Sebastian Vettel

Sebastian Vettel

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Milkyway

4,667 posts

33 months

Friday 29th July
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Stuart70 said:
Milkyway said:
GPDA: Pierre Gasly...
Sorry to be dense - is that your view or is that what is happening?

I believe that Russell took Grosjean’s role?
Stranger things have happened...

talksthetorque

10,525 posts

115 months

Friday 29th July
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Bottas for me for the GPDA, seen all sides of the coin, Level Headed, years left in him yet,


PS did anyone else think the video was a bit Al Qaeda?

Stuart70

3,164 posts

163 months

Friday 29th July
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talksthetorque said:
Bottas for me for the GPDA, seen all sides of the coin, Level Headed, years left in him yet,
Agree re Bottas.

ch37

9,214 posts

201 months

Friday 29th July
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Muzzer79 said:
Perhaps they recognise that they're professional sportsmen; operating in a high adrenaline, high emotion environment and therefore things are said/done in the heat of the moment?

They all do it (shift blame, look at incidents unobjectively)

The ability to respect your competitor and let bygones be bygones is an admirable one.
Yes I thought this may be the case too. The drivers know the pressure and the ins and outs of what they are all going through. They are clearly much, much better at letting things go than folk on Internet forums who can bring up a specific incident from 10 years ago at will to justify not liking somebody!

General consensus seems to be that he makes the paddock a better place, its hard go argue with that when it's coming from the people actually in the paddock with him.

BTCC_racer

114 posts

23 months

Sunday 31st July
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Great sportsman, will leave a hole in the sport.

Must admit I was all that keen on him in the Redbull days but he's certainly matured in later years. Shame his time at Ferrari didnt work out as it would have been great to see him win another title.

ThisInJapanese

10,477 posts

206 months

Sunday 31st July
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Looks like Fernando has the drive from next season

Milkyway

4,667 posts

33 months

Monday 1st August
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ThisInJapanese said:
Looks like Fernando has the drive from next season
Multi year contract... a good replacement.
(#1 I take it).

Must be Piastri to Alpine then. scratchchin


Smollet

8,108 posts

170 months

Monday 1st August
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Milkyway said:
Must be Piastri to Alpine then. scratchchin
I bloody hope so. It’s criminal someone with his talent hasn’t got a drive this year.

Milkyway

4,667 posts

33 months

Monday 1st August
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Smollet said:
Milkyway said:
Must be Piastri to Alpine then. scratchchin
I bloody hope so. It’s criminal someone with his talent hasn’t got a drive this year.
Some of the new kids on the block have had some good results, if a little inconsistent.... but that will come with experience.
At least the flotsam has gone. (Mazespin)

Gary C

9,945 posts

159 months

Tuesday 2nd August
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Munter said:
.d it taints any achievement of his from that period.
No it doesn't

Its F1, its what its all about.

Might as well say any race win using the F-duct or the Dual Axis steering system are tainted too. Have an idea, doesn't get DQ, wins, that's part of F1 racing.

Smollet

8,108 posts

170 months

Tuesday 2nd August
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Milkyway said:
Some of the new kids on the block have had some good results, if a little inconsistent.... but that will come with experience.
At least the flotsam has gone. (Mazespin)
Stroll and Latifi are still there though. The latter not for long I feel

Pflanzgarten

780 posts

5 months

Tuesday 2nd August
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Stroll isn’t that bad results wise, he’s just a personality vacuum which does him no favours.

Well, I say that but on the rare occasion he does let his personality come through he sounds like an utter arse. Perhaps an example of why open your mouth and confirm when you can keep it shut and let people guess.

Despite F1s best intention to lead us otherwise I think Tsunoda, Jhou, Schumacher and Latifi probably don’t deserve their seats.

They didn’t set the lower formula on fire and haven’t done much of anything since arriving in the top formula.

To be honest I’d rather see Jamie Chadwick in for any of them.

jsf

26,814 posts

216 months

Tuesday 2nd August
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Pflanzgarten said:
Stroll isn’t that bad results wise, he’s just a personality vacuum which does him no favours.

Well, I say that but on the rare occasion he does let his personality come through he sounds like an utter arse. Perhaps an example of why open your mouth and confirm when you can keep it shut and let people guess.

Despite F1s best intention to lead us otherwise I think Tsunoda, Jhou, Schumacher and Latifi probably don’t deserve their seats.

They didn’t set the lower formula on fire and haven’t done much of anything since arriving in the top formula.

To be honest I’d rather see Jamie Chadwick in for any of them.
If she was good enough, she would have a seat. The first female top line driver in F1 would be big news and big business. There is a reason why she isn't in a seat now.

Mick is a slow starter it seems, he has put in some decent drives recently. He isn't top rate, but decent enough for a career in a mid field team.
All these guys, even Stroll, are quick drivers. It's usually their heads that let them down when they get to F1 level, it's a highly technical sport and you need to be switched on to do it well. Tsunoda is a lazy arse, he could be great if he learned what work ethic means. Jhou has more potential IMHO.

geeks

7,893 posts

119 months

Tuesday 2nd August
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  • Zhou wink
I would agree RE Tsunoda and Latifi

Schumacher did deliver well in the lower formulas (F4,3,2 Champion and beat Illot who was very highly rated)

Zhou never seemed to really get going in F2 after showing really good promise early on. Have a feeling his F1 career might end up the same which is a shame as he seems like an ok guy based on interviews etc

jsf

26,814 posts

216 months

Tuesday 2nd August
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geeks said:
*Zhou wink

I would agree RE Tsunoda and Latifi

Schumacher did deliver well in the lower formulas (F4,3,2 Champion and beat Illot who was very highly rated)

Zhou never seemed to really get going in F2 after showing really good promise early on. Have a feeling his F1 career might end up the same which is a shame as he seems like an ok guy based on interviews etc
It took Mick 1.5 seasons to get going in F2. He is a steady Eddie it seems.

Pflanzgarten

780 posts

5 months

Tuesday 2nd August
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jsf said:
It took Mick 1.5 seasons to get going in F2. He is a steady Eddie it seems.
He’s a modern day Palmer. Not that I don’t like either of them but they have their limitations.

CraigyMc

14,146 posts

216 months

Friday 5th August
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Pflanzgarten said:
jsf said:
It took Mick 1.5 seasons to get going in F2. He is a steady Eddie it seems.
He’s a modern day Palmer. Not that I don’t like either of them but they have their limitations.
I look forward to attending a VettelSport day where you get to drive about in competitive cars but never quite win except in the one that has a really weird characteristic.

vaud

45,392 posts

135 months

Tuesday 9th August
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cgt2

3,817 posts

168 months

Tuesday 9th August
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vaud said:
He really is the sort of chap who would be a great guy to know, F1 driver or not. Leclerc seems very similar too from what I know of him off track. I'm sure there are a few others on the grid too.