Will Stevens

Discussion in 'Drivers' started by RasputinLives, Nov 30, 2014.

  1. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles Banned Contributor

    Bloody Essex boy hasn't won anything except for one karting championship..
     
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  3. sushifiesta

    sushifiesta Champion Elect Contributor

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    If I counted correctly he has 5 wins from 135 races in feeder series over the past 7 years. Max Chilton only had 3 wins from 125 races before F1 so this Will Stevens guy must be a future champion...

    For reference Lewis Hamilton had 37 wins from 109 races before F1.
     
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  4. FB

    FB Not my cup of cake Valued Member

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    Did you include the 100 and 200 meters at his school sports day in 1999?
     
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  5. FB

    FB Not my cup of cake Valued Member

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    More seriously, anyone know who is backing this bloke as I presume he's not got his seat just based on his "blistering speed"? His website is currently under construction so no clues there.
     
  6. Bill Boddy

    Bill Boddy Professional layabout Premium Contributor

    A quote from the BBC in their coverage of testing.

    "Marussia, who have clawed their way back from the brink of oblivion, have named Britain's Will Stevens as one of their drivers. However, the governing FIA said that was subject to him holding a super licence."

    I find that rather intriguing.
     
  7. Dash Racing

    Dash Racing Points Scorer

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    It probably means his super license application is still being reviewed by the FIA.
     
  8. RasputinLives

    RasputinLives Not dead Contributor

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    How can he not have a super licence now when he had one to race at Abu Dhabi? Not to mention the fact he won 2 races in 3.5 last year which even means he qualifies on the new regs. I think thats just crap reporting by the so-called BBC.

    As for his backers - I really don't have a scooby but they were apparently prepared to pay a six figure sum to get him a Friday session in a Caterham last year so they must be loaded!
     
  9. Dash Racing

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    How often are licenses reviewed by the FIA, and when? I'm not sure myself, but it could be a factor? Who knows?
     
  10. RasputinLives

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    I thought anyone who had taken part in a Grand Prix within a certain time period had one automatically.

    If thats not true then how come Maldonado and Sutil still had theres?
     
  11. teabagyokel

    teabagyokel #dejavu Valued Member

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    If a win in FR3.5 is a qualification, a win in F1 must be.
     
  12. RasputinLives

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    Yeah but if they reviewed licences on a safety basis.
     
  13. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles Banned Contributor

    I believe the drivers have to buy a new super licence every year and that they cost more the higher up he finishes in the championship...
     
  14. RasputinLives

    RasputinLives Not dead Contributor

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    So Stevens will be about £3.50?
     
  15. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles Banned Contributor

    I remember the drivers complaining about it in 2008

    http://www.formula1.com/news/headlines/2008/6/7958.html
     
  16. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles Banned Contributor

    Anyway there are new rules coming for next year.

    http://www.jamesallenonf1.com/2015/01/fia-open-to-review-of-new-superlicence-system/

    Max Verstappen and Carlos Sainz Junior would not be allowed to drive if the rules were in place this year.

    http://www.jamesallenonf1.com/2015/...ve-made-it-using-new-fia-superlicence-system/
     
  17. cider_and_toast

    cider_and_toast Exulted Lord High Moderator of the Apex Staff Member Premium Contributor

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    Think we need to add a 'current' tag to Will Stevens now.

    Having looked at his times for P1 and P2, I think the guy deserves some credit for his work so far. In only his second F1 session he's managed (by my calculations) to get the car within 107 percent of the Mercedes in both sessions which should add weight to any appeal if they have trouble in qualification later and also, trimmed around a second off his best lap between P1 and P2.

    All in all, given what a roughly designed, underpowered house brick he's driving, I think that's a pretty impressive days work for a rookie driver.
     
  18. siffert_fan

    siffert_fan Too old to watch the Asian races live. Contributor

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    Plus he is really making his teammate look pathetic
     
  19. RasputinLives

    RasputinLives Not dead Contributor

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    Stevens was solid in p1 and p2 but sadly will not be on the grid for Malaysia due to an unfixable car which is a real shame for him and the team.

    Stevens has never been slow but he's never been spectacular. He's certainly shown he can hold hid own. I had expected Merhi to beat him and I still do but will watch with interest.
     
  20. Greenlantern101

    Greenlantern101 Super Hero And All Round Good Guy Contributor

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    Awe I think he needs a hug.

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  21. RasputinLives

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    Bless him.
     

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