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Generic Weekly Hotlap Challenge 208 – Arise… and rise further still

Discussion in 'Console Lounge' started by Totall Wrytoff, Jan 2, 2021.

  1. Happy New Year and welcome to the Weekly Hotlap Challenge 208 - Arise… and rise further still.
    A gentle Assetto Corsa and Assetto Corsa Competizione challenge to kick off 2021, with hearty congratulations to Sir Lewis Hamilton.

    Assetto Corsa Hotlap:
    Car: Lotus Exige S
    Track: Silverstone International
    The pit straight at Silverstone has been renamed the Hamilton Straight.
    This is the first time any part of this most historic circuit has been named after a driver.
    Having spent a Saturday afternoon, post quali, with Lewis in 2009, personally, I’m absolutely delighted. The rumours about him are completely wrong. He is relaxed, generous and good fun. He didn’t mind me trying pull Nicole either.
    We have never used the Lotus Exige S in a Weekly Hotlap Challenge. The car is a favourite of the WHC 2020 Driver of the Year and guess what? He does not hold the lap record for this car and track combination either. (It took some searching!)

    So keep it neat and precise for 2021 and that goes for this hotlap too!

    Tyres and Fastest Lap
    Street – Front: 34 psi Rears: 36 psi
    Semislicks – Front: 30 psi Rears: 32 psi
    Fastest Lap:
    1:13.823 set by Jakub Krcma


    Assetto Corsa Competizione Hotlap:
    Car: Honda NSX GT3 (2018 GT3/ not the EVO version)
    Track: Barcelona
    “One of the slowest GT3 cars I think but pretty good fun to drive still.”

    The NSX GT3 is an off the shelf race car, designed for endurance racing, Super GT300, GT3 and many others. It is designed to be easy to drive, but at a starting price of €465,000, it is certainly not easy on the wallet. That’s over twice the price of the road car and of very questionable value, considering what else is available in that price bracket…
    How about a 600bhp Aston GT12, (£330k) an historic Lola T70 MkIII, or a pair of 1986 Toyota Group C Le Mans GTM Cars, with spares, at €169,000 each?

    Tyres and steering lock:

    Ideal GT3 operating pressures are around 27.5 psi
    Steering Lock - Honda NSX GT3 - 620°

    How to take part in the WHC:

    *Assetto Corsa Hotlaps Challenge*

    To enter the Assetto Corsa Hotlap Challenge, select Hotlap, choose the Lotus Exige S and the Silverstone International Circuit. Please setup the session as follows:
    Mode: Hotlap
    Setup: Ambient Temp: 10 DegC
    Time of day: Free / Controller: Free / Assists: Free / Stability: Free.

    *Assetto Corsa Competizione Hotlap*

    Car: Honda NSX GT3 (not the EVO version)
    2. Challenge type: Hotlap
    3. Time of day: 20:00
    4. Track: Barcelona
    5. Weather type eg: Clear
    6. Dynamic Weather: Disabled
    7. Cloud: n/a
    8. Ave Temp: n/a
    9. Grip level: Optimum
    10. Wetness: n/a
    11. Standing water: n/a
    The screen shot required to enter your time is in Timetables at the end of the session.
    Realism and Assist Settings are up to you. Ideally, please use PRO


    For ease of admin, please use the following format to post your times to be included on the leader boards:
    * Improvement (Only required if you have already posted a time)
    * Challenge – AC or ACC
    * Your name (as you would like it to appear on the leaderboard)
    * Your time - shown as x.xx.xxx.
    * ACC Race and ACC Hotstint: the Number of Laps
    * ACC Hotlap: the car chosen
    * Your platform
    (PC Xb1 PS4)
    * Screen shot showing your time.
    (Optional but in the spirit) Your thoughts or any comment
    Please post video clips and share information here as well.

    To submit a time, pause the game and select 'session' from the menu and screenshot this page or take a photo of your screen and post it in this thread - Note all the information from the screen is required including temperature, mode heading (Hotlap) and of course the car being used!
    You can run as many laps as you can manage and update your times as often as you like. It is all about taking part, pushing yourself and enjoying Assetto Corsa and Competizione. All Platforms are welcome.

    Deadline: Sunday 10th January 2021
    Chequered Flag will drop shortly before 6pm.

