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#1 rjtart

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 23:22

Now that the season is over, we have time to sit back and reflect on not only this season, but on all of the rich history of motor racing. I propose compiling a list of the all-time greats (and some worsts) of motorsports. NOT the greatest drivers, those lists come along every other week. Let's be a little more specific. Here's my list:

All-time greatest race driver nose:
Jochen Rindt (tough, no-nonsense, aerodynamic)
All-time greatest race driver name:
Tazio Nuvolari (to my ear anyway it sounds like not just a quick driver, but an artist on road). Honorable mention: American road racer Swede Savage.
All-time worst race driver name:
Dick Trickle
All-time greatest race driver hair:
Peter Revson
All-time greatest race driver facial hair:
Graham Hill. Honorable mention: Emerson Fittipaldi's mutton chops.
All-time worst race driver facial hair:
Harald Ertl. Honorable mention: Emerson Fittipaldi's mutton chops.
All-time greatest race driver victory celebrant:
Rubens Barrichello (laughing, crying, dancing, pantomime... always entertaining)
All-time greatest race driver helmet design:
Jackie Stewart's. Simple, tasteful, instantly recognizable. Everything today's helmets lack.
All-time greatest race car decorative element:
racing stripe
All-time greatest race car innovation:
rear view mirror (something today's designers need to pay more attention to.
All-time greatest race car color:
red, obviously
All-time greatest race driver lifestyle:
James Hunt, of course. Unlike Kimi, he seemed to enjoy himself at the race track as well (pre-race vomiting notwithstanding)
All-time greatest race driver accent:
Scottish (This is probably just a reflection of my age. As I grew up, The Man was Jackie Stewart. Both as a driver and broadcaster. Perhaps for younger fans today it's German).
All-time greatest race track corner name:
Parabolica (to my non-Italian speaking ear it sounds fast and treacherous)

Feel free to agree, disagree, and add your own categories.

Edited by rjtart, 03 December 2012 - 06:07.


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#2 ali.unal

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 23:27

:lol:

All-time worst apparel taste:
Michael Schumacher

All-time greatest race track corner name:
Junçao

All-time worst cap usage:
Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso (baseball style)

#3 aportinga

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 23:28

Mansell is the best ever - hands down!

#4 Zava

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 23:30

All-time greatest race driver name:
surely Scott Speed and Will Power qualify for this? :p

#5 Creepy

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 23:30

I remember how once Vettel joked with Alonso about his cap while Alonso was talking to the press. There have to be a gif about it somewhere. :lol:

#6 DanardiF1

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 23:38

All-Time Best Tyre Sidewall Branding Colour - Yellow





#7 eronrules

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 23:54

All time most confused driver's name: Daniel Ricciardo, Jaime Alguersuari :lol:
All time best Moniker (nickname) for a driver: ICEMAN :love:

Edited by eronrules, 03 December 2012 - 00:00.


#8 rjtart

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 23:59

All-time most misleading race driver name:
Scotsman Dario Franchitti

#9 eronrules

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 23:59

All-time most misleading race driver name:
Scotsman Dario Franchitti


+ Paul di resta

#10 scheivlak

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 00:09

+ Paul di resta

+ Brazilian Max Wilson

+ Dutchman Nicky Pastorelli

#11 Shiroo

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 00:11

All-time most girly driver
Nico Rosberg

#12 DanardiF1

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 00:11

+ Brazilian Max Wilson

+ Dutchman Nicky Pastorelli


That's who I was trying to think of! :p

#13 DanardiF1

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 00:11

All-time most girly driver
Nico Rosberg


I see your Nico Rosberg and raise you an Adrian Sutil...

#14 Zava

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 00:13

I see your Nico Rosberg and raise you an Adrian Sutil...

all time most girly run: Adrian Sutil


#15 bourbon

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 00:31

All time funniest post race interviewee:

Mika Hakkinen ("excuse me a moment..." while I chase down my collegue to pour water on his head, lol)

#16 Andretti Fan

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 01:42

Greatest race driver name........Alfonso Antonio Vicente Eduardo Angel Blas Francisco de Borja Cabeza de Vaca y Leighton, Marquis of Portago.

#17 eronrules

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 02:05

All time greatest Square chin: D.Coulthard
All time worst Racing overall: mclaren Flame edition
All time greatest sounding corner: Variante Ascari
All time greatest grid walk interview: kimi in Brazil 2006 (i was having a shit ...)
All time greatest TV comercial by F1 driver: kimi in Johnnie walker Dogfight commercial
Best winning the WDC team radio celebration : Vettel in 2010 (showed real emotion)

#18 Cool Beans

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 03:39

All-time greatest race driver lifestyle:
James Hunt, of course. Unlike Kimi, he seemed to enjoy himself at the race track as well (pre-race vomiting notwithstanding)

He actually said in an interview he didn't enjoy the racing very much. As for the Kimi bit, well...

Edited by beancounter, 03 December 2012 - 03:41.


#19 rjtart

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 05:59

He actually said in an interview he didn't enjoy the racing very much. As for the Kimi bit, well...


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#20 ClubmanGT

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 06:13

All-time greatest race track corner name:
Parabolica (to my non-Italian speaking ear it sounds fast and treacherous)


The Rassecasse has to be up there, surely.

#21 Miggeex

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 07:43

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Kimi enjoys being there so much that he wants to sleep at the racetrack...? :smoking:

#22 eronrules

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:38

The Rassecasse has to be up there, surely.


i dunno, every time i hear that corner, this comes to mind :p


Rascal + couscous = rassecasse

#23 Jimisgod

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 12:32

All-time greatest race track corner name:
Junçao


Blanchimont. Sounds like a wine.

