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#1 THE "driverider"

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 20:37

If you could pick 26 drivers to be in Formula One who are still currently racing, who would pick?

Mine:-
Fernando Alonso
Rubens Barrichello
Sebastien Buemi
Jenson Button
Anthony Davidson
Lucas di Grassi
Paul di Resta
Giancarlo Fisichella
Timo Glock
Lewis Hamilton
Nick Heidfeld
Nico Hulkenberg
Kamui Kobayashi
Heikki Kovalainen
Robert Kubica
Felipe Massa
Juan Pablo Montoya
Kimi Raikkonen
Nico Rosberg
Takuma Sato
Michael Schumacher
Bruno Senna
Adrian Sutil
Jarno Trulli
Sebastian Vettel
Mark Webber

Edited by THE "driverider", 20 January 2010 - 20:48.


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#2 Group B

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 20:40

Dude, you gotta have JPM: he may have been my 'enemy' in that he was up against MS, but they guy added an awful lot the grid :up:

#3 THE "driverider"

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 20:41

Dude, you gotta have JPM: he may have been my 'enemy' in that he was up against MS, but they guy added an awful lot the grid :up:

Good Point added. I needed one more driver.

#4 Misk

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 20:42

No Kubica? Seriously?

#5 MadYarpen

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 20:43

sato, sutil, liuzzi, fisico and no kubica? :down:

#6 OnyxF1

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 20:43

Dude, you gotta have JPM: he may have been my 'enemy' in that he was up against MS, but they guy added an awful lot the grid :up:


As far as drivers are concerned, JPM was one of my favourites, but he never got on with the politics in F1. Also, he's eaten too many McDonald's burgers recently to make a comeback. Still enjoy watching the guy in NASCAR though, he's got massive titanium coated balls.

#7 RedBaron

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 20:43

No Kubica? Seriously?


I'm sure he just got forgotten not purposely left out.

#8 Group B

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 20:48

As far as drivers are concerned, JPM was one of my favourites, but he never got on with the politics in F1. Also, he's eaten too many McDonald's burgers recently to make a comeback. Still enjoy watching the guy in NASCAR though, he's got massive titanium coated balls.

:lol:
Serisously though, bugger the politics; what counts is seeing hard-ball MS and balls-out JPM heading for the same piece of track, wheel hubs banging :up: :clap:

#9 THE "driverider"

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 20:49

I'm sure he just got forgotten not purposely left out.

Yeah that's true. :stoned:

Anyway who would you guys have?

Edited by THE "driverider", 20 January 2010 - 20:50.


#10 noikeee

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 21:05

Michael Schumacher
Lewis Hamilton
Fernando Alonso
Kimi Raikkonen
Sebastian Vettel
Jenson Button
Felipe Massa
Robert Kubica
Nico Rosberg
Mark Webber
Nick Heidfeld
Juan Pablo Montoya
Jarno Trulli
Timo Glock
Nico Hulkenberg
Rubens Barrichello
Giancarlo Fisichella
Sebastien Buemi
Adrian Sutil
Vitantonio Liuzzi
Heikki Kovalainen
Paul di Resta
Giorgio Pantano
Bruno Senna
Álvaro Parente (little bit of bias, I know :D )
Kamui Kobayashi

I got a little carried away and did the GP2 field too:

Adam Carroll
Jules Bianchi
Jamie Green
Romain Grosjean
Jacques Villeneuve
Daniel Ricciardo
Takuma Sato
Jerome d'Ambrosio
Anthony Davidson
Lucas di Grassi
Robert Doornbos
Justin Wilson
Sebastien Bourdais
Neel Jani
Vitaly Petrov
Nelson Piquet Jr
Christian Klien
Gary Paffett
Giedo van der Garde
Christian Vietoris
Pedro de la Rosa
Ryan Briscoe
Bertrand Baguette
Ralf Schumacher
Scott Dixon
Dario Franchitti

#11 robracer

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 21:05

These drivers and teams lineups would be perfect.

