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#1 Graveltrappen

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 12:11

Which for you are the most memorable moments where drivers or teams have thrown the toys out of their prams?

Like barrichello waiting til the last moment to 'let Michael past for the championship' in order to embarrass the team

Any great examples? Was it alesi who was always one for staying out thinking he knew the strategy better than the team... and then running out of fuel?

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#2 MJB5990

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 12:12

Vettel - Baku 2017.



#3 messy

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 12:15

Which for you are the most memorable moments where drivers or teams have thrown the toys out of their prams?

Like barrichello waiting til the last moment to 'let Michael past for the championship' in order to embarrass the team

Any great examples? Was it alesi who was always one for staying out thinking he knew the strategy better than the team... and then running out of fuel?

 

Melbourne 1997 - remember Briatore was livid. 

 

Allegedly Frentzen going apeshit in the Jordan garage in 2001 and threatening to take a hacksaw to the car to improve its aerodynamics. He didn't last much longer. 



#4 Collombin

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 12:20

De Cesaris losing the lead at Long Beach by shaking his fist at a backmarker when he should have been using it to change gear.

#5 MJB5990

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 12:26

Lewis - Spa 2012 with the famous telemetry tweet.



#6 Knowlesy

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 12:26

Vettel Mexico 2016 springs to mind. Just pathetic behaviour from a grown man.


Edited by Knowlesy, 22 August 2017 - 12:27.


#7 Lights

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 12:30

Vettel Baku 2017
Vettel Mexico 2016
Vettel Hungary 2010
Vettel Turkey 2010

I forgot some other moments.

#8 ExFlagMan

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 12:32

Arturo Merzario during a practice session at a Brands Hatch GP, waving both fists at Bob Evans, who he believed had impeded him at Surtees - might have been a good idea to have kept at least one hand on the wheel as the car was bouncing along the grass (which was just slightly wider than the car) at the time...

#9 king_crud

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 12:48

Schumacher running into, or attempting to run into, a few drivers



#10 danmills

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 13:07

Hamilton 'because I am black' comment / Ali G reference post-race.

 

A poorly timed and distasteful use of an impression in his situation.


Edited by danmills, 22 August 2017 - 13:08.


#11 FrankRoot

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 13:10

Vettel Baku 2017
Vettel Mexico 2016
Vettel Hungary 2010
Vettel Turkey 2010

I forgot some other moments.

Hamilton Monaco 2011

Hamilton Silverstone 2011

Hamilton Singapore 2011

Hamilton Japan 2011

 

Not to say Hamilton Abu Dhabi 2016.



#12 scheivlak

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 13:19

 Sebastian Buemi post-race Montreal FE this year



#13 Lights

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 13:20

Hamilton Monaco 2011
Hamilton Silverstone 2011
Hamilton Singapore 2011
Hamilton Japan 2011

Not to say Hamilton Abu Dhabi 2016.

Why did you quote my post?

#14 Jovanotti

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 13:21

Like barrichello waiting til the last moment to 'let Michael past for the championship' in order to embarrass the team

Tbh I think he was dead right on that one.



#15 Lights

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 13:22

Sebastian Buemi post-race Montreal FE this year

Good one. Being angry at someone and then saying "it was either you or him that hit me" doesn't leave a good impression.

#16 Marklar

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 13:45

I always knew that the definition of "petulant" is much open to interpretation  :p

Rosberg in Austin 2015 comes to my mind in recent years.

 

 Sebastian Buemi post-race Montreal FE this year

He was so petulant that it was awesome again  :lol:


Edited by Marklar, 22 August 2017 - 13:47.


#17 FrankRoot

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 13:47

Why did you quote my post?

 

For the sake of symmetry.



#18 FLB

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 13:53

Senna's rant against Prost, Estoril 1992.

 

It was so surreal, it was pure genius.



#19 F1matt

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 14:00

This looks like a place to come and slag off the driver you dislike most!

