Discussion in 'Drivers' started by The Artist....., Aug 15, 2011.
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Anyway, Nigel Mansell….
For ****s sake safari spell checker doesn't even recognize the name Nigel or Mansell don't those names exist in the good ol US of A?
And a two world summation,, Boring Git....
Today, 20 years ago, Mansell finally wins the title. One of the first to congratulate him, Senna in the podium "Well done, Nigel. It’s such a good feeling, isn’t it?"
32 Grand Prix with the Scuderia, 3 wins, not many but memorable nevertheless.
Red 5 always gets my blood pumping for racing.
People may think he was a bit dull off the track but he never lacked for excitment on it!
There is something hilariously in keeping with his persona encapsulated in the anecdote..
Former Lotus Boss Peter Warr thought Nige was full of himself and would not admit he was paranoid or just not good enough as he was fed up with Nige's whingeing about something wrong with the car always
There are two things in Mansell's rant that I find both deeply ironic and hysterically funny:
1) His claim that there wasn't traction control in his day. Did a senior moment make him forget that the only championship he won was at the wheel of the the F1 car with the most driver aids in history, including traction control, pitch and yaw control (via active suspension), anti-lock brakes etc?
2) That the driver complaining about weight limits is the only driver I ever heard of that had a backside so huge he couldn't wedge it into a car he was supposed to drive
There has always been size disparity. Compare Dan Gurney vs Jimmy Clark or Jackie Stewart. Did Dan whine about it?
The weight limit is going up 50kg. How much more would Nige consider enough? As the smaller drivers' cars would have to have ballast added, would Nige demand that it be located above the engine? After all, placing it in the bottom of the car wouldn't address the weight distribution problem, would it?
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