    Weekly Hotlap Challenge History

    1. Mugello - Praga R1 (Posted by John Gordon 3 Oct, 2016)
    2. Imola - Mercedes SLS GT3
    3. Brands Hatch GP - RUF RT12 (GravelTrap 19 Oct 16)
    4. Magione - Lotus 2 Eleven
    5. Silverstone International - Abarth 500 Assetto Corse
    6. Zandvoort - Pagani Huayra
    7. Nurburgring GP (GT) - Alfa Romeo 155 V6 TI
    8. Spa - BMW M3 GT2
    9. Vallelunga Club - KTM X-Bow R
    10. Barcelona - Moto - Shelby Cobra 427 S/C
    11. Silverstone 1967 - Lotus 72D
    12. Nordschleife - Porsche 911 Carrera S
    13. Black Cat County - Ferrari LaFerrari
    14. Monza Junior 1966 - Alfa Romeo GTA
    15. Redbull Ring GP - Lamborghini Gallardo SL
    16. Zandvoort - Ford Escort RS1600
    17. Imola - Mazda Rx-7 Spirit R
    18. Brands Hatch GP - Lotus Exige V6 Cup
    19. Monza - Ferrari FXX K
    20. Barcelona - Moto - Ferrari 488 GT3
    21. Mugello - Alfa Romeo Giulietta QV
    22. Silverstone GP - Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 2017
    23. Nurburgring Sprint GT - Toyota AE86 Tuned
    24. Magione - Maserati Levante S
    25. Spa - Lotus 98T
    26. Vallelunga - Classic - Porsche 935/78 "Moby Dick"
    27. Nordschleife Endurance Cup - M235i Racing
    28. Silverstone 1967 - Maserati 250F T2 12C
    29. Red Bull Ring National - BMW 1M (HavanaB0B, 1 May 17)
    30. Zandvoort - Lotus Evora GX
    31. Barcelona GP - Lotus Exos 125 Stage 1
    32. Brands Hatch Indy - Toyota Supra MKIV Time Attack (Graveltrap 21 May 17)
    33. Black Cat County Long - Lamborghini Countach
    34. Imola - Mercedes Benz 190E Evo II
    35. Monza - Chevrolet Corvette C7R
    36. Nurburgring Sprint GT - BMW M3 E30
    37. Magione - Mercedes SLS AMG
    38. Spa - Porsche 917/30 Spyder
    39. Silverstone GP - Nissan GT-R Nismo (Hugo Catarino, 9 July 17)
    40. RedBull Ring GP - Alfa Romeo 4c
    41. Brands Hatch GP - Audi R8 LMS Ultra
    42. Highlands Long - Ford GT40
    43. Vallelunga - Lotus GTE Carbon
    44. Zandvoort - Porsche 911 Turbo S (Graveltrap 13 Aug 17)
    45. Nordschleife - Ferrari 312T
    46. Mugello - BMW M3 E92
    47. Black Cat County - Short - Ford Mustang 2015
    48. Imola - Maserati MC12 GT1
    49. Silverstone 1967 - Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.0
    50. Barcelona Moto - McLaren 570S
    51. Magione - Mazda Miata NA
    52. Spa - Ferrari F40
    53. Vallelunga - Corvette C7 Stingray (Moodyryder 23 Oct 17)
    54. Brands Hatch GP - Tatuus FA01
    55. Highlands - Lotus 3 eleven
    56. Nurburgring GP (GT) - Toyota Celica ST185 4WD Turbo
    57. Monza 1966 Full Course - Ferrari 312/67
    58. Nordschleife - Porsche 962 C Short Tail
    59. Zandvoort- Nissan 370Z Nismo
    60. Silverstone GP - McLaren F1
    61. Vallelunga Classic - Ferrari 250GTO
    62. Imola - Lotus 98T
    63. Highlands Drift - P4/5 Competizione
    64. Mugello - Lamborghini Aventador SV
    65. Spa - Porsche 911R
    66. Black Cat County - Lotus 2-Eleven GT4
    67. Barcelona GP - Ferrari SF70H
    68. Nordschleife Endurance & Highlands - Porsche 917k
