manchild wrote:With no disrespect to Cevert, I'd dare to say that repeated fact that Purley was the only man on the track that day among famous or famous to become drivers like Stewart, Beltoise, Hunt, Pace, Regazzoni, Peterson, Hill, Lauda, Hulme and Amon (including Cevert) who didn't stop to help Williamson, pushed Purley's heroic act at the bottom of F1 history drawer - not to raise any dust of unpleasant questions that might dim the glow of some champions and OBEs fame.
I Dont want to jump on the bandwagon here, because I think Strad was just being a bit protective over F1 history.
But I have to second Manchild on this. The guys going round that corner barely lifted for a car wreck on fire. The names Manchild mentioned all had opportunity to do what Purley did, but still the fact remains only Purley did this. It shouldnt take away from these drivers reputation, but in my humble opinion when a champion gets out and of his motor to look out for a fellow driver it resonates that little bit more with me.
I dont know if we will see this again, such is the PC and health and safety driven world we live in. But its always heart rendering to see.
Carlos' post smashed the preverbial nail on the head...
Carlos wrote:Everyman is plagued, by the knowledge, of the good he could have done.
Its good to see guys going flat out at ten tenths still have the capacity to think about the mortality of their peers.