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Angel

Pole Sitter
Contributor
See you could say that if they didn't make these tapes in the first place there would be nothing to leak. :whistle:

Yes, I am aware that sometimes they are made by nefarious means which are out of their control sometimes as well.

If that tape pops up and I have to see it in any way I might just :sick:
 

Ruslan

Podium Finisher
Jacques Villeneuve quote:

"He [Schumacher] has a total lack of respect for other drivers and what racing is all about....In F1 it's almost everyone too. They change lines and move when braking--things you should not see..."

Villeneuve said there is a notable exception on the F1 grid--five time world champion Lewis Hamilton

"Lewis is great because so far he had done nothing that is beyond the boundaries...That's the big difference--he's more of a gentleman on the track. A quick driver but clean."

Source: https://www.grandprix.com/news/schumacher-had-no-respect-villeneuve.html

Now, Villeneuve generates all kinds of quotable opinions, but on this one, I think he is correct. I have been saying for a long time that Hamilton is a cleaner driver than a Senna, Schumacher, Vettel or Verstappen. This statement always seems to rile people up because of the anti-Hamilton crowd out there. But in the end, while he has certainly had a number of hard racing incidents, the count of dirty incidents and accidents he causes is less than a lot of top drivers.
 

Grizzly

Bear
Contributor
There isn't a great deal of love lost for Mr (listen to meee!) Villeneuve on here and his often far fetched headline grabbing quotes, but in this case I would also agree, perhaps more recently to his (Hamilton's) detriment. You could argue he's been a little too gentlemanly on track in some recent battles.

That said, the headline and the suggestion he's surprised people don't frequently die in the lower categories is for more typical of the man, or the press' apparent obsession with quoting him!
 

Ruslan

Podium Finisher
There isn't a great deal of love lost for Mr (listen to meee!) Villeneuve on here and his often far fetched headline grabbing quotes, but in this case I would also agree, perhaps more recently to his (Hamilton's) detriment. You could argue he's been a little too gentlemanly on track in some recent battles.

That said, the headline and the suggestion he's surprised people don't frequently die in the lower categories is for more typical of the man, or the press' apparent obsession with quoting him!
Well, I was a big fan of Jacques Villeneuve as a driver in Indy Car and in Formula One, but as a commentator, he does seem to rather deliberately make inflammatory quotes so he can get headlines. Still, I thought this was an interesting enough one that it deserved to be flagged.
 

siffert_fan

Too old to watch the Asian races live.
Contributor
I always find it interesting when people bring up the "anti-Hamilton" argument, yet mention is never made of the far more obvious anti_German(ic) attitude. Even JV overlooks the misdeeds (and they were legion) of Senna to claim that the rot started with Schumacher! And who are the most denigrated drivers around? Even a cursory look would make it appear that they are all Germanic: MS, SV, and MV.
 

Ruslan

Podium Finisher
I always find it interesting when people bring up the "anti-Hamilton" argument, yet mention is never made of the far more obvious anti_German(ic) attitude. Even JV overlooks the misdeeds (and they were legion) of Senna to claim that the rot started with Schumacher! And who are the most denigrated drivers around? Even a cursory look would make it appear that they are all Germanic: MS, SV, and MV.
Well, there were always a few questionable drivers out there, but certainly Senna was one of the more ruthless and unsporting drivers to come along. He also did it before it had become the norm.
 

Il_leone

Champion Elect
None of these guys are John Surtees. Dovisioszo tried his hand in DTM and was not shabby either

Hamilton tested a Yamaha was it because the sponsors Monster energy and was not too bad. I am surprised Red Bull Honda aint saying something given the bike team is sponsored by Red Bull
 

FB

Not my cup of cake
Valued Member
olegg, I was more trying to support your view that Marquez is more likely to be closer to Hamilton in a car than Hammy will be to him on a bike. Before the neutered "Race of Champions" we now have there used to be a race between F1 and Rally drivers in openwheelers and rally cars at the end of the F1 season. The rally drivers used to wipe the floor with the open wheel racers both on and off-road.
 

olegg

Race Winner
olegg, I was more trying to support your view that Marquez is more likely to be closer to Hamilton in a car than Hammy will be to him on a bike. Before the neutered "Race of Champions" we now have there used to be a race between F1 and Rally drivers in openwheelers and rally cars at the end of the F1 season. The rally drivers used to wipe the floor with the open wheel racers both on and off-road.
I am not inclined all drivers of one series one to put above against drivers of other series.
That's why I'm interested will watch Lewis in similar challenges.
And by the way, about the challenge from Marquez. I was more wondering
if to organize a battle between a pair of drivers F1 (Hamilton + Verstappen)
against a pair of pilots MotoGP (Rossi + Marquez).
 

Grizzly

Bear
Contributor
I was more wondering
if to organize a battle between a pair of drivers F1 (Hamilton + Verstappen)
against a pair of pilots MotoGP (Rossi + Marquez).
Nice idea. If you based it on the current form guide it would probably have to be Marquez/Dovi vs. Hamilton/Verstappen in my mind. However, if you went results based it would have to be Hamilton/Vettel vs. Marquez/Rossi
 

olegg

Race Winner
Nice idea. If you based it on the current form guide it would probably have to be Marquez/Dovi vs. Hamilton/Verstappen in my mind. However, if you went results based it would have to be Hamilton/Vettel vs. Marquez/Rossi
May be.
My choice was based only on my own taste
 

Mezzer

A fine chap if ever there was one.
Contributor
I actually thought the “irrelevant” comment was aimed at JV, something I’d totally agree with.
 

RasputinLives

Doesn't look a bit like Jesus
Contributor
Savage article on Lewis concerning his recent environment wail on social media


I can't really argue with what they are saying but it's still savage.
 
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