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Daily Discussion Ask /r/formula1 Anything - Daily Discussion - 13 August 2022


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  • The 1997 championship rivals, Jacques Villeneuve and Michael Schumacher, did't share the podium once the entire season.

  • Desiré Wilson is the only woman to have won an F1 race of any kind, taking the top step on the podium at the 1980 Brands Hatch round of the British Formula One Championship.

  • Williams have produced seven champions (Alan Jones, Keke Rosberg, Nelson Piquet, Nigel Mansell, Alain Prost, Damon Hill and Jacques Villeneuve), but none have won the title twice with the team.

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Discussion In order for LeClerc to beat Verstappen, he must win all 9 remaining races, and Verstappen must either finish 3rd or lower in every race and/or DNF 2 races. Can he do it?


Looking at the remaining races in the schedule, there is a maximum of 225 points available in first place finishes. There are also 9 fastest lap points available, but it is safer to assume that Leclerc will not be able to get the fastest lap 9 races in a row. LeClerc currently has 178 points. In order for LeClerc to beat Verstappen, he must win all 9 races, putting him at 403 points. Additionally, he will need Verstappen to finish 3rd or lower in every remaining race. LeClerc cannot come second or lower in any race, and he cannot DNF. If Verstappen has any combination of top 3 finishes, and/or Leclerc does not win every remaining race, he will be the Drivers Champion.

Here's the question. Given Ferrari's and LeClerc's track record this year, as not everything has been Ferrari's fault, and taking into consideration everything that has happened this year, can he, do it? My gut feeling is no. If fact, I think it is likely that he won't come second or third at the end of this year, as Perez and Russel are within striking distance of him.

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Sorry if it comes across as a bit noobish. But on a technical level, what makes someone in an F1 car faster than another driver. All drivers are the top 99.999 percentile of driving talent, where does the difference come from? Is it the racing line they take, is it the late braking, what is it? (Ignore difference in machinery, let's assume they're all in the same spec car). What would make a Lewis or a Max quicker than the rest?

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Discussion Now that it is the summer break and 13 races are done, how has this season changed your view of a driver conpared to after the 2021 season?


I am wondering how your perception and thoughts of a driver has changed or if it has stayed the same since the end of last season.

Some of mine:

  • George Russell is as good as was predicted after I was slighly down on him at the end of last season. He has showed how good and consistent he is, finishing top 5 every race is impressive. He is a wdc capable driver imo.

  • My view on Gasly has changed negatively. His machinery is obviously not as good as last year and he has been very unlucky at times but he has not showed the same quality as last year.

  • The same applies for Carlos Sainz for me although he has closed the gap slightly, at least in quali but in race pace he has been very far off in most races. He has improved though and he could maybe close up some more. Carlos has showed in my opinion that he is not a wdc driver unless a Button situation appears for him which very well could happen in the future.

  • Lando has showed that last year was not some sort of fluke and has demolished Ricicardo this year, he is truly top class and is a top 6 driver in my book.

Edit: - Wanted to add that I have notised that Checo is not some sort of tyre whisperer or at least not one of the best on the grid imo. He only saves tyre life by going much slower it seems unlike Max who can keep up his unreal race pace at the same time as he conserves his tyres.

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Discussion Why are there so many spelling mistakes in official F1 content?


Basically what the title says,

After watching the Hungarian GP Inside Story about Max winning from P10, I've noticed more than a few spelling mistakes.


  • Debree instead of debris
  • Numerous counts of "break" instead of "brake"
  • "Strap 12" in pitlane instead of "strat 12"
  • "Pited" instead of "Pitted"
  • "Sainz hold to a new set" instead of "Sainz onto a new set" (this one is very clear if you just listen to what Gianpiero is saying)

I understand that there might be an occasional slip up, spelling wise, but for the size, budget and knowledge of an company like F1/FOM, these mistakes are unacceptable.

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Discussion In your opinion, what are the 10 best looking Formula One cars in history?


For me:

1.) Ferrari F2008, the aero was so intricate and beautiful, something so wild looking about this car, truly an all time great.

2.) Brawn GP001, the white and acid green livery, beautiful wheel covers, simple clean look, just amazing

3.) Ferrari F1-75, those sidepods man, just can’t stop looking at them, beautifully sculpted car, also I prefer the darker red with black accents compared to the hot red and white accents of the 2017-2018 era

4.) McLaren MP4-22, beautiful chrome livery, stunning aero, such a beauty.

5.) Renault R25, the blue and yellow contrast so well, couple that with the stunning curves and you have a classic.

6.) I will get murdered and crucified, but there’s something about the albeit abysmally slow Caterham CT05 that I just can’t put my finger on, I no the nose cone is ugly but there’s something so eccentricly beautiful about the dark green and AIRBUS sponsoring. Come at me

6.) McLaren MP4/4, the iconic colours, iconic shape, and iconic driver, just a masterpiece

7.) Torro Rosso STR12, the bottle blue colour, the red accents and silver bull logo, such an awesome looking car.

8.) Mercedes W11, something about it gives me darth Vader vibes, such a beastly car, on the rain soaked race at Turkey with a bit of dirt on the car as well, it just looked like an absolutely beastly menace.

9.) Alfa Romeo C42, that eye captivating shape, red and white livery, beautiful wheel covers, overall detailed body, so awesome.

10.) Red Bull RB18, the sharp lines, dark blue, red and yellow contrast, Oracle sponsoring, looks stunning.

Give me your opinions! Interested to see what peoples favourites are!

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