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F1 driver ratings - readers' questions answered - Eurosport.com

Anderson answered questions including how close he came to awarding a driver a one out of 10 and whether he has even been confronted over his marking.

Below is a selection of questions and answers from the Autosport Forums:

SophieB: Have you ever wished you'd given a different score for a driver or been tempted to change the score you've given?

BA: The honest answer is yes, but usually not by more than one mark either way. Sometimes I look back later and think I have been a bit harsh, or too generous, but I always try to be fair to every driver.

Marklar: Two questions: How much worth are you putting into ratings and do you think that it is fair to judge a driver's season based on ratings? On reflection, do you think that you are overrating top drivers compared to the others?

BA: I think rating the drivers is a worthy way to judge their seasons - the average across the year is...


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Anderson answered questions including how close he came to awarding a driver a one out of 10 and whether he has even been confronted over his marking.

Below is a selection of questions and answers from the Autosport Forums:

SophieB: Have you ever wished you'd given a different score for a driver or been tempted to change the score you've given?

BA: The honest answer is yes, but usually not by more than one mark either way. Sometimes I look back later and think I have been a bit harsh, or too generous, but I always try to be fair to every driver.

Marklar: Two questions: How much worth are you putting into ratings and do you think that it is fair to judge a driver's season based on ratings? On reflection, do you think that you are overrating top drivers compared to the others?

BA: I think rating the drivers is a worthy way to judge their seasons - the average across the year is...


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Daniel Ricciardo the king of Formula One overtaking in surprising 2017 season - NEWS.com.au

DANIEL Ricciardo replaced Red Bull teammate Max Verstappen as Formula One’s overtaking king in 2017, but the season saw half the number of passing moves following the introduction of faster and wider cars.

According to figures released by tyre supplier Pirelli, there were a total of 435 overtakes over the 20 races. In 2016, when there were 21 rounds, the sport racked up 866 moves.

That worked out at an average of 21.8 per race in 2017, compared to 41.2 last year.

And Australian driver Ricciardo made 43 overtakes, including 13 at Silverstone where he went from 19th on the British GP starting grid to finish fifth. Verstappen, who topped last year’s statistics with 78 passes in a season that also brought him a first victory, managed only 22 this time around. But he was also level with Mercedes’ four-time world champion Lewis Hamilton as the drivers who were overtaken least (twice in...


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Daniel Ricciardo the king of Formula One overtaking in surprising 2017 season - NEWS.com.au

DANIEL Ricciardo replaced Red Bull teammate Max Verstappen as Formula One’s overtaking king in 2017, but the season saw half the number of passing moves following the introduction of faster and wider cars.

According to figures released by tyre supplier Pirelli, there were a total of 435 overtakes over the 20 races. In 2016, when there were 21 rounds, the sport racked up 866 moves.

That worked out at an average of 21.8 per race in 2017, compared to 41.2 last year.

And Australian driver Ricciardo made 43 overtakes, including 13 at Silverstone where he went from 19th on the British GP starting grid to finish fifth. Verstappen, who topped last year’s statistics with 78 passes in a season that also brought him a first victory, managed only 22 this time around. But he was also level with Mercedes’ four-time world champion Lewis Hamilton as the drivers who were overtaken least (twice in...


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Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes will dominate F1 in 2018, warns worried Ross Brawn - Express.co.uk

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Ross Brawn reckons Mercedes will dominate F1 again in 2018

Lewis Hamilton stormed to the F1 Drivers’ Championship, while Mercedes claimed a fourth straight F1 Constructors’ crown.

Hamilton and his team remain the favourites to win the title again in 2018 even though Ferrari and Red Bull are expected to make grounds on the Silver Arrows.

There is optimism that McLaren will also improve after swapping their Honda engine for Renault power.

But Brawn reckons the lack of major regulation changes heading into next year means Mercedes still hold the upper hand.

"They've got a great group of people, but my slight worry is that they will get even stronger now," Brawn told ESPN.

