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Poll: FIA Personality of the Year (208 member(s) have cast votes)

Who is your Personality of the Year ?

  1. Jost Capito (Head of Volkswagen Motorsport) (1 votes [0.48%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.48%

  2. Eduardo Freitas (FIA World Endurance Championship, Race Director) (5 votes [2.40%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.40%

  3. Monisha Kaltenborn (Sauber Formula One Team, Chief Executive Officer) (13 votes [6.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.25%

  4. Tom Kristensen (2013 FIA World Endurance Championship Winner) (10 votes [4.81%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.81%

  5. Robert Kubica (2013 FIA World Rally Championship 2 Winner) (59 votes [28.37%])

    Percentage of vote: 28.37%

  6. S├ębastien Loeb (9-times FIA World Rally Championship Winner) (5 votes [2.40%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.40%

  7. Yvan Muller (2013 FIA World Touring Car Championship Winner) (2 votes [0.96%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.96%

  8. Adrian Newey (Red Bull Racing Formula One Team, Chief Technical Officer) (18 votes [8.65%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.65%

  9. S├ębastien Ogier (2013 FIA World Rally Championship Winner) (7 votes [3.37%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.37%

  10. Sebastian Vettel (2013 FIA Formula One World Championship Winner) (55 votes [26.44%])

    Percentage of vote: 26.44%

  11. Not one of them. (33 votes [15.87%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.87%

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#1 Jerem

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 20:39

The FIA has given the name of the ten finalists of the "FIA Personality of the Year" award for 2013. Who do you think it should be?



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#2 Kingshark

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 21:43

Robert Kubica for me, personally.



#3 Jerem

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 21:55

So for those who have answered "None of them", could you say why? I think they're all pretty deserving, for sure some other people could have deserved it too... Do you have suggestions? Or just don't like the principle of the award in itself?



#4 MikeV1987

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 22:09

Vettel for me.



#5 Anja

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 23:06

If Vettel will win, this award is a joke. My vote goes to Kubica, but somehow I don't think that FIA will choose him.



#6 MikeV1987

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 23:08

How the hell is it a joke? I think it's pretty clear that Vettel has more of a personality than 99% of others involved in motorsport, clear as day.


Edited by MikeV1987, 20 November 2013 - 23:14.


#7 stillOrange

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 23:11

I voted for Robert but Monisha equally deserves it

#8 Anja

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 23:14

How the hell is it a joke? I think it's pretty clear that Vettel has more of a personality than 99% of others involved in motorsport, clear as day.

 

If by personality you mean being a spoiled kid, maybe you're right.



#9 RosannaG

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 23:16

I voted for Vettel



#10 MikeV1987

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 23:16

If by personality you mean being a spoiled kid, maybe you're right.

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#11 SUPRAF1

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 23:18

Where is Paul Di Resta :confused:



#12 Rob

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 23:39

I think it should be given posthumously to Maria de Villota. Her attitude and approach to life after her accident were an inspiration.



#13 Nonesuch

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 23:59

I think it should be given posthumously to Maria de Villota. Her attitude and approach to life after her accident were an inspiration.

 

It'd be a considerate choice. :up:

 

Other than that, it's a bit of a toss up. I don't recall any of the nominees doing anything particularly noteworthy, personality-wise at least.


Edited by Nonesuch, 20 November 2013 - 23:59.


#14 jonpollak

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 00:13

Wut?..

No KIMI KIMI KIMI KIMI KIMI KIMI KIMI KIMI KIMI KIMI?

 

y'all are slippin'

 

Jp



#15 OvDrone

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 00:27

This poll makes me wanna slap all you bastard up the wazoo. Are you real motorsport fans or just drooling drones of F1 has-beens?

 

Nevermind... *sigh*, but I will have this mother of all rants, can't deny me you a-holes.

 

I kinda understand Kubica, but really?! WRC2 is not WRC folks. I would expect that much of a winning margin if he would get back in a F1 seat and just blast around Vettel, claiming the WDC in the process. I admire the bloke, but 17 votes with Seb only at 11 and Ogier (the actual global rally champion) a mere one freakin' vote?! Utter nonsense.

