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Things... Welcome to the Future (2018 - 2019 Silly Season)

Discussion in 'Formula One Discussion' started by Rutherford, Sep 17, 2017.

  1. RasputinLives

    RasputinLives I was never cool at school. Contributor

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    You might need to watch your 2008 review DVD again. He retired in the first 4 GP on lap 1. Two of them were mechanical failures (one I remember was engine) and another was a stall and a slow get away.

    Either way that was Vettels first full season in F1 and things very much got better. Again I don't dispute that Vettel, Hamilton and all have had incidents where they've acted like morons but I can't remember any of them having them as consistently as Max does.
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  3. Il_leone

    Il_leone Race Winner

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    RasputinLives That I agree and I looked at the incident again and how Max was not punished for weaving which left Daniel nowhere to go is beyond me

    You know I think Nigel Mansell apparently was accident prone in his early years to the point Ron Dennis produced a whole footage of all his crashes and saying Williams made a mistake hiring him so that is the only other person that speaks to mind.

    Other notable drivers who crashed - James Hunt - if anyone can back up him being called Hunt the Shunt then please do

    Andre De Cesaris - were it not for Marlboro he would not be in F1
  4. Bill Boddy

    Bill Boddy Professional layabout Premium Contributor

    One of my friends had a hatred of Hunt as he had been purposely forced of the black stuff in a lower series in the days when such an event still was very dangerous.
  5. Il_leone

    Il_leone Race Winner

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    Bill Boddy So it was true he earned the moniker Hunt the Shunt for good reason unless he was named something else I can't say on here
  6. Bleu

    Bleu Points Scorer

    How I remember 2008 season, Vettel wasn't too much to blame in his first-lap crashes.

    Australia: Three cars side-by-side with Vettel on the middle, ending it with collision with Button who was inside.
    Bahrain: Someone hit Vettel and broke the radiator.
    Spain: Sutil spun just in front of Vettel
    Britain: The camera angle wasn't good but maybe 50/50 with DC.

    His mistakes in early 2009 (crash with Kubica in Oz, spin in Malaysia and crash in Monaco) were worse IMO.

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