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  • #200118
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    Someone mentioned Raikonnen’s “bad luck” in 2003 season. I say that he had this “bad luck” throughout his career, but is it really bad luck? When he was in Mclaren their engine went up in flames very often. That changed when Alonso and Hamilton came, but suddenly Ferrari started having engine problems with Raikonnen continuing to have his “bad luck”. All sorts of mechanical failures and Ferrari’s preformance issues began during Raikonnen’s time, and surprise suprise they all ended when Alonso enterd the team and Raikonnen was thrown out. I don’t wan’t to insult anyone but with this post I just want to say what I think of Raikonnen’s “BAD LUCK”.

    Schumacher deserved every single championship he won, with luck or without it. The beauty of F1 is it’s unpredictability.

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    Schumacher, Hamilton and Alonso are the most punished drivers today. Vettel, Webber and Button on the other hand don’t get punished for their “racing incidents”. I’m sick of hearing all this crap that people keep throwing at Hamilton. He is one of the few that keeps on driving regardless of the race situation. Senna was even worse than Hamilton and he is remembered as the greatest driver of all time – what is also a load of rubbish.

    When Button caused a “small” accident in Melbourne in 2010. he destroyed the race for Schumacher and made it a lot heavier for Alonso. Webber collided with Hamilton in Singapore and destroyed his hopes of winning the title. Vettel also had his moments with his teammate and others. All of these accidents that were clearly their fault but in the end the stewards said they were “racing incidents”!!!

    And regarding the last lap situation in Silverstone between Massa and Hamilton: If you can remember the British GP 2010., you should know what happened between Vettel and Sutil. Completely and remarkably the same situation as yesterday. And that incident was not even inquired.

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    Hamilton

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    @vickyy

    Red Bull: Never strike me as a team, looks like we have RB1 and RB2 on the grid (with obvious order ;)).Whenever one wins the other just repels u with awful expression, even if it is 1-2 at the end of race (remember Hungary-10, Brazil-10).

    Has anyone given any thought aboutRed Bull and Torro Rosso relationship? In this time and age of Formula 1 when free testing is strictly forbidden you have Torro Rosso as a testing team for Red Bull. It’s completely legaal but not fair to other teams. Torro Rosso also has Ferrari engine, a situation which can be also interpreted as espionage.

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    @vickyy

    Red Bull: Never strike me as a team, looks like we have RB1 and RB2 on the grid (with obvious order ;)).Whenever one wins the other just repels u with awful expression, even if it is 1-2 at the end of race (remember Hungary-10, Brazil-10).

    Has anyone given any thought aboutRed Bull and Torro Rosso relationship? In this time and age of Formula 1 when free testing is strictly forbidden you have Torro Rosso as a testing team for Red Bull. It’s completely legaal but not fair to other teams. Torro Rosso also has Ferrari engine, a situation which can be also interpreted as espionage.

    #164711
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    Clark is the fastest driver in the entire F1 history and I am not afraid to say that. I don’t know how much do you know about Clark and his career but if you look into it you will find out that I’m right. Don’t look at his statistics (although it’s also impressive), but his fantastically driven races that would make the other look like rookies. I’m not a crazy Clark fanatic, I have studied the sixties well and to me that’s the best episode of Formula1. I will give you one example of Clark’s “alien” driving.

    It’s Italian Grand Prix 1967:

    He started on pole. On the first lap he lost the first place but on lap 2 he’s back on the front. On lap 13 his tire punctures. He limped back to the pits. He joined the race a lap behind the leaders. Fighting his way hard through the fields, on lap 61 he’s back again in lead. He drives flawlessly but on the last lap he runs out of fuel and finishes the race on third place!

    That sunday Clark made all the others look like rookies but he finished the race in third position. It’ not the best number in statistics but statistics often don’t tell the full story. If someone still has some doubts, check out the British GP 1965 when Clark won the race with oil pressure problem. For me Clark is the greatest driver, and behind him are: Stewart, Schumacher, Fangio and Prost.

