It was a good skill but not being the best at it didn't stop you from being a great. (e.g. I think Prost is a great but he was not nearly as good at it as Senna)ie if I was having pint with someone and having a discussion about who was the greatest it would not be in my top 3 criteria.
Murray and James were a bit hypocritical, they would in the same race slam a Groulliard or De Cesaris for being in the way while later praising Brundle for sticking to his line.
On the same theme to be fair to Martin, Ken Tyrrell would always say it was the faster car's responsibility to get past. Why should someone in 8th ruin their tyres for the leaders?
To me it was part of the natural development of a race, as the race settled down to a bit of a procession, coming across the back markers would give the race for the lead new impetus, in short I miss it.
Bad back markers did change results, eg Giacomelli Brands 1978, Lauda suffered, Reutimannn benefitted, poor Tambayat Austria 1983, Jarier scuppered his race.
Final observation, I like Coulthard overall, but I am right to hold a grudge against him as the f1 character who was instrumental in getting rid of this skilll mainly because compared to his main competitors he was not very good at it?
Edited by bathceltic, 01 October 2011 - 20:49.