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Dedicated to Formula 1 past and present. A tribute to some of the greatest racers and teams of all - and mostly those drivers who wring the car by the scruff of it's neck. I also run boxofnicethings.tumblr.com - which is more about design style and well, you guessed it, nice things.

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For my money, Kimi, Fernando and Lewis just have that raw natural ability and they drive with their hearts and minds, instinctively.
I know Seb has 3 WDC’s to his name and he’s a great driver, but he hasn’t yet honed that “thing” yet, in the cockpit.
When he’s up for the fight and focused, I still think Kimi has the edge over the all others.
My favourite. Just had to get that out… High-res

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For my money, Kimi, Fernando and Lewis just have that raw natural ability and they drive with their hearts and minds, instinctively.

I know Seb has 3 WDC’s to his name and he’s a great driver, but he hasn’t yet honed that “thing” yet, in the cockpit.

When he’s up for the fight and focused, I still think Kimi has the edge over the all others.

My favourite. Just had to get that out…

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Why are Finnish drivers so good? In January, Finland has three hours of daylight. Plus our roads are winding and icy. Experiences like these give you an edge in F1

Mika Hakkinen (via mclaren-soul)

I don’t know about the lack of daylight…up North there is virtually no bloody light at all! But I would say… here in Finland, the roads are icy from November-April, which is a looong time to develop a feel for the car sliding around, and drive on the “edge of the envelope!”

There’s a habit from an early age too, of your first car being a rear-wheel drive car, like an old BMW or Merc - although this might be a generational thing nowadays. (just look at most of the cabs in helsinki…lovely RWD cars.)

On top of that, once you get outside of Helsinki and Espoo, and Vantaa, where Mika is from - there’s a huge amount of countryside, farmland and sparsely populated gravelĀ  roads, which, when most people have summer cottages and old family cabins in the countryside, give the opportunity for people without a licence to take a car for a thrash around, pretty harmlessly.

Its pretty easy for the average Finn to rack up a lot of driving time in some slippy conditions in a RWD car, winter tyres or not, it makes no difference! Finns just do more of it than most!

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