    69. Zandvoort - Lotus Exige Scura (Hugo Catarino 25 Feb 18)
    70. RedBull Ring National - Maserati Alfieri
    71. Laguna Seca - Audi Sport quattro S1 E2
    72. Brands Hatch - McLaren P1
    73. Imola - Porsche 911 RSR
    74. Nurburgring GP - Ferrari F2004
    75. Barcelona Moto - Lamborghini Huracan Performante
    76. Silverstone 1967 - Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale
    77. Magione - BMW 1M Stage 3
    78. Highlands Long - Mazda 787b
    79. Black Cat County - Toyota GT86
    80. Spa - Toyota TS040 Hybrid
    81. Vallelunga Classic - Nissan Skyline R34 V-Spec
    82. Mugello - Ferrari 458 GT2
    83. Silverstone International - RUF R12 R AWD
    84. Highlands Long - Audi R18 e-tron quattro 2014
    85. Monza - Pagani Zonda R
    86. Nordschleife - Lotus 3-eleven
    87. Zandvoort - Maserati GranTurismo MC GT4
    88. Redbull Ring GP - Mercedes Sauber C9
    89. Brands Hatch - Lotus Type 25
    90. Highlands Short - Abarth 595 SS
    91. Nurburgring GP (GT) - Audi TT Cup
    92. Monza 1966 - Road Course - Porsche 908 LH
    93. Vallelunga - BMW M3 E30 Gr.A 92
    94. Laguna Seca - Alfa Romeo Mito QV
    95. Nordschleife - RUF Yellowbird & Ferrari F40
    96. Barcelona GP - BMW Z4 GT3
    97. Highlands Drift - Ferrari 458 Italia
    98. Spa - Lotus Type 49
    99. Zandvoort - Porsche 911 GT1-98
    100. Silverstone - Nissan GT-R GT3;
    100. Brands Hatch - Lotus Exige V6; Vallelunga - free car
    101. Mugello - Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio
    102. Silverstone National - Mazda MX5 Cup or Abarth 500 Assetto Corse
    103. Highlands Short – Ford Escort RS1600 (Totall Wrytoff 11 Nov 18)
    104. Black Cat Short – Porsche 917/30
    105. Monza 66 Junior Course – Ferrari F40 S3
    106. Magione – Toyota Supra MkIV
    107. Brands Hatch Indy 5 lap - Porsche 911 GT3 RS
    107. Nurburgring Sprint - Porsche 911 GT3 RS
    108. Nordschleife - Abarth 595SS
    108 Laguna Seca 5 lap - McLaren F1 GTR
    109. Brands Hatch - Ferrari FXX K
    110. Highlands – Lamborghini Miura P400 SV
    111. Imola - Scuderia Glickenhaus SCG 003C
    112. Vallelunga Club – Lotus Exos T125
    113. Highlands Drift - Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport
    114. Barcelona Moto - Maserati 250F 6 cylinder
    115. Silverstone GP – Ferrari F138
    116. Laguna Seca – Lotus 72D
    117. Red Bull Ring GP - Ferrari SF15-T
    118. Spa Francorchamps – Maserati Quattroporte GTS
    119. Zandvoort – Toyota AE86
    120. Silverstone National – BMW M3 E92 Step 1
    121. Silverstone 1967 – Ford GT40
    122. Nurburgring GP - Porsche 919 Hybrid 2016
    123. Highlands Drift Circuit – Porsche 718 RS 60 Spyder
    124. Nordschleife Endurance – Porsche 962C Long Tail
    125. Red Bull Ring National - Audi R8 V10 Plus
    126. Imola – Ferrari 330 P4
    127. Monza 1966 Road Course - Pagani Huayra BC
    128. Mugello – Ferrari GTO
    129. Vallelunga – Lamborghini Sesto Elemento
    130. Black Cat County – Shelby Cobra 427S/C
