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28th September 2014, 22:36 at 10:36 pm #276119
I think people are critical of him as he has been the least exciting or talented driver to win a WDC in a really really long time. He had a strong start to a season in a dominant car, and then was outscored by his teammate in the 2nd half of the season.
In my books, he has good race craft, consistency (if the car suits him), and a good head on his shoulders. However, he lacks outright pace.. lacks the versatility that Hamilton and Alonso possess.
Overall, I think he’s lucky to have one WDC and I guess no one can take that away from him. He can get criticised though for not being as good as other WDCs… which I think is entirely fair.11th May 2014, 15:33 at 3:33 pm #259821
Fernando on Kimi was pretty good.. brilliantly set up from T1 and T215th April 2014, 9:03 at 9:03 am #256971
I wrote Ferrari off in 2014 even before pre season testing began. I predicted them to make the 3rd or 4th fastest car… but I think they can do considerably worse this year.
What a waste of Kimi’s and Nando’s years30th March 2014, 20:10 at 8:10 pm #254815
Alonso on the Hulk22nd February 2014, 17:27 at 5:27 pm #249550
Vettel – 2nd
Ricciardo – 3rd
Lewis – 1st
Rosberg – 1st
Alonso – 1st
Raikkonnen – 1st
Button – 2nd
Magnussen – 1st
Grosjean – 3rd
Maldonado – 4th
Bottas – 2nd
Massa – 4th
Hulkenberg – 3rd
Perez – 6th
Vergne – 8th
Kyvat – 9th
Sutil – 9th
Guttierez – 9th
Bianchi – 13th
Chilton – 17th
Kobayashi – 16th
Ericcson – 19th9th February 2014, 6:12 at 6:12 am #248597
I hope for Fernando to take it… but I’m guessing Ferrari will maintain their consistent form and make the 3rd fastest car of the season again. I’m predicting a Merc vs Mclaren battle at the front, with Merc benefiting the most from the double points race
1) Hamilton – 243
2) Rosberg – 211
3) Magnussen – 184
4) Alonso – 177
5) Button – 165
6) Vettel – 146
7) Raikkonen – 145
8) Grosjean – 101
9) Ricciardo – 96
10) Bottas – 77
11) Hulkenberg – 76
12) Maldonado – 59
13) Perez – 45
14) Massa – 42
15) Kyvat – 16
16) Vergne – 10
17) Sutil – 10
18) Guttierez – 8
19) Kobayashi – 2
20) Bianchi – 1
21) Chilton – 0
22) Ericcson – 0
Points are a shot in the dark, obviously :)7th February 2014, 8:09 at 8:09 am #248578
Well… so it is true.
Mercedes engines produce a 690bhp + an additional 150 bhp from ERS
Renault (according to the Taffin interview) produce 600bhp + 160bhp from ERS
Ferrari are the big question mark. But if I had to guess, they would be marginally better than Renault in terms of performance. The only positive of the Ferrari engine is their cooling I guess.. which could lead to smaller sidepods and less aero drag.
I have a bad feeling that this season is going to be a Mclaren vs Mercedes battle. Let’s hope I’m wrong6th February 2014, 18:22 at 6:22 pm #248572
I dont remember Mercedes claiming their engine generated 700bhp… at least I hope not. A 100 bhp is a massive difference in performance. Big enough for the Mercedes powered cars to be at the front followed by either the Renault or Ferrari engined cars3rd February 2014, 8:53 at 8:53 am #248468
10. Hulkenberg3rd January 2014, 19:36 at 7:36 pm #247879
Here goes -
3) Force India
4) Red Bull
9) Toro Rosso
It was really close between Ferrari and Mercedes, and although Mercedes have the better qualifiers, Ferrari have the more consistent race day performers. Also thought it was close between Force India and Red Bull, but had to give it to Force India as both their drivers are far better than Ricciardo19th December 2013, 5:11 at 5:11 am #245938
@sbl on tour
Would have to agree.
I dislike both Vettel and Schumacher, but Vettel has my respect for 3 reasons -
1) Vettel has had much tougher competition in the form of Hamilton & Alonso .Schumacher wasn’t racing against anyone of that calibre after 1994. (Sorry over rated Hakkinen & Montoya and Kimi in fragile cars)
2) Vettel didn’t intentionally bump other drivers off the circuit and park his car on the circuit to slow other drivers down
3) Vettel didn’t have a teammate who would move over for him at will
Honestly, I already consider Vettel to be a far superior champion to Schumacher, and Vettel is without a doubt, a better ambassador of the sport18th December 2013, 12:01 at 12:01 pm #247619
Well.. maybe I could help. I used to be a sound engineer, and studio acoustics and sound re production was was always fun.
It depends a lot on your broadcast signal, and your viewing environment. I’m not from the UK, so I dont know whether you get f1 races broadcasted in regular stereo, or any different form.
It also depends where you watch the race. What are the dimensions of the room, hall etc? Are there lots of mirrors and reflective surfaces or more audio absorbent surfaces -> etc.
Fill me in on some details, and I could help you out17th December 2013, 14:33 at 2:33 pm #247562
Red Bull -> Vettel crushes his teammate in quali, race, practice sessions .. you name it.
Mercedes -> Close match between Rosberg and Hamilton, but similar to 2013, Hamilton will come out on top in 2014 as well
Ferrari -> Alonso will beat Raikkonen convincingly. Maybe not as convincingly as he destroyed Massa, but he will beat him pretty regularly
Lotus -> Grosjean should re affirm the fact that Maldonado is nothing more than a pay driver
Mclaren -> Closest inter team battle of the season, with Magnussen getting the better of Button
Force India -> Hulkenberg should beat him by a decent margin
Williams -> Bottas beats Massa on sheer consistency
Sauber -> Dont know who the second driver is yet. But if it is between Gutti and Sutil, I expect Sutil to come out on top
Toro Rosso -> JEV comes out on top, although Kyvat out qualifies him during the year
Caterham -> Dont know who’s driving for them. Dont care
Marrussia -> Bianchi. Regardless of the the guy in the 2nd seat16th December 2013, 5:58 at 5:58 am #246900
1. Red Bull
7. Force India
9. Toro Rosso
11. Marrussia21st November 2013, 17:53 at 5:53 pm #245535
This is outrage! Why isn’t Pastor Maldonado on that list?
In all seriousness, it has to be Adrian Newey, the silent king of f1 since 2010.
Would be really glad it Kubica or Katelborn win it as well