Which veteran drivers would you like to see continuing in F1 next year?
Posted 19 March 2008 - 10:04
Posted 19 March 2008 - 10:40
Rubens...I like a man who isn't afraid to cry.
Trulli...good to know the quualifying potential of a car, and how it will race in the hands of the mediocre
Fisi...oh, why the hell not, will be good to see what he can achieve in his Force India anyway.
Posted 19 March 2008 - 10:44
I think if i had to pick one it would....err....no ALL OF THEM!!!!
Posted 19 March 2008 - 10:44
Posted 19 March 2008 - 10:56
Wouldn't really care if they were in next year or not: Fisichella, Trulli
Do not want to see next year: Coulthard
Posted 19 March 2008 - 11:28
DC - he's still "leading the team" according to Horner and he's quick and racey.
Barrichello - I think he'll bring out the best from himself this year, very much in part because I suspect he's invigorated from working with Brawn.
Fisichella - doing great, so I'd like to see him next year as well.
Posted 19 March 2008 - 11:36
Not based on his 2008 performance thus far!*
Originally posted by potmotr
DC. Still quick, still hungry and still able to deliver results.
*Although, granted, who was "more" to blame for the collision is a contentious point.
Posted 19 March 2008 - 11:37
The 'new' guard of Hamilton, Rosberg and Vettel is a far more exciting prospect.
Posted 19 March 2008 - 15:11
I also think Webber deserves to show his true ability reflected in his results.
I actually wanted Webber to replace Alonso in McLaren, but my personal second choice, Kova, was not so bad either!
Posted 19 March 2008 - 18:32
Coulthard has always had a very good lowest level of performance but I rate him only slightly better than Barrichello. He is not a leader in any sense, rather a conformist, and that is an unfortunate trait for someone who wants to assert himself. He has always had problems performing when the car is not to his liking. I don't see him contribute much these days, nothing that many other drivers couldn't match. Verdict: Retire.
Trulli is a perennial underperformer. He has never lived up to his potential and one has to ask how much he is part of Toyotas problems. He desperatly needs a car to his liking but seem unable to steer the team in the right direction. Verdict: Retire.
Posted 19 March 2008 - 19:19
Posted 19 March 2008 - 19:22
Originally posted by sopa
By the way, every driver wants the car to his liking, it's not just the problem of "non-successful drivers". Recall Kimi from the start of the 2007 season.
There is a difference between want and need. Some drivers can't adapt their style to a car that is not to their liking, others can. And the difference between "non-succesful driver" and Kimi is that the latter was able to adapt and being assertive and push for a change.
Posted 20 March 2008 - 00:41
Originally posted by race addicted
All of them, as long as they perform. I think there may be a question mark hangin' over Trulli, but I'm sure the fire in his belly will be lively with a better car this year.
Especially Rubens. First, I like him a lot and secondly, when he (and DC) are gone so will any link to the Senna/Prost era. Always saddens me when we lose our connections to the past eras, in any sport.
Posted 20 March 2008 - 00:45
Posted 20 March 2008 - 10:42
For a simple reason...until we'lle see drivers as Piquet jr. get a top team seat, they'll deserve always a chance.