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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 1:05 pm 
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Biggest F1 regrets of the season , feel free to add more if you want

Lotus and Kimi didnt get it 100% right this season

Ferrari got it so wrong out of the box

McLaren reliability or the lack of it

McLaren poor decisions

K.K out of F1 ( unless picked up be one of the lower teams )

Senna didnt do it

Schumi....well we would of all loved to see him win one

Massa not putting it together till it was too late

Ron Dennis not giving Lewis his trophies and playing hardball with McLarens best hope.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 6:33 pm 
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I think the biggest regret is that the best driver in his best form isn't winning the title despite having the fastest car 50% of the time.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 6:35 pm 
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Biggest F1 regret of 2012?

That I took down and packed away my tent the Monday after the British GP.. It was in such a state from the conditions I should have left it!

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 6:48 pm 
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Biggest regret is the lack of McLaren reliability, what a showdown this final race could have been, totally conceivable that the 3 best racers of this era would all be vying for this title at the last race.

Could have been one of the all time great showdowns.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 7:56 pm 
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Biggest regret for me is seeing Mercedes screw it up time and time again this season, leaving Nico and Michael to suffer as a result. Not having an above average, close to top tier car, and having what looked to be a promising season in the beginning.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 8:00 pm 
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McLaren not following through in a great car to give us a 3 or 4 way title fight

Mercedes falling off the pace

Lotus not capitalising on a great car at the start of the season

The demise of HRT, and all that it means for the sport in the future without cost cutting.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 8:11 pm 
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Missing Sutil, Heidfeld, Buemi, Di Grassi, and D'Ambrosio.

Maldonado lacking patience in Australia and Valencia.

Ferrari making Massa look like an amateur at the beggining of the season.

RBR signing Webber again. I mean, he is a solid no.2 but what else? His carrier is going downwards. Buemi should have the chance to develop his carrier. Or Ricciardo, to keep the Aussies happy. Any of these two actually.

Mercedes going downwards since their first win.

Grosjean failing to capitalize on few occasions, where he could with a bit of luck win the race.

KK seemingly not retaining his seat in F1.

Schumacher not doing better than he did.

Di Resta getting so much stick for doing nothing wrong.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 8:13 pm 
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Maclaren for making far far too many mistakes and not getting the car right

Mercedes for letting Schumi and Rosberg down in a major way

Force India for becoming so lacklustre after a lot of promise

Money talking more than talent


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Ferrari getting it so wrong out of the box.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 9:12 pm 
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Mercedes car not up to it for what has turned out to be Schumis last year.

FIA banning a previously approved innovation from the Lotus team.

Kimi and Lotus not maximising some of the opportunities. Would have been a lot closer to 2nd or a consolidated 3rd.

And finally, two incidents which have drastically changed the odds in Seb's favour.... Alonso's DNFs in Spa and Suzuka.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 9:12 pm 
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That Schumacher's last year was like this


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 9:27 pm 
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Hmm, as an Alonso fan I would say the strategy balls up in Canada. But I actually supported their decision at the time. Then I had to eat my words.

So... Suzuka.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 9:29 pm 
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Iowa'sOnlyF1Viewer wrote:
That Schumacher's last year was like this


It would have been nice to have the win in Monaco. Better to lose 16-4 to Rosberg and get that race win, than be 10-10 (or so it is in qualifying) and not get the win and have all those blowups when the car was good. Perhaps a podium tomorrow would be nice.


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Williams and Sauber not having an established top line driver so we could see how good the cars really were

Schumacher having to take a grid pen in Monaco costing him a real chance of victory

Mclaren finally producing the fastest car but still not being able to produce the goods

Kobayashi not pushing on ahead of Perez and getting the Mclaren drive


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Iowa'sOnlyF1Viewer wrote:
That Schumacher's last year was like this


This for me more than anything

Because of how bad a year he has had this year, I wished he would have extended it a further year


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 9:42 pm 
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Pirelli tires forcing drivers to cruise to conserve tires rather than racing and many wins decided by tires worn out too fast. Formula1 became Pirelli1 this year...

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beanchimp wrote:
Iowa'sOnlyF1Viewer wrote:
That Schumacher's last year was like this


This for me more than anything

Because of how bad a year he has had this year, I wished he would have extended it a further year


Relative to Rosberg it hasn't been too bad, but it basically has been a fairy cakes year.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:08 pm 
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Eva09 wrote:
beanchimp wrote:
Iowa'sOnlyF1Viewer wrote:
That Schumacher's last year was like this


This for me more than anything

Because of how bad a year he has had this year, I wished he would have extended it a further year


Relative to Rosberg it hasn't been too bad, but it basically has been a fairy cakes year.

