Top 10 drivers currently in F1

Top 10 drivers currently in F1

Poll: Top 10 drivers currently in F1

Total Members Polled: 114

HAMILTON: 68
ALONSO: 23
VERSTAPPEN: 63
NORRIS: 21
RUSSELL: 30
LECLERC: 24
SAINZ: 11
GASLY: 4
OCON: 3
PEREZ: 5
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Discussion

HustleRussell

22,131 posts

141 months

Thursday 15th September
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oyster said:
I can still not like it and comment!

Is it best currently or best historically of those currently in F1?
See thread title

trackdemon

Original Poster:

11,476 posts

242 months

Friday 16th September
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C70R said:
trackdemon said:
Tbf Alonso has had 3 DNF this season to Estebans 1. His average is 4.5 per race he finishes, so giving him another 13/14 puts him well in front of Ocon... tbf Ocon had one DNF too, but Fernando would still be in front all things being equal.
So you're saying that edging Esteban Ocon is sufficient criteria to be the second best driver on the grid? Surely that makes Ocon third? laugh
Or, you know, you could just read what I wrote in the OP. But you're not here to add anything constructive and will see what you want to see, ergo I'll just ignore wink

Zarco

15,638 posts

190 months

Friday 16th September
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HustleRussell said:
oyster said:
I can still not like it and comment!

Is it best currently or best historically of those currently in F1?
See thread title
Is it current form or over their career? Title could be taken both ways.

People could argue the likes of Vettel are not as good as they used to be.

trackdemon

Original Poster:

11,476 posts

242 months

Friday 16th September
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Zarco said:
HustleRussell said:
oyster said:
I can still not like it and comment!

Is it best currently or best historically of those currently in F1?
See thread title
Is it current form or over their career? Title could be taken both ways.

People could argue the likes of Vettel are not as good as they used to be.
My thinking was over their career + current form; hence Vettel & Danny not making my 10. But it's naturally open to interpretation, so if your gut feel is that Lando is the best, give him a vote!

Zarco

15,638 posts

190 months

Friday 16th September
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trackdemon said:
Zarco said:
HustleRussell said:
oyster said:
I can still not like it and comment!

Is it best currently or best historically of those currently in F1?
See thread title
Is it current form or over their career? Title could be taken both ways.

People could argue the likes of Vettel are not as good as they used to be.
My thinking was over their career + current form; hence Vettel & Danny not making my 10. But it's naturally open to interpretation, so if your gut feel is that Lando is the best, give him a vote!
That's how I interpreted it too.

Others didn't!

oyster

11,430 posts

229 months

Friday 16th September
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HustleRussell said:
oyster said:
I can still not like it and comment!

Is it best currently or best historically of those currently in F1?
See thread title
The thread title could be:

Top 10 drivers, currently in F1.

Or

Top 10 drivers currently, in F1.

2 very different meanings.

kambites

65,076 posts

202 months

Friday 16th September
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Yeah because the second one makes no sense whatsoever. The thread title is utterly unambiguous!

oyster

11,430 posts

229 months

Friday 16th September
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kambites said:
Yeah because the second one makes no sense whatsoever. The thread title is utterly unambiguous!
Given the ongoing confusion in the thread, it's hardly unambiguous.
Even the OP is making clarifications along the way!

Plainly Vettel is one of the top 10 drivers, over his career, of those who are still competing in F1.

Or is that not what the OP meant? It's Top 10 drivers right now - in 2022? In which case Vettel doesn't feature.

mat205125

16,848 posts

194 months

Friday 16th September
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trackdemon said:
Paul671 said:
Verstappen should be top of this list. His horrible delusional fans let him down and he's a filthy driver when he's challenged but he is on top form right now, untouchable this season.
I'm not looking purely at current form. More a general feeling of who's THE BEST overall, which has to include past achievements
I kinda get where you are going with that statement, however for a ranking of "who's THE BEST", the history of how they've become that package fades into insignificance.

That's not intended to make a case for Max, or any other driver, to be at the top of the rankings, rather simply a reflection of who's the best right now!!

C70R

12,361 posts

85 months

Friday 16th September
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oyster said:
kambites said:
Yeah because the second one makes no sense whatsoever. The thread title is utterly unambiguous!
Given the ongoing confusion in the thread, it's hardly unambiguous.
Even the OP is making clarifications along the way!

Plainly Vettel is one of the top 10 drivers, over his career, of those who are still competing in F1.

