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Poll: Before the season starts who do people think will come out on top (288 member(s) have cast votes)

who will be on top?

  1. HULK (203 votes [70.73%])

    Percentage of vote: 70.73%

  2. DI RESTA (84 votes [29.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 29.27%

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#51 jrg19

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 11:33

HULK SMASH

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Really glad Hulk got the better of Di Resta today hopefully tomorrow too.

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#52 MrFondue

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 11:37

HULK SMASH

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Really glad Hulk got the better of Di Resta today hopefully tomorrow too.


Though I still hope he won't smash any cars tomorrow :p

#53 jamiegc

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 12:39

Really, this shouldnt be a close fight.

One is a top quality driver who is driving for FI because he has no backing.

The other is a decidedly average driver who is driving for FI because he has massive backing.

Helps PDR's case immensely that FI dont pay him a salary....

Edited by jamiegc, 17 March 2012 - 12:40.


#54 Group B

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 13:07

I don't understand what's going on; how can the greatest driver that ever existed be beaten by this inferior German newcomer? :confused:

#55 motorhead

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 13:13

I don´t understad this hype around Di Resta. Sure he is a decent driver but he hasn´t really shown anything worth hyping for...at least yet

#56 zarooch

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 13:18

I don´t understad this hype around Di Resta. Sure he is a decent driver but he hasn´t really shown anything worth hyping for...at least yet

+1

Hulk :up: :clap:

#57 athlon

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 13:35

I don´t understad this hype around Di Resta. Sure he is a decent driver but he hasn´t really shown anything worth hyping for...at least yet


And is it the driver's fault? I believe, it isn't. FI can be happy with their line-up, and although Hulk was better today, di Resta will be fine for the rest of the season.

#58 TheBunk

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 13:39

I don't understand what's going on; how can the greatest driver that ever existed be beaten by this inferior German newcomer? :confused:

:lol:

#59 Alarcon

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 14:27

You mean the tyre gamble that paid off?



He drove a Williams! He was the best qualifier at that GP. Amazing.

Both are very amazing drivers and it will be very close, however imo Hulkenberg will overpace Di Resta, like Sutil did.

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#60 repeatoffender

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 14:32

He drove a Williams! He was the best qualifier at that GP. Amazing.

Both are very amazing drivers and it will be very close, however imo Hulkenberg will overpace Di Resta, like Sutil did.



Unfortunately there are a few hyped drivers and since the grid has become competitive this will show up clearly over the season who is better than the rest.

Hulk is better than the hyped Di Riesta
So will be the case of Senna who will be taken to the cleaners by Maldanado
In the due course of the season Heikki will be outpaced by Vitaly Petrov.



#61 Fastcake

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 14:38

I think most of the overrating or underrating was in a few people's heads, and the more it was repeated the more it was believed.

I expect this to be a tough fight between the two of them this year, Hulkenberg may have first blood but there's 39 more fights between them yet.

#62 seahawk

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 14:42

One race says nothing. It could be a fluke where Paul made a mistake or the car had a small problem. Over the season the picture will change.

#63 olliek88

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 14:46

I just want to put up a little defense for Paul because, well, someone has to! :lol:

Looking back through the times during qualy Paul and Nico were pretty much neck and neck through most of the session, even in the first runs in Q2 the were very close, its does seem as though DIR didn't get the tyre temps he needed in that final Q2 lap or something, not suggesting he would of beaten "The Hulk" for a minute just that the 7 tenths isn't completely representative of DIR pace against Nico's.

*Cue mass (and accurate) accusations of being a "fanboy" :lol:

Edited by olliek88, 17 March 2012 - 14:47.


#64 jamiegc

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 14:49

Over the season the picture will change.


Indeed. At present they are level on 0 points, over the season, Hulk will stretch that gap out quite substantially.

#65 motorhead

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 14:51

And is it the driver's fault? I believe, it isn't. FI can be happy with their line-up, and although Hulk was better today, di Resta will be fine for the rest of the season.


And who said " the hype" is drivers fault?