#24 schubacca

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 13:53

All-time greatest race driver nose:
Schumacher
All-time greatest race driver name:
Will Power
All-time worst race driver name:
Willy T Ribbs (He was an African-American NASCAR driver pioneer in the 80's)
All-time greatest race driver hair:
RosbergAll-time greatest race driver facial hair:
Emerson Fittipaldi
All-time worst race driver facial hair:
All young driver's peach fuzz (I am just bitter that I am old)
All-time greatest race driver victory celebrant:
Schumacher leap
All-time greatest race driver helmet design:
Graham Hill
All-time greatest race car decorative element:
Chevron
All-time greatest race car innovation:
V-12
All-time greatest race car color:
Red
All-time greatest race driver lifestyle:
James Hunt
All-time greatest race driver accent:
Finn
All-time greatest race track corner name:
Senna S

#25 Atreiu

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 13:55

Lewis is the all time greatest racer on twitter.

Greatest Engine or so: the Renault Turbo the powered Lotus in 1986, just because.

Edited by Atreiu, 03 December 2012 - 14:00.


#26 matthewf1

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 14:08

All-time high maintenance driver
Lewis Hamilton

All-time most deluded driver
Fernando Samurai

All-time excuses provider
Jenson Button

All-time denial of being a No2 driver
Mark Webber




#27 LiJu914

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 14:21

All time worst Racing overall: mclaren Flame edition


Have a look at larousse´s overalls of 1989 or 1990(?).


#28 gm914

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 14:35

Lewis is the all time greatest racer on twitter.


Not even close. Does he tweet from inside his race car, answering fan questions, pics included, during the race (albeit under reds)? Did he have a firesuit custom-made with a special pocket to keep his phone in?
Nope.
That'd be Brad Keselowski, Twitter King. :clap:

#29 ali.unal

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 14:39

All-time greatest Formula 1 phrase:
To finish first, you must first be Finnish

:p

#30 Linther

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 14:45

Greatest race driver name........Alfonso Antonio Vicente Eduardo Angel Blas Francisco de Borja Cabeza de Vaca y Leighton, Marquis of Portago.


This :up:

All-time greatest race track corner name:
Peraltada

All-time greatest race track straight name:
Ligne Droite des Hunaudières

All-time worst driver name/perfomance quotient:
Scott Speed

#31 mnmracer

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 14:46

All-time greatest Formula 1 phrase:
To finish first, you must first be Finnish

:p

:lol: :lol: :lol:

#32 Jovanotti

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 14:56

All-time greatest race track corner name:
Junçao

Flugplatz - Fuchsröhre - Schwalbenschwanz - Galgenkopf  ;)

#33 aportinga

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 15:01

+ Paul di resta


And they are cousins.

#34 ViMaMo

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 15:31

Grosjean has be greatest for something, he did achieve some really wonderful and disastrous results this season. :rotfl:

Edited by ViMaMo, 03 December 2012 - 15:34.


#35 Brandz07

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 15:43

Not even close. Does he tweet from inside his race car, answering fan questions, pics included, during the race (albeit under reds)? Did he have a firesuit custom-made with a special pocket to keep his phone in?
Nope.
That'd be Brad Keselowski, Twitter King. :clap:


I think there was a hint of sarcasm :p

#36 RealRacing

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 15:49

All time best Zen driver: Senna

"And so you touch this limit, something happens and you suddenly can go a little bit further. With your mind power, your determination, your instinct, and the experience as well, you can fly very high."


All time worst Samurai driver: Alonso

"What I know is that people who see me in the streets hug me and call me gladiator or samurai."

Edited by RealRacing, 03 December 2012 - 15:49.


#37 Lelouch

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 16:00

All-time high maintenance driver
Lewis Hamilton

All-time most deluded driver
Fernando Samurai

All-time excuses provider
Jenson Button

All-time denial of being a No2 driver
Mark Webber

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

#38 BackmarkerUK

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 16:23

All-time most resembling Gargamel from The Smurfs: Robert Kubica

All-time unluckiest driver: Taki Inoue (got to watch out for those safety cars!)

All-time driver with the best pre-F1 career who did not translate that to F1 success: Jan Magnussen

#39 EightGear

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 16:32

Flugplatz - Fuchsröhre - Schwalbenschwanz - Galgenkopf ;)


Schwedenkreuz, Pflanzgarten. :up:

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#40 JeePee

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 17:41

All-time car with the most grip: Minardi in Hungary '05

#41 RealRacing

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 18:07

All-time closest blur between real and digital racing

Kimi Raikonnen at Brasil 2012.

#42 SpartanChas

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 19:07

All time biggest hero to zero: Pastor Maldonado



#43 Wander

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 19:38

All-time greatest 70s hippie hair - John Watson

#44 eronrules

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 19:50

All time worst hair style (and fashion style as well) : jarno trulli
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All time best Sideshow bob Hairstyle by an F1 driver : Romain Grosjean

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#45 SpartanChas

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 20:09

All time best collision: JP Montoya's head and a camera.

#46 Wander

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 20:09

It's not really so much the hair in that Jarno pick, but WHAT THE HELL was he thinking when he was putting his clothes on that day?! Jesus.

#47 g1n

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 20:26

jarno trulli
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Look here kids, this man was also told he is a Samurai...


#48 rjtart

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 20:40

All time best collision: JP Montoya's head and a camera.


But he's already surpassed that this year in Daytona by colliding with a jet dryer.

#49 eronrules

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 21:05

all time best racing series (after f1): Group B rally
All time best Podium song: youtube : Carmen Overture by Bizet
All time greatest racing circuit : Nordschleife

#50 Lelouch

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 21:08

Look here kids, this man was also told he is a Samurai...

:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: i knew someone would mention it :up: