Poll 2010 Chinese Grand Prix Chump of the Weekend

2010 Chinese GP Chump of the Weekend

  • Jenson Button

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Lewis Hamilton

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Nico Rosberg

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Fernando Alonso

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Sebastian Vettel

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Mark Webber

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Michael Schumacher

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Rubens Barrichello

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Jaime Alguersuari

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Heikki Kovalainen

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Nico Hulkenberg

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Bruno Senna

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Karun Chandhok

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Lucas di Grassi

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Pedro de la Rosa

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Sebastien Buemi

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Kamui Kobayashi

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Vitantonio Liuzzi

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    26

cider_and_toast

Exulted Lord High Moderator of the Apex
Staff Member
Premium Contributor
Chump of the weekend always generates some debate and perhaps once again in China there was not much chumpery on show. However, there was some to be seen and a decision must be made.

So who was the chump of the weekend for you? Perhaps it was Schumacher who while not showing any particular individual bit of chumpery managed to show none of the skill that made him the 7 times world champion.

How about Nico Hulkenberg who never got going through out the whole weekend or perhaps Liuzzi for playing wipeout with the luckless Kobyashi coming off second best again.

Perhaps it was Alonso for jumping the start which must have cost him the chance of a podium?

So who was it for you?
 

Brogan

🦶 Leg end
Staff Member
This is probably going to be a bit controversial but I'm going for Vettel.

Why?
Simply because he unnecessarily squeezed Hamilton when they were side by side in the pits.
The pit lane is easily wide enough for 2 cars but Vettel deliberately moved right to hug the white line forcing Hamilton to drive through the pit boxes.

They were released virtually at the same time so it was no-ones fault that they ended up side by side but Vettel compounded the problem and put lives at risk.

Their wheels were interlocked for most of the time so even if Hamilton had slowed, more than likely there would have been an accident.
It's not as if Hamilton could have moved any further right so he had little choice but to keep going.
 

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GeoffP

Thank you and good night
Contributor
I would love to agree with Bro on this one, but I think Vettel may have not done himself any favours here, but I think he may have hurt Hamilton's chances at the next race. Which in Vettel's world. can't be bad.

I'm going for Alonso, even though his subtle move through the field may be edging him towards my champ of the weekend, he did what every experienced driver knows can be done - lost the race off the line. Very foolish, he's looking to solidify his position, and just ended up looking dense!
 

teabagyokel

#dejavu
Valued Member
Webber was not impressive at any point, he made too many mistakes and fell too far back from 2nd on the grid and effective leader under first SC.
 

slickskid

Points Scorer
Supporter
Not many candidates at all really, I guess you could have Alguersuari in there for trying to steer an STR bobsled down the straight.

Sure Schumacher looked pretty inept all weekend, his race craft was still there just lacked the normal aggression we were used to of times past.

Hamilton / Vettel hummm... 2 impetuous kids playing handbags through the pits, that all started on pit entry for my money and was pretty 50/50.

The entire Williams team for bringing a car that couldn't do anything at all with any stability.

Petrov maybe and his love affair with the astroturf on the last corner during FP3 and the race.

But for almost stuffing his team mate into the kitty litter on the pit entry after trying to outsmart Charlie Whiting's start finger i'm going to give this to Alonso.
 

McZiderRed

Champion Elect
Supporter
To be consistent, I'm a votin' for Alonso.
For stalling at the start, I've previously fingered Barachello (so to speak! ), so jump starts equally deserve a big slap. :punish:

With the lack of any other obvious chump candidate, Alonso steals the march...
 

snowy

Champion Elect
Brogan said:
This is probably going to be a bit controversial but I'm going for Vettel.

Why?
Simply because he unnecessarily squeezed Hamilton when they were side by side in the pits.
The pit lane is easily wide enough for 2 cars but Vettel deliberately moved right to hug the white line forcing Hamilton to drive through the pit boxes.

They were released virtually at the same time so it was no-ones fault that they ended up side by side but Vettel compounded the problem and put lives at risk,
With both cars on the limiter Lewis couldn't possibly exit the pitlane ahead of Seb, so Seb's actions were even more intentional, premeditated and desperate. He would have been aware of Lewis's intention to come off the limiter earlier and brake later into turn one on the inside line. With a head start it was cowardly and unnecessarily dangerous to steer Lewis into the pitcrews just because he didn't fancy his chances on the limiter and on the brakes.

