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#1 oldtransamdriver

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Posted 07 February 2007 - 04:22

Was browsing thru the F 1 racing magazine the other day, and they have come up with the "fastest 50" list of F 1 drivers. Some interesting choices on their list. I certainly don't agree with the order of some of their picks and I 'm sure others won't either, but it makes for a great read.

Have a look and what say ye.

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#2 Vicuna

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Posted 07 February 2007 - 04:57

The fact that:

SCMoss is 12th
Gilles is 11th

and

Webber is in it

immediately compromises any credability

Oh, and DSGurney was about 48th - below Webbo :drunk: :stoned:

#3 Bernd

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Posted 07 February 2007 - 05:03

Originally posted by Vicuna
Oh, and DSGurney was about 48th - below Webbo :drunk: :stoned:


:rotfl:

We love these lists don't we lads.

#4 E.B.

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Posted 07 February 2007 - 09:41

Originally posted by Vicuna
Oh, and DSGurney was about 48th - below Webbo :drunk: :stoned:


Fair enough, surely? Dan Gurney is 75 years of age.

I liked Mansell being 10 places ahead of Prost, didn't exactly fill me with confidence about the rest of the list.

#5 Vicuna

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Posted 07 February 2007 - 09:48

It was a piss take - right?!

#6 kayemod

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Posted 07 February 2007 - 10:11

Originally posted by Vicuna
It was a piss take - right?!


I think this is a Racing Comments thread, not one we should be dignifying by giving it house room in TNF.

#7 Vicuna

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Posted 07 February 2007 - 19:36

I'm with you Mod

#8 MoMurray

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Posted 08 February 2007 - 01:05

I agree that it should be in racing coments...but to be fair it was "Quickest 50" with many pages devoted to the definition of Quick and lots of historical examples "quickness" used for reference. Interesting reading if one sets aside personal bias.
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#9 Hank the Deuce

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Posted 09 February 2007 - 00:27

Banish it to RC? Fair enough, but any starting point for a reasoned and rational debate on the respective merits of the Greats, is welcome in my book... and he basis of debate is disagreement on the topic for discussion, isn't it?

#10 David M. Kane

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Posted 09 February 2007 - 14:07

Drivers are like favorite songs...how do you set aside personal feelings, particularly if you saw the drivers drive and the singers sing the song?

#11 RTH

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Posted 09 February 2007 - 14:32

What next, the 50 worst songs sung by racing drivers ;)

#12 David M. Kane

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Posted 09 February 2007 - 15:39

"I Did It My Way" by J. Villenneuve...

#13 HDonaldCapps

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Posted 09 February 2007 - 16:36

"I Did It My Way" by J. Villenneuve...


Nope, that was retired after Alan Kulwicki truly did it his way.

#14 David Beard

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Posted 09 February 2007 - 17:27

Originally posted by David M. Kane
"I Did It My Way" by J. Villenneuve...


Actually, I downloaded the single he released recently. Quite like it, surprisingly :)

#15 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 09 February 2007 - 17:33

Kulwicki had an album too?

#16 Jim Thurman

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Posted 09 February 2007 - 18:31

Originally posted by Ross Stonefeld
Kulwicki had an album too?


No, that was purely allegorical...

I read that Kulwicki played Talking Heads and The Roches at his shop.

Most of the mid-70's attempt by NASCAR drivers for the "NASCAR Goes Country" LP would likely find the list, especially Buddy Baker's "Butterbeans".

I'm still waiting for the 100 greatest moments from 100 greatest moments lists.

#17 Hank the Deuce

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Posted 10 February 2007 - 06:55

Originally posted by David M. Kane
Drivers are like favorite songs...how do you set aside personal feelings, particularly if you saw the drivers drive and the singers sing the song?

But isn't it one's personal feelings that add eloquence to their argument? It's the sort of personal touch, the anecdotes from first hand, that would have me argue for continuance of this type of thread... I might be a bit impressionable perhaps, but to have some of the more learned folk here describing some of their favourite mental snapshots paints a picture for those of us who didn't get to see it for themselves... and "this type of thread" for mine, is a great excuse for trotting some of the great stories again!

Anyway, to use the singer/song comparison, as a fan of AC/DC (apologies for my lack of culture, gents), a debate on the respective greatness of either Bon Scott or Brian Johnson is merely an excuse for me to listen to Powerage and Back In Black back-to-back with much volume again...