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#1 intothepits

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 03:04

I've got to admit... Since he left F1 last year I've found that in in 2012 I'm not really watching F1 that much.

call it what you will... But there was something about him being the underdog and if you had any intelligence, you knew he was a very good driver but unfortunately certain teams didn't really allow him to win the championship....

It will be interesting to see what happens next year... I think he could possibly make a comeback but that's up to the F1 bosses.

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#2 goldenboy

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 03:12

sorry to say but he actually bored me a little

#3 ensign14

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 03:15

You are Mrs Barrichello and I claim my £5.

#4 jonpollak

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 03:17

Come over to the Indycar threads..
Jp

#5 paulogman

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 03:23

haven't lost interest, but he deserved a go in a properly performing williams. I think he could have been right in the thick of it. he might not have the outright pace, but his race craft was always good enough.


#6 Ferrari_F1_fan_2001

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 03:42

2009 and 2010 showed he still had plenty left to give to F1.

#7 maximilian

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 03:48

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#8 Kelateboy

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 03:49

NO

#9 Bunchies

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 04:06

Still love F1. If anything, it's pushed me to follow Indycar more.

#10 Starish

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 04:40

Still love F1. If anything, it's pushed me to follow Indycar more.

Indeed it has, same with other drivers branching out to other series, Kimi in Nascar and other guys in DTM and such. Old drivers have to leave sometime, was it his time? who knows; but its a process and I feel it has given him time to establish himself in Indycar and make himself a force to be reckoned with as he is improving greatly.

#11 goldenboy

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 04:43

Still love F1. If anything, it's pushed me to follow Indycar more.

I'll pay that. I never really cared about him in F1 but am interested to see how he goes in indycar.

#12 krapmeister

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 05:45

Who?

#13 aray

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 05:59

don't miss him...good riddance....

#14 Sakae

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 06:00

I am missing his complains how he was held back whole his career.

#15 PorcupineTroy

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 06:09

It's prompted me to seriously watch Indy this year, but I can't say I really miss him in F1.

#16 Disgrace

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 07:21

F1 survived the great loss of Patrese just as well. :drunk:

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 07:35

I've got to admit... Since he left F1 last year I've found that in in 2012 I'm not really watching F1 that much.

call it what you will... But there was something about him being the underdog and if you had any intelligence, you knew he was a very good driver but unfortunately certain teams didn't really allow him to win the championship....

:yawnface:
A very good driver who simply wasn't quite as good as his team mate. If he was that hard done by he would have accepted the offer of a race winning Williams in the early 2000s. He didn't.

#18 ivand911

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 07:48

I don't miss him, but I think he would have performed much better that Bruno this year.

#19 Wander

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 08:52

I don't miss him, but I think he would have performed much better that Bruno this year.


I agree.

But he is no bigger loss to me than Trulli or Heidfeld.

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#20 Skellen

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 09:00

Yeah, I miss some complains in the paddock too.

#21 Szoelloe

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 09:02

RB should have quit years ago. There is less whining and bla-bla-bla. He would still be better than half of the grid though.

#22 Augurk

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 09:05

Err, no.

#23 JDo

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 09:07

I've got to admit... Since he left F1 last year I've found that in in 2012 I'm not really watching F1 that much.

call it what you will... But there was something about him being the underdog and if you had any intelligence, you knew he was a very good driver but unfortunately certain teams didn't really allow him to win the championship....

It will be interesting to see what happens next year... I think he could possibly make a comeback but that's up to the F1 bosses.

Your obviously a big Rubens fan (no problem with that), sad that he did not get to continue in a competitive Williams, but OMFG he had plenty of chances to prove his worth (which he did - a very competitive driver, good race craft, winged at times but at the end of the day he made the decisions that saw him reside in the teams he did, under the conditions he did). As for F1 2012, it's a corker!!!! Not sure that it is necessarily where we want it to be (unpredictable and less value in being a 'top team' spending loads of cash) but how can you not watch?

#24 TFLB

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 09:14

No, if anything it's better. I felt Maldonado was the better driver in 2011 and I honestly feel that Barrichello would have been in a similar position to Senna if he had stayed. Plus he complained too much.

#25 Muppetmad

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 09:28

He's doing a wonderful job in IndyCars, adapting to the ovals especially well. Along with Simon Pagenaud, he's impressing he tremendously.

#26 chrisblades85

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 09:39

F1's carried on fine with much bigger and better drivers leaving. Why would it come to a standstill because Rubens left?

#27 RedBaron

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 09:55

A nice guy, moaned a lot. He was a reasonably big name from his time at Ferrari, but F1 is so much bigger than him.

#28 spacekid

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 10:27

One of the very few drivers to race in F1 I really didn't like.

All he did is whine incessently about how hard done by he was and how everything was against him. I don't like complaining, silly dances on the podium or blubbing. Be a man, godammit!

Tidy driver in his prime, but no.

#29 spacekid

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 10:32

... if you had any intelligence, you knew he was a very good driver but unfortunately certain teams didn't really allow him to win the championship....


I was going to let this lie, but actually...

I like to think that I have some intellegence, and I call bull on this.

Ferrari did not screw over Rubens chances of winning a championship. Ferrari screwed Rubens out of winning a race. He got 2 race wins handed back to him that year, so I think that kinda made up his points position.

Rubens didn't win an F1 championship because his team mates did an overall better job. I'm sorry, but thats just how it was. I'm very tired of this myth that Rubens was held back.

#30 motorhead

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 10:35

He was a good no 2. One whiner less is good for F1...

