I think you are right on the first point. By coincidence, Jerez is deemed to
be similar in its nature to Hungary. However, I think the success on both is
more a combination of the car's suitability to those tracks with the
suitability of Bridgestone tyres.
As far as comparing the performances of Diniz and Hill in the same context
as proclaiming Hill as a brilliant driver; I think that argument is on very
For my money, there have been too many instances of Diniz appearing to
outperform Hill in either qualifying or the race. On the basis of the 12.5
million difference in their reputed financial worth to the team (Damon
receiving 4.5m and Pedro paying 8m, through sponsors), Pedro should not be
able to get within a country mile of Damon.
As an example of other "brilliant drivers" against their repectable team
mates I would cite:
Mansell / Patrese, Senna / Berger, Schumacher/just about any partner he has
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>Look, I am not a Hill fan but the two times he has qualified well have been
>very tight, twisty circuits with almost no straights. So either the car is
>particularly good on these circuits or Hill is, or most likely a
>the two. Pedro didn't qualify very well here, so I think we are seeing some
>more of Hill in his element. It doesn't make him the best driver ever, but
>does say a lot for him.
> - Paul