Post by Phil Carmody Post by John
I guess Vettel. He at least put up the illusion that it could be
competitive at a few points during the season.
I¢d rule Vettel out because of his disgraceful behaviour at Baku.
Hamilton is the obvious choice, although he certainly had the best
car most of the time.
Depends on the parameters, obviously, but I think Verstappen and
Alonso should both be in with a shout.
Despite your relentless pessimism I think it has been a very good season.
Agree, agree, and agree, but I'd like to throw in a wildcard - Ocon.
With only half a year in a dog behind him and with limited kit (even
if it was track kit) this year, he's pulled 8th out of the bag,
scoring 18 times out of 20, and shown himself to be quite racey in the
process. Only beaten by the 3 big teams and a teammate with 7 years
experience (8:12 H2H). Looking forward to more of him. And when it
comes to his Perez-fender magnetism, I'd point the finger at Sergio
more often than not.
Agree, agree, and agree. I've been watching Ocon all year, picking him a
couple of times for the pool. He's certainly a future great. He beat
Verstappen over a season in a junior formula (F3 Euro?) and the fact that he
and his family really struggled to get him where he is appeals to me (as
does the fact that he doesn't talk about it).
Perez is just a mildly-talented brat IMO. Every time I see him being
interviewed he's complaining or bitter. It's like he thinks that because he
brings (much) more money (cartel money? - he sure acts like a thug) to Force
India he should be given number one driver status. Whenever they've come
together Perez rubbished Ocon whereas Ocon rarely if ever did likewise. (A
drivers character is as imortant to me as his skill when it comes to me
"Humans will have advanced a long, long way when religious belief has a cozy
little classification in the DSM*."
David Melville (in r.a.s.f1)
(*Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders)