efuloni wrote: pob wrote:
I'm sure there was a story that Jos made sure Max was great in the wet by flooding a warehouse and making Max drive his kart in it until he mastered the conditions. I can't find it with my random googling now though
There's a story like this about Senna. They say he once was leading a kart race as a kid when started to rain. He couldnt drive very well under wet conditions and started lose positions and didnt even finish it. He got extremely upset and decided this could never happen again. So every time it rained he took his kart to drive for hours straigh, until the night falls. If he couldnt go to circuit, he did it in the streets around his house.
Well, it worked to him, we all know.
Ah, an excuse to point at one of my favourite Ayrton Senna vids yet again
view from the 5:10 mark till the 5:36 mark.
As for Max, i think people need to calm down and give him time. Look at Fernando Alonso; double world champion. Good already at Minardi, but not without mistakes offcourse.
Max should be allowed to learn and improve himself so he can grow into his full form as a F1 racing driver. I think he genuinly has the capacity to become a true 'great'. However, it's more than just that. If you look at his father Jos, there's a certain amount of 'sad' for him; he ruined essentially the possibility of being as good as he really was through his manager Rotthenganger to leave him ending up making decisions that from a management perspective make total reason,
but from a driver and racer's perspective are absolute shame.
There was lots of more in Jos than he achieved.
Compared to Jos though, Max is better able to keep 'in control'. Still, Jos had to experience lots of techinical errors resulting in DNF and driver errors resulting in DNF. His first race unfortunately handed him a DNF. IMHO, eerily reminding of the 'curse' of his father Jos.
It's a shame he didn't get to show his potential after running on mediums and not getting his run on the softs.
I am curious on as to why the engine failed though. Was it really renault's reliability and result of his pitstop heating up?
or could it have been a bit of Max pushing the engine too far?
Very excited for Malaysia for loads of reasons.