Debate: Describe each driver in one word

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

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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33 comments on “Debate: Describe each driver in one word”

  1. Captain Caveman
    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

    1. Deborah whiittingham
      15th November 2015, 21:31

      Ralf Schumacher – wonderful
      Good luck in the future

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

  6. 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. 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. Quijote? As in “Don Quixote”?

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

    Kimi Raikkonen – CHAMPION!

  15. 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

  16. Fernando Alonso – Whiner
    Lewis Hamilton – Nearly

    Giancarlo Fisichella – Bye
    Heikki Kovalainen – Hello

    Felipe Massa – TC
    Kimi Raikkonen – Quick

    Jenson Button – Pushover
    Rubens Barrichello – Experienced

    Nick Heidfeld – Quiet
    Robert Kubica – CRASH!!!

    Ralf Schumacher – Terrible
    Jarno Trulli – Qualifying

    David Coulthard – Funny
    Mark Webber – Unlucky

    Nico Rosberg – Rising
    Alexander Wurz – Tall
    Kazuki Nakajima – Kamakaze

    Vitantonio Liuzzi – Inconsistent
    Scott Speed – Gone
    Sebastian Vettel – Underrated

    Adrian Sutil – Underdog
    Christijan Albers – Pointless
    Markus Winkelhock – Gambler
    Sakon Yamamoto – Why??

    Takuma Sato – Mental
    Anthony Davidson – Badoer

  17. This game – Tedious

  18. sorry tried but too many no where men – especially when got to Liuzzi – but good excercise though

  19. Keith: yes, it’s the spanish name for “Don Quixote”. I didn’t remember that the portuguese one (Dom Quixote) is almost the same as the english (Don Quixote).

  20. Fernando Alonso – Confusing
    Lewis Hamilton – Fearless
    Giancarlo Fisichella – Weak
    Heikki Kovalainen – Improving
    Felipe Massa – Nearly Man
    Kimi Raikkonen – Champ
    Jenson Button – Drepressed
    Rubens Barrichello – OAP
    Nick Heidfeld – German
    Robert Kubica – Indifferent
    Ralf Schumacher – Money-Grabber
    Jarno Trulli – Qualifier
    David Coulthard – Journey-Man
    Mark Webber – Over-rated
    Nico Rosberg – Gutsy
    Alexander Wurz – nice
    Kazuki Nakajima – Oh no!
    Vitantonio Liuzzi – Show-man
    Scott Speed – exposed
    Sebastian Vettel – Potential
    Adrian Sutil – average
    Christijan Albers – Indycar
    Markus Winkelhock – Brief
    Sakon Yamamoto – lost
    Takuma Sato – Matured
    Anthony Davidson – Johnny-Herbert

  21. Fernando Alonso – Winner
    Lewis Hamilton – Rookie

    Giancarlo Fisichella – Invisable
    Heikki Kovalainen – Improving

    Felipe Massa – Learner
    Kimi Raikkonen – Champion!

    Jenson Button – Sexy
    Rubens Barrichello – Loyal

    Nick Heidfeld – Yety
    Robert Kubica – Lucky

    Ralf Schumacher – Bye!
    Jarno Trulli – Quali

    David Coulthard – Steady
    Mark Webber – Cursed

    Nico Rosberg – Potential
    Alexander Wurz – Monaco

    Kazuki Nakajima – RUN!
    Vitantonio Liuzzi – Unseen
    Scott Speed – American :)

    Sebastian Vettel – Young
    Adrian Sutil – Spyker
    Christijan Albers – Who?
    Markus Winkelhock – Debut
    Sakon Yamamoto – Slow

