Thread: when did you....
13th Nov 09, 12:59 #1
when did you....
...........become older than the youngest driver on the grid?
For me it was 4th March 2001 with Fred making his debut.
And once you've figured that out when did you become older than the oldest driver on the grid?
That one hasn't happened to me yet.
Just for fun. Knock yourself out. Or dont .All other opinions are wrong....
13th Nov 09, 15:31 #2
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Probably in '84 with Senna.
13th Nov 09, 16:11 #3
Bahrain 2006 - Nico Rosberg (I think Klien is like a month older than me or something). It did feel weird, and made me feel really old even if I was only 22 at the time, since I grew up idolising racing drivers who in some cases were even older than my parents (like Mansell for instance). I mean there's been high-profile footballers younger than me since Wayne Rooney burst onto the scene but in football you support teams rather than individuals like in F1, so it doesn't matter as much.
Obviously I haven't hit the dreaded mark of EVERY driver being younger than me, I'm guessing it'll happen around the time Alonso, Button, Kimi, Massa, Webber and co retire, they were the last real generation of young drivers to come through that were older than me. Hopefully at least one of them will do a Rubens
Thinking about it, despite the current perceived craze for youth, for me 22 was actually quite a good age to hit the dreaded milestone, Alonso and Button were both younger than that when they started driving, by a few years.
13th Nov 09, 16:29 #4
Only last season with Buemi, albeit with roughly two months.
13th Nov 09, 16:44 #5
13th Nov 09, 17:37 #6
mid 90`s for me i guess
for many of us tht question should be "when did you become older than the oldest F1 driver?"
13th Nov 09, 17:52 #7
That's the second part of the game, so feel free to join in
We've got all winter so no rushAll other opinions are wrong....
13th Nov 09, 19:12 #8
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2000 when Jenson made his debut. He's only about eight weeks younger than me, but that spans a decade...
Indeed, the stats suggest I wouldn't have been that good an F1 driver, because the 1970s has so far only produced two World Championships (Villeneuve, born 1971 and Raikkonen, born 1979) whereas the '60s is well ahead (thanks mainly to Michael Schumacher, but not discounting Senna, Hill or Hakkinen) and the '80s are getting away too (up to four now).
Since I hit the big 3-0 in a couple of weeks, I'll stick my neck out (before the arthritis steps in) and say that I'll be older than the oldest driver some time in the upcoming decade...Anyone remember when these signatures used to be funny?
13th Nov 09, 19:17 #9
Also when did people first have a World Champion younger than them, if at all yet? Hamilton in 2008 was the first (and so far only ) for me.
13th Nov 09, 23:08 #10
hungary 2007 with Sebastian VettelGP2 Pickems Champion 2006, MotoGP Pickems Champion 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
14th Nov 09, 03:49 #11
Young Driver: I'm pretty sure it was Buemi this year, I'm older than him by a good few months I think. I'm older than Alguersuari by 6 months or so too.
World Champion: Hamilton's a few years older than me. Hopefully it won't happen for a while
Oldest driver: I'm a good 16/17 years behind Rubens, and if you count Luca Badoer in this then a bit more
14th Nov 09, 05:03 #12
I think it was Vettel in 07 US GPBrian France is a violation of Section 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing)
14th Nov 09, 06:10 #13
Hmm, good question. Lewis in 2007, maybe? I am not sure.Formula 1
15th Nov 09, 14:52 #14
No idea but I remember thinking when Gerhard Berger retired that he'd been an f1 driver for all but three or four years of my life and I'd been bought up with f1 from the day I was born. I remember meeting Reubens for the first time when I was still in primary school before he even made it into F1. Now that's a scary memory.My phone has an alarm clock! Ner Ner!
15th Nov 09, 18:00 #15
Bahrein 2006 with Rosberg too.
To make it a bit more precise, I´m 77 days older than Kubica.
And I´m not older than Barrichello, and I won´t get 12 years more instantly to overtake himCuando el grajo vuela bajo hace un frío del carajo
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15th Nov 09, 18:45 #16
18th Nov 09, 17:36 #17
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Lots of youngsters on this thread trying to make everyone else feel old I reckon it would have been the end of '95 with Jan Magnussen for me... but thanks to Rubens I still won't be older than the oldest driver next year.
19th Nov 09, 12:13 #18
2007 US GP. Can't recall any earlier case from the top of my head at the moment.