#31 mkoscevic

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 10:37

It was great to have Rubens in F1 and enjoy supreme races like Hockenheim 2000 or Silverstone 2003 but i'm glad he's out now. He was a very good driver and despite no titles won i'd put him in a class of Button. He started to moan too much and bring back issues from the past, but he never faded away speed wise. Thanks Rubinho for everything.

#32 TheWilliamzer

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 10:40

I miss Robert.

#33 olliek88

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 10:43

No. I watch him closely in the Inycars but i watched the series anyway so hasn't changed much. Rubens is a nice bloke and a fine driver but no driver is bigger than the sport.

#34 Fastcake

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 11:08

No, Rubens more than had his fair share of time in F1.

#35 Baddoer

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 11:18

Missing Barrichello and Trulli a bit. I would have traded three JEV's for one Jarno or Rubens.

#36 SeanValen

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 11:43

Better then Bruno on track. Sorry to say it but f1 is a tough environment. Rubens loves the sport like Michael. Didn't care much for Rubens's whining. But he's crossed 3 decades of f1 racing like Michael, he's a familar one for generations, we won't forget him for many and different reasons.


His first win was his best and memorable -Germany 2000-memorable podium as well


Edited by SeanValen, 30 June 2012 - 11:45.


#37 Spillage

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 11:53

Not really missing him, although I am following his progress in IndyCar. For me, he was always a bit like Fisi in F1 - likeable and apparently talented in his early years, but ultimately shown up when he was given a top car and a top team mate. A worthy GP winner, but not a WDC. Sadly, he developed a complex and started believing the whole world was against him when his biggest problem was ultimately that he was a few tenths shy.

#38 dog-y

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 12:38

I like Rubens and now I'm trying to follow F-Indy, which isn't hard, since the time schedule is much more compatible to the brazilian one (F-1 is hell to watch at times, but I still do, of course)... but frankly, I think it was time for him to go. He'd been here forever and raced for over 1/3 of all F1 races.
Out of 838 races (Ferrari has been in all of them, right?), Rubens raced 323. I don't believe this record will ever be broken (Schumacher would need another 2 full seasons).


edit: nevermind... if Schumacher stays for the 2013 championship, he'll break Rubens' record... oh, Rubens.

Edited by dog-y, 30 June 2012 - 12:40.


#39 PayasYouRace

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 12:42

No. I watch him closely in the Inycars but i watched the series anyway so hasn't changed much. Rubens is a nice bloke and a fine driver but no driver is bigger than the sport.


:up:

I find it hard to fathom how someone's interest in the sport could rely solely on a single driver. There's so much of interest going on in F1. You could replace all 24 drivers over the winter and I'd probably still watch.

Rubens had a good run in the sport. Maybe it wasn't his time to go but the sport is no poorer for him not being there. Plus he seems to be enjoying his racing in Indycar.

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#40 ali_M

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 13:04

:up:

I find it hard to fathom how someone's interest in the sport could rely solely on a single driver. There's so much of interest going on in F1. You could replace all 24 drivers over the winter and I'd probably still watch.

Rubens had a good run in the sport. Maybe it wasn't his time to go but the sport is no poorer for him not being there. Plus he seems to be enjoying his racing in Indycar.


I liked him, but I don't miss him. He had his time in F1 and he needed to go. For his sake, I'm happy to see him trying something else. Life had to give him that nudge or else he'd have continued in F1 and faded, retiring from racing completely. He has a better chance in IndyCar.

#41 RockyRaccoon68

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 13:06

I wouldn't say I miss him but I'd love to see how he would do in this years Williams.

#42 SirRacer

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 13:06

I didn't notice him when he was here, and I didn't notice now that he is not there...

#43 Seanspeed

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 13:26

if you had any intelligence, you knew he was a very good driver but unfortunately certain teams didn't really allow him to win the championship....

If I had any intelligence?

Get out of here with that. Barrichello simply wasn't as good as Schumacher and wasn't going to win any championships so long as they were teammates, no matter the team.

Barrichello added very little to the sport the past couple years anyways. I liked him, but he's hardly a huge loss.

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 13:39

I find it hard to fathom how someone's interest in the sport could rely solely on a single driver. There's so much of interest going on in F1. You could replace all 24 drivers over the winter and I'd probably still watch.

Same here, drivers come and go
It's the sport that has my interest

As for Rubens he probably would've done a lot better than Senna this year and I would've wished him a glorious farewell at his home GP last year but I think he should have retired in 2010 when he was being such a crybaby after Michael squeezed him in Hungary.

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#45 sesku

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 15:07

There is much bigger thing in F1 than losing Ruben. Yeah it suck that most experience F1 driver had to leave F1 without proper goodbye but that is the reality today. Driver come and go, F1 still popular and expanding after Senna death so I don't expect anything different when Ruben gone. I'm not really follow Ruben at Indy as I find American racing tradition and race coverage bit different from European one.

#46 Craven Morehead

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 15:29

Talented driver. Past his best, & whinged like a stuck pig. He had his time; now its time to move on. I don't miss him.

#47 Lazy

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 17:37

I'd like him back, but only if he replaced Schumacher.

#48 Szoelloe

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 17:39

I'd like him back, but only if he replaced Schumacher.



LOLZ. Yeah, so you're not an RB fan, clearly.

#49 Nathan

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 17:42

Can't say I have noticed.

#50 tifosiMac

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 17:47

Errrr no, I didn't take much of an interest in Rubens when he was in F1 to be quite honest. :well:

Good luck to him though.