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Old 25 Aug 2014, 00:15 (Ref:3447102)   #1
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Daniel Ricciardo can win the WDC

how good is this guy? he is the driver of the year, (some say he is the Fastest F1 driver of all time) he has great race craft, attitude, and is blisteringly fast, not only cause he is an Aussie (the other one last year wasn't that good) but he has a chance to take the title out this year if Mercedes continue to trip over themselves, I like how he is beating a 4 time World Champ consistently each race, something Mark Webber couldn't do! 50 secs was the gap at Spa, not too bad for a noob team-mate.

I am loving Formula 1 this year, it seemed like they had no hope at the start of the year, and to win at this track, 2 months ago, people would've laughed if someone thought Redbull could've won here with their lack of top speed, nek minnit, they win the race here. Praying that his wins continue until Brazil, and secretly hoping Hamilton get's Rosberg back to tighten the points race even further.


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Old 25 Aug 2014, 00:53 (Ref:3447114)   #2
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I noticed earlier on that he is fairly close to Lewis now in the Championship. I don't think he'll get near to winning it but it will be interesting to see how close he gets especially if he wins the last race when the two Mercedes drivers inevitably take each other out.
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Old 25 Aug 2014, 01:13 (Ref:3447120)   #3
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Winning the WDC will be a stretch but he never gives up. I don't think I have seen a driver with so much self belief. He is very good at playing to his strengths and one thing that he is clearly good at is minimising his tyre wear. He is in a great state of mind.

I think both he and Alonso are making the car look better than it actually is. Alonso has been doing it for years in some pretty ordinary Renaults and Ferraris.
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Old 25 Aug 2014, 02:22 (Ref:3447138)   #4
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I do admire your enthusiasm, however some balance and common sense might help here. Yes he is doing a brilliant job, and as Mr Brundle said last night "Its always him who is there to pick up the pieces, not Alonso, not Vettel, not Raikonnen".

The WDC is not impossible, but improbable. He could pick up the pieces, but it does require a constant stuff up from Mercedes, one would think. That's probably unlikely.
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Old 25 Aug 2014, 03:09 (Ref:3447150)   #5
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I think its optimistic to think he has a hope in hell. Reanult reliability has not been great and likely to be getting more grid penalties then either Lewis or Nico.

Woudl have been interesting though if the FIA had not taken his points off him in Australia and he had been able to recover from the pitstop stuff up in Malaysia. Another 10 or so points would make the count to Hamilton interesting.

Sooner or later Dan is going to get the Seb bug. He generally has had the best reliability, up there with Williams. Not sure that luck will hold out given the Renault problems and gremlins two of his race wins have had with hydraulic probelms etc that had to be "managed"
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Old 25 Aug 2014, 03:11 (Ref:3447151)   #6
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What really made the difference this time around is that the Red Bull was competitive in outright pace and Daniel led on merit. I think he would have had enough speed to challenge Nico and Lewis regardless of their mishaps.

I was frankly expecting them to be midfield at these quicker tracks. So much so that I didn't even bother watching qualifying. I now have faith that he can achieve a good result at Monza.

I think Mercedes have a problem with Lewis and Nico which is only going to get worse from now on. Their attempts to resolve it so far have been unsuccessful and it is turning pretty toxic. I think the reaction from Toto and Niki was a bit critical and overly harsh for what appeared to be a slight misjudgment from Nico. They are so fixated on beating each other that they could still throw it away.
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if it weren't for the double points at Abu Dhabi (not Brazil) I wouldn't be so enthusiastic, the Redbull is improving in straight line speed as well, a couple more wins and he will be up there with the Merc's. Monza next so hoping the get there act together, they should be less then .5 secs slower then Mercedes. I certainly hope so, far out why didn't they run this rear wing the whole season??
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They will not be that close to Mercedes at Monza. Everyone will have the skinny wings for a start and, besides, Mercedes have the luxury of being able to run higher downforce with their engine.

I fear you may be getting carried away.
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The Merc boys won't be dumb enough to flunk Abu Dhabi.
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This thread is SO reactionary!!!
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If the princess and media-violence-victim keep banging each other, I can see there's a chance for Ric! Go and get it! I was never going to be your fan, but you've earned my respect now!
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He has a mathematical chance of winning and that could turn into reality, if the internecine war between Hamilton and Rosberg is allowed to overwhelm Mercedes.
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if it weren't for the double points at Abu Dhabi (not Brazil) I wouldn't be so enthusiastic, the Redbull is improving in straight line speed as well, a couple more wins and he will be up there with the Merc's. Monza next so hoping the get there act together, they should be less then .5 secs slower then Mercedes. I certainly hope so, far out why didn't they run this rear wing the whole season??
I don't know what you are smoking but it must be good stuff. Do you seriously believe that both Mercedes drivers will have huge problems for the rest of the year enough to let DR over take them in the points? One maybe but both? As I said it must be good stuff.
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I don't know what you are smoking but it must be good stuff. Do you seriously believe that both Mercedes drivers will have huge problems for the rest of the year enough to let DR over take them in the points? One maybe but both? As I said it must be good stuff.
The problems at Mercedes have been compounded by the events at the Belgian GP and they aren't going to go away overnight.
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If the princess and media-violence-victim keep banging each other, I can see there's a chance for Ric! Go and get it! I was never going to be your fan, but you've earned my respect now!
Instead of being insulting, you could just try using their names. If you cannot be arsed to type them out, I find initials are a good indicator, and by using them, I don't come across as a cockwomble.

So, LH and NR. See, short and sweet. Try it!
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