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  • #167153
    Calum
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    Compare Nico, above, and me.

    Nico – Rosberg fan

    Me – Hamilton fan

    2009, Button dominance – Me happy

    2011, Vettel dominance – Nico happy

    It’s awesome when your countryman does well, but it’s much better when your fave driver is going well!!

    #167154

    Vettel’s my favorite driver Nico’s second, it’s just boring only focusing on the world champion though, surely you like other drivers other than Lewis?.

    I’ve been watching F1 too long to just be a 1 driver supporter now, it’s not jumping ship or anything. Supported vettel since 2007, Nico since 09, Di Resta since DTM and Perez at GP2.

    Btw I’m not German lol…

    #167155
    Calum
    Participant

    I assumed you were German :L

    Of course, I like Nico Rosberg, and Sergio Perez too!!

    #167156

    lol I get that a lot Calum

    #167157
    d3v0
    Participant

    Statistics don’t lie! they mentioned this during the 5Live coverage of Free Practice 1 regarding the 8 drivers who have won the first three races of the season and gone on to win the the WDC:

    Fangio – 1954, 1957 (skipped Indianapolis)

    Senna – 1991

    Mansell – 1992

    Schumi – 1994, 2000, 2004

    Hill – 1996

    #167158
    Todfod
    Participant

    Has there ever been a driver who has won the first 3 races of the season, and ended up losing the WDC?

    #167159
    Enigma
    Participant

    You’re right, the season is over. Another boring race, dominated by Vettel. The title race is over…

    #167160
    RIISE
    Member

    You’re right, the season is over. Another boring race, dominated by Vettel. The title race is over…

    Don’t be an idiot…Vettel will most likely still win the majority of the races.

    #167161
    nik
    Member

    I’m about to watch todays race, know the result, so I feel we might be revisiting this thread again :)

    #167162
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    “Has there ever been a driver who has won the first 3 races of the season, and ended up losing the WDC?”

    I’m not sure but the closest I can think of is Damon Hill who nearly lost it.

    #167163
    Bigbadderboom
    Participant

    @ nik, you said earlier that you have never seen an update that brought a second of pace to a car, McLaren it is argued updated their car from tests at Melbourne and altough we don’t definitive information, it is accepted that they found a bucket load of pace. Don’t underestimate McLaren,Ferrari or Mercedes, I have said before that the RB7 may well be a developed car and the other 3 mian contenders ma have plenty of potential to unlock, especially the more revolutionary McLaren. In years where we have major changes to the regs we often see jumps in performance as teams understand an learn to interpit the info they get from the first races. Combine that with the new tyres and various compounds and I think there is much left to unfold.

    If Red Bull can’t get their head around this KERS issue that seems to be plagueing them then in 3 weeks there advantage could be cut right down. Having said that, if Seb got away cleanly today and stuck to his 3 stop plan he probably would have dominated again today. But I think there are far too many variables and lots of twists and turns (excuse the pun) to write off the challenge of any of the 4 main teams.

    #167164
    Prisoner Monkeys
    Participant

    Vettel is streaking ahead in the championship with no clear second-place driver to chase him down. The RB is getting faster each weekend and the chasing pack isn’t getting closer.

    How would you like your words, sir? We had fry them, steam them, grill them, roast them, or you can simply have them raw.

    #167165
    Enigma
    Participant

    @Steph @Todfod Nope, never. Every time a driver won the opening 3 races he went on to win the title.

    #167166
    Bigbadderboom
    Participant

    @ Enigma, but we have never had so many races with this points system either! All to race for still!!!

    #167167
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Oh please, PM, this race has not changed anything yet. Vettel is still almost a whole win ahead and in Turkey he will be back to winning ways, guaranteeing his advantage to become >1 win.

    From a long-term view Vettel is simply unstoppable and 2012 doesn’t look like much change. I would not be surprised if Vettel becomes a three-time champion up to the introduction of the new rules.

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