Debate: Describe each driver in one word

F1 drivers, Melbourne, 2007 | Ferrari MediaI came across this little game on The Times F1 blog a few months ago and I thought it would be a great way of looking back on the season.

The rules are simple: you have to describe every F1 driver using just one word for each.

Mine are below – now you have a go…

Fernando Alonso – Baffling
Lewis Hamilton – Outrageous
Giancarlo Fisichella – Anonymous
Heikki Kovalainen – Improving
Felipe Massa – Guileless
Kimi Raikkonen – Vindicated
Jenson Button – Dogged
Rubens Barrichello – Indifferent
Nick Heidfeld – Consistent
Robert Kubica – Fortunate
Ralf Schumacher – Joyless
Jarno Trulli – Unconvincing
David Coulthard – Dependable
Mark Webber – Cursed
Nico Rosberg – Blossoming
Alexander Wurz – Intelligent
Kazuki Nakajima – Erratic
Vitantonio Liuzzi – Unfavoured
Scott Speed – Unremarkable
Sebastian Vettel – Promising
Adrian Sutil – Potential
Christijan Albers – Rejected
Markus Winkelhock – Inexperienced
Sakon Yamamoto – Placeholder
Takuma Sato – Inconsistent
Anthony Davidson – Luckless

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  1. Captain Caveman said on 19th November 2007, 12:11

    Fernando Alonso – Scapegoat
    Lewis Hamilton – Slimey
    Giancarlo Fisichella – Who
    Heikki Kovalainen – Improving
    Felipe Massa – Loyal
    Kimi Raikkonen – Deserved
    Jenson Button – alsoran
    Rubens Barrichello – Senior
    Nick Heidfeld – Safe
    Robert Kubica – Uncut
    Ralf Schumacher – Goodbye
    Jarno Trulli – Indiffrenet
    David Coulthard – Dependable
    Mark Webber – Excuses
    Nico Rosberg – Future
    Alexander Wurz – Tester
    Kazuki Nakajima – Erratic
    Vitantonio Liuzzi – Unlucky
    Scott Speed – Waste
    Sebastian Vettel – Promising
    Adrian Sutil – Potential
    Christijan Albers – Mistake
    Markus Winkelhock – Gone
    Sakon Yamamoto – Dangerous
    Takuma Sato – Last
    Anthony Davidson – Unappreciated

  2. Fernando Alonso – Childish
    Lewis Hamilton – Impatient
    Giancarlo Fisichella – Inconsistent
    Heikki Kovalainen – Promising
    Felipe Massa – Disappointing
    Kimi Raikkonen – Champion
    Jenson Button – Committed (perhaps!)
    Rubens Barrichello – Old
    Nick Heidfeld – Quick
    Robert Kubica – Brave
    Ralf Schumacher – Retired
    Jarno Trulli – Inconsistent
    David Coulthard – Racer
    Mark Webber – Qualifier
    Nico Rosberg – Pretty-boy
    Alexander Wurz – Tester
    Kazuki Nakajima – Wild
    Vitantonio Liuzzi – Fashionable
    Scott Speed – American
    Sebastian Vettel – Courageous
    Adrian Sutil – Promising
    Christijan Albers – Reject
    Markus Winkelhock – One-hit-wonder
    Sakon Yamamoto – Who?
    Takuma Sato – Lucky
    Anthony Davidson – Unloved

  3. Michael K said on 19th November 2007, 13:01

    Fernando Alonso – Spanish
    Lewis Hamilton – Party
    Giancarlo Fisichella – Bye
    Heikki Kovalainen – Future
    Felipe Massa – Two
    Kimi Raikkonen – Calm
    Jenson Button – Joke
    Rubens Barrichello – Thanks
    Nick Heidfeld – Possibly
    Robert Kubica – Underrated
    Ralf Schumacher – Nascar?
    Jarno Trulli – Qualifier2
    David Coulthard – Old-School
    Mark Webber – Qualifier1
    Nico Rosberg – Consistent?
    Alexander Wurz – Commentator
    Kazuki Nakajima – Katayama?
    Vitantonio Liuzzi – Ferrari-bound?
    Scott Speed – Slow
    Sebastian Vettel – Young
    Adrian Sutil – Fast
    Christijan Albers – Loser
    Markus Winkelhock – Saloon
    Sakon Yamamoto – Who?
    Takuma Sato – Lucky
    Anthony Davidson – Unloved

  4. This would’ve been easier had it been 2 words :|

    Fernando Alonso – Unhappy
    Lewis Hamilton – Insolent
    Giancarlo Fisichella – Ciao
    Heikki Kovalainen – Prospective
    Felipe Massa – Safe
    Kimi Raikkonen – Frivolous
    Jenson Button – Perseverence
    Rubens Barrichello – Lacklustre
    Nick Heidfeld – Quiet
    Robert Kubica – Brave
    Ralf Schumacher – Sayonara
    Jarno Trulli – Samey
    David Coulthard – Experienced
    Mark Webber – Confident
    Nico Rosberg – Succeeding
    Alexander Wurz – Tall
    Kazuki Nakajima – Whoops
    Vitantonio Liuzzi – Shame
    Scott Speed – Washout
    Sebastian Vettel – Promising
    Adrian Sutil – Underdog
    Christijan Albers – Uninspiring
    Markus Winkelhock – Oneracewonder
    Sakon Yamamoto – Money
    Takuma Sato – 8ball
    Anthony Davidson – Hapless

  5. Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 19th November 2007, 13:32

