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Poll: Senna V Maldonado 2012 (250 member(s) have cast votes)

Who do you think will come out on top?

  1. Senna (129 votes [51.81%])

    Percentage of vote: 51.81%

  2. Maldonado (120 votes [48.19%])

    Percentage of vote: 48.19%

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#1 Toml

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 12:31

Will be interesting.

Maybe will start off season with Maldonado at top and finish with Senna beating him.


Pastor Rafael Maldonado Motta

Born: 9 March 1985 (age 26) Maracay, Venezuela

Races 19

Career points 1

Bruno Senna Lalli

Born: 15 October 1983 (age 28) São Paulo, Brazil

Races 26

Career points 2

Edited by Toml, 17 January 2012 - 12:47.


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#2 Pizdek

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 12:32

Senna!

#3 ClockworkRacing

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 12:39

Senna!!No doubts

#4 OSX

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 12:39

Senna


#5 DracoN

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 12:40

Maldo :p

#6 jamiegc

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 12:41

Realistically both very poor and sadly likely to end up behind the Caterhams.

#7 Artifex

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 12:46

I voted Senna. In reality I think they will both ne evenly matched.

#8 The Ragged Edge

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 12:46

Maldonado. Underated and showed glimpses of genuine speed. I certainly rate him much higher than Jaime Alguersuari, when it comes to potential. I think his improvement curve has far from plateaued.

#9 Lamag

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 12:52

Senna!!!!!

#10 Metal

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 12:56

Senna

#11 Toml

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 13:02

Only 4 points separated them in GP2 2008 (their last full season head to head.)
Bruno finished 2nd with 64
Pastor 5th with 60

#12 sofarapartguy

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 13:09

They will score 0 points both. So who cares.

Hope i'm wrong.

#13 Francesc

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 13:11

Despite what most people here keep saying about them, I feel both have a lot of potential. And to be honest I don't care who beats who, I want them to push each other and push the team forward.

Edited by Francesc, 17 January 2012 - 13:12.


#14 Bloggsworth

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 13:25

Noooooooooooooooooooooooo! - Not another one - Please....

Edited by Bloggsworth, 17 January 2012 - 13:25.


#15 KoezhVukotic

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 13:31

Despite what most people here keep saying about them, I feel both have a lot of potential. And to be honest I don't care who beats who, I want them to push each other and push the team forward.

I agree I think they are both underrated drivers who have shown glimpses of great potential but have been tarred with the pay driver brush. Now it is time for them to deliver consistently and I think this could end up as quite an interesting and close pairing. I certainly can't call it at this stage.

#16 tkulla

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 15:10

I usually root for Williams to have a good car because it bothers me to see a formerly great team struggle so badly, but this driver lineup is an acknowledgement by the team that they are back of the midfield at best. They're not bad drivers, but I don't see any great potential in either of them. If by some miracle Williams produces the best car this year they will regret not having a driver that can bring home the WDC.



#17 August

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 15:12

I think Maldonado may be stronger in early season as he's the old Williams driver. But in the late season it's closer, I'd say Maldo will be faster, Bruno more consistent.

#18 jrg19

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 15:23

Pastor for me already intragrated into the team, should be interesting

#19 marcoferrari

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 15:25

I consider both as mediocre and wouldn t be surprised, if they score zero points next year...

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#20 hammibal

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 15:39

Based on his performance relative to Rubens i would have to say Maldonaldo

#21 bub

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 15:41

Tough one.


Senna

#22 jamiegc

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 16:00

Worth pointing out as well that Maldonado admitted Barrichello helped him with his car setups...

#23 Mastah

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 17:36

Without experienced driver at the start they will lose up to 5 or even more tenths with no good set-ups.

Bruno is definitely more intelligent than Pastor, but Maldo has something Lalli doesn't have - raw pace. If he can show it more frequently, then he will kick BS ass.

#24 highdownforce

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 17:47



#25 Kubiccia

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 18:04

Despite what most people here keep saying about them, I feel both have a lot of potential. And to be honest I don't care who beats who, I want them to push each other and push the team forward.

Yep. Pastor did better against Rubens than Hulk managed to. Still, the former is hugely underated and the late is hugely hyped. Senna is not that bad, either. This is gonna be very close imo and they are not bad drivers imo, eventhough I would prefer to have Rubinho for another year.

#26 KavB

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 18:34

Maldonado. He showed genuine speed in a rubbish car. Sure he may make mistakes, but he can iron them out.

#27 P123

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 18:43

Too early to tell. Maldonado showed good speed compared to Rubens, and Bruno showed some good speed with Renault. At least this time he will be approaching a race with some testing behind him.

#28 xlr8

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 19:04

Maldanado. Showed good pace against a strong teammate.

