My advice is: don’t do it in a public place unless you are absolutely, completely, 100% sure that she will say yes. Otherwise you could end up feeling like this guy.
Not much has changed since last year:
1. Michael Schumacher
2. Sebastian Vettel (+1)
3. Fernando Alonso (-1)
4. Kimi Räikkönen
5. Lewis Hamilton
6. Jenson Button
7. Mika Häkkinen
8. Felipe Massa
9. Juan-Pablo Montoya
10. Mark Webber (new entry)
David Coulthard is the driver to make way for Webber.
Any chance you could link to the old threads, @journeyer, so we can see how we voted before? It would be embarrassing if I had ranked Michael Schumacher top last time but accidentally went with Takuma Sato this year. It could happen!
Vettel, Alonso, Hamilton, Räikkönen, Button, Webber, Hülkenberg, Pérez, Rosberg, Massa, Maldonado, Grosjean, di Resta, Kovalainen, Kobayashi, Bottas, Sutil, Alguersuari, Ricciardo, Vergne, Pic, Glock.
I haven’t included Frijns or da Costa because I have never seen them race. I’ve never seen Bottas race either, but at least I have seen him drive an F1 car.
@prisoner-monkeys hit the nail on the head. Intra-team passing is no problem, especially as team orders are now permitted. The only problem is when drivers don’t put up equal resistance to drivers from other teams, and the most obvious example of that right now is Toro Rosso letting Red Bull drivers past. I’m not sure it would be possible to regulate that without asking the stewards to make some very subjective calls on what was or was not an easy pass.
The jokes are a bit lame and the storylines are a bit predictable (“prof wants to do something boring, drivers have other ideas” has been used in most episodes), but I still really enjoyed watching the first series. It’s good to see an F1 constructor with a sense of humour. I’m glad they dealt with Hamilton’s departure “properly”, too, rather than just glossing over it. Hamilton and McLaren seem to have been getting on better than ever since he announced he was leaving!
Why would Webber pass Vettel on the last turn? And just so you know, Caterham would move above Marussia with a 12th-placed finish, as they have more 13th-placed finishes.
How about Alonso and Webber duking it out for the win, with Vettel and Massa scrapping over fifth place? That should give us some excitement for the race and the championship. The other drivers on the grid don’t have as much of a reason to put up a fight as the two contender’s team-mates.
@prisoner-monkeys That’s drama of an altogether different kind. Let’s hope it doesn’t come to that!
Hi sparkly, welcome to F1 Fanatic :)
The news you’re thinking of was mentioned in Friday’s round-up. There are also threads about it already on these forums, and as we don’t allow duplicates, I’ll have to close this.
Nothing surprised me this season as much as Lewis Hamilton’decision to leave McLaren and join Mercedes.
Interesting thread. It’s technically in the wrong section – it’s not “off topic”, as it deals with F1 – but even though I could close it and ask for it to be remade here, I’ll leave it where it is and turn it into a general conversation about members’ betting wins and losses. Hopefully that’s alright with you, @trigger.
By the way, I’m amazed to think that @raymondu999 won a quarter of a million by betting on Button!
We already have an article about this on F1Fanatic: Is Mercedes the right move for Hamilton?
The calculation has got a lot simpler now. Vettel leads Alonso by ten points with two races to go. At the US Grand Prix:
Vettel can win the title if he wins and Alonso is not in the top four, or if he comes second and Alonso is not in the top eight, or if he comes third and Alonso is not in the top ten. Alonso cannot win the title before Brazil.
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