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    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.

    1. Vettel
    2. Alonso
    3. Hamilton
    4. Ricciardo
    5. Hulkenberg
    6. Rosberg
    7. Button
    8. Kvyat
    9. Verstappen
    10. Bottas
    11. Grosjean
    12. Massa
    13. Sainz
    14. Perez
    15. Raikkonen
    16. Nasr
    17. Ericsson
    18. Stevens
    19. Maldonado
    20. Mehri

    #302690
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    Valencia 2012 podium

    #301907
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    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.

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    Rosberg on Massa (Village) and Bottas (Maggots) were both very good.

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    @davidnotcoulthard

    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.

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    @debaser91

    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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. ;)

    #297062
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    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).

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    @xtwl

    I don’t think the same applies to Webber. He was mentally super strong. As said above there were other factors in the team that Rosberg does not have to face that halted his form. Going to call me bias but Webber in 2010 would easily beat the 2014 Rosberg if you ask me. Let alone Webber in his real prime…

    Webber in 2010 was the single worst driver to have reached the season finale as WDC contender since Irvine in 1999, or maybe even worse than Irvine in 1999. Rosberg in his prime would mop the floor with Webber in his prime. Webber only have five or six good weekends in any season (let alone his worst, in 2011 and 2013 he was flat out embarrassingly bad). He had so many weekends in 2010 where he was absolutely nowhere. Bahrain, Australia, China, Europe, Germany, Korea & Abu Dhabi. Webber scored a mere 22 out of 175 points in the 7 races I mentioned above, despite having the fastest car and no reliability issues. Like it or not, that is just appealing.

    Rosberg was MUCH better and more consistent than Webber in seasons like 2009 (where he regularly got top 6 finishes with his average Williams), 2010 (many top 5 finishes and several podiums with an average Mercedes), and 2013 (virtually matched Hamilton on performance with equal cars).

    As for Rosberg, I always felt his best season was 2010. He finished in the top five on 9 occasions, and scored 3 podiums. He started on the front row in Malaysia, and was looking at a podium in Korea before Webber wiped him out. He made very few mistakes and none of his 3 retirements were his fault. He convincingly beat his teammate, and performed to the limit of his car. Apart from one small slip-up in China, I can’t recall a single mistake from him that year.

    To answer the question of this thread, I think that Rosberg was at his best from mid-2009 to mid-2014. At this point, I think his career will take a gradual downward spiral.

    #293679
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    Every team gets equal share of the pie at the end of the year. Manor, Sauber, Lotus and Force India are all saved.

    Formula 1 to embrace social media to the fullest, create an official YouTube account with all the races being stream-able live.

    F1 to be free on air everywhere around the world, and gains global popularity as a result of it.

    #293359
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    Robin Frijns by far.

    second would be Robert Wickens.

    #292906
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    Robin Frijns.

    No idea why, just a pick out of the blue.

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