    Takuma Sato – Tidious
    Anthony Davidson – Small

  22. Fernando Alonso – whiner
    Lewis Hamilton – spoiled
    Giancarlo Fisichella – invisible
    Heikki Kovalainen – promising
    Felipe Massa – teamplayer
    Kimi Raikkonen – kimi
    Jenson Button – stuck
    Rubens Barrichello – past-it
    Nick Heidfeld – quick
    Robert Kubica – brave
    Ralf Schumacher – bored
    Jarno Trulli – winemaker
    David Coulthard – evergreen
    Mark Webber – onelapwonder
    Nico Rosberg – great
    Alexander Wurz – easy
    Kazuki Nakajima – hitman
    Vitantonio Liuzzi – trendy
    Scott Speed – arrogant
    Sebastian Vettel – rainmaster
    Adrian Sutil – maybe
    Christijan Albers – Forgotten
    Markus Winkelhock – opportunist
    Sakon Yamamoto – nobody
    Takuma Sato – exciting
    Anthony Davidson – out

  23. Fernando Alonso – Rattled
    Lewis Hamilton – Spoilt
    Giancarlo Fisichella – A Watched Pot….
    Heikki Kovalainen – McLaren
    Felipe Massa – Brazilian
    Kimi Raikkonen – Fastest
    Jenson Button – Ralf Schumacher
    Rubens Barrichello – Nice
    Nick Heidfeld – Surprising
    Robert Kubica – Rubik’s Cube
    Ralf Schumacher – Cashed Out
    Jarno Trulli – Mid-Race-Nap
    David Coulthard – Worthy
    Mark Webber – Parallel Parker
    Nico Rosberg – Hands Off!!!
    Alexander Wurz – Tyres
    Kazuki Nakajima – Toyota
    Vitantonio Liuzzi – Ibiza
    Scott Speed – Got Wings
    Sebastian Vettel – Too Young
    Adrian Sutil – Unproven
    Christijan Albers – GP-Updater
    Markus Winkelhock – Oops!
    Sakon Yamamoto – Gone
    Takuma Sato – Improved
    Anthony Davidson – Hmmm….

  24. Fernando Alonso – Spiteful
    Lewis Hamilton – Wonderful
    Felipe Massa – Doomed
    Kimi Raikkonen – Moronic
    Giancarlo Fisichella – Out
    Heikki Kovalainen – In
    Jenson Button – Bless
    Rubens Barrichello -Bye
    Nick Heidfeld – Hello
    Robert Kubica -Good
    Ralf Schumacher – Bad
    Jarno Trulli – Ugly
    David Coulthard – Old
    Mark Webber – Useless
    Nico Rosberg – Whizkid
    Alexander Wurz – Numpty
    Kazuki Nakajima – Muppet
    Vitantonio Liuzzi – Dangermouse
    Scott Speed – Gone
    Sebastian Vettel – Unlucky
    Adrian Sutil – Disappointing
    Christijan Albers – Disappointing
    Markus Winkelhock – Unkown
    Sakon Yamamoto – Japanese
    Takuma Sato – Tired
    Anthony Davidson -Dangermouse2

  25. Why the harsh verdict on Raikkonen?

  26. Most of the partipants have had something positive to say about Kimi though :)

  27. Fernando Alonso – pressured
    Lewis Hamilton – flawed
    Giancarlo Fisichella – retired
    Heikki Kovalainen – future
    Felipe Massa – incomplete
    Kimi Raikkonen – maturing
    Jenson Button – bearded
    Rubens Barrichello – Lole
    Nick Heidfeld – underrated
    Robert Kubica – pilot
    Ralf Schumacher – ungrateful
    Jarno Trulli – DTM
    David Coulthard – uncompetitive
    Mark Webber – c’mon
    Nico Rosberg – achiever
    Alexander Wurz – tragic
    Kazuki Nakajima – destiny
    Vitantonio Liuzzi – sandals
    Scott Speed – ironic
    Sebastian Vettel – wait
    Adrian Sutil – fast
    Christijan Albers – interloper
    Markus Winkelhock – raw
    Sakon Yamamoto – human
    Takuma Sato – unlikely
    Anthony Davidson – sigh

