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  • #31
    Originally posted by Jimjamesak View Post
    Honest question, how many are out there with a Super License that are available?
    Not many. Pretty much the pool consists of any former F1 driver. And a very few F2 and maybe some Indy car drivers.

    They should have gotten Alonso... LOL
    Russell Jaslow
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    • #32
      Originally posted by alfablue View Post
      And Nico Hulkenburg got the open seat. Looks reasonably strong in P2.

      Can you imagine what happens if he finishes 3rd Sunday? First podium as a replacement?
      Otmar was asked that during FP1. He said, "That would be the ironies of ironies."

      They also mentioned that Hulkenberg was working out with the Racing Point trainers all this time, which I thought was very interesting.
      Last edited by Russell Jaslow; 08-01-2020, 02:02 PM.
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      • #33
        Good question- Sky mentioned 2 or 3 other drivers that could take the seat, but some were tied up with other commitments. IIRC, Racing Point is allowed to use Mercedes reserve drivers for the seat- which Hulk isn't one of those...

        BTW, qualifying- holy cow, it seems that every week, the Mercedes team show even more improvement, seeing Hamilton a second clear of 3rd place Verstappen... wow. At least we can look forward to the mid-field race.

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        • #34
          Originally posted by alfablue View Post
          Good question- Sky mentioned 2 or 3 other drivers that could take the seat, but some were tied up with other commitments. IIRC, Racing Point is allowed to use Mercedes reserve drivers for the seat- which Hulk isn't one of those...
          That’s true. They have access to Mercedes drivers, but they don’t have to use them. The two Mercedes drivers who were mentioned were Esteban Gutierrez and Stoffel Vandoorne.
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          • #35
            2 months before I was born. Good Lord!

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            • #36
              Terrible luck for Hulkenburg. Geez. Next week, podium!!! You can do it Nico!

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              • #37
                That was a pretty wild ending. Hamilton was lucky that Red Bull wanted that one extra point for fastest lap, otherwise they may have gotten many more points for winning.

                3 cars having tire failures with less than two laps left... next week with softer tires is going to be interesting.

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                • #38
                  So...controversial opinion here. Looking at the history of F1. Hamilton and Schumacher are top 10 drivers I think but having cars so far superior to their counterparts and winning titles in eras where competition is less than fierce I’d rate them behind Senna, Clark, Mansell, Ascari, Fangio.

                  thoughts?
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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by solovsfett View Post
                    So...controversial opinion here. Looking at the history of F1. Hamilton and Schumacher are top 10 drivers I think but having cars so far superior to their counterparts and winning titles in eras where competition is less than fierce I’d rate them behind Senna, Clark, Mansell, Ascari, Fangio.

                    thoughts?
                    Some of those Fangio titles were won with clearly superior cars. And the year Mansell won, his car was completely unbeatable with the traction control it had.
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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by Russell Jaslow View Post

                      Some of those Fangio titles were won with clearly superior cars. And the year Mansell won, his car was completely unbeatable with the traction control it had.
                      And Senna had the MP4/4.
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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by solovsfett View Post
                        So...controversial opinion here. Looking at the history of F1. Hamilton and Schumacher are top 10 drivers I think but having cars so far superior to their counterparts and winning titles in eras where competition is less than fierce I’d rate them behind Senna, Clark, Mansell, Ascari, Fangio.

                        thoughts?
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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by Russell Jaslow View Post

                          Some of those Fangio titles were won with clearly superior cars. And the year Mansell won, his car was completely unbeatable with the traction control it had.
                          Didn’t Fangio have 2-3 engine manufacturers over those 5 title runs?

                          mansell, yes, however he was runner-up for the title a couple of times iirc and was very close to Senna/Prost, definitely more aggressive than the latter.
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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by solovsfett View Post

                            Didn’t Fangio have 2-3 engine manufacturers over those 5 title runs?
                            There was one year he won the title where he ran with two different teams.

                            Not all his titles were with dominant equipment. But some certainly were. He also had the knack of going to teams right when they peaked. That's why he won with three different teams. (Stirling Moss on the other hand had the opposite ability -- three times he left teams that won the year after he left.)
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                            • #44
                              So RP can buy CAD drawings from Merc, build the ducts as per Merc last year, buy suspension from Merc, engines from Merc, trans from Merc, and they are considered a manufacturer? Why shouldn't everyone do it? Pay the small fine and buy all the drawings. Saves tons of time and gives you a better car. I'm pretty disgusted honestly.
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                              • #45
                                I mean what is it that they supposedly manufacture? Taillights? Mirrors? Pedals?
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