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25th November 2015, 16:15 at 4:15 pm #309487
If Ticktum was willing to do something that stupid over an incident that minor he thoroughly deserves that ban.16th November 2015, 11:40 at 11:40 am #309156
I have to agree with both @dragoll and @matthijs, it doesn’t feel right to include Rosberg in the group of the “best drivers never to have won a world championship” simply because of the manner in which he has been beaten to date. He is much more of a Barrichello, Irvine, Webber or Coulthard than a Moss, Villeneuve or Peterson. He gave it his best last season of that I have no doubt, but I can’t help but think that he never really had the pace to beat Hamilton and take the title. His meke performances earlier this season gave the impression that he still didn’t quite have enough.
He seems a lovely chap and his performances earlier in his career make him deserving of a spot in a top team, but I just don’t think he has what it takes to be (a) a world champion or (b) in the “best who never” category.
Though because I’ve said that, he’ll probably walk the title next season. ;)12th November 2015, 16:56 at 4:56 pm #308795
Given that the various chassis are all designed around their own engine’s dimensions and heat rejection figures this is nigh on impossible to get right. That said, I am sure that the STR10 should be higher up that list…it is an absolute cracker of a car and is really letting Sainz and Verstappen shine.6th November 2015, 11:58 at 11:58 am #308574
Anything Chris Amon sat in? Poor guy couldn’t buy a win in F1 which is a great shame.30th October 2015, 10:04 at 10:04 am #308021
I always put the Monza spec MP4-22 very high on my list of best looking F1 cars…it is a stunner. The ridiculous rear wing, lack of horns (though I do kinda like them) and no bridge wing combine to make it look awesome.
That said, its no Jordan 191…29th October 2015, 17:43 at 5:43 pm #308024
Taki Inoue and Jean-Denis Delatraz.
Job done.29th October 2015, 17:41 at 5:41 pm #308023
Yup, that is all true. As much as people want to put their rose tinted specs on and say that everything was better in X era, the “problems” we have now (fuel saving/tyre management) have always been part of the game. In the past though, doing these well was seen to be a skill and doing it well enough to get a great result (i.e. Berger in Mexico 1986 or Mansell at Silverstone in 1988) was lauded as an act of genius rather than just “boring racing”.
Glad people are talking about the camera work, because I think the improvement in camera technology is partly to blame for the loss of spectacle for the TV viewer. When watching the “F1 Rewind” shows on the beeb I am always struck by how frantic the races look (90’s races in particular) because of the choppy camera work. The on board shots from the 80’s also look insane because the camera is bouncing all over the place, which they don’t do now giving the (incorrect) impression that the tracks are all billiard table smooth.29th October 2015, 17:30 at 5:30 pm #308022
I always put the Monza spec MP4-22 very high on my list of best looking cars. It is less fussy than the “normal downforce level” version…and it has that ridiculous rear wing. It is a looker.
That said, it is no Jordan 191.24th September 2015, 18:40 at 6:40 pm #305919
As biased as I am in favour of all things F1, when I really think about what motorsport event leaves me feeling like I have just watched something pure, epic, exhilarating, something that is a triumphant (if a bit mental) expression of the essence of what motorsport should be…I can’t look past the Isle of Man TT.
These days it is pretty much the only form of motorsport I can watch on TV which leaves me genuinely in awe of the competitors. And a bit sad, given how little recognition the riders and teams get in the wider world.7th September 2015, 13:52 at 1:52 pm #304689
Marlboro and Ferrari (and come to think of it, Ducati) have been advertising together in countries with les strict tobacco rules for as long as I can remember. All through a 5 year stint I had living in the Middle East I saw ads for Marlboro with Ferrari F1 and Ducati MotoGP images in them, this is nothing new.
It isn’t subliminal, it is blatant.2nd September 2015, 17:10 at 5:10 pm #304161
If I was being flippant, Taki Inoue replacing Mimo Schiattarella at Suzuka in 1994.
If I was trying to make a valid contribution to the thread, Danny Ric replacing Narain Karthikeyan for the second half of 2011 at HRT.21st June 2015, 10:50 at 10:50 am #300467
Blundell, Brundle, Coulthard, Herbert and Hill
1. Hill: The most underrated world champion in my book. An absolute hero for Williams in the early 90’s with a wicked turn of pace. On his day, as good as anyone. The best of this bunch.
2. Coulthard: Quick, but never really achieved what he should have unfortunately. On his day he could beat Hill, The Schumachers, Hakkinen, Villeneuve and Montoya. That’s no mean feat.
3. Herbert: Again another guy who never really fulfilled his potential, but his record of 3 F1 wins, a Le Mans win and 3 2nd places at Le Mans is remarkable. His performance in qualifying at Monza in 94 is one of my all time best F1 memories.
4. Brundle: Sad he is only here, but he had a knack of being in the right car at the wrong time. A World Sportscar Championship and a Le Mans win is probably scant consolation to him, he would probably trade it all for an F1 win.
5. Brundell: A true journeyman. Ok at Ligier in 93, solid in sport cars and Indycar, probably achieved what he should have.2nd June 2015, 19:19 at 7:19 pm #299338
I think it is pretty harsh to even mention Derek Warwick in this thread! He was a properly good racing driver who had a knack of getting into teams at just the wrong time. Had his Renault’s been a bit more reliable he would have been a deserving race winner. And he could have done great things at Lotus had that Senna chap not vetoed his arrival at the team.
Mario Muth did a great interview with him, it’s on YouTube so check it out.28th May 2015, 10:36 at 10:36 am #299127
Surely we have to mention Hakkinen/Coulthard in the “Best” category? In the worst I would have to put Sutil/Gutierrez, I don’t recall there ever having been a less exciting driver line up.26th April 2015, 6:50 at 6:50 am #297378
I can’t split my top 5, so they are all listed as 1st.
The next 10 are also tough to split…