F1 » F1 Driver of the Year vote: 1st


He had shown glimpses in 2010 of what his move to McLaren may produce, but Jenson Button proved that he was no one-hit wonder as he took control of the team en route to runners-up honours in the 2011 F1 world championship - and top spot in your F1 Driver of the Year poll

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ron'sgoldenboy - Unregistered

December 31, 2011 9:42 AM

I'm a Lewis fan and i belive he should of been in the top ten at least, but as a guy who tries to look at the whole picture i have to accept the polls result even if it was to send out a message to my favourite driver, i just wish the Vettel fans would do the same instead of crying patriotism and so on.



107SS2009

December 31, 2011 9:50 AM

Richard, welcome back, hope you had a good holyday, you are right about the car dominance, it is a fact that the RB7 was the car to beat this year, but the dominance of the RB7 was/is being exaggerated and made use of by people to try express their hurt/displeasure/cover up for the driver they support, yes Webber had an identical RB7 to Vettel yet he was mostly beaten by others while Vettel just about trashed everybody which clearly goes to show the driver part played this season.
Wishing you and your family A happy new year.

EnRiCo47

December 31, 2011 9:50 AM
Last Edited 1090 days ago

I can only say that Vettel has done what it was asked of him.
All the rest will remain hypothetical.

We will never know If Button this season has been equal or indeed better than Vettel because he was not behind a REDBULL car, or Vettel in a McLaren.

In the end it is my opinion , the fact that Vettel rubs a bit the public the wrong way, that went against him in this emotional, fact-less poll.

Ciao
Enrico

victor - Unregistered

December 31, 2011 9:50 AM

richard irv bara and shuey came into f1 about the same time. webber has done well against a young vettel in this high tech era. I think Alonso would have had an occasional win if he would have been in webbers seat

Andy - Unregistered

December 31, 2011 10:01 AM

Personally I would still have had Vettel first but to take the position that, because he was world champion he must therefore, automatically be the best driver, is garbage. The history of the sport is littered with champions who were clearly not the best of their era, they just had the better car or better good fortune.Dont forget Stirling Moss and Gilles Villeneuve were never champion, yet someone like Nelson Piquet managed to win it three times. On the last occassion, the respected Autocourse rated him only fifth in their driver standings. What about Denny Hulme in 1967 - was he better than Jim Clark, Jackie Stewart etc? This poll should be about who you think would win is equal cars. As an aside, to think Lewis Hamilton would not be in the top 2 or 3 on that basis is to confuse personal dislike with driver ability - it is possible to appreciate skill without appreciating the personality (Schumacher and Senna come to mind!)

107SS2009

December 31, 2011 10:04 AM

Victor, if FA was in a RB driving seat he is sure to have given SV a run for his money.
Enrico, SV rubs a bit the public the wrong way! Can you explain some more please? Or it's just that irritating to some “FINGER”, I know there are some on here who are extremely allergic to it.

CommodoreS

December 31, 2011 10:16 AM

Settle down Sunny.

The poll was a farce.

I did not even bother to vote as I knew the outcome
would be biased.

In saying that some people have shown commonsense with
Button. He did well.

Happy New Year and a safe and fruitful one to you all.

107SS2009

December 31, 2011 10:31 AM

Commodore, good morning from this end, yes I am settled ok, as Richard said these polls are mostly useless, but this one clearly had a particular massage in it. and a happy new year to you.

EnRiCo47

December 31, 2011 10:34 AM
Last Edited 1090 days ago

@@@@@107SS2009
About Vettel rubbing people the wrong way.


I spoke to a couple of people and they mentioned minor things like the finger , the squealing in the car after victories,the giggles in the interviews,long faces after rare losses, interminable answers.

To me the worst was, indicating that Webber was mad with the finger, in 2010 when he collided with the Australian.

They say the Hamilton is immature, but to me in a different way he is similar.
Just way until thing are not so rosy for him(that happens to all of us).

Ciao
Enrico


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