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Re: It's only September and the 2018 grid is almost complete

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Agreed. I cant say anything bad about Stroll.
You already did by comparing him to Diniz.
I dont consider Diniz a bad driver. Do you?

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Post by erwin greven » 8 months ago

Diniz was not such a bad driver no.
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Post by John » 8 months ago

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Diniz was not such a bad driver no.
From F3 Sudamericana in 1990 to retiring from F1 in 2000, he scored zero poles, zero wins, and never finished higher than 12th in any championship he participated in. I'd say Stroll is better than Diniz...
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Post by kals » 8 months ago

Diniz was not bad yet he wasn’t special. He had some fairly ok results in British F3 and that was about it. The only comparison between he and Stroll is the wealthy backing. Performance and results wise they are hardly similar.

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Post by John » 8 months ago

PW94 apparently off the Williams shortlist of drivers. So that leaves us with, what? Kubica and di Resta?
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PW94 apparently off the Williams shortlist of drivers. So that leaves us with, what? Kubica and di Resta?
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Post by John » 8 months ago

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PW94 apparently off the Williams shortlist of drivers. So that leaves us with, what? Kubica and di Resta?
Dont forget 'the Torpedo'! Danny K(aye)
That man don't need a faster car...

I do wonder for how long Haas will put up with Grosjean binning cars left, right, and center, by the way. If anyone next up for a mid-season sack, it has to be him.

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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 8 months ago

Was going to say KMag is not exactly issue free!

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Post by John » 8 months ago

Can anyone dig out a list on the number of times each driver has spun or crashed this season? FP-sessions included. I only found DNFs, but that might be down to mechanical faults as well, so not quite what I'm after.
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Post by kals » 8 months ago

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PW94 apparently off the Williams shortlist of drivers. So that leaves us with, what? Kubica and di Resta?
During yesterday's GP the US commentators said that Williams were close to if not had signed Kubica. Will Buxton then received a strong rebuttal from the Williams team.

Additionally, I read elsewhere that Kubica would drive again for Williams at the post-Abu Dhabi GP test.

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Additionally, I read elsewhere that Kubica would drive again for Williams at the post-Abu Dhabi GP test.
And now picked up by Autosport.com
Autosport.com wrote:Robert Kubica is set to drive for Williams in the post-Abu Dhabi Pirelli Formula 1 tyre test, Autosport understands.

The Pole is expected to complete one day of running in this year's FW40 at Yas Marina, though the team has yet to announce its plans.

Kubica has completed two one-day tests for Williams this year, running a 2014-spec car at Silverstone and the Hungaroring.

The 32-year-old, whose F1 career was interrupted by life-threatening injuries from a rally crash in 2011, is the frontrunner to get the seat alongside Lance Stroll next season.

The alternatives are reserve driver Paul di Resta, former Toro Rosso driver Daniil Kvyat and Sauber's Pascal Wehrlein.

Felipe Massa dropped off the list when he decided to retire for the second time, bringing to an end a 15-year F1 career.

Williams is believed to be keen to run Kubica in 2017 machinery to continue its evaluations and the Pirelli test offers the opportunity to do that.

The team is in no rush to make a decision, with an announcement not expected until next month at the earliest.

Autosport understands Kubica's management is putting together a financial package to aid his bid for the seat.

It remains unclear who will drive for Williams on the second day of running at Abu Dhabi.

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Post by XcraigX » 8 months ago

John wrote:
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erwin greven wrote:
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Diniz was not such a bad driver no.
From F3 Sudamericana in 1990 to retiring from F1 in 2000, he scored zero poles, zero wins, and never finished higher than 12th in any championship he participated in. I'd say Stroll is better than Diniz...
So still a better record than Hulkenberg? (Wrong thread, I know. :haha: )

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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 8 months ago

XcraigX wrote:
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John wrote:
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Diniz was not such a bad driver no.
From F3 Sudamericana in 1990 to retiring from F1 in 2000, he scored zero poles, zero wins, and never finished higher than 12th in any championship he participated in. I'd say Stroll is better than Diniz...
So still a better record than Hulkenberg? (Wrong thread, I know. :haha: )
Hulkenberg has had 4 top 10 WDC finishes, and scored a pole position with Williams!. He was also a very successful driver in feeder series, with many wins, poles and championship successes, dominating in Formula BMW and A1GP, a GP2 title, Euro F3 title, Masters of F3 winner, not to mention a debut Le Mans 24 hour win.

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Post by XcraigX » 8 months ago

Everso Biggyballies wrote:
8 months ago
XcraigX wrote:
8 months ago
John wrote:
8 months ago
erwin greven wrote:
8 months ago
Diniz was not such a bad driver no.
From F3 Sudamericana in 1990 to retiring from F1 in 2000, he scored zero poles, zero wins, and never finished higher than 12th in any championship he participated in. I'd say Stroll is better than Diniz...
So still a better record than Hulkenberg? (Wrong thread, I know. :haha: )
Hulkenberg has had 4 top 10 WDC finishes, and scored a pole position with Williams!. He was also a very successful driver in feeder series, with many wins, poles and championship successes, dominating in Formula BMW and A1GP, a GP2 title, Euro F3 title, Masters of F3 winner, not to mention a debut Le Mans 24 hour win.
It was a joke...

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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 8 months ago

I realised that when I re read the post after I hit the submit button! I was going to delete my post but thought what the hell, I have written it so...:wink:

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