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Who and Why F1 2013 World Drivers Champion?


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#1 weareracing

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 00:59

Kimi, BECAUSE !!
Mark Webber, simply to watch Helmut Marko disintegrate...... :eek:
Of course there is always Ferrari :smoking:

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#2 carlb5253

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 01:23

Hamilton.

Coz eez the best init

#3 Atreiu

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 01:30

Vettel. Stability and this that and the other for Red Bull to get it right from the get go, as in 2011.

#4 Longtimefan

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 01:32

With Byrne back helping Ferrari, my vote goes to Alonso.



#5 Longtimefan

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 01:33

Hamilton.

Coz eez the best init


and it seems you both had the same English teacher.  ;)


#6 eronrules

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 02:06

Ideally ... Kimi Raikkonen :love: why??? because he can :smoking:

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REalistically ... Sebastian Vettel IV , cause he has The Car with him , The Team behind him, and The Momentum to move him forward. :wave:

Edited by eronrules, 18 February 2013 - 02:08.


#7 Atreiu

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 02:37

With Byrne back helping Ferrari, my vote goes to Alonso.



Hes working on the 2014 car, IIRC, not 2013. Alonso wont get his help.

#8 MarileneRiddle

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 03:46

Sebastian Vettel

Because he drives hard, he drives fast and he drives smart.

#9 Xeriks

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 03:59

Sebastian Vettel

Because he drives hard, he drives fast and he drives smart.

I wouldn't call Vettel a smart driver, he is fast, I'll give him that.

#10 Sin

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 04:45

Who we want to be champion or who we think WILL BE champion?

I want Vettel to win another championship... but if he doesnt Grosjean would be cool or Hülkenberg or Button, all cool guys

#11 Shiroo

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 04:55

Hamilton cause he is best driver out there.
Webber cuz he is top bloke and I don't have sympathy for Helmut
Kimi cuz he is Lotus driver 1

#12 MarileneRiddle

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 05:30

I wouldn't call Vettel a smart driver, he is fast, I'll give him that.

Constantly finding new lines on race tracks, one of the quickest to adapt to new race tracks, good at tyre conservation and on-the-fly strategies. I'd say he is a pretty smart driver.

#13 Zava

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 08:27

I wouldn't call Vettel a smart driver, he is fast, I'll give him that.

that is a funny thing to say with a Hamilton helmet as an avatar. :wave:

on topic:
let's say I'm "OK" with Vettel collecting records and stuff :p but I think he's getting close to the point (already passed at some haters) where the success-recognition rate goes inverse for a lot of people, so I think he'd be better off with a little gap until his next WDC.
so someone needs to fill the gap, and I'd really love if it was Kimi, if the car is really a good step forward, he'll deliver. heck, even if they had exactly the same pecking order as last year, he could be better, no rust, getting to grips with the team etc.

#14 Nigol

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 08:38

Constantly finding new lines on race tracks


You mean things like the shortcutting in india? :p

#15 SPBHM

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 08:50

It's really hard not to say Vettel, he is on a high, driving the best car...
maybe Alonso can be a threat a again, but I don't think Red Bull is going to repeat the slow start from last year, so it's going to be a lot harder...

#16 Meanbeakin

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 09:02

Vettel - Cos Vettel and Red Bull win championships. Simple.

#17 mnmracer

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 09:10

Hes working on the 2014 car, IIRC, not 2013. Alonso wont get his help.

Que "Alonso can only win because of the most successful designer of the '00s" :p

As for the OT, very badly worded.
Want? Kimi, because I think he's deserved >1 title.
Think? Impossible until Q3 in Australia.

#18 joshb

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 11:18

Vettel, because he has more experience in winning them. He'll grind it out when needed

#19 maverick69

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 11:25

Vettel.

A classy driver, in the best car, in a team that knows how to win.

Simple as that really.

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#20 bourbon

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 11:27

I would like to see Vettel continue to re-write the record books. History occuring before my eyes - you simply cannot beat that - so 4 on the trot would be cool. I would also like to see Kimi snag a WDC, so that would be kicking cool as well.

Edited by bourbon, 18 February 2013 - 11:27.


#21 eronrules

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 11:39

I would like to see Vettel continue to re-write the record books. History occuring before my eyes - you simply cannot beat that - so 4 on the trot would be cool. I would also like to see Kimi snag a WDC, so that would be kicking cool as well.


shouldn't he at-least get 7 WDC's before he re-writes it?? :kiss:

#22 Burtros

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 11:48

Vettel. Continuity, brilliant driver with confidence.

Aided by Hamilton removing himself from the competition for at least one year.

#23 apoka

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 12:09

let's say I'm "OK" with Vettel collecting records and stuff :p but I think he's getting close to the point (already passed at some haters) where the success-recognition rate goes inverse for a lot of people, so I think he'd be better off with a little gap until his next WDC.

Interesting point! I noted a similar thing for Schumacher 2000-2004: When you watched the WDCs and races in that period, you (or me at least) had the feeling to witness one of the very best F1 drivers near his peak, who had to fight hard for 3 of those 5 WDCs. When I now read all time ratings, that period is usually more or less summarised as one very long season in the best car - pretty much ignoring the challenges outside of 2002 and 2004. In that sense, 5 WDCs with a gap year in between may have been better for his reputation.

On topic: I think Vettel has the best chances to win. The RB9 is likely to be a top3 car, possibly the best, and Vettel is still very hungry for success and improving each year. That said, I expect close racing this season with many cars capable of wins and podiums. It's almost a spec series at the moment.

