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Well on that criteria then I'm going to chuck David Coulthard back in there then. He came in and was meant to be the next great British driver, the succsor to Mansell and Hill. Did not work out like that.
I'm going to defend Jacques Villeneuve here. His name has come up several times on this list.
He was a big star in America and the reigning Indy Car Champion when he arrived alongside Damon. People may not remember but this was probably when Indy Racing was globally at the peak of its popularity. Before it killed itself with the split in 1996.
So what did Villeneuve do when he arrived in F1? Stuck his car in pole and, but for an oil leak almost won his debut GP, ultimately finishing 2nd. He won his 4th ever GP and went on to win the title the following year. I think he did the job he was paid to do and fully lived up to the expectations place on him by his team.
Yes it all quickly went wrong with BAR but why has Villeneuve made it in the list when Emerson Fittipaldi, who's career followed almost exactly the same profile of World titles followed by joining a team built around him, doesn't get a mention?
Finally, Villeneuve has succeeded in a range of Motorsports including winning the Indy 500 and a 2nd at Le Mans.
Being a full time Charlie is different to being overrated.
I met Bruno Senna once. Nice man. Crap driver though. He did a stint in Formula E and didn't shine either. During his stint there he got to crash two cars per race.