Your bascially agreeing to a forumer who thinks Ralf Schumacher and Juan Montoya can do what drivers like Michael Schumacher, Alonso, Hamilon and Kimi have done.
HHF, Ralf, Montoya all won races, Trulli won a race as well, yet it's not like teams the top ones were turned down by Ralf himself, Montoya, HHF, who all challenged for wins and titles, and don't have a seat anymore, teams must be pretty stupid to dump those guys and focus on a Alonso like Briatore did, even to have his teamate crash the car for him to win in China, or Ferrari and Benetton's relationship with Schuey, when you convince a team your gonna be fast because you've proven it even before you enter a team, it's not rocket science to understand that ultimately the team that expects you to do what you've done before, which is be fast, is going to work with you with that in mind, if Scuhmacher's ultimate potential extraction from a car is more, like with Alonso, and it's been proven time and time again, and the answer is in front of you, only sheer sillyness can make you blind to it.
F1 is about tenths now, alot of the very fast drivers are not all too fast drivers, the cars are in the hands of their engineers, only a few drivers can make what is percieved as a too fast driver, the difference on track is tenths, maybe a 1 tenth or 2 tenth, 3 tenths, which can be like 3-4 seconds for a pitstop in a race over many laps, if you got the driver who can extract the extra tenths when the car advantage isn't always the same per track, you ultimately have a back up plan that this driver can do a strategy and maybe outflank as faster car on the day by the smallest of margins, Michael Schumacher has done it in the past many times, not all his wins were straightforward, anyone here who thinks otherwise didn't watch or is just being silly, Alonso is one of these drivers, Hamilton is in my opinon also, and Kimi especially in his mclaren and michelin days was.
Many f1 fans lose the plot with regards to these extra tenths, their not always the same on every track, the driver advantage per track and rules has reduced over the decades and certain tracks, I'm sure if you had Spa 17 times a year, it'll show up the guys who you think are very fast, but not that little bit extra fast, every track, every season, every car, every session, it's the tinest of margins, margins which have made drivers like Ralf, HHF, Truli and Montoya look very good on occassions, but that's it, occassions, Irvine came close to a title in 1999, Rubens impressed the paddock in 1999, so did HHF, Rubens was a rosberg in 1999, in the stewart he impressed, if he had retired then and there, he would of been remembered as a exclusive recluse driver who could of challenged for the title reliability permitting, if Rosberg retires now, he maybe remembered better then in the next few years. Career consistency long term thinking is what f1 is about.
THE VERY FAST DRIVER-can score points consistency, looks good when the too fast driver has a series of DNFs, or even one dnf, the very fast driver is rewarded by a new era of conversation of engines and tyre rules, it's the weaker driver's era to shine and fool the fans into thinking he is as good as anyone who has come before. The technology of f1 cars and the level it is at, these cars are dialed in for alot of drivers to do pretty well at, if you don't have a good day on Saturday, your too fast teamate can't overtake because of the rules of aero most likely, so again, the very fast driver has more opportunities to fool the public into thinking he's the better one, the Ralf or Montoya example.
THE TOO FAST DRIVER-tenths on hand on certain tracks within the current climate of rules, still needed, every tenth counts, that's what it's about, the team knows this, if this driver is more entertaining, tries to overtake like Alonso, Hamilton and Schumacher, loses points due to a crash, ultimately the conversation era will automatically hinder their progess because overtaking their teamate on track iis much difficult. There are too many variables in f1 to be confused about the ultimate driver, the better driver, yence it's very easy to keep these threads going on until your old and dead out of sheer sillyness. The lesser driver claims to do a Alan Prost type conversative drive, he thinks driving within the limits and picking up points, and needing some luck may get him a title, and he could be right, it could, it does happen, but with these conversaton taking of engines and tyres rules, there's a
ARMY LOAD OF ALAN PROST DRONES WHO THINK THEIR PROST WHO ARE DRIVING CONSISTENT BS CARS THAT CAN'T OVERTAKE, COLLECT THEIR POINTS, AND THINK THAT'S IT, I'M THE BEST, DRIVE FAST SLOW ALAN PROST PROFESSOR RULE ERA, MY RIVALS WON'T OVERTAKE ME, STRATEGY WON'T WORK, I'M SAFE, BECAUSE I QUALIFIED WELL AND WELL I MADE THE FIRST CORNER, I'M A HERO OF THE FORUM, THIS AERO TRACK SAVED MY REPUTATION AND WILL KEEP MY EMPLOYED FOR ANOTHER SEASON, .
Prost was a great driver, he just chose to drive within limits sometimes because that's who he was, but many drivers can easily pretend to take this era of f1 for a laugh, it's a open invitation to collect points and not always do the ultimate because it's not always needed, your not going to push your engine because your not going to get overtaked and you have reliability for the next few races to think about, what happened to qualifying engines and 1 race engines, in terms of flat out driving pedal to medal, every lap, fight and fight, it's not open for them to do this for drivers as before, so the too fast driver has to actually become a little like a very fast driver, pick his moments, which ultimately makes him look not that different, because this era of f1 probabley doesn't encouage hamilton, alonso and schumacher's attacking driverings as much as in the past, Jenson Button up front, tyre choice made, tyres which reward soft genttle icecream bs pussyfoot maximisation driving, where as the guy like Hamilton driving race of his life has to put up with conversative tyres, engines and overtaking difficulities to catch his teamate up front driving like a pg disney film, it's smart strategy I'm smooth Jenson Button driving saved by tyre calls, position on track and being a very fast driver, I rate Button, but again the rules hindered Hamilton to fight him, I'm sure had some of these races had been done many years ago, the driver up front wouldn't be in such a safe position.
Bascially the current rules make everything which was previously difficult to see differences between drivers even more difficult, the heroes of f1, the Hamilton, the Alonso, the Schumachers, the fighters, the true gladiators, carrying on the Senna that would of been proud of me racing, are having their most difficult era of f1 rules, I truely believe that, because if you look at these forums, there are still people with no clue with what differences these guys make, maybe if Ralf Schumacher came back, we'll be cheering him on and wonder why a f1 team hasn't hooked him up with a drive, because he's capable of f1 wins, but does he have the extra tenths...the reason most likely why he hasn't come back, because maybe his brother, Hamilton, Alonso , Kubica, Vettel have a few more tenths then him.....
Edited by SeanValen, 09 May 2010 - 00:44.