 

So we have a dude that just obliterated one of the most brutal and awesome rally courses on the planet by a minute and a half, simultaneously saying goodbye to the toughest motorsport championship with two wins and a second place from four appearances and after that he just says f*** all y'all and goes to slap around two 'joke' championship in GTs and WTCC to prove his ultimate mettle and he gets nadda.

 

After that, here comes a mate who has no drive a week before he utterly crushes the field in the first two races at Monza and then just shows the world that he is the best in touring cars. 0 notice, great.

 

Here comes a dude that just won the f(((ing greatest race in the world a record breaking nine times and dedicates it to his then lost fellow compatriot and competitor over his recently dead father. 3 votes pffffff...

 

Ogier? Who? What he and the rest of the VW motorsport team / community achieved is nothing short of absolute godlike show of skill and yet the dude in a championship no fan of his heard of ever got nearly 20 more votes than the actual Champ. Pat yourselves on the back you s***kids.

 

And let's not forget finger boy over here. How in god's green earth does a team principle that wants to hire a Russian $$$driver and maybe a Mexican / Venezuelan $$$driver get half of his points. When will he ever be good enough for you, you hacks. Making me protect this lying douchenugget and his ultimate legacy makes me wanna shank myself in the neck but you mama's boys won't hear it.

 

Robert Kaltenborn the person of the f'in year? You people make me wanna puke blood.

 

/uberrant and thread, you s***kids.


Edited by OvDrone, 21 November 2013 - 00:54.


#16 OvDrone

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 00:33

And the 7 dudes/dudettes who voted the *another option, I hope they had Dixon / Johnson / Kenseth / Marquez / Lorenzo / Sykes / Magnussen / Kvyat / Rockenfeller or some other awesome badass, or I swear, I will haunt your dreams.



#17 byrkus

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 00:47

"If you want it to be personal, we lost somebody who shared the same dream, an absolutely humble and nice guy."

 

"It's a mixed feeling. My father died in March and he said I would win Le mans this year."

 

"I hope I can win another one and dedicate it to my dad because this year is for Allan Simonsen."

 

 

One and only Mr. Le Mans himself, the great Tom Kristensen. :up:



#18 Myrvold

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 01:27

So for those who have answered "None of them", could you say why? I think they're all pretty deserving, for sure some other people could have deserved it too... Do you have suggestions? Or just don't like the principle of the award in itself?

 

"Personality". None of these, are much of a personality. Maybe Tom Kristensen, but that might be clouded due to how the Le Mans actually went this year.



#19 Atreiu

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 01:32

Loeb or Monisha. Not sure.



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#20 Kingshark

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 02:23

How the hell is it a joke? I think it's pretty clear that Vettel has more of a personality than 99% of others involved in motorsport, clear as day.

 

He only has personality because of Newey.



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Posted 21 November 2013 - 02:42

I voted for Vettel

 

That's unlike you...



#22 Afterburner

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 03:06

It's between either Vettel, Kristensen, or Newey for me. Vettel is so unlike the rest of his generation in terms of his values, his views, and his sheer dedication to his work that he stands out in a crowd of drivers his age as well as people--normal is the new unique. Kristensen is the perfect ambassador for sportscar racing with his enduring passion for racing and also his compassion for his fellow drivers--nobody wins the ultimate motor race nine times without serius commitment. Newey is an enigma, the Q of Formula One--his creations and their wielders get the limelight while he devotes himself to constant improvement of his latest trick gadget.

Of these, I voted for Vettel because of his 'dream-come-true' story. Admittedly it wasn't the most educated decision as I'm not familiar enough with any of the other series to confidently say anything about their participants.

For a Federation that calls itself international, the list is appallingly Euro-centric.

#23 Sin

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 06:02

voted for Monisha for taking over Sauber and leading them through the difficult times earlier this season... !

 

Seb would get a vote from me too but I just have 1 :o


Edited by Sin, 21 November 2013 - 06:03.


#24 garagetinkerer

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 06:15

 

If by personality you mean being a spoiled kid, maybe you're right.

