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Ideal F1 Grid

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  • #129264
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    Ratboy
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    Chatting away on twitter about F1 teams and as its an agonising amount of time to the next GP got me wondering what is everyone ideal grid?

    If you can bring any teams back to from a 26 car field, 2 cars per team who would you choose?

    Mine would be

    1. Ferrari – Gilles and Alain Prost

    2. Williams – Nigel Mansell and Didier Peroni

    3. Mclaren – Ayrton Senna and Keke Rosberg

    4. Lotus (the real one, not these 2 fakes this season) Grahem Hill and Jim Clark

    5. Minardi – Pierluigi Martini and Sebastian Vettel

    6. Brabham – Nelson Piquet and Elio de Angelis

    7. Tyrrell – Jackie Stewart and Francais Cevert

    8. Arrows – Riccardo Patrese and Mika Hakkinen

    9. March – Niki Lauda and Ronnie Peterson

    10. Vanwall – Stirling Moss and Mike Hawthorn

    11. Maserati – Juan Manuel Fangio and Fernando Alonso

    12. Alfa Romeo – Andrea De Cesaris and Jean Alesi

    13. Hesketh – James Hunt and Juan Pablo Montoya

    #167287
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    S.J.M
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    1) Ferrari

    2) Mclaren

    3) Team Lotus

    4) Williams

    5) BRM

    6) Minardi

    7) Brabham

    8) Tyrrell

    9) Alfa Romeo

    10) Mercedes

    11) Maserati

    12) Renault

    13) Cooper

    #167288
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    Icthyes
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    I’d probably have the same as Ratboy except take out March and stick in Stewart.

    #167289
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    Ned Flanders
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    I suggest we open the thread up to ideal F1 grids of drivers as well as teams, otherwise we’re all going to run out quite quickly.

    Anyway, to do things a bit differently, I’ve came up with a rejects grid. Not neccessarily the worst teams ever, just teams I feel would belong in this championship…

    1) Penske

    2) Hispania

    3) Jaguar

    4) Andrea Moda

    5) Life

    6) British American Racing

    7) Super Aguri

    8) Minardi

    9) Spyker

    10) Arrows

    11) Simtek

    12) Leyton House

    13) Prost

    I think British American Racing and Jaguar would assume the position of top dogs, with Prost and Arrows challenging for podiums and occasional wins. Then there’d be an almighty midfield battle between the others

    #167290
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    Ratboy
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    Thats a good idea Ned, add your prefered drivers too, they can be for any team even if they never drove for them originaly

    #167291
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    Juan Pablo Heidfeld
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    Ned, could I through in Hispania? Maybe as backmarkers :P

    #167292
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    Ned Flanders
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    Hispania are already in there Paco!

    #167293
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    robbiepblake
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    Can it be any drivers in any team, or does each team have to have drivers who are / were in those teams?

    Ferrari – M. Schumacher and Mansell

    Williams – Prost and D. Hill

    McLaren – A. Senna and Hamilton

    Lotus – Clark and G. Hill

    Mercedes – Hakkinen and N. Rosberg

    Tyrrell – Stewart and Scheckter

    Brawn – Button and Barrichello

    Red Bull – Vettel and Coulthard

    Renault – Alonso and Arnoux

    Benetton – Herbert and Brundle

    Brabham – Piquet and Lauda

    Honda – J. Villeneuve and Raikkonen

    Maserati – Fangio and K. Rosberg

    Jokey one:

    USF1 – Sebastian Loeb and Danica Patrick

    #167294
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    Haha, the rejects grid would be hilarious.

    Half the teams can’t afford to make it to the grid, some get arrested, the remainder end up in the escape road in a cloud of smoke, steam and fire.

    #167295
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    1) Penske

    2) Hispania

    3) Jaguar

    4) Andrea Moda

    5) Life

    6) British American Racing

    7) Super Aguri

    8) Minardi

    9) Spyker

    10) Arrows

    11) Simtek

    12) Leyton House

    13) Prost

    Who would the drivers be? I’m guessing Luca Badoer, Taki Inoue, Narain Karthikeyan, Yuji Ide…

    #167296
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    Juan Pablo Heidfeld
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    Yes so they are Ned, sorry about that!

    #167297
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    Movement
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    Love this idea for a thread…

    can we also put them in any of the cars which we want?

    #167298
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    Icthyes
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    Prost weren’t really so much of a reject team. Prost was promised lots of support by the French government for a French team in F1 but it never came through. They never had the finances and sadly disappeared off the grid. If anything Lola deserve to be there instead!

    #167299
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    Ned Flanders
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    I know, like I said it was just teams I felt like putting in there. If I was going for the 13 worst teams ever the list would look very different!

    That said, if you discount their impressive debut season, Prost were surely one of the most mediocre teams of their era. They had a beautiful livery, and some great drivers, but they just seemed like a perpetually crap team. I wonder how they’d be doing today had they survived?…

    #167300
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    sbl on tour
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    bout ye ned, how could you put in penske and leyton house, they were beezer

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