  28. Fernando Alonso – Under-appreciated
    Lewis Hamilton – Over-advantaged
    Giancarlo Fisichella – Ordinary
    Heikki Kovalainen – Quick
    Felipe Massa – Superquick
    Kimi Raikkonen – Fastest
    Jenson Button – Headstrong
    Rubens Barrichello – Underachiever
    Nick Heidfeld – Boring
    Robert Kubica – Interesting
    Ralf Schumacher – Useless
    Jarno Trulli – Dissapointment
    David Coulthard – Solid
    Mark Webber – Overrated
    Nico Rosberg – Unreliable
    Alexander Wurz – Workmanlike
    Kazuki Nakajima – Huh!
    Vitantonio Liuzzi – Trier
    Scott Speed – Junk
    Sebastian Vettel – Speedy

  29. c’mon, give Webber a break, hes so underrated

    get him a good car, a reliable car and he’ll show u the rest

  30. Fernando Alonso –
    Lewis Hamilton – future
    Giancarlo Fisichella – out
    Heikki Kovalainen – fast
    Felipe Massa – on/off
    Kimi Raikkonen – champ
    Jenson Button – unlucky
    Rubens Barrichello – old
    Nick Heidfeld – ordinary
    Robert Kubica – overrated
    Ralf Schumacher – junk
    Jarno Trulli – qualifier
    David Coulthard – experienced
    Mark Webber – cursed!
    Nico Rosberg – future
    Alexander Wurz – retired
    Kazuki Nakajima – future????
    Vitantonio Liuzzi – step 1
    Scott Speed – american
    Sebastian Vettel – future

  31. AmericanTifosi
    25th November 2007, 17:46

    Fernando Alonso – Shaken
    Lewis Hamilton – Lucky
    Giancarlo Fisichella – Give Up
    Heikki Kovalainen – Promising
    Felipe Massa – Emotional
    Kimi Raikkonen – Deserving
    Jenson Button – Unlucky
    Rubens Barrichello – Honda…
    Nick Heidfeld – Steady
    Robert Kubica – Improving
    Ralf Schumacher – Gone!
    Jarno Trulli – Anonymous
    David Coulthard – Old
    Mark Webber – Underprivleged
    Nico Rosberg – Hopeful
    Alexander Wurz – Experienced
    Kazuki Nakajima – Watch out!
    Vitantonio Liuzzi – Overrated
    Scott Speed – Good Riddance
    Sebastian Vettel – Great future
    Adrian Sutil – Maybe
    Christijan Albers – Hilarious
    Markus Winkelhock – One hit wonder
    Sakon Yamamoto – Why?
    Takuma Sato – Sporadic
    Anthony Davidson – Invisible

    How about the teams?
    Ferrari – Invincible
    McLaren – Incredible
    BMW Sauber – Improving
    Renault – Hurting
    Williams – Waiting
    Toyota – Pointless
    Honda – Failure
    Red Bull – Unreliable
    Torro Rosso – Maybe next year
    Super Aguri – Suprising
    Spyker – Poor

  32. Rajeev Moudgil
    6th December 2007, 19:20

    Fernando Alonso – Shaken
    Lewis Hamilton – Proudy
    Giancarlo Fisichella – Shaken
    Heikki Kovalainen – Promising
    Felipe Massa – Adorable
    Kimi Raikkonen – Ice Cool
    Jenson Button – Untirring
    Rubens Barrichello – Unlucky
    Nick Heidfeld – Ordinary
    Robert Kubica – Promising
    Ralf Schumacher – Half Schumaker
    Jarno Trulli – Trymore
    David Coulthard – Old Bull
    Mark Webber – Nomarks
    Nico Rosberg – Wide eyes
    Alexander Wurz – No Idea
    Kazuki Nakajima – Back to Pavilion
    Vitantonio Liuzzi – Overrated
    Scott Speed – No idea
    Sebastian Vettel – No Idea
    Adrian Sutil – Promising
    Christijan Albers – No Idea
    Markus Winkelhock – No Idea
    Sakon Yamamoto – No Idea
    Takuma Sato – No Idea
    Anthony Davidson – No Idea

    How about the teams?

    Ferrari – Invincible
    McLaren – In troubles
    BMW Sauber – Improving
    Renault – In deep troubles
    Williams – Waiting
    Toyota – Potential
    Honda – Ross Brawn Magic
    Red Bull – Unreliable
    Torro Rosso – NO Idea
    Force India – Suprising

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