Ummm, Schumacher, Hill, Villeneuve, Button and Vettel have all hit it in the last 18 years.
So that's 12 out of the last 18 year's World Champions who have hit that wall. Sure, that's only 5 blokes, but it's a lot of titles and at least 2 of those, if not 3, are seen as greats or potential greats (Schumacher, Alonso, Vettel).
Perhaps you need to read up on the recent history of F1 before you bemoan it's little foilbles...
out of the 5 blokes you'd mentioned, i'd already mentioned 3 - and those 3 all occurred in 1 race. 1.
so now to justify the name 'wall of champions', you're adding up the championships earned between those 5 blokes? that doesn't make any sense? the main reason for naming the wall a wall 'of champions' is mainly because of that year where schumi, hill and villenueve, all hit it in 1 race, and were all former champions at the time. I don't see what the number of championships each of the 5 guys have won have anything to do with it. If they'd hit the wall in every one of their championship years.....i'd understand. But they didn't.
If all these champions had hit the wall multiple times, consistently, during the course of say 15 years - I'd understand calling it the 'wall of champions'.
But its not exclusively champions that hit that wall, and it is a very rare event.......rare to the point of occuring about once, for 3 of those drivers. i remember button hitting it in the BAR, he wasn't a champion at the time.....
Vettell crashed into it..........during practice. That hardly counts.
any other history i should know?
how about naming la source at Spa 'the corner of champions'? Loads of champion drivers have gone off there.