Discussion in 'Drivers' started by The Artist....., Aug 15, 2011.
you mean this:
Although I'd chuck in this for our Nige too
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A gentleman and a scholar
I can't stand Nigel, mainly because he probably complained to his Mrs that the dinner wasn't quite right, or the angle of the telly was wrong. Nigel Whinged for England, or the Isle Of Man or somewhere. The rest of the quote above I totally agree with (apart from the 'tache).
You love him because he knew how to overtake and it was spectacular as well and you know it involves a Murray Walker moment to go with it
You hate him because he did whinge a bit even when he had the superior Williams in 1992
Mansell captured the crowd in a different way to Senna and was probably more popular than Prost because you had to love his never say die spirit...Mark Webber / Juan Montoya are pale comparisons to him
You think that the two of them having about 25 Grand Prix victories less than him might have anything to do with it?
Webber seems to make comparisons of himself to Mansell being a late developer into winning races but he does not have the race craft of Mansell
Neither did Montoya because he was such a hot head and was prone to some stupid mistake but he was a joy to watch at Williams when kept overtaking Schumacher
But at the end of the day the only thing that matters is the action on the track, not the blah-blah-blah from drivers whoever they are. And when it comes to the action on the track, Mansell was one of the top drivers in what in my opinion must be seen as a generation of drivers of exceptionally high calibre.
Juan Pablo, in comparison, drove in a cheap era which was the post-Hakkinen / pre-Hamilton/Vettel gap.
There was only Schumacher and Alonso and Raikkonen...and he got his ass handed to him by Kimi who was only in F1 for the money...and Alonso is finding out just how tough it is to beat the likes of Hamilton/Vettel. Schumacher had huge advantages and has been dismantled without them.
Don’t talk wet! even in a Mansell thread you need to have a dig at Schumacher, I think you’re obsessed with him!
Back at ya!
We were discussing the toughness of the Mansell era which included Senna, Prost, Piquet, Rosberg, Lauda and even Schumacher himself.
They were giants.
Schumacher won titles after Mansell, Prost and Senna were gone and before Vettel and Hamilton arrived.
Ralf, Montoya, DC, JV, Hill, Massa, Barrichello, Irvine, Webber, Heidfeld, Alesi ... they were all Number 2s or eratic and inconsistent number 1s...but not even the best of them were in the Mansell-Senna-Prost-Piquet-Rosberg-Lauda class. Not a single one!
Hakkinen was the only Number 1 on the grid until Alonso and Raikkonen got cars to drive. Once Alonso/Raikkonen got into competitive cars, Schumacher got real competition again...and not just from one guy (chiefly Hakkinen before his bad accident in Australia in 2001).
The driver era mid-May, 1994 - end of 2002 was a cheap era. It only had two proper Aces (MSC, HAK). Any Grand Prix great will tell you that.
Including yourself right? lol
You seriously going to compare JV-Hill-DC-Alesi-Berger-Montoya-Fisichella-Webber-Button-Hakkinen to the likes of Senna-Prost-Mansell-Piquet-Rosberg-Lauda?
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