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 Post subject: Drive of the season
PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:26 am 
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for both Qualy and the race

for me the best qualifying performance of the season was Daniel Ricciardo in Bahrain of course that start he had in the race pretty much has to go down to the worst start of the season making the amazing qualifying performance pointless either that or Pastor Maldonado's amazing qualifying session in Spain

but i am unsure about the race Vettel in brazil comes to mind though many drivers didnt really try to fight him but the fact he made up so much ground was impressive even if he is in the best car on the grid but maybe Pastor Maldonado's race in Spain was the best but he did win it from the front row which diminishes his result but i am sure there were many amazing drives i forgot about this season


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Alonso in Valencia or Hamilton in Austin

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 Post subject: Re: Drive of the season
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Button in Belgium. He dominated in a way we hadn't seen from him at McLaren yet.

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For me it would be Alonso in Valencia and Vettel in Abu Dhabi. Also Pastor Maldonado win.

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 Post subject: Re: Drive of the season
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Vettel in Brazil, fantastic drive imo

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 Post subject: Re: Drive of the season
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Danny_Boy99 wrote:
Vettel in Brazil, fantastic drive imo


Including qualifying?


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 Post subject: Re: Drive of the season
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fieldstvl wrote:
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Vettel in Brazil, fantastic drive imo


Including qualifying?

And the fact he had a terrible start that got him involved with that T4 incident in the first place. It was a good recovery but it wasn't the best drive of the season by a long way.

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 Post subject: Re: Drive of the season
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Best qualifying lap: Schumacher in Monaco (shame about the penalty)

Best qualifying out of position: Maldonado in Spain.

Best race drive: Vettel in Spa. Although he had to make a couple of drives from the back this year, the others weren't as clean as Spa was.

Best race overall: Austin. New track that proved to be all that it was cracked up to be (slippery bits aside) good battles up and down the grid, and a little controversy to top it all off.


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 Post subject: Re: Drive of the season
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RaggedMan wrote:
Best qualifying lap: Schumacher in Monaco (shame about the penalty)

Best qualifying out of position: Maldonado in Spain.

Best race drive: Vettel in Spa. Although he had to make a couple of drives from the back this year, the others weren't as clean as Spa was.

Best race overall: Austin. New track that proved to be all that it was cracked up to be (slippery bits aside) good battles up and down the grid, and a little controversy to top it all off.

forgot about Schumachers lap that was a perfect lap by him


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 Post subject: Re: Drive of the season
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Hamilton in Korea. Fought for points with an undriveable car

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“His car suffered a rear anti-roll bar failure early on – and that destroyed his car’s handling balance and made it impossible for him to look after his tyres. The fact that he nonetheless hung on in there, through thick and thin, battling wheel to wheel with drivers whose cars were undamaged, was truly mighty.

“Then, finally, to add insult to injury, he picked up a strip of stray run-off Astroturf, and that further compromised his car’s performance – yet, even so, despite not being able to shake it off as it flapped about in the air-stream, he still clung on to 10thplace. Believe me, it was an epic, stirring, majestic drive.

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 Post subject: Re: Drive of the season
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Grosjean Australia.

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 Post subject: Re: Drive of the season
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Best quali lap was Vettel in Valencia. He was on a different league to everyone else that Saturday. (Button in Spa was magnificent too as was Pastor at Abu Dhabi)

Best race: more than a few contenders:

Alonso in Valencia
Vettel in Abu Dhabi
Kimi in Hungary (especially after the 1st pit stop)
Perez in Monza
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 Post subject: Re: Drive of the season
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Anyone who stayed on track in Malaysia!

But I'd give that to Maldonado in Spain for not throwing it off the road under immense pressure.

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 Post subject: Re: Drive of the season
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Vettel in Abu Dhabi
Perez in Malaysia
Alonso in Valencia
Vettel in Brazil

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 Post subject: Re: Drive of the season
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Hmm, so best race weekend of the season.

I guess anyone that did the pole/win double.

Laura's Button at Spa is a good shout. I felt he was particularly impressive that weekend due to the lack of practice time everybody got. He was quickest to hook his car up best and reaped the rewards.

Maldonado at Spain.
Vettel at Bahrain.
Lewis in Abu Dhabi (despite the retirement) and USA.

Unsure really!