McLaren
Jenson Button
Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes
Michael Schumacher
Kimi Raikkonen

Red Bull
Sebastian Vettel
Mark Webber

Ferrari
Felipe Massa
Fernando Alonso

Williams
Nick Heidfeld
Nico Hulkenberg

Renault
Robert Kubica
Nico Rosberg

Force India
Adrian Sutil
Paul di Resta

STR
Sebastien Buemi
Ralf Schumacher

Lotus
Jarno Trulli
Heikki Kovalainen

Campos
Bruno Senna
Andy Soucek

US F1
Juan Pablo Montoya
Takuma Sato

Virgin
Timo Glock
Lucas di Grassi

Sauber
Giancarlo Fisichella
Anthony Davidson

Edited by robracer, 20 January 2010 - 21:08.


#12 Atreiu

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 21:12

Bored at work, waiting to leave for poker, here goes something:
01 - K. Raikkonen
02 - L. Hamilton
03 - M. Schumacher
04 - F. Massa
05 - F. Alonso
06 - R. Kubica
07 - N. Rosberg
08 - J Button
09 - N. Heidfeld
10 - H. Kovalainen
11 - B. Senna
12 - N. Piquet
13 - L. Di Grassi
14 - V. Petrov
15 - S. Vettel
16 - S. Bourdais
17 - N. Hulkenberg
18 - A. Sutil
19 - S. Loeb
20 - T. Sato
21 - M. Webber
22 - T. Glock
23 - K. Kobayashi
24 - P. Di Resta
25 - G. Van der Garde
26 - Me.
:)

#13 ivanalesi

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 21:15

Montoya at USF1 sounds like a great idea! But he will never admit his mistake...

#14 jeze

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 21:16

(in this particular order)
Alonso
Hamilton
Schumacher
Massa
Vettel
Button
Kubica
Rosberg
Hülkenberg
Montoya
Franchitti
Webber
Heidfeld
Barrichello
Dixon
Briscoe
Trulli
Kovalainen
Glock
Castroneves
Bianchi
Fisichella
Sutil
Grosjean
Piquet Jr.
di Grassi
Pantano


#15 Seanspeed

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 21:28

Its hard to say that anybody is 'suited' to F1 if they've never even driven one.....

#16 maverick69

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 21:32

Montoya at USF1 sounds like a great idea! But he will never admit his mistake...



... or fit in the cockpit.

#17 Muz Bee

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 00:25

Dixon - yeah! Quiet achiever, the winningest Indycar driver currently working and really on his game at places like Watkins Glen. So he would adapt to F1 circuits well. Montoya - yes! Somebody with balss, attitude. So he makes the odd mistake, at least he's aggressive and in the face. Franchitti is another real racer.

It's always good of course to have younger guys coming through but there's plenty of winners among the drivers who are near or even over 30. Take Schumie for example!

#18 William Hunt

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 01:02

Jenson Button
Nick Heidfeld
Nico Rosberg
Sebastian Vettel
Mark Webber
Felipe Massa
Fernando Alonso
Kimi Raikkönen
Nico Hülkenberg
Robert Kubica
Lewis Hamilton
Adrian Sutil
Sébastien Buemi
Sébastien Bourdais
Vitantonio Liuzzi
Jarno Trulli
Heikki Kovalainen
Kamui Kobayashi
Timo Glock
Lucas di Grassi
Jerôme d'Ambrosio
Bruno Senna
Takuma Sato
Dario Franchitti
Vitaly Petrov
Bertrand Baguette
Jules Bianchi
Andy Soucek

Edited by William Hunt, 21 January 2010 - 01:04.


