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    Andre Lotterer – getting his Caterham ahead of regular driver in his only qualy was impressive, sad he couldn’t finish the race.
    Will Stevens – We’ve seen worse pay drivers, really…

    22&21 (no particular order). Esteban Gutierrez and Adrian Sutil – Sure that Sauber was horrible, but neither did much to convince me that it was ONLY the car. If Grosjean and Maldonado managed to score in that dreadful Lotus, surely there was time on hand with better drivers for Sauber to score at least a point. 1 tiny little point… I’m glad to see them go, specially Sutil.

    20. Max Chilton – He managed to ruin his record of finishes taking his team mate in the process. All his contribution to the season was his interview after the accident on the first lap at Silverstone, which honestly was quite scary and he explained it very well. Maybe he’s a better commentator than driver. Not that’s hard to beat anyway.
    18. Marcus Ericsson – Pretty darn slow against Kamui, tho he raised his game later in the year. We’ll see what he does at Sauber.
    17. Kamui Kobayashi – Not much to say, really. Beating Ericsson easily and not achieving much. Not that I expected anything else.
    19. Pastor Maldonado – I’m putitng him this low because he got beaten easy by Romain and he crashed more often than not… his move with Gutierrez was just baffling…
    16. Kimi Räikkönen – I knew Alonso would destroy him, after landing again in Italy but now with a guy like Fernando so comfortable there. But I just couldn’t imagine Kimi struggling this much. Maybe it was the car, but he, just like Seb, seemed lost at the wheel.

    15. Kevin Magnussen – I have to say I expected a lot more from him, given how McLaren dropped Perez after just 1 year to promote what they knew would be the next top star in this sport. Who knows what’s going to happen to his career now, specially considering how bright the future looks for his McLaren Development Driver rival Stoffel Vandoorne.
    14. Romain Grosjean – Can’t blame his results. But to score points at Spain and Monaco with that fork on wheels? There really is a lot in offer in terms of quality drivers in F1, but too few competitive teams for them to drive…
    13. Sebastian Vettel – Where was Sebastian all season? I know that sometimes your car isn’t your best friend, but we saw nothing of the 2008-2013 Seb this year. Nothing at all. I still remember that error at Pouhon, that left him defenceless against Ricciardo, and allowed him to win the race. He seemed lost all season. Wonder what he’ll do with that slugish Ferrari next year (unless magic happens and engineering elves invade Maranello each night).
    12. Jean-Eric Vergne – He surprised me during some races. But really, after 3 years… well, Sutil stayed in F1 for 7 years having shown less potential than JEV… I guess sometimes it’s a matter of luck. Or maybe Red Bull just destroy drivers with such an aggresive driver development programme. They either get promoted or they get the boot in F1, not just within Red Bull teams, but in F1 altogether.
    11. Daniil Kvyat – I’m betting my money of Daniil next year. He wasn’t consistent on Sundays, but I see a lot of potential there.

    10. Sergio Perez – Made life difficult to Hulkenberg. For a first year in a new team after what surely was a huge dissapointment having left a top team like McLaren, he did very well.
    9. Jules Bianchi – A fantastic season that ended in tragedy. Thoughts are still with him.
    8. Nico Hulkenberg – Force India said before Brazil I think that they had found a problem with the aero in the car. Maybe it explains the team’s slump after a very strong first half of the year. Hulk made top work, even if he missed a podium. He picked up what was available calmly and sometimes even anonymously, instead of those giant killing performances of previous years.
    7. Felipe Massa – Took him a while, but a revitalized Massa clearly rose back to his old pre-Hungary 2009 ways in the second half of the season. Solid work, hope to see more next season !
    6. Jenson Button – Solid as usual, head and shoulders above Kevin in terms of race pace. Once the car came back to him in the latter part of the season, he really showed how good he is.

    5. Valtteri Bottas – Very consistent season, and finally getting the results he deserved. Ever since Canada 2013, it was clear Valtteri was going to impress all us strapped into a good car. He didn’t dissapoint, except for his Webber-like starts sometimes, and his last lap in qualy at Russia, when he was going green and seemed to slip in the very last sector, gifting an all Mercedes front row. Other than that, can’t remember many mistakes.
    4. Nico Rosberg – I’d have laughed so hard if you told me Nico would outqualify Lewis this easily back in febrary. But he did, and gave Lewis quite a run for his money. His pace in qualy didn’t translate very well on Sundays, and he seemed too prone to little mistakes that put him behind a faultless Hamilton. Specially Russia, he lost so many chances in the championship with a ridiculous mistake, locking his tyres for what seemed like a mile and still missing the corner… I don’t know what went through his mind in that moment. Still, very good season for him.
    3. Lewis Hamilton – Faultless. I have to be honest, I’m not giving him #1 because he often looked unspectacular because of the car he had. We must be thankful for those reliability issues too, we were in for a very boring championship otherwise. Top work all around.
    2. Fernando Alonso – I still mantain he’s the best driver of the field by a long way. He gets everything out of every situation, and he destroyed Kimi, who looked even worse than Massa compared to Alonso, considering he’s a very fast guy and a world champion himself. Thankfully, Nando is moving away from Ferrari… Ferrari just doesn’t deserve him.
    1. Daniel Ricciardo – What a first year in a top team, huh? Had that Renault engine been a little bit stronger, Daniel could’ve done a 2009 Vettel and get right in the fight with the dominant team’s drivers. All very oportunistic wins, not lucky, just oportunistic. A proper beast, smelling blood and attacking like his pants are on fire. Forced Vettel out of the team after making him look irrelevant