 

Nigel Mansell with the whole active suspension saga has to be up there, come to think about it we could write a book on the petulant moments of our Nige,  Ayrton Senna threatening to quit Lotus if they signed Derek Warwick, as someone above said Schumachers moves on several drivers (DH, JV, RB) an Honourable mention to Valentino Rossi, and we think footballers are spoilt!


Edited by F1matt, 22 August 2017 - 14:01.


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#20 F1matt

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 14:01

Senna's rant against Prost, Estoril 1992.

 

It was so surreal, it was pure genius.

 

 

His debate with JYS was great as well!



#21 MattK9

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 14:05

Pastor at USA 2013. He said Williams were delibrately making his car slower than Bottas' car.



#22 chunder27

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 14:12

I find most modern F1 drivers as petulant as footballers to be honest

 

It is one of the reasons why i watch a lot less of it that I used.

 

exemplified by Vettel who is a lovely guy off track but a complete and utter child int he car.

 

Senna was a spoiled brat, but also a compassionate man, a real knife edge genius type who could say and do the most remarkably humane things yet in the next breath try and kill his main rival by driving into him flat out into a bend in a huff abotu pole position.

 

Most of them are infantile as they have done nothing else their entire lives, have been spoon fed, looked after by their carers and parent and are told what to do and say most of their lives.

 

What do you expect really



#23 Buttoneer

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 14:42

Alonso's reaction to Robert Doornobs at Hungary 2006 was kinda fun in a negative way but Alonso also gave us one of the very best in a positive way when he showed the bird to Ralf Schumacher in Monaco 2004 (had to look up both years - wow, long time ago).

#24 MJB5990

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 14:43

Hamilton Monaco 2011

Hamilton Silverstone 2011

Hamilton Singapore 2011

Hamilton Japan 2011

 

Not to say Hamilton Abu Dhabi 2016.

 

I understand 2/5 of those.

 

Singapore and Japan 2011, he made contact with Massa. But that's not petulance is it? Otherwise, surely include India 2011? I don't quite understand Silverstone either. 

 

Don't get me wrong, Lewis has his petulant moments, but not these unless I'm forgetting something.



#25 Jerem

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 14:47

Alonso's "F1 is not a sport anymore" in Monza 2006.



#26 george1981

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 14:54

Pastor at USA 2013. He said Williams were delibrately making his car slower than Bottas' car.

In a way they were making that car slower by letting Pastor drive it. 



#27 Buttoneer

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 15:10

I understand 2/5 of those.
 
Singapore and Japan 2011, he made contact with Massa. But that's not petulance is it? Otherwise, surely include India 2011? I don't quite understand Silverstone either. 
 
Don't get me wrong, Lewis has his petulant moments, but not these unless I'm forgetting something.

Yeah that's just a list of "why I don't like driver 'x'" moments, not petulance. I think petulance is a sign of a passionate and capable driver feeling like he's somehow been denied. In many of the examples, including the Alonso ones I posted, they are almost always a positive sign that the driver really cares about what's happening. He should not be vilified for it. Indeed, I would say that if we totted up the incidents for each driver those with the most will also be the most successful, and the correlation clear.

#28 RandomG

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 15:24

Scott Speed's entire career.



#29 Knowlesy

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 15:26

Why did you quote my post?

You obviously offended him.

 

That was a massive bite from the lad.



#30 HP

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 15:27

DC and McLaren vs Bernoldi is another one.



#31 DerFlugplatz

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 15:51

Rubens Barrichellos most infamous moan? https://www.youtube....h?v=fDnhGTQ5fR8



#32 RainyAfterlifeDaylight

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 15:53

Romain Grosjean thinks he deserves a top seat in Formula1.



#33 Gary Davies

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 15:58

Vettel, Vettel, Vettel, Vettel, Vettel, Vettel, Vettel, Vettel, Vettel, Vettel... immermals.
The guy simply owns the word.

#34 BuddyHolly

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 16:04

This looks like a place to come and slag off the driver you dislike most!

