I hear you...who knows, maybe you right and Vettels performance drops and he kind of fades away...its possible with any driver and their career but at the moment he is on a winning streak and only fate will decide how long the wave will last.Poleman wrote:@ Traction
Lets wait and see how Vettel will be in his 34+ years (if hes still racing).
I find disturbing that u name all this great drivers as inferior examples.In my eyes all that u mentioned ther are a lot greater than Vettel...Even if they got a single digit amount of wins as u say.I think all those drivers know the meaning of the word racecraft...As for Massa,this guy has his share of bad luck with his accident and his team always f***ed up with his psychology.In 2008 he was a monster driver.
By the way in your list you forgot Coulthard!... [end/sarcasm]
Compared to who? Mark Donohue, who formed a partnership with Roger that only ended when Mark died? Or Jimmy Clark, where if you google for a picture of him, it's always in a Lotus. How about Ronnie Peterson who surrendered his year to support Mario, in the understanding that 1979 would be his? Sheesh, I can list dozens more.n smikle wrote:He's the most Loyal driver in history.
Wasn't Schumacher's 11 year tenure at Ferrari the longest lasting team/driver pairing in history?n smikle wrote:He's the most Loyal driver in history ...
Class dismissed.n smikle wrote:He's the most Loyal driver in history and he's not shopping around because it is either Ferrari or RedBull.
Why are your posts always sweet and sour?DaveKillens wrote:First off, do not mistake what appear as similar comments by two very different drivers as being driven by the same agenda.
For Alonso, I do believe where he's coming from. He has a long term contract, and his interests extend beyond this year, well into the future. He is being brutally blunt, and more than anything, preparing the tifosi for another year of disappointment. But he's also putting pressure on Ferrari, to decide here and now to either keep development of the 2011 car going, or just dump it and devote all resources towards the 2012 effort.
Hamilton, now that's a big question mark. First he rolls over, then a few days later tweets everyone in the spirit of William Wallace. I gotta tell you, I wonder who and what controls that young man's brain, because he's been all over the map in the last month. Maybe it's his new agent, XIX Entertainment, that want him to pressure McLaren for more money, not likely coming. So weird as this seems to me, I do believe Mr Hamilton is shopping around for a new team and more money, if McLaren don't offer him a new contract with lots and lots of zeros.
Dude, I am loyal to my girlfriend, but she isn't the first one I've ever had. Does that make me a cheat?n smikle wrote:Schumacher already changed teams! Not to mention he left Ferrari for Merc! How can he be loyal?! Pure lies.gridwalker wrote:Wasn't Schumacher's 11 year tenure at Ferrari the longest lasting team/driver pairing in history?n smikle wrote:He's the most Loyal driver in history ...
Forget about Hamilton's support from McLaren during his formative years; collecting the cheques to continue his career took no real loyalty from Lewis, only from the team that bankrolled his career.
When Lewis has spent 12 years in a McLaren race seat, maybe you can then award him the "most loyal" accolade.
Let me educate you on the definition of Loyal:
http://www.gpupdate.net/en/f1-news/2572 ... f1-driver/Loyal: unswerving in allegiance:
Hamilton becomes 'most loyal' F1 driver
11 April 2011
It is now official that Lewis Hamilton is at the top of the list for most Grands Prix contested with only a single team. The Malaysian Grand Prix was the Englishman’s 73rd since entering Formula 1 with McLaren in 2007, surpassing former double Champion Jim Clark’s previous figure of 72 races with Colin Chapman’s Team Lotus.
“It makes me feel very humble – I never saw Jim Clark race, but I know that he’ll always be remembered as one of the greats and as a loyal Lotus driver,” Hamilton commented. “Loyalty’s extremely important and I’m proud to be mentioned in the same breath as him.
“It only gives me even more determination to bounce back stronger than ever.”