Featured Daniel Ricciardo: The Best Overtaker in Formula One?

Discussion in 'Formula 1' started by Paul Jeffrey, Apr 15, 2018.

  1. Paul Jeffrey

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    Daniel Ricciardo once again performed exceptionally in China to win the Chinese Grand Prix. Has the Australian proven himself to be the best overtaker in Grand Prix racing?

    Pretty much established as last of the late brakers and completely without fear, Ricciardo showed true class again as he fought back to win the Chinese Grand Prix, bravely sweeping past his rivals to take the freshly shot Red Bull to what ending up as an easy victory ahead of Valtteri Bottas and Kimi Räikkönen.

    Ricciardo often fights past his rivals on track, and now I'm beginning to wonder if the 28-year-old Australian has become the best overtaker in Grand Prix racing. Would you agree?

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    Do you think Ricciardo is the finest overtaker in Formula One? Let us know your opinion in the comments section below!
     
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  2. RobertGracie

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    He has the ability to make you think you are totally safe but when it comes to a tight corner you will find him braking later than you and sticking it up the inside that takes balls of steel to do that, in some ways it reminds me of the F1 Legend, Ayrton Senna for taking the car to the limits to get past someone on the track
     
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  3. jonelsorel

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    This poll confirms again the average age of its responders. Psychological, more than anything.

    PS: I know it might come as a shock for most of those, but Formula 1 started midway through the 20th century. And in the case you voted yes, it's because you are either a fangirl or lacking some decades of information on the topic. And I truly hope I didn't walk all over your feelings.

    And returning to that "best overtaker" thing, you might want to check out the first 5 laps of the 1993 European Grand Prix, held at Donington park, to get an idea what it should stand for.
     
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  4. Gringo

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    So weird! One of the strangest comments ever. Well done sir.
     
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  5. M-Bimmer

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    Are polling for all time overtaker?!
     
  6. Sky

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    yes, but then most people can't overtake at the moment and those that do seem to keep crashing into each other.
     
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  7. racingenthusiast

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    No way Verstappen is of course :whistling:
     
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  8. racingenthusiast

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    Just a bitter
     
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  9. Conrad Miller

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    Best dive bomber of all times.
     
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  10. Jacco van der Zaag

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    What a difference with VES. RIC does it, divebombs, overtakes on the edge, without any contact. And then there is Verstanado who is crashing and taking names on track.

    Yeah, Danny for me.
     
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  11. Conrad Miller

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    It takes two to avoid a crash.
     
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  12. Jacco van der Zaag

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    It does. What do you mean by that?
     
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  14. Nick Hill

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    I think Ricciardo is a very good driver for sure. Perhaps he's not at the Hamilton/Alonso natural talent level, but he still finds himself at the sharp end of the race very frequently due primarily via his passing acumen. I think what is remarkable about Ricciardo is the extent he is capable of getting "in the zone" where it seems like every move he makes is gold. Really, really fun to watch during those moments!!!
     
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  15. ChaosZeroJK

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    Who comes up with this clickbait nonsense? That was a good overtake, but quite far from the "best ever".
     
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  16. jonelsorel

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    Thanks. Maybe because of your age?
     
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  17. motoliser

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    Best overtaker since schumacher
     
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  18. Kurupt CDN

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    Ill admit it was great to watch, but at the same time risky and was some of the best dive bombs ive seen.
    The real star was the late safety car and redbulls quick reaction to bring both cars in.
    Without those fresh tires there was no way he could have pulled off those hail mary's.

    Can't wait to join a public server today and see how many people attempt those moves lol
     
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  19. Jacco van der Zaag

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    I guess Vettel left him more than enough room, since he overshot the turn. Quite clear to see as well.

    Plus. Since you describe it as 'Vettel had to give Verstappen more room', I call it a retarded divebomb and he's too eager to get results.
     
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  20. Sky

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    plus its only a divebomb when it ends up in a crash. when theres no crash its just great overtaking.
     
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