Edited by apoka, 18 February 2013 - 12:10.


#24 Coral

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 12:18

I would love to say Hamilton, and I reckon he will do well this season, but for the WDC I think it will be Alonso. He has come close twice and this year it will be third time lucky.

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 13:09

It might be Button's year. In the fastest car he can pull it off.

I expect FIA to make RBR's (and Vettel's) life difficult if it turns out that they have the best car, so I don't expect it would be easy for Vettel. But yes, Vettel remains one of the favorites. He's probably not the best driver out there(I consider Lewis to be one), but Vettel's got the champion's mentality and that little special something that makes the difference between winning titles and coming a close second.

Edited by rasul, 18 February 2013 - 13:12.


#26 teejay

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 13:34

Lewis will capitalise on his Top Gear lap to win 16 races straight and the WDC by Spa.

#27 Kvothe

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 13:38

Hamilton:

There are no rational logical reason to support the above.

#28 Richard T

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 13:56

Alonso will walk it.

#29 matthewf1

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 13:56

It depends, if the Red Bull is by far the fastest then Vettel, but if the Mercedes is less than 1.1 seconds slower than the Red Bull, Lewis.

Edited by matthewf1, 18 February 2013 - 14:06.


#30 Markn93

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 14:04

Hamilton:

There are no rational logical reason to support the above.

He's pretty damn fast is a good place to start. But understand what you mean and share these sentiments entirely.

#31 Anderis

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 14:17

It depends, if the Red Bull is by far the fastest then Vettel, but if the Mercedes is less than 1.1 seconds slower than the Red Bull, Lewis.

:lol: :up:

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 14:44

why? because i'd like it.
Räikkönen
somebody on McLaren
Webber
somebody on Williams
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anybody on Ferrari
anybody on Merc
Vettel


#33 CrashPad

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 14:48

Alonso, because he bloody nearly did it in 2012 with a car that wasn't quite what it was supposed to be. And I have a feeling that it won't be the case in 2013.

Would love to see Kimi snatch it though, and that ain't impossible either.

#34 Nemo1965

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 14:53


Alonso, because I think he deserves a third title. And I think he is just as good as Vettel, perhaps even better allround.

But I hope Button, because that would throw many posters on this Forum in an amusing fit...



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Posted 18 February 2013 - 15:03

Perez for the thrills :drunk:

#36 mnmracer

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 15:05

Skip Kimi btw (my first answer).
I think Massa finally deserves it!

#37 jrg19

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 15:12

Whoever has the best car.

#38 ChiltonsCats

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 15:40

Jenson Button if McLaren have the best car and don't mess things up!

#39 AnR

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 16:04

If I could wish, a new driver like Perez or if Mercedes gets better Rosberg.

But probably Vettel or Alonso.

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#40 alfa1

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 16:07


Who : Dunno
Why : Scoring the most championship points.


#41 1Devil1

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 16:22

Vettel : fastest over one lap except he is driving in a Lancia, he has the car, he knows how to raise his game at the right moment :up: Hope for another driver because it would be good for formula one to have another winner.

#42 Music Lover

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 16:32

Alonso, because I think he deserves a third title. And I think he is just as good as Vettel, perhaps even better allround.

I think Vettel taking it but I hope either Alonso, Kimi or Hamilton takes the 2013 title as they are the best drivers around and proven that over the years. And all have been very close many times as well!

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 18:09

I think Button has a good chance of winning the WDC this year. McLaren finished last year with the best car and will have hopefully fixed their reliability problems. However, my head says that Vettel will win his fourth championship this year.

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 19:24

Sebastian Vettel for the fourth crown!

The man was just as much underestimated by fan-boys from various camps last year, yet there were no signs that I can detect of him, or RBR team for that matter being in decline. If their car is reasonably competitive (not necessarilly superior, just proportionally equal at worst) with the other four or five top teams, I see very little reasons why he should not humble his competition.

Most serious threat to him most likely might rise from Lotus in some races, but not good enough to displace him.

Edited by Sakae, 18 February 2013 - 23:25.


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Posted 18 February 2013 - 19:31

I have a LOT of respect for Vettel as a driver but I would dearly love for him to drop out of contention this year. Not expecting it tho. Hamilton is the one whose driving really deserves a second title but odds against having the car for it. Kimi/Lotus would be amazing. Jense could have the car but will he tighten up? Hard to imagine Nando ending his career on only two titles, as well.

Well...if I were to be granted one wish it'd be for the Red Bull to be a dog lol. No sign of that so far.

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 19:49

It depends, if the Red Bull is by far the fastest then Vettel, but if the Mercedes is less than 1.1 seconds slower than the Red Bull, Lewis.

Thank you for making my day sir! :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 21:06

Thank you for making my day sir! :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:




Kimi, it would be great to see him do a double, if not Kimi then Vettel, I'd like to see him get a 4th not only to continue the run but to give him a cushion, then Button or Perez.


#48 pUs

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 21:14

Ideally ... Kimi Raikkonen :love: why??? because he can :smoking:

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REalistically ... Sebastian Vettel IV , cause he has The Car with him , The Team behind him, and The Momentum to move him forward. :wave:

And The Finger! I really hope we'll see it many times this year! :D

#49 eronrules

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 21:21

And The Finger! I really hope we'll see it many times this year! :D


i don't know where to stick 'The Finger', but point taken  ;)

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 21:29

Cant see beyond Vettel poss Alonso. Hamilton Fan !