jdlive wrote:bhallg2k wrote:I think anyone who spends any amount of time even playing a video game could do this. It's not the recall of a track that separates F1 drivers from the rest of us; it's the clinically precise, lightning quick and deadly consistent reactions they display in real-world conditions around the track.
EDIT: If it hadn't inexplicably taken me ten minutes to write those two sentences, this sentiment would not seem like an oddly absent-minded agreement of the one before it.
Don't overrate their skill though. The cars are relatively easy to drive. It's not WRC level skill we're talking about here.
Recently a DTM-driver (or whatever touring car class) drove an F1 car for the first time in the Red Bull simulator and beat Coulthard's lap time. A similar thing occurred with the winner of the Belgian Red Bull Karting competition beating a then current F1 driver.
Fred444 wrote:Dont MS and SV for the germany team usually clear up at the RoC?
I might be wrong, but seem to remember MS usually dominated every race he enters in it, even in a rally car.
Mistakes are messing about aside, on the whole I mean he dominates it.
Nando wrote:Well the individual competition haven´t been won by an F1 driver for the past 7 years.
2011 - Ogier - WRC (schumacher beaten in semifinals)
2010 - Filipe - open wheeler (vettel beaten in semifinals)
2009 - Ekström - DTM (schumacher beaten in finals)
2008 - Loeb - WRC (coulthard beaten in finals)
2007 - Ekström - DTM (schumacher beaten in finals)
2006 - Ekström - DTM (kovalainen beaten in semifinals)
2005 - Krist.. - LeM (kovalainen beaten in finals)
2004 was a split event with rally drivers doing rally cars and tarmac runners did their own competition.
They are not the quickest men in motorsport.
They are the quickest men in open wheelers though.
Maelstrom wrote:I also noticed that Button is much more... smoother if thats the right word. His movements are gradual and Hamilton's seem more jerky and on the edge.
Underlines their driving styles I suppose.
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