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5th May 2013, 20:30 at 8:30 pm #236207
People claim Kimi lacked motivation in 2008 & 2009, but the same could be said of Mika in 2000 & 2001.
I can give you 2001, but in 2000 Mika did just a fine job, and if there was a lack of motivation, I didn’t see it.
I remember seeing an interview where he said it himself that he’d burnt out from all the PR stuff by 2000, but you’re right that it didn’t necessarily reflect in his driving.3rd May 2013, 13:45 at 1:45 pm #236166
@kingshark Have to agree with you on the ’88 Mclaren. Although it was obviously massively faster than the rest of the field, and most likely would’ve still dominated a season at the hands of lesser drivers, at the time it was driven by easily the best two drivers on the grid (if not of all time), hence making its dominance even more extreme. Although I might give the most dominant car ever to either the ’02 or ’04 Ferrari, it’s certainly a very clear indicator that Patrese could out-qualify Senna by such a margin.19th February 2013, 19:56 at 7:56 pm #225552
Vettel’s won three championships almost entirely by virtue of 2, 7 and far more of 8 than he deserves.19th February 2013, 19:06 at 7:06 pm #225441
I like Button alot as a guy, but he’s certainly not one of the ‘great’ drivers, though he is very good on his day. Also I’d nominate Villeneuve and I know I’m going to get flak for this, Vettel.
Can’t comment on anything pre-80s as I my knowledge of this era is non-existant, though I find what people are saying about James Hunt interesting (never even heard of Phil Hill).14th February 2013, 18:48 at 6:48 pm #225150
@kingshark are you honestly suggesting the 2012 Lotus was superior to the 2012 RB?
And even if it was (which is wasn’t), one result does not prove one driver is particularly better than the other, I’m considering general results, styles, moves etc.14th February 2013, 18:08 at 6:08 pm #225148
I actually really like Button in terms of personality, far more than say Hamilton or Alonso. However, in terms of driver skill I’d put him more in league with Vettel or Webber, than Hamilton, Raikkonen or Alonso – he’s able to perform excellently on occasion, but need a specific set of very particular needs catered for before he can perform. Vettel can’t win unless he’s in the best car, Webber is consistently inconsistent, if he could put a drive in across the calendar like he can at Silverstone and Monaco (and had Red Bull’s support) he’d easily win a WDC, and Button needs an absolutely perfect car set-up or he’s lost at sea. I consider Raikkonen, Hamilton and Alonso the three strongest drivers on the grid, as they can drag any car by the scruff of the neck and drive the wheels off it, and do that consistently – which is my personal measure of a ‘great’ driver.
To OP, was I unaware Button garnered such dislike if I’m honest, I always felt that was Hamilton.3rd December 2012, 11:41 at 11:41 am #214804
Death of Syd Watkins.
Vettel stealing championship due to pre-asia Newey update.