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Lewis Hamilton won the F1 title for a third time in four years in 2017

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Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas (centre) and Sebastian Vettel (right) were the big three contenders

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Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes will dominate F1 in 2018, warns worried Ross Brawn - Express.co.uk

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Ross Brawn reckons Mercedes will dominate F1 again in 2018

Lewis Hamilton stormed to the F1 Drivers’ Championship, while Mercedes claimed a fourth straight F1 Constructors’ crown.

Hamilton and his team remain the favourites to win the title again in 2018 even though Ferrari and Red Bull are expected to make grounds on the Silver Arrows.

There is optimism that McLaren will also improve after swapping their Honda engine for Renault power.

But Brawn reckons the lack of major regulation changes heading into next year means Mercedes still hold the upper hand.

"They've got a great group of people, but my slight worry is that they will get even stronger now," Brawn told ESPN.

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Lewis Hamilton won the F1 title for a third time in four years in 2017

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Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas (centre) and Sebastian Vettel (right) were the big three contenders

"They've had a change of senior...


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Formula 1 take first place with Grand Prix accolade at The Drum UK Event Awards - The Drum

Earlier this year, F1 Live and Velocity Experience (TBA Group) saw 100,000 people gathered around Trafalgar Square to witness all ten Formula 1 teams coming together for the first time outside a race weekend. The campaign, created to bring the brand closer to its fans, has scooped the Grand Prix; the large event of the year; and the sports event of the year accolades at The Drum Event Awards 2017.

Chairman of the judging panel, Damian Clarke, managing director at Undercurrent said: "This award entry hit every aspects of the judges focus this year. Human centricity, diversity in a sometimes exclusive sport and excellent social mobility access all played a big part in this integrated piece of work. Oh and the activation in central London was breath taking!"

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Formula 1 take first place with Grand Prix accolade at The Drum UK Event Awards - The Drum

Earlier this year, F1 Live and Velocity Experience (TBA Group) saw 100,000 people gathered around Trafalgar Square to witness all ten Formula 1 teams coming together for the first time outside a race weekend. The campaign, created to bring the brand closer to its fans, has scooped the Grand Prix; the large event of the year; and the sports event of the year accolades at The Drum Event Awards 2017.

Chairman of the judging panel, Damian Clarke, managing director at Undercurrent said: "This award entry hit every aspects of the judges focus this year. Human centricity, diversity in a sometimes exclusive sport and excellent social mobility access all played a big part in this integrated piece of work. Oh and the activation in central London was breath taking!"

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The coveted chairman's award is chosen from all the nominees this year. Clarke's choice is ESI Live, for its...


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F1: Lewis Hamilton roasted for hot take on a Formula E crash that turned out to be 3 years old - Fox Sports

LEWIS Hamilton is rarely more than a few tenths off the pace, but in this instance he’s several years behind the times.

Enjoying a well-deserved break after stitching up his fourth Formula 1 world championship, Hamilton has spent some of his downtime watching a few other racing categories.

One of those it seems is Formula E, which began its fourth season at the weekend with a double-header in downtown Hong Kong.

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REBUKE: Hamilton ‘foolish to underestimate’ Ricciardo

A video of a particularly spectacular Formula E crash caught Hamilton’s eye, prompting a biting critique of the driving standards in the championship.

“So I’m trying to keep an eye on other formulas and see clips of @fiaformulae and this...


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Motorsport Jobs: What is it like to work in Formula 1? - autosport.com

The plan to rebuild America's superteam As Penske dominates IndyCar with a four-car superteam, its long-time arch-rival Ganassi is cutting back to two entries for talisman Scott Dixon and second-year racer Ed Jones. Why is it convinced smaller is better? 1512432000 IndyCar

The tech details that decided Mercedes vs Ferrari There was little to separate Mercedes and Ferrari for most of the 2017 Formula 1 season, but the gaps in their design philosophies were substantial. Which elements did each team master best, and what hints of 2018 directions can be seen? 1512432000 F1

Why Yamaha had its worst season in a decade Yamaha dominated 2017 MotoGP pre-season testing and the opening rounds with Maverick Vinales. Then it all fell apart. Trying to figure out why would tangle the team in knots it's yet to fully unravel 1512345600 MotoGP

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F1: Daniel Ricciardo on contract considerations, competitive car the clear No.1 priority - Fox Sports

DANIEL Ricciardo has opened up on the contract dilemmas ahead of the “most important” decision of his career, admitting “there’s a lot at stake” as he ponders his Red Bull future.

