Discussion in 'Drivers' started by FB, Aug 16, 2011.
Yes, here: http://cliptheapex.com/threads/jenson-button-vs-lewis-hamilton.4734/
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Number of Wins - 1st
Number of WDC's - 2nd
Number of Poles - 2nd
Number of Fastest Laps - 1st
Number of Podiums - 1st
Number of Points - 1st
And he did all this racing against the strongest teammate line-up anyone had to face. Pretty impressive.
What a strange and complex man Ayrton Senna was.
Slyboogy 4 world titles won against 3 world champions ( 2 of them reigning ) and 1 against a future world champion teammates... I'd very much doubt anyone will be able to surpass those stats
3 is pretty impressive though.
Damon was only second to Prost on two occasions, and beat him at Monaco and Belgium (how does that square with your claim that he wasn't allowed to beat him?), yet was still something like 30 points behind! Prost beat him fair and square.
Plus he was second in the WDC four time, as I recall, once because Senna rammed him to put him out of the season finale! (Ah yes. That Senna. What a saint!).
siffert_fan. We know Ayrton was all kinds of wrong for doing that but hey when his team mate got away with doing the exact same thing the season before he knew he could get away with it.
There, now see what you've done. Hello old wounds opened up again.
But I don't recall Prost being given Sainthood like Senna seems to have been.
I was looking for quotes to use for a laugh with FB in the fantasy league thread from Senna on Prost. You won't find many. Even if you google Senna talks about Prost you will get more if not all of the front few pages with the reverse. It seems since Senna died all Prost has done is talk about him. Obviously the reverse doesn't exist.
Senna meant a great deal to the people of Brazil in a way perhaps our countries (Australia, the UK etc) which have a host of sporting stars don't quite understand.
I agree, some of the things said about Senna are over the top. Let's not forget though Prost was no saint.
Can you imagine that even among today's drivers? But it also means that, to some degree, Senna's titles, while teamed with Prost, were, to some degree, due to Prost.
I'm not saying Prost wasn't a great but he wasn't by 93. The format of 93 GP's was Hill would lead for half the distance. Prost would suddenly catch him and pass and go off into distance.
Renault wanted a French world champion and he was chosen. Hill was bought in as the new boy nursemaid who would do as he was told.
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