Current Kevin Magnussen

Discussion in 'Drivers' started by F1Yorkshire, Dec 11, 2013.

  1. Spinodontosaurus

    Spinodontosaurus Points Scorer

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    I know there was a buzz around Montoya, I simply feel he was overrated. He had a reputation as an amazing qualifier but was actually outqualified by the only two team mates he ever had - Raikkonen and Ralf Schumacher.

    He was far from bad, but at a time when the likes of Schumacher, Alonso, Button, Frentzen, Raikkonen, Heidfeld, Trulli, Massa and Fisichella were all racing, I wouldn't call Montoya a top driver of his time. More of a Grosjean than an Alonso.

    And that was back when he was at his peak. We saw how badly Schumacher performed past age 40, it is only logical that Montoya is now far off the level he was at when he raced in F1.
     
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  3. RasputinLives

    RasputinLives Not dead Contributor

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    Montoya was way in front of the likes of Trillion and Heidfeld. They never came close to what he did.

    It's very easy to look back retrospectively and say that about Montoya but to be honest when he first came into F1 the buzz around him was very much like that round Max Verstappen. He was a stunning overtaken and got the usual round of 'he's dangerous' from other drivers which is a sure sign they were worried about him.

    To be honest I was never a fan and he couldn't handle the team politics of F1 which is why he never achieved his potential but to say he wasn't a top class driver when he was in F1 would be unfair.

    I see what you are saying about his age but unlike Schumie he never took anytime off.
     
  4. FB

    FB Not my cup of cake Valued Member

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    Kevin Magnussen thread anyone? No? Just me?
     
  5. RasputinLives

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    Sorry! Good luck to KMag at Le Mans in 2016.
     
  6. RasputinLives

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    .....and I was wrong! Looks like the CTA Rookie Champion 2014 will be back in F1 for 2016.

    You can't really argue against the fact he deserves another shot (well you could but you'd be wrong).
     
  7. RasputinLives

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    Worth mentioning Magnusen had a good race in Bahrain even if the car wasn't the best. Look quite fiesty with the overtakes.
     
  8. Il_leone

    Il_leone Champion Elect

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    Accept he could not overtake a Manor which he described as rocket "Down the straight" but this season could be very tough for K Mag due the team rebuilding situation
     
  9. Benmausgof1

    Benmausgof1 Learner

    He certainly put in a better hand than his teammate and wasn't crying about the Sauber's shortcomings.

    "This car is terrible to drive." - Felipe Nasr 2016
     
  10. teabagyokel

    teabagyokel #dejavu Valued Member

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    You're thinking Ericsson.
     
  11. KekeTheKing

    KekeTheKing Banned Supporter

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    12.5 G Impact according to the FOM graphic

    Kmag12g.jpg
     
  12. Greenlantern101

    Greenlantern101 Super Hero And All Round Good Guy Contributor

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    Erm no. Graphic is wrong.
    Alonso was 45g in Australia. This looked similar.
     
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  13. KekeTheKing

    KekeTheKing Banned Supporter

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    He didn't have a head on impact and was incredibly fortunate with the way it entered the barriers.
     
  14. Rutherford

    Rutherford Podium Finisher

    I was looking at his profile today, when I noticed he is the only driver to have driven an engine from every manufacturer in the new turbo era:
    2014 McLaren - Mercedes
    2015 McLaren - Honda (Australian Grand Prix)
    2016 Renault
    2017 Haas - Ferrari
     
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  15. teabagyokel

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    Nice stat.
     
  16. RasputinLives

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    Quick note to say that KMag drove brilliant today whilst his team mate spent his time moaning on the radio.
     
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  17. Il_leone

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    K Mag seems to be the forgotten man in all the silly season and just for once needs some stability to revive his once promising career
     
  18. RasputinLives

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    I've decided I like Kevin Magnusen after his antics at Hungary.

    Also he has been on good form this season. Moans less than Grosjean and just gets on with it.
     
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  19. Incubus

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    Funny that. After his antics at Hungary I've decided Magnussen is a bit of a toss-pot. Even though Hulkengerg didn't exactly cover himself in glory either with his talk-to-Charlie carry-on.
     
  20. F1Brits_90

    F1Brits_90 Race Winner

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    Magnussen live on Norwegian TV.
    Hulkenburg: Once again the most unsporting driver
    Magnussen: Suck my balls, honey

    James Gibson on Twitter
     
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  21. Titch

    Titch Champion Elect Premium Contributor

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    Kevin Magnussen is one driver for whom I feel total indifference. I don't suppose he gives two hoots though.
     

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