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14th August 2014, 19:14 at 7:14 pm #270487
He doesn’t know how to defend either.
When one person is a common factor in so many incidents that indicates a lack of wheel-to-wheel racing
ability. He often shuts the door “after the horse’s head is already halfway through,” (David Hobbs) and proceeds
to blame his opponent. Just look at his incident in Hockenheim this year, he chopped across Magnussen. Or look at
2011 India with Hamilton. And his start in Suzuka 2010 wasn’t much better.
How many times have we seen him get minor damage on his wing or a puncture on the first lap? It seemed like it was
happening every race for most of 2011-13. The pathetic thing is he never takes responsibility for his actions.
Hamilton will say “My bad, man.” Alonso will say “I didn’t leava tha space.” But not Massa.
And in regards to Singapore 2013, even a blind squirrel finds a nut sometimes. It was a good overtake, but just about every driver makes a good overtake at some point (except maybe Maldonado).7th July 2014, 4:25 at 4:25 am #265953
Qualifying is certainly not pointless. As mentioned above, Silverstone is not too hard to overtake at in its modern form. At tracks such as Austria we saw just how hard it was to overtake.
If qualifying is useless then why has it been two seasons since we saw a winner start from outside of the top ten (Alonso – Valencia 2012)?
And there are still plenty of recent examples of good defensive drives.
Hulkenberg at Korea last year stands out to me. Then there is Michael at Monza 2012. Or Lewis in Bahrain on worn tyres this year.
Or Lewis in Spain. In Spain Lewis beat Rosberg because he began the race in front. If Rosberg had pole he would have probably won that race.3rd June 2014, 20:05 at 8:05 pm #262234
@maddogmolloy Are drivers allowed to just race in a handful of events?
Because I am interested in joining, but I would probably only be able to participate in two events.12th May 2014, 16:38 at 4:38 pm #260107
Maybe Lewis likes to start with less fuel on board. We don’t know, the graphic doesn’t take this into account.11th May 2014, 17:14 at 5:14 pm #259845
Rosberg on Hamilton – Lap 67 :)
In all seriousness, Fernando on Kimi in the closing stages of the race was the best IMO29th April 2014, 22:52 at 10:52 pm #258477
94- Damon Hill (Senna dies, and Schumi is DSQ from the Champ. for the incident in Adelaide)
95- Michael Schumacher
96- Damon Hill
97- Jacques Villenuve (As weak of a WDC as he is, he did deserve the 97 crown)
98- Mika Hakkinen
99- Eddie Irvine (really close with Hakkinen, all he needed was one additional point & Schumi to pull over in Japan)
00- Michael Schumacher
01- Michael Schumacher
02- Michael Schumacher
03- Michael Schumacher (The only reason the Mclaren was fast was because they threw caution to the wind)
04- Michael Schumacher
05- Fernando Alonso
06- Fernando Alonso
07- Lewis Hamilton (no gearbox problems in Brazil)
08- Lewis Hamilton (he & Massa’s luck balanced out)
09- Sebastian Vettel
10- Fernando Alonso (didn’t try to cover Mark in Abu Dhabi)
11- Sebastian Vettel
12- Sebastian Vettel (he really proved his worth in 2012)
13- Sebastian Vettel
14- Lewis Hamilton (so far)
I didn’t account for injuries/deaths. These things happen.
Senna probably would have won where the Williams team did, Schumi would have won 1999, and Robert Kubica might have picked up a title driving for Red Bull in ’12 or ’13.23rd April 2014, 0:10 at 12:10 am #257954
Anyone looking for an engine supplier next year?
I’ve heard of this brilliant motoring company based near Charlotte, NC, USA that is willing to produce V12s for next seasons championship. We go by the name of ‘Blocker Engineering’ and are willing to supply up to two teams with engines for next season.
Americans know how to build big engines (I’m not so sure about small ones though!), and we hope to continue that trend as a company that has no interest in protecting the environment or protecting the planet. We have even gone to the extreme of hiring Jeremy Clarkson as a consultant!
So, yes, if you want engines that “block” out the environment and make your team more competitive as a result Blocker Engineering is the answer.
Anyone interested?7th April 2014, 12:21 at 12:21 pm #255901
Hamilton on Rosberg at T5 on the lap before Hamilton pitted (19ish?)26th March 2014, 11:19 at 11:19 am #253940
Malaysian GP – Sepang
Australian GP – Mount Panorama
Abu Dhabi GP – Yas Marina
Canadian GP – Montreal
Indianapolis 500 – Indianapolis (oval)
Monaco GP – Monaco
French GP – Circuit de la Sarthe
British GP – Silverstone (current layout)
German GP – Hockenheimring (pre-2002)
Austrian GP – Red Bull Ring
Belgian GP – Spa-Franchorchamps
Italian GP – Monza
Japanese GP – Suzuka
United States GP – COTA
Mexican GP – Mexico City
Brazilian GP – Interlagos21st March 2014, 1:02 at 1:02 am #253349
I am actually in favour of this for the Indy 500.
I think the other two shouldn’t be worth as much as the Indy 500, but it is okay to make them
more valuable than the shorter rounds. I think a 3/2 point system for Fontana and Pocono would be
better.17th February 2014, 19:01 at 7:01 pm #248958
I actually think Magnussen will beat Button in terms of total points. Kevin has been highly impressive in last couple years in junior categories, along with a washed up Jenson Button, who had his last hoorah in 2011 if we are honest. Kevin is going to pull a Hamilton!13th January 2014, 17:50 at 5:50 pm #247402
@geemac You most certainly are. Helio Castroneves is the most #3 associated driver in open-wheel racing. Not only does he race #3, he has won 3 Indy 500s10th January 2014, 20:34 at 8:34 pm #247394
I think I have a hunch about why Ricciardo chose #3:
Dale Earnhardt Sr.18th August 2013, 23:30 at 11:30 pm #240386
I actually like Turn 1 @ Shanghai, in my opinion it is one of the better first corners on the calendar.
I think sector three at Valencia (might be on 2014 calendar) is the worst sector in F1.
For this season though, the worst bit of track is probably the second chicane at Monza, along with the final chicane at Barcelona (already mentioned).29th July 2013, 0:38 at 12:38 am #239518
Grosjean on Massa, despite it being ‘illegal’.