very worn and Hamilton was able to pass him easily and take the win.
In the RealityF1 competition, it was a three-way tie between Biosp, Front_Row and Speedy Steve at the 2019 RealityF1 Hungarian Grand Prix. The team to have was Verstappen, Sainz Jnr, Red Bull Racing and Alfa Romeo.
In the 2019 RealityF1 Championship Olbeth re-takes the lead from Rattler.
The site will re-open for team changes tomorrow (Monday). The 13th race of the season, the Belgian Grand Prix, is on 1st September.
After the race both Alfa Romeo's were given a time penalty for a clutch infringement. This dropped them out of the points and promoted Hamilton and Kubica into the points. Hamilton extends his championship lead over Bottas and Kubica scores Williams' first points of the season.
The RealityF1 scores have been adjusted.
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