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Jake Dennis 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
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Antonio Giovinazzi 12%  12%  [ 3 ]
Brendon Hartley 46%  46%  [ 12 ]
Danill Kvyat 4%  4%  [ 1 ]
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:08 pm 
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At the end of the day the strength of the field doesn't really matter. I only felt that the expectation for Norris to not only be winning F2 but winning it easily was a little ambitious for an 18 year old who is a rookie at that level.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:15 pm 
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mds wrote:
pokerman wrote:
mds wrote:
mikeyg123 wrote:
Just for a start he has to beat the guy who won a series above him last season. Even then, rookies so rarely win at that level and I don't think any have done it while taking as big a step up as Norris. Not since the F3000 days anyone.


I wouldn't necessarily rank GP3 above F3 if you're taking into account that the series has also been on a downward slope the last few years. The 2017 GP3 field really doesn't look that much stronger (if anything) than the 2017 F3 field.

The rookies argument... I think I've adressed it. It's a new car, the experience element counts for a lot less.

F3 drivers go on to GP3 not the other way around, GP3 drivers have more experience.


Yeah, and?
The point was: The 2017 GP3 field really doesn't look that much stronger (if anything) than the 2017 F3 field.

GP3 is dying (also with the planned merge with F3 next year), and it is apparent in the driver field. Just look at what's left this year..

You just seem to ignore the greater experience aspect of it, GP3 is seen as a step up from F3 because the drivers have more experience, the direct comparison was being made with Russell who had 2 seasons in F3, finishing 3rd in his final season before then winning GP3.

Leclerc finished 4th in F3, then won GP3 before winning F2 gaining experience all the time.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:19 pm 
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mikeyg123 wrote:
At the end of the day the strength of the field doesn't really matter. I only felt that the expectation for Norris to not only be winning F2 but winning it easily was a little ambitious for an 18 year old who is a rookie at that level.

Yes indeed, the comparison seems to be made with Leclerc who had more experience than Norris and who joined a team that won the title the year before quite easily with the drivers finishing 1st and 2nd, Giovinazzi himself was a rookie when he finished in 2nd place, so Leclerc had a head start on Norris.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:05 pm 
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mikeyg123 wrote:
If Norris doesn't win F2 this year I certainly think he would benefit from another year at that level. There's no rush.

He seems to be a quick learner, I'm not sure how much he would benefit from another year in F2 when he could be learning the ropes in F1, he seems to be a driver who you can throw in at the deep end and he won't drown.

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