THE EDITOR FULFILLING THEIR POTENTIAL
“A great idea was
its two drivers to race
each other all year”
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hat a sense of relief. The Formula 1
World Championship was not decided by
the double points available in the finale.
Another sense of relief. This gimmick
has now been dismissed to F1’s Room of
Lame Ideas, where it can fester along with
mooted medal systems, the “only a driver’s
X best finishes count” rule, and allowing
Chanoch Nissany to drive an F1 car in
an official practice session.
A great idea, by contrast, was Mercedes-Benz allowing its drivers to race each other
all year. This season could have been a
demonstration run. Instead, the battle
between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg
was always intriguing and often exciting.
For this Champions Issue of RACER, we
also interviewed two of the drivers who
most impressed in F1’s “Division 2,”
racers who we believe have the potential
to become World Champion in the future.
Converting potential into reality isn’t
easy though, as anyone at Team Penske
can tell you. The fact that Roger’s squad
earned its first IndyCar title in eight years
was somewhat offset by the NASCAR
Sprint Cup Series outcome. Despite 11
wins between just two cars, neither Brad
Keselowski nor Joey Logano had luck go
their way at the end of the season. Still,
looking at Penske’s results this year, you’d
struggle to find any deficiencies, and the
Captain’s ship appears back on course.
Toyota’s potential was there from the
get-go in the 2014 FIA World Endurance
Championship and the TS040 HYBRID
delivered convincingly, although Porsche
came on increasingly strongly.
Long periods of domination in racing,
such as enjoyed by Ferrari sports cars in
the late 1950s and ’60s (also featured in
this issue), are rare these days. A team’s
or driver’s ability to make potency pay off
is often only fleeting, and that’s why we
pounce on the opportunity to celebrate
the champions each season.
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