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Felipe Massa's day three pace tops combined Jerez timesheets, but is lap time as valuable as Sebastian Vettel's high of 298 total laps?

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golden oldie - Unregistered

February 10, 2013 10:15 AM


Sorry Objective, but you don't live up to your name.
When you write that the 4 cars at the bottom of the list are driven by the 4 slowest drivers, you are giving your personal views but not an objective opinion.

MC and GVDG are not the slowest drivers!
Perhaps you should have a look a YouTube F3 Vettel vs Hamilton F3 2005.
It might chance your opinion.


February 10, 2013 10:41 AM

g o . mc is certainly no wonderboy, and is only there due to his dad. gvdg has shown some promise, but has again not shown that he will be fast. again, only in the seat due to being bankrolled. still, i suppose they may turn out better than nk? :D :D

re vettel/lulu in 2005. could you please tell me how old was seb in 2005 as opposed to lulu. and how an underfunded teenager was able to compete with a well funded (macca and merc) experienced racer?

David Chaste - Unregistered

February 10, 2013 5:11 PM

There was nothing lacking in funding for Vettel. His parents weren't paupers either.

Even BMW was in the mix, alongside Red bull. They had hired Nigel Mansell as his driver coach and mentor. And he did not come cheap.

Vettel's 2011 season was very much like Mansell's title year.

Luke - Unregistered

February 11, 2013 2:11 AM

No one beat anyone, the teams are here to test parts to make there cars faster, they test thedrivers once the get to grand prix, most times here are just race simulations and tge fastest time tends to be at the end of the race distance, new softs with low fuel wualiy runs with a top car would be in the 16s i assure you, redbull did a mid 17s time in 2009 when they test ricciardo in the young driver test, and there has been plenty of go faster bits added since.

Dan - Unregistered

February 11, 2013 10:54 AM

Also you can stop with the Hamilton backed by McLaren crap. Yes he was. But Vettel has been backed by Red Bull & BMW so he's as bad. Alonso has Santander backing. Schumacher had Dekra I believe and possibly DVAG. Every good driver has backing


February 11, 2013 11:38 AM
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danny boy. thanks for your intelligent input. not that i will heed it anyway.
lulu DID have mclaren and mercedes backing from the age of around 10. so it is not as you so eloquently put it "crap".
as regards seb, i fully accept that he had red bull backing, but that was at a far later stage, once he had shown promise in lower formulae. this promise led to him been given a drive in formula bmw where he dominated. that is the time when bmw took him on as a reserve triver for their team. he EARNED his backing the hard way.
and yes, schumi had sponsor backing, as do most of the drivers in f1. but he earned a drive in merc gt and then merc subsequently paid for him to drive a jordan. but again, he EARNED the backing that he got!

golden oldie - Unregistered

February 11, 2013 11:49 AM

Well said Dan!
Without sponsoring ( what is the difference with a pay driver????) there would not be any form of motorsports whatsoever!

Latest news:
It appears that Nairan Karthykeyan is coming up with a considerable sponsoring from Tata, thereby becoming a very likely candidate for the second seat at Force India!
This could be bad news for Bianchi, although I heart that his fast time at Jerez apparently was done with a light fuel load and that he was together with Massa the only driver to use a ultra fast tyre-compound that will not be used this season.
Anybody knows if there is any truth in this rumour?

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