#66 Octavian

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 14:54

The Hulk will beat Di Resta soundly. Both performed well in their maiden F1 years, scoring similar points and both being beaten by more experienced team mates (something Di Resta fans and Brit media seem to have forgotten) quite soundly so on those results you'd say it was equal but having followed Hulk from his A1GP days I can't help but think he's got that something extra in him, in my eyes he's a future WDC.
Di Resta is a fine driver and he'll be tough competition, so it will be an interesting battle either way.



#67 P123

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 14:58

I just want to put up a little defense for Paul because, well, someone has to! :lol:


:up: I believe he somehow upset some of the more sensitive Vettel fanbase last season, hence the influx of bitchiness and premature celebration. This quali goes to Hulk, but ,erm, dare I suggest there are still 19 races to go.

#68 Seanspeed

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 15:07

I think its going to be a close fight by what we've seen so far. Nice work by Hulkenberg, though, considering he's new to the team and he's not been racing in the series for a year.

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 15:24

I just want to put up a little defense for Paul because, well, someone has to! :lol:

Looking back through the times during qualy Paul and Nico were pretty much neck and neck through most of the session, even in the first runs in Q2 the were very close, its does seem as though DIR didn't get the tyre temps he needed in that final Q2 lap or something, not suggesting he would of beaten "The Hulk" for a minute just that the 7 tenths isn't completely representative of DIR pace against Nico's.

*Cue mass (and accurate) accusations of being a "fanboy" :lol:

To be fair, that's probably true, but people are soooo sick of the unjustified hype you can't be surprised at this kind of reaction.

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 15:27

:up: I believe he somehow upset some of the more sensitive Vettel fanbase last season, hence the influx of bitchiness and premature celebration. This quali goes to Hulk, but ,erm, dare I suggest there are still 19 races to go.

:confused:
What's Vettel got to do with it? Fans across the board got pissed off with sections of the media cumming in their pants everytime diResta so much as curled off a turd.

#71 Dolph

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 15:40

Really, this shouldnt be a close fight.

One is a top quality driver who is driving for FI because he has no backing.

The other is a decidedly average driver who is driving for FI because he has massive backing.


Yet Hulkenberg beat him today. Well, lets see about the rest of the season

#72 Currahee

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 21:16


Lets wait until the race shall we?

Anything can happen in qualifying and the race.

Points make prizes. :)

#73 F1Newbie

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 00:14

I don´t understad this hype around Di Resta. Sure he is a decent driver but he hasn´t really shown anything worth hyping for...at least yet


He's British...


#74 olliek88

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 07:59

Sorry but i'm going to go all "troll" on this place. :blush:


Points -

Di Resta - 1

Hulk - 0

To be honest i like both of them so i'd be happy with either scoring, Paul made the most of a crazy last lap and a bit of luck unlike The Hulk who didn't have any.

#75 Currahee

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 08:15


As i said yesterday points make prizes.

What a last lap though.

di Resta made the best of that mess. :)

#76 KoezhVukotic

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 08:22

As i said yesterday points make prizes.

What a last lap though.

di Resta made the best of that mess. :)

True but as Hulk was not actually able to race you still have to say he was the better of the two here as we can only judge on qualifying

#77 Currahee

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 09:21

True but as Hulk was not actually able to race you still have to say he was the better of the two here as we can only judge on qualifying


Fair point.

I think it'll be close between them all season.

#78 Henrik B

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 09:27

My prediction is that Hulkenberg will normally be the faster of the two. Sutil was comfortably faster than Di Resta in the second half of last season, I think Hulkenberg will enjoy about the same advantage.

#79 seahawk

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 09:30

Points

Paul 1 - that German driver 0

Keep going Paul.

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#80 walkindude

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 09:31

It's all BBCs fault for hyping diresta to the stars.Also his own due to the endless comments of how he beat vettel in the past.I mute and change the channel everytime a diresta interview comes on.And I think HULK will smash him this year.

#81 Group B

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 09:56

As i said yesterday points make prizes.

