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I remember watching Gordon take a ride in Montoya's F1 car and he seemed really intrigued. Gordon seems to do well at the road courses on the NASCAR schedule, he should give F1 a shot.
 

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It will be great to see. Gordon is the best pure racer in NASCAR. He is the only driver who can legitimately be expected to win every race, on any type of track. Schumi is probably the best driver in the world, but Gordon is America's best hope to beat him.
 

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I cannot believe we're actually talking about this on MO. I don't care what Colin Edwards does unless it's on a bike. Get Gordon and Shumacher to race eachother on bikes and then I'll be happy. Cars are spiffy and all, and convenient too, but no, I'd rather think about bikes. Schumacher should beat Gordon. Rossi might beat Gordon. But I wouldn't care if it wasn't on a bike.
 

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The best description I heard about cars is "appliance like" ie; open the door and a little light comes on.

Personnaly I like cars almost as much as bikes, but I do appreciate the analogy.
 

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Giancarlo Fisichella is generally acknowledged to be the best current F1 driver. Shumacher is good but he is propped up by the hundreds of millions of dollars Ferrari spends to make the car better than all the others.



Like Jeremy Burgess said, in F1 racing, the equation is weighted 80/20 in favor of the car's ability, with the reverse applying to motorcycle racing. That's why the best motorcycle racer in the world can hop on another brand of bike and still win (Rossi) but the best auto driver in the world doesn't have a chance without a top-level team (some would say not a chance in anthing but a Ferrari.)
 

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"Fisichella is generally acknowledged to be the best current F1 driver" Huh? Where and when did you hear/read this acknoweleged by an F1 pundit?



IMHO, the "best current driver" list is something like this:



1.) Schumacher

2.) Montoya

3.) Webber

4.) Raikonen

5.) Barichello

6.) Alonso

7.) Button
 

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Re: NASCRAP has road courses?

Believe me, NASCAR on roadcourses is HIGHLY entertaining. I'm not much of a roundy-round fan, but I must admit that watching those old tractors get flung from apex to apex is addicting stuff. I especially like the in car pedal cam, where you can watch dem good ole boys dancin on the pedals, as they get up on the wheel. -Sean
 

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Re: NASCRAP has road courses?

That's right. I'm not too hot on Nascar as a spectator sport, but I'm damned sure that the drivers are all outstanding - just look at all the drivers who would die for a ride. There's going to be some serious driving talent in there somewhere.

Also, Jeff Gordon is reputed to be an enormous rally car fan. Watches all the races, studies the technique. It's just that it would be insane for him to quit Nascar to do something else - it's kind of like Michael Jordan playing baseball - a supernaturally gifted athelete, but it's just not his thing. So, could he beat Schuey on dirt roadcourses? He's got every opportunity and no excuses if he doesn't.

I had also hoped for more of a flamewar. Ah, well.
 

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Fisichella has won the 'driver's driver' award a couple times, basically an opinion poll among the drivers concerning who they think is the best driver.



So in other words, the F1 drivers themselves regard Fisichella to be the most talented driver.
 
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