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#51 skinnyman

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 00:15

Button in Canada 2011 is bullshit, he took out Hamilton and Alonso, caused safety car he profited from, got another lucky SC after that, all that in fastest car for the conditions.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 00:19

I know :up: I appreciated the humour, I was laughing with you.

Kimi and Lewis were superb in that race and Felipe was like a ghost.

Felipe had downtuned engine (and huge air intakes ?) that weekend IIRC.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 00:43

The pass he made on the inside of Alan Jones in front of the pits during the race was unreal. I think there was almost no room left between him and the wall.

Who needs DRS? Guys just needed the balls Gilles had. :love:


I attended both Monaco and Jarama in 1981, and those 2 races convinced me that Gilles was a step above everyone else. The 1981 Ferrari 126CK was a shitbox of a car, and probaly the most unsuited car for the Monaco circuit as any that's ever raced there. Villeneuve put it on the first row, where it had no business being and remembering that Pironi his teammate started in 17th. At Jarama his car control was sublime, one small mistake on his part and the entire pack behind him would have been by in a flash. Classic stuff.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 00:44

Button in Canada 2011 is bullshit, he took out Hamilton and Alonso, caused safety car he profited from, got another lucky SC after that, all that in fastest car for the conditions.


Button was class that day, he identified three main competitors to rob him of victory. He took out two of them and scared the last off the track, his finest hour of bully tactics :up: Well deserved win. I predicted Button would win when he was down in 21st (I definitely wasn't joking when I said it...;))

#55 FerrariFanInTexas

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 01:43

More "old guy" recollections:

Villeneuve winning any races in 1981 was a miracle. Ferrari's first turbo engine, and a completely horrible chassis. Both Jarama and Monaco were awesome wins and testaments to the force of nature that was Gilles behind the wheel of a Ferrari.

Mansell in Hungary in 1989 was also a cause for massive celebration here in Texas. Winning the race after qualifying 12th, on THAT track, and passing Senna to take the lead. Simply awesome.

Prost in 1990 at Mexico was similar. Terrible in qualifying, the Professor comes back from 13th on the grid to win the race going away after Senna's tire started leaking. Also, Mansell's massive move on Berger going through Peraltada was legendary in its own right.

There are surely some big races since then (in particular I was deeply moved by Alonso's win this season at the European GP), but I'll settle here for remembering the old days.

But my favorite race win ever was the Ferrari 1-2 at Monza in 1988. To win any race that season was beyond a miracle, given the total domination from McLaren. But to have that win be at Monza was simply incredible. The topper is that it was less than a month after Enzo Ferrari died. The feeling that the Old Man was looking on from the afterlife, smiling, was overwhelming.

#56 SpaMaster

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 04:42

:up:

awesome post! For me the winner so far


what is impressive about a guy winning with a car miles faster than any other :confused:

No, it wasn't faster than any other car. At least three cars were as fast as his (two Renaults and a McLaren), and he overtook one of them in the last lap if you did not know after making up 11s or so after the last pit stop.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 04:51

No, it wasn't faster than any other car. At least three cars were as fast as his (two Renaults and a McLaren).

The MP4-20 was much quicker than the R25. The only reason Renault won both championships in 2005 was because of reliability.

The other Mclaren, Montoya, crashed out on lap 1.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 05:00

If you had taken the time to watch the race u would have understood the '?' mark. :rolleyes:

Let me enlighten you--FM won the race only because of a penalty handed to LH for an overtake on KR that the FIA deemed worthy. It was the battle for the lead between LH vs KR that made it impressive. BUT HEY LAUGH ON IF IT MAKES YOU HAPPY. :cool:

I totally get what you are saying. I always thought only two people deserved to win that race - Raikkonen and Hamilton. Both drove exceptionally that day. There are provisions in the rules not to automatically promote a driver behind in the case of penalty for the driver ahead. IMO, no one else should have been promoted for win in that race.

BTW, I don't think the poster that replied to you disagrees with you. I think he laughs in agreement. But I like that you pointed out that race.

Edited by SpaMaster, 09 December 2012 - 05:52.


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Posted 09 December 2012 - 05:12

Pirelli lottery or not, Maldonado/Spain 2012 was a hell of a drive.

