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#1 ViMaMo

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 13:23

Mortara wins again in Macau in the Audi R8 !! He was really calm and cool. Chased Lucas Di Grassi (Ferrari) down, caught him in the braking area and stormed away.

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#2 Rikhart

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 13:38

Since you talk about young drivers and macau, I think one of the hottest prospects atm is António Felix da Costa, who won the macau gp this year, despite not racing in f3 cars for 3 years. He looks a really good driver, and is already with red bull young team thing.

#3 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 13:49

Eh? How is racing in F3 a year ago 3 years?

#4 Rikhart

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 20:08

A year ago? He raced it in 2010. Granted its 2 years, not 3 (I said 3 from an interview with him I just saw). Still impressive, winning it against drivers who spent the season racing them I think. He also had a very strong finish to 2012, and I think he impressed at the young drivers test with red bull :)

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#5 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 20:10

He did about 5-6 Brit F3 races last year and Macau.

#6 Rikhart

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 20:20

He did about 5-6 Brit F3 races last year and Macau.



Well then he lied in his portuguese interview!

#7 Jackman

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 20:45

A racing driver lying about his career? Scandal!

#8 Rikhart

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 10:50

Felix da Costa number 8 in autosport 2012 top 50, not bad :D

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 11:19

Felix da Costa number 8 in autosport 2012 top 50, not bad :D


What the f*ck? I'm Portuguese and have been raving about him all year in these forums (by the way there's a dedicated thread specifically about him around), yet not even I think he should be that high. That's presumably higher than the entire F1 grid bar some 5 drivers or so.

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#10 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 11:24

You can never make a perfect list but this year's was an odd one. They had Nico Rosberg in the high 40s, behind the AutoGP champion.

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 11:30

Who, to be fair, is a Brit.

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 11:36

You can never make a perfect list but this year's was an odd one. They had Nico Rosberg in the high 40s, behind the AutoGP champion.


Nice. :rotfl:

I went to check who that was, and wasn't exactly shocked to find out he was born in the great nation of the United Kingdom. Perhaps had António been born in Croydon or so, he'd have made it to the top 3?

#13 Jackman

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 11:38

You don't beat Pal Varhaug without making an effort.

#14 Rikhart

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 11:48

What the f*ck? I'm Portuguese and have been raving about him all year in these forums (by the way there's a dedicated thread specifically about him around), yet not even I think he should be that high. That's presumably higher than the entire F1 grid bar some 5 drivers or so.


Winning Macau GP is a big deal usually, high visibility event.

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 12:34

What the f*ck? I'm Portuguese and have been raving about him all year in these forums (by the way there's a dedicated thread specifically about him around), yet not even I think he should be that high. That's presumably higher than the entire F1 grid bar some 5 drivers or so.

Higher than the likes of Hulkenberg. I like FDC but it's far too high. Doing a dual campaign seems to have skewed perception of how he did compared to other drivers.

More than anything, I don't think any of this is going to help him next year. With the current pressure of expectation, anything less than total domination of FR3.5 next year is going to be a total disaster. Which is completely unfair when he's up against other very decent drivers, like Magnussen. Whose mechanical failure gifted da Costa one of his wins this year, after all.

Nice. :rotfl:

I went to check who that was, and wasn't exactly shocked to find out he was born in the great nation of the United Kingdom. Perhaps had António been born in Croydon or so, he'd have made it to the top 3?

Well Button is 5th, so probably more like number 1 :p. As Ross said, generally it's a bit of a head-scratcher.