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19th August 2013, 4:54 at 4:54 am #240390
in 1994 Ayrton and Ronald died, so I think the overreaction was quite a natural response.
But returning to the topic…
– I don’t like the final turn in Malaysia.
– The horrible turn after the long straight in China
– All the 90 degree turns in Abu Dhabi and Singapore (I dislike the Singapore circuit so much)8th July 2013, 20:30 at 8:30 pm #238663
Best Driver: Vettel
Worst Driver: Masa
Best Team: Lotus
Worst Team: Williams (let the point slip)
Best Overtake: Webber’s start
Best Funny- moment: Marussia’s car
Most Surprising Result: Grosjean on the podium
Least Surprising Result: Hamilton going backwards first, then recovering a little
Special Mention to: Hulkenberg
Race Rating: 9/105th July 2013, 21:56 at 9:56 pm #238488
@mnmracer! Great stuff, excellent! Twi things i noticed:
1. Alonso has inherited many races, but that’s why he is always pushing the leader when he goes second. Sometimes that push pays the reward of making the leader lose concentration, overheat something and then retire.
2. I agree with @freelittlebirds that “Vettel has more failures on the lead because he is usually leading”. Even when sometimes the car has failed “without a reason”, we can also assume that Vettel, pushing the car so much, makes it fail from time to time.
I wonder how many races Mansell inherited, so we can compared this fact to Alonso.27th June 2013, 0:27 at 12:27 am #238187
Let’s see (with no order in particular, and just to mention the ones I’ve seen during my lifetime)
Montoya, Massa, Kubica, Ralf Schumacher, Nico Rosberg, Frentzen, Barrichello, Fisico, Webber and Trulli19th June 2013, 14:55 at 2:55 pm #237406
As an opinion, you should rename the post as “the ones which you remember the most” or stuff like that, because when there is a crash in F1, it just makes me feel nervous cause I don’t know if the driver can make it through.
The ones I remember are
Barrichello flying in Imola
Grosjean first lap vs Alonso and Hamilton in Spa
Kubica in Canada
One of Schum in Abu Dhabi when his car spins and he is looking backwards, and somebody crashes him.
Red Bull boys in Turkey
Maldonado and Hamilton in Valencia
Ralf Schum at Indianapolis
… enough?17th June 2013, 14:00 at 2:00 pm #237847
Monaco, pick the year you want…14th June 2013, 16:09 at 4:09 pm #14146714th June 2013, 16:05 at 4:05 pm #14146614th June 2013, 13:28 at 1:28 pm #141461
Everybody compared Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton when they were teammates, but, what 4 coincidences were there between the 2 drivers who became champions in 2008 and 2009? (I have 4 in my mind, if you mention other coincidences it will be nice to know)14th June 2013, 2:45 at 2:45 am #141459
Zandvoort, Netherlands @joeyzf1 for 30 times, according to wiki, cause other circuits have held more races but have also shared the race with other circuits12th June 2013, 18:34 at 6:34 pm #237622
DRS? Phuket!!!27th May 2013, 15:01 at 3:01 pm #237145
Perez on Button, especially if you consider that Perez on Alonso was not really a pass, and Perez on Raikkonen ended badly. But the one on Button was great!21st May 2013, 18:52 at 6:52 pm #225359
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