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  • #246581
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    By the looks of it, my list keeps changing year by year. I guess memory plays a role in the outcome, but I tried using to old list to help me acknowledge drivers past form. Oddly, this is my first list with Massa.

    1. Fernando Alonso
    2. Sebastian Vettel
    3. Michael Schumacher
    4. Lewis Hamilton
    5. Kimi Raikkonen
    6. Robert Kubica
    7. Mika Hakkinen
    8. Felipe Massa
    9. Jenson Button
    10. Nico Rosberg

    #246813
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    That is a fantastic pairing! Both drivers have a fair pedigree, although not top tier drivers just yet, they are amongst the most promising drivers. I will be watching closely to see how Hulkenburg really stands. Force India is the perfect team for these guys at the moment, a team that provides solid point scoring opportunities with relatively good consistency. It’s now down to Sauber to match FI’ pairing as they tend to trade punches throughout the season. (Haha, I’m truly thrilled despite this not being official yet!)

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    One-lap Qualifying: Who’s speed over one lap should the driver have? Sebastian Vettel
    Racing Speed: Who’s speed over 55 laps should the driver have? Kimi Raikkonen
    Overtaking Skill: Who’s overtaking ability should the driver have? Lewis Hamilton
    Defending Skill: Who’s defending ability should the driver have? Nico Hulkenburg
    Tyre Saving Ability: Who’s tyre conserving ability should the driver have? Sergio Perez
    Wet-weather driving: Who’s rain driving ability should the driver have? Fernando Alonso
    Changing conditions: Who’s driving ability in changing conditions should the driver have? Jenson Button
    Character: Like who should the driver act in front of the media? Mark Webber

    You made this very hard with that catch :P

    #232012
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    Finally! I always wanted Hermann Tilke to “improve” Monaco. ;)

    #228097
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    That’s quite a challenging question. I usually want Alonso to win races as he is my favorite racer at the moment, but sometimes I might go after an underdog. Here is a small list:

    1. Alonso
    2. Sutil
    3. Hulkenburg
    4. Massa
    5. Webber/Rosberg/Hamilton

    It’s hard to tell, it all depends on the situation.

    #224979
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    0:08 best helmet cam ever…

    #218706
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    Great thanks for the write up. Every once in a while I check out his site to take a look at his brilliant art, so I’m pretty thrilled to have read this.

    #216722
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    1. Alonso – Was very consistent this whole season, hardly ever straying away from a podium. You can trust him to do well from tracks like Monaco and Singapore to Korea and Abu Dhabi.
    2. Vettel – Had to work very hard to get his championship, but still seemed like he had the faster car, however with less reliability. Didn’t have the same consistency and dependability as Fernando.
    3. Raikkonen – Struck me how he never seemed to catch my attention. He delivered brilliant results with whatever he was given, but with little fuss.
    4. Hamilton – His pace was as stunning as in 2008, but was far more mature. Unfortunately let down by his team on numerous occasions.
    5. Hulkenburg – For me he was the surprise of the season. He may have had some patchy races, but seemed to find a great rhythm and defeat his well rated teammate.
    6. Webber – Had a respectable start to the season with some great drives. Unfortunately, as the car started to suit Vettel it was apparent that he couldn’t adapt to the changes.
    7. Button – Hamilton got the better of him this season. Was just as likely to get a victory as he was to finish outside the podium.
    8. Perez – Largely just another driver for most of the season, yet a couple spectacular races separate him from the ordinary.
    9. Rosberg – Really a mixed bag with this kid. Finally got the long overdue victory and added some solid shows, but too many lackluster performances to put him higher.
    10. Maldonaldo – A very potent qualifier, and almost as fast a racer. Unfortunately he was a bit hot headed which may have cost him a few results, but definitely has potential.
    11. Di Resta – Revealed that he still deserves a spot in F1, and is a youngster you can count on but a young Nico does the same but better.
    12. Schumacher – Was able to show that he still had it in him every once in a while. Too many collisions that he could have avoided leaves him outside the top 10.
    13. Kobayashi – Very much like Rosberg. Had some spectacular drives, good drives, and a few bad drives. After a couple seasons in the sport, I was hoping to see more from him. His qualifying is what keeps him this far behind from Rosberg.
    14. Massa – Sucked for most of the season, but finally seemed to find some kind of form. Can he keep it up?
    15. Petrov – Joined a team where Heikki was the undisputed favourite and showed him how its done. May have struggled with quali in the initial stages but made up for it in the races, did eventually find some good qualifying form. He’s starting to make a case for pay drivers. Why have just a talented driver, when you can get a talented driver with funding?
    16. Grosjean – With a great start to the season I was starting to wonder if he’d give Kimi a run for his money. In the end rookie mistakes prevailed resulting his poor ranking.
    17. Senna – Probably worse than some of the drivers behind him, but he had the car so that helps him a little.
    18. Glock – I don’t think he did anything wrong. Given the input he gives to the team, you have to respect that he helped Marussia challenge Caterham without KERS.
    19. Pic – His strong showing versus Glock earned him a drive for next year. Better than what can be said about his predecessors.
    20. Vergne – Beat his slightly more experienced rival, but didn’t look too impressive.
    21. Kovalainen – Had known the team as long as anyone, yet that didn’t help him defeat Petrov. Should be concerned that drivers with money also have the talent to justify their presence in F1.
    22. Ricciardo – Lost to his rookie rival.
    23. De La Rosa – We’ll never know how good he was in that car.
    24. Karthikeyan – Struggled to beat his teammate.

    #217702
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    I don’t think the Ferrari was a dog of a car at all. Maybe it wasn’t the best car, but it gave Fernando a chance to fight for the title. He wasn’t going to win the championship in outright pace, but given the reliability it had it was quite the vehicle.

    Now a Caterham is a dog of a car, but to be honest this season was pretty good in terms of car performance. Sauber, Williams, and Force India each had something good about them.

    #216322
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    1) Alonso
    2) Schumacher
    3) Vettel
    4) Hamilton
    5) Hakkinen
    6) Raikkonen
    7) JP Montoya
    8) Kubica
    9) Button
    10) Webber

    @Journeyer
    Great observations, I will admit that what you have mentioned is playing a role on my decisions.

    #209125
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    I think the reason Gutierrez did not replace Perez is because he had exams back in Mexico and was not present at the time.

    #201479
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    Only 1 point for a Williams driver is pretty poor. I can’t help but to think what Williams would be able to achieve with a consistent yet fast driver. It would be quite a treat to see a certain Alonso putting the Williams where it belongs…the front.

    #201463
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    1. Alonso
    2. Button
    3. Vettel
    4. Hamilton
    5. Raikkonen
    6. Rosberg
    7. Kovalainen
    8. Webber
    9. Glock
    10. Schumacher

    First Season: 2005
    Age: 19
    Nationality: US

    #199620
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    @matt90 Yes thats correct. Such a beautiful peace of machinery…

    #199618
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    Ok, hopefully it’s the not too easy or challenging…

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/79158517@N02/6990534304/in/photostream

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