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posted on 4/12/20

George Russell is tipped to be a future world champion.

Ferrari had the fastest car in 2018 & 2019

If you build the best car you want the best driver



Genuine question.... do you watch F1 and understand it or is it just 20 cars driving around a track for you?

posted on 4/12/20

Reason why Bottas is in the second car is all to see.He's no threat to Hamilton,he's not disruptive but he's competent enough to collect good points in a dominant car. Put a hungry driver in it and they'd challenge Hamilton and that's not what Mercedes want

posted on 4/12/20

comment by Divoc==8k (U22339)
posted 1 minute ago
George Russell is tipped to be a future world champion.

Ferrari had the fastest car in 2018 & 2019

If you build the best car you want the best driver



Genuine question.... do you watch F1 and understand it or is it just 20 cars driving around a track for you?
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Funny to see a wum triggered like this haha

posted on 4/12/20

comment by Divoc==8k (U22339)
posted 8 seconds ago
George Russell is tipped to be a future world champion.

Ferrari had the fastest car in 2018 & 2019

If you build the best car you want the best driver



Genuine question.... do you watch F1 and understand it or is it just 20 cars driving around a track for you?
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Ferrari didn't have the fastest car in 2018 and 2019,they had a car on certain circuits that could match or be slightly better than the Mercs.

posted on 4/12/20

Anyone who isn't very stupid would probably say it's a mixture of the quality of the car, the ability of the driver, and the strategy of the team. In the same car as Hamilton, Bottas wouldn't have run away with the title, and Hamilton seems to have done pretty well over the years when he hasn't been in the fastest car. I'm not particularly into motorsports but one other thing even I have picked up is that speed in practice and qualifying isn't the same as race speed. If George Russell wins the grand prix, then he's probably a bit special.

posted on 4/12/20

comment by Divoc==8k (U22339)
posted 1 minute ago
George Russell is tipped to be a future world champion.

Ferrari had the fastest car in 2018 & 2019

If you build the best car you want the best driver



Genuine question.... do you watch F1 and understand it or is it just 20 cars driving around a track for you?
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tipped to be...hes still a rookie

fastest on the straights with serious reliability issues.

you put anyone else on the grid in Hamiltons car, they're world champion. simple.

posted on 4/12/20

comment by Jim Lahey (U22183)
posted 1 minute ago
comment by Divoc==8k (U22339)
posted 1 minute ago
George Russell is tipped to be a future world champion.

Ferrari had the fastest car in 2018 & 2019

If you build the best car you want the best driver



Genuine question.... do you watch F1 and understand it or is it just 20 cars driving around a track for you?
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tipped to be...hes still a rookie

fastest on the straights with serious reliability issues.

you put anyone else on the grid in Hamiltons car, they're world champion. simple.
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Apart from Bottas who is there to be a non threat to Hamilton

posted on 4/12/20


Genuine question.... do you watch F1 and understand it or is it just 20 cars driving around a track for you?
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not sure why these two options are given as polar opposites.

it's 20 cars driving around a track, what more is there to understand?

posted on 4/12/20

comment by Colemanballs (U22246)
posted 2 minutes ago
comment by Jim Lahey (U22183)
posted 1 minute ago
comment by Divoc==8k (U22339)
posted 1 minute ago
George Russell is tipped to be a future world champion.

Ferrari had the fastest car in 2018 & 2019

If you build the best car you want the best driver



Genuine question.... do you watch F1 and understand it or is it just 20 cars driving around a track for you?
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tipped to be...hes still a rookie

fastest on the straights with serious reliability issues.

you put anyone else on the grid in Hamiltons car, they're world champion. simple.
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Apart from Bottas who is there to be a non threat to Hamilton
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oh yeah, like those 2 cars are identical, Mercedes would have no bias in tuning those vehicles would they?

posted on 4/12/20

comment by Jim Lahey (U22183)
posted 27 seconds ago
comment by Colemanballs (U22246)
posted 2 minutes ago
comment by Jim Lahey (U22183)
posted 1 minute ago
comment by Divoc==8k (U22339)
posted 1 minute ago
George Russell is tipped to be a future world champion.