    131. Laguna Seca – Lotus Evora GTC
    132. Brands Hatch GP – McLaren MP4 12C
    133. Highlands Long – Chevrolet Corvette C7R
    134. Monza GP – Lamborghini Gallardo SL S3/ Countach S1
    135. Magione – Mazda MX-5 ND
    136. Nordschleife Endurance Cup – Ferrari F2004
    137. Barcelona Moto – Lotus Exige S Roadster
    138. Monza 1966 Full Course – Porsche 918 Spyder
    139. Spa Francorchamps – Ferrari 812 Superfast
    140. Zandvoort – Mercedes Benz AMG GT3
    141. Silverstone GP – Porsche Cayman GT4
    142. Vallelunga Classic – Tatuus FA10
    143. Brands Hatch GP - Audi Quattro Sport Step 1
    144. Red Bull Ring GP - Ferrari 488 GTB
    145. Nurburgring GP (GT ) – BMW M3 E30 Group A
    146. Imola – Ferrari 458 Italia Step 3
    147. Laguna Seca – KTM X-Bow R
    148. Mugello – Ford GT40
    149. Vallelunga Club – Maserati Levante S (Posted by Graveltrap!)
    150. Nordschleife - Lotus 98T (October 2019 - Posted by Totall Wrytoff)
    150. Nordschleife - Nissan Nismo GT-R
    150. Highlands - Mercedes-Benz C9 1989 LM
    150. Brands Hatch Indy - McLaren P1 GTR (Race event)
    151. Barcelona Moto – Lamborghini Huracan ST
    152. Spa Francorchamps – Shelby Cobra 427 S/C
    153. Brands Hatch GP – Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.0
    153. Silverstone ’67 – Mercedes SLS AMG (Race event)
    154. Monza GP - Audi R8 LMS 2016
    155. Nurburgring Sprint - Porsche Panamera Turbo (First thread by F1415182235)
    156. Silverstone International - Mazda RX-7 Tuned
    157. Highlands Short - Ferrari 599XX EVO
    158. Barcelona GP - Porsche 962C Short Tail
    159. Monza 1966 Road Course – McLaren 570S (Posted by Totall Wrytoff)
    159. Imola – BMW M4 Akrapovic
    159. Black Cat County Short – Lotus Type 49
    160. Mugello – BMW M3 E30 Step 1
    161. Spa Francochamps – McLaren 650s GT3
    162. Magione - Ruf CTR Yellowbird
    163. Highlands Drift – Lotus Elise SC Step 1
    164. Silverstone GP - Tatuus FA01
    165. Nurburgring Sprint - Guilietta QVLE (First thread by Pretend racer)
    166. Highlands Long – Ferrari 330P4 and Ford GT40 (Posted by moodyryder)
    167. Zandvoort – Porsche Cayenne Turbo S (Totall Wrytoff)
    168. Black Cat County Long - Porsche 919 Hybrid 2015
    169. Vallelunga Club – Porsche 718 Boxster S (Pr)
    170. Imola – Ferrari F2004 (TW)
    171. Brands Hatch Indy - Abarth 595 SS Step 2 (TW)
    171. Nordschleife Endurance - BMW Z4 E89
    172. Laguna Seca – Audi Sport Quattro (Pr)
    173. Red Bull Ring GP - Toyota Supra MKIV (Mdyrdr)
    174. Brands Hatch GP - Audi TT RS VLN (TW)
    174. Mugello - Mazda 787B
    175. Highlands Short - Maserati 250F 6 cylinder (DrvMd)
    175. Black Cat County - Maserati 250F 12 cylinder
    176. Nurburgring GP - Lamborghini Huracan GT3 (Pr)
    177. Spa Francochamps – Porsche 911 GT3 RS (Mdyrdr)
    178. Silverstone GP – Lotus Type 25 or Elise SC (TW)
    179. Laguna Seca – Praga R1
    180. Monza 1966 Junior Course - Audi S1 (Pr)
    180. Monza 1966 Junior Course - BMW M3 E30 Step 1
