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i shall be bumping this ALL day
Panis, in the Ligier, two places outside the points. All year. Apart from that Monaco win.
97 monaco. schumacher won, panis AND salo in the points and katayama with probably his best result of all time - 10th. everyone else went out!
Panis wins, only three finishers, Hakkinen and Salo take each other out five laps from the end but still finish in the points. Heaven.
panis won a race?! amazing scenes. i must have missed it. probably playing F1 on the playstation
Best race ever.
I love all F1 races where only <10 people finish though...
It was Jensen Button, but he's now become a surprise badass. So now I'll just say no-one.
Just sounds like a giant, fuck off falcon or something. Alas I think he actually did alright?
I can die a happy, if not essentially fulfilled, man
I may ask him why he only won 6 races out of the 256 he started.
the "Trulli Train"
He'd make it happen!
In his McLaren*!
* I don't think he actually drove for these guys. Probably Benetton & Simtek Ford, but they didn't rhyme...
Ukyo Katayama never really made it to the middle of the pack - always trundling around being lapped in his Tyrell, one of the better tailenders though definitely.
Mark Webber - blunt, honest, good talker, quick.
Martin Brundle - not being up himself/everything he's done since he retired.
Pedro Diniz - paid more than anyone else to drive, but wasn't actually too bad, plus this http://www.f1pl.com/images/random/diniz2.jpg
Didier Pironi - had the audacity to ignore Ferrari's team orders.
Alexander Wurz - One blue + one red shoe. Never gave up.
for being shit on ITV.
why oh why was my favourite driver for years the jaguar test driver?
Jacques Villenueve - the wilderness years aka BAR
Pedro de la Rosa - continuing my love of the Stewart / Jaguar team
Ricardo Rosset - always used to play as him on F1 racing games for some reason
Lorraine's really hairy?
anyone else used to play supercars 2? heres a list of the drivers:
T Hairy Bootsen
Andrea de Cesaris
and the majority of "mid range" drivers since the turn of the century have been bereft of any kind of reasonable personality.
Obviously right now, there isn't a mid pack, or mid pack drivers, and most of the ones who have been in F1 have been at the front and back of the grid at various times. There was a much more identifiable mid-pack earlier, and drivers who kind of made it their home. Apart from half the drivers mentioned here were backmarkers, not mid-pack.
certainly nowhere near half.
just kept on crashing. Mazin.
Everything about his name oozes class.
In 1991, he suffered a disastrous season in Formula One, failing to pre-qualify for 13 Grands Prix with an under-financed and uncompetitive Coloni. After failing to pre-qualify for the Portuguese Grand Prix, Chaves left the team, taking the remainder of his sponsorship money with him.
How many of the following drivers can you genuinely remember?
I'm ashamed that I have absolutely no recollection of some of the 90s ones, including a couple in the latter years. Shocking.
I swear this guy never existed :-\
It's got to meet certain criteria, I think a 5th place or higher disqualifies them, as does so many points-scoring places etc. Some of the biographies are pretty amusing.
But that's probably just because I've read it enough times.
Neither good enough, nor dreadful enough to actually remember much about really - not like Giovanni Lavaggi a couple of years earlier who really was truly appalling.
I'm pretty sure I've spelt him wrong, but seriously, 96/97 was the pinnacle of F1. I'm even pretty sure it was my original favourite sport.
Andrea de Cesaris
Bertrand Gachot (who got arrested/imprisoned for spraying a London taxi driver in the face with CS gas!)
Michele Alboreto post-1989
I'll probably think of a few more later on.
Special mention needs to go to 2004 F3000 champ Bjorn Wirdheim for this amazing piece of premature celebration at the '04 Monaco GP support race:
Check out current RBR principle Christian Horner at 00:16 as he looks on in disbelief
(He owned and ran the Arden F3000 team that Widrheim drove for)
Best looking championship table for any driver ever:
It's pretty special.
Also, I love how in 1983 2 second places and a 4th got you 8th place in the final standings.
Andrea de Crasharis as my mate reliably informs my was a genuine play on his name in F1 circles.
Dreadful and exceptional punning all at once. Fan.
(I always found Bertrand Crashot much more worthy)
And Christian Horner publicly said that the only way he was going to forgive Wirdheim was if he won that weekend's race.
Great stuff! I miss F3000
2010 entry list
Campos Grand Prix
Manor Grand Prix
BMW Sauber (provisional)
Surprised Prodrive didn't get a spot.
Was Spa 1998 which featured this lovely bit of choas amongst other bits of madness
In a Jordan! And Alesi was on the podium! And Pedro Diniz got points!
and it contains the "OH GOD!" commentary i've been looking for for 5 years
Intersting to hear Sam Michael on the Jordan radio at 2:58
but hadn't heard that Damon had (probably rightly) suggested it.
he said later that he thought Ralf was just going to ignore him and potentially do something stupid.
As a general rule...
But if you look at the results from say 1998-2002 pretty much every race win was made by either a McLaren or a ferrari, with the odd Williams win in the middle.
But ignoring that, I think some elements were better - midfield scraps were always great, really close. They are these days as well, but not quite to the same extent
of the vid you posted
If only for the eternal confusion between him and Martin Brundle when they were both in F1
Especially when they were team-mates at Brabham in '90 or '91
You have no idea how happy I am right now.
Winning the Durban A1GP race a couple of years ago on the last lap, having started last.
Also contains 'Summer of 69' with racing-themed lyrics. What more could you possibly want?
And by that I pray you mean Christian, rather than Emerson!
I think it was 94 season (??) when half the competition has retired little fitti was powering for a points or podium finish and then he just FLIPPED just before the flag....flipped just before the flag!
I don't think it was for points, it was for 7th or 8th place in the Minardi
But to put the cherry on the cake, how did he flip? By slipstreaming his teammate, launching over his back wheel, doing a full 360, and crossing the line right way up shedding bodywork and wheels as he did so! :D
At the start of the replay you can hardly see the cars in shot!
We'll let the cameraman off after that though - dealing with a somersaulting F1 car still probably doing 150mps upside down probably isnt an everyday occurence!
I used to really like his helmet LOL
Can't remember what his helmet design was though. I'll go check it out
And that's saying something when it's contratsed against - of all things - the bright blue paint of a Leyton House March!
I used to sing his name when I went mountain walking as a child.
I was an only child.
Out of interest, which tune did you used to sing it along to?