Post by a425couple
It seems a bit Underwhelming an accomplishment to me.
Can you write a better nomination letter for Sainz,
than the above?
I will read it.
The race was so dull at the front, and the also rans so far behind, that no one stood out.
Maybe the answer is "no one".
Perhaps. But 'misfit' would surely disagree with that.
You can call me Shaun 212.5.
(Are you half of a couple? Or maybe your nym refer to your testicles? A Siamese twin? I get that
'425' is possibly an Oldsmobile V8 reference but other than that...)
If we were to agree that the definition of
"Driver of the Day" should be, the driver who does
the best job with the equipment that he has
( ? agree,, or not?)
Then I would suggest that Kimi Raikkonen should win DotD.
Now, probably almost all of us understand that he is
a top-notch driver, has been for a long time,
and proved by the fact he is an ex-WDC.
But in this race he it could be argued there were
eleven cars better than his on the grid,
(2 each Mercedes, Ferrari, Red Bull, McLaren,
Renault, & Racing Point. Well, at least 9!)
And Raikkonen beat his teammate, and finished 7th.
He scored better than his weight class would predict!
While I'm a long-time Kimi fan and think he drove well his 7th place finish was very much
Ricciardo-assisted. With one lap to go Kimi was in 9th place, over a second behind Dan and
defending from Hulk who was less than a second behind him.
I contend that 9th is likely where he would have finished if Desperate Dan hadn't broken two rules
on the final lap. Dan put himself and Lando further back in the order and gave Kimi Landos
position. Kimi may even have been passed by Nico on the last lap and finished 10th - still a
creditable effort but hardly DotD IMO compared with how well Lando did (with the equipment he had).
That's a great page for someone who's not following the season intently.
"Humans will have advanced a long, long way when religious belief has a cozy little classification
in the DSM"
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