On the same theme, the Monaco pole being taken away from him.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 11:08 pm 
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Definitely McLaren blowing what should have been a real shot at the WDC with poor reliability.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 11:45 pm 
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Don't you have to control something to regret.

I think the biggest regret will be Lewis departure by both parties, whitmarsh already said let's hope it's a GAp year.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 11:51 pm 
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this should have been a RBR vs Macca year - without doubt - sure Ferrari have been consistent, but without the other feck ups would really only be a distant third.............Nevertheless, I would wish that it was at least a three way split for the wdc right now - I think thats the minimum we all deserve after this season!


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 12:07 am 
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Lotus not winning more races then they have

Schumi not starting from pole in Monaco (Could have been one last career win)

Mclarens constant cock-ups

Grosjeans inability to avoid situations, shame because I think he has huge potential

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 1:31 am 
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Regret? Falling asleep on the sofa before quali started a few races back...

Disappointment? Webber's demise in the 2nd half of the championship after being consistently quicker than Seb at the start of the season.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 2:16 am 
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Kinda weird when posters type " Biggest regret is XYZ " as if they are responsible for XYZ lol....

For me, Mclaren and their reliability. It surely would have been a Vettel vs Hamilton Vs Alonso tomorrow

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 2:18 am 
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the biggest regret for me is wearing the Lotus team t-shirt in Shanghai - the only GP that Kimi has failed to score points to date.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 2:53 am 
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Has to be Schumi at Monaco.

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Webber having no KERS all season.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:11 am 
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Pirelli running a circus.

The worst-looking cars for years.

Lotus's reactive ride height system being banned.

Button suffering a slump.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:21 am 
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1. Alonso getting cocky and running Kimi off the road (Suzuka), thereby putting Vettel into the championship lead.

2. Ferrari getting cocky as soon as their car showed some competitiveness (Canada), thereby losing several points when the tires expired before race end.

If they had simply stayed in damage-limitation mode the entire season, rather than making the above 2 blunders (which only happened from overconfidence), Alonso would still be slightly ahead right now or tied, and we'd have a spectacular final race today.


And really IMO it's the same thing that cost them the title in 2010, remember when Alonso had a broken transmission but insisted on pushing the car as hard as possible trying to pass Button -- which was totally unrealistic -- and thereby destroyed the engine? If they'd done damage limitation instead of being reckless, they might have saved the engine and taken the WDC.


Basically Ferrari and Alonso seem to have an occasional problem with red mist despite Domenicali's usually even-keeled leadership. And it's costing us exciting season finales, that's my biggest regret.


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Biggest regret is seeing the Mercedes perform so poorly. China and Monaco seem so far away.

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McLaren squandering their championship potential this year. Hamilton has been superb this season.

Kobayashi and Kovalainen out of race seats at the end of the year.

Grosjean and Maldonado's pace contrasted with their spatial awareness.

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for sure it was mclarens reliability. it was just awful for a top 3 team. they lost the wdc and wcc because of it.

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Lewis's bad luck. He could have won the WDC at Abu Dhabi.


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Massa making himself look like an amateur at the beggining of the season.

Mclaren reliability.

Caterham. Lots of talk and failed miserably much to my regret.

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Webber re-signing with Red Bull for 2013 so early in the season.

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Maybe disappointment is the right word not regret?

I don't regret anything, but I'm very disappointed not to see Hamilton as the champion who should have been this year.

Disappointed in Kobayashi, he didn't show much. And of course Mclaren for wasting the drivers and fan's time :thumbdown: :x


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Without question the biggest disappointment had to be McLaren's reliability/cock ups.
Mercedes underperforming. It would have been nice to see Schumi win one race and I'm not even a huge fan.
Ferrari not being consistently quicker.
RBR resigning Webber / Ferrari resigning Massa. I'd rather see both seats go to new talent.
Grosjean and Maldonado cocking up too much.. I think they both have some raw talent/speed.

Have we had a 'best moments of 12 thread'?

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Jinx wrote:
the biggest regret for me is wearing the Lotus team t-shirt in Shanghai - the only GP that Kimi has failed to score points to date.

You jinxed him :lol: :-P

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Schumacher having another bad season, and leaving.

At least he got one podium, and it was a historic one, all 3 of the Ferrari champions still driving, Alonso in Schu's old team, Kimi in Alonso's old team, and Schu in a midfield team after 7 WDC's.

When are we going to see such an unthinkable podium again.


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McLaren's failings
Grosjean's spatial awareness
Kimi returning
Webber resigning for Red Bull
KK out of F1
Perez getting the Macca drive
The yellow flag debacle after Brazil

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