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5 Reasons Why Vettel Is a Deserving Champion

Posted in Formula One with tags , , , , , on September 26, 2011 by joeszpara

Many F1 fans and journalists say Sebastian Vettel is not a deserving champion. I am going to tell you why he fully deserves the 2011 world drivers championship.

– The first thing you need to get right in a race weekend is qualifying as it gives you a better chance to do well in the race. Vettel has definitely done this almost perfectly claiming 11 pole positions out of 14 this season. This has only been beaten once by Nigel Mansell in 1992 with 14 pole positions so this record is within reach.

– It is widely known that to prove your speed you need to beat one person in particular, Your team mate. Vettel has beaten his experienced team mate Mark Webber in every race this season and leads him by 127 points in the standings with only 125 points left available.

– Rumors have been muttered in and around the paddock that Vettel can’t stay cool under pressure and he can’t overtake but Vettel proved last week at Monza last week that he can overtake quite spectacularly. He passed Alonso for the lead round the outside of him at 180mph corner touching the grass

– A driver who rarely makes mistake and is cool under pressure when leading a race is a real bonus to a team as Vettel proved. He has led an outstanding 70% of laps this season and only made one mistake worth mentioning where he lost the win to Jenson Button in Canada but the conditions were treacherous.

– Praise from other racing drivers doesn’t come often so when drivers like Fernando Alonso, Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button all say that Vettel deserves the championship then chances are its true.

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Lewis Hamilton’s Frustrations

Posted in Formula One with tags , , , , on September 21, 2011 by joeszpara

Many People ask me why Lewis Hamilton has struggled this year. I don’t think there is any one answer to this question so im going to tell you what i think.

The Mclaren car that he has been given this year is down on downforce and overall pace compared to the Red Bull and arguably the Ferrari. This means that Lewis has to push harder and harder just to keep up with them in qualifying and the race which inevitably will lead to mistakes or him just feeling frustrated.

Monaco comes to mind where he didn’t qualify as well as he thought he should of then in the race he had incidents with Massa and Maldanado and the latter ended his race. When he was talking to the media he also made a regrettable comment saying “Maybe its cause im black, that’s what ally g says” referring to being called up to the stewards alot.

His team mate Jenson Button has definitely upped his game this year which will put even more pressure on Hamilton to perform as he is widely regarded as the faster of the two but is now trailing behind in the standings. The accusations about him being to aggressive by the F1 legends like Niki Lauda and Nigel Mansell wont help his confidence either.

Lewis has won one world championship in his 5 year career in formula one. Lets just hope for his sake his career does not stall and he develops a reputation for being aggressive and a loose cannon because he really is an awesome and talented driver.

Time never stops in the world of F1 and there is always ten outstanding rookie drivers behind you waiting to jump into your seat.

Why The New Teams Are Good For Formula One

Posted in Formula One with tags , , , , , , , on September 21, 2011 by joeszpara

Many people, including myself were very critical of the new teams in Formula One when they took to the track in Bahrain 2010 for their first practice session. Yes, they were 5-8 seconds off the pace but they had only had the go ahead to actually creating their own teams from scratch sixth months earlier. This is my opinion on why they are good for F1.

Firstly, new teams are good for the fans as anyone can see that more cars equal more racing even if they are at the back. Six more cars are on the grid that the fans get to see flying around the track at 170mph. They may be slower than the top teams around a whole lap but the noise and the speed the fans get to see is just as exciting.

Secondly, When new teams/businesses are created then obviously jobs are going to be available and that’s just as true in the F1 world.¬† On average around 300 people work for a team at the track and another 1,000 back at base so that’s roughly¬† 4,000 jobs created overnight which can never be a bad thing.

My final point is that these teams show the likes of Red Bull and Ferrari who spend hundreds of millions of pounds a year that a team can be run for the fraction of that cost. Red Bull were a “new” team 6 years ago and look at them now. Two Constructors and two Drivers world championships so don’t count out Virgin Racing, Team Lotus or HRT just yet.