In the round-up: Lewis Hamilton expects the new restrictions on starting procedures will lead to more unpredictable starts from the next round of the championship.
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"'The formation start was good, the second one wasn’t,' he said, adding that he expected similar from Spa onwards. 'I imagine there’s going to be a lot of that.'"
"Maybe people expect something very different from F1. At the end of the day, they don’t really care about the chassis, or about outright pace. They want battles on track, because they want it to be interesting; it’s a real drivers’ championship."
"If you took a team over you'd be entitled (to a historic team payment), except that they are a manufacturer so we are looking after them a bit differently."
"There were no limitations, no restrictions and it was very good. It was a good deployment program, very good, and also very good harvesting. So the energy use was at full power, which is very good."
"I'm a bit disappointed with the way that we planned the pit-stops. One time we had to undercut the Williams, when I was stuck behind him, and we didn't do it, (but) the cars behind me, both Fernando and Max, did."
"It is a difficult job to be an engine supplier, in particular to a team that has been so competitive and that is so high maintenance as Red Bull."
"It's been far away from a disaster like last year even with all the issues, problems and mistakes."
"The factory shutdown has come at a good time to give everyone time with their families, and a little time to reflect and to remember the good times because it was a very, very difficult weekend."
"I was rattled, distracted and emotional. If I was like this, I wondered, what must it be like to be a Grand Prix driver in these circumstances?"
— Romain Grosjean (@RGrosjean) July 28, 2015
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Comment of the day
Did observing a minute’s silence for Jules Bianchi before the start of Sunday’s race affect some of the drivers?
So many drivers were involved in incidents or mishaps in the Hungary race. Both Mercedes drivers, both Red Bull drivers, both Williams drivers, Verstappen, both Lotus drivers, and Perez were all involved in accidents, mishaps, or made mistakes in some way or another. I can’t help but wonder if it had something to do with the pre-race Bianchi tribute.
Usually, drivers are doing all they can on the grid to focus for the upcoming race, trying to keep away any kind of distraction. I think the reminder of Bianchi really affected most, if not all of the drivers during the race.
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On this day in F1
Ayrton Senna reasserted himself in the 1990 championship battle by winning the German Grand Prix 25 years ago today. He had to pass Alessandro Nannini after the Benetton driver elected not to make a pit stop. Fourth place for Alain Prost behind Gerhard Berger put Senna back in the lead of the points standings.