RB fastest at first aussie GP qualifying.
Posted 06 March 2000 - 21:34
Posted 06 March 2000 - 21:39
That's something I DON'T expect (nor want) to see. But I'd still like to see two Finns battle it out in the best cars.
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Posted 06 March 2000 - 23:40
You heard of a guy called Martin Schmitt, did
you see how he destroyed the opposition this year? (even in Lathi this weekend.) Well thats what Schuey is gonna do to the rest of the field this year ;)
Posted 06 March 2000 - 23:55
It's pretty funny that for the past two years in ski-jumping also the top two have been a Finn and a German (although Ahonen hasn't been in quite the same form this season as the last one).
But at least in Lahti Ahonen got two gold medals as opposed to Schmitt's one. (one of them was from team competition, but it's a medal anyway).
And of course I'm a Finn.
Posted 07 March 2000 - 00:27
Han't Hakky already established that he is head and shoulders above Salo???
Posted 07 March 2000 - 00:33
Posted 07 March 2000 - 00:33
Posted 07 March 2000 - 00:36
You're absolutely right, Mikas aren't even closely on the same level anymore like they were a decade ago before MH came into F1.
But it was still great to see the two Mikas back to back in Hockenheim last year, and I hope to see that again someday. (Unfortunately it's not very likely to happen )
Posted 07 March 2000 - 00:38
Plus, I remember that Bernie tipped Salo for the 2000 WDC in a Honda-Honda a couple of years ago... This at least partly because Salo would be PR-friendly in Japan, as he has spent a lot of time there.
Posted 07 March 2000 - 00:40
A very good point. We'll never have two Finns (or any other Scandinavians) fighting for the WDC all by themselves. It's almost certain we'll always have someone from much bigger market area in the battle for the WDC.
Posted 07 March 2000 - 01:58
Schmitt (11 wins) and Widhozel (7wins) against Ahonen (2 wins)-look at the points
table.....also bear in mind this is Schmitt's
3rd year of which he is World-Cup champion for 2 of them....Ahonen has been around for donkey's years....he should learn to smile
a little more
Lets not just look at the narrow win at Lathi
but the season as a whole.....he destroyed everyone ok ;)
Schumacher will follow suit -hehe
Posted 07 March 2000 - 02:20
But anyway, I think Häkkinen will put up a better fight than Ahonen did.
Posted 07 March 2000 - 02:21
"Ferrari fail to impress"
"Irvine slags of DC"
"Jaxs upsets Max, with Grooves jibe"
But hey, I'm not going to be wrong with those am I?
All hail King Jaxs
"Have you wondered, that perhaps, all the world's lunatics are in one place?"
Posted 07 March 2000 - 10:38
Posted 07 March 2000 - 14:47
I do think there's some amount of luck involved in ski-jumping too. I say this because it seems that some jumpers get their act together for one season and one season only and after that they're crap. It happened to for example Toni Nieminen who won everything in 1992, but hasn't achieved anything afterwards. I'm not sure but I think Widholzel is one of these one season wonders, unlike Schmitt or Ahonen who are at the top year after year.
Just to have something here about F1: I'm sure there have been these one season wonders in F1 as well. Or even one race wonder boys like Mika Salo in Hockenheim last year.
I wonder what this has to do with the first post of the topic.
Posted 07 March 2000 - 23:28
I've lost a little bit of interest in ski jumping this season, after the headlines of Sven Hannawald being anorectic. Whether he is or not is not the point, the point is that it gets a bit creepy to watch a sport where better results can be achieved by being it. So it's mainly the thought of it that disturbs me.
And just to be a bit on-topic: It would be interesting to see Rubens matching Michael's speed, just to see how the Ferrari team will react.
Posted 08 March 2000 - 10:17
I think Ahonen is older then 22 and Widhozel has been around awhile, only in the last 2 seasons he has come to the front. Yes Hanniwald overdid it, he looks a bit skinny to me