Watching Ferrari grapple with their annual implosion is becoming one of the more interesting parts of the F1 calendar
On the other hand their are some exceptions.....Lauda/Prost comes to mind. More recently Hamilton/Button. Also Fangio/Moss, Clark/Hill, Gurney/Brabham, Brabham/Hulme, Hill/von Trips. I can probably think of a few others if I take the timeThe problem is that there are 4 types of team dynamics when you have at least one top class driver and only one of them is guaranteed to work.
Dynamic 1) Two great drivers (let 'em race). E.g. Rosberg / Hamilton, Senna v Prost (1988), Fittipaldi v Peterson (1973). Great for the fans but almost always leads to inter team friction which results in meltdowns and walkouts.
Dynamic 2) Two great drivers (Love one more than the other) E.G. Prost v Senna (1989). Total meltdown is almost guaranteed.
Dynamic 3) One great driver, One young gun E.G Danny and Seb, Max and Danny or Alonso and Hamilton. The great driver feels very unloved and usually walks.
Dynamic 4) One great driver and his dog Spot. E.G. Hamilton and Bottas, Hamilton and Kovi, Schumacher and everyone. This is only dynamic that is proven to work.
All I'll say is, Ferrari are guaranteed to bugger it all up next season.
Hamilton/Button?? There was drama all over the shop. Button trying to overtake when they'd been told to hold station, collision in Canada, Hamilton saying be was forced out etc. This a lovely thread on here called Hamilton Vs Button which details it all including allergations of racism, nepotism and conspiracy.Well, they were both world champions and were teammates for three years, and with no drama. So it can be done
That is very true, but I read that last line and now all I can hear in my head is Roy Castle singing the Record Breakers theme tune!!Your greatest enemy in F1 is usually your teammate because that is the benchmark to be always compared against if all others are disregarded such as rubbish car, rubbish engine , political interference from the FIA president even
If you want to be the best then you've got to beat the rest