I prefer the Nurburgring, it really is a proper track. Alternating wasn’t too bad though.
Two that have already been mentioned – Kvyat on Massa, which was right on the edge. And Verstappen’s ballsy/insane move on Alonso into Blanchimont.
2013 British GP – Rosberg took the win after Vettel had a gearbox failure. Vettel had inherited that lead too as Hamilton had had one of the many punctures in that race.
@mazdachris We’re talking about the current 20 drivers though. Had the rally crash not happened then I suppose someone would be mentioning the Montreal crash as Kubica would probably still have been a good F1 driver.
I would compare STR3 with F2012’s early form – midfield with great wet-weather performance driven by a top-class driver.
Well said! @michal2009b
Nothing to add as I think OP’s grid seems good.
Just wanted to say how it still feels surreal to read something like this:
the late Jules Bianchi
Not the worst ever but the STR3 deserves a mention. It was a pretty good car, possibly Toro Rosso’s most competitive one, but that it won a grand prix is pretty impressive.
Heikki Kovalainen in 2008 was pretty unlucky. Yes, he did luck into a win at the Hungaroring, and ultimately Hamilton was the better driver, but Heikki had some very bad luck – mechanical failures, safetey car (Melbourne), I think he had to start Monaco from the back after a problem on the grid, he had a big crash in Barcelona through no fault of his own and so on.
I followed his season closely as I was a big fan, so it was quite frustrating to see things go wrong so often.
I think it’s often down to which driver performs better. If you look at Ferrari in 2007 and 2008, Raikkonen and Massa each helped the other’s title bid once. Many midfield teams deploy team orders simply because they try different strategies in a race.
This is the worst (that I can think of) for Ricciardo. Formula Renault 3.5, Silverstone 2010.
@npf1 While dramatic, surely the Nurburgring crash wasn’t as bad as Silverstone last year, or Monza 2007?
The most emotional I’ve ever been watching an F1 race was this Sunday. The minute of silence in Bianchi’s memory before the start was heart-breaking…
Also, it was really poignant when the drivers picked up their helmets to get ready for the start, and one helmet remained on the ground.
2013 Canadian GP – the first time Vettel, Alonso and Hamilton shared the podium. Would happen later in the year again, in Spa.
2008 Hungarian GP – Kovalainen winning from Glock and Raikkonen.
2014 Australian GP – Rosberg joined by local hero Ricciardo (even if he would later be disqualified) on his first race for Red Bull, and Magnussen who impressed on his debut.
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