- 16th April 2011, 19:02 at 7:02 pm #167153CalumParticipant
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!!16th April 2011, 19:37 at 7:37 pm #167154Pedal to the VettelMember
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…16th April 2011, 21:05 at 9:05 pm #167155CalumParticipant
I assumed you were German :L
Of course, I like Nico Rosberg, and Sergio Perez too!!16th April 2011, 21:07 at 9:07 pm #167156Pedal to the VettelMember
lol I get that a lot Calum17th April 2011, 5:44 at 5:44 am #167157d3v0Participant
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 – 199617th April 2011, 6:27 at 6:27 am #167158TodfodParticipant
Has there ever been a driver who has won the first 3 races of the season, and ended up losing the WDC?17th April 2011, 8:47 at 8:47 am #167159EnigmaParticipant
You’re right, the season is over. Another boring race, dominated by Vettel. The title race is over…17th April 2011, 8:56 at 8:56 am #167160RIISEMember
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.17th April 2011, 13:01 at 1:01 pm #167161nikMember
I’m about to watch todays race, know the result, so I feel we might be revisiting this thread again :)17th April 2011, 14:27 at 2:27 pm #167162AnonymousInactive
“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.17th April 2011, 14:31 at 2:31 pm #167163BigbadderboomParticipant
@ 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.17th April 2011, 14:31 at 2:31 pm #167164Prisoner MonkeysParticipant
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.17th April 2011, 14:57 at 2:57 pm #167165EnigmaParticipant17th April 2011, 15:34 at 3:34 pm #167166BigbadderboomParticipant
@ Enigma, but we have never had so many races with this points system either! All to race for still!!!17th April 2011, 16:27 at 4:27 pm #167167AnonymousInactive
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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