we're not talking about your Pants Pantman ! :p
He looked in a state of shock the whole weekend, had a terrible qualifier, and then had absolute brain fade during the race - reminds me of his first win, when he crashed off the track, and then took out Damon Hill to take the title - looks like he has serious brain seizure when under immense pressure.
This season was close, sort of like the 125 nationals, only in this case, the guy with the most wins won :)
I wish I could see the Schumi brothers on one team, that would make life so much more interesting :scream:
:silly: I hate to say this, but I'm getting tired of Schumi winning all the time.
The big question is: Will he retire now, or will he keep driving? (BTW, I really hope that Villeneuve isn't finished. There are rumors that Ferrari wants him, but he won't drive for them as long as Schumacher is on the team. )
Who says the US Grand Prix is boring ? I watched the whole race from start to finish and it was pretty exciting stuff. Michael Schumacher, Kimi Räikkönen, and Juan Pablo Montoya were all in the hunt for the title with just one race left to go. Unfortunately Montoya blew it and his chance at the championship.
The last race in Japan had Schumacher needing one point and Räikkönen needing a win without a finishing position from Shumi. Michael got the much needed one point and Räikkönen finishing 2nd.
The new rules have made it exciting, the racing was close, and the best man won. What more could you ask for ?!
Friday sessions will disappear next year, and Saturday's qualifying will gain an hour. Saturday's qualifying format will remain the same, but the drivers will get two laps instead of one.
Jacque Villeneuve + BAR = disaster. JV still has the necessary skill to win a WDC, but he hasn't had a car that would support his talent for the past 5 years. Whether or not he still has the fire is the question. His attitude came from sheer frustration. I'd have a bad 'tude if I went from WDC to zero the way he did. The BAR team has never had a top-three car (even with Honda behind them). If Jacque jumped into a McLaren-Mercedes or BMW-Williams nest year, he would have a real shot at winning the World Driving Championship.
He has enough money to do whatever he wants. I hope he continues to race, and I really hope he does it here in the US. We could use a little star power in the 4-wheeled world.
Who came 3rd. I almost missed this post. ARE YOU BLIND ! David Coulthard did !
Okay he sucked this season AND had a lot of bad luck but there is no way that Sato will be in front of him on driving skills ever !
Maybe pit strategy or mechanical problems or a brain fart. But never, ever on pure racing skills. Granted he doesn't have much left but they are better than Sato's will ever be.
There are two great drivers in the twilight of their careers Colin MacRae and David Coulthard. But both made it to the top and only one was actually allowed to win a title.
BAR is done for. They have no driver that can give them a chance and certainly not one that can set up a car, even the Canadian could not help them and he just sat back for the last 3 years since he was given inferior equipment. Any win will be by attrition in the premier field in Motorsports.
If you want a winner give him something to win with !