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    This is the worst (that I can think of) for Ricciardo. Formula Renault 3.5, Silverstone 2010.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIftZ1IwThc

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    @paulgilb Ooops! Of course, my mistake. Thanks.

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    @npf1 While dramatic, surely the Nurburgring crash wasn’t as bad as Silverstone last year, or Monza 2007?

    #302631
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    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.

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    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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    And this one from a GP2 Asia race in Abu Dhabi in 2010 – the first race that I watched Bianchi in. A GP2 Asia race in Abu Dhabi, where he impressed with a recovery drive. On that weekend he was very quick, good at passing and at times over-agressive – which I feel all remained with him all the way through to Suzuka.

    I especially enjoyed his unintentional pass he made on someone while defending his position.

    (The video is not very well edited)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUvU_wvjwHU

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    A chaotic Formula Renault 3.5 race at Silverstone in 2012. It was very wet, and Bianchi drove to victory while many others failed to stay on the track.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wVt5SCrdgk

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    @fastiesty Good point – hopefully it’s a lesson learnt!

    Looking at the replays, Latifi really might have done better to avoid Merhi – I guess it took him by surprise. Doesn’t make it anything less than Merhi’s fault, though.

    Here’s Merhi’s explanation. Does anyone believe him?

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    Dillmann, who was right behind Latifi before the crash and had to take evasive action, believes Merhi tried to lay down rubber on his second race grid spot (2nd place).

    The crash happened right in front of me as I was watching the final lap of the race from the grandstand. Unfortunately I can’t provide any interesting insight as I wasn’t paying attention to Merhi until I heard the crash (I was watching those who were still going across the line – didn’t quite expect a crash after the chequered flag). Latifi didn’t look particularly angry with Merhi, though – quite a contrast to Celis, who seemed absolutely furious after the first lap crash (caused by van Buuren I believe), which I also saw first-hand :)

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    I’m considering (not too seriously) going to the test that takes places on the days after the race. Is there somewhere I can get information on tickets and when exactly the test is?

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    @andae23 The Grosjean quote cracked me up! :)

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    My guess would be Roberto Merhi.

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    @kingshark I didn’t say Hulkenberg was better or as good as Alonso or Hamilton. I’m saying he’s done enough to deserve an opportunity at a big team.

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    @kingshark For Brazil 2012 I’d say it was him that was capable of the podium, more so than the car. He did blew it in Bahrain, but otherwise, he hasn’t really had many podium opportunities…

    He is worthy of a top drive because he’s time and time again put a midfield car into a 4th, 5th or 6th place finish when it didn’t deserve to be there. Plus his two immense drives in Interlagos proved how good he is.

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    Daniel Ricciardo – Dominant Mercedes slipped up three times in 2014, and Ricciardo was always the one there to capitalise. He was quick from the off, qualifying on the front row in his first race for the team. Throughout the year, he was perfect in wheel-to-wheel with creative overtakes, most notably on his teammate in Monza. For me, the driver of the season.

    Lewis Hamilton – What made the difference in the title battle was Hamilton’s racing – he held Rosberg off when he was being caught, and he usually managed to get ahead when he was the one catching. Losing the Mercedes qualifying battle was less impressive.

    Valtteri Bottas – Had shown speed and maturity in his rookie season, so Williams’ season has surprised me more than Bottas’ performances. After a slower start to the season, he was often the best non-Mercedes driver and deservedly picked up six podiums, being slightly better than Massa on pace, but much better on consistency. Did make some mistakes, the Melbourne one the most costly.

    Nico Rosberg – After winning the qualifying battle with Hamilton, he must be considered as one of the sport’s quickest. His damage limitation in Montreal was incredible, but ultimately his inability to outrace his teammate cost him the title.

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