The Australian only has a year remaining on his current deal with the team who have supported his entire Formula 1 journey, and is set to enter 2018 as one of the quickest and most sought-after ‘free agents’ on the grid.

After tying down Max Verstappen to a new three-year contract, Red Bull insisted they wanted Ricciardo to make a similar commitment - but the five-time race winner has detailed how he is no rush just yet.

“Next year is a big one for me,” Ricciardo wrote in his Red Bull blog. “They’re all big, but there’s a bit going on other than just the driving.

“I’m not just going to settle on something because I want it to be off my mind, because there’s a lot at stake. It’s a big decision for me, so if I...


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F1 champions gather in Paris for Hall of Fame inauguration - Formula 1

The new initiative was launched at a glittering ceremony at the headquarters of the Automobile Club de France (ACF), with Formula 1 champions Sir Jackie Stewart, Mario Andretti, Alain Prost, Nigel Mansell, Damon Hill, Jacques Villeneuve, Fernando Alonso, Sebastian Vettel and Nico Rosberg joining representatives and family of F1’s other title winners in becoming the first drivers honoured.


“The FIA Hall of Fame has been created to highlight the values that run through motorsport and the champions who have been and who still are the exemplars of the FIA’s values of commitment, integrity, respect and sportsmanship,” said FIA President Jean Todt.

The inaugural ceremony, held in the library of the ACF, where F1’s regulations were first drafted in the 1940s, first inducted the 17 champions with single titles to their name, starting with Formula One’s first champion, 1950 winner Giuseppe...


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Formula 1 looks at grand prix circuit changes to improve racing - autosport.com

The plan to rebuild America's superteam As Penske dominates IndyCar with a four-car superteam, its long-time arch-rival Ganassi is cutting back to two entries for talisman Scott Dixon and second-year racer Ed Jones. Why is it convinced smaller is better? 1512432000 IndyCar

The tech details that decided Mercedes vs Ferrari There was little to separate Mercedes and Ferrari for most of the 2017 Formula 1 season, but the gaps in their design philosophies were substantial. Which elements did each team master best, and what hints of 2018 directions can be seen? 1512432000 F1

Why Yamaha had its worst season in a decade Yamaha dominated 2017 MotoGP pre-season testing and the opening rounds with Maverick Vinales. Then it all fell apart. Trying to figure out why would tangle the team in knots it's yet to fully unravel 1512345600 MotoGP

Revealed: Formula 1's fastest failure Ferrari and...


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The Lamborghini Countach is the coolest Formula 1 safety car ever - Autoweek

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Since its inception, the Formula 1 safety car has always been something interesting for its time -- a Porsche 911 GT2, a Tatra 623 and a Ford Escort RS Cosworth have all served, for example. Sticking with the tradition, the current F1 safety car is the Mercedes-AMG GT, one of the most interesting cars on the road today. However, the ultimate safety car is probably this Lamborghini Countach.

Reddit user t12totalxyzb00 posted a picture of this Countach with the F1 light bar on top of its wedged body. Apparently, this Countach was used for the Monaco GP in the 1980s -- making it the most appropriate safety car ever to see time on an F1 track. Between the excess of the 1980s, Formula 1 and the insanely styled V12-powered supercar, there has never been a...


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Formula 1 overtaking slumped by half in 2017 - Motorsport.com, Edition: Global

Formula 1 overtaking slumped by nearly half this year to be the worst ever during the DRS era, as fears were realised that the new wider and faster cars would make passing more difficult.

Pirelli released analysis data from the 2017 campaign on Monday and it revealed that the number of overtaking moves it registered over the 20-race season was down to 435.

This is a 49 percent drop on the mammoth 866 passes that were recorded in 2016, when there was one more race.