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#60 SpaMaster

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 05:13

The MP4-20 was much quicker than the R25. The only reason Renault won both championships in 2005 was because of reliability.

No, I am not going to get into generalization for the whole year. In that particular race, Renault and atleast Alonso's Renault had comparable speed. Not the silly 'McLaren was so faster than any other car that it just coasted'. That was a last lap pass, and in a car that was hitting limiter and did not have quite that straightline speed. So, no that McLaren, at least in that race, was not 'much quicker', may be slightly quicker and anything extra you think may be the difference in drivers ;)


#61 tifosi

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 06:22

Ayrton Senna, Donington 1993.



That is a good one, but number 1, without a doubt Gerhard Berger, Monza 1988.

Only Enzo Ferrari, sitting at the right hand of God himself could have gotten Ferrari a victory that year, and at Monza no less!

#62 Henri Greuter

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 08:40

...would´ve been my response to the Jarama 81 posts.

May have been not so spectacular, but to win in Monaco with an early 80s turbo...good lord.
Ok he inherited P1 after Jones got in trouble but still...



It is because of your last line and the additional fact that Piquet threw away that race first that I don't list it as one of the greatest victories ever. just that little bit too much a result of misfortune of others.
But even had Gilles finished third behind Prost and Jones, I still would rate it as possibly his most impressive drive ever for the reasons you state, the more because that first Ferrari Turbo was not only a ealy 80's turbo but other then the first toleman the worst of the bunch....


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Posted 09 December 2012 - 09:37

left an impression on me

Schumacher Spa'92
Senna Donington '93
Panis Monaco '96
Mika Spa '00
Fisi Brazil '03
Kimi Spa '04
Kimi Suzuka '05

#64 garoidb

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 10:10

At what part does Piquet start being impressive?


He did actually drive well, with broken skirts. But I see your point.

There was also a great dice between Jones and Prost at Zandvoort IIRC.

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And Prost did win the race.

Edited by garoidb, 09 December 2012 - 10:15.


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Posted 09 December 2012 - 15:02

Malaysia 2012

Nurburgring 2007

Imola 2005

Valencia 2012

Looks like few people know Fernando Alonso so I refresh your memory :wave:

#66 Tarzaan

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 15:25

83 Long Beach from Watson
90 Mexico City from Prost
92, 95 & 97 Spa, 96 Barcelona, 97 Monte-Carlo, 98 Montreal & Hungaroring, 2001 Sepang & 2006 Shanghai from Schumi.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 15:36

Spa ´95
Monza ´97
Suzuka ´00
A1-Ring ´01
Indy ´01
Monaco ´02
Spa´04
Suzuka '05
Canada ´07
Monaco ´11
Austin ´12

...could've listed a few more from the 90's aswell.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 15:45

No, I am not going to get into generalization for the whole year. In that particular race, Renault and atleast Alonso's Renault had comparable speed. Not the silly 'McLaren was so faster than any other car that it just coasted'. That was a last lap pass, and in a car that was hitting limiter and did not have quite that straightline speed. So, no that McLaren, at least in that race, was not 'much quicker', may be slightly quicker and anything extra you think may be the difference in drivers ;)

The difference in drivers? :stoned:

So Canada-present, Montoya suddenly became a quicker driver than Alonso? :lol:

Ever since the European season started in San Marino, Mclaren were quicker than Renault everywhere except for France and China. That's the truth.

Fisichella only scored 3 podiums. Montoya won 3 races and probably would've won a few more if it wasn't for team incompetence and his occasional brainfades.

Yes. Mclaren were at least half a second quicker than Renault around Japan.

#69 garoidb

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 15:53

More "old guy" recollections:

Villeneuve winning any races in 1981 was a miracle. Ferrari's first turbo engine, and a completely horrible chassis. Both Jarama and Monaco were awesome wins and testaments to the force of nature that was Gilles behind the wheel of a Ferrari.


After following the link in the OP to the 1981 German GP, I followed another link to the early laps of that race. Pironi was running near the front, third I think and ahead of Gilles, when he broke down. This kind of surprised me, as the received history is that Gilles dominated him. I know he didn't win any races in 1981, but it would be interesting to me to know more about how competitive he was in the races, in general and relative to Villeneuve.

