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23rd July 2014, 8:21 at 8:21 am #267854
5.140 km circuit in Marseilles
Quai du Port is the main straight.22nd July 2014, 17:32 at 5:32 pm #267813
Well, do notice how much faster Alonso was to reacting to oversteer than Raikkonen, he corrects it much earlier:22nd July 2014, 2:41 at 2:41 am #267697
Oh yes, it was Hamilton on Raikkonen and Ricciardo at the hairpin (turn 6).21st July 2014, 22:32 at 10:32 pm #267679
There was a 3 wide move done by Hamilton on Ricciardo and someone else (my memory fails me) on the hairpin (turn 4).21st July 2014, 22:30 at 10:30 pm #267678
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.21st July 2014, 22:27 at 10:27 pm #267677
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 Gutierrez21st July 2014, 4:55 at 4:55 am #267505
Alonso on Ricciardo around the outside of 6.17th July 2014, 17:58 at 5:58 pm #266827
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.
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.
and also worse in the wet
How much do you guys think was down to the drivers?17th July 2014, 3:51 at 3:51 am #266766
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.17th July 2014, 2:21 at 2:21 am #266763
@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:
12 fastest laps
2622 km in the lead
5 fastest laps
203 (218) points
2411 km in the lead17th July 2014, 1:47 at 1:47 am #266761
Don’t forget that 1999 was quite a bit more entertaining and competitive than 1998.
This phenomenon does seem to occur.13th July 2014, 23:23 at 11:23 pm #266486
Congrats Germany12th July 2014, 7:27 at 7:27 am #266431
It’s in the latest round-up. ;)
Nonetheless congrats Nico.10th July 2014, 0:08 at 12:08 am #266305
Alonso on Vettel – Copse
Alonso on Ricciardo – Club9th July 2014, 8:19 at 8:19 am #266214