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post #451 of 1162
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Schumacher would still be a douche bag if he came back to the sport and was winning. He wasn't so he had no choice but to mellow out. I never hated him but I always rooted against him (02-06 when I started following) because he was so dominant. Same with Vettel (also because of his favoritism in 2010 as I was rooting for Mark WEbber).

Actually, I would have valued an old man succeeding in a very, very, very competitive and youth/reaction time based sport.

Makes my age less, old I guess.
post #452 of 1162
I despise Webber. His tough Aussie shtick worked a lot better before he had a championship-winning car and was getting his ass handed to him by a German teenager. (I should say that I suspect that he's a perfectly nice man, but in the context of the sport, I enjoy his failure.) The last driver I disliked as intensely was Ralf Schumacher, who is known to me and my friends as Bitch Boy. Initially, I didn't like Kimi, but his James Hunt approach eventually won me over. Plus, he's mighty quick.
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I despise Webber. His tough Aussie shtick worked a lot better before he had a championship-winning car and was getting his ass handed to him by a German teenager. (I should say that I suspect that he's a perfectly nice man, but in the context of the sport, I enjoy his failure.) The last driver I disliked as intensely was Ralf Schumacher, who is known to me and my friends as Bitch Boy. Initially, I didn't like Kimi, but his James Hunt approach eventually won me over. Plus, he's mighty quick.

R Sch, ugh. Couldn't finish 15th in DTM. Never belonged in F1.

Most hated driver ever for me is Alonso. Webber has some honor. Getting beaten is a matter of racing. Being an asshole political operative is different.
post #454 of 1162
He's referenced in my home only by his full name, The Villain Alonso, but I tip my hat, sir. I am merely an amateur. Your dedication to hating Alonso has been raised to the level of art.
post #455 of 1162
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He's referenced in my home only by his full name, The Villain Alonso, but I tip my hat, sir. I am merely an amateur. Your dedication to hating Alonso has been raised to the level of art.

In this respect, I am Picasso. Though I bow to the fact that you attended the US GP and I did not. You are my better.
post #456 of 1162
You'll get 'em next year, tiger. But you should definitely go. And get migas at the South Congress Cafe.
post #457 of 1162
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You'll get 'em next year, tiger. But you should definitely go. And get migas at the South Congress Cafe.

Drinks on me if I do next yr. That will at least make us equals in my mind.
post #458 of 1162
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R Sch, ugh. Couldn't finish 15th in DTM. Never belonged in F1.
Most hated driver ever for me is Alonso. Webber has some honor. Getting beaten is a matter of racing. Being an asshole political operative is different.

Really? He was pretty on par with Montoya and won 6 or so races.
post #459 of 1162
Ralf was certainly fast enough to be in F1. Montoya's arc was a shame. I think he saw how easy life could be in American racing and realized he didn't have to put up with the bullshit that comes along with driving the fast cars. I loved watching him.
post #460 of 1162
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I also liked Montoya. I'll never forget that pass he made around the outside of Schumi in Hungary. Cant find the vid.

Montoya was a much better, faster, and more entertaining driver that Ralf was. I think he smoked him head to head at Williams.


This one in Brazil, as bold and aggressive as they come:






And this was a fantastic maneuver:

post #461 of 1162
Excellent!

Also, I miss the teal and yellow TV graphics...
post #462 of 1162
I looked at the stats and Montoya only "smoked" R. Schumacher in 2003. Not sure about qualifying though.
post #463 of 1162
I suspect the intent of DRS varies depending on whom you ask. That said, I think it's working exactly as expected by most folks in the sport. Very few complaints about too much overtaking, only complaints when the DRS zone doesn't result in passing. The tweak of the DRS rules that I'd like to see is two-fold:

1) No DRS available to lap cars. As it is now, the pick using traffic is frequently outweighed by the leading car's ability to open the wing, too.

2) No DRS and KERS used at the same time.

Of course, you could eliminate the need for DRS by allowing ground-effect floors again and minimizing the size of the wings (or limiting the angle of attack to something fairly shallow) so that dirty air wouldn't ruin the cornering capability of the following car.
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I looked at the stats and Montoya only "smoked" R. Schumacher in 2003. Not sure about qualifying though.

If you look at the stats between Hamilton and Button, it looks really close. Who would you take in a heartbeat?
post #465 of 1162
Button. Lewis is a handful
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