Ciro Pabón wrote:We can finally compare?
I thought the "comparisons" have been made for over a year. They show that Vettel is an ignorant driver, don't they? Somehow he's beating the "best of the best of the best" by a million points. Oh, the injustice! They should use TopGear results and forget the rest of the races...
Now, I'm up to my ears of people claiming that champions are not nice. Sorry, n_smikle, nothing personal here, no intention to offend anyone, but I'll take your post as an opportunity.
Mark Donohue, Captain Nice (I'm not making it up).
Graham Hill. Can you be nicer?
Alain Prost, the cool professor.
Alex Zanardi, smiling even in the conditions he was left after his accident. Zest, gusto.
Clay Regazzoni, an admirable man. Giant in defeat. I know, my only brother is in a wheelchair since he was 9 months old.
Juan Manuel Fangio. Always the gentleman.
Froilán González, humble self declared mechanic with a gusto for racing.
Phil Hill. The "thoughtful gentle man".
Bruce McLaren. His epithaph: "It would be a waste of life to do nothing with one’s ability, for I feel that life is measured in achievement, not in wins alone."
Colin Chapman. "In adversity we thrive".
Jenson Button. "Can you be nicer?" said his girlfriend.
Mario Andretti: "If you believe in it, it is because it is very honorable".
Jim Clark tombstone. By his explicit wishes, it says he was a farmer, in first place.
All of them, champions. True world class. The example to follow. Never forget that. You're never alone, people, have faith in decency, at least I'm with you. Not because it is the right thing to do, but because you have a soul whose form will depend on your actions today, every day.
In Colombia we say: "the thieve thinks everybody is like him".
So, puhleeze. No more imbecile posts, will ya, people? When you concentrate on being dirty, then you lose the focus. You always think in the others. That's not the way to be a winner. This is a very short sighted view.
Besides, are you true McLaren fans, the same people that almost lose the team to a dirty trickster a few years ago, in the famous Ferrari photocopies affair, insisting on the validity of dirty tricks?
You must be out of your collective minds to even suggest that Schumacher is an example to follow. Schumacher, no matter the numbers, is a disgrace for racing. Not because of his abilities, but because his evident lack of sporting spirit, something that will go down in history for centuries.
I guess some of you look at the Sporting Code and laugh. My condolences.
Where is the joy in your racing? Actually, where is the good humour and the jokes? I say: none to be found in these horrible threads, filled with anger and disappointment. Why on heaven do you have to suffer so much? This is a sport, a game. A way to be happy, not to display how dark can a soul be. We already know that (I live in Colombia, for the love of Pete! I work building roads, communicating people, in the most remote and violent regions of the world).
I'll always remember the time a custom guard tried to check the fur toy my older girl was carrying into the checking point at Miami Airport.
When the guard tried to grab the toy to check it (probably for drugs, I guess, we were coming from Colombia), my daughter took it away from the custom lady and said: "¡Nosotros somos de los buenos!" ("We are the good ones!"). She was four years old at the moment.
I know I'm not alone in this opinion.
Ciro Pabón wrote:Anyway, I recognize I stepped in territory where I shouldn't have stepped, definitely. I've renounced to be a moderator here, it's easier to renounce to be a poster, for the common good. So, don't worry, HampusA. I've noticed how many of my posts pass unnoticed in the brawls I see, I won't give you more posts to skip.
I thank everybody for the ride. Time to move on.
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