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    I am sorry, but Alonso’s first lap of the Hungarian GP 2006 cannot be the best lap for me because of his tyre advantage. Wikipedia: “Bridgestone wet-tyres used to dictate the field in non-dry conditions but today it seemed a one-off for the Japanese rubber. All Bridgestone-drivers, including the Ferraris, were seen struggling and seriously down on pace compared to their competitors.”

    Last lap Dijon 1979 for me.

    #296795
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    Verstappen on Perez.

    #295646
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    Ah yes, of course. Well throughout the year I expect to see (even) better overtaking manouvres.

    #295594
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    If I count correctly, it’s a tie between Bottas (on Massa) and Verstappen (on Ricciardo). Who will win?

    #295571
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    Also Verstappen on Ricciardo.

    It was not a legendary move but he showed maturity, spacial awareness (from both drivers) and car control. Also extra spicy because it was on a Red Bull.

    Honourable mention for Bottas for his move on Massa.

    #294675
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    Boris Becker won Wimbledon at the age of 17
    Martina Hingis was nr 1 tennis player at the age of 16
    Johan Cruijff debuted for Ajax at the age of 16

    Having a very young driver competing in F1 means that it IS about talent

    #294671
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    I have just one thing to say: if you think that F1 is not about talent anymore with Hamilton, Rosberg, Vettel, Ricciardo, Raikkonen, Button, Bottas, H├╝lkenberg (, Perez, Massa) and perhaps in the future Kvyat, Verstappen, Sainz and Nasr, then we are done talking. Our opinions are just too different.

    #291408
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    Seriously guys, as if there’s no champagne in junior series. I never heard you complain about Formula Renault or Formula 3 drivers.

    #290254
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    I don’t really see how better tyres would have prevented the Bianchi-accident. With better tyres the drivers will just drive faster, because they will always drive close to the limit. I feel Bianchi spun because of worn tyres in combination with loss of concentration (because of the yellow flags) and a little too much speed.

    #289121
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    The series needs a lot of finetuning, but it sure has potential! I enjoyed the race.

    #287252
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    Will we see Formula E move to some non street layouts in the future?

    These street circuit are a big part of the whole concept. Because there is no noise and no pollution, a street circuit is the best way to bring the sport to the audience (that live in the city anyway). Basically: rather than bringing the fans to the sport, you bring the sport to the fans.

    The circuits need finetuning, as well as the whole concept. I hope this concept will be a big succes so that we see a lot of development of the electric power units as well.

    #285540
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    Or car control like Piquet

    http://youtu.be/AgrWsd5QXF0

    #285539
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    I hope Max Verstappen will have the same fighting spirit as his dad

    http://youtu.be/l_oatsUmg4w

    #283396
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    I think next year’s cars will be:
    – faster on the straights
    – faster in the corners
    – even more fuel efficient, so we will see less lift and coast
    – not dominant in the way Mercedes was this year

    I have high hopes of a great 2015. In recent history, when the regulations changed drastically (1998, 2009, 2014), there always was one dominant team from scratch (McLaren, Brawn, Mercedes), but the next season always proved to be a true cracker with high competition (1999, 2010, 2015?)

    #278685
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    During the race I thought back about the 1997 Monaco GP, where Mika Salo drove the entire race (61 laps) on the same rain tyres. But in terms of mileage it’s less than Rosberg did.

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