THE GREAT DRIVER PLAYOFFS GROUP STAGE 6 OF 33
Posted 17 September 2002 - 15:08
The four drivers up for consideration in this group are as follows;
This is a very clear cut group and I think the winner is easy to predict at this point. Does anyone think Jody Scheckter could take the fight to the "Prince of Speed"? Or how about the man who he replaced at Lotus, fellow Scot Innes Ireland, then of course what about the man who replaced Clark himself, the talented Jackie Oliver? Two outside bets in my opinion, but what about yours?
Posted 17 September 2002 - 15:28
Posted 17 September 2002 - 15:33
Posted 17 September 2002 - 17:55
Posted 18 September 2002 - 10:52
They raced each other 23 times in F1, Innes winning 4, with 3 seconds and a third against Jim’s one second and two thirds.
This wasn't a case of an experienced driver versus a newcomer. Innes only had a season or so more experience than his younger compatriot, since unlike some of the top British drivers of his generation he had lost a couple of years to military service.
It’s also interesting to note that Innes’s last four finishes for Lotus were 3 wins and a second.