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You were too kind... i'd ask him to go here :p (image source, deviantart.net http://th05.devianta...os-d5dkh7p.jpg)

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I guess Vettel is a good candidate... but why no Kimi? I think it has been pretty entertaining with Kimi and Lotus, no?


Edited by garagetinkerer, 21 November 2013 - 06:16.


#25 DanardiF1

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 06:32

If there's a guy more monotonous than Kimi, it's Eduardo Freitas. His race director messages in WEC races are pure boredom, and I love him for it, because of the slight contempt you can hear in his voice when he tells Giancarlo Fisichella for the 1000th time 'please respect track limits'...

 

He's the FIA version of Marvin the Paranoid Android.



#26 DanardiF1

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 06:34

Honourable mention for TK for his passionate words on the Le Mans podium this year after winning the race and re-dedicating the win to Allan Simonsen instead of Tom's own recent loss of his father. Very moving stuff and as 'Mr Le Mans' he was the perfect representation of what all drivers, teams, officials and fans were thinking at the time.



#27 Gorma

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 06:36

He only has personality because of Newey.

You are reaching an all new low...

 

 

BTW... what does FIA mean when they say personality of the year? What are the looking for?



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Posted 21 November 2013 - 06:57

I'm a bit disappointed by the absense of Alex Zanardi, but he might have done not enough racing this year to warrant a place on the shortlist. He's a real inspiration I think.

 

Otherwise, I think it'd be great for a woman to win it. Besides, I really like Monisha Kaltenborn, she's a fresh personality, very optimistic. It would also be great to show that the FIA does respect women in this men's world.



#29 Kingshark

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 06:59

You are reaching an all new low...

 



#30 Kobasmashi

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 07:17

I don't understand why this award is called "personality". Vettel doesn't have much of that in my eyes. Why can't they give it a name more along the lines of "achievement"?

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 07:22

Sebastian is the clear winner.



#32 deepsouth

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 07:38

Sebastian is the clear winner.

 

Based on what? The fact that he's a good driver? That doesn't make him a personality, it just makes him a good driver.

 

Unless 'personality of the year' can be won by somebody with an often negative personality, in which case I think Vettel could be a candidate. Do they have to be a good personality to win?

 

I don't want to keep ripping into Seb, but the way people jump on his bandwagon of success, pretending that stuff like Multi 21-gate says nothing about his character, come on.


Edited by deepsouth, 21 November 2013 - 07:44.


#33 deepsouth

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 07:44

It's between either Vettel, Kristensen, or Newey for me. Vettel is so unlike the rest of his generation in terms of his values, his views, and his sheer dedication to his work that he stands out in a crowd of drivers his age as well as people--normal is the new unique. 

 

Please tell me you're not implying he has particularly good values, standing out from all of his peers with his exemplary character. I'm getting somewhat confused here, is this 'personality of the year', or 'most successful' under another name.



#34 Muppetmad

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 07:45

I know people will disagree with me on this, but I think the guy who having had his life permanently changed by a crash in rallying proceeds to show the mental strength to go back into the sport and win his first championship, irrespective of the competition, should be the only winner. We're looking for personality of the year; Robert's courage and stamina to overcome his disability and face the sport which almost cost him his life makes him the only candidate.

 

Vettel may have won the title again - congratulations to him - but in the grand scheme of things it is incomparable to the efforts of the man who still struggles to carry out daily activities but tries to put that behind him when he steps foot in the car.


Edited by Muppetmad, 21 November 2013 - 07:46.


#35 LuckyStrike1

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 07:58

Vettel. 

 

Four time WDC.

 

Dominating F1.

 

No entourage. 

 

Winner with winners instinct.

 

German with a sense of humour (that alone qualifies for the award)

 

Down to earth

 

Funny

 

No diva 



#36 tifosiMac

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 08:49

Robert Kubica.

An amazing achievement to win a championship considering all his rehabilitation and an inspiration to all racing drivers.

No other driver has impressed me as much this year with what they've achieved.