Ferrari had the fastest car in 2018 & 2019

If you build the best car you want the best driver



Genuine question.... do you watch F1 and understand it or is it just 20 cars driving around a track for you?
----------------------------------------------------------------------
tipped to be...hes still a rookie

fastest on the straights with serious reliability issues.

you put anyone else on the grid in Hamiltons car, they're world champion. simple.
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Apart from Bottas who is there to be a non threat to Hamilton
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oh yeah, like those 2 cars are identical, Mercedes would have no bias in tuning those vehicles would they?
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Bottas always gets the dodgy tactical choices.

'Come in Valtteri we are doing a 2 stop' when he's leading only to find the tyres that Hamilton was biiitching about for the last 10 laps can suddenly come good for him to finish the race on.

posted on 4/12/20

Well let’s see where he finishes on Sunday. That’s when it counts. Bottas been setting fasted laps in free practice all year.

posted on 4/12/20

comment by Jim Lahey (U22183)
posted 7 minutes ago
comment by Divoc==8k (U22339)
posted 1 minute ago
George Russell is tipped to be a future world champion.

Ferrari had the fastest car in 2018 & 2019

If you build the best car you want the best driver



Genuine question.... do you watch F1 and understand it or is it just 20 cars driving around a track for you?
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tipped to be...hes still a rookie

fastest on the straights with serious reliability issues.

you put anyone else on the grid in Hamiltons car, they're world champion. simple.
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Hamilton nearly won the World Championship in his rookie season. Or was that down to the car aswell?

posted on 4/12/20

Genuine question.... do you watch F1 and understand it or is it just 20 cars driving around a track for you you?

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I tend to go down to the local roundabout for 5 hours and watch the cars go round. Pretty much recreates it


posted on 4/12/20

comment by Divoc==8k (U22339)
posted 1 minute ago
comment by Jim Lahey (U22183)
posted 7 minutes ago
comment by Divoc==8k (U22339)
posted 1 minute ago
George Russell is tipped to be a future world champion.

Ferrari had the fastest car in 2018 & 2019

If you build the best car you want the best driver



Genuine question.... do you watch F1 and understand it or is it just 20 cars driving around a track for you?
----------------------------------------------------------------------
tipped to be...hes still a rookie

fastest on the straights with serious reliability issues.

you put anyone else on the grid in Hamiltons car, they're world champion. simple.
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Hamilton nearly won the World Championship in his rookie season. Or was that down to the car aswell?
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1 World championship in 7 seasons UNTIL he got the Merc,THE most dominant car in the history of F1.

comment by Naby8 (U6997)

posted on 4/12/20

I'm not a massive F1 fan but my dad loves it. He reckons if you want to know how good a driver is, look at how they do in wet conditions.

Senna used to excel in the rain, Schumacher was so far ahead it was almost funny. Hamilton is the same.

posted on 4/12/20

I’m a huge F1 fan, there’s a lot more to it than just driving around a race or street circuit. The engineering required for the aerodynamics, teams strategy calls, the right setup for each track and more, I will admit it’s gone a bit stale recently with the Merc dominance but fair play to them, they’ve created a monster of a car as well as an engine.

posted on 4/12/20

comment by Divoc==8k (U22339)
posted 14 minutes ago
comment by Jim Lahey (U22183)
posted 7 minutes ago
comment by Divoc==8k (U22339)
posted 1 minute ago
George Russell is tipped to be a future world champion.

