Which driver won the most races btw 1991 and 2000? Schumacher And which driver was 2nd highest winner between 2001 – 2010? Alonso
If the current Championship was scored with 2008 points i.e. 10 pts for a win, 8 for 2nd place etc, what would be the total of Alonso + Hamilton’s current points? 111
Who is leading the DHL fastest lap table this season? Vettel
Which driver(s) has completed every race of the 2012 season so far? Alonso, Rosberg, Raikkonen (some of you answered Webber but he is short by 1 lap!)
How many points did Toro Rosso have before the summer break in 2011 – and how many do they have now? 22 in 2011, 6 this year.
If the WCC order at the end of 2012 is MCL, RBR, LOT, SAUB, MERC, FIND, WILL, TROSSO and there are no driver-changes; what car number would Daniel Ricciardo & Jean-Eric Vergne have in 2013? 16 and 17. Number 13 is not used
Helmets 1 – 5: Webber, Massa, Riccardo, Petrov, Vergne
Logo 1 – 5: Minardi, Benetton, Brabham, Super Aguri, Williams
Posted by duskyblogf1 on August 24, 2012
I submitted a response to @BadgerGP’s ‘Scrutineering Bay’ feature on their website. Here is the piece I wrote which is currently on their website too.
“Would Lewis be beating Seb if both were at Red Bull?”
The short answer is UNEQUIVOCALLY YES.
The long answer is most teams adopt a ‘split strategy’ i.e. sign two drivers with different driving styles, run different strategies with tyre choices etc to cover most eventualities and maximise their ‘success rate’.
I think Vettel and Hamilton have quite similar driving styles and although both of them at Red Bull sounds like an interesting prospect, it will probably never come to be.
Nonetheless if Hamilton was at RBR in a car designed by Newey, he would have THE best car on the grid. Compared to Vettel, I’d say he is marginally more aggressive in seizing opportunities to overtake but he’d be doing very little of that since he’d be qualifying on pole. Both drivers are skilled in wet conditions but Hamilton has a slight edge on Vettel, as the following video demonstrates…
Japanese Grand Prix, 2007
So their relative performance would come down to their Race Starts and Tyre Management. Tyre Management is considered by most as Hamilton’s weakness but his race starts are fairly good.
So with all this considered, I’d say Lewis would be beating Sebastian but the gap wouldn’t be as big as the chasm between Vettel and Webber at the moment!
Posted by duskyblogf1 on October 5, 2011
Given Lewis Hamilton’s several issues
this season, it is unsurprising that some drivers feel his driving is too aggressive and that he could be a danger to them. One of those drivers is Felipe Massa who had some ‘choice words’ for Hamilton after the Singapore Grand Prix (click here for articles   
I tweeted Heikki Kovalainen to enquire if all drivers would attend this meeting and the Finn (a straight-talking driver who regularly interacts with his followers and fans on Twitter) replied to say:
RacingNewsFlash website also reported his remarks (Finnish website).
|Heikki speaks his mind
If this meeting does go ahead, it would be interesting to know what ‘recommendations’ – if any – the race director makes to Hamilton and his team, even though Hamilton has repeatedly declared that he has no intention of changing the way he drives.
Addendum (4th October 2011):
James Allen spoke on TalkSport about this ‘meeting’. Listen to the interview here (courtesy of @iamlewis4fake)
Posted by duskyblogf1 on October 2, 2011
Rain was expected on Sunday as the cars lined up at the start of the German Grand Prix at the Nurburgring. However it was dry as the red lights went out, and what a start it was.
|German GP paddock before race. Photo by @VoxVocis
Hamilton had a fantastic start and quickly made his way ahead of the field. Webber appeared to have his hands full defending first place from Hamilton and preventing his team-mate from overtaking him: he prioritised keeping the other Red Bull car behind him. At one point, Vettel was in a Ferrari sandwich however Ferrari's Alonso managed to stay in front and they settled into this order: HAM, WEB, ALO, VET, ROS, MAS by the end of the first lap.
Alonso, Hamilton and Webber traded first place several times, but the McLaren driver was ahead for most of the race.Great pit-stops, bold non-DRS overtaking moves
and a perfectly-timed strategy call to change to prime tyres, meant that Hamilton finished the race ahead of Alonso and Webber. His second win this season and his 16th career win.
|2nd Win for Hamilton
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Posted by duskyblogf1 on July 25, 2011
Prima di tutto,
devo dichiarare che
io non sono italiano e non sono un tifoso di Ferrari (ma mi piace la machina, il Fiat Cinquecento e ho scritto quest’articolo per migliorare il mio italiano). Comunque, io rispetto cosa la questa squadra ha fatto nello sporto di Formula Uno. Tra 1961, i giorno di Phil Hill
dai quei giorni di Schumacher, la squadra ha vinci 14
trofei costruttori di Formula 1. Ma tra 2004 ed oggi, solamente vinca 2 trofei. E perche non va bene per loro? Ci sono molti possibilita di spiegare.
Tuffo di Ferrari?
Una possibile spiegazione era il problema con la mancanza di prestazioni per le sue machine al inizio di 2005. Un altro è stato il prestazione di gomme/pneumatici Bridgestone in contro di Michelin che altre squadre utilizzati. Molti cambiamenti di personale inoltre non era utile; la partenza di Barrichello nel 2005, ed il Schumacher nel 2006 (un piloto che hanno relazione forte con i ingenieri e il capo di squadra), Jean Todt nel 2008 e finalmente il polemica con Nigel Stepney
|Alonso a Gran Premio di Monaco
Ferrari: La Rinascita?
Anche se Ferrari riesco vinci trofei costruttori di Formula 1 nel 2007 e 2008, Ferrari ha competizione nuove e diversa (insomma Red Bull) e ha doveva fare qualcosa grande per ritorna di vincere ancora. La nomina del piloti spagnolo Fernando Alonso è parte del piano per la rinascita; un piloto che gia vinci due campionati e commandi molti rispetta dal paddock e con Stefano Domenicalli e parla la lingua italiano come la sua madre lingua.
La squadra ho avuto un risorgimento nella seconda parti della stagione nel 2010: Alonso ha avuto un’opportunita di vincere all’ultima gara di Brasilia ma finita nel posizione 7° e finita la stagione con 252 punti e purtroppo per lui, Vettel ha vinto quest’anno con solo 4 punti di piu.
Adesso nel 2011, al inizio della stagione non ho fatto niente spettacolare ma Alonso continua di finisca tutti le gare di fronte a Massa (il suo compagno della squadra) ed ecceto un incidente con Button a Canada,
ha finito tutti le gare. Ultima gara a Silverstone, Inghilterra era la sua posizione migliore (1°).
|Alonso a Silverstone
E per i tifosi, era un segno che Ferrari è all’inizia un risorgimento lentamente….e forse durante il divario tra le Gran Premi dall’Ungheria e Belgio, ci sono alcuni possibilita di contestare a Vettel e la dominanza di Red Bull. E probabilmente, comincia di ritornare ai giorni di Schumacher.
Posted by duskyblogf1 on July 17, 2011