“…And my favorite flavor of crisps. Of course.”
Hey folks, Dre here, back at it with another weekly edition of Ask Dre! In this week’s episode, I tell you my F1 Rookie of the Year (So far), some of the best in recent years from MotoGP and F1, talking about F1 2015, the legacy of F1 teams, and whether we should victimize certain drivers for incidents. All that, and talk about what my favorite flavor of crisps are. You know, the important stuff. Right, let’s go, Ask Dre time!
“Who is your rookie of the year in F1?” – James Bryant
No, I’m kidding. It’s obviously between Kevin Magnussen and Danill Kyvat here, and both have been pretty darn good this season. Kyvat has pretty much matched Vergne stride for stride, scored points on multiple occasions despite Toro Rosso’s awful reliability, and has shown racecraft like he belongs. On the other hand, Kevin Magnussen debuted with a 2nd in Australia, and has a chance of finishing in the Top 10 of the Championship, an impressive feat for a rookie with some great names around him, like Sergio Perez, Felipe Massa, and even Kimi Raikkonen!
I’d say Magnussen, kinda by default really. But take nothing away from Kyvat, he’s had a great season too and he’s earned that Red Bull opportunity.
“Do you hate the people who hate one Driver because of one incident? like the Schumacher incident and Rosberg’s “Lockup” 😉 at Monaco. And the Vettel Webber Touch at turkey?” – Thomas Wilson
Hate is a strong word. I do think it’s a little narrow minded though. A lot of brilliant drivers had moments that could have permanently scarred their reputation. Michael Schumacher was a proven cheater, Ayrton Senna nearly killed Alain Prost to win a Championship, Prost himself was a massive Balestre-kiss up, Jacques Villeneuve tried a singing career, etc, etc. People can like or dislike a driver for whatever reason they like, justified or not. That’s just the subjective nature of F1 fans. Personally, I’m in the “forgive but not forget camp”, where I remember the incidents a driver has, but do my best not to condemn someone for one incident. Because if we had that kind of nature for everything, that wouldn’t be very healthy.