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    I have a bunch I’m sure I could come up with, but my ultimate ‘would not, could not believe’ will always be this after Fuji 2007

    After all that happened at McLaren in 2007 and after Alonso’s struggle to reach Hamilton in the championship after the NA leg in June, and after eating point by point into the deficit, for Hamilton to lead wire-to-wire from pole in an absolutely drenching wet race and gain ten more points than Alonso, for Kimi to be 17 points back with two races remaining, not only was I convinced Hamilton was just a WDC elect but he would convincingly beat Alonso not only by opinion but in the championship as well.

    Well Hamilton did the last thing, but they were level. Point being, those seventeen points.

    Those last three races of 2007, even if not nearly as fun as the bungled 2008 WDC that came down to a closer wire, are an absolute master class in pressure and intensity in sport.

    No one could have ever taken the next two rounds right after Fuji. It was improbable in a huge number of ways.

    #183447
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    This goes back to my post in your previous IndyCar article.

    I think 1996 is the most ideal year, but the CART calendar throughout the 1990s was pretty class. If they could just take away downforce, they could return to faster ovals, but for the most part they should be avoided. As they usually are anyway.

    #175010
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    Japan 2010.

    I went to visit my girlfriend and we tried to watch a feed of qualifying but it was cancelled of course.

    Didn’t see anything else that weekend.

    #174806
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    Bernie had nothing to do with the FIA’s handling of spygate, nor crashgate.

    #174446
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    Accident for sure, though that’s a horrible way to end any career. But I would take it so fools on the internet won’t blather on about how I finished P6 when I clearly finished in no such position legally.

    Would you rather see Honda or BMW back in the sport (as constructors, not merely suppliers)?

    #174658
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    Indianapolis 2005 – Ralf kicking the tar out of his TF105 in practice.

    Indianapolis 2002 – de la Rosa being tricked into falling into a creek behind a barrier he didn’t know was there, as the marshals simply told him to hop over it.

    #174655
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    Italy 2008 – that poor STR member that was immortalized in a ‘can’t unsee it’ moment by falling down in the team’s pit when a bunch of them ran across the pit lane to join the pit wall for the finish.

    #174645
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    Hungary 2008 was the single reason I went from not rating Massa at all to halfway sort of liking him.

    Of course, we’re all forgetting Hungary 2009…

    #174631
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    Vettel ran into the back of someone under the SC, Hamilton’s involvement aside, it wasn’t a very sympathetic moment to me.

    Webber having a podium barged away from him, while being food poisoned, and vomiting during the race, that’s sympathetic.

    #172568
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    Nelson Piquet’s third championship.

    #174629
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    Easily Luca Badoer, Europe 1999.

    And his Ferrari debut in 2009.

    #173234
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    I don’t see where Germany 2010 was a situation that FA was responsible for. That decision was made on the pit wall.

    His name was cleared in Singapore 2008 just the same, your mileage may vary.

    He made a lot of trouble for himself throughout the whole of 2007 (well, Indianapolis onward anyway, Monaco wasn’t his fault in the least).

    There’s something about Alonso that can wring the last ounce out of a car that isn’t the best and up until last year (though Red Bull had a better car all season) TENDED (2007, of course, where McLaren had the best car over Ferrari) but more often than not still, is much like Prost in knowing how many points on the table are possible.

    #174552
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    No system is without its inherent biases, even the official FIA points table of course, but I prefer what f1-facts.com employs.

    A driver is compared to his teammate each round,

    +1 point for outqualifying teammate

    -1 point for being outqualifyed

    +2 points for finishing ahead of teammate

    -2 points for finishing behind teammate

    +1 point for better fast lap than teammate

    -1 point for worse fast lap than teammate.

    #146880
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    This is the handle I use for virtually everything.

    It’s very non-imaginative and while I would hope for no fanboy suspicions, it’s just a blunt name.

    My name is Paul and I used to use it in this site’s earlier times, when it actually didn’t matter to comment/enter with a simple first name.

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