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    @ David A

    So what is that? He won six races and still barely won the title and if there hadn’t been fights between Alonso and Hamilton do you think he would win the title? And what about 2008? Massa was far more better than him. What about 2009.? Massa was better than him before the incident in Hungary. Every team that he left became more competitive and far more MOTIVATED since his department.

    I think that these discussions are pointless. If you wish to reply, go on. But I think there are better drivers to talk about and I will not spend a minute more on arguing about Raikkonen. – No offense mate.

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    @ David A

    Hamilton’s performance from 2007. to 2010. showed the F1 world that he is something special. The facts speak for themselves.

    I don’t know if you are a Raikkonen fan but that far too arrogant Finn did nothing when he had the chance too. Six years ago (2005.) he had convincingly the fastest car on the track but didn’t lift his finger do to something with it, That year was a disaster for Mclaren. In 2007. Raikkonen comes to Ferrari, (Mclaren mysteriously and suddenly became amore reliable car) performes brilliant in his first race but the rest of the season nothing special. Again he didn’t lift his finger about the championship but this time luck smiled on him – he became the World Champion thus quickly becoming the Schumacher’s heir.

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    @Nico WDC’11

    (You never saw much from Lewis or Kimi in the 09 season when they were given a crap car did you? Nico has had that for 4 seasons…)

    Raikkonen and Hamilton are not to be compared. Raikkonen doesn’t deserves to be in the same sentence as Hamilton. And that year Hamilton proved that even in a crap of a car a good driver can still achieve two wins, one second and two third places.

    (Nico has had that for 4 seasons…)

    There are reasons for that.

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    To DavidS:(Usually, a driver has to win a lot of races, come close to or win the championship before a lot of people consider them a “good driver.”)

    That’s completely untrue. Chris Amon never won a GP – superb driver talent, Stirling Moss never won a championship – one of the best british drivers, Francois Cevert won only once – Stewart’s supposed successor, Gilles Villeneuve never won a championship – one of the fastest drivers in F1 history and Mario Andretti won a championship only once – possibly the greatest and the most versatile driver in motorsport.

    And as a reply for your remark about Jenson Button I will say only this: The 2009. season consisted of 17 races not six. His last win that year was on june 7th, the season ended on november 1st – I rest my case.

    To BasCB: I share exactly the same opinion as you.In present Formula 1 having a good car is most crucial for results. For example look back to Italian GP in 2008. Vettel amazed the F1 fans that weekend but it was obvious that the car or it’s setup was superior to other. Don’t take me wrong, to me Vettel is a good driver (but a bit reckless). But the proof lies in Sebastian Bourdais, the legendary champcar driver whose results were most disappointing finished 4th in the qualifications.

    #163175
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    I understand that. I simply wanted to share my opinion and to explain why Rosberg isn’t a true driver in my eyes.

    #163173
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    In my post the word “hate” is nowhere to be found. I hate no one but I don’t like everyone. Rosberg has potential and talent for beign a GP winner but lacks the commitment. Personally I cannot imagine Rosberg driving in the 60-es or 70-es. For example if the qualifications in Suzuka last year were so dangerous would he be able to race on Nurburgring in 1968?

    Today everything is to dangerous despite the fact that today’s cars are the most secure and almost all the tracks have massive skidding zones. But that’s not only Rosberg, there are many more. Just recall the Australian GP two years ago.

    I think it’s necessary to say that I don’t wish to offend someone, it’s just my point of view.

    #163171
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    It’s not that I dislike his driving but I will never think of him as a true driver.

    His behavior doesn’t befits an F1 driver (fashion shows for example). I was very angry about his attitude on the Japanese GP last year. While Schumacher and all the serious drivers were sitting in their cars, he was sitting in a cafe drinking tea.

    All in all I respect him as a driver but not as person.

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