Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Dec66, 30 Jun 2019.
Not the best cultural match, perhaps? CLC better, perhaps?
The only point I was making is that given the best car he's the best driver. To be fair, that's probably true for most of the grid.
Thanks for the clip, that was proper racing. I doubt we'll ever see that level again.
I can't see Mercedes dumping Hamilton in favour of Verstappen. Ever. And I can't see Hammy wanting the competition Verstappen would provide. It would be worse than Rosberg.
I think Hamilton has at best one more season in him. After that it's the bright lights of panto for him.
He's after Schumi's 7. It may not take him any longer than that.
But he'll want to beat it, surely?
Whilstever Mercedes have a competitive car I can't see him leaving, even if the others get their acts together & start to challenge him.
He's got Celebrity Love Jungle written all over him.
Just like in short oval racing... Pick your formula; superstox, national hot rods, sprint midgets...
Drivers get graded according to ability / results. Least good (white roof) start up front, then yellow, blue and red grade drivers. World champ in the category has a gold roof and starts at the very back.
And therein lies the problem with GP racing at present. There are no ‘standout’ drivers, who can outdrive a sub par car, at present ( Vettel excepted, and Kimi seemingly doesn’t care that much anymore) Generally a driver of that calibre, ( Senna, Schumacher, Alonso, Hakkinen, Raikkonen, Vettel. ) all of whom demonstrably drove gash cars, way past what the experienced engineers at their respective teams, thought possible, doesn't appear very often. I believe Leclerc is of that ilk, but he’s not been put in the worst car, so it’s harder to tell.
Vettel on that list? Am surprised.
I'll agree with you there. I don't see Seb as that kind of a driver - he's untouchable in a great car, but in anything else, he struggles.
I would, however put Prost on the list. No, he wasn't as spectacular as some, but he didn't earn his moniker of "The Professor" for nothing. I'd also put Derek Warwick on that list too.
Vettel poled a Torro Rosso and drove a flag to flag, at Monza, in the rain. That was his ‘proven moment’. Admittedly TR were using a tweaked Ferrari engine that weekend, but the chassis was still no where near that good.
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