Other then that, his comments were always out there and amusing, calling Rubens a whiner in the past.
Anyway, I doubt there was even a 0.0000001 % chance of Irvine coming back, but I think he would of been better then Badoer, but not sure about Gene. But getting yourself in shape in time, I don't know, but Irvine now and again could do the business even with his GQ lifestyle. Would not have created the same impact as MS's return, but better yet, Irvine and Schumacher return for 2010.
Irvine, the 2nd best driver after Schumacher according to Irvine himself, he said it a while ago.
When Schumacher broke his leg in Silverstone 1999, Irvine claimed it to be the greatest day in his life, he said that as well. Goof BUT WHAT A CHARACTER!
Irvine is too quiet these days, he would make a great commentator, he doesn't comment on much anymore in the press, I've been waiting for his comments on MS's return.
Some Irvine tribute videos:
eddie irvine celebrating first f1 win - melbourne 1999
EDDIE IRVINE FLIES IN SUZUKA 1997
Edited by SeanValen, 06 August 2009 - 11:14.