#29 Seanspeed

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 19:05

Could easily go either way, but my gut feeling is that Senna is the guy with a bit more raw talent and will come out as the better guy by the end of the season.

Should be interesting.

#30 apoka

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 19:09

AFAIK it is $10 mio vs. $15 mio - Maldonado comes out on top

#31 King Six

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 19:19

Did these two square off in GP2? Surely they did?

#32 race addicted

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 19:25

Pre-season last year, I wrote that Williams had a very underwhelming drivers line-up, and it's the same again this year. However, Barrichello was often outqualified by Maldonado by around half a second (yes, he had better race-pace) and I refuse to believe Senna will come out worse.

So, Maldonado will have the upper hand at first, but by mid-season I expect it to be more even and the tendency will be that Senna is slightly faster.

#33 Francesc

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 19:34

AFAIK it is $10 mio vs. $15 mio - Maldonado comes out on top


At least you could try to get the numbers right... :rolleyes:

#34 William Hunt

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 22:56

I think Maldonado will do better in qualifying but Senna will score more points

#35 Nitropower

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 23:01

I voted Senna, not because of the hype, not because I want him to beat his team mate, but because I feel he's been doing slightly better than Pastor. It's an unknown in the end and also depends on the car they have. Besides I see Pastor as another Petrov - a modern pay driver (many drivers "pay" nowadays for they seat, but only a few justify their seat with their talent as well).

#36 Rob

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 23:10

Dunno. Maldonado to edge it maybe.

#37 harrys

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 23:19

0-0 draw in terms of points.

Senna wins on performances.

#38 purplesector

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 00:19

Maldonado.

Have seen nothing from Senna so far and I don't expect to see anything from him next year either.

Heidfeld and Barrichello would have been much stronger with Bottas learning from both...



#39 V8 Fireworks

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 01:02

Senna!

Senna is the new Sato IMO. Sure the F3 championships and so forth are in the pocket, but the pace is not there consistently.

I think Maldonado will beat Senna regularly.

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#40 V8 Fireworks

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 01:04

Besides I see Pastor as another Petrov - a modern pay driver (many drivers "pay" nowadays for they seat, but only a few justify their seat with their talent as well).

Petrov has a podium finish, beating Kubica in several qualification sessions and even many great race results close to and even beating Kubica, likewise with Heidfeld, top 12 wdc finish position...

Petrov is has far better record to the likes of Hulkenberg who "somehow" deserve a seat. :rolleyes:

#41 CrucialXtreme

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 01:16

I think Maldonado will out perform Senna throughout the year. Due in part to being with the team last year & I just believe he has more pace. Either way it will be an interesting teammate battle that will only make the season that much more interesting.

#42 Andrew Hope

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 01:36

Maldonado. He's faster.

#43 Seanspeed

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 04:43

Did these two square off in GP2? Surely they did?

Not as teammates. But weirdly, Maldonado and Hulkenberg DID, as they were teammates at ART for the year the Hulk won the title in his very first go. He comprehensively beat Maldonado, scoring almost 3 times as many points over the season, yet when put against Rubens in F1, both did a fairly similar job overall, perhaps Maldonado even getting the nod. Whether thats a statement on how irrelevant GP2 form is once you reach F1, or whether Rubens just didn't have a great year in 2011, its very hard to say.

#44 IceSkyrim

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 04:55

Motta vs. Lalli :lol:

Both guys with italian surnames doesn't stand a chance in Ferrari.

#45 Faupa

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 08:25

Based on his performance relative to Rubens i would have to say Maldonaldo

Agree, undoubtedly Senna came with a bag full of Brazilian Gold. Sad to see the continuing decline of a once great team. Two relatively inexperienced drivers, yet another change of engine supplier for Williams, Sam Michael's departure, Patrick Head's stand down. Just cannot see Williams getting out of this continuing decline

#46 Hacklerf

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 09:33

Either way, they have the weakest driver pairing on the grid, and HRT have only 1 driver at present.

#47 V8 Fireworks

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 11:09

yet another change of engine supplier for Williams,

It's the two time champion engine - not a catastrophe.

Since it is all about race pace with lap times 7 seconds slower than qually etc, there is no reason they can't score regular points if the car has good race pace. Doesn't matter if neither driver can match Vettel over one lap.

#48 LewEngBridewell

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 11:16

I would HOPE it would be Bruno Senna. I just have so much more respect for him at this stage. I've certainly not forgotten Pastor Maldonado's antics during qualifying for last year's Belgian Grand Prix. :well:

#49 mdev

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 11:21

Hard one. I've voted for Maldonado.

Anyway, I still can't believe they hired Senna (having already a paydriver).

#50 GhostR

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 12:09

I've plopped my vote down for Senna. I just have a hunch that he's got more to show than we've seen so far and that a full season will help bring that out.