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Author Topic: Max using #1 for 2022  (Read 711 times)

Offline Jericoke

Max using #1 for 2022
« on: January 27, 2022, 04:28:56 PM »
Looks like Max is the first driver in the 'chosen number era' to use #1.

While I'm a fan of Hamilton, I always felt that he should have taken #1 as champion.  I appreciate that the 'branding' of having your own number is important, but I feel like the tradition of the champion racing as #1 is important too.

Still not a Max fan, but I am glad to see someone who still appreciates the little things in motorsport history.

https://www.skysports.com/f1/news/31381/12526544/max-verstappen-reveals-new-gold-helmet-design-as-f1-champion-debuts-number-1-for-2022-season



Offline cosworth151

Re: Max using #1 for 2022
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2022, 05:43:02 PM »
At best, it should be a Roger Maris type 1*;)
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Offline Jericoke

Re: Max using #1 for 2022
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2022, 06:02:41 PM »
At best, it should be a Roger Maris type 1*;)

I could see Ricciardo, or maybe Sainz doing that if they won a controversial championship.  Making fun of the controversy while twisting the knife that little bit as well.

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Re: Max using #1 for 2022
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2022, 03:51:21 PM »
It's more of a shock when you realise that Max is the only one able to make the choice, other than Lewis, since the rules over numbering were changed.  :swoon:

Rosberg would have been the other, but of course he ducked the issue by retiring.

In the great scheme of things last years WDC is not the most controversial, IMHO. Just feels a bit raw to a lot of people as Merc keep milking it, Lewis has deliberatly gone off radar, and FIA refuse to hurry over final race stewardship enquiry.  :crazy:

 
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Offline lkjohnson1950

Re: Max using #1 for 2022
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2022, 05:40:00 PM »
What was the most controversial to you? I mean Masi threw the rule book out and did the only thing that would make Max the champion. He picked his favorite seemingly.
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Offline Jericoke

Re: Max using #1 for 2022
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2022, 06:58:35 PM »
What was the most controversial to you? I mean Masi threw the rule book out and did the only thing that would make Max the champion. He picked his favorite seemingly.

There have been championships decided by intentional collisions, as well as one champion actually taking a competitor's car.  Those all happened before I started watching F1 though, so couldn't say which I found controversial at the time.  (Though if Schumacher had succeeded in his  move on Villeneuve in 1997, I'm sure that would be considered controversial)  Vettel and Hamilton both won championships when a third car made things difficult/easy, although I don't consider either controversial, as the racers were clearly doing their best.

I'd love the 'take away' from 2021 finale to be any safety car in the last x laps (5?  3?) means red flag; give everyone a chance to restart on fresh tires for a 'shoot out'.

Offline Alianora La Canta

Re: Max using #1 for 2022
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2022, 07:41:37 PM »
I just want the takeaway to be that the FIA learns to comply with its own rules and stops endangering people by breaking them.
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