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Don Hopings

December 11, 2014 5:07 PM

F1 » Hamilton: I don’t want it easy


The BBC has revealed its Formula 1 presenting team for the 2012 season: Jake Humphrey, Eddie Jordan, David Coulthard, Ben Edwards, Gary Anderson, Lee McKenzie, James Allen, Jennie Gow, Jaime Alguersuari They did the determinations for the BBC link. The Autosport survey was done by 217 current and former F-1 drivers in 2010 I think.. By my count, there were 8 WDC's and 31 race winners included in that 217. The ranking posited by Gary Anderson is only on percentages. There is no subjective component. Obviously we all have opinions which may, or may not, be based on logic and reasoning. However, given the sources for the rankings presented, I would respect them over most of the stuff that appears here. Anyone who throws up a DISAGREE here is not dealing with reality.

Don Hopings

December 11, 2014 4:32 PM

F1 » Hamilton: I don’t want it easy


Taipan:
Don Hopings: I don't know what series you claim to watch, but the reality is NOT on your side: f1greatestdrivers.autosport.com/?driver=1 www.bbc.com/sport/0/formula1/17299158 www.formula1blog.com/people-events/ranking-formula-1-drivers-who-was-the-best/ So, tell me again who ranks where?
So the OPINIONS of a website constitutes facts? Some of the guff that's been written by so called F1 experts in recent years beggars belief, but then you read their bio and find that they are twenty something who have "followed" F1 for 5 years, never even seen the highlights of a pre 2000 race and would love to go to a live race one day and suddenly their clueless views are completely understandable.
The Autosport one was a survey by 207 actual F-1 drivers. The formula1blog result was strictly mathematical. The concept was originally put together by Gary Anderson. Please read the sites before forming an opinion.

Don Hopings

December 11, 2014 2:24 PM

F1 » Hamilton: I don’t want it easy


richard: don. sorry to say, i am nearly lost for words at your skewed reasoning. first fangio. i tried to point out that if fangios first win of the year was in the best car, how could he then switch to the second best and then win, and then switch to the third best and win, all in one year? and then there were his exploits in south america. and then to say that piquet was a "great" , and mansell? that qualifies for joke of the decade! as i said before, you really need to read some books about the history of f1 and gp racing! you are unbelievable!
I don't know what series you claim to watch, but the reality is NOT on your side: f1greatestdrivers.autosport.com/?driver=1 www.bbc.com/sport/0/formula1/17299158 www.formula1blog.com/people-events/ranking-formula-1-drivers-who-was-the-best/ So, tell me again who ranks where?

Don Hopings

December 11, 2014 12:43 PM

F1 » Hamilton: I don’t want it easy


here4thesun2:
Don Hopings:
richard: snakey. yes, lulu won this year. he beat nico who was his ONLY competition. that does not negate how he did it or by the narrow gap going into the last race. if he was a dominant force, he would have beaten nico with four races or so to go. my point is that he is not superlative in any sense of the word, as some like to believe he is. and yes, i am objective so i will compare him with some very good and some great drivers, and as i said, lulu has done nothing that merits him being treated as a god by some of his luvvers!
It wouldn't have been close except for Rosberg's 10 #2's. That was the ONLY thing that kept him in the hunt. But tell me, how do you explain the fact that Rosberg NEVER passed Hamilton on track for the entire season?
good manners
Yes, good manners like Monte Carlo and Spa. Rosberg did have a habit of out-braking himself, didn't he?

Don Hopings

December 14, 2014 2:51 AM

F1 » Hamilton: I don’t want it easy


richard:
Don Hopings: Oh, I forgot. Watch the start at Canada 2014. Rosberg moves Hamilton off the track at Turn 2 I think it is. That's Good Manners for you!
and lulu pushed nico off the track three times this year. and lulu punched button up the rear in canada too. and lulu kept pushing massa off the track a couple of years ago. manners? he doesnt know the meaning of them! still, i forgot that in your love for lulu, you turn a blind eye to all his demeanours. by the way, all those "sources" you seem to pay so much credence to, all happen to be british. jingoism is alive and well in the uk. now please quote comments from international sources.
You can duplicate Gary Anderson's mathematical analysis easily enough. There really is no way to manipulate it. Further, how would you rig the results based on inputs of 217 people, all of whom were former or current drivers? Your objections make no sense.

Don Hopings

December 11, 2014 5:35 PM

F1 » Hamilton: I don’t want it easy


here4thesun2: cont'd These are all moves that are a part of other drivers' playbooks. The person you are propping has been known to do one or two. Good manners to not take the two cars fighting for the championship out. A few broadsides given like the one that was done to him in Austin and Bahrain would have been good medicine for what ailed his later attempts at recouping respect from his teammate. He was/is very much treated like Rene Arnoux. He wins in spite of what the team wants. Has two number one drivers that he is capable of beating. The likeness diverges where Rosberg will listen to team orders and obey the wants of the team over his own. It's because he has good manners. Good manners is not necessarily a good thing to have when fighting for a championship.
Revisionist History. Has Hamilton ever hit someone to "make a point"? Rosberg could have passed in Hungary, but he NEVER got within DRS range. He just wasn't fast enough. Lauda told the truth

Don Hopings

December 11, 2014 5:36 PM

F1 » Hamilton: I don’t want it easy


The Rest: Lauda told the truth: they (Mercedes) paniced. Lauda is such that if he wasn't going to speak the truth, he wouldn't say anything. Rosberg showed his desparation in Monte Carlo, Canada, Monza and Sochi. He managed to out brake himself in each of those races. Against 4 and 5 in a row, the best he could muster was 1 in a row. Good manners will not win a WDC. Consult the CV's of M. Schumacher, A. Senna and S. Vettel.


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