Button or Maldonado.
Button for the reasons above. Maldo because he once again showed his excellent qualy pace and then managed the race like a seasoned pro.

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 Post subject: Re: Drive of the season
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Lewis in USA/Abu Dhabi/Singapore/Monza/Hungary/Korea/Canada/Brazil... USA was epic, Abu Dhabi and Singapore he was pole and 1st all the way until car broke down, which is excellent. Monza he did it again, but Perez was right on his tail so maybe not as good. Hungary again, but had Kimi on his tail. Canada was epic. Brazil was good until he found a Caterham in his way. Lewis takes it for "should've been drives of the season" :P

Vettel at Spa... his Abu Dhabi and Brazil races were great in terms of places gained, but attrocious in terms of driver skill I thought, far too scrappy to be drives of the season. Spa was a brilliantly executed race though.

Button at Spa/Australia. Spa was the complete package, brilliant.

Maldo at Spain.

Alonso at Valencia.

Rosberg in China...

Massa in Japan...

Koba in Japan...

There's a lot to choose from! I might just go with Seb at Spa, that one stands out as it made me appreciate him more than I did before hand. But for the complete weekend (pole/race) I'll go with Button at Spa/Vettel at Japan.

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 Post subject: Re: Drive of the season
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Alonso in Europe and Hamilton at Austin
I don't think anybody would have imagined that ferrari anywhere near the front of the field (and even with a bit of luck) Alonso never seemed to miss any oppurtunity presented to him. And Hammy in Austin because he took on Vettel, in seemingly equal machinery, never put a foot wrong, callenged relentlessly and emerged victorious.

Personally, I dont think any of the other drivers could have delivered such performances

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 Post subject: Re: Drive of the season
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Not an obvious one, but in a slightly biased way, Button in Brazil for me.


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 Post subject: Re: Drive of the season
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Jenson,Spa:)

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 Post subject: Re: Drive of the season
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Everyone in Austin, no tyre issues just balls out racing.

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 Post subject: Re: Drive of the season
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Race:Alonso in Valencia
Seb in Belgium
Alonso in India
Lewis in Austin
Rosberg in China
Felipe in Japan

Qualy: Ricciardo in Bahrain
Seb in Valencia
Lewis pretty much every time he had a capable car
Alonso in the wet
RoGro in Australia

That's without giving it much thought.


Seb in Abu Dhabi and Brazil is a big 'no' for me, to be honest. In Abu Dhabi he had AMAZING car, got involved in two accidents, both his fault.
Terrible start in Brazil, at fault for the accident in T4 ending Senna's and Perez' races. But that's my 2 cents.

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Everyone in Austin, no tyre issues just balls out racing.


Tyre warming issues is still tyre issues I guess. We had plenty of teams having them.


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 Post subject: Re: Drive of the season
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Button @ Spa, absolute domination. I was not expecting that! :] Vettel had a pretty good race there too.


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 Post subject: Re: Drive of the season
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Aside from Vettel's performance in Valencia which he didn't finish Button's drive in Spa was really the only race this year which had dominance written all over it. He had it hooked up that weekend.

Maldonando's qualy and win in Spain was also mesmerizing. I wish Mclaren had signed him because I think he can be champion with good a car especially when he irons out the mistakes.


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 Post subject: Re: Drive of the season
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Something that wasn't mentioned is Kobayashi's 2nd place in qualy at Spa. Really really amazing for me... About races i'm between Kimi in Bahrain, Vettel in Spa and Alonso in India. The weird thing is that all 3 started down the grid and all finished 2nd... If any of the 3 had won that race it would be the top one in my opinion


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 Post subject: Re: Drive of the season
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Probably Alonso in Malaysia, or Maldonado in Spain.

Others are Nico in China, Schumi's pole lap in Monaco.


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RaggedMan wrote:
Best qualifying lap: Schumacher in Monaco (shame about the penalty)

Best qualifying out of position: Maldonado in Spain.

Best race drive: Vettel in Spa. Although he had to make a couple of drives from the back this year, the others weren't as clean as Spa was.

Best race overall: Austin. New track that proved to be all that it was cracked up to be (slippery bits aside) good battles up and down the grid, and a little controversy to top it all off.


Best qualifying lap? Because hes schumacher?

