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#151 CSF

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 12:59

Hamilton. He's fake in almost everything. 

 

I don't think he's fake, I think he tries wayyyyy to hard to please everyone and say something but nothing, which is when you get accidents like "slums". Hence best fans, blessed its all simple stuff that is something but nothing around the track. 

 

I'm surprised and slightly miffed both my childhood hero (Mansell) and my favourite driver of all time (Hamilton) appear on a lot of people's lists. I think the problem is they are both easily misunderstood and LH44 especially interpreted as disingenuous.

 

Anyway my List:

 

1. M Schumacher - Far too arrogant and got away with murder in AUS 94. Was crazy talented but had no class.

2. J Villeneuve - Too Cocky for his own good. Seems to pop up every few months to have a go at someone.

3. M Verstappen - Spoilt Brat who expects everyone to jump out of his way because he is the chosen one. Needs to grow up.

4. S Vettel - Less his personality but more the fact that he expects to treated in the same category as the greats when he won 4 titles in a Newey car with no opposition.

5. N Rosberg - Basically this one is for thinking he was in the same continent of talent as LH, or that he wasn't gifted the 16 title by reliability failures on the other side of the garage.

6. D Coulthard - For being Wet and never fighting to actually win the title. Everytime Ron said 'Let Mika past' he cow towed without a fight.

7. N Piquet - Basically a git who fluked 3 titles, was generally a bastard (Comments about Mansell's wife especially).

8. R Schumacher - For living off Micheal's coat tails....

9. A Prost - For all the Political skulduggery, getting Pole moved by Balestre at Suzuka 90, for stealing Mansell's chassis in Silverstone 90 etc  

 

 

Is surprised Hamilton and Mansell are on ANYONE's list, then gives a list including most of the top 10 successful drivers of all time?  :lol:  :lol:



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#152 Oho

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 13:11

Sorry, do you hate people for being amazing and yet humble?

 

I do well not hate but people who are so good at what they do that pretty much everyone knows they are amazing without ever needing to blow their horn annoy me to no end because you cant really fault them for anything... Forces one to face his own mediocrity at its full brunt, cant even hide behind 'well at least I am a decent guy' excuse...


Edited by Oho, 11 January 2019 - 13:12.


#153 ViMaMo

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 14:31

Jenson Button esp about the car.

#154 jonpollak

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 14:36

Can someone please define "Annoying"

#155 potmotr

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 14:43

Can someone please define "Annoying"

 

Scott Speed 



#156 thuGG

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 16:00

Can someone please define "Annoying"

 

Pisses me off is some way.


Edited by thuGG, 11 January 2019 - 16:01.


#157 E.B.

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 16:08

Sorry, do you hate people for being amazing and yet humble?


Lol, I can just imagine the reaction on here if Lewis came out with a Clarkism like "why is everyone else driving so slowly?"! Suddenly, a humble lack of understanding of one's own talents would be a disgraceful and disrespectful arrogance. Yes, I know Clark was speaking in private and was probably being genuine.

Ascari took being asked to do an Indy rookie test rather better though.

#158 BRG

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 17:04

Everytime Ron said 'Let Mika past' he cow towed without a fight.

I'm puzzled.  Is cow towing some bizarre sort of rural sport?  I know country folk are a bit weird, so maybe this fits in with cheese rolling, dwile flonking and morris dancing?



#159 E.B.

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 17:40

Cheese rolling is in no way weird.

(Disclaimer - I live within a mile of the hill and my oldest friend's wife is the aunt of the current Lewis Hamilton of cheese rolling, but my opinion is in no way biased).

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#160 jonpollak

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 17:49

Ive heard of camel towing but not cow towing.

#161 mclarensmps

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 18:48

Juan Pablo Montoya
Jos Verstappen

Max Verstappen
Sebastian Vettel
Pastor Maldonado
Ralf Schumacher
Nigel Mansell
Nelson Piquet Jr
Jenson Button (BALANCE! - actually it was just his constant bitching about Balance that annoyed me, I like him otherwise :p)
Fernando Alonso
Johnny Herbert
CHRISTIAN F*in KLIEN ughhhhhhhhhhhhh



#162 Jordan199

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 19:08

It's funny how with a best driver thread, I always have a good ponder over all pf the options. Over the years, however, a select few have really, really annoyed me for one reason or another that are always easier to remember. ;)

 

Michael Schumacher

Eddie Irvine

Lewis Hamilton

Sebastian Vettel

Romain Grosjean

Paul Di Resta

Jacques Villeneuve 

Juan Pablo Montoya

David Coulthard (as a driver at least)


Edited by Jordan199, 11 January 2019 - 19:37.