By the way, I don't know if I count as an old guy, but I remember watching the 1981 Canadian GP on TV and seeing Gilles carry on with the front wing bent out of shape and obscuring his view of the track. That was impressive to me.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 15:55

83 Long Beach from Watson


Oh yes! :up:

#71 SpaMaster

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 16:44

Spa ´95
Monza ´97
Suzuka ´00
A1-Ring ´01
Indy ´01
Monaco ´02
Spa´04
Suzuka '05
Canada ´07
Monaco ´11
Austin ´12

...could've listed a few more from the 90's aswell.

Good to see Spa '04 in your list (which I think is Raikkonen's best win). A win that made a certain British journalist run naked around Silverstone!

First mention on Monaco '11 too, I think. That too was a very impressive.

Austria '01 was a very good race, overall!

I am going to nominate Spa '09 as well.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 17:17

After following the link in the OP to the 1981 German GP, I followed another link to the early laps of that race. Pironi was running near the front, third I think and ahead of Gilles, when he broke down. This kind of surprised me, as the received history is that Gilles dominated him. I know he didn't win any races in 1981, but it would be interesting to me to know more about how competitive he was in the races, in general and relative to Villeneuve.


I've always been of the opinion that Pironi, though quite good, was never on the same level as Villenueve. In '81 IIRC he ended up with 9 or so points and 0 podiums whereas Gilles won twice. The perception that Villeneuve was concerned solely with winning and that the championship was secondary is incorrect. After the '79 season when he dutifully held back and allowed Scheckter to clinch the victory and hence the title at Monza, his views changed and he realized that winning a WDC was more important than going all out in attempts to win every race. Pironi's duplicity at Imola in '82 gutted him and the sad consequence of that played itself out at Zolder. I have no doubt that had he lived, the '82 championship would have been his. But, to answer your question, no I don't think that Villeneuve dominated Pironi, I think he had the measure of Didier as witnessed by him out-qualifying Pironi in each of the first 4 races of the '82 season. I think that Didier was as competitive in '81 as the Ferrari (a dog of a car) allowed him to be.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 19:49

Only Enzo Ferrari, sitting at the right hand of God himself could have gotten Ferrari a victory that year, and at Monza no less!


Well, God and Jean-Louis Schlesser anyway.


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Posted 09 December 2012 - 20:00

Good to see Spa '04 in your list (which I think is Raikkonen's best win). A win that made a certain British journalist run naked around Silverstone!

If I recall correctly, he ran a horse named 'Naked' around the track. :p

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 20:01

Good to see Spa '04 in your list (which I think is Raikkonen's best win). A win that made a certain British journalist run naked around Silverstone!

First mention on Monaco '11 too, I think. That too was a very impressive.

Austria '01 was a very good race, overall!

I am going to nominate Spa '09 as well.


Agree on all counts.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 20:19

There have been a great many impressive F1 race wins, a lot of which have already been named multiple times. In recent years, Massa's win in Brazil 2008 is up there for me. Yes the Ferrari was a fantastic car that year, but the conditions, the pressure, the emotion of a home race, the drama of losing the championship with a flawless race, how he struggled on the podium and the sportsmanship he showed in the press conference - wow! :up: It's such a shame that Massa hasn't been able (or, taking Germany 2010 into account, allowed) to win another race since then.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 20:50

Well, God and Jean-Louis Schlesser anyway.


It was Enzo's hand that reached out and turned the wheel left :wave:

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 20:59

There have been a great many impressive F1 race wins, a lot of which have already been named multiple times. In recent years, Massa's win in Brazil 2008 is up there for me. Yes the Ferrari was a fantastic car that year, but the conditions, the pressure, the emotion of a home race, the drama of losing the championship with a flawless race, how he struggled on the podium and the sportsmanship he showed in the press conference - wow! :up: It's such a shame that Massa hasn't been able (or, taking Germany 2010 into account, allowed) to win another race since then.


Ah! I'm not the only one that found that race impressive by him then! :)

Also, worth noting that the Ferrari wasn't great in the wet that season, not sure if they fixed the car by then or not, but it was quite poor in the wet for the majority of the season.

