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30th September 2015, 7:10 at 7:10 am #306402
RATE THEIR CARS
– Vettel drove a dominant car in 2011 and 2013.
– Vettel drove the outright best car in 2010 and 2012.
– Vettel drove a car slightly inferior to the best in 2009.
– Vettel drove a capable race winner but not WDC contender in 2014 and 2015.
– Vettel drove a midfield car in 2008.
– Hamilton drove and dominant car in 2014 and thus far 2015.
– Hamilton drove the equal best car in 2007 and 2008.
– Hamilton drove a slightly inferior to the best car in 2010 and 2012.
– Hamilton drove a capable race winner but not WDC contender in 2009, 2011 & 2013.
I didn’t include Vettel’s 2007 because he drove for 2 different teams, and less than half (8/17) of the season.10th September 2015, 7:35 at 7:35 am #304927
In more recent times, Kimi Raikkonen was 2.6 wins (26 points) behind Lewis Hamilton after the US Grand Prix in 2007, that is equal to about 65 points in today’s points system. He was able to overhaul it into a WDC by 1 point at the end of the season.8th September 2015, 7:49 at 7:49 am #3047209th August 2015, 9:12 at 9:12 am #303012
Do you guys know how much faster this years cars will be relative to last year?
These current Formula E cars, unfortunately, are certainly nowhere near the pinnacle of electric racing car performance.31st July 2015, 19:45 at 7:45 pm #302742
Vettel was the best driver of the season even before Hungary. Hamilton’s mediocre performances in Spain and Austria were largely masked by his car.
20. Mehri29th July 2015, 11:57 at 11:57 am #30269014th July 2015, 1:48 at 1:48 am #301907
If instead of Ferrari, either Williams or McLaren had the red livery when I began watching F1 in 2001, I would have never became a Ferrari fan.7th July 2015, 8:46 at 8:46 am #301731
Rosberg on Massa (Village) and Bottas (Maggots) were both very good.30th June 2015, 9:07 at 9:07 am #301193
old Spa, Green Hell.
FE car batteries last about 40 km, so this would not work unfortunately.
Felipe Massa expressed interest in Formula E, and he’s not exactly far away from retirement in F1.
Short circuits suit the FE cars. Most tracks were reasonably good (Punta del Este, Buenos Aires, Miami, Long Beach, Berlin & Moscow) and some others that simply didn’t work (London with the chicane turn 1, Beijing).
I’d say that the Miami circuit suits Formula E the best. The circuit was short, simple, yet reasonably wide and allowed for close racing. Also, it was the only circuit without a chicane.19th June 2015, 0:15 at 12:15 am #300253
You also have to take Mika’s bad luck in 1999 into the equation. He lost:
– 10 points in Australia (throttle problem)
– 10 points in Silverstone (wheel problem)
– 6 points in Austria (Coulthard)
– 10 points in Hockenheim (slow pitstop + suspension failure)
Without all this bad luck, it wouldn’t even have mattered whether or not Schumacher broke his leg, as Hakkinen would have won regardless.
Yes, Mika did make mistakes in 1999, but so what? Hamilton made a meal out of 2008 (Bahrain, Canada, France, Japan), yet no one suggests that his title should have an asterisk beside it.9th June 2015, 9:36 at 9:36 am #299799
Hakkinen’s performances from 1994 to 1996 are underrated. He scored 12 podiums in what were mostly the 4th best cars (behind Williams, Ferrari & Benetton) and sometimes even 5th or worse.
With that being said, Schumacher was more complete without a doubt.12th May 2015, 8:30 at 8:30 am #298220
I don’t know, but there’s just something about this team that is intrinsically unlikable.
There’s no character in the management (Horner, Marko, Mateschitz) who is even remotely popular among F1 fans or around the paddock. They have threatened to pull the plug so many times in such a short period of time, it is getting beyond tiresome.
Mercedes went through a lot of hardship from 2010 to 2013, and especially towards the end of 2012, they were horrid, yet I never heard even half as much complaining as we’ve heard from Red Bull in the last 18 months.
McLaren have achieved basically nothing since Brazil 2012 (which seems like an eternity away now), and I’ve never heard such threats from them either.28th April 2015, 22:11 at 10:11 pm #297492
I had completely forgotten about Paul di Resta until @bullfrog mentioned him. He was an OK driver, but the hype surrounding him, especially around 2011-2012 was absurd for someone who was out-performed by both of his teammates at the time.25th April 2015, 18:58 at 6:58 pm #297371
I’m glad that I’m not the only one who thinks that Alonso’s opening lap at Hungary 2006 was better than Senna’s opening lap at Donnington 1993. ;)18th April 2015, 8:45 at 8:45 am #297062
He is the face of F1, that’s why there is always so much controversy and divided opinions surrounding him. It’s no different to any other athlete on the top of his sport (eg. Cristiano Ronaldo, LeBron James).