hudnut wrote: ↑
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:36 pm
Wass85 wrote: ↑
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:01 pm
Just_a_fan wrote: ↑
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:01 am
I think Juan, Jim, Stirling and a few others might beg to differ...
Actually, they probably wouldn't put themselves forward for that claim because they were generally much less egotistical than modern drivers.
No comparison, they couldn't carry his racing gloves. Part time drivers against a performance line bred racing machine, nice try......
If we are talking about being bred for racing, let's talk about Darwinism. While I don't think comparisons can be made across eras, Clarke, Fangio, Moss etc raced in an era when the consequences of being overly aggressive or making a mistake had a much high chance of being permanent (RIP JC). These guys were the best of the best.
Exactly. They didn't "do a Schumacher/Senna", nor did they do stupid things like move across someone in the braking zone on purpose like Max. If people did those sorts of things, people died. The skill was winning without putting others at more risk than was already inherent in the sport.
If people back then did stuff that the likes of Schumacher or Max did/do, we'd have seen Monza '61 every race. Or worse still, Le Mans '55.
(For those that don't know any F1 before the last few years, in the 1961 Italian GP at Monza, von Trips lost control on the approach to the Parabolica, went in to the crowd and killed himself and 15 spectators.)
Turbo says "Dumpster sounds so much more classy. It's the diamond of the cesspools." oh, and "The Dutch fans are drunk. Maybe"