Sad watching that race again, even though it's brilliant, go to feel for the guy.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 21:01

I've always been of the opinion that Pironi, though quite good, was never on the same level as Villenueve. In '81 IIRC he ended up with 9 or so points and 0 podiums whereas Gilles won twice. The perception that Villeneuve was concerned solely with winning and that the championship was secondary is incorrect. After the '79 season when he dutifully held back and allowed Scheckter to clinch the victory and hence the title at Monza, his views changed and he realized that winning a WDC was more important than going all out in attempts to win every race. Pironi's duplicity at Imola in '82 gutted him and the sad consequence of that played itself out at Zolder. I have no doubt that had he lived, the '82 championship would have been his. But, to answer your question, no I don't think that Villeneuve dominated Pironi, I think he had the measure of Didier as witnessed by him out-qualifying Pironi in each of the first 4 races of the '82 season. I think that Didier was as competitive in '81 as the Ferrari (a dog of a car) allowed him to be.


Thanks for the reply. I know that Pironi scored very poorly in 1981, and did badly in the races Gilles won. I just wonder whether there were many other races where he ran near the front, but dropped back or dropped out. In other words, were there any reasonable circumstances in which he could have scored a win in that 1981 Ferrari?

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 21:15

Thanks for the reply. I know that Pironi scored very poorly in 1981, and did badly in the races Gilles won. I just wonder whether there were many other races where he ran near the front, but dropped back or dropped out. In other words, were there any reasonable circumstances in which he could have scored a win in that 1981 Ferrari?

Not sure which page it's on, but there's quite a lot of debate about this subject in the "BBC Top 20 driver thread", common consent seemed to be that GV had the pace on DP, but it was perhaps closer than many think. Of course, there's a few silly people there who allege GV was grotesquely over-rated, I think Monaco & Spain 81 are more than enough to suggest he wasn't.

As for the '82 season, I think many of us who know about it have our minds made up (particularly about Imola) so it's pointless to take this thread in that direction.

I can't think of any race in 81 where DP was justifiably up there with a winning chance, he qualified highly quite often, but never made the podium (iirc!).

Edit: Went to find the BBC Thread.... Page 6 - Post 232 begins the debate http://forums.autosp...a...t&p=5801842

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 21:54

Not sure which page it's on, but there's quite a lot of debate about this subject in the "BBC Top 20 driver thread", common consent seemed to be that GV had the pace on DP, but it was perhaps closer than many think. Of course, there's a few silly people there who allege GV was grotesquely over-rated, I think Monaco & Spain 81 are more than enough to suggest he wasn't.

As for the '82 season, I think many of us who know about it have our minds made up (particularly about Imola) so it's pointless to take this thread in that direction.

I can't think of any race in 81 where DP was justifiably up there with a winning chance, he qualified highly quite often, but never made the podium (iirc!).

Edit: Went to find the BBC Thread.... Page 6 - Post 232 begins the debate http://forums.autosp...a...t&p=5801842


Thanks for the link. I don't know how I missed that - I would definitely have posted there.

I started looking at 1981 races on youtube based on vague recollections. Pironi led quite a few laps of the 1981 San Marino GP (Villeneuve led first with Pironi second, but then made an ill-judged tyre stop). He (DP) jumped the start by a mile by modern standards. Pironi also ran second in the early laps of the 1981 Italian GP but dropped back over the course of the race. It could have been tyre issues that caused his regression in both races.

There seem to be some of the old BBC Grand Prix highlights programmes from that era on youtube. I hope to watch more of them soon, as it is much better than looking at classifications.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 21:59

From what I've watched: (2007-Present)

Canada 07
Indy 07
Monaco 07
GB 08
Monaco 08
Germany 08
Spa 08
Monza 08
Brazil 08
Aus 09 (Just for Button and Brawn GP.)
Monaco 09
Germany 09
Brazil 09
China 10
Canada 10
Spa 10
Abu dhabi 10
Canada 11
Germany 11
Monza 11
Suzuka 11
Korea 11
Aus 12
Europe 12
Canada 12
Spain 12
Spa 12
Monza 12
Abu Dhabi 12
Brazil 12


So nearly all the races you've watched? Oh dear.