#19 Captain Tightpants

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 07:11

Jenson Button
Lewis Hamilton
Michael Schumacher
Nico Rosberg
Sebastian Vettel
Mark Webber
Felipe Massa
Fernando Alonso
Rubens Barrichello
Nico Hulkenberg
Robert Kubica
Vitaly Petrov
Adrian Sutil
Vitantonio Liuzzi
Sebastien Buemi
Jaime Alguersuari
Jarno Trulli
Heikki Kovalainen
Pastor Maldonado
Bruno Senna
Jose Maria Lopez
Christian Klien

Timo Glock
Lucas di Grassi
Kamui Kobayashi

Basically, I think the twenty-six drivers who get in are the best twenty-six for the job. I've got my predictions in italics, since not all twenty-six seats are fille.d
Pedro de la Rosa

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#20 ivanalesi

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 10:38

You can't have the best 26 or the best 20, it's extremely hard to judge who they are. From the lower formulae you can easily have the most outstanding drivers like Hulkenberg, but there are just not enough, so it's subjective. On the other hand when there have been clear inter team duels and you find the loser in F1, then you've got to wonder. I mean, Jerome d'Ambrosio was clearly the better driver the last season in GP2 than Kobayashi and we find Kobayashi in F1, while Jerome is nowhere near. Or Petrov against Grosjean, Romain was the faster driver, younger and less experienced in GP2 cars, but probably Petrov will take his spot at Renault.

#21 alecc

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 11:09

These drivers and teams lineups would be perfect.

McLaren
Jenson Button
Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes
Michael Schumacher
Kimi Raikkonen

Red Bull
Sebastian Vettel
Mark Webber

Ferrari
Felipe Massa
Fernando Alonso

Williams
Nick Heidfeld
Nico Hulkenberg

Renault
Robert Kubica
Nico Rosberg

Force India
Adrian Sutil
Paul di Resta

STR
Sebastien Buemi
Ralf Schumacher

Lotus
Jarno Trulli
Heikki Kovalainen

Campos
Bruno Senna
Andy Soucek

US F1
Juan Pablo Montoya
Takuma Sato

Virgin
Timo Glock
Lucas di Grassi

Sauber
Giancarlo Fisichella
Anthony Davidson


I agree to that, add to this, that the first six teams are almost equaly fast, and it would be a dream season :)


#22 RodrigoL

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 13:03

Anyone who voted for Kimi: think twice. He's hardly suited for today's sponsor-infested, PR-minded, restrictive version of Formula 1. Not to mention the actual racing - I think he's only won 2 or 3 races at any of Tilke's Mickey Mouse dromes!

Anyways, my top choices:

1. Massa - is his middle name Tilke?
2. Hamilton - PR whore, and then some...
3. Alonso - shiny like Polytetrafluoroethylene...  ;)
4. Vettel - can play the qualy game.
5. Rosberg - pretty girl, or is it boy? :confused:

#23 robracer

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 13:05

Anyone who voted for Kimi: think twice. He's hardly suited for today's sponsor-infested, PR-minded, restrictive version of Formula 1. Not to mention the actual racing - I think he's only won 2 or 3 races at any of Tilke's Mickey Mouse dromes!


:eek:
Are you kidding? Kimi is a WDC and multiple race winner. He should definately be one of the 26 drivers in F1.

#24 RodrigoL

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 13:11

:eek:
Are you kidding? Kimi is a WDC and multiple race winner. He should definately be one of the 26 drivers in F1.


Yes, I agree he SHOULD be in F1. But is he really suited for it? As I said...almost ALL of his 18 wins were achieved at older tracks, not today's 'modern' parking lots. For that (and the other reasons stated) I think his skills would be more aparent in an older era of F1. Imagine if all tracks on the calendar were like Spa :eek: :p

#25 ivanalesi

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 13:19

LOL, he's right. Kimi doesn't have many Tilke wins :p He must hate them more than anyone else, which is quite a serious achievement!

