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25th February 2014, 9:00 at 9:00 am #249743
I’m gonna be controversial and say Vettel.
If we had this discussion after the first few races of last year, Hamilton would be the safe choice, and look what happened!2nd February 2014, 9:45 at 9:45 am #248462
22) Chilton8th January 2014, 10:58 at 10:58 am #247919
Bradley Downton, thats not surprising if you know how insurance companies work. Typically, the only people that can afford a new car are older drivers with more experience. You don’t see many 17 year olds driving around in brand new cars, most are driving around in corsas older than they are. Hence newer cars have less crashes than older ones. Also, as they are newer, parts are easier to obtain, thus they are cheaper to repair in the event of a crash.
I’m in a similar boat to you – 20 year old male driver – and I’ve got an 06 plate Ford Focus Ghia 1.6TDCi. Again, few young drivers get a focus, and those that do usually get a petrol, so my insurance last year was a very respectable £690. My Fiancee has done the same thing by buying a Honda Jazz – never seen anyone else under the age of 60 driving one!
My brother’s first car was a rover 75 and he got reasonable insurance. But on the other hand, my Mum bought a Vauxhall Corsa, and her insurance has gone up quite a bit.
“Old people” cars generally offer cheaper insurance for young drivers, or at the very least avoid cars which are driven lots by young people.29th December 2013, 17:25 at 5:25 pm #247699
I got quite lucky this year :).
I received a total of three Mercedes t-shirts from my parents and my Fiancée, and a large picture of Hamilton from her grandparents. Being a MASSIVE Hamilton fan, i’m quite pleased with this haul! :).14th December 2013, 13:30 at 1:30 pm #247148
I’d like it to go to the BTCC route, where commentators have a radio link to the drivers. Obviously not while they’re racing, but on the warm up lap/safety car period etc, its brilliant to hear interviews with the drivers in the moment, rather than a post race interview once they’ve started to calm down.
Although saying that, I wonder what would happen if Fuji 07 repeated itself with a driver talking to a commentator crashing under the safety car?3rd December 2013, 17:11 at 5:11 pm #246698
Mika Hakkinen was the only one to fail to qualify in his debut season?21st November 2013, 12:41 at 12:41 pm #245096
It’s available on BBC1 this weekend. See here:
So if you have freeview/etc, you can watch it on there, and if not, if you have access to the internet, you can catch it live on iPlayer.
Sorry I can’t answer your question, but hope this helps.6th November 2013, 14:45 at 2:45 pm #244685
The problem with changing the length of the races is the change in points system that would be needed. It would be unfair to have 25 points for a win at Korea in under an hour but a win after three hours at Monaco still only gets 25 points? It’d need changing.
I’m fine with 2-tyre pit stops, and they should also abolish that stupid top-10-start-on-the-same-tyre rule, and the use-both-compounds rule.5th November 2013, 9:49 at 9:49 am #244677
Although you say that it should be something the teams can control, the best way would be to arrange the season properly! Have Asian races at the start or at the end of the season, not both. Not flying off to Canada in the middle of the European season, etc.
Although, realistically, I would be in favor of more parts being ‘frozen’, like Gary Anderson’s idea. I also think that you can’t freeze for five consecutive races – there’s no way teams would agree to do Monaco followed by Canada on the same rear wing, as with Monza and Singapore.2nd November 2013, 20:28 at 8:28 pm #244468
A static 360 degree panoramic view, like Google street view, would be much more useful.17th September 2013, 7:50 at 7:50 am #241782
I like the limited time or limited number or uses idea.
Or, if they still didn’t want the leading car to use it for defending, they should automatically shut the DRS when both cars are along side each other. So (theoretically, at least!) we would not get highway passes, but the defending driver can try and outbreak the attacking driver to give them more of a chance.30th August 2013, 11:35 at 11:35 am #240696
eBay, Amazon, Play.com etc.
You should be able to get most if not all of them through a combination of those sites.29th August 2013, 19:27 at 7:27 pm #240774
Team: Red Bull Racing
Driver 1: Lewis Hamilton
Driver 2: Sebastian Vettel
No way Alonso makes it in there. Hamilton beat him in his rookie year in an identical car, and Vettel is supreme when he starts on the first row, which he always does. People always say Vettel can’t overtake, but he doesn’t need to when he starts out in front, and the rare occasions when he does start out of position, he can make up for it with a quality race (Spa, Abu Dhabi, Brazil 2012 etc). Alonso rarely starts on the front row, and doesn’t have a good enough race to compensate most of the time.
No other driver could ever be considered IMO.16th July 2013, 19:02 at 7:02 pm #239082
Some good ideas in there. Love the idea about the website, and DRS, although I’d be fine with a KERS style rule (for a set amount of time per lap/race, regardless of where the car in front is).
With the tyres, I would love for the teams to choose which tyres they want to bring before each race (I.e, 2 sets of hards, 5 mediums, 0 softs, 1 super soft etc). That way it won’t increase costs for pirelli (if they have a limit, say 50 sets of each per season etc), and would introduce loads more variety in strategy.
Also, sorry but I don’t like your pit-button idea. I think its fine the way it is now – they’re not allowed to wait in the pit lane lap after lap.
And penalty for both drivers? Let’s be honest, everyone knows Webber would have hit that button in Brazil last year to get Seb a penalty.16th July 2013, 16:29 at 4:29 pm #239064
2014: Hamilton, Mercedes.
2015: Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull.
2016: Hamilton, Mercedes.
2017: Hamilton, Mercedes.
2018: Vettel, Ferrari.
2019: Frijns, Red Bull.
2020: Frijns, Red Bull