The best 10 Williams F1 drivers

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Re: The best 10 Williams F1 drivers

Post by duvel » 1 year ago

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My humble opinion, The Telegraph Williams top ten is a total mess: for example, surely David Coulthard was a respectable driver but tell me the reason to put him in front of Piquet or Prost.
And Senna had a tragic but very short history to share with Williams Team, can't understand that 1st position which naturally and historically belongs to the benefit of drivers like Jones, Rosberg senior, Piquet or Mansell.
A very arguable Top Ten, also in case of regarding driver's entire career

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Post by Antonov » 1 year ago

in terms of what he accomplished in his time at Williams, I'd put Mansell first.

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Post by DoubleFart » 1 year ago

Came into this thread expecting Antonov to place Lance Stroll in the top 10.

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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 1 year ago

DoubleFart wrote:
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Came into this thread expecting Antonov to place Lance Stroll in the top 10.
Top 10. Only one name could be top of his list!

Jonathan Palmer
Michel Leclere
Arturo Mezario
Rupert Keegan
Marc Gene
Ian Scheckter
Renzo Zorzi
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Warwick Brown
Jo Vonlanthen
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Post by John » 1 year ago

Everso Biggyballies wrote:
1 year ago
DoubleFart wrote:
1 year ago
Came into this thread expecting Antonov to place Lance Stroll in the top 10.
Top 10. Only one name could be top of his list!

Jonathan Palmer
Michel Leclere
Arturo Mezario
Rupert Keegan
Marc Gene
Ian Scheckter
Renzo Zorzi
Hans Binder
Warwick Brown
Jo Vonlanthen
:tongue: :wink:
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Post by kals » 1 year ago

I dunno @John, what do you mean?

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Post by Antonov » 1 year ago

am I missing something here?

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Post by John » 1 year ago

Palmer-mania.

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Post by Puhis » 1 year ago

Oh, the original list is such clickbait. All posted on different pages for max ad revenue, and the content itself is, like, five sentences at most for some drivers. And a picture. Don't forget a picture!

Seriously, according to Telegraph, Keke Rosberg's legacy is winning one WDC for Williams and having a kid who also drove for Williams. That's it. No mention of Monaco 1983, no mention of bringing Williams-Honda their first turbo win, no mention of his heroic, Don Quixote -like battles versus the aforementioned turbo monsters.

It's a disgrace clickbait is what it is. Sadly, that's the case for most modern mainstream "journalism".
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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 1 year ago

You forgot to mention his astonishing 161mph lap at Silverstone in 1985 .... a lap speed record that stood until 2002. And done with a slow puncture from memory.

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Post by Puhis » 1 year ago

Everso Biggyballies wrote:
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You forgot to mention his astonishing 161mph lap at Silverstone in 1985 .... a lap speed record that stood until 2002. And done with a slow puncture from memory.
That's so well known, I figured it didn't need a separate mention. Plus I feel that one lap, as good as it was, is just one lap. Too many drivers are judged by the ability to put together one flying lap.

And yes, Keke did mention on an interview afterwards after "people" (guessing reporters) wondered about his wide line at the final chicane: "I had a slow puncture at the left front. 10 minutes later, the tyre was empty."
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Post by Antonov » 1 year ago

I guess there is no footage of that lap around?

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Post by kals » 1 year ago

Antonov wrote:
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I guess there is no footage of that lap around?
It's amazing what you can find when you use this new tool called Google


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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 1 year ago

I cant believe I fell for it and hit play. That is just wrong.

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Post by John » 1 year ago

It is amazingly strange that there seems to be NO footage around. Not even F1 themselves shared any footage when they did a report of the lap last year.



@Puhis as per Nikos words, you can apparently also add a slight drizzle to that slow puncture. Balls out racer.



I stumbled upon this interview from Brands in '85, which is worth watching just because of the interview at the beginning alone.
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Post by kals » 1 year ago

Let me check RFM and see if there is any coverage of the Silverstone 85 quali session.

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