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 Post subject: Max Chilton thread
PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:24 pm 
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Since he does not have yet thread, I am opening it.

I am quite impressed how the testing went for him.

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Circuito de Jerez, Spain 5th - 7th February 2013
Length: 4.428 km / 2.751 miles

Fastest laps

01. Massa/Ferrari - 1:17.879 (205 km/h)
02. Grosjean/Lotus - 1:18.218 + 0.339
03. Rosberg/Mercedes - 1:18.766 + 0.887
04. Button/McLaren - 1:18.861 + 0.982
05. di Resta/Force India - 1:19.003 + 1.124
06. Vettel/Red Bull - 1:19.052 + 1.173
07. Ricciardo/Toro Rosso - 1:19.134 + 1.255
08. Raikkonen/Lotus - 1:19.200 + 1.321
09. Vergne/Toro Rosso - 1:19.247 + 1.368
10. Rossiter/Force India - 1:19.303 + 1.424
11. Webber/Red Bull - 1:19.338 + 1.459
12. Hulkenberg/Sauber - 1:19.502 + 1.623
13. Hamilton/Mercedes - 1:19.519 + 1.640
14. Perez/McLaren - 1:19.572 + 1.693
15. Gutierrez/Sauber - 1:19.934 + 2.055
16. Maldonado/Williams - 1:20.693 + 2.814
17. Chilton/Marussia - 1:21.269 + 3.390
18. van der Garde/Caterham - 1:21.311 + 3.432
19. Bottas/Williams - 1:21.575 + 3.696
20. Pic/Caterham - 1:22.352 + 4.473
21. Razia/Marussia - 1:23.537 + 5.658
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Third Test @ Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain - 28th February - 1st March 2013
4.655 km / 2.892 miles

Fastest Laptimes - Day 2 (Wet AM)

01. Grosjean / Lotus - 1:22.716 - 88 Laps
02. Button / McLaren - 1:23.181 +0.465 - 72
03. Maldonado / Williams - 1:23.628 +0.912 - 75
04. Vettel / Red Bull - 1:23.743 +1.027 - 65
05. Hulkenberg / Sauber - 1:23.744 +1.028 - 79
06. Sutil / Force India - 1:24.215 +1.499 - 62
07. Ricciardo / Toro Rosso - 1:25.483 +2.767 - 61
08. Chilton / Marussia - 1:25.598 +2.882 - 75
09. van der Garde / Caterham - 1:26.316 +3.600 - 48
10. Rosberg / Mercedes - 1:26.655 +3.939 - 120
11. Alonso / Ferrari -1:27.878 +5.162 - 102

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 Post subject: Re: Max Chilton thread
PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 4:02 pm 
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Max has looked considerable decent in comparison to the Caterham drivers at the tests. I feel the extra seat time gained thought the loss of Razia will have an advantage when we get to Australia. Maybe Max can score a point for Marussia. 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Max Chilton thread
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Whoa, Marussia has definitely improved, maybe KERS related, but from that to scoring a point there's still a long way to go. Unless Chillton can mix it up constantly somewhere around 15th-16th place and pray for DNF's in the front...but I don't see that yet. They might just beat Caterham fair and square this season (last years it was more about lucky finishes ,as Caterham seemed stronger overall) but they would have to charge towards Toro Rosso for a point.
Anyway, they're slowly on their way up and Chillton was fairly entertaining in GP2...who knows what will happen in severe DNF races like Spa, Brazil or Canada.

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 Post subject: Re: Max Chilton thread
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ATM2 wrote:
Whoa, Marussia has definitely improved, maybe KERS related, but from that to scoring a point there's still a long way to go. Unless Chillton can mix it up constantly somewhere around 15th-16th place and pray for DNF's in the front...but I don't see that yet. They might just beat Caterham fair and square this season (last years it was more about lucky finishes ,as Caterham seemed stronger overall) but they would have to charge towards Toro Rosso for a point.
Anyway, they're slowly on their way up and Chillton was fairly entertaining in GP2...who knows what will happen in severe DNF races like Spa, Brazil or Canada.


Perhaps the panic over Marussia being terrible is not really necessary?


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 Post subject: Re: Max Chilton thread
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relax, they will still be at the back of the field as always. To go forward they need bigger budget, when they say that they cannot complete a season without a pay driver that says it all really.


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 Post subject: Re: Max Chilton thread
PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 2:09 pm 
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He's not had a good final day so far. Several seconds off the pace right now!

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 Post subject: Re: Max Chilton thread
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Noted: Max Chilton outqualifying both Caterhams! Plus, he is now less than a second away from team-mate Bianchi. Not bad!

