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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Richter View Post
    There are no F1 drivers that I would say are so slow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hakeem View Post
    Also so slow though
    I don't think he's slow. He was 2009 F1 World Champion, and he just finished 4th in this year's British Grand Prix, less than a second behind the podium.
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    Between Button and Barrichello, they practically owned the first half of the 2009 season in their Braun cars.

    He was not the fastest in the "reasonably priced car" on Top Gear, though. So that's a negative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard EVO View Post
    I don't think he's slow. He was 2009 F1 World Champion, and he just finished 4th in this year's British Grand Prix, less than a second behind the podium.
    You or Oli could have taken that 2009 championship in that Braun car. Easily too.
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    IMO all the F1 drivers are good drivers. Maldanado maybe the exception. IMO what separates the good drivers from the great drivers these days is the motivation and ability to get the most out of a car and/or situation that is less than optimal along with a relentless ability to attack and make the pass on an opponent. Alonso has it. Kimi has it when his head is in it. Hamilton also. Vettel? Can't tell. If I were an F1 driver (dream on!) these are the three drivers I would not want to see in my mirrors, along with Maldanado. Their ability to make a pass happen is amazing. These guys can make any car look good and a good car untouchable. Maybe not win, but at least look respectable. Without Kimi and Alonso how far down do you think Ferrari might be?

    I do wish they would all stop whining though.
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    I really admire Alonso as he has the record for highest career points... in spite of having spent a good part of his career in non competitive cars. I see points as really the most valuable commodity... racecraft along with discipline...
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    I'd put Kamui Kobayashi in my 2nd car because you've got to have some fun out there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ucfbrett View Post
    Fernando Alonso. Still.

    When I look at where he finished at Silverstone, after starting 15th and suffering a five-second stop-and-go penalty, I'm impressed, and he's done that kind of thing a few times this year.
    I would listen to Brenda (UCFBrett). currently the point leader of Trackhq F1 Challenge
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    Alonso is the king of making the most out of what he has, therefore he's my #1.
    Lewis has incredible speed, but showed a number of times this season that he's not as good at nursing the car when needed, something that Nico is better at.
    Vettel was fast when Newey tailor built the car for HIM, now that it's not newbie Ricardo keeps showing him how it's done (which is great, I never liked that whiny cocky little bastard anyway).

    I really like seeing Bottas this year, sure looks like the kid has potential.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gixxer_drew View Post
    I really admire Alonso as he has the record for highest career points... in spite of having spent a good part of his career in non competitive cars. I see points as really the most valuable commodity... racecraft along with discipline...
    That's an interesting measure I hadn't thought of, but it's an excellent point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bellwilliam View Post
    I would listen to Brenda (UCFBrett). currently the point leader of Trackhq F1 Challenge
    Perhaps you could find it in your heart to keep the misnomers on the masculine side. I race a Miata, but Brenda? Really?

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    ^^ OK, now THAT's funny.

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    ^^^ That girl needs to get a life, that was weird.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ucfbrett View Post
    Perhaps you could find it in your heart to keep the misnomers on the masculine side. I race a Miata, but Brenda? Really?
    That was supposed to be a compliment,but from William's keyboard the words got........twisted........sometimes

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    Pure speed or overall team value?

    Hamilton is fast, but struggles with car setup. Rosberg seems more on the tuning side.

    Hamilton is good 6 months after Nicole Scherzinger breaks up with him and 6 months after they get back together. After 6 months back together, things go sour. The 6 months after the breakup he is lost. His years at McLaren when Button outscored him all the time were during Scherzinger on and offs. It is a mess. I call it "The Scherzinger Theory" and, FYI, he has been back together with her this year. I'm just waiting for the mental meltdown...

    Alonso is awesome. Kimi is fast, but very sensitive to setup. Hulkenberg is great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OJR View Post
    Pure speed or overall team value?

    Hamilton is fast, but struggles with car setup. Rosberg seems more on the tuning side.

    Hamilton is good 6 months after Nicole Scherzinger breaks up with him and 6 months after they get back together. After 6 months back together, things go sour. The 6 months after the breakup he is lost. His years at McLaren when Button outscored him all the time were during Scherzinger on and offs. It is mess. I call it "The Scherzinger Theory" and, FYI, he has been back together with her this year. I'm just waiting for the mental meltdown...

    Alonso is awesome. Kimi is fast, but very sensitive to setup. Hulkenberg is a great.
    I have to agree here a bit. It was disconcerting to see Hamilton find another gear the moment he got back together with Nicole. Ok, she means a lot to you but you are a highly paid world class professional, pull your head out dude!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Richter View Post
    ^^^ That girl needs to get a life, that was weird.
    Um, that's not a girl.
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    Quote Originally Posted by emilio700 View Post
    I have to agree here a bit. It was disconcerting to see Hamilton find another gear the moment he got back together with Nicole. Ok, she means a lot to you but you are a highly paid world class professional, pull your head out dude!
    Hamilton should be dating Victoria Secrets models. Not Nicole
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    Quote Originally Posted by gixxer_drew View Post
    I really admire Alonso as he has the record for highest career points... in spite of having spent a good part of his career in non competitive cars. I see points as really the most valuable commodity... racecraft along with discipline...
    Total points is sort of off... first it gives drivers with more starts an advantage and then it gives guys with better cars an advantage... With over 225 starts and lots of seat time in fast cars, Alonso should be at the top of that list...

    far from perfect, but better, would be average points... (total points)/(# of races entered)
    Vettel 11.79
    Lewis 9.15
    Alonso 7.49

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