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Hypothetical question

Discussion in 'Motorsport' started by Merlin5, 16 May 2010.

  1. Merlin5

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    Let's say in an ideal world that,..

    1. All the F1 cars driven are 100% identical in performance, handling, acceleration, top speed.

    2. All have the same tyres at the same time (soft or hard).

    3. There is no question of technical problems, no tyre blow outs, no gearbox or engine problems.

    4. Everything would be flawless mechanically for a whole season for every single drivers.


    Who then of the current drivers in 2010, do you think would triumph as the champion since now it can be determined purely based on driver skill and not hardware?
     
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    you still have the stewards messing everything up though, so its still not down to purely the driver..
     
  3. DRZ

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    Why does any of those four points make it an ideal world? Each of those removes some of what makes F1 good!

    As for the question, probably between Hamilton and Vettel.
     
  4. Skeeter

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    In current F1, with how difficult it is to pass, whoever is best in Qualifying.

    I dont know who that is at the moment?
     
  5. Merlin5

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    I do certainly agree with that point! :D

    However, if you take some other sports, they win solely on their talent, or, MOSTLY, I mean a tennis racket string might break but that's no game breaker. Examples, swimming, athletics, football, tennis, boxing, etc.
     
  6. Housey

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    hamilton.
     
  7. DRZ

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    None of those require a team to construct something and then invest all of that effort in one person.

    Whilst the headlines are dominated by the drivers, the teams are locked in just as intense a battle off the track as the drivers are when on the track. Taking that away means an A1GP-style affair and that was so good it went bust...
     
  8. Housey

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    There has NEVER been a single seater 1 make formula that has EVER been any good in my book.
     
  9. Skeeter

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    A1GP went bust through poor advertising and poor TV coverage.

    The racing was always pretty good. I really enjoyed watching it when it was on.
     
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    GP2 is currently far better than F1.
     
  11. Skeeter

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    Thats a point, got 2 races on my Sky+ to watch. Cheers!
     
  12. Housey

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    It's a single seater 1 make formula.
     
  14. Hxc

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    Alonso.
     
  15. Glaucus

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    That would not be an ideal world, far from it, it would suck.
    Anyway Hamilton, take out reliability and how hard he pushes the equipment and take out the tactics, I think he has the pace and the overtaking.
     
  16. logix42p

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    alonso aint half bad either oooo tough one
     
  17. Jono8

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    hamilton probably
     
  18. arknor

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    schumacher ! still owns current f1 drivers in the race of champions
     
  19. Housey

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    But its still bobbins much of the time.
     
  20. SoliD

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    Yes but apart from Button what WDC have been there in recent years? And hasn't ekstrom/vettel beaten him at the event for the past 3 years?