6roucho wrote:Webber has the 2nd fastest time, after Hammo.Saint wrote:if you're going to read anything into that then Button's wet time compared to his and Mansell's dry is probably more revealing. Other than Mansell, none of them take it particularly seriously, at least while they're actually doing the lap. Mansell, on the other hand, studied overheads of the lap and spent a LOT of time practising.RoseGarden wrote:Unless they were all there doing laps on the same day its kind of hard to tell. I don't think even Top Gear could arrange for them to do it and some of their ego's would get in the way (Rosberg might get stuffed by Hamilton for instance)ElementFreak wrote:Top Gear have tried. It would be interesting to seem them all go out in the same conditions though. Hamilton's first lap was on a very wet track, yet his 2nd was on a dry one and he beat Vettel by over a second. Alonso doing it in the same conditions would be interesting.Saint wrote:These kind of things are almost impossible to prove, as the drivers will never ever end up in an even car. But the general feeling across the grid is Alonso and Hamilton are out in front, followed by a large group of drivers who if given the right equipment can potentially win a world title (Maldonado would not be one of these)
Of course, even given the same car you won't necessarily get a fair comparism - I doubt many people would say that Raikkonen is that much slower than Alonso - it's just that the current Ferrari REALLY doesn't suit him.
No. Driver Time Series Episode Notes
1 Lewis Hamilton 1:42.9 19 4 Second attempt
2 Mark Webber 1:43.1 20 6 Second attempt
3 Sebastian Vettel 1:44.0 17 3
4 Rubens Barrichello 1:44.3 15 3
5 Ben Collins 1:44.4 8 2 The Stig II (Removed from the board during interview with Vettel).
6 Nigel Mansell 1:44.6 7 5
7 Lewis Hamilton 1:44.7 10 8 Wet & oily
8 Jenson Button 1:44.7 8 8 Hot
9 Jenson Button 1:44.9 14 5 Second attempt. Wet
10 Perry McCarthy 1:46.0 The Stig I (Removed from the board).
11 Kimi Räikkönen 1:46.1 18 7 Very wet
12 Damon Hill 1:46.3 6 5
13 Mark Webber 1:47.1 6 10 Extremely wet
14 Michael Schumacher DNF 13 1 Joke lap – DNF
Mansell higher than Button in his mid 50's probably tells you about the pair of them's driving prowess however.
Or another way to put it in perspective would be to look at Ellen McArthur, who, in the same car, did 1:46.7. So she should be out there driving F1, while Mark Webber should be doing round the world sailing
Missed that one - only saw his wet time.....