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Surely one of the greatest sportsmen ever?
Martin Brundle - "So Kimi, you just missed the presentation"
Kimi Raikonnen - "Well I was as you say, taking a shit"
At this point I did a ROFL.
F1 really won't be the same anymore. It's all going to be like - 'who cares now, really?' Which it may be like now, but, well I like it. And I like Michael. So "me = sad".
So, yeah he brought so much to the sport which I've been watching since I was a kid (I've pretty much not missed a single race since 1993) and that's what.. 13 years? In all the thirteen years I've been watching he has been a dominant or the dominant figure, and the leader. How often does that happen in other sports??
That said, I think I'm glad he's gone cause now we're entering the Alonso/Raikkonen/Massa/Button era and I think (and I don't think I'm alone here) that it will make things a damn side more interesting than they have been for the last five or six years. The new rule changes for 2008 should shake everything up nicely. Last year was good, this year was better, and I think that's a trend that's going to follow for a while now, and hopefully it will revert to being as good as it was in the early ninetees when the whole malarky was about entertainment and winning races and making world championships out of real racers instead of today where the crux of the whole thing is sadly about making money.
it will revert to being as good as it was in the early ninetees when the whole malarky was about entertainment and winning races and making world championships out of real racers instead of today where the crux of the whole thing is sadly about making money.
F1 has pretty much ALWAYS been about making money. Early 90s included.
a true hero of mine, I also remember exactly where I was when he died.
However Schumacher just has this ruthless efficency and a desire to win unmatched by anyone else which sets him apart from the rest, it's this though that can lead to a few of his more unsavoury moments.
Schumacher when totally going for it cannot be matched by anyone else on the track, simple as that, he even showed it today.
Senna had this to a lesser degree although he did have an near equally great driver in Prost to push him all the way, I don't include whinging old Mansell in this, due to him having by far the best car when he won the title.
Hakkinen pushed Schumacher hard, and this was when the Mclaren was a much better car.
But has any of you ever seen this program made by Mclaren which was presented by David Coulthard and Mika Hakkinen.
God Hakkinen's lack of chrisma showed during that, and he was so blatently reading off an autocue! David Coulthard had to carry that show, and he's hardly Mr Charisma, it must have been one of the most unintentionally funny things I've seen.
Then again, I love Mika compared to Kimi, but the incident today (further up) has made me warm to him a litte.
Hmm. Surely 'sporting' was one of things he never was. Ruthless, cheating and ill-graced when losing are not the mark of a sportsman.
is why I'll never be Sports Personality Of The Year.
That, and my lack of sporting ability
stop Mansell winning it in '86...
moving out of Willie Thorne's then?
I mean I reached a stage in the late 90s when being in Willie Thorne just wasn't working out for me, so I thought to hell with it and gave in my notice. Best decision I ever made.
can all come and join me in Tony Meo if you like. He's looking for some new tenants, he's just had his pancreas converted into a condo
months rent as deposit and 6 weeks in advance. Enough to keep him in White Lightning, really
Though if he's constantly shitted on White Lighting that could be a problem when he comes banging on the door demanding money.
family that reside in his liver are always complaining about the living conditions
might not ingnite the imagination.
can't think what else to say
enough. They are about to get evicted I believe, the son likes matches a bit too much
there's more to his name than meets the eye.
I felt sorry for 'Schumi' yesterday but then I had to pull myself back to the early hours of an October morning in 1994 all sticky eyed and with my fellow 'new mates' in my first year and recall his 'collision' with Damon Hill.
Am glad he's gone but its scary to think I was a truculent teenager when he first came on the scene and now I'm older than time/dead or whatever (in muscial terms)
Mansell has no personality...
and a total prole as well but a bit Thatchery in places