Posted 02 August 2005 - 08:55 AM
Sato is right with them cavallino
"Yes, he won his championships the hard way, he didn't always have the best car and fought to the end. He best Schumey when Ferrari was the car to have."
I disagree strongly. Both in 1998 and 1999 the McLaren was the superior machine, by a long margin. Yet in 1998, he could only beat Michael at the final race, after Michael stalled, whilst in 1999 he just beat Irvine, so one can imagine what Michael would have achieved had he not had mechanical problems at Silverstone which sent him into the barriers breaking his leg.
I can't get over how JV is criticised for taking so long to win the title, whilst Mika did exactly that, and in '99 he was fighting against Irvine, hardly in Michael's class, and nothing is said about Mika. In my view, either they should both get criticised or they should be left to their own, as at the end of the day, they got the job done. Yes they struggled abit, but they won it in the end.
"You just don't mess with Jacques Villeneuve" - Murray Walker, 1997 Hungarian GP.
"When Jacques was with us, he was a very aggressive driver, fiercely competitive, mentally hard as nails. Very quick with it, very gifted. A bright fellow, undoubtedly, very intelligent. He was an absolutely born racing driver - look at the way he'd bang wheels with Michael, pass people on the outside, that kind of thing" -Sir Frank Williams on Jacques Villeneuve
"This year, with BMW, JV's going very well, and I'm pleased for him. Whether or not he'll get a drive next year I don't know, but I hope he does, he's an unusual, and very strong addition to the F1 community. A character." - Sir Frank Williams again on Jacques Villeneuve
The Nojvnof1 2006 driver lineup - Jacques Villeneuve, Nico Rosberg, Christian Klein, Scott Speed.