 

Nigel Mansell with the whole active suspension saga has to be up there, come to think about it we could write a book on the petulant moments of our Nige,  Ayrton Senna threatening to quit Lotus if they signed Derek Warwick, as someone above said Schumachers moves on several drivers (DH, JV, RB) an Honourable mention to Valentino Rossi, and we think footballers are spoilt!

Yes, that's what it seems like, there are drivers I dislike but I won't lower myself to get in a s**t slinging contest.



#35 RECKLESS

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 16:08

Piquet throwing punches at Salazar '82 (I love the little karate kick that missed the target the most). :rotfl:


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#36 Mosrite

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 16:21

I opened this expecting to be reminded of all the Hamilton and Alonso incidents, but that was almost 10 years ago. I have to admit the most petulant in the recent seasons has to be Vettel and Grosjaen, I understand Roman cause he always has something wrong with the car and is the type of driver to always blame something else.

Vettel in Baku and calling swearing at Charlie has to be the most petulant incidents in last season and this one. 


Edited by Mosrite, 22 August 2017 - 16:21.


#37 Lights

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 16:24

Yes, that's what it seems like, there are drivers I dislike but I won't lower myself to get in a s**t slinging contest.


What's the issue? OP asks, people deliver.

#38 Lights

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 16:27

Vettel, Vettel, Vettel, Vettel, Vettel, Vettel, Vettel, Vettel, Vettel, Vettel... immermals.
The guy simply owns the word.

Yep I'm not surprised by the many mentions of Vettel here because I frankly can't think of a more petulant driver in the history of the sport. There's no better word to describe his frequent childish rants.

#39 pitlanepalpatine

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 16:32

Webber's thoughts on his team mate pitting first in brazil 2006 were kind of petulant but pretty funny.



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#40 P123

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 16:40

Whenever a driver gets a bit nippy with his team over the radio, which is quite a regular occurrence.

Or for sheer comedy value, Vettel's act of self-harm in Baku has to be near the top of the list.

#41 f1paul

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 17:37

Not F1 but still quite funny. Hate the guy though.

 

 



#42 HairyScalextrix

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 18:05

Senna running Prost off the road after not getting his own way on Suzukas grid positions.

Vettels cucumber rant/multi 21 aftermath

Hamilton's maybe because I'm black comment and telemetry gaff.

Schumacher on Hill/Villeneuve.

And finally petulant FIA for the 100 million Ron Dennis being a dick penalty.

Honourable mention to the Ferrari mechanic chinning the glass pit display when Felipe lost the title.

#43 HP

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 18:07

Vettel, Vettel, Vettel, Vettel, Vettel, Vettel, Vettel, Vettel, Vettel, Vettel... immermals.
The guy simply owns the word.

immermals?



#44 KnucklesAgain

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 19:56

Alonso's "F1 is not a sport anymore" in Monza 2006.

 

That was actually an adult and measured reaction, considering the reason

Edit: And maybe you should use the correct quote when complaining about it:

"I did my lap without blocking anyone intentionally. I love the sport, I love the fans coming here, a lot of them from Spain, but I don't consider F1 anymore a sport."


Edited by KnucklesAgain, 22 August 2017 - 19:59.


#45 MikeV1987

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 20:08

sutil vs trulli in that pc



#46 PlatenGlass

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 20:09

This was fun:

Edit - got mentioned just as I was finding it!

Edited by PlatenGlass, 22 August 2017 - 20:10.


#47 xtremeclock

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 20:11

Crashgate  (Singapore 2008) with Alonso celebrating the victory like he really deserved it.


Edited by xtremeclock, 22 August 2017 - 20:12.


#48 KnucklesAgain

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 20:13

Crashgate  (Singapore 2008) with Alonso celebrating the victory like he really deserved it.

 

Petulant?



#49 f1paul

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 20:13

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#50 KnucklesAgain

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 20:15

This was fun:

Edit - got mentioned just as I was finding it!

 

Fun indeed, but again, petulant? Maybe the OP should have included a definition