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Post by Antonov » 3 months ago

So, with winter having started, websites come up with headline stories which under normal circumstances would barely make the website at all.

Autosport kicks off, with the following:
Kubica’s return proves he’d have been F1 world champion

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Post by DoubleFart » 3 months ago

Kubica was Rosberg level, and considering he won by luck in the sports most dominant car, I find it hard to believe that Kubica would have won a title in the Ferrari that Alonso, Raikkonen and Vettel have all failed with.
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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 3 months ago

Antonov wrote:
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Autosport kicks off, with the following:
Kubica’s return proves he’d have been F1 world champion
What a load of utter bollocks. He was outscored by Heidfeld over their time together at BMW. Very overrated driver at the time IMHO.

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Post by erwin greven » 3 months ago

Rosberg won because he was consistent. One engine failure of Hamilton's car did the rest. At least Rosberg succeeded in what Bottas failed to do. Give Hamilton some opposition. Lewis never had a sleepless night because of Bottas' performance.
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Post by XcraigX » 3 months ago

Everso Biggyballies wrote:
3 months ago
What a load of utter bollocks. He was outscored by Heidfeld over their time together at BMW. Very overrated driver at the time IMHO.
erwin greven wrote:
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Rosberg won because he was consistent. One engine failure of Hamilton's car did the rest. At least Rosberg succeeded in what Bottas failed to do. Give Hamilton some opposition. Lewis never had a sleepless night because of Bottas' performance.
Both of these quotes are hinting at the reality of Kubica. On a single lap he was WAY faster than Nick Heidfeld. But Nick outscored him because he was the more consistent driver. Kubica's early days were a lot like Lewis Hamilton's early days. Very fast, but he was inconsistent an prone to small mistakes that could lead to retirements or bad starts. Robert's form was on the rise when he had his accident, but not at the WDC level yet. There are many that were betting he could get there (similar style of drivers like Senna and Hamilton that were very fast in spurts and had to develop consistency later), but he was not there yet.

I think this is why many people (myself included) were so disappointed when he had his accident. There was so much spoiled potential and missed opportunity. So while I believe he could have developed into a WDC level driver, there was no evidence to state he was going that route, just faith that he could follow the pattern of some other greats.

I do agree that this article is a complete farce designed to grab readers during slow news times.

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Post by DoubleFart » 3 months ago

erwin greven wrote:
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Rosberg won because he was consistent. One engine failure of Hamilton's car did the rest. At least Rosberg succeeded in what Bottas failed to do. Give Hamilton some opposition. Lewis never had a sleepless night because of Bottas' performance.
Yeah, consistently 3 tenths off Hamilton. Do that in 2017 or 2018 and he's where Bottas was
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Post by erwin greven » 3 months ago

I don't care if he was 3 or 4/10s off. Or 3 seconds off. He was consistent. When Lewis had his DNF, Nico was there to profit. Where was Bottas when Lewis had his only DNF in Austria?
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Post by DoubleFart » 3 months ago

He was further back because the Ferraris and Red Bulls are more competitive now.

Bottas really isn't as far off as Rosberg's competitiveness makes it look. Simple fact is that the Ferrari and Red Bull were always 0.6 off in quali and therefore Rosberg could fuck up and still be fine.

See Russia for example - think you could ruin your tyres on lap one, do an entire race on the next set and still finish second these days?
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