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  • #267697
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    Oh yes, it was Hamilton on Raikkonen and Ricciardo at the hairpin (turn 6).

    #267679
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    There was a 3 wide move done by Hamilton on Ricciardo and someone else (my memory fails me) on the hairpin (turn 4).

    #267678
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    Vettel = Ricciardo and/or Kvyatt
    Could Kvyatt be even better than Ricciardo? Who knows.

    Hamilton = Bottas
    This one is pretty obvious, with Bottas’ connections to Mercedes and Wolff.

    Alonso = Hulkenberg and/or Bianchi
    I can’t decide who is better. For now I say Hulk, but Bianchi is younger and has never driven anything other than a Marussia.

    #267677
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    1. Fernando Alonso
    Absolutely perfect, the only driver who thus far this season has performed faultlessly. Also is demolishing a WDC teammate.
    2. Daniel Ricciardo
    Apart from one poor qualifying session in Malaysia, he has been on the same level as Alonso. Biggest surprise of the season.
    3. Lewis Hamilton
    Up and until Spain or Monaco he was my #1. More recently however, his constant qualifying mistakes have dropped him to 3rd.
    4. Nico Rosberg
    He has been great this season. Only needs to improve his wet weather skills. Also his starts haven’t been great either
    5. Valtteri Bottas
    Another rising star this season. In the last 3 GP’s he has been consistently on the podium

    As for the rest:

    6. Nico Hulkenberg
    7. Daniil Kvyatt
    8. Sebastian Vettel
    9. Jenson Button
    10. Kevin Magnussen
    11. Sergio Perez
    12. Jean-Eric Vergne
    13. Jules Bianchi
    14. Romain Grosjean
    15. Felipe Massa
    16. Kamui Kobayashi
    17. Kimi Raikkonen
    18. Adrian Sutil
    19. Pastor Maldonado
    20. Marcus Ericsson
    21. Max Chilton
    22. Esteban Gutierrez

    #267505
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    Alonso on Ricciardo around the outside of 6.

    #266827
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    Raikkonen looked pretty fast in the wet all throughout 2007. He was the fastest driver in Nurburgring, but lost out due a mechanical failure. In Fuji he went from 22nd to 3rd, and in China he won.

    @geemac

    The only conditions in which it was easy to separate the cars was in the wet, where he MP4-22 seemed to be the better car.

    @david-a

    and also worse in the wet

    How much do you guys think was down to the drivers?

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    @fastiesty

    I looked at the stats I could find on F1F, and it showed Hamilton as having the best average starting position, Alonso 2nd, with the Ferraris 3rd/4th.

    A lot of that has to do with the fact that Massa had to start 22nd in Australia and 14th in Hungary because of a car problem in qualifying, and Kimi had to start 16th in Monaco because he crashed in Q2. This lowered their average significantly. Without those silly mistakes, Ferrari were easily on par with McLaren over one lap.

    I counted the number of races where Ferrari looked faster and the number of races where McLaren looked faster.

    F2007: Australia, Bahrain, Spain, France, Great Britain, Turkey, Belgium, and Brazil. (8)
    MP4/22: Malaysia, Monaco, Canada, United States, Hungary, Italy, and Japan. (7)

    I did not classify either Europe (Nurburgring) or China, because in those two mixed condition races, they were too close to call. Ferrari looked faster in the dry parts of the race, while McLaren looked quicker during the rainy parts of the race.

    #266763
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    @fastiesty how was the McLaren the best qualifying car that year if Ferrari had the most pole positions? On another note, laps in the lead is generally not as reliable as miles/kilometers in the lead. If one team dominates Spa and the other dominates Monaco, the team which dominated Monaco will “earn” a lot more laps in the lead. Ironically, this is exactly what happened in 2007.

    These are the statistics:

    Ferrari F2007:
    9 wins
    9 poles
    12 fastest laps
    204 points
    2622 km in the lead

    McLaren MP4/22
    8 wins
    8 poles
    5 fastest laps
    203 (218) points
    2411 km in the lead

    #266761
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    Don’t forget that 1999 was quite a bit more entertaining and competitive than 1998.

    This phenomenon does seem to occur.

    #266486
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    Congrats Germany

    #266431
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    It’s in the latest round-up. ;)

    http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/2014/07/12/f1-fanatic-round-1207/

    Nonetheless congrats Nico.

    #266305
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    Alonso on Vettel – Copse
    Alonso on Ricciardo – Club

    #266214
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    @bradley13
    Can the final be worth double points?

    #265943
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    Brazil 1-2 Germany
    Argentina 2-1 Holland

    #265174
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    France vs Germany 1-2

    Brazil vs Columbia 1-1
    Brazil wins 4-3 on penalties

    Belgium vs Argentina 1-1
    Belgium wins 3-2 on penalties

    Netherlands vs Costa Rica 3-2

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