#26 MegaManson

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 13:58

M Schumacher
Hamilton
Button
Rosberg
Alonso
Massa
Vettel
Webber
Barrichello
Hulkenburg
Kobayashi
Di Resta
Senna
Tracy
Montoya
Villeneuve
R Schumacher
Raikkonen
Kubica
Heidfeld
Buemi
Sutil
Trulli
Sato
Fisichella
Bianchi

#27 Phoenixx

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 16:13

Michael Schumacher
Nico Rosberg
Fernando Alonso
Felipe Massa
Lewis Hamilton
Jenson Button
Sebastian Vettel
Mark Webber
Robert Kubica
Nick Heidfeld
Ralf Schumacher
Paul di Resta
Giancarlo Fisichella
Adrian Sutil
Rubens Barrichello
Nico Hülkenberg
Sebastien Buemi
Jarno Trulli
Bruno Senna
Daniel Ricciardo
Timo Glock
Kamui Kobayashi
Andy Soucek
Juan Pablo Montoya
Takuma Sato
Alexander Rossi

Edited by Phoenixx, 21 January 2010 - 16:14.


#28 BlackCat

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 17:00

Fernando Alonso
Bertrand Baguette
Sebastien Buemi
Jenson Button
Robert Doornbos
Lucas di Grassi
Dario Franchitti
Timo Glock
Lewis Hamilton
Nico Hülkenberg
Christian Klien
Kamui Kobayashi
Heikki Kovalainen
Robert Kubica
Jon Lancaster
Vitantonio Liuzzi
Felipe Massa
Giorgio Pantano
Vitali Petrov
Kimi Räikkönen
Nico Rosberg
Andy Soucek
Jarno Trulli
Oliver Turvey
Sebastian Vettel
Mark Webber


#29 marcm

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 17:33

Usual Suspects (in no particular order)

1. Fernando Alonso
2. Michael Schumacher
3. Lewis Hamilton
4. Robert Kubica
5. Felipe Massa
6. Kimi Räikkönen
7. Timo Glock
8. Jenson Button
9. Nico Rosberg
10. Jarno Trulli
11. Sebastian Vettel
12. Mark Webber
13. Vitantonio Liuzzi
14. Rubens Barrichello
15. Nick Heidfeld
16. Kamui Kobayashi
17. Nico Hülkenberg
18. Bruno Senna

Wild Cards who I would love to see in F1 (back in F1) :)

19. Juan Pablo Montoya
20. Jacques Villeneuve
21. Sebastian Bourdais
22. Valentino Rossi
23. Sebastian Loeb
24. Kyle Busch or Jimmy Johnson

These final two have to commentate as they drive ;)

25. David Coulthard
26. Martin Brundle





#30 SAFC09

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 17:55

he's got massive titanium coated balls.


Like grapefruits


#31 Nustang70

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 18:38

Montoya at USF1 sounds like a great idea! But he will never admit his mistake...


Signing a contract with USF1 would be a mistake (which, evidently, he would never admit to).


#32 Burai

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 18:57

Montoya at USF1 sounds like a great idea! But he will never admit his mistake...


His life was a misery. Leaving F1 for NASCAR was a great choice for him. He's visibly so much happier than he was back in F1.

Montoya was an 80's driver born too late. Imagine him monstering around in those turbos... Him and Mansell fighting together would have been amazing.

#33 nordschleife

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 21:40

Montoya was an 80's driver born too late. Imagine him monstering around in those turbos... Him and Mansell fighting together would have been amazing.


Throw in Alan Jones, Nelson Piquet, Gilles Villeneuve, Rene Arnoux, Keke Rosberg, Ayrton Senna and Stefan Bellof and ... OMG ... !!




#34 wrighty

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Posted 22 January 2010 - 10:55

Anyone who voted for Kimi: think twice. He's hardly suited for today's sponsor-infested, PR-minded, restrictive version of Formula 1. Not to mention the actual racing - I think he's only won 2 or 3 races at any of Tilke's Mickey Mouse dromes!

Anyways, my top choices:

1. Massa - is his middle name Tilke?
2. Hamilton - PR whore, and then some...
3. Alonso - shiny like Polytetrafluoroethylene... ;)
4. Vettel - can play the qualy game.
5. Rosberg - pretty girl, or is it boy? :confused:


lmao, where do you work? Agendas'r'us? :lol: