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by Donington93
Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Which of Schumacher's remaining records will Lewis break?
Replies: 297
Views: 75497

Re: Which of Schumacher's remaining records will Lewis break

He may hang it up with seven championships if he exceeds Schumacher's race win total. I would think that race wins would be the tiebreaker most people would use to determine who was the most successful driver (with WDC's being the first thing). That's just my thoughts...I mean if you don't use race ...
by Donington93
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Do Ferrari or Mercedes have the best "2nd driver"??
Replies: 29
Views: 5566

Re: Do Ferrari or Mercedes have the best "2nd driver"??

When Ferrari make the switch Vettel will be the better 2nd driver.
by Donington93
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel's post-Canada behaviour
Replies: 134
Views: 18474

Re: Vettel's post-Canada behaviour

I don't have an issue with his post race behavior, was it in my opinion "perfect", no, but I think the steward's decision was not perfect. I think they should have told him he either gives Hamilton the position within x laps or gets a 5 second penalty if he does not comply...then if he gives Hamilto...
by Donington93
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Best F1 driver ever?
Replies: 465
Views: 73181

Re: Best F1 driver ever?

Jordan is the most over-rated player in history.

He's was very good, but not greater than Wilt, Rusell, Kareem, and Magic. He was not better than peak Bird either.
by Donington93
Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What are the Best Season Performances Ever?
Replies: 74
Views: 15682

Re: What are the Best Season Performances Ever?

In no order:

Prost 1986
Senna 1993
Hamilton 2018
Schumacher 1997
Alonso 2012
by Donington93
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rate the multi WDC F1 Champions
Replies: 155
Views: 35169

Re: Rate the multi WDC F1 Champions

I think Prost is one of the 4-5 all time best. Yes, he was out qualified by Senna 28-4, but I think Prost was smart. He knew if he put all his eggs in the qualifying basket he would be beaten by Senna (not 28-4 but something along the lines of 20-12 or thereabouts). He knew his best chance was to fo...
by Donington93
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso's legacy in F1
Replies: 252
Views: 51573

Re: Alonso's legacy in F1

yeah but in regard to the discussion it's Alonso's interpretation that counts, since that led to the actions he took which ultimately shaped the rest of his career. Whether he was right to feel that way is another story entirely. I don't think I'd interpret breaking an agreement as standing your gr...
by Donington93
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso's legacy in F1
Replies: 252
Views: 51573

Re: Alonso's legacy in F1

In terms of pure driving talent he is one of the best there has ever been. In the same league as Clark, Senna, Prost, Schumacher, and Hamilton. Much as Schumacher will always be rated as more successful than all of the others with the possible exception of Hamilton, Alonso will not be rated as being...
by Donington93
Wed May 02, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso and Vettel
Replies: 1029
Views: 161367

Re: Alonso and Vettel

Wait Hamilton or Alonso haven't won in cars that weren't the best? Vettel had the best car from 2009 through 2013. Both Hamilton and Alonso won races and were competitive during that era and some of their cars that they won races in during that era were pretty poor.
by Donington93
Wed May 02, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso and Vettel
Replies: 1029
Views: 161367

Re: Alonso and Vettel

I favor Hamilton over Alonso, in terms of overall greatness. That is my opinion. Yet, I somehow just can't fathom that Alonso is likely to finish at two WDC's and 30 ish race wins. His career choices have been poor. Yet the skill is there. I don't know how many WDC's or race wins Vettel or Hamilton ...
by Donington93
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Vettel and pressure - according to Ric and Ham
Replies: 275
Views: 95573

Re: Vettel and pressure - according to Ric and Ham

To me that was a racing incident. That being said, I'm sure Vetel would do it differently if he could have a do over and hopefully (for him) he will have learned something from it (that when you are fighting for a title late in the season against drivers who are aggressive and are not fighting for t...
by Donington93
Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton - Enjoy him while you can
Replies: 196
Views: 75291

Re: Hamilton - Enjoy him while you can

He may be motivated to try to beat Schumacher's records, but for most people it won't matter. If Lewis quit at 90 wins and 6 WDC's does that mean Schumacher was better? If Lewis quits at 92 wins and 8 WDC's does that mean Lewis was better? No to both. It means one of them achieved slightly more. He ...
by Donington93
Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 racing on a oval.
Replies: 32
Views: 16215

Re: F1 racing on a oval.

No, just no. The thing that makes F-1 great is the multiple turns in different directions, it takes a different level of driver. If I want to see open wheel racing on an oval (I don't), I'd just watch the Indy 500.
by Donington93
Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Do you miss seeing the No.1 on a car?
Replies: 56
Views: 17956

Re: Do you miss seeing the No.1 on a car?

