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UncleSam

December 15, 2012 2:41 PM

F1 » Stewart maintains view Vettel still isn't an F1 great


@izybluffen I am afraid if epic drives are what you long for, you may sadly never see another in your lifetime. The racing is more entertainment today than the pure sport of the past. The stewards would certainly have a safety car to tighten things up if anyone remotely threatened to spoil a race by lapping the entire field. Also in the races you are referring to, they would only have local yellows even if a driver was dead or their car was on fire in the middle of the track. I think we can agree that no one wants to revert to those deadly days. The only epic drives that the future may hold, are ones where teams gamble in changing weather like Brazil this year or Button's drive in Canada two years ago. I think you will agree that tire gambles are not truly equal to the great drives in the history of the sport.

UncleSam

December 15, 2012 2:07 PM

F1 » Stewart maintains view Vettel still isn't an F1 great


@Taipan Although on paper Prost may seem "great", he was assisted by the FIA on far too many occasions to state unequivocally that all of his titles were earned on track and deserved. His relationship and personal influence over the then FIA president forever taint him, at least for me. Nevertheless the standard being applied by the majority here on Vettel, that to be a truly great driver one must realize a championship with a team using less than the best equipment, certainly does not apply to Prost.

UncleSam

December 15, 2012 4:49 AM

F1 » Stewart maintains view Vettel still isn't an F1 great


How is it that Stewart considered Prost among the greatest, yet Vettel is not? Prost won Championships only when in the best car, FACT. Prost had his greatest season in an Adrian Newey designed masterpiece, yet people aren't discounting his achievement. The bottom line is that Vettel has raced for three teams in F1 and has scored points for each, none of which were the best upon his debut. He has exceeded all reasonable expectations and delivered results. I can see the underlying motivation for Stewart, who sees a driver easily eclipsing his personal achievements. But then again, Stewart has often been critical of nearly every driver who displays a skill set that is beyond his own. It must be difficult to get old and bitter.

UncleSam

December 14, 2012 1:38 PM
Last Edited 586 days ago

F1 » Stewart maintains view Vettel still isn't an F1 great


@Dan You cannot be serious? Alonso did less than nothing at Minardi. Not a single glimpse of anything remotely impressive, he turned laps and finished races. I bet you were on the edge of your seat watching Charles Pic circulate this past season, he did as Alonso did afterall. And your assessment of his performance at Renault is an attempt to make the former Benetton team seem like less than a competitive car, it wasn't. Face it, there is nil evidence to support that Ferdi raises anything, he is simply a driver. Vettel took a lower mid pack team and moved it to the high mid pack. He beat the parent team in the process, with the junior team, and did it in a recycled, year old chassis. I think Seb has done more than enough to deserve respect. If a three time World Champion is not respected then why should anyone respect the likes of Alonso, Button, Hamilton, Raikkonen, or anyone else on the grid? They have all achieved less over a longer career, so what is to respect in them?

UncleSam

December 14, 2012 3:16 AM

F1 » Stewart maintains view Vettel still isn't an F1 great


@izybluffen It is all subjective, all of the top cars had their strengths and weaknesses, some were better suited for different tracks and/or conditions, so they were victorious. It isn't quantum physics, it is racing. Still you have failed to display the Ferdi is such a skilled driver that he wins in a lesser car, after all he is still in a Ferrari. It isn't like he could win in the HRT, or anyone else for that matter. He certainly didn't win or elevate Minardi in any way. I think your assessment is skewed just to defame and discredit Vettel.

UncleSam

December 14, 2012 12:12 AM

F1 » Stewart maintains view Vettel still isn't an F1 great


Dan, The 2009 Brawn had a huge advantage over their rivals with the double diffuser. Yes, Red Bull did indeed catch up around round 10, but don't overstate how great the RB5 was out of the box, because your assessment is inaccurate. As far as this past seasons results, I believe that Massa showed very good pace when allowed to actually race. His pace displays that the Ferrari was not the terrible car you portray. The McLaren was equally a fine car, only limited by the comedy of errors made in strategy, shunts, and pit stop miscues. I believe your blinkered Red Bull hatred prevents you from seeing the obvious.

UncleSam

December 13, 2012 1:31 PM

F1 » Stewart maintains view Vettel still isn't an F1 great


@Mike Gaston When has Hamilton or Alonso won even a single race in an inferior car? Time for the haters to give proper credit to Vettel, because he has a victory based upon outright speed in the 6th best car on the starting grid. And his win was a dominating performance, over an entire race weekend, and not due to pit strategy or a huge attrition rate. Seems that most posters on this site have selective memory or just vivid imaginations.

UncleSam

November 25, 2012 10:00 PM
Last Edited 605 days ago

F1 » Stewards confirm Vettel overtake move was legal


Irregardless if the yellow was even out in that turn he passed Kobayashi two turns prior to that particular light standard location. The camera perspective made it appear closer than it actually was. And for those of you blaming the SKY Sports, it was Ferrari that instantly ran to the stewards crying about the pass. Clearly they whine too much. The bottom line remains that Red Bull took care of business on track, Ferrari didn't.


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