#163 aserapig

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 19:35


I had a sudden memory - Markus Winkelhock actually led the 2007 Euro GP in the rain in his first, and only, F1 start. Now that's annoying. If someone as anonymous as Winkelhock could find himself in a seat - in a race - and actually lead - Why can't I?!?!? (Yeah, I know the answer...don't bother reminding me...)

 

And as luck would have it - I still have this beauty saved off... for obvious reasons. Now I ask, how many other lunatics would have anything related to the Spyker F1 team lying around their hard drives???Winkelhock.jpg


Edited by aserapig, 11 January 2019 - 20:20.


#164 Nonesuch

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 19:38

I'm puzzled.  Is cow towing some bizarre sort of rural sport?

 

It is, we do it here in the Netherlands all the time.

 

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Winning towers celebrate among the bovine participants.

 

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And the winning lady cow gets to go for a swim.

 

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Edited by Nonesuch, 11 January 2019 - 19:41.


#165 OvDrone

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 02:51

Ok, I'll add something to this topic. I have a standing spat with 3 personalities that actively compete in the 60+ championships I follow annually.

 

1 is one of the all time greats. 1 is an abhorrently lucky slice of bread. 1 is an Instagram meltdown menace to Racing sanity.

 

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#166 statman

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 09:51

Juan Pablo Montoya
 

 

according to Marko yesterday (on motorsport.de) he also lost the F3000 title on purpose:

 

https://de.motorspor...rloren/4322299/

 

:eek:



#167 Nonesuch

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 10:11

Probably says more about Marko's mindset than anything else.

 

Montoya's point that the gearing was simply off and that overtaking was therefore all but impossible sounds, well, like something you see in pretty much every racing series from time to time.



#168 ensign14

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 10:13

The burger bit rings true.



#169 ViMaMo

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 10:50


Jenson Button (BALANCE! - actually it was just his constant bitching about Balance that annoyed me, I like him otherwise :p)


Yes exactly. Did he use "I got no grip" too often?

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 15:33

Is surprised Hamilton and Mansell are on ANYONE's list, then gives a list including most of the top 10 successful drivers of all time?  :lol:  :lol:

 

Well I was just giving my honest opinion. It is interesting how some people see the same drivers entirely differently, Hamilton is seen by either Genuine or completely fake, Mansell as a determined fighter or a whiner. 

 

Similarly with my List everbody has qualities they value more, to me qualities like dishonesty, cheating, pettiness will always rile me and overshadow any talent however great. Others are less bothered by the negatives and will always admire the Schumacher/Verstappen's for their talent despite their downsides.

 

Also the top guys are always to make more of an impression either positively or negatively. Tarso Marques or Zsolt Baumgartner might be really annoying but I have never seen enough of either to notice!!! 



#171 mclarensmps

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 16:00

according to Marko yesterday (on motorsport.de) he also lost the F3000 title on purpose:

 

https://de.motorspor...rloren/4322299/

 

:eek:

 

The problem is, Darth Helmut is one of the most annoying F1 non-driver personalities I have ever come across  :lol:



#172 CSF

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 20:22

Well I was just giving my honest opinion. It is interesting how some people see the same drivers entirely differently, Hamilton is seen by either Genuine or completely fake, Mansell as a determined fighter or a whiner. 

 

Similarly with my List everbody has qualities they value more, to me qualities like dishonesty, cheating, pettiness will always rile me and overshadow any talent however great. Others are less bothered by the negatives and will always admire the Schumacher/Verstappen's for their talent despite their downsides.

 

Also the top guys are always to make more of an impression either positively or negatively. Tarso Marques or Zsolt Baumgartner might be really annoying but I have never seen enough of either to notice!!! 

 

 

I get you, I just thought it was funny in the way it was framed.  :up:



#173 garoidb

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 20:28

The problem is, Darth Helmut is one of the most annoying F1 non-driver personalities I have ever come across  :lol:

 

He was an F1 driver, and so qualifies to be listed (as we are talking about "all time" here). All that remains is to decide whether annoying behaviour years after the driving career qualifies. If it does, he is right up there and could even unite the forum on this issue.



#174 Rich

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 20:37

Can someone please define "Annoying"

 

"Beat my favourite driver" would probably do it.



#175 thefinalapex

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 21:01

Dan ticktum is already very high up my list. What an arrogant brat.