    181. Nurburgring GP (GT) – Lotus Evora S (Mdy)
    182. Nordschleife – Mazda MX5 ND (GG.e/TW)
    183. Black Cat County Long – Ferrari F40
    184. Barcelona GP - BMW M3 E30 Drift (Pr)
    184. Barcelona GP - BMW M3 E92 Drift
    185. Zandvoort - Porsche 911 GT3 R 2016 (TW)
    ACC debut: a. Zandvoort - 2017 Porsche 991II GT3 Cup
    186. Brands Hatch GP - Ford Escort RS 1600
    a. Paul Ricard - McLaren 720 S GT3
    187. Mugello - Ferrari 312/67
    a. Mount Panorama - Honda NSX GT3 Evo
    188. Nurburgring Sprint GT - Ferrari 812 Superfast (Pr)
    a. Kyalami - Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3
    189. Highlands Drift - BMW M235i Racing (TW)
    a. Brands Hatch - Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3
    190. Red Bull Ring National - Abarth 595 EsseEsse St 1
    a. Laguna Seca - Lexus RC-F GT3
    191. Silverstone GP - Ferrari SF70H
    a. Suzuka - Bentley Continental GT3
    192. Imola - Porsche 718 Cayman S (Pr)
    192. Imola - Porsche 718 Boxster S PDK
    a. Spa Francochamps - Mercedes AMG GT3
    193. Vallelunga - Lotus Exige 240R Stage 3 (TW)
    a. Hungaroring - Lamborghini Huracan GT3 EVO
    194. Monza - McLaren MP4 12C
    194. Monza - McLaren MP4 12C GT3
    a. Monza - BMW M6 GT3
    195. Mugello - Ferrari F138
    a. Zolder - Audi R8 LMS
    196. Black Cat County Short - Porsche Macan Turbo (Pr)
    a. Misano - Porsche 991II GT3 R
    197. Magione - BMW M4 (Mdyrdr)
    a. Barcelona - Emil Frey Jaguar GT3
    198. Highlands Long – Lotus Evora GTE (TW)
    198. Brands Hatch Indy - Abarth 500 EsseEsse Step 1
    a. Bathurst – Ferrari 488 GT3
    199. Nurburgring GP – BMW Z4 Step 1
    199. Nurburgring GP – Lotus 98T
    a. Nurburgring - Reiter Engineering R-EX GT3
    200. Nordschleife – Ferrari Fxx
    200. Nordschleife – Ferrari 250 GTO
    200. Silverstone Intl (Race) - Shelby Cobra 427 S/C
    200. Silverstone Intl (Race) - RUF CTR Yellowbird
    200. Monza 1966 Full Course - Porsche 962C Long tail
    200. Silverstone – McLaren 650s GT3
    a. Silverstone – McLaren 650s GT3 Hotlap
    a. Silverstone – McLaren 650s GT3 Hotstint
    201. Silverstone 1967 - Alfa Romeo GTA
    a. Zandvoort - Audi R8 LMS EVO GT3
    202. Red Bull Ring GP - Lamborghini Gallardo SL
    a. Kyalami - AMR V8 Vantage GT3
    203. Spa Francochamps - McLaren P1
    a. Zolder - Ginetta G55 GT4 (Mike Reynolds takes over ACC)
    204. Laguna Seca – Ford Mustang 2015
    a. Mount Panorama - Maserati Granturismo MC GT4
    205. Nordschleife Endurance Cup - Nissan GT-R Skyline R34 V Spec
    a. Zandvoort - Lamborghini Huracan ST
    206. Brands Hatch - Chevrolet Corvette C7R
    a. Brands Hatch - Chevrolet Camaro GT4R
    207. Highlands (Race) – Alfa Romeo Guilia Quadrifog
    a. Silverstone - Porsche 911 GT3
    207. Barcelona Moto - Ruf RT12 R
    207. Zandvoort – Maserati 250F 12C
    a. Misano - Audi R8 LMS GT4
    207. Imola – Sauber Mercedes C9 LM
    a. Spa Francochamps – Free Car
    208. Silverstone International – Lotus Exige S
    a. Barcelona - Honda NSX GT3

