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28th Aug '16 11:55:47 AM F1Krazy
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* TechnicianVersusPerformer: A number of periods in F1 history have been defined by rivalries developing between a naturally gifted driver, and a less gifted but more pragmatic one. Examples include Lauda versus Hunt, Senna versus Prost and Hamilton versus Rosberg

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* TechnicianVersusPerformer: A number of periods in F1 history have been defined by rivalries developing between a naturally gifted driver, and a less gifted but more pragmatic one. Examples include Lauda versus Hunt, Senna versus Prost and Hamilton versus RosbergRosberg.
* TemptingFate: Prior to the 2001 Malaysian Grand Prix, Ron Dennis confidently stated that it would be a dry race. Three laps in, the track was hit by a torrential downpour. In a mild subversion, the rain proved to be a ''good'' thing for [=McLaren=]: Coulthard, who'd qualified 8th, ended up leading the race for a short time and ultimately finished 3rd behind the two Ferraris.
10th Aug '16 9:26:03 AM longWriter
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* UnexpectedSuccessor: In some ways, Damon Hill becoming team leader after Senna's death and carrying the team to the constructors championship and to within 1 point of the drivers championship in 1994, which was similar to how his father carried the Lotus team after Jim Clark's death.
** Lewis Hamilton, a rather unknown British driver, wouldn't have been the likeliest successor in the eyes of fans and the media to Kimi Räikkönen at [=McLaren=]. Still, he did manage to get second place in his debut year (and he would have won if not for a spectacular collapse, ironically losing to Räikkönen), and win the championship a year later. Six long years later, Hamilton succeeded Juan Manuel Fangio to become Mercedes first World Driver's Champion since 1955.



* UnexpectedSuccessor: In some ways, Damon Hill becoming team leader after Senna's death and carrying the team to the constructors championship and to within 1 point of the drivers championship in 1994, which was similar to how his father carried the Lotus team after Jim Clark's death.
** Lewis Hamilton, a rather unknown British driver, wouldn't have been the likeliest successor in the eyes of fans and the media to Kimi Räikkönen at [=McLaren=]. Still, he did manage to get second place in his debut year (and he would have won if not for a spectacular collapse, ironically losing to Räikkönen), and win the championship a year later. Six long years later, Hamilton succeeded Juan Manuel Fangio to become Mercedes first World Driver's Champion since 1955.

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* UnexpectedSuccessor: In some ways, Damon Hill becoming team leader after Senna's death and carrying the team to the constructors championship and to within 1 point of the UnwantedAssistance: Every so often drivers championship in 1994, which was similar to how his father carried do get sick of the Lotus team after Jim Clark's death.
** Lewis Hamilton, a rather unknown British driver, wouldn't
teams talking to them on the radio and tell them more or less subtly to shut up.
-->'''Kimi Räikkönen''' (Abu Dhabi 2012): Leave me alone, I know what I'm doing!
-->'''Kimi (again, same race)''': Yes, Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! I'm doing all of that, you don't
have been to remind me! (cue laughter from the likeliest successor Sky commentators)
** Similarly, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wko_EIhwyvg Jos Verstappen
in the eyes of fans and the media to Kimi Räikkönen at [=McLaren=]. Still, he did manage to get second place in his debut year (and he would have won if not for a spectacular collapse, ironically 2001:]]
--->'''Greg Wheeler''': We're
losing to Räikkönen), lots of time, we're losing time, try and win make a move.
--->'''Jos Verstappen''': What do you think I'm doing, Greg?
** Enforced as of
the championship a year later. Six long years later, Hamilton succeeded Juan Manuel Fangio 2014 Singapore Grand Prix, with teams no longer able to become Mercedes first World Driver's Champion since 1955.give their drivers information on things like improving their sector times.
9th Aug '16 8:58:10 AM JamesShade
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* TraumaCongaLine: The latter half of the 2014 season for the Marussia team. First they suffered serious financial problems, then at the Japanese Grand Prix their driver Jules Bianchi span off, struck a recovery vehicle and was critically injured, dying months later. Shortly afterwards, their financial problems got so bad that both they and rival backmarkers Caterham went into administration, forcing them to miss the next two races... and on the eve of that second missed race, the team folded completely. The final kick in the teeth is that as of the time of writing, their rivals Caterham ''haven't'' folded... yet. Thankfully, things get better for them. The team were saved as Manor, the organisation who were bought out by Marussia were able to take back control of the team, and secured enough funds to return to the grid. Fittingly, they credit the prize money they got as a result of [[TearJerker Bianchi's 9th place]] in the 2014 Monaco Grand Prix as the reason they were able to return.

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* TraumaCongaLine: The latter half of the 2014 season for the Marussia team. First they suffered serious financial problems, then at the Japanese Grand Prix their driver Jules Bianchi span off, struck a recovery vehicle and was critically injured, dying months later. Shortly afterwards, their financial problems got so bad that both they and rival backmarkers Caterham went into administration, forcing them to miss the next two races... and on the eve of that second missed race, the team folded completely. The final kick in the teeth is that as of the time of writing, their rivals Caterham ''haven't'' folded... yet. Thankfully, things get better for them. The team were saved as Manor, the organisation who were bought out by Marussia were able to take back control of the team, and secured enough funds to return to the grid. [[note]]where as Caterham did quietly fold completely over the offseason[[/note]] Fittingly, they credit the prize money they got as a result of [[TearJerker Bianchi's 9th place]] in the 2014 Monaco Grand Prix as the reason they were able to return.
1st Aug '16 8:22:19 AM longWriter
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* YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame: In the wake of the German GP scandal, while everyone else was quick to judge Ferrari and Fernando Alonso, two people sided with them: [[UnwatedAssistance Michael Schumacher and Nelson Piquet Jr.]] - the guy whose team-ordered victory caused the ban on these things in the first place and the guy who screwed over Felipe Massa for Alonso the first time.

