Originally Posted by fjames
I thought you were taking nominations
F1 v. rally is an old discussion as to the best drivers. In that discussion, it's assumed those are the only two categories from which to choose. Rules are simple - it has to be a car, and it has to accelerate, decelerate and turn in both directions during the course of its duties.
What people don't think about seems to me, is that while the best drivers are at the top of F1 and rally, the backmarkers in F1 are just as bad as any backmarker.
I wasn't trying to come up with a list, but a list with your rules would have to include Nascar as well. Either way, the top Indy driver would be about 40th on the list. DOH!!!
Originally Posted by Phantom Gremlin
If you're a three-time world champion, you're entitled to a little arrogance.
Think of how much more he could have achieved if Frank Williams and Patrick Head hadn't killed him
and then, along with Charlie Whiting, conspired to destroy the black box evidence.
WOW, you believe they killed him. If you are going to blame those three, then what about F1 changing the rules for the '94 season. Senna would have been fine in an active suspension '93 car that didn't bottom out.
Also, I think Senna may have raced only one or two more seasons. If he had won another championship, then there was a good possiblity he would have retired. His respect and admiration of Fangio meant that he didn't want to surpass his five championships.