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5th December 2014, 17:56 at 5:56 pm #288168
I struggled to separate Hamilton, Ricciardo and Alonso (easily the 3 best in F1 at the moment) for best this year, but considering Hamilton did his job under the pressure of a title fight, I have to give it to him.7th October 2014, 19:33 at 7:33 pm #277513
My first memory of F1 is I think 2004 when I was 13 (a late bloomer). I was channel hopping and as I flicked onto the F1, the first words of commentary from James Allen were “and Ralf is now coming up behind the dirty Arab Montoya”!!!
As you can imagine I was truly shocked to hear such language, so watched on in intrigue! Anyway, I watched the rest of the race, loved it, and have been hooked for 10 years now!
(In case you were wondering, it turns out the actually commentary was “dirty air of Montoya” and I had misheard, but boy am I glad I did!)8th September 2014, 21:14 at 9:14 pm #274076
Much like Mansell on Piquet, I think Ricciardo on Vettel is massively over rated just because of the dummy.7th September 2014, 23:26 at 11:26 pm #273968
I’ll go for Hamilton on Massa. As far as I remember he was the only one to pull off a move around the outside of one of the chicanes.6th September 2014, 23:35 at 11:35 pm #273772
But then Palmer hasn’t been that spectacular lately. Yes he’s quick and consistent, and today’s race was good (aided a lot by others tripping over each other), but he hasn’t won since Monaco. Don’t get me wrong though, I’d love to see him get a shot in F1, I just can’t see it.6th September 2014, 21:22 at 9:22 pm #273768
I agree with both of you. I meant that in my opinion, the F1 teams will view it that he has been in GP2 too long. Look at Valsechi and Leimer. I think that as far as F1 teams are concerned, anyone who doesn’t win, or come close, to the GP2 championship in their first 2 years isn’t good enough for a shot in F1 on talent alone. Obviously when money comes into it that all changes!6th September 2014, 16:12 at 4:12 pm #273728
I never have been impressed with Nasr, and today reinforced my view that he is nothing special. If I was an F1 team manager and could choose one guy from GP2 to drive for me next year it would easily be Stoffel Vandoorne. Unfortunately for Palmer, he’s been in GP2 a little too long.3rd September 2014, 10:28 at 10:28 am #273198
To Lewis and Nico, and Fernando and Kevin… Before we start, would you like to fight it out in some form of tag-team wrestling session? Maybe Lewis and Fernando can renew your working relationship!14th August 2014, 18:33 at 6:33 pm #270486
For me there’s an element of wheel to wheel racing that Massa just doesn’t seem to understand, and it’s more to do with defending than overtaking. He seems to think he can just turn into the corner, no matter where another car is, taking whatever line he wants, as long as his car is at least a tiny bit ahead. This is just wrong, but Massa always spouts it out when asked about any incident in which he has turned in on another driver.29th July 2014, 7:07 at 7:07 am #268612
Hamilton on Vergne easily for me. T4 is not an overtaking spot, and they were on similar age tyres. Ricciardo on Hamilton was good, but he had a MASSIVE tyre advantage, and outside of T2 is actually quite a common spot for overtaking.21st July 2014, 22:39 at 10:39 pm #267680
I often read threads like this and feel Hamilton still suffers from his poor season in 2011. The last 3 years he has constantly been accused of making too many mistakes, when really he hasn’t made many. This season I can’t think of a single mistake in the races other than the collision with Button (the smallest of misjudgements).
He has made up for all but 1 of his quali mistakes in the following race (Austria, having won Bahrain and Silverstone, and getting ahead of Rosberg in Canada before his breaks failed).12th May 2014, 22:03 at 10:03 pm #260130
Red bull have almost as much of an advantage over the rest of the field as Merc do over them. So it has to be one of there drivers. If it wasn’t for Merc, RB would be more dominant than ever!9th May 2014, 22:39 at 10:39 pm #259450
I’ll go for 25. So it will end in Canada, probably hitting a wall in wet conditions.24th April 2014, 18:48 at 6:48 pm #258085
I would like to see a win more rewarded. Possibly 25-15-10-7-6-5-4-3-2-1. This would reward a win highly, as well as the other podium positions over the rest of the minor points. Under this system we would have HAM on 75 with ROS on 70. That seems about right to me.15th April 2014, 14:57 at 2:57 pm #257020
I wrote Super Aguri off for the 2014 title some time early 08.