In life you have two types of people, you have tw*ts and then you have non-tw*ts. One tw*t is Lewis Hamilton, having a whinge in Quali for Schumacher apparently impeding him Another is Herbert, another is Rubens, another is Jacques, there is also Coulthard, Brundle, Montoya & even Damon depending on whether on the day he's still able to differentiate between bitterness and just sheer stupidity. The link between them all? Work it out for yourself.
Moss has taken it upon himself to be the champion of everything British and anything done to hurt his little children should be burnt at the stake.
The link between them all is me thinks, they've managed to say something offensive (in your eyes) about Herr Schumacher....
iIt's not that they've said it, but why they've said it and who they are in the history of f1 which is their lives and the outcome of the class and integrity of these human beings, if you look at all them, they have not made as big as mark as people expected of them, stewart comes off ok because of the era he raced in, but that doesn't quite save him or Moss who has no title to his name.
All the people he menstioned have won 1 title or 0. Having Hamilton whine lately is surprising, but coming off a year where it's been his worst since he came in, it's the important time not to blame other people, and he has, and he hasn't tasted success since 2007, in your young life, 3-4 years has a effect, and he won it after Schumacher retired, while Schumacher's responsible partly for how drivers like Vettel have made it big, so even though Schumi isn't winning, he's winning with his legacy baring fruit into this era, and he's come back anyway, if that wasn't enough to race, and race he has against Hamilton and looked good such as Monza.
Montoya once he realised he wasn't as good as Michael, Kimi, Hakkinen etc, he started to make sure he had racing moments with Schumi, first corner clashes, because these moments would be talked about more then his actual success, and now Montoya's out, and his success mostly was some poles, some gp wins, but mostly of all, his moments with MS. Brundle ultimately was a good teamate to MS, he was a very good driver, but he still lost out to MS, and never got opportunities to further himself in F1, and has admitted he wasn'tfufillled, Johnny Herbert was never the driver he could of been because of his accident back in the late 80s, potentially could of been a top dog from expert's opinions, so for him to race with MS, clearly talented, and overall lose, and see MS rise and become a legend after Senna, there's gotta be some bitterness left there, not that he's got a beef there, because I do think he realses how great MS is, but it's his situation of not having his legs he had before the accident, and he has admitted so, that he would of been as good as Schumi if he had his legs intact.
Couthard, Rubens and Irvine all believed at some point they were as good as anyone, I don't blame them, you need belief, but all of them over time admitted Michael's talents, but during Michael's first career it wasn't as plane to see, when Michael broke his leg at Silverstone 1999, Irvine years latter "admitted it was the greatest day of his life."
Damon Hill has spoken quite complementary of MS in recent years, he admitted he was lucky MS went to ferrari so he could win at williams, he clapped MS in one of those races in 95, put away his own misfortune at Spa 95 to complement MS's drive from the back.
And stewart, I think apart of him must feel a bit envious of the era MS raced in and races in now, it's more safe and less likely for driver deaths, most likely one of the reason Jackie quit f1, so when Michael was winning title after title, Stewart said "you shouldn't be too greedy,", which I interpret as "your lucky you didn't race in my era", which frankly isn't Schuey's fault, Hakkinen's, Vettels etc, but maybe because it was MS who surpassed Fangio first, it got to Stewart and Moss first.
Edited by SeanValen, 29 October 2011 - 21:59.