Ray wrote:The only person with a worse record after winning a championship is JV and that guy is a sack of --- with a beard and stupid glasses.
Tomba is going to close this thread now for sure!
And I understand the difference between Raikkonen and Hayden, but either way Raikkonen hasn't accomplished much since he won in '07. One could keep recalling the lost championship(s?) due to DNF's back at McLaren, but at some point the 'only ifs' don't hold up anymore.
Massa lost the championship by one point the following in '08, and where was Raikkonen? They had the same car, just like how Hayden has had the same machine as Stoner. And just like Hayden too, Raikkonen argued that the machine didn't suit his style as much as it did his teammate. IIRC Ducati even modified the bike to better suit Hayden, although I don't know if Ferrari did the same for the Finn.
I think that as talented and championship material as they are, their value has diminished and won't have the same bargaining power as they once enjoyed. Especially when there's similar if not 'better' talent to be found in younger or already established drivers that 'demand' lower salaries. And with Raikkonen playing hard to get, teams are simply going to tell him to sod off.
Anyways... I'm waiting for the image sites to get to work and put up what happened today. Although hopefully there will be a lot more pictures and possibly video from tomorrow onwards.
Thanks for this pics Jon.
And I should add that I keep liking the Ferrari shirts less and less every year. I don't know exactly what it is about them, maybe more and more white? IIRC '07 or '08 was my favorite.