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Greatest ever driver pairing?

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  • #237498

    Mathers
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    I didn’t see the mutual respect bit so it has to be Stewart – Cevert for me.

    #237499

    safeeuropeanhome
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    Prost-Senna, Mansell-Piquet and Alonso-Hamilton all qualify under the mutual respect category. Look how Senna behaved when Prost retired at the end of 93, and the message to him through French TV just before he died. There was no one Senna respected more in F1 than Prost as a driver. Alonso and Hamilton the same, whenever they’re asked about each other in interviews its clear they have a lot more respect for each other than they do for Vettel.

    As for Mansell and Piquet I remember an interview Keith posted on the site a few months ago, and it was clear they had a lot of respect for each other despite all the rubbish they put each other through when they were teammates. So they probably don’t qualify if you want a harmonious team, but certainly these great drivers were respectful of what the other could do.

    Going by your criteria, Fangio and Moss is probably the standout. Clark/Graham Hill and Prost/Lauda as well.

    #237500

    the_sigman
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    With bad relationships
    Senna – Prost
    Mansell – Piquet
    Prost – Mansell
    Villeneuve – Pironi
    Peterson – Fittipaldi
    Hamilton – Alonso

    With good relationships
    Fangio – Collins
    Senna – Berger
    Stewart – Cevert
    Hakkinen – Coulthard
    Peterson – Andretti

    With clear numbers 1 and 2
    Schumacher – Barrichello
    Senna – Berger

    With success
    Senna – Prost
    Prost – Lauda
    Barrichello – Schumacher
    Fangio – Moss
    Hill – Clark

    #237501

    Nathan
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    Seems to me many people forget a) Raikkonen-Monotya or b) Raikkonen-MAssa, which surprises me a little, since that was recent. Remember the Ferrari pairing were really good and had a good relationship between them, and Montoya and Raikkonen were to utter aces in 2005 (little strange that they couldn’t get more points in the constructors championship and be con-champions – also they were a better pairing than Alo-Fisichella _and_ with a pretty much faster car MP4-20, but ofc that mercedes engine and car itself was never ever going to be reliable).

    #237502

    safeeuropeanhome
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    @sigman1998 Nice idea! Jones and Reutemann would be good for the bad relationships as well.

    #237503

    Yaya Ishaq
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    Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa at Ferrari from 2007 to 2009.

    #237504

    Fixy
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    Scheckter-Villeneuve
    Massa-Raikkonen

    #237505

    krtekf1
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    @the_sigman, you forgot to add to “With clear numbers 1 and 2” Alonso-Massa, and Petterson-Andretti too.

    #237506

    Todfod
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    1) Senna Prost
    2) Alonso Hamilton
    3) Fangio Moss
    4) Prost Lauda
    5) And maybe.. Raikkonnen Vettel in 2014 ;)

    #237507

    Rick Lopez
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    Massa-Raikkonen
    Massa-Alonso
    Massa-Schumacher
    Massa-Vielleneuve

    #237508

    David-A
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    I can’t help but think that Rick likes Felipe Massa.

    #237509

    tmekt
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    Räikkönen – Heidfeld
    Räikkönen – Coulthard
    Räikkönen – Montoya
    Räikkönen – De La Rosa
    Räikkönen – Massa
    Räikkönen – Badoer
    Räikkönen – Fisichella
    Räikkönen – Grosjean
    Räikkönen – d’Ambrosio

    3 guesses: who do I like?

    #237510

    Kingshark
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    @tmekt
    Lewis Hamilton.

    #237511

    Todfod
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    Button and Perez

    .. oh wait…

    Button and Barrichello

    ROFLMAO

    #237512

    GeeMac
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    Surprised there has only been one mention of Senna-Berger so far. Stewart – Cevert and G Hill – Clark also sprung to mind pretty quickly when I read the first post. I’d also throw D Hill – Prost into the ring, I don’t recall there being any bad blood between those two.

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