siskue2005 wrote: ↑
Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:59 pm
Big Tea wrote: ↑
Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:43 pm
siskue2005 wrote: ↑
Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:36 pm
What? i have been watching F1 since 1994, i have never heard Schumacher cry over the radio about back markers
i sure have heard Vettel and Alonso do that, but Schumacher?? could you please refresh my memory?
I can not even refresh my own
But as I recall that is where it started. Quite possible I am wrong (again) but as he was the voice that was heard then it has stuck with me. As you say, I could be blaming the wrong guy, (but I bet he thought it if he did not say it
Schumacher was many things, but i have never heard him cry or whine like Alonso/Vettel/Lewis
Even after 2000 Spa race where the backmarker cost him the race win he cried about that.
Infact he used the backmarkers so effectively when Mika used to chase him down, he would overtake them in opportune moments only and put the backmarkers inbetween him and the car behind.
One thing is the blue flag rules were already in place when i started watching f1 regularly since 1994
If I'm remembering right, the blue flags were already shown to cars in '94, the cars just weren't required to jump out of the way. In '95 it was a clarification of the rules and not an introduction that meant that now when a car was shown a blue flag they had to yield whereas before it was only seen as an indication that there was a faster car approaching.
Yeh, I admit the 'crying' was well over done, but there were many 'small' alterations at that time, and to my mind were between Ferrari and Bernie with the aim of 'increasing the show'. Think back to the Senna and mansel races and even when there were turbo and DFV cars in the same race. Yes there were blue flags, but they were indications not 'orders'. A return to pre 95 would be nice
One of the 'worst' Was Rosberg holding up everyone in Monaco, but he was leading and blue flags were not relevant.
I enjoyed that BTW, but would not like to see a race like that more than every 5 years or so.
Anyway, as you say it was not MS, I can not only not disprove it but not bloody remember that far back. I can't even remember how old I am til I look at my birthday cards, so I have to concede. (its alright though, I wont remember it tomorrow)
We are standing on the shoulders of Giants. So don't kick.