>Well it looks like Damon is off the list. This is not the first time
>I heard about Damon stiffing his fans or soon to be ex-fans. I know
>people are busy but he is no longer driving.
>I heard Johnny was a good guy but then heard once he was stuffy.
"Once" may be right. Catch any of these guys at the wrong time and
they may give you the cold shoulder but Johnny is generally very good
with fans. I've seen him stop for photos and autographs and to chat to
fans on many occasions and never seen him being rude or off-hand.
>Paul met Mansell and said he was OK. I thought I had read other
>commenst that Mansell was always pretty good.
I've only seen him close up with fans once - at the 1992 Monaco GP
(the one where he almost collapsed on the podium and was accused of
histrionics). Over the course of the weekend in the paddock, I saw him
take time to pose for photos and to chat to fans when most other
drivers were noticeable by their absence or by the way they ignored
fans. After the race, when he'd recovered from his exhaustion, Nigel
was at the Williams motorhome in the paddock for well over an hour
signing pictures and programmes. All the rest of them had ***ed
>Somebody said Irvine was quite nice. Never heard anything about DC.
I've met DC on several occasions, both before and since he joined F1.
My overall impression in the early days was that he was quite shy at
heart and didn't like all the fuss but that he was quite happy to
talk. I saw him at the F3000 race at Silverstone the year he joined
Williams and he was happily ambling around talking to anyone who
wanted to chat. Re Irvine - no comment...