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    Andre Lotterer – getting his Caterham ahead of regular driver in his only qualy was impressive, sad he couldn’t finish the race.
    Will Stevens – We’ve seen worse pay drivers, really…

    22&21 (no particular order). Esteban Gutierrez and Adrian Sutil – Sure that Sauber was horrible, but neither did much to convince me that it was ONLY the car. If Grosjean and Maldonado managed to score in that dreadful Lotus, surely there was time on hand with better drivers for Sauber to score at least a point. 1 tiny little point… I’m glad to see them go, specially Sutil.

    20. Max Chilton – He managed to ruin his record of finishes taking his team mate in the process. All his contribution to the season was his interview after the accident on the first lap at Silverstone, which honestly was quite scary and he explained it very well. Maybe he’s a better commentator than driver. Not that’s hard to beat anyway.
    18. Marcus Ericsson – Pretty darn slow against Kamui, tho he raised his game later in the year. We’ll see what he does at Sauber.
    17. Kamui Kobayashi – Not much to say, really. Beating Ericsson easily and not achieving much. Not that I expected anything else.
    19. Pastor Maldonado – I’m putitng him this low because he got beaten easy by Romain and he crashed more often than not… his move with Gutierrez was just baffling…
    16. Kimi Räikkönen – I knew Alonso would destroy him, after landing again in Italy but now with a guy like Fernando so comfortable there. But I just couldn’t imagine Kimi struggling this much. Maybe it was the car, but he, just like Seb, seemed lost at the wheel.

    15. Kevin Magnussen – I have to say I expected a lot more from him, given how McLaren dropped Perez after just 1 year to promote what they knew would be the next top star in this sport. Who knows what’s going to happen to his career now, specially considering how bright the future looks for his McLaren Development Driver rival Stoffel Vandoorne.
    14. Romain Grosjean – Can’t blame his results. But to score points at Spain and Monaco with that fork on wheels? There really is a lot in offer in terms of quality drivers in F1, but too few competitive teams for them to drive…
    13. Sebastian Vettel – Where was Sebastian all season? I know that sometimes your car isn’t your best friend, but we saw nothing of the 2008-2013 Seb this year. Nothing at all. I still remember that error at Pouhon, that left him defenceless against Ricciardo, and allowed him to win the race. He seemed lost all season. Wonder what he’ll do with that slugish Ferrari next year (unless magic happens and engineering elves invade Maranello each night).
    12. Jean-Eric Vergne – He surprised me during some races. But really, after 3 years… well, Sutil stayed in F1 for 7 years having shown less potential than JEV… I guess sometimes it’s a matter of luck. Or maybe Red Bull just destroy drivers with such an aggresive driver development programme. They either get promoted or they get the boot in F1, not just within Red Bull teams, but in F1 altogether.
    11. Daniil Kvyat – I’m betting my money of Daniil next year. He wasn’t consistent on Sundays, but I see a lot of potential there.

    10. Sergio Perez – Made life difficult to Hulkenberg. For a first year in a new team after what surely was a huge dissapointment having left a top team like McLaren, he did very well.
    9. Jules Bianchi – A fantastic season that ended in tragedy. Thoughts are still with him.
    8. Nico Hulkenberg – Force India said before Brazil I think that they had found a problem with the aero in the car. Maybe it explains the team’s slump after a very strong first half of the year. Hulk made top work, even if he missed a podium. He picked up what was available calmly and sometimes even anonymously, instead of those giant killing performances of previous years.
    7. Felipe Massa – Took him a while, but a revitalized Massa clearly rose back to his old pre-Hungary 2009 ways in the second half of the season. Solid work, hope to see more next season !
    6. Jenson Button – Solid as usual, head and shoulders above Kevin in terms of race pace. Once the car came back to him in the latter part of the season, he really showed how good he is.

