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@SennaForever.Agreed. Age doesn't matter. All these teams taking 5 year pkans, trying to find the next great young driver.I think Perez is one of the most consistent drivers on the grid. He got his shot with a top team too early, but deserves another shot.This guy (Yamamoto) has the 40 points needed, so he deserves drive.
127 - or a Ferrari drive of course, you forgot to mention the red car was more than capable of landing a championship in 2018 and 2017 for that matter.
141.Too right! I find it endlessly amusing how often Ferrari try to shoot themselves in the foot, miss and shoot themselves in the face!
@63 - Thank goodness this story has at least given us something other than Ferrari infighting to look at. -------------------------Oh I don't know, Ferrari infighting is one of the more interesting aspects of F1 and has been for many years.
@126 Avacado: the italians would call racing point "garbageo"
I don't think it matters about age, Naoki has won 3 championships in GT & Super Formula and could win a 4th this year, its more than most drivers have won to get to F1. He is a decent driver and its nice publicity for him & Honda at a circuit he could set a good pace at - Matsushita must have hoped for a better year back in GP2. I hope he gets a run in the car with all this typhoon talk
Looks like qualifying could end up being moved Sunday before the race with the Typhoon potentially bringing massive amounts of rain. It wouldn't be the first time that's happened it happened in 2004 I think.
@127Almost correct. However. The Ferrari of '17 and '18 was good enough to win the titles, it is just that the drivers employed were not.MV wasn't driving there either obviously but I think the point is that it is not that MAP are unbeatable it is just that with their current line up, particularly their longest standing driver, they are very hard to beat. But not impossible.
111. Posted bybennystruth"Sure a average Rosberg beat hammy fair and square. Proves it's just the car."Rosberg outqualified & outperformed Schumi when both were at Mercedes, so he's hardly average, and Merc replaced Schumi with Lewis because he's a better driver. Rosberg only won the WDC because Lewis's car broke down more that year.History proves it's the driver, not just the car
@127, once again ignoring the driver input. Just to set you straight there are 3 drivers who, between them, have failed to win a WDC driving a MAP:Rosberg * 2Bottas * 2Hamilton * 1Also ignoring the fact that Ferrari should have won the WDC and WCC in 2018 and the WDC in 2017 based on car performance.
good to see poor but talented drivers getting a chance rather than drivers pushed by sponsors due to their nationality and marketability oh.. wait..
The problem with Max is he has become obsessed by what the media thinks about him . He wants to be centre of attention of the young guns and Leclerc's recent rise has been difficult for Max . RBR just need to tell Max to not worry about the media and solely focus on getting RBR back to the front.
Without doubt MV was a very immature driver in previous years. (I used to call him 'baby driver') But he has turned it around, and is now a credible threat to anyone with championship ambitions.
Its a good idea to give home drivers exposure at any GP track. It increases interest in that country and the driver and team get extra air time because of local interest. That's fine, always give the fans what they want if possible.
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