F1 FAIL of the Year 2014

F1 FAIL of the year 2014.

Kimi Raikkonen
2
13%
Sebastian Vettel
3
19%
Ferrari
3
19%
McLaren
0
No votes
Marussia & Caterham
0
No votes
Sauber
0
No votes
Nico Rosberg
0
No votes
Bernie Ecclestone
2
13%
Lotus
1
6%
Someone else?
5
31%
 
Total votes: 16

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F1 FAIL of the Year 2014

Post by LewEngBridewell »

As usual, there were some shockers throughout the 2014 season. Whilst Mercedes swept pretty much everything before them, Ferrari and McLaren once again failed to impress. Kimi Raikkonen was a particular disappointment, and the perceived titanic battle between himself and Ferrari team-mate Fernando Alonso never happened. Four time world champion Sebastian Vettel was shown how it's done by new team mate Daniel Ricciardo.

With other teams, drivers and personalities thrown into the mix, who was your fail of the year?
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Re: F1 FAIL of the Year 2014

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I guess if I picked Ricciardo as driver of the year, then the fail of the year would be the other side of the coin, erm.. the other side of the garage.
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Marco Mattiachi....Good job he's gone
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Re: F1 FAIL of the Year 2014

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I'm so sorry Liam, Ferrari almost need their own special thread on this one this year, 2015 is just a month away.
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Re: F1 FAIL of the Year 2014

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It would have to be Horner or Seb - Seb we can understand as its hard to try not to be untalented enough to get your arse handed to you by your near rookie teammate

But Horner - what a prized :censored:

This clip completely captures the twattishness shown by the odius Horner this year. From leaving his family - wife and kid and shacking up with ginger spice, to the embarrasingly funny quotes over the failed attempt to change the rules on the engine 'freeze' - actually telling the media that the regs were unfair to RBR, Ferrari AND Honda who hadnt even started illustrated how dumb people can be come when emotions are allowed to drive all output.
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Re: F1 FAIL of the Year 2014

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I voted Bernie for his stupid double points idea and his greed and unequal sharingt of profits resulting the loss of two teams from the grid and the potential loss of more teams going into next season.
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Re: F1 FAIL of the Year 2014

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myownalias wrote:I voted Bernie for his stupid double points idea and his greed and unequal sharingt of profits resulting the loss of two teams from the grid and the potential loss of more teams going into next season.

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myownalias wrote:I voted Bernie for his stupid double points idea and his greed and unequal sharingt of profits resulting the loss of two teams from the grid and the potential loss of more teams going into next season.


I agree broadly with your sentiment, however what you described would be the opposite of a fail to Bernie and his partners, especially if they were looking to cash in soon and not care about the future of the sport, so its possible the old :censored: wanted the 2 teams to leave to bring something else in thats profitable for him

so the question then is, it is really a fail if its only a fail to us? I think Bernie needs a whole section for himself, along the lines of the :censored: :censored: :censored: :censored: of the year :hehe:
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Re: F1 FAIL of the Year 2014

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CookinFlat6 wrote:
myownalias wrote:I voted Bernie for his stupid double points idea and his greed and unequal sharingt of profits resulting the loss of two teams from the grid and the potential loss of more teams going into next season.


I agree broadly with your sentiment, however what you described would be the opposite of a fail to Bernie and his partners, especially if they were looking to cash in soon and not care about the future of the sport, so its possible the old :censored: wanted the 2 teams to leave to bring something else in thats profitable for him

so the question then is, it is really a fail if its only a fail to us? I think Bernie needs a whole section for himself, along the lines of the :censored: :censored: :censored: :censored: of the year :hehe:

It's a fail for the sport, although I see your point about a personal WIN! for Bernie and CVC.
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Re: F1 FAIL of the Year 2014

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I voted for Ferrari, because they built a terrible engine and were uncompetitive despite having a very good budget and the same opportunity as Mercedes to build a championship winning car.

Alonso getting outdragged by Will Stevens takes the candle really.
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Raikkonen. Biggest let down. Ever.
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Re: F1 FAIL of the Year 2014

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LRW wrote:Raikkonen. Biggest let down. Ever.

Take a look at Vettel next year before you jump to conclusions.
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Re: F1 FAIL of the Year 2014

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Kimi was the same when he got to Lotus.

Seb, Sauber, and was it this year that the fire truck drove around the track?
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Re: F1 FAIL of the Year 2014

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What's Burning? wrote:I'm so sorry Liam, Ferrari almost need their own special thread on this one this year, 2015 is just a month away.

lol he made Ferrari ten times worse. Add that to the other things
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I vote for Massa's mid-season spacial awareness.
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