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Best Q lap: Maldonado in Singapore, where the frick did he get that from, also Ricciardo Bahrain. (Maldonado's pole lap was a bit messy, slower than Q2!)
Best pole: Nico Rosberg China
Best win: Rosberg China, Maldonado Spain, Button Bel, Hamilton USA
Best drive: Grosjean/Perez Canada for making tyres last when the top drivers didn't, Vettel Valencia also class of one, Hulk Brazil running with and ahead of much faster McLaren's showing pole in 2010 was no fluke, shame about the ending.

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Qualy lap - Schumi at Austin - 5th place finished 16th (Ros qualy = 17th place)

Race - Kimi vs Alonso at Abu Dhabi =#1
- Hamilton at Korea
- Shedden at Thruxton ;)

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Not an obvious one, but in a slightly biased way, Button in Brazil for me.
I'm tempted to give Felipe a shout for Brazil. Played the role of rear-gunner to Fernando fantastically and showed genuine race pace otherwise. Quite brilliant.

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 Post subject: Re: Drive of the season
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Webber at Silverstone!

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 Post subject: Re: Drive of the season
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Hamilton @ Canada, Austin
Vettel @ singapore, Japan (utter dominance)


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 Post subject: Re: Drive of the season
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metamorphomisk wrote:
RaggedMan wrote:
Best qualifying lap: Schumacher in Monaco (shame about the penalty)

Best qualifying out of position: Maldonado in Spain.

Best race drive: Vettel in Spa. Although he had to make a couple of drives from the back this year, the others weren't as clean as Spa was.

Best race overall: Austin. New track that proved to be all that it was cracked up to be (slippery bits aside) good battles up and down the grid, and a little controversy to top it all off.


Best qualifying lap? Because hes schumacher?

No. Because it was a great lap.

The fact that it was Schumacher is beside the point.


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 Post subject: Re: Drive of the season
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RaggedMan wrote:
metamorphomisk wrote:
RaggedMan wrote:
Best qualifying lap: Schumacher in Monaco (shame about the penalty)

Best qualifying out of position: Maldonado in Spain.

Best race drive: Vettel in Spa. Although he had to make a couple of drives from the back this year, the others weren't as clean as Spa was.

Best race overall: Austin. New track that proved to be all that it was cracked up to be (slippery bits aside) good battles up and down the grid, and a little controversy to top it all off.


Best qualifying lap? Because hes schumacher?

No. Because it was a great lap.

The fact that it was Schumacher is beside the point.

Schumacher aged 43 got Pole in that Mercedes round the hardest track to get a perfect lap on the calender. The Merc wasn't the best car on the grid in 2012 yet on that day Schumacher went faster than everyone in it. It was that one dose of the old magic everyone had been waiting for. For that lap Schumacher was the same man who won 7WDC and it was glorious.

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Qualifying : Hamilton in Abu Dhabi, Hamilton in Singapore, Maldonado in Singapore
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Race - Vettel in Spa, Kimi in Abu Dhabi, Hamilton in USA
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 Post subject: Re: Drive of the season
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darksides wrote:
Webber at Silverstone!

Webber at Valencia :)

Qualified 19th (no fault of his own) and drove from 19th to 4th just missing out on a podium.

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Felipe in Japan, Singapore and Brazil: showed us what we always knew he was capable of, Japan: fast and consistent, couldn't quite match Vettel but stayed in control ahead of the rest; Singapore: bumps, punctures and hazardous Brunos notwithstanding came from almost dead last through to 8th; Brazil: fantastic pace, didnt put a wheel wrong, defended Alonso all the way to the podium in changing conditions

Lewis at COTA: not being a big fan, never thought i'd cheer so hard for Lewis, great drive to put it past Seb...and when Seb was on form and in his favourite scenario (leading from the front).

Kimi in Abu Dhabhi: he knew what he was doing! ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Drive of the season
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tootsie323 wrote:
Floppy_Boy wrote:
Not an obvious one, but in a slightly biased way, Button in Brazil for me.
I'm tempted to give Felipe a shout for Brazil. Played the role of rear-gunner to Fernando fantastically and showed genuine race pace otherwise. Quite brilliant.

Completely agree, it takes enormous skill to deliberately keep that many cars behind without losing a position. Lovely positioning and reading of the situation with the overtake on Webber too. And of course, if Button deserves it, arguably Hulkenberg deserves it even more.


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Button at Spa

Vettel in Valencia before the car packed up as well

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