Poll Who is better: Fernando, Lewis, or Sebastian?

Discussion in 'Formula One Discussion' started by Jos the Boss, Oct 11, 2011.

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  1. Sebastian Vettel

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  2. Lewis Hamilton

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  3. Fernando Alonso

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  1. Jos the Boss

    Jos the Boss Champion Elect

    Comparing all 3, I have always thought that Lewis was the best for the fact of Sebastian only wins in the best car on the grid that day, or from the front row, occasionaly the second row, and preforms within the limit of the car. Fernando and Lewis have won in inferior cars before Lewis 2009, Alonso 2009 aswell. Which leaves Fernando vs Lewis. Which I always go to 2007 when they were team-mates. Lewis beat Fernando, I know they had the same points but Lewis was put above him on countback i presume, which means, in the same equipment, Lewis beat Fernando!

    But that's my opinion, whats yours?
     
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  3. Senna's_right_foot

    Senna's_right_foot Pole Sitter Supporter

    Three words - can, of, worms.LOL

    To answer the question, if I were a team manager i'd have Hamilton in my team. That's about as much as i'm willing to say to be honest, don't want to get involved in the inevitable 'my driver is better than yours'. :)
     
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  4. How can you have Hamilton up there without Button?

    I can make a case for having Hamilton ahead of Button...but I don't think it's a stretch to argue that Button belongs up there as well.

    :)
     
  5. Jos the Boss

    Jos the Boss Champion Elect

    For this poll, Button isn't there!:goodday:
     
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  6. MCLS

    MCLS Anti F1 fan Valued Member

    I would give it to Fernando, just. While I think Lewis has the most raw speed. Alonso is the more rounded driver out of the three. After all he took on Schumacher when he was still near the top of his game and came out on top twice. I would say Alonso has the best racing brain, but that comes from experience, something Hamilton and Vettel have less of at the moment, but they will only improve, but then so can Alonso..
     
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  7. Why?

    Button has as many wins and points as Hamilton since they paired-up...No?
     
  8. Jos the Boss

    Jos the Boss Champion Elect

    I could of put Button in however, I wanted to know these 3 first of all, Which gives me an idea, If I go down in 3's and take the best one from each vote we'll be able to find who's the best on the grid!
     
  9. Ok.

    But even if you put all three in the same car, you may not find out who the best is.

    It's all subjective.

    But if I was to vote, i'd put Vettel ahead based on pure pace and racing intelligence. Abu Dhabi last year proved that Alonso's thinking isn't any great shakes. Webber hit the barriers yet Alonso decided to cover Webber instead of focussing on Vettel. That's after being blown off the grid by Button from the dirty side.
     
  10. Vettel won in a Toro Rosso which was, supposedly, inferior to McLaren and Ferrari that year.

    What if Button beats Hamilton in the WDC this year?
     
  11. Jos the Boss

    Jos the Boss Champion Elect

    A. I said best car at the time, B. We'll add him next year then!
     
  12. MCLS

    MCLS Anti F1 fan Valued Member

    Rain levels out all conditions, after all Bourdais qualified 4th at Monza that year...................
     
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  13. FB

    FB Not my cup of cake Valued Member

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    Ray, read this VERY carefully - Jenson Button is not an option that you can vote for - don't mention Jenson Button again in this thread. :thumbsup: Just in case that was too complex for you No Jenson
     
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  14. :D

    OK!

    ;)
     
  15. 10-4. :thumbsup:

    As you know, I already voted for Vettel!

    :)
     
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  16. Cookinflatsix

    Cookinflatsix Banned

    For me Alonso is at the tail end of his career whereas Seb and Lewis are yet to show us how good they really can get

    It's hard to be sure, Massa beat Kimi fairly and Alonso has fairly wasted Massa, yes Alonso is much better than Kimi but by the amount the results suggest? No wonder Ferrari dumped Kimi for Alonso

    I feel that Lewis is the best overall, but I would give my arm to have the two in the same car to see who wins. I think Seb and Lewis are in a slightly different mould to the rest
     
  17. teabagyokel

    teabagyokel #dejavu Valued Member

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    Where to start on this one?

    So we have the double World Champion. Vettel. Almost always on pole, and adept at getting away at the front. Not making the ludicrous mistakes he was making in 2009 and 2010 any more. Beating his team-mate by an almost absurdly wide margin.

    Then there's Alonso. Consistent, reliable. He's driving a Ferrari at its maximum nearly every week. Ends up not so much beating team-mates as demoralising them (except that one). Tends to get caught up in scandal but all in all a fine driver.

    And then there's Hamilton. The lows are much lower, and the highs are much higher. A man whose whole career has been bathed in melodrama, who is apt to stand on his own tail when the favourite, but revel in underdog status. And never forgetting, a wonderful driver.

    There is nothing between them. Nothing. So I will not be voting in this poll. Call it a cop out, call it a fence sit, but thats how I see it. One driver who goes well from the front and always gets to the front. One who picks up points like a souped-up Nick Heidfeld, but can personally dominate a team like a younger Schumacher. And one who is at times ridiculous but mostly sublime.

    I couldn't split them.
     
  18. Jen

    Jen Here be dragons. Contributor

    Alonso - he's the only one who has had a crap car!
     
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  19. Speshal

    Speshal World Champion Valued Member

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    Thanks
     
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  20. Josh

    Josh Champion Elect

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    I voted for Alonso because he is the most consistent of the lot and I kind of want to see Seb in an equal/slightly slower car before I can put him in front of the others - but like tby said there's almost nothing between them...
     
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    I think all three drivers have very different qualities so I'm afraid I can't vote for any of them. If you could morph them into one driver they would probably be unstoppable - Think Schumacher 2000 to 2004...
     
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