The 2016 figure was the highest since records began in the early 1980s, while this season's 435 is the lowest since the 211 passes that took place in 2009, which was before DRS was introduced to help overtaking.

This year's crazy Azerbaijan Grand Prix in Baku accounted for the most overtaking moves in one race, with 42 in total.

At the other end of the spectrum was the Russian Grand Prix in Sochi, where just one pass was...


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F1 driver ratings - readers' questions answered - Eurosport.com

Anderson answered questions including how close he came to awarding a driver a one out of 10 and whether he has even been confronted over his marking.

Below is a selection of questions and answers from the Autosport Forums:

SophieB: Have you ever wished you'd given a different score for a driver or been tempted to change the score you've given?

BA: The honest answer is yes, but usually not by more than one mark either way. Sometimes I look back later and think I have been a bit harsh, or too generous, but I always try to be fair to every driver.

Marklar: Two questions: How much worth are you putting into ratings and do you think that it is fair to judge a driver's season based on ratings? On reflection, do you think that you are overrating top drivers compared to the others?

BA: I think rating the drivers is a worthy way to judge their seasons - the average across the year is...


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Horner: Red Bull junior programme is working

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner has faith in its junior programme and clarified if there isn’t space for future drivers at the top team his squad isn’t concerned by using a loan system as it did with Carlos Sainz Jr for 2018.

After Max Verstappen’s rapid rise through the Red Bull ranks and Daniel Ricciardo staying put for next season it has forced Sainz to go out on loan to Renault for the 2018 Formula 1 season having felt his career was stalling in the Toro Rosso team.

With Verstappen recently re-signing for Red Bull until the end of the 2020 season, while the team is eager to retain Ricciardo beyond next season, concerns have grown for any future Red Bull juniors which break through could be stuck in a similar situation to Sainz – something which doesn’t alarm Horner who is confident the junior programme is working.

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FIA opens Formula 1 Hall of Fame

The FIA has launched a Formula 1 Hall of Fame with all 33 winners of the drivers’ world championship honoured into the new initiative at the ACF headquarters in Paris, with current drivers Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso in attendance.

Nine F1 world champions plus representatives or family members of other F1 champions attended the ceremony including Sir Jackie Stewart, Mario Andretti, Alain Prost, Nigel Mansell, Damon Hill, Jacques Villeneuve, Fernando Alonso, Sebastian Vettel and Nico Rosberg.

Michael Schumacher’s long-time manager Sabine Kehm attended the ceremony on behalf of the seven-time F1 world champion, along with Bruno Senna representing his uncle Ayrton.

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Stroll reveals “rock bottom” moment from rookie F1 year

Lance Stroll says starting his rookie Formula 1 season with three retirements from the opening three races came as his lowest point in his burgeoning career but is thrilled to have recovered from a tough beginning with Williams.

The Canadian driver was hit by waves of criticism during his F1 debut with three DNFs in a row, despite the retirements largely not his fault having suffered brake failure in his first race in Australia followed by two collisions which he was a victim of in China and Bahrain.

Stroll showed impressive mettle to bag maiden points at his home event in Canada before steering clear of trouble to become the youngest podium finisher in F1 history with third place in Azerbaijan – the only driver outside of Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull to reach the rostrum in 2017.

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Vettel explains ‘hidden lessons’ Ferrari has learnt

Sebastian Vettel feels both obvious and ‘hidden’ lessons have been understood by Ferrari after its 2017 Formula 1 world title charge and has faith the Italian manufacturer can pose a consistent challenge next season.

During winter testing Ferrari surprised the F1 world with the fastest car on the grid which was duly demonstrated by winning two of the opening three races. Vettel accepts Ferrari’s dreadful Asian flyaway races – with two DNFs and a fourth place for the German driver – ultimately ended his title ambition but was keen to focus on positives at the end of the season.

Vettel has hinted at the less clear lessons to be taken from Ferrari’s 2017 campaign, aside from combining its speed with consistency, which he wants to use as motivation for the whole team for a championship fight next season.

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