What a last lap though.

di Resta made the best of that mess. :)

:confused:
Not quite sure what's uber brilliant about trundling around in the mid teens all race then inheriting a last minute point through those ahead of you having issues.

#82 Group B

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 10:00

Points

Paul 1 - that German driver 0

Keep going Paul.

Points, eh?

In that case you will agree Sutil crushed and obliterated Paul last year, which by association must make Sutil beter than Christ and Mohammed combined.

#83 marcoferrari

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 10:09

Points, eh?

In that case you will agree Sutil crushed and obliterated Paul last year, which by association must make Sutil beter than Christ and Mohammed combined.


:)

#84 ensign14

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 10:35

Technically, Zsolt Baumgartner is better than Christ and Mohammed combined.

#85 Sakae

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 12:10

Which car hit Nico Hulkenberg?

Edit: Mark Webber

Edited by Sakae, 18 March 2012 - 12:41.


#86 bub

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 11:21

Karma

#87 ch103

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 00:12

I know its early but Hulkenberg clearly has Di Resta on edge in a way we never saw when he was teamed with Sutil.

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 08:44

1-1

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 09:07

Hulk and di Resta are both very, very good and would grace any team on the grid.

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#90 olliek88

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 09:10

Hulk and di Resta are both very, very good and would grace any team on the grid.

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Indeed, to many "haters" crow the second Paul is beaten by his team mate. Personally i'm a big Di Resta fan but i've been following the Hulk a long time aswell and think he possibly has the edge but Di Resta is a very good peddler too.

#91 Currahee

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 09:49


Their times are very close which tells me they are getting the most out of the car.

It'll be close between them. They are both good drivers.

They'll be good for Force India.

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 11:17

Good drive from both today, both staying out of trouble and bringing some points home with Paul just edging it.

I suspect the haters will still hate on Paul though, for no obvious reason.

#93 seahawk

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 11:31

2:0 fpr Paul or in better words 7:2. :clap:

#94 ch103

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 21:07

After FI folds this year I fully expect Mercedes to hire DiResta and Hulk will more than likely go to Red Bull or McLaren shortly there after.



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Posted 31 March 2012 - 22:52

After FI folds this year I fully expect Mercedes to hire DiResta and Hulk will more than likely go to Red Bull or McLaren shortly there after.


Judging by the recent news in mercedes thread, they have a higher probability of quitting f1 than Force India.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 23:31

Judging by the recent news in mercedes thread, they have a higher probability of quitting f1 than Force India.


Just read the Mercedes thread and you are exactly right, i stand corrected.



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Posted 01 April 2012 - 02:27

Just read the Mercedes thread and you are exactly right, i stand corrected.

I had no intention of correcting you or proving a point :).
I just feel that there aren't that many option to move up. RBR are going to favor one of their young guns from Torro Rosso for Webber's seat. I think Perez has all but sewn up Ferrari 2nd seat, and unless Lewis falls out with McLaren, there is no opening there. Their best hope is stay in FI or at best move sideways to maybe Lotus/Sauber.
Things can always change in the future, so who knows.

BTW, I had heard a lot about PDR early last season, and was looking forward to see him race, however once he wasn't able to beat Sutil, I feel he hasn't lived upto the hype. Hopefully he can change my mind this season. My money is on the Hulk being faster over a season. We will see though.

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 09:43

NICO TO MISS CHINA GP :eek:

http://www.nicohulke...t-not-fly-china

Stupid mistake :o on April's Fools day ;)

Edited by IceSkyrim, 01 April 2012 - 09:49.


#99 olliek88

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 10:10

NICO TO MISS CHINA GP :eek:

http://www.nicohulke...t-not-fly-china

Stupid mistake :o on April's Fools day ;)



:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

I love it when people fall for April fools jokes :D

Last year Nico said he had got his sponsor (Kajtes or whatever it is) tattooed on to his arm!

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 11:52

I suspect the haters will still hate on Paul though, for no obvious reason.

probably for keeping his seat and hype despite being beaten by Sutil