favourite driver past or present?

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geetface9 wrote:MARK WEBBER BEST DRIVER EVER KNOWN TO FORMULA 1

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scotty wrote:Past... Mansell! (Also Hill and Raikkonen). Current - Kobayashi and Kubica. I've taken a liking to Di Resta too.

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Past: I like Jackie Stewart
Present I like Jenson Button
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Difficult choice between;

* Ayrton Senna
* Alain Prost
* Mika Hakkinen
* Lewis Hamilton
* Jackie Stewart
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Re: favourite driver past or present?

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Jim Clark. Back in the era when umpalumpa was safe & motor racing dangerous.

Saw him at Lakeside in the early sixties and was stunned........
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Past: James Hunt and Ayrton Senna. I'm quite partial to Jim Clark and Jackie Stewart too

Present: Hamilton. But I'm beginning to really like Kobayashi and Di Resta.
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kobeyasi is so exciting to watch, some of the overtakes he makes are great, just look at his first F1 race in brazil 2009 when jenson button couldnt even pass him, making of a great driver i think, paul di resta is gonna go far, got a very mature head on him and is showing his experianced team mate up in quali and in the race.
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mclarenjohn wrote:kobeyasi is so exciting to watch, some of the overtakes he makes are great, just look at his first F1 race in brazil 2009 when jenson button couldnt even pass him, making of a great driver i think, paul di resta is gonna go far, got a very mature head on him and is showing his experianced team mate up in quali and in the race.


And then a race later Raikonnen couldnt pass Kobayashi! That clip is still on youtube somewhere.
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Quite a few I like from the current drivers today - Rosberg, Schumacher, di Resta, Hulkenberg, Vettel, Kobayashi, Petrov, Ricciardo. Really like the lot of them.
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Past would have to be Hakkinen, present is much more difficult, i enjoy most of the racers these days actually :P mainly Webber Vettel Rosberg Heidfeld and Kubica currently
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The picture in my signature should be enough of a clue as to my past favourite.
Current it has to be Hamilton as his driving style and desire to win is very similar to the great Villeneuve.
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Michael Schumacher closely followed by Alain Prost and Vettel.
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Jim Clark, watching him got me interested in Formula 1.
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Nigel Mansell (the driver responsible for peaking my interest in F1)
Damon Hill, David Coulthard, Jenson Button, Kamui Kobayashi, Mark Webber, Paul di Resta
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Re: favourite driver past or present?

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I think Niki Lauda and Sebastian Vettel. It's interesting because I wasn't alive when Lauda was racing, but to this date I feel that he was the bravest driver ever, and certainly a force to be reckoned with throughout his career.

Also, I'm really starting to appreciate Schumacher now that I've been watching Formula One for a few years. He "retired" just before I started watching. Now that I know how difficult it is to win a championship, I'm amazed that he won 7 of them and dominated for so long.

Fangio is another one who should be added to my list. And surprisingly Alonso, who I used to detest, I would add him if he could win one more title... :thumbup:

Part of my reason for supporting drivers (in case you can't tell) is their achievements.

A special mention also needs to go to Wolfgang Von Trips who I have read about. He could have been the first ever German World Champion if he had've finished 3rd at the 1961 Italian Grand Prix. He qualified on pole, but on the second lap, was killed in a horrific accident, along with 14 fans. But I think reading about him has had a large impact on my motorsports life.
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