#83 George Costanza

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 22:03

From what I've watched: (2007-Present)

Canada 07
Indy 07
Monaco 07
GB 08
Monaco 08
Germany 08
Spa 08
Monza 08
Brazil 08
Aus 09 (Just for Button and Brawn GP.)
Monaco 09
Germany 09
Brazil 09
China 10
Canada 10
Spa 10
Abu dhabi 10
Canada 11
Germany 11
Monza 11
Suzuka 11
Korea 11
Aus 12
Europe 12
Canada 12
Spain 12
Spa 12
Monza 12
Abu Dhabi 12
Brazil 12



That's a little bitt too much.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 22:04

So nearly all the races you've watched? Oh dear.


and my opinion affects you how exactly? They're the ones that impressed me over the years, I'm pretty sure if I'd have been watching for 20+years my list would be more spread out and there would probably be less from 2007-2012 but that's not the case, so get over it.

and 30 races is nowhere near the amount I've watched (110 if you're unaware)...

Edited by Moore, 09 December 2012 - 22:09.


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Posted 09 December 2012 - 22:08

That's a little bitt too much.


So 30 races out of 110 is a bit too much?

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 22:17

I attended both Monaco and Jarama in 1981, and those 2 races convinced me that Gilles was a step above everyone else. The 1981 Ferrari 126CK was a shitbox of a car, and probaly the most unsuited car for the Monaco circuit as any that's ever raced there. Villeneuve put it on the first row, where it had no business being and remembering that Pironi his teammate started in 17th. At Jarama his car control was sublime, one small mistake on his part and the entire pack behind him would have been by in a flash. Classic stuff.


David Hobbs was standing by the track at Monaco in '81 and watched Gilles control the ill-handling Ferrari in between the barriers and said, "Are you kidding me? He won a GP in THAT?"

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 23:09

One which often gets overlooked is Keke Rosberg's win at Monaco in 1983 in the Williams, when he gambled on slicks at the start.



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Posted 09 December 2012 - 23:35

That's so funny coming from a Schumacher fan.... :rotfl:

tell me more about the best races of Schumacher won in the best car, meanly you here 98 or 96 as answers, where Schumacher didn't have the best car. Cheap attempt to attack his answer. I don't agree on him. Kimi's win was fantastic. But you don't need a low attack on basis of his favorite driver :rolleyes:


Thanks Devil ;)

Callisto, I didn't mention any Schumacher win from 2004/2002 or any other where he had a car miles better than all others. Actually, I didn't mention any win at all from anybody. I simply praised the post of another member.

Button in Canada 2011 is bullshit, he took out Hamilton and Alonso, caused safety car he profited from, got another lucky SC after that, all that in fastest car for the conditions.


perfect, couldn't have said any better!


Edited by BetaVersion, 09 December 2012 - 23:45.


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Posted 10 December 2012 - 02:37

I think it would be a good idea to write about why it was impressive from your perspective or atleast a link to an article/video. Of course most popular race victories dont need to be explained like say Kimi's win at Suzuka. But some of the lesser known victories could help us pass this winter. :wave:

#90 gillesthegenius

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 02:59

Here is a thread that might help...

http://forums.autosp...howtopic=154754

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 03:06

Some great mentions so far, I rather think recent history will be well covered so I'll take a few from the 80's/90s.

I'm surprised that Mansell in Hungary 89 gets relatively little recognition.... 12th to win on that track???? With the notable exception of Patrese losing his radiator he passed them all. It was a great drive.

I was aware of this race, but not really up to speed as to why it mattered so much to my parents, but they took great delight in Alan Jones winning at Paul Ricard in 1980 and spanking the Ligiers... of course I get it now :clap:

Most of the outstanding wet weather performances have been discussed, I think if you still talk about it 10+ years after it, it was a damn special race.

