Now I'm biased. He was and remains my favourite driver. I loved the way he went about his business in a gritty and dignified way with little drama that surrounds some.
As much as I loved following Damon, I'm also realistic to recognise that he had some bad days in the office particularly towards the end of the 1995 season. But then he was resiliant enough to came back focussed and bagged the championship. Many say he only managed that because he had a Newey designed car but............so have many others in recent years.
He had some pretty illustrious team mates. I can't think of many other drivers that had so many World Champions as team mates. Something that many in F1 don't have to contend with. But that can be tempered by the fact that they were somewhere in the twilight years of their carears, or in their rookie years. It also seemed that which ever team he drove for, the car appeared to move up the grid due to in part his skills as a test driver. Some went backwards after he left.
So thats my starter for debate. How do we rate him ?