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      04-30-2009, 02:42 PM   #23
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That would be awesome, but I am sure Ferrari's offer would be more enticing and more $$$... Every driver secretly wants to wear the Maraleno colors
Ferrari drivers go from superstars to idols overnight
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1. Dale Jr.
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4. Kyle Busch (even though I hate his guts)
5. Button

This didn't just happen.
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1. Dale Jr.
2. Vettel
3. Hamilton
4. Kyle Busch (even though I hate his guts)
5. Button
i can't believe you've done this.


but seriously, i hope you're joking with the NASCAR fail drivers.
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Agree, although I think Vettel and Alonso are tied for top spot. I'm going to call it now....Vettel is the future. He will be a multi-champ.

Are you kidding me?? If that was the case Rubens would be winning too. I have always thought Button was under rated. Now he has the equipment and a team that believes in him.
If he still stuck with Honda....
and i'm not kidding you....I don't think he's top 5...but he's close to be there....

1. Raikkonen
2. Vettel
3. Hamilton
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7. Barrichello
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      04-30-2009, 03:24 PM   #28
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I'm hoping he ends up with BMW. If he can win in the Red Bull he should be able to win in the BMW. Plus he used to be one of their reserve drivers.
He started with BMW in 2007 in US GP....where he scored points in his first race...
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Are you kidding me?? If that was the case Rubens would be winning too. I have always thought Button was under rated. Now he has the equipment and a team that believes in him.
Before I think he's overrated with his salary and the crappy Honda Civic he's driving...
now he's making his money worth finally....i will put my money for him to be WDC this season!
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1. Dale Jr.
2. Vettel
3. Hamilton
4. Kyle Busch (even though I hate his guts)
5. Button
This reminds me.

How do you punch a NASCAR fan and get away with it?

After you hit him, just run to the right.

Now for my list:

1) Button
2) Vettel
3) Alonso
4) Buemi
5) Sutil
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This reminds me.

How do you punch a NASCAR fan and get away with it?

After you hit him, just run to the right.
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This reminds me.

How do you punch a NASCAR fan and get away with it?

After you hit him, just run to the right.

Now for my list:

1) Button
2) Vettel
3) Alonso
4) Buemi
5) Sutil


Good one!
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Before I think he's overrated with his salary and the crappy Honda Civic he's driving...
now he's making his money worth finally....i will put my money for him to be WDC this season!
I disagree. Button has proven to be a great driver. Look @ what he has done with that POS Honda-F1-mobile over the last few seasons. Plus he was great enough back in 2000 to be plucked by Williams to fill their F1 seat, after only competing in 36 races in cars prior to that moment.

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This list brings something that is a bit off topic, but somewhat related to the subject here. Often I have heard folks in the past (not here, other places) say stuff like "Scott Speed sucks" "Hamilton is a crappy driver" "De La Rossa couldn't drive if his life depended on it" ... This kind of talk just drives me up a wall. None of the current crop of F1 drivers suck. All of them are incredible talented drivers. You can't make it to F1 by being a crappy driver. Fewer people have driven an F1 car in competition than have been launched into space. it's a very select club, and you have to be good at what you do to gain membership. Although the pay drivers of the past were for sure an exception to this. Yeah that's right Ricardo Rosset, I am talking ABOUT YOU!!!!

Jarno Trulli was recently quoted as saying that he thinks all the drivers are about half a second away from each other, if they were all in the same car. If he feels that way, I would be inclined to agree with him. He does have quite a lot of experience in his field, ya know.

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Fastest driver today is Kimi. No R&D, just shows up to the track and races flat out. Doesn't matter if he's car is working or not. He's 10/10's all the time. Sounds like that brazilian guy Senna.
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Fastest driver today is Kimi. No R&D, just shows up to the track and races flat out. Doesn't matter if he's car is working or not. He's 10/10's all the time. Sounds like that brazilian guy Senna.
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I disagree. Button has proven to be a great driver. Look @ what he has done with that POS Honda-F1-mobile over the last few seasons. Plus he was great enough back in 2000 to be plucked by Williams to fill their F1 seat, after only competing in 36 races in cars prior to that moment.

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Jarno Trulli was recently quoted as saying that he thinks all the drivers are about half a second away from each other, if they were all in the same car. If he feels that way, I would be inclined to agree with him. He does have quite a lot of experience in his field, ya know.

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But please tell me your rant doesn't include Nelson Piquet Jr......

j/k~
He's just on a career suicide teaming up with Alonso.....
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Fastest driver today is Kimi. No R&D, just shows up to the track and races flat out. Doesn't matter if he's car is working or not. He's 10/10's all the time. Sounds like that brazilian guy Senna.

Senna > Raikkonen.....
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Makes me wonder what if Senna still alive...what impace he's gonna do with the current Formula world....
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I disagree. Button has proven to be a great driver. Look @ what he has done with that POS Honda-F1-mobile over the last few seasons. Plus he was great enough back in 2000 to be plucked by Williams to fill their F1 seat, after only competing in 36 races in cars prior to that moment.

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Jarno Trulli was recently quoted as saying that he thinks all the drivers are about half a second away from each other, if they were all in the same car. If he feels that way, I would be inclined to agree with him. He does have quite a lot of experience in his field, ya know.

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True that....unfortunate he kept overshadowed by other drivers like Schumi, Alonso, etc etc at that moment....
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I agree with Truilli. If everybody had the same exact car, everbody would be within half a second from each other. Therefore, its 90% car and 10% driver for the sucess of the team.
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I agree with Truilli. If everybody had the same exact car, everbody would be within half a second from each other. Therefore, its 90% car and 10% driver for the sucess of the team.
As long as Nelson Piquet Jr doesn't spin outta control...
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He started with BMW in 2007 in US GP....where he scored points in his first race...
I believe he was a test driver for them prior to this.

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2) Vettel
3) Alonso
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5) Sutil
Ur kidding about Sutil, rt??
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I believe he was a test driver for them prior to this.
YUP!!!
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Everyone agrees that the two greatest drivers of all time are Senna and Shumi
(no point getting into the debate of which one is THE greatest of all time, since that would be like asking leather or Leatherette around here)

My question is do you guys think that any of the current drivers is of the same caliber of either Senna or Shumi? Especially now that the cars are so much more complex and the drivers have a lot more to do in the cockpit (brake bias, movable wings, Kers etc..)
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