Webber announces F1 retirement (at end of season)
I’m not sure who they should take – Kimi is the best there is available. But of the young drivers, since Hamilton came into F1, there has been no-one who has stood out.
All are good enough for F1 but I’ve not seen anyone who has ‘great’ stamped on their forehead!Posted 4 years agoigmSubscriber
Muffin man – didn’t Vettel arrive after Hamilton. I know Vettel comes across as older and wiser than Hamilton’s grumpy school boy routine, but I think he’s younger.
Hora – would Torro Rosa count as a poor team? Vettel did OK there.
I suspect the Newey-Vettel relationship is more symbiotic than it appears. Vettel can express to Newey the kind of drive he wants, Newey can build it, and then the two of them can work out how to adapt both the car and the driving style to make it go fast. Drivers need cars, designers need feedback, and not just from telemetry.
If it was just the car, then every Vettel win would have a Webber podium. There’s been a bit of that but not that much.Posted 4 years agohoraMember
Hmmm it was scatter-gun and at newbie-level drivers always give it their all. Hamo was the same but sensational to watch in his first seasons.
I do remember his break/post-race interview after standing in for Kubica. Vettel was soooo thankful for the opportunity, thanking everyone. Made me like the guy. He has a quiet thoughtful charm? Endearing. No?Posted 4 years agothekingisdeadMember
Raikkonen was very lucky to win the championship he did. He’s definitely not on a par with Schumacher (whatever you think of him).
He does seem to have matured well though and is doing a mighty fine job at the moment.
But McLaren did lose him a couple of championships with reliability issues when he drove for themPosted 4 years ago
Kind of fitting that they threw away FA / LH championship for kimi to take it back. These things have a way of working out in the end 🙂
Kimi is blindingly fast, the comparisons with hakkinen are entirely valid IMO, and nothing to do with shared nationalitymoe_szyslakMember
Aha, thanks thepurist
He did actually make it to formula one, but made little progress with Minardi, which was fairly predictable. In some respects Wilson was a British Mark Webber, their early careers and results were very similar. I knew a guy who purchased £500 worth of shares, an investment akin to Ed Milliband buying furniture for No. 10.Posted 4 years ago
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