#176 Lights

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 21:23

Yep was gonna say Ticktum. I hardly even follow feeder series so the amount of times I've already encountered that arrogance of his speaks volumes. 

I don't remember ever thinking "I hope this guy doesn't make it to F1" on character alone.


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#177 kraduk

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 22:01

All I have to say is a certain drivers is dam lucky I don't come from a southern London suburb as if it did he would be right up there.

One thing though I have never been able to watch Toto without thinking he would suddenly turn into this guy

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#178 kraduk

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 22:08

The problem is, Darth Helmut is one of the most annoying F1 non-driver personalities I have ever come across  :lol:

 

 

Erm he was a driver, its how he got his dodgy eye. I'm surprised nobody voted for him actually.



#179 Ivanhoe

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 22:51

Not just a driver, 1971 Le Mans winner with Dutch icon Gijs van Lennep, setting a distance record only to be broken in 2010.

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#180 mclarensmps

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 19:03

He was an F1 driver, and so qualifies to be listed (as we are talking about "all time" here). All that remains is to decide whether annoying behaviour years after the driving career qualifies. If it does, he is right up there and could even unite the forum on this issue.

 

:lol: if we were to start doing that, I can add a bunch more names to the list. I'm counting this as "during the driving career"   :p

 

Erm he was a driver, its how he got his dodgy eye. I'm surprised nobody voted for him actually.

See above  :lol:. Good points. 



#181 teejay

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 00:36

Sorry, do you hate people for being amazing and yet humble?

 

 

1. Did you think my reply was actually legit considering my post as a whole?

 

2. You can find someone annoying without hating them :)



#182 Atreiu

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 05:45

Irvine, Mansell, Barrichello, Alonso, Carl Edwards, JYS, Webber, Valentino Rossi, Christiano Ronaldo and Neymar.

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 05:46

"Beat my favourite driver" would probably do it.


Got it wrong. Irvine never beat anyone and he is the worse.

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 07:33

and Neymar.


Thread title says "driver", not "diver"

#185 7MGTEsup

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 14:52

Got it wrong. Irvine never beat anyone and he is the worse.

 

I will have to check the records but I'm pretty sure he didn't finish last in every race he competed in and at some point will have finished in front of every other driver on the grid (he won a few races) so that statement can't be true  :p



#186 labarte

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 15:25

Is it just me or is Gosjean so far ahead of all the other drivers in terms of being annoying that it is simply ridiculous?

 

https://youtu.be/tPr5khO86Eg?t=74

 



#187 FordFiesta

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Posted 17 January 2019 - 17:48

Räikkönen?

I mean the recent Räikkönen. The one from the last three or four years.

This not-very-talkative "I don't know"/"I don't care" behaviour is "exciting"/"adorable"/"capricious", if the performance is at the same time top notch (2003, 2004 in a very bad car, 2005, 2006, 2007). Like when Muhammad Ali told everybody that he is the best and the most handsome ever while having his genius years. Saying all that in 1980/81 would've been pathetic.

But having those attitude although almost not winning while driving in championship-capable cars (2017/18) is not cool.

Edited by FordFiesta, 17 January 2019 - 17:56.


#188 Burai

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 15:53

I remember reading an interview with Ricardo Zonta where he described an incident in Melbourne 1999 where he'd come to dinner in the motorhome late because he was caught up in an interview or a debrief or something, sat down with his food which Villeneuve promptly snatched off the table and threw in the bin to "teach him some manners".

 

Imagine trying to play psychological games like that with your rookie team mate at a struggling new team and thinking that this is how you show leadership.

 

Imagine being Jacques Villeneuve.



#189 BRK

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 16:45

Mansell, Irvine, Villeneuve, Alonso, Webber, Sutil, Hamilton, Rosberg. 

 

Edit: and Trulli for those goddamned Trulli-trains


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#190 sopa

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 17:47

I remember reading an interview with Ricardo Zonta where he described an incident in Melbourne 1999 where he'd come to dinner in the motorhome late because he was caught up in an interview or a debrief or something, sat down with his food which Villeneuve promptly snatched off the table and threw in the bin to "teach him some manners".

 

Imagine trying to play psychological games like that with your rookie team mate at a struggling new team and thinking that this is how you show leadership.

 

Imagine being Jacques Villeneuve.

 

I remember reading a while ago that Villeneuve stole Frentzen's lunch. However, looks like JV managed to be successul in destabilizing HHF, at least initially. That and considering some Patrick Head's harsh words, Frentzen must have thought that where the hell did he end up being...



