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If u were to swap and change the current crop of drivers to put them in different cars to create a equal grid, how would u do this?
ie: Mclaren- Liuzzi/Kathrekayen
Red Bull- Maldonado/D’ambrosio
Hispana- No driver could equal this to a Mclaren! :)
You get the point!
I see what you’re trying to do, but in reality I imagine swapping the drivers around would do very little to change form. The difference between good and bad cars is seconds- the difference between good and bad drivers, I imagine, is only a few tenths.
But it is an interesting thought. I suppose the closest we got to finding the answer was the 2009 season, when lots of the best drivers were in the midefield or lower. Remember Silverstone, with Hamilton, Alonso and Kubica fighting over about 14th! That was for the most part a tepid race, yet I have fond memories of it for that one battle!
Anyway, I’m going off topic. I suspect if you put Maldonado and Ambrosia in a Red Bull they’d be winning races by the mid season, and if you put Hamilton and Vettel in a Lotus they’d struggle to score points
It would never be possible to negate the difference between a Red Bull and an HRT, but just for fun.. here goes –
1) Red Bull – Karthikeyan & Maldonado
2) Mclaren – D’Ambrosio & Liuzzi
3) Ferrari – Barrichello & Trulli
4) Renault – Alguersuari & Schumacher
5) Mercedes – Glock & Buemi
6) Sauber – Petrov & Perez
7) Force India – Kobayashi & Kovalainen
8) Toro Rosso – Di Resta & Sutil
9) Williams – Webber & Massa
10) Lotus – Rosberg & Button
11) Virgin – Kubica & Vettel
12) HRT – Alonso & Hamilton
@Todford, I think Barrichello is faster than you credit him. He did beat The Stig you know!
I agree with Ned. Afterall, these are world class drivers. Even a ‘bad’ driver, say, Luca Bodoer is a phenomenal talent if up against a layman. So the difference between a Red Bull and an HRT may be 6/7 seconds. However, the difference between Vettel and Karthikeyan may be only a second. Swapping around the grid and there might be a difference, but it probably wouldn’t be too obvious.
This would be the 2011 entry list if after 2010 the drivers re-arranged in the teams that are listed in the order of the 2010 Championship but the teams’ strength is the one I think is the one of 2011 (Red Bull, McLaren, Ferrari, Mercedes, Renault, Sauber, Force India, Toro Rosso, Williams, Lotus, Virgin, HRT).
1. Sebastian Vettel
2. Robert Kubica
3. Narain Karthikeyan
4. Pastor Maldonado
5. Jerome D’Ambrosio
6. Jaime Alguersuari
7. Sebastien Buemi
8. Timo Glock
9. Vitantonio Liuzzi
10. Heikki Kovalainen
11. Kamui Kobayashi
12. Jarno Trulli
14. Mark Webber
15. Jenson Button
16. Vitaly Petrov
17. Adrian Sutil
18. Rubens Barrichello
19. Michael Schumacher
20. Sergio Perez
21. Paul Di Resta
22. Felipe Massa
23. Nico Rosberg
24. Fernando Alonso
25. Lewis Hamilton
I’m using the 2010 grid, with drivers in 2010 form:
Red Bull: Bruno Senna – Lucas Di Grassi
Mclaren: Tonio Liuzzi – De La Rosa
Ferrari: Karun Chandhok – Vitaly Petrov
Mercedes: Jarno Trulli – Buemi
Renault: Alguesauri – Glock
Williams: Hulkenburg – Kovelainen
Force India: Sutil – Kobayashi
Sauber: Barrichello – Schumacher
Torro Rosso: Massa – Webber
Lotus: Rosberg – Button
Virgin: Vettel – Kubica
Hispania: Alonso – Hamilton
That’s about as close as it can be, I think Petrov would be champion :D
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