I miss seeing the #1 on a McLaren.
by Donington93
Wed May 17, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Lewis Hamilton stops using drinks bottle in car
Replies: 45
Views: 10468

Re: Lewis Hamilton stops using drinks bottle in car

Its important to remember he pushed hard all the way and didn't really make any significant errors - and won. Could being out of breath and pushing hard cause him to make errors? Yes, but he has proven he can handle it now too.
by Donington93
Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Worst driver career decisions
Replies: 120
Views: 25934

Re: Worst driver career decisions

The 1996 and 1997 Williams were world beaters. The 1996 and 1997 McLaren's were not. If he could have held on at Williams (ie got the seat over JV or Damon or even another year as a test driver then beat out HHF for the seat in 97) he *might* have won a WDC in 1996 or 1997.
by Donington93
Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Worst driver career decisions
Replies: 120
Views: 25934

Re: Worst driver career decisions

Coulthard to McLaren in 96.
by Donington93
Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Longest Draught With Recovery
Replies: 38
Views: 7661

Re: Longest Draught With Recovery

Things look very bleak for McLaren right now. I'm not optimistic, but for those who think they will never be anything if they don't retain Alonso, I never thought Alonso was a long term answer. He's getting old. Maybe he hasn't lost anything but he soon will. Some of the last Hamilton years, and the...
by Donington93
Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes vs Ferrari 2017
Replies: 232
Views: 92408

Re: Mercedes vs Ferrari 2017

I think Ferrari were under some pressure to be fast in testing, so they would have wanted to be fast to keep the Italian press off their tails. However, no one would go flat out at the first few tests and Ferrari knew they were fast based on where they were at those, so in conclusion, I believe they...
by Donington93
Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: "Popular victores" in F1
Replies: 68
Views: 13036

Re: "Popular victores" in F1

James Hunt for Hesketh at the 1975 Dutch Grand Prix? (I was too young to watch that one).
by Donington93
Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1.com interview with Juan Pablo Montoya
Replies: 171
Views: 35506

Re: F1.com interview with Juan Pablo Montoya

No one is saying Alonso sucks. They are saying Lewis is the better of the two. Alonso would out qualify most of the grid, but not Lewis IMO. We are comparing Alonso to the lists of the greatest F-1 drivers - not the current grid. Of the current grid only Alonso, Hamilton, Vettel (and maybe Raikonnen...
by Donington93
Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver's careers ended/damaged by other, better drivers
Replies: 42
Views: 9554

Re: Driver's careers ended/damaged by other, better drivers

I don't know that he was a better driver but being out qualified by Deletraz could not have helped the career of Domenico Schiattarella (which admittedly was going no-where fast, but then Deletraz wasn't noted for doing anything fast either).
by Donington93
Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1.com interview with Juan Pablo Montoya
Replies: 171
Views: 35506

Re: F1.com interview with Juan Pablo Montoya

Montoya's comments were stupid. There are strong drivers that come from both the new world and the old world. Hamilton was mentally strong enough to rattle Alonso (who many consider the best there is) on several occasions, yet Montoya denigrates Hamilton and not Alonso. Interesting. What is his agen...
by Donington93
Wed Feb 08, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver speed advantages
Replies: 42
Views: 10745

Re: Driver speed advantages

How do Senna and Prost compare and then compare to the rest of the field? I have this theory that the 1988 McLaren, although it was the best car, was not nearly as dominant as people rate it, but that it had two of the most dominant drivers in history pushing it beyond what two average drivers would...
by Donington93
Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso the points hoover
Replies: 307
Views: 57022

Re: Alonso the points hoover

Alonso never mentally destroyed Hamilton...if anything the reverse would be closer to true, although mentally destroyed is not how I would put it...seriously rattled - yes.
by Donington93
Fri Feb 03, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso the points hoover
Replies: 307
Views: 57022

Re: Alonso the points hoover

I don't think you can claim he has been far and away the best driver. This statement means he has been much better than Hamilton or Vettel. He's arguably been better, but "much better" - no. Every year individually, perhaps not, But over the whole period, I'd stand by that. I think we'll ...
by Donington93
Fri Feb 03, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alonso the points hoover
Replies: 307
Views: 57022

Re: Alonso the points hoover

I don't think you can claim he has been far and away the best driver. This statement means he has been much better than Hamilton or Vettel. He's arguably been better, but "much better" - no.
by Donington93
Tue Jan 31, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Brown; Stoffel on same list as Schumi, Hamilton and Senna
Replies: 120
Views: 17559