    I think you’re right actually – OK, let’s make it a word or a phrase…

  6. Journeyer said on 19th November 2007, 13:33

    Fernando Alonso – Childish
    Lewis Hamilton – Childlike

    Giancarlo Fisichella – Descending
    Heikki Kovalainen – Ascending

    Felipe Massa – Driver
    Kimi Raikkonen – Racer

    Jenson Button – Sunrise
    Rubens Barrichello – Sunset

    Nick Heidfeld – Quick
    Robert Kubica – Quick-ish

    Ralf Schumacher – Missing
    Jarno Trulli – Fading

    David Coulthard – Reliable
    Mark Webber – Unreliable

    Nico Rosberg – Consistent
    Alexander Wurz – Technical
    Kazuki Nakajima – Questionable

    Vitantonio Liuzzi – Inconsistent
    Scott Speed – Vocal
    Sebastian Vettel – Teenybopper

    Adrian Sutil – Raw
    Christijan Albers – Waste
    Markus Winkelhock – Lucky
    Sakon Yamamoto – Blank

    Takuma Sato – Gutsy
    Anthony Davidson – Guttered

  7. Fernando Alonso – Praiseworthy
    Lewis Hamilton – Spiteful
    Giancarlo Fisichella – Baffling
    Heikki Kovalainen – Improving
    Felipe Massa – Dependable
    Kimi Raikkonen – Fun-loving
    Jenson Button – Vanished
    Rubens Barrichello – Over-the-hill
    Nick Heidfeld – Unspectacular
    Robert Kubica – Over-rated
    Ralf Schumacher – Unloved
    Jarno Trulli – Oversensitive
    David Coulthard – Comfortable
    Mark Webber – Quick
    Nico Rosberg – Immense
    Alexander Wurz – Technical
    Kazuki Nakajima – Questionable
    Vitantonio Liuzzi – Unfavoured
    Scott Speed – Useless
    Sebastian Vettel – Undeveloped
    Adrian Sutil – Not-quite-there-yet (yeah, I cheated :()
    Christijan Albers – Volatile
    Markus Winkelhock – Prodigal
    Sakon Yamamoto – Inoue-esque
    Takuma Sato – Wayward
    Anthony Davidson – Slow

  8. Gah, can’t believe someone put Kazuki as questionable before me – I hadn’t refreshed, so couldn’t see it :(

  9. And Wurz as well :D /o\

  10. Great game!

    Fernando Alonso – Winner
    Lewis Hamilton – Impatient
    Giancarlo Fisichella – Ageing
    Heikki Kovalainen – Promising
    Felipe Massa – Nepotism
    Kimi Raikkonen – Playboy
    Jenson Button – Plucky
    Rubens Barrichello – Slowing
    Nick Heidfeld – Quick
    Robert Kubica – Fortunate
    Ralf Schumacher – Rubbish
    Jarno Trulli – Train
    David Coulthard – Trusty
    Mark Webber – Unlucky
    Nico Rosberg – Potential
    Alexander Wurz – Rusty
    Kazuki Nakajima – Fore!
    Vitantonio Liuzzi – Overlooked
    Scott Speed – Misnomer
    Sebastian Vettel – Fast
    Adrian Sutil – Unknown
    Christijan Albers – Nice
    Markus Winkelhock – Leader
    Sakon Yamamoto – Loadsamoney?
    Takuma Sato – Inconsistent
    Anthony Davidson – Luckless

  11. Alonso – child
    Hamilton – young
    Kimi – business
    Massa – apprentice
    Webber – done

  12. Daniel said on 19th November 2007, 14:49

    Fernado Alonso – Quijote
    Lewis Hamilton – wonderboy

    Giancarlo Fisichella – gone
    Heikki Kovalainen – coming

    Felipe Massa – fast
    Kimi Raikkonen – deserving

    Jenson Button – trapped
    Rubens Barrichello – tired

    Nick Heidfeld – hard-working
    Robert Kubica – brightless

    Ralf Schumacher – rotten
    Jarno Trulli – forgotten

    David Coulthard – stable
    Mark Webber – unsuccessful

    Nico Rosberg – future
    Alex Wurz – past
    Kazuki Nakajima – sponsored

    Vitantonio Liuzzi – unlucky
    Scott Speed – who?
    Sebastian Vettel – maybe

    Adrian Sutil – fine
    Sakon Yamamoto – slow
    Christian Albers – vacant
    Markus Winkelhock – lucky

    Takuma Sato – Quick
    Antonhy Davidson – good

  13. Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 19th November 2007, 14:55

    Quijote? As in “Don Quixote”?

  14. Fernando Alonso – Wanted
    Lewis Hamilton – Nomadic
    Felipe Massa – Emotional

    Kimi Raikkonen – CHAMPION!

  15. Robert McKay said on 19th November 2007, 15:52

    Good game :-D

    Fernando Alonso – Machiavellian
    Lewis Hamilton – Impressive
    Giancarlo Fisichella – Disappointing
    Heikki Kovalainen – Arriving
    Felipe Massa – Temperemental
    Kimi Raikkonen – Patchy
    Jenson Button – Crying
    Rubens Barrichello – Ageing
    Nick Heidfeld – Quickening
    Robert Kubica – Crashmeister
    Ralf Schumacher – Rotten
    Jarno Trulli – Insipid
    David Coulthard – Grizzled
    Mark Webber – Luckless
    Nico Rosberg – Stellar
    Alexander Wurz – Canada
    Kazuki Nakajima – Brake!
    Vitantonio Liuzzi – Tolerant
    Scott Speed – Arrogant
    Sebastian Vettel – Potential
    Adrian Sutil – Improving
    Christijan Albers – Forgotten
    Markus Winkelhock – Debut-tastic (erm :-D)
    Sakon Yamamoto – Slow
    Takuma Sato – Stabilising
    Anthony Davidson – Qualifier

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