#37 P123

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 09:33

I don't see much point in this award.  Who votes in it?  Vettel would be a deserving winner (as would others such as Loeb and Ogier), but I suspect the winner would always be an F1 driver by default.


Edited by P123, 21 November 2013 - 09:34.


#38 Exb

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 10:09

I think its motor sports journalists that vote, first for the shortlist and then again for the winner.

#39 santababy

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 10:12

It has to be Kimi.
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#40 DampMongoose

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 10:18

This award seems to only shortlist the names of people who have achieved something this year? Hardly a reference to personality is it... strictly speaking (love him or hate him) Eddie Jordan for instance, has far more in terms of personality than anyone listed...

 

FIA achievement award ...Yes

 

Personality... Resounding No

 

Given the list though, I take it they used the same criteria for personality as the BBC.  I'm still perplexed at how Frank Bruno was beaten into the runner up spot twice by the amazing personalities of Nick Faldo and then Jonathon Edwards???



#41 deepsouth

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 10:23

This award seems to only shortlist the names of people who have achieved something this year? Hardly a reference to personality is it... strictly speaking (love him or hate him) Eddie Jordan for instance, has far more in terms of personality than anyone listed...

 

 

I agree, it doesn't seem to make sense. Is it for personality or achievement?



#42 Tonka

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 10:29

There's a missing option -

 

Do you care ?



#43 Shiroo

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 10:34

Sebastian is the clear winner.

 

You would vote on Vettel even if the question would be: "Who I would want to marry" or "Who is the best person in the world" or "Who should lead my country".

 

For me, it is Kubica. After the events he went through, he clearly showed his determination and personality.



#44 Molo19

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 10:37

I suppose people will disagree on Vettel's personality. To me he completely lacks charisma and sometimes comes off as a PR puppet. Lewis and Kimi are fascinating characters, Alonso, too. Hell, I even like Jenson. But Vettel is mostly just kinda meh and I swear I have to hit mute on my remote every time he makes those girlish screams on the radio after winning. He is a very good driver though.

 

Voted Kaltenborn.



#45 Tonka

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 10:40

You would vote on Vettel even if the question would be: "Who I would want to marry" or "Who is the best person in the world" or "Who should lead my country".

 

For me, it is Kubica. After the events he went through, he clearly showed his determination and personality.

 

What Kubica has achieved following his accident shows how strong his character is.  Sadly he lacks a personality.  For well over a year after the accident he disappeared.  His many fans and, more especially his countrymen, were totally ignored.  Not the slightest information was given out to anyone.  To me, his actions were unforgivable.



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Posted 21 November 2013 - 11:02

What Kubica has achieved following his accident shows how strong his character is.  Sadly he lacks a personality.  For well over a year after the accident he disappeared.  His many fans and, more especially his countrymen, were totally ignored.  Not the slightest information was given out to anyone.  To me, his actions were unforgivable.

 

Laughable.



#47 Shiroo

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 11:04

What Kubica has achieved following his accident shows how strong his character is.  Sadly he lacks a personality.  For well over a year after the accident he disappeared.  His many fans and, more especially his countrymen, were totally ignored.  Not the slightest information was given out to anyone.  To me, his actions were unforgivable.

 

And I find it normal. it's his private life, it is his decision how to go on with such situation. Yet we can't say that because he has a dislike towards media, he lacks a personality.

 

If liking media and being liked by them means personality, then Snooki and New Jersey Shore seems like bunch of great personalities.



#48 Domi

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 11:22

What Kubica has achieved following his accident shows how strong his character is.  Sadly he lacks a personality.  For well over a year after the accident he disappeared.  His many fans and, more especially his countrymen, were totally ignored.  Not the slightest information was given out to anyone.  To me, his actions were unforgivable.

laughable.



#49 The Kanisteri

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 13:10

Reading comments by some of yous...

 

Opinions are like arseholes and everyone has one. Sometimes arseholes even gives opinions. ;)



#50 JHSingo

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 13:19

Kristensen. Simply because I'd rather see someone who isn't from F1 win it. Oh, and 9 Le Mans wins is a pretty incredible achievement.