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Main Page appearance: 2008 Hungarian Grand Prix[edit]

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The course of the Hungaroring

The 2008 Hungarian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on August 3, 2008, at the Hungaroring (course shown) in Mogyoród, near Budapest, Hungary. It was the 11th race of the 2008 Formula One season. Contested over 70 laps, the race was won by Heikki Kovalainen for the McLaren team, from a second position start. Timo Glock finished second in a Toyota car, with Kimi Räikkönen third in a Ferrari. It was Kovalainen's first Formula One victory, which made him the sport's 100th driver to win a World Championship race, and it was Glock's first podium finish. The majority of the race consisted of a duel between Lewis Hamilton and Felipe Massa, who drove for McLaren and Ferrari, respectively. The two championship rivals began a battle for the lead that was resolved when Hamilton sustained a punctured tyre just over halfway through the race, giving Massa a lead of more than 20 seconds over Kovalainen. The Ferrari's engine, however, failed with three laps remaining, allowing the McLaren driver to win. Räikkönen set the race's fastest lap in the other Ferrari, but was hampered by a poor qualifying performance and was stuck behind Fernando Alonso (Renault) and Glock in turn for almost all of the race. (Full article...)

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Precious[edit]

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Thank you for quality articles on Grand Prix racing, such as 2008 Hungarian Grand Prix, for maintaining lists of drivers and updating their articles, for "endlessly" uploading pictures and helping others, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:10, 6 August 2013 (UTC)

A year ago, you were the 566th recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:58, 6 August 2014 (UTC)

Three years ago, you were recipient no. 566 of Precious, a prize of QAI! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:06, 6 August 2016 (UTC)

Four years now! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 05:01, 6 August 2017 (UTC)

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Happy First Edit Day[edit]

Nuvola apps cookie.svg Happy First Edit Day, Midgrid, from the Wikipedia Birthday Committee! Have a great day! Anastasia (talk) 19:39, 11 August 2014 (UTC)

Autocourse 1999[edit]

Looking through the WP:MOTOR library I see that you have a copy of the Autocourse annual for 1999. I know it mostly covers F1, but I was curious if it had any coverage of Le Mans 1999, and specifically the Mercedes-Benz CLR incidents. Anything that could help corroborate or add to what I'm working on could be useful. The359 (Talk) 00:37, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

Thank you much, anything would be most helpful. I'm mostly interested because although I have a lot of sources several of them contradict each other, either from simply assuming things or misinformation, so anything from a higher quality source that could help paint a clearer picture would be fruitful. The359 (Talk) 09:26, 8 October 2014 (UTC)
There's definitely some good additions there. Regarding the things that contradict what I have already, I do have other sources which somewhat back what the book says about Webber's CLR impacting the ground on its right side, although the fact that it was at a right angle to the track is new. Regarding the use of a new chassis for Webber, I also have some sources which state that Mercedes planned to repair the car, but I also have an interview with Norbert Haug which states that they have three seriously damaged monocoque and one remaining car (Lagorche's), implying that two monocoques were used in Webber's car. Finally, I have an interview with Dumbreck which states he was unconscious after his wreck, so I think his words would trump in this situation.
The only question I have is if it mentions which CLR suffered the pulled the suspension link in pre-qualifying?
Otherwise, thank you again, there are some things I definitely needed that you've added. The359 (Talk) 20:17, 11 October 2014 (UTC)

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Autocourse 2010 & Official Formula 1 Season Review 2010 books[edit]

Hi. I am currently working on getting the 2010 Korean Grand Prix to FA. I understand from the WP:MOTORSPORT library that you have a wide variety of motorsport books covering individual seasons of Formula One and I was wondering if you had the Autocourse Annual for 2010 and from the Official Formula 1 Season Review book from the same year. I would specifically like to know where there is any further information that I am missing that would help corroborate or extend the article that I am working on. Z105space (talk) 14:02, 9 June 2015 (UTC)

I understand. Please let me know when you have access to the books. Z105space (talk) 09:33, 10 June 2015 (UTC)

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Larrousse LH94[edit]

Hello,
In answer to your question, Noda is less significant as his entire F1 career consisted of 3 retirements for Larrousse. This does not make him notable in any respect. Not for Larrousse, not for the LH94 nor in F1. Alliot & Dalmas both had lengthy F1 careers and drove regularly for the team. (Alliot over 100 GPs, 60+ for Larrousse) (Dalmas approx 50, about half of them for Larrousse) This makes them notable in F1 and for Larrousse but not, perhaps, for the LH94. But it still makes them notable drivers who drove this car, however briefly. Your edit also restored Deletraz as a notable driver which no-one would agree with, as well as restoring the drivers’ Nos. to the infobox which some pages seem to have but the great majority (correctly I believe) do not. Would also mention that the page & infobox were created/edited by the IP editor who has had 3 blocks for disruptive editing over the past couple of months. Eagleash (talk) 00:00, 26 November 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for your considered reponse. IIRC (although I may be wrong on this, it's been a while and I don't edit much any more) the fact that the field is entitled "notable" is because the F1 car infobox was merged into the more general racing car infobox, which could include cars like Ford GT40, Dallara GP2/11 etc. which have had too many drivers to list in a single infobox to be practical. By contrast, even the longest-serving of F1 cars will not have more than a handful of drivers (excepting perhaps private entries, which does not apply in this case). I would therefore argue that all drivers of a car in the works team are sufficiently notable to remain in the infobox, as attempts to decide who is and who is not notable enough will invariably be subjective (as our difference of opinion proves) unless consistent criteria are set. Perhaps this is an issue to take to WP:F1? I have re-removed the car numbers. I don't understand what you mean by IP editor, as the article doesn't seem to have been edited by any anonymous users - please could you elaborate? Thanks,—Midgrid(talk) 00:12, 26 November 2015 (UTC)
No problem. Are you Midgrid from F1 Rejects BTW? Anyways, yes it is always subjective and there was a (fairly) recent discussion on the project page about it I think, but I don't recall the outcome. (I admit I didn't keep up with it). I believe Lotterer and Stevens were recently removed from the Caterham F1 page arguing lack of notability. And one editor used the summary (precised) "It's notable drivers, not all drivers". But yes raise it at WT:F1 by all means. Re. IP editor I was under the impression that this was another of his plethora of car articles thrown at Wiki recently but I see now that it's of longer standing than that. Eagleash (talk) 00:39, 26 November 2015 (UTC)
Yes, that's me! Thanks for the information; I will go through the WT:F1 archive when I have some free time and see if I can find anything relevant. In the meantime, please feel free to revert my reversion. :P —Midgrid(talk) 16:10, 27 November 2015 (UTC)

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Hope you can help update Will Power[edit]

I'm a Will Power fan in Indycar, but I have noticed that there isn't any info about his 2016 season when Will Power won 4 races while coming 2nd in the championship!!! Also it says he has 41 poles and 28 wins thats close but not right!!! Can you update him please☺☺☺☺ By the way he has a pole this year too which isn't a bad start to the year even though coming 19th with mechanical issues is !!!!


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