    5. Valtteri Bottas – Very consistent season, and finally getting the results he deserved. Ever since Canada 2013, it was clear Valtteri was going to impress all us strapped into a good car. He didn’t dissapoint, except for his Webber-like starts sometimes, and his last lap in qualy at Russia, when he was going green and seemed to slip in the very last sector, gifting an all Mercedes front row. Other than that, can’t remember many mistakes.
    4. Nico Rosberg – I’d have laughed so hard if you told me Nico would outqualify Lewis this easily back in febrary. But he did, and gave Lewis quite a run for his money. His pace in qualy didn’t translate very well on Sundays, and he seemed too prone to little mistakes that put him behind a faultless Hamilton. Specially Russia, he lost so many chances in the championship with a ridiculous mistake, locking his tyres for what seemed like a mile and still missing the corner… I don’t know what went through his mind in that moment. Still, very good season for him.
    3. Lewis Hamilton – Faultless. I have to be honest, I’m not giving him #1 because he often looked unspectacular because of the car he had. We must be thankful for those reliability issues too, we were in for a very boring championship otherwise. Top work all around.
    2. Fernando Alonso – I still mantain he’s the best driver of the field by a long way. He gets everything out of every situation, and he destroyed Kimi, who looked even worse than Massa compared to Alonso, considering he’s a very fast guy and a world champion himself. Thankfully, Nando is moving away from Ferrari… Ferrari just doesn’t deserve him.
    1. Daniel Ricciardo – What a first year in a top team, huh? Had that Renault engine been a little bit stronger, Daniel could’ve done a 2009 Vettel and get right in the fight with the dominant team’s drivers. All very oportunistic wins, not lucky, just oportunistic. A proper beast, smelling blood and attacking like his pants are on fire. Forced Vettel out of the team after making him look irrelevant

    #286417
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    He’s a good actor xD sad it doesn’t have english subs

    #286024
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    @alonsomanso lol that Ferrari guy isn’t there anymore. That guy was actually a journalist specialized in football so I never understood what he was doing there. He was part italian, hence why he had that character (I believe, otherwise it’s stupid) as a tifosi.

    Now there’s 4 guys, once of which is mexican and oooooooooonly talks about Perez, Gutierrez and Maldonado. It’s beyond annoying to hear them all talk about those last 2, as they usually crash or get beaten easily and they are constantly making excuses about it or saying that “next race will be good for them because (insert lame reason here)”.

    I got bored of all that (plus the ads every 5 minutes), so found a good streaming site with BBC (before SkyF1 kicked off) and I’ve been with that ever since (4 years now), listening to the stream and watching the HD feed on the telly (when there’s no ads).

    #285710
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    It might work but I think it’s just completely wrong. Every sponsor on the car is a huge business that does whatever they do to make money. Even the team, they want to make a profit and survive within a sport that moves billions of dollars every year, and gets paid by the tracks outrageous amounts of money just to be on track, regardless of what sort of show they put up.

    So I don’t see why a fan has to reach his/her pocket to allow them to be part of it. We’re already paying our fees by watching, which you say it’s “close to zero”. Remember, though, without us, none of what I’ve mentioned before would happen. So we deserve a lot more respect than that…

    It’s your money anyway, and if you feel like spending on keeping a team alive for a week, then fine. But I won’t, I don’t feel like it and I don’t want to. Specially given how tough life is for each one of us and how much more we need the money compared to such a big company like a F1 team.

    #285633
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    Meh, I won’t pay a single dollar. SkyF1 on stream for me it is… FOX LA is already rubbish anyway… but way to rip people off ! we already pay for it, now we have to pay more?

    #283564
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    @peartree Isn’t the Montreal one shorter, tho? and the straight before is a heck of a lot faster too !

    From that angle, it looks like it’s just as long as the Montreal one before the little chicane. And it might even be a bit longer…

    Don’t see any problem IMO

    #280408
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    October 26th – World Touring Car Championship – Jose Maria “Pechito” Lopez – Race 21 of 24

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    The almighty F1F-014 :D

    F1F-014

    #280174
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    Yeah :D

    http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/F1FanaticErrorPage.jpg

    #280169
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    What’s your name ingame @vmaxmuffin ? I’ll add you :)

    #279887
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    Would love to, @george ! if you want, that is… don’t want to mess up your plans for this week.

    We could launch the F1 Fanatic iRacing Team, fully sponsored by F1 Fanatic if someone paints us a livery! what do you say, @keithcollantine ?

    #279882
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    Thoughts on the new build? I bought the V8 Supercar and 5 more tracks (approaching all road courses now… thanksfully!).

    I didn’t try the Ford before, ofc, so I have no parameters for comparision but the Holden is incredibly difficult to drive ! It just spins its rear tyres at every bump. It gets light at the rear very easily!

    Team racing seems very well thought of and I’m looking forward trying that out too! We should team up together guys!

    #279430
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    Season 4 schedule is out ! the team swap championships are yet to be released.

    What are you guys going to drive this season? @george @joey-poey

    #277604
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    It’s sad he spent so much time working this out and getting it totally wrong.

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