Hey folks. Out of all the current drivers, who does each of them remind you of, in terms of past F1 characters, deceased or retired? Some may even remind you of a younger version of another current driver. Who, and more importantly, why?
For myself, I only really watched F1 full time since 1998 – and so I don’t have much on that, but here’s my list:
Hakkinen and McLaren-spec Raikkonen in a way. Mega fast and would always surprise you in qualifying; and in the races their pace would be devastatingly consistent too. Usually.
Patrese; because Patrese at first just believed that Mansell had a better car, and in the end after a chassis swap kind of accepted that maybe his teammate had more talent… which sad to say seems to be what is happening to Mark now. Also reminds me of J Villeneuve in a way – only won when the car was the clear fastest. (Not saying Mark can’t win otherwise; but all his victories have been when the car has been the undisputed fastest; often with massive lap time advantages)
Mansell. He is probably undoubtedly the new “il Leone,” who just pulls overtakes into every corner. Or tries to anyways. He tried to sneak one on the inside of JB in Turn 8 Turkey this year…
His thinking nature kind of reminds you of Prost in a way – without the kind of ruthlessness.
Prost again. Calculating, thinking, ruthless on and off track.
Kind of reminds me of the old Coulthard now to be honest. I don’t know why.
Brundle – a talent that was never fulfilled with a victory. Having said that I also feel he’s kind of like Webber post 2008 – overrated by beating a wealth of also-ran teammates
Ooh. This one’s a tough one. Not sure. Honestly.
He comes across like he will be the next F1 safety champion like Sir Jackie; but in a bad way as he seems to be going more about it not in terms of pro-safety, but more whiny. In a post-retirement Irvine sort of way.
Again – another Brundle.
He kind of reminds me of 2007 Hamilton in that he comes across as being a prima donna to me at times; a bit cocky too.
Mansell. Again. :P
2004 JB. Always seems under the radar but is just quietly getting results.
Sato. Not sure why.
Old Coulthard. Rubbish qualifier, good racer.
Reminds me of Panis nowadays. Seems to be only of any good in Monaco. Also due to both of them having their only win in Monaco in such dominant fashion with almost a champion-worthy drive.
Not sure who; but seems to be the new happy choppy of F1 who can’t quite be fazed by anything
Frentzen – in the right car I feel would be a winner and champion.
Not sure who
I really don’t know who this can be.
Alex Yoong – in F1 to fill the grid
What are your 24? :D