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1st July 2014, 11:13 at 11:13 am #264987
I’m voting for the driver that proves least popular, because I think it’s ridiculous and unsporting.26th May 2014, 14:54 at 2:54 pm #261771
Very close call betwen Bianchi on Kobayashi and Hülkenberg on Magnussen, but for the clean execution and the sheer calculated opportunism displayed I will have to go for the latter.
Sutil made a couple of good moves at the hairpin also.24th May 2014, 0:36 at 12:36 am #261301
Kvyat has impressed me a lot. Red Bull seem to have a knack for doing such with their young drivers – Vettel and Ricciardo have both earned a huge amount of admiration from me.18th May 2014, 2:39 at 2:39 am #260626
You could potentially award the world championship solely on the basis of the medals system and then every other position plus the constructor’s championship could be dictated using normal points, since the simplistic element would only really be of effect to the driver’s championship.18th May 2014, 2:26 at 2:26 am #260624
I like points. Points reward consistency, which is how it should be.
The major adaptation I would make to the current system is by awarding points down to 15th – that would encourage drivers much more readily in the lower positions to push, and would reward consistency in finishing.
If that could be coupled with a higher win percentage gain relative to second, all the better.15th May 2014, 11:39 at 11:39 am #260482
Vettel on Bottas.4th May 2014, 21:11 at 9:11 pm #258767
@enigma good nomination with Kubica – even though his car was probably never going to win the title (so maybe you could discount him on that factor, it depends again on what the question actually represents).2nd May 2014, 14:59 at 2:59 pm #258668
1994 – Ayrton Senna
1995 – Michael Schumacher
1996 – Ayrton Senna
1997 – Ayrton Senna
1998 – Mika Häkkinen
1999 – Michael Schumacher
2000 – Michael Schumacher
2001 – Michael Schumacher
2002 – Michael Schumacher
2003 – Juan Pablo Montoya (Schumacher close second)
2004 – Michael Schumacher
2005 – Kimi Räikkönen
2006 – Fernando Alonso (Schumacher close second)
2007 – Lewis Hamilton
2008 – Lewis Hamilton
2009 – Sebastian Vettel
2010 – Sebastian Vettel
2011 – Sebastian Vettel
2012 – Fernando Alonso
2013 – Sebastian Vettel
Schumacher – 6
Senna – 6 (3)
Vettel – 4
Alonso – 2
Hamilton – 2
Häkkinen – 1
Räikkönen – 1
Montoya – 117th March 2014, 15:37 at 3:37 pm #252127
A bit of a silly thing to say Lewis…
I understand his religious beliefs dictate such (however dubious that notion is) and he evidently has the utmost respect for him, but that was just inviting a sensationalist response. And it was ultimately a useless statement.17th March 2014, 15:30 at 3:30 pm #249002
Almost certainly F1 losing perhaps it’s greatest asset at the time – Ayrton Senna. As a result, F1 lacked a true legend’s presence on the grid: with Prost gone and Mansell at that time also gone, the event was a catastrophic blow for the sport’s publicity. So their only option was to visibly improve the safety of proceedings, with temporary barriers on Eau Rouge and such like before a major overhaul to ensure that such a travesty would never occur again.
It undoubtably initiated the crusade that we should all be in debt to. Even if some tracks have been sterilised, I’d still far rather be complaining about Tarmac run-offs than mourning the death of a driver.10th March 2014, 23:06 at 11:06 pm #251502
…you pick racing lines when walking through crowds at your school and shout at people for breaking the defensive driving regulations by failing to “leava the spacea”10th March 2014, 19:46 at 7:46 pm #251491
I do that all the time. And I get frustrated when I carry too much apex speed and compromise the next corner.22nd February 2014, 14:37 at 2:37 pm #249471
Red Bull – Vettel will exercise the advantage he holds in experience very early on to assert his authority in the races and within the team, but Ricciardo will claw some of that back as the season progresses (particularly in qualifying, where I’m expecting some close battles).
Mercedes – very close between Rosberg and Hamilton, and I genuinely anticipate Rosberg to have a very real shot at the title.
Ferrari – Räikkönen will of course be a much sterner opponent than Massa, but I think Alonso will be fairly comfortable in the end.
Lotus – Grosjean will surely continue his form, but Maldonado will be a fierce opponent in qualifying and should by some miracle he mature I think he will show brilliance in the races also.
McLaren – Magnussen has been very impressive in testing. Button’s smoothness may help, but I think Magnussen will beat him in the final standings.
Force India – fairly comfortable for Hülkenberg: he has familiarity with the team and immense talent. His qualifying will put him generally out of Perez’s reach.
Sauber – god, is their line-up boring. Sutil will win due to consistency.
Toro Rosso – Kvyat will take some time to bed in but I was impressed with him in GP3, so I’m expecting good things.
Williams – Massa will be empowered, as he was in the second half of 2013, by the freedom he will have at Williams to race. But I think Bottas will begin to dishearten him with his speed.
Marussia – Bianchi, comfortably, will beat Chilton.
Caterham – Kobayashi should show his experience to succeed in both qualifying and the races.15th February 2014, 1:27 at 1:27 am #248628
It is looking in general very fresh and refined, definitely a good improvement to the site and worth the disruption (which of course was no problem at all)!9th February 2014, 2:42 at 2:42 am #248594
I’m just going to do a top 10 and 5 respectively:
1 – Hamilton (finally, someone else!)
2 – Rosberg
3 – Vettel
4 – Alonso
5 – Button
6 – Räikkönen
7 – Ricciardo
8 – Magnussen
9 – Hülkenberg
10 – Grosjean
1 – Mercedes
2 – Ferrari
3 – Red Bull
4 – McLaren
5 – Force India