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#1 doohanOK

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Posted 06 March 2000 - 17:36

Mr Villeneuve and Miss Minogue happened to just walk past me whilst I was at Crown tonight.

I couldn't believe how damn short they both are!

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#2 Samurai

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Posted 06 March 2000 - 18:00

wait till you catch a glimpse of fissichella
the guy's a midget :D

#3 BRG

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Posted 06 March 2000 - 22:56

They're all midgets. Last time I walked down a pit lane (about 6 or 7 years ago now), I couldn't believe how small modern drivers are. Even guys I thought were quite lanky like Berger and Senna were short-arses and I nearly trod on Mansell, he was so short (I know, I know, why didn't I squish him - you don't think in the heat of the moment). Now back in the 70s, guys like Peterson and Hunt seemed to be at least average height - I don't think I've
grown since then - I'm still 1.91m.

Everyone looks taller on TV of course. Anyway, if you're over 1.7m and 50kg, forget it. So F1 is sizeist as well as sexist!


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#4 Andy

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Posted 06 March 2000 - 23:19

If I'm not mistaken, I beleive Wurz is the tallest on the grid at about or close to 6 foot! I'm 6'4", guess THAT'S the reason I never became an F1 driver!! ;)

#5 Samurai

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Posted 07 March 2000 - 08:50

yes Wurz's 6 foot? is pretty anomalously big isn't it. When you see just Wurz and fissi in a picture together you wonder whether they're the same animal (do the same job).

#6 Indian Chief

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Posted 07 March 2000 - 09:56

I am 6 foot 1 inch. So that makes me taller than any driver in F1 now. :)

#7 The RedBaron

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Posted 07 March 2000 - 11:02

Yeah, but their pockets are wider! :cool:

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#8 Hoss

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Posted 07 March 2000 - 11:23

Hi RedBarron,

Long time no see! Welcome back anyway.

You're like swallow appearing only on spring time. ;)

What's your take for the Y2K season?

#9 Samurai

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Posted 07 March 2000 - 11:46

I think JV will do well.

oooops

#10 foster

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Posted 07 March 2000 - 12:35

Never make fun of us short people.
We are at just the right height to bite you on the arse.


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#11 Jonathan

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Posted 07 March 2000 - 15:16

Christian Danner is 6' 4" tall. I recall serveral years back the Guy Ligre's French F1 team wanted him as a driver...

Unfortuanatly they ultimatly proved unsuccesfull in adapting their car to his stature and were therefore never signed him.

I think Jacques is something under 5' 5" ? maybe slightly shorter than Johnney Herbert.

#12 Samurai

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Posted 07 March 2000 - 16:05

foster :D

#13 Andy

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Posted 07 March 2000 - 23:02

Hey foster, you know what level that puts your nose at too, eh?!! :p

#14 Nuno

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Posted 08 March 2000 - 01:46

Some fifteen years ago I was fortunate to see the great J.M. Fangio live , in a ceremony held by a Brazilian car magazine in which he was the special guest .
I got quite surprised then to realize what a small man he was .


#15 BRG

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Posted 08 March 2000 - 01:48

Fangio...

Small in stature, but big in heart and HUGE in skill....

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#16 AD

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Posted 08 March 2000 - 04:45

Wurz is 6 feet 2 inches and something like 86kg. Schumacher is around 77kg and 5 feet 9 or 10 inches. Luca Badoer was just 57kg.

#17 Psycho

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Posted 08 March 2000 - 04:49

You are kidding me! I weigh more than Luca Badoer? But I'm only 16! Ok now I feel bad!

#18 RJ

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Posted 08 March 2000 - 04:53

OK, so my 6 feet 2 wouldn't be a problem, but I guess 96kg would. Damn! There's a career opportunity lost!

#19 Nomad

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Posted 08 March 2000 - 08:42

I am sure that I read somewhere that HHF was only 48kg last year. Can this possibly be true??

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#20 Ray Bell

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Posted 08 March 2000 - 10:54

Jim Clark was tiny, too, but pulled the birds okay. Graham Hill was tall, but all those Europeans tend to be on the small side.
I saw Fangio just that once, didn't matter that he was old, small, bald, grey or anything, he had car control...
The W196 was braking from 160mph and the tyres were chirping, but not locking.. he was 72 years old! What a sight...

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#21 BRG

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Posted 08 March 2000 - 19:38

Yeah, I was privileged to see Fangio (THE Man - forget your ten-cent Sennas and Schumachers) just once, at Donington, demonstrating the Merc. He must have been in his seventies - no helmet, big grin and he was flying - pinsharp accuracy through the corners, drifting the car, braking to just before the wheels locked - a total star.

They had to put people out to block the track to get him to come again, he was enjoying it so much. And so were we. This was a true genius, and I have no doubt he was the best driver of all time.

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#22 fissijo

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Posted 09 March 2000 - 05:16

Hey, i'm the perfect size for a f1 driver. 5'4" and well i weigh less than Badoer (if you think i'm putting my weight on here, you have another think coming!)...

Now all i have to do is learn to drive...

Joei ;)

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#23 Psychoman

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Posted 09 March 2000 - 07:22

Fissijo--now you see how I feel :rolleyes:

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#24 Garagiste

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Posted 09 March 2000 - 07:36

BRG,
Perhaps the reason you didn't "squish" Mansell is the he is a 7th Dan Black belt. :eek:
I can't imagine Shuey storming down the pits to pick a fight with NM.
Of course they are short-arses. They have to be light. You don't see Sumo Wrestlers racing horses do you?