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31st January 2014, 4:20 at 4:20 am #142496
It’s an older video . They call him the magician for a reason http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mefLkzDyQS431st January 2014, 3:25 at 3:25 am #203632
When you try the new turbo noises and look like a fool in the process .28th November 2013, 18:31 at 6:31 pm #246446
I think teams do have a little influence over all this twitter stuff though I feel there are some drivers who still keep it personal .
Take for example the double tweets of Nico and Lewis which was featured in the round up . I was shocked !
Yeah , but if this is true , it’s a bad thing to say by LDM which is again , not uncommon . LDM always wants to get naughty doesn’t he . First it was giving knives as presents , then the Ferrari -Alonso web page ear tweak and now this . Ferrari better up their game next year or he will lose his cool further. I am exceedingly curious as to how Kimi will deal with this stuff next year . I have a vague memory of a video I saw in youtube where Kimi talls LDM’s manager to sod off while doing an ad.28th November 2013, 15:21 at 3:21 pm #245915
I actually would give it an 8/10 season for Hamilton .
He has bedded in with the team and found out that there are a lot of things to be learnt like working with new people , learning new feel of brakes , suspension and not having to rely on simulator for set-ups when jumping into a new team ( which he has never done before ) . He has played his cards well on and off the track .His honesty has been refreshing .The pirellis are his worst enemy . Hopefully he learns to circumvent the frustration and win in 2014 . As a lot of people have said , he has to learn to let go of things and not get worked up ( which he has done very well so far this year ) . He must be even willing to maximise his position even if things don’t go well next year. I am eagerly looking forward to 2014 to see if either of Mercedes or Ferrari can challenge the bulls . Or maybe it will be the other way round . No one knows .28th November 2013, 12:23 at 12:23 pm #246014
1)Mercedes surprise everyone in qualifying in the initial few races and towards the middle of the season.
2)The Malaysian GP fight was awesome . Though the politics behind them were bad , the actual duel was great to see .
3)Grosjean taking podium after podium at the end of the season. Good for the lad as he silenced all his critics , me being one of them.
4)Hamilton’s first Mercedes win and the last ditch surprise result at the Spa qualifying .
5)Rosberg’s gritty defensive driving was a pleasure to watch even when his tyres were melting like cheese. If at all there has to be an award for the grittiest driver of 2013 , it has to be him . He defended to his fullest extent possible.
Worst moments :
1) De Villota’s death was a shocking thing to wake up to .
2)The season was about unsafe tyres , tyre saving , tyre politics , tyre testing , tyre changes . I got tired.
3)the slow coasting around to conserve tyres brought about the activity of “mid race snooze”.
4)Politics in Malaysian GP . Felt very sorry for Rosberg and Webber that day .
5)The sad state of F1′s finances worsened to the effect of a ‘world champion material’ likely to be overlooked and a crash kid who moans of sabotage to be seriously considered for a top drive .
5) Kimi Raikkonen not to drive for RBR in 2014 and Ross Brawn leaving Mercedes.25th November 2013, 4:15 at 4:15 am #244816
Lewis was under pressure in 2008 while winning WDC I suppose , smallest margin and all .24th November 2013, 18:59 at 6:59 pm #245763
Best Driver: Button
Worst Driver: Maldonado
Best Team: Red Bull and to an extent Mclaren for strategy
Worst Team: Torro rosso
Best Overtake: Webber on Alonso at T1
Funniest moment: Webber takes helmet off and falls at podium champaign spray
Most Surprising Result:Button . Wow !
Least Surprising Result: Vettel . cough cough wins
Special Mention to: Lewis for a good start , Perez for good fighting spirit after the crash and the guy who never leaves a sniff of an opportunity , Alonso .
8 out of 10—
Best BBC/Sky commentator/presenter: Brundle
Worst BBC/Sky commentator/ presenter: Ted kravitz for his India comment and his lazy self ;-)
Best Commentary moment: Brundle saying ” Hulkenber puts himself to P5 . Now that is surprising . He must really have some talent . Not that it’s the first time we have said that “
Ted adds : “if only we were team principals”
World feed rating: 6/10 .
Singapore horrible coverage . Showing firecrackers and all when there was a battle at hand . Lesser on boards overall compared to 2012 I would say.24th November 2013, 18:48 at 6:48 pm #245622
I actually bought a Red Bull for the heck of it . To say the least , it tasted as bitter as a Sebastian Vettel victory ;-) .
Joking aside , I did not like it enough to go buy another time . I found it very ‘cough-syrup-ish’20th November 2013, 3:20 at 3:20 am #245460
It’s not going to rain ( There , I have jinxed )20th November 2013, 3:17 at 3:17 am #245380
@fastiesty Great points there . We all know Vettel is a consistent driver . So give him the goods and he shall shine . Now , I am more interested in the goods . Regarding your points about the exhausts . Is it possible that the exhaust technique used for gaining speed out of corners is independent of wing and setup ? This would mean that the RBR could be setup for any track with any characteristics and still have the advantage which is what they are doing now. They get the straight line speed and gain during braking also which has a two fold advantage . And Vettel knows to use butter tyres very well ( he works hard with his team to understand them ). It also has to be remembered that RBR mastered the 2012 tyres the best. The prognosis looks bad as RBR stands mighty among the kings of F1 constructors and may even dominate f1 for more years to come . We desperately need a challenger , a superhero , a supercar like the Red Bull and a super driver combined to beat RBR.19th November 2013, 17:34 at 5:34 pm #245090
“If Vettel wins”
There is no ‘if’ my friend . 99.99% win for Vettel on current form . .001% is if hell breaks loose like last year . But I am looking forward to Brazil to see if someone apart from Grosjean can beat webber on merit ( Nobody likes a DNF) .
@juan-pablo-heidfeld-1 Nice on the stats , I hope Lewis gets 4th which is realistically possible.Rosberg got podium because of Webber DNF in India . So podium is out of the Question for Merc unless something happens at the start . Can anybody shed light as to which car gets better in the wet ?
@kingshark I know that Alonso and Vettel have better track record than Lewis in Interlagos , but Lewis was great there last year till Hulkenberg got too excited.19th November 2013, 15:15 at 3:15 pm #245087
Great points guys . Further I think Lewis likes the mixed conditions better compared to heavy rain . If it’s chucking it down , Jenson is the man . But wait , we don’t know how this year’s Mclaren will behave in the wet. Looks like Webber is the favorite , but things can happen quickly in Interlagos . Yes I am rooting for a storming drive for Hulk to impress everyone as long as it doesn’t end like last year :(.17th November 2013, 14:30 at 2:30 pm #245342
I am going to say to whom they should go to . Not to whom they are likely to go to
Lotus -Hulk , Gro
Sauber-Perez , Sirotkin( Sauber are crazy on this kid , I can’t help it )
Force India – gutierez , Di Besta
PDVSA Maldonado racing – Pastor Maldonado17th November 2013, 14:26 at 2:26 pm #245137
I think Nico is probably right . It is very very very close between them as far as outright pace is concerned . Lewis maybe a couple tenths ahead at times . But Nico is very much good at setting his car up , getting the perfect compromise , tyre management and fuel management .Hence this year he has gained more momentum than Lewis,especially in the latter stages of the championship . These are the qualities that Lewis needs to be better at . I think he will get there once he gets his setups and compromise right.17th November 2013, 14:18 at 2:18 pm #245328