Re: Brown; Stoffel on same list as Schumi, Hamilton and Senn

Is this the list they were on before they started in Formula 1, which hasn't been updated? If so I'd agree. If not? Please...
by Donington93
Thu Jan 26, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Greatest Formula 1 driver
Replies: 565
Views: 104506

Re: Greatest Formula 1 driver

I think he scored Hamilton at 100.1 for 2007 or there about. I'm a Hamilton fan and I don't really take issue with him not being a 100.0 in his rookie year, although he was darn fast. If he had rated him 102 or something like that I would take issue with it, yes. 2008 may have been Hamilton's best s...
by Donington93
Tue Jan 24, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: ferrari may lose the extra money they get
Replies: 94
Views: 14238

Re: ferrari may lose the extra money they get

More money should go to the teams. Divide it into two pots: Performance Based 2/3rd of the cash with a guaranteed minimum for each team Historical Contribution 1/3rd of the cash based on years on the grid (Ferrari will always get more, McLaren will always be 2nd, but as time goes on their shares wil...
by Donington93
Thu Jan 19, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rate the nearly champions.
Replies: 60
Views: 8992

Re: Rate the nearly champions.

Fine, but I'll say this: Alboreto was leading after week 9 in 1985 by five points then Prost tied him in week 10...it was only mechanical DNF's in the last five weeks of the year that allowed Prost to pull away. I think 1985 (like 1983 for Prost when he had all those DNF's at the end of the year) wa...
by Donington93
Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Rate the nearly champions.
Replies: 60
Views: 8992

Re: Rate the nearly champions.

I don't think many people would pick him but why is there no option for Michele Alboreto? In 1985 he was very competitive and it was DNF's that hurt him. I think he fully deserves to be on this list.
by Donington93
Fri Jan 06, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How will Bottas do against Hamilton?
Replies: 129
Views: 42884

Re: How will Bottas do against Hamilton?

Somewhere in between Rosberg and Kovalainen.
by Donington93
Fri Jan 06, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who Would You Rather Be?
Replies: 27
Views: 5478

Re: Who Would You Rather Be?

With my talent?

I'd have to be the team owner...I'd be worse than Deletraz as a driver, if that's possible.
by Donington93
Thu Jan 05, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton's Win Rate Compared to Schumacher
Replies: 221
Views: 30252

Re: Hamilton's Win Rate Compared to Schumacher

I'm a far bigger Hamilton fan than I ever was Schumacher, but its ridiculous to say Hamilton was better at everything than Schumacher - I don't even think Hamilton would believe that himself. Faster...I'm inclined to think so. A better over-taker, again I'll give that to Hamilton. Schumacher was mor...
by Donington93
Mon Jan 02, 2017 1:18 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton's Win Rate Compared to Schumacher
Replies: 221
Views: 30252

Re: Hamilton's Win Rate Compared to Schumacher

While I do think Ferrari got the shaft on testing. McLaren got the shaft on Beryllium engines and break steer and several other things. So I'm not inclined to feel bad for Ferrari.
by Donington93
Thu Dec 29, 2016 2:54 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hamilton's Win Rate Compared to Schumacher
Replies: 221
Views: 30252

Re: Hamilton's Win Rate Compared to Schumacher

Sigh. Schumacher is one of the top five all time drivers. Where is Hamilton? IMO not all time top five - yet. Could he end there - yes. There are (baring drivers with very little experience) two, maybe three drivers on the grid who could wind up there. They won't all. I would bet against any of them...
by Donington93
Wed Dec 07, 2016 3:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Do you think Alonso would want to go to Mercedes?
Replies: 131
Views: 20979

Re: Do you think Alonso would want to go to Mercedes?

Alonso is going to be 36 years old during the year next year. Drivers do not get faster after their first few years over one lap and tend to lose a little speed after 33-34 or so. Hamilton is still below that age. Hamilton was his equal when they were both young, but Hamilton was a rookie. He may or...
by Donington93
Tue Dec 06, 2016 10:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Do you think Alonso would want to go to Mercedes?
Replies: 131
Views: 20979

Re: Do you think Alonso would want to go to Mercedes?

Hamilton may feel that he lost the title due to circumstances beyond his control. I think he will be especially focused given that. That is the vengeance I speak of, vengeance against the rest of the grid for a title he will feel was lost due to having less reliability than a teammate he felt (right...
by Donington93
Mon Dec 05, 2016 3:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Do you think Alonso would want to go to Mercedes?
Replies: 131
Views: 20979

Re: Do you think Alonso would want to go to Mercedes?

No because he knows he would be broken into a million pieces by a focused Hamilton. I expect Lewis would out qualify him by a large margin, have about double his total of wins and 1.5x or so his total points. Lewis will be screaming for vengeance next year and adding an over the hill Alonso as a tea...