• For the third year running, the reigning GP2 champion has failed to find an F1 seat. There was a time when the GP2/F3000 champion was guaranteed to get into F1 the next year – I even vaguely remember the 1988 season I think, when the top five finishers in the championship all graduated to F1.

    You have to ask, why does the FIA not promote their…[Read more]

  • Belgium E42 between spa and heusy,

    http://www.mappedometer.com/?maproute=383591

  • @vanguard Agreed. But they are still very good drivers – both had long careers, including being the ‘most raced’ driver, and Patrese was a World Karting Champion. Without Mansell and Schumacher alongside them, both could be WDCs. Same for Berger without Senna.

    Consider the 1991 Portuguese GP – Patrese, Senna, Alesi, Martini, Piquet, Schumacher.…[Read more]

  • @vanguard Agreed. But they are still very good drivers – both had long careers, including being the ‘most raced’ driver, and Patrese was a World Karting Champion. Without Mansell and Schumacher alongside them, both could be WDCs. Same for Berger without Senna.

    Consider the 1991 Portuguese GP – Patrese, Senna, Alesi, Martini, Piquet, Schumacher.…[Read more]

  • Punk replied to the topic Different team champions in the forum Group logo of F1Formula One 2 days, 7 hours ago

    @Iestyn Davies. I disagree with your spec prediction. Firstly, Alonso tends to lose it a bit under pressure and Hamilton can get inconsistent – as we saw last season with the qualifying. He could outrace Nico, but that would not be the case with Vettel or Alonso, Raikkonen or Button in spec cars. Alonso would have to hold it together – which…[Read more]

  • @matt90 @debaser91 What that means is that Hamilton reached ‘peak speed’, or ‘fastest in the field’. In his rookie year, he was 0.2 seconds down on Alonso in qualifying (which was still the best debut, this side of WWII). By 2008, he could ‘make the difference’, even when Ferrari had a faster car. Kovalainen was no slouch (as his time at Lotus…[Read more]

  • @matt90 @debaser91 What that means is that Hamilton reached ‘peak speed’, or ‘fastest in the field’. In his rookie year, he was 0.2 seconds down on Alonso in qualifying (which was still the best debut, this side of WWII). By 2008, he could ‘make the difference’, even when Ferrari had a faster car. Kovalainen was no slouch (as his time at Lotus…[Read more]

  • @matt90 @debaser91 What that means is that Hamilton reached ‘peak speed’, or ‘fastest in the field’. In his rookie year, he was 0.2 seconds down on Alonso in qualifying (which was still the best debut, this side of WWII). By 2008, he could ‘make the difference’, even when Ferrari had a faster car. Kovalainen was no slouch (as his time at Lotus…[Read more]

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  • Dan started the topic Red bull theft in the forum Group logo of Going to the Mexican Grand Prix at Autodromo Hermanos RodriguezFormula One 2 days, 19 hours ago

    I have juat watched last nights episode of crime watch (for those who dont know a UK program encouraging the public with any infomation about featured crimes to tell the police), on it was a feature about the Red bull trophy theft in december. I can only add enourage anyone who has information to tell the police, as there is a £10,000 reward for…[Read more]

  • Dear Fellow F1 friends,

    I am looking to see if I can receive a definitive answer, concerning the placement of engines and the seating of the driver under the current regulations. The reason being the new Nissan WEC car that was doing laps in the USA. They are looking to compete with a mid-front-engine layout, with the driver seated behind the…[Read more]

  • On the original premise of the thread @f1fanf1fan:

    1958 – a lost title for Moss, just like 1956, 1959.. He’s a multiple WDC, somehow without, a bit like Hamilton, before WDC #2 in 2014. Moss has more wins (16-14) than Brabham, 3 titles.

    1976 – probably different without Lauda’s crash at Nurburgring, although Hunt is not an undeserving winner, as…[Read more]

  • On the original premise of the thread @f1fanf1fan:

    1958 – a lost title for Moss, just like 1956, 1959.. He’s a multiple WDC, somehow without, a bit like Hamilton, before WDC #2 in 2014. Moss has more wins (16-14) than Brabham, 3 titles.

    1976 – probably different without Lauda’s crash at Nurburgring, although Hunt is not an undeserving winner, as…[Read more]

  • On the original premise of the thread @f1fanf1fan:

    1958 – a lost title for Moss, just like 1956, 1959.. He’s a multiple WDC, somehow without, a bit like Hamilton, before WDC #2 in 2014. Moss has more wins (16-14) than Brabham, 3 titles.

    1976 – probably different without Lauda’s crash at Nurburgring, although Hunt is not an undeserving winner, as…[Read more]

  • On the original premise of the thread @f1fanf1fan:

    1958 – a lost title for Moss, just like 1956, 1959.. He’s a multiple WDC, somehow without, a bit like Hamilton, before WDC #2 in 2014. Moss has more wins (16-14) than Brabham, 3 titles.

    1976 – probably different without Lauda’s crash at Nurburgring, although Hunt is not an undeserving winner, as…[Read more]

  • On the original premise of the thread @f1fanf1fan:

    1958 – a lost title for Moss, just like 1956, 1959.. He’s a multiple WDC, but somehow without, a bit like Hamilton, before WDC #2 in 2014. Moss has more wins (16-14) than Brabham, 3 titles.

    1976 – probably different without Lauda’s crash at Nurburgring, although Hunt is not an undeserving…[Read more]

  • @f1fanf1fan True, but it depends on McLaren-Honda. If they do well, they’ll be the ‘second team’, occasionally able to challenge Mercedes. Red Bull will be similar, but probably let down by Renault, while Williams will be nipping at their heels. Could Honda outdo Mercedes, and thus make the Mercedes car beat the McLaren?

    Ferrari will be 5th, so…[Read more]

  • On peak form, it goes like this:

    1) Raikkonen 2005, Alonso 2005, Hamilton 2008, Vettel 2011
    2) (Montoya/R.Schumacher 2004)
    3) Massa 2007, Button 2010, Kubica 2010, Rosberg 2012 (Barrichello 2002)
    4) Grosjean 2012, Hulkenberg 2013 (Webber 2010, Kovalainen 2008, Fisichella 2005, Trulli 2003)
    5) (Heidfeld 2007, Wurz 2008)
    6) Davidson 2008, Piquet…[Read more]

  • On peak form, it goes like this:

    1) Raikkonen 2005, Alonso 2005, Hamilton 2008, Vettel 2011
    2) (Montoya/R.Schumacher 2004)
    3) Massa 2007, Button 2010, Kubica 2010, Rosberg 2012 (Barrichello 2002)
    4) Grosjean 2012, Hulkenberg 2013 (Webber 2010, Kovalainen 2008, Fisichella 2005, Trulli 2003)
    5) (Heidfeld 2007, Wurz 2008)
    6) Davidson 2008, Piquet…[Read more]

  • On peak form, it goes like this:

    1) Raikkonen 2005, Alonso 2005, Hamilton 2008, Vettel 2011
    2) (Montoya/R.Schumacher 2004)
    3) Massa 2007, Button 2010, Kubica 2010, Rosberg 2012 (Barrichello 2002)
    4) Grosjean 2012, Hulkenberg 2013 (Webber 2010, Kovalainen 2008, Fisichella 2005, Trulli 2003)
    5) (Heidfeld 2007, Wurz 2008)
    6) Davidson 2008, Piquet…[Read more]

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