Or is that not what the OP meant? It's Top 10 drivers right now - in 2022? In which case Vettel doesn't feature.
It feels like the OP had quite a clear point that he wanted to make, but his ranking system doesn't really make sense to anyone else.

trackdemon

Original Poster:

11,476 posts

242 months

Friday 16th September
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kambites said:
Yeah because the second one makes no sense whatsoever. The thread title is utterly unambiguous!
I thought so. I also thought this might create some lively but interesting debate, but PH being what it is nowadays it's just being dragged into pedantry. Shame, but useful reminder why folks don't bother

C70R

12,361 posts

85 months

Friday 16th September
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trackdemon said:
kambites said:
Yeah because the second one makes no sense whatsoever. The thread title is utterly unambiguous!
I thought so. I also thought this might create some lively but interesting debate, but PH being what it is nowadays it's just being dragged into pedantry. Shame, but useful reminder why folks don't bother
You posted up an entirely ambiguous and largely arbitrary ranking system. What did you expect to happen? laugh

kambites

65,076 posts

202 months

Friday 16th September
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C70R said:
It feels like the OP had quite a clear point that he wanted to make, but his ranking system doesn't really make sense to anyone else.
No, the poll doesn't really make much sense, but the "currently in F1" bit of the title is pretty unambiguous!

Although interestingly, the order of the top 6 is, I think, exactly what I'd have picked if I just had to pick the top six current F1 drivers and put them in order.

paulguitar

17,139 posts

94 months

Friday 16th September
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Are you starting to regret this thread, OP?

I very rarely start threads these days, after making an appalling error of judgment by doing a thread asking if I could live without cruise control. I had NO IDEA of the upset and wailing that was to come... laugh

kambites

65,076 posts

202 months

Friday 16th September
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paulguitar said:
I very rarely start threads these days, after making an appalling error of judgment by doing a thread asking if I could live without cruise control. I had NO IDEA of the upset and wailing that was to come... laugh
Did you get accused of trolling simply for asking the question like the OP? I think watching PH explode as a result of a perfectly innocent question is one of its charms. hehe

HustleRussell

22,131 posts

141 months

Friday 16th September
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oyster said:
HustleRussell said:
oyster said:
I can still not like it and comment!

Is it best currently or best historically of those currently in F1?
See thread title
The thread title could be:

Top 10 drivers, currently in F1.

Or

Top 10 drivers currently, in F1.

2 very different meanings.
There's no comma in it as far as I can see...

C70R

12,361 posts

85 months

Friday 16th September
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kambites said:
C70R said:
It feels like the OP had quite a clear point that he wanted to make, but his ranking system doesn't really make sense to anyone else.
No, the poll doesn't really make much sense, but the "currently in F1" bit of the title is pretty unambiguous!

Although interestingly, the order of the top 6 is, I think, exactly what I'd have picked if I just had to pick the top six current F1 drivers and put them in order.
That's the point. The title is ambiguous.

Are we talking about on current form? If so, we have a WDC table that helps us with that one (plus or minus a few bits for unreliability, poor cars etc.).

Or are we talking about their career achievements? If so, we can easily rank them by wins.

Or, as is more likely the case, are we talking about some ambiguous combination of the two, with OP making up arbitrary weighting in his ranking?

Either way, putting Max behind F1 hipster fan-favourite Alonso is nonsense. Fred hasn't won a race in nearly a decade, and Max has almost matched his wins in less than half his starts.

paulguitar

17,139 posts

94 months

Friday 16th September
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kambites said:
paulguitar said:
I very rarely start threads these days, after making an appalling error of judgment by doing a thread asking if I could live without cruise control. I had NO IDEA of the upset and wailing that was to come... laugh
Did you get accused of trolling simply for asking the question like the OP? I think watching PH explode as a result of a perfectly innocent question is one of its charms. hehe
I don't remember the situation in great detail, but I recall I started the thread and went to do my gig on the ship I was on at the time. When I got back, all hell had broken loose. There were insults aimed at me, people arguing angrily with each other... I won't be asking that question again. eek

Mark-C

3,768 posts

186 months

Friday 16th September
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paulguitar said:
kambites said:
paulguitar said:
I very rarely start threads these days, after making an appalling error of judgment by doing a thread asking if I could live without cruise control. I had NO IDEA of the upset and wailing that was to come... laugh
Did you get accused of trolling simply for asking the question like the OP? I think watching PH explode as a result of a perfectly innocent question is one of its charms. hehe
I don't remember the situation in great detail, but I recall I started the thread and went to do my gig on the ship I was on at the time. When I got back, all hell had broken loose. There were insults aimed at me, people arguing angrily with each other... I won't be asking that question again. eek
Yeah - I posted something once (can't remember what) and toddled off to work ... by the time I got there I was accused of trolling because I hadn't answered a bunch of questions. Being an OP can be a full-time job biggrin

Anyway the answer to this is Fangio, de Vries, Blundell, Hakkinen, Lombardi, von Trips. Needell, Schumacher (M), Andretti (M), Merzario but I admit I haven't read the Title or any posts on the first three pages

HustleRussell

22,131 posts

141 months

Friday 16th September
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Mark-C said:
Anyway the answer to this is Fangio, de Vries, Blundell, Hakkinen, Lombardi, von Trips. Needell, Schumacher (M), Andretti (M), Merzario but I admit I haven't read the Title or any posts on the first three pages
Mick? tongue out