For that Sebastian gets my unreserved vote for chump of the weekend.
 

cider_and_toast

Exulted Lord High Moderator of the Apex
Staff Member
Premium Contributor
After giving it some thought my vote has to go to Schuey. This weekend we saw even less of the ability that made him one of the greatest of all time. There was a lack of spark, aggresion and determination and coupled with Nico's current performance it's impossible to believe there isn't a number of "Neck Specialists" on standby.

Sorry Michael but I bet the TV and the slippers are starting to look like a better option.
 

Matthew Little

Points Scorer
Chump of the weekend................this one's easy, Sebastien Vettel.

Put simply..........................WTF was he thinking trying to squeeze Hamilton off pit-lane? :o :o :o :o
He and Hamilton touch wheels.................that could've been disastrous, to say the least. Like Brogan said in his post, the pitlane's easily wide enough to accomodate 2 cars, side-by-side, but no......Sebby V has to play chicken w/Hamilton down the pitlane. :o

That was just flat dumb of Sebby V to do what he did.................hence the chump award of the weekend.
 

Andrea_Moda_Rules

Podium Finisher
hmmm a few people did not do themselves any favors at China, Schumacher for being just plain slow (thats just painful to say), Hamilton for driving like an reckless idiot in the pits, Alonso for being determined to blow a good race result. Hulkenburg for pitting 58 times and finishing behind a Lotus. Massa for finishing behind his teammate when Alonso also had a god awful race. There proberly others too.

Ill go for Schumacher I saw all the sessions and while his lap times may not of always looked so bad, his driving did.
 

snowy

Champion Elect
Perhaps we have another contender for Chump of the Weekend, Post race Ross Brawn said something quite enlightening but not particularly wise, whilst describing his teams new rear wing:

"Yes, it's a passive stalling device", said Brawn.

He then let slip one of the technical controversies of his time at Ferrari in the early 2000s: "In the past, we got the wing to stall by making it flex at high speeds."

As those assembled raised their eyebrows, Brawn was quick to add, "of course, completely legally", before continuing with his explanation.
 

Matthew Little

Points Scorer
snowy said:
Perhaps we have another contender for Chump of the Weekend, Post race Ross Brawn said something quite enlightening but not particularly wise, whilst describing his teams new rear wing:

"Yes, it's a passive stalling device", said Brawn.

He then let slip one of the technical controversies of his time at Ferrari in the early 2000s: "In the past, we got the wing to stall by making it flex at high speeds."

As those assembled raised their eyebrows, Brawn was quick to add, "of course, completely legally", before continuing with his explanation.
Isn't it awful convenient Ross Brawn lets slip that little nugget of info, years after the fact(if they indeed did anything along those lines) when he knows nothing can & will be done about it............ :o :o :o :o :o
 

Boyle

Race Winner
Contributor
Will considering who is now in charge of the FIA, I guess nothing will ever be done about it even if it was to be illegal :D
 

FB

Not my cup of cake
Valued Member
I've voted for Jenson Button (in case you were wondering who it was). As I have mentioned I have yet to watch the race and as I don't like Jenson I thought I would vote for him :snigger:
 

RickD

Pole Sitter
Can I change my vote to Vettel, I originally went for Webber as he was just so crap, but after a little thought about that incident, I really think Vettels deserves it.

FB, yeah, you should see how bad Button was in the race, he was all over the place.. :disappointed: :whistle:
 

Brogan

🦶 Leg end
Staff Member
Rick, I've amended the totals for Vettel and Webber but I can't edit your vote entry as I don't know which IP address you were logged in with when you voted.
It's not the one you're currently using so I can't find you in the table.
 

RickD

Pole Sitter
That'll do, thanks Bro.

It was probably my home IP, not too sure as can't remember that far back.. ;)
 

FB

Not my cup of cake
Valued Member
Thought you would like my posting Rick :D

Still haven't seen the race but it sounds like Button, as in Australia, got his strategy "right on the button", as it were. Best of luck to him, the usual accepted measure of a good driver in F1 is their ability in the wet and Button is showing Hamilton how it's done when the rain comes down at the mo' so I suppose that makes him better.

More honestly, I didn't expect Jenson to be close to Lewis so perhaps I have underestimated him, still don't like the bloke though - irrational isn't it. Had a similar dislike of Nelson Piquet snr back in the 80's, no idea why just didn't like him.
 

RickD

Pole Sitter
Brogan said:
Edit: Sorted it chap.

It should be showing correctly for you now.
Thats better, thanks Bro.. :D

FB - I know the feeling, I have the same irrational dislike for a few drivers, Vettel and Alonso being the main two..

I always said it was going to be closer than people realised between Lewis & Jense..
 
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