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 Post subject: Re: Max Chilton thread
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Lt. Drebin wrote:
Noted: Max Chilton outqualifying both Caterhams! Plus, he is now less than a second away from team-mate Bianchi. Not bad!

Testament to how bad the Caterhams are not how much Chilton has improved tbh. He's still 8 tenths off his fellow rookie team mate. That's light years in F1 terms and not good enough. No team mate should be that far off a team mate.

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 Post subject: Re: Max Chilton thread
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Anyone else impressed with Max so far this season? He may not be the fastest but his results alone have Marussia currently 10th in the WCC. He's smart enough to keep out of first lap accidents and other silly incidents. I'd like to see him have a shot in a midfield team to see if he can pull off this consistency when not being left in every other teams dust.
To finish first, first you have to finish - and Max has finished 1st of the back markers in 2 of 3 races this season.
Plus he seems like a really nice guy.


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 Post subject: Re: Max Chilton thread
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Classic wrote:
Anyone else impressed with Max so far this season? He may not be the fastest but his results alone have Marussia currently 10th in the WCC. He's smart enough to keep out of first lap accidents and other silly incidents. I'd like to see him have a shot in a midfield team to see if he can pull off this consistency when not being left in every other teams dust.
To finish first, first you have to finish - and Max has finished 1st of the back markers in 2 of 3 races this season.
Plus he seems like a really nice guy.


Nop, because going around so slowly that you're never on track with anyone isn't being smart and keeping out of accidents. Also Hulkenberg manages to keep out of accidents (I can't even remember an accident involving Hulkenberg!), as does Vettel, and I wouldn't give credit to Chilton as I would those two.

Sorry, just not convinced by the guy. I liked him in GP2, he was fairly impressive, but none of that has translated to F1 so far. If he constantly outqualifies and outraces Bianchi I'll be convinced.

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 Post subject: Re: Max Chilton thread
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It was about time for a Max Chilton thread!! I wish all the best for the guy, he is one of those who have nothing but utmost respect for his teammate and for other F1 drivers, and seems to be the hard-working type.


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 Post subject: Re: Max Chilton thread
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He seems a nice guy, but I fear he might be the tortoise in is some sort of "tortoise and the hare" story, only with a less positive outcome for the tortoise :)

He's so consistent and reliable, but all things being normal he's just quite a lot slower than Bianchi and broadly speaking he doesn't look to be getting much closer.

Almost all his merit seems to come from how his constancy in finishing. He could end up doing 2 seasons in F1, finishing every single race and getting dropped without really doing anything or beating anyone other than records for finishing races.

I hope it's a great drive that grabs the best of the backmarkers, not just finishing when everyone else doesn't. To be honest, I'm not sure Chilton has that great drive in him. I'd be happy to be proven wrong though.

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 Post subject: Re: Max Chilton thread
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Volantary wrote:
Nop, because going around so slowly that you're never on track with anyone isn't being smart and keeping out of accidents. Also Hulkenberg manages to keep out of accidents (I can't even remember an accident involving Hulkenberg!), as does Vettel, and I wouldn't give credit to Chilton as I would those two.


Here you go...

Australia 2010
Monaco 2010
Japan 2010
Australia 2012
Abu Dhabi 2012
Brazil 2012

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 Post subject: Re: Max Chilton thread
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It would be nice to know what Max brief is.

Save the car at all costs would really cramp your style, especially if your team mate did not have so strict a remit.
Then again, he could just be slow, but look at his lower formula. He did not set the world alight, but he got a F1 seat on the strength of it ( and cash )


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 Post subject: Re: Max Chilton thread
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rich06 wrote:
Volantary wrote:
Nop, because going around so slowly that you're never on track with anyone isn't being smart and keeping out of accidents. Also Hulkenberg manages to keep out of accidents (I can't even remember an accident involving Hulkenberg!), as does Vettel, and I wouldn't give credit to Chilton as I would those two.


Here you go...

Australia 2010
Monaco 2010
Japan 2010
Australia 2012
Abu Dhabi 2012
Brazil 2012

:-P


FWIW, it would only be fair to attribute blame ti Hulk in the last two of those; some of the ones you listed are car failures as well.

With regards to Chilton, his finishing streak has been impressive but some of the improvement he seemed to be showing in the second half of last season appears to have stagnated so he's still pretty unexciting IMO

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 Post subject: Re: Max Chilton thread
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I wasn't saying Nico was to blame ... I was just pointing out to Volantary that NH had been involved in some accidents in the past that's all


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