Ferrari had the fastest car in 2018 & 2019

If you build the best car you want the best driver



Genuine question.... do you watch F1 and understand it or is it just 20 cars driving around a track for you?
----------------------------------------------------------------------
tipped to be...hes still a rookie

fastest on the straights with serious reliability issues.

you put anyone else on the grid in Hamiltons car, they're world champion. simple.
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Hamilton nearly won the World Championship in his rookie season. Or was that down to the car aswell?
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Reminiscent of Carragher, “we signed Suarez and bridged the gap and nearly won the title“

But he didn’t win it did he, and also similarly to Liverpool of recent years weren’t his team done for espionage that season as well and kicked out of the constructors ?

posted on 4/12/20

See also:

Messi wouldn't score as many goals playing for Zaragoza. Proves it's about the quality of the team you play for.

Jimi Hendrix wouldn't have got laid so much if he'd played guitar in an English revival folk group instead of a rock band. Proves it's not about your personal charisma and magical guitar hero powers.

posted on 4/12/20

Let's see if he does it in qualy and the race first eh?

posted on 4/12/20

Lewis is a superb driver, but IMO nowhere near the list of greats. Compare with Schumacher who he’s now equalled. In all but two of Lewis world championships his teammate has finished 2nd in the championship, proving how strong the car was considering his teammates are hardly a whose who of drivers. Compare this to Schumacher, who despite being claimed always had the best car, only twice out of his 7 did his teammates manage to finish second...the Ferrari in that era was only the better car when driven by MS (albeit he also had a huge input into how the car was developed), the current era Mercedes is the best car no matter who drives it.
Also someone else earlier said you want the best driver and put him in the best car (or something to that effect), this is very true with Mercedes, but look at how awful Ferrari were when Schumacher joined, along with Ross Brawn he revolutionised them and it took a couple of years, if he’d went to McLaren or Williams at the time he would be out of site in terms of world championships.

posted on 4/12/20

comment by Red Russian (U4715)
posted 6 minutes ago
See also:

Messi wouldn't score as many goals playing for Zaragoza. Proves it's about the quality of the team you play for.

Jimi Hendrix wouldn't have got laid so much if he'd played guitar in an English revival folk group instead of a rock band. Proves it's not about your personal charisma and magical guitar hero powers.
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odd comparison

messi has to use just his ability on a football pitch.

if lewis' engine is not superior to others his ability might get him up the grid but he does not win races or titles.

posted on 4/12/20

Thing is Schumacher resorted to being a caant to win. I mean smashing into Hill should've seen him lose that title.

posted on 4/12/20

comment by DoireDevilBhoy (U10745)
posted 3 minutes ago
Lewis is a superb driver, but IMO nowhere near the list of greats. Compare with Schumacher who he’s now equalled. In all but two of Lewis world championships his teammate has finished 2nd in the championship, proving how strong the car was considering his teammates are hardly a whose who of drivers. Compare this to Schumacher, who despite being claimed always had the best car, only twice out of his 7 did his teammates manage to finish second...the Ferrari in that era was only the better car when driven by MS (albeit he also had a huge input into how the car was developed), the current era Mercedes is the best car no matter who drives it.
Also someone else earlier said you want the best driver and put him in the best car (or something to that effect), this is very true with Mercedes, but look at how awful Ferrari were when Schumacher joined, along with Ross Brawn he revolutionised them and it took a couple of years, if he’d went to McLaren or Williams at the time he would be out of site in terms of world championships.
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Could it not just me with Hamilton he had the second best driver on the same team, and Schumacher didn’t?

posted on 4/12/20

comment by Jim Lahey (U22183)
posted 43 minutes ago
comment by Divoc==8k (U22339)
posted 1 minute ago
George Russell is tipped to be a future world champion.

Ferrari had the fastest car in 2018 & 2019

If you build the best car you want the best driver



Genuine question.... do you watch F1 and understand it or is it just 20 cars driving around a track for you?
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tipped to be...hes still a rookie

fastest on the straights with serious reliability issues.

you put anyone else on the grid in Hamiltons car, they're world champion. simple.
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Bottas?

posted on 4/12/20

If anyone could do Hamilton’s job they’d replace him and get someone in cheaper. Simple economics. The fact is Hamilton is the best driver in f1 so has the best car and that’s why he’s favoured. No one is close to him

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