Berger in Germany 97 anyone, with all the issues he contended with that weekend - immense performance - sometimes these things seem to be written in the stars? Prost at Kyalami 82 is an outstanding recovery drive as well.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 14:04

and my opinion affects you how exactly? They're the ones that impressed me over the years, I'm pretty sure if I'd have been watching for 20+years my list would be more spread out and there would probably be less from 2007-2012 but that's not the case, so get over it.

and 30 races is nowhere near the amount I've watched (110 if you're unaware)...


I'm just saying it's a lot, I don't think there's anything to get over. Is there any way you can choose the top 5 or so?

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 14:09

I'm just saying it's a lot, I don't think there's anything to get over. Is there any way you can choose the top 5 or so?


Alright then;

Indy 07
GB 08
Canada 11
Germany 12
Abu Dhabi 12

#94 Brandz07

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 18:16

Alright then;

Indy 07
GB 08
Canada 11
Germany 12
Abu Dhabi 12


Nice one :)

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 20:26

Berger in Germany 97 anyone, with all the issues he contended with that weekend - immense performance - sometimes these things seem to be written in the stars?


:up:

How could I forget this one?? That was an amazing, and touching performance, and he was unbeatable.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 21:35

Glad to see Prost's recovery at South Africa 1982 mentioned. Recognizing that there were some huge disparities in the field back then, I've always felt it has been underecognized, imagine if Villeneuve or Senna had done similar from a lap down. Of course it would be hard to repeat today with the cars being closer in performance.

Many of the best drives may not get recognition simply because someone putting in a dominant performance never had to do anything that generated attention or much of a memory.

Pironi had his share of moments in 1981 (edited to add as mentioned by garoidb above as well)...at Imola he held off Piquet and others for the bulk of the race until falling off fast at the end as the tires gave out. Also made some great starts including Zolder where he held the lead for part of the race and a spectacular one at Italy(?) going from something like 14th to 2nd. I agree he probably wasn't quite at Villeneuve's limit overall, but if Jones (and Piquet at Monaco) doesn't give away both races the gap doesn't seem as bad.

The two John Watson wins in the US at Detroit 1982/Long Beach 1983 were memorable for coming from the back of the grid on mickey mouse street courses....

Edited by John B, 10 December 2012 - 21:39.


#97 Rob

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 22:00

One that I don't think has been mentioned is Mika Hakkinen winning the Luxembourg GP in 1998. Schumacher drove a fantastic race by his own high standards, but was still beaten. He looked genuinely shocked that he hadn't won. Probably Mika's best ever race and one of the best performances I've seen.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 22:55

One that I don't think has been mentioned is Mika Hakkinen winning the Luxembourg GP in 1998. Schumacher drove a fantastic race by his own high standards, but was still beaten. He looked genuinely shocked that he hadn't won.


You could say almost exactly the same about Hungary 2000 for Mika.

IIRC Schumacher qualified on pole way ahead of the two McLarens. Come race day, Hakkinen takes the lead at the first corner (from third) and drives off into the distance, having shown nothing like that pace at any time that weekend.

I remember Schumacher and most of the paddock being stunned by Mika's performance. Definitely another one of his greatest races.

My personal favourite race victories are Raikkonen at Suzuka 2005 and Schumacher at Spa 1995. Just awesome performances!

Edited by RobertoLarcos, 10 December 2012 - 22:57.


#99 dowanhillpark

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 00:44

Hello everyone :wave:

Interesting topic. I'm surprised no-one has mentioned Mansell's win at Silverstone in 1987, where he had a puncture, pitted, came out 28s behind Nelson Piquet, in the sister Williams, with 29 laps remaining and passed him on the final lap. I believe this was Murray Walker's favourite F1 race. Another one I particularly liked was Mika Hakkinen's win at Indianapolis in 2001. Not a great season for the Finn, but this race was one of his best performances. After qualifying, he was demoted a few places on the grid for some infringement which he regarded as unfair, and no-one was giving him much of a chance. Mika approached the race in a state of controlled rage. During the first stint he ran quietly fourth, stayed out for longer than most, then unleashed a series of brilliant fastest laps which allowed him to take the win. Nice work - what a champion!

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 05:05

Since the early 2000's when I started watching.. (can't talk about earlier eras)

Suzuka 2005.. despite having the fastest car, and despite having Fisi (crap) to beat.. Kimi was awesome that day.