#191 Les

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 18:05

Christian Horner and Helmut Marko must feature highly if we take the question literally. 



#192 Alfisti

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 19:41

Yes exactly. Did he use "I got no grip" too often?

 

That was Bourdais. relentless. 



#193 Coral

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 23:33

Oooh, interesting thread! Well, I might as well have a go... :drunk:

 

1. Felipe Massa

2. Nigel Mansell

3. Jenson Button

4. Nelson Piquet

5. Alain Prost

6. Mark Webber

7. Romain Grosjean

8. Jolyon Palmer

9. Pastor Maldonado

10.  Michael Andretti

 

All of the above have annoyed me at some point  :wave:



#194 BillBald

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 23:54

What's the point of making a list of drivers, without giving any indication of why you find them annoying?



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Posted 19 January 2019 - 10:53

I remember reading an interview with Ricardo Zonta where he described an incident in Melbourne 1999 where he'd come to dinner in the motorhome late because he was caught up in an interview or a debrief or something, sat down with his food which Villeneuve promptly snatched off the table and threw in the bin to "teach him some manners".

Imagine trying to play psychological games like that with your rookie team mate at a struggling new team and thinking that this is how you show leadership.

Imagine being Jacques Villeneuve.

Sauce?

I thought it was Damon Hills chicken he nicked back in '96. As for 'being Jacques Villeneuve'... he's on record saying he used to play mind games and went out of his way to destroy Frentzen.

The problem with Villeneuve is he's too honest. If you think the rest of these drivers are very different, particularly the World Champions, then I'd say your way off the mark.

They are selfish, ego driven bastards. Thats why they are champions. Thats why people like Sir Frank and Patrick hired 'those types'.

It ain't just Villeneuve.

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Posted 19 January 2019 - 11:28

Sauce?

I thought it was Damon Hills chicken he nicked back in '96. As for 'being Jacques Villeneuve'... he's on record saying he used to play mind games and went out of his way to destroy Frentzen.

The problem with Villeneuve is he's too honest. If you think the rest of these drivers are very different, particularly the World Champions, then I'd say your way off the mark.

They are selfish, ego driven bastards. Thats why they are champions. Thats why people like Sir Frank and Patrick hired 'those types'.

It ain't just Villeneuve.

I do not think that being honest to others about yourself being a nasty person is much better, if at all better than hiding the fact that you are a nasty person and letting people find out in their own time. 

 

Do you honestly think that Mika or Kimi played these kind of games ? I think it is fair to say that many champions did, but I do not think that all of them did. 



#197 sopa

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Posted 19 January 2019 - 11:41

I also don't think Schumacher stole anyone's lunch. He was much more organized. His team-mate knew contractually, who he was, with no more need to play stupid games.



#198 THEWALL

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Posted 19 January 2019 - 23:15

Schumi annoyed me at times for winning too much.

Alonso: animal impressions, down talking car/ up talking himself, 2007, whining, that thing with Massa, etc.

Hamilton: his fame seeking outside of F1 and the other “famous” guys he hangs out with.

Vettel: whining and not wanting to admit mistakes/change course.

Coulthard: mediocre driver talking s**t about drivers who beat him.

Senna: arrogant and sometimes dangerous.

Prost: appeared to like backdoor politics.

JV, Irvine: talk too much.

Massa, Barrichello: allowed team to screw them.

Verstappen: arrogant

Grosjean: for being too crazy and not being punished accordingly.

Magnussen: too arrogant for his speed.

Piquet Jr, Stroll, et al: riding on names/money.

In short, everyone can be annoying at times...

EDIT: TOTO OMG, he’s the champ of annoying.

Edited by THEWALL, 19 January 2019 - 23:17.


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Posted 20 January 2019 - 01:38

M.Schumacher

Formula E as such

Senna
everybody else Schumacher
everybody Verstappen
Barrichello
Massa
Heidfeld
Button
Sato (only in IndyCar)
 



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Posted 20 January 2019 - 03:47

I do not think that being honest to others about yourself being a nasty person is much better, if at all better than hiding the fact that you are a nasty person and letting people find out in their own time.

Do you honestly think that Mika or Kimi played these kind of games ? I think it is fair to say that many champions did, but I do not think that all of them did.

Do you have any idea of what Kimi or Mika may have done behind the scenes? Of course not... because most people say nothing. Perhaps someone should ask David Coulthard...

As I said - Jacques has always been too honest for his own good.