    Attached Files:

  2. 365gt

    365gt Hardcore Simmer

    @Totall Wrytoff - Your Saturday afternoon with Lewis sounds great.When Lewis joined the F1 scene I found him to be cocky and full of himself and very annoying. Through the years he has changed and I now see him in a totally different light.He has grown up and has turned into a humble down to earth guy.When I heard the pit straight was going to be called The Hamilton Straight I thought it was about time he was recognised for his achievements.
  3. sissydriver

    sissydriver Alien

    for me this says all. all the respect to lewis. he deserves it.:)
  4. Peggy11

    Peggy11 Hardcore Simmer


    Exige Hotlap.png

    A nice comfortable, sedate lap from me to start things off :)
  5. moodyryder

    moodyryder Hardcore Simmer

    I'm not sure about naming parts of circuits after racers whilst they're still active.

    Once they've given up then great by all means.

    I think he could have had a better bit of track as well.

    A straight? Anyone can drive a straight.

    Best example is the Casey Stoner corner at Phillip Island. Nobody else has ever been able to do what he could there.

    Wayne Gardner only got the pit straight, and that hardly ever gets mentioned.

    Silverstone could have waited until Lewis retired and then renamed Copse Corner after him.

    A classic corner for an historic driver.


    Pussycat Dolls featuring Fred Rutter as backing dancer.

    Don't cha wish your Wrytoff was hot like me?

    Dark horse.
  6. 365gt

    365gt Hardcore Simmer

  7. @moodyryder - I'm fairly sure the lyric is "don't you wish your boyfriend is like Wrytoff?" :)

    I only evidence I have regarding the "loosen up your buttons" afternoon is a very blurred pic taken by friend who had made far too much of lunch.
    Suffice to say this is the door of Nicole's bedroom in the McLaren motorhome!:D

    Attached Files:

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  8. moodyryder

    moodyryder Hardcore Simmer

    Can't beat that Mr Wrytoff.

    Seems like that blurry filter doesn't just apply to ACC.
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  9. mike reynolds

    mike reynolds Hardcore Simmer

    Mike Reynolds
    6 Laps

    Gentle loosener to KO this weeks effort


    ACC NSX Barcelona.PNG
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2021
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  10. moodyryder

    moodyryder Hardcore Simmer



    I thought the blurb said it's a Hotlap challenge not a hotstint.

    No bother.Ol' Bertie Baggins can comes out for another go.
  11. mike reynolds

    mike reynolds Hardcore Simmer

    It did...my mistake, it is a hotlap not hotstint this week
  12. "KO," in this instance, stands for Knock Out!:D
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2021
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  13. GoodGame.eXistenZ

    GoodGame.eXistenZ Hardcore Simmer



    Tbh, I never really liked Hamilton with his "Instagram image", but I can see he has matured over the years just like @365gt mentioned. He is a lot more relaxed now and I get the feeling he is all for improving the state of current F1 cars & racing. I can see why the want to name a part of the circuit after him, even if just a straight. His consistency is certainly amazing, even though I do believe the car earned him a bit too much success, although this cannot be considered his fault at all. Often I simply do not feel he really earned it, but that is just my five cents
  14. That is the big question!

    That question is comprehensively addressed and answered by Sebastian Vettel, as kindly posted above by @sissydriver .
    Seb knows better than anyone.
    For me, his absolute respect says it all. Hamilton is in a completely different league to his peers.

    I'm looking forward to the return of Fernando though! I hope his still "has it."

    PS: Congrats on the new WR @GoodGame.eXistenZ !
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2021
  15. mike reynolds

    mike reynolds Hardcore Simmer

    Mike Reynolds

    Right event this time!

    ACC NSX Barcelona.PNG
  16. AC
    Totall Wrytoff
    Tried out the Racing Green one to start. What a great range of paint options!
    There are a couple of moody purples, a fluorescent Lime and Solar Yellow is always cool.

    Clearly, Laser Blue is the fastest, so will save that for the end of the week.
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2021
  17. Improvement
    Totall Wrytoff
    This week, I'll be chipping away the tenths.:)
  18. SlowGrayAudi

    SlowGrayAudi Hardcore Simmer

    Excited about these
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  19. GoodGame.eXistenZ

    GoodGame.eXistenZ Hardcore Simmer

    Of course he deserves all the respect, to finish first you have to finsh first--- - but I simply cannot ignore the ultra dominant car that the Mercedes was this decade. Russell has shown that even a "newbie" can win in this car and it has shown that Bottas is just a medicore driver (like we didn't know already :D ). My point is, the Mercedes makes the discussion about his personal performance a bit blurred and personally I find it difficult to really praise him as the best - I am just way too rational for that. This dominance goes on for such a long time now, that I personally stopped watching F1 entirely, only 2016 and maybe 2018 was somewhat interesting. Still, not Hamilton's fault.
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  20. Neilski

    Neilski Alien

    Hmm, I see it slightly differently - I agree that the Merc is the class of the field, but Bottas is much better than mediocre despite not being a match for Lewis.
    Russell is genuinely exceptional (potentially better than Lewis or Max) and of course Toto wouldn't be putting him in the car if that wasn't the case. He has been wasted in the Williams, obviously, and I don't think that all that many drivers in the pack could have done what George did a few weeks ago. In ten years time I reckon he might have a few championships to his name ;)
    I totally agree that F1 is as boring as sh1t though and I'm really glad that C4 only show the "highlights" now! :D
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