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    @lockup I knew it would be used against me ;). Indeed, he did run through the gravel but he kept going.

    I also think that the general view is quite realistic and I also understand that many Brits favour Hamilton. I just wanted to mention that to me (despite his lack of sheer speed compared to Vettel, Hamilton and Alonso) he is a very smart and decent racer. I like that.

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    @lockup I remember calling him ‘an idiot’ when he changed to slicks in Oz 2010. But he did make the tyres work in these wet conditions and came out on top. Timing was on his side, but he could have stacked his car.

    I don’t think Button would do well against Alonso. He is not that fast and Alonso is equally smart.

    #276090
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    I think the current pack of drivers is very good. So good, that we even question the abilities of drivers like Button, Raikkonen and Vettel this year. :)

    #276039
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    Based on sheer speed, I feel that Button is no match to Vettel, Hamilton and Alonso. But, Button has proven to be exceptionally good in damp races. In these races skills, brains and tactics are combined and then he has proven to be one of the best around. To me, that is enough to qualify him as one of the key-drivers since 2000.

    This article might be interesting: http://f1metrics.wordpress.com/2014/06/04/who-was-the-best-wet-weather-driver/

    #275938
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    You mention only defining moments for when Hamilton clinches the world title. That’s too premature for me.

    #273197
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    Red Bull moves Ghasly around to make place for Verstappen, I believe

    #270651
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    I’ve followed Max Verstappen since he drove minikarts and he amazed me every year. Only a few months ago I said it was too early to debuting in de F3 Euroseries. He proved me wrong. Now I think that it’s too early for F1, but I bet he’ll prove me wrong as well.

    At the end of 2015, he will be outperforming Kvyat.

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    Just watching the Red Bull X1 drive at Spa (GT6) makes me glad that there are indeed strickt regulations. The car looks great, sure. But would the immense increase of cornering speed contribute to better racing? I highly doubt it.

    #266887
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    Hard to say based on onboard shots. You must realise that drivers feel oversteer before you can see it.

    #248212
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    Still I don’t fully understand. All of Schumacher’s dominating Ferraris had low high noses. The nose of Button’s dominating Brawn was also quite low. McLaren also made quite some competitive cars with low noses the years before 2013. So why is a low nosecone such a big aerodynamic problem in 2014?

    #230394
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    Maybe Caterham are waiting for Grosjean and Maldonado to become available…

    #244543
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    Based on his recent tests in FR 2.0 and Formula 3, I’d say it’s likely that Max Verstappen will drive in F1 at some point. Maybe 2018 is too soon.

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    @adityafakhri

    10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 was easily the best point system

    Why? First of all, it did not award the 1st place as well as all other scoring systems ever did, second it only awards 8 drivers, where an average of 18-20 cars finish the race.

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    @rjoconnell

    F1 needs more healthy teams, not less.

    That’s why Marussia and Sauber may merge. From two unhealthy teams to hopefully one healthy.

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