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* YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame: In the wake of the German GP scandal, while everyone else was quick to judge Ferrari and Fernando Alonso, two people sided with them: [[UnwatedAssistance [[UnwantedAssistance Michael Schumacher and Nelson Piquet Jr.]] - the guy whose team-ordered victory caused the ban on these things in the first place and the guy who screwed over Felipe Massa for Alonso the first time.
1st Aug '16 8:21:35 AM longWriter
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* YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame: In the wake of the German GP scandal, while everyone else was quick to judge Ferrari and Fernando Alonso, two people sided with them: [[StopHelpingMe Michael Schumacher and Nelson Piquet Jr.]] - the guy whose team-ordered victory caused the ban on these things in the first place and the guy who screwed over Felipe Massa for Alonso the first time.

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* YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame: In the wake of the German GP scandal, while everyone else was quick to judge Ferrari and Fernando Alonso, two people sided with them: [[StopHelpingMe [[UnwatedAssistance Michael Schumacher and Nelson Piquet Jr.]] - the guy whose team-ordered victory caused the ban on these things in the first place and the guy who screwed over Felipe Massa for Alonso the first time.
9th Jul '16 2:12:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheObiWan: F1 drivers that move on to management or some other role after retiring. Keke Rosberg and Gerhard Berger, for example, have gone on to manage other drivers; Sir Jackie Stewart, Sir Jack Brabham and Alain Prost all had their own F1 teams.
1st Jul '16 2:21:10 PM Anddrix
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** Red Bull were just another midfield team until 2009. We all know [[CurbstompBattle what]] [[BaseBreaker happened]] [[BoringInvincibleHero next]].

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** Red Bull were just another midfield team until 2009. We all know [[CurbstompBattle what]] [[BaseBreaker happened]] happened [[BoringInvincibleHero next]].
1st Jul '16 11:46:47 AM Shamrock95
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* OffTheScale: Engine outputs in the turbo era. Engine designers would plug their new engines into 1,000-horsepower dynos and watching in disbelief as they ran out of numbers. After that they just guesstimated their power output from intake manifold pressures, with BMW coming up with 1,300 to 1,450 horsepower!

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* OffTheScale: Engine outputs in the turbo era. Engine designers would plug their new engines into 1,000-horsepower dynos and watching in disbelief as they ran out of numbers. After that they just guesstimated estimated their power output from intake manifold pressures, with BMW coming up with 1,300 to 1,450 horsepower!
16th May '16 12:17:59 AM RezaMaulana98
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* PyrrhicVictory: Sure, the people involved in the 2008 Singapore GP race-fixing got punished, but now there's the knowledge that it DID happen. And sure, Nelson Piquet Jr. was granted immunity from punishment in exchange for testimony, but his career's now suffered a huge blow he might not ever recover from[[note]]Although he did have a slight CareerResurrection. In 2015, he became the first ever Formula E champion. Three years ago, he was a surprisingly fast driving in NASCAR, winning two Truck races on that season. Unlike most non-American drivers who won in NASCAR (they mostly won in road courses), he did it in the ovals[[/note]]. It's also hard to think of Ferrari without remembering some of their horrid moments of team orders, switching the winning driver with the second.

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* PyrrhicVictory: Sure, the people involved in the 2008 Singapore GP race-fixing got punished, but now there's the knowledge that it DID happen. And sure, Nelson Piquet Jr. was granted immunity from punishment in exchange for testimony, but his career's now suffered a huge blow he might not ever recover from[[note]]Although he did have a slight CareerResurrection. In 2015, he became the first ever Formula E champion. Three years ago, he was a surprisingly fast driving driver in NASCAR, winning two Truck races on that season. Unlike most non-American drivers who won in NASCAR (they mostly won in road courses), he did it in the ovals[[/note]]. It's also hard to think of Ferrari without remembering some of their horrid moments of team orders, switching the winning driver with the second.
16th May '16 12:16:50 AM RezaMaulana98
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* PyrrhicVictory: Sure, the people involved in the 2008 Singapore GP race-fixing got punished, but now there's the knowledge that it DID happen. And sure, Nelson Piquet Jr. was granted immunity from punishment in exchange for testimony, but his career's now suffered a huge blow he might not ever recover from. It's also hard to think of Ferrari without remembering some of their horrid moments of team orders, switching the winning driver with the second.

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* PyrrhicVictory: Sure, the people involved in the 2008 Singapore GP race-fixing got punished, but now there's the knowledge that it DID happen. And sure, Nelson Piquet Jr. was granted immunity from punishment in exchange for testimony, but his career's now suffered a huge blow he might not ever recover from.from[[note]]Although he did have a slight CareerResurrection. In 2015, he became the first ever Formula E champion. Three years ago, he was a surprisingly fast driving in NASCAR, winning two Truck races on that season. Unlike most non-American drivers who won in NASCAR (they mostly won in road courses), he did it in the ovals[[/note]]. It's also hard to think of Ferrari without remembering some of their horrid moments of team orders, switching the winning driver with the second.
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